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Government Calls for Lower Fluoride Levels and Admits it Harms Children

Mike Barrett
January 7th, 2011
Updated 12/16/2012 at 7:06 pm
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The United States government finally acknowledged the harmful effects that fluoride has on the body, and recommends that water fluoridation levels be decreased nationwide.

Water fluoridation has been in effect in the United States for over 65 years. The U.S. government began putting fluoride in the public water supply claiming that it would prevent tooth decay. Over the years, thanks to various studies and public officials speaking out,  the negative effects of fluoride have finally come to light. The United States government, prior to today, denied the link between increased fluoride levels and disease. The game changer, however, was the major study out of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that increased fluoride consumption led to decreased IQ in children.

Since 1962 the government has recommended fluoride levels between 0.7 and 1.2 milligrams per liter in the nations drinking water. Ever since then, fluoride has been praised for it’s alleged power to prevent tooth decay. Research, however, has shifted the national outlook on fluoride. Even in calling for the reduction of fluoride in the water, the government does not discuss the major findings. Instead, it focuses on a smaller symptom of fluoride consumption – damage to children’s teeth. The very substance that is supposed to lead to greater tooth health is leading to teeth damage. According to the government, fluoride in drinking water should be reduced because of the damage it is causing to childrens’ teeth, not the link between fluoride and decreased IQ in children.

Over 72 percent of Americans drink water treated with fluoride. A large majority of the nation has been consuming fluoride, now found to be a poison, for years. Even if fluoride was beneficial to teeth, the damage it does to the body would logically be a priority over increase tooth health. While the government reducing fluoride in the water is a step in the right direction, fluoride should be completely abolished from the water supply, as New York officials have been calling for.

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  • Royce

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    @james, stick your f'ing head in the sand you schmuck.

  • Lew

    Bryson Christopher, THE FLUORIDE DECEPTION, Seven Stories Press, New York, 2004, is a comprehensive history of fluoride–chemical, historical, legal and political–with about eighty interviews with knowledgeable individuals (fully identified), results of access to pertinent public and private archives, one hundred eleven pages of notes and citations, etc etc. If you haven't read this study you don't know what "fraud in journalism" really is capable of.

  • James

    Great example of bad journalism. Who spoke out inside the government to claim fluoride is bad? When? Where? If you weren't there, what's your source? Is there a quote?

    Yes, city officials in New York spoke out against it – and by the way, your link is broken – but I see absolutely nothing in your post to back up your claims.

    What's sick is the fact that people are using this article here as a source.

    This isn't journalism. This is fraud. I agree that fluoride is evil, but so is journalism like this.

  • steve barnes

    Execute anyone who puts fluoride in your water supply. Don't drink city water it also has chlorine.

  • Anonymous

    Enough said. This should be the end of the water fluoridation line.