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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.
Hazards lurk in toothpaste tube
Doctors worked for weeks to find the source of 5-year-old Crystal Mustonen’s nightly bouts of nausea and vomiting.
Another Fluoride Fatality: A Physician’s Dilemma
Why do physicians fail to correctly evaluate the toxicity of fluoride? Most textbooks rely on the now outdated views of Smith and Hodge who 25 years ago designated 5 to 10 g of fluoride the fatal toxic dose.
The Minimum Dose that Produces Acute Fluoride Toxicity
Early symptoms of acute fluoride poisoning include gastric pain, nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Studies have found that these symptoms are produced by a single ingestion of just 0.1 to 0.3 mg/kg (i.e., 0.1 to 0.3 milligrams of fluoride for every kilogram of bodyweight). A
The Minimum Lethal Dose of Fluoride
The minimum dose of fluoride that can kill a human being is currently estimated to be 5 mg/kg (5 milligrams of fluoride for each kilogram of body weight). This dose is referred to in the medical literature as the “Probable Toxic Dose” or “PTD.” The dose is sufficient to cause severe poisoning, and in the absence […]
Over 95% of the toothpaste sold in the U.S. now contains fluoride, with many grocery stores carrying few if any non-fluoridated brands. The use of fluoride toothpaste, particularly during early childhood, presents health risks. This is why the FDA requires a poison warning on every tube of fluoride toothpaste now sold in the US. Risks […]