FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

Can your toothpaste Cause Cancer? 

when we thought it was safe to brush our teeth with our trusted popular toothpaste brands we can’t seem to avoid harmful cancer-causing chemicals. Harmful ingredients such as triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate present in almost all popular toothpaste brand that makes toothpaste toxic for our health. Triclosan is an ingredient added to toothpaste is intended to reduce or prevent bacteria.  Although triclosan has antibacterial benefits that help prevent gingivitis, This chemical has been linked to antibiotic resistance and endocrine disruption.triclosan may also lead to skin cancer Endocrine-disrupting chemical triclosan is a serious health concern because it can promote several health problems, including breast, ovarian, prostate and testicular cancer. In addition, endocrine-disrupting chemical triclosan is linked to preterm and low birth weight babies, advanced puberty in girls and undescended testicles in boys. Clinical studies have shown that exposure to high doses of triclosan may disrupt thyroid function.  sodium lauryl sulfate, another ingredient in toothpaste also known as sodium laureth chemicals are surfactants or wetting agents that are added to toothpaste to help it spread easily throughout our mouth and make it bubble and foam. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is also used in detergents, fabric softeners, paints, laxatives, insecticides and more. Evidence supports that sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate can cause cancer.

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