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Fluoride and Life Decay

Fluoridationists are obsessed with teeth, but
swallowing fluoride affects the whole body and brain.

It is well established that
fluoride increases oxidative stress and inflammation –
cellular processes that underlie the development of most diseases.

What is fluoridated water's correlation with
disease and death: Decayed and Missing years?

Decayed Years:
Fluoridation and Disease

Fluoride and Life Decay

These diseased years are filled with prescription drugs. For example, the prescribing rate for opioid pain relievers averaged 9% higher in the 20 states fluoridated more than 80% compared to the 30 states fluoridated less than 80%.[10]

Missing Years:
Fluoridation and Life Expectancy

Fluoride and Life Decay

Fluoridationists of course dismiss "12% more missing years,"
arguing that 0.6 years is an insignificant 1% of 84 years.

At the same time, their sales pitch claims a difference of 0.6 tooth surfaces equals 18% less tooth decay – based on the US government's biggest (and still its best) study[12] – proving the dire need to fluoridate America's drinking water.

Reality check: There are more than 100 tooth surfaces,
so 0.6 surfaces is an insignificant 1% difference in oral health.

Fluoridated water's multiple correlations with life decay
make a far more compelling case to stop fluoridation, than its
single correlation with tooth decay did to start fluoridation in 1945 –
based on dental survey data from the 1930s that has since been debunked.

If the stopping of water fluoridation resulted in only a 10-percent reduction
in the number of decayed and missing years, it would greatly benefit
millions of Americans and save billions of dollars a year.

References

8. Xu J, Murphy SL, Kochanek KD, Bastian BA. Deaths: Final Data for 2013. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2016 Feb 16;64(2):86-89, 98.

9. Percentage of state populations on community water systems receiving fluoridated water. National Water Fluoridation Statistics. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10. CDC. Vital Signs: Variation Among States in Prescribing of Opioid Pain Relievers and Benzodiazepines – United States, 2012. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). July 4, 2014;63(26):563-568.

11. Social Science Research Council. Measure of America 2013-2014. American Human Development Index by State. 2010. Page 45. Life Expectancy at Birth.

12. Brunelle JA, Carlos JP. Recent trends in dental caries in U.S. children and the effect of water fluoridation. J Dent Res. 1990 Feb;69(Special Issue):723-727. Table 6.

By 2009, the EPA had substantial evidence
that fluoride is a "developmental neurotoxicant."

For decades, mental retardation rates have averaged
significantly higher in states with the most fluoridated water.