International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicity
Although fluoride exists naturally in the environment, human exposure to fluoride has drastically increased since the 1940s. Since that time, an array of products containing fluoride and its compounds have been introduced to the average consumer, especially due to fluoride’s alleged role in cavities prevention.
… The impact of the exposure levels generated from all of these sources is often overlooked. Yet, this collective exposure can produce lifelong fluoride-related illnesses.
… Clearly, official recommendations on fluoride use, many of which are not enforced, have been based on limited research and have only been updated after irreversible harm has occurred. Informed consumer consent is needed for all uses of fluoride, and this pertains to water fluoridation, as well as all dental-based products, whether administered at home or in the dental office.