China Brushes Up Toothpaste Ingredient Laws

Law360, New York (July 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After various countries in recent months rejected toothpaste made in China for containing diethylene glycol, an industrial solvent commonly found in antifreeze, the country on Wednesday officially banned use of the chemical in toothpaste manufacturing plants.

China's quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, said all Chinese toothpaste producers should immediately stop using DEG as a material in their products.

However, the agency was quick to insist that its tests had found “no sound evidence” to prove that DEG was dangerous in...
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