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Fluoride, Politics, and the EPA
This news report, from 1986, describes the politics underlying EPA’s decision to increase the Maximum Contaminant Level for fluoride from 2 ppm to 4 ppm.
Fluoride Risks for Kidney Patients
Kidney disease markedly increases an individual’s susceptibility to fluoride toxicity. The kidneys are responsible for ridding the body of ingested fluoride, and thereby preventing the buildup of toxic levels of fluoride in the body. In healthy adults, the kidneys are able to excrete approximately 50% of an ingested dose of fluoride. However, in adults with […]
Dr. Vyvyan Howard on Fluoride in Drinking Water
Dr. Vyvyan Howard, Past-President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, explains his concerns about water fluoridation. Dr. Howard is a medical toxico-pathologist who specializes in the impact of toxins on fetal and infant health. In this video, Dr. Howard discusses his concerns about fluoride’s impact on infant health.
An Environmental Professional Speaks Out on Fluoridation
In this video, Brent Foster, the State Conservation Chair for the Oregon Sierra Club, explains why he came to oppose water fluoridation.
At high doses, fluoride is a potent poison that is almost on par with arsenic. Fluoride’s potency explains why it was used for years as a rodenticide (to kill rodents) and why it is still being used as a pesticide (to kill bugs). It also explains why the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) now requires […]
Diabetes mellitus is a potentially life-threatening disease, in which the body fails to properly regulate blood sugar levels. Diabetes mellitus affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S. alone—with 7 million of these remaining undiagnosed, and therefore untreated. Fluoride has been shown to increase blood glucose levels and impair glucose tolerance, likely by inhibiting insulin […]
Current data shows that low-income and minority communities are disproportionately harmed by water fluoridation programs. Fluoridation has thus become an issue of environmental justice, with a growing number of civil rights leaders calling for an end to the practice.
No one disputes that high doses of fluoride wreak havoc on bone tissue. Millions of people throughout the world, for example, currently suffer a debilitating bone disease called skeletal fluorosis, which is caused by fluoride. For many years, however, fluoride advocates believed that fluoride could also benefit bone due to its ability, under certain circumstances, to increase bone […]
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