Bone disease, pain and tenderness of the bones, mottled teeth, discoloration, dental fluorosis
The chemical contaminants widely referred to as ''fluoride'' include fluoride, sodium fluoride, and hydrofluorosilicic acid. None of these are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).3 This means fluoridation chemicals have not undergone testing like medicines do because fluoride is considered a tap water ''additive'' and not a medication. This classification was issued and still stands despite the fact that it is backwards—fluoride is added to drinking water to treat cavities and tooth decay in people, not to treat the water.
Most of the fluoridation chemicals used are by-products of chemical manufacturing processes, specifically those from the phosphate fertilizer industry. This ''industrial grade'' is allowable under law and is far from the pharmaceutical grade required for medications. None of the chemicals used to fluoridate water are natural nutrients, which means the body does not need fluoride in any form—period.
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2. Fluoride Action Network. Water Fluoridation. http://fluoridealert.org/issues/water/ . Accessed June 30, 2019.
3. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Does FDA regulate fluoride in drinking water. https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/QuestionsAnswers/ucm576374.htm . Accessed June 30, 2019.
4. Fluoride Action Network. Statements from European health, water, & environment authorities on water fluoridation. http://fluoridealert.org/content/europe-statements/ . Accessed June 30, 2019.
5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Panel on Community Water Fluoridation. U.S. Public Health Service recommendation for fluoride concentration in drinking water for the prevention of dental cavities. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4547570/ . Accessed June 30, 2019.
6. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. National primary drinking water regulations. https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-anddrinking-water/national-primary-drinking-water-regulations . Accessed June 30, 2019.
7. Beltran-Aguilar ED, Barker L, Dye BA. Prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004. NCHS Data Brief. 2010;53:1-8.
8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infant formula. https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/faqs/infant-formula.html . Accessed June30, 2019.