William Hirzy, PhD former chief chemist for the EPA and former President of the Union of Professional Employees of the EPA
“Sodium fluoride is a registered rat poison and roach poison. It has been a protected pollutant for a very long time.“
So toxic is the fluoride added to drinking water that, according to Hirzy, if one were to take a dose of it about half the size of that “500 mg vitamin C tablet you take in the morning, you’d be dead long before the sun went down. When you’re talking about something with that kind of potent toxicity,” he says, “it’s unrealistic to think that the only adverse effect it has is death. It must be doing something intracellularly to cause these effects.”
As evidence that the government has known for over sixty years that fluoride is a health hazard, Hirzy quoted from an article, “clear back in 1934 in which the American Dental Association plainly treats the subject very matter-of-factly. It calls fluoride a general protoplasmic poison.”
So called pharmaceutical grade fluoride is nothing more than rat and insecticide poison
Dr. David Kennedy says there is no such thing as a safe amount of fluoride. He states that even if you use it in toothpaste and spit it out, research shows that blood levels of fluoride increase. What does that do to children’s and your health?
Interviewer: If there’s a way to tell that you know X amount of fluoride causes x amount of x amount of cancer and it’s linear would it be safe to assume that there’s no safe level then of water for fluoridation?
Dr. David Kennedy: I think that’s correct. As Dr. Marcus explains in the movie
that as a scientist how do you develop a safe level of exposure? And he said he doesn’t know how he would attack it but he thinks it would probably end up like lead. Where zero is the amount that you should be exposed to. Because the reason he brings up lead is, one, Dr Marcus was the guy that got lead out of the water in the first place and, two, Fluoride is more toxic than lead. So if everybody’s worried about lead today, well, why don’t we have our children brush with something that’s worse than lead? That’s insane! It’s a hairless toxic and arsenic if I invented an arsenic toothpaste we’d say “You’re protected because you’ll spit it out.” Well, you can’t spit stuff out of your mouth. If you measure blood level of fluoride and give a child a dab of toothpaste or do a topical treatment in a dental office, their blood level of fluoride goes up. Even if you supervise them and make them spit out, their blood level of fluoride goes up because your mouth absorbs whatever goes in. So the moral of that story is you should not put anything in the child’s mouth that you also couldn’t put in the dinner. So if it’s not a food, if it’s not a nutrient, it doesn’t belong in the child’s mouth.
This bit of info was taken from Fluoride free Peel website. It explains exactly how much fluoride is tooth paste and the fact there are poison warnings if ingested over a certain amount yet no warnings are given when drinking a glass of water which has the equivalent to a pea size amount of toothpaste.
According to Health Canada, fluoridated toothpaste is a drug even though you’re supposed to SPIT IT OUT and children age 3 – 6 should be exposed to no more than 0.25 mg fluoride in toothpaste, at most twice per day. Parents are advised to call poison control or seek medical attention right way if more than 0.25 mg fluoride is accidentally swallowed while brushing.
The FDA, the CDC, the ADA, the CDA, the American Academy of Pediatrics, poison control centres and toothpaste manufacturers also agree that children up to age 6 should SPIT OUT0.25 mg fluoride when brushing their teeth with the recommended pea-sized bit of fluoridated toothpaste.
The above organizations also agree that children up to age 3 should use only a rice-sized bit of toothpaste containing only 0.1 mg fluoride and SPIT IT OUT.
Meanwhile, every 385 ml of Peel’s fluoridated drinking water contains, on average, 0.25 mg fluoride.
And every 150 ml of our drinking water contains 0.1 mg fluoride.
[Note that the fluoride concentration in most fluoridated communities is even higher than in Peel Region: 0.70 mg / L rather than 0.65 mg / L.]
385 ml of our fluoridated tap water has 0.385 L x 0.65 mg / L = 0.25 mg fluoride. It’s the same dose of fluoride as found in a pea-sized bit of toothpaste.
150 ml of our fluoridated tap water has 0.150 L x 0.65 mg / L = 0.10 mg fluoride. It’s the same dose of fluoride as found in a rice-sized bit of toothpaste.
Read the rest of the article here
Fluoride Action Network:
“Estimation of the amount of fluoride ingested from all environmental and dietary sources is important so that rational and scientifically sound decisions can be made when guidelines for the use of fluorides are reviewed periodically and modified.” (Journal of Dental Research 1992)
Dental products are a major source of fluoride exposure, particularly for children. Fluoridated dental products include toothpastes, mouth rinses, fluoride gels, fluoride varnishes, and fluoride supplements.
How Much Fluoride Are in these Products?
Fluoride Toothpastes (1,000 to 1,500 ppm)
- Over 95% of toothpastes now contain fluoride.
- A single strip of toothpaste covering the length of a child’s brush contains between 0.75 to 1.5 mg of fluoride. This exceeds the amount of fluoride in most prescription fluoride supplements (0.25 to 1.0 mg).
- Many young children swallow over 50% of the paste added to their brush, particularly if they use candy-flavored varieties and if they are not supervised during brushing to ensure they spit and fully rinse. Research has shown that some children swallow more fluoride from toothpaste alone than is recommended from all sources combined.
- Although dentists now recommend that children only use “a pea-sized amount” of toothpaste, many children use more than this, particularly when the toothpaste has bubble gum and watermelon flavors.
- Ingesting toothpaste during childhood is a major risk factor for dental fluorosis, and can also cause symptoms of acute fluoride toxicity (e.g., stomach pain, etc).
- The FDA now requires a poison warning on all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S.
- Some mouth rinses now contain fluoride.
- A single mL of fluoride mouthrinse contains roughly 0.25 mg of fluoride.
- Between 5 to 15 mL are generally used per rinse, which equates to 1.25 to 3.75 mg of fluoride.
- Little data is available to show how much of the rinse is ingested.
- Dentists prescribe self-applied gels to those at high-risk of tooth decay.
- Each mL of gel contains 5 mg of fluoride.
- Without taking extraordinary precaution to limit the amount of gel that is applied and reduce the amount of gel that is ingested, self-application can result in dangerously high fluoride exposures.
- A single mL of gel contains 12.3 mg of fluoride.
- Dentists are now recommended to apply no more than 4 mL when treating children (=49 mg of fluoride), and no more than 8 mL when treating adults (=98 mg of fluoride).
- The highly acidic nature of the gel greatly increases saliva flow, which makes it largely impossible to avoid swallowing large amounts of it. While few measures were used in the past to limit the amount of fluoride ingested, dentists are now advised to use suction devices and to encourage the child to fully rinse and spit at the end of the treatment.
- Even when precautionary measures are taken, children swallow an average of 7.7 mg per treatment
- Adults swallow an average of 10.3 mg per treatment.
- Symptoms of acute fluoride toxicity (e.g., nausea and vomiting) are common in children receiving fluoride gels.
- Although dental researchers only recommend topical fluoride gels for patients with high risk for cavities, surveys have shown that dentists routinely apply gels to most of their patients.
- A single mL contains 22.6 mg of fluoride. Dentists apply 0.5 to 1 mL per treatment.
- Since the varnish eventually wears off the teeth, all of the fluoride that is applied (=11.3 to 22.6 mg) is ingested.
- Dentists apply varnishes up to 4 times a year in children with high risk for cavities.
- Supplements contain between 0.25 to 1 mg of fluoride per drop, tablet, or lozenge. The amount depends on the age of the child.
- Supplements are available by prescription only. Unlike dietary supplements, fluoride supplements cannot be purchased over the counter.
- Despite being prescribed for over 50 years, the FDA has never approved fluoride supplements as safe or effective.
- The ADA no longer recommends for infants under 6 months of age.
- Supplements were designed to only be used in non-fluoridated areas as a substitute for fluoridated water. Surveys have repeatedly found, however, that some dentists prescribe supplements to children living in fluoridated areas as well.
- Current supplement use greatly increases a child’s risk of developing dental fluorosis, while doing little to prevent tooth decay.
The fluoride concentration in Colgate for Kids toothpaste is 1,100 ppm. At 130 grams of paste in the average tube, this equals 143 milligrams of fluoride.
Good question — here’s the answer: When you swallow a pill, it must go through your entire gastrointestinal tract. This means the stomach (with acid and bile), the intestines (where most absorption takes place) and then off to the liver, for some more filtering. And THEN it’s delivered to where it’s needed.
Truthfully, it’s the long way, when you think about it. Going under the tongue bypasses this entire route, and delivers the medication right to the bloodstream. No waiting, no roadblocks — just right into the blood and off to do its job.
In addition to the speed, the medicine delivered sublingually is usually more potent, and (in general terms) needs less medication to do the job it’s intended to do (you may
have heard stories about people cutting pills in half, then taking them under the tongue, to produce the same effect as swallowing one pill). The reason for this increased effect is the digestive tract is incredible harsh. And it’s meant to be — it’s how food is broken down, and the nutrients get stripped out, while the waste goes … well, you know…….
Writers Note: The following is a lengthy article with links to government documents. In order to fully understand the argument presented, it is suggested the reader save the documents and study them. Keyword searches of the terms presented below will help better understand the dangers of fluoride.
Particularly worth noting is the statement of Richard A. Kunin, M.D. regarding fluoride exposure and disease burdens when he stated
“the background (fluoride exposure) from all sources is increasing to such an extent that everyone with chronic medical symptoms has to consider fluoride as a probable cause, even before nutrient imbalance.”