- Is a product of aluminum.
- More poisonous than lead and just less poisonous than arsenic. It is a cumulative poison that accumulates in bone over the years.
- Increased hip fracture rates to fluoride in the water.
- As little as half the amount of fluoride used to fluoride public water supples resulted in a sizable and significant increase in genetic damage.
- In 1989, it was confirmed that fluoride has the ability to transform normal cells into cancer cells.
- Incidence of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, was far higher in young men exposed to fluoridated water as compared to those who were not.
- Also, affects central nervous system.
- The number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth per child was virtually the same in fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas.
- Fluoride lowers IQ, sparks tumor growth.
- EPA has classified fluoride as a substance with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.
- About 95% of the world population has rejected/banned fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns.
- Most of the water fluoridation is in the U.S.
It was 2007 when the American Dental Association (ADA) first warned that parents of infants younger than a year old “should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride” when mixing baby formula, due to concerns about fluorosis. Exposure to high levels of fluoride results in a condition known as fluorosis, in which tooth enamel becomes discolored. The condition can eventually lead to badly damaged teeth.
Then, in 2010, the Journal of the American Dental Association published a study1 that once again found, contrary to what most people have been told, fluoride is actually bad for your teeth. The study showed increased fluorosis risk among infants who were fed infant formula reconstituted with fluoride-containing water, as well as for those using fluoridated toothpastes.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also followed suit, warning on their Community Water Fluoridation page2 that mixing powdered or liquid infant formula concentrate with fluoridated water on a regular basis may increase the chance of a child developing enamel fluorosis. They also state:
This is as far as the CDC warnings go, however, and they insist water fluoridation is safe — and dental fluorosis is only a “cosmetic” problem. In reality, neither of these assertions is true. In fact, the CDC calls fluoridation one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century.
Dental Fluorosis is a Sign of Excessive Fluoride Intake
Dental fluorosis results in white and brown spots on your teeth. It is only caused by fluoride — typically due to ingesting too much fluoride during your developing years, from birth to about 8 years of age. According to the CDC, about one-third of U.S. children aged 12 to 15 years have very mild to mild forms of enamel fluorosis on their teeth.
Promoters of fluoridation say that these markings are “just cosmetic,” but it can also be an indication that the rest of your body, such as your bones and the rest of your organs, including your brain, has also been exposed to too much fluoride.
In other words, if fluoride is having a detrimental, visual effect on the surface of your teeth, you can be virtually guaranteed that it’s also damaging something else inside your body, such as your bones. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being replaced through cellular turnover. Bone building is a finely balanced, complicated process. Fluoride has been known to disrupt this process ever since the 1930s.
Why it’s Dangerous to Swallow Fluoride
The United States is one of only eight countries in the entire developed world that fluoridates more than 50 percent of its water supply. It is added under the guise that it helps prevent and control tooth decay…
This is in spite of the fact that there has never been any demonstrated difference in tooth decay between countries with fluoridated and non-fluoridated water, and no difference between states that have a high- or low percentage of their water fluoridated.
Even promoters of fluoridation concede that the major benefits are topical; fluoride works from the outside of the tooth, not from inside of your body, so why swallow it? The fluoride added to your drinking water is in fact a chemical waste product!
But we are all supplementing our diets with fluoride, even if we are careful to avoid fluoridated water. As it turns out, many non-organic foods are simply loaded with fluoride due to pesticide residues on these foods. For example, grapes (and of course, the raisins they’re made into) are one of the highest sources of fluoride. Even iceberg lettuce can now contain a whopping 180 ppm of fluoride-that’s 180 times higher than what’s recommended for drinking water.
Facts about Fluoridation
|Increases lead absorption||Dementia||Genetic damage and cell death|
|Disrupts synthesis of collagen||Bone fractures||Increases tumor and cancer rate|
|Hyperactivity and/or lethargy||Lowers thyroid function||Disrupts immune system|
|Muscle disorders||Bone cancer (osteosarcoma)||Damages sperm and increases infertility|
|Brain damage, and lowered IQ||Inactivates 62 enzymes||Impairs sleep by impairing melatonin production by your pineal gland|
|Arthritis||Inhibits formation of antibodies|
As far as tooth decay is concerned, this is not caused by lack of fluoride. Tooth decay is caused by acids in your mouth, typically created from sugar being metabolized by bacteria (Streptococcus mutans), and as you may already know, the number one source of calories in the United States is high fructose corn syrup.
The acid produced then attacks your enamel. Eventually the bacteria can get into the dentin, at which point tooth decay sets in. So there are far better options for decreasing tooth decay than using a topical or ingested poison, with a chief one being minimizing your intake of sugary foods and eating a healthful diet.
You typically don’t find dental caries in more primitive societies that do not consume vast amounts of sugar like in the United States.
Make Sure Your Children are Not Exposed to Fluoride
The ADA and the CDC now both recommend that infants NOT receive fluoridated water for drinking, nor for making their formula, as fluoridated water contains 250 times more fluoride than mother’s milk.
Unfortunately, the only way to ensure your water is pure enough to drink is by installing a high quality water filtration system in your house, such as a reverse osmosis filter that can filter out much of the fluoride and other dangerous water contaminants like disinfection byproducts (DBPs).
Most bottled water typically contains fluoride, even though it’s not stated on the label. Avoid using “nursery water,” which is fluoridated water sold specifically for infants. Fluoride in your drinking water is one more reason why breastfeeding your infant is so essential. If you are unable to breastfeed and have to use formula, make sure the water you use is fluoride-free.
Keep in mind also that if you are a pregnant woman it is equally important for your water to be fluoride-free, as this chemical can harm your developing fetus. Vitamin D has been found to potentially provide some protection against cavities. Dental caries have been shown to be inversely related to total sun exposure.