The Fluoride Myth?
Hydrofluorosilicic acid is one of the most commonly chosen chemicals used to fluoridate public water supplies. It is among the most corrosive substances known to man. Fluorosilicic acid is evaluated to contain a minimum of 18.22% fluorine. Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a waste product of the phosphate fertilizers industry that is disposed of - in our public water supply, supposedly to prevent tooth decay.
The hydrofluorosilicic acid used to fluoridate our drinking water is contaminated with arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead, lead fluoride, aluminum fluoride, sulfates, iron, and phosphorous; not to mention the radioactive contaminants: uranium, thorium, plutonium, and radon. When the fluoride ion is removed from hydrofluorosilicic acid it is hydrosilic acid - one of the strongest acids in the world.
Tap water is chemically treated with a variety of products that can include chlorine, chloramine (ammonia with chlorine), soluble silicates, aluminum sulfate, phosphate, polymers, hydrated lime, potassium permanganate, and many other chemicals. The addition of any kind of chlorine to water gives both hydrochloric acid and hypochlorous acid. When chloramine combines with hydrofluorosilicic acid in water, it becomes so corrosive, that it will extract lead from plumbing systems. Acid rain contains sulfuric and nitric acids.
Did you know that ozone and hydrogen peroxide destroy infectious organisms and impurities in water 4,000 times better than chlorine? France, Germany, and other European countries have used ozone to disinfect water since 1933; the use of hydrogen peroxide to disinfect water began in the 1950's in Eastern Europe.
Consuming these acids will cause metabolic acidosis, which has been linked to virtually all-degenerative diseases including cancer, Candida, heart failure, and calcium efflux from bone, i.e. arthritis, osteoarthritis and a loss of bone density.
Individuals with metabolic acidosis will retain more fluoride than individuals with a balanced pH; the more acidic the body, the less excretion of fluoride. Retained fluoride will be chemically bound in different organs, principally in the hard tissues of the body, i.e. teeth, bone. To add insult to injury, pharmaceuticals make you more acidic.
Fluorine poisoning and metabolic acidosis can result in cancer, bone damage, kidney damage, and neurological damage, including headaches, tremors, spasms, tetanic contractions, hyperactive reflexes, seizures, and muscle weakness.
Fluoride's potential to impair thyroid function is most clearly illustrated by the fact that -- up until the 1970s -- European doctors used fluoride as a thyroid-suppressing medication for patients with hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid). Fluoride was utilized because it was found effective at reducing the activity of the thyroid gland - even at doses as low as 2 mg/day. Symptoms of hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) include obesity, lethargy, depression, and heart disease.