Fluoride is a toxic waste that is purchased from countries like China and injected into our water supplies. The substance comes from the aluminum manufacturing process, of which it is a byproduct. Foreign countries are eager to sell us the toxic waste, as it is expensive to dispose of safely, and unlike in the United States, is not added to their public water supplies.
The sedative qualities of fluoride are inarguable, as it makes up roughly 94% of the drug Prozac. In addition to these behavioral effects is the increased risk of cancer linked conclusively to the toxin. So it goes without saying that with all the health and safety risks already associated with alcohol, throwing a cancer causing neurotoxin into the mix is certainly less than helpful, at least for those of us who don't have tons of a difficult to dispose of toxic waste substance laying around.
Luckily for those who'd like to leave cancer off the already lengthy list of alcohol dangers, lists have been compiled by like minded people, helping to inform the public of the fluoride content of their favorite beers, and hopefully factor this information into their purchasing choices. An excellent resource is the website ffbeers.com, which has published a list of the fluoride content of many popular beers, using the FL700 fluoride meter, made by ExStik.
Predictably, since almost all of Europe does not poison their water supply with fluoride, many beers brewed in Europe, such as Heineken, ranked comparatively low on fluoride content. An exception is the Italian beer Peroni, which was found by ffbeers.com to contain 0.9 ppm of fluoride. Fluoridated toothpaste contains roughly 1 ppm and displays a warning instructing you to contact poison control if more than a "pea sized amount" is ingested. So presumably, Peroni beer is just one tenth of a percentage point away from requiring one to contact poison control after drinking a bottle.
While non-thinkers and conformists continue to stubbornly insist that fluoride is "safe and natural," it is important to acknowledge the cynical manipulation of language they are using in order to make such a claim. Fluorine, from which all fluoride compounds are derived, is indeed listed on the table of elements and is a naturally occurring substance, albeit a poisonous one. However, sodium fluoride is really used as a catch all term for a number of varying substances, and the specific substance added to American water supplies is fluosilicic acid, which is of course, an unnatural toxic waste. All forms of fluorine are poisonous to the human body, naturally occurring or not.
Among the beers that scored well in ffbeers.com's list were those made by California's Sierra Nevada brewing company, who's beers contained little to no fluoride, which is consistent with their claim of using "pure water" during their brewing process.