Submitted by Webmaster
Jan. 11, 2006
"How does the government help big industry get rid of millions of tons of toxic waste? Easy. They add it to your drinking water!"
"I'm going to tell you the terrible truth behind the fluoride myth - and show you the most effective, economical way to protect yourself and your family from its potentially harmful effects."
Dear Friend and Health Reader,
Everyone knows that fluoride is good for you. I mean, we've been told our whole lives that it prevents tooth decay, haven't we? Heck, that's the reason the government fluoridates nearly all the public water in this country, right? Wrong.
Make sure you're sitting down as you read this, folks, because the real reason the government treats our drinking water with fluoride is absolutely horrifying. The far-reaching health consequences of fluoride ingestion are, too (and that's not to mention the chlorine, lead, sediment, and single-celled parasites that are in most public water). Keep reading to discover just what you're up against.
As if lead, chlorine and parasites aren't enough to contend with, they've been adding rat poison to your tap water, too...
Fluoride was one of the most common pollutants to emerge from America's industrial revolution, and its deadly toxicity was immediately recognized. In that era, both air and water-borne fluoride poisoned plants, animals, and people by the thousand. A by-product of copper, iron and aluminum manufacturing, fluoride could only be legally disposed of by selling it for use as an insecticide and a rat poison.
The problem was that there weren't enough rats and bugs in the whole country to exhaust even a fraction of the supply of fluoride.
This presented serious problems for public health - problems the government would be forced to contend with at the expense of a roaring industrial economy. So when a connection was made in the 1930s between fluoridated water and the prevention of tooth decay, both government and big business were euphoric...
It didn't seem to matter to anyone that the findings were from a study funded by one of the nation's biggest aluminum manufacturers!
What's the government's solution to pollution? Dilution.
Once this sham research "proved" that small amounts of fluoride were safe - even beneficial - public water fluoridation became an instant solution to the fluoride over-supply, not to mention the threat of costly fluoride-poisoning lawsuits, government regulation of profitable industries, and billions in pollution control and clean-up costs. Convenient, huh?
Almost overnight, every fluoride-producing industry (and their willing co-conspirators in our hallowed halls of government) began shouting for fluoridation, citing the desperate need to preserve the smiles of children all across the fruited plain. It was the perfect public health PR scheme - but it may yet prove to be the most horrifying act of deception ever foisted upon citizens by their government.
There's only one way I know of to protect yourself against fluoride and other harmful toxins in our public water supply: DO NOT DRINK, OR USE FLOURIDATED WATER FOR COOOKING OR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION.
The fluoride menace - and the dental myth we've all been programmed to accept...
The idea of public water fluoridation was once widely embraced in Europe, but has been banned on the evidence in Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, and France, among others. Interesting, isn't it? Now, in Western Europe, the only places that fluoridate their water are those few small cities still engaged in testing of the process.
Here in the U.S., the downsides of fluoridation are becoming more evident with every passing year, yet our elected officials continue to aggressively promote and expand fluoridation programs. But the blunt fact of the matter is that fluoride has been associated with many severe health problems, including (but not limited to):
Several studies link fluoride with as many as 10,000 cancer deaths per year, yet pro-fluoride agencies consistently deny or attempt to refute these findings. One decade- long study showed significantly more cancer deaths in the 10 largest fluoridated cities compared to the country's ten largest non-fluoridated cities.3 Other research showed a significantly higher incidence of bone cancer among men exposed to fluoridated water compared to those who were not. Some of this data is from government sources, but are they acting on it? No.
In tests on laboratory animals, fluoride has been shown to enhance the brain's absorption of aluminum - the very substance that's found in the brains of most Alzheimer's patients.4 Coincidence? I don't think so.
The results of three studies that appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association linked hip fractures and fluoridation. Once thought to build denser bones and prevent many types of fractures associated with osteoporosis, reports show that those given fluoride to treat the disease actually endured more non-vertebral fractures.5 Today, the U.S. hip-fracture rate is the highest in the world. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why.
- Skeletal Fluorosis.
Excessive fluoride can damage the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, leading to limited joint mobility, ligament calcification, muscular degeneration and neurological deficits. Millions in Asia have developed the disease from drinking naturally fluoridated water.6 Though rarely diagnosed in the U.S, the actual prevalence of the disease is unknown because most doctors in this country may not even know how to detect it.
- Fluoride Poisoning.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has several incidents on record of excessive levels of airborne or water-borne fluoride sickening or killing people and animals. In one instance, a New York Indian reservation's herd of cattle was all but destroyed by fluoride and other industrial pollutants, causing much hardship and prompting a massive lawsuit against nearby aluminum manufacturers Reynolds and Alcoa.7 Of course, it was settled out of court.
In addition to these serious diseases, fluoride has also been linked to brain damage, genetic mutations, and a whole host of gastro-intestinal problems. It's a serious poison, and its long-term health effects may never be fully realized. But what's really ironic is this: fluoride doesn't even prevent cavities!
Does fluoride help your teeth? Yeah, and smoking is good for your lungs, too!
In the mid-80s, the largest study ever conducted on fluoridation and tooth decay was performed, using data from 39,000 school children in 84 areas around the country. The results showed no statistically significant difference in rates of tooth decay between fluoridated and non-fluoridated cities. Surprised? I'm not.
But that's not all. A 1989 study by the National Institute for Dental Research concluded that 12% of children living in areas artificially fluoridated at just 1 - 4 ppm (part per million) developed dental fluorosis, a permanent discoloration and brittling of the teeth. Yep, fluoride's great for your pearly whites!
Even toothpaste makers are starting to wise up. Think about it - when was the last time you heard a toothpaste ad singing the praises of fluoride? So why is it still the main ingredient in most brands of dentifrice? Because aside from fluoridation, the toothpaste industry remains one of the biggest channels for disposal of excess fluoride, that's why.
WARNING - Harmful if swallowed
Folks, the bottom line is this: There's no benefit whatsoever to the fluoridation of public water that justifies enduring its severely negative effects on our health.
But fluoride isn't the only thing in our public water that can cause us major harm, or even death. Aside from fluoride, we contend with these hazards every time we turn on the faucet:
- Chlorine. Added to more than half of the country's water, chlorine kills most bacteria - but leaves the most harmful single-celled parasites alive and kicking! Studies show it also can increase your risk of certain types of cancer.
- Chlorine by-products. When it reacts with organic materials naturally abundant in tap water, chlorine produces harmful by-products like chloroform and others. These substances have been shown to cause cancer, genetic mutation, cholesterol oxidation (which leads to clogged arteries) and accelerated aging.
- Lead. Like mercury, lead causes serious mental and physical health problems including birth defects and high blood pressure, among others.
- Parasites. Protozoa, or single-celled organisms, commonly inhabit even chlorine-treated water. Some of these parasites, like cryptosporidium and giardia can be quite harmful - even fatal, especially to children and senior citizens.
Avoid a greater risk of sickness and disease from the water we take for granted as "safe"
Even though the E.P.A. cites polluted drinking water as one of the top threats to your health, Congress is attempting to weaken the Clean Water Act and cut funding for public water nationwide, despite the growing evidence of mass contamination...
- In the U.S. alone, nearly 1 million people each year get sick from the water in their own homes, according to data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Thousands actually die.
- One study found that public water sources in 819 municipalities had lead contamination greater than the 15 parts per billion "alert level."14 The 30 million Americans these water systems serve are at serious risk for lead poisoning.
- In 1993, the largest single outbreak of waterborne disease in U.S. history sickened 400,000 people and contributed to more than 100 deaths 15 - all thanks to mass distribution in the public water system.
Clearly, the sanitation of your drinking water is up to you. The antiquated public water distribution systems currently in use (many are over a century old) are becoming even more dilapidated and bacteria-ridden while funds for renovation are diverted toward other programs.
Water poisoned by lead pipes helped topple the Roman Empire - don't let fluoride and other toxins do the same to US.
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