Is fluoride poisonous?

My conspiracy theorist uncle was telling me not to drink the water from the tap or something because it has fluoride and it can poison us. Is this true?

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  • T
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    There are so many scientific studies showing the direct, toxic effects of fluoride on your body, it's truly remarkable that it's NOT considered a scientific consensus by now. Despite the evidence against it, fluoride is still added to 70 percent of U.S. public drinking water supplies.

    It amazes me that the medical (and dental) communities are so stubbornly resistant to connect the dots when it comes to the skyrocketing increase of cognitive decline in adults and behavioral issues in children (ADD, ADHD, depression and learning disabilities of all kinds). In fact, there have been more than 23 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage. Fluoride can also increase manganese absorption, compounding problems, since manganese in drinking water has also been linked to lower IQ in children.

    Reported effects of fluoride on your brain include:

    • Reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

    • Damage to your hippocampus

    • Formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer's disease)

    • Reduction in lipid content

    • Damage to purkinje cells

    • Exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency

    • Impaired antioxidant defense systems

    • Increased uptake of aluminum

    • Accumulation of fluoride in your pineal gland

    A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have "significantly lower" IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

    A recent report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC

    There are so many scientific studies showing the direct, toxic effects of fluoride on your body, it's truly remarkable that it's NOT considered a scientific consensus by now. Despite the evidence against it, fluoride is still added to 70 percent of U.S. public drinking water supplies.

    Harmful Effects Have Been Known for Half a Century

    What is perhaps most surprising is that the harmful effects of fluoride have been known by conventional medical organizations for over half a century. For example, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) stated in their Sept. 18, 1943 issue that fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons that change the permeability of the cell membrane by certain enzymes. And, an editorial published in the Journal of the American Dental Association on Oct. 1, 1944, stated:

    Drinking water containing as little as 1.2 ppm fluoride will cause developmental disturbances. We cannot run the risk of producing such serious systemic disturbances. The potentialities for harm outweigh those for good.

    Long-lost research linking fluoride to cancer has resurfaced in a Dutch film clip featuring Dr. Dean Burk, who in 1937 cofounded the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) and headed its cytochemistry department for more than 30 years. In the taped interview, he equates water fluoridation to "public murder," referring to a study that had been done on the 10 largest U.S. cities with fluoridation compared to the 10 largest without it. The study demonstrated that deaths from cancer abruptly rose in as little as a year or two after fluoridation began. This and other studies linking fluoride to cancer were government-ordered but were quickly buried once fluoride was found to be linked to dramatic increases in cancer.

    Source(s): I have fluoride toxicity
  • Katie
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Any Doctor will tell you that the poison is in the dosage. Yes, fluoride is poisonous, so is salt. In the proper, tiny amount, fluoride is good for your teeth. Too much can cause health problems. it's that simple.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    no lol its not poisones for one humans life span has been increasing ever since we came into the science era. people used to live intill 40 back in the 1700's now we live intill 100.

    second kids in africa die at the age of 1 because they have no goverment to protect the water and parasites and bugs poison them.

    conspiracies are just crazy ideas thought up by crazy people. id stay away from that person if i were you

  • cass
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The fluoride in water is in such a small concentration that it won't kill you.

    That said, it isn't really good for the teeth, as it rips enamel off your teeth leaving it vulnerable to bacteria.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    No, it is not poisonous in the dilution that is in normal drinking water. It is actually very beneficial, because it helps to strengthen teeth and bones, and reduces tooth decay.

  • pmt853
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Yes, it's a deadly poison. That's why I and hundreds of millions of others are all long dead from drinking water or using toothpaste.

  • Lee
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    No it's not poisonous.

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