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#31 of 38 Old 12-10-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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The target is to keep it at 1ppm, and no sites have tested over 2ppm. So it seems to vary, probably depending on how much of the water that comes from the tap is from which of the two sources of our water. But from what I read in the other thread, I guess we should be adding iodine supplements to combat any over-exposure to flouride from our water. I have already switched myself and DS to non-flouride toothpaste to reduce total exposure.

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I'm a little overwhelmed by all the info here. A few questions:

1.) We drink mostly Ozarka spring water; I usually cook with it as well. Are there any issues with this water?

2.) We rarely drink tap water, but my children do bathe in it, and we shower in it every day. How much is absorbed into the body this way? Is it as bad, or worse, than consuming it? (This might sound a bit nutty but the quality of water has always concerned me and my children rarely take baths more than 2-3 times per week because of it. I can't stand to think of them laughing, splashing and playing in poison.)

3.) My children take a whole-foods supplement which includes 100 MCG of iodine naturally-sourced. How much more do I need to give them, and what is the best supplement to use? Oh, we also use natural sea salt which is iodized. In every 1/4th t there is 10% of the FDA recommended amt. (however much that is.)

4.) How can I get my family tested for iodine deficiency?


Thanks for breaking it down for me. Sorry if my questions are confusing and complicated.

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2.) We rarely drink tap water, but my children do bathe in it, and we shower in it every day. How much is absorbed into the body this way? Is it as bad, or worse, than consuming it? (This might sound a bit nutty but the quality of water has always concerned me and my children rarely take baths more than 2-3 times per week because of it. I can't stand to think of them laughing, splashing and playing in poison.)

3.) My children take a whole-foods supplement which includes 100 MCG of iodine naturally-sourced. How much more do I need to give them, and what is the best supplement to use? Oh, we also use natural sea salt which is iodized. In every 1/4th t there is 10% of the FDA recommended amt. (however much that is.)

Interested in the answers to these questions myself
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I was sent this link to a list of big city water quality ratings. http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/rating-big-city-water

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I live in a municipality that has no fluoride in the water, which is great.

Except... my kids get cavities really easily, which means mercury in their mouths (yes we could get gold or the other kinds, but it is SO expensive). Obviously I am very on top of brushing and flossing, but it just seems they are prone. Maybe the fl wouldn't help, who knows.

Also, having the teeth sealed to prevent cavities uses a product that has Bpa in it. I've been debating what is worse, the fluoride, the mercury or the Bpa.

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If you don't live in one of the big cities listed in the link I posted above you can go here and put in your zip to see what is in your water that shouldn't be. I does not list flouride level though.

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As of right now, our drinking water (my exact address) is receiving less than 0.3 mg/L of fluoride. Good!

However, there is a state law that is going to push our city to begin fluoridating the water by May 2010. What are some effective ways to:
A) Stop this from happening; and/or
B) Change the state laws????

Thanks for any tips!

P.S. We have a reverse osmosis filter in our kitchen. We only drink water from that, but we cannot put a whole house filter on incoming water for showers/baths.

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