How to Reduce Fluoride Intake.
September 24, 2012 Admin 0
The presence of fluoride as a naturally occuring element in the earth’s crust means that it is found in abundance in our environment. The main intake source for humans in modern times is through tap water, certain foods and toothpaste. In general, most people who consume tap water as opposed to bottled or reverse osmosis treated waters will obtain over half of their intake in this manner. It is often that the case that people are interested in how to reduce fluoride intake.
Besides its addition to many sources of tap water by water providers, it is also commonly recognised as an addition to toothpaste. The alleged science behind its addition to both water and toothpaste is centred on a claim that it promotes dental health. There is little real evidence that this actually occurs but studies do conclude it is relatively toxic to human beings at relatively low doses.
One way to avoid excess fluoride ingestion which has been documented to lead to skeletal and dental fluorosis as well as a host of other undesirable conditions is to avoid consumption of fluoridated water. Additionally, avoiding fluorided toothpastes and ensuring your intake of calcium and magnesium is sufficient to reduce the risk of fluoride accumulation. Both of these minerals reduce accumulation considerably.
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