The word “Fluoride” comes from “Fluorine” which is a common natural abundant element. The problem lies in the excessive exposure of “Fluoride” which is linked to number of health issues
that can cause harmful effects. Such harmful toxic responses linked to the brain nerves, thyroid problems, leads to damage of the parathyroid gland results in hyperparathyroidism, which involves uncontrolled secretion of parathyroid hormones. Results in depletion of calcium in bone structures and higher than normal concentrations of calcium in the blood. Lower calcium concentrations in bones making them more susceptible to fractures.
Fluoride poisoning is very real. And an acute, high-level exposure to fluoride can lead to: abdominal pain, excessive saliva, nausea and vomiting, seizures and muscle spasms. This will not result from drinking tap water alone. Constant exposure to daily products or dental visits can also display such health response issues.
In 2017, a report was published suggesting that exposure to fluoride before birth could lead to poorer cognitive outcomes in the future.
The researchers measured fluoride levels in 299 women during pregnancy and in their children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. They tested cognitive ability at the ages of 4 years and between 6 and 12 years. Higher levels of fluoride were associated with lower scores on IQ tests.
In 2014, fluoride was documented as a neurotoxin that could be hazardous by a trusted source to child development, along with 10 other industrial chemicals, including lead, arsenic, toluene, and methylmercury.
Other health problems
According to the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), an organization that campaigns against the use of added fluoride, it may also contribute to the following health problems:
- acne and other skin problems
- cardiovascular problems, including arteriosclerosis and arterial calcification,
- high blood pressure, myocardial damage, cardiac insufficiency, and heart failure
- reproductive issues, such as lower fertility and early puberty in girls
- thyroid dysfunction
- conditions affecting the joints and bones, such as osteoarthritis, bone cancer, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- neurological problems, possibly leading to ADHD
The Fluoride Debate
Most conventional dentists promote the use of both topical and ingested fluoride, favoring fluoridated water and toothpaste. Biological dentists, on the other hand, generally dispute the use of ingested fluoride, and promote instead fluoride free products like “Proganics”, pointing to research indicating various risks:
- Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor and can affect bones, brain, thyroid and blood sugar levels.
- Fluoride over-exposure can cause Fluorosis, leading to cloudy spots, streaks and stains on the teeth.
- 36 studies found a correlation between fluoride and a lower IQ.