If you live in a large city in the U.S., a glass of your tap water will likely contain at least 1 part per million (ppm) of fluoride. The fluoridation of water is often hailed as a significant step toward the prevention of cavities, but is fluoridated water really beneficial? While topical applications of fluoride have been shown to decrease the incidence of cavities, the fluoridation of water is an unnecessary and potentially dangerous step. Consider this: one 8 oz glass of fluoridated water contains the same amount of fluoride as a pea-sized drop of toothpaste, and every tube of fluoridated toothpaste warns that ingestion of even this small amount requires a call to the poison control center. When you drink eight 8oz glasses of fluoridated water per day, you are ingesting 8x the amount of fluoride that the FDA considers poison!
In the interview below, Dr. Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network discusses the dangers of fluoridating the public water supply. If you’re short on time, you might want to read our summary of some very important arguments against the practice of fluoridation of water.
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