What is triclosan in toothpaste? Learn about this carcinogenic substance so you can get it out of your daily routine

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Triclosan

(NaturalNews) Cancer is everywhere these days, it seems, and much of it is attributable to our modern lives: It is found in the foods we eat, caused by the devices we use and is ever present in the air we breathe.

And now, it seems, it is even in our toothpaste – a brand you may be using without even knowing it is likely carcinogenic.

As reported by Newsweek, the ingredient is a germicide known as triclosan, which is found in Colgate Total, a much-used brand manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive. Marketed since 1997, the company says it is the “only toothpaste approved by the FDA to help fight plaque and gingivitis” – which it does by lathering your teeth with triclosan.

That claim is at least half true, because no other toothpaste being sold in the U.S. contains the ingredient, although it is found in a number of antibacterial soaps…

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