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The REAL truth about water fluoridation

Updated on June 13, 2013

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Water fluoridation has been a controversial topic for a long time, but much of the general population tend to believe adding fluoride to the water supply is beneficial for everyone. While there is some debate about the intent behind the conspiracy to fluoridate water, most theorists agree that this involuntary medication is toxic.

The first record documenting the fluoridation of drinking water is from Nazi-era Germany during the Second World War. According to Joseph Borkin, it was added to the drinking water in prison camps with the stated reasoning: "mass-medicating water with sodium fluoride was to sterilize humans and force the people in their concentration camps into calm submission."

Joseph Borkin: The crime and punishment of I.G. Farben >>

This form of chemical medication spread quickly. When the Russians and Germans agreed to split Poland prior to the onset of the war, they shared strategies and information with one another on how to control the Polish territory and people more effectively. The Russians were very impressed with the theories behind water fluoridation, and therefore enacted their own programs.

The conspiracy theories surrounding water fluoridation derive almost exclusively from the immediate post-World War Two period when this information was first introduced to the American public by notable chemists.

Fluoride can create a submissive and docile population

One chemist named Charles Perkins wrote a letter to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in 1954, condemning the use of fluoride in the water supply. He exposed the German plans of mass water medication, which were revealed to him by a prominent German chemist who had spend years studying the effects of ingesting fluoridated water. He stated that the purpose for the fluoride was primarily to make the population docile and ineffective, limiting their resolve.

"I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years' research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine--any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically."
Charles E. Perkins, 2 October 1954

Dr.Emmanuel H. Bronner, a former captive in a Nazi prison camp, attempted to expose the global plot to poison the water supplies through several publications.

"As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years, 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let me warn: fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. Don't do it... Even in small quantities, sodium fluoride is a deadly poison to which no effective antidote has been found. Every exterminator knows that it is the most efficient rat-killer... Sodium fluoride is entirely different from organic calcium fluoro-phosphate needed by our bodies and provided by nature."
Dr. E.H. Bronner, The Catholic Mirror, 1952

Before a congressional committee in 1939, an admitted communist conspirator named Oliver Kenneth Goff confessed to planning a program of water fluoridation in the United States. The objective was to “bring about a spirit of lethargy in the nation," so the population would not resist the deterioration of their society at the hands of Communism.

Government Document: Congressional Committee Archive >>

Nuclear Waste Fluoride

Another popular theory suggests that the practice of water fluoridation was introduced as a way to dispose of the fluoride waste from atomic bomb manufacturing. This idea reportedly came from declassified Manhattan Project documents from the 1940s, revealed by Chris Bryson and Joel Griffiths in their book “Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb”.

Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson: Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb Article >>

Today, most people believe fluoride is important for healthy teeth. Most dentists promote it for slowing down the process of demineralization, where the teeth decay slowly due to the presence of acids that wear down the enamels. They say it also helps promote the remineralization of the teeth by providing a supplement. By disrupting the acid's effects on the teeth, it is said to aid in preventing tooth decay.

Debate about the dangers and benefits of fluoride continues to rage on today. Corporations such as Colgate provide large amounts of information claiming it is safe. While, on the other hand, many chemists and activists provide countering material.

Fluoride-Free Products

Due to this controversy and its increasing popularity in mainstream circles, many toothpaste corporations are selling fluoride-free products. Such products sell fairly well as they cater to a specific portion of the population.

No widely accepted scientific studies have shown non-fluoridated toothpastes to be any less effective, or more effective, than fluoridated varieties. It is unclear what exactly the facts are, as the controversy grows and the debate continues.

Some Additional Resources:

World Health Organsation: Fluoride in Drinking Water PDF >>

Colgate Information: Fluoride and Your Teeth Article >>

Fluoride Action Network: Fluoridation of Water Paper >>

(1) "The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben" by Joseph Borkin.
(2) CHARLES E. PERKINS, 2 October 1954
(3) The Catholic Mirror, Springfield, MA, January 1952
(4) "Fluoride by Colgate" (Brushed 2010)



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      socialist scholar 

      4 years ago

      UK and US use a Nazi theory, to this very day, without question. Funny how the creative part of human brain is shaped in the form of an arm and a hammer, the Egyptians knew it long ago. Ruling class of society are controlling the masses! I'd rather have rotting teeth then a rotten brain...

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      Mary Kelly Godley 

      4 years ago from Ireland

      I only recently realized how toxic fluoridated water can be. Here in Ireland ours is the only public water supply in Europe that is still fluoridated. Every other Government in the EU has seen the light i.e. its doing more harm than good. I am going to share on FB and vote up.


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