Is Fluoride Safe?
Should You Be Worried About Fluoride In Your Water?
For over 70 years, Americans have been consuming water with fluoride added in a government effort to improve dental health. We grew up learning that fluoride was a good thing. Today, it’s estimated that 70% of Americans consume fluoridated water from their tap, restaurants or food products. Most of us have never given it a second thought. We take for granted that those who started to add fluoride to our water last century knew what they were doing and had our best interests in mind. Still, some Americans, as well as others around the world, are beginning to wonder if fluoridated water is safe.
Some Say Fluoride In Our Water Improves Oral Health
As mentioned, American communities have been adding fluoride to their water since the 1940’s. Due to the measurable improvement in dental health since that time, the Center for Disease Control (CDC)1 has made the claim that water fluoridation is one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century. That said, The American Dental Association (ADA)2 has found that tooth decay is still one of the most common childhood diseases, which is one of the reasons they’re so convinced that water fluoridation is necessary. Others point to those findings to rebuke the very effectiveness of our decades of water fluoridation.
Is Fluoridated Water Safe To Consume Daily?
From concerned moms to conspiracy theorists, an in increasing number of people now question how healthy it is to drink fluoride on a regular basis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)3 classifies fluoride as a “drug” when used to prevent disease. This classification causes some Americans to believe that water fluoridation is in itself unethical due to the lack of “informed consent” by those who consume it. These citizens aren’t just concerned that fluoride is being administered to everyone, regardless of age, health or medical vulnerabilities.
They’re also worried that there’s no way to control and monitor individual doses, as some people drink more water than others. There are others concerned about fluoride’s role in myriad other health issues, such as perpetuating kidney disease. These concerns, however disputable, have in recent years, caused India, China, and several other prominent countries to end their own water fluoridation programs.
Here at Aquasana, we believe that everyone has the right to decide what they consume, including fluoride. To put it as simply as possible, we believe in great, worry-free, awesome water. This is why we offer products such as the Reverse Osmosis Water Filter with Claryum Filtration Technology: the only proven water filtration method to effectively remove fluoride.