(NaturalNews) The annual Halloween tradition is known primarily for children dressing up like their favorite characters and eating unhealthy candy from their neighbors. But the Journal of Natural Food and Health (JNFH) has developed a unique tradition of its own that involves educating trick-or-treaters and their parents about the dangers of fluoride.
Since Halloween is one of the few times of year when neighbors interact with pretty much all their other neighbors during a single evening, it is a perfect opportunity to get the word out about important issues like water fluoridation. And what better way to do that than to throw in a small handout along with candy that explains in simple terms the dangers of fluoride?
The simple four-by-five inch printouts contain concise information about fluoride's toxic effects, which include dental fluorosis, lowered IQ, thyroid dysfunction, neurological disorders, infertility, arthritis, and cancer. They also explain why adding fluoride to water is mass medication without informed consent, and that cavity rates are largely the same among both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities.
"If you swallow a pea-size amount of toothpaste, on the tube FDA says to call Poison Control," says the flyer. "[T]his is the same amount of fluoride in one 8-ounce glass of water!"
At the bottom of the flyers is a link to the Fluoride Action Network's (FAN) "Overview Page" on fluoride, which contains 500 cited references about the dangers of fluoride. And these include, of course, many of the same studies about fluoride that we here at NaturalNews have covered throughout the past several years (http://www.naturalnews.com/fluoride.html).
The best thing about these nifty flyers is that they are absolutely FREE! The only thing JNFH asks of is that those who download them provide the city and state in which they live, as well as a rough estimate of how many flyers they plan to print so the group can track the effectiveness of the campaign and report on it later.
JNFH suggests that parents both hand out the flyers to trick-or-treaters who come to their doors, and also have their own children hand out the flyers to neighbors while they themselves are trick-or-treating. The flyers are also handy for passing out at schools, farmers markets, health food stores, churches, rallies, workplaces, sporting events, and pretty much anywhere else.