Some literature you should read;
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I don't have an opinion, I only acknowledge what the evidence shows; That water fluoridation is a safe and efficient way to alleviate dental carriers.
Certainly, you can find people to disagree about anything. Literally anything. The anit-vax crowd did, no?
I'd forewarn both you and anyone else looking to do "objective" research on the subject to actually do objective research. Which is not GoogleBing'in the web for whatever pages come up first, even those that look "scientific"--I'd point you to both the NIH, PubMed's database and the IOM if you want to do real, objective research. There is no replacement for primary scientific literature.
? Not really sure what you're on about here....
Yes, both the CDC and NIH recommend this, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics and it has little to do with fluoride content and mostly everything to do with lead.
I think there should be more concern about what the oral consumption of fluoride does to the body's soft tissue, the liver that has to process it, and the kidneys that have to filter it. The liver does over 110 functions that we know of in the body. Unless there is some strange act of some strange god, you only get one liver. Respect it!! Demand respect for it!!
These are comments born of ignorance of human biology. The liver doesn't handle minerals or ions, detoxification by the liver is done on organic compounds (ie; not fluoride). The kidneys excrete excess F via a TM potential.
Your kidney's work on about 15% of their potential, that is to say; of your glomerular filtration rate (GFR henceforth). There is, as explained above abundant excess-Not that F damages your kidneys anyway, as it is not actively secreted and is freely filtered it is a rather harmless substance for the body to excrete.
If you want to start a crusade against an element you should be boycotting sodium (Na) and its excessive use in our foods, which turns out to be much, much more dangerous for people--Both in terms of kidney function (Ie; its effects on the renin-angiotensinogen-aldosterone system) and hypertension......
Edited by Copasetic, 16 January 2011 - 02:02 AM.