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Toothpaste EHS

From Material Safety Data Sheet

Toothpaste Chemical names: May contain Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Sulfate
Inhalation: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.
Ingestion: Ingestion of 1 oz. or more may cause nausea, vomiting, and mild gastrointestinal tract irritation.
Skin Contact: Prolonged exposure may produce transient irritation.
Eye Contact: May produce transient superficial eye irritation.
Chronic Exposure: No data
Acute Effects: No data
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No data

What does this mean?

Because most toothpaste contains fluoride, ingestion of excessive amounts (greater than one ounce) could cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, ingestion of too much fluoride toothpaste could lead to dental fluorosis, which damages the cells which produce the tooth's enamel. Avoid ingesting any toothpaste, and avoid contact with skin or eyes. If exposed, flush the area with large quantities of water.

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