China Discontinues Use Of Toxic Substace In Toothpaste Production

BEIJING (AP) - China's official news agency says the country has banned toothpaste companies from using a thickening agent used in antifreeze in its products.

The ban on diethylene glycol is the latest move to raise confidence in the country's food and drug safety procedures.

Chinese-made toothpaste containing the substance has been banned in North and South America and Asia. And the European Union said yesterday that two brands of toothpaste sold in Spain have been pulled from store shelves after the substance was found.

There have been no reports of health problems stemming from the

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  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Jul 11, 2007 at 04:42 PM
    Boycott China, they KILLED 50,000 DOGS by beating them to death with sticks (google it). How many of our dogs did they kill with tainted dog food? Accident, NOT. Lead in baby bibbs? What will we buy from China next asbestos air filters. When we stop buying this slave made poisoned junk maybe the people of China will do something about thier goverment.


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