New study finds suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals in toothpastes
A new study published by the Danish Consumer Council found some widely available toothpastes contain substances that are suspected of being hormone disruptors.
The Danish Consmer Council reviewed the ingredient list of over 50 toothpastes. Almost half of the products received the best chemical rating (A), meaning the toothpastes were found to be free of any chemicals that are suspected to have a negative effect on the hormone system of humans.
8 toothpastes received the lowest rating (C). The toothpastes contained substances suspected of being endocrine disruptors, including: parabens, BHT, and triclosan. These eight toothpastes included products from Colgate and Dentalux, both brands widely available in the UK. Worryingly, two of the products that received a C rating were toothpastes marketed for children.
Luckily there were also several products that were found to contain no chemicals suspected to be hormone disrupting, including Aquafresh and other toothpastes from Colgate. A full list of the results is available here(note the article is in Danish, but the results are illustrated at the bottom of the page.)
See a summary of the results in English.