Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tainted Toothpaste from China is Found Everywhere!

From the 100-yen cheap good shop to the prisons in the U.S., tainted toothpast from China can be found everywhere. According to Japan New Review, "The Daiso" 100 yen stores were imported by the cosmetics company "Kohrai", and manufactured in Jiangsu, northern China. According to the New York Times, 900,000 tainted toothpaste tubes are found in hospitals for the mentally ill, prisons, juvenile detention centers, and some hospitals serving the general public.

tainted toothpaste from China

Diethylene glycol, is used in some antifreeze products and often replaces its more expensive chemical cousin glycerin in Chinese toothpaste. Reportedly, diethylene glycol poses a low health risk to most consumers, but may present significant health risk to some consumers depending on its concentration. In general, toothpaste containing less than 15.6 percent diethylene glycol is harmless to humans.