A lot of people use the Colgate toothpaste because it is the most famous toothpaste in the world. But a research has found that one chemical in it can cause cancer and other diseases.

This specific chemical is known as triclosan, that also can be found in antiperspirants, deodorants, cleansers and hand sanitizers. Besides this it can also be found in some facial tissues, antiseptics for wounds and laundry detergents.

The connection between this chemical and the growth of cancer cells was published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. There were many studies conducted that show the connection between triclosan and various health problems.

Triclosan can harm and disrupt the hormone function. A published study in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives in 2008 revealed that 75% of people using specific toothpaste had triclosan in their urine ( 2,517 people from the age of six and up).

Use of products that contain triclosan has been prohibited in Canada by the Canadian Medical Association.

Colgate stated that this chemical is safe which is why the Food and Drug Administration firstly approved it.

Here is a statement from Bloomberg about the toothpaste: A closer look at the application process reveals that some of the scientific findings from Colgate put forward to establish the safety from triclosan in the toothpaste, went black and white, and until this year, they are available to the public”

The FDA concealed these documents from the public. The report was released because of the lawsuit filed by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These reports raised suspicious about this chemical and the connection with cancer.

Bloomberg gave more information:

It was very difficult to understand why the FDA approved such a product that can cause danger to the health. Because of these documents in the public, several researches were made.

Even with all research that is still ongoing, Colgate continues presenting that this specific chemical is no threat to the health, and they have no intention to reformulate the toothpaste.

You can read this article and draw your own conclusion whether you should or shouldn`t use their toothpaste. Colgate like many other companies aren`t interested in our health but in our money.

However, here is the social media to give us more information about what we use and give everyone a chance to choose for themselves.