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FDA conspired with Colgate to bury evidence of triclosan harm
10-09-2015, 03:39 PM #1
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If you use conventional toothpaste, you could be brushing your teeth with a chemical linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility and a host of other health problems. A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s to deliberately withhold safety data on triclosan, a dangerous biocidal chemical that is used exclusively in Colgate’s Total toothpaste brand.

Total is currently the only toothpaste on the market that contains triclosan, and its continued presence in the oral care product has been the subject of much controversy. Consumer groups have been pressing regulators to take a stand against its use, but the FDA has been reluctant to take a look at the latest data on triclosan that contradicts the industry-sponsored data that the FDA used from the start to justify its approval.

According to an investigation conducted by Bloomberg, the FDA failed to adequately assess the safety of triclosan before approving its use in Total. In fact, the FDA deliberately hid safety data on triclosan, all of which was compiled by Colgate, and only just recently released this information publicly upon threat of a lawsuit. Upon review, it is evident that the FDA did Colgate’s bidding, approving a dangerous chemical that puts consumers at risk.

“The pages show how even with one of the U.S.’s most stringent regulatory processes — FDA approval of a new drug — the government relies on company-backed science to show products are safe and effective,” wrote Tiffany Kary for Bloomberg. “The recently released pages, taken alongside new research on triclosan, raise questions about whether the agency did appropriate due diligence in approving Total 17 years ago, and whether its approval should stand in light of new research.”

Triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste linked to endocrine disruption, fetal bone malformations

Included in the company-sponsored data, which spans 35 pages, is evidence that triclosan can induce fetal bone malformations. Based upon what we now know about this type of developmental abnormality, it is highly suggestive that triclosan interferes with the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing the hormones that lead to healthy bone growth.

As it turns out, triclosan mimics both thyroid hormones and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which gives it a unique foothold to latch onto hormone receptors and cause problems. To some people, this might be a risk worth taking if triclosan actually helped kill bacteria as claimed. But an FDA advisory committee found that triclosan and other antibacterial chemicals provide no advantages whatsoever over plain soap and water.

Triclosan is a pesticide derived from Agent Orange component 2,4-D

http://readynutrition.com/resources/fda-..._22082014/

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10-09-2015, 04:03 PM #2
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Fluoride causes those same issues and more but is still in nearly all toothpastes, mouthwashes and public water sources. It is a toxic byproduct of aluminum and sulfate processing that we pay to dispose of in tiny increments for major corps.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
10-09-2015, 05:27 PM #3
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EU To Ban Triclosan, While EPA and FDA Reject Calls for U.S. Ban

http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblo...r-u-s-ban/



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