Here’s the truth about flouride. When bauxite is turned into aluminum, a highly toxic waste product is formed — flouride. After being fined repeatedly for dumping this waste into lakes and rivers, the aluminum industry publicized several obscure, inconclusive tests showing that flouride is good for the teeth. So now, instead of being fined, the aluminum companies are being paid to dump their waste product into municipal waters. This would be fine except for one minor detail. After the formative years, flouride conferes no benefits. In fact, it is implicated in heart disease and cancer.