What is the deal with Fluoride?

Cindy Riley
By Cindy Riley Latest Reply 2008-07-10 12:31:40 -0500
Started 2008-07-01 09:17:11 -0500

I had No Idea Fluoride could cause all of these problems,// Did any one else know about these problems that could come with Fluoride>?

What are the risks of fluoride consumption?

Aside from the risk of death, fluoride can cause serious problems even at low levels of injestion that come from using toothpaste or mouthwash or drinking fluoridated water.

One risk is a condition known as fluorosis, caused by excessive exposure to fluoride. This comes in two kinds: dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis. Dental fluorosis occurs at a young age, and the main symptom is discolored and/or pitted teeth, but the outward signs on the teeth are believed to be linked with a deeper neurological impairment.

Skeletal fluorosis is an arthritic disease caused by a build-up of fluoride in the bones that can cause the bones to become brittle. Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association noted that hip fractures are more common in communities that fluoridate their water supply.

Drinking fluoridated water is linked with reduced cognitive ability in children. There are also over 30 animal studies showing that fluoride is a neurotoxin which reduces learning and memory. Essentially, fluoride makes you a bit less intelligent.
If you wish to look into this further, you can find a lengthy list of health problems associated with fluoride and links to some of the research here:
Fluoride Health Effects Database

There are many more health problems than the few I’ve listed above, including kidney damage and cancer. Fluoride problems are an active area of research. A lot of new information has come out in just the past decade..

7 replies

GabbyPA 2008-07-01 12:03:21 -0500 Report

I had no idea. I know when we were kids, having flouride in our water was supposed to be the thing. Why do we insist on tampering with nature? Everythime we do, it backfires somewhere down the road. I'm right there with John, baking soda here I come.

Cindy Riley
Cindy Riley 2008-07-01 09:31:03 -0500 Report

I had No Idea that Fluoride cause all these problems
being a Diabetic and know Diabetes cause's Kidney damage
also, I wanted to let every one know what I found out about
Fluoride , and the problems that it cause's such as kidney damage and cancer.

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