Fluoride, the Only Drug Intentionally Added to Your Tap Water

fluoride-drugFollowing the recent water crisis in Flint, it’s no wonder that the U.S. public has begun to question exactly how safe our drinking water actually is. What was once taken for granted — the idea of safe, pure, drinkable water for everyone — is now in serious question.

In addition to the continuing problems with lead contamination, it has come to light in recent years that public water supplies are now contaminated with trace levels of pharmaceutical drugs, including oral contraceptives and mood stabilizers.

These drugs end up in our water inadvertently; however, there’s one pharmaceutical that is intentionally added to our tap water: Fluoride.  Continue reading…

 

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