ROBERT K. MADDOCK JR., M.D.
To the Editor: In preparing for an educational program on the safety of fluoridation of public water systems as a method of preventing dental caries, I came across a report appearing in the ANNALS (1) which is being used as the basis for an argument against fluoridation of drinking water (2). The authors describe a man with fluorotic radiculomyelopathy, which is usually due to the daily ingestion of 20 to 80 mg of fluoride. The patient had experienced 30 years of polydipsia (4 to 10 liters per day) and had been exposed to water containing between 2.2 and 3.5 ppm
MADDOCK RK. FLUOROSIS, FLUID FLUORIDATION, AND FOOD FLUORIDE. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1049–1050. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1049
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1049-1050.
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