A warning has just been issued by the FDA claiming that they will soon be putting a ban on triclosan, which is a common antibacterial agent used in numerous toys, toothpaste, detergents, soaps, and cosmetics. According to the issued warning, the chemical can cause a number of health complications as well as unpleasant side-effects.
One of the many products which are known for containing this chemical is Colgate Total toothpaste.
Scientific studies have shown that there is a great risk from using these products, from being an endocrine disruptor which interferes with important hormone functions, to directly affect the brain, reproductive and immune system.
To be more specific, this dangerous chemical distrupts the thyroid testosterone as well as estrogen regulation, which can result in a number of issues such as poor sperm quality, infertility, early puberty, cancer as well as obesity. On top of that, impaired learning and memory are also at risk, followed by exarbate allergies as well as weaken muscle function. Prolonged exposure to this chemical during fetal development, infancy and childhood can be severe and often results in permanent damage.
So keep this in mind the next time you reach for the triclosan loaded products.