In my previous blog about why I don't recommend fluoride, I mentioned that fluoride was used as a rat poison. I know this may surprise people, but the reason why it was so effective in killing rodents is because of its protoplasmic ability. That means the fluoride changes the permeability of the cell membrane by inhibiting certain enzymes. Here is a link to the history of fluoride and proof of its use as an insecticide. Click here to review the history of Fluoride This is not a conspiracy theory folks, this is historical fact. There are many types of fluoride. The one sold in stores over the counter in products such as ACT (for kids nonetheless) is called neutral sodium fluoride. The fluoride in dental offices are usually acidulated phosphate fluoride (usually given via a tray) and stannous fluoride distributed in products that are for take-home use such as Periomed. The fluoride that is in DRINKING water is an even more disturbing form of fluoride called Sodium Fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6). This form of fluoride is the same compound that is used as an insecticide and a wood preservative. It is classified as a hazardous waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer manufacturers. If it wasn't disposed of in our drinking water, then it must be disposed of at a hazardous waste facility. The other type of fluoride used in water fluoridation is called Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6). This type of fluoride is toxic and it is a by-product of scrubbing the chimney stacks of phosphate fertilizer manufacturers. The CDC estimates that 95% of our water is fluoridated with Fluorosilicic acid. U.S water fluoridation began in 1945 and has NEVER been FDA approved, yet it continues today. Click here to review Fluoride is a research proven neurotoxin that interrupts the basic function of nerve cells in the brain, which can lead to Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis, infertility, diabetes, birth defects, cancer and lowered IQ. Did you know that France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Finland, India and Great Britain have all rejected fluoride use after a special commissions and health secretaries reviewed the evidence? Fluoride is also one of the basic ingredients in military nerve gas and is also in Prozac and certain antibiotics. I don't know about you, but I need ALL my brain cells. Even IF fluoride could help with cavity prevention (show me the proof) would you want to take the chance of developing any of the above mentioned problems? As for me and my family....I don't think so.