Major congratulations are in order for the Canadians! The residents of Waterloo, Ontario stopped adding fluoride to their tap water at noon, November the 29th, 2010 at four water treatment sites, after 33 years of fluoridation.
Wisdom finally won over ignorance and greed and an important step has been taken toward safeguarding the health of their children. Two years of advocacy and hard work by anti-fluoridation community members led to a winning campaign. The battle over fluoride, which was introduced to the water supply in Canada in the 1940s, is part of a growing movement across North America. In the early 2000s several communities in British Columbia voted to get rid of fluoride, as did Whitehorse in 1998.
The battle rages on and appears to be gaining traction as more health-conscious people, world-wide, become more educated about the dangers of fluoride to their health. A number of books on the subject have come out in recent years, particularly, "The Case Against Fluoride" by environmental chemist Paul Connett, Ph.D. He shows that many dentists are simply seriously stupid or misinformed about fluoride, warning that cavities and public health costs will rise and that low-income children are at special risk. Yeah right, like the little buggers will give up drinking soda now that fluoride is in the water. Reducing the rates of cavities requires education, not fluoridation!
The American and Australian Dental Associations have had tunnel vision on the fluoride issue for decades, paying no attention to the ample evidence of the damaging systemic health effects of fluoride. It's time for them to grow up and face the facts. First of all anybody with a lick-of-sense realizes that the closest your teeth with get to fluoride is the fluoridated water passing your lips. Down it goes to be absorbed into your interstitial fluids and blood stream with its toxicity touching every part of body tissues where it stays and not one molecule gets on to your teeth. It's not rocket science..there is no BENEFIT, it is just so obvious. Dental topical "painting"or toothpaste is the best direct option.
The bad affects of fluoridated water starts with the fact that the type of fluoride added to your water supply is NOT pharmaceutical grade fluoride, but rather an industrial waste product. If pharmaceutical grade fluoride were added to municipal water it would be cost prohibitive. So they came up with a cheap substitute....a toxic waste product cleverly marketed as a health product. It's a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer industry called hexafluorosilic acid. It's against international law to dump it in the sea but if someone buys it, it's no longer hazardous waste. Bizarre!
The Way I See It...it's not how much future you have but what's in your future? The more you drink the greater are the effects. Evidence shows that arthritis-like symptoms with an increase in bone brittleness. Fluoride also lowers thyroid function. Over 30 studies show the damage fluoride inflicts on your brain. Even more with a child's immature blood-brain barrier allowing more fluoride to flow into and accumulate in their brains. There are 23 studies showing a lowing of of a child's IQ. Yet no one informs the parents to refrain from using tap water for making infant formula.
If you are convinced this future is not for you or your young family, join an anti-fluoridation society in your area and go out and have a Reverse-Osmosis Water Filter System installed under your kitchen sink or where ever you have easy and regular access to pure, safe water.