Sudanta: without titanium dioxide
Titanium dioxide in toothpaste? Not in Sudanta!
Titanium dioxide has been in the spotlight in recent years due to possible adverse health effects on the intestine, liver, spleen and reproduction.
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is looking at these possible health risks together with other parties. Read here the various RIVM publications.
What is titanium dioxide?
Titanium dioxide is a powdery, white colorant and is used in a large number of different products. For foods, titanium dioxide is listed on the ingredient list as additive E171 or as titanium dioxide. On toothpaste, titanium dioxide is designated as CI Canadian Intense 77891.
A small proportion of the sparingly soluble titanium dioxide particles in this white powder is smaller than 100 nanometers, and is therefore considered a nanoparticle. No limit has been set for titanium dioxide for the amount that a person can consume every day.
Why can nanoparticles cause toxicity?
Very small particles, such as nanoparticles, are nowadays known to behave differently to the larger particles of the same chemical. The small particles have a relatively large surface area and may therefore still be reactive and cause toxicity. In addition, they can end up in other places in the body.
Small children and titanium dioxide
Exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles mainly comes from toothpaste (for small children who swallow toothpaste), candy, coffee creamer, baking and cake decoration products and white sauces.
Even organic toothpastes can contain titanium dioxide
Our French colleagues have started a survey and they found that 2 out of 3 toothpastes (including 25 organic toothpastes) contain titanium dioxide.
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