Banned Substance Found In Toothpaste
Updated: Jul 23, 2018
The March 2018 issue of Prevention Magazine had a quick tip in their Pulse health section that I wanted to share with you. It's titled A Brush With Danger.
"It's been easier to avoid triclosan-an antibacterial ingredient linked to hormone disruption-since the US banned it from over-the-counter soaps, hand gels, and wipes in 2016. Most toothpastes (which weren't specifically named in the ban) don't continue the harmful ingredient, but there are exceptions. Check your toothpaste label, and if it lists triclosan, toss it. And then toss your toothbrush too. Scientists have found that significant amounts of triclosan can accumulate on brushes over time and be released during brushing, even 2 weeks after users switched to a triclosan-free toothpaste."
IT'S ESTIMATED THAT 75% OF AMERICANS HAVE TRICLOSAN IN THEIR BODIES