Warning: Tomís Of Maine Products Are Not So Natural

Ė Weíve Been Lied To Again

By Anya V, Living Traditionally

June 26, 2015

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Tomís of Maine has become a mainstream brand among health-conscious consumers. Unfortunately, it turns out that most of these consumers are unaware of who owns Tomís of Maine and what ingredients Tomís products contain.  This might be shocking to some but Tomís of Maine isnít owned by Tom and is not from Maine.  In fact, itís owned by a well-known corporate giant ó Colgate-Palmolive of New York. In the United States alone, Colgate-Palmoliveís 35% share  mostly relies  on a patented gingivitis formula which contains triclosan,  a toxic chemical substance  that reacts with the chlorine in tap water to become chloroform ó a deadly chlorinated aromatic.

Reasons to Avoid Tomís of Maine Products


1. Contain Aluminum. Though Potassium alum used in Tomís of Maine products is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin, it is still not completely aluminum-free. It accumulates within the body so that the aluminum becomes more destructive with increased age.

Aluminum has been repeatedly linked to breast cancer, Alzheimerís disease,  generalized permanent damage to the central nervous system,  brittle bones, autism, infertility, hormonal imbalance.

2. Contain Zinc Chloride.   According to the Dangerous Substance Directive, Zinc chloride is classified, as ďHarmful (Xn), Irritant (Xi) and Dangerous for the environment (N).Ē  Read the Environmental Working Groupís page on Zinc Chloride here.

3. Contain Titanium dioxide. According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, titanium dioxide is a human carcinogen:

Titanium dioxide has recently been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as an IARC Group 2B carcinogen Ēpossibly carcinogen to humansĒÖ This evidence showed that high concentrations of pigment-grade (powdered) and ultrafine titanium dioxide dust caused respiratory tract cancer in rats exposed by inhalation and intratracheal instillation*.

4. Contain Carrageenan. Tomís of Maine  puts carrageenan in its toothpaste, including kidsí toothpaste. Many scientific, peer-reviewed studies found that  food-grade carrageenan can cause  gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcerations, lesions and even colon cancer in laboratory animals. Additionally, recent studies funded by the American Diabetes Association have linked the consumption of food-grade carrageenan to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mice.

5. Contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical is far from being natural. The real problem with SLES/SLS is that the manufacturing process (ethoxylation) results in SLES/SLS being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a carcinogenic by-product, which will be discussed in more detail later.  Research studies on SLS have shown links to organ and reproductive toxicity, neurological damage, endocrine disruption, and cancer.

Before buying a personal care product, make sure to do your own research. Your health depends on it! I highly recommend Earthpaste Toothpaste. It contains only natural safe ingredients. (where to find

References:
http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/06/tell-the-honest-company-and-toms-of-maine-stop-the-lies-about-carrageenan/  *
http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/51672-toms-of-maine-toothpaste-is-not-natural-class-action-says/  *
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/13/sodium-lauryl-sulfate.aspx  *
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10437134  *
http://naturalsociety.com/the-natural-truth-behind-toms-of-maine-products/  *