Many thanks to Jill Young for sharing this!


Many toothpaste and soap companies include this warning on their labels, “Not for use by children under 6”. What you may not realize are the dangers in your home are just as likely to harm your children as anything outside. Products that your children use every day may contain ingredients that studies have linked to cancer, blindness, and even death.

One of the most widespread of these chemicals is SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS). Manufacturers primarily use it because it is inexpensive and readily available. Some products that can contain SLS are: shampoo, soap, toothpaste and lotions. You are probably aware that your children’s toothpaste contains fluoride because that’s what dentists have recommended for years to prevent cavities.

However, most toothpaste contains enough fluoride in four ounces to kill a small child! In 1990 a study stated that fluoride has been shown to NOT reduce cavities and now scientists are linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis, allergic reactions and about 10,000 unnecessary deaths each year from cancer. Fluoride can corrode the tooth enamel and research indicates that it can lead to Crohn’s disease when swallowing toothpaste.

What kind of toothpaste are you using at home?