13 Mar 2011

Infant formulas with fluoridated water increase risk of discolored teeth

Infant formulas with fluoridated water increase risk of discolored teeth
Written By: Nadia on March 13, 2011 0
All infant formulas, either concentrated or ready-to-feed, already contain some fluoride and, when routinely mixed with fluoridated water, increase the risk of dental fluorosis (discolored teeth), according to Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a video commentary published on Medscape.com, March 8, 2011.

Fluoride, added to water supplies ostensibly to reduce tooth decay, is also in food, beverages, dental products, medicines, and anesthesia and inhaled from ocean mist and air pollution. As a result, more than 41% of adolescents are fluoride-overdosed and afflicted with dental fluorosis – over 3% of it is moderate to severe (brown stains and pitting), according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The Environmental Protection Agency says, “Exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness.”

“However, no one is studying U.S. children with dental fluorosis to learn whether they also have fluoride-damaged bones or any other fluoride-induced health problems,” says attorney Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. “Absence of evidence shouldn’t be misinterpreted as absence of harm.”

According to a Journal of the American Dental Association study, “Most infants from birth to age 12 months who consume predominantly powdered and liquid concentrate formula are likely to exceed the upper tolerable limit [of fluoride] if the formula is reconstituted with optimally fluoridated water (0.7 – 1.2 ppm).” (October 2009)......

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The solution to this problem is self-evident, and the answer is not in using a new population as guinea pigs to gather data that is already well documented, but to BAN water fluoridation permanently. They KNOW it's a poison, they KNOW it is dangerous, so it defies belief that after 60 years of lies and decepion, we are still wasting time discussing the dubious merits of this disgusting practice.