Legislators Call on FDA to Study use of Plastic Microbeads in Toothpastes

Legislators Call on FDA to Study use of Plastic Microbeads in Toothpastes
Some dentists said the beads were getting stuck in people's teeth and gums, causing them to raise concerns about the potential for infections. Both Procter & Gamble and the American Dental Association (ADA) have maintained the products are safe for use.
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Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news
Allareddy, V; Elangovan, S; Nalliah, RP; Chickmagalur, N; Allareddy, V: an article, "Pathways for foreign-trained dentists to pursue careers in the United States." J Dent Educ. … Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2014 Oct;25(10):2335-41.
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Financial hurdles remain for dental care
Approximately 8.7 million children — and only about 800,000 adults — could gain extensive dental coverage through the ACA by 2018, according to the American Dental Association. The health care law requires dental coverage be an essential health …
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