Best. Title. Ever!
So my last post was a video called 5 Reasons Why I love my Berkey Water Filter.
One of the reasons is that it is one of the few filtration systems that effectively removes fluoride.
Naturally this raised a lot of questions about fluoride.
Well it just so happens that I wrote a post about water fluoridation a couple years ago.
The fluorosilicic acid they are putting in our water is a toxic waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It’s illegal to dump it in lakes and rivers, but somehow it’s ok to put it in our drinking water… Really.
Fluoride is extremely toxic. It’s bad for you and it isn’t helping your teeth.
It can contribute to a host of problems in your body especially thyroid function.
You can read all about the history of water fluoridation and the negative effects that fluoride has on your body here.
The day after my Berkey post I stumbled across a new documentary about water fluoridation that came out in late 2012 called “An Inconvenient Tooth”.
This is a really great compilation of interviews with experts on the subject and I learned a lot of new interesting things. But the only downside is that it’s almost 3 hours long.
But since it’s just interviews and no important visuals, if you don’t want to sit down and watch it, you can just press play and listen to it while you are doing something else
like yard work, house cleaning, exercising… I pulled it up on my iphone and listened to it on a three hour drive to Nashville a few days ago.
If you’re really pressed for time definitely listen to the first guy Paul Connett, a chemistry professor and the Executive Director of the Fluoride Action Network.
And I really liked Daniel Stockin as well, he’s an ex EPA guy. He’s on from 1:44 – 2:21.