Do You Know What’s REALLY in Your Water? Part 2

Most likely, your dentist – along with countless government and public health officials — has praised and promoted the use of fluoride, both in toothpaste and drinking water, as one of your must- do regimens to promote strong and healthy teeth.

Unfortunately, they’ve all bought the public deception, and have unwittingly participated in and perpetuated perhaps one of the grandest public health frauds and toxic cover-ups in U.S. history.

Are you aware that studies have also shown that fluoride does not even help prevent cavities, which is the number one reason for water fluoridation in the first place? One such study, published in the September 2001 issue of International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry, found that South African children who drank water containing high levels of natural fluoride (3 ppm), had more tooth decay than children in other parts of South Africa who drank much lower concentrations (between 0.19 to 0.48 ppm). And fluoride-saturated American teenagers had twice the rate of cavities as the South African children drinking low levels of natural fluoride!

According to information from its Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), that even the pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride is a dangerous toxin that can cause serious physical harm. The chemical targets your kidneys, heart, gastrointestinal system, bone and skeletal structures, teeth and nerves. It also states that fluoride compounds can induce systemic toxic effects on your heart, liver, and kidney and depleted calcium levels in your body leading to hypocalcaemia and death! It points out that the toxic effect of fluoride might be delayed, and that laboratory experiments have resulted in the development of tumors. In order to understand the long-term dangers of fluoride, it’s important to realise that fluoride is a cumulative poison.

Ninety-eight percent of the fluoride you ingest in water is absorbed into your blood through your gastrointestinal tract. From there, it enters your body’s cellular tissues. On average, about 50 percent of the fluoride you ingest each day gets excreted through your kidneys. The remainder accumulates in your teeth and bones, pineal gland, and other tissues, such as the aorta. When water fluoridation first began, the “optimal” level of fluoride for dental benefit was said to be 1 mg/day for an adult male, based on the estimate that the average adult male drank one liter of water per day. However, even at that level, 10 percent of the population (those in the high-risk group) was expected to get fluorosis ( stains and spots on the teeth).

But water is not the only source of added fluoride. Although you may not know it, you are exposed to fluoride from many sources other than the obvious lineup of toothpastes and mouth rinses. Far less obvious sources of fluoride include: food and beverages processed with fluoridated water, soy baby formulas and even instant tea! If you were to evaluate all the sources of fluoride you’re exposed to on a regular basis, you may be shocked by how much fluoride you and your family are actually ingesting.

Sources: BBC News April 19, 2010; Dr. Mercola

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