Fluoride in Water Can Pose Health Risks

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"Fluoride dangers are one of the greatest public health threats of modern times," said Shane Ellison, an award-winning chemist, author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, and founder of ThePeoplesChemist.com.

"Water fluoridation has been hailed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as 'one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century,' for its purported ability to prevent tooth decay. But, you can't believe everything the government tells you," said Ellison. "Behind this glowing accolade lies a glaring scientific truth."

Putting fluoride in water started in the early 1950's, and continues today with buckets of sodium fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate, and fluorosilicic acid (FSA) dumped into our drinking water. By definition, it is forced medication, yet millions are unaware of the effects, he said.

Historically, dentists have asserted that water fluoridation is safe. But they're starting to catch on to the truth, he noted.

In an interview with the People's Chemist, the past president of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and author of Whole-Body Dentistry, Mark A. Breiner, DDS, said, "Adding fluoride to drinking water is a massive human experiment."

Ellison said this "experiment" leads to fluoride toxicity and listed three reasons why we should end water fluoridation now.

>> Reason #1: Fluoride in water causes joint pain and fluorosis
Once ingested, fluoride compounds attack the structural integrity of our insides. Collagen, a web-like network connecting our skeletal system to muscles, is torn apart by fluoride. We feel it as joint stiffness, ligament damage, and aching bones. This same mechanism leads to browning of teeth, an outcome known as fluorosis. A whopping 23 to 30 percent of children living in areas with fluoridated drinking water suffer from these side effects.

>> Reason #2: Fluoride can cause cancer
Cancer rates are at an all-time high. The best way to reverse the trend is to highlight environmental cancer risks like consuming fluoridated water. As early as 1984, laboratory studies began showing how fluoride damaged the DNA of mammalian cells, giving rise to uncontrolled cell growth. This didn't stop the push to continue the mass fluoride medication experiment.

Physicians on the front lines of illness are seeing side effects. When asked about water fluoridation, Dr. Gary Mezo, a Family Practice & Emergency PA-C/ARNP for 27 years, told Ellison he is "against water fluoridation simply based on the multiple cancer risks associated with it, particularly bone cancer." Population studies show that those who drink fluoridated water are up to seven times more likely to suffer from bone cancer.

>> Reason #3: Ingesting fluoride doesn't prevent cavities (dental caries)
Fluoride in water doesn't protect against cavities. "I don't care if a million dentists believe this to be true, it simply isn't. Studies on fluoride ingestion prove it. It's pretty straightforward," Ellison said. "Those who swallow fluoride do not have fewer cavities than those who do not."

In 2001, the CDC made this information public, stating that, "The prevalence of dental caries in a population is not inversely related to the concentration of fluoride in enamel, and a higher concentration of enamel fluoride is not necessarily more efficacious in preventing dental caries."

To protect yourself from cavities, Dr. Andrew M. Goldsmith, DDS, told Ellison via email that the main objective should not be fluoridation of water. Instead, he asserts that it "should be focused on education and thereby improving oral hygiene and decreasing the consumption of fermentable carbohydrates, for example sugar." In addition, add a xylitol-based toothpaste to your daily brushing routine and you're sure to thwart cavities.

"Water is perfect the way it is. Add any single ingredient to it and you screw it up," Ellison said. "Add a dash of salt to boiling water, it cools off. Toss a fistful of it on ice—it melts faster. Similarly, when we drink water laced with fluoride, our biochemistry changes for the worse."

Water is the only substance that can exist as a solid, liquid or gas, depending on the temperatures. The two hydrogen atoms that share an affinity for oxygen cause the water molecule to be V-shaped. These unique properties allow it to give life to everything on the planet, all by itself. Any single impurity strips water of its molecular supremacy.

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