Thyroid Disease 101: Toxic Chemicals in Dental floss may cause thyroid disease.

Thyroid Disease 101: Toxic Chemicals in Dental floss may cause thyroid disease.

Thyroid Disease 101: Toxic Chemicals in Dental floss may cause thyroid disease.

Thyroid Disease 101: Toxic Chemicals in Dental floss may cause thyroid disease.

 

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  1. PFAS called PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid) found in  dental floss.
  2. are water- and grease-proof substances that have been linked with cancer, thyroid and fertility disorders, said researchers from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public in the US.
  3. Scientists are concerned about widespread exposure to in the population because the have been linked with effects including kidney and testicular cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, low birth weight, decreased fertility, and effects on the immune system.
  4. Women who flossed with tended to have higher levels of a type of PFAS called PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid) in their body compared with those who didn’t.
  5.  Researchers tested 18 dental flosses (including 3 Glide products) for the presence of fluorine — a marker of PFAS — using a technique called particle-induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) 

    All three Glide products tested positive for fluorine, consistent with previous reports that Glide is manufactured using Teflon-like compounds.

    In addition, two store brand flosses with “compare to Oral-B Glide” labelling and one floss describing itself as a “single strand Teflon fibre” tested positive for fluorine.

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Dental floss may contain toxic chemicals: Study

Scientists are concerned about widespread exposure to in the population because the have been linked with effects including kidney and testicular cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, low birth weight, decreased fertility, and effects on the immune system.

Researchers measured 11 different PFAS chemicals in blood samples taken from 178 middle-aged women enrolled in the Public Health Institute’s Child Health and Development Studies, a multi-generational study of the impact of and other factors on

To understand how people’s behaviour influences their exposure to PFAS, the researchers then compared the blood measurements with results from interviews in which they asked the women about nine behaviours that could lead to higher exposures.

Half of the women in the analysis were non-Hispanic white and half were African American.

Women who flossed with tended to have higher levels of a type of PFAS called PFHxS (perfluorohexanesulfonic acid) in their body compared with those who didn’t.

To further understand the connection, the researchers tested 18 dental flosses (including 3 Glide products) for the presence of fluorine — a marker of PFAS — using a technique called particle-induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE)

All three Glide products tested positive for fluorine, consistent with previous reports that Glide is manufactured using Teflon-like compounds.

In addition, two store brand flosses with “compare to Oral-B Glide” labelling and one floss describing itself as a “single strand Teflon fibre” tested positive for fluorine.

“This is the first study to show that using dental floss containing PFAS is associated with a higher body burden of these toxic chemicals,” said Katie Boronow, a at in the US.

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