Why don't dentists promote adding ARSENIC to the water alongside FLUORIDE? They're both 'naturally occurring,' after all
Thursday, January 21, 2016
(NaturalNews) Many dentists and fluoride advocates tout the benefits of fluoride by saying that it's great for teeth, cavity prevention in particular. Furthermore, they often maintain that it's not harmful to your health and is naturally occurring, so no worries about the fluoride that shows up in your drinking water. In fact, the American Dental Association's (ADA) website boasts the headline, "Fluoride in Water is Safe and It Works," preceding a brief write-up about its safety.(1)
"Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school," the ADA site says. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century."(1)
Many are on board with this thought, often backing up their claims by going to the "it occurs naturally in the environment" point. Therefore, they argue, it must be perfectly safe, because anything that's naturally occurring is obviously a good thing.
If water fluoridation is fine, then why not the addition of naturally occurring arsenic, too?
Wait a minute.
Arsenic is naturally occurring too. So why doesn't the ADA and other let's-add-fluoride-to-water advocates favor adding that toxic substance to drinking water also? Might as well, right?
Of course not. This is simply to illustrate a point in which facts are getting seriously jumbled up.
Here's what's happening.
A huge equation is often left out of the fluoridation issue, at least by advocates: There's a difference between naturally occurring fluoride and water to which fluoride is being deliberately added. The latter presents a serious health hazard, and there's nothing natural about it; when water is fluoridated, chemicals such as hydrofluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate and sodium fluoride are used. Translation: not natural, not good. According to the Fluoride Action Network, these chemicals are "unpurified industrial by-products that are collected in the air pollution control systems of certain industries."(2)
Reality: There's nothing natural and safe about artificial water fluoridation
Yet people continue to cling to the "natural" claim, seeming to confuse what occurs naturally with industrial waste. There's a huge difference. All of those unnatural byproducts that are added to water for fluoridation purposes can produce detrimental health consequences. Consider that fact that a study published in Environmental Health
found that just a "1% increase in artificial fluoridation prevalence in 1992 was associated with approximately 67,000 to 131,000 additional ADHD diagnoses from 2003 to 2011."(3)
There are more findings that sodium fluoride wreaks havoc on health; TruthWiki.org notes that "these fluorides interfere with electron transport and calcium metabolism. This very calcium humans need for maintaining cardiac membrane potentials and for regulating coagulation. This is why so many elderly Americans are on blood thinner, because they drank tap water their whole lives." Furthermore, such chemicals are linked to fatal arrhythmias, calcification of bones, build-up on teeth, skin corrosion, brain damage, thyroid dysfunction and much more. Sadly, contrary to what the public has been told about toothpastesing contain naturally occurring fluoride, the fact remains that many contain sodium fluoride instead.(4)
So, back to arsenic.
It occurs naturally, so let's just have ourselves one giant "it's ok" free for all. Wrong thinking.
Just like artificial water fluoridation, it too, is linked to neurological issues and heart problems. Like artificial water fluoridation, many experts maintain that its appearance in water is simply unsafe. Seriously, folks, let it go. Stop making the "but it's naturally occurring" argument and see this issue for what it really is: mass medication with unpurified chemicals that destroy your body and mind.(5)
Texas town makes strides against water fluoridation, provides hope for others
Fortunately, there's been a victory in the water fluoridation issue in that the college town of San Marcos, Texas, recently voted to stop adding the industrial toxin hydrofluorosilicic acid to the water supply. Sixty-one percent favored the vote, while thirty-nine percent opposed.
That news provides hopes for other areas seeking to also end the water fluoridation madness so they can live healthy lives.