Everybody “knows” that fluoride prevents cavities in our teeth…
Most people don’t know some of the more interesting facts on this highly toxic chemical waste.
Toxic waste - aluminium
Fluoride is a highly toxic chemical waste from the production of aluminium (and other metals). Several Americans sued the aluminium industry for their damages (health problems) caused by Fluoride. So they invented “practical” ways to get rid of Fluoride: rat poison, insecticide and Sarin gas.
The (German) Nazis had experimented with Fluoride in the concentration camps to discover that their slave labourers became docile and it can be used for sterilisation. These days Fluoride is also used in psychiatric drugs (that cause psychiatric problems).
In the 1950s it was discovered that Fluoride “prevents cavities in our teeth”. The research was really “independent”; financed by Aluminium Company of America (ALCOA), Aluminium Company of Canada, American Petroleum Institute, DuPont, Kaiser Aluminium, Reynolds Steel, US Steel and National Institute of Dental Research.
In 1952 a massive advertisement campaign was started, to dump Fluoride in the American tap water and tooth paste: http://rense.com/general3/fluo.htm
The Bush family is connected to ALCOA; see for example Paul O’Neil, who served as CEO for ALCOA before joining the George W. Bush administration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_H._O'Neill
In the 1950's, USAF Major George R. Jordan testified that the Soviets openly admitted to "using the fluoride in the water supplies in their concentration camps, to make the prisoners stupid, docile, and subservient
The available studies show that in some people, fluoride exposure causes increases in blood glucose or impaired glucose tolerance and/or increases the severity of diabetes. Impaired glucose metabolism appears to be associated with serum or plasma fluoride concentrations of about 0.1 mg/L or greater in both animals and humans.
Diabetic individuals will often drink more water than the average, so will have a higher than normal fluoride intake (at least in the USA): https://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/dia ... -diabetes/
Fluoride increases blood glucose levels and impairs glucose tolerance, likely by inhibiting insulin production or secretion.
Impaired glucose tolerance, often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has been found to occur in humans with fluoride intakes of only 0.07-0.4 mg/kg/day. Fluoride intake can therefore exacerbate diabetes.
Human and animal studies have found that excessive fluoride consumption leads to increased serum fluoride levels, with a concomitant increase in serum glucose levels.
If the body is not able to regulate the amount of glucose in the blood, as occurs in diabetes mellitus, chronic elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) can lead to serious complications.
This can cause damage to the kidneys, brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system, retina, legs and feet, etc.
Studies on both animals and humans have shown that after fluoride ingestion more insulin is secreted, which can result in hyperglycemia.
Fluoride may also lead to increased insulin resistance, or decreased insulin sensitivity, thus contributing to glucose intolerance: http://fluoridealert.org/issues/health/diabetes/
(archived here: http://archive.is/8ryBO
In a “scientific” report published in 2016, Fluegge used mathematical models to analyse publicly available data on fluoride water levels and diabetes incidence and prevalence rates across 22 states between 2005 and 2010.
Two sets of regression analyses suggested that supplemental water fluoridation increases diabetes incidence.
Fluegge reported that a one milligram increase in average county fluoride levels predicted a 0.17% increase in age-adjusted diabetes prevalence: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 132107.htm
Over 32 years, from 1980 to 2012, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes in the US nearly quadrupled, from 5.5 million to 21.3 million. Among adults, about 1.7 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year.
If this trend continues, as many as one third of the US population could have diabetes by 2050.
County-level data for the years 2005 and 2010 were collected, investigating if there is a correlation between diabetes incidence and fluoride in the drinking water.
Fluoride added to achieve “optimal” levels (between 0.7–1.2 ppm) was significantly associated with increases in both the incidence and prevalence of diabetes.
Adjusting for changes in physical inactivity, obesity, poverty, log population per square mile, mean number of years fluoridated and year, a 1 mg increase in the amount of added fluoride for an average county significantly increased the diabetes incidence by 0.23 per 1,000 as compared to a county without such an increase.
For added fluoride, a 1 ppm increase produced a 0.35 per 1,000 increase in diabetes incidence and a 0.27% increase in prevalence.
Among the 3 fluoridation chemicals used in this data set - sodium fluoride, fluorosilicic acid, or sodium fluorosilicate -, only sodium fluoride showed a significant and robust increase of diabetes.
The previous from K. Fluegge - Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted incidence and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010
(archived here: http://archive.is/BcR3f
In 1965, 3 independent studies were published that linked aluminium with Alzheimer’s disease. Subsequently numerous international studies have found more Alzheimer’s disease in areas with high aluminium levels in drinking water.
Normally metals from the body don’t reach the brain.
In 2013, Akinrinade and his colleagues from Bingham University in Nigeria showed that fluoride makes aluminium reach the brain. Fluoride combines with aluminium to form aluminium fluoride. In the body it eventually combines with oxygen to form aluminium oxide or alumina.
Aluminium oxide has been found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease: http://fluoridealert.org/news/is-dement ... oridation/
(archived here: http://archive.is/ad9yQ
US FDA didn’t approve fluoride because of toxicity
The FDA has never approved fluoride drops and tablets as either safe or effective, even though fluoride drugs have been prescribed for over 50 years. In 2016, the FDA announced that marketing fluoride drops and tablets for cavity prevention violates federal law.
On 13 January 2016, the FDA sent a warning letter to Kirkman Laboratories Inc., demanding the immediately cease of selling fluoride drops and tablets:
https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementAc ... 483224.htm
The above products also are “prescription drugs” as defined in section 503(b)(1)(A) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 353(b)(1)(A)], because, in light of their toxicity or potential for harmful effects, or the method of their use, or the collateral measures necessary for their use, they are not safe for use except under the supervision of a practitioner licensed by law to administer them.1
Strangely, the 4 largest pharmacies in the US - Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Wal-Mart - continue to sell unapproved fluoride drugs, in violation of the federal prohibition on introducing unapproved drugs and the laws of at least 17 stated which prohibit the "sale" of any drug not approved by the FDA: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/arti ... water.aspx
Cognitive impairment and other side effects
The following literature review by Peckham an Awofeso is not so positive about the health effects of fluoride– “Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention
” (2014): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956646/
Diet to prevent cavities
The United States' lead in instituting artificial water fluoridation led to its acceptance by the World Health Organization as an effective oral health intervention. At least 30 nations instituted artificial water fluoridation policies. However, a number of countries including Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland stopped fluoridating their water supplies due to concerns about safety and effectiveness [8, 9]. Currently, only about 5% of the world's population—350 million people—(including 200 million Americans) consume artificially fluoridated water globally. Only eight countries—Malaysia, Australia, USA, New Zealand, Singapore, and Ireland, more than 50% of the water supply artificially fluoridate. Over the past two decades many communities in Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand have stopped fluoridating their water supplies and in Israel the Minister for Health announced in April 2013 the end of mandatory water fluoridation. However, public health authorities continue to try and develop new community water fluoridation schemes.
The inability to control individual dose renders the notion of an “optimum concentration” obsolete. In the USA, a study in Iowa found that 90% of 3-month-olds consumed over their recommended upper limits, with some babies ingesting over 6 mg of fluoride daily, above what the Environmental Protection Agency and the WHO say is safe to avoid crippling skeletal fluorosis . Most recently a study in the UK of fluoride levels found in tea concluded that “… fluoride concentrations can exceed the recommended DRI of 4 mg/day…, in certain tea commodities, under the minimal brewing time of 2 min…” [42, page 569]. This study used nonfluoridated water but supports earlier findings by Koblar et al. who report that the adequate intake of fluoride from a 70 kg adult consuming five cups of tea daily ranges from 25 to 210% depending upon tea brand and whether the water is fluoridated .
In a meta-analysis of 27 mostly China-based studies on fluoride and neurotoxicity, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University in Shenyang found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children . All but one study suggested that high fluoride content in water may negatively affect cognitive development. The average loss in intelligence quotient (IQ) was reported as a standardized weighted mean difference of 0.45, which would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores with a standard deviation of 15 . While fluoride's effect on IQ in this meta-analysis did not reach statistical significance, the combined effect at population level is remarkable. A particular concern of the NRC committee was the impact of ingested fluoride on the thyroid gland . In a 2005 study, it was found that 47% of children living in a New Delhi neighbourhood with average water fluoride level of 4.37 ppm have evidence of clinical hypothyroidism attributable to fluoride. They found borderline low FT3levels among all children exposed to fluoridated water .
There are 66 enzymes which are affected by fluoride ingestion, including P450 oxidases, as well the enzyme which facilitates the formation of flexible enamel . A recent study of the effects of inorganic fluoride compounds on human cellular functions revealed that fluoride can interact with a wide range of enzyme-mediated cellular processes and genes modulated by fluoride including those related to the stress response, metabolic enzymes, the cell cycle, cell-cell communications, and signal transduction . Due to high negativity of fluoride, it interacts actively with positively charged ions such as calcium and magnesium. In industrial settings, hydrofluoric acid poisoning is usually treated with intravenous calcium gluconate as such poisoning is associated with acute hypocalcaemia . As with calcium, magnesium plays important roles in optimal bone and teeth formation. By competing with magnesium and calcium in teeth and bones, fluoride deranges the delicate bone formation and bone resorption processes. Such derangements, and consequent intensity of fluoride's adverse effects on bone and teeth, are amplified in malnutrition, calcium deficiency, and magnesium deficiency [68, 69]. Chronic fluoride ingestion is commonly associated with hyperkalaemia and consequent ventricular fibrillation .
Fluoride advocates often claim that the reduction in tooth decay that has occurred since the 1950s is the result of the widespread use of fluoridated water.
Despite rejecting fluoridated water, tooth decay Europe has declined at a similar speed as in the US. Tooth decay rates in Europe are generally lower than in heavily fluoridated US: http://fluoridealert.org/studies/caries01/
A 1932 study shows that a “cereal-free diet rich in Vitamin D” can prevent caries in children (some “conspiracy theorists” even claim that this can reverse tooth decay).
Mellanby and Pattison – The Influence Of A Cereal-Free Diet Rich In Vitamin D And Calcium on Dental Caries In Children
” (1932): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl ... 9-0001.pdf
In our first investigation on children we had observed that the diet containing most cereal, especially oatmeal, was associated with the greatest spread of caries. This observation seemed to receive support in some investigations of Boyd and Drain,1" who found that in- the teeth of forty-five diabetic children who were being fed on the standard diets used for the treatment of this disease, caries was arrested; later, in conjunction with Nelson," they fed thirteen non-diabetic children on a similar diet, and again found that any active caries present at the beginning of the investigation was arrested. The diabetic diet given was devoid of cereals and rich in vitamin D.
The purpose of this investigation was to test the effect of a cereal-free diet on the incidence and extension of dental caries in children, and to compare the results with those obtained in the third investigation the diet in each case was rich in vitamin D and calcium, but whereas in the present investigation it was devoid of cereals, in the third it contained a fair amount of these substances. A few children, receiving only the hospital diet, were used as controls, but the results are not given here they corroborate those obtained with the ordinary hospital diet in the earlier investigations.4
The mouth of each child was charted before the diet was introduced, the number of carious teeth, the amount and extent of each carious area, and the " degree " of hardness or softness noted.
The main results are summarized in Table III, and are compared with those obtained in the previous investigations. They indicate that a diet rich in vitamin D and calcium and devoid of cereals has greater inhibitory and curative effects on dental caries than any previously tested. Thus the new caries points observed to develop during the feeding period were only 0.05 per child as compared with the previous best result of 0.2 per child. The figure 0.05 is so small that it probably falls within the margin of error of this type of observation, and new caries may be considered, therefore, to have been suppressed.
Only 0.32 teeth per child, as compared with the previous best figure of 0.8, showed an extension of the areas which were carious at the beginning of the investigation; this figure also probably comes within the margin of error. The average age of the children in the third and fourth investigations was under 6, while the average in the first and second was approximately 8 years. In order to make the figures more comparable, therefore, the results for the children of about 6 years in the first and second investigations -have been grouped together in Table IV, with the results of the later investigations. The hardening of carious areas, which indicates the diminution in activity of the carious process and ultimate arrest, was one of the characteristic changes brought about by the diets used.
It will be observed that the removal of cereals from the diet also increased the amount of arrest of caries as compared with that produced by the diets containing this food. The average number of teeth per child in which some hardening of active carious areas was found was 4.7, as compared with 3.9 teeth per child, the best result previously obtained. It is doubtful whether better results are attainable in hypoplastic teeth on the basis of our present knowledge.
The tests do not indicate that in order to prevent dental caries children must live on a cereal-free diet, but in association with the results of the other investigations on animals and children they do indicate that the amount of cereal eaten should be reduced, particularly diring infancy and in the earlier years of life, and should be replaced by an increased consumption of milk, eggs, butter, potatoes, and other vegetables. They also indicate that-a sufficiency of vitamin D and calcium should be given from birth, and before birth, by supplying a suitable diet to the pregnant mother. The teeth of the children would be well formed and more resistant to dental caries instead of being hypoplastic and badly calcified, as were those in this investigation.
1. A group of children averaging 5 ½ years of age were given a cereal-free diet rich in vitamin D and calcium for a period of six months. The teeth of the children were defective in structure (hypoplastic), and much active dental caries was present at the beginning of the investigation.
2. Initiation and spread of caries were almost eliminated by these diets, and the results were better than those of the previous investigation in which-the vitamin D alone was increased in a diet containing bread and other cereals.
3. Active caries was arrested on this cereal-free diet to a greater extent than in the previous investigations, when cereals were extensively used.
I’m not sure what “hardening of carious areas
” means though. This almost sounds like the tooth decay was “reversed” by a diet rich in vitamin D and Calcium and low in sugar…