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Common Antimicrobial in Toothpaste and Household Products Linked to Inflammation and Cancer

Common Antimicrobial in Toothpaste and Household Products Linked to Inflammation and Cancer

Common Antimicrobial in Toothpaste and Household Products Linked to Inflammation and Cancer By Haixia Yang The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some toys. Work in our lab suggests that this compound may have widespread health risks, including aggravating inflammation in the gut and promoting the development of colon cancer by altering the gut microbiota , the community of microbes found in our intestines. Our results, as far as we know, are the first to demonstrate that triclosan can promote the colonic inflammation and associated colon cancer in mice. This study suggests that health authorities must reassess regulation of triclosan for its effect on human health. That's key because it is impossible to avoid contact with this chemical. Triclosan is one of the most widely...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/triclosan-antimicrobial-cancer-2...

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