Most Americans are unaware of the dangers of ingesting fluoride. However, exposure is everywhere. Not only is fluoride a common ingredient in toothpaste, approximately half of the United States’ drinking water supply is fluoridated. But why?
After working at the National Cancer Institute for over 34 years, Dr. Dean Burk, PHD, revealed that “fluoride causes more human cancer death, and it causes it faster than any other chemical.”
According to the handbook, Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic. In fact, the number one reason for poison control calls concerning fluoride are for children who’ve eaten toothpaste.
A recent study conducted by Physicians Desk Reference found that fluoride “causes skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, or urticaria.” Gastric distress, headache, and weakness have also been reported. Additionally, long-term ingestion is harmful to the brain, digestive system, heart, and bones.
And there’s more. These seven shocking facts will make you take a second look at your exposure to fluoride.
1) Harmful to the Cardiovascular System
Research suggests that exposure to fluoride causes cardiovascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. While cardiovascular disease can have many causes, the evidence, and history show its incidence increases with exposure to fluoride.
2) Weakens Skeletal Health
Skeletal fluorosis is a condition resulting from fluoride consumption. The risk has been known about for decades. The liver is unable to process fluoride, thus it passes into the bloodstream where it combines with calcium that’s been leeched from the skeletal system. You’re left with weak bones, otherwise known as skeletal fluorosis.
3) Calcifies the Ultra-Important Pineal Gland
Humans are bestowed with a certain part of their brain known as the pineal gland or also known as our third eye. Although the full capabilities of the pineal gland have been the subject of debate for centuries, it’s known for certain that, at a minimum, the pineal gland regulates body rhythms and wake-sleep cycles; two extremely important functions. Fluoride is especially toxic to the pineal gland, where it accumulates and calcifies the gland.
And – pay attention to this – the former Soviet Union governments, as well as various shadow organizations, have been researching these effects for a really long time, keeping the information under lock from the public eye.
4) Bad for Kidney Health
According to researchers, fluoride is toxic to the kidneys and a higher rate of chronic kidney disease has been reported in areas where the water contains high levels of fluoride.
5) Causes Arthritis
Fluoride has been shown to cause calcification of cartilage, the essential tissue for joint health. Degenerative osteoarthritis has been linked to skeletal fluorosis.
6) Harmful to Male and Female Fertility
Higher levels of fluoride correspond to lower fertility rates, particularly with drinking water levels of 3 ppm, revealing a direct link between fertility rates and fluoridated drinking water. Recent studies have shown that fluoride reduces reproductive hormones in females. Men have it just as bad; those suffering from fluorosis have lower testosterone and fertility than men with limited fluoride exposure.
7) It’s Toxic to the Thyroid
Fluoride is toxic to thyroid cells; it inhibits function and causes cell death. For decades, fluoride was used to reduce thyroid function in individuals suffering from an overactive thyroid.
What can you do to reduce your exposure to Flouride? Using non-fluoride toothpaste can immediately reduce your fluoride exposure. Fluoridated water is the largest concern and most water filters are not adequate for removing fluoride; instead look to a reverse osmosis water purification systems.
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