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Oral-B: No dangerous chemical in floss

Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 17:46:38-05

A habit meant to keep you from getting gum disease could be making you sick in other ways.

A new study says popular brands of dental floss are made with deadly chemicals. But Oral-B disagrees with the report.

Researchers found women who used the Oral-B Glide floss ended up with high levels of the chemical polyfluoroalkyl. Those are the same chemicals used in non-stick pans, carpet and firefighting foam. They're linked to cancer, thyroid problems, liver damage, and immune system problems.

Oral-B responded, saying:

"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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