The water fluoridation controversy according to a 2013 congressional research service report on fluoride in drinking water, recognition of the dangers of. Here we look at 9 dangers of fluoride exposure a direct link exists between fertility rates and fluoridated drinking water higher levels of fluoride. Fluoride in drinking water reviews research on various health effects from exposure to fluoride, including studies conducted in the last 10 years topics environment and environmental studies — water quality. Through this final recommendation, the us public health service (phs) updates and replaces its 1962 drinking water standards related to community water fluoridation—the controlled addition of a fluoride compound to a community water supply to achieve a concentration optimal for dental caries prevention.
Ada study confirms dangers of fluoridated water, especially for babies levels of fluoride through sources like drinking water, foods and beverages and even. The debate over fluoridated water anti-fluoride activists want to take fluoride out of every community's drinking water because they are certain it is harmful. Fluoride: health information summary are not important exposure routes for fluoride in drinking water made aware of the danger in swallowing excessive. Fluoride is a naturally occurring component of drinking water (and tea leaves), and humans noticed early in history that people drinking some waters were healthier than others: their teeth were.
50 reasons to oppose fluoridation the original title of this report was a brief report on the association of drinking water fluoridation an overview of oral. Review of fluoride benefits and risks this report is a comprehensive review and evaluation of the public health benefits and risks of fluoride in drinking water. The dangers of fluoridated water why our drinking water is killing us the fact that our drinking water contains elements that lead to cancer and countless.
July 25, 2012 — for years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in. Health effects fluoride is a highly toxic substance that can cause a range of adverse health effects water fluoridation is a peculiarly american phenomenon it. Dr hirzy, epa sr scientist, called for a moratorium on fluoridation as he testified before the us senate on june 29, 2000 about the dangers of water fluoridation citing numerous studies he said that when the relative toxicity levels of lead, fluoride, and arsenic were compared, fluoride is slightly less toxic than arsenic and more toxic. The proposed epa changes to water fluoridation have sparked a resurgence of many of the old anti-fluoridation arguments, which as far as i can tell were successfully debunked over 50 years ago according to the cdc, fluoridation of drinking water joins vaccination (another unjustly vilified practice) as one of the greatest public health. By dr mercola the fluoride debate is changing, and fast, as more americans are becoming aware of the known health risks of water fluoridation city councils across the country are beginning to give their residents a choice when it comes to fluoridated drinking water, with many adding fluoridation measures to upcoming ballots.
Letters in response to is fluoridated drinking water safe the article is fluoridated drinking water safe generated much response from the magazine's readers below are letters we received that were critical of the story. Simply by drinking water, people can benefit from fluoridation's cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school because of its role in the prevention of tooth decay, the centers for disease control and prevention has proclaimed community water fluoridation as one of ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. The ultimate driving force behind fluoridation gaining public acceptance, cementing the perception of fluoride as a healthy and, most importantly, safe additive to your drinking water, was a man named harold hodge.
Despite the controversy, by 1960, fluoridation of drinking water had spread to over 50 million people in communities throughout the united states the fluoridation of water in the united states began in the 1940s and has been spreading ever since. Fluoride is a toxic substancemany of us are used to it as an additive in toothpaste and drinking water however, it is linked in many studies to side effects such as bone and tooth damage, immune and endocrine effects, thyroid effects, neurobehavioral deficits, neurotoxic effects, and carcinogenicity. The dangers of fluoride and fluoridation by michael schachter md, facam approximately half of the united states' drinking water supply is fluoridated in an attempt to reduce dental caviti. The hidden dangers of drinking water in short, fluoride is not something you want in your drinking water if your city adds fluoride to your tap water for drinking purposes, you should filter.
Because fluoride is well known for its use in the prevention of dental caries, it is important to make the distinction here that epa's drinking-water guidelines are not recommendations about adding fluoride to drinking water to protect the public from dental caries. Send information about the dangers of water fluoridation to your local city council members and mayor presenting information at local council meetings and directly with council members can go a long way in ending fluoridation, which is how fairbanks, alaska ended water fluoridation. Administered in drinking water at low concentrations (1 ppm), fluoride protects against dental caries (murray et al, 1990) the effect of fluoride on bone has been extensively investigated as a therapy for osteoporosis and as a toxic agent in fluorosis. Community water fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to reach a level that can help to reduce tooth decay in australia, community water fluoridation programs are considered a safe and effective way of reducing tooth decay across the population.