Tap water is safe to drink. UNLESS you live in an area where flouride is added to the water supply. Then you’re pretty much f*cked.
An estimated 355 million people worldwide receive artificially fluoridated water (in addition to at least 50 million more people who receive naturally fluoridated water). But even if you don’t live in a community where fluoride is added to water, you’ll still be getting a dose of it through cereal, soft drink, juice, beer and pretty much any other processed food and drink manufactured with fluoridated water.
Click Flouridation by Country to find out if you are drinking poison.
Did you know? The origin of the title of this post: There’s Poison in the Well; lies in well poisoning, which was an ancient wartime practice of (government?) pouring poison into sources of fresh water before an invading army (us?), to diminish the attacking army’s strength. Dumbing us down perhaps?
Back in May I met a very interesting fellow, in the airport, in Toronto. Turns out he wears a few hats. He is a Virologist (I am very passionate (obsessive would be more accurate) about HIV & AIDS), a Public Health Official and a Biochemical Scientist. We had a wonderful chat. The kind of chat I like – but the kind of chat that usually ends with one of the chatters wanting to take their own life. Not because of the company but because they tend to find out more ways in which the world is basically screwed.
He said something very interesting to me during the course of our chat…. ”As a biochemist, I totally disagree with water flouridation – it makes no sense. But as a public health specialist, it’s my job to support and promote it”. Hmmm. So governments are poisoning our wells. Not surprising really.
I already knew about water flouridation and its effects so I wasn’t shocked by what he told me but too many people are still unaware/naive/stupid or simply too trusting that those in power want what is best for us!! For those that know nothing, or even just a little, read on….
Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of flouride to the public water supply. This process began in the mid 1940s to reduce tooth decay. Or so we were told. The HSE (Health Service Executive aka Irish Health Service -Mis-service more like) claim that the fluoride is added to water for dental health; however, despite Ireland being the only country in Europe to be fully flouridated, we have the worst teeth in terms of decay. Although I speak for the rest of you, my teeth are pretty great. We have a flouride filter installed at home. To get one for yourself click here.
The science bit: (with thanks to The Girl Against Flouride click here to check out her website. Aisling Fitzgibbon is a gorgeous and brave Irish cailin who is taking the Irish government to court in an attempt to get the flouride out of our water supply. Fair play to her).
Fluoride is a chemical ion of the element fluorine and has purported benefits of preventing dental caries, more commonly known as dental decay. The chemical added to our water is a fluorine compound called Hexafluorosilicic acid (and is the chemical being referred to throughout) that is generated as a by-product from the phosphate fertilizer industry.
But it seems that this type of flouride does more harm than good….
Fluoride easily displaces iodine in the body, a lack of which shuts down production of thyroxine and can lead to; hypothyroidism causing dry and premature aged skin, a lowered body temperature and a slower metabolism. Fluoride is known to be a risk factor in the development of many serious health problems that are prevalent today. These include cardiovascular and neurological disease, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, skeletal fluorosis, chronic fatigue and depression.
GET THIS: Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a listed POISON under the Irish Poisons Act, 1982. 98% of Europe have rejected water fluoridation on health and ethical grounds. As a result, water flouridation was was banned by the EU in 2006. This chemical cocktail includes:
Click here for 50 reasons to oppose flouridation – I have highlighted some of them below:
- Tooth decay DOES not increase when water flouridation is stopped
- There has NEVER been a SINGLE randomised control trial to demonstrate flouridation effectiveness or safety. The FDA classfies flouride as an ‘unapproved new drug’ (eh it has been put in our water for about 70 f*cking years now).
- Children are being OVER-EXPOSED to flouride (evidenced by dental flourosis on bones and teeth).
- The highest doses of flouride are going to bottle-fed babies.
- Flouride may damage the brain.
- Flouride may lower IQ – hence my earlier dumbing down comment.
- Flouride causes arthritic symptoms
- Flouide damages bone.
- Flouride may increase hip fractures in older people.
- Flouride may cause bone cancer.
- Flouride can damage sperm and lead to fertility problems.
- In Europe, fluoride was once prescribed as a drug to reduce thyroid activity.
To quote an official from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Dr. J. William Hirzy,
“If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing… There’s got to be a better way to manage this stuff.”
PEOPLE THIS IS SERIOUS. An unapproved drug in the States, a listed poison in Ireland? You cannot shrug this off, think how much water is in you or on you every single day? Flouride builds up in the body too…..it hangs around….and eventually it is going to mess you up. This process is totally unnecessary. Get a filter, sign petitions, drink bottled natural water – and it is glass bottles not effing plastic – don’t piss me off.
To get a closer look check out the following:
If you are into conspiracies and sh*t: (I know I am)