There are a lot of questions people don’t seem to be asking themselves. The government has decided that they want to medicate the entire population with drugs, without first diagnosing any individual in that community. The stuff in our water, the stuff in our food…
The United States is one of only eight countries in the entire developed world that fluoridates more than 50 percent of its water supply. 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? Research by the Centers for Disease Control has shown that fluoride absorbs into tooth enamel topically, but ingestion of the chemical can cause adverse reactions and is not safe. The CDC also admitted that enamel fluoride concentration was not inversely related to cavities. Because of a glitch in the law, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) never safety-tested fluoride for ingestion.Yet, the FDA recently OK’d cavity-preventing claims on fluoridated bottled water labels, giving Americans a false sense of security about the safety and effectiveness of drinking bottled water with fluoride added. Sodium fluoride was sold before FDA safety and effectiveness testing laws were enacted in 1938 and 1962, respectively. So fluoride was exempt from scrutiny, or “grandfathered in,” without any FDA human or animal studies. “The premise was that all pre-1938 drugs were considered safe,” according to FDA correspondence. In fact, the FDA can’t assess whether something added to the water is safe because there’s no way to know how much people will consume, according to an FDA spokesperson quoted in a Colorado newspaper. Sodium fluoride was already sold pre-1938 but not as a decay preventive. As strange as it sounds, it was commonly sold as a rat poison. The FDA has no information on the medical uses of fluoride before 1938 but even still, it is deliberately added to our water, it’s in our air and is in almost everything you eat.
Perhaps the biggest deception involving the fluoridation of our water is the near-universal public misconception that pharmaceutical-grade sodium fluoride (NaF) is used to fluoridate our water, when in fact what is most commonly used in our water is fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6), a by-product of industrial phosphate fertilizer manufacturing. Pharmaceutical-grade sodium fluoride is still the reference standard regarding fluoride safety, even though it is not what is being used and even though the few studies conducted that involved fluorosilicic acid have shown marked differences between it and sodium flouride. (Info on this here, here and here.) This is a deliberate attempt to mislead people. It’s a bait and switch, because what is being “tested and proven safe” is not what you are consuming. Our public water supply systems have become a hazardous waste disposal system for these toxic by-products. They are being disguised as “medicine” and given to us without diagnosing us, monitoring us or giving us a choice. We should also not forget about all of the pharmaceutical drugs which contain fluoride. It seems suspicious at best that the problems SSRI and other organofluorine drugs cause in the body are virtually identical to those caused by fluoride. These drugs are not cleaned efficiently from our waste water and are now showing up in nature and our drinking water.
On Nov. 9, 2006 the American Dental Association released a warning that fluoridated water should not be mixed into formula or foods intended for babies aged 1 and younger. They released another warning in 2010. News releases from the NYSCOF in 2000 and 2004 cited studies that linked fluorosis (damage to the teeth caused only by fluoride) to infant foods mixed with fluoridated water. It took the ADA until 2006 to release its alert, right after the FDA disapproved of marketing fluoridated water to babies in October and the National Research Council reported that babies are fluoride overdosed from “optimally” fluoridated water supplies. The NRC also revealed fluoridation’s adverse effects to the thyroid gland, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others.
If it is causing that much damage to the teeth, what is it doing inside the body? Fluoride damages more than just your teeth if you swallow it. Such as:
- Increases lead absorption
Disrupts synthesis of collagen
Hyperactivity and/or lethargy
Brain damage, and lowered IQ
Lowers thyroid function
Bone cancer (osteosarcoma)
Inactivates 62 enzymes
Inhibits formation of antibodies
Genetic damage and cell death
Increases tumor and cancer rate
Disrupts immune system
Damages sperm and increases infertility
The NRC’s study, called “Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards” showed a huge array of health issues caused by fluoride, including negative and adverse effects on the brain, the endocrine system, the thyroid, the pineal gland, insulin secretion/diabetes, the immune system, interactive/synergistic effects with other minerals and nutrients, the reproductive system, Down’s syndrome, the gastrointestinal system, the liver, the kidneys and that it may cause cancer. The overall opinion of the NRC’s report was that fluoride is dangerous, especially at it’s current levels in our water supply. If you want to download the NRC’s report, you can do that here: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11571 .
The CDC’s response to the NRC’s report?
“Does CDC consider the opinion of the NRC on fluoride in drinking water in its own recommendation on community water fluoridation?”
“Yes, CDC considers comprehensive reviews by the NRC and other systematic scientific studies in its recommendation that community water fluoridation is a safe, effective, and inexpensive method to reduce tooth decay among populations with access to public water systems. Water fluoridation should be continued in communities currently fluoridating and extended to those without fluoridation.”
So people can go right ahead and keep pointing out that the government and it’s agencies support fluoridation, despite all the evidence that it’s dangerous. This does not exactly give me much confidence in the government. When people follow that up with “The government will protect us,” I lose confidence in the people as well. The government is the entity responsible for adding it to the water in the first place. At one point in time, the EPA had the safe reference dose of fluoride for infants ten times higher than the safe reference dose for adults. There are now 24 studies linking high fluoride exposure with lowered IQ in children.
The biggest ethical problem with water fluoridation is that exposing everyone in a population to a bioreactive chemical with absolutely no way to monitor how much of this chemical gets ingested is irresponsible at best.
Many people make the argument that “the dose determines the poison.” Sure, it does. But how do you determine or control the dose? How can you really even study it when you don’t even have a point of reference for the dosing amount? There’s no way to know how much water someone is drinking in their own home. It’s not like they have 30,000 people drinking 5 glasses of water a day, half fluoridated and half not, for 10 years. They can only study a population, in which consumption varies widely. Therefore the only true control in the study or experiment would be the fact of fluoridation. And yet, as we see, adverse effects still register in the fluoridated population, regardless of how much or little water people are ingesting. This leads us to the logical conclusion that without a standard base or control amount, we can only deduce that any exposure to fluoride is detrimental.
Despite the fact that this seems like common sense, people who are wary of fluoride are often called paranoid. The EPA must be full of paranoid conspiracy theorists too, since they have fluoride on their list of chemicals with Substantial Evidence of Developmental Neurotoxicity and Dr. J. William Hirzy, Vice President of the EPA’s Headquarters’ Union said, “The difference between the levels of fluoride causing toxic effects and the levels added to water to prevent tooth decay is vanishingly small and deeply troubling.” In fact, the EPA Headquarters Union of Scientists oppose all fluoridation because there is no evidence that it is safe at any level and a lot of evidence that it is not. What a bunch of crackpots.
According to the EPA Headquarters Union of Scientists, “Regarding the effectiveness of fluoride in reducing dental cavities, there has not been any double-blind study of fluoride’s effectiveness as a caries preventative. There have been many, many small scale, selective publications on this issue that proponents cite to justify fluoridation, but the largest and most comprehensive study, one done by dentists trained by the National Institute of Dental Research, on over 39,000 school children aged 5-17 years, shows no significant differences (in terms of decayed, missing and filled teeth) among caries incidences in fluoridated, non-fluoridated and partially fluoridated communities. The latest publication on the fifty-year fluoridation experiment in two New York cities, Newburgh and Kingston, shows the same thing. The only significant difference in dental health between the two communities as a whole is that fluoridated Newburgh, N.Y. shows about twice the incidence of dental fluorosis (the first, visible sign of fluoride chronic toxicity) as seen in non-fluoridated Kingston.” Girls in the fluoridated area also experienced earlier onset of menstruation, as a result of fluoride’s interference with the pineal gland.
A citizens petition (linked above) to remove silicofluorides from the US water system was denied by the EPA in 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency stated that the petition “provides no information that would cause EPA to question the current approach.” When one actually reads the petition, and reads and researches its numerous citations, it makes you wonder what the EPA’s statement really means.
Food is full of (FDA approved) unnecessary additives such as: Aspartame, Monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial colorings and flavorings, BHA, BHT… MSG is a toxic substance that has been PROVEN to cause brain damage and damage to the endocrine system, among other things. BHA has been proven to cause cancer. Dentists still use mercury in fillings. Hydrogenated oil is one of the most prominent and yet toxic ingredients put into the food supply. It directly causes cardiovascular heart disease, it destroys normal cardiovascular health, it destroys the healthy functioning of the nervous system, it causes brain disorders, it causes heart attacks. It also causes birth defects and essential fatty acid deficiencies in both the mother and her fetus. And it’s put in foods on purpose. None of these things are natural by-products. They are ADDED.
Sodium nitrite, present in virtually every packaged meat product found at the grocery store, has been found to cause cancer. Some studies show the daily consumption of processed meats has now been clinically shown to produce an increase in the risk of cancer. Our personal care products contain solvents, detergents, carcinogens… and don’t even get me STARTED on prescription drugs. We’ll be here all day.
Is it any wonder, with all of the poisoning going on at all the different levels in our bodies, that we are now the most chronically diseased population that has ever been recorded in the history of civilization? We’re the #1 nation in the world in terms of mental disorders as well, #1 in obesity, #1 in diabetes, #1 in cancer… Don’t kid yourself. The government is aware of each and every one of these things and they have approved them all and many more for your direct consumption. Your kids’ direct consumption. To do something just because someone you perceive to be smarter than you says it’s OK is absolute lunacy.