Prior to 1945, fluoride was properly regarded as an environmental pollutant. It was responsible for lawsuits against the aluminum industry and the phosphate fertilizer industry, whose waste products contain large amounts of fluoride. But thanks to clever PR campaigns, fluoride was transformed from an environmental pollutant to an essential nutrient necessary for producing healthy teeth. Industries made millions selling fluoride to water and toothpaste companies, while saving the billions it would require to clean up the environment. Studies have shown that fluoride does not reduced the level of tooth decay amongst children. Brushing and flossing is all you need to achieve cavity free teeth in children and adults.
FACTS ABOUT FLUORIDE:
More poisonous than lead
Slightly less poisonous than arsenic
Accumulates in the bones over years
Can cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis and eczema
Causes headaches, gastric distress, and weakness
Transforms normal cells into cancer cells
Damages the immune system
Not effective in reducing tooth decay
Causes reduced I.Q.
Causes hip fractures in the elderly
SOURCES OF FLUORIDE
Toothpaste or other oral dental products
Ground water pollution
Fluoridated salt and milk
Mattresses emitting fluoride gasses
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Avoid fluoridated water. Over 50% of the US water supply is artificially fluoridated, including New York City. Boiling water removes chlorine, but concentrates fluoride. Water filters don't remove fluoride either. Start using fluoride free toothpaste and mouth rinses. TOM'S of Maine is one brand that offers this option.
Children should avoid fluoride treatments at the dentist. The dentist may try to pressure you, but armed with these facts you can say NO.
Let us be active in protecting our health.