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Re: “Water Terror

Anyone interested in reading filtered and edited information posted on little fluoridefreewherever antifluoridationist websites is certainly welcome to do so. However, intelligent readers are far better served by accessing accurate information on fluoridation from respected, reliable sources. The websites of the US CDC, the US EPA, the American Dental Association, the World Health Organization, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, each has a wealth of such information readily available to anyone.

Steven D. Slott, DDS

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Posted by Steven Slott on 03/01/2019 at 4:52 AM

Re: “Water Terror

Some good information here except:

A. Fluoride is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. It did not turn the water yellow,

B. Peer-reviewed science has shown that fluoride does not accelerate pipe corrosion or strip copper and lead from pipes.

The theory of increased lead uptake associated with fluoridation substances was refuted by Urbansky/Schock in 2000, Jackson in 2002, and Macek in 2006.

1. Overall, we conclude that no credible evidence exists to show that water fluoridation has any quantitatable effects on the solubility, bioavailability, bioaccumulation, or reactivity of lead(0) or lead(II) compounds. The governing factors are the concentrations of a number of other species, such as (bi)carbonate, hydroxide, or chloride, whose effects far exceed those of fluoride or fluorosilicates under drinking water conditions.

-----Can Fluoridation Affect Lead (II) In Potable Water? Hexafluorosilicate and Fluoride Equilibria In Aqueous Solution
Urbansky, E.T., Schocks, M.R.Intern. J . Environ. Studies, 2000, Voi. 57. pp. 597-637

2. The presence of fluoride at a concentration on 1 mg/l will have practically no effect on thechemical speciation and bioavailability of iron, copper or lead.
At a concentration of 1 mg/l as F, fluoride could not cause significant interactions between other chemical species in drinking water. Fluoride at a concentration of 1 mg/l will havenegligible impact on corrosivity of water towards the distribution system.
The quantities of trace metals impurities added as a result of fluoridation are very small and would have no discernible impact on toxicity of drinking water.

----Jackson PJ, Harvey PW, Young WF (2002). Chemistry and bioavailability aspects of fluoride in drinking water. WRc-NSF Report July 2002.

3. Given these findings, our analyses, though not definitive, do not support concerns that silicofluorides in community water systems cause higher PbB concentrations in children. Current evidence does not provide a basis for changing water fluoridation practices, which have a clear public health benefit.

---Blood Lead Concentrations in Children and Method of Water Fluoridation in the United States, 1988-1994
Environ Health Perspec. 2006 January; 114 (1): 130-134
Mark D. Macek, Thomas D. Matte, Thomas Sinks, and Delores M. Malvi

C. Fluoride in toothpaste is at a concentration 1200-1500 times that in optimally fluoridated water. While one-shot applications in toothpaste are certainly useful in decay prevention, the fluoride dissipates after an hour or so. Fluoridated water, on the other hand, provides a consistent bathing of the teeth in a low concentration of fluoride all throughout the day, a very effective means of dental decay prevention. Fluoridated toothpaste, optimally fluoridated water, and all other viable means of decay prevention, are meant to work in conjunction with each other, not as one or the other. Given the overwhelming problem with dental decay, we need all the help we can get in combatting it.

D. Yes, unless you want a significant increase in very dangerous dental infection in your community, you do, indeed, still want fluoride in the water. There is no downside to it.

Steven D. Slott, DDS

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Posted by Steven Slott on 02/28/2019 at 5:58 AM

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