???Fluoride, A healthy or unhealthy choice???
It has been said that fluoride was good for you, especially for the teeth. But during the last couple of years it has been said that it is not so good for you. So what is it Is it good for you or is it not You can ask anyone and they will share their opinion. But what about the facts, what do the facts say
According to fluoride action network, ingestion of fluoride has little benefit and a lot of risk. They list five risk that fluoride can cause including risk to the brain, to the thyroid gland, to the bones, for bone cancer and it is a big risk to kidney patients. Even though all of these risks are very important today we are interested in fluoride being a risk to the brain. According to the National Research Council fluoride can damage the brain, how you may ask In the 1990??™s an animal study was conducted by scientist in the EPA, and they found dementia-like effects at the same concentration which was 1ppm used to fluoridate water. ???While human studies have found adverse effects on IQ at levels as low was 0.9 ppm among children with nutrient deficiencies, and 1.8 ppm among children with adequate nutrient intake??? (FCN, 2000); The age of these children where seven thru ten years old. There was another study saying that excess intake of fluoride can have a slow but yet effect our teeth, spinal cord, skeletal system, our brain and our muscles. The study suggested that fluoride intake over a long period of time effects some enzymes releasing free-radicals (which can lead to cancer). There was another article that I found posted by Dr. Mercola, talking about how there are a lot of recent human studies from China that have confirmed that Fluoride damages your brain. Dr. Mercola said that prior to the China studies in 1992 there had been about 30 animals??™ studies that reported impairment in learning and memory processes with animals that used fluoride. According to Dr. Mercola studies have demonstrated that levels as low as 1ppm (part per million), direct toxic effects on brain tissue such as the reduction inlipid content, impaired anit-oxidant defense systems, damage to the hippocampus, damage to the purkinje cells, increased uptake of aluminum, formation of beta-amyloid plaques (associated with Alzheimer??™s disease), and accumulation of fluoride in the pineal gland.
Now that we researched some facts, what is your opinion I honestly think that any toxic chemical can do harm to your body. Even though most of these studies where based on China??™s research you do have to wonder that we do have a little better resources than they do. But still we should not risk it! It you want to take better care of your teeth or your children??™s teeth why don??™t we use other resources that are not chemicals I think that as long as we brush our teeth like we are suppose to and brush them well we should be fine. Another way that we can possible reduces teeth decay would probably be by changing our diets, and the foods we eat! Healthy foods for teeth have been on our TV news almost every day, but yet people are not changing their eating habits or eating those healthy foods. But when the news or dentist said that a chemical like fluoride was good for your teeth we go right to the store or pharmacy to try and other these chemicals Let??™s try to focus on what??™s good for our body in a healthy way without using any type of chemicals! Remember it??™s a choice not a you have to do it!
Mercola. Fluoride damages your brain. November 22, 2007.
Featherstone JDB. (2000). The Science and Practice of Caries Prevention. Journal of the American Dental Association. 131: 887-899. (Additional references available at: www.fluoridealert.org/health/teeth/caries/topical-systemic.html )
M Lakshmi Vani, K Pratap Reddya, Hyderabad, India. ??? Effects of Fluoride accumulation on some enzymes of brain and gastrocnemius muscle of mice???. Vol. 33, 2000. http://www.fluoride-journal.com/00-33-1/331-17.pdf