1998.09 Ethyl Alcohol in Mouthwash

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Whereas, under the Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetic Regulations, there is no limitation on the amount of ethyl alcohol that can be used in mouthwash; and

Whereas, the high percentage of ethyl alcohol in many mouthwashes may be detrimental to the health and safety of the consumer, and can cause serious medical problems, in some cases death, when accidentally ingested by young children; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women's League of Canada, in 78th annual national convention assembled, urge the federal government to enact legislation to eliminate ethyl alcohol in mouthwash; and be it further

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women's League of Canada, in 78th annual national convention assembled, urge members to become aware of the alcohol content of mouthwash and the associated dangers.