Fluoride: Panacea or Poison?
The American Dental Association (ADA) says this on their website:
More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
So, there you have it. If the ADA and CDC say it, it must be true. If your mind is already made up, then feel free to stop there. However, if you have given this issue some thought and wonder how a poison such as fluoride can be deemed "safe" then read on.
Dr. Edward Group
wrote this a couple of years ago:
Fluoride is one of the most dangerous health threats in our environment, and its widespread use makes it challenging to avoid. On this website, we regularly discuss the health concerns associated with water fluoridation and believe that the prevalence of fluoride in our water supply is not something to take lightly. Fortunately, many in the health and science fields are working toward change and many of these individuals have voiced their concerns in the new documentary Fluoride: Poison On Tap.
He goes on to say this:
Fluoride Exposure Can Have Serious Health Consequences
Many people have been wrongly convinced that fluoride is necessary for dental health. In actuality, fluoride is extremely toxic and fluoride ingestion is one of the most common reasons for calls to Poison Control. The health consequences from fluoride exposure, water or otherwise, can be horrendous…
Fluoride is a neurotoxin that could cause damage equivalent to that from a traumatic brain injury; children living in highly fluoridated areas have up to five times greater chance of developing a low IQ compared to those who do not.
Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland.
Fluoride can affect thyroid and it’s ability to absorb iodine.
Fluoride consumption can cause skeletal fluorosis, a condition resulting in weak bones.
Research has shown that fluoride exposure can cause early puberty in girls.
Higher levels of fluoride correspond to lower fertility rates in both men and women.
Areas with high fluoride levels in the water tend to have a higher rate of chronic kidney disease.
Research suggests fluoride causes cardiovascular inflammation and atherosclerosis.
The Fluoride Action Network reports that, as of May 2013, 43 studies have examined the effect of fluoride on human intelligence.
Fluoride may play a role in ADHD and other mental issues, according to research from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Here's another short point of view about the dangers of fluoride:
As Dr. Group says, mandatory fluoridation has been banned in many countries across the world, including China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan. Although most of America is lagging, some American communities are realizing it’s the healthier choice and are rejecting water fluoridation.
These are just a couple of hundred, most likely, thousands of sources who are violently opposed to fluoridation in water. This is an issue where both sides are passionate about their positions. Neither side will give a quarter to the other. You will have to make your own decision about fluoride - for or against? Just Google "Dangers of fluoride in drinking water
," and make your own decision - don't allow someone else to decide for you. This is your choice.
If you want to leave the fluoride, fine! If not, US Water Systems has the best method of removing fluoride at the highest levels with the Pulsar Fluoride Filter
, which removes more fluoride than any system due to increased prolonged contact. However, some families just want to remove the fluoride from their drinking water and while there are several ways to do it, I recommend our US Water Systems Cobalt Hyper-Safe RO
with enhanced fluoride and chlorine removal. It's your choice - you decide. We have the systems to remove fluoride if that is what you decide.