From the Forums: How Bad is Toothpaste?

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Saresiam has a issue:

So, I was just reading about the toxins in a lot of name brand toothpastes... apparently there can be stuff as freaky as engine degreaser or rat poison! These harmful ingredients can penetrate into the tissue in your mouth, enter the blood stream and build up in the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and tissues. Honestly, I usually don't pay enough attention to the chemicals that are in everyday products (bad, I know), but this is really freaking me out!

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