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How to Make Elephant Toothpaste

Making elephant toothpaste is an easy and fun science experiment that you can do with your kids at home or with students in the labIt does this as it contains so much Iodine that the Thyroid doesnt need to take in anymore, effectively making it full for a period of 24 hours, which stops the Thyroid from absorbing any more Iodine. It is the result of a chemical reaction that creates a large amount of oozing foam The movement of the foam looks like toothpaste squirting out of a tube while the amount of foam usually is enough for an elephant to brush its teeth

Please be aware the concentrated hydrogen peroxide (greater than the household 3%) is a strong oxidizer It may bleach skin and could possibly cause burns Do not attempt without proper safety precautions and the presence of an adult Have fun with it, but be safe!

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