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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:57 PM
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Another China-made toothpaste recalled: FDA
Source: Reuters

Another China-made toothpaste recalled: FDA
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:55PM EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dent Fresh USA Inc. is recalling
fluoride mint toothpaste made in China because it may contain
a chemical used to make automobile antifreeze, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration said on Monday.

Dent Fresh, based in Miami, said its 9 ounce fluoride mint
toothpaste product may contain diethylene glycol (DEG), a
kidney and liver toxin and a central nervous system depressant.

The FDA said it was not aware of any U.S. reports of illnesses
or injuries from Dent Fresh toothpaste containing the chemical.

-snip-

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSN16350125...



FDA list of toothpastes found to contain DEG: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/toothpaste.html
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:09 PM
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1. if it's made in China, put it back and walk away nt
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:32 PM
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4. IIRC There's No Way To Tell.
Food labeling laws do not require a country of origin listing. I believe this was specifically fought against by big-food because it would be such a hassle :eyes: to them.

Jay
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:38 PM
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5. Yep. Been doing that for years.
n/t
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:19 PM
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2. Kestrel's new official policy: boycott ANYTHING made in China.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:20 PM
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3. I almost thought it must be another counterfeit toothpaste.
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:22 PM by Kagemusha
Upon re-reading I see I was in error in thinking that the first time but, this is terrible, a stop must be put to this.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:30 PM
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6. Maybe they could use it to de-ice aircraft.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:38 PM
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7. "Man! the wings on this airline are sooo Pearly White!!"
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 04:39 PM by slampoet
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:59 PM
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8. this is what we get
from the "pro-business" rethugs. They have howled and whined for years and years about how "excessive" regulation was "anti-business" and ultimatey "bad for us all" :eyes:

now I don't know if my baby daughter is going to be poisioned by her toothapaste, something she eats or lead paint on her toys. This is a truly criminal, 3rd world state of affairs we are in now... :mad:
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:18 PM
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9. Once enough people have died, the importer will go out of business
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 06:19 PM by daleo
That's the essence of unregulated capitalism.

On edit - I notice the there is a toothpaste ad at the end of the posts (at least after I posted, it may not always be there).
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:30 PM
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10. If the anti-freeze doesn't get ya
then the fluoride will...

http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluoride-deception.htm

Baking soda works pretty good.
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:29 PM
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11. Shit. How are people gonna de-ice their teeth and gums in winter?
:)
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:59 PM
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12. I never realized how much I would miss products made in the U.S.A.
(other than American cars)
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:21 PM
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13. Anti-freeze is supposed to taste sweet
Or so I have heard. It causes a painful death. You have to be careful about it, because I gather pets and young children like the taste.

I wonder if this has anything to do with using it in toothpaste?
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