Important Facts You Should Know About Fluoridated Water

Important Facts You Should Know
About Fluoridated Water in San Diego CA

Chiropractic San Diego CA Water

Did you know that most other countries do NOT fluoridate their drinking water, the reason? At our clinic in San Diego CA, we know that fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of potentially serious health problems. The United States adds fluoride to municipal water supplies reaching nearly 211 million Americans, including the elderly, infants, and those with chronic health problems. As of 2012, more than 67 percent of Americans receive fluoridated water, up from 66 percent in 2010. Of those, more than 11 million people receive fluoride at or above what has been deemed an "optimal" level, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Below are 10 facts you need to know about fluoride in San Diego CA:

  1. Most developed countries do not fluoridate their water. More people drink fluoridated water in the US alone than in the rest of the world combined. In Western Europe, for instance, 97 % of the population drinks non-fluoridated water.
  2. Fluoridated countries do not have less tooth decay than non-fluoridated countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between developed countries that fluoridate their water and those that don't. The decline in tooth decay the US has experienced over the last 60 years, which is often attributed to fluoridated water, has likewise occurred in all developed countries, most of which do NOT fluoridate their water.
  3. Fluoride affects many tissues in your body besides your teeth. Many assume that the fluoride in drinking water will somehow only affect your teeth. According to the Fluoride Action Network National Research Council Findings 2006, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland, and even your blood sugar levels. At present, 42 human studies have linked moderately high fluoride exposures with reduced intelligence, and over 100 animal studies have shown that fluoride exposure can cause brain damage.
  4. Fluoridation is not a "natural" process. While fluoride is naturally occurring in some areas, leading to a "naturally" high level in certain water supplies, this does not make such water safe to drink! In fact, communities with naturally high levels of fluoride in their drinking water are known to have higher rates of health problems associated with fluoride overexposure, such as bone deformities. Arsenic and heavy metals also occur naturally in the environment but are still considered water contaminants that must be filtered out in order to ensure safe drinking water. The water added to most water supplies is not the naturally occurring variety but rather fluorosilicic acid-a toxic waste chemical captured in air pollution control devices of the phosphate fertilizer industry. This captured fluoride acid is typically highly contaminated, which may impose additional risks to those already presented by natural fluorides. Fluoride acid may also, under some conditions, increase the erosion of lead from old pipes, which presents an added neurotoxic hazard.
  5. More than 40 percent of American teens show visible signs of fluoride overexposure. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41 % of American children between the ages of 12 and 14 have dental fluorosis. Outwardly visual signs of this condition include pitting and discoloration of your teeth, caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during early tooth formation. In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 %, with some children suffering from advanced forms. Dental fluorosis is not "just cosmetic". It can be an indication that the rest of your body, such as your bones and internal organs, including your brain, has been overexposed to fluoride as well-you just cannot see the damage in the same way you can see the effects on your teeth. So there's a high likelihood that if fluoride is having a visually detrimental effect on the surface of your teeth, it's also damaging other parts of your body, such as your bones……
  6. For infants, fluoridated water provides no benefits, only risks. Infants who consume formula made with fluoridated tap water may consume up to 1,200 micrograms of fluoride or about 100 times more than the recommended amounts. Such excessive fluoride exposure during infancy provides no known advantage to teeth. On the contrary, evidence suggests it could cause significant harm. In fact, a 2012 Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have a "significantly lower" IQ than those who live in low fluoride areas. A number of prominent dental researchers now advise parents should avoid using fluoridated water to reconstitute baby formula.
  7. Fluoride is the only drug added to public water supplies. Fluoride is added to drinking water to prevent a disease (tooth decay), and as such becomes a drug by FDA definition. While proponents claim this is no different than adding vitamin D to milk, fluoride is NOT an essential nutrient. Water fluoridation is a form of mass medication that denies you the right to informed consent.
  8. Fluoride supplements have never been approved by the FDA. The fluoride supplements sometimes prescribed to those who are not drinking fluoridated water have not been approved by the FDA for the prevention of tooth decay. In fact, the fluoride supplements that the FDA has reviewed have been rejected. So when fluoridating our water for the expressed purpose of benefitting dental health, the water authorities are adding a prescription-strength dose of a drug that has never been approved by the FDA for such a purpose.
  9. Swallowing fluoride provides little benefit to teeth. It is now widely recognized that fluoride's only justifiable benefit comes from topical contact with teeth. Even the CDC has acknowledged this fact, and even here scientists have raised questions about its efficacy, as discussed earlier. What is clear though is that ingesting fluoride offers little if any benefit to your health.
  10. Already disadvantaged communities are disproportionally harmed by water fluoridation. Fluoride toxicity is exacerbated by conditions that occur much more frequently in low-income areas. This includes nutrient deficiencies, kidney disease, and diabetes. African American and Mexican American children have significantly higher rates of dental fluorosis, and many low-income urban communities also have severe oral health crises, despite decades of water fluoridation. Please educate yourself on this very important issue. This information was obtained from the Fluoride Action There is also a very informative documentary entitled, "Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation.

Take the time to view it.

Chiropractor San Diego CA Cheryl Borrego


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