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10 months ago
U.S. government officials lowered recommended limits for fluoride in water on Friday, saying some children may be getting tooth damage from too much.
Fluoride is added to the water supply in most U.S. communities because it can prevent and repair tooth decay. But health and environment officials said Americans get fluoride in so many sources now, such as toothpaste and mouth rinses, that it makes sense to lower levels.
The Health and Human Services Department lowered its recommended levels to 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water -- the lower limit of the current recommended range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it would review its rules on how high fluoride levels may go. Currently they may go as high as 4 milligrams of fluoride per liter.
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/reuters/Health/78310U.S. government officials lowered recommended limits for fluoride in water on Friday,... more
A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds once again that, contrary to what most people have been told, fluoride is actually bad for teeth.
Exposure to high levels of fluoride results in a condition known as fluorosis, in which tooth enamel becomes discolored. The condition can eventually lead to badly damaged teeth. The new study found that fluoride intake during a child's first few years of life is significantly associated with fluorosis, and warned against using fluoridated water in infant formula.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is of a similar opinion. According to their website:
"Recent evidence suggests that mixing powdered or liquid infant formula concentrate with fluoridated water on a regular basis may increase the chance of a child developing ... enamel fluorosis."
Journal of the American Dental Association October 14, 2010; 141(10):1190-1201
CDC May 28, 2010
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http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2010/11/cdc-and-ada-now-advise-to-avoid-using.htmlA new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds once again that,... more
The battle for and against fluoridation of the public water supply has entered a new phase. Three things have happened since I researched and wrote "Fluoride Follies" five years ago.
In their efforts to have all the community drinking water in the U.S. fluoridated, promoters of fluoridation are taking a different tact. Rather than grapple with community-level politics and local referendums on this matter, they are increasingly targeting state legislators and are pushing for statewide mandates to fluoridate the public water supply.
A second development has inflicted a chink in the Federal Government’s armor against antifluoridationists. The Office of Drinking Water in its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commissioned the government’s National Research Council (NRC) to examine the toxicology of fluoride. It was commissioned to assess the EPA’s 4 ppm (parts per million) maximum contaminant level goal, along with its 2 ppm secondary maximum contaminant level, a level set to keep children from having unsightly dental fluorosis, where white specks form on teeth, and with further fluoride exposure become confluent and turn brown. The council’s 506-page report was published in 2006. It unflinchingly faces up to the health-damaging effects of fluoride in public water.
READ MORE: http://globalpoliticalawakening.blogspot.com/2010/11/fighting-fluoride.htmlThe battle for and against fluoridation of the public water supply has entered a new... more