Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fluoride In Your Drinking Water - What You Need To Know

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The EPA regulates fluoride in drinking water to protect public health. 
Fluoride may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by EPA.

Fluoride are salts that form when the element fluorine combines with minerals in soil or rocks and is added to drinking water to help promote dental health

The Facts

  • Studies indicate water fluoridation is effective in reducing dental decay by 20-40 percent, even in an era with widespread availability of fluoride from other sources. 
  • For most cities, every $1 invested in water fluoridation saves $38 in dental treatment costs.
  • The average cost for a community to fluoridate its water is estimated to range from approximately 50 cents a year per person in large communities to approximately $3 a year per person in small communities.   
  • More than two-thirds of the population in the United States are served by public water systems that are  fluoridated.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies fluoride as a drug when used to prevent or mitigate disease (FDA 2000).
  • All other water treatment chemicals are added to improve the water’s quality or safety, which fluoride does not do.
  • Once fluoride is put in the water it is impossible to control the dose each individual receives because people drink different amounts of water.
  • The fluoride goes to everyone regardless of age, health or vulnerability.
  •  No disease, not even tooth decay, is caused by a “fluoride deficiency.”
  • 40% of American Teenagers Show Visible Signs of Fluoride Overexposure
  •  Fluoride Supplements Have Never Been Approved by the FDA

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