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PFAS in Dental Floss: What You Need to Know

  • Unveiling the hidden risks associated with certain waxed dental floss brands, which contain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), 'forever chemicals' known for posing various health risks.
  • Discussing the serious health implications of PFAS exposure, including hormonal imbalances, decreased fertility, and risk of cancer and thyroid disease.
  • Introducing Brush Club's PFAS-free, biodegradable Dental Floss as an eco-friendly and health-conscious alternative, made from renewable corn resources.


Hello, eco-warriors! Ever pondered about the potentially harmful ingredients lurking in your daily dental floss? You'd be shocked!

When we think of flossing, we often view it solely as a benefit to our oral health. However, certain brands of dental floss, particularly those that are waxed, have been found to contain perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of synthetic chemicals that can pose a myriad of health risks. Let's dive deeper into what this all means.

What exactly are PFAS and why should you care?

PFAS are known for their durability and resistance to heat, water, and oil - sounds pretty powerful, doesn't it? However, there's a drawback - PFAS don't degrade in the environment or the human body, earning them the nickname 'forever chemicals'.

The health risks associated with PFAS exposure encompass hormonal disturbances, decreased fertility, and more severe conditions like cancer and thyroid disease. Far from the superhero-like qualities we first thought!

In 2019, a study from the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology highlighted the presence of PFAS in dental floss. Tests confirmed that Oral-B Glide and several other waxed floss brands contained fluorine, a tell-tale indicator of PFAS chemicals. Imagine those 'forever chemicals' seeping into your bloodstream as you floss - not a pleasant thought, right?

Making the switch to PFAS-Free Dental Floss

Fortunately, it's not all doom and gloom in the dental hygiene world. In response to the PFAS issue, a new wave of PFAS-free, and specifically PFA-free floss options, have emerged, giving us a healthier choice. Excitingly, our biodegradable Brush Club Dental Floss is at the forefront of this movement.

Introducing Our Brush Club Dental Floss - Health, Sustainability, and Convenience Rolled into One

At Brush Club, we're on a mission to deliver convenient and eco-friendly dental solutions that place your health and our planet's well-being at the forefront. Our Brush Club Dental Floss is the embodiment of that mission.

Unlike traditional dental flosses, our Brush Club Dental Floss is free from PFAS and other harmful substances, making it an ideal PFA-free floss choice. Aligned with our motto of 'Sustainable Convenience', this floss is made from corn – a renewable resource – and it's biodegradable. This means after use, it doesn't end up polluting our beautiful oceans or filling our landfills for centuries. It goes back to the Earth, where it belongs!

Intrigued about how we make this eco-friendly marvel? Check out our blog post on how our Corn Floss is made. It's a behind-the-scenes tour you won't want to miss!

Embarking on the Journey for a Healthier Planet

In the quest for a healthier planet, every small change contributes. Switching to our Brush Club Dental Floss is a small step with a potentially significant impact. By choosing us, we're not only safeguarding our health but also teaching future generations about the importance of environmental responsibility.

We believe in fostering the habit of making eco-friendly choices – a legacy we're excited to pass on. So why not start now? Make the switch to Brush Club Dental Floss. By choosing this healthier, eco-friendly dental hygiene product, you're also supporting a brand committed to a greener planet.

We're thrilled to have you on this journey towards sustainable living! Keep on flossing, eco-warriors! Together, we can create a cleaner, healthier world.




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