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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:24 AM
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does your toothpaste contain 'triclosan' ?

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/mailbag/500


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Subject: RE: Antimicrobial soaps (or, A consumer alert?)

This is a little off topic from the normal BuzzFlash coverage of political stuff, but after seeing this headline on BuzzFlash:

Those antimicrobial soaps may be doing more harm than good since bacteria just becomes tougher; Some experts say risks outweigh benefits 11/1

I thought I might point out the fact that many toothpastes and other household products now have the same antimicrobial agent in them that is in these soaps. The agent is triclosan. So, read the ingredient list on the package to be sure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triclosan
http://mikethemadbiologist.blogspot.com/2005/04 /...
http://www.dioxinfacts.org/dioxin_health/dioxin ...
Triclosan reacts with the chlorine in water to form chloroform (although amounts produced are reported to be lower than the levels of chloroform often present in ordinary tap water) and is converted to dioxin via reaction to ultraviolet sunlight.

As a consumer, no one has a better motivation to look out for your best interests than you. Always use your own best judgment, and that can't happen unless you have the facts.

A BuzzFlash Reader
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checked mine, it's OK, but then I buy toothpaste without any additions. (like whitener, floride, etc.)
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:39 AM
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1. k&r
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:52 AM
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2. Why in hell would triclosan be put in toothpaste??
You are NOT gonna wipe out those mouth bacteria no matter HOW hard you try. Nor should you be trying. The normal flora keep deadly invaders at bay through overwhelming competition for "resources".

I keep saying it: BACTERIA ARE OUR FRIENDS.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:53 AM
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3. true
nt
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:54 AM
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4. BACTERIA ARE OUR FRIENDS.
Oh sure...until they start eating your flesh...

:P
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:55 AM
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5. Every family has a black sheep.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:56 AM
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6. true and every family has a member they all pick on
nt
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:01 PM
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8. I'm having revenge for breakfast,
and leaving a teaspoon of survivors to tell their flesh eating friends.


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BuddhaGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:50 AM
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7. Ugh!!!!
I use toothpaste and mouthwash with xylitol...fights bacteria and tastes great!

http://www.tomsofmaine.com/toms/ifs/xylitol.asp
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:12 PM
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9. Colgate Total -- triclosan is an actice ingredient
apparently in there to fight gingivitis... time to buy something new.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:31 PM
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10. Gross, I can't wait to get home and stock up on Tom's of maine
fluoride-free, triclosan-free toothpaste!! :hi:
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