Another concern is fluoride's effect on the pineal gland, a small but powerful structure located between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The pineal gland secretes melatonin, a hormone that affects such functions as sleep cycles, jet lag, hybernation in animals, immunity, and the onset of puberty.
INTERNATIONAL FLUORIDE INFORMATION NETWORK.
IFIN BULLETIN #611: My favorite fluoridation quote.
July 6, 2002.
While going through a stack of papers this morning I came across my
favorite quote on fluoridation, and so before I lose it again I would
like to share it with you. It is by Jaques Barzun, a former
professor at Columbia University, who has written many books on
history and criticism, as well as many translations. His last book
Fluoride is a bioaccumulator and is toxic to bones
The results of more than five epidemiological studies indicate increased hip fractures in both naturally and artificially fluoridated areas. The incidence of hip fracture is also increasing more rapidly than can be accounted for by aging of the population. There are numerous studies which undeniably prove that fluoride's cumulative effect on bone is devastating.
Fluoridation status of some countries
Despite dental pressure, 99% of western continental
Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to
environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns