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June 14, 2007

N.C. prisons check inventory for tainted toothpaste

By Dan Kane
The News and Observer

NORTH CAROLINA — Given the cost of dental care, it's no surprise the N.C. Department of Correction would hand out free toothpaste to inmates who can't afford it.

But now they are telling inmates to stop using it. Turns out the toothpaste was made in China, where other brands have been found to contain a poisonous chemical called diethylene glycol that has caused deaths in other countries.

Full story: N.C. prisons check inventory for tainted toothpaste

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