A concerned Singaporean parent Emmeline Yuen-O'Sullivan posted on her Facebook wondering why the Pigeon branded childrens toothpaste meant for babies and kids contained, she alleged, numerous harmful cancer-causing chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben and Carageenan.
She remarked that children would undoubtedly swallow the toothpaste and wouldn't it be harmful to their well-being especially after prolonged usage?
When the concerned mum shared in popular parent support Facebook group ParentsCode (Singapore), the same anxiety over the use of such alleged harmful chemicals was evident among the parents who replied. Many of whom suggested using more expensive organic products such as Jack & Jill toothpaste, Weleda Children's Tooth Gel or the Little Innoscents toothpaste which do not contain the said chemicals.
There were some who expressed doubts over "harmful" effects of these said chemicals and suggested the parent contact Pigeon to get clarification on the matter if she was worried. Most parents however would rather err on the side of caution and just avoid such products just to be safe, in typical Singaporean fashion.
What do you think? Can the quality control of these big brands be trusted 100% or will you choose to be safe than sorry?