Busting the big myth
You know the problem with “drinking the Kool-Aid”?
They usually mix it with fluoridated water.
Yes…for far too long, Americans have been swallowing the ridiculous myth that fluoride fights cavities and keeps teeth strong.
And all the big guns have been working together to promote this one: the government, big business, and just about every dentist on the planet.
That’s why it’s so hard for some people to let go of the preposterous myth that water fluoridation is healthy…necessary even. It’s the exact opposite. It’s actually toxic.
So it’s time to stop swallowing the story…and the fluoride.
What’s in your water?
Millions still believe the fluoridation myth. But millions more are catching on all over the world, and it’s finally gaining traction here in the U.S.
Israel is discontinuing public water fluoridation. Officials in Ireland may soon make fluoridation a criminal offense. France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Portugal and many other countries don’t fluoridate. Canadians and Australians have been phasing it out quickly in recent years.
And at long last, many U.S. communities are waking up to the dangers of this public toxin.
Wichita, KS, and Fairbanks, AK, recently turned it down. Last month, Portland, OR — the largest non-fluoridated city in the country — voted down fluoridation for the FOURTH time in 60 years.
This may make them three of the safest cities in the U.S.
Think I’m exaggerating?
Consider this telling Harvard study: Researchers found that children in high fluoride areas have significantly lower IQ scores than kids in low fluoride areas. (Previous animal studies suggest fluoride might be a neurotoxin.)
Other research shows that high fluoride levels might drain your testosterone. Men, that’s the LAST thing you need. And infertility is just a small part of that problem.
Studies have also linked fluoridation to other health worries, including bone cancer, arthritis, and reduced thyroid function.
But the most ironic chapter in the fluoride myth is dental health.
Rates of cavities are the same in fluoridated and non-fluoridated industrialized countries. So the dental benefit just isn’t there.
No dental (or any) benefit. Lower IQ. Impotence and infertility. Potential for all kinds of disease. It all adds up to something WORSE than junk. And we pay for the privilege!
Enough is enough!
Go to the Fluoride Action Network website to find out if your community has a grassroots organization to get rid of fluoridation. And if nobody in your town has challenged the fluoride powers that be, you can use that same link to find tips on how to start a local coalition.
It’s time to make our water safe to swallow again.
“Portland Uses Science & Integrity to Defeat Fluoridation” Fluoride Action Network, 5/21/13, fluoridealert.org