It’s always discouraging to learn that an everyday product can be
harmful to your health. A number of lawsuits now indicate that long-term
use of denture creams can cause serious medical problems, including the
buildup of zinc in one’s system and neurological issues.
It took some time for doctors to recognize that neurological problems in
their patients were caused by denture cream use. Those named in the lawsuits
include GlaxoSmithKline PLC, maker of PoliGrip, and Procter & Gamble
Co., maker of Fixodent. The companies claim their products passed safety
standards and are not harmful to users. They also state that zinc is commonly
used as an additive or supplement. Procter & Gamble says the amount
of zinc a user of Fixodent ingests per day is the same amount found in
about six ounces of beef.
Many law firms are looking for denture cream cases. If you are a long-term
user of denture cream products and suspect they have harmed your health,
you may want to seek the advice of medical personnel or an attorney.