We’ve been drinking fluorinated water for more than seventy years now, but most people don’t know what health implications and danger come from the fluorinated water.
In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city in the world to add fluoride to their water; when studies showed that schoolchildren there had fewer cavities, other cities added fluoride to their water supplies.
It is believed that adding fluoride to our water supply is the reason for decreased amounts of tooth decay; but if that’s the case, then why is it that countries without added fluoride in their water show the same decrease in tooth decay?
Data from the US World Health Organization shows higher rates of oral decay in the US (about two-thirds the water supply is fluoridated) compared to other countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands (no fluoridation).
Many other studies show the exact same thing; fluoride in drinking water does not benefit anyone, it adds to the decline of our health.
*Source: KK Cheng et.al. BMJ 2007. There is not much difference in the decline of cavities in countries who add fluoride to the water and the countries who do not.
If fluoride being added to our water supply is so beneficial in treating the disease known as dental caries (cavities), why hasn’t the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved its use?
Fluoride is classified as an “unapproved drug” by the FDA.
There is no substantial proof that ingesting fluoride is beneficial to oral health; much of the dental force agrees that fluoride should be used topically for it to be beneficial.
How fluoride affects the body
There is an expression “Too much of a good thing” by Shakespeare; well fluoride is one of those things.
In 2006 fluoride was put on a list of neurotoxicants that are known to cause ‘Brain Drain’; this list includes things such as lead, arsenic, and mercury.
Some scientific investigating showed that fluoride is a neurotoxin that affects the development of your working memory, lowers the IQ of children, and is an endocrine disruptor.
It has been said that it is also a source of increase in ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and thyroid disease.
Fluoride can be vehement in bone which stimulates cell growth, changes structure of the tissues and weakens the skeleton. Children are most affected by the overexposure of fluoride, known as dental fluorosis.
With fluoride being in so many things used daily (water, toothpaste, mouthwash) people are being overly exposed to this chemical or poison.
Pregnant women are unwittingly dosing their unborn babies with this poisonous drug, it can cross the placenta causing developmental issues with the baby.
If you feed your baby formula made with fluoridated water, you are exposing them to dangerously high amounts, up to 100 times what is considered safe, of fluoride without even realizing it.
A decade of studies, started in the 1960s, showed that dialysis patients are at a higher risk of having adverse effects from fluoride.
Exposure can cause fluoride to accumulate in the blood and bones which is a contributing factor of a bone disease called osteomalacia.
Grade of Fluoride used
Studies on the health effects of the drug Fluoride have been done on pharmaceutical grade fluoride but not on what is used by the majority of water authorities.
Most water authorities use hydrofluosilicic or hexafluorosilicic acid, which are just fancy words for toxic waste that is collected from the phosphate fertilizer industry.
These waste products “fluoride” they are putting in our water are most often contaminated with toxins like lead, arsenic, mercury, heavy metals and cadmium.
In 1983, Rebecca Hanmer, (Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water), a member of the Environmental Protection Agency, thought it was a good idea to add this by-product to our water supply, saying that it would benefit the environment by minimizing air and water pollution and offer a low-cost source to water utility companies; most people would question adding industrial toxic waste to the water supply provided to humans, animals and our environment.
People have the right to choose what they put in their bodies, but they didn’t take a vote to see if the people wanted to add fluoride to the water supply and they sure didn’t give an option of which type would be added.
It took 53 years before anyone would finally listen to the people saying fluoride should not be added to the water because of the negative effects, but they are finally willing to “take a look” at the issue.
The government and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are aware of the situation and their response is to lower the amount of fluoride added to water and test children after ten years to see if rates of dental fluorosis are improving.
There is nobody tracking the side effects of fluoride and even worse, there’s not a way to keep track of how much you are getting.
When a doctor prescribes medication, they must take in to account the age, height, weight and need for heath purposes; so why is this not taken into consideration with fluoride being added to our water?
Fluoride is not a necessary chemical needed in the human body, yet it is being forced upon us.
Besides fluoride, there are more than thousands of toxic chemicals in many of the food and products you eat or use every day and they can increase your risk of diseases and even the big C.
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