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2004 Annual Report of the
American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)

www.aapcc.org

Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS)

Table below taken from "Page 640 Table 22A continued" to see whole report click this
http://www.poison.org/prevent/documents/TESS%20Annual%20Report%202004.pdf
Substance Toothpaste with fluoride Toothpaste without fluoride
No. of Exposures 24180 1616
Age <6 21890 1398
Age 6-19 1026 56
Age >19 1213 154
Reason Unint (Unintentional) 23484 1540
Reason Int (Intentional) 282 16
Reason Other 44 4
Reason Adv Rxn (Adverse Reaction) 361 56
Treated in Health Care Facility 440 30
Outcome None 5187 312
Outcome Minor 1272 93
Outcome Moderate 42 5
Outcome Major 0 0
Outcome Death 0 0

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Other Toxic Toothpaste Links

• Estimated Minimum Lethal Dose of Fluoride - 5 mgF/kg of body weight can kill!
• • See chart of Minimum Lethal Dose of Fluoride Contained in One Tube of "Colgate for Kids" Toothpaste.
• Toothpaste Warnings![on boxes] April 8, 2002 - http://www.ghchealth.com/october2002.html, 2nd to last article.
• Minimum Dose of Fluoride Producing Acute Toxicity http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/accidents/acute.html#refs
• Toothpaste: How Safe? "… the new warning labels required by the Food and Drug Administration on all fluoride toothpastes and dental care products shipped as of April 7[1997]. … "Warnings"