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Tainted toothpaste in Las Vegas?

There aren't any reports yet of tainted toothpaste in Las Vegas, but tainted toothpaste is likely to be found locally just as it has been in multiple other states. Check out this article published at About.com:Deadly Chemical Found in Chinese ToothpasteFirst tainted pet food and now tainted toothpaste. That’s right, tainted toothpaste! The maker of a Chinese toothpaste is under investigation for adding diethylene glycol to its toothpaste. Diethylene glycol is also the chemical that is blamed for taking the lives of at least 51 Central Americans after it was found mixed with cough syrup last October.The Chinese made toothpaste called “Mr. Cool' and 'Excel' was said to be illegally imported from Panama into the Dominican Republic. According to this press release, the toothpaste was removed from shelves after a customer noticed that diethylene glycol was listed under the ingredients.If you live in the United States, always make sure that the toothpaste you purchase has th…