The popular triclosan, a disinfectant contained in Colgate toothpastes, has its days counted. This is assured by El País, who prepared the launch of his new Colgate Total for 31 January, without this substance.
In fact, according to this information, the multinational has already eliminated the triclosan from its soaps, although it defends the fact that the product is admitted by the American pharmaceutical authority and that it helps to fight gingivitis.
In Europe, for his part, Colgate explained that "the independent scientific committees of the European Commission have evaluated triclosan several times and have concluded that it is a safe component for a toothpaste," reports El País.
Furthermore, the OCU has described as a joke the claim that Colgate Total's triclosan makes it dangerous but groups of consumers and the FDA itself have ensured that "some studies raise questions about the possible link between triclosan and cancer, its effects in the thyroid and its role in the development of antibiotic resistance by bacteria ".