ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The dangerous truth behind fluoride

Updated on December 15, 2010

Fluoride is Toxic

Sixty-six percent of United States residents who rely on public water supplies, are exposed to the most consumed drug in the nation - fluoride. It is a chemical ion of the element fluorine and is contained in substantial amounts of foods, beverages,medicines, and dental products. Most would assume products bought at thier grocery store are safe without thought, especially medicines. Most also would assume that the public water supply one is drinking from would be healthy to intake. However, fluoride is toxic in large concentrations and unhealthy with any consumption. In support, fluoride is used as a pesticide for small pests, such as, rats and mice.

If fluoride is toxic, why is it being added to our water and other products?

In human life, water is a basic necessity. Those who are dependent upon public water supply are often naive to what they are being exposed to. Before water is carried out to ones faucet, fluoride is being added to it. The initial belief behind the fluoride was to reduce tooth decay at low costs. However, proved little success, and in contrast - fluoride is still poisoning US residents,leaving them more prone to health risk and disease, than actually reaping benefits.

How are Americans being over- exposed to fluoride?

  • Water supply
  • Food
  • Dental visits
  • Fluoride is sprayed on fruits/vegetables
  • Common medicines
  • Toothpaste

Have you ever wondered why we are not suppose to swallow toothpaste?

If we swallow it , we are directed to call POISON CONTROL, and many are even hospitalized. This is because of the fluoride used in toothpaste, which is extremely toxic. Even without swallowing it, the fluoride in toothpaste can be dangerous.


Damaged teeth, due to fluoride
Damaged teeth, due to fluoride

Effects of Flouride in the Body

  • Increases risk of cancer and tumor growth anywhere in the body

- Linked to causing Osteosarcoma (most common type of bone cancer)

Fluoride accumulates in the bones and can cause cancerous growths during the developmental phase, due to fluoride exposure. Once the cancer is in the bone, like other cancers, it risks spreading to other vital organs.

  • Damages cells in teeth (as shown above)

generally discolored white or yellow stainage on teeh.

  • Linked to causing bone deforming arthritic type- diseases

This is common in those more vulnerable such as the elderly, and diabetics, However; all results of consumption of fluoride.

Also, leaves one more prone to fractures and bone breakage.

  • Fluoride competes with iodone which causes thyroid problems

Such as , thyroid disease and thyroid nodules.

Burt's Bees, an all-natural toothpase
Burt's Bees, an all-natural toothpase
Local farmer's market
Local farmer's market

How to avoid fluoride

It would be difficult to avoid fluoride in every instance.

However, there are some simple changes you can make, to be less exposed to the health-risks, and diseases that are linked with the consumption of fluoride.

  • Use all-natural toothpaste products ( from local health/organic store) Be sure that they contain NO fluoride. It is especially important for children to be using all - natural toothpaste because they are more likely to swallow it.
  • STOP using/ ingesting fluoridated tap water, and purchase bottled spring water.
  • Buy local produce, that hasn't been contaminated with fluoride
  • Research over - the - counter medicines you intend to purchase, and their ingredients, before you make a trip to the store.

Fluoride is unhealthy, and it's intake can lead to life changing diseases.

Make some changes to avoid fluoride, and protect yourself!

 <script type="text/javascript">

  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-20265122-1']);

  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Simply Jill profile imageAUTHOR

      Simply Jill 

      8 years ago

      2besure, that's great that you're already one step ahead of the game, not using tap water. You changing to a natural toothpaste will make you even more FLUORIDE FREE!

      I'm glad you enjoyed this.

    • 2besure profile image

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I have stopped drinking tap water, but I will also find a natural toothpaste to use as well. Thanks for the information!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)