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Don't Buy Toothpaste From China!


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#1 yano

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:44 AM

FDA: Throw away toothpaste made in China

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government warned consumers on Friday to avoid using toothpaste made in China because it may contain a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze.

Out of caution, the Food and Drug Administration said, people should throw away toothpaste with labeling that says it was made in China. The FDA is concerned that these products may contain diethylene glycol.


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:57 AM

If you go to most any of the "dollar" stores, you'll see a lot of "Made in China" items such as toothpaste, soaps, cleaning solutions, and similar.

I've often wondered how safe these extremely cheap items are since there is virtually no control over what goes into them or how sanitary their production is.


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:24 AM

Dont buy anything edible there at least.
I brush with toothpaste made in the USA by TOMS of Maine.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:03 AM

I use Colgate and it's distributed in USA and made in Canada! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 11:26 AM

I use Peelu fiber.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:29 PM

I use Colgate and it's distributed in USA and made in Canada! :thumbsup:


Then it's gotta be good stuff - huge grin!

The thought of diethylene glycol being used in toothpaste or anything else that humans could consume - eep! Especially since, if I remember correctly, 'antifreeze' is fatal to humans (and animals).

Yes, it's a great idea to notice where food stuffs (or over the counter medications, etc) are manufactured and buy accordingly. Thanks for the 'heads up' on this, yano!
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