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Chicago Tap Water Harbors Health Suspect Fluoride

Oct 25, 2016 07:30PM

Fluoride is a toxic substance for certain (, but it is the long-term, chronic effects of drinking it that affects health the most. Fluoride weakens the immune system and may cause allergic-type reactions, including dermatitis, eczema and hives. Unlike other water treatment processes, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but the person consuming it. This is why more than 97 percent of Western European nations have rejected tap water fluoridation.

         The main, most well-known fluoride benefit comes from topical contact with the teeth, not ingestion. There is no need to swallow fluoride, whether it is in the water, toothpaste or any other form. The Centers for Disease Control has acknowledged that fluoridation is causing fluorosis, or discoloration of children’s front teeth.

         A growing body of evidence indicates that amount consumed in drinking water may contribute to a range of serious effects that include arthritis, damage to the developing brain, lower thyroid activity and possibly bone cancer, as well as the breakdown of collagen that results in the weakening of ligaments, tendons and muscles.

         A good-quality, reverse osmosis water filtration system brings the total dissolved solids down to less than one part per million for all the pollutants that might be present.

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