Lizz Hayes

Colgate Toothpaste

Fighting Cavities with Geography and Globalization

Everyone around the world needs to take care of their teeth, with Globalization and Geography everyone can fight cavities, gingivitis and have pearly white teeth :)

My unit claim:

Geography determines the way people live

Weather here causes electrical bills to rise

Colgate Ad

This video was made for Colgate's initiative to get clean drinking water and sanitation to the people of Guatemala a great example of globalization!

Ps to watch video pause background music by scrolling all the way down :)

Colgate commercial (1960's)
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Mumbai has a very high population because of the fact that they are close to the water source and the factory is there. They placed it in this city so the workers can get to and from work in a timely manner.


These are natural resources that companies need to have to make Colgate. Some are:

  1. Sodium Fluoride
  2. Titanium Dioxide
  3. Glycerin
  4. Copolymer
  5. Sorbitol
  6. Hydrated Silica
  7. Triclosan.

Numbers 2-7 are found in Asian areas and number one is the the United States.

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Pros and Cons of toothpaste

How it affects the cultures of countries: Over 300 people in Panama died in early 2007 due to toothpaste tainted by substance called diethylene glycol. It’s a chemical used in anti-freeze. Ingestion causes kidney failure, paralysis and often death.

Environmental problems: Triclosan, which is also used in toothpastes, is a registered pesticide, used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and can destroy fragile aquatic ecosystems.

Economy problems: They are microbeads made of plastic that are used in some soaps and toothpastes and they are being washed down our sinks into nearby lakes or oceans.

Technological Problems: Now that most factories use machines to make things for them people are out of jobs because machines are making the toothpaste and packaging them instead of us


Although toothpastes can be harmful to people are not and can save you from gum disease and cavities and help you have good dental health.

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Merrimack River

As you can see there are a lot of houses along side of this river. This is because a large fresh water body that flows into a salt water can be very useful as I had mentioned using the pie graph

There has been a lot of talk of Globalization. So what even is it?

Globalization is the tendency of businesses, technologies, or philosophies to spread throughout the world, or the process of making this happen.

Wait how do I relate to this?

Globalization is all around you!! Most of the clothes you are wearing are not from the U.S.A. Also, as you can see Colgate is not being manufactured or even really getting a lot of sources from the U.S.A. and because of globalization you are able to have the toothpaste in your own home.

Although there are some downfalls to globalization...

  1. Globalization has led to the exploitation of labor. Prisoners and child workers are used to work in inhumane conditions. Safety standards are ignored to produce cheap goods.
  2. Some experts think that globalization is also leading to the incursion of communicable diseases. Deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS are being spread by travelers to the remotest corners of the globe.

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