Newsletter for December, 2014
“Marry an orphan, you’ll never have to spend boring holidays with the in-laws” ~ George Carlin
Some of you may have noted the chemical triclosan in the news. This chemical is
commonly found in toothpaste, deodorant, and antibacterial soaps. Recent studies have
linked this chemical to heart disease, heart failure and liver cancer. Another study out of
the University of California Davis has shown that triclosan impairs muscle function and
skeletal muscle contractility in mice. Researchers said the effects of the chemicals on
cardiac function were “really dramatic”. Another study by Toxological Sciences found
that triclosan affected estrogen-mediated responses, and that chemicals that imitate
estrogen are known to increase breast cancer risks.
Given this new research information, I would strongly recommend that anyone using
Colgate Total discontinuing it until further research can be completed.
Should you or someone you love have questions regarding the safety of triclosan please
contact my office.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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