Firstly, the liver is unable to process fluoride and so it passes into the bloodstream where it combines with calcium that’s been leeched from the skeletal system. This can result in weak bones and skeletal fluorosis.
Fluoride has been shown to cause calcification of cartilage, the essential tissue for joint health. Degenerative osteoarthritis has been linked to skeletal fluorosis.
Iodine and fluoride belong to a family of compounds known as halogens. Although iodine is beneficial to the thyroid, fluoride is not. However, because of the similarities, the thyroid can absorb fluoride instead of iodine. Fluoride is toxic to thyroid cells; it inhibits function and causes cell death.
Fluoride is especially toxic to the pineal gland, where it accumulates and calcifies the gland. By the time the average person reaches old age, it’s thought that their pineal gland will have higher calcium density than their bones.
A direct link exists between fertility rates and fluoridated drinking water. Higher levels of fluoride correspond to lower fertility rates, particularly with drinking water levels of 3 ppm.
Fluoride is toxic to the kidneys and a higher rate of chronic kidney disease has been reported in areas where the water contains high levels of fluoride. According to Chinese researchers, a fluoride level of 2 mg/L is all it takes to cause renal damage in children.
Research suggests that exposure to fluoride causes cardiovascular inflammation and atherosclerosis.
The Fluoride Action Network reports that 43 studies have examined the effect of fluoride on human intelligence. One observation is that fluoride negatively impacts children’s neural development.
Using non-fluoride toothpaste can immediately reduce your fluoride exposure. Maintaining healthy iodine levels can help protect the thyroid from fluoride. Fluoridated water is the largest concern and most water filters are not adequate for removing fluoride; instead look to a reverse osmosis water system or a distiller.
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