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Titanium dioxide has recently been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as an IARC Group 2B carcinogen ''possibly carcinogen to humans''. Titanium dioxide accounts for 70% of the total production volume of pigments worldwide. It is widely used to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, plastics, papers, inks, foods, and toothpastes. It is also used in cosmetic and skin care products, and it is present in almost every sunblock, where it helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light.
However, it should be noted that the human studies conducted so far do not suggest an association between occupational exposure to titanium dioxide and an increased risk for cancer.
Sodium gluconate is widely used in textile dyeing, printing and metal surface water treatment. It is also used as a chelating agent, a steel surface cleaning agent, a cleaning agent for glass bottles, and as a chelating agent for cement, plating and alumina dyeing industries. It is a white colorless powder that is very soluble in water.
Chondrus crispus, known under the common name Irish moss, or carrageen moss (Irish carraigín, "little rock"), is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America.
In the 1970's, studies demonstrated that sodium saccharin was carcinogenic in laboratory rats. On this basis, saccharin was de-listed as a food additive in Canada, although restricted access as a table top sweetener was maintained.
Since that time, further studies have suggested that the carcinogenic effect of sodium saccharin in rats is not relevant to humans.
originally posted by: MysterX
You forgot one of the worst ingredients from your list...fluoride.
Nasty, nasty, nasty stuff.
Yes, it does indeed kill germs in your mouth...but that's not all it does.
Fluoride free, herbal toothpaste is all we have used for several years now, and had fewer cavities and dental problems since ditching the fluoride based crap.
originally posted by: borntowatch
Sorry, are you saying you use bicarb as toothpaste and it works well?
Does it freshen the breath as well.
Might have to give it a go.
originally posted by: 2manyholes
a reply to: thevace
I'm with you, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is the main product I use in the bathroom. Not only for the things that you have listed but, I also dissolve a small amount in my hands and use it as my deodorant works great. I use it to clean the tub, toilet and sink also.
I also mix a little with coconut oil or grape seed oil and it makes a wonderful facial scrub or a foot scrub it doesn't discriminate LOL Most of all, it's so inexpensive. I save a considerable amount of money by using it in place of gimmicky products that are actually inferior.
Um, no. A low pH is very dangerous, our bodies work best when very slightly alkaline. pH balance is critical and going to the acid side, even a bit, can have dire consequences.
Cancer can't live in an alkaline body, which is why the food industry so widely promotes an acidic diet.
If the pH of your blood falls below 7.35, the result is a condition called acidosis, a state that leads to central nervous system depression. Severe acidosis - where blood pH falls below 7.00 - can lead to a coma and even death.
I know what a pH number represents. Do you? Acidic is a pH below 7 (which is neutral). Trying to decrease your pH through diet is mostly an exercise in futility but if you were to succeed in bringing your body to an acidic level you would be putting yourself at extreme risk. Humans can't live in an acidic body any more than cancer can.
i dont know what you want to say with your "uhm no" you seem to fail to understand that high ph means alkaline so everything ghostwalker wrote is right