Triclosan, a Common Antimicrobial Ingredient in Toothpaste, Soaps, Linked to Colonic Inflammation, Altered Gut Microbiota

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A large research team led by senior author Guodong Zhang at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that the antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, found in hand soaps and toothpastes among other products, could have adverse effects on colonic inflammation and colon cancer by altering gut microbiota, the microbes found in our intestines.

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