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In America, selling toxic toothpaste from China

July 9 2007
13:38

U.S. warns citizens against the use of toxic counterfeit Colgate toothpaste from China.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Office for Quality Control of Food and Drug Administration (UKPM) indicated that despite his efforts and made public in June warning "the fake toothpaste continues to appear in the sale, particularly in Massachusetts, primarily - in cheap stores, such as those where any goods are offered for $ 1.

In June, officers seized UKPM tubes of toothpaste containing the toxic substance diethylene glycol, a number of shops of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Diethylene glycol is widely used as a solvent or a component of antifreeze. The specialists were able to determine that the counterfeit toothpaste made in China, although on the tube is marked "Made in South Africa."

In its notification UKPM urged to refrain from buying toothpaste Colgate, in which the tubes as a country of manufacture are indicated China or South Africa or no inscriptions in English. Reports Newsinfo.ru.

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