Fluoride in drinking water

Posted on January 10, 2011

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that the recommended level of fluoride in U.S. drinking water supplies should be lowered to prevent dental problems. They are recommending that water should contain .7mil of fluoride per liter of water instead of the current recommended range .7 to 1.2mil. “The HHS recommendation comes in the wake of data finding that excess fluoride consumption during the tooth-forming years in children age 8 and younger may lead to dental fluorosis, a condition in which teeth can become streaked or spotty due to excess fluoride.” WebMD “Some data suggest that excess fluoride may also be linked with skeletal bone damage, she says, and possibly hormone disruption. It has also been deemed an emerging neurotoxin.” If you would like to read more about it, please visit this link.

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