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Finally the Media is Recognizing the Perils of Fluoridated Water

February 15, 2007 | 10,914 views

This interesting three-minute video from a Tennessee TV station reviews the major problems of water fluoridation with a number of experts and residents. They're so concerned about fluoridation, they've asked Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) to remove it from their state's drinking water.

The problem with fluoride has become especially acute among babies, according to the video report, as the American Dental Association has recently recommended mothers not use fluoridated water in their child's formula, further evidence the recent Iowa Fluoride Study revealed grave concerns about this harmful chemical.


 

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

It's been a long time in coming, but the news media -- seemingly tone deaf and out of touch about many health concerns -- may be finally recognizing and understanding the risks associated with drinking fluoridated water.

As far as I am concerned, considering that kids are being harmed by the toxicity of fluoride in their bones and teeth, you have more than ample reason to eliminate fluoride from your home and all your drinking water. However, should you remain skeptical, I urge you to check out my fluoride links page that goes into great detail documenting the clear and incontrovertible evidence that fluoride in drinking water is toxic.

There may be a justification to use fluoride topically to limit the spread of cavities but there is no question that it always be avoided in drinking water. The problem with using it "topically" is that invariably some of it is absorbed into the body where it can only cause harm.

Another reminder, 11 EPA employee unions requested a moratorium on fluoridated drinking water some 18 months ago and asked the agency to recognize the cancer risks associated with such programs.

This is a great video to learn more about the poison many Americans invite unknowingly into their homes, and I would strongly encourage you to watch it as a substitute for one of your normal TV shows. This will be a FAR more productive use of your time.

On Vital Votes, reader Sean from Sligo, Ireland reports:

"Human breast milk delivers only 0.004-5 parts fluoride per million of milk to the baby -- 250 times LESS than considered 'safe & effective' and 'optimal' for us by authorities!

"Authorities who have had safety data sheets from suppliers telling them for decades that workers handling the product ought to wear full protective clothing! (Lawyers sharpen your pens and get out your calculators -- and come over here to Ireland where we've legally HAD to fluoridate our waters thanks to some nifty pro-fluoride legislation enacted in the 1960's!)

"And just so you know the margins we're talking about here ... 1 part per million is like 1 minute in 23 months, 4 days and some hours. And 0.004-5ppm is like one quarter of a second out of that same period!! That's the level nature wants a baby to get.

"And yet Wal-Marts are still peddling bottled fluoridated water for babies and children. Please consider signing this petition asking them to stop: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/walmart/

"Learn more about fluoride, fluoridation and the issues involved at http://www.fluoridealert.org."

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