Friday, March 27, 2009

Carcinogenic Toothpaste

What kind of toothpaste do you use? Currently, I use Colgate Total. Colgate Total has everything. It protects against cavities, tartar, plaque, gum disease, etc. It's supposed to whiten your teeth too.

But it might also give you cancer.

Colgate Total is one of the few, if not the only, toothpastes that contain an anti-bacterial called Triclosan. It's supposed to protect against gum disease. But, according to today's article, when triclosan mixes with water, it creates chloroform gas. In small quantities, it won't do anything immediatly. Over time it can build causing health issues, including cancer.

Just thought I'd let you know.

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