Even the CDC backed down about 2000 and admitted that any perceived benefit from fluoride was TOPICAL, as in toothpaste – not from swallowing it..

There are several negatives associated with drinking it that are also pretty universally agreed to:
- Fluoride is an enzyme poison and endocrine disruptor.
- Fluoride is a “potent adjuvant”... causes or worsens allergies.
- Fluoride is a “proliferative agent”... causes or worsens inflammations.
- Fluoride builds up in bones.... causing or worsening arthritis and brittleness.
- Fluoride impacts thyroid functioning.
- Fluoride is a “burden” to kidneys... causing increased retention and possible damage in those with renal inefficiencies or chronic kidney disease.

Brush your teeth with it if you want, but those of us with allergies or Celiac disease; arthritis or brittle bones; and/or kidney or thyroid disease would rather not subject our entire bodies to it.

Segments of the population are unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride. They include “postmenopausal women and elderly men, pregnant woman and their luoride, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and/or vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems….Post menopausal women and elderly men in fluoridated communities may also be at risk of fractures.” – USPHS Report (ATSDR TP-91/17, pg. 112, Sec.2.7, April 1993).

and The NKF advises it may be “prudent” to monitor the fluoride intake of “patients with chronic renal impairment, children, those with excessive fluoride intake, and those with prolonged disease.” – National Kidney Foundation, Fluoride Intake in Chronic Kidney Disease, April 15, 2008.