In Europe, only Ireland (73%), Poland (1%), Serbia (3%), Spain (11%), and the U.K. (11%) fluoridate any of their water. Most developed countries, including Japan and 97% of the western European population, do not consume fluoridated water.
In the U.S., about 70% of public water supplies are fluoridated. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide. Some countries have areas with high natural fluoride levels in the water. These include India, China and parts of Africa. In these countries measures are being taken to remove the fluoride because of the health problems that fluoride can cause.
Fluoridation is a bad medical practice
- Fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment.
- Fluoridation is unethical. Informed consent is standard practice for all medication, and one of the key reasons why most of Western Europe has ruled against fluoridation
- The dose cannot be controlled.
- The fluoride goes to everyone regardless of age, health or vulnerability.
- People now receive fluoride from many other sources besides water.
- Fluoride is not an essential nutrient.
- The level in mothers’ milk is very low.
- Fluoride accumulates in the body.
- No health agency in fluoridated countries is monitoring fluoride exposure or side effects.
- There has never been a single randomized controlled trial to demonstrate fluoridation’s effectiveness or safety.
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