Recent research shows that fluoride is toxic, and that when it accumulates in the human body, it reduces IQ and negatively affects the overall human health.
This finding negates the general belief that this inorganic anion is essential for the good health of the teeth, and that it helps reduce tooth decay.
Namely, fluoride is one of the main derivatives of aluminum manufacturing, and simply said, it’s an industrial waste. Thus, the need for research of its effects on the human health.
Depending on the region or country where you live, the tap water can contain substantial amounts of fluoride. This is mostly because the country’s law does not restrict or forbid its use. Apart from osmosis and distillation, no other filter can remove this simple fluorine anion.
Negative Health Effects
Effects On The Human Brain
Recent studies show that exposure to high levels of this inorganic compound reduces cognitive ability in children.
All fluoride intoxications have the potential to generate serious mental disorders, such as insanity, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, as well as an immune decline and insomnia. And, this can especially affect children who are still in growth and development. Therefore, health organizations have put limitations for drinking water, which clearly indicate the content critical threshold of this inorganic anion.
In addition, you should also know that many bottled water brands also contain fluoride.
Effects On The Teeth And Bones
We have always been told that this fluorine compound strengthens the enamel of our teeth. Thus, for generations, people have been convinced that it provides real benefits for the teeth. However, recent studies show that this general belief is wrong.
Fluoride disrupts the mineral structure of the teeth, and can further cause micro fractures in the bones. It acts slowly and deeply, and it promotes the development of scoliosis, kyphosis, and osteoporosis. It largely promotes degeneration of the body with various cardiac and psychic disorders, and even genetic damage.
Other Health Effects
This inorganic anion affects other parts of the human body as well, not just the brain, teeth and bones. Fluoride has been defined as an endocrine disruptor, and can also affect the blood sugar levels, and the functioning of the thyroid and pineal glands. Here, most vulnerable are people who already suffer from diabetes, dementia, and thyroid disorders.
Small doses of this fluorine compound are not very dangerous. However, unwittingly, we are overexposed to this fluorine anion on an everyday basis. The following list shows you when you’re at risk of ingesting it.
- Bottled water
- Dental hygiene products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash
- Table salt
- Teflon pans and other kitchen utensils
- Antidepressants like Prozac
- Chewing gum
- Chicken fingers, nuggets
- Tea drinks
- Sports drinks
- Processed foods
How To Reduce The Exposure?
- Use fluoride-free toothpaste
- Don’t consume fluoride supplements
- Read the labels on bottled drinks
- Avoid drinking black tea that naturally contains this simple fluorine anion
- Check canned fish and other processed foods
- Check the salt for fluoridation
- Avoid long-term use of drugs that contain fluoride