Time for an important history lesson on fluoride!
50 years ago fluoride fall out from industrial waste plants were raining down upon the lands poisoning people, animals and crops. What corporations do, because by their very nature they are sociopathic (see the film "The Corporation") is called turning a liability into an asset. Due to the poisoning effect of fluoride, it kills bacteria (and all life!) so in the short run, cavities, which are caused by a bacteria called streptococcus viridans (and it's cousins) seem to lessen! Wow, what a miracle cure, right? NOT! It was actually a clever and devious opportunity to sell snake oil to innocent people and turn their profit margin right around. http://www.nofluoride.com/food_and_water.cfm
Fluorine is the lightest halogen in the periodic table. Other halogens include chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br), iodine (I), and astatine (At). Studies have shown that in the body it displaces iodine, specifically in the thyroid gland because of it's stronger negative electron pull. It also delays tooth bud formation in children, causes fluorosis in all bone tissue, therefore damaging them and weakening them. Fluoride makes brittle bones (by the way, your teeth are bones). These are well known FACTS.
“One cannot help but be alarmed by the negative effects of fluoride on bone strength consistently demonstrated in animal models.” - Dr. Charles Turner, Indiana University.
Details in this study here:
"A comparative study of fluoride ingestion levels, serum thyroid hormone & TSH level derangements, dental fluorosis status among school children from endemic and non-endemic fluorosis areas"
There are other negative side effects to fluoride exposure. “Fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans.” (National Research Council 2006). http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/pineal-gland/ There is much more evidence of this to be found via a simple search.
The good news! There are marvelous and healthy ways to not only prevent cavities without poisoning the body, but also to heal existing cavities and remineralize the teeth! Like these products I designed and create: they both heal and prevent cavities.
It's really PAST due time to get out of dark age thinking on fluoride as being helpful at all. It's simply not true.
There are no excuses anymore, as the evidence that shows industrial fluoride is nothing more than a poison that damages health in many ways. It's been a 50 year long mistake, are we really going to let this myth and fraud continue? Do you really care about the health and well being of children, of people? Then it is time to self-educate, speak up and stop this ignorance, rather than allowing more generations to suffer by this stubbornness toward change.
Amandha D. Vollmer
This creative mompreneur herbalist