There are 44 known Canadian cities that have discontinued the fluoridation of their municipal water systems since 1990. There are presently 49 community activists advocating for the removal of fluoride from their water systems. Click here to see the list of communities at ffo-olf.org.
So, the question is: Why are they doing it? Why all the fuss about fluoride?
Fluoride, or hydrofluorosilic acid, is a poison- a waste product of the aluminum and fertilizer industry. Toxicology books support this fact. When introduced to the body fluoride retards cellular functioning.
Moreover, studies have shown that adding fluoride to drinking water is not at all effective in reducing or preventing tooth decay. While fluoride kills bacteria in the mouth, there are other, safer ways to do that. Bleach kills bacteria too, but we don’t gargle with bleach, do we?
The toothpaste companies for the most part are putting fluoride in their products. However, the labels say that children “can be seriously injured if they happen to swallow toothpaste!”
So, when you see a two year old walking around with a toothbrush in his mouth, you know that toothpaste is being swallowed all of the time. The author of the above website claims that “there is enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to kill a 20-pound child.”
That’s what poisons do. Eventually they kill people, or negatively affect their health.
Fluoride is known to cause the following symptoms: nausea, loss of appetite, cramps, sore muscles and joints, overall weakness, and the list goes on. Even just two pints of fluoridated water per day can produce these kinds of symptoms.
Another interesting aspect of the fluoride debate is that you have probably heard or read very little about this issue in the media. There’s a lot at stake here and a lid is being kept on the dangers of fluoride.
The Canadian Dental Association promotes the use of fluoride so most dentists don’t want to talk against it. They’d prefer not to have the debate at all. Dentists have for many years promoted ‘fluoride topical treatments’ at yearly check-ups.
But if fluoride is so good for everyone, so healthy for their bodies, why are so many Canadian communities changing to other water treatment systems, and why are so many groups advocating for change?
I think the ‘fluoride debate’ has to be discussed in the light of day, and the City of Cornwall needs to be front and centre of that debate. The City should assign a staff person to do the research, visit cities like Montreal that have been fluoride-free since the 1960’s. Council should welcome a report on this important topic.
What is more important than the health of people in our community?