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Aside from some tooth discoloration, which may be able to be fixed by lowering the amount of fluoride used, there is no health risk. In January, in response to the cosmetic issue, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a proposal to change the recommended fluoride level to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water. That’s down from a range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter, the standard since 1962, reported the Associated Press.
Originally posted by NightGypsy
reply to post by KILL_DOGG
You say this:
I've never been clear on what the big hubbub is about fluoride in the water
..... then provide a link to MSNBC.......LLLMMMMAAAAAOOOO!!!
That just about says it all.....
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant, corrosive), of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous incase of skin contact (corrosive). Severe over-exposure can result in death
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH, 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC
EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance may be toxic to kidneys, lungs,
the nervous system, heart, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, bones, teeth. Repeated or prolonged exposure
to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general
deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
There has been fluoride in water for a lot longer than a few decades - remember that the reason it was cottoned onto in the first place is that some places around the world had better dental health than others..........and hte only relevant factor was determined to be NATURAL FLUORIDE IN WATER!
In hte USA attention was drwn to fluoride because of the "Colorado brown stain" phenomenum seen around Pikes Peak - we now know this as fluorosis. Despite the visibe staining and even cracking, children in the area had significantly fewer cavities than those elsewhere.
Subsequent studies of dental helath in fluoridated and non-fluoridated water supply areas have, AFAIK, universally found fluoridation to be a significant factor in improved health.