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Feb. 14, 2013 — A new study has linked exposure to two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) with osteoarthritis. PFCs are used in more than 200 industrial processes and consumer products including certain stain- and water-resistant fabrics, grease-proof paper food containers, personal care products, and other items. Because of their persistence, PFCs have become ubiquitous contaminants of humans and wildlife. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first to look at the associations between perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and osteoarthritis, in a study population representative of the United States.
"We found that PFOA and PFOS exposures are associated with higher prevalence of osteoarthritis, particularly in women, a group that is disproportionately impacted by this chronic disease," said Sarah Uhl, who authored the study along with Yale Professor Michelle L. Bell and Tamarra James-Todd, an epidemiologist at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The research was the focus of Uhl's Master's of Environmental Science Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The authors analyzed data from six years of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES, 2003-2008), which enabled them to account for factors such as age, income, and race/ethnicity. When the researchers looked at men and women separately, they found clear, strong associations for women, but not men. Women in the highest 25% of exposure to PFOA had about two times the odds of having osteoarthritis compared to those in the lowest 25% of exposure. Although production and usage of PFOA and PFOS have declined due to safety concerns, human and environmental exposure to these chemicals remains widespread. Future studies are needed to establish temporality and shed light on possible biological mechanisms. Reasons for differences in these associations between men and women, if confirmed, also need further exploration. Better understanding the health effects of these chemicals and identifying any susceptible subpopulations could help to inform public health policies aimed at reducing exposures or associated health impacts
You see, Fluoride will enter the blood stream and serve as a bonding agent enhancer.(it is used in Fluorobond) It will rush up to the pineal gland in the center of the brain(which controls your imagination and connects the left side of the brain to the right side, and it releases serotonin and melatonin). It "bonds" with calcium that is also found in your blood stream, and it will literally "clog" up your brain ultimately leading to things such as dementia and Alzheimer disease. Borax breaks up this bonding of fluoride in your body literally freeing your mind from its clutches. I would like to introduce you guys to a way of removing fluoride from your water. I have tested this for over a month now, and I must say that my sleeping patterns have become more regular, for my pineal gland is releasing more melatonin at regular times allowing me to enter that sleepy state of mind. Fluoride is horrible for you. It could kill you if you ingest more than 44mg/kg of body weight. Borax is about the same toxicity as salt with an LD50 of 3000mg/kg of body weight, which basically means that if you weigh 100 kg, it would take 300 grams of Borax to kill you, but disinformation keeps us ignorant about the truths about Borax. You only need to add a small pinch of Borax to a glass of water to defluoridate the water. Then, the Borax will enter your blood stream, and it will remove fluoride build-up in the pineal gland allowing you to dream more vividly. I have more vivid dreams now, and my sleep patterns have become more consistent. Here is one of my sources regarding Borax:
Originally posted by beautyofperil
reply to post by CrypticSouthpaw
That is some great knowledge your passing along! I've always wondered about the real agenda of flouride in the water.