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A stunning fact revealed in the youtube video 10 Facts About Fluoride is that more people ingest fluoride in the United States than in the entire rest of the world. In this video, uploaded in April 2013, Michael Connett, attorney for the Fluoride Action Network, discusses the issues.

Attorney Connett is the son of Paul Connett, professor of environmental chemistry and an environmental health activist  who has been alerting the public to the danger of fluoridation for 30 years.

Here are some of the facts:

  • 1- 97% of Western Europe (where the government pays for health care) does not drink fluoridated water.
  • 2-Non-fluoridated countries do not have more tooth decay than fluoridated countries.
  • 3- Studies indicate that fluoride can impair the endocrine system and  actually lower IQ.
  • 4- The main substance added to water for the fluoridation process is a chemical called hydrofluosalicic acid and is not naturally occurring fluoride at all.  It is a corrosive chemical that is a by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry.
  • 5- 40% of American teenagers show visible signs of dental fluorosis, a condition caused by over exposure to fluoride.  The symptom of this condition is a mottling  of the teeth, with brown spots and tooth erosion in the most severe cases.
  • 6- There is no benefit to fluoridation to babies, only the risk that they will consume too much.  Infant formula made with tap water is one of the main sources to infant overdose, which can have developmental effects on their brains.
  • 7- Fluoridation was “grandfathered in” before the FDA was given its present day regulatory powers.  Therefore its safety and effectiveness has never actually received FDA approval.
  • 8- Fluoride is the only “medication” added to our water supply. In San Diego this was done against the mandate of the population.
  • 9- The only known benefit of fluoride comes when it is applied topically, not ingested.
  • 10- Disadvantaged communities are the  most vulnerable to fluoride toxicity, and the dental advantages remain controversial.