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Are You Exposed to Harmful Toxins Every Time You Brush? Discover Some Hidden Toxins in Your Toothpaste | Deon Hall Garriques

Chances are, you purchase your toothpaste from a local pharmacy or grocery store without giving much thought to its ingredients.

I used to do the same until I came across an article highlighting the potential dangers of fluoride and other chemicals commonly found in toothpaste. This revelation prompted me to dig deeper, and before long, I decided to switch my family's toothpaste to a fluoride-free alternative.

I encourage you to do your research and come to your conclusions.

One might assume that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rigorously ensures the safety of toothpaste ingredients, especially those used by children. However, this is not entirely the case.

The cosmetic industry largely regulates itself, which has allowed many potentially harmful ingredients to be included in cosmetic products, including toothpaste.

For instance, did you know that the U.S. only prohibits 11 synthetic ingredients in cosmetics?

In stark contrast, the European Union (EU) has banned more than 1,300 ingredients and restricted another 250 compounds from being used in cosmetic products.

Here are some harmful ingredients that might be lurking in your toothpaste or other cosmetic products:


Fluoride is the most common ingredient in toothpaste and is quite controversial. Numerous studies have indicated that fluoride is a toxic chemical that can accumulate in tissues over time, disrupt enzymes, and cause several serious health issues, including neurological and endocrine dysfunction.

Children are especially vulnerable to the adverse effects of overexposure to fluoride. It is highly recommended to use non-fluoride toothpaste for young children. Adults may also benefit from switching to fluoride-free options.


An antibacterial agent that may disrupt hormone function and contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

A detergent and foaming agent that can cause skin irritation and may have carcinogenic properties.


Preservatives used to prevent bacterial growth that has been linked to hormone disruption and breast cancer.


A thickening agent derived from seaweed that may cause inflammation and gastrointestinal issues.

Propylene Glycol

A solvent that can cause skin irritation and has been linked to organ toxicity.

Diethanolamine (DEA)

A foaming agent that can form carcinogenic compounds when it reacts with other ingredients.

It’s crucial to be aware of these ingredients and make informed choices about the products you and your family use. While regulatory bodies like the FDA have measures in place, the cosmetic industry’s self-regulation often leaves gaps that consumers need to navigate. By staying informed and choosing safer alternatives, you can protect your health and well-being.

In Good Health,


DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to provide medical advice. The purpose is to provide education and a broader understanding to my readers. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. I do not recommend or prescribe, or recommend changing dosage or discontinuing, any prescription medications or pharmaceutical drugs.



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