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An Inconvenient Tooth

Posted on 03 December 2016 by asb

The controversy occurs mainly in English-speaking countries, as Continental Europe does not practice water fluoridation. Instead, fluoride is added to most table salt in Europe.
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Five Things You Should Know About Fluoride in Your Drinking Water

Posted on 10 July 2015 by asb

Fluoridation has been a public policy for so long that most people simply take it for granted. However, increasingly, scientists and public health officials are questioning just why this nationwide fluoridation needs to take place and what the long-term consequences of this will be. Read below to find out five things you should know about the fluoride in your drinking water.

Fluoride is a By-Product of Pollution

The promoters of fluoridation would like the public to believe that the fluoride that has been put into public water systems all over the country is naturally occurring. However, nothing could be further than the truth. The fluoride often takes the form of hydrofluorosilicic acid. This acid is mostly frequently a by-product of the phosphate mining and production industry, where strip-mined rocks is submerged in vats of sulfuric acid in order to rid the ore of its contaminants.

Fluoridation has been Banned in Many Countries

Although the Center for Disease control historically promoted fluoridation, dubbing it “one of the top ten public health achievement in the twentieth century”, not everyone outside the United States agrees with this assertion. As a matter of fact, the policy of fluoridation has been banned in a number of other industrialized countries such as France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Greece. In other nations such as the U.K., Switzerland, Norway and Spain, the practice has been virtually eradicated, with over 90% of the public water in these countries now unfluoridated.

Fluoride is a Suspected Neurotoxin

The Lancet, one of the oldest and most respected of peer-reviewed medical journals, has come out publicly and called fluoride a neurotoxin, which means that it adverse impact the neurological health and development of humans. The article goes on to state that neurodevelopmental issues like autism, attention deficit disorder and other impairments affect children all around the world, and suspect the fluoride and other industrial byproducts are likely linked to the rise in these disorders.

Fluoride Interferes with other Biologically Necessary Compounds

A former chief chemist from the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Dean Burk, has also discovered that biotin, a substance needed by the body for cell growth, fatty acid production, and metabolism of amino acids and fats, is impeded by the presence of fluoride. He was a passionate opponent of fluoridation and wrote in one of his papers that “fluoride causes more human cancer deaths than any other chemical”.

You Are Already Exposed to Fluoride in Other Products

Another question which many fluoride proponents refuse to answer is this: if you are able to get fluoride through toothpastes, mouthwashes and other oral health products, as well as the small amount of fluoride that natural occurs in water – why do you need it added to the water anyways? Millions of Americans already use fluoridated products in their bathroom every day.

The good news is, however, that it is fairly easy to go fluoride-free for the most part. You can buy a reverse-osmosis filter for your home – this is one of the best ways to ensure that fluoride is not in your home water supply. You can also buy many fluoride-free toothpastes, mouth washes and other products that will support good oral health while minimizing your exposure to the fluoride toxin.

 

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Fluoridation has been a public policy for so long that most people simply take it for granted. However, increasingly, scientists and public health officials are questioning just why this nationwide fluoridation needs to take place and what the long-term consequences of this will be. Read below to find out five things you should know about the fluoride in your drinking water.

The promoters of fluoridation would like the public to believe that the fluoride that has been put into public water systems all over the country is naturally occurring. However, nothing could be further than the truth. The fluoride often takes the form of hydrofluorosilicic acid. This acid is mostly frequently a by-product of the phosphate mining and production industry, where strip-mined rocks is submerged in vats of sulfuric acid in order to rid the ore of its contaminants.

Although the Center for Disease control historically promoted fluoridation, dubbing it “one of the top ten public health achievement in the twentieth century”, not everyone outside the United States agrees with this assertion. As a matter of fact, the policy of fluoridation has been banned in a number of other industrialized countries such as France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Greece. In other nations such as the U.K., Switzerland, Norway and Spain, the practice has been virtually eradicated, with over 90% of the public water in these countries now unfluoridated.

The Lancet, one of the oldest and most respected of peer-reviewed medical journals, has come out publicly and called fluoride a neurotoxin, which means that it adverse impact the neurological health and development of humans. The article goes on to state that neurodevelopmental issues like autism, attention deficit disorder and other impairments affect children all around the world, and suspect the fluoride and other industrial byproducts are likely linked to the rise in these disorders.

A former chief chemist from the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Dean Burk, has also discovered that biotin, a substance needed by the body for cell growth, fatty acid production, and metabolism of amino acids and fats, is impeded by the presence of fluoride. He was a passionate opponent of fluoridation and wrote in one of his papers that “fluoride causes more human cancer deaths than any other chemical”.

Another question which many fluoride proponents refuse to answer is this: if you are able to get fluoride through toothpastes, mouthwashes and other oral health products, as well as the small amount of fluoride that natural occurs in water – why do you need it added to the water anyways? Millions of Americans already use fluoridated products in their bathroom every day.

The good news is, however, that it is fairly easy to go fluoride-free for the most part. You can buy a reverse-osmosis filter for your home – this is one of the best ways to ensure that fluoride is not in your home water supply. You can also buy many fluoride-free toothpastes, mouth washes and other products that will support good oral health while minimizing your exposure to the fluoride toxin.

 

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The Great Culling

Posted on 15 August 2013 by asb

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Flouridegate

Posted on 27 September 2012 by asb

Fluoridegate is a new documentary film, made by By Dr. David Kennedy, that reveals the tragedy of how the United States government, industry, and trade associations protect and promote a policy known to cause harm to our country and especially small children, who suffer more than any other segment of the population.

While the basis of their motivation remains uncertain, the outcome is crystal clear: it is destroying our nation.

Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His BA is in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas (1967) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Missouri (1971).

He is a world lecturer to the dental profession on the safety of dental materials in the human body. His lectures include (among others) addresses to the World Health Organization, the American Dental Society of Europe, the German BGD, and Brazil Rio Eco-Odonto.

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The Fluoride Deception

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

Hailed as a harmless chemical that would prevent tooth decay, new evidence shows how fluoride could be linked to serious health problems.

Fluoridation was first advanced in the US at the end of the second World War. Proponents argued that fluoride in water and toothpaste would help to protect teeth and prevent decay. Over the following decades, fluoride was added to public water supplies across the country.

While the benefits of fluoridation have been held to be unquestionable, accumulating evidence points to a frightening prospect: that fluoride may have serious adverse health effects, including infant mortality, congenital defects and IQ.

Now a new book, titled “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson examines the background of the fluoridation debate. According to Bryson, research challenging fluoride’s safety was either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. He says fluoridation is a triumph not of medical science but of US government spin. (Excerpt fromdemocracynow.org)

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Don’t Swallow Your Toothpaste

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

We all want the best for our children, including sparking white teeth. Children today have fewer fillings than ever before, but what is the truth behind this great success story? Better care of our teeth or the magic ingredient in our toothpaste fluoride?

Some parts of Britain like Birmingham already add fluoride to the water and there are now plans to extend this to other cities: Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and London. But fluoride is a poison. It may work in small quantities, but people are worried that there is just too much of it around.

Dental health has been transformed, especially among poorer people. Before fluoride, toothpaste decay was rampant. Yet, dental health has also improved dramatically in countries which do not add fluoride to their water. Britain’s fluoride is imported from Holland, where ironically, fluoridation has been banned.

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