Cecil, I was surprised at your answer about toothpaste and flouride-- and triclosan!
A little research will show you that flouride was first researched as a water additive by the Nazis, finding that it causes the populace that drinks it to become more docile and pliable to leading.
The flouride used in our water and toothpaste is is actually waste by product from factories, who found a great way to dispose of their refuse and get paid at the same time. There is no requirements on quality or purity(oxymoron) of the flouride. Flouride is also an ingredient in pesticides. Note the instructions on toothpaste tell you to never swallow the stuff, and to thoroughly rinse out the mouth, and to not let kids use it until a certain age. Wonder why if it’s so great?
Also, actual studies have shown that communities without flouride have stronger teeth and fewer cavities. The studies that the industries funded to show otherwise studied children in flouridated coummunities that regularly brushed, and compared them against children in non flouridated communities that did not brush their teeth regularly. A perfect example of rigged studies which big pharma and others do all the time. Many European communities have banned flouride.
As for triclosan, even the mainstream news just reported that when the chlorine in water comes in contact with triclosan, a vapor is given off that is extremely carcenogenic to the lungs and respiratory system. It is supposed to be removed from all products.
Must have been in a hurry on this one, Cecil!!