Wednesday, September 08, 2004

This Is A Public Service Announcement

I haven't had time for blogging lately, and it is making me sad...I had to work yesterday...And no, not shopping working, I went and took a class from our school and it was actually quite good. My boss was in a good bipolar mood, so it was nice speaking with her..

As I was in class the instructor started talking about "free radicals" which are molecules gone bad basically, a quick science lesson: a stable molecule has 2 electrons for each of the protons...When the molecule goes bad, the electrons either aren't enough for the protons, or they have too many for the protons..And hence you get a free radical...Why does this concern you...Well these free radicals, are roaming around in the atmosphere looking for the electrons they are missing and steal from good electrons or just from other electrons in general, creating more damage...These free radicals mainly come from the sun, pollution, smoking, ect...And if left untreated, may cause cancer, or if they don't cause cancer, they will break down your collagen molecules and cause you to start premature aging....

Anyway, scientists have just started finding that there are more oral cancers starting to crop up,,,and most people would think it is due to smoking...Well they are finding that it is actually coming from all the whitening products they are now putting in toothpaste!!!!! So beware of whitening toothpaste that have hydrogen peroxide in them, as they may be cancer causing!!!

This has been a public service message to anyone who gives a shit...So lather on the spf kids, and stop whitening your teeth!!!

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

WOW - good info to have! I need to check my toothpaste...I think it does have a whitener in it!

Phillip said...

so the fact that my arm & hammer toothepaste says "baking soda and peroxide" on it is not a good thing? shucks. what are we supposed to brush with? water? man, i like my white teeth. this is unjust....and it's all science's fault. i knew i should have stayed a catholic! natural selection my ass...

mangey cur said...

Hey thanks Vampy for that facinating science review. I remember being grilled on those facts in Anatomy...free rads are also responsible for wrinkles (in some cases)and other skin issues. MSG is a good source of free radical producing agents. Drink Green Tea and free rads be gone!

nongirlfriend said...

Doesn't everything cause cancer now? That's interesting about the toothpaste. And now Colgate or someone has that whole "dental care" line with that shit in it!

Anti-Domestic Violence and Abuse said...

Apparently hydorgen perixode is a quick-acting carcinogen as the prevelance of whitening dentifrices is a relatively new phenomenon. Other cancer agents such as abestos and those contained in cigarettes seemingly take much longer to produce cancer.

I try to balance out my pollution-heavy lifestyle by comsuming a diet rich in antioxidants, but I'll definitely add h-p to my list of things to avoid...except for an occasional Britesmile whitening.

Killy said...

I hate chemistry and therefore promptly forgot all of it after I took the (8 kajillion) classes, but if I'd bothered to remember anything (or pay attention in biochemistry last semester instead of focusing so intensely on various ways to violently kill my asshole professor) I could explain to you why it is that hydrogen peroxide can cause potentially carcinogenic mutations. As it stands, I am of no educational use whatsoever. Sorry! ;-)

Elizabeth said...

I am so paranoid now! Vampy, you need to use your home-made-stuff skills to create an all-natural whitening toothpaste!

Christopher said...

Don't be sad...be depressed and go have cocktails at Cartier...or smile when an old lady steps out of a salon and a bird shits on her! I saw that happen today and I have never felt better about myself ;)

Pisser said...

(Affecting attitude and accent of Orbitz gum girl)...fabulous!

I'm pretty sure Tom's of Maine or Burt's Bees makes an all-natural whitening paste. Stop off at Whole Foods and pick some up along with your non-bleached tampoons :)

Ugh. Hydrogen peroxide is just water with an extra molecule of something, right? Who'd of thought it could cause so much trouble...?

Smiley said...

That's it I'm going back to my Lucky Strike non filters, Jamesson, MSG in everything I eat and am now brushing my teeth 8 times a day with whitening toothpaste. I'm going to become Captain Cancer!

nongirlfriend said...

Christopher, you did NOT really see that happen today, did you?

Why can't I be so fortunate???