According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and most of them (60%) don’t know they have it. Thyroid disease strikes primarily women, one woman in eight can expect to develop Thyroid Disease in their lifetime. The causes of Thyroid Disease are largely unknown, but a new study from the University of Kent in the UK indicates fluoride linked to thyroid cancer: Excessive levels of Fluoride in drinking water have been linked to Hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. The symptoms of which are:
There are many factors that can combine to cause hypothyroidism, fluoride is just one of the factors. Iodine deficiency is also a factor. However, people with autoimmune hypothyroid disease may be sensitive to iodine, and suffer side effects. The vast majority of people get enough iodine in their diet, thanks to table salt, most of which is fortified with iodine. So you should speak to your doctor before deciding to avoid or take iodine.
No. Children are the only group that may benefit from fluoride in their water, and that fluoride can easily be replaced by just getting kids to brush their teeth. Since there is no benefit to adults, anyone concerned about fluoride’s link to thyroid problems should consider filtering the fluoride out of their drinking water:
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