CRIPPLING WATERS

In the information and video below you will see how even natural forming fluoride affects peoples health negatively.

Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Review on the Status and Stress Effects

Pages 433-487 | Published online: 12 Jan 2007

‘Water is life,’ so central to human life, yet over one billion people across the world have no access to safe drinking water. Of late, there has been increasing global attention focused on resolving water quality problems especially in developing countries, as the lack of access to clean water denies the most essential of all rights, the right to life. The latest estimates suggest that around 200 million people, from among 25 nations the world over, are under the dreadful fate of fluorosis. India and China, the two most populous countries of the world, are the worst affected. India is plagued with numerous water quality problems due to prolific contaminants mainly of geogenic origin and fluoride stands first among them. The weathering of primary rocks and leaching of fluoride-containing minerals in soils yield fluoride rich groundwater in India which is generally associated with low calcium content and high bicarbonate ions. The unfettered ground water tapping exacerbates the failure of drinking water sources and accelerates the entry of fluoride into groundwater. Most of the scientific literature substantiates the benefits of low fluoride concentrations in preventing dental decay. However, as a surprising paradox, incidence of dental, skeletal and crippling skeletal fluorosis was reported in India with average fluoride concentrations as low as 0.5, 0.7 and 2.8 ppm respectively. Fluorosis, turns out to be the most widespread geochemical disease in India, affecting more than 66 million people including 6 million children under 14 years age. Though fluoride has spread its tentacles in 36,988 habitations and the number of people falling prey to fluoride poisoning have been steadily increasing, an exact exposure-health relationship is yet to be properly elucidated. There is an essential relation between poverty and fluorosis as malnutrition is found to play an aggressive role in its severity.

 

 

In 1999 at the invitation of the Shenyang Medical School Dr. Kennedy and his wife Betty toured the areas of China where crippling skeletal fluorosis is prevalent. The Chinese Department of Endemic Disease Control has made great strides over the last 30 years in combating this devastating disease caused by consuming natural fluoride in drinking water. Still today there remain 1.6 Million people in China who still have skeletal fluorosis. Dr. Kennedy points out that the US EPA’s current health standard for water of 4 PPM F cripples people in China and thus is not likely protective of our health.

 

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