Cancer-Linked Colgate Total Ingredient Suggests FDA Flaws
“Colgate Total” has risen to become the third-best selling toothpaste in America since its 1997 introduction, but its main active ingredient, triclosan, has been subject to increasing scrutiny in recent years – as has the process by which the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has shied away from issuing any decisive conclusions about the chemical’s safety, according to some experts. The FDA had considered studying triclosan in 1974, but a 1976 law waved away concerns – and the FDA later let Colgate dismiss evidence of disturbing links in toxicology studies.
The Natural Resources Defense Council obtained the documents under FOIA – after a lawsuit.
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