Q.: Is it true that sodium fluoride in toothpaste is bad for you? James   KLAUS FERLOW REPLIES: Absolutely, yes! Sodium fluoride is derived from hydrofluoric acid which is produced by a reaction between sulphuric acid and fluorspar, an ore rich in calcium fluoride, which is a toxic chemical. In fact, fluoride is the main […]

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Q.: I have seen ‘triclosan’ listed as an ingredient in the toothpaste I use. Is it a toxic substance? Jordan KLAUS FERLOW REPLIES: Triclosan is used in a wide range of cleaning and personal care products. It is even used in some processed foods and children’s toys. It is essentially an anti-bacterial, -viral and -fungal […]

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The tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeastern Asia. It is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, South India, Sri Lanka, the Melanesian and Polynesian islands, and Madagascar. The tree grows to 25 or 30 meters in height. Its branches are covered with shiny, oval dark green leaves, and it blooms twice a year. White flowers, […]

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