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Fluoride Toothpaste: A Cause of Perioral Dermatitis
We have gathered clinical and historical data implicating fluoride dentrifices as an important etiologic factor in this dermatosis. The following two cases support this observation.
Fluoride & Perioral Dermatitis
Perioral dermatitis (PD) is a common rosacea-like dermatitis that was never reported prior to the mid-fifties. Although it can affect both sexes and all ages, most patients are women ages 20-50 years. Patients with PD frequently report a pre-existing tendency to blush. This disease is most likely multifactorial in origin, and fluoride preparations in dentrifices probably have played a role as precipitator.
Allergy to Fluorides
Rather than simply denying the validity of his reports, it would be to the advantage of all concerned to have them thoroughly analyzed. This could best be done if a small number of unbiased, qualified physicians, agreed upon by both “sides,” would independently examine and diagnose several of the patients who are reportedly allergic to fluoride.
Allergy and Hypersensitivity to Fluoride
there are reasonable grounds for concluding that there are individuals in whom allergy or hypersensitivity to fluoride has been demonstrated.
Fluoride & Human Health: An Interview with Dr. Kathleen Thiessen
KATHLEEN M. THIESSEN is a senior scientist at SENES Oak Ridge, Inc., Center for Risk Analysis. From 2003 – 2006, Dr. Thiessen served as a panelist for the National Research Council’s (NRC) review “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards.” She has extensive experience evaluating exposures, doses, and risks to human health from environmental […]
Water Overdosed with Fluoride: 5 towns in Marin affected
Water to five West Marin conmunities last month was overdosed accidentally with up to eight times the accepted level of fluoride for about two weeks, it was disclosed Thursday. The excessive concentration of the chemical, a health hazard according to its critics even at normal levels, was injected into water pumped from Marin Municipal Water […]
Fluoride’s Effect on Osteoblasts (Bone-Forming Cells)
As noted by the National Research Council, “[p]erhaps the single clearest effect of fluoride on the skeleton is its stimulation of osteoblast proliferation.” (NRC 2006). Osteoblasts are bone-forming cells. “Stimulatory effects of fluoride on osteoblasts result in formation of osteoid, which subsequently undergoes mineralization.” (Fisher RL, et al. 1989). If the new osteoid tissue is subsequently mineralized, […]
Water fluoridation was launched in the 1940s on the mistaken premise that fluoride needs to be swallowed. As the CDC now acknowledges, fluoride’s main benefit comes from topical application, not ingestion. While fluoridation advocates claim fluoridated water provides an effective form of topical fluoride, current data shows no meaningful difference in tooth decay in areas with, and without, fluoride in the water.
“The political profluoridation stance has evolved into a dogmatic, authoritarian, essentially antiscientific posture, one that discourages open debate of scientific issues.” – Dr. Edward Groth, Senior Scientist, Consumers Union, 1991.
Fluoride and Biochemistry
Biochemistry is the chemistry of living things. From a biochemical point of view when we swallow fluoride we are on a potential “hiding to nothing.” On the one hand, there are no known biochemical processes that need the presence of the fluoride ion to function properly. On the other hand, there are many processes that […]