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Fluoride intoxication in a dialysis unit–Maryland.
Fluoridation Accidents: 1972-1981
Over the years, there have been dozens of accidents involving the equipment used to fluoridate drinking water. When such accidents occur, acutely toxic levels of fluoride can enter the water, causing widespread food-poisoning type symptoms. The following list of accidents, covering the years 1972 to 1981, was compiled by Martha Bevis in 1981 for the […]
Annapolis: Water Fluoridation Linked to Death of Dialysis Patient
EVENING CAPITAL (Annapolis, Maryland) November 29, 1979 Fluoride Linked to Death by Mary Ann Kryzankowicz Staff Writer Fluoride poisoning has been definitely linked to the death of a 65-year-old kidney dialysis patient who became ill during a blood cleaning process Nov 11. State Medical Examiner Dr. (illegible) Guard has ruled that Lawrence Blake, 65, of […]
Acute Poisoning from Water Fluoridation
FAN’s compilation of water fluoridation accidents that have resulted in fluoride poisoning.
Acute fluoride poisoning in a New Mexico elementary school
Thirty-four persons became ill with acute fluoride poisoning shortly after drinking water in an elementary school in Los Lunas, NM. The water supply of the school was supplemented with a concentrated sodium fluoride solution designed to raise fluoride levels in drinking water to 1 to 5 ppm.
Acute Fluoride Poisoning Associated with an On-Site Fluoridator in a Vermont Elementary School
On August 30, 1980, an outbreak of minor illnesses consisting of nausea and vomiting affected 22 individuals attending a farmers market at a school. Illness was associated with the consumption of beverages made from school water, analysis of the water showed high levels of fluoride. The most likely source of the contamination was the school fluoridator, which had accidentally been left on continuous operation.
Massive Fluoride Poisoning at Jonesboro Maine School
“We were told that the fluoridation program was completely safe,” said Velma Pineo of Jonesboro, after 60 students and teachers and the principal himself were taken to the Downeast Community Hospital in Machias October 6 following an overdose of the chemical in the school’s water supply.
Hooper Bay, Alaska: Mass Fluoride Poisoning Blamed on Pump, Government
More than 260 villagers in Hooper Bay, Alaska — nearly 10 times more than previously reported — may have suffered fluoride poisoning in May after drinking water laced with dangerous levels of the chemical, according to a new state study.
Water Fluoridation Blamed in 3 Deaths
Fluoride poisoning was blamed Friday in the July 16 deaths of three dialysis patients at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Middletown Maryland Latest City to Receive Toxic Spill of Fluoride in their Drinking Water
Officials of Middletown, MD warned residents by radio in November, 1993 not to drink or cook with city water due to high fluoride levels. Malfunctioning fluoridation equipment caused excessive fluoride levels of 70 parts per million (ppm) in the distribution system. The Maryland State Department of Health stated that they did not plan to do a health survey to determine if any residents experienced symptoms of fluoride poisoning.