CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride
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by Dr. Mercola
A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association finds once again that, contrary to what most people have been told, fluoride is actually bad for teeth. Exposure to high levels of fluoride results in a condition known as fluorosis, in which tooth enamel becomes discolored. The condition can eventually lead to badly damaged teeth. The new study found that fluoride intake during a child’s first few years of life is significantly associated with fluorosis, and warned against using fluoridated water in infant formula. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is of a similar opinion. According to their website: “Recent evidence suggests that mixing powdered or liquid infant formula concentrate with fluoridated water on a regular basis may increase the chance of a child developing … enamel fluorosis.”
Sources: Journal of the American Dental Association October 14, 2010; 141(10):1190-1201 CDC, May 28, 2010 – end of article – Source
ADA study confirms dangers of fluoridated water, especially for babies
by Ethan A. Huff
Advocates of fluoridated water insist that the chemical additive is good for teeth, but actual science routinely shows otherwise, including a new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association confirming fluoride as a toxic substance that actually destroys teeth, particularly those of developing young children and babies.
When people are exposed to excessive levels of fluoride through sources like drinking water, foods and beverages and even swallowed toothpaste, it often results in a condition known as dental fluorosis. The internal uptake of fluoride into teeth over time causes their enamel to become mottled and discolored, the end result being damaged teeth that have essentially rotted from the inside out.
Dr. Steven Levy, D.D.S., and his team found during their study that “fluoride intakes during each of the first four years (of a child’s life) were individually significantly related to fluorosis on maxillary central incisors, with the first year more important.” They went on to warn that “infant formulas reconstituted with higher fluoride water can provide 100 to 200 times more fluoride than breast milk, or cow’s milk.”
In other words, young children have the highest risk of severe tooth damage from fluoride, especially those that are six months of age or younger, a time during which children’s blood-brain barriers have not fully formed. Even low ingestion levels cause the direct depositing of fluoride into the teeth, brain and other bodily tissues and organs which, besides causing fluorosis, also causes disorders of the brain and nervous system, kidneys and bones.
And the American Dental Association (ADA) has known that fluoride exposure causes dental fluorosis since at least 2006, but the group has done nothing to warn the 200 million Americans that live in communities with fluoridated water to avoid its use in babies and infants. Many dentists still recommend that children and adults not only drink fluoridated water, but even advise parents to add fluoride drops to their children’s drinking water if the family lives in unfluoridated areas or drinks private well water.
Fluoride causes serious health problems
In 2006, a study published in The Lancet identified fluoride as “an emerging neurotoxic substance” that causes severe brain damage. The National Research Council (NRC) wrote that “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means.”
About a month later, another study published in Environmental Health Perspectives found a definitive link between fluoride intake and reduce IQ levels, indicating once again that fluoride intake causes cognitive damage.
At Harvard University, researchers identified a link between fluoride and bone cancer. Published 14 years after it began, the study found that the highest rates of osteosarcoma, a fatal form of bone cancer, were occurring most in populations drinking fluoridated water. The findings confirmed those of a prior government study back in 1990 that involved fluoride-treated rats.
Kidney disease is another hallmark of fluoride poisoning. Multiple animal studies have found that fluoride levels as low as 1 part per million (ppm) — which is the amount added to most fluoridated water systems — cause kidney damage. And a Chinese study found that children exposed to slightly higher fluoride levels had biological markers in their blood indicative of kidney damage.
The NRC has also found that fluoride impairs proper thyroid function and debilitates the endocrine system. Up until the 1970s, fluoride was used in Europe as a thyroid-suppressing medication because it lowers thyroid function. Many experts believe that widespread hypothyroidism today is a result of overexposure to fluoride.
Since fluoride is present in most municipal water supplies in North America, it is absurd to even suggest that parents avoid giving it to their young children. – More here
Notice a rebuttal to anti-fluoride claims here, on fluorideinfo.org, a silly pro-fluoride propaganda website,
Fluoride is of no value in diminishing cavities?
Their website says “Fluoride compounds in water and in supplements do not provide any significant cavity-protecting effects.” This is an out-and-out fiction with absolutely no basis in fact!
The United States Public Health Service states that “Fluoride has substantial benefits in the prevention of tooth decay. Numerous studies, taken together, clearly establish a causal relationship between water fluoridation and the prevention of dental caries.
“The United States Public Health Service states that “Fluoride has substantial benefits in the prevention of tooth decay.”
Well now I’m convinced to risk my health because an American federal government agency told me something is not just good for me, but substantially good for me!, so it must be true because the Feds said so!!! Yaaaaay oh wait. I forgot they’e filled with liars, never mind. Oh and plus they have “numerous” studies to back their claims up of the “casual” relationship that my health is worth risking to make my teeth nicer. And who cares about references, just casually mention numerous studies and don’t show anyone your references for risking their health, and don’ bother mentioning the countless studies showing fluoride in even small amounts is bad for your teeth and the rest of your body and living organisms. As for iodine: iodine is a necessary component for health, NOT fluoride! And quality toilet paper is much more than casually good for a persons health; these morons would have you risk your health for something that clearly much more than beneficial for your health with no health risks: toilet paper! What stupidity! What’s more outrageous then that webpage claiming that anti-fluoride people all twist the truth about fluoride (being that that webpage is twisting the facts even on that statement, like a liar saying, ‘You lie’), is that it uses the example of iodine as being a necessary thing for the health of your thyroid, and yet in large amounts is toxic: FLUORIDE INTERFERES WITH YOUR THYROID! Can you get anymore hypocritically ironic!? Wow: God really let the rock these people rolled roll right back on themselves with that claim.
Dangers of Fluoride, by Cathy of Somerset, a dental hygiene student in NH