Vietnam to test cancer-causing ingredient in Colgate toothpaste

Following the warning of cancer-causing ingredient in Colgate Total toothpaste of , Vietnam is going to test the content of Triclosan in the toothpaste to protect consumers’ safety.

The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health ordered the National Institute of Drug Quality Control to take samples for testing. Deputy head of the Drug Administration of Vietnam Nguyen Tat Dat said that Triclosan are relatively used in foodstuff and cosmetic.

Producers regularly add Triclosan, an antibacterial agent, into fluoride toothpaste and liquid hand and body soaps as an Antibacterial agent. Asian countries, EU nations and the US health watchdogs allow to add Triclosan in cosmetic with limitable content.

So far Vietnamese health authorities have not received any warning of the chemical and its unsafe use in toothpaste and cosmetic in the market. Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Total has announced that Triclosan in its toothpaste has been safe for consumers and the chemical only cause harm when people consume it in a large quantity. 

By Nguyen Quoc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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