“…the FDA has never approved fluoride supplements for the prevention of tooth decay. Because of fluoride’s toxicity, you can only buy a fluoride “supplement” if you have a doctor’s prescription.”
Dan Kenner, Ph.D. Naturopathic Medical Science, L,Ac.
I am a writer and researcher in health care (The Whole-Body Workbook for Cancer) with 35 years of clinical experience, and would like to make three simple points about the water fluoridation issue:
1. We already get enough fluoride in our food and drink: If you drink any kind of juice (or wine) on a regular basis, you’re probably getting hefty doses of fluoride. Grapes are heavily sprayed with cryolite, a fluoride-based pesticide, and white grape juice is used as the base or filler juice in many juice drinks.
Cereals, mechanically deboned meats, and black or green tea are a few other significant sources. If people feel that this is not enough fluoride of course they are free to buy any of the many fluoridated dental products.
2. Ingesting fluoride doesn’t prevent tooth decay: According to the Centers for Disease Control and research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, fluoride ingestion is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and is harmful to health. Further, the FDA has never approved fluoride supplements for the prevention of tooth decay. Because of fluoride’s toxicity, you can only buy a fluoride “supplement” if you have a doctor’s prescription.
3. Fluoride is hazardous to brain function: A recent Harvard University study found that children in high-fluoride areas were found to have significantly lower IQs than those who lived in no-fluoride or low-fluoride areas. Researchers speculate that young brains may not be able to fully develop if the fluoride toxicity damages the brain at a very early age. Harvard researcher Philippe Grandjean, MD, commented that “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain.” This is only one of several health threats that fluoride presents.