Thursday February 20, 2020

Inside Story: Panacea or poison?

With the introduction of water charges set to dominate the political agenda, the government's controversial policy of adding fluoride to our water must be addressed.

31st August, 2013
If you swallow more than a tiny "pea-sized" amount of fluoride, you are advised to contact a "poison control centre immediately".

Fluoride, the chief ingredient in toothpaste - a product most of us swill around our mouths with abandon twice a day - is highly poisonous. In fact, according to a Department of Health report, brushing your child's teeth at night could be a brush with death. "Swallowing as little as one-quarter of a tube (of fluoride toothpaste) may be life threatening for a one-year-old child," the Department warns, adding that a single tube of toothpaste...

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