Are You Poisoning Your Family?
Should you consider organic toothpaste? Do you brush your teeth at least two times each and every day? Most people do. Do you have children or a family? Do you encourage them, to do the same? Most do. Do you ever swallow even a little bit of your toothpaste? Most do. What about your children? Do they swallow even a little bit of their toothpaste? Most do. Do you trust your government and the industry to keep you safe? Most do.
Have you read the label on your toothpaste? Most have not! Maybe you should consider an organic toothpaste.
The label on your toothpaste says, “In case of accidental ingestion seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately. Why do you think that label is printed on your toothpaste?
Because your toothpaste contains potentially harmful chemicals. Not all are created equal and some are worse than others. For example I used the EWG Skindeep database to look up my Colgate toothpaste.
What does EWG do?
EWG is a non profit, non-government controlled organization that reviews products for toxicity and harmful chemicals and maintains a comprehensive data base of common household products. It is a great resource. For example
EWG scientists reviewed Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste Great Regular Flavor for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG’s rating for Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste Great Regular Flavor is 2.
So as I said, I looked up my Colgate toothpaste on EWG and here is what I found. The overall toxicity rating is 2 which is good because it means the product is not extremely toxic. Never the less it contains chemicals that are a concern. For example it contains SODIUM MONOFLUOROPHOSPHATE which has been linked to organ system toxicity. A bigger concern is the flavor added. No one knows what it is as it is not identified on the label.
Almost every toothpaste contains fluoride A known carcinogen, banned by several countries due to dangerous side effects. Almost every toothpaste box holds a warning due to Fluoride, “Harmful if swallowed contact poison control”. Fluoride is responsible for the deaths of 10,000 children annually. Some brands, clearly marketed for children (with bright colors, cartoon figures, & “bubblegum” flavors) contain .72 percent fluoride, nearly 5 times higher than adult brands. Dr. William Marcus, an EPA senior scientist & toxicologist states, “Fluoride is a carcinogen by any standard we use. I believe the EPA should act immediately to protect the public, not just on the cancer data, but on the evidence of bone fractures, arthritis, mutagenicity, & other effects.”
The core question
As a parent or spouse and, knowing you care for your family, should you endorse and use products that are potentially harmful to your family when there are safe alternatives available on the market? For example Essante Organics has a product called Sparkle Tooth Polish.
Sparkle Tooth Polish: certified organic toothpaste
Essanté Organics Sparkle Tooth Polish is a safe, 100% toxic free, delicious organic toothpaste and polish that delivers brighter, whiter, cleaner teeth and ultra-fresh breath. Brush away the bacteria directly linked to tooth decay, tarter, gingivitis, bad breath and heart disease with the pure power of Sparkle Tooth Polish with clinical results.
So the question is, do you want to continue to take your chances with products that are potentially harmful or should you investigate products that are certified organic and toxic free. You be the judge!
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