On November 9, the American Dental Association (ADA) finally admitted that fluoride levels in common tap water could be dangerous for infants. The ADA recommended that fluoridated water should NOT be mixed into concentrated formula or foods intended for babies. The ADA’s announcement comes on the heels of a National Research Council report that revealed fluoridation’s adverse effects to the thyroid gland and to diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added to the debate with a new report showing that fluoride absorbs into enamel topically. However, adverse effects occur upon ingestion.
Now comes a report from the CDC stating that trace amounts of arsenic are found in fluoride chemicals added to drinking water supplies. Trace levels of arsenic in drinking water increase a person’s risk of developing cancer, according to a report from the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences. “People drinking water containing just one part per billion of arsenic have an increased risk of developing bladder or lung cancer of one in 1,000,” reports New Scientist magazine.
“We’re glad the CDC finally admits that arsenic can be found in fluoridation chemicals. But CDC should go further and list all undesirable chemicals and impurities allowed in the fluoridation chemicals, and make it publicly known so consumers truly can make an informed choice,” says Beeber. Paul S. Beeber, Esq., is President and General Counsel, of New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. “Modern science establishes that fluoridation is ineffective at reducing tooth decay, harmful to health and a waste of taxpayer money,” says Beeber.
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
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This article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #14.
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