Our own local UC San Diego University recently reported on a study of the link between Triclosan and both liver fibrosis and liver cancer in mice in a manner that may pertain to people. The evidence is strong enough that the potential for triclosan to cause human liver tumors should be evaluated, the report concluded.
Triclosan, an agent found in antimicrobial soaps, like Lever 2000, and Colgate Total toothpaste, causes liver cells called hepatocytes, to multiple and develop fibrosis, and its subjects them to oxidative stress, which can be the driving force for advanced liver disease in mice, the study’s authors wrote.
The study went into the actual biology to find similarities between mice and human liver cancers and then posited a plausible mechanism of action in humans. In the study overseen by UC San Diego, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists said triclosan’s cancer-causing risks may have been underestimated. The study is online at http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/sdut-triclosan-liver-tumors-mice-humans-2014nov17-story.html.
Plastic beads and carcinogens in Crest toothpaste, carcinogens and toxins in Colgate toothpaste. Why do people still buy and use these poisonous products? If you need help finding safe, effective toothpastes and dental products just call the office (760-729-9050) or reply to this blog for more information.
Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence