On Tuesday the 2nd of June, the front page of The Northern Advocate ran the headline Whangarei residents are told…It’s time to think again on fluoride, which was misleadingly accompanied by a picture of a dentist. ‘Misleadingly’ because while fluoride works well as a bactericidal agent when applied topically – which is why it is deemed useful in toothpaste, when ingested in drinking water it appears to be of little use where reducing cavities is concerned.
On top of this, fluoride is also associated with numerous ill-health effects which is why you will find recommendations on sodium fluoride-containing toothpaste boxes including the likes of “ensure children spit and rinse afterwards.” Indeed, it is so dangerous that a family-sized tube of fluoridated toothpaste contains enough of the poison to kill a 25-pound child.
Plus, there is also significant evidence to indicate that fluoride impairs brain function and lowers IQ. In regard to this, it has been suggested by Dr Russell Blaylock that society is intentionally being chemically dumbed down as those of lower IQ will tend to be more dependent upon government for their decision making and more likely to believe what they are told.
While Dr Blaylock’s proposal might be hard to swallow because we want to believe the government is here to look after us, in light of the evidence, his suggestion has far more credibility than the claim: “It is the fluoridation of reticulated water supplies that would be the single most effective practical and safe means of reducing dental decay in Whangarei.”