THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FLUORIDES
1. Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to
the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage,
lungs, kidney and trachea.
2. Fluoride stimulates granule formation and oxygen consumption in
white blood cells, but inhibits these processes when the white blood
cell is challenged by a foreign agent in the blood.
3. Fluoride depletes the energy reserves and the ability of white
blood cells to properly destroy foreign agents by the process of
phagocytosis. As little as 0.2 ppm fluoride stimulates superoxide
production in resting white blood cells, virtually abolishing
phagocytosis. Even infinitesimal amounts of fluoride (below 1 ppm), may
seriously depress the ability of white blood cells to destroy
4. Fluoride confuses the immune system, causing it to attack the
body's own tissues and increases the tumor growth rate in cancer-prone
5. Fluoride inhibits blood antibody formation.
6. Fluoride depresses thyroid activity.
7. Fluorides have a disruptive effect on various tissues.
8. Fluoride promotes development of bone cancer.
9. Fluorides cause premature aging.
10. Fluoride ingestion from mouthrinses and dentifrices in children
is extremely hazardous to biological development, lifespan and general
(I am quoting the references for this one, since it is the most important, IMO.)
Yngve Iricsson and Britta Forsman, "Fluoride retained from
mouthrinses and dentifrices in preschool children," Caries Research,
Vol. 3, pp. 290-299 (1969); W.L. Augenstein, et al., "Fluoride
ingestion in children; a review of 87 cases," Pediatrics, Vol. 88, pp.
907-912, (1991); Charles Wax, "Field Investigation Report," State of
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, March 19, 1980, 67
pp; George Waldbott, "Mass Intoxication from Over-Fluoridation in
Drinking Water," Clinical Toxicology, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 531-541
--- References for the other items quoted above can be found in the
article "On the Toxic Nature of Fluorides, Part I", by Val Valerian, in
the July/August 1995 issue of Perceptions. Their URL is:
http://www.primenet.com/perceptions --- Notes:
The article states that calcium fluoride, which is used in some
natural toothpastes, is 80 times *less* toxic than sodium fluoride.
Distilled water does not contain fluoride. Filtered drinking water
usually contains fluoride depending on the source. The form of fluoride
added to drinking water is usually either sodium fluoride, sodium
silicofluoride, or calcium fluoride.
"The man responsible for fluoridation, Oscar Ewing, was a lawyer
for Alcoa Aluminum. Alcoa was seeking ways to get rid of toxic fluorine
byproducts from its manufacturing process. Dumping the toxic fluorides into the water supply seemed to be a "solution." Ewing, who was later appointed director of the U.S. Public Health Service, allowed this to happen...."
-- Val Valerian
THE BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FLUORIDES [whole list of fluoride dangers
snipped] The main point is HOW MUCH FLUORIDE is needed for these
deleterious effects compared to the amount of fluoride supplied in
naturally and/or manmade fluoridated drinking water. How much fluoride
is absorbed from the water? What are the fluoride concentrations in the
body tissues of people who drink such water, compared to the fluoride
concentrations that cause harm?
If you don't insist on getting quantitative answers, then you are a
natural born fool. I can prove that water is a death-causing compound,
if you don't ask me for quantitation.
Jay D Mann