Colgate Total and Environmental Safety
March 30th, 2012
Colgate Total has a long and well-established record for clinical effectiveness and safety, consistent with the clearly-stated affirmation today by Canadian authorities of the safety of triclosan and its proven benefits in toothpaste. Supported by over 70 clinical studies in over 10,000 subjects, Colgate Total toothpaste contains triclosan because when used in our unique formulation, it is clinically proven to reduce the bacteria and plaque that can lead to gingivitis.
In the reports released by Health Canada and Environment Canada, authorities support maintaining the continued use of the ingredient where it has a demonstrated health benefit.
Consumers with questions about the safety of triclosan can consult this information resource from Health Canada: