Risks to Fluoride Use Exposed

For decades, the American Dental Association has advocated the addition of fluoride to drinking water to prevent cavities.

Once again, this may have been very misleading information as a highly repeated study, originating in New Zealand, has found there is no difference in tooth decay rates between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas. As a matter of fact, fluoridation may be causing far more harm than good.

Fluoride has been linked to dental fluorosis (discoloration of teeth), hip fractures, bone cancer, lowered intelligence, kidney toxicity and other negative effects. Not one study has supported that long-term use or exposure has any positive effect.

Fluoride is known to be a toxic agent.  Twenty-four separate studies have shown that there is an association between fluoride exposure and reduced IQ in children. Proponents of fluoridation have dismissed the fluoride IQ studies on the basis of the claim that these children were drinking water containing much higher levels of fluoride.  I believe we are also getting it in our toothpaste, mouthwash and even bottled water.

Fluoride has also been shown to inhibit the ability of the thyroid gland to concentrate iodine. Iodine is necessary for proper thyroid function and is one of the major contributing factors of hypothyroidism.

It is believed that during WWII, German chemists, under Hitler’s regime, practiced the use of mind control through chemical means. This included the use of sodium fluoride in drinking water in order to make the prisoners docile and stupid. I am no history buff, but I have heard this a few times and there seems to be a bit published on the topic — don’t shoot the messenger!

This information is not intended to create a rift between you and your dentist, to scare you, or to create a state of paranoia.  I love my dentist and he has been open to my discussions and right to not chose products containing fluoride.

Dental hygiene is one of the most important things we can do to improve our overall health. Poor dental care is associated with heart disease as well as a host of other ailments. Please keep up on this area of your health!

Being aware of what is going into your body will play an important role in how you age. For some, ignorance is bliss and the “something’s going to kill us anyway” attitude works for them.  For others, including myself, a proactive approach works best.

For those who want more information, The Fluoride Action Network is a great resource. The website is www.fluoridealert.org.


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