Why Fluoride Shouldn’t Ever Be Added to Your Water
In 1972, British Columbia was considering mandatory fluoridation. They gave the job of researching and reporting the topic to Richard Foulkes, M.D. Dr. Foulkes wrote a 1900 page report recommending legislation to make fluoride mandatory in Canada. Based on that work, Canada began to fluoridate.
Then something happened. Little by little, Foulkes found the statistics that his researchers had based their findings on were largely falsified. It took Foulkes several years to uncover the truth, but in 1992, he shocked the country by backing down from his original recommendation:
"I now hold a different view. ...the fluoridation of community water supplies can no longer be held to be either safe or effective in the reduction of dental caries....Therefore, the practice should be abandoned." - Foulkes, 1992.
Many cities in Canada listened and stopped fluoridating. To read a firsthand story about lies, greed and disregard for human health and crooked deals between government and industry, see Dr. Foulkes' research.
Another pro-fluoridation Canadian scientist, Dr. Hardy Limeback, changed his tune when he learned that 30-60% of Canadian children now have visible signs of overexposure to fluoride, something called "dental fluorosis." In a Toronto Star interview with Michael Downey, Dr. Limeback said:
"Children under three should never use fluoridated toothpaste. Or drink fluoridated water."
Research has found ill effects from fluoride at concentrations even less than the standard 1 PPM that exists in most city water. Those effects include:
- Accumulation in your bones, causing them to be brittle and easily fractured.
- Inactivation of some of your enzyme systems.
- Disruption of your immune system, causing it to attack normal working tissues in your body.
- Acceleration of the aging process.
- Causing cellular and genetic damage.
- Damage to your tooth enamel by hardening the outer surface.
Only about 2% of the population of Europe is subjected to fluoridated water. If fluoridation is as safe and effective as the American Dental Association says it is, why do most European countries, who have studied the issue, refuse to treat their water with fluoride?