What would you do if you suddenly found out that “fluoride,” which advocates claim is an all-natural element that you ingest anyway and is good for your teeth and bones, was not safe at all, but was actually a carcinogenic industrial waste? That’s right! The fluoride in your water supply is not what you think it is.
Whilst we are aware that many farmers have their own water supply, most of us do drink treated water when we go out or buy processed foods, many of which have been prepared with treated water.
So let’s look at fluoride which we have been told prevents tooth decay. The natural form of mineral fluoride found both in nature and in your teeth and bones, is called Apatite (calcium fluoro-chloro- hydroxyl phosphate). However when “fluoride” is added to your drinking water, it’s NOT the natural mineral.
Commonly used for fluoridating water supplies is Sodium fluoride, Sodium silicofluoride or Hydrofluorosilicic acid – with hydrofluorosilicic acid being the most commonly used additive. These additives are chemical byproducts of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Such fluoride is manmade, and in this form, fluoride has no nutrient value and no health benefits whatsoever. What’s more, these hazardous industrial wastes – the fluoride compounds actually added to your water — have NEVER been fully tested to ascertain their full potential health hazard. Instead, the pharmaceutical grade “sodium fluoride” is used in the majority of studies evaluating the risk to human health. And even this additive has many proven health problems.
Did you know that prior to 1945 when communal water fluoridation took effect, fluoride was a known toxin? For example, a 1936 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association stated that fluoride at the 1 ppm (part per million) concentration is as toxic as arsenic and lead. The Journal of the American Medical Association stated in their September 18, 1943 issue, that “fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons that change the permeability of the cell membrane by certain enzymes.” And, an editorial published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, October 1, 1944, stated, “Drinking water containing as little as 1.2 ppm fluoride will cause developmental disturbances. We cannot run the risk of producing such serious systemic disturbances. The potentialities for harm outweigh those for good.“
So what happened? According to Christopher Bryson, award winning journalist and former producer at the BBC there was a “multi-tiered abuse of power by military and industry scientists and public health officials”. In his book The Fluoride Deception he describes the intertwined interests that existed in the 1940’s and 50’s between the aluminum industry, the U.S. nuclear weapons program, and the dental industry, which resulted in fluoride being declared not only safe, but “beneficial to human health.” Their ‘spin’ was so convincing that many dentists still believe it and advocate using toothpaste with fluoride additives. I note that toothpaste for children often has less or no added fluoride. Why?