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Is the Fluoride in Drinking Water Causing Brain Drain?
The debate over fluoridated water is about to change, and fast, as more and more people become aware of the well-known health risks of adding fluoride to drinking water. City councils across America are starting to give their residents a voice when it comes to fluoridating their drinking water. In fact on many local ballots, the removal of fluoridation from municipal water supplies is a hot topic.
More and more, Americans are using their voting power to keep this very toxic byproduct of the fertilizer industry out of their drinking water. It’s true; a rarely discussed fact is that the fluoride which is added to the municipal water supplies is nothing more than a toxic byproduct of the fertilizer industry. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Read more about fluoridation facts you need to know.
Dallas is among one of the latest US cities considering not renewing their three year contract with the company that puts fluoride in their drinking water. If Dallas allows their contract to expire in January of 2015, they will be the largest city in America to stop the fluoridation of its water.
Like many other American cities, the decision to end the fluoridation of water in Dallas may depend on events happening elsewhere. Canada, for example, is possibly facing a legal challenge over the fluoridation of their water, as well as the end to the mandatory fluoridation of water in Israel. Although no one denies that fluoride can help protect teeth from cavities, many believe that this type of work belongs in the dental office, not via the water supply.
A study done in 2012 looked at 27 other studies that were focused on the IQs of children in areas where water was fluoridated. This study, reported by the Harvard School of Public Health, compared more than 8,000 measurements of IQ by children up to 14 years of age. In all studies except for one, there was a significant link between those children with lower IQ scores and the fluoridation of their water. Those who had been exposed to fluoride had between a 7 and 15 point lower score than those who did not drink fluoridated water. Find out a link between fluoridated water and ADHD.
Take a look at the 13 reasons why the fluoridation of water supplies must be challenged, if not stopped:
1. Fluoride is not a nutrient
There are no biochemical processes in the human body that need fluoride. The human body will function just fine without it.
2. There is no way to control the dose
Fluoride can accumulate in the bone and other calcified tissue in the body over a person’s lifetime. There is no way to know exactly how much someone is receiving. Are they drinking two glasses? 6 glasses? 8 glasses of fluoridated water?
3. It violates the individual’s right to informed consent
You must consent to be treated at a hospital or to have a doctor give you medicine, but you have to right to say what is going into the water you drink. Fluoride is known to have toxic properties.
4. Dental fluorosis is becoming common
In countries where children are being over-exposed to fluoride, they are having very high rates of dental fluorosis. Even the CDC admits that an estimated 41 percent of children between the ages of 12-12 have some form of dental fluorosis.
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