"Dental and Public health administrators should be AWARE of the TOTAL FLUORIDE exposure in the population before introducing any additional fluoride programme for caries prevention" - World Health Organization (1994) Fluorides and Oral Health. WHO Technical Report Series 846
We are ingesting approximately 300% more fluoride from ALL sources than 60 years ago. Fluoridated tap water also increases the fluoride content in soft drinks and fruit juices, canned goods, processed cereal, tea, wine, beer, and any food or beverage where fluoridated water is used in processing.
Infant formulas reconstituted with fluoridated water can provide 100 to 200 times more fluoride than breastmilk, or cows milk. Formula fed babies EXCEED THE SAFE DOSE of fluoride on any given day. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 59: 211-23
"We found that infant foods containing chicken were high in fluoride. Thus, any infants who regularly eat more than a couple of ounces of infant foods containing high-fluoride-content chicken would be at elevated fluorosis risk." Journal of the American Dental Association 128(7):857-63
TOOTHPASTE "Some children could ingest more fluoride from dentrifice alone than is recommended as a total daily fluoride ingestion" WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately." FDA Mandated Warning on FLUORIDE Toothpaste Labels sold in U.S.
TEFLON PANS "Teflon-lined cookware may contribute to the fluoride ingested by humans...In Teflon-coated ware, the concentration of fluoride ion increased to nearly 3.0 ppm. This result requires confirmation; but, if it is correct, then the release of fluoride into foods during cooking in plastic-coated wares requires investigation" - Marier J, Rose D. (1977) Environmental Fluoride. National Research Council of Canada. Associate Committee on Scientific Criteria for Environmental Quality. NRCC No. 16081
PESTICIDES - The main fluoride pesticide used in the U.S. is cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride). The EPA currently allows up to 7 ppm of fluoride on over 30 fruits and vegetables, which is OVER 5 TIMES greater than the standard set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1933 at 1.2 ppm.
SULFURYL FLUORIDE a Food Fumigant from Dow AgroScience used on over 600 foods (and many more if we include processed foods) range from 5 ppm for dried raisins to a high of 125 ppm for wheat flour.
KNOWING YOUR DAILY INTAKE OF FLUORIDE FROM COUNTLESS FLUORIDE-CONTAINING PRODUCTS IS MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN IT WAS SEVERAL DECADES AGO. WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT OUR FLUORIDE EXPOSURE IS FROM ALL SOURCES, IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE TO RECOMMEND MORE EXPOSURE TO FLUORIDE VIA MUNICIPAL ARTIFICIAL WATER FLUORIDATION!!!