What if toothpaste is poison? Colgate, Elmex, Elgydium, Fluocaril, Oral-B, Sensodyne, Gum Butler, Sanogyl… Titanium dioxide is in all your tubes, despite its dangerousness, and although it does not add anything (except the white color).

Presence of titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide is a dye used in food but also in UV filters in sunscreens, in paint or even in road surfaces. This dye is widely used, even though it does nothing except make food or some beauty products whiter or brighter.

Toxicity of titanium dioxide

Titanium dioxide has been classified as a possible human carcinogen when inhaled. It has been classified as a hazardous substance when absorbed by ingestion or if it comes into contact with mucous membranes. And the exposure of children would be particularly worrying.

The presence of these nanoparticles “is not prohibited by French and European regulations. But recent studies show worrying effects for our health (such as the study carried out by the Dutch health institute RIVM which alerts on the risks for the liver, ovaries and testicles), and on some cancers (colon cancer)
EFSA has given in to the food lobby and has just re-authorized the additive E171 in September 2016 under the pretext that there is not enough evidence of effects on the health of consumers …

Some researchers believe that we are in the same situation as with asbestos 40 years ago. They warn about the inflammatory risks (interaction with the oxygen of the cells, alteration of the DNA, death of cells, pro-inflammatory activity on the lungs and the peritoneum, etc.), the way in which it can cross different physiological barriers (they found some in the blood, liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs, heart and brain of animals) and accumulate in the body without being able to be eliminated because of the very small size of the nanoparticles.

Toothpaste list (available in Europe)

Toothpaste containing titanium dioxide (CI 77891)

It is present in virtually all toothpastes under the name titanium dioxide, CI 77891 and more rarely under its food coloring name E171.

  • Bio Secure
  • Botot
  • Cattier
  • Clinomint
  • Colgate
  • Elmex
  • Elgydium
  • Fluocaril
  • Gifrer
  • Oral-B
  • Sensodyne
  • Gum Butler
  • Sanogyl

Titanium dioxide free toothpaste

  • Argiletz
  • Boiron
  • Desert Essence
  • Gamarde
  • Weleda

Titanium dioxide in food

And worse, there’s also all the titanium dioxide you swallow: candy, chewing gum, prepared foods.

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