“Mother, should I trust the government?” -Pink Floyd
“If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.” -Tube of Colgate paste in my bathroom.
Do you think the idea that ingesting fluoride to prevent tooth decay seems strange? What if I asked you if swallowing sun screen would prevent skin cancer? That doesn’t sound very appetizing does it? Like sun screen, fluoride is meant for external use and is harmful if swallowed.
As the back of the Colgate bottle shows, fluoride is a known poison. It is used to kill bacteria on teeth during brushing and is then supposed to be spit out. Why then does the government add it to municipal water supplies? It turns out that people have researched this topic and concluded that it is done as a subsidy to the aluminum industry.
Are you interested in opting out of fluoride?
If you currently have municipal water service it may not be practical to switch to well water. However, there are at least two readily available options that will prevent the unneeded consumption of excess fluoride.
- Drink bottled water.
- Use a filter capable removing fluoride such as a Berkey with the appropriate filter.