January 2, 2013
This article is an excerpt from The Health Conspiracy and How To End It that has been expanded upon.
Fluoride is a compound that is added to most drinking water in the United States and some other countries. It can even be found in your food and other products such as toothpaste and dental floss. Now, why is fluoride added to the water? Let’s have a look at the alleged “logic” here with a pretend conversation:
Steve: Why is fluoride added to the water?
Bob: It’s supposed to fight cavities.
Steve: Okay. Whose cavities?
Bob: The cavities of low income families.
Steve: So, it’s put in the water?
Steve: But, isn’t most water used for showering, washing clothes, washing dishes and flushing toilets?
Steve: And, wouldn’t higher income families have healthier teeth, based on your logic, so they wouldn’t need fluoridated water?
Steve: So, why, exactly, is it in all of the water then?
Bob: Because, it’s supposed to fight cavities.
Now, that conversation sounds like it could have been between Dorothy and Toto while following the yellow brick road. But, that is actually the logic for fluoridating our water supply. And, here’s another brain buster for you. If it’s supposed to fight cavities, why do you swallow it? Do you eat chap stick when your lips are chapped? Do you chug a glass of sunscreen to prevent sunburn? I don’t think so. So, where’s the scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride fights cavities? Maybe, Dorothy and Toto can ask the wicked witch of the west when they see her.
But, let’s play the man behind the curtain for a second, and agree that fluoride does fight cavities. How much do we need? What if a man, 30 years of age, drinks 70 ounces of tap water a day and a female child, 6 years of age, drinks 40 ounces of tap water? What if it’s the opposite? Who’s saying that the girl is drinking too much or the man isn’t drinking enough? The fact is, fluoride is classified as a drug by the FDA and is probably the only non-over-the-counter drug in America not administered by a doctor with no dosage control. Mass medication for everybody. Or, at least those who are unaware. Regardless whether it’s good or bad, why should anybody have the right to vote and tell his or her neighbors living in your town or city what they should have in their water?
What Is Fluoride and Where Does It Come From?
Fluoride can be found in its natural form in fresh and ocean water, but this is not what is added to drinking water. The fluoride in our water is actually a by product of the phosphate mining industry. Toxic fumes used to go into the atmosphere from refining phosphate into fertilizer. Once it was recognized that this was bad for the environment, wet scrubbing systems were installed to keep the toxic fumes from going into the outside air. The chemical residues inside the wet scrubbers, sodium silicofluoride and Hexafluorosilicic acid, had to be cleaned off and are considered hazardous waste, so it is illegal to just toss them out. So, it’s added to the water supply instead. Who are the geniuses that came up with that solution?
Just having a look at the label of sodium fluoride, it reads “Danger: Poison – Toxic By Ingestion”. A company that distributes fluoride to towns and cities provides a little more information. Health Hazards: “Corrosive to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes through direct contact, inhalation or ingestion.” “May cause severe irritation and burns, which may not be immediately apparent.” “Potential Health Effects: Ingestion Corrosive. Harmful or fatal if swallowed.” “May cause severe irritation and burns of the mouth, throat and digestive tract.” “Signs and symptoms: May lead to coma or death.”