Reliable Info for Pregnant Women
Anti-fluoride activists circulate a lot of misinformation. One example is this web page, which raises fears about the fluoride that pregnant women receive. This is the same website that posts studies from a man who co-wrote a book claiming falsely that HIV does not cause AIDS.
Get the facts by turning to trusted sources — researchers, scientists and medical/dental experts — who have spent many years studying these kinds of issues. One example is the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This recommendation for pregnant women was endorsed in 2012 by both ACOG and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and here is what it says:
Drink water throughout the day … Drink fluoridated water (via a community fluoridated water source), or, if you prefer bottled water, drink water that contains fluoride.
If these respected organizations had any doubts about fluoride’s safety, they wouldn’t have made this recommendation. So bear this in mind the next time you read some scary-sounding health message . . . and ask yourself: can I trust the source?