FDA Approves Triclosan Products Are Safe For Humans

FDA Approves triclosan products are safe for humans but what does medical researches are sayings. read it here.

FDA Approves Triclosan Products Are Safe For Humans
FDA Approves Triclosan Products Are Safe For Humans


There is a lot of debate going on over the triclosan products that is it beneficial for preventing gingivitis. A recently studies showed that triclosan was found in Colgate toothpaste. And many people claimed that Colgate toothpaste with triclosan is hazardous to health but now the doubts are very clear because food and drug administration of USA has approved that triclosan products are safe for humans and you can use it with ease.

But what is triclosan?

Triclosan is a biocide and very effective anti microbial agent that is used in various dental and cosmetic products. Triclosan causes the disruption of bacterial cell wall functions.

What types products contains triclosan

Triclosan because of its anti bacterial property is used in various products like :-

  1. Soap
  2. Dental Care
  3. Cosmetics
  4. Deodorant
  5. First aid
  6. Kitchenware
  7. Personal care products
  8. Clothes
  9. Office and school products

What FDA says about the safety of triclosan products

When asked about the safety of triclosan, FDA clearly says that "Triclosan is not currently known to be hazardous to humans.

What FDA says about the animal studies where triclosan was tested

FDA says that animal studies are showing that triclosan alters hormone regulation but also adds that animal studies can not be a base for human. It simply means that it does not mean that if triclosan affects animals than it will also effect the humans.

This study can be read here :- FDA over use of triclosan

Research by UCSANDIEGO

But UC San diego that specializes in health medicine have something different opinion. They say that long term use of triclosan is very hazardous to humans. They are saying this based on the research that they conducted on a mice. They saw that liclosan was causing livre fibrosis in laboratory mice through molecular mechanisms and this molecular mechanisms are also common in humans. That is why they are saying liclosan is not safe. 

This research on mice can be read here. :- UC San diego research on mice 

But here is one problem, FDA says that research on animals is not a base for humans but UC san diego research says that molecular mechanisms of mice and humans are same and hence triclosan is not safe for humans.
Ok lets move ahead and lets see what others are saying about the triclosan products.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE also made research on mice and issued this statement :-

“Triclosan’s increasing detection in environmental samples and its increasingly broad use in consumer products may overcome its moderate benefit and present a very real risk of liver toxicity for people, as it does in mice,” Robert Tukey, a professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in a statement.

The detail of this research can be read here 

A detailed research about the triclosan by NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

If you really want to know what the triclosan is and how does it work than a very detailed research published by Natinal libraby of medicine can be read here.

Triclosan effects over environment 

There are 2 studies that will be beneficial for you if you want to read more about how triclosan products affect our environment.

Well this were the studies that were carried out on the triclosan products to check they are safe or hazardous to humans. But still if you are concerned about the triclosan products and hesitating using them below is the list of toothpaste that do not contain triclosan.

Triclosan free toothpaste

A list of triclosan free toothpaste.

  1. Swanson’s Toothpaste
  2. Jason’s Natural Toothpaste
  3. Nature’s Gate
  4. Tom’s of Maine
  5. Desert Essence

How to make a triclosan free toothpaste at home

If you really do not want to use triclosan free toothpaste than below is a method to make a nice and anti bacterial triclosan free substance that works same for you.

  1. 3 teaspoons of calcium powder
  2. Tea tree oil (100% pure)
  3. Rosemary essential oil (100% pure)
  4. 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  5. 2 teaspoons of baking soda

How to ?
First add all the powders and than 2 drops of tea tree oil and rosemary essential oil and mix it in coconut oil.

Why rosemary?
Because it promotes healthy gums and kills bad breath.
Why baking soda?
Because it has whitening properties and we have added calcium in it so it avoids demineralization  of teeth and avoids tooth decay.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for such a great information because we should must have its awareness. This kind of information will lead us easiest dental schools to get into. Thanks you again.


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