November 18, 2006

Too much fluoride in water

The National Academy of Sciences is saying that too much fluoride is allowed in tap water. Babies in particular may be getting unhealthy levels of fluoride. Even the ADA now warns parents that if liquid concentrate or powdered infant formula is the primary source of nutrition, it can be mixed with water that is fluoride free or contains low levels of fluoride to reduce the risk of fluorosis. Since the ADA has long been a proponent of fluoridation, this is a warning to be taken seriously.

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