When Will the Fluoride Poisoning Stop?
Dental fluorosis is a condition caused by too much fluoride. And it’s on the rise in the US…despite the government knowing about it for some time now. The condition, which ruins teeth, affects more children than adults (though it can happen to anyone), primarily because children’s teeth are still developing.
- Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2010:
“Prevalence of dental fluorosis was higher among younger persons and ranged from 41% among adolescents aged 12-15 to 9% among adults aged 40-49.”
That’s an increase for adolescents aged 12-15 from 22.6% back in 1886-87.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services planned to lower the amount of fluoride allowed in water, though so far there has been no change to the amounts of fluoride added.
- As of 2012, the CDC still promotes fluoridation to water as well fluoride dental products.
- In 2013 a study in Ireland was prompted over concern with that fluorosis might be linked with cardiovascular disease (cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland).
The study found that the concern was indeed justified:
“Dental Fluorosis is a biomarker for coronary heart disease (CHD). Professor Takamori’s research team observed that children with dental fluorosis have a higher incidence of heart damage and an increase in abnormal heart rhythm than those without fluorosis.”
In lieu of the evidence, will the government of Ireland stop their policy of mandatory fluoridation of the population of Ireland?
And regarding the US? Well…in summary:
In 2010, the US government knew people were getting too much fluoride, causing florosis in 40% of children. They said the amount of fluoride in drinking water should be lowered. However…
- 2011: There was no change to the water
- 2012: There was no change to the water
- 2013: There was no change to the water
- 2014: We are STILL waiting…
US dentists still promote the use of fluoride treatments, fluoride toothpaste, and fluoride mouthwash despite the evidence that it is linked to heart disease.