Emily Lallouz from Burbank, California went to the dentist for a standard root canal procedure and she wasn’t excited at all. The events that followed led her to post this angry message on her Facebook profile.

Before starting the procedure, the dentist asked Emily if she had used a specific brand of toothpaste. She replied positively and was stunned when the dentist showed her what he found just under her gums between the teeth – a small blue bead. The micro plastic was lodged between the teeth and if the dentist hadn’t noticed it would have caused inflammation.

Polyethylene is found in many exfoliating cosmetic products. After the discovery, Emily was shocked to find out that there had been many other cases where these micro plastic balls caused serious problems. The miniature plastic balls aren’t just dangerous for human health: they can end up in the drains and eventually find their way into the ocean since the filters aren’t designed to stop such small pieces. Fish and other sea animals can ingest them and eventually end up on our table again and we’re sure that no one likes the taste of plastic in fish. In October this year, Germany prohibited the sale of toothpaste with micro plastic for the first time. The public was advised to report if they find any such product on the market by the “Association for Environment and Nature Conservation Germany” (BUND). A special address was opened ( where people could send pictures of products which contain polyethylene (PE).

Many cosmetic items contain this dangerous ingredient. Preserve your environment and your health and steer clear of products such as lotions, peelings etc. with the following contents:

From page 3 in this article, you can see a list of products from Germany which still have polyethylene even though the substance was banned. Please check to see if you use any of these products. Keep in mind how dangerous they can be and decide if you’re going to continue using them or switch to a safer alternative.

The best option are of course natural homemade products. You could fail a couple of times until you find the perfect match for you but you will be amazed to see how great can they can work. A good example is a face-peeling from the “Isana Young” brand, which contains olive pips as an exfoliator and costs less than 2 Euros. With your own research, you can find the right product.

After the shocking discovery, Emily now makes her own toothpaste using baking soda and coconut oil. What’s shocking was that she did not really have to use that kind of toothpaste. The blue beads inside were mere decorations so this is a classic case of dangerous consumer scam.

Share this article with everyone you know so people can be aware of this harmful ingredient!