An article discusses 50 reasons for why fluoride should not be added to drinking water — this list was created by Dr. Paul Connet, Ph.D. of St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Dr. Connet notes that fluoride is not only unnecessary for good teeth, but that it interferes with certain processes in the body, is a toxin and a medicine, and is associated with many health problems.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their new recommendations on water fluoridation on January 7th.
The U.S. government now recommends that the fluoridation should be at 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter instead of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams of fluoride per liter as recommended in the past.
To hear a podcast about fluoride from How Stuff Works, click here. About half way through they discuss how heavily fluoridated water was given to POW camps in World War II Germany to allegedly make the prisoners “stupid and docile,” and how shortly after the U.S. started the practice of fluoridating water as well.
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