Fluoride is a dangerous toxin to consume at levels considered too high and according to a 2006 report from the National Research Council, the EPA standards for safe fluoride levels in drinking water do not protect the public from health issues caused by fluoride. Fluoride is added to all U.S. city drinking water systems as well as infant formulas and many foods. Concerned parents claim that the ADA ignores the facts while their children suffer from pitted teeth and health problems.
The CDC issued a 2011 weak warning on dental fluorosis in children who consume fluoride from too many sources. See the links below.
Here is an excerpt from the NRC report: "After reviewing research on various health effects from exposure to fluoride, including studies conducted in the last 10 years, this report concludes that EPA's drinking water standard for fluoride-a maximum of 4 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water (4 mg/L)-does not protect against adverse health effects.
Just over 200,000 Americans live in communities where fluoride levels in drinking water are 4mg/L or higher. Children in those communities are at risk of developing severe tooth enamel fluorosis, a condition that can cause tooth enamel loss and pitting. A majority of the report's authoring committee also concluded that people who drink water containing 4 mg/L or more of fluoride over a lifetime are likely at increased risk for bone fractures."
Dentist Dr. Hardy Limeback Opposes Fluoride Due to Serious Health Risks
Dr. Harvey Limeback, a dentist from Toronto, Canada says that fluoride should be banned from public drinking water. Here is a paragraph from Dr. Limeback's article against fluoride in drinking water.
"Half of all ingested fluoride remains in the skeletal system and accumulates with age. Several recent epidemiological studies suggest that only a few years of fluoride ingestion from fluoridated water increases the risk for bone fracture. The relationship between the milder symptoms of bone fluorosis (joint pain and arthritic symptoms) and fluoride accumulation in humans has never been investigated. People unable to eliminate fluoride under normal conditions (kidney impairment) or people who ingest more than average amounts of water (athletes, diabetics) are more at risk to be affected by the toxic effects of fluoride accumulation."
Fluorosis and Pitted Teeth
The EPA and Department of Health and Human Services announced plans to reduce fluoride levels in U.S. drinking water. Outraged citizens expressed concerns after a published study indicated that two out of five U.S. adolescents have dental fluorosis (staining and pitting of teeth) from high levels of fluoride.
High levels of fluoride can cause serious kidney impairment and damage. Fluoride is a common additive in baby formulas and foods. People who have diabetes or athletes consume higher amounts of water and are at a higher risk of fluoride poisoning.
Thyroid and Hormone Interruptions
High levels of fluoride can interrupt the important functions of the thyroid gland as well as hormone balances in the body, according to published studies.
Published studies also show high concentrations of fluoride as a known carcinogen that can cause bone cancer and perhaps other types of cancers. It also increases the risk of bone fractures and increases as people age and have more levels of fluoride in their bodies.
I disagreed with the government when fluoride was introduced into the water systems many years ago. Now we know the ramifications of that act. You have my utmost agreement in this well written list of dangers.