Posted by Administrator on 8/1/2013 to Fluoride Facts
Medical ethics is a field of study that has evolved a great deal over history. Medical ethics is the “system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine” (1). In the not so distant past, unwitting people were regularly used as research experiments, even as recently as the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment that extended over four decades from the 1930s to the 1970s in which the effects of untreated syphilis on black men in Tuskegee, Alabama were studied without their informed consent.
Informed consent is the process by which patients are given information about a drug or procedure and the patient agrees to take said drug or engage in procedure before it is administered. Informed consent requires that the person(s) is made aware of all relevant facts about the drug or procedure. There are three components to informed consent (2, 3):
- The subject must be adequately aware of the treatment (disclosure)
- The subject must have the capacity to understand the treatment and potential consequences
- The subject must freely decide to engage without subjection to external pressure (voluntariness)
With an understanding of this information, one can see how imperative it is to protect yourself and your family from this harmful chemical by using a fluoride water filter that utilizes both a fluoride removal cartridge along with a post carbon block filter in addition for the removal of chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, THMs, lead and other unwanted chemicals in the drinking water.
2 Faden, R. R., & Beauchamp, T. L. (1986). A History and Theory of Informed Consent. New York: Oxford University Press
3 Beauchamp, Tom L. and Childress, James F (1994). Principles of Biomedical Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press