While almost all water contains naturally-occurring fluoride, the community water systems that serve most American households adjust the level, usually by adding fluoride to achieve the right amount to reduce tooth decay.Health organizations say this is one of the major reasons most people no longer need the dentures that were so common before widespread fluoridation, and studies have shown that it is why dental costs are lower and oral health problems have declined in fluoridated communities – outcomes that have an important impact on our overall health.
On the other hand, the type of fluorides added to water supplies and other beverages, foods, toothpaste products, and pharmaceuticals are waste products of the nuclear, aluminum, and now mostly the phosphate (fertilizer) industries in Florida and China.
The EPA has classified these waste products as toxins: Fluorosilicic acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride.
But new research suggests that assumption is dramatically misguided; while using fluoridated toothpaste has been proven to be good for oral health, consuming fluoridated water may have positive impact.
After seven decades of evidence, every major health organization agrees: optimally fluoridated water protects your teeth without posing risks to your health.
And yet – despite the science – the big dental associations in the U. and other countries continue to push it as safe and effective.
Health experts are calling for a moratorium on water fluoridation, claiming that the benefits of such schemes, as opposed to those of topical fluoride (directly applied to the teeth), are unproved.Actually, Israel is the latest nation to completely halt water fluoridation, mandatory and voluntary.Fluoridation ranks with GMO’s, chemically tainted toxic foods, and vaccinations as crimes against humanity.Currently six million people live in areas of the UK where fluoride is added to tap water, with an additional one million people living in areas with natural levels of fluoridated water.A decision by Bradford Water and Sewer Commission officials to stop fluoridating the public water supply — after doing so for more than three decades — has prompted strong opposition from an Upper Valley dentist who wonders why the five-member water board did not seek medical advice before making that move.Anti-fluoride activists want to take fluoride out of every community’s drinking water because they are certain it is harmful. Today opponents rarely argue that fluoridation is a communist plot, as they once did.