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Where would you expect to find flouride?

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. Current Sources of Fluoride
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Note: To find out how much fluoride is in the following products,
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TOOTHPASTE
For data on how much fluoride children ingest
from toothpaste, click
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"Virtually all authors have noted that some children
could ingest more fluoride from dentrifice alone than is recommended
as a total daily fluoride ingestion."
- Levy SM, Guha-Chowdhury
N. (1999). Total fluoride intake and implications for dietary fluoride
supplementation. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 59:
211-23.
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FLUORIDATED TAP WATER
For data on the water fluoridation status of each state
in the US, click
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"Since [the 1940s], the percent of individuals consuming
fluoridated water (in the US) has steadily increased. The increase
in percentage of communities with fluoridated water has resulted
in an increase in the mean content of fluoride not only in soft
drinks and fruit juices, but in canned goods (notably soups), leading
to increased intake of fluoride by individuals in communities with
nonfluoridated water."
- Fomon SJ, Ekstrand J, Ziegler
EE. (2000). Fluoride intake and prevalence of dental fluorosis:
trends in fluoride intake with special attention to infants.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry
60(3):131-9.
"Because the main component of most beverages is water,
the fluoride content of these products closely parallels the fluoride
content of water used in their processing."
- Levy
SM, Guha-Chowdhury N. (1999). Total fluoride intake and implications
for dietary fluoride supplementation. Journal of Public Health
Dentistry
59: 211-23.
"We cannot... ignore water fluoridation as a major
source of ingested fluoride."
- Heller KE, et al (1997).
Dental Caries and Dental Fluorosis at Varying Water Fluoride Concentrations.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry 57: 136-143.
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INFANT FORMULAFor further information on fluoride exposure from
infant formula, click here
"nfant formulas
reconstituted with higher fluoride water can provide 100 to 200
times more fluoride than breastmilk, or cows milk."
-
Levy SM, Guha-Chowdhury N. (1999). Total fluoride intake and implications
for dietary fluoride supplementation. [i]Journal of Public Health
Dentistry
59: 211-23.
"Our analysis shows that babies who are exclusively
formula
fed face the highest risk; in Boston, for example, more than
60 percent of the exclusively formula fed babies exceed the safe
dose of fluoride on any given day."
- Environmental
Working Grou
p, "EWG Analysis of Government Data Finds
Babies Over-Exposed to Fluoride in Most Major U.S. Cities",
March 22, 2006.
"[M]ore than 50 percent of infants are currently formula
fed by 1 month of age, and these infants are likely to be continuously
exposed to high intakes of fluoride for 9 or 10 months - a circumstance
quite rare in the 1960s and early 1970s."
- Fomon
SJ, Ekstrand J. (1999). Fluoride intake by infants. Journal
of Public Health Dentistry
59(4):229-34.
"Fluoride is now introduced at a much earlier stage
of human development than ever before and consequently alters the
normal fluoride-pharmacokinetics in infants. But can one dramatically
increase the normal fluoride-intake to infants and get away with
it?"
- Luke J. (1997). The Effect of Fluoride
on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland
. Ph.D. Thesis. University
of Surrey, Guildford. p. 176.
"Parents should therefore be advised that they may
be able to protect their children from dental
fluorosis by breastfeeding their infant and by extending the
duration for which they breastfeed. When infants are formula-fed,
parents should be advised to reconstitute or dilute infant formula
with deionized water (reverse osmosis, distilled, or low-fluoride
bottled water) in order to reduce the amount of systemically ingested
fluoride."
- Brothwell D, Limeback H. (2003). Breastfeeding
is protective against dental fluorosis in a nonfluoridated rural
area of Ontario, Canada. Journal of Human Lactation 19:
386-90.
“Breastfeeding of infants should be encouraged, both
for the many documented, general health benefits and the relative
protection against ingestion of excessive fluoride from high quantities
of intake of fluoridated water used to reconstitute concentrated
infant formula early in infancy.”
- Levy SL, et al.
(1995). Sources of fluoride intake in children. Journal of Public
Health Dentistry
55: 39-52.
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PROCESSED CEREALS
"[F]ood processing often concentrates fluoride, and
foods processed with fluoridated water typically have higher fluoride
concentrations than foods processed with non-fluoridated water
...
A study that found marked differences between cereaals processed
in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas showed that cereals
processed in a fluoridated area had fluoride concentrations ranging
from 3.8 ppm to 6.3 ppm
..." - Warren JJ, Levy SM.
(2003). Current and future role of fluoride in nutrition. Dental
Clinics of North America
47: 225-43.
"[D]uring manufacturing, infant dry cereals are processed
in a slurry and placed in a revolving drying drum. The water from
the slurry evaporates, and the fluoride from the water remains in
the cereal. Thus, the fluoride concentration of the water used during
processing can substantially affect the final fluoride concentration...
Infants who eat large quantities of dry infant cereals reconstituted
with fluoridated water could ingest substantial quantities of fluoride
from this source
." - Heilman JR, et al. (1997). Fluoride
concentrations of infant foods. Journal of the American Dental
Association
128(7):857-63.

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JUICE For published data on fluoride levels in juice, click
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"Our data suggest that young children who regularly
or frequently drink substantial quantities of [juice] possibly should
not receive dietary fluoride supplements, since they might be at
increased risk of developing dental
fluorosis."
- Kiritsy MC, et al. (1996). Assessing
fluoride concentrations of juices and juice-flavored drinks. Journal
of the American Dental Association
127(7):895-902.
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SODA
"Seventy-one percent of the [sodas] had fluoride levels
exceeding 0.60 ppm, which is considered to contain sufficient fluoride
so that dietary fluoride supplements are contraindicated."-

Heilman JR, et al. (1999). Assessing fluoride levels of carbonated
soft drinks. Journal of the American Dental Association
130(11):1593-9.
"Schulz (1976) found that nearly all soft drinks
then manufactured in optimally fluoridated Baltimore (1.10 ppm)
had fluoride concentrations of 0.8 ppm or greater. Shannon (1977)
tested soft drinks manufactured in Houston, Texas... He found that
fluoride concentrations... closely matched the fluoride concentrations
of the bottling plants' water supplies. This conclusion was also
reached in other studies, including the authors' published and unpublished
analyses of fluoride concentrations in 332 soft drink products."

- Warren JJ, Levy SM. (1999). Systemic fluoride: Sources, amounts,
and effects of ingestion. Dental Clinics of North America
43: 695-711.
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TEA

For USDA data on fluoride levels in US tea, click
here (pdf file).
"Appropriate regulation of the fluoride content of
tea commodities should be an urgent matter for public food safety
policy."
- Cao J, et al. (2004). Fluoride in newer
tea commodities. Fluoride 37: 286-300.
"Instant tea, one of the most popular drinks in the
United States, may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride
...
The researchers found that some regular strength preparations
contain as much as 6.5 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride, well
over the 4 ppm maximum allowed in drinking water by the Environmental
Protection Agency."
- 'Potentially harmful fluoride
levels found in some instant tea'', Washington University School
of Medicine
, January 25, 2005.
"Another important source of fluoride ingestion is
tea...[T]he fluoride content of tea has been found to range from
0.1 to 4.2 ppm fluoride, with an average of about 3 ppm."

- Levy SM, Guha-Chowdhury N. (1999). Total fluoride intake and implications
for dietary fluoride supplementation. Journal of Public Health
Dentistry
59: 211-23.
"[M]ost of the iced teas studied contained considerable
fluoride concentrations. If infants ingest larger amounts of them
because of their sweet taste, there is a risk of uncontrolled overdosing
as a result of additional fluoride intake from other sources at
the same time. "
- Behrendt A, Oberste V, Wetzel WE.
(2002). Fluoride concentration and pH of iced tea products. Caries
Research
36(6): 405-410.
"The average fluoride concentration of infusions prepared
from decaffeinated (green & black) tea in this study is 3.19
ppm and ranged from 1.01 to 5.20. This is unexpectedly higher than
caffeinated tea and such a difference is statistically significant.
If decaffeinated tea were prepared with optimally fluoridated water,
the fluoride content would be increased by 1 ppm and would reach
an average of 4.19 ppm."
- Chan JT, Koh SH. (1996).
Fluoride content in caffeinated, decaffeinated and herbal teas.
Caries Research 30:88-92.
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WINE
For USDA data on fluoride levels in Californian
wines, click
here.
"[A]nalyses of nineteen California wines revealed
fluoride concentrations ranging from 0.23 to 2.80 ppm (mean 1.02
ppm, with seven samples above the international limit of 1 ppm)
."
- Burgstahler AW, et al. (1997). Fluoride in California wines and
raisins. Fluoride 30: 142-146.
"Researchers from California State University in Fresno
conducted a 5
year study (1990-1994) on vineyards throughout the San Joaquin
Valley. They found that '[m]ultiple applications of Cryolite during
the growing season significantly increase fluoride in wines.' Notably
they found fluoride levels between 3 - 6 ppm in Zinfandel, Chardonnay,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Thompson Seedless, Barbera, Muscat
Candi, Ruby Cabernet; and levels between 6 - <9 ppm in French
Colombard and Zinfandel...
At 6 ppm one glass
of wine (175 ml) would have delivered as much fluoride as about
a liter of optimally fluoridated water!
" -
Connett
E, Connett P. (2001). Fluoride: The Hidden Poison in the National
Organic Standards. Pesticides and You 21: 18-22.
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BEER
"Beers brewed in locations with high fluoride water levels
may contribute significantly to the daily fluoride intake, particularly
in alcohol misusing subjects and this may contribute to alcohol-associated
bone disease." -
Warnakulasuriya S, et al. (2002). Fluoride
content of alcoholic beverages. Clinica Chimica Acta 320:
1-4.
"Soda pop and beer bottled with fluoridated water
contain 0.7 to 1 ppm fluoride
; consumption of these
beverages is almost certainly more variable among individuals than
consumption of water.
.. If beer contains 0.7 ppm
fluoride, heavy beer-drinkers may ingest more than 4 mg daily from
beer alone."
- Groth, E. (1973), Two Issues of Science
and Public Policy: Air Pollution Control in the San Francisco Bay
Area, and Fluoridation of Community Water Supplies. Ph.D. Dissertation,
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, May 1973.
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MECHANICALLY DEBONED CHICKEN
"[F]oods made with mechanically separated chicken
have the potential to be a major contributor to total fluoride intake
...
Fluoride contributed by foods made with mechanically separated
chicken could increase the risk of mild dental fluorosis for children
less than eight years of age when combined with other sources of
fluoride exposure."
- Fein NJ, Cerklewski FL. (2001).
Fluoride content of foods made with mechanically separated chicken.
Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 49(9):4284-6.
"[W]e found that infant foods containing chicken were
high in fluoride. Thus, any infants who regularly eat more than
a couple of ounces of infant foods containing high-fluoride-content
chicken would be at elevated fluorosis risk."

- Heilman JR, et al. (1997). Fluoride concentrations of
infant foods. Journal of the American Dental Association
128(7):857-63.
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FISH/SEAFOOD
"Food categories with the highest mean fluoride levels
were fish [2.118 ppm], beverages [1.148 ppm], and soups [0.606
ppm]. Individual samples with the highest fluoride levels were tea
[4.97 ppm], canned fish [4.57 ppm], shellfish [3.36
ppm], cooked veal [1.23 ppm], and cooked wheat cereal [1.02 ppm]."
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
(2001). Toxicological Profile for Fluorides: Draft Profile for
Public Comment.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Public Health Service.
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TEFLON PANS
"Teflon-lined cookware may contribute to the fluoride
ingested by humans.
Full and Parkins boiled fluoridated
water at a moderate rate until a one-third or one-half reduction
in volume was attained, then determined the fluoride content of
the residual water... In Teflon-coated ware, the concentration
of fluoride ion increased to nearly 3 ppm. This result requires
confirmation; but, if it is correct, then the release of fluoride
into foods during cooking in plastic-coated wares requires investigation."

- Marier J, Rose D. (1977). Environmental Fluoride. National
Research Council of Canada.
Associate Committe on Scientific
Criteria for Environmental Quality. NRCC No. 16081.
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FLUORIDATED SALT
The use of fluoridated salt is becoming increasingly
widespread across the globe. While the US & Canada do not
yet have salt fluoridation programs, it is currently estimated that
more people in the world are exposed to fluoridated salt than fluoridated
water. Thus, this source of fluoride exposure is becoming increasingly
important and insidious. Fluoridated salt usually contains
about 250 ppm fluoride, which would result in a daily intake of
2.5 mg of fluoride per day for people consuming 10 grams of salt
.
Countries with extensive salt fluoridation programs include: Austria,
Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany,
Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Switzerland, and Venezuela. To learn
more, click
here
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ANAESTHETICS (Enflurane, Isoflurane & Sevoflurane)

"In the 1960s, the widespread use of the inhalational
anaesthetic methoxyflurane was associated with a significant occurrence
of postoperative renal dysfunction. This was attributed to hepatic
biotransformation of methoxyflurane and subsequent release of inorganic
fluoride ions into the circulation. Based upon the clinical experience
with methoxyflurane, serum fluoride concentrations exceeding 50
mumol/l were considered to be nephrotoxic... Enflurane and even
isoflurane may, when used during prolonged operations, also yield
anorganic fluoride levels in excess of 50 mumol/l. "

- Nuscheler M, et al. (1996). [Fluoride-induced nephrotoxicity:
fact or fiction?]. Anaesthesist 45 Suppl 1:S32-40.
"Sevoflurane administration can result in increased
serum inorganic fluoride ion concentrations, which have been associated
with inhibition of renal concentrating ability."
-
Goldberg ME, et al. (1996). Sevoflurane versus isoflurane for maintenance
of anesthesia: are serum inorganic fluoride ion concentrations of
concern? Anesthesia and Analgesia 82(6):1268-72.
"[T]here were significant increases in the serum fluoride
in group I (isoflurane) at 5, 10, 24 and 48 hours. The peak serum
fluoride was 35.4 (8.5) µmol/L at 10 hours.
Group
S (sevoflurane) also showed similar significant increases in the
serum fluoride concentration compared to baseline at all times of
the study. The peak serum fluoride in the group S was 71.2 (19.3)
µmol/L at 24 hours.
.. After prolonged anaesthesia,
metabolism of sevoflurane to inorganic fluoride is of a greater
magnitude than that of isoflurane and exceeds the nephrotoxic threshold.
"
- Abdel-Latif, MM, et al. (2003). Serum fluoride ion and renal function
after prolonged sevoflurane or isoflurane anaesthesia. Egyptian
Journal of Anaesthesia
19: 79-83.
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CIGARETTES
"Cigarettes may be another significant source of fluoride
intake by humans."
- Marier J, Rose D. (1977). Environmental
Fluoride. National Research Council of Canada.
Associate
Committe on Scientific Criteria for Environmental Quality. NRCC
No. 16081.
II. Increase
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"Fluoride is a persistent bioaccumulator, and is entering
into human food-and-beverage chains in increasing amounts.
"
- Marier J, Rose D. (1977). Environmental Fluoride. National
Research Council of Canada. Associate Committe on Scientific Criteria
for Environmental Quality. NRCC No. 16081.
"Based on this review, we conclude that fluoride intakes
of infants and children have shown a rather steady increase since
1930, are likely to continue to increase, and will be associated
with further increase in the prevalence of enamel fluorosis
unless intervention measures are instituted."
- Fomon
SJ, Ekstrand J, Ziegler EE. (2000). Fluoride intake and prevalence
of dental fluorosis: trends in fluoride intake with special attention
to infants. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 60(3):131-9.
"[T]he prevalence of dental
fluorosis in the United States has increased during the last
30 years, both in communities with fluoridated water and in communities
with nonfluoridated water."
- Fomon SJ, Ekstrand J,
Ziegler EE. (2000). Fluoride intake and prevalence of dental fluorosis:
trends in fluoride intake with special attention to infants.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry
60(3):131-9.
"The increase in [dental fluorosis] suggests that
the total systemic fluoride exposure for children during dental
development has changed since the 1940s."
- Pang D,
et al. (1992). Fluoride intake from beverage consumption in a sample
of North Carolina children. Journal of Dental Research
71: 1382-1388.
"[A] few cases of more severe fluorosis can be found
now in some communities. Because the prevalence of fluorosis is
now higher than 50 years ago, we can conclude that fluoride availability...
has increased in North American children."
- Rozier
RG. (1999). The prevalence and severity of enamel fluorosis in North
American children. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 59(4):239-46.
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Re: Where would you expect to find flouride?

Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:11 pm

The rate of osteosarcoma in dogs is almost 10 times that in humans. It is unknown whether this is caused by a greater vulnerability or increased fluoride exposure.

Researchers tested 10 brands of dog food marketed for both adults and puppies, finding that eight of them -- all major national brands -- contained fluoride levels between 1.6 and 2.5 times as high as the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) maximum allowed level in drinking water. A dog also consuming fluoridated water would be exposed to levels 3.5 times the EPA's limit, the researchers concluded.

The primary source of the fluoride contamination seemed to be bone meal and other animal byproducts (including chicken or beef meal and chicken
or poultry by-product meal) used as filler. The one vegetarian brand
tested had no fluoride contamination, and neither did the brand produced
by a small manufacturer.
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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:14 pm

Government Calls for Lower Fluoride Levels & Admits it Harms Children


The United States government finally acknowledged the harmful effects
that fluoride has on the body, and recommends that water fluoridation
levels be decreased nationwide.
Water fluoridation has been in effect in
the United States for over 65 years. The U.S. government began putting
fluoride in the public water supply claiming that it would prevent tooth
decay. Over the years, thanks to various studies and public officials speaking out, the
negative effects of fluoride have finally come to light. The United
States government, prior to today, denied the link between increased
fluoride levels and disease. The game changer, however, was the major
study out of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that increased fluoride consumption led to decreased IQ in children.
Since 1962 the government has recommended fluoride levels between 0.7
and 1.2 milligrams per liter in the nations drinking water. Ever since
then, fluoride has been praised for it’s alleged power to prevent tooth
decay. Research, however, has shifted the national outlook on fluoride.
Even in calling for the reduction of fluoride in the water, the
government does not discuss the major findings. Instead, it focuses on a
smaller symptom of fluoride consumption – damage to children’s teeth.
The very substance that is supposed to lead to greater tooth health is
leading to teeth damage. According to the government, fluoride in
drinking water should be reduced because of the damage it is causing to
childrens’ teeth, not the link between fluoride and decreased IQ in
children.http://shatterlimits.com/government-calls-for-lower-fluoride-levels-admits-it-harms-children/

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Post by roxanna on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:44 am

this information has been available since the 70s, why are we still doing it ?????
most people don't seem to care .

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:58 am

Roxanna, you're right. Most don't care... and they should. It's not just your health or my health... it's "childrens' health too.
I haven't read the article yet, but I am told there is one about how much flouride goes into a school lunch menu.
I always said even minute amounts add up.
If we don't care and look out for ourselves and our children, no one will.

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:50 pm

Go into your bathroom and grab any tube of toothpaste within reach. If it is a tube of fluoride toothpaste (as the vast majority are) it will, by law, have this warning printed somewhere on the tube: “If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.” In this case, “professional help” likely means a physician or a local ER, and “poison control center” essentially means start praying because you (or your child) just swallowed a bunch of poison.

Wait a minute? If fluoride were poison why would it remain a key ingredient in toothpaste, a dental hygiene product we put in our mouth every day? And isn’t our municipal water supply teeming with fluoride?

Yes, fluoride remains in our water supply and despite the risk of fluoride poisoning; it remains a key ingredient in toothpaste, as well as an inert ingredient in soda, tea, diet pills and bottled water (basically, anything with water in it likely has fluoride). While fluoride has been proven to benefit teeth (preventing cavities) and strengthen bones (as has been endorsed by the American Dental Association), the potential dangers of fluoride may far outweigh its benefits. To be clear, lets get down to the elements.

Fluoride is a molecule containing the element fluorine, and is achieved by combining fluorine with another element. It is naturally occurring in water with a high mineral content, and in small doses (one part per million), it does what it is touted to do: strengthen developing teeth and bones. In larger doses that exceed this amount it can decrease IQ, damage teeth and cause arthritis, and in excessive amounts, it can even cause death. Sure, it’s put in toothpaste and mouthwash to prevent tooth decay, but it’s also added to rat poison and insecticides to kill stuff.

Prolonged and excessive exposure to fluoride results in something fairly grave called fluorosis, which exists in dental form (spots on the teeth as well as degradation of the tooth) and the skeletal form (gradual weakening of bones). Now, I have no interest in causing a panic, and I am not implying that a mouthful of fluoride toothpaste will make you a dumb, rubber-boned victim (providing you don’t swallow that mouthful), but the fact that our toothpaste, as well as our municipal water supply (currently 67 percent of the country has fluoridated water) is rich with fluoride, does strengthen our chances of falling victim to fluorosis, as well as weakening our teeth and bones, which were supposed to be fortified by this additive–ironic, isn’t it?

Individuals who are sensitive to fluoride could fairly easily opt out of the fluoride toothpaste market and go for a product without this ubiquitous additive (people with chronic thyroid issues are often encouraged to do without fluoride toothpaste). However, for most of us, we still unwittingly receive our daily dose of fluoride every time we turn on the tap, open a soda, or pretty much drink anything.

If fluoride is such a borderline product holding numerous untold risks (see part two for the truly shady part of the story), then why is it still being used in consumer products and dumped liberally into our water supply?



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Post by roxanna on Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:46 am

What's going on breezey ? what are our governments up to ? why have they not done anything about this yrears ago ? our water has flouride added ,i drink filtered water at home and often take water with me ,but most people believe what they are told,that it's good. why....why.....why..????????? Sad

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Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:54 am

Roxanna, it seems to me that it's like a lot of other things... people don't care because they say it's such minute amounts. What they don't "get" is all those minute amounts add up and can cause serious problems.
Not sure if this is stated anywhere in the articles, but too much fluoride discolors your teeth.

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Re: Where would you expect to find flouride?

Post by roxanna on Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:09 am

for what reason is it added to all those other foods ? Shocked

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Re: Where would you expect to find flouride?

Post by Breezey Breezey on Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:17 am

roxanna wrote:for what reason is it added to all those other foods ? Shocked


I would think mainly because it's in water and water is used to make many things. Kind of like getting double, triple and quadruple amounts then.... because of all the things we eat and drink that are made with water.

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