Flossing is an integral part of any thorough oral care regimen, but not all flosses are created equal. This Natural Biodegradable Silk Floss® takes us back to a time before the nylon of today’s floss took over — when floss was made of pure, inviting, luxurious silk. Free from the toxins found in similar products, RADIUS®’ silk floss glides easily between teeth for a meticulously clean finish. Plus, this silk floss is the only biodegradable and compostable floss on the market today.
- Floss with a Cause
Pure silk thread is spun on small machines at the CORSEDA Fair Trade Co-op in Colombia, which supports more than 80 families.
- Soft & Smooth
The silk is spun in candelilla plant wax (derived from candelilla shrubs in the Southwestern US desert), ensuring a smooth glide between teeth for total tooth and gum protection.
- Good for the Earth
100% biodegradable — perfect for camping and composting.
- No Nasty Ingredients
You won’t find glutens, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, unnatural coloring, phthalates, parabens, or any other harmful additives in this floss.
Unflavored Silk Floss
Is Your Floss Coated in Teflon?
Many floss companies add a non-stick chemical to help floss slide easily between your teeth. This chemical, called perfluoroctanoic acid (or PFOA) has historically been determined as safe by researchers. But a new Emory University Rollins School of Public Health study shows that this chemical is linked to thyroid disease.The scientists found that more than 10 percent of people exposed to drinking water contaminated with PFOA reported having some type of thyroid problem.Granted, the study involved people ingesting PFOA via the water system, not getting exposed to PFOA via floss, and last time I checked, nobody is swallowing floss — but it seems like an unnecessary risk to take given that floss does touch the inside of your mouth, can sometimes flake, and is very hard to breakdown.They concluded that higher exposure to PFOA was indeed associated with thyroid problems, after a comparison of blood levels and years of exposure to the chemical. What is PFOA?PFOA is part of a group of nonstick chemicals called PFCs, which have unique properties that make things resistant to other things sticking and stains.The problem is, PFC compounds don’t break down easily and are readily found inside our bodies.Along with thyroid disease, different PFCs have also been linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, and weaker immune systems.
Read more at Ask the Dentist: http://askthedentist.com/floss-thyroid-danger/
Emory study: https://www.bna.com/emory-university-research-n17179881453/