Pop Quiz Time: What do these twelve countries have in common?
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They have ALL banned water fluoridation.
I know what you’re thinking…
I’m not here to convince you that fluoride is bad or dangerous.
The fluoride debate is incessant and never-ending…
With both sides citing somehow flawed studies that the other side cited to make their case. So we’re not going to get into whether or not fluoride is good or bad for you.
There’s actually a larger issue at hand.
When the government adds fluoride to the public water, it’s a medical treatment.
And since it’s extremely difficult to remove fluoride from the water, it’s essentially a forced medical treatment.
Seventy-two percent of Americans who use public facilities drink fluoridated water at the CDC’s “therapeutic” level.
When the government is forcibly treating 72 percent of the population — whether they need it or not — there’s a problem.
Israel is the most recent country to ban all fluoridation…
Here’s what the director-general at Israel’s Health Ministry Arnon Afek quite correctly told The Jerusalem Post last August:
“Individuals have the right to decide if they want [fluoride] or not. We cannot force people… The ministry supported it for over 40 years, but this is a new era. The world has changed, and we can educate parents.”
Novel idea? Of course not. This debate has been raging for decades, as we’re sure you’re aware.
In fact, Dr. Arvid Carlsson, a 2000 Nobel laureate in medicine said as much all the way back in 1978:
“Water fluoridation goes against leading principles of pharmacotherapy, which is progressing from a stereotyped medication — of the type 1 tablet three times a day — to a much more individualized therapy as regards both dosage and selection of drugs. The addition of drugs to the drinking water means exactly the opposite of an individualized therapy.”
And its main cause, preventing tooth decay, doesn’t really seem very effective.
According to one study conducted by the WHO, fluoridated and non-fluoridated countries alike have been seeing a downtrend in tooth decay for the past 40 years.
And on top of everything else, it sets a dangerous precedent.
If the public starts to accept water fluoridation as “normal,” what’s to stop the government from sprinkling in a cocktail of other drugs for our own good?
You may remember when AstraZeneca floated the idea of putting statins in the U.S. water supply back in 2008…
“Experts think that this could prevent tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of heart attacks in the U.S. a year,” CNBC’s pharmaceutical “reporter” (see: shill) Mike Huckman crowed.
“And, as a side benefit,” he said, getting to his main point, “possibly help the bottom line of at least one major drugmaker.”
A side benefit, eh?
To paraphrase Mr. Huckman: “AstraZeneca says look at this small stack of paper and mindlessly believe we >> READ MORE <<