by S. Gul
Who knew oral hygiene could possibly lead women to having brittle bones?
Don’t the ads tell us their toothpastes are ‘specially designed’ by some state-of-the-art technology that guarantees better teeth though?
Well all that’s going down the fu*cking drain now, since a new study proves otherwise.
Some toothpaste manufacturers use a chemical in their products called Triclosan, which is essentially an antibacterial agent.
Sounds innocent enough for people to not look twice at how this "bandit" actually causes adverse effects on bone health -- particularly in women.
Fair warning; it’s found in a bunch of other products too, like soaps, and even cosmetic products!
Psst...the organic life doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?
The research which proved this fact was published in the 'Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism'.
(So... you know we ain’t playin'.)
Researchers analyzed urine samples from 1,848 adult women in US, that showed women with higher levels of triclosan had more fragile bones and were at greater risk of developing osteoporosis!
That’s the disease which affects bone density and quality -- making bones weak and more prone to breaking!
Also, Triclosan has more effects on postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women.
Sigh...for those who don’t know what that means, let me simplify it for you:
Postmenopausal women are those ladies who have reached menopause(time their period stops), which is above 45 years.
Whereas premenopausal women are those who haven’t yet, so around 45 years or below.
This is, however, a study which looked into US women, so maybe some more research could show how women AND men of other races react to the chemical.
Such a mundane and routinely task in our day can have massive health risks unknown to the average person.
Things we take for granted are ruining us from the inside and we are so blind it it all!
It’s safe to say that going organic could be our pathway to a healthier and sustainable future.
Who wouldn’t want to watch their grandkids grow up and still be able to take heartfelt walks with them in the evenings.