Fluoride Water Poisoning In South America Leaves 40 Children In Hospital

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40 Children have been hospitalised in Guatemalan, South America after being poisoned by fluoride in their water at a school fair. 

Teachers had given the children, aged between seven and eleven years old, water which had fluoride tablets dissolved in them. The tablets caused numbness and vomiting in the children who were shortly after taken to hospital.

Doctors treated the children with intravenous solutions to counter the fluoride poisoning. Parents of the children at the school are angry that they were not informed of the plan to give the school kids fluoride tablets in the water and are demanding answers from authorities.