Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Water Fluoridation

Most people are exposed to fluoride through treated drinking water or products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. More than 60 percent of the U.S. population has access to fluoridated water through public water supply systems. (Cancer Government Web-Site, 2012) Many dentists and most of the public are unaware their fluoride-laced glass of water is actually spiked with an impure industrial waste product (fluosilicic acid), "scrubbed" from Florida phosphate fertilizer smokestacks. (New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation , 2004) EPA regulates fluoride in drinking water to protect public health. Fluoride may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by EPA. (EPA , 2012)

Fluoridation is unethical. Informed consent is standard practice for all medication, and one of the key reasons why most of Western Europe has ruled against fluoridation. With water fluoridation we are allowing governments to do to whole communities (forcing people to take a medicine irrespective of their consent) what individual doctors cannot do to individual patients. While referenda are preferential to imposed policies from government, it still leaves the problem of individual rights versus majority rule. Put another way: Does a voter have the right to require that their neighbor ingest a certain medication (even if it is against that neighbor's will)? (Fluorida Action Network, 2012)

In this video, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Flouride Deception. EARLY REVIEWS of The Fluoride Deception: "Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluorides harmfulness, the ties between leading fluoride researchers and the corporations who funded and benefited from their research, and what he says is the duplicity with which fluoridation was sold to the people. The result is a compelling challenge to the reigning dental orthodoxy, which should provoke renewed scientific scrutiny and public debate." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Figure 1)

The Fluoride Deception (Interview with Christopher Bryson) (Figure 1) 

High levels of fluoride exposure for extended periods of time may result in harm. For example, dental fluorosis - a discoloration of tooth enamel - may occur if a person is exposed to too much fluoride. In addition, it is possible for a lifetime of exposure to high fluoride levels to lead to bone weakening and skeletal fluorosis (joint stiffness and pain). More extreme, toxic effects and even death may result if someone consumes too much fluoride. Fluoride overdose is possible, for example, if a small child consumes an entire tube of tooth paste. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting blood, diarrhea, stomach pain, salivation, watery eyes, general weakness, shallow breathing, faintness, tiredness, and convulsions. (MNT Medical News Today, 2009) Fluoride suppresses the thyroid, and is likely to be the leading cause of hypothyroidism.  The increasing problems of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) in the United States and other fluoridated countries. Some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism include depression, fatigue, weight gain, muscle and joint pains, increased cholesterol levels, and heart disease. Drink spring water, avoid soft drinks, use fluoride-free toothpaste, use a shower filter, and throw away your non-stick pans. (Health Wyze Report, 2012)
Works Cited
Cancer Government Web-Site. (2012). Fluoridated Water. Retrieved from National Cancer Institute at National Institute of Health:

EPA . (2012, May 12). Water: Basic Information about Regulated Drinking Water Contaminants. Retrieved from EPA Government Site:
Fluorida Action Network. (2012). 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation. Retrieved from Fluorida Action Network:

Health Wyze Report. (2012). Retrieved from How to cure hypothyroidism naturally:

MNT Medical News Today. (2009, June 16). What Is Fluoride? What Does Fluoride Do? Retrieved from MNT Medical News Today:
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation . (2004, April 22). Where Does Fluoride Come From? Retrieved from National Health Federation A Non-Profit Health-Freedom Organization:
This Article was by Michelle at People's Natural Living

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