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Fluoridation: Teeth to Die For!

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Self Care Tidbits | 0 comments

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Approximately half of the USA’s drinking water supply is fluoridated in an attempt to reduce dental cavities in children. And now it’s happening in Australia too. Is this state of affairs justified? Is it safe?

Most Americans are unaware of the dangers of ingesting fluoride. Most dentists, physicians and scientists are unaware of the dangers of fluoride and water fluoridation.

According to a 1988 article in the prestigious Chemical and Engineering News, scientific voices of opposition to fluoridation have been suppressed since 1950 when the U.S. Public Health Service first endorsed fluoridation.

Power tactics including threats, ridicule and frank censorship aimed at scientists and clinicians knowledgeable about fluoridation have prevented the truth about fluoride being disseminated to the science world and the public.

Whenever a public agency is charged with objectively evaluating the safety of a procedure while at the same endorsing and recommending it, a serious conflict of interest is set up.

This is exactly the position of the U.S. Public Health service for the past 44 years.

Facts About Fluoride

So, what are some of the facts about fluoride? According to the handbook, Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous then arsenic. It is a cumulative poison that accumulates in bone over the years.

According to the Physicians Desk Reference, ”in hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitism eczema, or urticaria.

Gastric Distress, headache, and weakness have also been reported. These hypersensitive reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride.”

From 1990 to1992, the Journal of the American Medical Association published three separate articles linking increased hip fracture rate to fluoride in the water.

In the March 22, 1990 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers reported that fluoride treatment of osteoporosis increased hip fracture rate and bone fragility.

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