Mixed Messages with Water Fluoridation

Jul 27, 2012

Most consumers want to believe that the regulations and limitations on water contaminants put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local water experts are making water as safe as possible. But according to a recent article from inforwars.com, U.S. water fluoridation began in 1945 and continues today, despite the fact that the FDA has never approved it.  There has been a big debate on adding fluoride to drinking water, and we want to make sure our consumers have the vital information to make informed decisions and understand how our drinking water systems can save your drinking water. Recent information from the EPA’s website suggests that they are currently proposing that the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water can be set at the lowest end of the current optimal range and the EPA is initiating review of the maximum amount of fluoride allowed in drinking water.

In 1945, fluoride was put into municipal water systems in Newburgh, New York, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over the next 50 years, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population was “fluoridated” at a minimum of 1 ppm. Currently, over 75% of the United States water supply contains this deadly toxin. In fact, in this article, it is explained that fluoride being beneficial for dental health may not actually be the case at all. For example, “fluoride helps with tooth formation,” was removed from the “American Fluoride Campaign” early on. Most consumers still believe this to be true because the language that is still used tells us it is beneficial for avoiding decay and cavities.  However, “Dental fluorosis is often caused by over-exposure to fluoride when the dental enamel is mineralizing during childhood. Fluoride is unique in its ability among acids to penetrate tissue, causing soft tissue damage and bone erosion as it leaches calcium and magnesium from the body.”

According to the article, “research proves that fluoride is an extremely neurotoxic chemical which interrupts basic functions of nerve cells in the brain and can lead to Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), infertility, birth defects, diabetes, cancer and lowered IQ. The aluminum “tricks” the blood-brain barrier and allows chemical access to brain tissue.” Fluoride has never received FDA approval and does not meet “requirements of safety and effectiveness.” The FDA states that fluoride is a prescription drug. Because this “drug” is put in municipal water, there is absolutely no control over individual dosage. Advocates of fluoridated water insist that the chemical additive is good for teeth, but actual science routinely shows otherwise, including a new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association confirming fluoride as a toxic substance that actually destroys teeth, particularly those of developing young children and babies.

Drinking water systems can assist in removing unwanted contaminants and provide safe and pure drinking water. While your water system may or may not contain fluoride, not knowing is not exactly worth the risk. There will probably always be a debate on the fluoridation of drinking water or the reason why it is still going on today. But one thing that is not debated is that you need safe drinking water as an integral part of your diet to stay healthy. Visit us today to see how a drinking water system can provide your household with a continuous supply of safe drinking water – no questions, no debates, no mixed messages.


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