Fluoride... A Toxic Chemical In Your Drinking Water
Fluoride is a trace mineral found in differing concentrations in foods and water. Foods high in it include fish, tea, and many different vegetables. It is added into the municipal water supply of many cities in the United States.
Municipal water treatment plants have historically added fluoride to the water to help prevent tooth decay, and they try to maintain a level of 1.0 - 2.0 mg/L (or 1.0 - 2.0 ppm). Water concentration above 5 mg/L (or 5ppm) is detrimental to ones tooth structure and overall health.
Healthy natural, organic fluorine is present in food items such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Unhealthy inorganic fluorine, such as Sodium Fluoride , HydroFluoSilicic acid , or Sodium SilicoFluoride, are found in toothpaste, fertilizers and some rat poisons. The MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level)established for drinking water by the U.S. EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) is 4 mg/L (or 4ppm).
Grab your tube of toothpaste. Look at the warnings. It reads something like this "If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away"
Why is it that we are told it is O.K. to drink it in our water, yet we are warned to contact the Poison Center if we swallow some toothpaste?
Five Reasons Not to Use It
1. Fluoridation's role in the decline of tooth decay is in serious doubt. The largest survey ever conducted in the US (over 39,000 children from 84 communities) by the National Institute of Dental Research showed little difference in tooth decay among children in fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities.
2. It is not an essential nutrient. No disease has ever been linked to a deficiency. Humans can have perfectly good teeth without it.
3. Fluoridation is not necessary. Most Western European countries are not fluoridated and have experienced the same decline in dental decay as the US.
4. The levels put into water (1 ppm) is up to 200 times higher than normally found in mothers' milk.
5. Once it is put in the water it's impossible to control the dose any person receives. This is because some people such as manual laborers, athletes, diabetics, and people with kidney disease drink more water than others, and we receive fluoride from sources other than the water supply such as some foods and beverages. Fluoridated water can be cleaned up to make the drinking water better for you. This can be done with a point-of -use water filter or if you do not want fluoridated water coming from any tap in your home a whole house filter is best for you.