One comprehensive study by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia has found that fluoride in potable water is safe for consumption, at optimum levels. The study has seen the fluoridation had no link with low IQ, as well as cancer, or any other perceived health risks.
A product of patience.
The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) have finally released its verdict on fluoride in drinking water. One analysis which is old about 60 years, as well as worth of research and nearly 3000 studies, the largest and most comprehensive study to date has revealed that fluoride in drinking water does not cause cancer or lower person’s IQ under the levels used in Australia.
The NHMRC CEO named Anne Kelso announced the following:
“It also shows that community water fluoridation as it has been used in Australia today is actually effective at reducing tooth decay and it is also not associated with any general negative health effects.”
Some reports about the adverse effects of fluoride were also suggested by some previous studies, in particular, those that were conducted in China. According to the claiming of professor Clive Wright, those old studies were actually done by using a bad methodology, as well as in areas where fluoride levels were up to five times higher than that of Australian fluoride levels in the water. The conclusion of the study a connection between fluoride and cancer does not exist, in particular in the two forms of bone cancer that was previously linked to.
There was also not any IQ lowering effects in children. Professor Wright has explained that there was also no difference in the IQ levels of school-aged children, as well as adults from communities with water fluoridation, as well as those without it.
Rather than being harmful, fluoride which is used at optimum levels actually resulted in 26 – 44% tooth decay reduction in children, as well as in adults.
Currently, the levels which are recommended as safe of fluoride, as well as potable water is set at an upper limit of about 1.5 mg/L, while the standard in the bottled or packaged drinking water usually ranges between 0.6-1.1 micrograms per liter. Actually, these are by standards set in the NHMRC’s Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (AWDG) of 2011, as well as the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, respectively, as it has been noted in the study.
But, these findings, of course, are not exclusively applicable to Australia and they can also be applied to any fluoridated water supply. ADA or American Dental Association advocated for fluoridation of public water supplies citing the safety of fluoride, as well as the dental health benefits and the economic advantages of preventing tooth decay.
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