The warning on any toothpaste reads: If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
The warning on fluoride rinse says the same: If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Yet, our government, the Center of Disease and Control, as well as many health officials tell the public “fluoride in water is good for you!”
Cyanide and arsenic is the same as fluoride. In small amounts, it has no immediate effects on the human body. The damage happens when enough has been compounded, and ill-effects become apparent, until death occurs.
Drinking water contains Sodium fluoride, Fluorosilicic acid and Sodium fluorosilicic. [I have hyperlinked MSDS sheets]. Sodium fluoride is the same active ingredient contained in toothpaste and mouth rinse. The same ingredient that comes with the warnings to seek immediate medical help or a Poison Control Center.
I’m no chemist, but common-sense tells me to beware.
The goal of water fluoridation is to prevent a chronic disease whose burdens particularly fall on children and the poor. Its use presents a conflict between the common good and individual rights. Health and dental organizations worldwide have endorsed its safety and effectiveness. Its use began in 1945, following studies of children in a region where higher levels of fluoride occur naturally in the water. Researchers discovered that moderate fluoridation prevents tooth decay, and as of 2004 about 400 million people worldwide received fluoridated water.
Fluoride’s effects depend on the total daily intake of fluoride from all sources. About 70–90% of ingested fluoride is absorbed into the blood, where it distributes throughout the body.
The oft over-looked role in the human consumption of tap water is Hydrogen Fluoride. Hydrogen fluoride is used in the glass etching, electronic, and chemical industries. Hydrogen fluoride is predominantly used in the production of aluminum and chlorofluorocarbons. It is also used for separating uranium isotopes, as a catalyst in the petroleum industry, and in stainless steel pickling.
Chronic exposure to fluoride through drinking water has been observed to cause dental fluorosis or mottling (staining or pitting of teeth) in humans. At higher intakes through oral or inhalation exposure, skeletal fluorosis (i.e., an accumulation of fluoride in the skeletal tissues associated with pathological bone formation) has been noted in humans.
At high concentrations, chronic oral fluoride exposure has been reported to result in adverse pulmonary effects, renal injury, thyroid injury, anemia, hypersensitivity, and dermatological reactions in humans. Fluoride has been observed to cross the placenta in humans.
Oddly, the EPA has not established a Reference Concentration or a Reference Dose for hydrogen fluoride. Nor has the EPA classified hydrogen fluoride with respect to potential carcinogenicity. Also, those in favor of the fluoridation of drinking water say that effects of not putting fluoride in drinking water causes the effects that over-exposure to fluoride causes.
Fluoride, even in small quantities, are accumulated in the human body, the same fluoride that toothpaste and oral mouth wash manufacturers provide a warning to seek immediate medical attention should a larger than normal usage be accidentally ingested.