Please sign a message to the US Department of Health and Human Services telling them why, instead of lowering water fluoride levels, they should abandon fluoridation completely. The deadline is February 14, so time is running out!
As my nephew and his wife get ready to welcome their new baby, I feel compelled to voice my concerns again about the effects of fluoride, especially on infants and young children. You can read more about the effects of fluoride on humans, not just infants and children at the Fluoride Action Network, www.FluorideAlert.org.
Many of our public water utilities add fluoride to the water supply. Fluoride is a drug and when added to the water supply there is no control over who ingests it and the amount. For infants and young children this is especially dangerous. There is a grassroots effort circulating to get people to ask their water utility companies to issue the following warning: “Your public water supply is fluoridated. Fluoridated water should not be used or added to infant formula, foods, or drinks intended for babies 12 months of age or younger to avoid dental fluorosis.” So many children already have dental fluorosis, those white spots on their teeth and that is only part of the negative impact of fluoride!
Canada is taking even more steps to eliminate fluoride from being used in water treatment. Their actions have spurred a number of elected officials to address this ever-growing problem. There is a “petition” which is circulating and sending messages to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services to eliminate the use of fluoride in many different applications. Do whatever you are comfortable doing to voice your concerns, but please do something whether you sign the petition, send your own email or ask your water utility to provide a notice about the health risks of fluoride in the water for babies and infant formula.