In the past, we’ve looked at research indicating that fluoride intake from our drinking water could significantly increase risks of weakened bones when the New England Journal of Medicine published an article saying that although fluoride consumption may thicken bones, the bones are not actually any stronger. Actually, they wrote that the new bone is weaker and much more brittle.
We’ve notice that infants and young people exposed to too much fluoride from tap water mixed with reconstituted formula and tooth pastes often experience dental fluorosis. This is of special concern to all of our moms out there who could not breastfeed.
We even contemplated the morality of adding fluoride to our drinking water knowing that statistically around 1% of the population have a hypersensitivity to it causing them allergic reactions like severe eczema and other ailments. Our water could be adding to the eczema problem in grown ups and infants alike.
Things started heating up when associations started being made between excessive fluoride consumption and thyroid function.
This though… this is the news that may very well change our drinking water and view of fluoride forever.
Brand new research published in this month’s Nuclear Medicine Communications may have potentially just linked sodium fluoride to cardiovascular disease, which is of course, the leading cause of death worldwide.
And no, I’m not kidding.
Researchers found that fluoride consumption appears to directly stimulate the hardening of your arteries. You know, atherosclerosis?
Scientists reviewed whole body scans of 61 patients from VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. “Fluoride uptake in vascular walls was demonstrated in 361 sites of 54 (96%) patients, whereas calcification was observed in 317 sites of 49 (88%) patients. Significant correlation between fluoride uptake and calcification was observed in most of the arterial walls…”
A larger study is going to be needed to solidify to these findings, but for now, it looks like there is a link there. It is a potentially significant finding.
It seems like it may turn out that those “nutty guys” might have been pretty right about this one: Perhaps, there is poison in the tap water afterall…