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US Says Too Much Fluoride in Water

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:06 PM
AP EXCLUSIVE: US Says Too Much Fluoride in Water...Government plans lower fluoride limits; study shows kids have splotchy teeth

Government plans lower Fluoride limits; study shows kids have splotchy teeth a condition called: Dental Fluorosis.

"The U.S. Center of Disease Control found a 9% higher prevalence of dental Fluorosis in American children than was found in a similar survey 20 years ago."

Continued long-term exposure to elevated levels of Fluoride will cause Skeletal Fluorosis

"Although skeletal fluorosis has been studied intensely in other countries for more than 40 years, virtually no research has been done in the U.S. to determine how many people are afflicted with the earlier stages of the disease, particularly the preclinical stages. Because some of the clinical symptoms mimic arthritis, the first two clinical phases of skeletal fluorosis could be easily misdiagnosed. Even if a doctor is aware of the disease, the early stages are difficult to diagnose.[4] Given this, it may be beneficial for general physicians and neuromuscular specialists to familiarize themselves with this uncommon disease and monitor fluoride levels in patients diagnosed with arthritis over time."

Have Flouride levels been increasing over the last 20 years? For what purpose? ...

Water Fluoridation Controversy
Fluoride Poisoning

Excess fluoride consumption has been studied as a factor in the following:
- A weakening of bones...
- Adverse effects on the kidney...
- Little research has been done on possible liver damage, although some studies suggest negative effects...
- Chromosomal damage and interference with DNA repair...
- Four epidemiological studies have noted a correlation between increased fluoride and low IQ...
- Caused Aluminum retention which, in tern causes increased Alzheimer's as well as other medical conditions...

-Also: Fluoride's suppressive effect on the Thyroid is more severe when iodine is deficient, and fluoride is associated with lower levels of iodine. Thyroid effects in humans were associated with fluoride levels 0.05ā€“0.13 mg/kg/day when iodine intake was adequate and 0.01ā€“0.03 mg/kg/day when iodine intake was inadequate.

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posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:14 PM
Really this again. We all know that but we need water so its tough.

posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:14 PM
What I find is the recommended limit is 1ppm but it's allowable up to 4ppm. 4ppm definitely causes damage, but the 1ppm can just build for a while before causing damage. Some of the municipalities have a lot of $$$ flowing into them to have "superior" water filtration. What of the one's that don't? Are they less regulated and perhaps spike towards 4ppm more frequently? We get a water report twice a year, and it always shows 1ppm or less.

I'm glad they are going to lower it, but the question should really be if we need it in the water at all. I of course think it's horrible, and should only be applied topically onto the teeth if at all. This stuff is in the soil, and the foods we eat as well.

Originally posted by 1IN7MILLION
Really this again. We all know that but we need water so its tough.

What exactly is tough ... getting the fluoride out of the water? Really? You do realize we're in the 2nd decade of the 21st century, right?
edit on 7-1-2011 by unityemissions because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 06:22 PM
there is a thread already
Personally, I want to tell my dentist(s) this after all those years of scoff regarding our concerns about fluoride.


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