TITLE

Mouth cancer from a morning gargle?

AUTHOR(S)
Roberts, M.
PUB. DATE
July 1991
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;7/1/91, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details a new study from the National Cancer Institute that found mouthwashes with more than 25 percent alcohol could boost the risk of mouth cancer by 50 percent. The only such mouthwashes are market leader Listerine, with 26.9 percent alcohol,and store brands that use the same formula (see the label); The American Dental Association is unimpressed, the Food and Drug Administration has no position on Listerine; Comparisons to smoking and heavy drinking.
ACCESSION #
9107011625

 

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