Fluoride: a History of the Biggest Con of All-Time 

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In recent years the topic of fluoride has come into public speculation. Some see it as a necessity for dental hygiene while others warn it’s the largest mass poisoning of all time. According to the World Health Organization, fluoride is an essential medication needed to prevent tooth decay. At least that’s what they tell the 372 million people worldwide who consume fluorinated water daily.

Fluoride is a byproduct resulted by the manufacturing of fertilizer, steel and aluminum. It has been claimed that the additive was first utilized in concentration camps during WWII. Hitler wanted to sedate prisoners so they would be unable to resist Nazi guards. In America, fluoride’s current usage can be traced back to the 1940s. At this time crops, plants and livestock were being killed as a result of industrial dumping. Companies were faced with a major dilemma when they were told they could no longer illegally dispose of their toxic waste.

Frances Frary, chief scientist of the American Aluminum Company, was determined to find a way around his predicament. Frary hired Gerald Cox of the Mellon Institute to conduct a study. Interestingly, this was the same institute that stated asbestos was safe and did not cause cancer. Cox, with his own vested financial interests, concluded that adding fluoride to the water supply would prove beneficial to society. Harold Hodge was another proponent of this theory. Previously Hodge been part of the Human Radiation Experiment where live test subjects were repeatedly injected with plutonium and uranium.

By 1945 America had begun to implement fluoride on a grand scale. After all, the government was shielded from any lawsuits due to these ‘scientific findings’. There was not any public vote or consent when the law was passed. Major corporations were thrilled; they could now sell their pollutants nationally to local municipalities. Deadly chemicals were suddenly disguised as a health supplement. A billion dollar business was born which continues to this day.

However, not everyone was aboard the fluoride train. When the Public Health Service endorsed the newly enhanced water supply, Doctor George Waldbott was strongly opposed. He had been the first medical professional to warn of the dangers of smoking and saw the adverse reactions his patients had experienced with fluoride early on. After many double blind tests he proved that the chemical compound has adverse effects on people. Waldbott went on to write several books on the subject. When they were published he became a laughingstock of the medical community for disagreeing with so-called experts. Neurotoxicologist, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, discovered that fluoride causes cancer, memory problems and low IQs. She was swiftly fired from her research job after she had announced these findings.

Society has been convinced that fluoride is needed in order to keep our teeth healthy. In reality, studies have shown that this is not really the case. Since the addition of fluoride cavities have decreased on a global scale. The reason is simple: we have become far more proactive in our dental hygiene over the past 70 years. Areas that drink non-fluorinated water have the same amount, if not less, cavities. There is no correlation between fluoride intake and strong teeth. On the other hand, there has been an increase in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, autism and ADHD. These afflictions have been growing at an alarming rate since the 1950s.

Every tube of toothpaste comes with the warning: “call poison control if ingested” due to the toxicity of fluoride. People worldwide are consuming this dangerous concoction by the liter each day. The government claims that we are given fluorinated water for our own benefit. Meanwhile, they are collecting nearly $26 billion annually on taxes generated from the sales of alcohol and tobacco. These are the very same substances that kill over 6 million US citizens each year. Are those in power really that concerned with our wellbeing? Follow the money trail and it will always lead you to the truth.