Right now, a lot of controversy is brewing over water fluoridation. According to the film below, governments have been adding this chemical to our water supply for over 50 years now, and in more recent years, a wealth of information has surfaced about the dangers of this practice. We started adding fluoride to our water supply at around the same time that it was considered safe and healthy to smoke cigarettes, use lead paint, spray DDT, and test nuclear bombs, and I believe it’s safe to say that our understanding has shifted drastically in the last century.
We have realized that some of the things that scientists may have thought were okay at the time, actually weren’t, and there is nothing wrong with that — our knowledge and understanding of medicine changes all the time; we adapt, we adjust, we improve. So why is there still so much resistance to adapting now?
Aside from the fact that fluoride is a toxic chemical (we’ll get into that more a bit later), it is being added to the public water supply without our consent. That alone should raise some red flags, because, simply put, this constitutes forced medication. When is it ever acceptable to force someone to take medication against his or her will? This is actually preposterous and it completely violates our rights as human beings. If someone feels strongly that fluoride would be a benefit to their family’s and their own oral hygiene, they should be able to ask a dentist for a supply or get a prescription from a doctor. Fluoride is a drug and it makes absolutely no sense not to treat it like one. As things currently stand it is an entirely unregulated substance and there is absolutely no way to measure the dosage we are receiving. This is something to think about.
What Is Actually Being Added To The Water?
You may or may not be surprised to learn that the majority of what is actually being added to our water supply is not even the naturally occurring element we are familiar with, Fluorine, but is actually a byproduct of the production of fertilizers and other chemical processes that use the chemical compound, fluoride. This byproduct is generally a combination of lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, and many other toxic substances. It is then labelled as hydrofluorosilicic acid. This slurry of chemicals is classified as industrial waste and is extremely expensive to dispose of properly. The solution to this waste problem? Sell it to municipalities across North America and add it to our water supply in place of what we all believe to be fluoride and have been told is good for our teeth.
Is There Even Proof That Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Helps Our Teeth?
Today there exists more evidence demonstrating that fluoride, or hydrofluorosilicic acid, is bad for our teeth than there is to the contrary. Just because scientists believed it was beneficial over 50 years ago does not mean that we must continue to uphold that belief. New studies are emerging frequently; even the best known peer reviewed journal has classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, and the US government has admitted that Americans have been overdosed on it. Another study has also linked flouridation to hypothyroidism. These all deserve attention from our governments. If children are being exposed to a neurotoxin during their formative years and it is affecting their development, we need to know about it. It seems to me, at least, that we should be more concerned with the potential for brain damage than for cavities.
Many Cities Have Been Successful In Having Fluoride Removed From Their Drinking Water
Luckily, with the emergence of all this research, many municipalities are starting to re-think this practice and dive into the issue further, discussing whether or not it is safe for citizens and worth the money that is spent on it yearly. Already 97% of Western Europe has rejected water fluoridation in the first place. Perhaps they are a bit ahead of the game with this issue. Raise awareness about water fluoridation and watch the short documentary below! This is a great film to pass along to your friends and family and even city councillors.
Short Film: Our Daily Dose