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June 7, 2012

 FLUORIDE

In the rise of obesity chapter I mention that municipal water levels of fluoride can exceed levels used medically to clinically reduce thyroid output. In fact, thyroids were suppressed using fluoride decades ago before other medications were discovered (Stecher 1960; Waldbott 1978).[1]

 It bears noting that according to the Department of Health and Human Services (1991) fluoride exposure in fluoridated communities is estimated to range from 1.6 to 6.6 mg/day, which is a range that actually overlaps the dose (2.3 – 4.5 mg/day) shown to decrease the functioning of the human thyroid (Galletti & Joyet 1958). This is a remarkable fact, particularly considering the rampant and increasing problem of hypothyroidism in the United States (in 1999, the second most prescribed drug of the year was Synthroid, which is a hormone replacement drug used to treat an underactive thyroid). In Russia, Bachinskii (1985) found a lowering of thyroid function, among otherwise healthy people, at 2.3 ppm fluoride in water.[2]

That’s how effective it can be in decreasing thyroid output. Now add conventional produce soaked in fluoride based pesticides, fluoride toothpaste, general anesthetic gases, mechanically deboned meat, tea and dental treatments and you have a problem, a big one.


[1] Paul Connett, PhD

Professor of Chemistry 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation Updated April 12, 2004 (http://www.fluoridealert.org/)

[2] IBID # 22

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