Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Recently there has been a new victory in the ongoing, undermanned, and heavily justified war on water fluoridation in the southwest United States. The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico has made the auspicious decision to effectively end all artificial water fluoridation within the city’s water supply.
It was reported first by local news authority, KOB news channel 4, earlier this month that the city, in order to save money and consequently save the over half million local population from the many detrimental effects of fluoride in the water supply, had removed the addition entirely.
Though many residents are concerned about the potential for increased amount of tooth decay (which fluoride has been shown to be ineffective against), this is a major victory for the nation of people convinced that the hazardous bi-product of fertilizer is an unhealthful, worthless toxin. Many of the citizens, however, do not realize that the fluoride in the water supply isn’t even what actually benefits the genesis of our bone structure.
Fluoride exists solely as a method of preventing tooth decay, but is there really a benefit to even reap? The answer, in short, is no; recent studies have gone to show that the ‘fluoride’ used to medicate the masses is actually a very serious health risk. Shane Ellison, M. Sc., states that the fluoride present in the water supply assaults many structural formations within the body, such as tendons, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels. Fluoride has also been shown to cause many metaphysical risks, such as lowered IQ or brain damage, thyroid disorders, disruption of hormonal cycles, and even causing developmental problems in children if taken from a young age. Is it any wonder that bills have arisen requiring warning labels for infants over the harmful effects of fluoride in the tap?
Fluoride is also a known mutagen, or something that virulently mutates the DNA and leading to cancer. In 1977, it was even shown that water fluoridation caused about 10,000 cancer deaths in epidemiological studies by Dr. Dean Burk, former head of the Cytochemistry Section at the National Cancer Institute and Yiamouyiannis
This may be only the beginning of the crusade that will create a wave of knowledge amongst our fellow citizens, and the war is merely beginning at this point – the major victory here is that at least some legislative higher powers understand the dangers of fluoride. The CDC and EPA are even taking time to re-evaluate the necessity of fluoride, potentially lowering the levels of it across the country.
As a citizen of Albuquerque myself, this comes as not only a massive surprise to me, but also sustains and validates a cause I have been passionate about for years now. Though the water here is not entirely fluoride free, it is a step in the right direction, and hopefully will be the beginning of a revolutionary way of thinking across the nation.
This post first appeared at Natural Society