Take a look at the facts.
If you don't have an open mind, you'll never know the truth.
Do a Facebook search of Fluoridation and Fluoride and look at how many groups are opposing the dangerous and unhealthy practice of tap water fluoridation.
Do a Google, Yahoo or other search engine search on Fluoridation and Fluoride and see how bad it really is!
Do a search of Fluoridation and Fluoride on YouTube watch all of the videos against it that show up.
Just because medical bureaucrats who've never practiced medicine say it's good for us does not make it so.
Here's some scientific evidence. There is so much more available beyond this; this is not even the tip of the iceberg, but it's a beginning.
Neurotoxocity of fluoride substances:
Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, PhD, Pharmacologist and Neurotoxicologist, Forsyth Dental Reasearch Center, was asked to do research on the effects of sodium fluoride on behavior using sodium fluoride and a computerized video behavioral analysis system.
Video Interview Transcript:
Here's a more recent one:
The pattern that we saw is typically what we see with other neurotoxic agents that are well known to cause hyperactivity, or a memory problem, or an IQ problem. When I first presented the results of these studies, one of the individuals sitting in (the group) listening to the results said "Do you have any idea what you're saying?" and "You're telling us that we're reducing the IQ of children." And basically I said yes.
Research published in:
Within days of learning that her study was accepted for publication in 1995, Dr. Mullenix was fired from the Forsyth Center. She has received no grants since that time to continue her research.
Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit and Behavior Disorders, source: Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 17(2), 1995, Toxicology Department, Forsyth Research Institute, Boston, MA, Journal Title: Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats.
"The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011)
Fluoride and bone cancer (osteosarcoma) among young men:
EXCERPT - pdf Bassin E.B. (2001). Association Between Fluoride in Drinking Water During Growth and Development and the Incidence of Ostosarcoma for Children and Adolescents. Doctoral Thesis, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
EXCERPT - pdf Joseph S., Gadhia PK. (2000). Sister chromatid exchange frequency and chromosome aberrations in residents of fluoride endemic regions of South Gujarat. Fluoride 33: 154-158.
EXCERPT - html Wu D, Wu Y. (1995). Micronucleus and Sister Chromatid Exchange Frequency in Endemic Fluorosis. Fluoride 28: 125-127.
EXCERPT - html Gritsan N.P. (1993). Cytogenetic Effects of Gaseous Fluorides on Grain Crops. Fluoride 26: 23-32.
EXCERPT - pdf Cohn P.D. (1992). A Brief Report On The Association Of Drinking Water Fluoridation And The Incidence of Osteosarcoma Among Young Males. New Jersey Department of Health: Environmental Health Service: 1- 17.
EXCERPT - pdf Hoover R.N., et al. (1990). Time trends for bone and joint cancers and osteosarcomas in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program. National Cancer Institute. In: DHHS (1991). Review of Fluoride Benefits and Risks. US Public Health Service. pp. F1-F7.
Bassin E.B., Mittleman M.A., Wypij D., Joshipura K., Douglass C.W. (2004). Problems in exposure assessment of fluoride in drinking water. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 64:45-9.
Connett,P , Neurath,C and Connett,M. Revisiting the Fluoride-Osteosarcoma connection in the context of Elise Bassin's findings: Part I Submitted to the NRC review panel on the Toxicology of Fluoride in Water March 2, 2005, http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/cancer/fan-nrc.part1.pdf
Connett, P, Neurath, C and Connett, M. (2005) Revisiting the Fluoride-Osteosarcoma connection in the context of Elise Bassin's findings: Part II Submitted to the NRC review panel on the Toxicology of Fluoride in Water March 21, 2005 revised April 8, 2005, http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/cancer/fan-nrc.part2.pdf
Douglass CW & Joshipura K (2006). Caution needed in fluoride and osteosarcoma study. Cancer Causes & Control, 17: 481-2.
Freni S.C., Gaylor, D.W. (1992). International trends in the incidence of bone cancer are not related to drinking water fluoridation. Cancer 70:611-8.
Gelberg K.H. (1994). Case-control study of osteosarcoma. Doctoral Thesis, Yale University.
Gelberg K.H., Fitzgerald E.F., Hwang S., Dubrow R. (1995). Fluoride exposure and childhood osteosarcoma: a case-control study. American Journal of Public Health 85:1678-83.
Hoover R.N., Devesa S.S., Cantor K.P., Lubin J.H., Fraumeni J.F. (1991). Time trends for bone and joint cancers and osteosarcomas in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program. National Cancer Institute. In: Review of Fluoride: Benefits and Risks Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Fluoride of the Committee to Coordinate Environmental Health and Related Programs US Public Health Service. Appendix E and Appendix F.
Hrudey S.E., Soskolne C.L., Berkel J., Fincham S. (1990). Drinking water fluoridation and osteosarcoma. Canadian Journal of Public Health 81(6):415-6.
Mahoney M.C., Nasca P.C., Burnett W.S., Meius J.M. (1991). Bone cancer incidence rates in New York State: time trends and fluoridated drinking water. American Journal of Public Health 81:475-9.
McGuire S.M., Vanable E.D., McGuire M.H., Buckwalter J.A., Douglass C.W. (1991). Is there a link between fluoridated water and osteosarcoma? Journal of the American Dental Association 122:38-45.
McGuire S.M., Douglass C.W., Joshi A., Hunter D., DaSilva J. (1995). Fluoride exposure and osteosarcoma. [Abstract] J Dent Res 74:98.
Moss M.E., Kanarek M.S., Anderson H.A., Hanrahan L.P., Remington P.L. (1995). Osteosarcoma, seasonality, and environmental factors in Wisconsin, 1979-1989. Archives of Environmental Health 50:235-41.
National Toxicology Program [NTP] (1990). Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of Sodium Fluoride in F344/N Rats and B6C3f1 Mice. Technical report Series No. 393. NIH Publ. No 91-2848. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
World Health Organization (2002). Environmental Health Criteria 227: FLUORIDES. World Health Organization, Geneva.
Yiamouyiannis J. (1993). Fluoridation and cancer: The biology and epidemiology of bone and oral cancer related to fluoridation. Fluoride 26:83-96
EVIDENCE OF BONE (SKELETAL) FLUOROSIS ON FLUORIDATION
M Diesendorf, J Colquhoun, B J Spittle, D N Everingham and F W Clutterbuck, Existence of causal mechanisms by which fluoride damages bones: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health Vol. 21 No. 2 1997,
The Globe and Mail published this: Flouridation may not do much for cavities, Apr. 15, 2010 (Notice that they misspelled fluoridation: the "u" and the "o" are exchaged),
Our web site has a whole page devoted to adverse health effects of ingestion of fluoridation substances here: http://ffo-olf.org/HealthEffectsDatabase.html on that subject showing links to allergies, arthritis, bone diseases, brain diseases, cancers, kidney, pineal and thyroid gland disorders, and the list goes on and on... It connect to the Fluoride Action Network, the primary international resource for this battle.
There is also a whole web site devoted to adverse health effects from fluoride substance ingestion here http://slweb.org/. It has a large bibliography of research papers, abstracts, scientific discoveries, medical documentation on the effects of fluorinated medications, pesticides plus our foods and beverages.
If one does not look, one will not find.