This was a headline on the internet this morning which teaches us to always read beyond the headlines and bad science.
The article went on to quote a reply by Prof Robin Seymour, a precis of which follows.
Some toothpastes and healthcare products contain Triclosan, which is an antibacterial agent. When used in this manner, the effect of Triclosan is purely topical and transient.
Whilst it could be swallowed during brushing or rinsing, the amount and dosage is so small that it would be ...