Flossing with Oral B Glide ’causes a build-up of toxic chemicals in the body that can lead to cancer, reduce semen quality and trigger inflammatory bowel disease’
- Go-to brand is associated with higher levels of PFAS chemicals in the blood
- Same chemicals are added to non-stick pans to repel grease and water
- Scientists urge people to cut PFAS products out of their routines as a ‘priority’
Flossing with Oral B Glide is linked to the toxic build-up of cancer-causing chemicals in the body, research suggests.
Scientists found using the go-to brand as part of your oral-health regimen is associated with a higher level of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in the bloodstream.
PFAS – which are added to everything from non-stick pans and carpets for their grease-resistant properties – have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, as well as reduced semen quality and inflammatory bowel disease.
The scientists behind the study have urged the public to cut these products out of their day-to-day routines as a ‘priority’ and opt for PFAS-free floss.
The research was carried out by the Silent Spring Institute in collaboration with the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California. It was led by staff scientist Katie Boronow.
‘This is the first study to show that using dental floss containing PFAS is associated with a higher body burden of these toxic chemicals,’ Ms Boronow said….
Note that oral-b is owned by proctor and gamble http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/12/which-satanic-corporation-is-in-your-food/ , which has explicitly stated that they have no intention of applying the consumer product safety improvement act (which bans such endocrine disruptors in some products) to many of their consumer products http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/07/why-your-toilet-paper-is-trying-to-kill-you/ , including, but not limited to:
- Paper products such as paper towels and facial and toilet tissue
- Infant wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Toothbrushes, floss, and other dental care devices for adults and children
- Nonprescription drugs for adults not requiring child-resistant packaging
- Adult blades and razors
- Products intended only for industrial and institutional use (including use in medical offices)
At least they’re honest about it. It would be naive to think this is not standard consumer product corporate policy. But you can’t blame them for following the letter of the law, which was written by congress in 2008. Under heavy lobbying by the industry, no doubt. Oh well.