How Fluoride Was Sold To America…And How We Bought ItSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 10:55
The battle on fluoridation continues and is burning through the American southwest. Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth most populous city, is seeking to rid itself of the harmful chemical compound known as fluoride. Come this fall, the Phoenix city council is slated to discuss the future of fluoride and it’s removal from the municipal water supply, a move that has been a growing trend in cities across the United States. Just recently, Albuquerque, New Mexico passed a ruling to put an end to fluoridation in its city water system. In 2001, residents of the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, voted by an overwhelming majority to have fluoride removed from their public water system.
The anti-fluoride movement has been spreading not only in the United States but world-wide according to this document from Fluoride Action Network (FAN). China, Germany and France have a full ban on water fluoridation citing serious health risks. In China, the World Health Organization has estimated that millions of people have a crippling form of skeletal fluorosis from the naturally occurring fluoride that exists in the environment. Skeletal fluorosis is a painful bone disease and is directly attributed to excessive consumption of fluoride. Studies have also shown that even small increases of fluoride expose humans to mutagenic damage and destructive changes to their DNA.