Study Links Triclosan to Colonic Inflammation , Cancer


A new study has revealed that the antibacterial agent triclosan can have an adverse effect on gut bacteria , potentially leading to colonic irritation and colonic cancer . The use of triclosan has been withdrawn in the EU , although it is still in used widely in consumer products in other countries .

Triclosan is also classed as an endocrine disruptor , it can react with chlorine in the water supply to form a variety of toxic dioxins . Triclosan was first used in hospitals and medical centres and is thought to have played a role in the development of bacterial antibiotic resistance .

Yet another case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted . Pharmaceutical companies will put dogshit in their products if it makes them a profit . You can safely assume that there are other chemicals in household products that are wreaking havoc with your health and are a cumulative danger to the environment .

I switched to herbal toothpaste a while ago , I suggest you do the same . Always check the labels of any product you buy , as a general rule go for more natural products not stuffed with synthetic chemicals .

You’ll be helping yourself and the environment .

Related :

  1. The Ubiquitous Triclosan A common antibacterial agent exposed (PDF)
  2. Triclosan: What the Research Shows (PDF)
  3. Why experts say most people should avoid Colgate Total
  4. The ‘dirty’ side of soap: Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice
  5. Triclosan: Current Status, Occurrence, Environmental Risks and Bioaccumulation Potential
  6. Recent Evidence Regarding Triclosan and Cancer Risk
  7. Antibacterials in soap should be regulated globally, say experts
  8. Triclosan – Beyond Pesticides
  9. 4 Endocrine Disruptors To Avoid: Triclosan, BPA, Dioxin & Phthalates
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