Fluoride is composed of salt compounds that form when the element fluorine combines with minerals in soil or rocks. Fluoride ions can be found naturally in several minerals or produced as a chemical by-product of modern industries. People are mainly exposed to fluoride through their food, tap water and toothpaste and it is readily deposited and retained in our bones and teeth. Fluoride is very toxic at higher concentrations and ingestion, inhalation and skin contact should be avoided to prevent fluoride poisoning.
Finding the healthiest and most nutrient dense food options is extremely important, but to some degree, finding the best water options can be even more important! Some sources of water can contain hundreds of chemicals and many of these chemicals can be more easily absorbed from water than from food.
Fluoride has been added to drinking water supplies all over the world for decades, but thats all changing as several countries and communities around the world have completely removed and banned the practice of water fluoridation.
1. The Fluoride Used In Drinking Water Is Hydrofluorosilicic Acid
The substance added to our drinking water is hydrofluorosilicic acid, a toxic industrial waste byproduct that governments have been adding to our drinking water for over sixty years. This toxic waste substance is created from the production processes of aluminum, fertilizer, steel and nuclear industries.
For example, in the Phosphate Mining & Production Industry, much of the hydrofluorosilicic acid occurs from strip-mined rock. The rock is broken up, placed in giant vats where sulfuric acid is also added to get rid of whatever phosphate (and other contaminants) are in the rock. While the phosphate is extracted, the contaminants used to be released into the …
If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right straight into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant.
Below is a great video from Abby Martin of RT news. I’ve used it in multiple fluoride articles but we always have new readers, and this information can’t be repeated enough.
2. The Best Known Peer Reviewed Medical Journal Has Officially (recently) Classified Fluoride As A Neurotoxin
A groundbreaking publication in one of the top mainstream medical journals has now added six additional substances into its classification of neurotoxicants, and one of them is fluoride.
The publications abstract reads as follows:
Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methyl mercury (common in vaccines), polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants – manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated dihenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity. To coordinate these efforts and to accelerate translation of science into prevention, we propose the urgent formation of a new international clearinghouse.
Dr. Dean Burk was an American biochemist, who co-discovered biotin, a chemical necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. He was the head chief chemist at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was chief of cytochemistry at the Institutes' laboratory. He received the Hilderbrand Prize in 1952 for his work on photosynthesis, and the Gerhard Domagk Prize in 1965 for his development of procedures for distinguishing the difference between a normal cell and one damaged by cancer. He was the co-developer of the prototype of the nuclear magnetic resonance scanner. He was born in Oakland, California in 1902 and died 1988. His paper, “The Determination of Enzyme Dissociation Constants,”
In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer deaths than any other chemical. When you have power you don’t have to tell the truth. That’s a rule that’s been working in this world for generations. And there are a great many people who don’t tell the truth when they are in power in administrative positions. Fluoride amounts to public murder on a grand scale. It is some of the most conclusive scientific and biological evidence that I have come across in my 50 years in the field of cancer research.”
3. Fluoride Is Banned All Across The Globe
Despite being dubbed “one of the top ten public health achievements of the twentieth century,” and praised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, it’s clear that we’ve been subject to manipulation of truth yet again. The United States has more people drinking fluoridated water than the rest of the world combined. Most industrialized nations do not fluoridate their water.
Examples in Europe include Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, 90 percent of the UK, Spain, Scotland, Norway, Switzerland and many more. It’s becoming more obvious every day that industrial byproducts do not belong in our water. 97 % of Western Europe doesn’t fluoridate their water.
Japan doesn’t add any fluoride to their drinking water, many communities in Australia don’t either. I grew up in a town called Kitchener Waterloo, they recently just stopped putting fluoride in their water after putting the decision to vote. Windsor, Canada recently stopped the practice after decades of doing so as well.
The list goes on and on, and the trend continues to expand across the globe exponentially.
4. It’s Already In Your Toothpaste (among other things)
Even though more people are choosing to brush their teeth with fluoride-free toothpaste, it’s still available in many toothpastes. Do we really need more of it added to our drinking water, especially when we examine the information above? As a matter of fact, fluoride is already naturally occurring in water, but at an extremely low rate. This is naturally occurring and is not an industrial toxic waste substance. So ask yourself, is the practice of water fluoridation really necessary?
How To Filter The Fluoride Out Of Your Water
The answer is simple, get a water filter. You can get a “reverse osmosis” system that does this. Berkey Water filtration systems seem to be quite popular. There are a number of different systems out here, that purify water at multiple levels.
Bottom line, there are a plethora of options. One thing is for certain, in this day and age you shouldn’t be drinking tap water, especially if the town or city you live in still fluoridates their water. Water filtration processes, like reverse osmosis often filter out the minerals of the water, if you are worried about that, filtration systems that re-mineralize the water are also available.
Fluoride exposure may also have a harmful effect on the developing brains of infants and children. Based on 27 studies on the effects of fluoridation and human intelligence, Harvard scientists found that there was a correlation between elevated levels of fluoride in drinking water and reduced IQ. It is well known that babies and young children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of chemicals and heavy metals, therefore fluoride exposure should also have a greater impact on their development and exposure should be controlled and limited.
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