mouthwash causes cancer?

This one’s from my mother.
And it’s definitely news to me.
Anyone? anyone?:eek:

Some mouthwash contains alcohol (ethanol). And…

http://www.hi.umn.edu/annual99/zk-res.html

http://www.dfg.de/english/press/releases/Archive/presse_33a_eng.html

Annnnd…that’s all I can find. “Mouthwash sometimes contains alcohol, and alcohol might cause cancer…”

I notice, in passing, that there are a number of alcohol-free mouthwashes touted as “non-carcinogenic” for sale on the Web. Evidently your mom isn’t the only one.

ORAL CANCER BACKGROUND PAPERS