Fluoride, which has never been FDA approved is in many cities drinking water and has been in most toothpastes since the 1950's. This should be alarming to most, since Nazi Germany first used it upon its citizens and later it was used in many rat poisons. This is one more toxin that many of us have to be concerned about. Unfortunately, fluoride was grandfathered in and many of us are stuck with it. My own town's water commission states that the citizens voted it in. Does that make it right to poison all of us? The excuse used it that it is for children's teeth, but studies prove the opposite and to be effective in this regard, fluoride has to be placed topically on the teeth, not ingested.
The following warning is on the back of fluoride containing toothpastes: "Warning keep out of reach of children under six year of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away. Active ingredient sodium fluoride 0.24%."
Each year thousands of calls are made to poison control center related to fluoride ingestion. There is enough fluoride in a normal size tube of toothpaste to kill a child under 9 years of age.
Fluoride in the 1940's was classified as a poison but it was needed for the war effort to make nuclear weapons. Did it all of a sudden mutate to a harmless element? Fluoride is also a by-product of the aluminum industry. Now, the unsuspecting public is paying for its elimination in more ways than one.
Why is fluoride, an know poison, in many cities drinking water?
Blog entry posted by Noreen Martin, Apr 8, 2010.