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Is the fluoride in our drinking water really good for us?

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Fluoride that is added to our drinking water is supposed to be good for us, but is it really? 97% of Western Europe do not fluoridate their drinking water. Sweden has actually banned the fluoridation of water. And on July 29, 2013 The Supreme Court of Israel ruled that water fluoridation in the country must end by 2014. So why are we still drinking it and where is it coming from anyways?

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association informs us that the fluoride added to drinking water is in the form of fluorosilicic acid. It is the by-product in the manufacturing of phosphate fertilizer. What they don't tell you is that it is a classified hazardous waste.

Harvard studies confirmed that fluoride reduces children's IQ. Different studies have also shown it to effect the thyroid adversely and have even linked it to cancer. WHO data in 2012 showed that tooth decay was decreasing in countries with and without fluoridated water. So should we really be risking our children's health over the fear of a few cavities?

Calgary, Windsor and Waterloo have all banned fluoride from being added in the water and in September 2013 Toronto had a peaceful End Fluoride assembly at Toronto City Hall. Their petition is still being signed and they have more than 2 800 signatures. Supporters who believe they still have a choice in what chemicals can be forced into their bodies. Do you want to exercise that right?

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