The inorganic anion fluoride is used in many aspects of modern life. From dental health products and services to being added to the water supply, many of us are getting rather large doses in order to maintain dental “health”. But fluoride is not an essential vitamin. Until recently much of the human population had not even been exposed to this dangerous anion. One study shows how dramatic overexposure to fluoride can have rather immediate affects such as vomiting cramping, nausea, and even death.
Many scientists are now coming out stating that fluoride is known to be a neurotoxin. It can affect neural development and has been linked to a variety of cancers. This is a very important problem in today’s world as people regularly visit the dentist for fluoride treatments, not to mention the toothpaste they use everyday also contains the harmful substance. More frightening however, is how much fluoride is added to the public water supply. It seems people don’t really get a say in the matter anymore, and it is critically important that people become aware of how their local governments are poisoning them.
Great article, and also pretty frightening as well! Fluoride has been detected in water population for some time due to many things such as fracking. With statements now coming out about its neurotoxicity i think its very important to implement the clean water act and new ideas for cleaning the water.ReplyDelete
When I was in elementary school, every student had to have a slip signed giving the school nurse permission to administer a weekly fluoride treatment in an effort to promote dental health. This was done for every student every week from grades 1-8. I had no idea the effects of fluoride, or even more so, that it is not necessarily a beneficial vitamin the way it was once "sold" to us to be. Very interesting article!!ReplyDelete