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April 2018
Fluoride: Is it Good for Me?
By Peter Collins
We have all grown up with the
same assumption, Fluoride is good
for my teeth! Many municipalities
actually add fluoride to their water
supplies as a benefit to its users.
Fluoride can be found in more than
just water, foods, beverages, fruits,
veggies, and meat can all have trace
amounts of fluoride. Let’s look at
some of the benefits and dangers of
Fluoride in our water.
The biggest benefit we know of
from fluoride is oral health. Fluoridation or the process of adding low levels of
fluoride to drinking water sources to give people consistent contact has been
known to reduce cavities and create a strong tooth enamel.
In recent years, research has been done that shows one of the most popular
phone calls poison control receives is due to children eating toothpaste! In fact,
fluoride has been linked to several health risks. Skeletal Fluorosis occurs when
the liver is unable to process fluoride and passes into the blood stream, there, it
combines with calcium leaving bones weak. Fluoride has been shown to cause
calcification of cartilage; this joint damage is often referred to as arthritis. Both
fluoride and iodine belong to the halogen family of compounds; iodine can be
absorbed by the thyroid with no issues, but fluoride is toxic to it. Sometimes,
the thyroid will absorb fluoride instead of iodine causing cells not to function
which if not caught can result in death. Higher rates of kidney disease,
cardiovascular inflammation and atherosclerosis have been reported in areas
where water contains higher levels of fluoride.
With so much information about fluoride exposure risks, it makes sense to
limit our exposure to fluoride. The best way to do so is to get a water test to
determine where your home levels are normally. If they are within acceptable
ranges, you may not do anything. If they are high, you might consider whole
home water filtration systems. Call the professionals at Pure Water for a Free
water test. We will evaluate what is present in your water and determine which
system will work the best for you.
Peter Collins, owner of Pure Water Systems, is a Class C Drinking Water
Treatment Plant Operator Licensed under Provisions of Chapter 403, Florida.
For additional information or any questions contact Pure Water Systems Inc. at
352-228-2200.
References:
Center for Disease Control: “Water Fluoridation Basics.” Available at: https://
www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/basics/index.htm Accessed March 20, 2018.
Global Healing Center: “9 Shocking Dangers of Fluoride Exposure.” Available
at:
https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/9-shocking-dangers-offluoride/ Accessed March 21, 2018
Fluoride Alert: “Top 10 Ways to Reduce Fluoride Exposure.” Available at:
http://fluoridealert.org/content/top_ten/ Accessed March 21, 2018
Photo Courtesy of: https://almostexactlyblog.com/2013/06/04/tnt-fluoride/
Accessed March 21, 2018
Rainbow Springs Villager 15
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