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Originally posted by wardk28
reply to post by snowen20
I hear what you are saying but the whole fluoride thing.... there isn't enough there to get all worked up about it. Not with everything else wrong with the world. I think there is a lot of people making money off the worries of others. The only time someone should be worried about fluoride poisoning is if they can't be trusted to brush their teeth without the supervision of a trusted adult.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Gmoneycricket
Hey you, pathetic wanna be noob troll.
The fact that humans can still reproduce does not mean that:
1) it was comfortable
2) they didnt die at young ages
3) that having constant dental problems is a joy
4) you had no teeth by 30
5) high infant mortality rates
Originally posted by jonnywhite
There're worse things to worry about. Vegetarians, for example, deprive their children of crucial nutrients that impede their development and can lead to lifelong disabilities.
In high concentrations, soluble fluoride salts are toxic and skin or eye contact with high concentrations of many fluoride salts is dangerous. Referring to a common salt of fluoride, sodium fluoride (NaF), the lethal dose for most adult humans is estimated at 5 to 10 g (which is equivalent to 32 to 64 mg/kg elemental fluoride/kg body weight). A toxic dose that may lead to adverse health effects is estimated at 3 to 5 mg/kg of elemental fluoride. Ingestion of fluoride can produce gastrointestinal discomfort at doses at least 15 to 20 times lower (0.2–0.3 mg/kg) than lethal doses. Although helpful for dental health in low dosage, chronic exposure to fluoride in large amounts interferes with bone formation. In this way, the greatest examples of fluoride poisoning arises from fluoride-rich ground water.
considering I tested water for flouride for 8 years, I know all about MSDS sheets, which I hope you never confuse with a medical study in the future.
MSDS sheets are for workers and transporters and the necessary handling of said substance or chemcial. Most chemcials come with them if they are transported in any amount.
Even windex comes with a MSDS sheet and warning placards on tanker trucks when it is transported.
Citric acid comes with an MSDS.
Like I stated eariler in the thread. The MSDS for fluoride is in its purest form. Fluoride is mixed at around one part per million.
I never said fluoride wasn't a poison. I said that the rate they use in water is no where near the amount needed to cause those side effects. Unless you decide to eat toothpaste, then you shouldn't be worried about fluoride poisoning.
The Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is describing the effects on humans at its basic form. If you can show me the MSDS for fluorinated drinking water, I will gladly take a gander at it.