The Benefits of Fluoride

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

 

Welcome to your best resource for information on fluoride

The ADA has endorsed fluoridation of community water supplies as safe and effective for preventing tooth decay for more than 40 years. Water fluoridation—the process of adjusting the natural level of fluoride to a concentration sufficient to protect against tooth decay (from 0.7 parts per million to 1.2 ppm)—has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th Century. Fluoride’s benefits are particularly important for those Americans, especially children, who lack adequate access to dental care. It is safe, effective and has been described as “the best bang for the nation’s public health buck” by a past ADA president.

However, some people have lobbied at federal, state and community levels to end or prevent community water fluoridation. They have raised public concern about the safety of fluoride and, despite evidence to the contrary, have targeted the ADA and local dental associations for our support of fluoridation.

Furthermore, efforts to introduce fluoridation into community water supplies are frequently undermined by limited funds for infrastructure, perceived controversy, voter apathy, confusing ballot language and an abundance of misinformation that has flourished on the Internet. As a result, optimally fluoridated water is available to only two-thirds of those served by public water systems.

Based on scientific evidence, the ADA supports universal fluoridation and believes that all communal water supplies containing less than the optimal level of fluoride should be adjusted to an optimum level. Toward this end, the ADA is urging Congress and state legislators to make capacity-building funds readily available to help communities establish, upgrade and maintain an effective public water fluoridation infrastructure.

The Association welcomes calls for additional controlled studies on the safety, health benefits and cost-effectiveness of community water fluoridation as a means of assuring the public about its safety.

(Article courtesy of http://www.ada.org/science.aspx)



One Response to “The Benefits of Fluoride”

  1. jwillie6 says:

    Europe has rejected fluoridation and is now 98% fluoride free, and their decay rate is better than any fluoridated country. They and most of the world caught on to this fluoridation hoax years ago.
    When the fertilitzer companies, and  others, clean their smokestacks, they bag the  waste fluoride chemical, ( Hydrofluorosilicic Acid),  which contains lead, mercury, arsenic, etc. and sell it to communities to add to our water systems. The Government tries to convince us that it does not harm us if it is diluted enough, but hundreds  of research studies prove otherwise.
    Those promoting fluoridation simply refuse to read the current research showing it is ineffective and dangerous to health. Go to  (www.fluoridealert.org) and read several scientific  articles.
    Read the letter  from  Dr. Hardy Limeback ( DDS, PhD Biochemistry) — Head, Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto entitled
     “Why I am now officially opposed to adding fluoride to drinking water” 

      He was the principal research advisor to the Canadian Dental Asociation for over 10 years in promoting fluoridation. His letter is an apology to other dentists and the public for ever recommending it.                       
            Dr. Limeback includes over 140 Research studies, including:
       Increased risk of bone cancer —  13 studies
       Lead, arsenic, radium contaminants causing toxic water — 10 studies
       Link with fluoride and other cancer — 12 studies
       Fluoride causes birth defects — 5 studies
       Fluoride affects the immune systems — 12
       Fluoride is neurotoxic (brain, nerves, lowering IQ) — 11
       Etc.
    Also see the petition signed by over 2700 professionals opposing fluoridation.

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