Then There’s Fluoride
Fluoride is of the most controversial chemicals of our times, and a chemical that is routinely added to municipal water supplies in the U.S.
Many scientists believe that it makes an important contribution to dental health, and that is has been proven safe.
Others believe its dental value is unproven, and are concerned about the potential for unexamined health risks. They point out that what we take into our body affects a lot more than our teeth. In fact, a 500 page review of fluoride safety, conducted by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2006, concluded that fluoride was an “endocrine disruptor” and can affect many things in the body, including the bones, the brain, the thyroid gland, the pineal gland, and even blood sugar levels. The NAS called upon scientists to investigate if current fluoride exposures in the United States might possibly be contributing to chronic health problems – including bone disorders, thyroid disease, low intelligence, dementia, and diabetes.
Whether fluoride is ultimately beneficial for public health, or not, is controversial. But if you drink municipal tap water, chances are you’re drinking it every day, whether you like it or not.
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