Do you have any idea that the toothpaste you are using every day consists chemical or not. Have you ever noticed that at the bottom of the toothpaste there are some colour stripes, what does these colour stripes indicates? This article deals with the meaning of the colour stripes present on the bottom of the toothpaste.
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The toothpaste that we use daily consists of at least one colour stripe may be blue, black, green or red. These stripes act as symbols and depending upon the composition have different meaning.
Black colour stripe – All Chemical
Blue colour stripe – Natural + Medicine
Red colour stripe – Natural + Chemical
Green colour stripe – All Natural
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Chemicals found in the toothpaste are:
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- Baking Soda
- Potassium Nitrate
- Calcium, Dicalcium Phosphate
Apart from this, toothpaste has many types of colours and flavours.
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What type of diseases can be caused from these chemicals?
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- Most of the toothpaste consists of dicalcium phosphate. It is made from the bone powder of the animals and mixed with fluoride, due to which toothpaste become harmful. If in the toothpaste, the amount of dicalcium phosphate is more than 1000 ppm it becomes poisonous and may cause disease namely “Fluorosis”. Chemical Triclosan can cause thyroid, heart problem, and cancer also.
- With the help of sodium lauryl sulphate foam is formed in the toothpaste and the possibility of causing cancer increases. Sodium sulphate can cause ulcers in the mouth, skin irritation and also imbalance hormone.
- Do you know that sorbitol is added in the toothpaste to increase sweetness, but it can cause diarrohea, indigestion, gastric problem and swelling in the body. Due to aspartame i.e. artificial sugar possibility of obesity and diabetes increases. Also, brain tumor like illness can be occurred.
So, whenever you buy the toothpaste just check once the colourful stripe on the tube and make sure that the toothpaste you are using is not harmful to your body.
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