Fluoride in our taps
Fluoride is a TOXIN and POISON
The next time you turn on the tap, you might want to question whether that water is in fact, too toxic to drink. If your water is fluoridated, the answer is likely yes. For decades, we have been told a lie; a lie that has possibly harmed millions of Americans and weakened the immune system of tens of millions more. This is the fluoridation lie: The process of dripping fluoride into our municipal water supplies, which we were told was a safe and effective method of protecting our teeth from decay, is a deception of monumental proportions. Don’t believe it ? Look at the warning label on your toothpaste.
Your little son or daughter is brushing his/her teeth, “Is this poison?” they ask
“Of course not,” you reassure you child. “Then why does it say ‘POISON’ on it?”
You look closer at the label on the back of tube. In small print are warnings, including one that reads:
“If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”
While water fluoridation is purported to decrease your risk of dental cavities, the evidence supporting this practice is flimsy at best, since fluoride needs to be applied topically for this to work. It doesn’t benefit your teeth when ingested and absorbed systemically.
A major downside of drinking fluoridated water is that it displaces iodine from your thyroid, as iodine and fluoride are both halogens. Without iodine, you cannot make active thyroid hormones. Women are already at high risk for hypothyroidism, and drinking fluoridated water will further increase this risk.
When fluoride is added to the water system it also leaches lead out of old pipes, increasing the neurotoxic effects of fluoride. A year and a half ago, the National Toxicology Program, Office of Health Assessment and Translation began evaluating fluoride.
In the case of water fluoridation, it’s quite clear the EPA has not only failed to protect public health, but is actively sabotaging the health of bottle-fed babies everywhere there’s water fluoridation.
The fluoride added to drinking water is NOT regulated for safety.
Interestingly, there’s no federal agency in charge of regulating water fluoridation. The EPA merely permits fluoridation. EPA is prohibited by Congress from adding anything to water for the treatment of humans, so they don’t add fluoride to water. They just allow it to be done, and they keep the maximum allowable contaminant levels high enough so that it’s possible to do it.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) really should regulate fluoride, seeing how it’s a drug, yet the agency has continuously deferred regulatory action. The ultimate decision to add fluoride to water is made at the local level by your city’s water district.
[Fluoride in water] is taken and given to us without individual consent. No doctor could do that. As a dentist, I can prescribe fluoride for my patients on record, but I can’t do it for everybody. Yet the water districts, who are not legally able to prescribe, do that.”
Fluoride Is an Unapproved Drug
Interestingly, while fluoride supplements in the form of drops, tablets and lozenges have been on the market since the 1950s, they’ve never received approval by the FDA, as the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness was found lacking. This remarkable situation came to light in 1992, when John Kelly, a New Jersey General Assemblyman, started looking into the fluoride issue after reading a study showing higher rates of bone cancer in fluoridated communities compared to non-fluoridated areas.
Since only 17 percent of New Jersey communities had fluoridated water at the time, dentists frequently prescribed fluoride supplements instead. In light of the study’s findings, Kelly “felt it was prudent to obtain the studies supporting the claims of safety and effectiveness for these prescription fluoride products.”
First, he contacted the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Dental Pediatrics. All initially said they’d provide him with studies, but after checking their records, they confessed they didn’t have any.
He was then directed to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), which promised to have the studies promptly sent out. None came.
After six weeks, NIDCR confessed no studies could be found in their files and suggested he contact the FDA, since it had approved the drugs.
To quote Kelly:
“Six months later I was stunned when I was informed by the FDA that they had no such studies and that the products in question, which had been prescribed to millions of infants and children since the 1950s, were not approved by the FDA.”
Kelly petitioned the FDA to remove these unapproved fluoride products in 1993. No action was ever taken. Last year, FAN and the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology again petitioned the FDA to remove them from the market.
The petition was filed after the FDA issued a warning letter to Kirkman Laboratories, a fluoride supplement manufacturer, to immediately discontinue marketing of fluoride products as they have never been approved as safe and effective. How is it an unapproved drug, for which warning letters are sent out to manufacturers, is being added to drinking water?
In this link below, you can see a video of a Water treatment plant employee showing how ‘fluoride’ is added to the public’s water supply : http://erinjanus.com/fluoride-being-dumped-in-water-supply/
Fluoride Supplements Have Never Been Approved by the FDA
Fluoride supplements were designed to provide children living in non-fluoridated areas the daily equivalent of drinking an average amount of fluoridated water (up to 1 mg/day). For over 50 years, millions of children have been prescribed fluoride supplements by their dentist or pediatrician. As these documents demonstrate, the FDA has never approved any fluoride supplement as either safe or effective.
“To date, FDA has approved no fluoride-containing supplements as prescription or over-the-counter drugs.” SOURCE: Robert Moore, Food & Drug Administration, November 17, 2005.
“No NDAs [New Drug Applications] have been approved or rejected for fluoride drugs meant for ingestion.” SOURCE: Melinda Plaisier, Food & Drug Administration, December 21, 2000.
“At this time there are no approved new drug applications on file with the Agency for these products.” SOURCE: Frank Fazzari, Food & Drug Administration, February 21, 1997.
“At the present time, there are no approved new drug applications or abbreviated new drug applications on file with FDA for children’s fluoride supplements.” SOURCE: Frank Fazzari, Food & Drug Administration, June 8, 1993.
“There are no NDAs [New Drug Applications] on file with FDA covering fluoride supplements for infants.” SOURCE: Frank Fazzari, Food & Drug Administration, January 28, 1993.
Fluoride Is Very Difficult to Filter Out Once Added
Fluoride is a very small molecule, making it tremendously difficult to filter out once added to your water supply. Any simple countertop carbon filter, like Brita, will not remove it.
If you have a house water carbon filtration system that has a large volume of carbon, that may reduce the fluoride, as fluoride removal is in direct proportion to the amount of fluoride and the time it’s in contact with the media. It’s just not going to get it all. Among the more effective filtering systems for fluoride removal are systems like the AQUALISTIC Alumina tank system.
Fluoride may be a factor in the rise in CANCER
According to the National Toxicology Program (NTP), “the preponderance of evidence” from laboratory studies indicates that fluoride is a mutagen (a compound that can cause genetic damage). A chemical that can cause genetic damage is one that can likely cause, or contribute to, the development of cancer.
While the concentrations of fluoride causing genetic damage in laboratory studies are generally far higher than the concentrations found in human blood, there are certain “microenvironments” in the body (e.g., the bones, bladder, kidneys, oral cavity, pineal gland) where cells can be exposed to fluoride levels that are comparable to those causing genetic damage in the laboratory. Moreover, some research has found that cells of primates (including great apes and humans) are more susceptible to fluoride’s mutagenic effects than cells of rodents. These factors may help explain why seven studies since the 1990s have found evidence of genetic damage in humans with high fluoride exposures.
“In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer deaths than any other chemical.”
Dr Dean Burk, Phd ( Head chemist at the National Cancer Institutes Cytochemistry Sector, part of the National Institute of health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
For a Full list of potential damage caused by Fluoride click on the link below :
These include, but not limited to :
Quote from EPA scientist, Dr. Robert Carton:
“Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud in this century, if not of all time.”
Clean pure water is a prerequisite to optimal health. Industrial chemicals, drugs and other toxic additives really have no place in our water supplies.
The good news is you can do something about this problem.
- Get a Good Filtration system installed in your home. This means a System that addresses Fluoride, not only Chlorine and other toxins, but Fluoride specifically.
Donate to Fluoride Action Network
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