Fluoride is a poison and should NEVER be ingested at any level – there is NO SAFE level of fluoride. Fluoride compounds are purposefully added to water, a process known as fluoridation, and have been since the late 1940s. It’s puzzling since fluoride has never been proven to significantly help in protecting teeth from cavities. Now, nearly 90% of the U.S. population has supplied water through public water systems, and about 67% of those people receive fluoridated water.
Fluoride is almost impossible to avoid. Even if you actively try, its prevalence is astounding. It’s unlikely restaurants are using fluoride free water. Beverage manufacturers all rely on municipal water systems to produce soda, juice, and smoothies. And, this doesn’t even include the fluoride in dental products. When you add all these sources up, it’s easy to see the average person is under heavy attack.
Dangers of Fluoride Exposure Include….
Weakens Skeletal Health
Skeletal fluorosis is a condition resulting from fluoride consumption. The liver is unable to process fluoride, thus it passes into the bloodstream where it combines with calcium that’s been leeched from the skeletal system. You’re left with weak bones, otherwise known as skeletal fluorosis. The risk has been known about for decades yet it’s not been established how much exposure will trigger skeletal fluorosis… and the impact it has on quality of life is horrendous. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid fluoride. Recently, Chinese authorities established a link between reductions in fluoride exposure and the incidence of fluorosis.
Fluoride has been shown to cause calcification of cartilage, the essential tissue for joint health. Degenerative osteoarthritis has been linked to skeletal fluorosis. And in a study of individuals suffering from fluorosis, osteoarthritis knee conditions occurred frequently.
Toxic to the Thyroid
Iodine and fluoride belong to a family of compounds known as halogens. Although iodine is beneficial to the thyroid, fluoride is not. However, because of the similarities, the thyroid can absorb fluoride instead of iodine. This is bad. Fluoride is toxic to thyroid cells; it inhibits function and causes cell death. For decades, fluoride was used to reduce thyroid function in individuals suffering from an overactive thyroid. Now – and pay attention to this – the range used in water fluoridation matches the levels typically used to reduce thyroid function.
Calcifies the Ultra-Important Pineal Gland
Although the full capabilities of the pineal gland have been the subject of debate for centuries, it’s known for certain that, at a minimum, the pineal gland regulates body rhythms and wake-sleep cycles; two extremely important functions. Fluoride is especially toxic to the pineal gland, where it accumulates and calcifies the gland. In fact, by the time the average person reaches old age, their pineal gland will have higher calcium density than their bones.
Accelerates Female Puberty
It also deserves mention that the pineal gland plays an integral role in the onset of puberty. Research has shown that girls living in areas prone to more fluoride exposure experience puberty earlier than girls exposed to less. Fluoride’s damaging effect on sexual function only begins here…
Harmful to Male and Female Fertility
A direct link exists between fertility rates and fluoridated drinking water. Higher levels of fluoride correspond to lower fertility rates, particularly with drinking water levels of 3 ppm. Animal models show that fluoride reduces reproductive hormones in females. Men have it just as bad ~ those suffering from fluorosis have lower testosterone and fertility than men with limited fluoride exposure.
Bad for Kidney Health
Fluoride is toxic to the kidneys and a higher rate of chronic kidney disease has been reported in areas where the water contains high levels of fluoride. According to Chinese researchers, a fluoride level of 2 mg/L is all it takes to cause renal damage in children. While water fluoridation levels are often much lower than this, the fluoride bombardment continues with toothpaste and other sources.
Harmful to the Cardiovascular System
Research suggests that exposure to fluoride causes cardiovascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. Other research has examined its effect on blood pressure but had mixed results. Regardless, despite that cardiovascular disease can have many causes, the evidence, and history show its incidence increases with exposure to fluoride.
Negative Cognitive Effects
The Fluoride Action Network reports that, as of May 2013, 43 studies have examined the effect of fluoride on human intelligence. The results should motivate anyone to minimize their fluoride exposure. One observation is that fluoride negatively impacts children’s neural development. Another is that children living in highly fluoridated areas have up to five times greater chance of developing a low IQ compared to those who do not.
Reducing Your Exposure to Fluoride
Using non-fluoride toothpaste can immediately reduce your fluoride exposure. Maintaining healthy iodine levels can help protect the thyroid from fluoride. Fluoridated water is the largest concern and most water filters are not adequate for removing fluoride ~ instead look to a reverse osmosis water purification systems.
Through the growing years, we have been told that we are very fortunate to have fluoride added to our drinking water. We have been told that the fluoride will help keep our teeth strong as we consume the water that we need on a daily basis. Unknown to the most people, the fluoride (whether in drinking water, toothpastes, mouthwashes, or other dental care products) can actually do more harm than good. Fluoride is not something your body needs. No one has a fluoride deficiency.
So, What is Fluoride and Why is it Dangerous?
“We would not purposely add arsenic to the water supply. And we would not purposely add lead. But we do add fluoride. The fact is that fluoride is more toxic than lead and just slightly less toxic than arsenic.”
These words are from Dr. John Yiamouyiannis (1943-2000) who spent years researching the health effects of fluoride toxicity. He founded the Safe Water Foundation, which regularly reports research documenting the harmful effects of fluoride. Fluoride is a cumulative poison that damages the immune system, poisons over 100 enzymes, makes minerals such as calcium and magnesium precipitate and become unavailable, causes premature aging, causes hypothyroidism, increases risk to cancer and bone pathologies such as osteoporosis, and causes seizures in susceptible people. Fluoride also increases the risk for the so-called autoimmune diseases, such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and others, and increases the incidence of mongoloidism and crib death (SIDS) in newborns.
This may come as a shock to you because, if you’re like most people, you grew up with positive associations with fluoride. You may envision tooth protection, strong bones, and a government that cares about your dental needs. What you may not know is that the fluoride added to drinking water and toothpaste is a crude industrial waste product of the aluminum and fertilizer industries, and a substance toxic enough to be used as rat poison.
Fluoride is a pollutant – a by-product of copper, iron and aluminum manufacturing. The chemical names of the main substances used in water fluoridation practices are hydrofluorocilicic acid, hexafluorisilisic acid and sodium silicofluroride. Fluoride is an unapproved drug being used in a highly illegal mass medication scheme. Fluoride is said to be voluntary by municipalities but the people never get to vote. The drug has not been approved by any drug agency and no one has been assessed for prescriptions. Fluoride is so toxic and dangerous that it has the ability to eat through metal and concrete. A fluoride spill results in the use of hazmat suits to clean up.
Water fluoridation is nothing more than the dumping of industries hazardous waste into people and our environment to avoid having to pay to dispose of the waste. They in fact make a profit instead. The problem of how to legally dispose of fluoride was solved in the 1930’s when a study (funded by one of the country’s largest aluminum companies) concluded that fluoride prevented tooth decay. A successful public relations effort, helped along with some cooperative government cronies, resulted in the good news going out – this miracle chemical, when added to water supplies, will give everyone healthy teeth and brighter smiles and we believed it! They must have been laughing in their seats…
Does Fluoride Actually Prevent Tooth Decay?
Not according to the largest study ever conducted on fluoridation and oral health. 39,000 school children in 84 areas around the U.S. were studied in the mid-80’s, and the results showed no statistical difference in tooth decay rates between fluoridated and non-fluoridated cities. Meanwhile, tooth decay trends tracked by the World Health Organization from 1970 to the present show that the incidence of decayed, missing or filled teeth has been steadily in decline with each passing year in the U.S., France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Iceland and Greece. And why are the numbers of decayed teeth on the decline? Well, better oral hygiene and improved dental practice is the most obvious answer. It’s certainly not the fluoride. Because of all of those countries, only one adds fluoride to the public water supply – the United States.
A few of the countries listed above used to put fluoride in some of their water, but they eventually wised up to the dangers of this aluminum by-product. Many of those countries simply refuse to run fluoride through every citizen’s faucets based on the idea that health treatments should be a personal choice and not mandated by the government. What a concept!
Other Ways That Fluoride Bad for You
The irony is that when you consume too much fluoride, your teeth can become discolored and crumble. But that’s nothing compared to the other ways that fluoride attacks your mind and body. In tests on laboratory animals, fluoride has been shown to enhance the brain’s absorption of aluminum – the substance that’s found in the brains of most Alzheimer’s patients. Three different osteoporosis studies have associated hip fractures with fluoridation. And excessive fluoride has been shown to damage the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, leading to limited joint mobility, ligament calcification, muscular degeneration and neurological deficits. And finally, a number of different studies have linked fluoride to as many as 10,000 cancer deaths per year, with a high incidence of bone cancer among men exposed to fluoridated water. In the meantime, local, state and federal government agencies across the U.S. do their best to simply dismiss all this bad news. Unlike their European counterparts, they’re sticking to their outdated and baseless claims that the stuff is good for you. Why? Maybe it’s because they’re terrified that if they admit that fluoride is poison, the deluge of resulting civil law suits just might destroy them.
Sources of Fluoride
Many people think they can avoid fluoride by just using fluoride-free toothpaste. However, fluoride isn’t just in toothpaste. Almost all of the beverages sold in stores and restaurants are made with tap water. People who drink those beverages ingest a fair amount of added fluoride.
Fluoride Can Be Consumed From the Following Sources:
* Toothpaste with fluoride
* Baby formula
* Foods cooked in fluoride
* Canned soup, or soup in restaurants
* Mechanically de-boned chicken (i.e. chicken nuggets)
* Food cooked in Teflon cookware
* Soda pop and soft drinks
* Fruit juice (unless it is fresh-squeezed at home)
* Beer and wine (unless they are imported from Europe or other areas that don’t fluoridate the water)
* Coffee and tea (if made with fluoridated water)
* Packaged and processed foods
* Fluoridated salt
Ways to Avoid Fluoride
* Avoid processed and packaged food
* Buy fluoride-free toothpaste
* Avoid fluoride treatments at the dentist
* Filter your tap water – click here for Fluoride Water Filtration Systems
* Don’t drink soda pop, or coffee or iced tea at restaurants
* Don’t drink bottled water (with the exception of European water) as it is usually fluoridated
* Order European mineral water in restaurants
* Drink wine and beer imported from Europe
* Don’t smoke
* Don’t use Teflon (non-stick) cookware
What Else Can We Do?
Stop drinking fluoridated water. Use a filtration system in your home that filters out fluoride. Most filters can also remove chlorine which is another harmful chemical. Brita water filters do not remove fluoride, something like a reverse osmosis system will work best. Educate your doctors and dentists about where fluoride really comes from. The majority of the time those professionals are not trying to hurt you they just don’t know the truth behind the substance. They are limited to what their education taught them which is funded by the companies who are doing this.
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