I found this excerpt of an article at
http://www.1-thyroid.com/?gclid=CKTu-vvbzq0CFQ9W7AodmCpT2g and wanted to share it with you.
Fluoride is by far the worst culprit. Found in toothpaste and in your water supply, every time you take a shower, brush your teeth or drink from the tap, your body gets a little exposure to fluoride, leeching out good iodine. And contrary to popular belief, fluoridated water is actually rather poor at preventing tooth decay.
Why is it in our water supply then? Poor science combined with corporate greed and political ignorance paved the way. Basically a toxic by-product of aluminum production, fluoridation was sold as a way to prevent cavities because some areas with natural fluoride in the water also had lower instances of tooth decay. Based upon that spurious observation, fluoridation began.
My thoughts: I do not want Fluoride in my drinking water, and there are many others who feel the same way. In order to reduce and/or remove the Fluoride, you would need to have a special filter specifically manufactured for Filtering Fluoride, which can be quite costly.
Food for thought:
Instead of adding Fluoride to everybody’s drinking water, I believe that it would be far less expense for the Government to provide fluoride drops to all of the parents who really want their children to have fluoride, instead of adding it to our drinking water and having to filter it out.
Since the Government has authorized that Fluoride be added to the water, then they should be responsible for providing a Fluoride Filtration system and all the necessary replacement filters for the rest of the population who would rather not have Fluoride in their water.