For those of us who are genuinely concerned about our health, and especially the health of our little ones, removing fluoride from our drinking water is imperative. Please read on for proof !! A government-sponsored report has concluded that levels of fluoride that people are regularly exposed to in drinking water can cause serious malfunctioning of the thyroid glad, leading to even more serious health problems.
"A low level of thyroid hormone can increase the risk of cardiac disease, high cholesterol, depression, and, in pregnant woman, decreased intelligence of offspring," said study co-author Kathleen Thiessen.
The comprehensive review of the scientific literature on fluoride exposure and thyroid toxicity was conducted by a panel appointed by the National Research Council of the National Academies (NRC). It found that fluoride exposure was associated with low levels of thyroid and parathyroid hormones, and an abnormally enlarged thyroid gland (goiter). They also found that fluoride tended to concentrate in the thyroid more than in any organ but the kidneys.
"Fluoride has detrimental effects on the thyroid gland of healthy males at 3.5 mg a day. With iodine deficiency, the effect level drops to 0.7 milligrams a day for an average male," said Robert Carton, an environmental scientist with 30 years of experience working for the government.
Most fluoridated water supplies contain fluoride concentrations of 1.0 milligrams per liter, meaning that an adult male would need to drink less than a gallon of water per day to reach toxic levels. An iodine-deficient male would need to drink less than a liter.
THIS IS MOSINEE
***There are 1 ppm -parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)
we have 4 ppm in Mosinee!!(4 mg per liter)
FLUORIDE (ppm) 4 Erosion of natural deposits; *Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
"The report concluded that the EPA's safe threshold for fluoride in drinking water **(four parts per million) is too high."
The report concluded that the EPA's safe threshold for fluoride in drinking water **(four parts per million) is too high.
A prior NRC report also found evidence that fluoride increases the uptake of aluminum into the brain, damages bone health, and may even lead to bone cancer.
Sources for this story include: www.pr-inside.com .(naturalnews, 9.12.2008, by David Gutierrez) http://www.naturalnews.com/z024192.html
Fluoride in Drinking Water may Negatively Affect Health of Fetuses and Infants
Did you know that fluoride in our water supplies is the only chemical added for a specific medical purpose, i.e. to prevent tooth decay? All other chemicals are added for treatment purposes, to improve the quality and safety of tap water. And an expert has voiced his concerns over the potential negative impact of fluoride in drinking water on the health of fetuses and infants.
Dr Vyvyan Howard is a medical pathologist and toxicologist, and also President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment. In a short video clip put together by the Fluoride Action Network, he expressed his concern over the use of fluoride in our water supplies.