In the past, people readily used materials with unknown properties. Sure, they used some durability tests for different materials, but these usually ended with approximate results. Unfortunately, a lot of times this ended in disaster. Furthermore, some materials, although durable and easy to mold, tend to become toxic over the course of the years. In the past, however, this was something that science had no way of determining due to a lack of adequate tools for the job. Finally, there are also hidden properties of materials, such as different behavior under certain climate conditions or external pressure.
Tap water contains many contaminants which are highly suggested to be filtered out before drinking, including the removal of fluoride. Fluoride is a dangerous byproduct of industrial synthetic toxic waste and has long been debated as unsuitable for human consumption. Yet many still believe this chemical to be beneficial to oral and dental health/hygiene.
In actuality, though there are (very minimal) benefits to dental and oral health/hygiene due to the use of fluoride, the risks far outweigh these benefits, threefold. Plus, these benefits only take effect when fluoride is used topically, not ingested via tap water and in all the many food products that hide trace amounts of fluoride behind it’s labels!
Despite the controversial debate and various disputes among climate and atmospheric scientists against certain government officials, politicians, or members of the ‘elite’ – global warming is a very real, and quickly rising, global threat.
As the population on the planet rises, resources are being consumed at an astonishing rate. As resources (such as coal-mining, oil-digging, deforestation, industry, among others) increase in demand, our energy output as a whole skyrockets. As global Co2 (carbon dioxide) emissions rise, they get trapped in the upper atmosphere, also known as the greenhouse effect.(1) These gases eventually build up and warm the entire planet, causing permanent and perhaps irreparable damage.
The Great Barrier Reef is on the verge of an ultimate demise. It is not completely dead quite yet, however it is dying at an astonishing rate. If the reef was a person, it would be on life support.
This beautiful, multi-colored reef has been in existence for around 25 million years and is just now facing extinction due to the unprecedented consequences and dangers of global warming.
The Great Barrier Reef is known as one of the world’s largest living structures. However, a 1,400-mile stretch of coral polyps that once existed off the coast of Queensland, Australia is no longer in good health. At it’s peak, it was once host to 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. Altogether, it was large than the United Kingdom and contained more biodiversity than all of Europe combined.
Life is a beautiful struggle for all of us in each our own ways. Yet what one takes for granted another might give anything to have. What one finds boring or beneath them another would find happiness or joy. Almost a third of all people living on the planet today live beneath the poverty line. Furthermore, nearly a third of all people live in so-called third world countries, living in poor conditions on less than a dollar a day.
Awareness of these topics should be at the forefront of discussion. We’re all connected. What harms another person inevitably finds a way to come back and harm us as well, if even only on an emotional level. Granted, there are several problems that need addressed all across the globe including the more developed first world countries as well, yet there needs to be a standard of moral priority.
Fluoride has long been a subject of debate and controversy between health-conscious individuals, over whether or not it should be officially removed, if not banned, from public drinking supplies. Some would argue fluoride helps strengthen teeth and gums while others claim it has little effect, going further to say the negative effects of fluoride far outweigh the positive.
The thing with fluoride to note is that there are two types; sodium fluoride(1) and calcium fluoride(2). Sodium fluoride is an industrial synthetic toxic waste added to public drinking water and many oral hygiene products, whereas calcium fluoride is a naturally occurring version of fluoride found in the environment and is not nearly as harmful.
Calcium fluoride, which occurs naturally, is not considered a poison because of it’s difficulty in being water soluble, meaning it doesn’t dissolve or liquefy in water very easily. Thus, an artificial version of fluoride was added to the water supply as a substitute.