Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Of Fluoride's Hazards

A commenter with the colorfully perverse screen name of "Affordable Teeth Whitening" brought forth this tantalizing objection to an earlier post of mine:

"Fluoride in water improves the health of teeth, and has no negative side-effects. Therefore, we should fluoridize the water." I dont support this at all fluoride is a poison that accumulates in our bones and has been associated with cancer more than a few times! it is a is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long range basis.
So now way does it have "no negative side-effects."
Oh no, Affordable Teeth Whitening, you won't be sucking me into that. There was a time in my life when I devoted considerable time and effort evaluating the various claims and counterclaims about water fluoridation; when I read widely and in depth on the topic; when I consulted dentists, activists, men on the street, various forms of divination, the wisdom of the fathers. At the end of that long process, I came away firmly convinced of one thing, and I remain convinced of it to this day: I don't give a shit about water fluoridation.

1 comment:

BRIAN JACKSON said...

I would suggest that a lot of research has been done in many countries since the pro fluoride writers "research" Its now no longer even associated with protection of teeth but rather damages them and will take a lot more time, money and discomfort than mere teeth whitening. Its a toxic waste and even if they use the so called natural fluoride its still dangerous or even deadly and is associated with such ailments as dental and skeletal fluorosis, brittle bone disease, bone cancer, disruption of the endocrine system, weight gain, diabetes, attention deficit disorder, reduce IQ in children, lowered sperm count, reduced fertility in women. There is no safe dosage and even levels as low as 0.21 PPM is enough to stop salmon and trout spawning. The one part per million level can easily be exceeded by fluoride from tea, grape juice and many other foods amd drugs including injected drugs. Such claims as "safe and effective" "optimal levels etc are sure signs that the writer is still reading the now discredited pro fluoride propaganda written in the 1940s. Its not a medicine, correct dosage cannot be ensured and it doesnt work. If you dont beleive me then log on to the Fluoride Action Network at http://www.fluoridealert.org/ or contact either Friends of the Earth UK, the National Pure Water Association or the UK Councils against Fluoride If you really want it, you can get it in toothpaste but be carefull to rinse the mouth, espeicially the mouths of young children. Say No to Fluoride and together we can stop this poisonous muck and the mentally deraged politicians and their puppets in all parties that support it.