Fluoride... A Toxic Chemicals In Your Drinking Water
Fluoride is a trace mineral found in differing concentrations in foods and water. Foods high in it include fish, tea, and many different vegetables. It is added into the municipal water supply of many cities in the United States.
Municipal water treatment plants have historically added fluoride to the water to help prevent tooth decay, and they try to maintain a level of 1.0 - 2.0 mg/L (or 1.0 - 2.0 ppm). Water concentration above 5 mg/L (or 5ppm) is detrimental to ones tooth structure and overall health.
Healthy natural, organic fluorine is present in food items such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Unhealthy inorganic fluorine, such as Sodium Fluoride , HydroFluoSilicic acid , or Sodium SilicoFluoride, are found in toothpaste, fertilizers and some rat poisons. The MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level)established for drinking water by the U.S. EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) is 4 mg/L (or 4ppm).
Grab your tube of toothpaste. Look at the warnings. It reads something like this "If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away"
Why is it that we are told it is O.K. to drink it in our water, yet we are warned to contact the Poison Center if we swallow some toothpaste?
Watch this video from a dentist on why he no longer promotes its use to his patients.
Five Reasons Not to Use It
1. Fluoridation's role in the decline of tooth decay is in serious doubt. The largest survey ever conducted in the US (over 39,000 children from 84 communities) by the National Institute of Dental Research showed little difference in tooth decay among children in fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities.
2. It is not an essential nutrient. No disease has ever been linked to a deficiency. Humans can have perfectly good teeth without it.
3. Fluoridation is not necessary. Most Western European countries are not fluoridated and have experienced the same decline in dental decay as the US.
4. The levels put into water (1 ppm) is up to 200 times higher than normally found in mothers' milk.
5. Once it is put in the water it's impossible to control the dose any person receives. This is because some people such as manual laborers, athletes, diabetics, and people with kidney disease drink more water than others, and we receive fluoride from sources other than the water supply such as some foods and beverages.
Fluoridated water can be cleaned up to make the drinking water better for you. This can be done with a
point-of -use water filter
or if you do not want fluoridated water coming from any tap in your home
a whole house filter
is best for you.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a startling report that admits 2 in 5 children in America show signs of fluoride poisoning, (streaking, spotting or pitting of teeth due to dental fluorosis). The agency concluded that levels need to be lowered in municipal water supplies, reducing it to 0.7 milligrams per liter (the previous recommended upper limit was 1.2 milligrams per liter).
This ends over five decades of the U.S. government recommending up to 1.2 milligrams in every liter of water. But even the new lower levels are still more than enough to cause serious harm to children.
It's so rare to find any agency of the federal government actually doing anything that even resembles a good decision these days that the CDC's decision deserves some level of kudos.
Even though it doesn't end the destructive practice of poisoning the water supply with fluoride, it's a step in the right direction. But it doesn't go nearly far enough, say industry watchdogs.
"It's a good start that they've finally recognized that after 65 years they needed to lower the 'optimal' levels, it should have happened years ago." says Professor Paul Connett executive director of the Fluoride Action Network.
"The bad news is that the CDC and ADA are still trying to maintain that the only issue of concern is dental fluorosis and are trying to ignore all the other health concerns. If they were really serious about reducing dental fluorosis, they would stop fluoridated water altogether. But short of that, if they were really serious, then the next best thing would be to warn parents in fluoridated communities not to use fluoridated tap water to make baby formula. That's the most practical thing to do."
It is unknown how many children in America and around the world have been poisoned by infant formula made with fluoridated tap water, but that number continues to grow each day that water fluoridation continues.
"All that's happening here is really a P.R. exercise to make it look as if they are addressing the public's concerns without really doing anything substantial. [They] give the message that they're going to choose a level which would allow the water fluoridation program to continue. That's a travesty of science and another example where these Washington based agencies are more interested in protecting a policy than in protecting the health of the American people."
"They've completely ignored all the IQ studies and the notion that fluoride damages the brain," Connett explains.
Connett isn't the only one hoping to see the CDC ban it outright. ABC News is reporting today that Dr Griffin Cole, a dentist in Austin, Texas, said, "I still don't think it's enough, honestly," he said. "I don't think there should be fluoride in the water at all."
Fluoride is dangerous to your health - here's why...
Even though the CDC's decision still supports water fluoridation, it nevertheless sends a powerful message across the country that too much fluoride is dangerous for your health.
This should slap shut the mouths of at least some of the dentists and doctors who have been advocating this mass poisoning of our nation for the last several decades. But there's much more to this story that's not being reported anywhere else.
For the CDC to limit this to only 0.7 mg per liter rather than 1.2 mg per liter isn't exactly a huge victory. As Connett explains, it is actually an admission that the CDC supports the mass poisoning of the American people with a dangerous toxic chemical.
Interestingly, with today's report, the CDC has decided that "too much" fluoride is bad for you, but "a smaller amount" is just fine for your health. The CDC has a moral and regulatory responsibility to ban fluoride from being dumped into municipal water supplies.
Let us hope and pray that this agency will soon rise to this moral standard and take action to protect the health of the American people rather than protecting the financial interests of the industry of conventional dentistry.