‘If you use conventional toothpaste, you could be brushing your teeth with a chemical linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility and a host of other health problems. A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s to deliberately withhold safety data on triclosan, a dangerous biocidal chemical that is used exclusively in Colgate’s Total toothpaste brand.
Total is currently the only toothpaste on the market that contains triclosan, and its continued presence in the oral care product has been the subject of much controversy. Consumer groups have been pressing regulators to take a stand against its use, but the FDA has been reluctant to take a look at the latest data on triclosan that contradicts the industry-sponsored data that the FDA used from the start to justify its approval.
According to an investigation conducted by Bloomberg, the FDA failed to adequately assess the safety of triclosan before approving its use in Total. In fact, the FDA deliberately hid safety data on triclosan, all of which was compiled by Colgate, and only just recently released this information publicly upon threat of a lawsuit. Upon review, it is evident that the FDA did Colgate’s bidding, approving a dangerous chemical that puts consumers at risk.’
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