Do you think Fluoride should be removed from the water systems?
asked 9 March 2016 asked by theH2Oman (630 points)
That is a very interesting article, thanks for the link! I personally believe it is not needed in our water, the only way they sold the public on it was for dental health, which I have never seen a test proving that you have less chance developing tooth decay than you would without fluoride in the water. Also, fluoridated toothpaste is the norm now, so it is not needed. The potential negative health effects far outweigh the benefits, and the article you mentioned seemed to back up my point of view even greater.
Fluoridation began, at the beginning of the last century, with the mistaken belief that ingested fluoride was essential for healthy teeth.It was a time when vitamins & minerals were found to be essential to prevent "disease" e.g. vitamin C prevents scurvy, vitamin D to prevent rickets (Both are essential nutrients; but fluoride isn't) Unlike those nutrients, consuming a fluoride-free diet does not cause tooth decay making fluoride a drug and not essential or a nutrient. And, like all drugs, fluoride has adverse side effects. Legislators should never be allowed to act like physicians and prescribe a medicine (or any substance) to the entire population, deliver it by water engineer and then dose it based on thirst and not age, health, weight, and need and monitored for overexposure and side effects. Rotten diets make rotten teeth and no amount of fluoride has changed that. So it's no surprise that the recent fluoridation research review by the trusted UK Cochrane group could find no valid evidence proving tooth decay increases after fluoridation stops. Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land and "putting dentists out of business," as fluoridationists used to claim, fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) into every nook and cranny of America providing more cosmetic dentistry income while tooth decay has become a national epidemic in the US after 71 years of fluoridation, 61 years of fluoridated toothpaste, a glut of fluoridated dental products (and in higher concentrations), a fluoride-saturated food supply and fluoride containing medicines.. The most used fluoridation chemicals - hydrofluosilicic acid - is allowed to contain trace amounts of lead, arsenic, mercury and other toxins. The FDA never approved hydrofluosilicic or any form of fluoride for ingestion. It's an unapproved drug which has never been studied for safety or effectiveness. All fluoride use is based on early, scientifically flawed research by unintentially biased dentists
I don't want to appear to preach but here are some important things to consider about fluoridation. -Can’t control dose once it is in water -No Dr. supervision to observe for side affects -Life- long medication – every day of your life -No informed consent to medication -No one can force someone to take a medication Concerning the local Medical Officer of Health who supports fluoridation - here are some questions that should be asked of them: Would you administer a medication to someone you have never met? Would you administer a medication to a person whose health history you knew nothing about? Would you administer a medication for which you had no control of dosage? Would you ever administer a medication and give it to everybody regardless of age or health? Would you administer a medication that was not prescribed by a doctor? Would you administer a medication that did not incorporate Dr supervision to observe for possible side-affects? Would you administer a medication to be taken by a person every day of their lives? Would you administer a medication without your patients informed consent? If the Medical Officer of Health answers "yes" to any of the above questions - you need to question whether you want to keep that person on.