Is your toothpaste making you infertile?

Is your toothpaste making you infertile?

There are several anti-microbial agents, triclocarbon and triclosan, that are in many of the products we use daily. Last year the USDA ordered them removed from soaps, but they remain in toothpaste, carpeting, detergent, paint, and plastics (including children’s toys).

 

Colgate’s Total Toothpaste contains Triclosan. From Colgate’s website:

Is Triclosan Safe For Use in a Toothpaste?

The efficacy and safety of Colgate Total® is supported by more than 90 clinical studies, involving over 20,000 people, and a broad set of safety evaluations. Our research has been shared with regulatory agencies around the world who have accepted triclosan’s safe and effective use in toothpaste.

 

Scientific studies have shown that these two ingredients can cause hormonal imbalances and affect sexual development and fertility in animals. This would be especially concerning in small children.

 

New Scientist reports:

 

When streptomycin and ciprofloxacin were the antibiotics used, bacteria exposed to them as well as triclosan were 10,000 times more likely to survive than those that weren’t also given triclosan.

 

And when the antibiotic was ampicillin, Levin and Westfall found that bacteria were almost completely protected from the drug when triclosan was present.

 

Alarmingly, further testing found that triclosan protects the MRSA superbug against vancomycin, a crucial antibiotic often used as a last resort for treating MRSA infections.

 

Many anti-microbial ingredients actually end up supporting bacterial growth by altering normal bacterial destroying agents. There is little research on the effects of these two ingredients on humans.

 

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