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Toothpaste made in China

 CNN News this morning – June 28 2007 – has announced the recall of millions of tubes of toothpaste with ingredient diethylene glycol (a sort of anti-freeze).

Muriella’s Corner has been on the trail of diethlyene glycol and the toothpaste fiasco for a while now.

At the root of all this is the fact that consumers must be cognizant of what goes into their mouths and the mouths of their children for cleaning and brushing teeth.

Given the flurry and widespread concern at one time regarding fluoride in toothpaste, and now diethlyene glycol, brushing with soap seems a healthy alternative.

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Comments on: "Toothpaste recall in USA culprit diethylene glycol" (4)

  1. HELP SUPPORT SLEEP RESEARCH AND INTERVIEW A NATIONALLY RESPECTED SLEEP EXPERT
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    Meir H. Kryger, MD is the director of Sleep Medicine Research and Education, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut. Dr. Kryger’s research has spanned the areas of sleep breathing disorders, especially neurological disorders affecting sleep of both adults and children, and sleep problems in women. Some of the research produced by his laboratory has had an important impact on clinical practice in areas like the connection between heart failure and sleep respiration and the use of computers in analyzing sleep breathing patterns. Dr. Kryger is the chief editor of the main textbook used in sleep medicine, The Principle and Practice of Sleep Medicine, which is currently in its fourth edition. He is also the author of A Woman’s Guide to Sleep Disorders. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, DC and a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. In 1996, he received the William C. Dement Award for Academic Achievement in sleep medicine. He has trained medical practitioners in sleep medicine from Canada, Australia, China, Japan, and Greece

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  2. This is just scare mongering. The toothpaste in question (which you omitted to use in your article) is in fact counterfeit. this should not have been allowed into the country from China, but it still happens. This is not from the original makers but some knock off firm trying to cash in with cheap and dangerous copies of goods sold in the USA.

  3. Thank you Cynthia – Will call

  4. Thank you Taz Devil for your comment – Ali Velshi CNN and the FDA might also be interested in what you have to say

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