Is toothpaste really as toxic as they...

Is toothpaste really as toxic as they say it is?

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Since: Aug 12

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Aug 15, 2012
I recently read an article entitled, "Toothpaste is Poison". Within the article it details how companies are actually using the same type of ingredients that are in antifreeze (propylene glycol), engine degreasers (SLS), and pesticides (triclosan) and putting in to toothpaste; all in the same of cheap production costs! Isn't toothpaste suppose to be preventative? How can something be preventative if it is laced with chemicals and toxins? I sure do not want my child brushing with the same ingredients that I use to wash my car with! 1894

Since: Aug 12

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Aug 31, 2012

In recent studies, we are now finding out that the ingredients in toothpaste (among other hygiene products) are more toxic and harmful than was previously thought. Scientists are now linking some of the ingredients that you mentioned above to disease such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, etc. It's pretty startling because toothpaste we use day to day, month to month, year to year. Nowadays, it's hard to really discern what exactly we are putting into our bodies but do some research on your own so that you have a better understanding of what you are ingesting whether it be toothpaste or anything else.

Provo, UT

#4 Oct 29, 2013
I don't think that toothpaste is bad for you because why would your dentist tell you to use it or give it to you in the goodie bag you get. I'll have to ask my dentist in Saint George, UT about this.

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