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fluoridation(flo͝or'ĭdā`shən), process of adding a fluoride to the water supply of a community to preserve the teeth of the inhabitants. Tooth enamel ordinarily contains small amounts of fluorides and when the amount is augmented through the intake of fluoridated water, especially during the first eight years of childhood, tooth decay can be greatly reduced.
In the early 1900s, Frederick S. McKay, a Colorado dentist, discovered that an unknown substance in the local drinking water caused a mottling or staining of the teeth and that these teeth also showed fewer cavities. In 1931 the substance was identified as a fluoride. Later, in the 1930s, it was found that a fluoride level in drinking water of about one part per million was high enough to reduce tooth decay but low enough to prevent teeth from becoming mottled.
In some communities fluorides are a natural constituent of the water supply; other communities have added fluorides to their reservoirs. Such action has the support of the American Dental Association, the American Medical Association, and other scientific organizations. Although studies have proven that fluoridation at levels of one part per million is safe, attempts at fluoridation have met with resistance and controversy. Its opponents say that it constitutes compulsory medication, that the amount of fluorine taken into the body cannot be controlled, and that those who wish to prevent tooth decay through fluorides can do so individually by adding the compound to their beverages or by using toothpaste and other dental substances to which fluorides have been added. Despite such resistance, many Americans drink artificially fluoridated water, and fluoridation programs have been started in other countries as well.
For over half a century fluoridation has been touted as one of the most beneficial means of preventing tooth decay, especially when the process is started and maintained from childhood on. Conspiracy theorists advise that new research reveals the opposite to be true. In fact fluoridation is literally poisoning us, young and old.
Fluoride is the ionic form of fluorine, and although elemental fluorine is rare (because it combines so readily with other elements), in the ionic form it is the thirteenth most common element in the earth’s crust. Manmade fluorine compounds have become grossly abundant since the invention of weapons of mass destruction used in World War II. Fluoride and uranium are key components in the atomic bomb, and fluoride is a key ingredient in fluorinated organophosphate nerve agents, such as sarin.
Drinking water containing fluoride was first utilized in Nazi prison camps, in a deliberate effort to sterilize and subdue prisoners into calm submission. In the 1930s Hitler and Nazi scientists envisioned world domination through mass medication of water supplies. A report submitted to the German general staff indicated findings that repeated doses of very small amounts of fluoride would gradually decrease people’s ability to resist domination, slowly narcotizing a certain region of the brain and rendering the individuals submissive to the will of those who wished to govern them.
Charles E. Perkins, an expert in biochemistry, physiology, and the pathology of fluorine, said that when the Nazis invaded Poland, the German and Russian general staffs exchanged scientific and military ideas, including the scheme of mass control through water medication. Perkins declared, “with all sincerity and earnestness,” that “any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically.”
In 1945, select cities across America added the chemical sodium fluoride to the water, and eventually most U.S. cities followed suit—thinking it was the healthful thing to do. The “wonder-working” benefits of fluoride were taught not only to dentists and dental hygienists, but also to children in elementary-school health classes. Soon families across the United States spent money and time making dental appointments for their children and themselves in hope of having strong, healthy, and cavity-free teeth. In order to enhance the entire process, dental fluorination treatments began offering a vast variety of flavors, such as bubblegum, mint, or cinnamon. In the 1960s and 1970s guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control suggested that schoolchildren’s drinking water should be fluoridated at approximately 4.5 times the amount of municipal water, for “greater benefit” to the children.
The fluoride contamination of our environment comes from all the following things: coal combustion, cigarette smoke, pesticides (such as roach and rat poisons), animal feeds, fertilizer, plastics, nonstick cookware, soft drinks, juices and other drinks (both canned and bottled), and, unfathomably, in an astounding number of pharmaceutical products. Antibiotics, steroids, anesthetics, vitamins, antidepressants, hypnotic psychiatric drugs, and, of course, military nerve gas, all contain fluoride. Even molecular imaging and tracking agents contain fluoride.
Conspiracy researchers maintain that current research reveals that fluoride does not prevent cavities or slow gum disease—in fact, the opposite is true. Many studies indicate that fluoride causes cavities and gum disease. Research on toddlers living in regions where the water is 100 percent fluoridated now have twice the rate of cavities as those in regions that have banned fluoridation. Many are asking if there is a conspiracy involved in suppressing this and other information about possible adverse effects of fluoride.
Going all the way back to 1954, doctors have suspected and reported fluoride to be harmful. Dr. George L. Waldbott observed that his fluoridation patients became forgetful, drowsy, lethargic, and incoherent. His testimony does not stand alone. Comparable cases of “impaired cognition and memory” have been reported to the government by many other dental professionals. Government reports themselves indicate similar findings of “impaired cognition and memory.”
So well known is the impact of this chemical on the human brain and mental function that fluoride continues to be incorporated in a variety of popular, well-known psychiatric drugs. Because of its toxicity, fluoride-containing pharmaceuticals require a prescription when administered by medical professionals, yet fluoride is still administered en masse to the general public, ignorant of its mind-altering and hazardous side-effects, by industry, city officials, government officials, or some mastermind/minds.
There is a growing awareness among researchers, scientists, doctors, physiologists, neurosurgeons, and other professionals of an increasing presence of fluoride within the human brain. Since fluorides are known to have effects on the right temporal lobe, the hippocampus, and the pineal gland, some of these same professionals are asking a similar question: Could fluoridation explain some strange societal behavior in recent years? People observing odd behavior often say, usually with a laugh, “There must be something in the water.” Could it be that this old adage is at least partially true?
Some who are concerned about fluorides in the environment claim that an exponentially growing number of children—in particular, but people in general as well—have been acting in an unpredictable manner, strangely and sometimes violently, often with memory impairment while and after doing so. Does this have anything to do with fluoride poisoning? If so, is fluoridation simply something done in ignorance over the years, more or less accidentally? Or is fluoridation a sinister plot?
A list of what some scientists are calling definitive links to fluoride is emerging. In addition to mental impairment, possible effects include heartburn, acid reflux disease, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), bone disease, acute toxicity (especially in those with impaired kidney function), reproductive organ effects (especially in men), and cancer—all increasing in colossal numbers.
Researcher, dentist, and doctor Jennifer Luke released a startling disclosure. While doing postmortem examinations, Dr. Luke detected a recognized neurotoxin, one that is known to cause nerve cell degeneration and “outright disruption of motor coordination” in human brains. Luke found this neurotoxin in “extremely high concentrations” centered within the pineal gland. A normal and healthy pineal gland controls the following functions:
- produces serotonin and melatonin;
- catalyzes serotonin to melatonin;
- regulates circadian rhythm;
- helps regulate gonad hormone secretion.
This neurotoxin is none other than fluoride. Does this harmful accumulation provide a clue about a potential relationship between fluoride poisoning and disease? Even if we assume that the true reason behind launching fluoridation/fluorination on the American public in 1945 was belief in the promise of its medicinal benefits, how many people realize that fluoridation has never been approved by the Food and Drug Administration?
And as a capper, just try to find a toothpaste in any brand that does not contain fluoride. Most likely what you will notice is that fluoride is a listed ingredient, added to make the toothpaste “better” or “improved.” In fact, 99 percent of all name-brand toothpastes contain dosages of fluoride so lethal that a special POISON label must be included specifically warning against ingestion of the product.