Is Your Water Poisoning Your Children?

Is Your Water Poisoning Your Children?

Everyday we give our children water… be it in “sippy cups,” bottles, mixed in with food, or straight from a “big kid” cup. For most of us, that water comes from the tap or from bottles of “designer” from the local grocery store. Could that water actually be slowly poisoning your children?

Fluorosis is a condition caused by ingesting too much fluoride. Almost every city in California adds fluoride to the water supply with the intention of reducing cavities. In fact, fluoride has the potential to cause much more damage than it helps.

Over time, consuming fluoride can cause weakening of your tooth enamel, yellow spots, thyroid problems, and even cancer. For adults, the risk is minimal because our intake level is so low compared to our body mass. That’s not the case for children, however. Even small amounts of fluoride can cause severe and adverse effects in children.

Check out this video I found on YouTube this morning. This is a medical doctor from USC talking about the potential for fluorosis in children. Keep in mind, this doctor is actually an ADVOCATE for fluoride and fluoridating our water supplies.

After you watch the video, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Are you in favor of fluoridating our municipal water supplies? Are you concerned about the long-term negative effects it may have? Let me know your thoughts… I’ll read and reply to all your comments.



  1. I have questions, if you have fluoridated water in an aluminum pot and you apply heat, the ions from aluminum dissolve from pot, to displace Sodium ions from NaF and bind to Fluoride ions to form Aluminum trifluoride? If this happens, then where do the sodium ions go?
    Also ,if this Aluminum trifluoride enters the brain, how do fluoride ions separate from Aluminum to affect brain cells? Isn t it a strong ionic bond?

  2. Gibran Ramos Says: July 28, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Nice article…and the flouride accumulates in vegetable crops! So you get more!

    • Thanks. You’re spot-on with the vegetable crops. Many pesticides contain fluoride and the water used to irrigate may contain fluoride. It’s a double-whammy.

  3. Deb Breckenridge Says: June 27, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Another interesting topic. I have grandchildren and am now concerned for their health and safety. Is there a way to test the local water to find out if there is fluoride in it? Or do we need to contact a local agency?

    • The best way to find out is to contact your municipal water company (assuming you’re on city water). They should have a chart with exact levels of everything in your water supply.

  4. Great post! Just wanted to let you know you have a new subscriber- me!

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