As a heated topic, this one really sizzles. I hoping to lead you to known, published information to which you may not have had access. This is a dangerous chemical we’re playing with. It was once used therapeutically to depress thyroid activity (Yiamouyiannis 1993). Even if you think we should have small amounts, do you really trust every local utility technician to put only the “right” amount of this poison in your water? (Let’s not discuss the fact that you weren’t asked whether you wanted the stuff in the first place.)
Fluoride is a waste product of aluminum mining. Research concluding that adding fluoride (in amounts higher than your might think) prevented cavities was funded by the aluminum producers. Why not be paid four your waste to be removed for you? (Ah, we have another of those cute tricks.) Fluoride is toxic!!!! It is neurotoxic, meaning, in this case, it hits the central nervous system and causes behavioral changes before you get physical findings, like mottling of the teeth-a common side effect. (Mottling is discolored splotches on the front teeth of kids who have gotten too much fluoride; even seen this? Dental fluorosis is a disease state stemming from over-ingestion of this chemical and can start with simple blotches on the teeth and end with loss of affected teeth, in more severe cases.
In 1990, the New England Journal of Medicine (March 22 issue) carried a report from the mayo clinic stating that a trial of fluoride for osteoporosis caused increased hip fractures, and bone fragility. Fluoride exposure has been implicated in genetic damage, tumors, and hypersensitivity reactions. Neat stuff, and they put that junk into your water. In a report reprinted in the health Freedom News, July, 1995, George Glasser reported that, “both the Pasteur Institute, France and the Nobel Institute , Sweden, concur that fluoride has little or n value as a dental cavity deterrent, and stress that the possible health risks from using fluoride outweigh and benefit. for those with enough of an open mind to look, the definitive answers are already published, thoroughly and unequivocally. Those answers are available from Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, a PH.D. in biochemistry. Look him up in the booklet, Lifesaver’s Guide to Fluoridation, and his full-length book, Fluoride: The Aging Factor, are the way to go.