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Toxic Fluoride Contaminates Iceland Volcanic Ash and is Killing Animals

Animals in southern Iceland are at risk of fluoride poisoning if they inhale or ingest the ash from the recent volcanic eruption. Fluoride poisoning can lead to internal bleeding, long-term bone damage and tooth loss.

According to BBC News:

“The fluoride in the ash creates acid in the animals' stomachs, corroding the intestines and causing hemorrhages.  It also binds with calcium in the blood stream and after heavy exposure over a period of days makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.”

This is just another clue that just because it is in nature doesn't necessarily mean it is good for you. This is certainly true for the seriously misguided use of fluoride to "prevent" dental cavities.  Bottom line is that when you swallow this, it does nothing to decrease disease, it merely accelerates it.

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