by: Sarah Landers
(NaturalNews) The addition of fluoride to drinking water has become a hot topic, with numerous activist groups lobbying governments across the world to stop adding the harmful chemical to drinking water. For decades, governments have been claiming that the fluoridation of water is a safe and effective method of protecting teeth from decay – but according to Global Researchthis is in fact a lie.
Fluoridation is not actually essential for good health or good for protecting teeth – but it is poisonous. Consuming excess amounts of fluoride may increase your risk for 23 different types of cancer, lower the IQ of your children and increase oxidative stress throughout your body. As reported by Natural News, research by the World Health Organization has found that Americans living in areas with “optimal” water fluoridation have an increased risk of cancer.
As reported by Fluoride Alert, the ingestion of fluoride also has direct effects on the brain that might impair intelligence by effecting learning and memory capacity, as proven by more than 40 different animal studies.
Fluoride free NZ
A group of activists known as Fluoride Free NZ has been working successfully with town councils to ban fluoride in the water of local communities across New Zealand, as reported by The Daily Sheeple. But because of their success, they have become a threat to the New Zealand government, “because they contradict the lies medical authorities spew about how safe fluorides are.” For this reason, the New Zealand government is now killing off a series of local movements by claiming that decision-making around fluoridationmust be made at a “higher level” – removing the power from the local communities, and placing it back in the hands of the corrupt government.
By silencing campaigns like Fluoride Free NZ, the New Zealand government is showing that it believes its citizens should not be able to represent themselves, insisting that the government will represent them, all the while ignoring what they really want. Kane Titchener, a representative of Fluoride Free NZ, stated that, “… the fluoridation issue has been brought to a head. The NZ government is proposing that the [bigger] District Health Boards take over the decision making [about] fluoridation [in water supplies] as opposed to the local councils. … The Government is planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of New Zealand.”
The response by the New Zealand government to take decisions like this away from local councils and communities is tyrannical, and has been criticized by activists, who are hoping that as more and more people become aware of and speak out against the situation, the New Zealand government will have to rethink its strategy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people across the U.S. have been subjected to fluoridation of drinking water for over 70 years, and as reported byFluoride Alert, about 70 percent of public water supplies in the U.S. are fluoridated. This means that approximately 185 million U.S. citizens are consuming fluoridated water on a daily basis.
The fluoridation of water is an outdated concept supported by little to no scientific evidence, and is putting the health of billions of people at risk every single day across the world. With activists like Fluoride Free NZ being silenced by corrupt governments, it is important to spread the word about the risks of fluoridation while we can.