There exists a long held belief that fluoride consumption – from drinking water – is safe and effective in preventing dental caries (cavities). Illinois health officials hold on to this belief in spite of the facts that refute it. Other countries are not as gullible.
Does fluoride help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities? Yes, when used properly – meaning applied at the correct time by a professional dentist.
Fluoride is a very toxic substance. All fluoride-containing toothpastes bears the following, "WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately." Almost all brands of toothpaste contain fluoride.
One good thing about the fluoride in community water supplies might be that the vast majority of it doesn’t enter our bodies – right away. Instead, we flush it and wash with it. That is good for us individually, but we pay for the fluoride wasted, AND it eventually ends up back in the water supply. Over time, some communities are finding they need to now remove excess fluoride instead of adding more because their base water supply has already been contaminated. Again, the cost of removal is passed on to all of us.
I began by mentioning how Illinois differs from the entire world outside the United States – countries with educated citizens and leaders who make choices based upon on what they determine is best for their citizens – not on old fashion beliefs that are not supported by science.
I have attached a link to a document I’ve located that describes how nineteen countries respond to questions about whether they add fluoride to drinking water. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DOCUMENT
Take a look. Copy it. Print it. Pass it on to everyone – especially those who live in Illinois. Yes, practically every state in our union allows or mandates fluoride. That means the problem is large. For now, I'll focus on Illinois. I want the state laws changed so that our city will stop spending our money to slowly poison us.
Tomorrow, I'll take on the entire country.