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Danger in Dental Floss?!

Study finds dangerous chemical in popular dental floss!


A new study says a popular brand of dental floss has toxic chemicals in it. Researchers found women who used the Oral-B Glide floss ended up with high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAs).


PFAs are used in non-stick pans, carpet and firefighting foam. They are linked to cancer, thyroid problems, liver damage and immune system problems.


USA Today reports Oral-B says it did not find any of the substances in the study in its floss , and the floss always undergoes safety testing.


Other things that contain high PFAs, according to the study, are stain-resistant household goods such as carpet and furniture. And if a city's water is contaminated, PFAs are usually in it.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists some hygiene products and microwave bags also potentially containing PFAs.


Oral-B released a statement in response to the study.


"We have confirmed none of the substances in the report are used in our dental floss," Oral-B said in a statement. "The safety of the people who use our products is our top priority. Our dental floss undergoes thorough safety testing and we stand behind the safety of all our products."


Reference: https://www.wptv.com/lifestyle/health/study-finds-dangerous-chemical-in-popular-dental-floss



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