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    Do we need Flouride in our Drinking Water?
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    FLOURIDE has been added to drinking water since the 60s' & '70s as it has a proven record of reducing tooth decay.
    However, fluoride protection is now available from many more sources - eg many types of toothpaste, from fluoride treatments from your dentist.
    Many Critics state that fluoridated water is uncalled for, as it may lead to dental fluorosis (mottled teeth) in people who ingest too much, and it is not known what the potential health risk of drinking fluoridated water over a lifetime. Fluoridation / Fluoride - Toxic Chemicals in Your Water
    Note: For more information on health-building techniques, please see Health
    Fluoride compounds which are put in water (fluoridation), toothpaste and supplement tablets (including some vitamins) were they tested for safety before approval. Recent research by scientists not associated with dental trade:

    1) Neurotoxic and Lowers IQ- Neuro toxicologist and former Director of toxicology at Forsyth Dental Centre published research showing that fluoride built up in the brains of animals when exposed to moderate levels. Damage to the brain occurred and the behaviour pattern of the animals was adversely affected. Offspring of pregnant animals, receiving relatively low doses of fluoride showed permanent effects to the brain which were seen as hyperactivity (ADD-like symptoms). Young animals and adult animals given fluoride experienced the opposite effect - hypo activity or sluggishness. The toxic effect of fluoride, on the central nervous system, was subsequently confirmed by previously-classified government research. Two new epidemiological studies which tend to confirm fluoride's neurotoxic effects on the brain have shown that children exposed to higher levels of fluoride had lower IQs.

    2) Alzheimer's disease and dementia-A study published in Brain Research shows that rats drinking only 1 part per million fluoride (NaF) in water had histologic lesions in their brain similar to Alzheimer's disease and dementia. In addition, evidence was seen pointing to possible damage to the blood brain barrier from extended fluoride exposure. This study was the third in a series of papers published by Varner et al. Brain Research Vol. 784 No. 12 p 284-298 (1998). Results of this recent study and other studies showing significant dangers from low-level fluoride exposure were presented at a recent scientific symposium.

    3) Causes Cancer- the Department of Health in New Jersey found that bone cancer in male children was between two and seven times greater in areas where water was fluoridated. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers confirmed the bone cancer-causing effects of fluoride at low levels in an animal model. A new study has shown that fluoridation of water is linked to uterine cancer deaths.

    4) Changes Bone Structure-Changes Bone Structure and Strength Fluoride gradually build up in the bones and causes adverse changes to the bone structure. Quite a few studies have shown that fluoridation leads to increases in hip fractures. The tensile strength of the hip is destroyed over time by fluoride ingestion.

    5) Causes Birth Defects and Perinatal Deaths-A toxicologist in the United Kingdom recently found that perinatal deaths in a fluoridated area was 15% higher than in neighbouring non-fluoridated areas. The fluoridated area had a higher socioeconomic status and would have been expected to have less perinatal deaths. The fluoridated area also had a 30% higher rate of Down's syndrome. Chile banned fluoridation because of research by the world-renowned researcher, Dr Albert Schatz, which showed a link to infant deaths due to fluoridation.

    6) Proven Ineffective-Fluoride compounds in water and in supplements do not provide any significant cavity-protecting effects. All of the recent large-scale studies of water fluoridation have shown that there are no positive effects. There is scientific evidence that increased fluoride exposure leads to increased levels of caries. That is why countries without fluoridation have shown an equal improvement in dental health as those with fluoridation. Even pro-fluoridation scientists admit that there is not any properly-conducted research showing that fluoride supplements help prevent cavities. (Note: check vitamins carefully to be sure they do not include fluoride.)

    7) Impairs Immune System-Independent research has shown that fluoride impairs the functioning of the immune system. In the United States, where toxic fluoride compounds are regularly added to water and given to children since the 1960s and 1970s, we are beginning to see an overwhelming number of people of that generation who are developing chronic immune system disorders.

    1.Causes Acute Adverse Reactions-Several double-blind studies have shown that fluoridated water can often cause acute adverse reactions (in addition to the chronic poisoning effects discussed below). Adverse Reactions Some of the effects seen in double-blind studies include: gastrointestinal symptoms, stomatitis, joint pains, polydipsia, headaches, visual disturbances, muscular weakness, and extreme tiredness. An enlightening review of a book by one famous and well-respected researcher from The Netherlands who found adverse reactions in double-blind experiments can be read here. Skeletal

    2. Causes Initial Stages of Skeletal Fluorosis-Fluoride can cause severe skeletal fluorosis at high levels. Chronic, long-term exposure to levels of fluoride commonly found in water and food in the U.S. can cause the beginning stages of skeletal fluorosis including: pains in bones and joints, sensations of burning, pricking, and tingling in the limbs, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, reduced appetite, backache, osteoarthritis, etc. In fact, decades of ingestion of fluoride from water and other common sources can be expected Skeletal Human to cause these symptoms in large numbers of people based on calculations of fluoride intake and excretion. (Keep in mind that fluoride is a cumulative poison since it builds up in the body of years.) Very few healthcare practitioners are capable of diagnosing such a condition because healthcare practitioners are not trained to test for or recognize the effects chronic poisoning from fluoride.

    3. Increases Lead and Arsenic Exposure-Fluoride compounds put into water are often contaminated with lead, arsenic and radio nuclides since the fluoride compounds are toxic waste by products Toxic Dump which largely come from pollution scrubbers of fertilizer plants. A study published in 2000 Lead Study
    Lead Showed that the dumping of toxic silicofluoride compounds into water ("fluoridation") causes an increase in blood lead levels in children.

    4. Fluoride Causes Osteoarthritis-In a study published in Rheumatology International in 2001, Osteoarthritis researchers found a link between fluoride exposure and the development of osteoarthritis. The level of exposure that caused osteoarthritis is common in the United States.

    5. Contributes to the Development of Repetitive Stress Injury-A clinical study in New Zealand showed that fluoride ingestion may be a contributing factor in the development of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) since such ingestion may encourage the development of apatite crystal formation. Elimination of fluoride plus regular supplementation of magnesium appeared to help RSI patients considerably.RSI

    6. Causes Permanent Disfigurement of the Teeth in Many Children-A very large and increasing number of children are experiencing dental fluorosis which is a permanent adverse structural change to the teeth.Flourosis

    7. Inhibits Key Enzymes -As fluoride builds up in different parts of the body over decades it can disrupt the actions of many key enzymes. This fact has been known for a long time. Editorial

    8. Suppresses Thyroid Function-Fluoride was given at low levels during the early to mid 20th century as an effective way of suppressing thyroid function and treating hyperthyroidism. Articles and research can be found on the Thyroid web page.

    9. Causes Large Numbers of Acute Poisonings-Fluoride is an extremely poisonous substances at exceptionally low doses and has caused a large number of acute poisonings. http://www.fluoridation.com/poison.htm This is why a poison warning is now required on fluoridated toothpastes sold in the U.S.

    10. Independent Experts Oppose Dumping Fluoride into Water-Over 1500 professionals at the US EPA, including toxicologists and risk assessment experts voted unanimously to oppose the fluoridation initiative in California because of the health risks involved. See summary Holistic or official EPA union statement Flouridation Even the Canadian Dental Association Consultant and Researcher urged people to avoid drinking fluoridated water. Holistic

    11. Unethical-Fluoridation amounts to forced medication of the water supply. Such practices demonstrate a complete lack of ethics on the part of its promoters. Studies as early the 1930s showed extreme hazards to man and the environment due to fluoride dumping and exposure. Companies and organizations involved used the promotion of "fluoridation" as a way to avoid lawsuits due to dumping toxic wastes and later for economic gain. Please read the short history of fluoridation for more detailed information. Sonic

    12. Banned in Many Countries-Fluoridation is not legal or not used in the overwhelming number of countries including industrialized countries. Please see Fluoride Status of Countries web page. Status
    Many independent researchers, Sonic organizations, Organisationsholistic healthcare experts and a growing number of dentists who avoid the use of toxic substances are warning their patients to avoid fluoridated water and fluoridated toothpaste and to definitely not give children any fluoride since they appear to be more susceptible to the neurological toxicity from fluoride. If your water department adds toxic fluoride compounds to the water, the best course of action is usually to drink and cook with bottled "spring" water. Carbon filters do not remove fluoride compounds to any significant extent. Avoid putting fluoridated water in humidifiers. Many non-organic juices have large amounts of fluoride from pesticide residues. It is best to juice your own vegetables and fruits from organic produce or go to a health food store to purchase organic juices.
    Avoid toothpastes that have fluoride even if the manufacturers claim that the fluoride came from "natural" sources. Even though topical fluoride treatment may have an effect to help re-mineralize cavities at the early stages, the combination of a healthy diet, proper dental hygiene and saliva can have a similar effect. It is impossible to avoid swallowing some fluoride from fluoridated toothpaste. I have tried various toothpastes and current use the natural Weleda toothpaste with baking soda. I like that fact that it does not contain fluoride or the detergent, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
    More detailed information about fluoride and proper dental care:
    • Fluoridation Does Not Prevent Tooth Decay l Does not prevent Tooth decay
    • Fluoride: Detailed General & Scientific Information General & Scientific Info
    • Fluoride: Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research Flouride Journal
    • Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children: Main Page Parents
    • Thyroid Page Thyroid
    • Scientific Statement Signed By 1,500+ U.S. EPA Scientists and Professionals EPA Scientists
    • NoFluoride.com (Statements by Scientific and Medical Experts)No Flouride
    • Fluoride Action Network Flouride Action Network


    FLOURIDATION STATUS of some countries- Despite dental pressure, 99% of western continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns
    Only about 5% of the world population is fluoridated and more than 50% of these people live in North America. The Danish Minister of Environment recommended against fluoridation in 1977 because "no adequate studies had been carried out on its long-term effects on human organ systems other than teeth and because not enough studies had been done on the effects of fluoride discharges on freshwater ecosystems."
    "In 1978, the West German Association of Gas & Water Experts rejected fluoridation for legal reasons and because 'the so-called optimal fluoride concentration of 1 mg per L is close to the dose at which long-term damage [to the human body] is to be expected.' "
    Quotes from: Hilleman B, "FLUORIDATION: Contention won't go away," Chemical and Engineering News, 1988 Aug, 66:31 Country Fluoridation Status
    China  BANNED:"Not Allowed" 
    Austria  REJECTED: "toxic fluorides" NOT added 
    Belgium  REJECTED: encourages self-determination – those who want fluoride should get it themselves
    Finland STOPPED: "...do not favour or recommend fluoridation of drinking water. There are better ways of providing the fluoride our teeth need." A recent study found ..."no indication of an increasing trend of caries..." 
    Germany STOPPED: A recent study found no evidence of an increasing trend of caries
    Denmark REJECTED: "...toxic fluorides have never been added to the public water supplies in Denmark."
    Norway REJECTED: "...drinking water should not be fluoridated"
    Sweden BANNED: "not allowed". No safety data available!
    The Netherlands Inevitably, whenever there is a court decision against fluoridation, the dental lobby pushes to have the judgment overturned on a technicality or they try to get the laws changed to legalize it. Their tactics didn't work in the vast majority of Europe.
    Hungary STOPPED: for technical reasons in the '60s. However, despite technological advances, Hungary remains un fluoridated.
    Japan REJECTED: "...may cause health problems..." The 0.8 -1.5 mg regulated level is for calcium-fluoride, not the hazardous waste by-product which is added with artificial fluoridation


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