Nix Triclosan in Toothpaste

do one thing logoYou already know about avoiding antibacterial soaps and sanitizers made with triclosan, right? The chemical—a pesticide, natch—breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria, compromises our immune systems, and is no better than plain old soap-and-water at killing bacteria.

Yet despite the fact that triclosan is currently under safety review at the FDA and was banned in Minnesota this May, one company is still putting it in your mouth. Colgate’s bestselling Total is currently the only toothpaste on the market that still contains triclosan. Talk about yuck mouth.

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