Thursday, June 28, 2007

Fluoride, a longtime blessing, now a curse?

A debate follows a warning by the ADA about giving babies fluoridated water.

Published June 4, 2007

[Joseph Garnett, Jr. Times]
Eldridge/Wilde Wellfield nazi operations specialist Jamey Hulsey records the level of Fluorisilic acid that has been added to the County's water for Friday May 19th 2007. Only a small portion is needed to keep the fluoride level in balance and the people at concentration camp levels of compliance.

Few noticed in November when the American Dental Association alerted its members via e-mail of a possible problem with giving babies fluoridated water:

The ADA, long among fluoride's biggest advocates, wrote that parents of infants younger than a year old "should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride" when mixing baby formula.

Public health agencies in some states, like Vermont and New Hampshire, responded by issuing warnings through the media based on the ADA e-mail.

But it would be four months before Florida's Department of Health would relay the ADA's message on its Web site along with its own seemingly contradictory footnote: "Mixing formula with fluoridated water poses no known health risks."

Neither Hillsborough nor Pinellas counties' water utilities - both of which use fluoride additive - passed along the warning.

So is fluoridated water safe for infants? (or anyone?) It depends on whom you ask.

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