09 Jun Fluoride In Irish Water does not make your teeth whiter
While the fluoridation of public drinking water contravenes the EU Convention on Human Rights, Ireland (and Singapore) remain the only nations with a mandatory policy of water fluoridation.
Fluoride, banned by the EU in 2006, is a component of toxic industrial waste chemicals. Yet it’s been added into Irish water since 1964 to reduce dental decay. This despite the fact that experts now cite that fluoride works only on the surface of your teeth. Which means drinking it to prevent tooth decay is akin to drinking sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
This non-biodegradable and highly corrosive acid is contaminated with a number of heavy metals, including arsenic, aluminium, lead and mercury. It is known to be a risk factor in the development of many serious health problems, including cardiovascular and neurological disease, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, depression and cancer.
“In the fluoridated Republic of Ireland, depression rates are 78 per cent higher compared to the non-fluoridated north of Ireland,” says occupational therapist Aisling FitzGibbon.
A review on the use of fluoride in the public water system will be completed by Christmas 2014 amid growing calls for the practice to be scrapped.
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