We launched 1st Toothpaste to offer you a pure and transparent solution to take care of the first teeth of your children. In fact, too many toothpastes for children still include controversial ingredients. With her agreement we recap here a text written by Alexandrine @selon_Alex on Fluorine and its use for children.
"Fluoride is an active ingredient most commonly found in toothpastes because of its action on caries, which is often recommended for children. But, in reality Fluorine is considered as endocrine disruptor proven by several scientists. In particular, the biologist Barbara Demeneix, who indicates that Fluorine interferes with iodine, essential for the proper functioning of Thyroid for example. Fluoride also prevents the attachment of minerals essential for the body such as Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin C. Tap water and bottled mineral water may also contain Fluorine. In the past, tap water was voluntarily fluoridated to prevent tooth decay (max 1.5mg / L), this is no longer the case since the 80s. Attention, non-organic teas / infusions can also contain up to 8mg / L of Fluorine. According to OMS, daily doses not to be exceeded by age group: From 6 months to 3 years: 0.25mg / day 3 to 6 years: 0.50mg / day Children over 6 years old: 1mg / day Adults: 4mg / day In young children it is important to ensure that fluoride toothpaste is not swallowed, at risk of being intoxicated. Fluorine is identifiable in the INCI lists under the following name: Sodium Fluoride. In natural toothpastes Fluor is replaced by Xylitol (birch bark extract), Propolis, Green tea extract and / or Anise essential oil. "*
At Enfance Paris, it is that OMS recommendation: In young children it is important to ensure that fluoride toothpaste is not swallowed, at risk of being intoxicated. that allerted us. How to prevent children between 2 and 8 years to swallow toothpaste, knowing that all laboratories add sugar and other synthetic tastes that make children want to ingest them ..... in short why not simply prohibit its use in formulas for children who do not have their definitive teeth? Again we made the choice to eliminate a controversial substance without waiting for it to be officially banned .....
* text by @selon_alex