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What are fluoride allergy symptoms?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No fluoride allergy: The authors of diatribes on the dangers of Fluoride use ambiguous & misleading terms to scare people about this important anti-cavity substance. Anecdotal reports from >50 yrs ago reported hypersensitive effects to 1 mg of fluoride. Fluoride supplements for children do not contain that much fluoride. The "hypersensitive" status refers to increased sensitivity not true allergy in these rare cases.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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