“Don’t” Fixodent And Forget It
You might want to pay attention to this news, molar or less. It seems that Fixodent, one of the most popular brands of denture adhesive on the market, is at the center of a class-action lawsuit over nerve damage claims.
According to ABC News, the problems are related to the mineral, Zinc, that is found in the product.
Mark Jacoby, a 41-year-old former construction worker from York, Pennsylvania was interviewed and said:
"I started getting tingling in my fingertips. And then it started happening in my toes," he told ABC News' 20/20 anchor Chris Cuomo, who is the Chief of the Law & Justice Unit. "I started getting weaker and, you know, I couldn't walk right, off balance and I'm at this point now."
"I can almost guarantee you it was the Fixodent," said Jacoby. "It's soaked into your body and it messes with the nerves."
Other similar stories are now being reported. High Zinc levels can interrupt the body's absorption of Copper, which in turn can lead to "serious and irreversible neurological problems." It's uncertain how regularly the subjects used the adhesive, or how much was needed to promote the high levels found in their bodies.
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