Fluoride in drinking water

Fluoride in Drinking Water

Fluoride or Fluorosilicic acid is a corrosive chemical agent, derived from toxic gases produced in the manufacture of phosphoric acid & phosphate fertilisers, why is fluoride in our drinking water.

Health Risks of Water Fluoridation

Fluorosilicic acid is the most corrosive chemical agent known to man. It is derived from toxic gases produced in the manufacture of phosphoric acid & phosphate fertilisers. Ireland is one of the only countries in Europe to fluoridate it’s water supply. 98% of Europe either stopped, rejected or banned it. 

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Fluoride Content of Toddler Toothpaste

toxic toothpaste fluoride

The new recommendations based on topical rather than systemic fluoride application are better for preventive, toxicological, psychological and didactic reasons and should be implemented as soon as possible.

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Lower intelligence in children exposed to fluoride & arsenic in water

IQ

Recent evidence suggests that fluoride (F) and arsenic (As) in drinking water may adversely affect intelligence quotient (IQ) scores. Similar results were observed for Fluoride in drinking water and Arsenic in drinking water. The data suggests that children exposed to either Fluoride or Arsenic in water have increased risks of reduced IQ scores. Rocha-Amador D.et al.,Decreased intelligence in children and exposure to fluoride and arsenic in drinking water. Cad Saude Publica. 2007;23 Suppl 4:S579-87.

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Age specific fluoride exposure in drinking water & osteosarcoma

osteosarcoma

Our exploratory analysis found an association between fluoride exposure in drinking water during childhood & the incidence of osteosarcoma among males but not consistently among females. Further research is required to confirm or refute this observation.

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Skeletal fluorosis in humans

flurosis

Endemic skeletal fluorosis is a chronic metabolic bone & joint disease caused by ingesting large amounts of fluoride either through water or rarely from foods of endemic areas. Fluoride is a cumulative toxin which can alter accretion & resorption of bone tissue. It also affects the homeostasis of bone mineral metabolism.

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Flouride do the risks outweigh the benefits

flurosis teeth

A new study has found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. This raises questions about how this purported cavity fighter really works. It has long been believed that fluoride changes the main mineral in tooth enamel, hydroxyapatite, into a more-decay resistant material called fluorapatite.

New research however, has found that the fluorapatite layer formed in this way is only 6 nanometers thick, meaning it would take almost 10,000 such layers to span the width of a human hai, leaving the scientists question;

"whether a layer so thin, which is quickly worn away by ordinary chewing, really can shield teeth from decay".

Frank Muller, Christian Zeitz, Hubert Mantz, Karl-Heinz Ehses, Flavio Soldera, Jorg Schmauch, Matthias Hannig, Stefan Hufner, Karin Jacobs. Elemental Depth Profiling of Fluoridated Hydroxyapatite: Saving Your Dentition by the Skin of Your Teeth? Langmuir, 2010; 26 (24)

Another new study shows that exposure to fluoride may lower children's intelligence.

"About 28 percent of the children in the low-fluoride area scored as bright, normal or higher intelligence compared to only 8 percent in the 'high' fluoride area ... in the high-fluoride city, 15 percent had scores indicating mental retardation and only 6 percent in the low-fluoride city."

San-Xiang Wang et al., Arsenic and Fluoride Exposure in Drinking Water: Children’s IQ and Growth in Shanyin County, Shanxi Province, China Institute for Prevention and Treatment of Endemic Disease, Linfen, Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China.

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Is there a need of extra fluoride in children?

Sunil Gupta

The issues related to fluoridation of water or fortification of toothpaste with compounds of fluorides are controversial. Fluoride is stored mainly in the bones, where it increases the density and changes the internal architecture, makes it osteoporotic and more prone to fractures.

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Fluoride induced thyroid dysfunction in rats

thyroid dysfunction

To assess the roles of dietary protein (Pr) and calcium (Ca) level associated with excessive fluoride (F) intake and the impact of dietary Pr, Ca, and F on thyroid function, 144 30-day-old Wistar albino rats were randomly allotted to six groups of 24 (female:male = 1:1).

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Flouride linked to low IQ in children - Does the benefit outweigh the risk?

Fluoride lowers iq in children

A new study has found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed, raising the question about whether it actually works. Fluoride changes the main mineral in tooth enamel, hydroxyapatite, into a more decay resistant material called fluorapatite, but the new research found that this fluorapatite layer is only 6 nanometers thick, meaning it would take10,000 such layers to span the width of a human hair, which has scientists questioning whether a layer so thin, which is quickly worn away by ordinary chewing, can really can protect teeth from decay at all?

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Enamel mottling on incisor teeth in optimal fluoride & low fluoride communities

Dental fluorosis

Significantly more mottling was found in the optimal fluoride area, according to both indices, although the TF index demonstrated the difference more clearly. The social class had no effect on the prevalence of mottling in the optimal fluoride area. A total of 600 children aged 8-10 years, in three groups of 200 each, formed the study group.

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Regression analysis of cancer incidence rates & water fluoride

This may indicate a complexity of mechanisms of action of fluoride in the body, especially in view of the coexising positive & negative correlations with the fluoridation index. The likelihood of fluoride acting as a genetic cause of cancer requires consideration.

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Fluoride Medication without consent

Fluoride Medicating the masses

What is fluoride & where does it come from?. Water fluoridation is a controversial technique whereby fluoride is added to the public water supply because of the purported dental health benefits.

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