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Dumbing Down with Fluoride

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Dumbing Down with Fluoride

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Two 5,000-gallon tanks store fluorosilicic acid on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility in Stayton, Ore. The chemical is used to add fluoride to the city of Salem's water. The city has fluoridated since 1964 but has used fluorosilicic acid only since 2001. 

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Fluoride Levels in Bottled Water

The following are the recorded fluoride levels in several popular bottled water brands sold in the United States. If the bottled water  brand that you purchase is not included on this list, you can find out the fluoride level by calling the company, as this is information they should have readily available.

DATA FROM: USDA (2005)

Aquafina 0.05 ppm
Calistoga 0.07 ppm
Crystal Geyser 0.24 ppm
Dannon 0.11 ppm
Dasoni 0.07 ppm
Evian 0.10 ppm
Naya 0.14 ppm
Perrier 0.31 ppm
Poland Springs 0.10 ppm
Propel Fitness Water 0.02 ppm
Saratoga 0.20 ppm
Very Fine Fruit20 0.06 ppm
Average 0.11 ppm
SOURCE: USDA (2005). National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and Foods, Release 2.

DATA FROM: BASSIN (2001)

Brand

Rank

Market Share

Distribution Region

Fluoride in mg/L

Arrowhead

1

6.9%

California, Southwest

0.11

Poland Spring

2

6.8%

East

0.07

Evian

3

5.1%

National

0.11

Sparkletts

4

4.7%

California, Southwest

0.04

Hinckley Schmitt

5

3.3%

Midwest,  Rockies

0.04

Ozarka

6

2.7%

Texas

0.05

Crystal Geyser
(Alpine Spring)

7

2.7%

National*

0.08
0.62

Zephryhills

8

2.5%

Florida

0.15

Deer Park

9

2.1%

East

0.07

Crystal Springs

10

1.9%

Southeast

0.06

* Two different sources were found for Crystal Geyser (Alpine Springs)SOURCE: Bassin EB. (2001). Association between fluoride in drinking water during growth and development and the incidence of osteosarcoma for children and adolescents. PhD Thesis, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Table 2.1.

See also:

“[R]ecent analyses of bottled water samples [unpublished Iowa Fluoride Study (IFS) data from 2000 to 2004] show that 91 percent of the 103 samples assayed had fluoride levels under 0.3ppm, 3 percent with 0.3 to 0.7ppm, 5 percent at optimal fluoridation levels (0.7 to 1.2ppm), and 1 percent beyond optimal (1.33ppm).”
SOURCE: Broffitt B, et al. (2007). An investigation of bottled water use and caries in the mixed dentition. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 67(3):151-8.

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