In March of 2011, city employees donned hazmat suits to contain a chemical spill at the water treatment plant in Rock Island, Illinois. The spill running from the delivery truck toward the street was starting to burn a hole in the concrete of the lot on which it was parked. Surely this must be some intense cleaning agent or disinfectant, right?
Wrong. It was hydrofluorosilicic acid; the compound used for the fluoridation of water. When you consume fluoridated tap water, you are also consuming a caustic substance that will eat away concrete.
Fluoride Has More Disadvantages Than Benefits
The long-held belief is that the benefit of naturally occurring fluorine, from which fluoride is extracted, is the prevention of tooth decay through remineralization. While there may be some strengthening of the enamel, the difference is negligible, and the health hazards are far more dangerous and detrimental.
Fluorine is a highly reactive compound, so it should surprise no one that extracting and using fluoride will have negative effects on the body. The very body part for which fluoride has most popularly been promoted, your teeth, can get destroyed by fluoride. The serious and life-altering dangers of fluoride include:
Fluorosis of teeth: White spots develop and pitting of the teeth occurs, making them brittle and more susceptible to breakage and decay
Fluorosis of the skeleton: The fluoride stays in your system and deposits in your bones, making them brittle just like your teeth, resulting in bones being easily broken and harder to heal as adults
Kidney disease: Not only can fluoride cause kidney disease, those with existing kidney conditions must not use fluoride of any kind
Break down of collagen
Increased chance of tumor formation
Increase of free radicals in the brain, which can lead to higher cases of
Alzheimer’s and dementia
Fluoride Triggers Increase In Lead Levels
The most neurological development in children happens between birth to 96 months, or age 8. Because of this, since the banning of lead in paint in 1978, this has been the age group of most concern when discussing the hazards of lead. Fluoride itself can hamper normal development, and it is also believed to trigger or amplify the effect of lead levels in a child’s blood. These two poisons can result in:
Fluoride Dangers for Babies
At birth, the blood-brain barrier is not fully developed and can be “leaky,” allowing more elements to pass through during this period of extreme and constant development. Whenever possible, breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby. Newborns and infants being nourished with formula made with tap water are potentially ingesting fluoride levels that are toxic to them, and can certainly be damaging to their neurological development. Unfortunately, baby formula contains fluoride, but you can limit the exposure by mixing it with non-fluoridated water.
Excessive Fluoride and Fluoride Dangers
The ADA and Department of Health and Human Services have made some strides in reducing the effects of fluoride dangers by lowering the recommended ratio of fluoridation of water to 0.7 ppm (parts per million), but this is not enough. The U.S. needs to follow the lead of the countries which recognize the extreme fluoride dangers, and have banned fluoridation of water or the use of fluoride:
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Wow that was a great article of fluoride’s adverse effect on dental health