Fluoride is a naturally occurring compound that is commonly added to drinking water in many countries around the world. It is important to note that outside USA most of the rest of the world, including most of Europe, and now Israel, have rejected water fluoridation for good scientifically valid reasons.
While fluoride has been credited with improving dental health by strengthening tooth enamel and preventing cavities, there has been increasing concern about the potential dangers associated with fluoridated water.
There is no biological use for fluoride anywhere in the human body. It is NOT a nutrient. Rather it is a toxin, a poison to human cells, tissues, brain and glands. And teeth as well!
Sadly, some Governments promote the interests of large, powerful corporations rather than the health of the people. Fluoride is but one example of that. It appears that Dentists may promote fluoride for business reasons. Dentists businesses are flourishing, in part thanks to fluoride, which actually can embrittle teeth, making them break, while giving them “dental fluorosis” – ugly discolouration which also affect bones (and internal organs). These are known scientific FACTS, and have been part of the scientific literature for generations.
One of the most significant concerns with fluoride in drinking water is its potential impact on bone health. Research has shown that excessive exposure to fluoride can lead to a condition known as skeletal fluorosis, a condition that can cause pain and stiffness in joints, as well as deformities and fractures in bones. Additionally, fluoride has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis, particularly in older adults.
Another area of concern when it comes to fluoride in drinking water is its effect on the thyroid gland.
Several studies have found that high levels of fluoride in the body can interfere with the normal function of the thyroid gland, which can lead to a range of health problems. For example, individuals who consume high levels of fluoridated water have been found to experience decreased thyroid function, which can lead to weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, and other symptoms.
Furthermore, some studies have suggested that exposure to fluoride may have neurotoxic effects, particularly when exposure occurs during early childhood development. Research has found that children who consume higher levels of fluoride in drinking water may experience lower IQ scores and may be more likely to exhibit attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.
Despite these concerns, many public health officials and dental professionals continue to support the use of fluoride in drinking water.
According to the American Dental Association (who admit there has never been a Long Term Safety Study ever carried out on this substance), fluoridated water is safe and effective in reducing cavities and improving dental health, and its benefits outweigh any potential risks.
However, it is important for individuals to educate themselves about the risks and benefits of fluoridated water and make informed decisions about their water consumption. Some individuals may choose to use water filtration systems or bottled water to reduce their exposure to fluoride, however there are currently few systems that remove fluoride fully.
In conclusion, excessive exposure to fluoride can lead to skeletal fluorosis, thyroid problems, or neurotoxic effects. Only about 50% of the fluoride is excreted. The rest is cumulative and finds its way into various parts of our body: our brain, thyroid, bones. It is important that individuals remain aware of these risks and take steps to limit their exposure to fluoride if they have concerns about their health.
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