The Price of Too Much Fluoride
Fluoride – Some Interesting Facts
“The first occurrence of fluoridated drinking water on Earth was discovered in Nazi prison camps in Germany. The Gestapo cared little about the supposed effect of fluoride on children’s teeth; their alleged reason for mass-treating the water with sodium fluoride was to sterilize humans and force people in their concentration camps into quiet submission.”
Ref: The Crime and Punishment of IG Farben by Joseph Borkin
Major George R. Jordan of the USAF testified before Congressional Un-American Activities Committees in the 1950s that, in his position as Soviet Liaison Officer, the Soviets openly admitted…
“Use fluoride in the water supply of their gulags (concentration camps), to make the prisoners stupid, docile and submissive.”
Fluoride, or hydrofluorosilicic acid (H 2 SiF 6 ), is not of natural origin but is a waste product derived from the industrial manufacture of aluminum, zinc, uranium, aerosols, insecticides, fertilizers, plastics, lubricants and pharmaceuticals.
It is also a Part II poison under the UK Poisons Act 1972, ranked in toxicity above lead and just below arsenic.
Fluoride is one of the base ingredients in PROZAC (FLUoxetene Hydrochloride) and Sarin nerve gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUoride).
US toothpastes containing fluoride are required by law to state: “WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years old. If you accidentally swallow more than was used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately.”
Sources of fluoride include: fluoridated dental products, fluoridated pesticides, fluoridated pharmaceuticals, foods processed with fluoridated water, and tea. The tea plant mostly seems to absorb large amounts of fluoride and the more mature the leaf, the more fluoride there is. Young green leaves are less so.
Research by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a respected research organization based in Washington, suggests that boys exposed to fluoride between the ages of 5 and 10 will suffer from an increased rate of osteosarcoma (bone cancer) between 10 and 19 years old.
Although osteosarcoma is rare, accounting for only about 3% of childhood cancers, it is particularly dangerous. The mortality rate in the first five years is around 50% and almost all survivors have limbs amputated, usually legs. The EWG has called for fluoride in tap water to be added to the US government’s classified list of substances known or suspected to cause cancer in humans.
The Scientific American study, completed in January 2008, “concluded that fluoride can subtly alter endocrine function, particularly in the thyroid gland which produces hormones regulating growth and metabolism.”
Article in the Lancet on neurotoxins by P.Grandjean and PJ Landrigan; November 8, 2006. “Fluoride is a toxin and harmful to the brain and spinal cord.”
Sulfuryl fluoride is a colorless and odorless gas recently legitimized for the fumigation of stored foods, i.e. grains, herbs, dried ingredients such as powdered eggs, etc. The following is a quote from the Fluoride Action Network website
“It is now acceptable for fumigations to produce fluoride residues of 70 ppm” in or on “all processed foods (except processed foods specified otherwise), 130 ppm” in or on “wheat, and 900 ppm” in or on “dried eggs.”
As for the toxicity of sulfuryl fluoride, the main target is the brain. According to the California Bureau of Environmental Health Risk Assessment, its effect is vacuolation of sections of the brain. It means holes in the brain.
Published research by Dr. Phyllis Mullenix shows fluoride buildup and permanent brain damage in animals exposed to moderate levels. Offspring of pregnant animals showed marked hyperactivity (ADD) while adult animals with the same dosage showed sluggishness or hypoactivity.
Fluoride interferes with iodine uptake crucial for hormone regulation and is thought to be responsible for the high incidence of underactive thyroid in Birmingham, UK, a fluoridated area for forty years. The area topped the UK’s ‘fat list’ in 2003 with 22% of the population classed as clinically obese.
Sixty percent of the United States water supply is fluoridated where an estimated 13 million women were diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, and drugs used to treat hypothyroidism were the second most prescribed drug in 1999.
Aluminum is regularly added at water treatment plants to remove suspended solids and small amounts inevitably reach the public water supply. Aluminum and fluoride easily combine to produce aluminum fluoride. Elemental aluminum cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, unlike the compound aluminum fluoride. Aluminum fluoride is toxic to the kidneys and very poorly excreted. Aluminum salts in the brain are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
A series of epidemiological studies in China have associated high fluoride exposures with lower IQ. In Sihong County, Jiangsu Province, China, high levels of fluoride in drinking water were significantly associated with higher rates of mental retardation in a group of 512 children aged 8 to 13. (IQ The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) stated in 1977 that, for the average individual, a retention of 2 mg/day would result in disabling skeletal fluorosis after age 40.
What makes fluoride so toxic to humans is that about half of the daily fluoride intake will not be eliminated. That’s what makes it so dangerous. Toxicologists like to say – “The dose makes the poison.” Well, there is at least some agreement that in a healthy individual the kidneys will be able to remove approximately 50% of daily fluoride intake. The rest will be permanently absorbed by calcareous matter, such as bones and teeth.
If you live in a fluoridated zone, drink several cups of brewed tea, or consume soft drinks and foods made with water from a fluoridated zone, you could easily consume 10 liters of fluoridated water per day.
Scientists are reluctant to make any adverse effects public, as the resulting litigation would cost billions and likely last for decades. So we find ourselves in the usual place where our health is concerned; faced with doing our own research and due diligence.
Many European countries, including France, Germany and Switzerland, have now banned the discharge of hydrofluorosilicic acid into their drinking water. But oh my god. Just as the devastating consequences of too much fluoride are becoming all too evident in the United States, Alan Johnson, the current Health Secretary, has announced that he wishes every family in the UK had added fluoride. fluoride to his tap water. One wonders if he has not drunk too much fluoridated water.