Fluoride is extremely toxic and difficult to remove from drinking water. It is a neurotoxin… more toxic than lead, almost as toxic as arsenic. Fluoride used for water treatment is an under-controlled by-product of industrial waste, imported with increasing frequency from China.
For decades, all levels of government, dental associations, academia, and the media have asserted that fluoridated water is beneficial for dental care and is particularly important for low income populations who might not be able to afford visits to a dentist. The general population is presumed to be too ignorant to know what is good for them. No explanation is offered why simply using fluoridated toothpaste might not be sufficient for those who want to expose themselves to this neurotoxin. Supporting studies written by scientists with vested interests are cited, while numerous studies linking fluoride to debilitating conditions are ignored.
After the events of recent years, this type of top-down propaganda that contradicts common sense and true concern for human well-being should be alarmingly familiar.
Water fluoridation is practised extensively in Canada, USA, UK, and Australia. 97% of western Europe has rejected water fluoridation (but is now promoting salt fluoridation).
Conditions and concerns linked to water fluoridation include:
Increased exposure to lead from tap water treated with fluoride and chloramine in older homes and communities.
The margin between ‘acceptable’ and toxic levels of fluoride intake is too narrow to protect people who are particularly susceptible to fluoride toxicity as individual susceptibility varies greatly.
The union of scientists at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) headquarters in Washington D.C. stated: “we hold that water fluoridation is an unreasonable risk.” (2001)
Exposure to fluoridated water brings chronic as well as acute consequences. It affects brain and thyroid functions long before its impact shows up as brittle teeth and bones.
Fluoride is used for rodent and insect poison. It brings harm to domestic animals, wildlife, and the environment.
WHO decides whether to add fluoride to drinking water?
In Canada, the federal and provincial governments draw input from powerful policy making organizations* to set guidelines for water fluoridation. Media and dental associations propagate corresponding perspectives which influence decisions at the municipal level about whether fluoride should be added to local tap water.
Here is the rhetoric funded by Canadian taxpayers…
* Supporting organizations
The use of fluoride for the prevention of tooth decay is endorsed by over 90 national and international governmental and professional health organizations, including:
Status of water fluoridation in major Canadian cities
British Columbia Fluoride is not added to water supplied to Metro Vancouver, Victoria, communities in the lower mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan or West Kootenays. Cranbrook, Terrace and Fort St. John are the only communities in British Columbia that currently add fluoride to tap water.
Alberta Calgary and Edmonton add fluoride to tap water.
Saskatchewan Regina and Saskatoon add fluoride to tap water.
Manitoba Winnipeg adds fluoride to tap water.
Ontario Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Windsor add fluoride to tap water. Ottawa does not add fluoride to tap water.
Quebec Montreal and Quebec City do not add fluoride to tap water. Pointe-Claire & Dorval add fluoride to tap water.
New Brunswick Frederickton and Saint John do not add fluoride to tap water.
Nova Scotia Halifax adds fluoride to tap water.
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown adds fluoride to tap water.
Nova Scotia Newfoundland & Labrador do not add fluoride to tap water.
For more information about the toxicity of Fluoride, Fluoride FAQs, and recommended methods to remove Fluoride see:
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