Ingestion of fluoride causes fluorosis and many other health problems, and our total dosage is never monitored. There are many groups consuming dangerous high levels of fluoride. These include bottle-fed babies, diabetics, kidney patients, and athletes, among others. Fluoride’s claimed benefits are from topical contact with teeth, but its negative impact on health involves many more tissues than the teeth.
We know that many New Zealand children are receiving a toxic dose. At least 30% of children in fluoridated areas have some form of dental fluorosis. This is seen as white spots or disclouration of the teeth.
This is the first outward sign of fluoride poisoning. This is similar to the thin blue line on the gum (Burton’s Line) which signals lead or other heavy metal over-exposure or poisoning. It is medically negligent for fluoridation promoters to dismiss this serious side effect as merely “cosmetic.”