Flouride

Katherine - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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NaturalNews) A new study pre-published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives confirms that fluoridated water causes brain damage in children. The most recent among 23 others pertaining to fluoride and lowered IQ levels, the new study so strongly proves that fluoride is a dangerous, brain-destroying toxin that experts say it could be the one that finally ends water fluoridation.

"This is the 24th study that has found this association," explained Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). "[B]ut this study is stronger than the rest because the authors have controlled for key confounding variables and in addition to correlating lowered IQ with levels of fluoride in the water, the authors found a correlation between lowered IQ and fluoride levels in children's blood."

For the study, researchers evaluated 512 children ages 8-13 in two Chinese villages, one village with higher than average fluoride levels and the other with lower than average fluoride levels. After accounting for external variables like lead exposure, iodine deficiency and other conditions that might affect brain health, the team still found that the number of higher intelligence children in the low fluoride community was 350 percent higher than the number in the high fluoride community.

"In this study we found a significant dose-response relation between fluoride level in serum and children's IQ," wrote the study authors.

Though there have been numerous studies over the years the identify fluoride as a neurotoxin, most mainstream medical professionals in the U.S. have ignored them and continue to support water fluoridation. But the evidence continues to mount, and sooner or later the medical community will have to come to grips with the truth about fluoride.

"This should be the study that finally ends water fluoridation," explained Tara Blank, Ph.D., Science and Health Officer at FAN. "Millions of American children are being exposed unnecessarily to this neurotoxin on a daily basis. Who in their right minds would risk lowering their child's intelligence in order to reduce a small amount of tooth decay, for which the evidence is very weak."

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yea i replace the bottles every couple of refils, and i dont freeze them, i found an off taste when i did that, so i quit doing it. :) Berkeys are great water filters, the queen uses it, the only downside is its 400$ to get...

LaCi - posted on 01/08/2011

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After telling the boyfriend about this study we've now resolved to get both under counter and refrigerator filters that are effective at reducing fluoride. Thanks much. :D

Mrs. - posted on 01/08/2011

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Filters like Brita only remove the taste for the most part. I used to have very expensive filter but I've been drinking bottled since 2008. Mostly because I had to start dip testing the water when I was very ill and found very high levels of acid in it. Some bottled water like Aquafina, is basically the same ph level as tap. I had to go through a few to find one that didn't bug me. I boil my cooking tap water because a proper filter is so expensive. I do my best. Sometimes people think I'm odd but WTF.

By the way, I used to refill and actually freeze my water bottles....bad idea. The plastic leaches into the water...

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I find this hilarious.. saying "the government puts shit in our water" is supposedly a conspiracy. When they do! They DON'T hide it!

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You know the person who first fluoridated water....Hitler..

to keep his prisoners docile..





if you have dental fluorosis, more then likely it also happened to your BONES....thats fucked..

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When my 3 year-old was a baby the pediatrician asked what area we lived in. Then she looked at a chart and told us that the water supply in our neighborhood didn't have enough flouride and she actually gave a prescription for flouride droplets to give to my 2 month old daughter! I never filled the prescription...

I do miss the water we had at that house. The town we lived in then (and it was the town I grew up in) has all of it's water supply from snow run off (the town is at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains) and it is the purest, most delicious water ever! Now we live near a city and I HATE our tap water. We have a filter, but I can still smell the chlorine. YUCK!

Amie - posted on 01/08/2011

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Oh I looked up Canada. Not every place has it in effect, it is up to each municipality if they want a fluoride program or not. What is recommended is .7mg/L but the maximum allowed is 1.5 mg/L. =O

Katherine - posted on 01/08/2011

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That really irks me. And it's scary. It would be good to know all of the levels in different states and countries.

Becky - posted on 01/08/2011

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Our water here is flouridated, although there are quite a few people trying to get rid of that. We had an RO filter in our old house, which I think gets rid of flouride (now I have to go check!) We just bought a new one but haven't gotten it in yet, so the kids have been exposed to flouride in the water for a few months. Although, we have a filter in our fridge and use a Brita, not sure if those remove flouride or not. And we use non-flouridated toothpaste for them. I'll be declining flouride treatments for them as well.

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I'm saving up to buy a berkey. Right now i need to buy water, i refill my bottles though. any amount of fluoride is bad. Seriously, its comparable to arsenic. Doctors made a mistake when they said it was good for your teeth. Putting it in the water is literally drugging people who drink it. Fluoride is used as a mood stabilizer.

Rosie - posted on 01/08/2011

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this story said that the levels were HIGHER than average, leading me to believe nothing about the levels in MY water-which is average.

i do have to agree that it should be cut down, but i don't think all together. it's helped alot of peoples teeth compared to no evidence of proven actual harm to people with average levels of flouride in their water.



i will say it's something i feel has caused my child to have dental flourosis. he has these white spots and some etching on his teeth. so basically they look shitty. now the dentist doesn't know if that is what it's from or not, but i think it is. he has a condition called diabetes insipidus which causes him to drink excessive amounts of water-almost non stop if i would let him.so once again that is from an OVERABUNDANCE of flouride, not average levels. i'd really like to see what a study comparing average flouride levels with lower flouride or no flouride levels. this doesn't tell me squat.

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Our water doesn't have flouride, but I think some people are trying to get it in. I hope it doesn't happen.

Katherine - posted on 01/08/2011

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The water is FULL of contaminates! I am doing bottled water from here on out.
Do you have a filter Julianne?

LaCi - posted on 01/08/2011

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Yeah. I try to minimize the fluoride in our lives. Unfortunately our water does have it. I try to offset it by not using fluoride toothpastes and drinking it as little as possible. Unfortunately, I just cant feasibly buy enough bottled water to cook with AND drink. So I'm still cooking with fluoride. Of course, apparently there is also chromium 6 in our water, says an environmental group, that, although under the government regulation is still too high. So I'm less concerned with fluoride and more concerned with everything else :/

I was on well water until I was like 6 years old. I do wish I had that option now.

Katherine - posted on 01/08/2011

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I just saw this in the news. It was in Yahoo. I couldn't find the original article, but I found this. I will try to find the other one.
It's pretty scary that we can't drink freakin water now!

Jenn - posted on 01/08/2011

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We're on a well and so don't have fluoride added to our water. Does it say anything about how much, or the level of fluoride that was in the water? I wonder how much is in the town water here vs. other areas?

Deirdre - posted on 01/07/2011

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Great Post! But are there any other research to support this in the United States. This study might be more supported in the States if a study is done concerning the levels of fluoride in the US.

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