Here’s a new reason to get your toothpaste at your health food store. Fluoride from your toothpaste and your water makes its way into the soil. Animals eating plants grown in the contaminated soil are adversely affected, causing illness and even species vulnerability. Even the current emergency of bees dying off has been linked to flouride. Fluoride also affects the plants themselves damaging plant growth and yield. Strangely, recent studies have also suggested that fluoride might contribute to insomnia (Environ Health. 2021 Feb 18;20(1):16). So, there’s a bunch of reasons to look for toothpaste, and water solutions, in your health food store.