Fluoride is a neurotoxin.
Water fluoridation has been banned in most of Europe, Japan, and China.
Dr. Dean Burk, chief chemist at the National Cancer Institute, gave an interview forty years ago reviewing the results of a then-current study in which he answered in response to the question, “Is this conclusive evidence that fluoride kills because of cancer?”:
“It is one of the most conclusive bits of scientific and biological evidence that I have come across in my 50 years in the field of cancer research…This [fluoride in the public water supply] amounts to public murder on a grand scale--it is a public crime…This indicates a very strong unethical aspect to forcing people to kill themselves.”
In a separate statement to the US Congress, he said:
“In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.” -- Congressional Record 21 July, 1976
It has become a political issue which is why no overhaul eliminating this chemical from what we eat and drink has taken place. Until we can get it out of the substances we ingest and use topically, it might be a good idea to help our bodies purge it naturally. It’s easy enough to avoid fluoride in toothpastes and dental hygiene products. When you go to the dentist, you can politely decline the fluoride treatment (and save some money, too).