Friday, November 17, 2006

ADA Advises No Fluoride For Babies

The American Dental Association has done a 180 and now warns that infants under one year of age should not be given fluoridated water, such as that mixed with concentrated or powdered baby formula, according to the Organic Consumers Association.

ADA page on Infants, Formula and Fluoride.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finally, a bit of sound advice from this historically very disingenuous and politicized organization.

Now that the ADA acknowledges what many of us have known for many years, -- i.e., the ability of fluoride, starting with the infant, to cause molted teeth -- what is ADA's take on fluoride and its ability to cross the BBB? Still denying that, despite the fact that brain research keeps flowing in demonstrating that flouride, especially in unison with aluminum, can pass the stout BBB. On a pound per pound basis, bottlefed babies receive 3 to 4 fold the amount of fluoride than most adults. What subtle long-term damage might be impacting some of these babies' highly sensitive and rapidly developing brains? I would guess that the ADA probably doesn't care! It is high time now to finalize a definite honest answer to this crucial question?