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Why does the United States put flouride in its drinking water?

  1. Jonesy0311 profile image61
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    Why does the United States put flouride in its drinking water?

    As far as I know, the U.S. is the only country that has not abandoned this practice, which was championed by Hitler as a form of mind-control to make the public more docile. It's also a clever method for getting rid of a byproduct of nuclear waste. Hint: it's not the same kind of flouride that your dentist uses.

  2. hungrymouse profile image55
    hungrymouseposted 6 years ago

    Flouride is added to water for health reasons becauses it helps the enamel of the teeth keep strong. Another fact is it makes the water sparkle. Perhaps the United States likes their water to sparkle.

    There are much more modern methods for mind control to make the public more docile.

    It's not the same kind of flouride that your dentist uses?

  3. JY3502 profile image88
    JY3502posted 6 years ago

    Flouride helps in fighting tooth decay.  I've never heard of any other type being added to water supplies.

  4. Jonesy0311 profile image61
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    The idea started in Russia (then Germany) to promote passivity; it was believed that less guards would be needed in Gulags and concentration camps because the flouride would make the people docile. Flouride is only safe for human consumption up to 1ppm; after that the side effects are incredibly dangerous. It collects in the brain's pineal gland and hypothalamus and impairs brain function. Municipalities around the nation are constantly going over this limit (way over). The flouride in American drinking water is not the same compund that is found in toothpaste. Rather, it is industrial waste produced from phosphate and aluminum factories, fertilizer plants, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Is it coincidence that the U.S. began flouridating water at the same time it began building the first atomic bombs? Bear in mind that the first work-related deaths and law suits at nuclear plants were from flouride exposure, not radiation.

  5. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    Despite what some of the conspiracy theory websites may say, it is put in the water to promote dental health. It's also not added to the water all over the US, but is left up to each municipality to adopt it or not. I live in Wyoming, where most of the municipalities have opted not to add it -- and where tooth decay tends to be significantly higher than in areas with fluoridated water. I don't think we're any more or less docile than any other place, fluoride or no.

    The most successful form of mind control and making the masses more docile comes in the form of mass media, and it always has. Governments love to use the propaganda machine and they're very good at using it, and what better way to get people's minds off of an education system that's horribly lacking than to give you plenty of empty-headed brain candy to watch day in and day out?

  6. AngelTrader profile image59
    AngelTraderposted 6 years ago

    Read my hub on the dangers of fluoride. I'd suggest those making positive comments should definitely read it, very scary how you think ingesting something will make your teeth healthier.
    Fluoride isn't intelligent, it doesn't just head towards your teeth!

    If you want to use the stuff buy some toothpaste and apply it topically. And read the label!

    And there is no statistical evidence that proves adding fluoride significantly helps reduce tooth decay. It is a myth.

    Jonesy is right...the Nazis added fluoride to the water supply in the concentration and extermination camps to control, not because they wanted the emaciated inmates to have bright, sparkling teeth!