Fluoride in water is not safe or beneficial

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: March 17 2014 | 1:47 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:44 am in

Water fluoridation is a very real and insidious health hazard.

According to the handbook, “Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products,” fluoride is more poisonous than lead and slightly less poisonous than arsenic. Fluoride is a cumulative poison that accumulates in bone over the years.

The Journal of the American Medical Association has published articles linking increased hip fracture rates to fluoride in the water. And the fluoride facts only get worse.

A Procter & Gamble study showed that as little as half the amount of fluoride used in public drinking water resulted in a significant increase in genetic damage.

As early as the mid-1970s, research indicated that 10,000 or more fluoridation-linked cancer deaths occur yearly in the United States.

The deadly truth about fluoride continued to be ignored, however. Later research confirmed the ability of fluoride to transform normal cells into cancer cells. Additional studies have shown fluoride linked to a rare form of liver cancer in mice, oral tumors and cancers in rats and bone cancer in male rats.

Safe and beneficial?

In addition to fluoride’s well-documented toxic effects, fluoride even at dosages of 1 part per million found in artificially fluoridated water can inhibit enzyme systems, damage the immune system, contribute to calcification of soft tissues, worsen arthritis and cause dental fluorosis in children.

Bottom line, fluoride is not safe and it’s not beneficial.

Want the truth? Read Christopher Bryson’s “The Fluoride Deception.”

Jeff Benson

Cedar Rapids

 

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