Dangers of Fluoride in Tap Water – It’s Poison!

Dangers of Fluoride? It’s Poison! Ever wonder how much Fluoride is in Tap Water? How about the Effect of Fluoride?

Dangers of FluorideThe U.S. government’s policy of mass fluoridation was based on the science of the 1950s.  The science of 2013 is different and shows this policy is a danger to society, especially children.  So why do we still fluoridate water?

The Harvard School for Public Health reported on July 25, 2012:

For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment. In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.

As more townships and small municipal water supplies begin the process of removing fluoride from their systems, the question one should ask is, quite simply, why?

Why should all American cities remove this chemical from the public water supply?  Doesn’t it prevent tooth decay? Before answering this, it is important to understand just what fluoride is and where it comes from.

Fluoride EffectThe following several paragraphs might seem a little dry.  But please, stick with them.  I promise, after learning just how this chemical is processed and gathered, you’ll never look at a glass of tap water the same again.

Fluoride is a toxic, industrial waste byproduct.  It is often contaminated with lead, arsenic, radioactive elements, aluminum and other industrial contaminants. The fluoride added to municipal water supplies is not pharmaceutical grade.  In fact, what is dumped into your drinking water is actually a toxic waste byproduct.  Much of it is shipped from factories located in China and Florida where it is produced as a byproduct of production.

About 40,000 tons of this chemical is recovered every year and used primarily in water fluoridation in the U.S., England and Ireland.  Most all other European countries have all banned fluoridation of water supplies.  Many European governments equate fluoridation with mass medication of their populations.

Here’s how the collection process works: Due to environmental regulations, ‘wet scrubber’ chimney pollution control devices are required to capture contaminants such as silicofluoride, lead, arsenic, and mercury before being emitted during chemical phosphate fertilizer production.

This water-based ‘wet scrubbed’ hydrofluorosilicic acid (FSA), containing the contaminants, is then removed from the chimneys and stored in open-air cooling lakes, where it is exposed to airborne contaminants.

Millions of gallons of this liquid hazardous waste are produced every year.  The cost to industry is thousands of dollars per ton to properly neutralize and dispose of FSA.  It is much cheaper to simply package this waste as a product and sell it to cities and towns.

Because uranium is co-produced with phosphate production, radioactive cross-contamination of FSA occurs.  It also occurs in the open air cooling lakes from local airborne uranium dust.

FSA is drawn from these open air cooling lakes, with no process to remove the contaminants.  It is containerized in tankers, and shipped to your drinking water supplier.  It remains contaminated with trace amounts of lead, arsenic, mercury and radioactive materials.  It is delivered unrefined, and in non-pharmaceutical grade, to be used as water fluoridation ‘product’.

FSA is then added into your drinking water supply without first testing its contents.  Only after it is added, is the drinking water then tested for specific maximum allowable contaminants as the last step before you receive this water.   There is no requirement to test how much arsenic, lead, and mercury were just added, only that the total amounts in your water remain at or below prescribed standards.  No testing is done for the radioactive material

The EPA considers FSA a toxic compound when released into the environment.  In fact, they classify it as class one hazardous waste. So why does this compound and its contaminants pose a threat to our environment and not to our bodies after being diluted into our drinking water? There is no good answer.

Consider this: you are being poisoned based on POLICY – not science.  This flawed U.S. policy is not based on current science.  A powerful chemical lobby perpetuates the policy.  After all, proper disposal of this waste product costs money.  A lot of money.  So instead of paying for proper waste disposal, these chemical plants can pack their waste and ship it all across the U.S. for disposal into our national water supply.  And ultimately, into your body.  Sounds like a terror plot, doesn’t it?

Did you know that EPA has known about possible cancer risks with fluoridation for many years?  In fact, in 1990 they fired their chief scientist, Dr. William Marcus, for labeling fluoride as a probable human carcinogen.

FSA is used in a variety of ways.  Here are just a few, taken directly from a sales data sheet from a Chinese distributor:

  • Fluoridation agents for drinking water
  • Insecticides and rodenticides
  • Use in enamels/enamel frits for china and porcelain, in opalescent glass, metallurgy (aluminum and beryllium), glue, ore flotation, leather and wood preservatives
  • Used in the manufacture of pure silicon, as a gelling agent in producing  molded latex foam
  • Combats lice and mosquitoes on cattle, sheep, swine, and poultry, and oral administration combats roundworms and possibly whipworms in swine
  • Used in the tanning of animal hides and skins
  • Oil well acidizing
  • Electroplating
  • Impregnating ingredient to preserve wood and harden masonry and for the removal of mold as well as rust and stain in textiles

What began as a policy to help prevent cavities in our population has evolved into an ongoing assault on our health.  New research has linked over-fluoridation to cancers and Alzheimer’s.  If there is even a remote link to these adverse health effects, shouldn’t our government, in good conscious, suspend this program?  To do otherwise, in the face of new science and evidence, is simply evil.

This hour-long film offers more information.  Fluoridation will not stop until you take action.  Call your representatives.  Call your local water company and ask why they continue to poison you based on a flawed policy.  Do something.  To do nothing in the face of overwhelming evidence is to be complicit.


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David Bard
David is a writer living in the Midwest. His travels have taken him all over the world. He has dined with prime ministers, traveled with Maoists rebels and even shared Chang with a monk high in the Himalayas. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, an entrepreneur and inventor. He was awarded a commission as a Kentucky Colonel and given a Key to the City for his work in bridging cultures through education.