On May 21st, 2013, voters in Portland, Oregon voted down a measure that sought to begin fluoridation of their water supply. Thanks to the hard work of many of Portland’s concerned citizens, Portland continues to be the largest city in America that is free of water fluoridation.
Portland now avoids having to spend $7.6 million to build a water fluoridation plant and the half a million per year for the fluoridation chemicals and other costs of fluoridation. The citizens will continue to be protected from the health risks associated with this chemical.
Fluoridation of water at 1 ppm increases production of deformed collagen throughout the body, most easily visible as white, mottled spots on your teeth. This level also affects other proteins and approximately 100 enzymes in the body by forming extremely strong H-bonds in proteins, enzymes and DNA.
As a result liver, oral and bone cancers rise, kidney disease increases, incidences of hip fracture increases and fluoride in the brain lowers the IQs in children and hinders learning behaviors.
Almost makes you want to move to Portland. If your water supply is fluoridated, you can try to filter it out with a distiller or reverse osmosis, but the fluoride molecule, because it binds so strongly to most elements will probably overwhelm the filters after a few months. You can try to get a non-fluoridated source of water i. e. a delivered spring water company and use only organic sources of food to minimize over-exposure to fluoride.
We have simple, house water test kits for fluoride if you want to know what is in the water you drink at home. Just call the office at 760-729-9050 or come by the office. We also have a fluoride information sheet at the office that summarizes the truth behind fluoride, Dentistry’s best kept secret.