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How Much Fluoride Is Too Much?
The Environmental Protection Agency has stirred the hornet’s nest of fluoridation by seeking to double the maximum allowable amount of the mineral in the nation’s water supply – a move that is drawing sharp criticism as a possible health hazard.
EPA Recommends Raising Fluoride Limits
The Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a new standard that would double the maximum permissible level of fluoride in the nation’s drinking water supplies. The new maximum, four milligrams to a liter of water, is well above levels that can cause dental fluorosis, which results in discoloration, mottling and pitting of teeth according to the environmental agency.
Defluoridation rule challenged
ADA News March 24, 1980 Defluoridation rule challenged (See photocopy of article) Washington – A federal regulation that would require some communities to lower the levels of naturally occurring fluoride in their water supplies is being challenged by the ADA. The Association has asked the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department if Health, Education, and […]
The Lancet: Fluoride Studies in a Patient with Arthritis
It is possible that fluoride intake from tea may be sufficient to cause fluorosis, and I report here a case which gives some evidence for this.
Many modern pharmaceuticals (e.g. Prozac, Paxil) contain “organofluorines.” An organofluorine is a chemical compound that contains both carbon and fluorine. The fact, however, that a pharmaceutical is made with an organofluorine does not mean that it will increase your exposure to fluoride. This is because the fluorine in the drug forms a very strong bond with […]
Due to its high toxicity, fluoride has long been used as a pesticide. In the United States, there are currently two fluoride-based pesticides that are allowed to be sprayed on food. These are: cryolite and sulfuryl fluoride. 5 Facts About Fluoride Exposure from Cryolite 1) The main way people are exposed to fluoride from the […]
Dental products are a major source of fluoride exposure, particularly for children. Fluoridated dental products include toothpastes, mouth rinses, fluoride gels, fluoride varnishes, and fluoride supplements. How Much Fluoride Are in these Products? Fluoride Toothpastes (1,000 to 1,500 ppm) Over 95% of toothpastes now contain fluoride. A single strip of toothpaste covering the length of a […]
Bottled Tea Beverages May Contain Fewer Polyphenols Than Brewed Tea
The first measurements of healthful antioxidant levels in commercial bottled tea beverages has concluded that health-conscious consumers may not be getting what they pay for: healthful doses of those antioxidants, or “poylphenols,” that may ward off a range of diseases. Scientists reported at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston, […]
Fruit Juices May Foster Fluorosis in Children
Now even fruit juices – those “healthy” alternative beverages for your children – may cause a not-so-healthy response in their teeth. A recent study shows that too much fruit juice could damage the enamel on your children’s teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry, an international organization of 34,000 general dentists.
Fluoride Gels & Kidney Function
Scientists have found that the application of “Fluoride Gels” at the dental office causes very high spikes in the blood fluoride level. The high spikes in blood fluoride levels are a result of three factors: the high concentration of fluoride in the gel (= 12.3 mg of fluoride in each milliliter of gel), the gel’s […]