Fluoride an acute toxin with a rating higher than that of lead also contains other heavy metals.
- Fluoride is the most bone seeking element known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has stated that fluoride makes dental enamel more porous and the bones more brittle contributing to osteoporosis and arthritis. Fluoride can be found in dental products toothpaste, mouthwash, Dentist’s treatment, fluoride pills No “optimal” fluoride intake has ever been scientifically documented.
- In 1990 fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicology Program. (Maurer, et. al.,”Fluoride an equivocal carcinogen. J.National Cancer Institute 82, 1118-26, 1990) In 1992 further studies by the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed a 6.9 fold increase in bone cancer in young males. (Cohn, Perry D. Ph.D. “An Epidemiological Report on Drinking Water” Fluoridation and Osteosarcoma in Young Males, New Jersey Department of Health, Environmental Health Service, Trenton NJ November 8, 1992) In 1997 there were more than 80 references available, linking fluoride to cancer.
- Fluoride can increase hip fractures according to Dr. J. William Hirzy (vice-president of the NFFE LOCAL 2050, the union representing all scientists at the EPA, Washington, D.C.). There have been 5 epidemiological studies done since 1990, in three different countries, all showing a higher increase in hip fractures in fluoridated communities. Some studies have indicated an 87% higher risk of hip fractures to the elderly in areas where water fluoridation was below 1.5 ppm.
- Fluorides lower the intelligence capacity of humans, with children, again, especially susceptible to early fluoride toxicity.
Fluoride treatment at the dental office?
Dentists receive limited training on the subject of fluoride as a toxin. Fluoride treatments can contain between 10,000 to 20,000 ppm. There is no regulated dose requirement. There are cases known of children dying in the dentist’s chair. (New York Times, Jan.20, 1979: “$750,000 Given in Child’s Death in Fluoride Case” about a three year old child killed by fluoride treatment in the Dentist’s office.)
As a result of mottled enamel, many more restorative measures are necessary, such as braces, bridges, etc. In addition, there is an abundance of evidence in the scientific literature indicating that fluoride causes a delay in the normal shedding of the “baby” teeth, and their replacement by permanent teeth. This delay has been shown to increase the number of children with malpositioned teeth. Again, braces are far more expensive than fillings.
In a 1972 report by the American Dental Association, it is stated that dentists make 17% more profit in fluoridated areas as opposed to non-fluoridated areas.
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has classified fluoride as an unapproved dental medicament due to its high toxicity.
The FDA considers fluoride an unapproved new drug for which there is no proof of safety or effectiveness. The FDA does not consider fluoride an essential nutrient. The FDA admits that there are NO reliable studies, conducted under ethical research guidelines, which prove the benefits of fluoride supplementation. There are more than 500 peer-reviewed studies documenting the adverse effects.
Plain baking soda and peroxide are much better.
Also see: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/814774-overview