Inconsistencies & Contradictions
The 1st three Icon links from this page lead to highlighted documents from the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), American Dental Association (ADA), and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) demonstrating inconsistencies & contradictions about the safety of fluoridated water.
Fluoridating water = chemically raising the fluoride levels in a population’s water to
0.7 ppm = 0.7 mg/l = .23mg in a regular glass of water (333ml) = pea size amount of toothpaste
Since the 1970's, US & CND residents have been ingesting increasing amounts of fluoride whether their water is fluoridated or not. These increasing levels of exposure are due to:
The widespread availability of fluoridated toothpaste, mouthwash, & other fluoridated dental products.
Increased fluoride levels in conventionally grown & especially processed foods & drinks with some products now containing as much as 9 times the amount of fluoride in fluoridated water.
As seen in the icon links provided, US & CND dental & public health associations acknowledge processed food & drink sources of fluoride when discussing risks of over exposure to fluoride with fluoride supplements & baby formula mixed with fluoridated water, yet completely ignore or dismiss these other sources of fluoride when promoting water fluoridation.
What is even more contradictory are the guidelines for dosage monitoring, & the need to acquire consent that dentists must follow when they are advising parents about the safe use of fluoridated toothpaste, mouthwash, & oral supplements, but then pay no attention to dosage monitoring or consent when insisting that municipalities fluoridate public water.
For example, a pea size amount of regular fluoridated toothpaste contains the same amount of fluoride as a regular glass of fluoridated water (0.23 mg), yet between pages 3 & 5 in the doc linked here, the CDA states that a child under the age of 3 must not be given any fluoridated toothpaste or at most a rice grain amount of toothpaste.
The CDA also states that children under 3 should not be given any fluoridated mouthwash rinses, & as for fluoride supplements, the CDA and ADA stipulate that babies under 6 months can not be given any amount, & children between 6 months & 3 years can be given no more than 0.25 mg of fluoride per day & only if they are in a non fluoridated region with no access to fluoridated toothpaste.
Yet somehow it's safe for babies in fluoridated regions to absorb levels of fluoride that far surpass fluoride levels in recommended amounts of toothpaste or 0.25 mg supplements when they are bottle fed with fluoridated water, & eventually through any water they drink or foods & drinks their parents prepare for them with fluoridated water.