Tuesday, May 22, 2007

China Exporting More Poison

More reason to brush with baking soda, a beneficial and natural salt that has a million and one other uses besides cleaning your teeth. This of course comes on the heels of the poisoned wheat gluten from China that killed so many pets this year.

"DANYANG, China, May 21 — Chinese authorities are investigating whether two companies from this coastal region exported tainted toothpaste as more contaminated product, including some made for children, has turned up in Latin America.
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Authorities in the Dominican Republic said they seized 36,000 tubes of toothpaste suspected of containing diethylene glycol, an industrial solvent and prime ingredient in some antifreeze.
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Toothpaste containing the toxic solvent was also found in Panama and Australia in the last week.
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Diethylene glycol is the same poison that the Panamanian government unwittingly mixed into cold medicine last year, killing at least 100 people."

2 Comments:

Blogger nina said...

i stopped buying otc t-pastes a few years ago and began using this awesome product that uses calcium carbonate as the abrasive--cleanses even better than baking soda. uncle harry's. AWESOME stuff--no chemicals, no fluoride. it's a powder so kind of messy but i wouldn't use anything else.

i also remember an article a year or so ago about buying commercial tpastes at dollar tree type stores. many came from out of the country and weren't checked or approved by the fda.

22/5/07 10:49 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Sounds like something to give a look at, thanks Nina.

22/5/07 8:18 PM  

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