Are thousands of communities around the world (especially in Europe and the United States, still using fluoride? Of course.
The sad truth is that fluoride compounds that are put into our water, toothpaste, and even vitamins were never tested for safety before being approved. Recent independent research by scientists not associated with dental trade organizations have found that fluoride is NOT effective in preventing tooth decay; it actually causes tooth deformity in children, along with a long list of other atrocities. It is so toxic in fact, that toothpaste companies in the U.S. are now required to display a poison warning. Even pro-fluoridation scientists admit that there is no real research showing that fluoride helps prevent cavities.
In 1995, neuro-toxicologist and former Director of Toxicology at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, published research that shows that fluoride builds up in the brains of animals causing brain damage. When pregnant animals were administered relatively low doses of fluoride their offspring suffered brain damage and hyperactivity (ADD-like symptoms). Adult animals given fluoride experienced the opposite effect – hypo-activity, or sluggishness.
The toxic effects of fluoride on the central nervous system were also confirmed by the release of previously classified government research. This research and subsequent studies show that children exposed to higher levels of fluoride had lower IQs. A study published in Brain Research shows that rats drinking only 1 part per million fluoride (NaF) in water had lesions in their brains similar to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Fluoride is also linked to cancer.
The Department of Health in New Jersey found that bone cancer in male children was between two and seven times greater in areas where water was fluoridated. Fluoridated water is also linked to uterine cancer deaths.
A toxicologist in the United Kingdom recently found that prenatal deaths are 15% higher in fluoridated areas. The fluoridated areas also had a 30% higher rate of Down syndrome.
An alarmingly high number of people in the Western countries have non-functioning thyroids. One of the major reasons for this is fluoride. Fluoride was prescribed in low doses during the early-to-mid 20th century as an effective way of suppressing thyroid function and treating hyperthyroidism.
Other dangerous effects of fluoridation in our water include an impairment of the immune system, immune disorders, bone fractures, especially hip fractures, gastrointestinal symptoms, joint pains, polydipsia, headaches, visual disturbances, muscular weakness, sensations of burning, pricking, and tingling in the limbs, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, reduced appetite, backache, osteoarthritis, etc. Also, as fluoride builds up over decades in different parts of the body it can disrupt the actions of many key enzymes. Sadly, this fact has been known for a long time.
The use of fluoridation in our water supplies constitutes forced medication of the public. Such practices demonstrate a complete lack of ethics on the part of its promoters. Studies as early as the 1930s showed “extreme hazards to man and the environment” due to fluoride exposure.
In western continental Europe 99% of the countries have rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns. Only about 5% of the world’s population is currently fluoridated, and of those, over 50% of them are in the United States.
Article by Brian Clement PhD, LN