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Fumigants and Fast Food Packaging Are a Source of Toxic Fluoride

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  • In addition to fluoridated tap water, food may also expose you to fluoride via fluoridated pesticides and fumigants. Fast food wrappers are yet another source of fluoride, scientists warn
  • Foods most commonly fumigated with fluoridated chemicals include cocoa powder (100 percent), dried beans (100 percent), walnuts (99 percent) and dried fruits (69 percent)
  • One-third of fast food wrappers and containers contain fluorine, suggesting perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) were used to make the paper oil and grease resistant — an unnecessary health risk, since non-PFC wrappers are available

By Dr. Mercola

One of the most common sources of fluoride exposure for Americans is their tap water, as many municipalities still fluoridate their water. But did you know your FOOD may also expose you to fluoride on a regular basis?


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