Avoid fluoride with the help of a water purifier

Are you completely aware of the health dangers when it comes to consuming fluoride on a daily basis? Were you aware that too much fluoride could actually cause harm to our fertility, destroy our bones and even bring on early puberty in young children?

The process of fluoridating water has been banned in many countries including China, Germany and Finland. The majority of Europe’s water supply in fact is fluoride free yet here in the UK fluoride is clearly present in our tap water. Not only that but it’s in our juice, our wine and our coffee. Here at Make Water Pure we look at just why fluoride is so dangerous and how best to avoid it.

Top 10 Dangers

Skeletal Fluorosis

This is a condition caused when fluoride begins to accumulate in the body. The healthiest of adult kidneys will excrete just 50-60% of the fluoride we ingest on a daily basis leaving the rest to simply build up, typically accumulating within the bones and pineal gland.

What’s even more concerning is that babies and children will excrete even less absorbing up to a whopping 80% of the fluoride they ingest into their bones. The concentration of fluoride will of course increase over our lifetime causing skeletal fluorosis. This is a bone condition that can often mimic the signs and symptoms of arthritis.

Bottle-fed Babies

Fluoride for bottle fed babiesBabies that are bottle-fed will receive the highest dose of fluoride simply because of their liquid diet. This was reported to be a major contributing factor in the onset of dental fluorosis later in life. As a result many parents have been advised to avoid using fluoridated water when feeding their babies and infants.

Infertility

Fluoride spermFluoride is known to damage sperm and therefore increase the rate of infertility. Studies were carried out on areas with a significant amount of fluoride in the tap water, results showed a reduced level in circulating testosterone in the males whilst another study of fluoride-exposed workers reported a subclinical reproductive effect.

Brain Damage

National research has shown that fluoride will undoubtedly interfere with the functions of the brain. Experiments on animals showed substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity. This happens because fluoride accumulates in the brain and eventually alters mental behaviour. There have been hundreds of studies on animals showing that fluoride damages the brain and as a result impacts on learning and behaviour.

Many try to counteract these findings stating that it would require much higher doses to have an impact on humans however studies have also found low doses of fluoride on rats to have just as detrimental an effect. These rats in particular had changes to their kidneys and brains along with an increased absorption of aluminium into the brain and the formation of beta-amyloid deposits. This has been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lowered IQ

There have been 24 studies into the relationship between fluoride and reduced IQ. Although the majority found results to be slightly different in terms of measures of fluoride, they each came to the same results that fluoride did in fact have a negative impact on our IQ.

A study that looked into fluoride and IQ in children found that each 1ppm of fluoride measured in the urine related to a loss of 0.59 IQ points. In fact the consistency of the results between the studies, despite differingmeasures of fluoride, were so significant that additional research was ordered into fluoride and its effect on intelligence.

Early Puberty

As we touched upon briefly before fluoride can and does accumulate in the pineal gland. Studies have shown this to reduce the production of melatonin and lead to an earlier onset of puberty. One of the first trials in the United States reported that young girls in highly fluoridated communities reached menstruation almost five months earlier than those in low fluoridated communities.

Thyroid Function

Fluoride in a nutshell wreaks havoc with the function of the thyroid. It should come as no surprise either considering the fact that fluoride was once prescribed by doctors to reduce the activity of the thyroid gland for those who suffered with hyperthyroidism.

This is an especially remarkable fact considering the ever-increasing problem of hypothyroidism amongst the population. Symptoms include weight gain, depression, fatigue and even muscle and joint pain.

Hip Fractures For The Elderly

Fluoride is thought to be responsible for the increase in hip fractures amongst the elderly simply because of its bone damaging properties over a lifetime. Early trials found a two-fold increase in bone defects in fluoridated communities with a distinct correlation found in separate studies between bone fractures in children and adults that lived in highly fluoridated areas. 

The question is, what can you do about it?

Well you’ll be pleased to know that with the help of a water purifier from us here at Make Water Pure you can rather easily avoid consuming any fluoride in your drinking water. With our at home water distillers you can remove any traces of fluoride, along with a number of other chemicals, toxins and contaminants from your drinking water with the flick of a switch.

Buy a water distiller today

Our quality stainless steel water distillers can distil four litres of water in as little as three hours which when compared to a number of other distillers available here in the UK (some taking around five and six hours) is a very short space of time. Using an at home water distiller will not only benefit your health but the health of your family too, all for the minimal cost of just £124.