Oral-B dental floss linked to toxic chemicals, study suggests

January 11, 2019 04:57 PM

Using Oral-B Glide dental floss could be associated with higher levels of toxic chemicals in your body, according to a new peer-reviewed study of consumer behaviors potentially linked to the substances.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are potentially harmful chemicals often used for their resistance to water and grease.

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The study, which aimed to explain how these chemicals enter the human body, was published Tuesday in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology.    

A spokesperson for Oral-B has responded wit the following statement: 

"We have confirmed none of the substances in the report are used in our dental floss. The safety of the people who use our products is our top priority. Our dental floss undergoes thorough safety testing and we stand behind the safety of all our products."


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