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Toxic Chemicals In Commercial
Most commercial brands of
use chemicals and additives that may be toxic in large doses. Some commercial
toothpaste ingredients are relatively safe, while others should be a cause for
Fluoride : Normally used as sodium fluoride, monofluoropsphate or
stannous fluoride which are all derived from hydrofluoric acid. One of the most
common ways fluoride is made is by filtering airborne industrial waste given off
by fertilizer producers. In large doses fluoride is know to cause learning
disabilities and tooth problems !
Saccharin : An artificial sweetener used in
and lipstick. Saccharin fell out of favor in the 1980ís when lab rats developed
bladder cancer after being given this substance in high doses. The FDA still
lists it as a possible carcinogen.
Sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate (SLS) : SLS is used a detergent and
helps make the
toothpaste foam. It is a known skin irritant and some people are very
allergic to this chemical. SLS is believed to cause or aggravate canker sores in
those prone to such irritations.
Now that you know what is in your common toothpaste you can no longer plead
ignorance. If you are striving for a healthier natural lifestyle its time to
give thought to what personal hygiene products you use and to start
understanding that holistic health is not only about food, body and mind but
also about the everyday products that we use.
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