Fluoride is commonly accepted as a beneficial substance and necessary for proper oral health. However, when an individual realized human beings do not require fluoride for health, and people are never fluoride deficient, these assumptions and beliefs begin to fall apart. Oral health is easily maintainable without fluoride treatment in water and the ingredient in toothpaste.
In this article, we will review nine unknown facts about fluoride.
Fluoride Has Demonstrated Carcinogenic Properties
In a 1991 study published by the International Journal of Cancer, researchers noted the carcinogenic effects of fluoride in animals .
In a 1992 study published by the New Jersey Department of Health, researchers noted a 6.9-fold increase in bone cancer in young males associated with the prevalence of fluorination .
In a 1977 study, researchers noted a 5% increase in all types of cancers in fluoridated communities .
During two 1975 Congressional hearings, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D., former scientific director at the National Health Federation, and Dr. Dean Burke, Ph.D., a retired 34-year researcher at the National Cancer Institute, presented the cancer-causing findings to Congress  .
Dr. Burk stated, “In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical … I know of no, and I mean absolutely no means of prevention that would save so many lives as simply to stop fluoridation, or don’t start it where it is otherwise going to be started. Therefore, you might save 30,000 or 40,000 or 50,000 live a year, cancer lives” .
Researchers have associated fluoride to cancer because half of ingested fluoride is deposited into bones, and fluoride promotes growth at the end of bones, where osteosarcoma occurs .