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Just When You Thought You Knew Everything About Fluoride
Did you know that dental fluorosis is a condition that is caused by too much fluoride, and that it’s on the rise in the United States? Although the United States government has known for some time that fluoride in the water is dangerous, they continue to allow it. This condition, which ruins the teeth, tends to affect children more than adults, mostly because a child’s teeth are underdeveloped and are more susceptible to fluoride.
On top of all this, there is one more detail about fluorosis that many people are unaware of: dental fluorosis is a biomarker for heart disease.
The Centers for Disease Control stated back in 2010 that dental fluorosis was higher among those between the ages of 12 to 15, as high as 41 percent. This increase is almost double from the 22 percent that was shown between 1986 and 1987. Although the US Department of Health and Human Services said that they were going to lower the amount of fluoride that was allowed in water systems, as of yet, they have made no changes. In fact, the CDC still encourages fluoridation in municipal water sources as well as dental products that contain fluoride.
A study performed in Ireland in 2013 looked at the link between fluorosis and heart disease. The most common cause of death in Ireland is heart disease and this study found that fluorosis was a biomarker for heart disease. In fact, this study found that fluorosis caused children to have a higher rate of heart damage as well as an abnormal heart rhythm than those who did not have fluorosis.
Back in 2010, the US government knew that Americans were consuming dangerous levels of fluoride, as well as knowing that more than 40 percent of children in the US were developing fluorosis, among the other health problems it causes, and now they know that fluorosis can increase the risk of heart disease, but the fluoridation of water continues.
Another study was published in the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications. Fluoride can increase the risk of heart disease by hardening the arteries. Looking at imaging data and the cardiovascular history of patients, researchers found a powerful correlation between cardiovascular problems and the presence of fluoride in the coronary arteries.
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Although there are certainly other factors that can cause this rise in the amount of heart disease among many of the people on this planet, including a poor diet, what people do not need more of is a chemical deliberately added to the water supply.
What is difficult to understand is why, with a lack of evidence supporting the use of fluoride and a great number of studies that show indiscriminate use of it can cause tons of health problems, it is still used throughout municipal water supplies everywhere?
Fluoride is not needed by the body for any reason. There is not a single process within the body that needs fluoride. This chemical is a cumulative poison. About 98 percent of the fluoride you ingest is in the water you drink, which is absorbed directly through your gastrointestinal tract. Most people excrete about 50 percent of the fluoride that is consumed each day through your kidneys. The remainder will accumulate in your teeth, pineal gland, bones, and other tissues including the blood vessels. How much fluoride will be deposited in the bones depends on other minerals in the body, such as magnesium, calcium, selenium, and vitamin C. Fluoride will bind itself to calcium rich tissue, anything left will settle in the teeth, bones, and other organs.
The amount in that will be deposited in your bones and teeth will depend greatly upon your age. In young children, about 50 percent of the fluoride ingested will be deposited in the bone, but for adults, only about 10 percent will go to the bones. As the number of research studies that focus on fluoride continues to add to a long list of health problems, check out the 20 most common health problems that have been connected to an exposure to fluoride.
- Interruption in the synthesis of collagen
- Lower IQ levels
- Increases the absorption of lead
- Increase in tumor and cancer rates
- Damages sperm and increases infertility
- Brain damage
- Bone fractures
- Bone cancer
- Dental fluorosis
- Lower thyroid function
- Inhibits the formation of antibodies
- Genetic damage
- Interrupts the immune system
- Inactivates important enzymes
- Causes early puberty
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Before the communal water fluoridation took effect, fluoride was classified as a toxin. Even the American Dental Association in October of 1944 found that drinking water with fluoride caused developmental disturbances among children.
Fluoride has been shown to be toxic to crops, livestock, and the people who live downwind from these crops that have been sprayed with pesticides that contain fluoride. There are several instances on record. The primary issue here, however, is the indiscriminate use of a chemical that is known to be toxic and dangerous.
Despite all the evidence, fluoride is still being added to many municipal water supplies. Why is this, you might ask? Imagine the considerable liability that the United States government would be forced to accept if they were to admit that adding fluoride to water was detrimental to the health of the American people?
There is absolutely no doubt that fluoride is not intended to be consumed. Even the EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory have classified fluoride as being a neurotoxin. The only real solution to stop this dangerous practice of water fluoridation is to demand that your local governmental agency stop adding fluoride to your city or county water supply. Clean, pure water is as basic as the air we breathe and a prerequisite to good health.
You can reduce your exposure to fluoride by consuming organic foods, which do not use city water that contains fluoride to water their plants and organic foods do not use pesticides that contain fluoride. Buy only fluoride free toothpaste and mouthwash. You can also perform detox programs that will help you remove fluoride from your body.