1. Thirty-nine pharmaceuticals prescribed by obstetricians and pediatricians were analyzed
for micro quantities of fluoride for this report,
2. Effect of ingestion of occult fluoride on cord blood and placenta is referred to,
3. Cause of “idiopathic opacities” of enamel and enamel hypoplasias occurring in fluoride free or “optimum supplied” water supplies is suggested.
Ingestion of fluorides for the partial prevention of dental caries has been suggested for some time, with stress laid on the fluoride content of potable water supplies and foods.1-5 Little or no reference has been made to ingestion of the element or its derivatives from other sources, particularly vitamin and mineral supplements prescribed by obstetricians during pregnancy and by pediatricians during infancy and childhood.
In our study,6 which has been under way for more than six years, we have encountered fluoride concentrations in cord blood and placental tissues from control cases which were unexp1ainably high7 because the patient had no known source of fluoride other than that usually found in the dietary, the water being fluoride free. This led us to do micro determinations of fluoride content of pharmaceuticals prescribed by the obstetricians treating the individual cases.
Impact of imported beverages on fluoridated and nonfluoridated communities
In order to compare the effect of beverages "imported" from nearby communities on the fluoride intake of a fluoridated community with that of a nonfluoridated community, 45 different carbonated and juice drinks were sampled from Houston (fluoridated) and San Antonio (nonfluoridated) and examined for their fluoride concentrations. In spite of the fact that an
The case for eliminating the use of dietary fluoride supplements for young children.
Fluoride supplements have been used for years to prevent dental caries; nevertheless, there are three reasons why their use is inappropriate today among infants and young children in the United States. Evidence for the efficacy of fluoride supplements when used from birth or soon after is weak, supplements are a
Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Fluoride Supplementation: A Survey of Pediatric Medical and Dental Providers in the State of Hawai'i.
Hawai'i has the lowest rate of community water fluoridation in the nation, which has contributed to poor oral health for children statewide. When properly prescribed, the benefits of fluoride supplementation for oral health outweigh any potential side effects to the body. Official recommendations give pediatric healthcare providers the authority to
Filled dietary fluoride supplement prescriptions for Medicaid-enrolled children living in states with high and low water fluoridation coverage.
BACKGROUND: Although dietary fluoride (F) supplements (DFS) are recommended for children who use F-deficient drinking water, no studies have examined filled DFS prescriptions across multiple states to examine the dosage consistency with current recommendations or prescription length. METHODS: This sequential cross-sectional analysis used Medicaid claims data for children aged 0.5 through
Florbetaben F 18: Summary of Use during Lactation.
Drug Levels and Effects Information in this record refers to the use of florbetaben F 18 as a diagnostic agent. No information is available on the use of florbetaben F 18 during breastfeeding. The manufacturer recommends withholding breastfeeding for 24 hours after a diagnostic dose Twenty-four hours is about 10 half-lives
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Exposure Pathways Linked to Skeletal Fluorosis
Excessive fluoride exposure from any source -- and from all sources combined -- can cause skeletal fluorosis. Some exposure pathways , however, have been specifically identified as placing individuals at risk of skeletal fluorosis. These exposure pathways include: Fluoridated Water for Kidney Patients Excessive Tea Consumption High-Fluoride Well Water Industrial Fluoride Exposure Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals (Voriconazole
Allergy to Fluoride
Six children and one adult exhibited various allergic reactions after the use of toothpaste and vitaimin preparations containing fluoride. The following conditions were encountered: Urticaria, exfoliative dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, stomatitis, gastro-intestinal and respiratory allergy.
Physician's Desk Reference: Fluoride Hypersensitivity
The following are excerpts from various editions of the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR). "In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria. Gastric distress, headache and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitivity reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride. In rare cases,
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.
Prenatal and postnatal ingestion of fluorides - A progress report.
The cases described indicate that certain patients react unfavorably to fluoride therapy. Whether the fluorine acts as an allergen after short term use or whether the fluorine acts as an intoxicant after many months of use, is unknown and should be determined.
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