Did you know that in 2010 Time Magazine named fluoride one of the Top 10 Common Household Toxins?
Did you hear about the water treatment plant in Rock Island, Illinois that had a chemical spill of "Hydrofluorosilicic acid (which) is used to add fluoride to the plants water."
Fluoride Spill At Illinois Water Facility Requires Haz-Mat Response, But It’s Ok To Drink
According to local TV news report, the chemical was eating through the concrete in the parking lot before Haz-Mat crews showed up.
But though the chemical posed a "burn risk to skin," authorities assured everyone that there was no risk to the public.
Burn risk to skin. Eats through concrete. But yet it OK to use in treating the public water supply? . . . Drink up folks!
However, while Rock Island maybe telling their citizens to "move along, nothing to see here." Other governments are singing a different tune. Calgary, Alberta banned fluoride from their water supply back in February.
The CBC reports today (Feb. 9, 2011) that the city of Calgary will ban fluoride from their water supply. There has been a long running debate as to whether fluoride is good or bad, not only for dental health, but for overall health. What follows are some articles and analysis that present both sides of the issue:
Canada's Fluoride Fight:
- CBC News: Calgary removing fluoride from water supply
- . . . a closer look at the Fluoride debate
- CBC VIDEO: Calgary brushes off fluoride
- Toronto will continue fluoridation of the water supply
- Fluoride fight returns to council chambers
- Fluoride to stay in tap water
- Times of India: Fluoride in water crippling Jagalur villagers
- San Diego Union Tribune: Fluoride Debate Rages Over Decades
- Death by Fluoride (TIME: Nov. 30, 1942)
- Health: Not in My Water Supply (TIME: Oct. 17, 2005)
The Debate Rages:
- American Dental Association: Fluoridation Facts
- The Fluoride Debate - A website dedicated to responding to the ADA's book, Fluoridation Facts
- U.S. health officials saying Americans getting too much fluoride
- Centers for Disease Control: Community Water Fluoridation
- The Fluoride Deception exposes the truth about water fluoridation and the phosphate mining industry
- American Dental Hygienists Association: Fluoride Facts
- Codex Alimentarius loves Fluoride: Part I
- Codex Alimentarius loves Fluoride: Part II
- The National Research Council (NRC): Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards (available free online HERE)
- Fighting Flouride