5 Facts About Fluoride You Urgently Need to Know
Fluoride is a toxic industrial waste put into many communities municipal water supplies. While most of Europe rejects water fluoridation and many communities in the U.S. choose to end fluoridation due to activism, most communities still choose to fluoridate their water despite the known health dangers this toxin can have on the human body.
Here are 5 simple facts that might inspire you to take action and tell your legislators you don’t want fluoridated water:
1. Fluoride levels are not easily measured once put into municipal water supplies.
Even if there was a ‘safe’ dose of fluoride (which there really isn’t), there is absolutely no way to regulate this. Furthermore, if you eat a bowl of cereal with milk and a Coke, you have likely overdosed on fluoride, likely exceeding the American Dental Association’s recommended daily dose by 230%.
When excessive amounts of fluoride are consumed, it can be a killer — a carcinogen that causes bone, lung, and bladder cancers. The “it” is fluoride, a common additive in most American communities’ drinking water and an ingredient in the vast majority of commercially produced adult toothpastes. Why add it to your drinking, and bathing water also?
2. There are often other dangerous toxins in fluoridated water.
NSF, the corporation that developed drinking water standards, stated that the ‘most common contaminant in [fluoridated water] is arsenic.’ Consumer Reports recently said there were also traces of arsenic, otherwise known as rat poison, in your food, too. Its in baby cereals, juice and rice. Arsenic has also been found in commercially raised chicken. It can cause serious health conditions.
According to Lenntech.com:
“Arsenic is one of the most toxic elements that can be found. Despite their toxic effect, inorganic arsenic bonds occur on earth naturally in small amounts. Humans may be exposed to arsenic through food, water and air. Exposure may also occur through skin contact with soil or water that contains arsenic. Levels of arsenic in food are fairly low, as it is not added due to its toxicity. But levels of arsenic in fish and seafood may be high, because fish absorb arsenic from the water they live in. Luckily this is mainly the fairly harmless organic form of arsenic, but fish that contain significant amounts of inorganic arsenic may be a danger to human health.”
Why drink fluoride in your water, too?
3. Fluoride is an industrial waste.
Fluoride could only be legally disposed of at a great cost to companies who created it with industrial practices. As Dr. Bill Marcus explains:
“There are prescribed methods for disposal and they’re very expensive. Fluoride is a very potent poison. It’s a registered pesticide, used for killing rats or mice. If it were to be disposed of, it would require a class-one landfill. That would cost the people who are producing aluminum or fertilizer about $7000+ per 5000- to 6000-gallon truckload to dispose of it. It’s highly corrosive.”
But – it you figure out how to swindle an entire nation, you get them to pay you to suck it through a straw.
4. Fluoride doesn’t prevent cavities.
The ‘dental caries prevention myth’ linked with fluoride, started in the United States in 1939 when a scientist named Gerald J. Cox, employed by ALCOA – the largest producer of toxic fluoride waste and at the time being threatened by fluoride damage claims – fluoridated some lab rats, concluded that fluoride reduced cavities and claimed that it should be added to the nation’s water. It’s total bunk.
Florida State University recently found that, “. . .used in the proper amounts, it can make teeth stronger and aid in the treatment of osteoporosis.
In British Columbia, a shocking 11% of the entire population drinks fluoridated water, as opposed to 40-70% in other Canadian regions. Despite this, British Columbia has the lowest rate of tooth decay in all of Canada. In addition, the lowest rates of dental caries within the province are found in areas that do not have their water supplies fluoridated. Cavities are caused by excessive use of refined sugar and processed foods in general. That’s it. Your saliva cleans your mouth, as does brushing your teeth with non-fluoride toothpaste.
Pharmaceutical meds can also dry out your saliva, and this can cause cavities, not the absence of fluoride. In 1986-87, the largest study ever on fluoridation and tooth decay was performed. The subjects were 39,000 school children between 5 and 17 living in 84 areas around the country. A third of the places were fluoridated, a third were partially fluoridated, and a third were not. Results indicate no statistically significant differences in dental decay between fluoridated and unfluoridated cities. Yet, city after city wants to fluoridate their water. What gives?
5. Poisoned via dilution.
Some argue the only reason fluoridation is being considered at all is because we are being poisoned via dilution. “The solution to pollution is dilution. You poison everyone a little bit rather than poison a few people a lot. This way, people don’t know what’s going on.” It may sounds like a conspiracy theory, but Hitler used sodium fluoride in his concentration camps. When you consider that this is a product of the aluminum and pharmaceutical and weapon manufacturing companies, it makes you think twice.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.