You know that you shouldn't swallow your toothpaste because although fluoride is excellent for your teeth it's not good for your body. As indicated on the back of any tube of toothpaste, if you do swallow too much fluoride you are instructed to contact the poison control center.
Which causes me to pause, and think...so why do "they" ADD fluoride to our drinking water? The Center for Disease Control, American Dental Association, and Delta Dental are campaigning in full force to add this unnecessary and toxic chemical to all public drinking water without precaution. More than 200 million Americans have been and are currently drinking fluoridated water and most are totally unaware of this. Although Fluoride is a natural mineral, the stuff they add to your water is not naturally occurring, they are manufactured chemicals.
What's the big deal? In January 2011, the CDC reported that 41% of children ages 12-15 have dental fluorosis, overexposure to fluoride. It's the only chemical added to your drinking water for the purpose of medication. In the 1940's dentists believed that fluoride needed to be ingested to be most effective. Modern medicine has long since disproved that notion but we continue to ingest it every day as well as the risks associated with it.
Risks you ask? Fluoride becomes very active inside the body and is a neurotoxin. Adverse effects such as risk to the brain-especially in children, reduction of thyroid activity, weak bones, risk for bone cancer and anyone with kidney disease. The ADA has admitted that babies should not consume fluoridated water as it greatly increases their risk of dental fluorosis as well as damage developing tissues, and the brain causing learning deficits and other problems. I know when I started making formula my Pediatrician recommended I use tap water over bottled water so that she could build up a tolerance to local immunities. Did not once mention anything about fluoride!
Are you affected? 95% of Europe has said NO to fluoridation. Your voice can stop this nonsense in your local community so that you can protect your family. Click to find out if your community is part of this problem.
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Want more info? Here are a few resources:
50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation
Infant Overview Handout
Infant Video Overview
Conclusion: Medication should not be forced on us through the water supply. Fluoride is a medicine and should not be ingested by adults but ESPECIALLY children. They are getting way too much fluoride from a number of sources and it's causing more harm than good. Never use Fluoridated water to make baby formula, switch to bottled water. Most bottled water is purified and stripped of everything that was added to it.