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Warning about liver of sulfur


#1

Cynthia, very interesting, very scary. I cannot begin to imagine the
mechanism that turned her teeth black … do you have any more
Does it seem to be permanent?

The “bad eggs” smell that you get from liver of sulphur (and don’t
mix it with acid because that makes it much worse) is hydrogen
sulphide. This is a gas with two interesting properties: 1 It is toxic
at rather low concentrations in air and, 2 As the concentration goes
up it dulls and ultimately kills your sence of smell. This means that
you could be breathing in harmful amounts and not know it.

The safest way to use it of course is just in small quantities, which
I guess is what most of us do. But, those black teeth, they’ve got me
wondering WTH is going on. – Kevin (NW England, UK)


#2

It is a scary story, indeed. I shudder to think of the few times I’ve
used liver of sulfur at home, without ventilation. Has the woman found
out what happened?

If she has osteoporosis, she is presumably not young. Has she been
working with metal all her life? The only thing that occurs to me is
the result of stories I’ve heard of copper (oxides?) settling in the
bones of silver- and coppersmiths, whose bones are green when their
graves are opened. If this woman has been working with metal, perhaps
she has copper in her bones, i.e., teeth, and that is what turned
black.

Christine


#3

Re: If she has osteoporosis, she is presumably not young… The
only thing that occurs to me is …perhaps she has copper in her
bones, i.e., teeth, and that is what turned black.

Funny you should mention this…it is exactly the thought I had
last night, as I was thinking about the postings by folks who say it
couldn’t have happened. It makes sense that her teeth, being very
absorbent, have bits of metal in the pores made by osteoporosis, and
it is the tiny metal bits that oxidized, making her teeth look
darkened. The good news is that tooth brushing has lightened
them----she has not yet responded to those specific questions
asked—I will pass on her comments when she returns from vacation.

So, it is likely not a problem for most folks, but we figured that
she’s not the only one with osteoporosis, and we wanted to warn people
with similar health issues.

Cindy www.cynthiaeid.com