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.
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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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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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.
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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.
Read more: Regression analysis of cancer incidence rates & water fluoride
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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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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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).
Read more: Fluoride induced thyroid dysfunction in rats
Ding Y, YanhuiGao, Sun H, Han H, Wang W, Ji X, Liu X, Sun D., The relationships between low levels of urine fluoride on children's intelligence, dental fluorosis in endemic fluorosis areas in Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, China. J Hazard Mater. 2011 Feb 28;186(2-3):1942-6. Epub 2010 Dec 25.
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East African immigrants to Scandinavia are admitted to mental hospitals far more frequently than native Scandinavians. Most of these patients are admitted for psychosis, commonly ascribed to problems adapting to the new culture.
Read more: Fluoride-induced hyperthyroidism as a cause of psychosis among East African immigrants to...