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Fluoride is a central nervous system toxin and in low doses affects human brains. It’s time to eliminate fluoridation. More children are swallowing toothpaste, getting fluoride in their soft drinks, fruit juices, and dental fluoride application, and are getting fluoride intoxication by the age of eight.
The government is now recommending reducing the level of fluoride in drinking water by 40%. After 65 years of fluoridation in 64% of American families,, researchers find that over 40% of our children before the age of 15 have spotting or streaking under their teeth( up by 50% over The last decade). The fluoride makes the tooth enamel become harder and more opaque. The light bouncing off the the enamel causes spots and streaks to occur. Tooth This collagen is disrupted resulting in pits and parts of the tooth breaking away. After the age of eight, teeth are fully formed, and fluoride is of no value.
Fluoride is a central nervous system toxin and in low doses affects human brains. It allows aluminum cross the barrier. It blocks magnesium ions that are necessary body enzymes systems. Fluoride goes into the bone osteoblasts and blocks collagen formation, Making the bones more brittle, Resulting in osteoporosis.. Tendons, spinal ligaments, and cartilage become mineralized.
Seniors get a lot of fluoride from antidepressants, osteoperosis medication, antibiotics Cipro, Prozac, anti-cholesterol drug Lipton, pain relievers Celebrex, and general anesthetics. Fluoride, by disrupting collagen metabolism, results in calcification of ligaments tendons muscle and thyroid cartilage. This skin wrinkles because of this breakdown. The cells in the walls of arteries start producing imperfect collegen and causes hardening of the arteries. The immune system becomes confused, causing it to attack its own body tissues and blocking antibody formation. This prevents your white blood cells from destroying bacteria that enter the body.
Fluoride was used until 1950 to treat overactive thyroids. By causing low thyroid function, it adds to our obesity problem. It is also a toxic sedative, once given to prisoners in Nazi death camps, in WW11, to calm them down and make them easier to handle. Fluoride also accumulates in the brain and has caused learning disabilities.
Sure it kills bacteria on your teeth that cause tooth decay, but so does common sodium bicarbonate. . By causing a great deal of damage and seniors, this powerful toxin should certainly be removed from the water. Perhaps our Hollywood smiles would last longer, and we would not need whiteners for our teeth. We might find less osteoporosis, less obesity, and less premature aging.
Ask anybody if fluoride is good for them, and most will respond, that "yes", because it reduces cavities. But fluoride has the potential to cause much more damage than it helps. Fluoride kills enzymes! Enzymes are essential to good health and they are used in every system of the body.
Fluorine is one of 92 naturally occurring elements and the thirteenth most abundant element in the earth's crust. Despite this, it is not an essential nutrient for any living thing. Fluoride is a member of the halogen family, which includes chlorine, bromine and iodine. It is a pale yellow odorless gas, extremely reactive, one of the strongest acids in the world, and never found free in nature, but always combined with other elements. Fluorine readily forms compounds with all elements except two: helium and neon.
Fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons, changing the permeability of the cell membrane by certain enzymes. Fluorine is much more reactive than chlorine, forming numerous compounds after it is added to our municipal water supplies.
SOURCES OF FLUORIDE
Waste products of the phosphate fertilizer industry, hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride, are the most widely used chemicals in fluoridation. Sodium fluoride, a protected pollutant, is a registered rat and roach poison. It ia very toxic chemical, acting as an enzyme poison, direct irritant and calcium inactivator , and an extremely effective bug killer.
The most common mineral containing fluorine, fluorspar (CaF2)., has been used for centuries as a flux in the smelting of ores. Today it is used extensively in the manufacture of computer chips, aluminum, and steel manufacture, causing a staggering amount of environmental damage. Cryolite (Na3AlF6), flurapatite (Ca5 (PO4)3.F) and other phosphate rocks are other important mineral sources of fluorine.
Aluminum smelting, during wartime and post-war boom, resulted in the use of massive amounts of fluoride. In the 1950s and 60s, sodium fluoride from the aluminium industry was added to our water supplies. Alcoa advertised fluoride in chemical journals for its use as a rat poison.
A cheap way had to be found to dump the fluoride and water was the answer. In 1931, a Mellon Institute report suggested that 1 PPM fluoride added to drinking water would be good for the teeth. That was it. No studies, no comparisons, no data, just a report by an organization funded by ALCOA.
Research by Dr Dean,from the USPHS, funded again by Alcoa, manipulated data so that it "proved" that this same figure of 1 PPM resulted in reduction of tooth decay.
So now there were two studies, both funded by ALCOA, supported the arbitrary figure of 1 ppm fluoride. Fluoride was added to the water to lower tooth decay without even 1 study!
That was it-- the start of fluoridation in the 1940s. Today, 98% of Europe has outlawed the fluoridation of their municipal water supplies. We stand alone.
EPA STANDARDS FOR FLUORIDE
The EPA sets a maximum of 4 ppm (parts per million) of fluoride in our drinking water. City water is polluted with 1 part per million (ppm) of F, but bottled water can have this much or even more. The fluoride used is not a pharmaceutical grade, but comes from the wet scrubbing systems of the superphosphate fertilizer industry and waste products of aluminum.
Fluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride, are the most frequently used chemicals to fluoridate our water and is also found in toothpaste, fertilizers, some rat poisons, and in organic farming. Fluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride, are the most frequently used chemicals to fluoridate our water and is also found in toothpaste, fertilizers, some rat poisons, and in organic farming.
Despite being classified as hazardous waste, the safety of these chemicals have never been adequately tested. Epidemiological studies show that, where these silicofluorides are added to public water, children are significantly more likely to absorb lead in their environment from lead paint in old houses, lead levels in water, etc. (Masters)
Yes, the FDA has been saying for years: TOOTHPASTE IS DANGEROUS! It has a warning on the back of your toothpaste tube, saying: if you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, you should seek professional help, or contact the Poison Control Center immediately. And now finally, it has lowered the recommended dose by 40%. Poison? A typical tube of toothpaste has enough fluoride to kill two small children if they consumed the entire tube at once.
WHAT ELSE IS IN TOOTHPASTE?.
Sodium lauryl sulfate, which makes toothpaste foam, causes diarrhea. It is also a mutagen, capable of changing the information in genetic materials found in your cells.Saccharin is clearly carcinogenic in experimental studies--with some suggestive human evidence. FD&C Blue #1 has caused small increases in tumors in experimental studies.
Many of our kids now have excess fluoride exposure (US National Research Council). Ameloblasts, the collagen-producing cells of the tooth, begin to secrete an abnormal collagen matrix and the tooth enamel loses its translucent appearance.
White flecks or spots appear on the front of their teeth. Because the collagen that lays down dentin by odontoblasts, is disrupted, tooth fracturing occurs, resulting in pits and parts of the tooth breaking away.
WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND FLUORIDE?
Fluoride is a persistent and non-degradable poison that accumulates in soil, plants, wildlife, and humans. Fluoridated water is used for soft drinks, fruit juices, and canned soups. Silico fluorides ,used as fluoridating agents, contain lead and carcinogenic arsenic. Black and red tea have leaves that naturally contain high amounts of fluorine. Some preservatives and chewing tobacco have fluoride.
Drugs as: antidepressants, osteoperosis medications, Celebrix, Cipro, [Diflucan], Prozac, [Dalmane], [Lipitor], most fluorinated general anesthetics, and bone meal supplements-- all contain fluorine.
Powdered phosphate rock, a "natural" fertilizer, is used by organic farmers. But, being natural, does not mean it is safe, since it contains 2-5% fluoride. Cryolite, the first registered U.S. pesticide (1957), contains an aluminofluoride ion which loses fluoride ions. It is now synthetically produced, and used on many fruits, California grapes, potatoes, vegetables and ornamental crops to protect against leaf eating pests.
Cryolite’s insecticidal mode of action is predominantly as a stomach poison. In California, grape growers use cryolite to control two insects that could destroy their vineyards. Multiple applications of Cryolite are used during the growing season: this significantly increase fluoride in our wines.
Sodium fluoride is used as as a disinfectant for the fermentation apparatus in breweries and distilleries. It is also a rodenticide and an insecticide (mainly for roaches and ants), NaF is far more toxic than cryolite since it is far more soluble in water and thus more readily taken up by plants and absorbed by animals.
AIR BORNE FLUORIDE
Many other industries put fluoride compounds into the air, some of which ends up in our food. These include: aluminum smelters, zinc smelters, brickworks, ceramic works, steel mills, uranium enrichment facilities, coal fired power plants, and oil refineries.
HOW DOES FLUORIDE HURT US?
ENZYMES & NERVE CELLS
Mg is involved in over 300 of your body enzyme systems. Fluorine blocks its action. As you take in more fluoride: the fluoride ion blocks the Magnesium ions and you have less Magnesium absorbed.
As plants are irrigated with Fl, they get less Mg and can’t make the chlorophyll to protect them. Digestive enzymes are destroyed, sperm are killed, minerals are lost in your bones and teeth, and kidney stones form.
YOUR BODY’S COLLAGEN BREAKS DOWN
Collagen, makes up about a third of your body, and is a major component of your skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles, cartilage, lungs, kidney, trachea, bones and teeth. Fluoride disrupts this collagen, causing wrinkling of the skin, and weakening of the ligaments, tendons and muscles.
The collagen that lays down your tooth enamel and bone, is disrupted, resulting in irreversible arthritis stiffness, and deforms your bones and teeth.
Fluoride is one of the most bone seeking elements known to mankind. Fluoride interferes with collagen formation in bone osteoblasts and chondroblasts. Tissues are mineralization, leading to a calcification of your ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and spinal ligaments.
It makes the bones more brittle and the dental enamel more porous. Nearly all (99%) of all the fluoride you retain, is incorporated in the mineral of your bones and teeth.
One in three Americans have some form of arthritis - CDC, 2002). The causes of most forms of arthritis (e.g. osteoarthritis) are unknown. With the high rate of arthritis in America, it is highly plausible, fluoride exposure could be related to our growing arthritis epidemic.
REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN EFFECTS
Fluoride interferes with: the structural and functional integrity of testis, internal milieu of epididymis, vas deferens, metabolism and morphology of spermatozoa of mice, rats and rabbits , and changes the morphology of sperm. Ingestion of 10 or 20 mg sodium fluoride in mice caused alterations in the histology of reproductive organs,
Disruption of collagen metabolism leads to the calcification of tissues that should not be calcified, and a reduction of calcification in tissues that should be calcified. Examination of tissues of people exposed to fluoride, shows calcified ligaments, tendons, muscles and thyroid cartilage.
The skin wrinkles, as result of a breakdown in the collagen structure and its calcification. Arterial cells fibroblasts again produce larger amounts of imperfect collagen, resulting in hardening of your body’s arteries.
Fluoride is a powerful central nervous system (CNS) toxin and adversely affect human brain functioning, even at low doses. Fluoride also enables aluminum to cross the blood brain barrier (Varner). Fluoride in water produced nervous system changes in rats that resemble attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
IMMUNE SYSTEM and CANCER
Fluoride confuses the immune system, causing it to attack your own body's tissues, and increases the tumor growth rate if you are cancer prone. Antibody formation and lymphocyte migration are blocked, and your white blood cells are prevented from destroying bacteria and viruses that enter your body.
Fluoride not only causes genetic damage, but also transforms normal cells into cancer cells. Japanese researchers found that cells treated with 34 and 45-ppm fluoride produced cancer (fibrosarcoma).
In the first half of the 20th century, fluoride was used to treat overactive thyroids. Associated depression, fatigue, weight gain, muscle and joint pains, and increased cholesterol levels resulted from this treatment. Since fluoride ingestion results in low thyroid function, could this be a factor in our current obesity problem?
Fluoride is a toxic sedative. It was given to prisoners in Nazi and Soviet death camps to calm prisoners down and to make them easier to handle. Fluoride accumulates in the brain and alters mental behavior.
Fluoride exposure is linked to brain dysfunctions as ADD, IQ deficits, and learning disabilities (Masters and Coplan). Fluoridate water leads to an increased uptake of lead into children.
When a cell is damaged, it provides a group of enzymes, called the DNA, which repairs the DNA damage. Fluoride inhibits this DNA enzyme activity by 50%. and inhibits repair mechanisms, leading to an increase in genetic or chromosomal damage. With increasing age, fluoride accumulates, resulting in backaches and crippling osteoporosis.
TREATMENT OF FLUORIDE TOXICITY
No one has a great treatment. Dialysis can work. Placing the patient in a metabolic alkaline state can also help. Vitamin C and Ca 2+ ingeston can speed recovery. A reverse osmosis water fliter can prevent further fluoride ingestion.
Boron, found in Borax, effectively counteracts symptoms of fluoride intoxication in humans (Zhou et al. 1987). Improvement was noted after drinking solutions containing 300 to 1,100 mg of borax/L daily for 3 weeks out of every month for 3 months (Zhou et al. 1987).
No disease has ever been linked to a fluoride deficiency. Fluoride, a rodenticide and insecticide, interferes adversely with your body's normal biochemistry, causing disruption and damage. Unknowingly, you get it in teas, toothpastes, mouthwash and pharmaceuticals without ever realizing its health risk dangers.
Fluoride does kill the bacteria on your teeth that can cause tooth decay, but so will sodium bicorbonate!
The marginal benefit it displays for teeth does not outweigh its general dangers to your body’s enzyme systems. Its time you took a second look at the effect of this powerful toxin that causes so much damage.