Fluoride and your drinking water (F-)
It may seem like a harmless substance found on the labels of toothpaste, but the unfortunate truth is that Fluoride may not be as harmless as once perceived. Recent scientific evidence is suggesting that there are numerous health consequences for Fluoride exposure and ingestion.
In case you did not know, the drinking water supply in the United States demands that the tap water contain a minimum level of Fluoride according to their standard. However, this so called “cavity-preventing” substance is now being seen by many in the medical community as a carcinogen with serious health implications.
(Fluoride Warning Label)
Declared a dental-decay preventative measure, Fluoride is added to the water supply that provides the tap water piped directly into your home that you and your family drink from every day. And the scary part is that you have no say in the matter, it is done involuntarily and the levels at which Fluoride is in the water are considered by many to be dangerous.
The National Academy of Sciences reported that a condition called severe fluorosis, a disorder caused by the intake of too much fluoride, can occur at just 2 parts per million. Now take a second and think of how much water you drink, and how much you brush your teeth and you can start to get a sense of your own Fluoride exposure levels. The problem with water fluoridation is that it is in addition to all of the other sources of Fluoride we are exposed to on a daily basis. See the image below for some of the more common sources:
The truth of the matter is that most of the water you drink does not even come into contact with your teeth. So the idea that it’s primary reason for being in the water supply is for tooth health appears to be mis-information, or according to some critics, propaganda. Fluoride as a topical treatment such as with toothpaste may be a good idea, however the inclusion of it in our drinking water does not make sense.
Do not let yourself be fooled into thinking that outspoken anti-fluoride activists are against healthy teeth. In fact, it is quite the opposite, the people fighting to stop the involuntary fluoridation of our water supplies are seriously concerned about this substance and the effects it can have on each of us, including the effects on our teeth.
So what can I do about it? One might ask…
The first step is to start filtering out the fluoride from your tap water. We have found the easiest way to do this is to get our ClearlyFiltered Water Pitcher (available by clicking here: http://www.clearlyfiltered.com/products/clean-water-pitcher) and protect yourself against this potentially harmful chemical additive.
For more information about how to keep you and your family safe, send us an email at Info@clearlyfiltered.com or give us a call at 1-877-876-2740