I recently discovered that fluoride toxicity has the same "symptoms" as the very allusive fibromyalgia diagnosis. Fluoridation is also being blamed for the rise in thyroid problems because it interferes with iodine absorption. Fluoride was once used to treat thyroid problems and many of today's medications contain levels of fluoride, such as Cipro and Prozac.
While most experts believe water fluoridation to be associated with minimal risk, a handful of scientists disagree. This growing group believe fluoridation to be associated with an unacceptable risk of skeletal damage. In exchange for a modest dental benefit, the risks include fractures and bone tumors. Personally, I know this has been debated since AT LEAST around 1993-1994. While working in a hospital, I happened onto an article in one of the radiology trade magazines. The article correlated the percentage of cities with fluoridation versus those without, and the relative percentage of hip fractures and low bone density. The findings revealed that cities having the lowest bone density and highest bone fractures also fluoridated the water.
Also interesting is how fluoride is linked to the aluminum industry and Teflon, which I did not know. I read recently that fluoride is theorized to assist aluminum in crossing the brain-blood barrier because of how they bind once ingested. This is interesting because of the Alzheimer's and aluminum connection.
Many believe that fluoride was the worst mistake of the century, me being one of them.
I will be editing this post as I collect information on the subject, so stay tuned !
Original content written by: Tina Elmore-Wright