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Debates about the product in San Diego go back to the 1950s, when San Diego residents voted in a special election to ban treatment of city water with “any fluoride compound.”
Opponents of fluoridated water say the product is linked to numerous health problems, including cancer and bone problems. They question its purported benefits for teeth and resent any efforts to treat medical issues such as cavities by adding products to the public water supply.
January 22, 2011 Below are summaries of some of the more notable fluoride studies of 2010. Tara Blank, Ph.D. Science and Health Liaison Officer Fluoride Action Network
Fluoride Compromises Brain Function
CDC reports 41% of 12-15 year-olds have dental fluorosis
Increased risk of fluorosis from infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water
At least one-quarter of UK population over-exposed to fluoride
Fluoride decreases bone strength
Fluoride increases serum lead concentrations
Fluoride disrupts cardiac function
Fluoride as a pro-inflammatory factor
"We won’t be satisfied until this foolish practice is eliminated from the face of the earth. Even promoters like the CDC (1999) admit fluoride’s predominant action is TOPICAL – so why swallow it when you can brush it on your teeth and spit it out? Swallowing it means you receive few if any benefits but you get all the risks. In addition, it is both ridiculous and unethical to use the water supply to deliver medication. It forces it on people who don’t want it. You cannot control dose or who gets it and individual response is not monitored. Moreover, in the case of fluoride there is practically no margin of safety between the so-called ‘beneficial” dose and the toxic dose – which would demand very careful control of dose, which you cannot control merely by controlling the concentration at the waterworks.. Please note the level of fluoride in mothers’ milk is 0.004 ppm. This means a bottle fed baby in a fluoridated town gets 175 times more fluoride than a breast fed one. That is not a sensible thing to do."
1)National Research Council: EPA’s fluoride standards are unsafe
2) Harvard Study: Fluoridation associated with bone cancer in boys
3) Too much fluoride can damage the developing brain
4) Infant fluoride exposure linked to permanent tooth discoloration
5) Kidney patients at risk of chronic fluoride poisoning
6) Cornell scientist diagnoses fluoride poisoning in horses drinking fluoridated water
7) Fluoride exposure linked to kidney damage in children
8) Water fluoridation linked to higher blood lead levels in children from old homes
9) Dental fluorosis linked to tooth decay & psychological stress
10) Water fluoridation & the “Precautionary Principle”
Originally posted by Cassius666
How much Flouride would that be? I think about 0.2 mg per liter is good for your teeth. 4.0 mg per liter makes you stupid, like really stupid. Thats the concentration of Fluoride in the drinking water in some parts of china.
What Chemicals do Reverse Osmosis and Distillation Remove/Reduce? Reverse osmosis will generally remove any molecular compounds smaller in size than water molecules. Such compounds include salt, manganese, iron, fluoride, lead, and calcium (Binnie et al, 2002). Reverse osmosis is extremely efficient at stripping minerals from water, and it is highly valued as a water purification process in the printing industry, in which mineral-free water must be used.
Originally posted by Screwed
It's no wonder that they are putting more flouride in your water supply.
If all of the good citizens of San Diego are as aware and socially conscious as you
they obviously need to "UP" your dosage so you'll stfu and go back to sleep.
Stop being so socially aware and a threat to the system. You clearly have too much energy,
ohhh, and don't forget to......"drink up"!!!!!!
btw, S&Fedit on 1-2-2011 by Screwed because: (no reason given)
The government first began urging municipal water systems to add fluoride in the early 1950s. Since then, it has been put in toothpaste and mouthwash. It is also in a lot of bottled water and in soda. Some kids even take fluoride supplements. Now, young children may be getting too much. "Like anything else, you can have too much of a good thing," said Dr. Howard Pollick, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco's dental school and spokesman for the American Dental Association. One reason behind the change: About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a government study found recently. In extreme cases, teeth can be pitted by the mineral — though many cases are so mild only dentists notice it. The problem is generally considered cosmetic and not a reason for serious concern.