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Portland's fluoride debate: Is adding fluoride to drinking water dangerous?

By Loren Grush - Published May 24, 2013

Does community water fluoridation pose dangerous health concerns?  Most studies say ‘No.’

“As of yet, we have not found any problems,” Dr. Evan Tetelman, a dentist for University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, told  “The concern with adding any chemical (into water) at any time is (adding an) excess.  But (fluoride) is safe as long as the (levels are) monitored.”

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Unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrates

December 20, 2010 - 11:33 AM | by:
By Janelle Benham

It’s a process Becky Quintana goes through every time she makes a cup of coffee; reaching into the fridge for bottled water to fill up the coffee pot instead of tapping into water from the sink.

It’s not an issue of preference for Quintana, but necessity, as the water coming through her home is filled with unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrates.  It’s a problem not just in her rural community of Seville, California but throughout the Central Valley.  “This isn’t supposed to be happening in California, said Quintana, a lifelong resident of Seville. “California is one of the richest states in the nation, and the United States is one of the richest countries in the world, and we’re living like a third world country.”

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Probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium found in drinking water of 31 U.S. cities

By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 19, 2010; 12:02 AM

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most contained Hexavalent Chromium, a probable carcinogen that was made famous by the film 'Erin Brockovich.'

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Drinking Water Contamination

Barbara S. Minsker
Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Illinois
Monday, March 10, 2008; 10:45 AM

A vast array of pharmaceuticals-- including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones -- have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. Concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are, however, tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion and far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.

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US Says Too Much Fluoride Causing Splotchy Teeth

US says fluoride is causing splotchy teeth, maybe other ills; calls for lower levels in water

The Associated Press
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
ATLANTA January 7, 2011 (AP)

In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are now getting too much fluoride because of its presence not just in drinking water but in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, and it's causing splotches on children's teeth and perhaps more serious problems.

Read the full story from ABCNEWS

Good news for Volvic and Evian: Bill Gates funds new machine that filters your toilet waste back into 'drinkable' water

A new invention - funded by Bill Gates - aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water.
Manchester University’s Sarah Haigh is an expert in nanotechnology - the science of manipulating atoms in matter - and says, it could make waste water from toilets safe to drink.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail

Boy dies from swimming in contaminated lake water

Health officials have closed Lily Lake to swimmers until further notice while the Minnesota Department of Health investigates the death of a boy who appears to have died from a rare form of meningitis caused by an amoeba found in warm freshwater, reported.

Read the full story at Fox News

More than 24,500 chemicals found in bottled water

Bottled water has become a bit of a trend – specific brands with unique shapes that tell the world a little something about you. While your bottle of water might make you appear to be a purveyor of optimal hydration, it is also a red flag that you may be exposing your body to an onslaught of chemicals.

In a recent study by German researchers, nearly 25,000 chemicals were found lurking in a single bottle of water. Many of these chemicals mimic the effects of potent pharmaceuticals inside your body, according to the study published in the journal PLoS One.

Read the full story at Fox News

Why You Should Think Twice Before Drinking Tap Water

The Environmental Protection Agency is working hard to remove deadly toxins from drinking water being consumed by over six million Americans.

The move comes after Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a new study showing high levels of industrial chemicals such as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)—which are linked to cancer and other health problems—have exceeded federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water in states like California, New Jersey, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and New York.

Read the full story at Fox News

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