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  Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Fluoride is considered a trace element because only small amounts are present in the body (about 2.6 grams in adults), and because the daily requirement for maintaining dental health is only a few milligrams a day.
Although fluoride in pharmacologic doses has been shown to be a potent therapeutic agent for increasing spinal bone mass (see Disease treatment), there is little evidence that water fluoridation at optimum levels for the prevention of dental caries is helpful in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Fluoride supplements are available only by prescription, and are intended for children living in areas with low water fluoride concentrations for the purpose of bringing their intake to approximately 1 mg/day (5).
lpi.oregonstate.edu /infocenter/minerals/fluoride   (2908 words)

 Scientific Facts on Fluorides
Fluorides are important industrial chemicals with a number of uses but the largest uses are for aluminium production, drinking water fluoridation, and the manufacture of fluoridated dental preparations.
Fluoride concentration in food can be increased by the presence of fluoride in water used for its preparation.
Fluoride can help prevent cavities, but at high intakes it can harm tooth development (dental fluorosis) and bones (skeletal fluorosis); there is a narrow range between intakes which are beneficial and those which are detrimental.
www.greenfacts.org /fluoride/index.htm   (1266 words)

Fluoride is incorporated in the crystalline structure of bone as fluoroapatite.
Approximately 75% to 90% of ingested fluoride is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
From 5% to 10% of ingested fluoride is excreted in the feces.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/flu_0109.shtml   (1989 words)

 Fluoridation / Fluoride -- Toxic Chemicals In Your Water
Fluoride compounds put into water are often contaminated with lead, arsenic and radio nuclides since the fluoride compounds are toxic waste byproducts which largely come from pollution scrubbers of fertilizer plants.
Fluoride was given at low levels during the early to mid 20th century as an effective way of supressing thyroid function and treating hyperthyroidism.
Fluoride is an extremely poisonous substances at exceptionally low doses and has caused a large number of acute poisonings.
www.holisticmed.com /fluoride   (1432 words)

Fluoride can be delivered to the teeth in 2 ways; topically (direct contact on the teeth) and systemically (enters the blood stream).
Even though the benefits of fluoride are maximized before the teeth erupt (come in), fluoride is still very beneficial for children and adults after the teeth are fully erupted.
Fluoride toxicity is when large amounts of fluoride are ingested during a short period of time.
www.umanitoba.ca /outreach/wisdomtooth/fluoride.htm   (678 words)

 Fluoride's Neurological Effects
Fluoride accumulation in important regions of the rat brain, especially the hippocampus, was found to increase as the drinking water fluoride levels increased.
Fluoride concentration in tap water ranged from 1.2 to 3 mg/L. Fluoride exposure was measured in urine samples by electrothermal ion selective method.
The effect of exposure to a high level of fluoride on intelligence may occur at an early stage of development of the embryo and infant when the differentiation of brain nerve cells is occurring and development is most rapid.
www.fluoridation.com /brain.htm   (3571 words)

 Fluoride - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fluoride is best known for its use in small quantities in an attempt to help reduce dental caries (cavity) frequency in teeth.
Some studies suggests that fluoridation is associated with a median decline in the number of children with caries of 12.5%, and a median decline of 2.25 teeth with caries.
Fluoride compounds, usually calcium fluoride, are naturally found in low concentration in drinking water and some foods, such as tea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fluoride   (1006 words)

 Biological Effect of Fluorides
Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea.
Fluoride stimulates granule formation and oxygen consumption in white blood cells, but inhibits these processes when the white blood cell is challenged by a foreign agent in the blood.
Fluoride ingestion from mouth rinses and dentifrices in children is extremely hazardous to biological development, life span and general health.
www.all-natural.com /fleffect.html   (1752 words)

 ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Fluorine, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorides
Fluorides, hydrogen fluoride, and fluorine are chemically related.
Fluorides are often added to drinking water supplies and to a variety of dental products, including toothpaste and mouth rinses, to prevent dental cavities.
Fluorides released to the air from volcanoes and industry are carried by wind and rain to nearby water, soil, and food sources.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /tfacts11.html   (1206 words)

 EWG Issues || Fluoride and Bone Cancer in Boys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The U.S. EPA considers 4 parts per million a safe amount of fluoride in drinking water; the National Academy of Sciences, Food and Nutrition Board concluded that a safe level for infants under 6 months of age is 0.7 parts per million.
The fluoride debate hit another milestone on March 22, when a National Academies of Science panel told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the EPA's standard for fluoride in water is inadequate to protect the public.
EWG recognizes the value of fluoride to dentistry, yet a substantial and growing body of peer-reviewed science strongly suggests that adding fluoride to tap water is not the safest way to achieve the dental health benefits of fluoridation.
www.ewg.org /issues/fluoride/20050606/index.php   (861 words)

 Scientists, Doctors and Researchers warn of fluoridated water dangers
Since fluoride is already in many foods and beverages, an estimated total intake of existing fluoride amounts is imperative.
In summary, the scientists "emphatically" recommended the water supply "not be fluoridated." Their analysis also concluded a host of other medical problems may ensue from artificially fluoridating the water.
Judge Flaherty issued an injunction against fluoridation in the case, but the injunction was overturned on jurisdictional grounds but his findings of fact were not disturbed by appellate action.
www.nofluoride.com   (2671 words)

 Fluoride   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is characterized by diffuse opacities and under-mineralized enamel.
Fluorides are cumulative and build-up steadily with ingestion of fluoride from all sources, which include not just water but the air we breathe and the food we eat.
The use of fluoride toothpaste in dental hygiene and the coating of teeth are further sources of substantial levels of fluoride intake.
tuberose.com /Fluoride.html   (12406 words)

 Fluoride: An Invisible Killer
Fluoride is used extensively in computer chip and Aluminum and steel manufacture, causing a staggering amount of environmental damage.
Unlike Chlorine, Fluoride is colorless, odorless and tasteless so you have almost no way of knowing if it is present in the water you are drinking or using.
Fluoride producers (the multi-billion dollar aluminum, fertilizer and steel industries) have everything to lose and nothing to gain by admitting that Fluoride is even remotely bad for anyone.
www.just-think-it.com /no-f.htm   (2696 words)

Water fluoridation, while serving the same decay-preventive purpose as toothpaste fluoridation, uses a different set of chemicals derived from a different source.
The chief water fluoridation chemical is hydrofluosilicic acid (HFS), a phosphate fertilizer coproduct.
Although the water fluoridation business is pretty mature, Looney notes that opportunity still knocks: Los Angeles began fluoridating its water supply just two years ago, and eight of the country's largest 50 cities still go without.
pubs.acs.org /cen/whatstuff/stuff/7916sci4.html   (962 words)

For many years fluoride compounds were used as the first line of defense in the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
Worldwide dentists are trying to convince the public that children aren’t getting enough fluoride, implementing water- and salt fluoridation schemes, but the exact opposite is true: children - and adults - are actually overdosing on fluoride.
Millions of people are suffering from fluoride poisoning in many countries of the world.
bruha.com /pfpc   (265 words)

 FLUORIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fluoride has been linked in government and scientific reports to a wide range of harmful health effects, including: bone and tooth decay (including dental and skeletal fluorosis, bone pathology, arthritis, and osteoporosis) Alzheimer's, memory loss and other neurological impairment, kidney damage, cancer, genetic damage, and gastrointestinal problems.
Fluoride can be found in any food or beverage made with fluoridated municipal water.
In the 1940’s, when fluoridation began, the "optimal" level of exposure for dental benefit was determined to be 1 milligram/day for an adult male.
www.zerowasteamerica.org /Fluoride.htm   (2458 words)

 ADA.org: A-Z Topics: Fluoride & Fluoridation
Fluoride and Fluoridation contains resources that provide important facts and answer a myriad of questions.
Fluoridation Facts includes information from scientific research in an easy to use question and answer format on the topics of effectiveness, safety, practice and cost-effectiveness of fluoridation.
Fluoridation OK'd at the polls (Sept. 20, 2004)
www.ada.org /public/topics/fluoride/index.asp   (960 words)

 FLUORIDE Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fluoride, the official quarterly journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research (ISFR), is published for the advancement of research and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to agricultural, analytical, biochemical, biological, chemical, clinical, dental, ecological, environmental, industrial, medical, metabolic, pharmacological, synergistic, and toxicological aspects of inorganic and organic fluorides or fluorine compounds.
FLUORIDE You may reproduce articles for educational purposes
However, the Fluoride Journal does have a new homepage where some current issues of Fluoride are available.
www.fluoride-journal.com   (140 words)

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