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Must Watch : Short Film Exposes the Lunacy of Water Fluoridation

Right now, a lot of controversy is brewing over water fluoridation. Governments have been adding this chemical to our water supply for over 50 years now, and in more recent times, a wealth of information has surfaced about the dangers of this practice. We started adding fluoride to our water supply at around the same time that it was considered safe and healthy to smoke cigarettes, use lead paint, spray DDT, and test nuclear bombs, and I believe it’s safe to say that our understanding has shifted drastically in the last century.

We have realized that some of the things that scientists may have thought were safe at the time, were not, and there is nothing wrong with that — our knowledge and understanding of medicine changes all the time; we adapt, we adjust, we improve. So why is there still so much resistance to adapting in this instance?

Aside from the fact that fluoride is a toxic chemical (we’ll get into this further), it is being added to the public water supply without our consent. That alone should raise some red flags, because, simply put, this constitutes forced medication. When is it ever acceptable to force someone to take medication against his or her will? This is actually preposterous and it completely violates our rights. Fluoride is a drug and it makes absolutely no sense not to treat it like one. As things currently stand it is an entirely unregulated substance and there is absolutely no way to measure the dosage we are receiving. This is something to think about.

What Is Actually Being Added To The Water?

You may or may not be surprised to learn that the majority of what is actually being added to our water supply is not even the naturally occurring element we are familiar with, Fluorine, is actually a byproduct of the production of fertilizers and other chemical processes that use the chemical compound, fluoride. This byproduct is generally a combination of lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and many other toxic substances. It is then labelled as hydrofluorosilicic acid. This slurry of chemicals is classified as industrial waste and is extremely expensive to dispose of properly. The solution to this waste problem? Sell it to municipalities across North America and add it to our water supply in place of what we all believe to be fluoride and have been told is good for our teeth.

Is There Even Proof That Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Helps Our Teeth?

Today there exists more evidence demonstrating that fluoride, or hydrofluorosilicic acid, is bad for our teeth than there is to the contrary. Just because scientists believed it was beneficial over 50 years ago does not mean that we must continue to uphold that belief. New studies are emerging frequently; even the best known peer reviewed journal has classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, and the US government has admitted that Americans have been overdosed on it.

The issue made headlines three years ago when a Harvard University study found that children living in areas with highly fluoridated water had “significantly lower” IQ scores than children living in low fluoride areas. Though the Harvard study had a lot of clout due to the university’s prestige, more than 50 human studies and 100 animal studies have linked fluoride consumption to brain damage. Some of these studies date back to the 1940s, when mass public fluoridation was just beginning.

Now a new study has added to growing scientific consensus that fluoride is toxic and has no place in our water or food. The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health included the largest sample population ever analyzed regarding fluoride consumption. The results showed that people drinking fluoridated water were 30% more likely to have high levels of hypothyroidism compared to areas with low, natural levels of fluoride in their water. The study’s findings suggest that as many as 15,000 in England, where the study was conducted, could be suffering adverse health effects including depression, weight gain, fatigue, and aching muscles as a direct result of fluoride consumption. Ending the fluoridation of the water of these communities, however, would easily solve this problem.

If there is so much evidence against fluoridating water, why does it continue? Part of the answer can be found by looking at the aluminum and industrial fertilizer industries. The production of aluminum as well as industrial fertilizers produce sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluorosilicic acid, which are then sold to the government to be added to public water supplies. These waste products, incidentally, are classified as hazardous wastes until they are in public water, where they are then classified as helping to “prevent” cavities. However, added fluoride to water does not actually reduce the incidence of cavities at all as it actually causes a form of tooth decay known as dental fluorosis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 41% of US children between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer from dental fluorosis. These industries benefit handsomely as the fluoridation of water allows them to receive vast sums of money by selling their toxic waste at a premium price to the government.

Scientists have again linked the intake of fluoride to a host of health problems, particularly hypothyroidism which can cause numerous life-altering symptoms.

Fluoridation of public water supplies as well as the abundance of fluoride in food and dental products have become more controversial in recent years as more and more people realize that the consumption of fluoride does much, much more harm than good. The issue made headlines three years ago when a Harvard University study found that children living in areas with highly fluoridated water had “significantly lower” IQ scores than children living in low fluoride areas. Though the Harvard study had a lot of clout due to the university’s prestige, more than 50 human studies and 100 animal studies have linked fluoride consumption to brain damage. Some of these studies date back to the 1940s, when mass public fluoridation was just beginning.

Now a new study has added to growing scientific consensus that fluoride is toxic and has no place in our water or food. The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health included the largest sample population ever analyzed regarding fluoride consumption. The results showed that people drinking fluoridated water were 30% more likely to have high levels of hypothyroidism compared to areas with low, natural levels of fluoride in their water. The study’s findings suggest that as many as 15,000 in England, where the study was conducted, could be suffering adverse health effects including depression, weight gain, fatigue, and aching muscles as a direct result of fluoride consumption. Ending the fluoridation of the water of these communities, however, would easily solve this problem.

If there is so much evidence against fluoridating water, why does it continue? Part of the answer can be found by looking at the aluminum and industrial fertilizer industries. The production of aluminum as well as industrial fertilizers produce sodium silicofluoride and hydrofluorosilicic acid, which are then sold to the government to be added to public water supplies. These waste products, incidentally, are classified as hazardous wastes until they are in public water, where they are then classified as helping to “prevent” cavities. However, added fluoride to water does not actually reduce the incidence of cavities at all as it actually causes a form of tooth decay known as dental fluorosis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 41% of US children between the ages of 12 and 15 suffer from dental fluorosis. These industries benefit handsomely as the fluoridation of water allows them to receive vast sums of money by selling their toxic waste at a premium price to the government.

Fluoridation of the public water supply was once called “public murder” by Dr. Dean Burk, co-founder of the US National Cancer Institute and head of its cytochemistry department for over 30 years. Burk backed up this claim after government-funded studies in the 1930s also showed that fluoride consumption led to abrupt increases in the incidence of cancer. However, these government studies were classified and suppressed as corrupt government agencies plotted with the aluminum and fertilizer industries to generate profit by poisoning the citizens of the United States, as well as the other countries that also fluoridate. If you are living in an area that fluoridates water, consider buying a water filter that removes fluoride. However, buying a filter is not enough as people must work to inform themselves and others of the dangers fluoride presents to public health so that the public can demand an end to this dangerous, criminal, and corrupt practice.

Another study has also linked fluoridation to hypothyroidism. These all deserve attention from our governments. If children are being exposed to a neurotoxin during their formative years and it is affecting their development, we need to know about it. It seems to me, at least, that we should be more concerned with the potential for brain damage than for cavities.

Many Cities Have Been Successful In Having Fluoride Removed From Their Drinking Water

Luckily, with the emergence of all this research, many municipalities are starting to re-think this practice and dive into the issue further, discussing whether or not it is safe for citizens and worth the money that is spent on it yearly. Already 97% of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation in the first place. Perhaps they are a bit ahead of the game with this issue. Raise awareness about water fluoridation and watch the short documentary below! This is a great film to pass along to your friends and family and even city councillors.

Short Film: Our Daily Dose

For more information on this topic including 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation visit FluorideAlert.org.

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