Health Risks of Water Fluoridation
Fluorosilicic acid is the most corrosive chemical agent known to man. It is derived from toxic gases produced in the manufacture of phosphoric acid & phosphate fertilisers. Ireland is one of the only countries in Europe to fluoridate it’s water supply. 98% of Europe either stopped, rejected or banned it.
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Is there a need of extra fluoride in children?
The issues related to fluoridation of water or fortification of toothpaste with compounds of fluorides are controversial. Fluoride is stored mainly in the bones, where it increases the density and changes the internal architecture, makes it osteoporotic and more prone to fractures.
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Fluoride Content of Toddler Toothpaste
The new recommendations based on topical rather than systemic fluoride application are better for preventive, toxicological, psychological and didactic reasons and should be implemented as soon as possible.
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Age specific fluoride exposure in drinking water & osteosarcoma
Our exploratory analysis found an association between fluoride exposure in drinking water during childhood & the incidence of osteosarcoma among males but not consistently among females. Further research is required to confirm or refute this observation.
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Enamel mottling on incisor teeth in optimal fluoride & low fluoride communities
Significantly more mottling was found in the optimal fluoride area, according to both indices, although the TF index demonstrated the difference more clearly. The social class had no effect on the prevalence of mottling in the optimal fluoride area. A total of 600 children aged 8-10 years, in three groups of 200 each, formed the study group.
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Skeletal fluorosis in humans
Endemic skeletal fluorosis is a chronic metabolic bone & joint disease caused by ingesting large amounts of fluoride either through water or rarely from foods of endemic areas. Fluoride is a cumulative toxin which can alter accretion & resorption of bone tissue. It also affects the homeostasis of bone mineral metabolism.
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