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Monday, February 20, 2012

Nursery Water: Fluoride-Laced Bottled Water for Babies and Toddlers

Hey y'all!

Y'all know I am privileged to write for Natural Mike Adams, the editor of Natural News, sat in for Alex Jones today at Prison At the beginning of the broadcast, Mike showed a short video clip that Alex Jones shot at a grocery store or some drug store. Alex was on the baby product aisle and noticed a baby product called "Nursery Water." Like Alex, I was curious to know what marketing trick was being done to get precious new mothers to buy specially-labeled bottled water for their babies and toddlers over the regular bottled water they could get a few rows over.

Nursery water is steam distilled water, which may be fine for children. I have to say *may* be fine, because I just found out this past weekend that children's immune systems are not fully developed until they are somewhere between 7 and 18 years old. What I thought I knew about children's health may have just been thrown out the window with this news. I have so much new information I am doing research on right now it is crazy, but I will teach you what I have learned in due time. The shocker about Nursery water is that it has added fluoride!

Fluoride-laced bottled water for babies and toddlers is marketed as a safe and healthy choice- image by

I just about fell over when I found out that a company who is considered a trusted brand of water for babies, toddlers and preschool children adds fluoride in the name of children's health. Go back and read my posts entitled Just How Bad is Fluoride in Drinking Water?: Fluorosis in Teeth and The Fluoride Conspiracy... Yes, I Said Conspiracy. I can't say it enough times, that fluoride is the same stuff used in rat poison, it is a toxic chemical, it has never been proven either safe or effective by independent scientific studies, it rots the teeth of children before their permanent teeth come in, and it's being linked to rotting bones and brains in older adults.

First of all, babies under the age of six months do not need to drink water at all. Babies should be strictly breast fed until the first baby tooth comes in, according to the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Even the professional union of the EPA does not recommend fluoridation, so why on Earth would a company whose primary target market is new mothers lie and say that fluoridated drinking water is safe?

Evidently, I am not the only person who has asked this question. In 2008 the Environmental Working Group filed a class action lawsuit against Nursery Water stating that the company was skirting FDA regulations. The FDA's position was, and is currently:

 "Drinking fluoridated water may reduce the risk of [dental caries or tooth decay]" but“the health claim is not intended for use on bottled water products specifically marketed for use by infants” (FDA 2006).

Nursery brand drinking water was twisting studies and statements made by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association in order to make their products sound safe without any real supporting scientific evidence. I just went to the Nursery water website- those words are still there. However, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the website page, you see in the footer at the very bottom, this statement: "Consult your physician or dental professional if using another fluoridated product."

That's how the company has resolved this issue. That's it.

How much fluoride are our babies actually getting for their size?- image by fatherspoon

This is the deal- Nursery water contains just under the maximum dose of fluoride recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services... for adults. There is no safe dosage recommendation for babies or children. This company is adding fluoride at a level the federal government considers safe or acceptable for adults, but is selling it to mothers who will offer it to their infants. Unfortunately,  these mothers are also helping their children brush their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste. We all know we are supposed to spit the toothpaste out and rinse well, but we parents also know that children may swallow more toothpaste than we do. So just how much fluoride per body weight are these babies and children getting? And what is it doing to these little ones' teeth, bones, and IQ?

What do y'all think about this?

P.S.: I want to give a huge shout out to my international readers! I am so excited and honored to have readers in Canada, all over Europe, Russia, and India! Big hugs from deep in the heart of Texas!

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