From: Orthomolecular Medicine News Service <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 23 febbraio 2007 14:10:17 GMT+01:00
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Subject: No Deaths from Vitamins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, February 23, 2007
NO DEATHS FROM VITAMINS: Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements' Safety
(OMNS Feb 23, 2007) There was not even one death caused by vitamins in 2005,
according to the most recent statistics available from the US National
Poisoning and Exposure Database. The 129-page annual report of the American
Association of Poison Control Centers published in the journal Clinical
Toxicology (1) shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from
any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero
deaths from any other vitamin.
Over half of the U.S. population takes daily vitamin supplements. Even if
each of those people took only one single tablet per day, that makes
145,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 53 billion doses
annually. Since many persons take additional vitamins, the numbers are
considerably higher, and the safety of vitamins all the more remarkable.
1. Lai MW, Klein-Schwartz W, Rodgers GC et al. 2005 Annual Report of the
American Association of Poison Control Centers' national poisoning and
exposure database. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2006; 44(6-7): 803-932. Free
Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22, towards the end of the report.
For further reading:
Download any Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control
Centers from 1983-2005 free of charge at: http://www.aapcc.org/annual.htm
The "Vitamin" category is usually at the very end of the report.
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