Fluoride- Toxic or Treatment?
Fluoride is a toxic molecule that depletes iodine levels in the body, leading to potential thyroid issues. In fact, fluoride was used as long as eighty years ago to treat overactive thyroid, so the relationship is nothing new to scientists. You may wonder why many countries still treat their water with fluoride. So do we.
Ray & Terry do not support water fluoridation. In fact, they recommend using filters to remove chlorine and fluoride (both harmful to the human body) from tap water before drinking, showering, cooking.
Fluoride spilled at this plant and burned holes in the parking lot.
“Rats fed for one year with 1 ppm fluoride in their water, using either sodium fluoride or aluminum fluoride, had morphological changes to their kidneys and brains, an increased uptake of aluminum in the brain, and the formation of beta amyloid deposits which are characteristic of Alzheimer’s Disease (Varner 1998).” This and 49 other reasons to oppose fluoridation appear on this list, written several years ago by a chemistry professor in NY.
Phosphate mining creates byproducts (including fluoride compounds) that used to simply be released at the site, until nearby livestock died of fluoride poisoning. Now these byproducts are transported as hazardous waste and used to fluoridate municipal water.
Many communities are trying to stop the fluoridation of the water supply. What do you think? Stop by our Facebook page and let us know.
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