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State prisoners get poisoned toothpaste PDF Print
Written by Lauren Ohnesorge   
Monday, 25 June 2007 21:57
Trace amounts of a poisonous chemical was found in Chinese-made toothpaste distributed to state prisoners.  The toothpaste was given to prisoners who could not afford to buy a name brand at prison stores. The Pacific brand paste contained diethylene glycol, also found in antifreeze. For now, inmates will be given Colgate toothpaste while officials decide on a brand. The FDA issued a warning last week on Chinese toothpaste.
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