Know these facts: Fluoride is the ionic, or electrically charged form of the element fluorine. It is extremely reactive and strongly attaches itself to other elements, making them hard and brittle. Approximately 70% of our public drinking water is fluoridated. Our health officials have maintained that low doses of fluoride are safe and good for children's teeth. However, hundreds of independent studies and recently declassified government documents prove otherwise.
On July 2, 1997, the National Federation of Federal Employees, Local 2050, which represents scientists, engineers and other professionals at the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., stated: "Our members' review of the body of evidence over the last eleven years, indicates a casual link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer, genetic damage, neurological impairment, and bone pathology. Of particular concern are recent epidemiology studies linking fluoride exposure to lower I.Q. in children." According to The Lancet, a leading medical journal from England, sodium fluoride inhibits or destroys the crucial neurotransmitter Acelylcholine, which is imperative for the process of learning and memory. Scientist Phyllis Mullenix, while doing research for the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, found similar evidence. She proved that low doses of fluoride accumulate in the brain tissue, and that the severity of the effects depend on the age of those exposed. The younger were more vulnerable. Epidemiological evidence from China also confirms a correlation between low-dose fluoride exposure and diminished I.Q. in children. In New Zealand, Dr. John Colquhoun, chief dental officer of Auckland, examined the dental records of all schoolchildren from 1980 to 1990 in order to support his objective of fluoridating the entire country. To his surprise and concern, he discovered errors in the study design, some fabrication of statistics, and no advantage at all from the fluoridation. He subsequently reversed his opinion about fluoride. Similarly, in Canada, British Columbia's director of dentistry discovered that the records of schoolchildren from fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas suggested that there was no benefit in fluoridation. Although fluoride hardens the outside of the tooth, it is notorious for decaying the tooth from the inside out and discoloring the enamel (fluorosis). Statistics over the years have shown that communities that had their water fluoridated have experienced a considerable rise in the number of dentists for an equal number of people. Dr. Hardy Limeback, head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry for the University of Toronto and Canada's leading fluoride research authority, has apologized for erroneously promoting fluoride."Tragically, we are not just dumping toxic fluoride into our drinking water, we are also exposing unsuspecting people to deadly elements: lead, arsenic and radium, all of them carcinogenic. Because of the accumulative properties of these toxins, the detrimental effects on the human health are catastrophic. For the past 15 years I had refused to study the toxicology information that is readily available to anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing on my mind." At least 12 Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Chemistry have also warned of fluoride associated health risks. But the aftermath of fluoridation is not confined to cognitive and dental problems. Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic fluoride poisoning. It shows in the smiles of about 8 million children. On the more serious side, approximately 35,000 die each year from fluoride related diseases, which includes about 10,000 fluoride induced cancer deaths. Fluoride exposure has been linked to the following disorders: tremors, stomach pain, headaches, depression, lethargy, osteoporosis, shallow breathing, arthritis, skin disorders, obesity, bone malformation, skeletal fluorosis, increased hip fractures, weakness, cognitive depreciation in children and adults, loss of appetite, watery eyes, constipation, excessive colds, pain in neck and shoulders, sinusitis, kidney and bladder problems, depressed thyroid activity, weakened immunity, diminished reproductive capabilities, genetic damage, increased infant mortality, premature aging, etc.
A toxic industrial waste product is being disposed of profitably at the cost of a compromised health to most Americans. And isn't poor public health a very profitable situation for the disease merchants and their well paid henchmen? Virtually all European countries have banned water fluoridation. Only England and Ireland use it on a larger scale.
During WW II, German scientists discovered that prisoners of war became more docile and obedient when trace amounts of sodium fluoride was put into their drinking water. Apparently, this poison selectively lulls the portion of the brain that does the independent thinking and tends to resist injustice. Soon the Russians were also treating the drinking water of their prisoners of war with fluoride. Today, most of the water supply in the U.S. is treated with sodium fluoride, and - as planned the results are similar. Medical and scientific "peer reviewed" journals have routinely suppressed the publication of articles and research opposing fluoridation. Many dentists and doctors and many good citizens believe and blindly trust the promoters of fluoride, and thus become promoters themselves. If your city water is fluoridated, work to have this lethal poison removed from your water supply; and in the meantime, don't drink it. Buy a reliable brand of bottled water. Fluoride is not easily removed by water filters. Also, do not use fluoride pills or fluoridated tooth paste. The total fluoride in one tube is so lethal, if ingested by a child, could result in death. Warning labels to that effect are on fluoride toothpaste labels. Official promotion of this toxin is one of the most shameless rackets in history of mankind, replete with fraud, exploitation and coercion. Dr. Paul Connett, a Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, has studied the adverse health effects of water fluoridation for almost 10 years. Fluoride proponents are dodging any debate with him. He is now trying to inform and educate the American people. As part of his crusade he wants to force a Congressional hearing on fluoridation. But that takes considerable leverage and a lot of signatures on his Online petition. If you want to support Dr. Connett by signing this important petition, visit: http://www.powalliance.org/petition/index.html Suggested reading: http://www.fluoridealert.org Fluoride the Aging Factor by Dr. John Yiamouyiannis (order #575-001). Advises how to avoid intake and how to stop the gruesome addition of fluoride to our water supply. Available for $18 (includes S/H) from: CPA Book Publishers, P.O.Box 596, Boring, OR 97009. Fax: 503-668-8614.