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FDA Adds Poison Warning to Fluoride Toothpaste
Last month, as 8-year-old Molly Statt stood in the bathroom brushing her teeth, something on the back of the large-size tube of Crest caught her attention. She stopped brushing. Looking up at her father standing beside her, she motioned to the toothpaste and asked, “Is this poison?” “Of course not,” Paul Statt reassured his daughter. “Then why does it say ‘poison’ on it?” she asked.
Kelly seeks ban on fluoride supplement
Fluoride supplements designed to prevent tooth decay in children should be taken off the market until they are proven safe and effective, an Essex County legislator said yesterday.