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What Would happen If I DO swallow Mouthwash ?
« on: 05/09/2007 17:16:57 »
Hi Peeps,

It's my annual bath and teeth clean in February and so to celebrate I usually gargle with this stuff too:



But it says in the bottle do not swallow !..what would happen to me if I did ?


........not that I would...it's hard enuff to keep up with such a busy personal hygiene regime as it is !.....



 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/09/2007 17:23:32 »
how long was i asleep? i thought it was september...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2007 17:35:47 »
how long was i asleep? i thought it was september...

I have to start psyching myself up months in advance !!  ;D
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2007 17:37:13 »
ok good. don't scare me. i thought i missed christmas!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/09/2007 18:15:32 »
I would think that the manufactures and safety people would factor in that at some point, someone will swallow their mouth full of mouthwash. Assuming that, it must have a high degree of safety.

On the other hand, some mouthwashes are up to 30% alcohol, so a kid swallowing this may need to seek medical advice.
Also, there are studies that indicate that people using mouthwash are more at risk of throat cancer than those that do not, by a factor of up to 90%!!!

i will look for a link to that very high percentage.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/09/2007 18:40:17 »
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A television report by ABC News has linked Listerine mouthwash with increased cancer risks, but a spokeswoman for the National Cancer Institute said yesterday that any risk was slight.

The Warner-Lambert Company, based in Morris Plains, N.J., makes Listerine, a 112- year-old product that had $280 million in 1990 sales. Warner- Lambert's share price declined $3.375 yesterday, closing at $75 in heavy trading on the New York Stock Exchange before the cancer institute made its comment.

Peter Wolf, a Warner-Lambert spokesman, said the company had not seen the report data.

The institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, said, "Men and women using mouthwash regularly had a slightly increased risk" of mouth and throat cancer. It continued, "The increased risk was seen only in people using mouthwashes with 25 percent or higher alcohol content." Listerine is 26.9 percent alcohol.

The National Cancer Institute said the study indicated that women using high-alcohol mouthwash had a 90 percent higher risk of cancer than those who did not, and men a 60 percent higher risk. But the institute said the findings "do not firmly establish the risk."

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE6DC133EF930A15757C0A967958260&n=Top%2fNews%2fHealth%2fDiseases%2c%20Conditions%2c%20and%20Health%20Topics%2fCancerhttp://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE6DC133EF930A15757C0A967958260&n=Top%2fNews%2fHealth%2fDiseases%2c%20Conditions%2c%20and%20Health%20Topics%2fCancer
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/09/2007 20:38:00 »
THANKS FOR THE EXCELLENCE OF YOUR POSTS Mr Paul.Fr

Great.....I'll cut down my mouthwash use to once every two years now !!

Why's it filled with alcohol anyway ?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/09/2007 20:40:42 »
how long was i asleep? i thought it was september...

I have to start psyching myself up months in advance !!  ;D

Thats so funny I just read kadie's and almost typed word for word what you wrote back to her.. thats because it takes him 5 months to get psyhed up about it!...Thats craziness! LOL
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/09/2007 20:42:53 »
I would think that the manufactures and safety people would factor in that at some point, someone will swallow their mouth full of mouthwash. Assuming that, it must have a high degree of safety.

On the other hand, some mouthwashes are up to 30% alcohol, so a kid swallowing this may need to seek medical advice.
Also, there are studies that indicate that people using mouthwash are more at risk of throat cancer than those that do not, by a factor of up to 90%!!!

i will look for a link to that very high percentage.

I do not use mouthwash,It burns me mouth real bad! Instead I brush my teeth lots and chew mint or wintermint orbit gum! My favorite!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/09/2007 22:10:45 »
THANKS FOR THE EXCELLENCE OF YOUR POSTS Mr Paul.Fr


And the length of that link...sorry folks

why do they use alcohol? well it is a mild antiseptic, but it is also a desiccant. you can buy mouthwash that is alcohol free, this does not come in a brown paper bag and is mad uncle / wino free.

 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/09/2007 16:10:26 »

I do not use mouthwash,It burns me mouth real bad! Instead I brush my teeth lots and chew mint or wintermint orbit gum! My favorite!

Birch bark gum is Fred Flintstone's favourite..
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Last Updated: Monday, 20 August 2007, 09:55 GMT 10:55 UK 

Student dig unearths ancient gum 
 
Birch bark tar has antiseptic properties, scientists say
A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum has been discovered by an archaeology student from the University of Derby.
Sarah Pickin, 23, found the lump of birch bark tar while on a dig in western Finland.

Neolithic people used the material as an antiseptic to treat gum infections, as well as a glue for repairing pots.

Ms Pickin's tutor, Professor Trevor Brown, said: "It's particularly significant because well defined tooth imprints were found on the gum."

He explained: "Birch bark tar contains phenols, which are antiseptic compounds."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6954562.stm

 
 
 

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