I just watched a story on Channel 4 News today, about a new film 'Dark Waters' based on the real life story of lawyer Rob Bilott who took on Dupont over their poisoning of the water in Parkersburg, West Virginia with the chemical, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA-C8), which is a man-made chemical also known as Teflon. This is the stuff most of your frying pans are coated in. Strangely enough, I got rid of anything Teflon coated out of my kitchen years ago and cook only with either cast iron or stainless steel. Thank God!! The film is not in our cinema yet but definitely one to keep an eye out for.
Talking of poisons, for years I had trouble with my teeth. They bled almost constantly and it didn't matter what or how often I brushed or flossed with, they still bled and were becoming visibly weaker. Then I started to read up on fluoride and what I read did not inspire confidence in what I was putting in my mouth every day.
So, after a bit of research, I stopped using toothpaste with fluoride in it and within days, the bleeding stopped completely. My teeth never bleed now and have recovered their strength, and along with an adjustment in my diet, (I upped my protein intake) they have visibly improved and have even started to reverse some gum shrinkage. By the way, if you look at your fluoride toothpaste you will see it has a health warning against ingestion and the possibility of 'poisoning'.
The Republic of Ireland is the only country in Europe to have fluoride added to their water and they also have the worst teeth - a coincidence? I don't think so. So, if anyone is having tooth trouble, maybe you should think about changing what you clean your teeth with. And for anyone who is interested in reading more, there is a website I would recommend you check out - fluoridealert.org - it makes interesting and quite scary reading.