Last Modified on Mar 25, 2015
What Are the Effects of Fluoride?
Fluoride occurs naturally in incredibly small amounts in fresh drinking water (0.01-0.3 parts per million, and in some places anywhere from 0.5mg/L to 50mg/L), but has been added to public water sources to help prevent tooth decay. It does not affect the appearance, taste, or smell of water. The EPA suggests a level of 0.5 to 1.0mg/L. Controversially, though fluoride prevents tooth decay at certain levels it is also toxic to the body. Fluoride toxicity is estimated to be lethal at 5 to 10g; ingestion can produce gastrointestinal discomfort at much lower levels (0.2mg/kg (body weight)).
Fluoride and teeth hold a positive relationship; however, fluoride has been linked with causing eczema, celiac disease, affecting thyroid function, causing tooth discoloration in children and adults over long-term exposure, and can build up in the body to cause rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain.
Natural Fluoride Detox
On this page you can find a number of user submitted remedies to remove fluoride from your body. Our readers' most popular remedy is borax, and some other treatments include apple cider vinegar, sea salt, tamarind, and wheat grass. There are many ongoing discussions here over fluoride theories, how to test fluoride levels, and the consequences of long term exposure to fluoride. Let us know what you try to detox fluoride from your system, and how well it worked for you. If you have experience with a detox method or cure for fluoride poisoning not listed here, please share your story with us.
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Can I use activated charcoal to rid my body including the bones of the build up of fluoride? Does activated
charcoal cleanse the body or treat the body for fluoride poisoning? Will a water filter with activated charcoal purify the water of fluoride? Right now I feel fine by it has done damage to my teeth and I can only imagine what shape my skeletal system is in. Please, if you can answer my questions or point me to someone who may be able to help me. I would be very appreciative of that.
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