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The Wichita Eagle’s Fact-Challenged Reporting on Fluoride
During the run-up to a referendum on fluoridation in Wichita, Kansas, the city’s local paper (the Wichita Eagle) became an ardent advocate of fluoridated water. In it’s zeal for fluoridation, the Eagle turned its backs on one of the basic tenets of good journalism by allowing the paper’s editorial view to spill into the paper’s […]
Fluoride Intake from Toothpaste vs. Recommended Daily Intake from All Sources
For many children, fluoride toothpaste is the largest source of fluoride intake. One strip of fluoridated toothpaste on a child-sized toothbrush contains between 0.75 and 1.5 mg of fluoride, which is more fluoride than is found in many prescription fluoride supplements (0.25 to 1.0 mg per tablet). Since young children are known to swallow a large […]
Major Corporations Changing Statements on Safety of Fluorides
In a development certain to gain the attention of risk managers at water utilities around the world, key toothpaste manufacturers and other organizations are changing how they portray the safety or risks of fluorides and water fluoridation.
Allergy to Fluoride Toothpaste – Additional Info
Information about allergic skin reactions to fluoride toothpaste.
Allergy to Fluoride Toothpaste – New Report
The current issue of the journal Dermatology contains an case report which concludes that fluoridated toothpaste may be a cause of “Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis”, a condition more commonly known as “canker sores.”
Acute Fluoride Toxicity from Toothpaste Ingestion
The Food & Drug Administration now requires that all fluoride toothpastes sold in the United States bear the following poison warning: “WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.” The FDA warning is […]
The toxic toothpaste
Like most parents, Beverly Cooke encouraged her daughter Alysia to use fluoride toothpaste. At nine, Alysia started to have leg pains, flu-like symptoms and constant headaches. Her condition mystified specialists until a doctor at an orthopaedic clinic noticed her teeth were mottled brown. He suspected dental fluorosis, a condition caused by over-exposure to fluoride that can cause crumbling of the enamel and permanent damage to teeth.
Colgate pays out for teeth ruined by fluoride
A leading toothpaste manufacturer has paid £1,000 to s child whose teeth appear to have been damaged by fluoride. In what is to believe is the first such case, Colgate-Palmolive made a “goodwill” payment after an independent specialist diagnosed the boy as suffering from a condition lined with fluoride.
Dental products are a major source of fluoride exposure, particularly for children. Fluoridated dental products include toothpastes, mouth rinses, fluoride gels, fluoride varnishes, and fluoride supplements. How Much Fluoride Are in these Products? Fluoride Toothpastes (1,000 to 1,500 ppm) Over 95% of toothpastes now contain fluoride. A single strip of toothpaste covering the length of a […]
Toothpaste label revs up some anxiety
Words like “poison” and “do not swallow” do not belong on the label of anything you put in your mouth even once a day. But there they were, on my Arm & Hammer, on a tube of Colgate in my travel case, on my husband’s “natural” Tom’s of Maine. When I visited my local drugstore, I found similar words — including the P word — on every brand I checked.