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    Default Fluoride in tap water

    I'm for it. As PPs have said, it's toxic only in high doses. Benefits outweigh any perceived risk IMO.

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    Default Fluoride in tap water

    I'm definitely for it. My dad grew up in a farm in qld so had only bore and rain water. His teeth and his whole family's are shocking!! My brother and sister were born on the same farm, same water, both had rotten baby teeth, my brother and I who were born here in Perth have great teeth. May be coincidence but I personally don't think so.

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    I asked my sons dentist about this last time we were there. We only have rainwater so I was curious. He said as long as my son is using a toothpaste with fluoride in it he's right. So im not sure why he would recommend something with fluoride in it if it was going to be dangerous.

    But i'll admit I dont know a lot about it.

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    I don't like the concept of mass medicating the population.

    When we don't know what levels we're ingesting, it can cause harm, especially if we're receiving it through other things.

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    Default Fluoride in tap water

    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I don't like the concept of mass medicating the population.

    When we don't know what levels we're ingesting, it can cause harm, especially if we're receiving it through other things.
    Your local water authority would have freely available records of the amount of fluoride. Plus it has to meet the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines requirements too

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    Totally for it!! My DS has has extensive problem with his teeth. He was born and raised til age 4 in non-flourinated water areas, unlike my other 2 who had their toddler years in the city. He has had to have 3 crowns put on by a specialist pediatric dentist under general anesthetic at age 3. The dentist does work in country areas where there is no flouride. He told me there is a huge diff in the dental health of children in areas with no flouride in the water, and my son is a classic example - 3 kids, same parents and tooth-care regime, but only kid with probs is the one exposed to no flouride. We also had a water filter which removed everything incl. flouride. So I am well and truely sold on flouride in water.

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    against.
    we have an underground spring and every time i go to perth and turn on the tap it stinks of chlorine and other chemicals.

    i asked numerous dentists about flouride drops and they all said no. we have a good diet, good nutrition and good dental care in australia. there is no need for it.

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    Default Re: Fluoride in tap water

    I don't know enough about it to have a valid opinion but just found this while reading up about it. I have drank fluoridated water my whole life and have shocking teeth
    http://www.freestatevoice.com.au/hea...on-ineffective
    There are links to studies that show no decrease in adult tooth decay in areas that have it added to the water, compared to ununfluoridated water supplied areas, I'm curious to see what people make of this.

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    Against.

    Everything ive read on it says its bad. After reading an article that it can cause thyroid problems, then being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, it scared me.

    ETA: The article was about it causing hyPOthyroidism, but it still scared me (irrational maybe, but still...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    against.
    we have an underground spring and every time i go to perth and turn on the tap it stinks of chlorine and other chemicals.

    i asked numerous dentists about flouride drops and they all said no. we have a good diet, good nutrition and good dental care in australia. there is no need for it.
    I was going to suggest maybe its there because not everyone has or can afford a good diet, dentists etc but then Im sure some people have these things as well as water with fluoride and still have teeth problems so im not sure.

    Honestly though it doesn't bother me. I grew up with it and everything seems fine, my husband didn't and our kids won't and things seem ok there too so who knows!


 

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