FLUORIDE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!!
Fluoride is more toxic than lead and only slightly less toxic than arsenic. We are conditioned to believe that fluoride is good for us. Presumably, we put fluoride in our water to prevent tooth decay. Even though tooth decay has indeed declined worldwide since the 1970’s, the real reason for the decline remains unknown, because tooth decay has declined at the same rate in countries that do not use fluoride.
Most people are aware that in more than fifty years of testing and widespread use, no one has ever been able to prove that fluoride is either safe or effective. The FDA has never approved Fluoride. The 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act gave regulatory oversight of public drinking water (tap water) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). FDA has responsibility for ensuring that the quality standards for bottled water are compatible with EPA standards for tap water. Fluoride is added to drinking water to help reduce the incidence of cavities among the population. This is according to the EPA. The local municipality decides to fluoridate a water supply. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) or any other government department does not mandate it.
What Exactly IS Fluoride?
Fluoride is naturally present at low concentration in most fresh and saltwater sources, as well as in rainwater. Concentrations in fresh water vary more significantly. Surface water such as rivers or lakes generally contains between 0.01–0.3 ppm. Ground water (well water) concentrations vary even more, depending on the presence of local fluoride-containing minerals. For example, natural levels of under 0.05 mg/L have been detected in parts of Canada but up to 8 mg/L in parts of China; in general levels rarely exceed 10 mg/litre.
Natural fluoride can be present in rain, with its concentration increasing significantly upon exposure to volcanic activity or atmospheric pollution derived from burning fossil fuels or other sorts of industry.
All vegetation contains some fluoride. This is absorbed from soil and water. Some plants concentrate fluoride from their environment more than others. All tea leaves contain fluoride; however, mature leaves contain as much as 10 to 20 times the levels of young leaves from the same plant. There is natural fluoride AND there is the fluoride that they put into our water – IT IS NOT THE SAME!!
Fluoride bio-accumulates in the body. Damage to teeth, bones, kidneys, muscles, nerves, genes and immune function is the result of ingestion. In fact, its toxicity is causing diseases such as dental and skeletal fluorosis. Dental fluorosis is a malformation of tooth enamel and characterized by brittleness and discoloration ultimately damaging the health of the teeth.
Also, research connects fluoride intake to Alzheimer’s disease by implicating a reaction that happens between aluminum and low-dose fluoride. Most home filters cannot remove this toxin.
What Is The “Other” Fluoride?
Two very toxic fluoride gases result when converting phosphate rock into soluble fertilizer. These are hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride. In the past, the phosphate industry used to let these two gases vent freely into the atmosphere. This, however, caused severe environmental damage among downwind communities. This included widespread cattle poisonings, scorched vegetation, and various human health complaints.
As a result of both litigation and regulation, the phosphate industry installed “wet scrubbers” to trap the fluoride gases. The collected liquid in these scrubbers is hydrofluoroslicic acid. The acid is loaded into storage tanks. Water departments throughout the country receive this acid. An official at the Environmental Protection Agency stated the agency’s support for this process in 1983.
“In regard to the use of fluorosilicic acid as the source for fluoridation, this agency regards such use as an ideal solution to a long standing problem. By recovering this by-product fluorosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, the water authorities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them, Safe disposal of this acid is not possible otherwise.
I can’t make this stuff up… They are dumping sludge from the fertilizer industry into our water supply as “fluoride” and telling us that it is safe. The FDA classifies Fluoride as a drug. We all know what that means!
Take a look at what too much fluoride does to your teeth.
Next time you pick up your tube of fluoridated toothpaste, look at the warning: First off, it says for Adults and Children over 12 years old. If accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact the Poison Control Centre immediately. One tube of toothpaste with is enough to seriously harm a child. Here is a very interesting link to confirm this:
Now THIS is SCARY!
Even 42% of a tube of Colgate for Kids Bubblegum flavored toothpaste is enough to kill a 2 year old child. Being promoted as “good” for you child, this can potentially kill them.
Fluoride Action Network | The Minimum Lethal Dose of Fluoride (fluoridealert.org)
There are excellent alternatives to the cheap, chemical laced toothpastes on the market albeit, they are more expensive, but isn’t your long term health worth it? On the other hand, you can also make a paste out of aluminum free baking soda, reverse osmosis water (no tap water, unless it is Reverse Osmosis or good, old-fashioned filtered well water) and a drop or two of food grade peppermint essential oil.
Ok, time for a funny…