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Medical Do you agree with the use of sodium fluoride?

  1. Nov 6, 2014 #1
    So I just finished my chemistry homework and was going through my answers and googling them to learn more about them. I got to sodium fluoride and I already knew it was that stuff dentists put on your teeth and that it wasn't to good for you. I read that it has some advantages like preventing cavities, but is also used as a stomach poison for insects. I also read that in large doses it can cause stomach ulcers and is lethal at around 5-10 grams for a 150-ish pound human(toxic to inhale too).

    So I want to know what your opinions are on the subject, do you agree with the use of sodium fluoride?
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  3. Nov 6, 2014 #2


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