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Do YOU brush with hand sanitizer? Recently banned in hand-washing products, the chemical is still found in toothpaste

Hidden dangers lurk in the innocent-looking toothpaste tube a person squeezes three times a day after a meal.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the chemical triclosan in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels, and wipes because research has shown that it can disturb hormones in animals and humans, contribute to antibiotic resistance and harm organisms in the water.  However, triclosan is still allowed as an ingredient in toothpaste because it can reportedly reduce gum inflammation, plaque, and cavities. Triclosan could also still be found in clothing, cookware, and other products.  Read more...



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