While fluoride is banned in Sweden, Denmark and Holland and abandoned in Belgium and West Germany it is still used in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. While fluoride is meant to help prevent tooth decay it is interesting to note that the US has among the highest rates of dental decay in the world.
The consumption of refined sugar seems to play a much greater role in whether we get dental decay or not. Many native tribes studied by the likes of Dr Weston Price had little or no dental decay and none had fluoride.
The idea of adding fluoride to water supplies arose in the USA in 1939. Its main proponent was Dr Gerald Fox of the Mellon Institute, owners of Alcoa Aluminium. Fluoride is a waste product of the aluminium industry. The Mellon Institutes research found that fluoride in drinking water strengthened tooth enamel making it more resistant to decay. Like much industry funded research, the results are predictable when you follow the money.
According to Steve Meyerowitz book “Water the Ultimate cure” independent studies have shown that fluoride is implicated in:
• Skin eruptions
• Gastric distress
• Immune System problems
• Downs Syndrome (genetic damage)
• Breakdown of collagen protein
• Heart problems
In their book Fluoride the great dilemma Drs Waldbott, Burgstahler and McJinney add to the list
• Kidney disease
• Hormonal imbalance
• Lowered enzyme activity
• Reduced fertility
• Birth defects
• Osteoporosis (skeletal flourosis)
• And would you believe it damaging children’s teeth (dental fluorosis)
Other uses for fluoride include
• Rat poison
• Deworming pigs
• Delousing chickens
I think you may be getting the picture by now. Why take the risk of ingesting fluoride if you can improve your dental health by good dental hygiene and not consuming refined sugar?
If you live in an area that has fluoride in the water, we recommend using a water distiller as the only 100% effective way to remove it. We carry a range of counter top and automatic water distillers