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by: McLellan, Helen
THE ADDITION OF FLUORIDE, A POTENTIALLY TOXIC SUBSTANCE, TO THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY IS COMPULSORY MASS MEDICATION. IT VIOLATES ALL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES.
Many of the speakers at the Total Health 81 conference referred to the problem we have with our fluoridated drinking water:
DR. JAN DE VRIES, Dr. H.Med., Ph.D., D.Ac., D.O., N.D. "I was very shocked that you poor people in Toronto have to drink this water. We have had a tremendous fight in Holland, which we won. This fluoride water is a chemical soft-working tranquilizer. Hitler put fluoride in the water to keep his prisoners quiet, and the same thing happens in other parts of the world. If I put a homeopathic remedy in this water, the remedy is destroyed. If you can work at getting this out of your water in any way at all, I would be very happy."
DR. WILLIAM ELLIS, D.O. "The environmental protective agency in the United States has shown that the water in the 90 largest cities in the United States' all cause cancer. It's been proven in U.S. federal court that fluoridation of the inorganic form, which is the end product of aluminum manufacturing, is a cancer causative agent."
DR. WILLIAM MORRIS, D.C., N.D. "Fluoride hardens the arteries and it does a lot more damage. It's toxic, but it happens to be a waste product of a very influential type of industry. We don't need the fluoride in our water. It's an infringement on our freedom. That's what Consumer Health is all about. We must make our rights known, and we must fight for it. Air and water are our first two needs, and they are being politically polluted. I think you should get behind Consumer Health and let's put some pressure and lobby to get better air and water."
DISEASES CONNECTED WITH FLUORIDE Diseases connected with fluoride ingestion are cancer (of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, large intestine, rectum, kidney, bladder, urinary organs, breast, ovary), goiter, mongolism, kidney disease & osteoporosis. Additional problems are caused by fluoride in anaesthetics, gases and aerosol propellants.
Symptoms can appear as long as 20 to 30 years later, as fluoride is so very prone to accumulate, not only in the bones and teeth, but also in the soft tissues of the body. Physiologically, the fluoride ion is an avid bone seeker and a potent enzyme inhibitor according to Dr. Albert Burgstahler, University of Kansas. He states that fluoride depresses growth rate of human cells, causes dermatitis, affects thyroid and heart function, circulation and reproduction, is more potent than cyanide as an inhibitor of respiration, disturbs hormonal balance, and increases the incidence of mongolism by 15%. Upon its accumulation in tissues, fluoride may incorporate itself into naturally occurring compounds to form, for example, fluorouracil, capable of producing cancer or giving rise to deformed babies.
Symptoms associated with low-grade fluoride poisoning include excessive thirst, headaches, blurred vision, arthritis, gastrointestinal disturbances and excess urination. These will usually disappear if fluoridated water is replaced by distilled or spring water with a low fluoride level.
CANCER AND FLUORIDATION
In 1971, Dr. Dean Burke, Ph.D., began a study of the effects of fluoridation in drinking water in the United States. Dr. Burke was for 35 years, head of the cytochemistry section, and was co-founder of the National Cancer Institute, U.S.A. He has received many awards for cancer research and biochemistry, including the Domagh Prize, 1965, for cancer research. He has been involved in cancer research for 50 years.
Results of his studies show that a large increase in human cancer mortality in the U.S. is associated with public water fluoridation. "One-tenth of the 350,000 cancer deaths per year in the U.S. are linked with artificial public water fluoridation." (See graph on last page)
"We took the ten largest cities that had been fluoridated and compared them with the ten largest cities that had not been fluoridated. The fluoridation didn't start until 1952 to 1956, and has been continued ever since in the fluoridated group. Between 1940 and 1952 these two groups were identical, could not be distinguished on this curve. But from 1952 on, the curves have been continually widening to the point that there's now a difference of approximately 35,000 a year. There's no question about the data or our particular arrangement of it. The data is from government sources, which any high school student can look up and confirm. Nearly all of the fluoridation-linked cancer deaths are found to begin at the age of about 45 and then steadily increase with age. This situation is sharply different from the increased cancer deaths resulting from cigarette smoking, asbestos or hormones given to expectant mothers. Here a lag of 15 to 30 years is common. Increased death rates due to fluoridated water commence within a few years after initiation of fluoridation with marked continued increase thereafter."
In October, 1944, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an editorial: "We do know that the use of drinking water containing as little as 1.2 to 3 ppm (parts per million) of fluorine will cause such developmental disturbances in bones as osteosclerosis, spondylosis and osteopetrosis, as well as goiter, and we cannot afford the risk of producing such serious systemic disturbances in applying what is at present a doubtful procedure intended to prevent development of dental disfigurements."
Nevertheless, in 1945, two experiments were started, one in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one in Newburgh, New York, where 40,000 people were subjected to sodium fluoride, one of the most toxic substances known to man (even in minute quantities) without ever having done an animal experiment to prove its safety. Simultaneously, fluoride was introduced into Canada in the city of Brantford, Ontario in 1945. Subsequent to this, artificial fluoridation of public water supplies was initiated on a large scale in the U.S. by the Public Health Service. It spread to some other countries, including Canada, but was banned, or not tolerated in even more. At present 49% of the population of the United States drinks artificially fluoridated water, 37% in Canada, about 7% in England and 2% in Europe. Most European countries have rejected it altogether. Many cities in Canada have opposed it. Strong opposition has developed in Quebec due to a recent adverse report on fluoridation presented to the Minister of the Environment (Environmental Fluoride, 1977 by Rose and Marier) and has been given much publicity.
WHAT IS FLUORIDE?
The fluoride which is added to our water supply is common rat poison, a byproduct of the aluminum, steel, ceramic, phosphate fertilizer, and other chemical industries. It is added to usually soft city water in the forms sodium fluoride, sodium silica fluoride or hydrofluoric acid. However, the fluorides occurring in nature, usually calcium fluoride, are found in hard water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. Physiologically, the body copes better with the effects of fluoride if calcium and magnesium are present, and in cases of chronic and acute fluoride poisoning, the antidote is calcium. Sodium fluoride is highly soluble in water, whereas calcium fluoride is only slightly soluble.
In the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 1959 and 1960, Dr. William Costain reported every one of his patients given 3 mg. of sodium fluoride a day suffered ill effects ranging from bladder irritation to mental disturbances, while no one given 25 mg. of calcium fluoride suffered.
Because fluorine is so highly reactive, even when dissolved in water as the fluoride ion, it is still highly corrosive, and most water engineers are opposed to it as it has damaged many city water systems.
Presently each liter of fluoridated drinking water contains I mg. (or 1 ppm.) of fluoride. The State of California Department of Public Health has stated: "Increases in fluoride concentration in excess of 1 ppm do not further decrease the occurrence of dental caries but do increase the risk of objectionable fluorosis (mottling of teeth)"
In addition to fluoride ingested in water, fluoride is also contained in many foods, such as black and green teas, some wines, meat and fish, gelatin, some processed foods, insecticides on fruits and vegetables, and fluoridated toothpaste (200 mg. in a 50 g. tube). Tea drinking alone can cause low level fluoride poisoning and possibly arthritis if done to excess.
It is usually accepted by medical authorities that children should have no more than 1 mg./day, and adults, 1.5 to 2 mg./day. However according to Dr. Albert Burgstahler, University of Kansas, the average adult daily intake today is 2 to 3 mg. Two liters of water alone used in drinking and cooking will contain the "safe" dose.
While chlorine is evaporated in the process of boiling water, this does not happen with fluoride, and the concentration can become dangerously high in long periods of cooking.
According to the Canadian Public Health Association, the acute lethal dose of fluoride for the average person is 2.2 grams.
THE EFFECT OF FLUORIDATED WATER ON TEETH
At first there will be an initial hardening of the enamel and resistance to decay, a delay in the occurrence of cavities and a delay in the eruption of teeth of about one year. The shape and size of the teeth may also be effected. "The difference in decay between fluoridated and unfluoridated teeth is about one tooth decay less in a mouth at the age of puberty." (Dr. Dean Burke).
According to Smith and Smith, two researchers at the University of Arizona, fluoridation causes the enamel of teeth to become brittle. Although the onset of decay is delayed, the tooth structure is weak. If excessive fluoride consumption is continued, mottling (dental fluorosis) will occur and in time the teeth may become stained. When decay does set in, the result is often disastrous. Tooth mottling is the earliest sign of what could become crippling skeletal fluorosis which is well documented in hot climate. Fluorosis actually means "chronic fluoride toxicity".
Adelle Davis stated: "In 1962 our Public Health Department reported that the children in Newburgh, New York...had slightly more decay after fluoridation than before. In Baltimore, Maryland, where water has been fluoridated since 1952, rampant decay has steadily increased. In Puerto Rico (where water has been fluoridated for 17 years) not only has tooth decay increased, but 64% of adolescent boys have permanently stained teeth from fluoride excess". Dr. Monte lone observed the younger Puerto Ricans seem to have rampant dental caries, mottling gingivitis and malocclusions. But he noticed the older and pre-fluoridated Puerto Ricans all seemed to have strong, healthy teeth. In Sweden at the time they decided to ban fluoridation, there was much talk of 'black teeth' and press reports in Billesholm, which has a high natural fluoride content, reported young people of 16 to 17 had all had their teeth capped because of yellow discoloured teeth.
ON APRIL 14, 1981, DR. DEAN BURKE, STATED ON A CANADIAN RADIO STATION, CFTR: "We estimate that since fluoridation was introduced into the U.S., there have been almost as many excess deaths associated with fluoridation as the sum total of all American military deaths since the founding of U.S.A. 1776. Now that's an awful burden for pro-fluoridationists to bear if they can come to see that they have been responsible for this. The underlying clandestine force behind water fluoridation is a need by various industries to get rid of various toxic fluoride byproducts, about as tough to get rid of as radioactive wastes. The dentists are by and large pawns."
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FLUORIDATION AND YOUR HEALTH:
Dr. Pierre Morin, Ph.D. and Jack Graham, LL.B., co-authors of a report which resulted in suspension of the Quebec fluoride law, appeared in Toronto for media interviews and public lectures both in Toronto and Waterloo, May 29 and 30, 1981.
According to Dr. Morin, "This report, by a large multidisciplinary committee was prepared at the request of the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Social Affairs. From the data studied, it quickly became evident to the members of the committee that the great toxicity of fluorides has been played down by promoters of water fluoridation. Toxic effects ranged from increase of cancer death rates to increase in the frequency of Down's syndrome and genetic mutation."
The Waterloo Safe Water Society lost their plebiscite on June 8th by approximately 300 votes. They are presently examining the costs and legal procedure for a recount of the vote. They have already approached the Regional government to determine the most effective way of making untreated city water available to the public. One or more centrally located unfluoridated water sources that would be accessible all year round would be one method, although it must be stressed that this would be a strictly temporary solution. From time to time the Waterloo Safe Water Society will announce its plans for opposing the fluoridation of the public water supply.
Anyone wishing to join a citizen's group to promote pure water and pure environment, please contact us at Consumer Health.
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Volume 3 Issue 2
Fluoride: The Aging Factor
YIAMOUYIANNIS, John, Ph.D.
Good Teeth Birth to Death
JUDD, Dr. Gerard
FLUORIDE II: "WE ALL LIVE IN A MELLOW APATHY, A MELLOW APATHY...."
"TELL A LIE LOUD ENOUGH AND LONG ENOUGH AND PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE IT." --
"FLUORIDE IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE IN THE PREVENTION OF TOOTH DECAY, AND NO FURTHER STUDIES OF ITS EFFECTS ON HUMAN HEALTH ARE NECESSARY." (Official Dentist's Fluoridation PR booklet)
For the past 50 years the US public has been very convincingly persuaded to ignore the fluoride issue, but the serious facts about this issue keep repeating, and the situation appears to be degrading. The growing widespread concern over public apathy, rising health concerns, and the apparent stupidity of our school children keeps mounting. This fluoride issue is offered as one of several possible important answers to that problem.
The Halogen family consists of five chemical elements: Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and Astatine. (Chlorine and Fluorine are chief ingredients of the CFC's, that are causing the current controversy with the ozone holes.) Depending upon use and dosage, the Halogens have a varying effect on the human mind, nervous system and metabolism. For example one of the most popular current hospital anesthetics, "Halothane", contains Fluorine, Chlorine, and Bromine.
--The Australians reportedly issued Bromide tea to their soldiers in World War II, to decrease their sex urge and thus lower the incidence of VD.
--Per a recent Internet search, investigators looking into the Gulf War Syndrome found that all 695,000 troops in the Persian Gulf War were involuntarily administered the unproven, experimental toxicity-enhancer, Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB) supposedly as a nerve agent pre-treatment medication. Officials estimated that approximately two-thirds of those troops took the drug for varying periods of time. However, DoD scientists who studied Pyridostigmine and nerve agent Sarin concluded that PB should only be used when the threat is nerve agent Soman; Pyridostigmine pre-treatment unfortunately makes individuals MORE vulnerable to Sarin. Defense intelligence knew before the war that Iraq did not manufacture, stockpile, or use Soman; just one Iraqi chemical plant was estimated to produce up to TWO TONS of Sarin per day, however.
--Chlorine Gas and chlorine-bearing Mustard gas were feared in Europe in World War I, and they are still currently in the chemical-warfare arsenal of many countries. Chlorine gas was reportedly released in Iraq during the Gulf War.
--Chlorine is widely added to U.S. drinking water today for the sole purpose of killing something, while natural water oxygenation treatments as used in Europe are much more safe for human consumption.
--Fluorine is the most highly-reactive, and chemically unstable, of ALL existing chemical elements. Fluorine is not found by itself in nature because it is so unstable that it chemically combines-- violently, in many cases--with practically any other element.
--Fluorine has the strongest effect of all the halogens. Fluorine is one of the major ingredients in the controversial psycho-active psychiatric drug PROZAC (Fluoxetene Hydrochloride), and also in deadly Sarin military nerve gas, U.S. designation GB. (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl Fluoride).
--While one lethal dose of sarin would fit on the head of a pin, the U.S. arsenal stockpiles literally billions of lethal doses. In just two examples, 10 million pounds of sarin are stored in weapons at the Tooele, Utah Army Depot, and another 550,000 pounds are in the Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond, Kentucky. (Page A4, Anchorage Daily News, Tuesday, 23 January 96.). Other countries--especially Russia--also have comparable stockpiles of nerve agents, if not more. Chemical Warfare (CW) research and manufacture is ongoing.
--The nerve-gas Soman (GD) is chemically similar to Sarin (GB), and they both contain fluorine. They are called "nerve" agents because they directly attack and destroy the nervous system. According to an EPA report (following), once you remove the fluorine from Sarin, all that remains is a non-toxic acid. In other words, fluorine--the same fluorine that is in our drinking water--is what gives sarin its "kick".
--The U.S. was openly selling nerve gas ingredients to Iraq as late as 1984, until the State Department banned the export of certain chemical substances to Iraq: "U.S. Halts Shipment of Chemicals to Iraq (AP) WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs agents in New York impounded a shipment of 74 drums of potassium fluoride, a principal ingredient of a deadly form of nerve gas, to Iraq, the Customs Service said Saturday. . ." (Page 1, Battle Creek Enquirer, 1 April 1984). The shipment was destined for the "Ministry of Pesticides" in Baghdad. No mention was made of the quantity of such chemicals that had been sold to Iraq before the ban.
--Details on nerve warfare agents can be found at this website:
--The infamous date-rape hypnotic drug "Roofs" (Rohypnol) is fluorinated Valium, which is reportedly 20-30 times more potent than Valium alone.
Note the following article: "DEA WANTS 'DATE RAPE' DRUG CLASSIFIED.
Washington - An illegal sedative nicknamed the "date rape" drug should be put in the same category as heroin, cocaine and LSD in the next three months, the Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday. The agency recommended that Rohypnol, connected to more than 2,400 criminal investigations nationwide, be declared a Schedule 1 drug, DEA spokesman Jim McGivney said." (Page 6, Anchorage Daily News, June 21, 1996.)
--Fluorine is widely added to drinking water today strictly as mass-medication, supposedly to help the teeth of children under 14 years of age. In spite of the initial stated purpose of "helping the teeth of children under 14", our military bases were among the first drinking water supplies to be involuntarily fluoridated over 40 years ago. Over 60% of the U.S. fresh water supplies are currently fluoridated, and according to pro-fluoride promotional literature, current plans are to increase this to over 90% within just a few years.
--Note the following entry in an EPA/NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) Hazardous Waste book, on page 3066 under
SODIUM FLUORIDE: "An experimental tumorigen [deliberately used to cause cancer in laboratory experiments] and teratogen [deliberately used to cause monstrous abnormalities in lab experiments]. Human system overdose effects: Burning, prickling, tingling, itching of the skin, drooping of the eyelid, tremors, extra fluid intake, muscle weakness, headache, EKG [brainwave] changes, cyanosis [bluish skin color from inadequate oxygen], respiratory depression, hypermotility [extremely physically active], diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, salivary gland changes, changes in teeth and supporting structures, musculo-skeletal changes, increased immune system response, and human mutatogenic data [mutates human cells, in other words]. A corrosive irritant to eyes and mucous membranes. Experimental reproductive effects. It is very phytotoxic [toxic to plant life]. Used in chemical cleaning, for fluoridation of drinking water, as a fungicide and insecticide. ... May be a carcinogen."
--In the same reference, page 1735 under FLUORIDES: "Can cause or aggravate attacks of asthma and severe bone changes, making normal movements painful. Some signs of pulmonary fibrosis are noted. Some enzyme systems effects are reported. Loss of weight, anorexia [loss of appetite], anemia, wasting and cachexia [general wasting of the body during a chronic disease], and dental defects are among the common findings in chronic fluoride poisoning. Symptoms of intoxication include gastric, intestinal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous complaints and skin rashes."
A FLUORIDE is a combination of the chemical element Fluorine with some other substance. Sodium fluoride, a hazardous-waste by-product from the manufacture of aluminum, is a common ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, anesthetics, hypnotics, psychiatric drugs, military nerve gas, and U.S. drinking water.
Advertisements by Alcoa Aluminum recommending that we add sodium fluoride to our drinking water supply, can be found in old periodicals dated BEFORE fluoridation was officially approved by the authorities. Fluoride promoter Oscar Ewing, head of the Federal Security Agency (FSA) senior to the U.S. Public Health Service in 1951, left the employ of Alcoa Aluminum not long before he headed up the U.S. fluoridation campaign in the early 1950's. (Follow the money) Toxic sodium fluoride and its more toxic fluorinated cousins like potassium fluoride have historically been quite expensive to properly and safely dispose of, until around 1950 when some industries with an overabundance of this toxic waste actually convinced the public on the terrifically insane but highly profitable idea of selling it to the public at a 20,000% markup, injecting it into our fresh water supply, and then DRINKING it.
Yes, a 20,000% markup: Fluoride--intended originally for human consumption only by children under 14 years of age--is injected into our drinking water supply at approx. 1 part-per-million (ppm), but since we only drink approximately 1/2 of one percent of the total water supply, the rest literally goes down the drains as a free hazardous-waste disposal site for the chemical industry, where we PAY them for the "privilege" of flushing their expensive hazardous wastes down our sewers. How many salesmen dream of such a deal? (Follow the money.) Independent scientific evidence over the past 50 years reveals that fluoride allegedly shortens our life span, promotes cancer and various mental disturbances, accelerates osteoporosis and broken hips in old folks, and makes us stupid, docile, and subservient, all in one package. One broad study found a direct relationship between areas that were fluoridated, and reports of hip fractures among the elderly.
Fluorine has a natural affinity for calcium. (Sodium fluoride rat poison rapidly alters the calcium metabolism of the body, rapidly destroys enzyme activity, and severely interferes with functions of the nerve channels.) The most common form of fluorine in nature is Calcium Fluoride, commonly called Fluor-spar. Fluor-spar is relatively stable, and thus is less toxic than the man-made toxic-waste derivations of fluorine. However, even calcium fluoride causes adverse reactions in humans, depending upon how much fluorine is released.
Take India, for example. Due to the fact that millions of people in India are afflicted with fluorosis (excessive fluoride disease) such as malformed spine, neck and pelvis, weakened tooth structure and mottled or discolored teeth, there have been much more thorough scientific studies performed in India on fluoridated water, than in the West. In an extensive government-sponsored study Dr. A.K. Susheela of the India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, found that (contrary to American Dental Association literature) fluoride severely disrupts the formation of the bone matrix, thereby inhibiting the proper hardening of bones.
Dr. Susheela's work was so stunning and so conclusive that in 1986 it prompted the Indian government to authorize the construction of defluoridation plants for their drinking water. The top-priority for India's defluoridation campaign is pregnant women and young breast-fed children. The studies conclusively showed that high levels of fluoride in drinking water are clearly associated with birth defects, stillbirths, and early infant mortality.
Dr. Susheela developed a blood test which enables early detection of fluoride toxicity before bone and teeth disorders became irreversible. India's responsible research on fluoride toxicity is a properly ethical, up-to-date scientific model, which contrasts strongly with irresponsible and authoritarian fluoridation policy in the West which is based on unethical, low scientific standards and high political opinion. Our major policy decisions demonstrably hinge upon nothing more than emotionally-charged debate where an "expert" dentist endorses an "expert" doctor who refers to "thousands of fluoride studies" in a closed loop like a snake swallowing its own tail, meanwhile neither of them has done their real homework on the subject or they would find that the "thousands of studies" refuting harm FACTUALLY DO NOT EXIST.
$20,000 REWARD FOR ANY PROOF THAT FLUORIDE WORKS. Dr. Robert Mick, DDS, was one of the original scientists who promoted fluoridation, until he did his own animal studies on sodium fluoride in the late 1940's and then abruptly changed his mind after authorities ordered him to cover up his test results. He refused, and proceeded to do some more research on those very authorities.
Dr. Mick's studies prompted him to confidently present this challenge: "$20,000 to the first individual who can provide one copy of any controlled experiment with any of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) recommended fluorides in water, at the USPHS recommended parts-per-million, which shows that poisonous fluorides are safe and will cause no future body harm."
Dr. Mick's $20,000 offer has been valid since the 1950's, but per a 1991 radio interview, Dr. Mick said that nobody had yet presented even one claim to him in hopes of collecting the reward. His address is 916 Stone Road, Laurel Springs, New Jersey. He put his money where his mouth is, with no takers.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND FLUORIDE:
There are reports of aluminum in the brain possibly being a causative factor in Alzheimer's Disease. Evidence points towards fluoride's strong affinity for aluminum and also its ability to "trick" the blood-brain barrier by looking like the hydrogen ion, and thus allowing an easy chemical access to brain tissue. Evidently Alzheimer's Disease came along after people started using aluminum cookware. Isabel Jansen, R.N., wrote of a simple experiment regarding the use of aluminum pots, where you can easily prove for yourself that both the aluminum and the fluoride content in water both increase dramatically, when combined:
"In January 1987, experiments performed at the Medical Research
Endocrinology Dept., Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and the Physics Dept of the Univ. of Ruhana, Sri Lanka, showed that fluoridated water at 1 ppm, when used in cooking in aluminum cookware, concentrated the aluminum up to 600 ppm, whereas water without fluoride did not. (Science News, 131:73) (Note: Why wasn't this simple test ever financed and done in the U.S.?)
"The researchers suggested that because of the known fact that aluminum is neuro-toxic and is in abnormally high concentrations in the brain of Alzheimer's and other neurological disease victims, including AIDS, that these findings raise questions about adding fluoride to the water supply of communities to reduce tooth decay. Because of these findings, a test was made of Antigo, Wisconsin water which had been fluoridated for 33 years. The water was examined by a certified Wisconsin laboratory, and showed that when it was used in cooking in aluminum cookware, it concentrated the aluminum by 833 times and increased the fluoride content by 100%.
"The maximum allowed aluminum content of water is set by the World Health Organization at 200 micrograms per liter. This makes Antigo water, when cooked in aluminum, 75 times over the maximum. No test was made of distilled water, as the Antigo Water Dept. does not dispense distilled water. Antigo water pipes are also encrusted with (calcified) fluoride from 26 to 3,100 ppm. This latter was analyzed and diagnosed by the Wisconsin Dept of Hygiene as being aluminum fluoride. Regardless of which findings are true, to chance exchanging a hole in a tooth---which can be repaired at a nominal fee---for dementia (organic brain disorder) in later years, for which there is no remedy at any price, hardly seems to be a good bargain.
"Therefore, it would seem imperative that other communities test their water in the same manner to see if it produces the same results, as tests may vary depending on the mineral variations of the water and the type of aluminum cookware. This simple test can be done by anyone, with the help of a laboratory to do the analysis." ISABEL JANSEN, R.N. (Journal of the National Academy of Research Biochemists - Jan/Feb '90) Legitimate scientists who have repeatedly attempted to blow the whistle on the mega-bucks fluoride PR scam have consistently been given a very unscientific Black-PR treatment, and thus their valid facts disputing the current vested interests never arrived in the press. (Follow the money.)
THE ORIGINAL FLUORIDATION CAMPAIGN
In 1952 a slick PR campaign was initiated, headed by Oscar Ewing who was once an Alcoa Aluminum attorney and spurred on by a dentist named Bull. This campaign ramrodded the concept of water fluoridation through our national Public Health departments and various national and local dental organizations. The campaign was better described as a highly-emotional "beer-salesman's convention" instead of the objective scientific experiment which it should properly have been. Fluoridation has continued in that same emotional, unscientific vein right up to present time.
To illustrate the emotional vs. the scientific nature of this issue, take an honest, objective look at the response given by people when the subject of fluoridation comes up. By all means, ask your dentist. Ask yourself honestly, "Is this response UNBIASED AND OPENLY-INTERESTED SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVITY, or is it PREJUDICED EMOTIONAL BLUSTER?"
There is a tremendous amount of emotional subjective opinion attached to fluoridation. Ask an MD about the possible toxic effects of fluoride, and instead of correctly referring you to a toxicologist, he'll respond that he trusts his dental colleagues who say that fluoride is not toxic. Ask a dentist, and he'll respond that he trusts whatever he was told in dental school. Both have convincing answers which whitewash this toxic hazardous waste and make it sound as if it is a vitamin or a nutrient, but keep in mind that both of those opinions are only from vested- interest individuals who receive a VERY GOOD standard of living that is strictly dependent upon the illness of others.
They might have a good heart and they probably do, but even they cannot deny that their professional training from day one, came from a vested interest that endorses giving them attractive kick-back benefits and vacations etc. for their referrals to expensive drug prescriptions and medical procedures. Seen from the standpoint of the pharmaceutical industry, it's quite handy and profitable to have virtually ALL doctors and dentists voluntarily standing up for them and being their well-paid professional "agents" in the community at large. They don't even have to PAY their own agents, but the "victims" do! The only visibility the vested-interests have is their incessant multi-million-dollar TV drug commercials which they hammer the public with, day and night.
Many truly independent (unattached to any vested-interest) scientists who've spent a large portion of their lives studying and working with this subject have received a surprising amount of uncalled-for and unfair character assassination from strong vested-interest groups who profit from the public's ignorance, as well as from their illnesses. As they say, "It's only business."
DIABETICS SHOULD NOT DRINK FLUORIDATED WATER:
There are reportedly more than 11 million Americans with diabetes. Since many diabetics drink more liquids than other people, then according to the Physicians Desk Reference these 11 million Americans probably shouldn't drink fluoridated water, because in doing so, they'll receive an excessive dose of fluoride, which is also accumulative in the body. Kidney disease, by definition, lowers the efficiency of the kidneys, which is your main route of fluoride elimination. People with kidney disease also shouldn't drink fluoridated water. Cases are on record (Annapolis, Maryland, 1979) where kidney patients on dialysis machines died, due to a fluoride overdose in the city water supply. There is no data as to what effects "standard" fluoridated water causes to kidney patients on dialysis, but this should be highly questioned.
WHEN DID THIS FLUORIDATION MADNESS BEGIN?
The first occurrence of fluoridated drinking water was found in Germany's Nazi prison camps, which were maintained partly by I.G.Farben. The Gestapo had little concern about fluoride's supposed effect on children's teeth; their alleged reason for mass-medicating water with sodium fluoride was to sterilize humans and force them into calm submission. (Ref. book: "The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben" by Joseph Borkin.)
I.G. FARBEN DEVELOPED FLUORINATED SARIN AND SOMAN NERVE GAS: The name "SARIN" is an acronym of the names of the four key I.G. Farben employees involved in its initial chemical formulation and production: Schrader,Ambros, Rudriger, and Van Der Linde. Otto Ambros was the production chief of I.G. Farben's poison gas facilities in Germany. (See Ambros' photo on p. 286 of "World Without Cancer" by G. Edward Griffin.)
Sarin was developed to replace deadly Malathion and Zyklon B nerve gases, specifically with the intent to exterminate millions of people. Fluoride-bearing Sarin was reportedly so strong, "it made Zyklon B look like underarm deodorant." (The Dickinson Statement, "Health Consciousness", October 1988)
The following letter was received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on 2 October 1954, from Mr. Charles Perkins, a chemist:
"I have your letter of September 29 asking for further documentation regarding a statement made in my book, The Truth About Water Fluoridation, to the effect that the idea of water fluoridation was brought to England from Russia by the Russian Communist Kreminoff. "In the 1930's, Hitler and the German Nazi's envisioned a world to be dominated and controlled by a Nazi philosophy of pan-Germanism. The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass-control which was submitted to and adopted by the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies. By this method they could control the population in whole areas, reduce population by water medication that would produce sterility in women, and so on. In this scheme of mass-control, sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place. ...
"Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. [A convenient invisible lobotomy] The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children's teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty.
"When the Nazis under Hitler decided to go into Poland, both the German General Staff and the Russian General Staff exchanged scientific and military ideas, plans, and personnel, and the scheme of mass control through water medication was seized upon by the Russian Communists because it fitted ideally into their plan to communize the world. ..."I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years' research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine-- any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically." CHARLES E. PERKINS, Chemist, 2 October 1954.
Quoting Einstein's nephew, Dr. E.H. Bronner (a chemist who had also been a prisoner of war during WWII) in a letter printed in The Catholic Mirror, Springfield, MA, January 1952:
"It appears that the citizens of Massachusetts are among the 'next' on the agenda of the water poisoners. "There is a sinister network of subversive agents, Godless 'intellectual' parasites, working in our country today whose ramifications grow more extensive, more successful and more alarming each new year and whose true objective is to demoralize, paralyze and destroy our great Republic--from within if they can, according to their plan--for their own possession.
"The tragic success they have already attained in their long siege to destroy the moral fiber of American life is now one of their most potent footholds towards their own ultimate victory over us. "Fluoridation of our community water systems can well become their most subtle weapon for our sure physical and mental deterioration. ...
"As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years, 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let me warn: fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. Don't do it. "Even in small quantities, sodium fluoride is a deadly poison to which no effective antidote has been found. Every exterminator knows that it is the most efficient rat-killer. ... Sodium fluoride is entirely different from organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate needed by our bodies and provided by nature, in God's great providence and love, to build and strengthen our bones and our teeth. This organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate, derived from proper foods, is an edible organic salt, insoluble in water and assimilable by the human body, whereas the non-organic sodium fluoride used in fluoridating water is instant poison to the body and fully water soluble. The body refuses to assimilate it.
"Careful, bonafide laboratory experimentation by conscientious, patriotic research chemists, and actual medical experience, have both revealed that instead of preserving or promoting 'dental health,' fluoridated drinking water destroys teeth, before adulthood and after, by the destructive mottling and other pathological conditions it actually causes in them, and also creates many other very grave pathological conditions in the internal organisms of bodies consuming it. How can it be called a "health" plan? What's behind it?
"That any so-called "doctors" would persuade a civilized nation to add voluntarily a deadly poison to its drinking water systems is unbelievable. It is the height of criminal insanity. "No wonder Hitler and Stalin fully believed and agreed from 1939 to 1941 that, quoting from both Lenin's Last Will and Hitler's Mein Kampf:
"America we shall demoralize, divide, and destroy from within." ...
"Are our Civil Defense organizations and agencies awake to the perils of water poisoning by fluoridation? Its use has been recorded in other countries. Sodium fluoride water solutions are the cheapest and most effective rat killers known to chemists: colorless, odorless, tasteless; no antidote, no remedy, no hope: Instant and complete extermination of rats. ...
"Fluoridation of water systems can be slow national suicide, or quick national liquidation. It is criminal insanity--treason!" Dr. E.H. Bronner, Mfg. Research Chemist, Los Angeles.
EARLIEST AVAILABLE RUSSIAN FLUORIDE EVIDENCE:
"I, Oliver Kenneth Goff, was a member of the Communist Party and the Young Communist League, from May 2, 1936, to October 9, 1939. During this period of time, I operated under the alias of John Keats with number 18-B-2. My testimony before the Government is in Volume 9 of the Un-American Activities Report for 1939.
"While a member of the Communist Party, I attended Communist training schools in New York and Wisconsin ... and we were trained in the revolutionary overthrow of the U.S. Government.
"... We discussed quite thoroughly the fluoridation of water supplies and how we were using it in Russia as a tranquilizer in the prison camps. The leaders of our school felt that if it could be induced into the American water supply, it would bring about a spirit of lethargy in the nation, where it could keep the general public docile during a steady encroachment of Communism. We also discussed the fact that keeping a store of deadly fluoride near the water reservoir would be advantageous during the time of the revolution, as it would give us opportunity to dump this poison into the water supply and either kill off the populace or threaten them with liquidation, so that they would surrender to obtain fresh water.
"We discussed in these schools, the complete art of revolution: the seizure of the main utilities, such as light, power, gas, and water, but it was felt by the leadership that if a program of fluoridating of the water could be carried out in the nation, it would go a long way toward the advancement of the revolution. "The above statements are true."
Oliver Kenneth Goff. (Signed & notarized 6/22/57.)
20 years after Mr. Goff was indoctrinated on the Communist purposes of fluoridating U.S. water supplies, in New York there appeared an article in the 13 April 1956 issue of THE COMMUNIST DAILY WORKER entitled "Facts Spur Campaign for Fluoridation Here":
"Politicians of the [New York] City Council and Board of Estimate are timid men who are catering to misguided sentiment, outmoded tradition, and backward fears of the unscientific. A widespread educational campaign among both the politicians and people on the value of the Board of Health's program for fluoridation is certainly indicated."
Note that the DAILY WORKER was commonly used to give widespread advice to all Communists in America. Therefore the above article was official Party line instructions on how to stigmatize people who opposed fluoridation as being "misguided", "outmoded", "backward", and "unscientific." Incidentally, a review of current ADA literature on how to handle opponents to fluoridation parrots that same Party line even today, almost word-for-word. Pure coincidence of course. (Follow the money.) Just for practice, read the above news quote aloud to a friend, and you'll figure out for yourself if the Communists were only humanely concerned about the dental health of our American children, in 1956.
AMERICA SENT RAT POISON TO STALIN'S SIBERIAN PRISONERS, VIA LEND-LEASE:
Russia's use of sodium fluoride during World War II was entered into the Congressional Record in the early 1950's. USAF Major George R. Jordan testified before Un-American Activity committees of Congress that he had been stationed in Great Falls, Montana during the war as a U.S.-Soviet liaison officer. Major Jordan stated that one of his tasks had been to procure "vast quantities" of sodium fluoride for shipment to Siberia via numerous Lend-Lease airplanes which we were sending to Russia from Montana, via Canada and Alaska. (7,926 airplanes were sent to Russia via this route.) Major Jordan testified that the Russians openly admitted to "... using the fluoride in the water supplies in their concentration camps, to make the prisoners stupid, docile, and subservient."
Of related interest, regarding "follow the money": In his book, "From Major Jordan's Diaries"(Doubleday & Co, 1952), Major Jordan gives dates and shipment numbers of our generous Lend-Lease program's many illicit shipments of secret U.S. documents and ATOMIC MATERIALS, including a whopping 1,200 POUNDS of CONCENTRATED URANIUM ORE--plus 2 pounds of refined uranium and some heavy water--in 1943, to Stalin via the Lend-Lease airplanes and ships which we freely gave to Russia. This was thanks to Mr. Harry Hopkins, who headed the Lend-Lease Program and who had an office in Roosevelt's White House. It was a surprise to America when the Russians detonated their first atomic bomb test in 1947, but few Americans knew that generous and treasonous donations of nuclear blueprints (some plainly labeled "Manhattan Project") and raw materials to the Soviets actually began in 1943. (More data on this treason can be found in the recent book "Dark Sun - The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb" by Richard Rhodes.)
How expensive is uranium today? July 23, 1994: The Austin Texas American Statesman ran an article describing how Istanbul, Turkey police had recently seized 22 pounds of uranium, believed to have been smuggled from a former Soviet republic. The estimated value of those 22 pounds of uranium was $825 million. Given that, then what was the value of the 1,200 pounds of concentrated uranium ore (plus frills) that our Lend-Lease program freely gave to Stalin in 1943?
History tells us that this supremely treasonous action headed by Harry Hopkins was a major long-term cause of the tremendously expensive (but highly profitable for the self-serving defense industry) cold war which changed our national debt graph into an exponential curve. Quoting a State Department report dated June 1944, prepared by our USSR Ambassador Averell Harriman, "Stalin paid tribute to the assistance rendered by the United States to Soviet industry before and during the war. He said that about two-thirds of all large industrial enterprise in the Soviet Union had been built with United States help or technical assistance." (Following the money, Averill Harriman was also the head of Brown Brothers Harriman Bank, the largest privately-held bank in the world. The record shows that both Harriman and his Managing Director Prescott Bush--George's dad--in the early 1930's had been instrumental in financing Adolph Hitler, and also had strong financial connections with I.G. Farben. Details can be found in GEORGE BUSH: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, by Anton Chaitkin and Webster Tarpley.)
1952: The Delaney Committee 82nd Congress Hearings on Fluoride revealed that there was no actual scientific basis for the fluoridation of water supplies in the prevention of tooth decay. The recommendation of the Committee was that more research be done, before proceeding with this national mass medication. Their recommendation was totally ignored. 1953: In a joint speech, U.S. Surgeon-General Scheele and Health, Education & Welfare Undersecretary Nelson (follow the money) Rockefeller announced hopeful plans to put more medicine than just fluoride into the U.S. water supplies:
"Dr. Scheele, in discussing mass-application methods for preventing non-infectious diseases, said a case in point was fluoridation of water supplies to reduce tooth decay. Nearly 800 cities throughout the country have adopted the technique during the past 10 years, he said. Such a community-wide attack on "far more serious diseases than dental decay" probably will be forthcoming after laboratory tests have paved the way, he predicted." (Paterson Evening News, 11/6/53)
1950's comment by Edward L. Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud and PR man for the fluoridation project under Oscar Ewing: "... the most direct way to reach the mind of the HERD is through the leaders. ... Public Health Officers cannot afford the professional modesty professed by physicians. A redefinition of ethics is necessary.... and the subject matter of the propaganda need not necessarily be true." (Book: Crystallizing Public Opinion, by E. L. Bernays.)
VALID SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS NEVER BECOME OUTDATED
The first available ADA Journal entry on fluoride was in 1936. Here are a few quotes from that issue (#23, pages 569-570, 1936):
(Fluorine is not an essential nutrient):
"Studies by Sharpless and McCollum (Sharpless, G.R. and McCollum, E.V.: Journal of Nutrition, 6:163 March 1933) furnish information regarding the biological role of fluorine. They found that young rats (aged from 16 to 18 days) contain little, if any, fluorine, whereas, adult rats have considerable fluorine in the bones and teeth, the amount varying with the diet fed, and increasing with age." By feeding rats an experimental diet in which care was taken to keep the fluorine content at a minimum, the following observations were made: Reproduction was unaffected; the fluorine content of the bones could be "reduced to between 6 and 25 ppm, and could be eliminated from the teeth, without showing any gross deleterious effect" and no change was produced in the calcium to phosphorus ratio in the bones. This evidence supports the idea that fluorine plays no important useful biologic role."
"On the contrary, there is an increasing volume of evidence of the injurious effects of fluorine, especially the chronic intoxication resulting from the ingestion of minute amounts of fluorine over long periods of time. The studies conducted by Dr. Smith and her co-workers at the Univ. of Arizona have shown that 1 ppm, and possibly .8 PPM of fluorine will produce definite signs of enamel dystrophy in children born and reared in an endemic [peculiar to a people or nation] area." "Such data enable us to calculate the approximate dosage of fluorine per unit of body weight per day, capable of producing a definite degree of tooth injury in the majority of children. During the first six years of life, the body weight ranges from approximately 7 pounds at birth to about 40 pounds at the age of 6. The average weight during this period is about 25 pounds, or 12 kg. If it is assumed that the average daily water intake is 1 quart, or 1 liter, a fluorine content of .8 PPM would mean a lifetime fluorine intake of .8 milligrams per day, which for 12 kg. of body weight would be .07 mg. per day, per kilogram of body weight." [Note: Actual intake in the 1990's is twice that amount.]
"It is interesting to compare this value for the injurious fluorine dosage, with the values that have been determined experimentally for lead and arsenic in the white rat. Lead acetate added to the food will check the growth and appetite of the white rat, when a dosage of from .7 micrograms to 150 micrograms per day per kilogram of body weight is administered. This wide dosage range is due to variation in susceptibility of the rats and to variation in the severity of the symptoms. Addition of arsenic trioxide to the food causes loss of body weight in the white rat when the dosage is from 1.5 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day. Such a comparison of toxicity data suggests that fluorine, lead and arsenic belong to the same group, as far as ability to cause some symptom of toxicity in minute dosage is concerned. Thus far, the ability of fluorine to induce chronic intoxication when administered in minute amounts over long periods of time has been considered."
"Let us now pass on to the general actions of fluorine and its action on bones and teeth. Fluorine, a general protoplasmic poison, exerts a strong inhibitory action on many enzymes. The more complex inorganic compounds containing fluorine are frequently toxic because of a direct action of the compound itself, or because of a conversion of the complex compound, as by hydrolysis [changing by taking up the elements of water], into simpler compounds, such as the simpler fluorides."
"Similarly, many organic compounds containing fluorine are toxic because of a liberation of fluorine in the presence of protoplasm [the substance--fluids, cells, etc.--that is the physical basis of life]. Moreover, even in the absence of such disintegration of the organic molecule with liberation of fluorine, the presence of fluorine in the molecule often enhances the toxicity of an organic compound. It has been shown by Lehmann (Lehmann, F.: Arch f. Exper. Path. u. Pharmakol., 130:250, 1928) that the introduction of fluorine into the side chain of aromatic compounds, such as toluene and m-toluidine, increased the toxicity to frogs. The toxic effect of fluorine compounds on yeast has been studied by Effront (Effront, J.: 1892, Jrnl Chem. Society, A. 1532, 1891; A. 905, 1892; A. II, 425, 1894.) and by Arthus and Gavelle. (Arthus and Gavelle: Compt. Rend. Society de Biol., 55:1481, 1903)"
--That wasn't the end of the ADA Journal reference, but you get the idea. In spite of such valid early studies reported in the ADA Journal, the ADA and USPHS scientific opinion was later regulated more by lobbyists than by scientists, on the fluoride issue. Their literature of today emphatically indicates that as long as your teeth are free of cavities, the longevity of the rest of your body is not open for discussion. The carefully-biased literature repeatedly and exclusively hammers the dental benefit point, meanwhile carefully avoiding references to any bodily toxic load, or what the huge quantity of fluorides are doing to the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL RULE OF THUMB: 130 LETHAL DOSES OF FLUORIDE PER PERSON, ANNUALLY
Think this through:
--Fluoride slowly accumulates in our bodies as well as in the environment. It doesn't just blow away in the wind, nor get easily expelled in the urine. It first goes to the bone, then to the teeth, then to the hard tissue such as cartilage, tendons, and blood vessel walls, and finally what's left over gets excreted via the kidneys. Approximately 50% of the fluorine ingested, remains and accumulates in the body.
--Fluoride cannot be removed from drinking water with a charcoal filter; only a reverse-osmosis filter or steam distilling process will remove fluoride. Boiling water for soup, coffee, tea or other drink, only concentrates fluoride.
--Approximately 1,200 mg (1.2 grams) of sodium fluoride ("just a pinch") will kill an adult human being. That was the low estimate that Dominic Smith ingested when he died from an overdose of fluoridated water at Hooper Bay, Alaska on 23 May 1992. (Approximately 200 mg will kill a small child.)
--Water utility companies advertise that they supply us with approximately 115 gallons of fresh water per person, per day. That's approximately 400 liters per person, daily.
--Humans only drink approximately one-fourth of one percent of the fresh water supplied by the water utility companies. Therefore, for every 400 liters per person that gets supplied, just 1 liter get swallowed in food or drink (including coffee, juice, soda pop, soups or any other beverage made with fluoridated water), while the other 399 liters of water goes for baths, watering lawns, washing cars, flushing toilets, putting out fires, etc.
--In the fluoridation process at the water treatment plant, fluoride is added to our water supply at the rate of one part per million, or 1 milligram per liter. One milligram is the daily intended "target dose" of this medicine, for each child under 14 years of age whose teeth haven't yet fully formed. (Adults and pets supposedly don't count in this equation, even though they also receive their own fluoride in extremely unreliable and varying dosages.) Therefore, for every 400 liters of water supplied to us, a full 400 milligrams of fluoride is added to the water supply. However, since only 1 milligram of that amount (one liter of water) is swallowed, 399 milligrams of excess fluoride literally gets flushed down into the sewer or sprayed out onto the ground as a fully legal toxic waste dumping ground. Since we even bought the toxic waste, that's quite profitable for whomever manufactured and sold it, but not very healthy for Mother Earth.
--BOTTOM-LINE LETHAL QUANTITY: Exactly how many lethal doses are disseminated in this manner? Simple math on the above numbers reveals that 140 grams of fluoride per person is dumped into the environment each year. 140 grams of fluoride gives us our rule of thumb of 130
LETHAL DOSES OF FLUORIDE PER PERSON, PER YEAR, DUMPED INTO THE
ENVIRONMENT wherever "standard" water fluoridation is used.
--Multiply 130 by 150 million people (the total number of U.S. population currently drinking fluoridated water) and that makes 20 billion lethal doses of fluoride per year, dumped into our environment. That's an additive 10 million tons of rat-poison spread across America yearly, in the name of dental health. What does this actually do to the environment? Some small animals, such as chinchillas, have a low tolerance for fluoridated water. Note this 1964 letter from Mr. R.J. Marshall, in British Columbia:
"AN OPEN LETTER TO RESIDENTS OF THE OKANAGAN: Dear fellow citizens; I have been a chinchilla rancher in Kelowna since 1952. My herd was healthy and prolific until the introduction of sodium fluoride into Kelowna domestic water. In the first year I noticed no ill effects. After the first year the animals began to die in increasing numbers, and the offspring of such parents proved sterile. As time went on more and more of the animals died soon after birth. By the year 1964 not only was the birth rate of my herd extremely low but 72 percent of those born failed to survive. My herd was then completely bankrupt."
"Another breeder moved into the Kelowna fluoridated area from unfluoridated East Kelowna and his losses were parallel to mine. When by chance we compared notes we discovered that losses to both had commenced after our herds had consumed fluoridated water. My friend never had any such trouble before. Both of us had been successful breeders, and we are both officers of the Chinchilla Breeders Association. When we realized the cause of our troubles we began feeding our chinchillas water that is not polluted with sodium fluoride. Now with pure water we are recovering from our difficulties; but I had to acquire new stock because most of my surviving animals were permanently sterile."
"We learned, by comparing notes with experienced people all over the continent, that our losses are by no means the first in fluoridation history. It is common knowledge among U.S. chinchilla breeders that chinchillas can not tolerate fluoridated water. This is also true of hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rats, and rabbits. They become sterile and die if they are fed sodium fluoride indefinitely, at "recommended" concentrations and even lower. ..."
What evidence is there of environmental pollution causing problems more close to home? Note USA Today's 28 May, 1993 article entitled DECREASING SPERM COUNTS BLAMED ON ENVIRONMENT: "Dramatic drops in sperm counts in the past few decades may be due to rising levels of environmental estrogen, as well as substances that act like estrogen, a new report says. The amount of sperm produced by the average man has dropped by half in the last 50 years, say researchers in the medical journal LANCET. ..."
It takes no huge stretch of the imagination to offer fluorides as a possible factor in the above equation, considering the quantity of fluorides currently being distributed as well as their known similar effect on living organisms. There are only several hundred registered toxicologists in the entire country. The subject of fluoride is actually the home territory of toxicologists rather than dentists or doctors, but note that the fluoride promoters never use toxicologists as a reference because toxicologists (who are bright enough to know that God isn't stupid enough to have created man with an inherent deficiency of rat poison, and who have seen what rat poison actually does to rats, and who are usually quite independent of vested interests) are almost uniformly against fluoridation. Just locate some toxicologists, and ASK them.
INTERESTING FLUORIDE QUOTES
"Fluorides are violent poisons to all living tissue because of their precipitation of calcium. They cause fall of blood pressure, respiratory failure, and general paralysis. Continuous ingestion of non-fatal doses causes permanent inhibition of growth." (U.S. Dispensatory, 24th Edition, pp. 1456-57.)
"Although it is true that the enamel of adult teeth is unaffected by fluorine, the dentine, which receives nutrients from the blood stream continually and whose composition is subject to change, will suffer. ... An inhibitory effect on the action of enzymes, characteristic of antiseptics in general, is a property of all inorganic fluorides. Evidence has been established that there is a specific influence of fluorides on certain enzymatic changes associated with carbohydrates and fats. The results of a study conducted by Kastle and Loevenhart on the effect of antiseptics on the reactions of pancreatic and liver extracts revealed a harmful effect on most substances studied. ... Solutions of sodium fluoride with a fluorine content as low as 1 part in 15 million may inhibit the action of the lipase (pancreatic juice) as much as 50 percent." (THE MENACE OF FLUORINE TO HEALTH, Univ. of New Mexico, 1 Aug 1938, pages 19-21.)
"Fluorine is known to be an enzymatic inhibitor which interferes with metabolism of breakdown of glucose, between the 6 carbon and 3 carbon compounds. The metabolim of glucose or its breakdown is our primary source of energy for maintaining life and doing useful work." (Dr. Paul H. Phillips, Univ of Wisconsin, Dept of Bichemistry)
From proven experiments supported by the Medical Facility of the Univ. of Praetoria, S. Africa: "Long-continued ingestion of minute quantities of fluorine causes disease of the thyroid gland." (Dr. Doug D. Styne, Dept of Pharmacology)
"We ought to go slowly. Everybody knows that fluorine and fluorides are very poisonous substances and we use them in enzyme chemistry to poison enzymes, those vital agents in the body. That is the reason things are poisoned; because enzymes are poisoned, and that is why animals and plants die." Mr. James B. Sumner, Director of Enzyme Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Cornell University, and a Nobel Prize winner for his work in the field of enzyme chemistry.
"It is known as a scientific fact that fluoride is a deadly poison to enzymes, upon which all life depends." Dr. J.J. Rae, 20-year associate professor of chemistry, and Ph.D. in biochemistry and organics, Univ. of Toronto.
"The fluoride ion exerts its toxic effect by inhibiting the action of many enzyme systems." Hugo Theorell, M.D., Nobel Prize winner for his research in the field of enzyme chemistry. Contrary to what is widely assumed, the toxicity of fluoride is not always related to concentration. Under certain conditions fluoride toxicity actually increases as the concentration decreases. This is what is known as a paradoxical effect." Albert Schatz, Ph.D., M.C.R.S., Professor at the Univ. of Chile and co-discoverer of streptomycin.
"The debate should not be the merits of fluoridation of the water supply, which is a public health problem, but rather the ethical aspects of universal fluoridation which creates an untenable situation for those individuals who are intolerant to fluorides. Do we have the moral right to create a situation from which the intolerant individual has no escape? The answer thus becomes very simple. Each individual should be granted the option to choose fluoride prophylaxis depending upon his need and tolerance. You have my permission to state my position and quote me as against universal fluoridation of the water supply." Ben F. Feingold, M.D., Chief Emeritus, Department of Allergy, Kaiser Permanente
Medical Center, San Francisco Calif.
(Dr. Feingold headed an organization which cares for hyperactive children, which has found, incidentally, that fluoride causes a severe adverse reaction upon the nervous system of hyperactive children. Coincidentally, so-called "Attention-Deficit-Disorder" or "A.D.D." is a common misdiagnosis for hyperactive or overly-enthusiastic children, and for which RITALIN is commonly prescribed. Thus, when a hyperactive child has an adverse reaction to FLUORIDE, he's commonly put on destructive RITALIN or fluoridated PROZAC as a "cure.") It is of doubtful legality; it offends deep convictions concerning doctoring without consent; it is against the medical tradition of care for the individual; against the function of a public water supply; against sane economics; against the considered opinion of eminent nutritionists, biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, allergists, toxicologists; above all, it is against natural caution and common sense." Dr. C. G. Dobbs, Prof. of Microbiology, Univ. of North Wales, Associate Royal College of Science, formerly at King's College, Univ. of London.
"The plain fact that fluorine is an insidious poison, harmful, toxic and cumulative in its effects, even when ingested in minimal amounts, will remain unchanged no matter how many times it will be repeated in print that fluoridation of the water supply is 'safe'." Ludwig Gross, M.D., former Chief of Veterans Administration Cancer Research, Bronx, NY.
THE TEXAS TOWN WITHOUT CAVITIES
An often-quoted study favoring fluoridation was done in the 1930's in Hereford, Texas, once billed as "The Town Without Cavities", but there are flaws:
1. Hereford has a high level of naturally-occurring calcium fluoride in the water, not sodium fluoride.
2. According to a letter from Dr. George Heard, the dentist in Hereford, TX who initially promoted Hereford's lack of dental cavities to the dental profession, even the naturally-occurring calcium fluoride in the water supply in Hereford was damaging to people's teeth. After many years of dental practice and observation of dental patients in Hereford, he concluded that fluoride was not beneficial. Here is a 1954 letter from Dr. Heard:
"Hereford, Texas has been called the TOWN WITHOUT A TOOTH ACHE. This is not true. But the phrase has been used effectively by the people interested in marketing SODIUM FLUORIDE all over the country. ...I believe that fluorine does in a mild way, retard cavities, but I also believe that the damage it does is far greater than any good it may appear to accomplish. It even makes the teeth so brittle and crumbly they can be treated only with difficulty, if at all. The dental investigators who came to our county some fifteen years ago did, in my opinion, make a serious mistake when they gave fluorine the credit for our good teeth, and overlooked the quality of food grown in our rich, well mineralized soil. Every person I found who had no dental caries, consumed much milk. Why use a poison, when correct food will maintain our bodies free from diseases and tooth decay? It is hellish and non- American to put poison in city water supplies and force citizens to drink it." George W. Heard, DDS, 15 March 1954.
PROBLEM: HOW TO GET RID OF A TOXIC HAZARDOUS WASTE?
In 1938, Dr. Gerald Cox, a research fellow of the Mellon Institute, picked up the fluoride ball and began publicly promoting the addition of sodium fluoride to public water systems, claiming that it would reduce tooth decay. The Mellons owned Alcoa, the Aluminum Company of America, who stockpiled quantities of sodium fluoride as a hazardous waste. Two major obstacles to Mr. Cox's promotional campaign were the AMA and the ADA, whose initial position was that fluoride was strictly a poison and that it shouldn't be introduced into the public water supply as a mass-medication. (Reference: AMA Journal, 9/18/43 and ADA Journal, 10/1/44)
Despite the initial warnings from the AMA and ADA, Dr. Cox enlisted the help of a Wisconsin dentist, Dr. J.J. Fritsch, to promote fluoridation of drinking water, and in early 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first to fall for their story and fluoridate its water supply. In his crusade Dr. Fritsch enlisted the support of P.R. man, Dr. Frank Bull, the Wisconsin State Dental Health Officer, who organized political campaigns in order to persuade local officials to approve fluoridation. They applied constant lobbying pressure on both the ADA and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Dr. Fritsch was reportedly a "non-stop fanatic" on fluoridation. (Fluoridation the Great Dilemma, Waldbott, p.258)
In 1945 both Grand Rapids, Michigan and Newburgh, New York were artificially fluoridated with sodium fluoride in their drinking water supply as an experimental procedure to see if fluoride actually would improve dental health. According to testimony of a 1952 Congressional Hearing on Fluoride, the officials in charge of this "experiment" admitted that they hadn't really had prior knowledge of artificial fluoridation with sodium fluoride (versus naturally-occurring calcium fluoride), if it would actually work, nor what side effects it would cause, because the standard scientific laboratory method of first fully testing with animals had been ignored and bypassed in this case of sodium fluoride. (82nd Congress, 2nd Session, Report #2500 - 1952 -House Select Committee)
The researchers' only prior knowledge was admittedly based upon observations that in areas containing natural calcium fluoride (fluor-spar) in the water, such as in parts of Texas and Colorado, tooth decay appeared to be less prevalent. (No allowance was made for excellent nutrition in these opinions.) There were no prior studies made with the highly toxic sodium fluoride, which was actually what they used for fluoridation.
Note that an "optimum" level of 1 PPM of natural calcium fluoride in water was what they studied in Texas and Colorado, yet they then dosed our drinking water with 1ppm of the 20-times more toxic hazardous-waste sodium fluoride, openly claiming that equal concentrations of each had exactly the same effect on human health. Thus even their starting premise was apples-versus-oranges.
The 1 PPM value was just picked at random because there were no tests or studies showing exactly what was the "optimum" and because people only supposedly drank one liter of water per day, and 1 milligram was a "proper" daily dose for normal people with normal kidney function. (It turns out that our actual average daily intake of fluoride is 2 mg, however.) During the 1952 Delaney Committee Congressional Hearings, scientists expressed concern that the dosage was much too high, especially for children or people with diabetes or kidney disease.
Speculation was that before risking millions of lives in Grand Rapids and Newburgh, artificial fluoridation with sodium fluoride was first secretly tested on the population of U.S. prisons and/or military bases, to see if 1 PPM would actually kill or injure anyone. (A Freedom of Information Act research project?) The Grand Rapids/Newburgh experimental study was originally set up with the intention to last for a full 10 years, after which a proper scientific evaluation of the collected data would have enabled a proper, safe decision to be made regarding fluoridation of the rest of America's drinking water.
However, the U.S. Public Health Service suddenly changed their minds. In 1950, after only 5 years, it was discovered that while the cavity rates had indeed gone down in Grand Rapids, cavity rates had also gone down at a comparable rate in Muskegon, its control city, supposedly because people were becoming more hygiene-conscious. Muskegon was then promptly fluoridated to cover up the discrepancy, and the Grand Rapids fluoridation project was advertised as an unqualified success. (Fluoride the Aging Factor, P.104)
WHY WAS THE FLUORIDATION OF NEW TOWNS KEPT FROM THE PUBLIC?
Article from the Royal Oak Tribune, 1/21/59: "FLUORIDATION IS TOP SECRET Lansing (AP) -- Seven more Michigan communities started fluoridating their water last year, the state health department reported today. But the names of the communities are "top secret" as far as the department is concerned. 'We made a policy of not giving out the names of those adding fluoride, a couple of years ago,' said Dr. Fred Wertheimer, director of the dentistry section. 'Local officials asked us not to make the announcements from here. Communities are so split on fluoridation that they said they would be barraged with letters and telephone calls from anti-fluoride people.'"
MORE VALUABLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE WAS IGNORED
June 1965: Quote from Alfred Taylor, Ph.D, in a scientific letter appearing in the Oct. 2, 1965 issue of Saturday Review:
" ... My contact with fluoridation came about as a result of cancer research. In one project, various chemicals were added to the drinking water of mice susceptible to cancer in order to check the responsibility that some chemicals might delay the onset of the disease or prevent it altogether. Among the chemicals used in this research was sodium fluoride.
In the first two preliminary tests, the results obtained indicated that mice drinking fluoridated water tended to develop cancer at an earlier age as compared with control animals maintained on fluoride-free water. These earlier tests were followed by further investigations so that altogether, twelve experiments involving 645 mice were used in this research.
"The data indicated that drinking water with as little as 1 PPM shortened the life span of mice an average of nine per cent. This was true whether death was due to cancer or non-cancerous diseases. The only notice proponents of fluoridation gave to this work was to discredit it as much as possible. ... In experiments where the drug was added directly to suspensions of cancer tissue before inoculation into eggs or mice, sodium fluoride stimulated the growth of cancer tissue in concentrations of one part in more than 20 million. Scientists at Cambridge University (British Medical Journal, Oct 26, 1963) discovered that concentrations of sodium fluoride as low as one part in ten million inhibited the growth of a culture of human tissue. ... the growing weight of scientific evidence that water-borne fluorides, even at 1 ppm, have toxic possibilities must finally berecognized." ALFRED TAYLOR,
Ph.D., Clayton Foundation, Biochemical Institute, University of Texas, Austin Texas, 1965. Some years later Dr. Taylor stated, "The terrifying conclusion of the studies was that fluorine greatly induced a cancer tumor growth. If doctors and the public can be made aware of this catastrophe, fluoridation shall end quickly. It will someday be recognized as the most lethal and stupid "Health Program" ever conceived by the mind of man, witch doctors and blood-letters not excepted."
DELIBERATE LONG-TERM FLUORIDE OVERDOSE OF ALASKAN SCHOOL CHILDREN:
Keeping Dr. Taylor's findings and his above heartfelt plea in mind, how can the following be justified by any sane scientist:
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services publication "FLUORIDATION CENSUS 1985", which lists the current fluoridation levels of every fluoridated area in the United States, for the entire year of 1985 the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) deliberately over-fluoridated four Alaskan village schools at the rate of FIVE PARTS PER MILLION, instead of at the currently approved rate of 1 PPM. The schools were Unalaska, St. Michael, Shishmaref, and Stebbins. Why were these unsuspecting people being thus experimented upon? How can five parts-per-million (a whopping 20 milligrams per gallon of water) be justified? Whatever the excuse, such covert slow genocide should be actionable in a court of law. That was just the 1985 record; previous years haven't yet been checked. (A subjective first-hand eyewitness observation, by this author, of the people living in Stebbins and St. Michael in 1995 gave a definite impression of a tragic spiritual wasteland; something seemed very out-of-place with those people, almost like looking into the haunted faces of prisoners in German death camps in World War II. Go see for yourself.)
The EPA lists fluoride as a "contaminant." The above intentional long-term 5 PPM overdose of innocent native schoolchildren occurred when the EPA's "Maximum Contaminant Level" (MCL) allowable for fluoride was just 2.4 parts per million. In the early 1990's there was talk of having the EPA reduce the MCL of fluoride down to .4 PPM, due to recent studies that had connected fluoride with cancer. A challenge: Have some autonomous toxicologists with no special-interest axe to grind, do an honest, unbiased and thorough long-term scientific study of the residents of the above Alaskan towns. Also include a study of the residents of Hooper Bay, Alaska, where in May of 1992 a fluoride overdose severely poisoned 290 residents and killed Dominic Smith.
(Since thirst is one of the fluoride overdose symptoms, Dominic just kept drinking water until he poisoned himself.) Study what has happened to the above people since fluoride became part of their lives and include their physical, dental and mental histories as part of the study. Dental health is, after all, why this entire situation began.
If fluoridation was doing its job as advertised, then the dental health of Alaskan natives would be quite acceptable, but that's just the opposite of the way it really is. Note this 12/17/90 article in the Ketchikan Daily News: "NORTH SLOPE DENTAL HEALTH CALLED WORST IN U.S. Examiners reported finding active cavities among Native children aged 3 through 5 at three times the national average. Nearly three-fourths of the 62 native elders aged 65 or older had no teeth at all, the dental examiners said. ... The study population represented 38 percent of the total number of Alaskan Natives in the North Slope Borough." Examiners said 40 percent of elementary students had cavities, and 70 percent had cavities by the time they reached high school.
In spite of the above poor record, in 1991 the Director of the Alaska Health and Social Services publicly stated, ". . . fluoride has substantially improved the dental health of Alaska Native Children." What's wrong with this picture?
It's well-known that Alaskan natives today have almost the worst dental health in the country, in spite of having been subjected to fluoridated water for 40 years. (Incidentally, they practically live on candy bars and soda pop.)
--Which leads us to ask, just exactly what causes dental cavities? On the average, each American consumes 20-50 teaspoons of refined sugar each day. Using 40 teaspoons as an average, multiplying 40 teaspoons times approx. 250,000,000 people totals 10 billion teaspoons of sugar sold EACH DAY, just in the United States alone. That's very big business.
ADA AND U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ASSERTION: "GOD IS STUPID"
Vested interests who sell fluoride and pharmaceuticals, or who repair the damage, would have you believe that God screwed up so badly in engineering man's teeth that ALL of mankind is now born with a permanent deficiency of fluoride, and thus mass medication--with a nerve agent--is the most cost effective way to correct God's stupid error. However, the facts state differently. Regarding dental cavities, refined sugar and soda pop are two of the top contenders, whereas a sweeping lifetime- deficiency of rat poison and nerve agents in our bodies is one of the biggest, most blatant lies in all history.
Each year it's easy to find a school district science fair whereby a smart kid makes an experimental study of soaking various items (pennies, extracted teeth, etc.) in soda pop to see how long it takes to dissolve them. In one such experiment it took only 14 days for Pepsi Cola to dissolve the entire outer layer of enamel from a human tooth.
For the benefit of enlightening the U.S. Public Health Service, the ADA, the AMA, and the sugar and soda pop industries, try this complicated scientific experiment: Obtain a couple of extracted teeth, give just one of them a standard stannous fluoride treatment which supposedly proofs it against cavities, soak both of them in Coca-Cola or Pepsi--with a few teaspoons of sugar added--for a couple of weeks, daily changing the liquid and scrubbing the one tooth with fluoridated toothpaste, and then examine the two teeth. That should conclusively prove who is more stupid, God or the broad general public.
Since fluoridation was originally promoted as effective just for children under 14 years old, then the public health officials had a problem. How to justify mass-medicating adults with poisonous fluoride? One of the latest public health schemes along this line actually states that fluoride in saliva kills tooth plaque, emphasizing that the only way to get fluorine in your saliva is via drinking fluoridated water! Nothing is said of the toxic, life-shortening effects caused by having that much fluorine in your body, however. It not only kills plaque, but everything else in its path.
Is the object only to give you the brightest smile in the morgue?
An unexplored avenue of interest here is the chemical concoction inside a can of soda pop. Given the above statements about the corrosive action of soda pop, and also given the data on aluminum's probable relationship to Alzheimers disease, and also given the fact that soda pop is made with fluoridated water, and given the fact that poisons combine synergistically, usually in unpleasantly toxic ways, is there ANY guarantee whatsoever that your typical fluorinated can of soda pop will not even slightly assimilate some of the aluminum metal out of the wall of the can, and thus make a synergistic soda-fluoride-aluminum-sugar cocktail that has slow acting, long-term lifetime effects? Simple research challenge: Find some unopened soda pop that's several years old, and have a laboratory analyze the ingredients to check the aluminum and fluoride concentration.
SWEDEN FLUORIDATION FAILURE
NOTE: The following data on Sweden and Holland could not be found in official medical, dental or other scientific literature, almost as if it had been purged or never been reported at all. 13 June 1970 the Gothenburg POST (Sweden); 5 Aug 1970 the NEWS REGISTER (Sweden); and 1 May 1970 NORSK FOLKEHELSELAG (Norway) TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH:
In 1969 the country of Sweden intended to fluoridate their water supply due to the strong advice of Professor Yngve Ericsson, a Swedish dentist who was also the senior representative on the World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Fluoridation. However, it was then found that Professor Ericsson coincidentally was the holder of two highly-profitable patents on fluoride toothpaste!
A subsequent investigation disclosed that the World Health Organization's numerous so-called "objective" comparative studies on mortality and morbidity for fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated areas simply didn't exist! The investigation stated that the World Health Organization's report was unacceptable from a scientific point of view, and that some of the claims set forth in the WHO report actually lack any and every basis in fact. The conclusion was that the details given by WHO on risks and safety margins were grossly defective. Sweden thus remains non-fluoridated, to this day.
HOLLAND FLUORIDATION FAILURE
In the mid 1970's the Netherlands fluoridated the city of Amsterdam, after which an investigation disclosed that between 100,000 and 200,000 people had developed "more or less severe side effects" to fluoride. A subsequent campaign by concerned physicians and public resulted in fluoride's complete removal from the Netherland's water supply, and the national law was also changed in such a way to permanently ban future fluoridation for the Netherlands.
3-YEAR-OLD NEW YORK CHILD POISONED TO DEATH IN DENTAL CHAIR
June 28, 1974: Little William Kennerly, age 3, of New York died just four hours after receiving a brush-on stannous fluoride treatment during his first and only trip to the dentist. William didn't know that he wasn't supposed to swallow the fluoride, and he paid with his life. Extracts from the autopsy report, performed by a Dr. Torno on 25 May 1974 at Kings County Mortuary:
Case #K74-3511 AUTOPSY REPORT
Age: 3 years Height: 39" Weight: 32 lb
Clinical history - the child swallowed about 45cc of 2% stannous fluoride solution in the pediatric dental clinic, Bristol Street Clinic, at 9:30a.m. He was given epinephrine I.M. in dental clinic and sent to Brookdale Medical Center for close observation. The child came to Brookdale Medical Center at 12:30 noon, was well until 1:00 when suddenly went into Cardiac respiratory arrest and was in shock. The child vomited out and had an unrecordable blood pressure. He finally expired on May 24, 1974, at 2:00 p.m."
A toxicologist's report stated that little William had swallowed the equivalent of three lethal doses. His parents later collected several hundred thousand dollars in a wrongful-death lawsuit, but that was small consolation for the senseless loss of their son.
Toothpaste is similar in this regard, because a typical family-sized 7-ounce tube of toothpaste contains enough stannous fluoride or sodium fluoride to kill a 20-pound child. To test this, just call the 800 number listed on your toothpaste box, tell them that your 2-year-old child has just eaten half a tube of toothpaste and that he's now vomiting, act frantic, and watch how quickly your call gets patched directly through to a Poison Control Center. (It's common for a child to vomit for 12 hours, after eating a large quantity of toothpaste.)
July 21, 1975: When confronted with new evidence regarding the role of fluoride in causing cancer, U.S. Congressman Delaney recommended immediate suspension of all artificial fluoridation, pending further research. His recommendation was ignored. Dec. 16, 1975: Congressman Delaney entered into the Congressional Record the results of a new study showing another link between fluoridation and cancer. This time he demanded "that all artificial fluoridation of our water supplies be suspended immediately." Once again, his unprofitable demands were ignored.
DENTAL ASSOCIATION PR LIE REVEALED
THE LIE: August 1, 1979: A letter from the Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Dental Association stated, "In a community with a fluoridated water supply, the dental manpower required to maintain a good standard of dental health in a community is always halved."
THE TRUTH: The 1976 edition of the C.B.S. News Almanac published figures showing the number of dentists per 100,000 population in 30 "Representative American Cities." Of these 30 cities, 16 were artificially fluoridated. A simple comparison of the fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated cities shows that there were an average of 76.7 dentists per 100,000 population in the fluoridated cities, vs. 59.2 dentists per 100,000 in the non-fluoridated cities. Furthermore, data from the 1971 American Dental Directory, the 1971 U.S. Statistical Abstracts and the 1973 World Almanac reveals that the three American cities which have been fluoridated the longest (Grand Rapids, Newburgh, and Evanston) averaged 121 dentists per 100,000 population, or over twice the national average, after approximately 25 years on fluoridated water. (Data compiled by Phillip R.N. Sutton, D.D.Sc., Melbourne, Australia, 1979.)
JAPANESE FLUORIDE-RELATED CANCER RESEARCH
24 August, 1982: The Japan Times published an article expressing concern about potential hazards of topical fluoride applications (9000 ppm) to teeth, and fluoride mouth rinses (250-500 ppm) has prompted researchers at the Nippon Dental College in Tokyo to investigate effects of fluoride on hamster fetal cell cultures, with results that can only be described as very disturbing. At the August '82 meeting of the Japanese Society for Cancer Research, Associate Professor of Pharmacology Taketi Tsutsui and his colleague, Dr. Maizumi, reported that 24-hour contact with sodium fluoride solutions at concentrations of 34, 45, and 57 ppm (fluorine ion), results in morphological changes and malignant transformations in second-generation hamster fetal cells. After the one- day fluoride treatment, one group of cells was cultured for one week and then fixed and stained for study. Survival rates of 90, 50 and 30% were found for the exposure to 34, 45, and 57 ppm respectively, with morphological changes of 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0% in the surviving colonies. In the untreated control cultures, the incidence of abnormalities was significantly lower -- only 0.03% or less.
In another series of experiments, cells from the 34 and 45-ppm fluoride treatments were found to have acquired the ability to proliferate in soft agar for an additional 50 to 200 days. These cells were then shown to have developed a strong tumor-forming capacity. In the untreated control cultures, neither proliferated in soft agar nor acquisition of tumor-forming capacity were observed, and only one of four cultures had transformed into one having infinite proliferative characteristics.
Between 100 and 200 days after the sodium fluoride treatment, cells from the 34 and 45-ppm treated cultures were transplanted subdermally into each of two 10-hamster groups. The animals were then observed for the appearance of tumors. All surviving three hamsters in the group that received cells from the 34-ppm treated culture developed cancer (fibro-carcinoma) at the site of injection. Likewise, all eight surviving hamsters receiving the 45-ppm treated cells developed cancer. The other hamsters in both groups died from causes other than cancer, before the experiments were completed. None of the hamsters in the control group that received the untreated cells, developed cancer.
FLUORIDE BANNED IN CUMBERLAND
1990: The residents of Cumberland, Maryland voted to ban fluoride from their drinking water, not long after the community's 26-year ban on the chemical was lifted because of the urging of dentists and other special- interest officials. The fluoride issue divided the city such that it was reportedly responsible for the defeat of Cumberland's incumbent pro-fluoride mayor George Wycoff, who lost to Harry Stern, a strong opponent of fluoridation.
1992: Statement by Pennsylvania Justice Flaherty, after 40 days of court hearings on fluoride: "... I entered an injunction against the fluoridation of the public water supply for a large portion of Allegheny County. ... In my view, the evidence is quite convincing that the addition of sodium fluoride to the public water supply at one part per million is extremely deleterious to the human body, and a review of the evidence will disclose that there was no convincing evidence to the contrary." Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice John P. Flaherty (Townsend
Letter For Doctors - June 1992, p. 450)
DEATH FROM FLUORIDATED WATER, 1992
May 23, 1992: 290 residents of Hooper Bay, Alaska were severely poisoned by sodium fluoride when the city's fluoride dispenser malfunctioned, injecting 150 PPM of fluoride into the drinking water for over a week. Dominic Smith, previously healthy 41 year-old leader of the local National Guard, died of fluoride poisoning after swallowing an estimated 1200-2400 mg of sodium fluoride from the local drinking water supply. One overdose symptom of fluoride is thirst, and Dominic just kept drinking more water until he died.
Fluoride is cumulative in the body--somewhat like radiation--so it's been predicted that those poisoned residents who didn't die will have worsened health for the rest of their life. (We'll know in a few years. Half of the town drank from a different well, and they didn't get sick.) It's common for a private vested interest to put up a "smokescreen" by redefining terminology to fit their needs. In this case a Public Health Service report regarding the above incident called it an "outbreak" as if it were a live disease organism out of control, instead of the mass poisoning that it actually was. (The end justifies the means; it's all God's fault, after all, by being stupid and neglecting to engineer enough fluoride into our bodies...)
NUMEROUS U.S. MECHANICAL FLUORIDE DISPENSER FAILURES
Similar malfunctions of fluoridation equipment have occasionally happened nationwide over the past 40 years, each accompanied by a careful news cover-up. Fluoride dispensing machinery is not perfect. Human overdoses of fluoride can be found in such places as Annapolis, Maryland in 1979, when their water treatment plant dumped up to 50 PPM fluoride into their water supply, giving approximately 50,000 people toxic reactions. Officials kept it quiet for 2 weeks afterwards saying, "We didn't want to jeopardize the fluoridation program."
However, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis studied the Annapolis situation after the spill, and reported his findings in a book, "Fluoride the Aging Factor". On page 63 of his book, he stated that more than 5 times the normal number of people died of heart failure in Annapolis during the week following the fluoride spill. During a conversation in 1992, Dr. Yiamouyiannis stated that the actual cause of the Annapolis spill was a human error, done to cover up a mechanical malfunction that had occurred. Evidently Annapolis had a small fluoride day-tank which was supposed to fill up with fluoride and then the pump would stop. However, the pump malfunctioned and kept running after filling up the tank, and the excess fluoride spilled over into a large waste-sump before it was finally discovered. To cover up the error, the operator who discovered it deliberately pumped the entire overspill (1,000 gallons) directly back into the fresh-water supply.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 1980:244; 7) had this short PR article on the above fluoride spill, meanwhile carefully avoiding using Annapolis' name:
FLUORIDE. In what the PHS [Public Health Service] calls "the first instance of fluoride overexposure known to have caused serious illness in the 35 years since fluoridation of community water supplies was begun," eight patients undergoing renal dialysis (kidney bypass) in a Maryland community became ill and one died. Charles M. Wax, MD, assigned by the CDC to the Maryland State Department of Health, said investigation revealed that failure to close a valve in the community's treatment plant led to the spilling of 3,800 Liters (1,000 gallons) of 22% hydrofluosilicic acid into the water supply. Further investigation, he said, "raised the possibility of widespread mild fluoride intoxication within the community as the result of drinking overfluoridated water."
Dr. Yiamouyiannis said that many fish in Annapolis pet shops died shortly after the Annapolis fluoride spill. JAMA's report was false, however. Public records show that contrary to the above PHS claim that Annapolis was the first of such a malfunction, the following 12 U.S. communities had had overdoses of sodium fluoride in their water supplies before that time:
Rome, PA 6/6/72
Stanley County, NC, 4/16/74
Lebanon, PA, 8/20/75
Seattle, WA 5/76
Stanford Univ., CA 1976
Syracuse, NY 3/29/77
Marin County, CA 1977
Harbor Springs, MI 1977
St. Charles, MN 1978
Los Lunas, NM 11/17/78
Fenton, MI 1979
Island Falls, ME 1979.
Further, since 1979 the following communities have also had fluoride overdoses in their drinking water supplies:
Nisqually Indian Res. WA 1980
Shaftsbury, VT 8/30/80
Potsdam, NY 1981
Morristown, NY 2/7/81
Saratoga Springs, NY 5/81
Pendleton, OR 6/28/81
Jonesboro, ME 10/6/81
Alameda County, CA 1982
Rouses Pt. NY 1982
New Braunsfels, TX 7/3/82
Painted Post Village, NY 12/14/82
Plattsburgh, NY 1/1/83
Marysville, MI 1983
Crown Pt. NM 1983
Grand Rapids, MI 7/84
Vancouver, WA 1/20/85
Elkhart, IN 2/5/85
Charleston, IL 1985
Sequoyah, OK 1986
New Haven CN 1986
Antigo, WI 1989
Hooper Bay, Alaska, May 1992 (one fatality, 290 toxic reactions).
In the July 84 Grand Rapids MI spill, 8 PPM of fluoride was reportedly dumped into that city's water supply for more than a month, before being discovered and repaired. In the 5/92 Hooper Bay Alaska spill, up to 150 PPM fluoride was tested in the village water supply one week before the death of Dominic Smith, the near-death of his sister, and simultaneous flu-like symptoms experienced by over 290 villagers.
80% OF ILLINOIS FLUORIDE TREATMENT PLANTS WERE FAULTY IN 1989
In 1989 the State of Illinois had 1,931 public water facilities, 1,000 of which were fluoridated. The State Health Department gave awards out to each state water treatment facility that was able to maintain the recommended dosage of fluoride in their water for the entire year, but they only gave 115 awards out to the 1,000 fluoridation facilities that year, meaning that 885 treatment plants did NOT keep the fluoride dosages within required limits. (Crete Record, Crete, IL 9/21/89)
JUST A SMALL AMOUNT OF FLUORIDE DECREASES REACTION TIME
From an article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 67, No. 2, Pp. 230-238: Researchers in the Dept. of Psychology at Florida International University, North Miami, found a statistically significant delay (almost 1/2 second longer to respond) in visual response to a peripheral light stimulus in subjects given just 1/2 milligram of sodium fluoride. That dose is less fluoride than the amount you get from drinking one cup of coffee or tea made from fluoridated tap water.
FDA NEVER APPROVED CHILDREN'S FLUORIDE SUPPLEMENTS
June 3, 1993: New Jersey State Assemblyman John V. Kelly held a press conference in Room 109 of the New Jersey State House in Trenton, NJ. He requested that the FDA remove all children's fluoride supplements from the market, after he asked the FDA to supply his office with the studies supporting the safety and effectiveness of children's fluoride supplements and the FDA evidently searched their files back to 1939 and reported to him that NO DRUG APPLICATIONS HAD EVER BEEN FILED FOR THESE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. All children's fluoride supplements, in the FDA's own words, were and are "unapproved new drugs." The pharmaceutical companies have been openly running a scam for years, by selling these products.
Thus illegal, unscientific but highly profitable fluoride supplements are still being promoted and sold by the medical and dental professions, meanwhile in 1997 the FDA is quietly gearing up on an active campaign to ban common herbs and food supplements from our health food stores for the purpose of redefining them as "drugs" so that pharmaceutical companies will then have a monopoly on these substances. (Follow the money.) To find more data on this, do an internet search on the word CODEX, which is the European program already in place.
1994: The US Public Health Service and the American Dental Association are both continuing to strongly promote and expand the profitable U.S. fluoridation campaign. They boast that over 60% of the United States population is now drinking fluoridated water every day, even though fluoride's only original stated purpose was to aid the developing teeth of children under 14 years.
VARIOUS FLUORIDE POISON REFERENCES
"Fluorine was substituted for chlorine in Lindane, to make it a far more toxic substance." (Plummer, W.J. and Wall, L.H. Science, Vol. 127, 1958) Fluorine is substituted for chlorine in DDT to produce more effective and more toxic insecticides." (Reimschneider, R. Suddent. Apoth. Ztg. 1947) "Fluorine in the atmosphere increases the sensitivity of the thyroid gland to damaging effects of atmospheric sulfur dioxide." (Gabovich,R.D. et. al., Chemical Abstracts, p. 9051) In other words, fluoride has a synergistic poisoning effect with sulfur dioxide, a component of smog. "Sodium silicofluoride spray on oranges remains in the peel, and so can cause severe toxicity..." (Union of So. Africa, Dept Agr. Forestry Sci. Bull. No. 236, 1943) Note: Marmalade is made from citrus peel.
"1080, or Sodium Fluoroacetate, is described in a federal training manual as a 'biological high-explosive.' " (Los Angeles Times, December 6, 1970) Sodium fluoroacetate (also known as FAC, RATBANE 1080, COMPOUND 1080, FRATOL, FURATOL, YASOKNOCK, SODIUM MONOFLUOROACETATE, and SODIUM FLUOACETIC ACID) is listed in a hazardous waste book as being 500 times more toxic to rats than was regular sodium fluoride. This is because it's an "organic metabolite." 1080 was used to kill rodents as early as 1944, but was eventually banned for use in buildings due to dogs dying from eating poisoned rats. In 1952, according to Circular No. 140 of the UCLA College of Agriculture, it was reported that 1080 worked so rapidly that it was impossible to save experimentally poisoned animals, even with first aid and under the best of laboratory conditions. Scientists had yet to find an antidote for 1080 at that time. Only our nerve warfare laboratories have the full story.
QUESTION: If fluoridation of our water supplies was originally stated to be just for the "developing teeth of children under 14," then why were U.S. military bases among the first to fluoridate their water supplies? Why would anybody want Rambo to be STUPID, DOCILE, and SUBSERVIENT? (And why did Admiral Forrestal "commit suicide" by jumping out a window with his hands tied behind his back and a sheet knotted around his neck, not long after he'd adamantly opposed the fluoridation of his military bases, among other things?) Incidentally, fluoride reactions resemble Attention Deficit Disorder in a certain percentage of the population, and especially in hyperactive children. The simple test of this is to get the person under question off of ALL sources of fluoride (fluoridated water, toothpaste, soda pop bottled with fluoridated water, canned soup, etc.) and see if their condition improves over a period of 3-4 weeks. Use distilled water, because most simple charcoal water filters will not remove fluorides. To remove possible variables, also test the child for negative reactions to sugar and sugar-substitutes.
It's a tragedy that children are given the habit-forming drug Ritalin to counter the effects of a "disease" that might only be due to their adverse reactions to the drug fluoride, and/or to sugar. Following the money, this tragedy is good business, and the "sickness industry" is a multi-multi-billion-dollar business. Note the following fluoride symptoms as referenced in "Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica," Vol IX, p.333. These symptoms--by volunteers who took varying quantities of fluorides--were listed one hundred years ago, in 1887!
--Great loss of memory, forgets almost everything.
--Good memory in morning, forgetfulness every evening.
--Forgetfulness in his daily employment of dates.
--On making notes, mistakes right for left.
--Feels indifference towards those he loves best.
--Aversion (intense dislike) to his own family, bordering on insanity.
--Gay disposition, everything is satisfactory.
--Excessive hilarity; great buoyancy of mind.
--Greatly depressed in mind.
--Exceedingly anxious, causing sweat; greater in morning than evening.
--Sensation as if danger menaced him, but without fear.
--Felt certain that something dreadful would happen, with dullness in head.
--Fear of apoplexy (stroke).
--Irritable, disagreeing mood.
--Moodiness in evening, greater than morning.
--Very ill humored.
--Discontent and excessive ill humor followed by indifference and forgetfulness, and finally by perfect contentment and uncommonly gay disposition of mind.
--Congestion of blood mostly to forehead.
--Feeling in brain as if on the verge of being struck with apoplexy. (A stroke)
--Vertigo with sickness of stomach.
--A kind of sinking weakness, has to sit down.
--Feeling as if in an earthquake.
--Sensation of weakness, like numbness in head, same in hands.
--Sensation of numbness in forehead.
--Congestion of blood in forehead.
--Heaviness above eyes, with nausea.
--Severe pressing of both temples.
--Compressing pain in temples.
--Slight pain in right temple, followed by left.
--Headache in skull, behind ears.
--Headache accompanied by congestion of blood to head, sensation of numbness.
--Headache every morning.
--Sensation of weakness, like numbness in head.
--Numbness in head and hands.
--Dull, heavy headache.
--Dullness & pressure in back of head.
--Dullness in back of head.
--Pressure on both sides, back of head.
--Headache in back of head, with fullness in head.
--Headache from neck to forehead; dull feeling in head.
--Atrophy of brain.
Is it a coincidence that the above-listed fluoride symptoms sound almost exactly like the TYPICAL EVERYDAY ANECDOTAL PATIENT ILLNESS COMPLAINTS which today's expensive TV commercials, pharmacies, physicians and psychiatrists are so eager to "cure" with their endless supply of profitable new drugs, many of which contain fluoride? This is like a snake swallowing his own tail. The bottom line is to follow the money. Look at the high standard of living of those who are promoting and distributing the current crop of pharmaceuticals, versus the lower living standards and drug-education level and gullibility of the ignorant general public who are becoming convinced that pharmaceuticals in general are a NUTRIENT. Public sickness and ignorance is good business, in some circles.
--Found on the Internet, March 18, 1997:
ENVIRONMENTALLY-CAUSED MENTAL RETARDATION
Mental Fluorosis: Brain Damage from Exposure to Fluorides
By George Glasser
(Courtesy of Sarasota ECO Report, Guy Alland, Publisher. P.O. Box 35500 Sarasota, FL 34242 (941) 925-1946)
"Those who are for and against fluoridation have little common ground other than issues they disagree on. They cannot dialogue objectively because they have different realities. They see things differently, and have different criteria in determining validity. Our lives are enriched by artists for whom "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." But our lives are often endangered when scientific truth is in the eye of the beholder." (Dr. Schatz, discoverer of streptomycin)
Only now are the insidious facts about Sarin (nerve gas) surfacing as more comes out about the "Gulf War Syndrome" and the Tokyo subway incident. It appears that with both incidents, the people exposed to Sarin are suffering from a variety of chronic adverse health and lingering neurotoxic effects such as memory loss. Sarin is the most potent neurotoxic substance known. Sarin is also a fluorinated organophosphate similar to, but more toxic to humans than the insecticide Parathion. Sarin is the prime example of toxicokinetics of the fluorine ion. When the fluorine ion is combined with relatively benign substances it often creates a powerful toxicant (toxic synergism). With Sarin, the fluorine ion is like an arming mechanism for the relatively benign organophosphate which transforms it into a compound with one hell-of-a-wallop.
Acute exposure to Sarin, a drop about the size of a grain of sand, causes spasms (tetany), heart palpitations (cardiac arrhythmia), many other neurological disorders, and possibly, collapse of the nervous system and death. Production of acetylcholine, the most important chemical for nervous system function is disrupted. Acetylcholine is responsible for carrying all neuro-transmissions in the brain and throughout the nervous system of the body.
Many animal studies of fluorinated organophosphates also suggest a delayed neurotoxic reaction similar to those experiences by those people exposed to Sarin. With water fluoridation, the public is exposed to a variety of fluorides, and aside from the fluorine ion, some of those fluorides are neurotoxic. Many scientists discount the fluorine ion as being neurotoxic; however, the weight of scientific evidence strongly indicates that the fluorine ion is, if nothing else, the perpetrator. This is evidenced by the variety of highly effective fluorinated drugs that are used to treat mental disorders, and the fluorine ion's role in the devastating effectiveness of Sarin as a chemical nerve agent.
Many psychoactive drugs are fluorinated. Two of the most noted are Prozac and Rohypnol (better known as the infamous date-rape drug, "Roofs."). Rohypnol is fluorinated Valium, which is about 20-30 times more potent than Valium alone. Essentially, these drugs effect enzyme functions in certain areas of the brain to achieve the desired effect. The primary ingredients of most psychoactive drugs suppress enzyme production, and the fluorine ion is also an enzyme inhibitor. The one particular side effect common to almost all fluorinated drugs which is mentioned in the Physician's Desk Reference is memory loss. These drugs include Fenfluramine (a fluorinated weight loss drug), fluorinated corticosteroids, and fluorinated psychoactive drugs. Memory loss and learning disorders are associated with the hippocampal area of the brain.
On page 125 of the Toxicological Profile for Fluorides it is stated: "Neurotoxicity: Because fluoride interacts with calcium ions needed for effective neurotransmission, fluoride can affect the nervous system." This statement is reinforced by recent studies performed by Dr. Robert Isaacson and Dr. Phyllis Mullenix which were concluded shortly after the publication of the profile.
Since 1992 there have been three studies confirming that fluorides affect brain functions. Dr. Robert Isaacson, Binghamton University, New York conducted two studies using low levels of aluminum fluoride and sodium fluoride. The levels were similar to the amounts people are exposed to on a daily basis from fluoridated toothpastes and drinking water. Results showed that both types of fluorides were neurotoxic. The most recent study, "Neurotoxicity of Sodium Fluoride in Rats", Mullenix, et al, published in Neurotoxicology and Teratology 1995, was done using larger doses of sodium fluoride and corroborated the results of both Isaacson studies (1992 &.1994).
All the studies demonstrated that the hippocampal region (learning center) of the brain was the most susceptible to the effects of fluorides.
It was also stated in the study published in Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 1995, Mullenix, et al, that: "Hyperactivity and cognitive deficits are generally linked with hippocampal damage, and in fact, the hippocampus is considered to be the central processor which integrates inputs from the environment, memory, and motivational stimuli to produce behavioral decisions and modify memory." However, the researchers said that although the behavior of rats does not extrapolate to humans, the generic behavioral patterns created in rats from fluoride exposure can and probably do occur in humans. They also said the problems that might occur in humans from typical chronic fluoride exposure during pregnancy and early childhood are: "motor-sensory dysfunction, IQ deficits' and/or learning disabilities" (environmentally induced retardation of brain development).
While Dr. Mullenix's study dealt only with sodium fluoride, Dr. Isaacson's studies focused on aluminum fluoride compared to sodium fluoride and were performed to determine if fluoridated water's effect on leaching aluminum or combining with the aluminum sulphate added to some water as a clarifier [by water treatment facilities] had an impact on the development of Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's studies had determined that there was a significant build-up of aluminum in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Population studies also suggested that there appeared to be a higher incidence of Alzheimer's disease among people who lived in fluoridated areas which was the impetus for Dr. Isaacson's study. Isaacson's study indicated that the aluminum fluoride was more neurotoxic than the sodium fluoride.
Recent studies in China, where coal containing fluorides is used for cooking and heating, determined that fluorides released during burning and inhaled by young children were responsible for lowered IQ's. Documents with regards to the neurotoxic effects of fluoride exposure among the workers who processed uranium for the first nuclear bombs in 1944 were recently declassified by the government. These documents indicate that the US Government has known for more than fifty years that fluorides are neurotoxic. Other studies dating back to 1949 indicate that exposure to fluorides can have neurotoxic effects on animals. The first form of nerve gas, Soman (a fluorine compound) was developed by the Germans during World War II which indicates that scientists were well aware of neurotoxicity of fluoride compounds almost sixty years ago.
Through water fluoridation, the general population, especially children who are most susceptible to developmental changes, are exposed to fluorides. In the "Toxicological Profile for Fluorides", 1993, page 90, it states, "The fluorine ion carried in human blood serum exists in two forms, namely as an inorganic ion (F-) and in combination with an organic molecule. The toxicological significance of the latter form is unknown. A portion of circulating fluoride acts as an enzyme inhibitor because it forms metal-fluoride-phosphate complexes that interfere with the activity of those enzymes requiring a metal ion cofactor. In addition, fluoride may interact directly with the enzyme or the substrate. It is a general inhibitor of the energy production system of the cell...."
The fluorine ion has a negative electrical charge while metal ions have a positive electrical charge, and they readily combine to form metal- fluoride-complexes. Both metal ions and fluorine ions are very small.
Consequently, they can easily pass through cell membranes. Once in the cell, a natural chemical reaction occurs where the fluorine ion is released from the metal ion. The fluorine ion interferes with the enzyme function and continues on, while the metal ion is left behind. It is also possible for the fluorine ion to attach to a trace mineral such as zinc which is essential to enzyme function and remove it from the cell. This same scenario is how fluoride acts as a delivery mechanism for psychoactive drugs, but with water fluoridation, the passenger is a neurotoxic substance such as lead, mercury or aluminum for which the brain is the target organ.
Because the poisoning of the brain is accomplished from chronic, low-level doses of highly potent (synergized) metal-fluoride-complexes, conventional standards used to determine intoxication would be inadequate (a linear dose-response to a particular neurotoxic substance). Like Rohypnol or Sarin, the neurotoxic substances may well be synergized with the addition of the fluorine ion. Consequently, lead or mercury fluoride combinations could be much more neurotoxic than the independent metal ion.
While symptoms may indicate that a person is suffering from neurotoxicity, the method and standards used to measure toxicity and/or serum levels of substances would not indicate toxic levels in the body. The present accepted method used by researchers to determine adverse effects is to attempt to target a single substance as the causative rather than address chemical interactions that can and do occur when chemicals are metabolized in the human body or through environmental reactions. The consequences of not considering synergized chemical interactions would be misdiagnoses and possibly the prescribing of a medication that may exacerbate the condition. To further confound the problem, there are only several animal studies available on the neurotoxic effects of metal-fluoride-complexes on which to base any diagnosis.
The present thought among most pro and anti-fluoridation scientists and researchers is that since the neurotoxic metal-fluoride-complexes are only found at trace levels in fluoridated water, they are of little significance. Most scientists are only concerned with how much of a specific toxicant will cause an adverse immediate health effect, not how little of a synergized toxicant will cause an adverse health effect with prolonged chronic, low-level exposure.
The problem with fluorides is that it is difficult to prove that the fluorine ion had anything to do with a metabolic crime involving neurotoxic damage related to metal-fluoride-complexes. This is because the fluorine ion is the vehicle that carries the neurotoxic substance, effectively delivers it to the target area of the brain where it will do the most damage, leaves it, and then continues on its metabolic journey.
With lethal doses of poisons such as Sarin or sodium fluoroacetate, it would be almost impossible to determine that a person had been poisoned from the fluorinated toxicants. This is because of the bioactivity of the fluorine ion which is in a constant state of transition as it travels through the body. With these fluoride compounds, the examining physician would have to know that a person was exposed to these substances to determine the cause of death, otherwise, it would be written off as heart failure. Diagnosing the effects of chronic, low-level exposure to fluoride compounds would be almost impossible unless appropriate research was done to determine what those adverse affects were and that the physicians were aware of the research.
In essence, it can be said that the ubiquitous fluorine ion when combined with another substance could be the perpetrator of almost perfect neurological or biological crimes. This is because: 1. Neither toxic levels of the fluorine ion nor the accomplice substance can be placed at the scene of the crime in significant amounts to indicate intoxication; 2. Scientists generally discount toxic synergism as a factor with chronic fluoride toxicity; and 3. there is no research data on which to base a diagnosis.
The weight of scientific evidence suggests that the fluorine ion is the most logical perpetrator of neurotoxic damage. It is also a scientific fact that the fluorine ion has a particular affinity for metal ions of which some, such as lead, aluminum and mercury are neurotoxic and accumulate in brain tissues. And it is a well known scientific fact among toxicologists that the fluorine ion acts as a synergizing agent for many toxicants. Consequently, it is only logical to assume that the neurotoxic metal-fluoride-phosphate complexes act as potentiated neurotoxicants. [Note: Only several hundred registered professional toxicologists exist in the entire U.S.)
The only adverse effects most scientists are interested in with regards to water fluoridation are the effects of the fluorine ion, which is an intangible, and which accumulates in endpoint tissues after the fact (meaning, after the metabolic damage has been done). The fluorine ion, alone, only exists instantaneously in a transitional phase during such a chemical reaction. Long term effects of low-level chronic exposure to synergized fluoride compounds/complexes are possibly considered inconsequential, although the population is exposed to low-levels of these cumulative chemicals on a daily basis via fluoridated water, toothpaste, mouthwash, residual fluorinated insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides on fruits and vegetables along with environmental fluoride pollution.
In the Journal of Dental Research, Vol. 69, Feb. 1990, pg. 584, there is a mention of toxic synergism and concern over metal-fluoride complexes in Recommendations from Session IV, Needed Research, #7, "Consider variations in physiological, nonphysiological, and pathological changes __ for example, diet, ambient temperature, altitude, environmental pollution and disease states. Environmental pollutants __ heavy metals, for example __ should be monitored not just for their effects on Fluorine but for their other effects per se".
The effects of long-term, low-level exposure to these cumulative metal- fluoride complexed neurotoxicants and organophosphates are contingent on several factors: The age of the person, diet, health, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, genetic disposition, ethnicity, length of exposure, previous exposure to neurotoxicants, medications, and environmental factors. Not all people react the same.
There is much research data on the neurotoxic effects of lead, mercury and aluminum: Lead is associated with environmental retardation (learning disorders); mercury is associated with various nervous and mental disorders (the "mad hatter" syndrome, where hatters once used mercury to make felt hats); and aluminum has been associated with memory loss (Presenile dementia, or Alzheimer's disease). However, since there are only several studies about neurotoxic metal-fluoride-complexes, one can only speculate what effects chronic, long-term, low-level exposure to synergistic combinations of these complexes could be.
In reviewing pharmaceutical, agricultural and chemical warfare research data, it appears safe to assume that the neurotoxic effects of metal- fluoride-complexes would be magnified as with the case of Rohypnol and other psychoactive drugs. It is also logical to believe, that like soldiers suffering from Sarin exposure ("Gulf War Syndrome"), there might not be an antidote for the adverse metabolic reaction caused by organophosphates that are also used in agricultural products or metal- fluoride-complexes. Possibly, continued chronic exposure to low-levels of fluorides might well exacerbate the initial effects.
(END of George Glasser's article)
SARIN (MILITARY DESIGNATION "GB")
As previously stated, Sarin was developed and used by the Nazis in Germany, used by terrorists in Tokyo several years ago (in Newsweek Magazine's coverage photos of the Tokyo gas attack, did you notice the photo of numerous small light-green barrels clearly marked SODIUM FLUORIDE, in the terrorist's Sarin-manufacturing facility?), and used by Iraq in the Gulf War.
The following EPA Chemical Profile of SARIN nerve gas was recently published on the Internet, after pressure from Gulf War Syndrome veterans. Notice this quote from SECTION VII of the following chemical profile, regarding the neutralization of SARIN: "Rapidly hydrolyzed by dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate forming relatively non-toxic products. Water alone removes the fluorine atom, producing a non-toxic acid (Merck 1983, p. 1204)"
THUS, THE FLUORINE ATOM IS THE SINGLE INGREDIENT THAT CHANGES A NON-TOXIC ACID INTO SARIN, ONE OF THE MOST VIRULENT AND DEADLY NERVE GASES KNOWN TO MANKIND.
EPA CHEMICAL PROFILE October 31, 1987
CHEMICAL IDENTITY - SARIN (Military Chemical Nerve Agent)
CAS Registry Number: 107-44-8
Synonyms [alternate names]: (NIOSH/RTECS 1983 Synonyms, Volume 3, p.
122) -- GB-- MFI-- IMPF-- T-144-- T-2106-- TL 1618
-- Sarin II
-- Trilone 46
-- Isopropyl Methylfluorophosphate
-- Isopropyl Methanefluorophosphonate
-- Isopropoxymethylphosphoryl Fluoride
-- Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl Fluoride
-- Phosphine Oxide, Fluoroisopropoxymethyl
-- Methylphosphonofluoridic Acid-Isopropyl Ester
-- Phosphoric Acid, Methyifluoro-Isopropyl Ester
-- Phosphonofluoridic Acid, Methyl-Isopropyl Ester
Chemical Formula: C4H10FO2P
Molecular Weight: 140.11
SECTION I -- REGULATORY INFORMATION
CERCLA (SARA) 1986:
Toxicity Value Used for Listing Under Section 302: LC50 inhalation (human) 0.07 mg/liter (*NIOSH/RTECS 1985) TPQ: 10 (pounds) RQ: 1 (pound) (statutory, for notification under SARA Section 304(a)(2)) Section 313 Listed (Yes or No): No
SECTION II --PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical State: Liquid
Boiling Point: 2970F, 1470C (Merck 1983, p. 1204)
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 1.10 at 200C/40C (Merck 1983, p. 1204)
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): 2.9 at 250C (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Melting Point: -710F, -570C (Merck 1983, p. 1204)
Vapor Density (AIR=l): 4.86 (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Evaporation Rate (Butyl acetate=1): About the same as water (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Solubility in Water: Miscible with and hydrolyzed by water (Merck 1983, p. 1204)
Appearance and Odor: Liquid (Merck 1983, p. 1204). A colorless liquid and vapor. Almost no odor in pure state (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-3 to 3-4).
SECTION III -- HEALTH HAZARD DATA
OSHA PEL: Not Found
ACGIH TLV: Not Found
IDLH: Not Found
Other Limits Recommended: Not Found
Routes of Entry: Inhalation: Yes (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Skin: Yes (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Ingestion: Yes (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Health Hazards (Acute, Delayed, and Chronic): Extremely toxic; lethal dose in humans may be as low as 0.01 mg/kg. [10 parts per billion.] Extremely active cholinesterase inhibitor. Toxic effects similar to, but more severe than those of parathion (Merck 1983, p. 1204). Death within 15 minutes after fatal dose is absorbed (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4). Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Not Found
SECTION IV -- FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
Flash Point (Method Used): Non-flammable (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
LEL: Not Found
UEL: Not Found
Extinguishing Methods: Extinguish with foam, carbon dioxide, and dry chemical (Sax 1984, p. 1662)Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Protective clothing and respiratory protection (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-5). Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Non-flammable (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-5)
NFPA Flammability Rating: Not Found
SECTION V - REACTIVITY DATA
Stable: Yes (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4)
Conditions to Avoid: Not Found Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Slightly corrosive to steel (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4). Hydrolyzed by water (Merck 1983, p. 1204). Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: Acidic conditions produce hydrogen fluoride; alkaline conditions produce isopropyl alcohol and polymers (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4). When heated to decomposition or reacted with steam, it emits very toxic fumes of fluorides and oxides of phosphorus (Sax 1984, p. 1662).
May Occur: Not Found
May Not Occur: Not Found
Conditions to Avoid: Not Found
SECTION VI -- USE INFORMATION
Quick-acting military chemical nerve agent (U.S. Army, p. 3-4). Chemical warfare agent (Merck 1983, p. 1204).
SECTION VII -- PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE
Rapidly hydrolyzed by dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate forming relatively non-toxic products. Water alone removes the fluorine atom producing a non-toxic acid (Merck 1983, p. 1204). Decontaminants include bleach slurry, dilute alkali, hot soapy water, steam and ammonia (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-4).
SECTION VIII-- PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
For emergency situations, wear a positive pressure, pressure-demand, full facepiece self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or pressure- demand supplied air respirator with escape SCBA and a fully- encapsulating, chemical resistant suit. See the introductory information section at the beginning of the profiles for additional information.
SUIT MATERIAL PERFORMANCE (Based on EPA/USCG "Guidelines", 1987)
(Chemical Resistance/Amount of Data)
*Based on qualitative performance information.
**Based on a chemical analog.
SECTION IX -- EMERGENCY TREATMENT INFORMATION
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Symptoms include difficulty in breathing, drooling, excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting, cramps, involuntary defecation and urination, twitching, jerking, staggering, headache, confusion, drowsiness, coma, convulsion, dimness of vision and pinpoint pupils (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3-3) Emergency and First Aid Procedures: Immediate decontamination of the smallest drop is essential. Vapor penetrates the skin (U.S. Army 1975, p. 3.4). Toxic effects are similar to parathion (Sax 1984, p. 1662). Treatment for parathion is as follows: move victim to fresh air; call emergency medical care. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. In case of contact with material, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes. Speed in removing material from skin is of extreme importance. Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes at the site. Keep victim quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Effects may be delayed; keep victim under observation (DOT 1984, Guide 55).
*** END OF "MELLOW APATHY" FLUORIDE PAPER ***
Water treatment chemicals contribute to Arsenic levels in drinking water Sun, 29 Oct 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 29. 2000
From George Glasser, St. Petersburg, FL
Fluoridation chemicals contain highest levels of Arsenic In an October 2000 Opflow article, "Treatment Chemicals Contribute to Arsenic Levels," the authors report that if the US Environmental Protection Agency Arsenic standard were set at three to five parts per billion, about ten percent of the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for Arsenic would be contributed by water treatment chemicals. They stated that 90% of the Arsenic contamination found in drinking water is attributable to fluorosilicic acid used in artificial fluoridation schemes. The EPA is lobbying Congress and the Senate to reduce Arsenic levels to three to five parts per billion.
Many studies have concluded that chronic health effects due to low concentrations of Arsenic in the drinking water include prostate, skin, bladder, kidney, liver and lung cancers. The non-cancerous effects include skin pigmentation and keratosis (callous-like skin growths), gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hormonal (e.g., diabetes ), haematological, (e.g., anaemia), pulmonary, neurological and immunological effects and damage to reproductive/developmental functions.
The International Agency for Cancer Research has classified Arsenic as a Group 1 (a) substance, "known to cause cancer in humans," and the National Academy of Sciences strongly advocates urgent moves to reduce human exposure to this contaminant via the drinking water.
The EPA suggested that a reduction in the MCL for Arsenic from 50 parts per billion (ppb) to 5ppb will result in the lowering of the Maximum Allowable Level (MAL) in the fluoridation product - fluorosilicates derived from phosphate fertilizer pollution scrubbing operations.
The new MAL would prevent about 20 cases of bladder cancer and approximately 5 bladder cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year. This translates to 50,000 cases and 12,500 deaths from bladder cancer each year. The results of tests indicate that the most common contaminant detected in the fluoridation product is Arsenic. The National Sanitation Foundation International (NSFI) showed that the average Arsenic levels in the fluoridation agent were well above the proposed MAL. They said that if the lower Arsenic MCL of 5 ppb is promulgated, future tests of fluoridation chemicals may result in "increased product failures".
The fluorosilicic acid is a toxic waste byproduct from phosphoric acid plant pollution scrubbers. This acid contains two other Group 1 (a) substances -Uranium and Beryllium. Studies have revealed that Beryllium is a causative of osteogenic sarcomas (bone cancers), and Uranium is also known to cause cancers in humans.
In response to a recent Congressional inquiry by the US House Committee on Science regarding the fluorosilicic acid used to fluoridate drinking water, the EPA disclosed that no safety testing has ever been conducted with the toxic waste byproduct. However, Charles Fox, EPA Assistant Administrator, indicated that a pharmaceutical grade of sodium fluoride was an adequate laboratory
surrogate for the toxic waste.
The authors of the AWWA Opflow article recommended that the utilities should test the water for Arsenic at the tap because even trace amounts found in water treatment chemicals can add up and contribute up to ten percent of the MCL of Arsenic, and that this is "hardly a minimal amount." This estimate does not account for Arsenic found at source in many water supplies. The authors are concerned that if the EPA Arsenic regulation is imposed, the addition of Arsenic-containing chemicals, such as fluorosilicic acid, may reach the Maximum Contaminant Level. Ends.
* Note: The American Water Works Association sets and implements quality standards for all water treatment chemicals.
** C. Wang, D.B. Smith, G.M. Huntly, "Treatment Chemicals contribute to Arsenic Levels," Opflow (AWWA), October 2000.
EDITORS' NOTE: Following are internet sites offering more information on Arsenic and a CDC attempt to sanitize the toxic "pollution soup" used to fluoridate drinking water.
Fluoride and IQ
The practice of dumping toxic-waste fluorosilicates into public water supplies in the name of fighting tooth decay has just received another damper. According to a recently released Chinese study, there is a clear relation between fluoride levels in the water that is consumed by a population and low Intelligence quotient scores of children who do the consuming.
I wonder why there is a generalized push to introduce fluoridation in some countries.
When will the authorities that are supposed to protect our health finally wake up to the fact that they are doing us a disservice by following big money contributions from chemical companies and their manipulated "science" in making decisions on important health matters?
Fluoride Linked to Low IQ, Studies Show
From Fluoride Action Network
Monday, August 25, 2003
Children's intelligence declines as their natural drinking water fluoride levels increase, concluded a Chinese study in the May 2003 journal, "Fluoride." Children scored inferior IQ's even when fluoride levels were similar to that added to U.S. water supplies to prevent tooth decay(1). "As the fluoride levels in drinking water increased, the IQ fell and the rates of mental retardation and borderline intelligence increased," write researchers Xiang, et al.
Tested were 512 children, aged 8-13 years from Wamiao, a high-fluoride village, and Xinhuai, a low-fluoride village. The high-fluoride village was divided into five subgroups by water fluoride levels, from 0.62 mg Fluoride per Liter to 4.38 mg F/L. As water fluoride levels increased within the high fluoride village, IQ decreased.
"When the data from the 512 children in the two villages were considered as a whole, a significant inverse correlation was found between IQ and the level of fluoride in urine," the researchers report. "These results are consistent with the findings recorded by Li at al.(3), Zhao et al.(4), and Lu et al.(5) of an inverse correlation between intelligence and dietary fluoride from either contaminated food or drinking water," they report.
Neither village experiences coal burning pollution nor do residents drink brick tea, two common fluoride sources in China. Children with brain disease or head injury history were excluded. Only water fluoride levels differed between the two rural, low-income villages situated in the same province (Jiangsu) and county. Neither blood lead levels(2) nor urinary iodine differed between the test groups. The authors also controlled for family income and parental education
Fluoride crosses the blood-brain barrier producing biochemical and functional impairment of the nervous system during the developmental periods of infancy and childhood, the authors report.
"...despite growing evidence of serious neurotoxicity for both fluoride and lead, U.S. safety standards for fluoride in water have been moving in the opposite direction to those for lead in blood. From a scientific standpoint, this is very difficult to understand or to justify," says organic chemist Albert Burgstahler, Ph.D., Editor, Fluoride(5a).
Chemistry Professor Paul Connett, Ph.D., presented (5b a paper ) and explained these and other fluoride adverse-effect studies, published since 1993, to the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council (NRC) panel studying "Toxicologic Risk of Fluoride in Drinking Water"(6) on 8/12/03. See power point presentation at Fluoridealert.org. The NRC will recommend safe levels of fluoride in drinking water
"Two neurological studies are particularly important," says Connett. "In 1995 Mullenix and colleagues(7) discovered fluoride gets into the brain, contrary to former beliefs. Then Varner and his team, in 1998,(8) found that even 1 part per million fluoride, the amount purposely added to U.S. water supplies, facilitated uptake of aluminum into rats' brains causing amyloid deposits similar to Alzheimer's patients," says Connett.
The American Dental Association (ADA), a union that represents dentists' interests, told the NRC panel "... the ADA urges the subcommittee to support retaining the current (1993) regulations...Since that time, there has been no published scientific evidence that should change those conclusions," according to the ADA news.(9)
"Contrary to the ADA's assurances of fluoridation's safety, the ADA is disregarding new adverse fluoride studies," says Attorney Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation. "The ADA can't be relied on by the media, legislators, health officials and the public about fluoride and fluoridation's safety or bodily effects," says Beeber.
Albert Burgstahler, http://www.fluoride-journal.com,
Paul Connett, http://www.fluoridealert.org
Paul Beeber, http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof
1) "Effect of Fluoride in Drinking Water on Children's Intelligence," Fluoride, Xiang et al., May 2003
2) "Blood Lead of Children in Wamiao-Xinhuai Intelligence Study," letter Fluoride Xiang et al, August 2003
3) Li et al., "Effect of excessive fluoride intake on mental work capacity of children and preliminary study of its mechanism," J West China University of Medical Sciences 1994; 25:188-9
4) Zhao LB, et al., "Effect of a high fluoride water supply on children's intelligence, Fluoride 1996;29:190-2
5) Lu Y. et al., Fluoride Vol. 33 No. 2 74-78 2000 "Effect of High-Fluoride Water on Intelligence in Children" (pdf file)
5a) Editorial, Fluoride Vol. 35 No. 2 79-81 2003, by Albert W. Burgstahler, Editor
5b) Paul Connett's presentation to the NRC
6) Toxicologic Risk of Fluoride in Drinking Water
7) Mullenix, PJ, et al, "Neurotoxicity of sodium fluoride in rats," Neurotoxicity and Teratology, 1995;17:169-72
8) Varner JA, et al., "Chronic administration of aluminum-fluoride or sodium-fluoride to rats in drinking water: alterations in neuronal and cerebrovascular integrity," Brain Res. 1998 Feb
(9) ADA NEWS, "Association urges NAS review panel to support current EPA fluoride practices, by Craig Palmer, posted August 14, 2003
For more information, contact:
Paul Connett, PhD
Fluoride Action Network
From the Environmental News Network site:
Fluoridation: No Benefit, Another Study Shows
From New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation
Monday, August 16, 2004
Dental examinations of 4800 South Australian ten- to fifteen-year-olds' permanent teeth reveal unexpected results - similar cavity rates whether they drink fluoridated water or not, reports Armfield and Spencer in the August 2004 "Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology"(1).
Children sampled lived in fluoridated and nonfluoridated metropolitan and rural areas of the Australian state, South Australia.
Collected rainwater, or tank water, is the main non-fluoridated (non-public) water source for 37% of South Australians, 8% drink bottled water. The public water supply is fluoridated in Adelaide, South Australia's capital city. The rest of South Australia is predominantly non-fluoridated, the authors report.
"The effect of consumption of nonpublic (non-fluoridated) water on permanent caries (cavities) experience was not significant," report Armfield and Spencer.
"It should be noted that, as discussed here, the drinking of bottled or tank water is neither immediately deleterious nor beneficial to oral health in and of itself," write the authors.
The American Dental Association asserts that fluoridation provides 15-35% cavity reductions in fourteen to seventeen-year-olds. But South Australian adolescents averaged less than 1 ½ decayed, missing or filled permanent tooth surfaces (28 teeth have 128 surfaces), whether they drank fluoridated water or not.
Actually, many studies show, after fluoridation ceases, cavities decline(2). Others reveal fluoridation is ineffective at reducing tooth decay(3a-j).
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Toothpaste label revs up some anxiety
January 13, 2005
BY SUSAN AGER
FREE PRESS COLUMNIST
I don't know why, or why I hadn't before, but the other day I read the back of my wrinkly tube of toothpaste. As if I don't already suffer enough anxiety, I found these words: "Do not swallow." Nearby was a warning to keep the tube away from children under 6. It got worse: "If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away." Words like "poison" and "do not swallow" do not belong on the label of anything you put in your mouth even once a day. But there they were, on my Arm & Hammer, on a tube of Colgate in my travel case, on my husband's "natural" Tom's of Maine. When I visited my local drugstore, I found similar words -- including the P word -- on every brand I checked.
What the hell?
One friend guessed too much toothpaste might "plug you up like concrete," so that evening before bed I squeezed a tablespoon onto my finger and ate it. Its powerful minty taste made me gag, but it didn't kill me overnight or slow any of my natural functions. I considered eating a spoonful every day for a month, just to see. Instead I called the 800 number on the tube, where I learned the warning, required by the FDA, had to do with just one toothpaste ingredient -- fluoride.
So what's the problem?
"It's not meant to be ingested," Tonya in Arm & Hammer customer service told me. "It's just supposed to be put on the teeth to help with strengthening."
So what happens if you ingest too much?
"I honestly don't know," she said, "but I've heard some people say they squeeze the toothpaste straight from the tube into their mouths as they leave the house, and that's not the purpose of the product." Prowling the Internet, I found alarming claims about fluoride: that it's up there with arsenic and lead in toxicity, that half a tube of toothpaste can kill a child, that it's linked to attention deficit disorder, to Alzheimer's disease, to bone cancer and arthritis. I learned that Grand Rapids in 1950 was the first city in America to fluoridate its water, and that now about two-thirds of Americans drink fluoridated water.
Only 2 percent of Europeans do, because scientists there consider the chemical too dangerous to spread around. I spoke with Christopher Bryson, an award-winning investigative journalist who a year ago published "The Fluoride Deception" ($24.95, Seven Stories Press). He told me optimal fluoridation levels of 1 part per million scare him, since research has found dramatic toxic effects in animals consuming 5 parts per million. He uses a fluoride filter on his home tap in New York City. As for fluoridated toothpaste, he said, "I think about what my 2-year-old son is looking to do, so I don't keep the stuff in my house."
It's a lot to swallow
At Poison Control's national number -- 800-222-1222 -- I found Susan Smolinske, a pharmacist at Children's Hospital of Michigan. She said a 22-pound child would have to eat an ounce of fluoridated toothpaste to get an upset stomach. She vaguely remembers one case of a seizure in a child who ate too much, but said acute fluoride poisoning from toothpaste isn't as troubling as chronic exposure.
you should worry, she said, "if you have a child who every day eats a couple teaspoons." That can cause severe bone and other problems. Then she told me, "If you drink fluoridated water, you don't even need toothpaste. It's more important to brush your teeth than to brush them with toothpaste." never knew that. I'm happy I now do, and I'm glad I read my tube, which is now in the trash.
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Fluoride Spurs Bone Cancer Risks in Young Boys
The 60th anniversary of fluoridation in the United States (jointly announced by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association) is certainly nothing to be excited about.
A study from the Harvard School of Dental Health found that young boys exposed to fluoridated tap water from ages 5-10 suffered an increased risk of osteosarcoma--bone cancer--between the ages of 10 and 19. This study is the first to link the toxic effects of fluoride to a child's development and the beginnings of bone cancer. (No such link, however,
was found among young girls.)
Moreover, osteosarcoma, though rare, is an especially dangerous form of childhood cancer, as:
* The mortality rate in the first five years is about 50 percent.
* Nearly all survivors have limbs, usually legs, amputated.
Dangerous Fluoride Use
About 170 million Americans live in areas with fluoridated water; however, the United States isn't the only country dangerously exposed. In the UK, the chemical is added to tap water on the advice of organizations such as the British Dental Association; the Department of Health claims fluoride is a cost-effective public health measure that helps prevent tooth decay in children.
But as the Harvard School of Dental Health study proved, even common fluoride exposure levels can lead to increased cancer risks. While half of all fluoride ingested is stored in the body, more than 90 percent is taken into the bones.
The new evidence regarding bone cancer risk from fluoride exposure has never been published and only emerged by a circuitous process. That's because environmental organizations were repeatedly denied access to it, and even organizations such as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences could not get hold of a copy.
Eventually, two researchers from the Fluoride Action Network were allowed access to the rare books and special collections room at the Harvard medical library.
Taipei Times June 13, 2005
Dr. Mercola's Comment:
While groups like the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association will be busy celebrating the 60th anniversary of fluoridated water in this country next month, it's good to know others are still hard at work exposing the evidence of the dangerous deception surrounding this toxic element.
If you're at all confused about the safety of fluoride, please take a moment to review a study about how this purportedly "safe" chemical greatly increases your risk of bone and hip fractures. If you think merely avoiding tap water saves you from being exposed to fluoride, think again as fluoride is frequently in the instant tea you purchase at the grocery store.
Interesting Fluoride Facts
Fluoride is more toxic than lead and is used as a pesticide for mice, rats and other small pests.
The fluoride used in tap water is not closely monitored and often contains high levels of carcinogens like arsenic.
The fluoride we ingest from the water supply and from a number of other sources is associated with a number of negative health effects such as cancer, weakened bones and osteoporosis.
If you are still not convinced of the need to avoid fluoride, I would suggest reviewing the fluoride links page, as there are literally thousands of pages documenting the problems with fluoride and the reasons you want to eliminate it for you and your family.
Also, The Fluoride Deception, by Christopher Bryson, is an important book that will make you question the effects of not only fluoride but also of other "safe" chemicals used openly in our environment today. This book chronicles very real people and events, and the end result is a masterpiece of documented abuse, pollution and poisoning that can no longer be ignored.
Originally published November 14 2006
ADA reverses position, warns its members that fluoride is too dangerous to be consumed by infants
by Ben Kage
(NewsTarget) On Nov. 9, the American Dental Association released an email alert to its members warning that, in order to prevent tooth damage, fluoridated water should not be mixed into formula or foods intended for babies aged 1 and younger. Currently, two-thirds of the U.S. public water supply has fluoride chemicals added, a move centered on a now-disproved theory that fluoride ingestion prevents cavities. Research by the Centers for Disease Control has shown that fluoride absorbs into tooth enamel topically, but ingestion of the chemical can cause adverse reactions. Also, the CDC admitted that enamel fluoride concentration was not inversely related to cavities.
Fluoridated bottled water is available in stores across the United States along with instructions to mix into formula, which is what prompted the ADA to warn its members.
"Infants could receive a greater than optimal amount of fluoride through liquid concentrate or powdered baby formula that has been mixed with water containing fluoride during a time that their developing teeth may be susceptible to enamel fluorosis," stated the ADA report, describing the condition marked by pitting and white spotting as well as yellow and/or brown teeth.
Paul Beeber, lawyer and New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF) president, noted that news releases from the NYSCOF in 2000 and 2004 cited studies that linked fluorisis to infant foods mixed with fluoridated water. However, Beeber remarked, it took the ADA until 2006 to release its alert, right after the FDA disapproved of marketing fluoridated water to babies in October and the National Research Council reported that babies are fluoride overdosed from "optimally" fluoridated water supplies.
"The ADA claims the NRC report didn't question the safety of fluoridation but it did, as the ADA now admits," Beeber said. "The NRC also revealed fluoridation's adverse effects to the thyroid gland, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others." He added that the ADA warning had only gone out to its members, and asked, "Who will alert parents?" The Environmental Protection Agency, which sets allowable water fluoride levels, is required to consider the most vulnerable members of a population, so allowable fluoride levels should be near zero to protect infants. "This should end water fluoridation," Beeber said. "Fluoridation is a failed concept that must be abandoned before more Americans are harmed."
FDA Approves Fluoride In Bottled Water You'd think they'd realize that people BUY bottled water to get away from toxins like Fluoride!
FDA Approves Fluoride
In Bottled Water
Food Chemical News 11-28-6
FDA announced last week it will allow fluoridation of bottled water to
assist in the prevention of dental caries (cavities), prompting praise from the American Dental Association and concerns from anti-fluoride groups.
Bottled water containing between 0.6 and 1.0 mg/L total fluoride will be eligible to bear the following claim: "Drinking fluoridated water may reduce the risk of [dental caries or tooth decay]." The claim is not allowed with water intended for infants, FDA said.
The American Dental Association immediately praised the agency's decision. "Whether you drink fluoridated water from the tap or buy it in a bottle, you're doing the right thing for your oral health," said ADA executive director James Bramson. "Thanks to the FDA's decision,bottlers can now claim what dentists have long known--that optimally fluoridated water helps prevent tooth decay."
However, FDA's decision didn't please groups opposed to fluoridation, who claim that fluoride can cause negative health repercussions even in the small quantities present in water. "Modern studies also link fluoride to arthritis, allergies, kidney and thyroid dysfunction, bone damage and cancer even at the low levels dentists claim is optimal to reduce tooth decay," said Paul Beeber, president of the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. "Adding fluoride to bottled water implies to the American public that FDA studies give fluoride a clean bill of health--and that's not true," he said.
Absorption of Fluoride and Aluminum, and Transferrin Binding of Aluminum in Rats. Absorption of Fluoride and Aluminum, and Transferrin Binding of Aluminum in Rats.Accession number;00A0533746
Title;Absorption of Fluoride and Aluminum, and Transferrin Binding of Aluminum in Rats.
Author;KUSUMOTO MASAKO(Tohoku Univ., Fac. of Dent.) SATO MAKOTO(Shinotesuto Sagamiharaken) TAURA KATSUHIKO(Tohoku Univ., Fac. of Dent.) YOTSUYANAGI TAKAO(Tohoku Univ., Grad. Sch.) SAKAMOTO SEIZABURO(Tohoku Univ., Fac. of Dent.)
Journal Title;Journal of Dental Health
Figure&Table&Reference;FIG.8, TBL.1, REF.29
Abstract;Fluoride is a trace element important for the prevention of dental caries. Aluminum absorption is thought to be one of the risk factors in Alzheimer's disease. Both elements are abundant in foods and pharmaceuticals. It is important to assess the bioavailability of each element when ingested together due to the strong chemical affinity of fluoride and aluminum. The objectives of the present study are : 1) to examine the interaction of fluoride and aluminum in the time course of gastrointestinal absorption of both elements ; and 2) to determine the possible effects of various fluoride to aluminum ratios, relative to absorption of each and serum transferrin binding of aluminum in rats. The results indicate that fluoride increases the gastrointestinal absorption of aluminum, while aluminum decreases the absorption of fluoride in rats. The mechanism of these effects may be related to the formation of AIF3 complex. The results also indicate that fluoride reduces the ratio of transferrin-bound aluminum to total aluminum in serum, both in vivo and in vitro. (author abst.)
Science 5 October 1962:
Vol. 138. no. 3536, pp. 38 - 39
Absence of Dental Caries in a Nigerian Bush Village
Frank L. Tabrah 1
1 Kohala, Hawaii
A surprising lack of dental decay was encountered in 600 individuals living in a primitive West African village where severe malnutrition exists. Low values of fluoride in water supplies and in deciduous teeth seem to exclude fluoride as a protective agent. Further studies of caries in this population are warranted.
THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CITED BY OTHER ARTICLES:
Relationship Between Fluoride Concentration in Enamel, DMFT Index, and Degree of Fluorosis in a Community Residing in an Area with a High Level of Fluoride.
J.I. Bischoff, E.H.M. Van Der Merwe, D.H. Retief, F.H. Barbakow, and P.E. Cleaton-Jones (1976)
Journal of Dental Research 55, 37-42
By MIKE STOBBE
updated 33 minutes ago
ATLANTA— Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth.
A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended limit for fluoride in water
supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years. About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently. In some extreme cases, teeth can even be pitted by the mineral — though many cases are so mild only dentists notice it.
Health officials note that most communities have fluoride in their water supplies, and toothpaste has it too. Some kids are even given fluoride supplements. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is announcing a proposal to change the recommended fluoride level to 0.7 milligrams per liter of water. And the Environmental Protection Agency will review whether the maximum cutoff of 4 milligrams per liter is too high.
The standard since 1962 has been a range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter.
Unexpectedly common problem The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the splotchy tooth condition, fluorosis, is unexpectedly common
in kids ages 12 through 15. And it appears to have grown much more common since the 1980s.
"One of the things that we're most concerned about is exactly that," said an administration official who was not authorized to speak Too much fluoride in water, government says High levels damaging some kids' teeth; recommended limit to be lowered publicly before the release of the report. The official described the government's plans in an interview with The Associated Press.
The government also is expected to release two related EPA studies which look at the ways Americans are exposed to fluoride and the potential health effects. This shift away from government's long-standing praise of the benefits of fluoride is sure to re-energize groups that still oppose it.
Fluoride is a mineral that exists naturally in water and soil. Scientists in the early 1940s discovered that people who lived where water supplies naturally had more fluoride also had fewer cavities. Some locales have naturally occurring fluoridation levels above 1.2.
Today, most public drinking water supplies are fluoridated, especially in larger cities. Counting everyone, including those who live in rural areas, about 64 percent of Americans drink fluoridated water.
Fluoridation has been fought for decades by people who worried about its effects, including conspiracy theorists who feared it was a plot to make people submissive to
Maryland is the most fluoridated state, with nearly every resident on a fluoridated water system. In contrast, only about 11 percent of Hawaii residents are on fluoridated water, according to government statistics.
Drinking water patterns have changed over the years, so that some stark regional differences in fluoride consumption are leveling out. There was initially a range in recommended levels because people in hotter climates drank more water. But with air conditioning and sodas, Americans in the South and Southwest don't
necessarily consume more water than those in colder states, said one senior administration official.
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Fluorosis is considered the main downside related to fluoridation.
According to the CDC, nearly 23 percent of children ages 12-15 had fluorosis in a study done in 1986 and 1987. That rose to 41 percent in the more recent study, which
covered the years 1999 through 2004. "We're not necessarily surprised to see this slow rise in mild fluorosis," Dr. William Kohn, director of the CDC's division of oral health, said in a recent interview.
Cavities still a worry Health officials have hesitated to call it a problem, however. In most kids, it's barely noticeable; even dentists have trouble seeing it, and sometimes don't bother to tell their unknowing patients. Except in the most severe cases, health officials considered the discoloring of fluorosis to be a welcome trade-off for the protection fluoride provides against cavities.
"One of water fluoridation's biggest advantages is that it benefits all residents of a community — at home, work, school, or play. And fluoridation's effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in improved oral health," said HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh, in a statement.
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Indeed, many health leaders continue to be worried about cavities, particularly among poor families with kids who eat a lot of sweets but don't get much dental care. The American Public Health Association in November adopted a resolution calling for coordinated programs to be established at public health, dental and medical clinics to offer fluoride varnish — a highly concentrated lacquer painted on teeth to prevent cavities.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius could make a final decision within a few months, the administration official said.
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