Fox News posted an interesting article on Health and the effects of fluoridating water on teeth, especially for children. “One study found about 2 out of 5 adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness [due to too much fluoride in the water].”
Why was fluoride ever thought to be beneficial in drinking water? “About 70 years ago, scientists discovered that people whose drinking water naturally had more fluoride also had fewer cavities.” Instead of taking into the account that fluoride may not be the best substance to INGEST, the US government has been advising water systems to add fluoride since 1962.
Today about 75 percents of Americans get fluoridated water.” AMAZING how little control we have. FORTUNATELY we have EXCELLENT WATER FILTERS that remove fluoride from your water.
Other good news is that the government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water. Read more here.