FLUORIDE: It's in our toothpaste and, from June, it could be in our w
New studies from China show that an excessive intake of fluoride can accumulate in the brain, permanently reducing a child’s intelligence.
Nearly all toothpastes sold in the US and UK contain fluoride - typically 1000-1500 parts per million. Commonly used mouth rinses contain 230-900 ppm.
In the Chinese study of 907 children from four areas in Guizhou Province, the degree of exposure to fluoride was clearly linked to IQ test scores:
Even if your drinking water isn’t fluoridated (and much of the UK’s isn’t), fluoride resides in all sorts of unlikely places. Indeed, the concentration in outer enamel of the teeth
Studies from America, Canada and New Zealand show no difference in the rates of tooth decay between fluoridated and non fluoridated areas (Fluoride, 1990; 23: 55-67). Indeed, some studies indicat ...
Q My 17-month-old has what my dentist calls ‘baby-bottle mouth’. She has lost most of the enamel from one tooth and has cavities in three others. The dentist says it’s due to nighttime feeding (she is breastfed).
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Two new studies of community water fluoridation have shown that, while there may be small benefits to bone, the effects of high fluoride consumption on children's teeth are still cause for concern ...
Although you can't eliminate your exposure to fluoride entirely, you can minimise your risk of overdosing. ...