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Toxic Sterilizers In Toothpastes Cause Public Alarm In South Korea

September 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Toothpastes sold in the local market contain CMIT/MIT, which are synthetic preservatives also used in Oxy's humidifier sterilizer, according to South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. According to the agency's statement, which has been causing alarm among the general public, CMIT/MIT is banned in the country as a toothpaste ingredient. Amore Pacific is the country's second-largest manufacturer of toothpastes.
Joseph Shin, "Toothpastes with Toxic Sterilizer Chemicals Breed Anxious Consumers", Korea Bizwire, September 27, 2016, © Kobiz Media Co., Ltd.
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