How would you like it if someone slipped a carcinogenic, brain damaging, endocrine disrupting, and industrial pollutant into your morning coffee? Well, if you live in the United States there is a 72% chance that this already happens to you on a daily basis. Sound crazy? Well it should sound crazy, but that doesn’t negate the fact that municipalities throughout the US add toxic waste to your drinking water in the name of “dental health.”
Hydrofluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate, and sodium fluoride are the by-products of the phosphate fertilizer industry, and until recently this was the sole source of the chemicals cities used to “treat” the water supply. Recently, however, many municipalities have been importing a lower quality product from China. The fluoride that is paid for with your tax dollars is actually classified as a hazardous waste by the EPA. The DOT Classification of Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a CLASS 8: Corrosive liquid. If the phosphate fertilizer industry had to pay to dispose of it, they would be paying a pretty penny; instead they use government to profit from the sale of their toxic waste to be dumped in to water supplies ultimately ending up inside your body. Below is the Toxicity Data from the Material Safety Data Sheet on Hydrofluorosilicic acid.
“Severe irritant. Ingestion may cause burns of the gastrointestinal tract leading to vomiting, acidocis, bloody diarrhoea, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache and shock. Circulatory system may be affected with symptoms of shock, rapid, weak or no pulse, severe hypotension and pumonary changes with dyspnea, and emphysaema. In some cases, necrosis and haemorrhage of the gastrointestinal tract, liver damage and death may occur. Scarring of the gastrointestinal tract may occur in non-fatal cases.” And this is put in to water for you and I to drink.
37 studies have linked fluoride ingestion with reduction in IQ. Most recently was the study out of the Harvard School of public Health that concluded, “children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas.” Dozens more studies show the ineffectiveness of fluoride ingestion in preventing dental caries; they actually show an increase in dental fluorosis instead of a reduction in decay. Even if the science is not enough to make you throw your arms in the air and march into your local city hall to demand they remove the fluoride from the water, the fact that you are being drugged without your consent should be the final nail in the coffin. Yes, the FDA considers fluoride a “drug.”
The question that should be asked now is, if all the information gathered by independent research groups all over the world shows that the effects of fluoridating the water supply are detrimental to the health of the populace, why then would politicians be pushing for it? Why do they continue to ignore the thousands of professionals that constantly petition the state for the removal of fluoride from the water system, the decades of scientific studies, and the horrifying concept of mass drugging a population without consent? In fact, in 1952 The Delaney Committee 82nd Congress Hearings on Fluoride revealed that there was no actual scientific basis for the fluoridation of water supplies in the prevention of tooth decay. Their recommendation was ignored.
There is little doubt that ingesting fluoride is harmful to your health. If you need more evidence of this, simply read the back of your tube of toothpaste. Under warnings, it states something to the effect of “If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.” Exactly how much toothpaste is “more than used for brushing” is a subjective amount, but we can take the fact that the majority of toothpastes on the market contain .15% fluoride ion or 1500 ppm and then convert that amount to drinking water levels. Most fluoridated water contains about 1.0 ppm, if the bureaucracy that runs the poison distribution center is functioning properly. That means that in 1 liter of water, you would find about 1 mg of fluoride. In about 1.5 ml of toothpaste (a large strip on the bristles) you would find 2.25 mg of fluoride. In a small amount of toothpaste for children, the size of a pea, you would find 0.3 mg of fluoride. Apply these amounts to the 1.0 ppm level in drinking water and somewhere between 300 ml to 2 liters is the same amount of fluoride needed to be ingested that toothpaste manufacturers recommend you put in a call to poison control; and this is in our drinking water.
If the fact the fluoride lowers your IQ, is linked to cancer, is poisonous, is a hazardous bi-product of phosphate fertilizer production, and is being given to you without your consent doesn’t get you riled up, then maybe the environmental aspect will.
A rule of thumb for fluoride dispersion through public water is around 130 lethal doses of fluoride per person annually. Fluoride slowly accumulates in our bodies as well as in the environment. It doesn’t just blow away in the wind, nor get easily expelled in the urine. It first goes to the bone, then to the teeth, then to the hard tissue such as cartilage, tendons, and blood vessel walls, and finally what’s left over gets excreted via the kidneys. Approximately 50% of the fluorine ingested, remains and accumulates in the body.
Fluoride cannot be removed from drinking water with a charcoal filter; only a reverse-osmosis filter or steam distilling process will remove fluoride. Boiling water for soup, coffee, tea or other drink, only concentrates fluoride. Approximately 1.2 grams of sodium fluoride will kill an adult human being. That was the low estimate that Dominic Smith ingested when he died from an overdose of fluoridated water at Hooper Bay, Alaska on 23 May 1992. (Approximately 200 mg will kill a small child.)
Water utility companies advertise that they supply us with approximately 115 gallons of fresh water per person, per day. That’s approximately 400 liters per person, daily. Humans only drink approximately one-fourth of one percent of the fresh water supplied by the water utility companies. Therefore, for every 400 liters per person that gets supplied, just 1 liter get swallowed in food or drink (including coffee, juice, soda pop, soups or any other beverage made with fluoridated water), while the other 399 liters of water goes for baths, watering lawns, washing cars, flushing toilets, putting out fires, etc.
In the fluoridation process at the water treatment plant, fluoride is added to our water supply at the rate of one part per million, or 1 milligram per liter. One milligram is the daily intended “target dose” of this “medicine,” for each child under 14 years of age whose teeth haven’t yet fully formed. Adults and pets supposedly don’t count in this equation, even though they also receive their own fluoride in extremely unreliable and varying dosages. Therefore, for every 400 liters of water supplied to us, a full 400 milligrams of fluoride is added to the water supply. However, since only 1 milligram of that amount (one liter of water) is swallowed, 399 milligrams of excess fluoride literally gets flushed down into the sewer or sprayed out onto the ground as a fully legal toxic waste dumping ground.
Multiply 130 by 150 million people (the total number of U.S. population currently drinking fluoridated water) and that makes 20 billion lethal doses of fluoride per year, dumped into our environment. That’s an additive 10 million tons of rat-poison spread across America yearly, in the name of dental health.
So consider this an ACTION ALERT. Go to your city hall and tell them that you are tired of being poisoned and you don’t want fluoride put in your water supply anymore. Municipalities all over the US have been getting fluoride removed. I live in Louisiana and in 2010 the state passed La. Admin. Code Tit. 48, § 1315 that mandates all supplies with populations over 5000 people be fluoridated, yet we resisted and we won. Thanks to an informed minority, we remain fluoride free! You can do the same.