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Toxic Chemicals in Your Toothpaste?

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You likely know where your food comes from, but did you know that your toothpaste may contain some very questionable ingredients, including petrochemicals? Because toothpaste is regulated as a cosmetic product, its ingredients do not require FDA approval and commonly include sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), triclosan, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, carrageenan, and fluoride. Chemicals are easily absorbed by the mouth membrane, by-passing digestion and directly entering the bloodstream. Virtually untested, the synergistic effects of compounds in toothpaste may be more toxic than the individual ingredients. This spring, Cornucopia will release a report and buyer’s guide to help consumers decide which toothpastes use the healthiest ingredients.
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