At the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting on November 9, 2009 in Philadelphia, State University of New York (SUNY) researchers announced there are more premature births in fluoridated than non-fluoridated upstate New York communities.
The SUNY researchers used 1993-2002 data from the NY Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS).
Rachel Hart, who is part of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at SUNY School of Public Health said, “Domestic water fluoridation was associated with an increased risk of PTB [preterm birth].”
Severe Health Effect Related To Fluoride Consumption
While it’s proven that drinking fluoride doesn’t benefit teeth, there are in fact confirmed negative effects to ingesting this chemical. Tests have linked fluoride consumption to damage of the brain, thyroid gland, bones and kidneys.
For example, in the 1990s, animal studies were done using the same concentration of fluoride that is added to many water supplies. The scientists discovered dementia-like effects on the animals.
In addition to health concerns, another worry stems from the fact that dangerous industrial chemicals are used to fluoridate water, the most common being fluorosilicic acid (FSA).
This is a corrosive acid and when combined with chlorinated compounds, leaches lead in water pipes. FSA has been connected to higher blood lead levels in children which can lead to learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
Dark History of Fluoride
Nazi Germany is reportedly the first to add sodium fluoride to drinking water. During WWII, Nazis added this poisonous chemical at the prison camps to sterilize and dumb down inmates. Their hope was to make prisoners more submissive.
In 1954, research chemist Charles Perkins claimed that too much exposure to fluoride reduced a person’s ability to resist domination. Ingested fluoride poisons the part of the brain that makes a recipient more passive.
Thankfully, many communities and cities today are voting against fluoride in their water supplies. Medical professionals and organizations are learning about the negative effects and are taking a stance against fluoridation.
Do Fluoride Filters Actually Remove This Toxic Chemical?
A major question concerning this issue is how to remove fluoride from the drinking supply. If you want to avoid fluoride and you don’t want your babies or children drinking it, how do you go about getting it out of your water?
The average water purifier does not filter fluoride and most that do (such as reverse osmosis) are very expensive and remove not only fluoride but the good minerals the body needs from water.
[yellowbox]But, all hope is not lost. There are a select few fluoride filters that are built specifically to remove fluoride.[/yellowbox]
Such filters should claim to eliminate this toxin without taking out essential minerals.
It is possible to have clean, fluoride-free water without breaking the bank.
And since consuming fluoride is harmful to you and your family, it is essential that this toxin be removed from your drinking supply with fluoride filters.
Fluoride can and should be avoided for your family to live a healthy life.
It’s time we take our health back and make sure our IQ’s aren’t sinking.