What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a compound found naturally in the earth. It is also a chemical additive for tap water, which many portray as a helpful ‘additive’ for dental health but may have the opposite effect on children's intelligence.

Why Is There Fluoride in Our Water?

According to the CDC, fluoridation reduces dental decay by 25%.

In 1945, it was claimed that fluoride in drinking water was a safe way to protect people’s teeth. Over the years, people have believed it, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

The effectiveness of water fluoridation to reduce tooth decay has been called into question by more recent research on fluoride.

The findings from three reports assessing this claim suggests that fluoridation doesn’t work so wonderfully as the experts believed. In fact, it fails to reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree in permanent teeth at all!

What Are The Risks of Fluoride in Drinking Water

There are several ways in which fluoride can affect the brain and body, and it's vitally important for parents to know this information before they give their children water dosed with this chemical.

The choice isn’t yours, it’s the government’s choice, so it’s essential to be aware of the risks and what steps you can take to avoid taking them with your family.

Children are most at risk for overexposure, and proof of this can be seen in their teeth.

The first important thing to know is that you should NEVER mix infant formula with fluoridated tap water because this may overexpose the child!

These all serve as great reasons for a fluoride water filter.

The New Research on Fluoride

The Film, Our Daily Dose exposes the new data on how safe fluoride really is.

“Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue. Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day.”

According to all the new research, which is documented in the film, fluoridated tap water is 100 times the proposed “safe” level of fluoride exposure for infants!

For older children, fluoridated water worsens behavioural conditions such as ADHD and is a significant contributor to hormone disruption, endocrine dysfunction, hypothyroidism and even reduced IQ.

In adults, fluoride may also contribute to conditions such as the earlier onset of Alzheimer’s or memory loss.

The film highlights many studies that show kids with moderate to severe dental fluorosis score worse in their grades, measuring cognitive performance and IQ than their friends without fluorosis.

The link between fluoride exposure and fluorosis is often completely missed by well-meaning, and attentive parents because it just isn’t disclosed. When was the last time you were shown through a home where the real estate person told you there was fluoride in the water and that fluoride can be a risk?

Have you ever received a letter in the mail to that effect?

The information is available, but you have to go and find it yourself.

Despite The Risks, Why Is It Still In The Water?

Why should our beautiful kids pay for these claims in their long term hormone, thyroid, and brain health?

Fluoride was initially approved based on the dosage; however, that’s precisely what is difficult to control.

Dosage and timing are the two critical factors for infants fed formula with fluoridated water. These young ones are affected for life as these are very high doses for their little bodies.

It’s also important to consider the risk of fluoride crossing the placenta, exposing the unborn baby. Imagine what an overdose that would be!

We need to simply remember that fluoride isn’t a vitamin or nutrient. It’s a drug/medication, and it’s the only drug that is discretely added into drinking water without consent.

We highly recommend checking out the film, Our Daily Dose to learn more about these new developments in the area of fluoride and water safety. The documentary has been created for those new to the dangers of fluoride.

‘Our Daily Dose’ is also worth checking out if you would like to satisfy the curiosity of any further questions you may have at this point.

You can stream it for free below.

Another fantastic resource where you can find all the science in one place is at Fluoride Action Network.

Worried about fluoride in the water? Don’t be, it’s totally possible to remove.

How To Remove Fluoride From Your Drinking Water

There are many options for removing fluoride from your drinking water with various outcomes.

The best benchtop gravity filter that removes fluoride is the Filteroo Steel or Filteroo Blue Water Filter, removing 97% of fluoride.

Benchtop Fluoride Removal Systems connect to your tap or undersink water filter just as great a job, and Reverse Osmosis Water Filters are also highly effective at removing fluoride.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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