Colgate is under deep observations after finding out that it is formulated with a cancerous ingredient "Triclosan", But according to the Company it is safe to use and doesn't have plans of reformulating Colgate Total
Colgate Cancerous Ingredient Detected
Colgate Total toothpaste has been under deep observation after finding a trilocsan on their products. Trilocsan’s an ingredient used in soap, detergent , toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. It is also been said that this ingredient is a chemical linked to be cancer cell growth and reduced fertility among animals. According to Environmental Protection Agency, triclosan is an agent that slows down or stops the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mildew.
Colgate was the first toothpaste in a collapsible tube, introduced in 1896 in New York when it had previously been sold in glass jars since 1873 and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1997. However, Bloomberg owned by Bloomberg L.P. has found that the ingredient used also showed fetal bone malformations in rats. But despite all these, Colgate ignored the test and stressed that they were not relevant.
Thomas DiPiazza, spokesman for Colgate says, “In the nearly 18 years that Colgate Total has been on the market in the US, there has been no signal of a safety issue from adverse-event reports.“
“Reviews by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Dental Association, and government agencies around the world confirm triclosan’s safe use in toothpaste and recognize that Colgate Total provides an important health benefit.”, as stated in Colgate website.
According to FDA, the assessments and findings of the effects of triclosan in animals makes them consider running tests again.
However, the company does not have any plans of reformulating Colgate Total.