posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 10:39 PM
It is essentially a nationwide experiment on our health (imo)...we have had fluoridated water for around the lsat 60 some years, and we still don't
know a whole lot about it. It does accumulate within bones, as well as within certain parts of the brain, and having this accumulation of fluoride is
unnerving to me. It has been implicated in increased dental problems (too much fluoride), bone cancer, as well as many other ailments, although most
studies I've seen have been inconclusive. I personally don't see the merit in using it for dental health, in a developed nation such as the USA,
where almost everyone here has easy and cheap access to a toothbrush and fluroide toothpaste. In other regions of the world where people have
nothing, fluoridated water has definitely improved their dental health, but I don't see why we need it here.
As for the reasoning behind a so-called conspiracy, there are people who say it was used by "communists", nazis, etc for mind control, but I've
never seen any proof. If anything, it seems like a good way to sell off large amounts of manufacturing byproduct to the masses (leftovers from using
it to create hydrofluoric acid to purify aluminum and uranium, as well as other uses). Sodium fluoride (anti-cavity compound in toothpaste) used to
be an ingredient in rat poison, and it is also classified as being "very toxic". Hexafluorosilicic acid usually used for water fluoridation is
classified as being "toxic". The main issue here is that trace amounts of "toxic" compounds can be beneficial, or at least harmless when
consumed, as they usually are not consumed on a regular basis over long periods of time, and they are usually flushed out of the body. Fluoride
however, is ingested by people all day long, every day, for most of their lives...water, toothpaste, food, even taking a shower can allow it into your
system. It also doesn't seem to be readily excreted from the body, as studies have shown that it accumulates quite substantially over time. This is
what makes me quite wary about fluoride.
General Jack D. Ripper: Fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.
[edit on 10-2-2007 by Shoktek]