While most of our population thinks that fluoride is a natural compound, it is actually a byproduct of aluminum and nuclear industries of fluorine gas. It is listed as carcinogen with the main use of cockroach and rat poison. According to Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, fluoride is nothing but a toxin used as pesticide for mice, rats, and other insects. He alerts that a 10-pound baby could be killed by 1/100 of an ounce while a 100-pound adult could be killed by 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride.
In the United States water fluoridation started in the 1950s, when the FDA found that it presumably helped prevent tooth decay. Currently, 75 percent of the U.S communities use fluoridated water. However, contrary to popular belief, fluoride does not protect the teeth! Many studies have actually found that fluoride causes oral fluorosis, abnormality, brain damage, and osteoporosis.
A few years back, two stories from India showed that children are being crippled due to fluoride being added to their drinking water. Half of the population in the Indian village of Gaudiyan has bone deformities, that makes them physically handicapped. Children are born healthy, but they start developing crippling defects after they consume fluoridated water. According to Dr. Amit Shukla, a neurophysician, the reason behind these disabilities and defects is the fact that excess fluoride in drinking water prevents the absorption of dietary calcium in the body.
A file called Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Fluoride and Its Salts was recently published in the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), calling attention to the many health issues brought on by fluoride intake.
As stated by the OEHHA report, “several lines of evidence show that fluoride is incorporated into bones where it can stimulate cell division of osteoblasts (bone-forming cells),” an admission that recognizes fluoride as a reason for bone cancer. It also notes that fluoride causes “genetic changes other cellular changes causing malignant transformation, and cellular immune response thus increasing the risk of development of osteosarcomas.”
Multiple studies dating back to the 1970s link fluoride exposure to thyroid and other cancers
Lots of studies done by Dr. Dean Burk, the former head of the Cytochemistry Section at the National Cancer Institute have connected fluoride exposure to cancer. His study that go back to 1977 concluded that fluoride consumption contributed to the development of thyroid follicular cells tumors in mice.
Dr. Burk also found that fluoride generally triggers more human cancer than any chemical, and it does it much faster. He goes on to explain that more people have actually died from fluoridation-related cancer compared to all the military deaths in the American history.
“Analysis of the results in rats showed that animals who drank fluoridated water have: an increase in tumors and cancers in oral squamous cells, an rare form of bone cancer (osteosarcoma), and an increase in thyroid follicular cell tumors,” according to a paper by Dr. Lita Lee, Ph.D., entitled “Fluoride– A Modern Toxic Waste.”
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