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ADA issues statement on triclosan in toothpaste

August 19, 2014

In a statement, the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs said it will continue to closely monitor and evaluate existing and new scientific information on triclosan as it becomes available. The ADA also recommended that individuals continue to follow FDA recommendations on the use of oral health care products that contain the chemical. The FDA’s November 2013 Consumer Update states that the FDA does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan at this time.