Thursday, February 03, 2011

Fluoride Is Good for You

“Fluoride Is Good for You!”

Is it really?

Who is to be trusted, those who blindly accept the so-called consensus, or those who examine the evidence? One group that is working to set the evidence before the population is Fluoride Action Network.

The following 28 minute video, “Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation,” can also be found at their web site.

Featuring a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council's landmark review on fluoride, as well as dentists, medical doctors, and leading researchers in the field, this professionally-produced 28-minute DVD presents a powerful indictment of the fluoridation program. The DVD also includes four special features including Dr. Bill Osmunson's acclaimed statement on fluoride. A great resource for anyone involved in the issue.

On the matter of fluoride concerns, I have long wondered about even the amounts in toothpaste. Our dental hygienists have long encouraged using a fluoride rinse for our teeth, to “strengthen” them and to “reduce sensitivity” in them. We learned after that from various sources that evidence shows that teeth are made brittle over time by fluoride and that tooth chipping and cracking often results after years of exposure and saturation. Moreover, we learned of the extremely toxic nature of fluoride. After learning of this, we stopped using the rinses and have begun limiting our toothpaste exposure.

One of the things that troubles me regarding even toothpaste with fluoride, is the fact that for a period of two or more minutes one of the most highly absorbent parts of the body is being exposed to this highly toxic substance. The mouth and the blood vessels under the tongue have long been used for administration of nitroglycerin for heart attack minimization. This is because of the extremely rapid and efficient absorption of substances by the blood vessels of this area. Within seconds the effects are noticeable, meaning that the substance goes directly to the heart (and also the brain). So what does this say of even small amounts of fluoride in toothpaste and fluoride rinses?

Should this be a matter of concern for those who seek to maintain good health? And what then when it is added to the public water supply? Should people not be made to be aware of this issue?

Fluoride Action Network should be applauded for their efforts in this regard. In this video, other issues such as bone density and strength and arthritis are addressed. Oh, and have you heard of fluorosis? How many people even hear of these connections? Is it not time for someone to be alerting people?


bodylift said...

This is good information source. Seven drops of fluorosilicic acid is considered highly toxic and potentially lethal. Surprisingly, about 10 gallons per hour are pumped into the water supply of Austin. The effects of long-term exposure are fluorosilicic acid changes in the bone, corrosion of the mucous membranes cough, shock, pulmonary edema, fluorosis, coma and even death.

Not Alone +++ PAS said...

10 gallons per hour? This is insane! That means that every week 1,680 gallons are being dumped into Austin's water supply!

Thanks for sharing.