Finally, the United States government has admitted that they have been overdosing Americans on fluoride for years. After their admission, they have also agreed to lower the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water since 1962.
According to the CDC, about 40% of the American population is suffering from dental fluorosis, which is a condition that causes the appearance of tooth enamel to become chalky, and then, later on, to splotch and develop dark stains. The condition is caused by fluoride ingestion.
The level in which the fluoride level in your drinking water prevents tooth decay is around 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter, the U.S department of health and human services announced on Monday. Before the announcement, the level was considered to be 0.7-1.2 water mg/L.
The HHS stated that the newly recommended dose was implemented because “Americans now have access to more sources of fluoride, including toothpaste and mouth rinses than they did when municipal officials began adding the mineral to water supplies across the U.S.”
Health officials have said that the new level with maintaining the benefits of protection without risk of fluorosis.
Of course, it is nearly impossible to control the dose of the drug if it is added to a public water supply. Based on this, should we even be adding a drug with known toxicity to our public water supply at all?
Dr. Mercola put it into perspective by saying:
“If a doctor somehow managed to force a patient to take a drug with known toxic effects and failed to inform them of the dosage and frequency, and never monitored their health outcome, they would be medically negligent and liable to legal and medical board action.”
And sadly, while dental fluorosis is an issue with fluoridation of our water, there other known health concerns as well.
“Dental fluorosis is the most visible form of fluorosis, but it’s far from being “just cosmetic” and of no further concern,” says Mercola.
Dental fluorosis is oftentimes only an indicator of even worse issues within your body, and your brain.
Symptoms of early clinical stage skeletal fluorosis include:
- Burning, tingling, and prickling in your limbs
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic fatigue
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Reduced appetite
The second stage is characterized by:
- Stiff joints, or pain in your bones, brittle bones, osteosclerosis
- Calcification of tendons or ligaments
- Osteoporosis in large bones
Once fluoride has been ingested, it does not only designate itself to your teeth, it actually accumulates throughout your entire body.
The CDC has even stated openly that there is no discernible difference regarding tooth decay between the U.S and other countries which don’t fluoridate their water. If that is the case, and fluoride has been proven to cause detrimental health defects, why are we still adding this substance to our water? While many people don’t even know that fluoride is being added, or they do know and understand but still don’t see the hazards that the chemical can cause, it is hard to understand why this is still a continued practice in the U.S. What do you think? Do you believe in the individual right to choose to fluoridate or not to fluoridate, or do you believe it should be put into the American water supply? Share your thoughts in the comments.