Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The animator and I drink bottled water. I have issues with this as there is no recycling facility that will accept plastic bottles near us, but on balance I think bottled water is best for us, if not the environment. One reason I won't drink tap water (and we filter any water we use for hot drinks) is that I distrust the chemical make up of tap water. I do not want to drink fluoride, for example. Fluoride applied topically (in toothpaste) can help prevent tooth decay, but swallowing fluoride does not help teeth - in fact it can lead to fluorosis, a brown mottling on the teeth. Fluoride can also interfere with the thyroid gland. ENN has an interesting article that states good diet not fluoride prevents tooth decay (via Path to Freedom).

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