By: Manfred Mueller, MA, DHM, RSHom(NA), CCH
Copyright © 1995. All rights reserved. Revised 2000 and 2005
Municipalities add fluoride to public water systems in the United States at the rate of 1 to 3 ppm (parts per million) – purportedly as a means to prevent tooth decay. This has produced serious environmental diseases including genetic mutations that are passed on to the offspring of those affected.
Fluoride is a by-product of the aluminum and phosphate fertilizer industries and a potent poison. When scientists raised concerns about the dumping of fluoride into rivers and lakes, the industry proposed the following solution: adding the substance in controlled amounts to drinking water, defending it to the public as a “safe” and effective preventive measure for tooth decay. However, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and only slightly less poisonous than arsenic. Prior to fluoridation in water, fluoride was used as a rat poison. One single tube of commercial toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill a child.