The subject of the fluoride in drinking water has been debated for years. Yet, many people still think that drinking water with added fluoride is a great thing to do for their dental health. Since the mid-1940s, municipalities in the USA and Canada, started to add this product to the public water to prevent tooth decay. They also educated people on the benefits of fluoride in water. In universities dentists have been also  taught about this… 🙁

Fluoride in drinking water

What’s the reality about adding fluoride to the drinking water?

Depending on the region, fluoride may be naturally present in water in a concentration of about 0.3 ppm (0.3 milligrams fluoride per liter of water), or less. In its natural form and low concentration, this substance is not harmful, but beneficial for the teeth.

However, the concentration of fluorite in the municipal water is 1.0 ppm. But it’s not only about the concentration. The added substance is a byproduct of waste from the pesticides used in agriculture, and is poisonous.

Scientists warn about fluoride in drinking water

Scientists took action and started to research and demonstrate that artificially fluoridated water is actually a poison. In high concentrations, this substance will not only hurt the teeth (Dental fluorosis), but also the overall health, even causing death.

Excess of fluoride can give you a smile like in this picture bellow found in Wikipedia/. It illustrates severe fluorosis: brown discolored and mottled enamel of an individual from a region with high levels of naturally occurring fluoride. Rather creepy I would say…

Severe fluorosis: brown discolored and mottled enamel of an individual from a region with high levels of naturally occurring fluoride

What is worse, is that babies get overly exposed to fluoride trough their food formula made with fluoridated water.
BTW: Have you read the WARNING on Colgate fluoride toothpaste tubes? It says: “Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away!”

“Fluoridation is a bad medical practice” tells Dr. Paul Connett PhD, director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Watch this video containing his testimonial before The Dallas City Council on June 11, 2014:

It is unethical to oblige people of any age, especially small children to drink this kind of poisoned water.

“Fluoridation is a violation of the individual’s right to informed consent to medication.” – tells The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

Other than that, fluoride is the culprit for a lot of damage to our health. It affects many systems in our body, like: brain and nervous system, skeletal, respiratory systems, not to mention:  digestive, endocrine and immune system. Here is a video worth watching that will terrify you:

Ha! Do you guys still think that drinking fluoridated water is great for you?

If you don’t, I suggest you to:

Possible Solutions

  1. Filter out the fluoride coming from municipal drinking water
  2. If you are using your own source of water, have it analyzed. ( I found a wonderful Drinking Water Test Kit on Amazon: Safe Home PREMIUM Drinking Water Test Kit – Our 1 Selling Kit for Testing CITY & WELL WATER – 50 Contaminants Tested at Our EPA Certified Laboratory – Don’t Guess…TEST! It’s good for testing the fluoride and many other pollutants in the drinking water.
  3. Know about the content of fluoride in your water before buying any toothpaste, supplements or prescriptions containing this product.

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