Here is an article I found very interesting:
Here is an excerpt:
China, in contrast, does NOT allow water fluoridation because it's too toxic and causes damage, according to their studies. Instead, the waste product from their phosphate fertilizer industry is shipped to the United States, where we add it to our water supply!
This is a very important point: the fluoride added to your water is NOT pharmaceutical grade. It's a toxic industrial waste product, which is also contaminated with lead, arsenic, radionucleotides, aluminum and other industrial contaminants.
About 75 percent of Americans get fluoridated water, and just over 65 percent have artificially fluoridated water with hydrofluorosilicic acid; the toxic waste product from phosphate industries. Meanwhile, naturally occurring fluoride is found in many water supplies, especially in volcanic regions and areas with harder water.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not distinguish between these two types of fluoride, but they should.
Naturally occurring fluoride in hard water areas often has a calcium fluoride. Calcium and fluoride bond very well and are not absorbed well by your body. Hydrofluorosilicic acid, on the other hand, dissolves easier and is absorbed by your body at a greater rate.
Natural calcium fluoride is about 1,000 times less toxic than hydrofluorosilicic acid or sodium fluoride, and this is because your body can't absorb nearly as much. (Note: Sodium fluoride is pharmaceutical grade fluoride, which is used in most studies, but NOT the kind added to water supplies.)
My thoughts: We quit using fluoride toothpaste years ago and we now are using a Berkey filter system even to cook our food in. You got to admit the government is mainly for the government not for the people any more. Where we lived when I was growing up we didnt have fluoride in the water but when we moved our water system did have fluoride. Seems funny but my brother and I never did have problems with our teeth until years later. We didnt even go to the dentist until I was 12 years old. Dentist couldnt believe that we went that long without getting our teeth looked at but we didnt have any problems so why go? We brushed our teeth with toothpaste with fluoride in it and drank the water with fluoride in it and after 10 years had cavities...hmmm correlation? Now there are all sorts of chemicals in our drinking water even if you use well water your water is contaminated with all the chemicals people put into their bodies and when it flushes out where to you suppose it goes? Then it not only gets in our ground water but is also showing up in our food supply. Farmers use city water as well. Fluoride is in the water that the animals drink and vegetables get some too. Just something to think about.
Besides the water with floride in it tastes icky and that's my scientific opinion ;)
Talk to ya later!