Now we learn that toothpaste, when mixed with water, can as well.
Toothpaste cancer alertWater, toothpaste, butter, meat, salt. And on and on.
By Mark Prigg Science Correspondent And Rebecca Lawrence, Evening Standard
Dozens of toothpastes sold at supermarkets are at the centre of a cancer alert today.
Anti-bacterial cleaning products, including dishwashing liquid and handwash, are also affected.
Researchers have discovered that triclosan, a chemical in the products, can react with water to produce chloroform gas. If inhaled in large enough quantities, chloroform can cause depression, liver problems and, in some cases, cancer.
An Evening Standard investigation found dozens of products on supermarket shelves containing the chemical, from brand names including Colgate, Aquafresh, Dentyl and Sensodyne. (link)
Kinda makes you want to crawl in a hole and cover yourself up, doesn't it?