I don’t know many people who DO NOT have this brand name toothpaste in their homes. Sure, it’s pretty with it’s florescent blue coloring and sparkle-like appearance, but what’s really in the ingredients that makes it such an irreplaceable product in the bathrooms of many? The answer may surprise you…
“Did you know that polyethylene is the most common plastic in the world? It is used primarily for containers and packaging, such as these bottles and plastic grocery bags, and has been a concern for the environment because polyethylene lasts practically forever and isn’t biodegradable. It only breaks down into smaller and smaller particles until you can’t see it anymore. That’s why a couple of states are trying to ban it in body scrubs and dental products.
This is also polyethylene:
Well, not all of it. Most of it is toothpaste. But do you see those blue specks? That’s plastic. This is the suggested pea-sized amount that you should use when you brush your teeth. Yes, there is plastic in this toothpaste.
Want to see how many pieces of plastic are in this exact sample?”
Crest toothpaste embeds plastic in our gums
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