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Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth.
A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended limit for fluoride in water supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years.
it's not that municipalities are actually dripping genuine fluoride into the water supplies in the first place -- they're largely using fluorosilicic acid, which, as I've covered before, is actually a toxic waste product produced in the smokestacks of various industrial chemical producers. If they weren't selling this substance to cities, they would have to pay a lot of money to have it handled as an environmental hazard and buried in EPA-approved landfills.
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Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
ATS allows for topics posted in the BAN forum to be duplicated in their respective intended forums.
And to be on topic...I think it's clear the government has no malicious intentions here. Physical manifestations have prompted the gov to lower exposure limits. Surely, if there were more evidence that Fluoridated water is much more dangerous than they had anticipated, they would take proper action to remove or reduce fluoridation.
So, I don't think it's a nefarious act on behalf of the government. Not many people realize how muddy the water is in different areas of medical research. Currently, for multiple reasons, research quality standards have reduced. It's now become a field of quantity, not quality. And because of the numerous studies being conducted, and their lack of quality (poor study methods, short term studies, industry bias, etc.), analyzing data and forming factual conclusions becomes a daunting and confusing task.edit on 7-1-2011 by DevolutionEvolvd because: (no reason given)