The dangers of fluoride within our water
Fluoride is one of the most common substances added to water in most North American cities in order to supposedly improve the dental health of the population, including caries and plaque problems. It is important to know that fluoride is not essential for the body. In fact, the body does not need fluoride to stay healthy and keep your teeth without caries. The type of fluorine found in nature is calcium fluoride. Calcium fluoride is not really absorbed by the body and is not important for good dental health. Note that the type of fluoride found in fluoridated water is 85 times more toxic than calcium fluoride.
It all began in the 1940s, when aluminum industries, nuclear weapons and the dental industry have agreed to convince the public that fluoride was important to prevent tooth decay. In other words, fluoride is the product of industrial waste. Since they did not know how to get rid of this toxic product, these industries have convinced the public that fluoride should be added to water in order to maintain good dental health. In addition to containing fluoride, these wastes also contain heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that are discharged in the treated water. For all you need to know visit http://fluoride.mercola.com/
Fluoride is considered by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances the 20th most toxic substance and thus, it should be avoided as much as possible. In short, fluoride interferes with the development of the endocrine glands, it causes dental fluorosis, it decreases the IQ and the capacity of learning and it increases the risk of fractures, cancer and neurological disorders (such Alzheimer's disease).
For these reasons, it is strongly recommended not to use fluoridated water to dissolve the milk powder for babies. On the other hand, if you like to drink tea, you should consume organic brands since they contain no or very little fluorine. In fact, trademarks are known to contain quantities of fluoride that can be toxic.
You should also avoid also all toothpastes containing fluoride. About the risks of dental fluorosis, a discoloration of teeth due to excess fluoride, the authorities argue that it "is not considered a toxic effect" and it fades with time, but this is far from being true, as numerous cases of children who have been overexposed to fluoride have been documented. Children under 6 years who ingest large amounts of fluoride during the tooth formation may develop fluorosis. The white or brown spots alter the appearance of the teeth, but not their function. However, excessive intake of fluoride can damage the enamel and be a source of pain and chewing problems. Once children reach the age of 6 or 7, their teeth are fully formed and apparently the risk of fluorosis disappears.
Finally, if you live in an area where water is fluoridated, it is essential to eliminate as much as possible with a good filtration system. It is also important to know that fluoride is not volatile and thus cannot be eliminated completely through a filtration system, so you may want to consider bottled water without fluoride.