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Is Fluoride in Water a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Is Fluoride in Water Good or Bad? Read This Now!

If someone slipped a prescription drug in your coffee every day without your consent, would you care? What if I told you that’s what happens every time you take a drink from your city tap water. If your city water is fluoridated you’re drinking an unregulated dose of a prescription medication (I use that term loosely) without your consent.

All across the country, there are battles raging over fluoridation of municipal water supplies. Are you confused – isn’t fluoride a good thing? Many natural health experts would answer with a resounding “NO!” If it isn’t good, how’d it get in our water in the first place?

Fluoride  is a mineral that occurs naturally in the ground and in ground water.  In some communities where natural fluoride is in abundance, it causes dental fluorosis, a yellow-brown discoloration of the teeth. This happened to some family members of mine; their children’s beautiful smiles were tarnished by permanent  stains resulting in costly dental bills to have them capped.

Back in the 1940’s it was discovered the same children who had the fluorosis appeared to have more resistance to dental caries (cavities). Thus a abroad assumption was made that fluoride was good for your teeth.

Here’s the problem: the fluoride that’s added to your water supply is NOT naturally occurring fluoride.

Even if it was, that wouldn’t make it good. Mercury is a mineral too, but would you want that in your water? More than 90% of the fluoride added to municipal drinking water is industrial waste; it’s the by-product of  phosphate fertilizers, aluminum, steel and, even atomic bomb production. Way to nuke those cavities!

Fluoride Web of Deception

Here’s the Cliff Notes version…. Companies in the early 1930’s needed to find ways to dispose of their fluoride by-products. When word got out that fluoride might have some benefits, the spin doctors went to work. Through corporate influence and manipulation the government capitulated and endorsed fluoridation of our water supply.  How clever of the manufacturing companies!

Why spend $7,000 per tanker to dispose of the toxins when you can sell it to municipalities for $265 – $722 a ton – pure genius! ( See “Fluoridation: License to Dump Toxic Waste In The Name of Public Health”, Health Action Network, Fluoride Report No. 4, Jan (1997)  To get the full story on water fluoridation see the Fluoride Action Network for all you want to know about the dangers of fluoride.

But all is not lost. Americans (and even some in the medical and government communities) are waking up to the health hazards of fluoride.

Dangers of Fluoride

  • 41% of kids today have fluoridosis
  • The ADA and the CDC both advise that parents not use fluoridated water to make infant formula
  • Fluoride is used as an insecticide and a rat poison There’s plenty of fluoride in the food we eat!
  • A toddler gets as much fluoride in their system as a 250 lb. man
  • Toothpastes have warnings “keep away from children under 6 yrs. – if you swallow more than is allowed for brushing, contact a poison control center immediately”  (Ever watch a little kid brush their teeth?)
  • Sodium Fluorine (fluoride) is one of the basic ingredients in PROZAC® and Sarin nerve gas (yes, you read that right!)
  • Hitler added fluoride to the water of concentration camps to induce compliance in prisoners.
  • Fluoride increases your absorption of aluminum (a neurotoxin.)  Large amounts of aluminum are found in the brains of Alzheimer patients.
  • Fluoride is not an essential nutrient (ever hear of anyone dying from a fluoride deficiency?)
  • It’s the only chemical added to water for “medicinal” purposes.

Effects of Fluoride

  • Weakened bones and fatal bone cancer (ostosarcoma)
  • hyperactivity and/or lethargy
  • lowered thyroid function
  • chronic fatigue
  • impaired mental development, lowered IQ, and dementia
  • arthritic symptoms
  • disrupted immune system

As Dr. Robert Carton, former scientist at the EPA, asked

Would you brush your teeth with arsenic?” … Fluoride is somewhat less toxic than arsenic and more toxic than lead, and you wouldn’t want either of them in your mouth.

Had enough? Are you feeling like one big science experiment? Still think fluoride in your water is a good idea?

Adolf Hitler once said,

Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it.

He surely succeeded. Isn’t it time to stop the lie?

Help do something about this! Contact the Fluoride Action Network at

+Mary Bloomer is an advocate for natural health and wellness and writes regularly for Natural Healthy Concepts. Visit the site today to browse a wide selection of herbal nutrition supplements, homeopathic medicine and natural skin care!

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5 Responses to Is Fluoride in Water a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

  1. February 9, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    “Is Fluoride in Water a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? |
    Healthy Concepts with a Nutrition Bias” was a wonderful article and thus I actually was extremely pleased to find the blog post.

    Thank you,Sherman

  2. dreamer23 January 26, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    Are u kidding?? Its very very bad poison they put in our water because some dumbass said years ago in Grand Rapids MI back in the 40’s, 50’s it was good for our teeth, SOO they started putting it in our water supply in the city flitration plants. The reason really was to find a cheap way to clean-up our sewage plants, same as fliltration, Well this is a by-product of hazordus chemicals plants, and they actually got paid for this. Funny thing is now 2015 they have known for years that floride causes many diseases, but they still put in in our water?? What can we do?

  3. Nicole Platte September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    You can get the fluoride out of your body by supplementing with Boron. Takes a lot, but it’s worth it!

  4. Helen Mealy December 8, 2017 at 7:17 am #

    Fluoride in large doses is a bad thing — in reasonable doses, it’s a good thing and prevents tooth decay.. Prior to using fluoride, many Americans had false teeth early in life. You don’t want too much measles or polio vaccines put into your body — right? –nor do you want too little. The same is true for fluoride. If you have a 9 year old who is already getting cavities and you know you keep his/her sugar intake down — chances are she/he is drinking bottle water — often using plastic bottles! Not a good thing. Our bodies need fluoride in small doses — but never need plastic.

  5. Certified Health Coach July 8, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    Fluoride added to municipal water is poisonous to humans (per your poison control center on the back of your toothpaste), I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t eat dog shit if it helped my teeth and there’s no poison control control warning against dog shit.

    Your philosophy is flawed. Do some research before making guesses. Like Ronald Reagan said: “It’s not that their ignorant, it’s just what they think they know just isn’t so.”

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