Black Ice Cream Is Now a Thing—and It’s Messing with Your Birth Control
Yes, we’re talking about that ingredient that you see in face masks, spa soaps, and teeth whitening powders lining the aisles of pharmacies and grocery stores. “My grandfather used to brush his teeth with a bar of charcoal paste back in the 1940s—due to its popularity, manufacturers are beginning to add the powdered additive to toothpastes found at major grocers like Whole Foods,” says Stella Metsovas, author of Wild Mediterranean. So, if activated charcoal is often used to detox our skin and clean our teeth, how could it possibly be safe to actively consume?
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