98% Of Western Europe has Rejected Water Fluoridation. This includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. But not the UK!
The fluoride added to drinking water is man-made. It is called fluorosilicic acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical by-product of aluminium, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. It is one of the most caustics of industrial chemicals. Fluoride is the active poison in rat poisons and cockroach powder.
Fluorosilicic acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors, plastics, herbicides and ... toothpaste.
Fluoride changes the shape of the enzymes so that they no longer fit. Since enzymes are proteins, once they've been changed, they're now foreign-looking. The body now treats them as invaders, even though they're part of that body. This is known as an autoimmune situation - the body attacks itself and all systems in the body are damaged and we age much quicker.
It also has the ability to burn flesh to the bone, destroy eyes, and sear lungs so that victims drown in their own body fluid.
The most thorough explanation of the origin, action, diseases, and politics of fluoride were presented after 25 years research in a book called Fluoride the Ageing Factor by John Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D. (Science director of the National Health Federation and eventually head the Safe Water Foundation).
In his book, he uncovers the facts about fluoride:
* Taylor Study, University of Austin: fluoride concentration of 1 PPM (parts per million) increases tumour growth rate by 25% (this is the concentration used in the USA).
* Fluoride is more poisonous than lead, and just less poisonous than arsenic - Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products 1984
* "A seven ounce tube of toothpaste, theoretically at least, contains enough fluoride to kill a small child." - Procter & Gamble, quoted in Fluoride the Ageing Factor.
* Fluoride supplements should not be given to children under three years old - 1992 Canadian Dental Association Proposed Fluoride Guidelines, Dr. Limeback
* Fluoride accelerates your ageing process
* Fluoride mineralises the tendons, muscles and ligaments, making them crackly and painful and inflexible. At the same time fluoride interferes with mineralisation of bones and teeth, causing osteoporosis and mottling or dental fluorosis.
The process whereby teeth are discoloured and crumble from fluoridation is known as dental fluorosis. The US Public Health service has known since the research of its own Dr. HT Dean in 1937 that as fluoride levels rose, so did the percentage of children with dental fluorosis, in a study of 15 major American cities.
The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) requires all toothpaste manufacturers to print a warning on the label that if more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is swallowed, the local Poison Control Centre should be notified.
The American Dental Association and other defenders of fluoride have testified and continue to insist that dental fluorosis is a "cosmetic condition" and is not a health issue!
DR. Yiamouyiannis cites the 1990 study of 541,000 cases of osteoporosis that found a definite connection between hip fractures in women over 65 and fluoride levels. The study was written up in JAMA (Journal of American Medicine Association). Several other major studies are cited, massive amounts of research, again all reaching the same conclusion -
Fluoride also causes osteoporosis by creating a calcium deficiency situation. Fluoride precipitates calcium out of solution, causing low blood calcium, as well as the build-up of calcium stones and crystals in the joints and organs.
Dozens of other studies, like the Riggs study in the 1990 New England Journal of Medicine, showed that fluoride treatment of osteoporosis in the elderly actually increases skeletal fragility, i.e., more fractures. It's the same mechanism at work: incorrect mineralisation, as we saw above. Thin old bones lose calcium; young bones age too rapidly by over-mineralisation.
Austrian and Japanese researchers both found that a concentration of 1 PPM fluoride causes disruption of the body's ability to repair its own DNA. Without this most basic cell function, cancer is promoted, and tumour growth is accelerated.
The unmistakable fact is that for the years 1940-1950, when none of 20 cities studied fluoridated, the average cancer deaths were virtually identical. But after 1950, there is a major increase in cancer deaths in every single one of the fluoridated cities, while the non-fluoridated cities remain clustered together at a much lower level of death.
A number was actually put on it:
"...30,000 to 50,000 deaths each year from various causes may now be attributable to fluoridation. This total includes 10,000 to 20,000 deaths attributable to fluoride-induced cancer every year."
The dental community concedes that fluoride is ineffective at preventing the most common type of dental decay - pit & fissures. Pit & fissure decay - which is the decay found in the crevices of the chewing surfaces - accounts for upwards of 85% of dental decay now experienced in the US.
New evidence suggests that fluoridation is either unnecessary or doesn't work. Cavities have declined at similarly impressive rates throughout the entire western, industrialised world over the past half-century.
This decline has occurred irrespective of a country's fluoridation status. Western Europe, which is less fluoridated than the US, has experienced the SAME decline in cavities as the heavily fluoridated US, and today enjoys the SAME low level of tooth decay.
Five peer-reviewed studies published in the last 2 years have found that dental decay DOES NOT increase when communities stop fluoridation.
High levels of naturally occurring fluoride causes a crippling bone disease known as skeletal fluorosis.
According to UNICEF, skeletal fluorosis is endemic "in at least 25 countries across the globe" with the problem particularly acute in India, China and other developing countries.
Skeletal fluorosis comes in varying degrees of severity depending on the level of exposure. The earliest symptoms are characterised by joint pain that is difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish from arthritis.
Fluoride stimulates abnormal bone development. Clinical trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of Bone and Mineral Research report that high dose fluoride treatment increases bone mass but that the newly formed bone is "structurally unsound". Thus, instead of reducing hip fracture, the studies found that high doses of fluoride increase hip fracture.
If your local authority has allowed the use of fluoride, your only options are:
1- Only drink bottled water or use a powerful filter that will exclude fluoride (not a small table top filter)
2- Do not cook using tap water
3- Do not take long bath
And remember to change your toothpaste if it contains fluoride.
The only filter that will take all fluoride (and other nasties like aluminium) out of drinking water is a reverse osmosis unit - around Pds250 plus more for periodic replacement cartridges.
The second most effective filter, at 50% removal, is the human body - half of all the fluoride you drink or eat accumulates in your body through life. Not good - results in a LOT of unpleasant conditions, especially for people with defective kidneys and the elderly.