The “doctors” explained how important it was for the health of our bodies to drink water. They also discussed the environmental impacts of “bottles” ending up in our landfills and how improvements could be made by purchasing a “brita” water filter instead of purchasing bottled water. All of this was great (although I dont recommend a Brita filter of course), but what alarmed me is when they started answering questions regarding Fluoridated water.
Fluoride in Water
Fluoride protects tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay. The mineral is often added to water to strengthen teeth, however, too much fluoride can be harmful. “We’ve found there’s a perfect amount of fluoride that should be in the water to keep it safe,” Dr. Travis says. “Given the amount that appears in our water system, it is safe, in my opinion.”
As far as fighting cavities and bacteria in the mouth, Dr. Travis says, “Fluoride is probably our best defense.”
Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears advises parents to use fluoride-free toothpaste for their children until they are 2 years old. “The reason is, if you use adult toothpaste, and even though it says not to swallow [it], they will swallow,” he says.
If you feed your infant baby formula, be sure to use fluoride-free water for babies age 6 months and younger. Using water that is distilled, de-mineralized or run through a reverse-osmosis filtering system is best.
After the age of 6 months, consult your pediatrician to find out how much fluoride is present in the local tap water and whether the water is safe to give your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends boiling tap water to sterilize it for several months after introducing it into a baby’s diet.
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Although they said it was not necessary to give babies fluoridated water until the age of 6 months, I was shocked that with all the information and controversy out there regarding the dangers of toxic fluoride that they would recommend it at all.
The fluoride currently being dumped in 90 percent of drinking water in the U.S. is added in the form of hydrofluoric acid, a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. It is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals.
I have devoted an entire page on my website The Dangers of Fluoride. Please take the time to do your research regarding fluoride dangers. There is so much information and documented evidence on toxic fluoride, that It boggles my mind that people still believe fluoride is good for them!
Fluoride is almost as toxic as Arsenic with a toxicity rating of 5 [extremely toxic] which has been used as a poison throughout history. There is enough poison in the average family size tube of tooth paste to kill a child. Most of us brush our teeth with tooth paste that contains a toxin more hazardous than lead. Yet no one would brush there teeth with lead.
The health problems attributed to the ingestion of fluoride are staggering and as more research reports surface. It appears that fluoride may negatively effect every area of the human body.
Trucking companies that transport toothpaste are required to display a Toxic Hazard sign on their vehicles in most countries, yet we are told this stuff is good for us and that we should eat foods, drink water, bath in water, and brush our teeth with the poison known as FLUORIDE.
Fluoride has been found to increase the uptake of aluminum into the brain. Aluminum in the brain is believed to be the number one cause of Altzeimers and Dementia.
Since 1994 there have been at least six publications that directly link fluoride exposure to direct adverse effects on the brain.
Let there be no mistake! Fluoride is a poison! If you doubt my words, then visit http://www.fluoridealert.org/ where you will find more documentation than you can read in a week. A very good place to find accurate information all backed up by Scientific research reports is http://www.slweb.org/bibliography.html
These Do NOT Remove Fluoride: Brita, Pur, and most other faucet and/or pitcher type filters.
(The ONLY way to remove fluoride is through Reverse Osmosis or Distillation)
For more information on the dangers of fluoride, please visit: Fluoridealert.org