lots of calls about the new warning that's printed on tubes of fluoride toothpaste

Poison Control Centers are getting lots of calls about the newwarning that's printed on tubes of fluoride toothpaste.

The warning tells people to seek professional assistance orcontact a Poison Control Center if they swallow more than a BRUSHFULof fluoride toothpaste. This is now required because federalagencies list fluoride as a toxic substance.

But toxicologists say people would have to swallow a wholeTUBE of toothpaste to cause fluoride toxicity. Acute fluoridetoxicity causes nausea...vomiting...and diarrhea.

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