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Fluoridegate: Watch the Inside Story of Water Fluoridation

Fluoridegate- Watch the Inside Story of Water FluoridationWater fluoridation has been hailed as one of the greatest achievements in public health of the 20th century, particularly in the fight against tooth decay and oral disease. However, an ever-growing body of research indicates that fluoride accumulates in the body and causes serious health issues. As scientists and health professionals increasingly warn Americans about the potentially toxic side effects of fluoride ingestion, one is left to wonder: Why is fluoride being added to our drinking water?
Fluoridegate—An American Tragedy explores this looming question, citing original research findings from as early as the 1950s that describe the dangerous side effects of fluoride exposure. Produced and directed by former President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), Dr. David Kennedy, Fluoridegate takes an uncensored look at the sordid history of water fluoridation programs and their true impact on public health.

By | 2013-05-27T03:00:06+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Actor Ed Begley Jr. Calls for Fluoride Choice, Not Mandate

Actor Ed Begley Jr. Calls for Fluoride Choice, Not MandateThe fluoride-free dentistry movement has recently gained some star power, as actor and environmental advocate Ed Begley Jr. released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA), speaking out against the dated and potentially dangerous practice. The PSA was released in conjunction with the Fluoride Action Network, a leading advocacy group that aims to spread awareness for the toxicity of fluoride among citizens, scientists, and policymakers.

By | 2013-05-20T17:39:36+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Fluoride Free Victory: Israel Lifts Mandatory Water Fluoridation

Fluoride Free Victory- Israel Lifts Mandatory Water FluoridationThe fluoride free movement continues to see unprecedented momentum in 2013 as Israel announces the phase-out of public water fluoridation requirements. First put into action in 2002, Israel’s fluoridation mandate formerly required all municipalities to treat public water with fluoride. That mandate will be lifted within a year, however, empowering Israeli municipalities to reduce exposure to the potentially toxic mineral by going fluoride free.

By | 2013-04-23T11:41:33+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|Holistic Dentistry, Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Fluoride-Free Movement Sees Unprecedented Momentum in 2013

Fluoride-Free Movement Sees Unprecedented Momentum in 2013The beginning of 2013 has been an eventful and progressive time for the fluoride-free water movement. As of March, at least 9 new communities have put an end to public water fluoridation. Elimination of these programs means an additional 372,626 Americans will be protected from the potentially toxic side effects of fluoride exposure, according to statistics gathered by the Fluoride Action Network.

By | 2013-04-01T03:00:03+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Water Fluoridation|0 Comments

Assure A Smile Supports a ‘Fluoride-Free Florida’

Assure A Smile Supports a Fluoride Free FloridaSince the early 1900s, American citizens have been led to believe that fluoridated water helps to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. However, there is a wealth of research that indicates fluoride exposure may cause serious bodily harm. Fluoride has been shown to accumulate in vital soft tissues, like the Pineal Gland of the brain, and it may cause severe damage to the kidneys, reproductive system, and may even lower IQ scores among children. In this light, it is easy to see why holistic dentistry professionals and fluoride-free water advocates believe that supplementing public drinking water with fluoride is ineffective, costly, and potentially toxic to residents.

By | 2013-01-21T03:00:47+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Water Fluoridation

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Water FluoridationThe Fluoride Action Network is perhaps the most well known fluoride-free advocacy group in the world, comprised of licensed medical professionals, scientists, and health professionals united in the fight against unethical water fluoridation (i). Together, the team seeks to spread global awareness for the toxicity of fluoride among citizens, scientists, and policymakers. The organization has compiled hundreds of studies from health professionals and research organizations from across the world. According to their findings, here are 10 of the top 50 reasons to oppose water fluoridation:

By | 2013-01-14T03:00:05+00:00 January 14th, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments

North Americans Unite, Voting to End Water Fluoridation

North Americans Unite, Voting to End Water FluoridationThe number of United States cities and municipalities that have voted to end water fluoridation grew rapidly in 2012. As awareness for the issue continues to spread, an increasingly large number of communities are lobbying for natural drinking water that is completely free of fluoride additives. Among the primary reasons for discontinuing the controversial practice are concerns for the general health of the community, as well as concerns that it may incur an unnecessary financial burden that may not benefit the public at all.

By | 2013-01-09T13:04:07+00:00 January 9th, 2013|Fluoride in Your Water|0 Comments

Albuquerque Puts an End to Water Fluoridation

Albuquerque Puts an End to Water FluoridationThe first half of 2012 saw a major victory in the battle for fluoride-free public drinking water in the United States. In April, city officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, elected not to increase the fluoride content of the community’s water. “We’re going to err on the side of caution,” remarked David Morris, a representative for the Albuquerque Water Authority (i). The decision triggered a ripple effect that stirred debate in neighboring communities, causing public officials and residents alike to reconsider the widely held notion that fluoride is a “healthy.”

Can You Be Allergic to Fluoride?

Can You Be Allergic to FluorideThough there is much debate whether fluoride is helpful or harmful, studies have shown that people have hypersensitive reactions to fluoride. As recognized by the Physicians' Desk Reference (1994, 48th Edition, p. 2335-6), these symptoms include gastric distress, headache, joint pain, lethargy, mouth lesions, skin rashes, visual disturbances and weakness. The book also says, “These hypersensitivity reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride." Assure a Smile has prepared this research article to spread awareness for fluoride allergy and to provide patients with alternative methods of preventing tooth decay.

Can Fluoride Toothpaste Cause Death?

can fluoride toothpaste cause deathAccording to the Journal of Dental Research (Whitford 1987, 1990), there is enough fluoride in a tube of children's fluoride toothpaste to kill an average-weighing child under the age of 9. Why else would the FDA require the following warning label on fluoride toothpaste?   "WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately."   The 1984 Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products rates lead’s toxicity at 3-4, while fluoride is rated at 4 (3 = moderately toxic; 4 = very toxic).