Sodium Fluoride has been officially classed as a neurotoxin by the world’s leading scientists.
Proof of how negatively fluoride can affect our health has actually been increasing at a quick rate throughout the previous few years.
Individuals are hoping that by bringing awareness to this that somehow we can get sodium fluoride removed from the world’s water systems.
A big development has actually been made here just recently.
Fluoride is a neurotoxin
One of the worlds most prominent medical journals, The Lancet, has declared that fluoride has been at last classified as a neurotoxin, one hundred percent.
This puts it in the exact same category as things like lead, arsenic, and mercury.
This news was launched by the author Stefan Smyle who was citing a report that had been published in The Lancet Neurology.
In this report, the authors mentioned that aside from this neurotoxin, many more stay undiscovered throughout the world.
They noted that many children are now being impacted by neurodevelopmental specials needs brought on by these neurotoxins.
The research study authors have discovered that while fluoride in our water supplies, it is also found elsewhere.
Researchers discovered fluoride in highly-processed brands of tea that are grown in areas that are more than likely extremely contaminated.
The scientists note that the contamination is other products due to fluoride pollution is a major cause for concern.
Most parents have been boycotting fluoridated toothpaste entirely and are turning to natural alternatives in order to ensure their family’s safety.
An excellent natural go-to brand of toothpaste is called Earthpaste for those who may not already be aware of it.
Products such as this contain zero traces of sodium fluoride making it a far safer alternative to regular toxic toothpaste.
If you can’t find this brand, try reading the labels of other brands to toothpaste and mouthwashes to find one without fluoride.
Another way to free yourself from fluoridated toothpaste is by making your own.
Take a look at the video below for a guide on how to make natural fluoride-free toothpaste.
Fluoride and Cancer
Fluoride is added to the water supply throughout North America and certain parts of Europe.
In many other nations, fluoride is strictly prohibited, however.
Why is this?
Because fluoride is a neurotoxin that’s incredibly hazardous for our health.
Fluoride in our drinking water has been linked to various sort of cancer.
If you haven’t done it already, removing the fluoride in your water is an absolute must if you want to protect yourself and keep your family healthy.
According to Dr. Mercola, aside from fluoride being a neurotoxin, there are several other reasons you should avoid it.
See the list of proven facts about fluoride below.
10 Facts About Fluoride
1. Most Developed Countries Do Not Fluoridate Their Water
More people drink fluoridated water in the US alone than in the rest of the world combined.
In Western Europe, for instance, 97 percent of the population drinks non-fluoridated water.
2. Fluoridated Countries Do Not Have Less Tooth Decay Than Non-Fluoridated Countries
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between developed countries that fluoridate their water and those that do not.
The decline in tooth decay the US has experienced over the last 60 years, which is often attributed to fluoridated water, has likewise occurred in all developed countries (most of which do not fluoridate their water).
3. Fluoride Affects Many Tissues in Your Body Besides Your Teeth
Many assume that consuming a neurotoxin like fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health.
But according to a 500-page scientific review, is a toxic neurotoxin.
The study found that fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.
There have been over 34 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage, including lower IQ in children.
Studies have shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including:
|Increased lead absorption||Disrupts synthesis of collagen||Hyperactivity and/or lethargy||Muscle disorders|
|Thyroid disease||Arthritis||Dementia||Bone fractures|
|Lowered thyroid function||Bone cancer (osteosarcoma)||Inactivates 62 enzymes and inhibits more than 100||Inhibited formation of antibodies|
|Genetic damage and cell death||Increased tumor and cancer rate||Disrupted immune system||Damaged sperm and increased infertility|
4. Fluoridation is Not a “Natural” Process
Fluoride is naturally occurring in some areas, leading to high levels in certain water supplies “naturally.”
Fluoridation advocates often use this to support its safety.
However, naturally occurring substances are not automatically safe (think of arsenic, for instance).
Further, the fluoride added to most water supplies is not the naturally occurring variety but rather a fluorosilicic acid, which is captured in air pollution control devices of the phosphate fertilizer industry.
As FAN reported:
“This captured fluoride acid is the most contaminated chemical added to public water supplies, and may impose additional risks to those presented by natural fluorides. These risks include a possible cancer hazard from the acid’s elevated arsenic content, and a possible neurotoxic hazard from the acid’s ability–under some conditions–to increase the erosion of lead from old pipes.”
5. 40% of American Teenagers Show Visible Signs of Fluoride Overexposure
About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis, a condition that refers to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel that are caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming.
In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms.
It’s likely this is a sign that children are receiving large amounts of fluoride from multiple sources, including not only drinking water but also fluoride toothpaste, processed beverages/foods, fluoride pesticides, tea, non-stick pans and some fluorinated drugs.
So not only do we need to address the issue of water fluoridation but how this exposure is magnified by other sources of fluoride that are now common.
It’s also important to realize that dental fluorosis is NOT “just cosmetic.”
It can also be an indication that the rest of your body, such as your bones and internal organs, including your brain, have been overexposed to fluoride as well.
In other words, if fluoride is having a visually detrimental effect on the surface of your teeth, you can be virtually guaranteed that it’s also damaging other parts of your body, such as your bones.
6. For Infants, Fluoridated Water Provides No Benefits, Only Risks
Infants who consume formula made with fluoridated tap water may consume up to 1,200 micrograms of fluoride or about 100 times more than the recommended amounts.
Such “spikes” of fluoride exposure during infancy provide no known advantage to teeth, but they do have plenty of known harmful effects.
Babies given fluoridated water in their formula are not only more likely to develop dental fluorosis, but may also have reduced IQ scores.
In fact, a Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.
A number of prominent dental researchers now advise that parents should not add fluoridated water to baby formula.
7. Fluoride Supplements Have Never Been Approved by the FDA
The fluoride supplements sometimes prescribed to those who are not drinking fluoridated water have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of tooth decay.
In fact, the fluoride supplements that the FDA has reviewed have been rejected.
“So with fluoridation, we are adding to the water a prescription-strength dose of a drug that has never been approved by the FDA,” FAN noted.
8. Fluoride is the Only Medicine Added to Public Water
Fluoride is added to drinking water to prevent a disease (tooth decay), and as such becomes a medicine by FDA definition.
While proponents claim this is no different than adding vitamin D to milk, fluoride is not an essential nutrient.
Many European nations have rejected fluoride for the very reason that delivering medication via the water supply would be inappropriate.
Water fluoridation is a form of mass medication that denies you the right to informed consent.
9. Swallowing Fluoride Provides Little Benefit to Teeth
It is now widely recognized that fluoride’s only justifiable benefit comes from topical contact with teeth, which even the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged.
Adding it to water and pills, which are swallowed, offers little, if any, benefit to your teeth.
10. Disadvantaged Communities are the Most Disadvantaged by Fluoride
Fluoride toxicity is exacerbated by conditions that occur much more frequently in low-income areas.
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Infant formula consumption
- Kidney disease
African American and Mexican American children have significantly higher rates of dental fluorosis, and many low-income urban communities also have severe oral health crises, despite decades of water fluoridation.
“The simple fact is that poor populations need dental care, not fluoridation chemicals in their water. The millions of dollars spent each year promoting fluoridation would be better spent advocating for policies that provide real dental care: like allowing dental therapists to provide affordable care to populations with little access to dentists. In short, fluoridation provides good PR for dental trade associations, but bad medicine for those it’s supposedly meant to serve.”