Tuesday, January 13, 2009

For fresher breath

... and an agonizingly slow and painful death.
Their review, published in the Dental Journal of Australia, concludes there is now ``sufficient evidence'' that "alcohol-containing mouthwashes contribute to the increased risk of development of oral cancer''.

The ethanol in mouthwash is thought to allow cancer-causing substances to permeate the lining of the mouth more easily and cause harm.

Acetaldehyde, a toxic by-product of alcohol that may accumulate in the oral cavity when swished around the mouth, is also believed to be carcinogenic.


grifter said...

at least they died with a fresh breath!

Jego said...

If you think oral cancer is painful, that written cancer is a hell of a lot worse.

grifter said...

nyahahahahahahaa! sorry, residue of reading chinese emails.