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Exactly How Healthy Is Your Toothpaste?

Jun 19, 2008
Have ever wondered if you toothpaste is healthy? You may have good reason. Manufacturers of toothpaste try to come up with more ways to make the toothpaste sound like a revolutionary break through by adding chemicals that may not be safe to use. This is done to attract the consumer, which may be putting your health at risk. A chemical that is added to toothpaste may be toxic and allow your toothpaste to work as chloroform. The chemical is triclosan. When mixed with your every day tap water that has chlorine in it, this chemical can turn into chloroform.

One might think this is impossible, how could a company do this knowingly? The company researchers say the toothpaste is safe to use and you will see no side effects. Triclosan can cause cancer. If a person breathes in enough chloroform, it could result in death. So, now you wonder, how can this be safe to use in your toothpaste? By brushing your teeth and mixing the toothpaste with your tap water, you are creating a chemical reaction that could be fatal to you.

This is not a new problem. The chemicals in your toothpaste are a concern that everyone needs to think about before brushing their teeth. Did you realize that the fluoride in your toothpaste is actually a toxic waste product called fluorosilicic acid? Every time you brush your teeth, you are endangering your life. However, it is not just your toothpaste that can harm you, almost everything you use can have an adverse affect on your health.

If you wash your hands with triclosan, which is found in antibacterial soaps, you are inhaling the fumes that are given off when you add tap water to rinse. Shampoos, deodorants and even your favorite laundry soap have toxic chemicals added to the mix. Therefore, why are you brushing your teeth with toxic chemicals if they can cause cancer or even death?

The reason consumer's use these products are because they have a need to be clean. Studies have shown however, that your weakened immune system comes from all the toxicants that you use every day. You are not getting the flu bug because someone else has it, you are getting the flu because your body has a weak immune system from so many chemicals being introduced to the body every day, even while you sleep.

Although the manufacturers say that they use such small amounts of the toxic chemical that it cannot hurt you, how many times a day do you brush your teeth? If you are someone that cares about your teeth, you might brush after every snack and meal. How much of this chemical is safe for you? The same goes for clean clothes, perfumes, washing your hands and keeping the kitchen counter clean with antibacterial wipes. Are you really protecting yourself or slowly contaminating your body with deadly chemicals.

Fluoride in you toothpaste was always said to prevent tooth decay, but recent developments have shown that there is no significant value to using fluoride to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride however has been linked to thyroid disease.
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