Portland, OR, April 09, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Kyung L. Boen is among a sprinkling of dentists in the Portland Metropolitan area that are against adding fluoride to the water supply known as fluoridation. While she advocates limited fluoride dental applications that are applied directly to the teeth, she generally promotes using a fluoride substitute such as Xylitol, which is safe for young children and even infants. Dr. Boen believes that anti-fluoridation advocates in the have been partially vindicated by a new Harvard study and a recent National Academy of Sciences report. Dr. Boen is confident that a complete vindication of her anti-fluoridation stance and an American Dental Association (ADA) fluoridation support reversal will come within the next decade.
It was reported this week that young boys who drink fluoridated water, considered safe by federal guidelines, are at an increased risk of developing bone cancer than boys who drink unfluoridated water, according to a new study published in the May issue of the Harvard journal, Cancer Causes and Control. A team of Harvard University scientists, led by Dr. Elise Bassin, found a 5-fold increased risk of developing Osteosarcoma in teenage boys who drank fluoridated water at ages 6, 7, and 8. The research, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, reinforces previous findings in both humans and animals.
This is only two weeks after the prestigious National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council recommended the immediate reduction of fluoride in drinking water. The committee reported that children exposed to the current maximum allowable concentration of fluoride in drinking water risk developing severe tooth enamal fluorosis, which is a condition characterized by teeth discoloration, enamel loss, and pitting of the teeth. The majority of the committee stated that the damage to teeth caused by severe enamel fluorosis is a toxic effect that is consistent with prevailing risk assessment definitions of adverse health effects. Additionally, the majority concluded that people who consume water containing that much fluoride, over a lifetime, are likely at increased risk for bone fractures.
Most interestingly for many to learn may be that relative to their body weight, infants and young children are exposed to 3 to 4 times as much fluoride as adults. Moreover, on average, approximately 10 percent of children in communities with water fluoride concentrations near or at 4 mg/L develop severe tooth enamel fluorosis. That means thousands and thousands of American children are being slowly poisoned and doomed to suffer enamel loss and pitted teeth due to this high-concentration of fluoride in their drinking water.
Some of the countries that do not fluoridate their water supply include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Romania, and Sweden. Yet despite the fact that these countries have decided strongly against water-supply fluoridation, they have experienced the same significant declines in dental cavities as the United States. Approximately 68 percent of Americans currently have access to optimally fluoridated water.
The reported hazards to human health from ingesting fluoride include acute toxic hazard, such as to people with impaired kidney function, as well as chronic toxic hazards of gene mutations, cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, bone pathology and dental fluorosis. Most of the beverages we drink, such as beer, soda and juice, are made with fluoridated water. Fish and other foods contain fluoride. The fruits and vegetables we eat often are grown with fertilizers that contain fluoride, thus they can have high concentrations of fluoride such as grapes and watermelon. Most Americans cook their foods in fluoridated water.
Dr. Boen graduated from the renowned Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1994. Five years later, she received her Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Boen is a solo-practitioner in her high-tech dental clinique and perhaps only one of a handful of dentists on the West Coast that personally offers invisalign, full orthodontics, i.v. sedation, CEREC 3D porcelain restorations, and Waterlase MD laser dentistry. The doctor holds dental licenses in Oregon, Washington and California.
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