P.O. Box 11688 - Minneapolis, MN 55411 – 612.529.5253
Our water is being poisoned with fluoride, and that must stop.
FLUORIDE BRIEFING PAPER - Summer 2013 - 20 pages
Repeal Minnesota Statute 144.145 that mandates fluoridation of public water and
rescind Health Department Rule 4720.0030 that regulates its implementation.
Fluoride is added to the water supply of most American cities for the ostensible purpose of dental hygiene. The reader will be amazed to find out that such a thing is not only unlikely, but actually the reverse of the ongoing reality.
The U.S. has been fluoridating drinking water for so many decades that we hardly think about it. Very few articles appear about fluoridation in newspapers and magazines any more.
At least chlorine will evaporate from a glass of water if you let it sit for an hour or so. No such luck with fluoride. Even cooking, food processing, filtration, or digestion doesn‘t remove fluoride.
What would you do if you suddenly found out that fluoride was not safe at all, but was actually a carcinogenic industrial waste?
What would you think if you suddenly found out that fluoride doesn‘t stop tooth decay at all, but actually causes teeth to rot and crumble, and by the same mechanism also causes osteoporosis?
And after you found out all this, would it surprise you that all federal health agencies have known these facts for years, but have been controlled by the political interests of the nuclear arms, aluminum, and phosphate manufacturers to keep it a secret?
Why would they do that? So that, in the total absence of scientific proofs, a toxic industrial waste could be passed off on the public as a nutrient with necessary health benefits, to the tune of $10 billion per year. Or more.
Is a deception of this magnitude possible for the sophisticated, discerning American public?
Let‘s start at the beginning.
What Is Fluoride?
Fluorine is an element. It is a gas, never occurring in its free state. In microscopic amounts complex with other minerals, it is often listed as a trace mineral, a nutrient for human nutrition.
This has nothing to do with fluoride or fluoridation. The fluoride added to Minnesota drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a by-product from manufacturing phosphate fertilizer.
Such fluoride is manmade. In this form, fluoride has no nutrient value whatsoever. It is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Fluoride is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder.
Hydrofluoric acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors, plastics, herbicides, -- and toothpaste.
It also has the ability to burn flesh to the bone, destroy eyes, and sear lungs so that victims drown in their own body fluid.
Once in the body, fluoride is a destroyer of human enzymes. It does this by changing their shapes. In human biochemistry, thousands of enzymes are necessary for various essential cell reactions that take place every second we‘re alive. Without enzymes we‘d die instantaneously.
Enzymes trigger specific reactions in the body. One way they do this is by having the exact shape necessary, like a key in a lock.
Fluoride Changes The Shape Of The Enzymes So They No Longer Fit.
Since enzymes are proteins, once they‘ve been changed, they‘re now foreign-looking. The body now treats them as invaders, even though they‘re part of that body. This is known as an autoimmune situation - the body attacks itself.
Another way to look at it: enzymes are long-chain proteins held in certain shapes. Hydrogen bonds are the Velcro strips that hold the enzyme in a certain shape. Fluoride comes along and hydrolyzes the enzyme: cuts the Velcro strips away. The shape collapses. No more enzyme; now just a foreign protein.
The most thorough explanation of the origin, action, diseases, and politics of fluoride was presented in a book called Fluoride the Aging Factor by John Yiamouyiannis, PhD.
This book is the result of 25 years of research and working behind the scenes of the fluoride phenomenon. Big money generally means big monkey business, you may have noticed by now, and fluoride is right up there.
Dr. Yiamouyiannis was the science director of the National Health Federation. He then went on to head the Safe Water Foundation. Dr. Y. can tell you all about monkey business.
No one can comment intelligently about fluoride in the U.S. without dealing with the issues raised in his pivotal book. It is simply a review of the literature on fluoride up to 1994.
Dr. Y. starts by citing hundreds of international studies of fluoridation that have been conducted all over the world since the 1930s. After a while, there seem to be just two types:
Examples of the Former:
Taylor Study, University of Austin: fluoride concentration of 1PPM (parts per million) increases tumor growth rate by 25%
Fluoride is more poisonous than lead, and just less poisonous than arsenic - Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products -- 1984
"A seven ounce tube of toothpaste, theoretically at least, contains enough fluoride to kill a small child." - Procter&Gamble, quoted in Fluoride the Aging Factor p. 14.
Fluoride supplements should not be given to children under three years old - 1992 Canadian Dental Association Proposed Fluoride Guidelines, Dr. Limeback
Fluoride Accelerates Your Aging Process.
Austrian researchers proved in the 1970s that as little as 1 ppm fluoride concentration can disrupt DNA repair enzymes by 50%. When DNA can‘t repair damaged cells, we get old faster.
Fluoride prematurely ages the body, mainly by distortion of enzyme shape. Again, when enzymes get twisted out of shape, they can‘t do their jobs. This results in collagen breakdown, eczema, tissue damage, skin wrinkling, genetic damage, and immune suppression. Practically any disease you can name may then be caused.
All systems of the body are dependent upon enzymes. When fluoride changes the enzymes, this can damage:
Things wear out fast and young bodies become old.
The distorted enzymes are proteins, but now they have become foreign protein, which we know is the exact cause of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, arthritis, asthma, and arteriosclerosis.
Collagen Is The Body‘s Glue and Fluoride Ruins It.
That‘s not just a metaphor; when collagen breaks down, tissues simply lose their substance, their framework. Fluoride dissolves the body‘s glue simply by preventing new collagen from being formed.
Dr. Y gives a masterful explanation of fluoride‘s disruption of collagen. Not only is the collagen incorrectly formed, it is wrongly mineralized.
Some collagen, like bones and teeth, should be mineralized in order to give it hardness. Other collagen structures, like ligaments, tendons, and muscles, should not be mineralized, in order to keep them flexible and resilient.
Fluoride mineralizes the tendons, and muscles and ligaments, making them crackly and painful and inflexible. At the same time fluoride interferes with mineralization of bones and teeth, causing osteoporosis and mottling or dental fluorosis.
Fluoride Ruins Your Teeth.
Wait a second here! I thought that was the whole reason why we fluoridated water in the first place - to prevent cavities and build strong teeth, right?
Wrong. And this is where politics and dog-wagging have eclipsed science. Dr. Y gives an exhaustive review of the scientific literature of the past 40 years proving beyond a reasonable doubt that fluoride interferes with tooth formation, causing permanent discoloration and actual crumbling.
The process whereby teeth are discolored and crumble from fluoridation is known as dental fluorosis.
The U.S. Public Health service has known since the research of its own Dr. HT Dean in 1937 that as fluoride levels rose, so did the percentage of children with dental fluorosis, in a study of 15 major American cities.
The same findings were evident in a University of Texas study comparing dental fluorosis in children who lived in fluoridated and un-fluoridated areas of Texas.
Dr. Segretto found a 35% higher incidence of fluorosis in children who drank water with fluorine concentration of 1-1.4 PPM, compared with those whose water was in the .3 PPM range. This little study was written up in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Y cites one peer-reviewed study after another, all coming to the same inescapable conclusion:
The More Fluoride in the Water, the More Tooth Malformation and Discoloration.
It‘s beyond controversy, when you view these studies from all over the world - New Zealand, India, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Illinois - same finding. Even with this consistent finding across the board, the standard level of fluoridation recommended for dental health in the US is 1 part per million.
How Is This Possible?
A major gain for anti-fluoridation happened in the past few years, which most people haven‘t even noticed. The FDA required all toothpaste manufacturers to print a warning on the label that if more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is swallowed, the local Poison Control Center should be notified.
The American Dental Association and other defenders of fluoride have testified and continue to insist that dental fluorosis is a "cosmetic condition" and is not a health issue!
Permanent malformation of the teeth is a little more serious than cosmetic - but even if it weren‘t, how can an additive whose only alleged purpose is to benefit teeth destroy teeth?
In their current website, the ADA actually challenges this FDA warning on toothpaste labels, saying that it is unnecessarily strict.
Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network explains that spots on the teeth and dental fluorosis are just an indication of damage to other parts of the body:
"The teeth are windows to what‘s happening in the bones."
Fluoride and Osteoporosis.
Bone is collagen. We already saw how fluoride disrupts the formation of enzymes necessary for collagen production. So it‘s no wonder the thin brittle bones characteristic of osteoporosis are the result of fluoridation.
This is no false claim.
Dr. Y cites the 1990 study of 541,000 cases of osteoporosis that found a definite connection between hip fractures in women over 65 and fluoride levels. The study was written up in JAMA. Several other major studies are cited, massive amounts of research, again all reaching the same conclusion -
Correlation of fluoridation with osteoporosis and hip fracture in the elderly.
Bone Is Living Tissue.
It is constantly being replaced with new cells, and having old cells removed. Bone building is a finely balanced, complicated process. Fluoride has been known to disrupt this process since the 1930s. Dr. Alesen, who was the president of the California Medical Association, clearly explains what fluoride does to bone formation.
He cites dozens of international scientific studies proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that fluoride has caused thousands of cases of osteoporosis, skeletal thinning, fractures, "rubber bones," anemia, and rickets.
Fluoride also causes osteoporosis by creating a calcium deficiency situation. Fluoride precipitates calcium out of solution, causing low blood calcium, as well as the buildup of calcium stones and crystals in the joints and organs.
Dozens of other studies, like the Riggs study in the 1990 New England Journal of Medicine, showed that fluoride treatment of osteoporosis in the elderly actually increases skeletal fragility, i.e., more fractures.
It‘s the same mechanism at work: incorrect mineralization, as we saw above. Thin old bones lose calcium; young bones age too rapidly by over-mineralization.
Using fluoride as a treatment for diseases like osteoporosis has always been a particularly stupid idea because of the side effects known beforehand:
Other mineral contaminants like lead and strontium-90 are damaging to human bone just by means of their occupying space where they don‘t belong. They are inert. The difference with fluoride is that it is biochemically active. With all the diseases caused by fluoride, the common thread is
" ... virtually all these ill effects can be traced to the effect of fluoride on enzymes or proteins, as well as a possible direct effect on the DNA molecule itself."
Above we saw how fluoride changes the all-important shape of enzymes, thereby rendering them not only useless, but actually foreign antigens.
Cancer and Fluoride.
By now we all know how cancer begins with one cell whose inner blueprint - its DNA - has been altered.
Remember the Velcro hydrogen bonds? Guess what other shape they hold together? The double helix – DNA. This turns out to be the exact mechanism of fluoride as a carcinogen.
Austrian and Japanese researchers both found that a concentration of 1 PPM fluoride causes disruption of the body‘s ability to repair its own DNA. Without this most basic cell function, cancer is promoted, and tumor growth is accelerated.
That‘s standard fluoride level in US city water: one part per million.
On p. 65 of his book, Dr. Yiamouyiannis provides an amazing chart of some 19 major scientific studies conducted in universities all over the world, together proving beyond a doubt that fluoride causes genetic damage.
On p 68, there is another list of world studies proving the same thing with plants and insects - genetic alteration from fluoride.
Can That Be Misconstrued?
Dr. Yiamouyiannis and Dr. Burk completed a monumental research project in 1977 in which they compared cancer death rates in 10 fluoridated and 10 non-fluoridated US cities between 1940 and 1970. The results are on p75 of Fluoride the Aging Factor.
The unmistakable fact is that the graph shows that for the first ten years (1940-1950), when none of the 20 cities fluoridated, the average cancer deaths were virtually identical. But after 1950, there is a major increase in cancer deaths in every single one of the fluoridated cities, while the non-fluoridated cities remain clustered together at a much lower level of death.
They actually put a number on it:
"...30,000 to 50,000 deaths each year from various causes may now be attributable to fluoridation. This total includes 10,000 to 20,000 deaths attributable to fluoride-induced cancer every year."
These findings were first confirmed, and then denied by the National Cancer Institute (what a surprise). Finally the research was upheld as valid in two separate state courts, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Why are findings of a scientific study being disputed in court?
This is the usual pattern whenever valid research threatens big money.
Another study by the New Jersey Health Dept., cited by Dr. Y, found a 50% increase in bone cancer among young men in fluoridated areas. (Cohn)
Dr. William Hirzy, an officer in the EPA explains:
"Fluoride is a broad-spectrum mutagen. It can cause genetic damage in both plant and animal cells."
Once again, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Hundreds of scientific studies conducted and reported in the most credible universities and agencies throughout the world for the past 25 years have found an unmistakable correlation between fluoridation and cancer deaths. Even the professional opinion makers can‘t just make all this data vanish.
All they can do is what they‘re trained to do: change the subject. And keep repeating how safe and effective fluoride is.
Brain Damage = Low IQ. A 2013 Harvard review confirmed this.
The earliest reference to brain disruption from fluoride exposure is found in a recently declassified secret Manhattan Project memo (1944):
"Clinical evidence suggests that C616 [uranium hydro fluoride] may have a rather marked central nervous system effect with mental confusion, drowsiness and lassitude ..."
How can all these studies be dismissed and ignored? Many of them are from the most prestigious of scientific journals. And the message has been consistent for the past 40 years - fluoride is a poison. What kind of power can contradict such a cogent, overwhelming body of work?
Only one thing – $$$$$$$$!
So Why Are We Fluoridating For The Last 60 Years?
Unrestricted research into almost any area involving health care is really a tiresome business - it‘s the same boring story over and over:
A Toxin in Search of a Market.
First a chemical is created, then an angle is figured out on how to mass market it. Then a disinformation program is put into place to create a permanent smokescreen for the actual scientific data.
As we saw with ADD, antibiotics, the history of pharmaceuticals, HRT, heart drugs, chlorination, and now fluoridation - the pattern is consistent.
With billions of dollars in play, the chemical industry can afford to choreograph its two most willing marionettes: the media and the medical profession.
Fluoride is a toxic byproduct in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer.
Millions of tons of this poison are produced every year. Imagine the cost of containing and disposing of those mountains of waste every year? It‘s in the billions.
But what if lobbyists from these industries could present "scientific studies" paid for by the industries, and provide for a continual stream of media presentations about the health benefits of fluoride, and create unimaginably lucrative positions for "research" and "education" within the American Dental Association and the AMA, and do all these things in a consistent and unending way, year after year?
What are the economic advantages of that? Simple: instead of paying money to dispose of toxic waste, money could now be made by selling fluoride to the water companies of the nation.
They‘ll use the public water supply as a sewer for industrial wastes. And now with these new billions added instead of subtracted, there‘s plenty to go around, for everyone involved.
Up until 1931, the American Dental Association and the US Public Health Service recognized that fluoride caused dental problems, and that every effort should be made to remove such contamination from drinking water. (Fluoride the Aging Factor, p 140)
By 1980, the ADA‘s tune had changed a little:
"... there is no evidence implicating naturally occurring fluorides as a health hazard even at eight parts per million."- ADA News 24 Mar 1980
Follow this. In the face of decades of excellent research, this arrogant and groundless pronouncement, by the profession to whom we have entrusted our teeth, is saying that our water could have 8 times as much fluoride as it has now, and still be perfectly safe!
The Players: ALCOA Aluminum, mega-giant producer of aluminum, was founded by Andrew Mellon, who was also appointed Secretary of Treasury, since he seemed to know something about money.
ALCOA funded a top research facility known as the Mellon Institute. In 1931, a Mellon Institute report by Gerald Cox suggested that 1 PPM fluoride added to drinking water would be good for the teeth. That was it. No studies, no comparisons, no data. All previous research studies had shown that fluoride was toxic.
The US Public Health Service (USPHS) at that time was under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Treasury - Andrew Mellon, who also owned ALCOA.
The USPHS sponsored some research put out by their own Dr. HT Dean, manipulating data so that it "proved" that this same figure of 1 PPM resulted in reduction of tooth decay. So now there were two studies, one by Cox and one by Dean, both funded by agencies controlled by ALCOA, both supporting this arbitrary figure of 1 PPM fluoride that should be added to the water to lower tooth decay.
Next problem: sell it to the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association.
This took years. Even in 1943, an article in JAMA described fluoride as a poison that damaged enzyme systems even at a concentration of 1 PPM. The article showed concern about 25,000 tons of fluorine released into the atmosphere every year from the phosphate fertilizer industry. (JAMA, Sept 18, 1943).
The following year the Journal of the American Dental Association ran another article warning that fluoridated water caused osteoporosis, goiter, and spinal disease. They stated that "the potentialities for harm far outweigh those for good." (JADA, 1 Oct 1944)
So how did fluoridation get started then, with all this information - thousands of negative scientific papers and only two favorable studies? ALCOA money, that‘s how.
In 1944, ALCOA hired an attorney named Oscar Ewing at a salary of $750,000 per year. That same year Ewing was appointed to the Federal Security Administration. The USPHS was a division of the Federal Security Association. So now ALCOA‘s boy was in a position to control the policies of the Public Health Service.
Ewing chose his PR man for fluoridation: Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud.
Fraud, Freud and Fluoride
Edward L. Bernays, described by the Washington Post as the 'original spin doctor" was responsible for evolving the pro-fluoridation propaganda and disinformation machine. How anxious he was to put his uncle's ideas and methods of persuasion into action. (Dr. Y, p143)
"... those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country ... our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of ..."
Using classical Freudian principles, Bernays maintained that a well-oiled propaganda machine could make the public believe practically anything, even the exact opposite of what had been already proven by all existing scientific research. And this is exactly what Ewing needed in the case of fluoridation.
With help from "experts" of the Manhattan Project, like Harold Hodge, New York State politicians quickly learned which side their bread was buttered on. In May of 1945, the city of Newburgh, NY was the first to "try" fluoridation.
The residents were supposed to be monitored by the state Health Department for ten years. That became the pattern - fluoride is the first drug in history to be tested on the general population with no previous research.
One of the next cities to fall was Grand Rapids, Michigan. In July 1945, in the face of persistent warnings from the AMA, Grand Rapids succumbed to Bernays' propaganda machine and began a ten year "test period" of fluoridation in which tooth decay rates would be monitored.
No one asked the question why the testing was being done on humans in an entire city. The project was run by HT Dean, using the statistics of Cox's original 1931 paper that arbitrarily claimed that 1 PPM fluoride was a safe level to prevent tooth decay, with no research to back it up. Dr. Dean almost single-handedly developed the hypothesis that fluoride could prevent cavities.
He is "the father of fluoridation." Dean did no research on his own, and in later years, twice admitted in court that Cox's original statistics were incorrect! (Foulkes, 1992) But the entire system of fluoridation of U.S. city water is based on the admittedly unscientific "findings" of Dean and Cox.
Bernays' propaganda machine now went into full swing - ads with smiling children with beautiful teeth flooded the country's media. All anti-fluoride studies and articles were systematically suppressed because they weren't sanctioned by the big lobbyists for the aluminum and fertilizer industries.
Tons of new literature written not by doctors and scientists but by PR people and psychologists portrayed those opposing the sacred fluoridation as right- wing wackos. Just like in Orwell's book 1984, they tried to re-write history, to go back and change the findings of valid research, not by doing new research, but simply by new PR.
"I sometimes wonder if the Aluminum Co. of America ... might not have a deep interest in getting rid of its waste products from the manufacture of aluminum because these products contain a large amount of fluoride. ... it is interesting to note that Oscar Ewing who now heads up the FSA, the parent organization of the US Public Health Service, and the firm of attorneys he deals with ... represents the Aluminum Co. of America." - Congressman A.L. Miller
Fluoride and the Atomic Bomb.
It gets darker. Dovetailing contemporaneously into all the above activity is some mind-blowing information that was recently uncovered by two reporters commissioned to write an article for the Christian Science Monitor.
Working from secret government documents that have just become declassified in the last three years or so, Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson have illuminated a very scary liaison: fluoride and the Manhattan Project.
As we recall, the Manhattan Project was the WWII secret program that brought the atomic bomb into existence. Turns out fluoride was a key component in the production of this bomb, in two main applications: in the uranium complex itself, and also as a toxic waste material. (Fluoride & Brain Damage)
There was an accident in 1943 that had to be covered up, big time. DuPont was the chemical company charged with producing millions of gallons of fluoride for the Manhattan Project. A DuPont facility in Deepwater, New Jersey dumped so much fluoride into the air and water that things they couldn't hide started happening in the towns downwind:
Now all this may not seem like a big deal compared with the development of the most top secret weapon in history, but the farmers in those towns didn't know anything about any atomic bomb. Hiroshima hadn't happened yet. All these farmers knew was that the chemical company was poisoning the air and the water.
The chief toxicologist for the Manhattan Project was a guy named Harold Hodge. Hodge was the first to notice the horrific effects of fluoride pollution on the local environment, and alerted his superiors in several memos, which have now been declassified.
In true military fashion, Hodges' superiors took the warnings seriously and thought them worthy of investigation, not because of the dangers to human and animal life, but because of the legal liability to DuPont and the government if the farmers were successful in a lawsuit.
So the head of the Manhattan Project, Gen. Groves, directed Harold Hodge to research the toxicity of fluoride spills for one reason: their own legal defense against the farmers.
Hodge was granted funding to study the nerve effects of fluoride way back in 1944. It is likely that the research was carried out, but it is missing from the declassified papers.
Not until 1991 was the there any published research on the neurological effects of fluoride, when it was discovered that fluoride was a powerful neuro-toxin that could affect human brain development and functioning, even at low levels. Even though Hodge collaborated on Mullenix's research some 50 years after the Manhattan Project, and it is almost certain that Hodge was the one who conducted the missing research in 1944, Hodge maintained a strict silence on the subject.
These guys knew how to keep a secret.
Here's just one example of the difference between old published versions of fluoride research documents and secret versions of those same documents that have recently been declassified:
Old Version, Published In Journal Of The American Dental Association, Aug 1948:
The men who used experimental fluoride had fewer cavities
Secret Version, Recently De-Classified:
Most of the men had no teeth left
Remember, this was the beginning of the Atomic Age. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were just the opening act. The game was not world destruction, but rather atomic bomb production.
By 1946 the government and industry were out to arm the world with atomic, and eventually nuclear, weaponry. The billions of dollars all that represented, not to mention the balance of world power (America first) - all this was not going to be derailed just because a few horses died and the peaches didn't come in one year.
Lawdogs Get a Bone.
So here's what they did. You've probably guessed it. Whom do you call when you want to turn water into wine, night into day, black into white? That's right. Lawyers. But not the local variety. These guys were from Washington.
They knew that if the farmers won the lawsuits, it would open the door to a whole storm of lawsuits, and that could seriously interfere with bomb production. Fluoride was essential. Bomb production was essential. So they did the only thing a red-blooded American could do. They lied their heads off. They showed that fluoride:
This took some doing.
Not only did they have the local farmers to bamboozle; the FDA started sniffing around. After some masterful negotiating by Dupont's FDA lawyers, everyone came to realize that the tremendous liability to which DuPont and the government were both open could be swept away, delayed, and sidetracked by agreeing that the fluoride problem needed "research."
And who was charged with doing that research?
The US Army!
That should be an unbiased scientific outcome, right?
Ultimately DuPont got away with it. They avoided any serious liability by claiming that to admit how much fluoride had been released into the New Jersey environment was a matter of national security! Without that information, the farmers' case fell apart, and most of them settled for token sums of a few hundred dollars.
One way the bomb-makers diverted attention from the lawsuits was to take the hint from Harold Hodge's memo:
"Would there be any use in making attempts to counteract the local fear of fluoride on the part of the residents ... through lectures on F [fluoride] toxicology and perhaps the usefulness of F in tooth health?"
And this is where the bomb-makers found willing allies in industry and medicine who saw an angle in using public drinking water as a dumping ground for industrial and military toxic waste.
For the whole detonating story, check out Griffith and Bryson's well-researched "Fluoride, Teeth, and the A-Bomb."
Fluoride Advocates Gain Political Momentum
Fluoridation gathered momentum, supported by the billions that could be made from selling a toxic waste to city water providers and the untold billions behind the arms manufacturers outfitting the world with nuclear weapons.
Gradually, the AMA and the ADA began to soften their views toward fluoridation, until they had made a complete 180-degree shift in their opinion, as cited above.
By 1952, the American Dental Association had turned completely, publishing the articles of radical fluoride advocate Frank Bull in the JADA. Bull's whole focus was disinformation; avoiding confrontation with actual studies. As the B in BS, Bull put the propaganda theories of Bernays into actual practice.
Next, Procter and Gamble scored big when they got the ADA to endorse fluoride in toothpaste. Any dentists who spoke out against this ADA decision were censured, lost grant funding, or were thrown out of the ADA.
By 1960 the alliance was formed:
It was like all the decades of research showing fluoride as a poison had never existed. Anyone bringing it up was subject to attack and persecution on any level possible.
Doesn't The American Dental Association Know The Truth?
You bet it does. Many articles in their main journals, JADA and the Journal of Dental Research, have proven for years that fluoride causes dental fluorosis.
But despite all the pertinent studies and years of research, the American Dental Association is formally in favor of fluoridation! This position has never changed since its 1979 White Paper on Fluoridation. Politics eclipses science, as we see in excerpts like this:
"... opponents of fluoridation are uninformed or misinformed" or "self-styled experts whose qualifications for speaking out on such a scientific issue as fluoridation were practically non-existent or whose motivations are self-serving..."
or this amazing comment
"... individual dentists must be convinced that they need not be familiar with scientific reports on fluoridation ..."
or the old stand-by
"... numerous studies have shown ..." although none are ever named.
Always remember - the ADA is a trade union, a lobby whose
main purpose is furthering the economic advancement of the dental profession.
The ADA Doesn't Represent Dental Health.
And in many cases the ADA doesn't represent the dentists themselves. This is especially true in the class action suit filed by some 40 dentists against the ADA in a DC Superior Court. The charges? Ethical breach of the public trust for recommending fluoridation while failing to inform its members and the public of the widespread available literature proving toxicity.
The American Dental Association has a website which is a masterpiece of disinformation: www.ada.org.
At the beginning of the Fluoridation Questions section, we find the standard fluoride advocate disinformation posture in which natural fluoride compounds that exist in many places in nature are presented as the same fluoride, which is added to municipal water.
This is unmitigated, deliberate, fraudulent misrepresentation.
The fluoride added to water is a toxic industrial byproduct in a form nature could never have come up with. Once you realize this simple fact, you will be able to see the rest of the Website Whitewash in its proper light.
While you are reading the sections of this website, just remember that the ADA is a trade lobby, whose mission is to assure people of the safety and efficacy of a drug that is not safe and not effective, so that the interests of its fellow trade lobbies from the chemical industry are best served.
The ADA is a mouthpiece for a huge constituency.
Their website is the modern manifestation of Edward L. Bernays program of disinformation and crowd control, carrying the dogma of Cox, Dean, and Bull into the 21st century
Dr. Y. gives a good summary of the liaison between the US Public Health Service and the American Dental Association, and their control by salaried employees of the aluminum and phosphate industries, in his Chapter 17. It's the predictable unholy alliance between big money, lobbyists, and government agencies who determine policies. Just a quick glance:
The EPA and the ADA Sell Out.
In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act. Political forces cited in the above paragraph caused safe fluoride levels to be set by the EPA at 1.4 to 2.4 PPM! This is after decades of research showing all the above diseases could be caused by less than 1 PPM.
The American Dental Association’s reaction to these new levels? With no new research whatsoever, the ADA began pressuring the EPA to raise the maximum level to 8 PPM!
For the past 20 years the ADA had been using 1 PPM as the recommended level. Now they didn't like the idea of the EPA doubling the ADA's old recommendation without consulting them. The ADA wanted to be in control, no matter what the effect on the public health.
The ADA was immediately backed by the entire Fluoride Advocate Underworld, because higher levels meant the polluting industries could sell even more toxic fluoride wastes to municipal water suppliers.
Note that the entire controversy for setting the levels of toxicity for fluoride in US drinking water was not based at all on science, but entirely on politics. The EPA was maneuvered into contracting a "new study" of fluoride toxicity to a research group called ICAIR Life Systems in 1985. Dr. Y. cites a few of ICAIR's "findings":
This is the kind of shenanigans tax dollars are spent on: lies and disregard for decades of important scientific research. But the waste of time and money is secondary to the real issue: these lower primates are endangering public health for their own political advantage and power tripping.
The result of all the hearings, fraudulent reports, and maneuvering was that in 1989 the EPA tried to raise the maximum allowable level of fluoride to 4 PPM!
Today, the recommended level remains at 1 - 1.2 PPM, with the maximum allowable level set at 4 PPM by the EPA.
As California Medical Association president Dr. Alesen points out, concentration in parts per million sidesteps the issue, regarding something that accumulates in the body year after year. The EPA is comparing fluorine to vitamins, for which there are minimum daily requirements.
But vitamins are completely used up in a day or less. They don't accumulate. In addition, setting an arbitrary level of 1 PPM fluoride in the drinking water provides for a wide variation in toxicity: some people drink half a glass of water per day, while others drink two liters. This idea is a very big deal when you're talking about something that never goes away in the body.
"It is obvious that the important factor is not the concentration of the fluoride in the water supply, but the total amount consumed."
That is why fluoride poisoning can be disguised - diseases like skeletal fluorosis may take 25 or 30 years to appear, since accumulation of fluoride in the bones is slow and gradual.
What Do the Real Experts Say?
"When historians come to write about this period, they will single out fluoridation as the single biggest mistake in public policy that we've ever had."
- Paul Connett, PhD, Biochemistry
"Water fluoridation is the single largest case of scientific fraud, promoted by the government, supported by taxpayer dollars, aided and abetted by the ADA and the AMA, in the history of the planet."
- David Kennedy, DDS President International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
"Sodium fluoride is a registered rat poison and roach poison. It has been a protected pollutant for a very long time."
- William Hirzy, PhD President of the Union of Professional Employees of the EPA
"sodium fluoride is a very toxic chemical, acting as an enzyme poison, direct irritant and calcium inactivator ... .It reacts with growing tooth enamel and with bones to produce irreversible damage."
- Granville Knight, MD president of the American Academy of Nutrition
Congressional Record, 31 July 56
"I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable."
- Charles Gordon Heyd, MD, president, AMA
"no physician in his right mind would hand to his patient a bottled filled with a dangerous drug with instructions to take as much or as little of it as he wished ... And yet, the Public Health Service is engaged upon a widespread propaganda program to insist that communities do exactly that ... The purpose of administering fluoride is not to render the water supply pure and potable but to contaminate it with a dangerous, toxic drug for the purpose of administering mass medication to the consumer, without regard to age or physical condition."
- L. Alesen, MD, president of the California Medical Association
"Fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has."
- Albert Schatz, PhD Nobel Laureate for discovering streptomycin
quoted in Sutton's Fluoridation: The Greatest Fraud
"More people have died in the last 30 years from cancer connected with fluoridation than all the military deaths in the entire history of the United States."
- Dean Burk, PhD National Cancer Institute -- Fluoridation: A Burning Controversy
"Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time."
- EPA scientist, Dr. Robert Carton (Downey, 2 May 99)
Why do we never hear any of this?
It Isn't Just the Water
Adding fluoride to the drinking water causes bioaccumulation in our cells, year after year. If fluoride is in the water, it's everywhere:
A 1998 laboratory analysis done at Sequoia Analytical Labs in California showed high concentrations of fluoride in the following foods:
These are just a few examples of fluoride levels in some common grocery store items consumed by most Americans. The point is that there's a notable fluoride content in many, if not the majority of processed foods in our refrigerators and pantries.
That's not mentioning our fruits and vegetables, even if they're 'organic' but grown with city water. We're taking in a ton of fluoride from ubiquitous sources. It accumulates over the years in our collagen, bones, and teeth.
Rumblings of Change
A number of swift-moving changes in opinion have recently swept across America:
Canada is also making strides to end water fluoridation:
According to Calgarian James Beck, MD, PhD and co-author of The Case Against Fluoride,
"This is important for the health of 1.1 million people right here. But also it will help us stop fluoridation throughout the Province of Alberta. With the generally no-fluoridation situations in British Columbia and Quebec and the ongoing developments in Ontario we are approaching a fluoride-free Canada. And with the ongoing progress in the United States we are approaching a fluoride-free world."
Additionally, Australia is also starting to question the "unethical, criminal activity which masquerades as "health" policy," Mathaba reports. The fight against water fluoridation has been taken up by Independent Member of Parliament Ann Bressington, who, on February 14, hosted a special presentation on the subject by Dr. Connett and Dr. Andrew Harms, former President of the Australian Dental Association, at the South Australia Parliament House in Adelaide. (You can listen to her personal statements about and position on water fluoridation in the third video above.)
Fluoride Linked to Neurological Damage and Reduced IQ in Children.
Over time, fluoride accumulates in many areas of your body, including areas of your brain that control and alters behavior, particularly your hippocampus and other limbic areas. More than 124 studies linking fluoride to brain damage in animals and reduced IQ in children have been published.
One particularly striking animal study published in 1995 showed that fluoride ingestion had a profound influence on the animals' brains and altered behavior. Pregnant rats given fluoride produced hyperactive offspring. And animals given fluoride after birth became apathetic, lethargic "couch potatoes." This study was particularly powerful because the effects were measured using objective computerized evaluations of behavior, to rule out subjective bias by the researchers observing the animals.
For the past 60 years, pregnant women have ingested fluoridated water and used fluoridated water to reconstitute infant formula for their babies. If these effects were true for humans as well, we'd expect to see a striking change in human behavior at this point as well. And we do.
Today, an estimated 1 in 10 children have ADD/ADHD...
Hyperactivity, lethargy, fatigue, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and reduced thyroid function—all of these ailments have risen dramatically over the past several decades, and there is very suggestive scientific evidence that each may be linked to excessive fluoride exposure. The shocking fact is that no health agency in any fluoridating country (including the USA) is making any effort to investigate a possible connection to water fluoridation.
Aside from the evidence showing that fluoride directly damages your brain, mild reduction of thyroid function in pregnant women has been shown to produce significant neurological problems in their offspring as well.
Other Health Problems Linked to Fluoridation Includes:
Disrupts synthesis of collagen
Hyperactivity and/or lethargy
Brain damage, & lowered IQ
Inactivates 62 enzymes
Inhibited formation of antibodies
Genetic damage & cell death
Increased tumor and cancer rate
Disrupted immune system
Damaged sperm and increased infertility
Let’s stop fluoridating our water!
We’re asking each household to send $50 for the fight.
Repeal Minnesota Statute 144.145 that mandates fluoridation.
Contact: Leslie Davis, Earth Protector President
P.O. Box 11688
Minneapolis, MN 55411-1441