Monday, June 18, 2007
Poisoned Tooth Paste
FDA: Avoid Tooth Paste From China
Friday, Jun. 01, 2007 By AP/KEVIN FREKING
(WASHINGTON) — The government warned consumers on Friday to avoid using toothpaste labeled as made in China because it may contain a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze.
Out of caution, the Food and Drug Administration said, people should throw away toothpaste with that labeling. FDA is concerned that these products may contain diethylene glycol.
The agency is not aware of any reports in the United States of poisoning from toothpaste, but it did find the antifreeze ingredient in a shipment at the U.S. border and at an unidentified retail store.
As of Friday June 15, St Johns Hospital of Springfield MO was dispensing Chinese
made tooth paste to patients.
Brand Name; Dawn Mist
Manufactured for Donovon Industries, Tampa FL 33626
Made in China
Are the symptoms of ethylene glycol poisoning being masked as "dementia"?
"Stage 1 consists of neurological symptoms including victims appearing to be intoxicated, exhibiting symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, slurred speech, and confusion." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene_glycol#Symptoms
posted by Vetzine