Posted April 12, 2019 05:04:46A recent study of drinking water in the United States suggests it’s not just a matter of having a nice cup of tea, but also the quality of the water.
The researchers at the University of Texas, Dallas, found that the drinking water of those living in the top 20 percent of the population (where most people live) had about a 20 percent lower concentration of fluoride than water in households in the bottom 20 percent.
And this difference isn’t a function of fluoride levels in the water itself, the researchers found, but rather the concentration of contaminants in the tap water.
“If we have a polluted water supply, that’s one of the biggest causes of dental fluorosis,” says study co-author Dr. John Clements, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UT Dallas.
“There are other sources of contaminants that could be in drinking water that may not be detected in the drinking system.”
The study was published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the earth’s crust that is absorbed by water when it’s dissolved in the air.
It’s also found in water.
Fluorsulfonates are compounds that are found in certain products, such as toothpaste, shampoo, shampooing liquids and toothpastes.
Fluorosulfonate is a heavy metal, and it can cause the toothbrush to stick to the bristles of the teeth.
Drinking water that has been treated with fluoride, or has been filtered with fluoride-containing products, may be less likely to contain the heavy metals.
And, in many instances, fluoride-treated water may contain less fluoride than the water that was not treated with the chemicals, according to the study.
The findings suggest that drinking water should be treated with more fluoride than is typically found in the system, according Clements.
“In the end, what we are talking about is a water that is not just safe, but is actually effective,” he says.
“It’s also the water we need to get the fluoride out of our drinking water.”
Clements and his team analyzed drinking water samples from the state of Texas and Colorado to see what the level of fluoride in drinking-water samples from Texas was.
The study found that water samples in Texas had an average fluoride concentration of 4.3 milligrams per liter, compared to 1.6 milligram per liter in Colorado.
“We found that there was a much higher concentration of fluorinated materials in drinking Water in Texas than in Colorado,” Clements said.
The study authors also looked at water samples that were tested in other states.
They found that drinking- water samples containing more than 0.5 milligrms of fluoride was found in Michigan, and 1.5 to 2 milligrubres of fluoride were found in Oklahoma.
The level of fluoridated material was also higher in Wisconsin, where about 1.8 milligrures per liter of fluoride is found.
Clements says that it’s important to remember that there are a variety of contaminants, including fluoride, in the surface water of a water supply.
“You’re not getting a perfect picture of the whole system,” he explains.
“And it’s really important that people are aware of that.
If you have any concern, ask your water provider about the level in their water.”
While there are many reasons to drink water that isn’t fluoridated, Clements says, there is a greater need to know the chemicals in the products that are in the supply and how they’re produced.
“It’s really concerning to have this kind of information because we don’t really know what’s going on in the environment,” he adds.
“What we know is that the concentration [of contaminants] is the most important thing that we can have an understanding of and that it affects everything from how much fluoride we drink to the ability of our teeth to function.”
In the U.S., more than 70 percent of people have some form of dental disease.
Clements suggests that people also consider getting fluoride-free water and getting rid of all the heavy metal-containing materials in their drinking water supply as well.