5 Harmful Ingredients in Toothpaste!

Many people trust manufacturers and fail to read labels for everyday products they use. Toothpaste is one that contains potentially harmful ingredients that can lead to serious long-term health problems. Here is a list of the harmful ingredients:

  • SODIUM FLUORIDE. According to the Akron Poison Center, 1/10 oz. of fluoride can kill a 100 lb adult. Ingesting a small amount can cause nausea, vomiting & diarrhea.
  • TRICLOSAN. The EPA categorizes it as a pesticide & scientists categorize it as a chlorophenol which is a chemical that causes cancer.
  • SODIUM LAUREL SULFATE. Can damage eyes, irritate skin, & lead to labored breathing. Can stay within body for up to 5 days accumulating in heart, liver, lungs & brain. When combined with other chemicals, gets transformed into a powerful carcinogen. 
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL. A component in antifreeze. Can be rapidly absorbed through skin & with prolonged contact can lead turban, liver & kidney problems. The EPA only allows its workers to handle with rubber gloves but it is contained in health care products.
  • DEA. Disrupts hormones & forms cancer-causing nitrates.

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