“We conclude that fluoride treatment is associated with testicular disorders, which may be due to induction of oxidative stress in reproductive organs along with possible adverse effects of fluoride on pituitary testicular axis.The detailed mechanism of fluoride treatment on the male reproductive system has not been elucidated and will be the subject of future experiments ” (Ghosh et al 2002).
discusses some of the studies into fluoride exposure and its effects on the reproductive system , especially in men. For some reason it has become a topic of discussion in Adelaide. probably because our water is always a topic for discussion. You can smell the chlorine, it is harsh and when you go interstate you revel in your shiny hair and your soft clothes. We also have fluoride in our water and some filters filter it out and some don’t. We have it to promote healthy teeth. Fluoride in the water does promote healthy teeth. We have all heard the one about Bromide int he tea and laughed at that but now we are wondering about the effects of fluoride in the water. There don’t appear to be any clear directions to follow and we need them. How much is too much? What ARE the effects of long term fluoride use? When people start talking there is usually a reason and maybe the desal plant is on our minds. We thought we’d be using it for our drinking water and what a relief that would have been. Information is what we need and this website discusses US water studies and we need local ones.