IS YOUR TOOTHPASTE ERASING
This letter and
information drawn from the Internet
I am a truck driver, and have
hauled just about everything over the past 13 years.
I once picked up a 44,000 pound
load of aluminum dioxide powder in the aptly-named town of Bauxite, Arkansas. Noting that the destination for the load was
not a processing plant or a mill, I inquired as to why this load was destined for the Colgate-Palmolive Company. The shipping
agent said that the quality of bauxite (Aluminum dioxide) found in Arkansas was too low grade for manufacturing purposes,
but was fine for toothpaste.
"Toothpaste?" I enquired. He
then went on to explain that common white toothpaste is made largely from Aluminum Dioxide, which is a mildly abrasive, brilliantly
white powder. They'll simply add a foaming agent to make the suds, a flavoring agent to make it palatable, perhaps some food
coloring, some water, and presto - toothpaste.
Go read the ingredients on
your tube of toothpaste. It'll list one or two 'active ingredients'...notice the combined total amounts of ‘active ingredients’
is usually less than 1%. What about the other 99%? Were you aware that every day of your life, you are filling your mouth
with a gob of nearly pure aluminum dioxide? Do you see how this is the number one entry point for aluminum to enter the body?
Although drinking water with
naturally occurring aluminum and cooking in aluminum pots and pans are dangerous, these are trivial sources of aluminum compared
with the several pounds of aluminum directly swallowed or absorbed through the tissues while brushing your teeth.
On the bright side, you can
still have a beautiful smile in your old age, if only you can remember how to smile.