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Friday, February 29, 2008

Facts About Fluoride

What you may want to know about fluoride, but hadn't heard before!

  1. 97% of western Europe has chosen fluoride-free water

  2. Fluoride is the only chemical added to drinking water for the purpose of medication (to prevent tooth decay

  3. Contrary to previous belief, fluoride has minimal benefit when swallowed

  4. Fluoridated water is no longer recommended for babies

  5. There are better ways of delivering fluoride than adding it to water

  6. Ingestion of fluoride has little benefit, but many risks

  7. The industrial chemicals used to fluoridate water may present unique health risks not found with naturally-occurring fluoride complexes

  8. Water fluoridation’s benefits to teeth have been exaggerated

  9. Fluoridation poses added burden and risk to low-income communities

  10. Due to other sources, many people are being over-exposed to fluoride

For more information about each of these items listed see Facts About Fluoride article.

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nyscof said...

Take Action to Stop Fluoridation by signing a petition and letters to Congress here


Robin Plan said...

Susan we are on well water so there's no fluoride. When I take our son to the dentist they always ask if I want to give him fluoride in tablets to protect his teeth. He's almost 10-years-old, never had a cavity but they still push the fluoride. I finally told them to make a note in his chart that I do not want any fluoride treatments or tablets.

Great info, as usual. You excel at helping keep us safe and healthy.

Susan & Scott Anderson said...

Good for you Robin...I won't let our dentist give my girls the fluoride treatments either.

I am hoping there is more awareness with professionals these days or at least less resistance to listening to patients who choose not do their own homework rather than simply doing something because it is being recommended.