This site is dedicated to exposing the many ways fluoride is detrimental to our health. The following write up has been taken and redisplayed, with minor modifications, from a sympathetic site:
Sodium Fluoride (NaF) is an ingredient in many toothpastes. In simple terms, fluoride (hydrofluorosilicic acid) is a byproduct of aluminum, copper, and iron manufacturing. Long before fluoride was used in toothpastes, it was a widely used insecticide.
According to Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride is more poisonous than lead and only slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It’s a cumulative poison that accumulates in the bones over the years.
In high doses, fluoride destroys the male reproductive system, shown in animal studies. Experiments have also shown that fluoride accumulates in the brain and alters mental behavior. Fluoride even causes symptoms of arthritis and bone problems.
As you can see, these harmful chemicals lurking in our commercial cleaning products are far from safe. Luckily, there are some natural DIY alternatives to many commercial cleaning products that will keep you fresh and clean while limiting your exposure to harmful chemicals.
The original write up, as well as information on additional toxins to which we are exposed on a daily basis, with alternative solutions, can be found here.