barrel of sodium fluorideNot too long ago, the government, recognizing that the threshold may have been too high quietly lowered the “safe” level of fluoride in drinking water to 0.7 parts per million. But with little awareness of where fluoride lurks and how much we are exposed to in “parts per million,” it’s impossible to gauge our level of consumption and our potential for harm from it.

And where is all this fluoride coming from? From far more than just fluoridated water and toothpaste.

  • Mouthwash and floss
  • Glass ionomer fillings and cements
  • Professionally applied fluoride treatments
  • Prescription fluoride supplements
  • Foods and beverages grown, processed, or made with fluoridated water
  • Pesticides
  • Prescription drugs in the fluorinated quinolone family (Prozac, Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin and more)
  • Infant formula
  • Teflon pans
  • Anesthetic

For tips on reducing your exposure to this toxin, visit our friends at the Fluoride Action Network.

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