Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Lawyer in New York City
What Is Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning?
Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning occurs when denture users unavoidably ingest small amounts of denture cream that contains the heavy metal zinc, over long periods of time. Denture cream users may not be aware of the presence of zinc in their denture cream since the FDA does not require denture cream manufacturers to list the ingredients of the product on its packaging. Due to increased levels of zinc in denture cream users, their copper levels reactively decrease. The decrease in copper levels results in neurological damage, which may be permanent.
The symptoms of neurological damage caused by denture cream zinc poisoning include:
- abnormal blood pressure
- abnormal heart rate
- lack of balance
- anemia (red blood counts in the body become too low)
- inability to perspire
- bladder dysfunction
- sexual dysfunction
- decreased energy
- hematopoietic disorders (bone marrow failure)
- paresthesias (leading to numbness, tingling, pinching, stabbing, or shocking feelings in the extremities)
- dysesthesias (called the “glove and stocking sensation,” where when anything is touched, it feels as if there is a glove or stocking over the fingers)
- weakness in the extremities
- difficulty walking or running
- general heaviness of the extremities
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Zinc Poisoning Due To Denture Cream Use
The recommended daily allowance of zinc is 8 mg for women, and is 11 mg for men. Based upon research conducted at the University of Texas, the denture creams used by four patients contained zinc concentrations of between 17,000 and 34,000 micrograms per gram. Because of the use of the four subjects, their exposure was estimated at 330 mg per day, which is far greater than the highest tolerable daily level of zinc of 40 mg, as stated by The National Academy of Sciences in 2001.
Because of increased levels of zinc in the body, the levels of copper reactively deplete. Symptoms of copper deficiency include: neuropathy, abnormal blood pressure, abnormal heart rate, lack of balance, paralysis, anemia (red blood counts in the body become too low), edema, fatigue, paleness, sores, inability to perspire, constipation, bladder dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, anorexia, diarrhea, dermatitis, decreased energy, hematopoietic disorders (bone marrow failure), paresthesias (leading to numbness, tingling, pinching, stabbing, or shocking feelings in the extremities), dysesthesias (called the “glove and stocking sensation,” where when anything is touched, it feels as if there is a glove or stocking over the fingers), weakness in the extremities, difficulty walking, difficulty running, general heaviness of the extremities.
Copper Deficiency As a Result of Zinc Overdose
The normal level of copper in the human body ranges from 0.75 to 1.45 micrograms per milliliter; however, victims of zinc overdoes have reportedly experienced copper levels ranging from 0.1 to 0.23 micrograms per milliliter. The decrease in copper, and an increase in zinc levels can lead to severe neurological damage.
Legal Help for Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Victims in New York City
To further understand your rights, consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable regarding the dangerous side effects of Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning.
If you, a family member, or friend have suffered due to the use of Denture Cream, please contact a Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Attorney at Finz & Finz, P.C., now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced attorney or simply fill out the Free Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Case Evaluation form.