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Best-Selling Toothpaste Contains Hazardous Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical

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  • Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical used in a wide variety of consumer products. Despite the pervasive use of this chemical, troubling questions linger about its potentially harmful effects, especially for children
  • The chemical structure of triclosan is similar to thyroid hormones and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), allowing it to attach to thyroid hormone receptors
  • Research has shown that triclosan can alter hormone regulation and may interfere with fetal development. An increased cancer risk has been suggested
  • Bacteria exposed to triclosan may become resistant to antibiotics
  • In one recent study, traces of triclosan, triclocarban, and butyl paraben were found in the urine of pregnant women and newborns’ cord blood

By Dr. Mercola

Some of the most obvious ones include soaps and antibacterial wipes, but you can also find it in cutting boards, toys, clothing, household furnishings, pet food dispensers, and much more.


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