Chemical used in soap could leave you battling bowel cancer

An ‘unavoidable’ chemical used in soap and Colgate toothpaste may boost the risk of bowel cancer, scientists fear.” writes However, it can still be found in more than 2,000 products, including toothpastes – such as Colgate Total – and even children’s toys.IBD – the umbrella term for the agonising colitis and Crohn’s disease – is a known risk factor of deadly bowel cancer.Food and Drug Administration officials banned the use of triclosan in soap and body washes two years ago.Trials on mice revealed triclosan may lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by altering their gut microbiota.

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