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Are Fluorides considered Safe OTC Drugs?

SpecialChem / Nick Morante – Apr 13, 2007

I came across some interesting information regarding fluoride and fluoride treatments. It seems that some studies were conducted (about 5-10 years ago) and it has been determined that fluoride can be hazardous to humans. But this data should still be of concern today. So why is it sanctioned by the FDA as an OTC ingredient in toothpastes for cavity prevention? You certainly have lobbyists on both sides of this argument. Some say that cosmetic dentistry is much more lucrative than cavity prevention. So if you do not use fluoride in tooth products or in drinking water, then there may be a higher incidence of tooth decay and eventually the need for more cosmetic dentistry. So people are healthier but have more cavities. Many have come from Europe where there are interesting opinions as to why they do not put fluoride in their drinking water. I will mention some of them later in this article. But what is it that people don't know about fluoride? On December 7, 1992, the EPA Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for lead was set at 0.015 ppm.

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