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Fluoride, Foe or Friend

Fluoride, Foe or Friend

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some information about Fluoride which you may want to know!
some information about Fluoride which you may want to know!

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Fluoride, a Friend or Foe
In 1945 many cities in the United States began adding sodium fluoride into the publicwater system. The idea thatfluoridated waterhelped strengthen tooth enamelthereby decreasing the incidence oftooth decaycame about in the 1930s.H. Trendely Dean, a dentist working for theU.S. Public Health Services, noticed thatchildren living in cities with naturally high calcium fluoride contents in the waterpresented with fewer cavities. He started publishing incomplete data to show that at1ppm fluoride resulted in the reduction of tooth decay.
During this time many large industries were dumping fluoride into the rivers andlakes. Warning signs were posted advising people not to cook or drink with high-fluoridated water. Communities began removing fluoride from public water supplies.By the late 1930·s, lawsuits against industries that were polluting water supplies withfluoride, likeALCOA(the world·s largest aluminum producer), were increasing!
Alcoa was selling its by-product of sodium fluoride as a rat poison and insecticide.But they still had more than they could sell. It was costing $8,000 a truckload todispose of the hazardous waste by product of sodium fluoride.It was the job of Dr. Gerald Cox, a biochemist working for Alcoa to research and findways to reduce the sodium fluoride waste. He began fluoride experiments with rats.He stated that his study along with an earlier study done by Armstrong and Brekhayusfound that dental enamel of healthy teeth had higher fluoride contents than in teethwith cavities (In 1963, Armstrong recanted his original findings as incorrect). Coxpresented his findings to the Food and Nutritional board of National Research Council,which led to the Council·s endorsement of fluoridation.
Companies who produced the unwanted by-products of fluoride could now dispose ofthem, and at a profit!
In 1943, theJournal of the American Medical Associationpointed out:
Fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons. The sources of fluorine intoxication aredrinking water containing 1 ppm or more of fluorine. Another source of fluorineintoxications is from the fluorides used in smelting of many metals, such as aluminum.
In 1944, the issue of the Journal of the ADA warned that, (In reference to waterfluoridation):
In the light of our present knowledge or lack of knowledge of the chemistry of thesubject, the potentialities for harm far outweigh those for the good.
In 1944, Oscar Ewing, an attorney for ALCOA, was appointed Federal SecurityAdministrator. The United States Public Health Service, then a division of the FederalSecurity Administration, was under Ewing·s command. He vigorously began promotingfluoridation nationwide. He hired as his public relations strategist, Edward Bernays,also known as the ´Father of Public Relationsµ. He pioneered the application ofSigmund Freud·s theories to advertising and public propaganda.
In 1944, (despite the warning issued only three months earlier by the ADA), GrandRapids became the first city in the U.S. to fluoridate its drinking water. The rates ofdecay would be compared with non-fluoridated Muskegon, Michigan, for ten years, atwhich time the effectiveness of fluoridation would be determined.But by 1950, only 6 years into the study, the propaganda was so effective andwidespread that even the USPHS and the ADA endorsed fluoridation as a safe andeffective means for reducing tooth decay.
The USPHS formed an alliance with the trade unions of medicine and industry topromote the addition of a toxic waste product to thepublic water supply.
Since 1997, TheFood and Drug Administrationhas required a warning label on alldental care products containing fluoride:
eep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentallyswallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poisoncontrol center immediately.
According to the 1984 issue of Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride ismore poisonous than lead, and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic!
Eighty-seven cases of fluoride poisoning in children younger than 12 years old werereported to the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center in 1986. Eighty-five casesinvolved accidental ingestion of fluoride products in the home. In a more recentstudy, it was reported that sodium fluoride, the same type used in Crest, Colgate andmost all toothpaste, was the most frequent single cause of acute poisoning inchildren. How odd that we put safety locks on our cupboard doors to prevent toddlersfrom ingesting the poisons stored there, and yet we overlook the dangerous potentialsof our daily oral hygiene products!
In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration was forced to admit that they have nostudies showing that fluoride tablets or drops are either safe or effective in reducingtooth decay.
Water has been fluoridated in the range of .7 ppm to 1.2 ppm. Recently the EPAlowered the maximum range of fluoridation to .7 ppm. However, many countrieshave discontinued water fluoridation altogether on the grounds that it is unsafe. Dothey know something we don·t?
Many of us do not realize the amount of fluoride they ingest on a daily basis. Fluoridecontent can be greatly increased when you cook with Fluoridated water. As anexample, raw peas contain .012 milligrams of fluoride, but when cooked influoridated water, those same peas contain 1.5 milligrams of fluoride.
The average consumption of fluoride today is approximately 7 to 10 mg. daily.Fluoride is stored in the body in specific tissues (mostly the bones and tissues) and iscumulative.
Fluoride has been linked to many adverse health effects, such as:
Chromosome damage
Skeletal Fluorosis
Damaging the Immune System
Neurological Impairment
Enzyme Inhibition
Enamel Fluorosis (white blotchy spots on enamel which are present as the tootherupts and stays on the tooth forever)

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