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Colgate Total Ingredient Triclosan linked to Cancer , Hormones

Colgate Total Ingredient Triclosan linked to Cancer , Hormones

The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals.

Triclosan -- also identified as 5-Chloro-2-(2, 4-dichlorophenoxy) phenol has grown to a $100 million a year chemical globally, according to statistics from the Kline Group.

BASF, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany, sells it under the trade names Irgasan and Irgacare.

India-based Kumar Organic Products Ltd. and Vivimed Labs Ltd. also make it.

Minnesota voted in May to ban it in many products.

In 2010, the European Union banned triclosan in materials that come into contact with food.

Bloomberg reported that Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

Colgate spent 10 years and $38 million developing Colgate Total, according to Mintel. Introduced in 1992, it was marketed in almost 100 countries before gaining U.S. approval, according to transcripts of FDA meetings.

Colgate’s Total application included 35 pages summarizing toxicology studies on triclosan, which the FDA withheld from view.
The agency released the pages earlier this year in response to a lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request.
Later, following inquiries from Bloomberg News, the FDA put the pages on its website.

Colgate removed triclosan from it’s Soft-soap liquid hand soaps and Palmolive antibacterial dish liquid in 2011, citing changing consumer preferences and superior formulations. It said it has no plans to reformulate Total, which is the only triclosan toothpaste approved for U.S. sale.

P&G’s oral-care products have been triclosan-free in the U.S. and several other markets “for a number of years,” said Kristopher Parlett, a spokesman for the Cincinnati-based company. P&G doesn’t produce or market triclosan-containing oral care products anywhere

GlaxoSmithKline Plc, which once had triclosan in some Aquafresh and Sensodyne toothpastes, has reformulated all of its oral care products that previously contained it, said spokeswoman Joanmarie Goddard.

New York-based Colgate isn’t accused of wrongdoing, and the 35 pages don’t prove triclosan is harmful. It was the FDA’s decision to keep the documents off of its website, Colgate said.

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Colgate Total Ingredient Linked to Hormones, Cancer Spotlights FDA Process

Progression of Breast Cancer Cells Was Enhanced by Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Triclosan and Octylphenol, via an Estrogen Receptor-Dependent Signaling Pathway in Cellular and Mouse Xenograft Models

Triclosan Affects Thyroid Hormone–Dependent Metamorphosis in Anurans

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