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#94 — Is Fluoride Safe? ** January 20, 2016
Guest // Susan Kanen ** Host // Lisa Bloomquist
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to control tooth decay. The CDC says that the safety and benefits of fluoride are well-documented. It’s also in our toothpaste. Dentists promote it. Maybe you took fluoride pills when you were a child or you give fluoride in vitamin drops to your baby. We’ve been fluoridating our water for over 70 years; so long, in fact, that few people question its wisdom.
But there is much more to the story. The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) shares some surprising facts, including:
- 97% of Western Europe does not fluoridate its water
- Fluoridated countries do not have less tooth decay than non-fluoridated countries
- 40% of teens show visible effects of fluoride over-exposure
- 36 studies show a correlation between fluoride and lower IQ
Did you know that the fluoride that is put in our water is a toxic byproduct of the fertilizer and aluminum industries?
The dominant paradigm used to be, “The solution to pollution is dilution.” Now we are discovering that many toxins accumulate in our bodies and our environment.
Could many chronic diseases of modernity be linked to water fluoridation?
Do you know if your bottled water contains fluoride? Here’s a list from FAN and another from the International Bottled Water Association. Many brands use water from municipal water sources that are, yep, fluoridated.
Susan Kanen is a biochemist who worked in water treatment facilities. She suffered from multiple health maladies, which she attributes to multiple exposures to fluoride. Find out how Susan’s chronic health problems are connected to water fluoridation, and learn how to protect yourself and your family.