Toothpaste can cause osteoporosis!
Women who are exposed to the soap and the toothpaste are said to develop osteoporosis a study says.
The culprit which is responsible for the health disorders in women is Triclosan (5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol, a chemical which is added to some antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpaste, and some cosmetics. This chemical is said to be found in clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys also.
Author Yingjun Li, from Hangzhou Medical College School of Public Health in Hangzhou, China, said: “Laboratory studies have demonstrated that triclosan may have potential to adversely affect the bone mineral density in cell lines or in animals.
“However, little is known about the relationship between triclosan and human bone health.
“As far as we know, this is the first epidemiological study to investigate the association between triclosan exposure with bone mineral density and osteoporosis in a nationally representative sample from US adult women.”
The study done on the Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpaste for oral health and hygiene has also proved that
“There was weaker evidence to show that triclosan/copolymer toothpaste may have reduced root caries and calculus, but insufficient evidence to show whether or not they prevented periodontitis.
There do not appear to be any serious safety concerns regarding the use of triclosan/copolymer toothpaste in studies up to three years in duration.”
Another research based study has suggested that triclosan may play a role in cancer development, perhaps through its estrogenicity or ability to inhibit fatty acid synthesis due to its weak xenoestrogen property.
These Xenoestrogens are estrogen-mimicking compounds that are commonly found in personal care products, pesticides, and plastic bottles( like BPA compound , another xenoestrogen compound which is found in the plastic bottles linked to cancer and health hazards).
The activity of xenoestrogens in the human body involves interference with estrogen binding to estrogen receptors, which has implications for estrogen-dependent health outcomes including puberty, reproductive health, and pregnancy.
Xenoestrogens have attracted considerable attention in recent years as potential risk factors for cancer and other outcomes.
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