The FDA just banned fluorine-based chemicals in food packaging because of their toxicity … but won’t ban fluoride in public water supplies

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In response to a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and other environmental groups, the FDA has announced that it will ban a variety of toxic food packaging chemicals and cancer-causing food flavoring chemicals – chemicals they had previously approved.

Specifically, the food packaging chemicals they’re banning are all perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which belong to a class of coating chemicals associated with causing cancers, neurological problems, hormone imbalances and other serious health problems. Items typically coated with PFCs include take-out food containers, non-stick cookware and pizza boxes.

So, why isn’t the FDA banning fluoride in public water supplies?
While this is certainly good news, their move still begs the question: if fluorine-based chemicals, “… no longer [show] a reasonable certainty of no harm …” then why isn’t the FDA interested in banning fluoride in public water supplies?

Seriously, just because many people have it in their heads that fluoride builds healthy teeth (cavity prevention), and that it’s not harmful (because the medical professionals say so, because ads say so, etc.), that doesn’t make it true.

Read more at www.naturalnews.com

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Published in: on March 9, 2016 at 17:15  Leave a Comment  
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