Oftentimes it seems like we are the lone heretic ranting and raving about the toxic dangers entering in our food and water. Last spring, we published an article about the hidden dangers that occur when Fluoride is added to our drinking water. If you missed the article, click here to read it.
Well, on Friday, Jan 7th, federal health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally admitted that American’s are getting too much fluoride, and for the first time in nearly 50 years, reduced the recommended level from 1.2 parts per million to 0.7. That’s a reduction of nearly 50%!
While we applaud the Fed’s decision to lower the recommended levels, the only acceptable level of fluoride in our drinking water is no fluoride at all!
Read today’s article, watch the highly informative video and then take the next step to protect your family with the purest water on the planet right in your kitchen.
U.S. says too much fluoride in water
January 7, 2011, Associated Press
By Mike Stobbe
ATLANTA (AP) — Fluoride in drinking water, credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay, may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids’ teeth.
A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended levels for fluoride in water supplies, the first such change in nearly 50 years.
About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently. In some extreme cases, teeth can even be pitted by the mineral, though many cases are so mild only dentists notice it.
Health officials note that most communities have fluoride in their water supplies, and toothpaste has it too. Some kids are even given fluoride supplements.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing a proposal to change the recommended fluoride level to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water. And the Environmental Protection Agency will review whether the maximum cutoff of 4 milligrams per liter is too high. The standard since 1962 has been a range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the splotchy tooth condition, fluorosis, is unexpectedly common in kids ages 12 through 15. And it appears to have grown much more common since the 1980s.
If you live anywhere near a refinery, factory, chemical plant or dump, chances are you are well aware that your water is a toxic and life-threatening substance.
But what about the rest of us, who live in the city or suburbs, far from industrial contamination? Is our drinking water clean and free of contaminants?
More than 2 million synthetic substances are known, over 25,000 are added each year, and over 30,000 are produced on a commercial scale! Only a very tiny fraction are ever tested for toxicity – and a lot of them come to us on the winds and in our water without us knowing.
Even bottled water with fancy labels and advertising, hides behind the fact that it contains highly dangerous toxic chemicals.
We are literally drinking ourselves to death!
Did you know manufacturers and drug makers in the USA legally release hundreds of millions of pounds of pharmaceuticals into rivers and streams, that are then used for our drinking water?
Consumers are big contributors to the contamination too, as millions of people flush unused drugs down the toilet.
And hospitals and long-term care facilities throw away an estimated 250 million pounds of pharmaceuticals and contaminated packaging.
Nearly 40 years ago, Congress enacted the Safe Drinking Water Act and yet today we have more contaminants in our water supply than ever!
In the summers, half the rivers and streams in America’s “Corn Belt” are laced with pesticides.
Microbes in tap water may be responsible for 1 in 3 cases of gastrointestinal illness.
Chlorine (also known as bleach) is the most-widely used disinfectant by water treatment facilities. As it mixes with other substances in municipal water, it produces carcinogens and has been identified as a major contributor to breast cancer.
Chlorine is a gas at room temperature, and when heated in the shower, the chlorine turns to chloroform, a chemical once used as an anesthesia until it was replaced by less toxic substitute.