How Much Fluoride is In Your Water?
from Mary Shomon,
Your Guide to Thyroid Disease
|The link between fluoride and the thyroid is becoming increasingly clear to experts. Find out about the fluoride/thyroid connection, and then use the Fluoride Finder to tap into the CDC’s state and local database, which allows consumers in currently participating states to learn the fluoridation status of their water system.
According to the CDC: “The best source of information on fluoride levels in your water system is your local water utility. All water utilities must provide their consumers with a Consumer Confidence Report that provides information on a system’s water quality, including its fluoridation level. The state drinking water administrator or state oral health program also should be able to help you identify the fluoride level of your drinking water.
Optimal fluoride levels recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service and CDC for drinking water range from 0.7 parts per million (ppm) for warmer climates to 1.2 ppm for cooler climates to account for the tendency for people to drink more water in warmer climates.”
Fluoride has been used in the past to reduce hyper-thyroid conditions. Likewise, fluoride will reduce fluoride activity of a person who otherwise would have normal thyroid activity.
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