If you still believe the myth that fluoride is good for your children’s (and your) teeth, think again. There are a vast number of scientific research studies confirming the opposite – that fluoride is a toxin that is extremely detrimental to your body, your brain, and even to your teeth.
One of the most active research areas today is fluoride’s ability to damage your brain. Recent human studies from China have confirmed the results of previous animal studies; that elevated fluoride exposure leads to reduced I.Q. and an increase in behavioral issues in children (ADD, ADHD, depression and learning disabilities of all kinds).
Fluoride exposure has been linked to many health problems, including hip fractures, neurological damage, ADD/ADHD, lead poisoning, Alzheimer's Disease, birth defects, skeletal fluorosis, dental fluorosis, early onset of puberty, immune system suppression, thyroid dysfunction (weight gain!), bone cancer and other rare forms of cancer.
As award-winning journalist, Christopher Bryson details in his book, The Fluoride Deception, fluoridating water began in the mid 1940’s as a solution to fluoride pollution, generated by the Atomic Bomb Program, and the aluminum industry.
Starting it off with the discovery, that a natural form of fluoride (fluorite a natural form of calcium fluoride) seemed to strengthen teeth, industry lobbyists were able to convince government that drinking toxic chemical fluoride compounds – the waste materials from fluoride-polluting industries – would be good for us. We now understand it changes the main mineral in tooth enamel, hydroxyapatite, into a more-decay resistant material called fluorapatite, New research has found that the fluorapatite layer formed in this way is only 6 nanometers thick -- meaning it would take almost 10,000 such layers to span the width of a human hair. According to Science Daily, "The scientists question whether a layer so thin, which is quickly worn away by ordinary chewing, really can shield teeth from decay".
After analyzing hundreds of fluoride studies, researchers found that fluoride: Alters endocrine function, especially in the thyroid,Causes dental fluorosis in young children,May lower IQ,May increase the risk of bone fractures,Because scientific evidence suggests that water fluoridation is ineffective and dangerous to health, over 1,200 professional are now urging Congress to stop water fluoridation. Source Reuters January 2, 2008.
Instead of risking increasing lawsuits from farmers whose crops and cattle were dying downwind, or having to spend enormous amounts of money to dispose of these chemicals safely, they were now able to SELL their waste material as a “health” product!
In response to questions from a Congressional subcommittee in 1999-2000 it was noted that the industrial grade waste products used to fluoridate over 90% of America's drinking water supplies (fluorosilicate compounds) have never been subjected to toxicological testing nor received FDA approval for human ingestion.
The Fluoride in Saskatoon's water is not approved by the FDA (The Federal Drug Administration of the US.) We would like to have the choice of whether or not our children are essentially forced to consume this drug via our tapwater.
Consider that basic sodium fluoride, (which is a far simpler toxin than the fluoride compounds used for most water fluoridation) is also used for:
* Rat and cockroach poisons
* Military nerve gas (sarin)
And we drink this??
Not only is fluoride extremely dangerous as it accumulates in our bones over time it is extremely hard to remove and basic home filtration systems will not get it out. Reverse osmosis or drink a neural toxin! We are being medicated without our consent. 8 Canadian cities have already been successful at getting the fluoridation of there municipal water stopped- let us be next!
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We, the Citizens, call on to the City of Saskatoon to stop adding Fluoride to our municipal water supply.
The Ban Fluoride in Saskatoon petition to Citizens of Saskatoon was written by Joanne and is in the category Health at GoPetition.