Tooth decay is NOT caused by a lack of fluoride in our water, but by our diet, nutrition, and state of health.
Some areas which have naturally occurring fluoride in their water do have lower incidences of cavities, however the type of fluoride present is naturally occurring calcium fluoride, not man made hydrofluosilic acid (aka: hydrofluorosilicic acid) (H2SiF6), sodium fluoride (NaF), or sodium silicofluoride (Na2SiF6), the compounds used to fluoridate water systems.
Fluoridation chemicals are byproducts of the phosphate fertilizer and aluminum industries… correction, not byproducts but waste products… toxic waste products. These industries would not be allowed to simply dump this toxic waste, so they have found an ideal solution… sell it as a supplement. If they tried to dump it in our rivers or streams, there would be a terrible outcry, and these companies would be heavily fined.
Sodium Fluoride is also registered with the EPA as a rat poison.
Fluoride bio-accumulates in the body.
Fluoride Does the Following: inactivates 62 enzymes (Judd) increases the aging process (Yiamouyiannis) increases the incidence of cancer and tumor growth (Waldbott/Yiamouyiannis) disrupts the immune system (Waldbott) causes genetic damage (Tsutsui, et al) interrupts DNA repair-enzyme activity (Waldbott) increased arthritis and is a systemic poison. — Dr. Ted H. Spence, DDS, ND, PhD/DSc, MH http://www.mercola.com/1999/feb/21/fluoride_controversy.htm
The fluoride that is used to fluoridate our drinking water supplies, is a toxic waste product. It is industrial grade, not pharmaceutical grade. There is a world of difference here. It is not even pure sodium fluoride — bad as that would be — but it also has impurities, including LEAD and ARSENIC, 2 other very serious poisons in their own right. Arsenic has been implicated in 6 types of cancer. And lead… well gasoline companies had to take the lead out of gasoline, because it is so toxic and causes learning disorders in children. Of course we don't drink gasoline!
The amount of fluoride that would be added to our drinking water is 1 part per million (1 ppm). That would only allow for each of us to drink one liter of water per day, in order to get our daily dose. That includes water we cook with and water in processed beverages, such as sodas, if they were made with city or county water in a district which fluoridates its water.
Unlike the chlorine that is added to drinking water, fluoride doesn't evaporate. Therefore, when fluoridated water is boiled, the fluoride is not released (as is the case with the chlorine in our water), but instead it is concentrated, which means even higher dosages are taken. Unlike chlorinated water, fluoridated water has no distinctive odor; you can't smell it, taste it, or see it, so there is no way of knowing if you are being overdosed.
Fluoride is difficult to filter out of drinking water. Most home filters do not filter it out. To do this requires expensive reverse osmosis or distillation systems.
Even if fluoride did work well, and wasn't as highly toxic as it is, and didn't have additional highly toxic impurities, why should the government put it into our drinking water, making everyone ingest it? We don't do that with vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, or a host of other known essential nutrients. Why just fluoride? This is mass medication we are talking about.
Fluoride makes teeth harder but not stronger, and causes fluorosis, chalky-white spots, staining, and pitting. The problem is that in addition to the hardening, small pits appear, which become tiny fissures, which become larger cracks. This is akin to jumping from the frying pan (of dental cavities) into the fire (of fluorosis, and cracked teeth). Too much fluoride causes tooth enamel to soften and teeth to become more prone to cavities. The dangers of fluoride are well known and well documented. Even the US government knows this: On 9/1/00, in a twenty-two page response to the United States House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, Chairman, Charles Fox, Assistant Administrator US-EPA, admitted that after more than five decades of fluoridation at least tens of millions of Americans could be adversely affected by fluoridated drinking water. He goes on to say:
"POPULATIONS THAT ARE UNUSUALLY SUSCEPTIBLE
Existing data indicate that subsets of the population may be unusually susceptible to the effects of fluoride and its compounds. These populations include the elderly, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems…. Poor nutrition increases the incidence and severity of dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis."
Charles Fox, Toxicological Profile for Fluorides,
US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,
1993 page 112 from http://www.gjne.com/fluoride
There are numerous studies which have found higher incidence of cavities in areas with fluoridated water than in areas with non-fluoridated water… also higher incidence of cancers.
Commercial Uses of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid
Sterilization of equipment
Tanning of animal hides
Ceramics and glass: Glass etching
Commercial Laundry: As a neutralizer for alkalis
Hardening of cement
Oil well acidizing
Rust and stain removal for textiles
Note how this last use does not exactly fit in with the other industrial applications of the highly toxic chemical.
Two articles on mutations caused by fluoride: "Sodium Fluoride-induced Morphological and Neoplastic Transformation Chromosome Aberrations, Sister Chromatid Exchanges, and Unscheduled DNA Synthesis in Cultured Syrian Hamster Embryo Cells", Takeki Tsutsui, Nobuko Suzuki and Manabu Ohmori, Can Res, 44:938-941, 1984 (March) "Sodium Fluoride-induced Chromosome Aberrations in Different Stages of the Cell Cycle: A Proposed Mechanism", Marilyn J. Aardema, et al, Mutation Research, 223:191-203, 1989 The above titles say it all! — Dr. Ted H. Spence, DDS, ND, PhD/DSc, MH http://www.mercola.com/1999/feb/21/fluoride_controversy.htm
For additional information, check out these websites:
http://www.fluoride-journal.com (for health professionals)
Huge Fluoride Spill in Pittsburgh,
PA National Response Center – Emergency Response Data
Source: Fluoridation News
September 17, 1996
An 8,000 gallon capacity storage tank at the City of Pittsburgh water treatment plant split open on Saturday, September 14, pouring at least 5,000 gallons of hydrofluorosilicic acid into the Allegheny River. The tank had a weak seam in it. Officials are investigating purchase records to determine who was the manufacturer of the tank. One water treatment employee was overcome by fumes and taken to St. Margaret Memorial Hospital. The leak was discovered at 11:30 a.m. It took about 11 hours to transfer the rest of the hydrofluorosilicic acid to another storage tank. The fumes dissipated quickly because of windy weather. The Coast Guard issued a chemical spill advisory on the Allegheny River. Boating and all river traffic was halted.
Thanks to Larry Morningstar, Adrian Chang, Dr. Grady Deal, Dr. Penny Neal,
Dr. Ann West, Greg Norby, and Light Line for compiling this information.