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The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by ilelabola(m): 7:22am On Mar 10, 2013
The Dangers of Chewing Gum~

Originally, chewing gum was made from tree sap but today's commercial brands are loaded with harmful ingredients and chemicals.

The modern day chewing gums are made of four major ingredients including synthetic rubber, plastic, sugar, and coloring (dye). Modern day gums are produced from synthetic polymers such as styrene-butadie ­ne rubbers and polyvinyl acetate. The final product is composed of 60% sugar, 20% corn syrup, and only 20% actual gum material.

People do not typically swallow gum, so they pay very little attention to the ingredients. The assumption is that if it is not swallowed, then it is not a concern.

However, the ingredients in gum travel into the bloodstream faster and in higher concentrations than food ingredients, because they absorb straight through the walls of the mouth, and they do not undergo the normal filtration process of digestion.

Gum is typically the most toxic product in supermarkets that is intended for consumption, and it is likely to kill any pet that eats it. Commercial gum products contain roughly the same list of toxic ingredients, with differing labeling, which is virtually always designed to be deceptive.

Common Ingredients of Gum:
• Sorbitol
• Gum Base
• Maltitol
• Mannitol
• Xylitol
• Artificial and 'Natural' Flavoring
• Acacia
• Acesulfame Potassium
• Aspartame
• BHT
• Calcium Casein Peptone-calcium ­Phosphate
• Candelilla Wax
• Sodium Stearate
• Titanium Dioxide (so cancerous that external skin contact is enough)

In essence, Chewing gum is regarded as a harmless cultural tradition but chewing gum itself contains many ingredients that may be hazardous to our health.

http://dherbs.com/articles/dangers-of-chewing-gum-244.html

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Nobody: 8:00am On Mar 10, 2013

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by bokungi40: 9:24am On Mar 10, 2013
I don't like chewing gum.am save.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by greatgod2012(f): 4:44am On Mar 11, 2013
Chai! I love gums die, Lord, pls, help me, when im chewing, mehn, i concentrate seriously, all my loved ones know me, no one dare visit me without packing gums along, especially my hubby and my mum, can i stop chewing gum? I dont know, but i will give it a try, to start with, i have to call my mum, not to send that gum again, may be when its not with me, i might stop chewing it, but...mehn, i use it as a concentratin pill.........lol grin grin grin grin
May God help me.
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by aadetoyin(f): 7:20am On Mar 11, 2013
I still chewed gum yesterday. I can't help it when I Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡ Orbit in the traffic or supermarket.
Hmmmmmm
Have to start closing my eyes
But what bout chewing gums that they say is good 4 the teeth. Does it mean we re been deceived
Or we re taking care of our teeth at the risk of getting really SICK.
God have mercy o.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Wizemmanuel(m): 2:14pm On Mar 11, 2013
Sometimes i chew gum to freshen my breadth,but as from now on i would stop it.Sometimes i chew gum to freshen my breadth,but as from now on i would stop it.Sometimes i chew gum to freshen my breadth,but as from now on i would stop it.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by deols(f): 5:33pm On Mar 11, 2013
I didnt like chewing gum until recently when I needed to do something about my chubby cheecks. some people say they are adorable smiley but I want them slimmer. I read somewhere that chewing gum could help so I started chewing.


what I do is chew and spit out the sugar content and I used to think the sugar free ones are the best.

well I dont chew too much. I infact just take half a sachet and chew it well until pretty hard-when d job would be well done.


this article aint enough to stop me jorh..

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by alaladakosta(f): 5:59pm On Mar 11, 2013
tell that to Sir alex ferguson.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by manny4life(m): 6:00pm On Mar 11, 2013
Ah, I started chewing gum recently to help my teeth (advice from a supposed professional) who said it helps strengthens the gum and contains chemicals to kill germs and mouth odor. Well, time to go to the dentist and hear what he has to say
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Biggyd2: 6:04pm On Mar 11, 2013
Thanks for the info. Na im be say na agbalumo chin gum be the next level o! grin.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by theripper: 6:04pm On Mar 11, 2013
Ferguson for don die since na.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by floragregs(f): 6:05pm On Mar 11, 2013
cryHian! Plz oooo. I love orbit and it helps during boredom.
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Afam4eva(m): 6:07pm On Mar 11, 2013
[size=14pt]Is this why chewing gums were banned in Singapore?[/size]
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Uchenna42(m): 6:08pm On Mar 11, 2013
bokungi40: I don't like chewing gum.am save.

˚°ºU̶̲̥̅̊º°˚ arε̲̣̣̣̥ wetin....Gbagaun of †ђξ year!...pls who is U̶̲̅я english teacher?? grin
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by iamswizz(m): 6:08pm On Mar 11, 2013
What about those of us that use 'Agbalumo' to make gum?

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Nobody: 6:10pm On Mar 11, 2013
ilelabola: The Dangers of Chewing Gum~

Originally, chewing gum was made from tree sap but today's commercial brands are loaded with harmful ingredients and chemicals.

The modern day chewing gums are made of four major ingredients including synthetic rubber, plastic, sugar, and coloring (dye). Modern day gums are produced from synthetic polymers such as styrene-butadie ­ne rubbers and polyvinyl acetate. The final product is composed of 60% sugar, 20% corn syrup, and only 20% actual gum material.

People do not typically swallow gum, so they pay very little attention to the ingredients. The assumption is that if it is not swallowed, then it is not a concern.

However, the ingredients in gum travel into the bloodstream faster and in higher concentrations than food ingredients, because they absorb straight through the walls of the mouth, and they do not undergo the normal filtration process of digestion.

Gum is typically the most toxic product in supermarkets that is intended for consumption, and it is likely to kill any pet that eats it. Commercial gum products contain roughly the same list of toxic ingredients, with differing labeling, which is virtually always designed to be deceptive.

Common Ingredients of Gum:
• Sorbitol
• Gum Base
• Maltitol
• Mannitol
• Xylitol
• Artificial and 'Natural' Flavoring
• Acacia
• Acesulfame Potassium
• Aspartame
• BHT
• Calcium Casein Peptone-calcium ­Phosphate
• Candelilla Wax
• Sodium Stearate
• Titanium Dioxide (so cancerous that external skin contact is enough)

In essence, Chewing gum is regarded as a harmless cultural tradition but chewing gum itself contains many ingredients that may be hazardous to our health.

http://dherbs.com/articles/dangers-of-chewing-gum-244.html

100000% bullshhiit

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Nobody: 6:11pm On Mar 11, 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson is enjoying a long life today bcox of gum chewing so op get lost

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by firetrap(m): 6:11pm On Mar 11, 2013
bokungi40: I don't like chewing gum.am save.
with English as bad as yours, your far from saved

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by iamswizz(m): 6:13pm On Mar 11, 2013
greatgod2012: Chai! I love gums die, Lord, pls, help me, when im chewing, mehn, i concentrate seriously, all my loved ones know me, no one dare visit me without packing gums along, especially my hubby and my mum, can i stop chewing gum? I dont know, but i will give it a try, to start with, i have to call my mum, not to send that gum again, may be when its not with me, i might stop chewing it, but...mehn, i use it as a concentratin pill.........lol grin grin grin grin
May God help me.
hmmmm.. i can sense that you have brown teeth or maybe black
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Nobody: 6:14pm On Mar 11, 2013
No more chewing gum for me. Agbalumo all the way
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by willyo(m): 6:14pm On Mar 11, 2013
they just said 'maybe harmful'. not yet proven if its harmful. #chewing orbit gum#

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Phikom(m): 6:14pm On Mar 11, 2013
alala dakosta: tell that to Sir alex ferguson.
guess you know my mind....about to say that tooo....

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by MrCritique: 6:14pm On Mar 11, 2013
but mr, what can you say about some gums that are therapeutic like the one Sir fergie chews. Are they not made of the same "toxic" materials? abi immunity cover dem?
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by ItsUncleDee(m): 6:15pm On Mar 11, 2013
Loading.... D dangers of lickin sweet grin
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by kaydibs(f): 6:17pm On Mar 11, 2013
REALITY101:

100000% bullshhiit
Just cz u don't believe it doesn't make it bullshit einstein!*rme*
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by bennynaza(m): 6:18pm On Mar 11, 2013
so y isnt alex ferguson dead yet? Imagine nearly 30 yrs of chewing gum for 90mins evry wkend, 9months per year pls midweek champions league matches, plus maybe trainin days. Dats roughly 18,300 MINUTES of chewing gum! So why aint d old scot dead yet?

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by DnigerianPrince: 6:18pm On Mar 11, 2013
I can't stop. I need to freshen my breathe while interacting or on a date with a girl. Thanks but no thanks
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by liljboy(m): 6:21pm On Mar 11, 2013
@OP... i dey chew ORBIT, i aint kno watcha talkin bout
Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by xynerise: 6:21pm On Mar 11, 2013
If you chew a gum near me I will slap the gum comot from your mouth let alone chewing it.

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Re: The Dangers Of Chewing Gum by Petraman(m): 6:21pm On Mar 11, 2013
This is mostly for girls! Girls BEWARE!! Guys also take note of this!!!

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