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Serious Risk of Fluoride Harm in Everyday Exposure

For over 50 years, the U.S. government and media have trumpeted fluoride as a safe and effective means of reducing dental cavities. But fluoride is not the benevolent and innocuous substance the public has been led to believe. Chronic doses of fluoride, like arsenic and lead, accumulate in our bodies causing a blockage in the way cells breathe and leads to the malformation of collagen. Cancer, diabetes, thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis in humans and animals have all been linked to chronic fluoride ingestion. We are now exposed to increasing doses of fluoride from toothpaste, rinses, water, food, medicines, showering, bathing, and even the air that we breathe. Our environment has become a literal fluoride dumping ground.

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Fluoride is a Toxic Substance Endangering Human and Animal Health

 Albert Schatz, Ph.D - "Fluoridation ... it is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has." Professor Albert Schatz, Ph.D. (Microbiology), Discoverer of streptomycin and Nobel Prize Winner.

Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd - "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." Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd is the former president of the American Medical Association.

Dental fluorosis January 2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control today issued a startling report that admits 2 in 5 children in America show signs of fluoride poisoning (streaking, spotting or pitting of teeth due to dental fluorosis). The agency concluded that fluoride levels need to be lowered in municipal water supplies, reducing fluoride to 0.7 milligrams per liter (the previous recommended upper limit was 1.2 milligrams per liter). This ends over five decades of the U.S. government recommending up to 1.2 milligrams of fluoride in every liter of water. But even the new lower levels are still more than enough to cause serious harm to children, and when mothers make infant formula using fluoridated tap water, they inadvertently poison their infants with hundreds of times the level of fluoride that would normally be found in healthy human breast milk.

Iodine is necessary for healthy thyroidFluorosis Class Action Lawsuit

“There are a lot of harmed people out there that were not told the facts about fluorides, nor have they seen documentation of what dental leaders knew and admitted amongst themselves about fluorosis,” says attorney Chris Nidel. “Fluoride providers and promoters are now under the microscope as the Fluoridegate scandal unfolds,” he says. “In their own publications, dentists warned of a day when fluoride litigation would arrive.” Nidel’s law firm and the firm of Paulson and Nace have been with the case from the beginning. Public Justice is adding its expertise to argue that defendants in the case cannot use federal laws to preempt state legal actions on fluoride harm.

The Devil's Poison: How fluoride is Killing You

 Fluoride and fluoridation will go down as one of the greatest controversies of the 20th century. Up until the early 1940's, fluorine's effect on life was always deemed poisonous. It was proven to be altering enzymes used by living organisms to carry out a multitude of essential processes. Fluorine, the most reactive element on the planet, is also the strongest free radical.

Scientists in the 1930's and 1940's experimented with this element to create the most deadly nerve gases, rocket fuel, and radioactive U235 for the bomb. As a wood preservative, rodentcide and insecticide, fluorine compounds are second to none. As an Orthodontist, I began investigating the increasingly prevalent lines and spots that I saw on the enamel of children. Like rings on a tree, they indicate excessive fluorine exposure.

Important Note from Shirley:

For the past 20 years I have been using an Calcium Bentonite Clay to protect myself and my animals from toxins such as fluoride and to detoxify my body of these poisons. I also use a special water filter ionizer that produces alkaline living water and, I avoid mouthwashes and toothpastes that contain fluoride.

I started to ask the question, "How does fluorine cause these marks?" Chronic doses of fluoride, like arsenic and lead, accumulate in our bodies causing a blockage in the way cells breathe and leads to the malformation of collagen. Cancer, diabetes, thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, arthritis and bone loss osteoporosis have all been linked to chronic fluoride ingestion. We are now exposed to increasing doses of fluoride from toothpaste, rinses, water, food, medicines, showering, bathing, and even the air that we breathe. Our environment has become a literal fluoride dumping ground. This book explores many chronic diseases that plague man today and looks at the scientists that connected these diseases to chronic exposures of fluoride.

 In The Fluoride Deception. video, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Fluoride Deception. "Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluoride's harmfulness, the ties between leading fluoride researchers and the corporations who funded and benefited from their research, and what he says is the duplicity with which fluoridation was sold to the people. The result is a compelling challenge to the reigning dental orthodoxy, which should provoke renewed scientific scrutiny and public debate.

Fluoride is a highly toxic substance that can cause a range of adverse health effectsSerious Health Conditions Caused by Fluoride

Osteoporosis and Arthritis:On July 9, 1998 the Manchester Guardian reported news of fluoride poisoned water in Central India, from untested wells drilled in the 1980s, causing severe arthritic damage to tens of millions of people -- a national disaster. Fluoride is the most bone seeking element known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has stated that fluoride makes the bones more brittle and dental enamel more porous.

Hip fractures: Drinking fluoridated water will double the number of hip fractures for both older men and women. Extremely low levels of water fluoridation 0.1 ppm still produced statistically significant increased hip fractures. (Bordeaux Study JAMA 1994).

According to Dr. J. William Hirzy (vice-president of the NFFE LOCAL 2050, the union representing all scientists at the EPA, Washington, D.C.) there have been 5 epidemiological studies done since 1990, in three different countries, all showing a higher increase in hip fractures in fluoridated communities. Some studies have indicated a 87% higher risk of hip fractures to the elderly in areas where water fluoridation was even below 1.5 ppm.

Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program. Further studies by the New Jersey Department of Health have now confirmed a 6.9 fold increase in bone cancer in young males. Earlier studies had found a 5% increase in all types of cancers in fluoridated communities. In 1981, Dean Burk, for many decades Chief Chemist at the US National Cancer Institute, testified at congressional hearings, reporting that at least 40,000 cancer deaths in 1981 were attributable to fluoride. 40,000 cases that could have been prevented simply by NOT putting industry waste into the public water supply. Burk stated that fluoride causes more cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.

Thyroid disorder Fluoride, Thyroid Disease and Iodine Deficiency

Infertility: Infertility in women was found to increase with water fluoridation. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists reported a close correlation between decreasing total fertility rates in women between ages of 10 and 49, and increasing fluoride levels. They also reported that a review of all of the animal studies done to date shows that fluoride adversely affects fertility in most animal species.

Alzheimer Disease

There are also several studies linking aluminum with fluoride, showing that the bioavailability of aluminum is increased in the presence of fluorides, causing aluminum in the brain to double in treated animals.

According to an October 28, 1992 Wall Street Journal Article about a study conducted by Varnier JA, et al.: "Rats fed the highest doses developed irregular mincing steps characteristic of senile animals.... Post mortem examination of the rat brains disclosed 'substantial cell loss in structures associated with dementia, the neo-cortex and hippocampus'." Alzheimer's Disease, first diagnosed by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1907, is now the #4 killer for every person over 60 in the US. Every 2nd person over 70 will develop Alzheimer's. Environmental fluoride is implicated in this.

Brain damage:

The Fluoride Deception. fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever 
been perpetratedFluorides lower the intelligence capacity of humans, with children, again, especially susceptible to early fluoride toxicity. IQ levels were significantly lower than children not exposed to fluorides in all age groups listed. (Li,X.S.,Zhi,J.L.,Gao,R.O.,"Effects of Fluoride Exposure on the Intelligence of Children", Fluoride;28:182-189, 1995) Further studies proving the neurotoxicity of fluoride in rats have also been conducted by Dr. Phyllis Mullinex.

In 1995 Mullenix and co-workers showed that rats given fluoride in drinking water at levels that give rise to plasma levels fluoride concentrations in humans, suffer neurotoxic effects that vary according to when the rats were given the fluoride - as adult animals, as young animals, or through the placenta before birth. Those exposed before birth were born hyperactive and remained so throughout their lives. Those exposed as young animals displayed depressed activity.

In 1998 Guan et al. gave similar doses as used by the Mullenix group and found that several key chemicals in the brain - those that form the membrane of brain cells, were substantially depleted in rats given fluoride, as compared to those who did not receive fluoride. Partly based on these findings, the union representing all EPA scientists in Washington have now filed a grievance demanding fluoride-free bottled water for their offices. (Note: this also explains a recent University of South Florida study relating fluoride intake during pregnancy to the yearly 1% increase in learning disabilities found in children...) Studies proving that fluorides transfer through the placenta are well known.

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Fluoride's Role in Thyroid Disease and Iodine Deficiency

Thyroid Power Because of the impact of water fluoridation, increased exposure to heavy metal contamination, herbicides, pesticides and radioactive pollution, as well as low levels of selenium in soil where crops are grown, the need for iodine in the daily diet is crucial. Two billion individuals worldwide have insufficient iodine intake, with those in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa particularly affected. Iodine deficiency has many adverse effects on growth and development.

These effects are due to inadequate production of thyroid hormone and are termed iodine-deficiency disorders. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide. There is clear evidence that small amounts of fluoride, at or near levels added to U.S. water supplies, present potential risks to the thyroid gland, according to the National Research Council’s (NRC) first-ever published review of the fluoride/thyroid literature. Fluoride, in the form of silico-fluorides, injected into 2/3 of U.S. public water supplies, ostensibly to reduce tooth decay, was never safety-tested.

Barry Grove's book, 'Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death', exposes the 'science' that has successfully promoted water fluoridation for what it is: bluff, propaganda, and lies. Fluoride is a poison--more poisonous than lead, slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It is cumulative and collects in bones and tissues, not just the teeth. Numerous studies done on animals point out the obvious dangers. Other studies have shown increased rates of cancer, joint pain and osteoporosis, and other diseases. Dr. Albert Schatz, who discovered the antibiotic streptomycin, said in 1982 that " fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated."

Yet other studies of tens of thousands of children show that it isn't even effective at preventing cavities and is an extremely poor delivery system even if it were effective. Like it or not, your government sometimes lies to you. Groves points out the fact that fluoridation is nothing more or less than a huge government-sponsored lie, conveniently spun so that the super-phosphate industry can rid itself of harmful toxic waste that is illegal and dangerous to release into the air but suddenly becomes a magical "elixir of good teeth" when added to our drinking water.

Our endocrine glands that control metabolism are also involved; since it is our thyroid that controls metabolism and metabolism affects how our bowels are functioning. In this way, constipation can be seen as a symptom of hypothyroidism. Low body temperatures (a symptom of hypothyroidism) are very common today ...although they are not “normal” ... as many authors have reported. One major factor in low body temperatures is the suppression of thyroid function by heavy metals, like mercury, which binds to our thyroid hormones and renders them inactive. Eliminate the mercury and the body temperature is likely to return to normal.

There are two main thyroid disorders: Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid. The thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, growth and development, and the activity of the nervous system. An under production of these hormones is a hypothyroid condition, while an overproduction creates a hyperthyroid condition.

Hypothyroid from iodine deficiency Traditionally, the importance of iodine to the biological function of the body was focused on iodine’s role in the nourishment of the thyroid gland, particularly for the production of T3 and T4 hormones and the regulation of metabolism.

D.C. Jarvis, MD - Iodine is necessary for the thyroid gland's proper performance of its work. The human thyroid gland is located in the front of the lower part of the neck. All the blood in the body passes through the thyroid gland every 17 minutes. Because the cells making up this gland have an affinity for iodine, during this 17-minute passage the gland's secretion of iodine kills weak germs that may have gained entry into the blood through an injury to the skin, the lining of nose or throat, or through absorption of food from the digestive tract. Strong, virulent germs are rendered weaker during their passage through the thyroid gland. With each 17 minutes that rolls around they are made still weaker until finally they are killed if the gland has its normal supply of iodine. If it does not, it cannot kill harmful germs circulating in the blood as Nature intended it should. It is well established that the iodine content of the thyroid gland is dependent upon the iodine available in the food and water intake of the individual. If the iodine intake is low the gland is deprived of an element it needs to do its work.

Sea Flora Rich in Iodine

Sea vegetables rich aria-invalid Iodine Sea Plants Health Benefits Aren't Just for Humans.... It Can do Wonders for Dogs, Cats, Ferrets, Horses and Other Animals. Feeding iodine rich sea plant and kelp meal to animals can protect against nuclear radioactive fallout and also promotes shiny hair coat and supple skin - Healthier and stronger newborns - Improved milk production in lactating bitches and queens - Improved reproductive performance both for male and female - Aids in the healing process by offering the vitamins and salt minerals necessary for tissue repair - Better utilization and absorption of nutrients from foods ingested. Many pet owners, show dog owners and other animal lovers are also feeding marine phytoplankton

Dr. David Derry of Canada - “Dietary iodine found in iodized salt is below the amounts needed to fill mucus defense roles. To protect themselves, people wishing toboost their defense against infections should supplement their diets with iodine.” In 1945, a breakthrough occurred when J.D. Stone and Sir McFarland Burnet (who later went on to win a Nobel Prize for his Clonal Selection Theory) exposed mice to lethal effects of influenza viral mists. The lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses.”

Kathleen Thiessen, PhD - “Many Americans are exposed to fluoride in the ranges associated with thyroid effects, especially for people with iodine deficiency. The recent decline in iodine intake in the U.S could contribute to increased toxicity of fluoride for some individuals. Common thyroid symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, fuzzy thinking, low blood pressure, fluid retention, depression, body pain, slow reflexes, and more. It’s estimated that 59 million Americans have thyroid conditions."

It has been known since the latter part of the 19th century that certain communities, notably in Argentina, India and Turkey were chronically ill, with premature aging, arthritis, mental retardation, and infertility; and high levels of natural fluorides in the water were responsible. Not only was it clear that the fluoride was having a general effect on the health of the community, but in the early 1920s Goldemberg, working in Argentina showed that fluoride was displacing iodine; thus compounding the damage and rendering the community also hypothyroid from iodine deficiency.

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CDC Covering Up Serious Hazards of Water Fluoridation

Dr. Mercola - "In 2005, eleven unions within the EPA publicly called for a ban of water fluoridation, over concerns that it may cause bone cancer. And in 2006, the American Dental Association warned mothers about using fluoridated water to mix their powdered baby formula. Now, finally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is developing software to try to assess just how much fluoride you’re ingesting, citing new findings that cumulative fluoride intake might lead to painful skeletal fluorosis. Yet despite long-standing, ever-mounting evidence of fluoride's hazard to human health, the CDC still clings to its outdated recommendation to add fluoride to drinking water in order to protect your oral health. Even though it was a lie, right from the start.

90 percent of the fluoride added to your drinking water is hydrofluoric acid -- a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Fluoride is also the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder. It is nothing but a carcinogenic industrial waste product, passed off on the public as a 'nutrient' with necessary health benefits, to benefit the nuclear arms, aluminum, and phosphate manufacturers financially, to the tune of about $ 10 billion per year. Aided, of course, by your federal health agencies, controlled by political interest."

The CDC joined the ADA to warn moms not to give babies under 12 months any fluoridated water! Still the unhealthy dumping of toxins into our drinking water continues.

Spokesmen for national groups are beginning to notice AN ALARMING RISE IN CAVITIES AMONG CHILDREN AND TEENS. Some dentists recommend DENTAL SEALANTS, especially for older teens not previously considered candidates for the treatment.

And for those that care aboutwrinkles and such...Fluoride disrupts the connective tissue, causing excessive cross-linking, cysts, and premature aging of the skin! Clearly, getting rid of fluoride is the first important step to take care of your teeth and other problems in the body.

600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists and Environmentalists Call for an End to Fluoridation

A statement asking Congress to end water fluoridation in the United States has been released by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Over 600 professionals, including a Nobel Prize winner, officers in the Union that represents Environmental Protection Agency professionals, and members of the National Research Council panel on fluoride's toxicology, have signed the statement. The report urges Congressional members to recognize that fluoridation is outdated, has serious risks that far outweigh any minor benefits, violates sound medical ethics, and denies freedom of choice.”

Fluoride The Aging Factor: How to Recognize and Avoid the Devastating Effects of Fluoride
Dr. John Yiamouyiannis

Fluoride the aging factor John Yiamouylannis is a world-leading authority on the biological effects of fluoride, which include mottling of teeth, premature aging, spontaneous abortion, brittle bones and cancer. Learn how fluoride acts as a chronic poison and how to avoid exposure. The author provides a scathing indictment of corporate and government responsibility in promoting the fable of fluoride as a necessary and safe product for human consumption.

Fluoride's positive image in the United States may rest in part on the whitewashing of unwelcome research findings and the firing of scientists who dared question fluoride's benefits. Dr. William Marcus, formerly the chief toxicologist for the EPA's Office of Drinking Water, lost his job in 1991 after he insisted on an unbiased evaluation of fluoride's potential to cause cancer. Marcus fought his dismissal in court, proved that it was politically motivated and eventually won reinstatement. Marcus now declines comment on the episode beyond saying, "I was right about fluoride's carcinogenicity, and now we know that." An investigation by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 1991 supported Marcus' charges, documenting that government scientists had been coerced to change their findings and portray fluoride more favorably.

Dr Robert Verkerk - “Fluorides are extremely reactive molecules which have been shown to cause considerable harm in biological systems. They continue to be used by health authorities for a specific medicinal purpose, namely the treatment and prevention of dental caries, yet they have never been subjected to the full risk/benefit analysis which is required in order to bring other drugs to the market. Drinking water medicated with fluoride clearly amounts to government-sponsored use of an unlicensed drug. It is staggering that international bodies such as the United Nations’ Codex Alimentarius Commission could have overruled the substantial scientific concerns about fluoride in infant formula raised by several countries in November’s Codex meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand and that babies, the most vulnerable members of our society, are made the innocent victims” Dr Robert Verkerk, Executive Director of the Alliance for Natural Health.

August 2002 - Belgium becomes the first country in the world to prohibit fluoride supplements, Fluoride tablets, fluoride drops and fluoride chewing gum, for decades promoted as the crown jewels of dentistry, are going to be taken off the market because they are poisonous and pose a great risk for physical and psychological health. This has been decided by the Federal Minister of Public Health. November 2005 - Most of Western Europe has now abandoned fluoridation of water due to a lack of evidence as to its effectiveness and concerns about major side-effects. 98% of Europe is now free of fluoridated water.

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Fluoride Weakens Racehorse Bones

Year 2009 - Adverse health effects are now ongoing in So CA due to fluosilicic acid injections into public water supplies, designed to ‘decrease teeth cavities’. The graph below depicts data presented by the Equus Memorial, dedicated to horses mostly in the U.S. that have lost their lives since 1970 while participating in the ‘sport of kings’. Many of the deaths include the recent precipitous rise of bone breakage deaths noted in So CA’s Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar racetracks. Del Mar alone had 8 lethal bone breaks in 2008 and in the first week in 2009 already has 7 such Horses killed by fluoridedeaths. These are memorial descriptions after strict criteria for inclusion, where the actual total lethal racehorse deaths mostly due to bone breakage has been published to be 800 deaths just last year, 2008 in the U.S.

I cannot tell what all the possible reasons might be for this precipitous increase in broken bones in racehorses, but I do not agree that it is simply abrupt changes in breeding practices or worn-out track surfaces or synthetic polytrack alone that could be responsible. I am certain that fluoride, that accumulates from unnaturally drugged drinking water, into horse bone plays a significant role. Fluosilicic acid (a crude hazardous waste from the fertilizer industry) or sodium fluoride injections into public water initially spread widely in the 1960’s into many U.S. cities, but ranchers typically use wells to water livestock.

In So CA however, city water is commonly used for horses so when acid injections began in 2006-2007 over the wide greater Los Angeles and North San Diego County area, suddenly 18 million So CA residents and animals began treatment with this insecticide (Merck Index) used as though it is a drug useful for children’s cavities. The FDA has never approved of fluoride for human ingestion because its toxicity compares with that for arsenic and lead in tested animals and there is no way to regulate dosage through public water supplies.

No decrease in teeth cavities occurs from blood fluoride after swallowing, but instead adverse biologic effects occur in the fluoridated human population, including detectable increases in per capita cancer deaths (Yiamouyiannis, Fluoride the Aging Factor, 1970; National Research Council, 2006), increased mental retardation (Osmundson, 2008 see fluoridealert.org), increased heart attack per capita incidence (see www.lulu.com ‘Toxicity of Fluoridated Water’), and the well-described epidemic we are now experiencing of lethal bone fractures in elderly people (Nature, 2008). Likewise, the Irish Osteoporosis Society (see fluoridealert.org) reports recently that Ireland, the most heavily fluoridated country in Europe, reports vast increases in hip fractures in the elderly since fluoridation practices began there.

It is time to request that Metropolitan Water District, Los Angeles cease and desist injecting into public drinking water any further fluosilicic acid and caustic soda (active ingredient in ‘Drano’ drain cleaner to slow the fluosilicic acid corrosion of District water pipes). The drugs were injected to treat children’s teeth where humans drink their body water volume monthly, and was not designed for horses who consume 30 gallons of water every day, turning over their entire body volume every 4 days.

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic
skin condition that causes repeated episodes of itchy red rashes. 
	Del Mar itself is not yet fluoridated, but Escondido (4 years), the entire Los Angeles basin (2 years) and North San Diego County (2 years) are. Mayor Sanders overturned the votes of the people and accepted $5 million from a dental consortium to fluoridate in May, 2010. After 1-2 years, horses on fluoridated water develop pathologic bone structure and other symptoms that progressively worsen over time while drinking it because it is irreversible after incorporation. Drinking non-drugged water for 25 years does not lower the fluoride that had already accumulated (NRC, 2006). All drug injections from water districts violate 8 counts of Federal drug law, where facilities formulating the fluosilicic-caustic soda mixtures, or sodium fluoride injectables, are not registered with nor approved by the FDA. CA AB733 does not mention “fluosilicic acid” that water districts mistakenly believe is ‘required’, which is actually against Federal law.

Metropolitan water is also treated with aluminum ion to clarify the water. The coincident presence of both aluminum and fluoride causes quick uptake of aluminum into brain and neurobehavioral pathology in experimental animals (Varner, Brain Research, see fluoridealert.org). Sadly, we recently discovered that the San Diego Wild Animal Park has been fluoridated for a few years now, and what has happened recently there is alarming. The elephant sh0w has been permanently canceled and many of them were moved to the Zoo which is as yet not fluoridated. One animal has mental derangement (personal communication with an anonymous zoo employee) which is not surprising knowing they drank 60 gallons of the fluosilicic acid insecticide treated water that also contains aluminum, daily for two years. Likewise, all zebras (40 gallons of water daily) are isolated in a separate pen for new ‘unusually aggressive behavior’ (personal communication with two park employees). High volume consumption of artificially fluoridated water (without sufficient calcium) contributed significantly to these problems because fluoride in animal blood, which mostly comes from unnatural forms, cannot possibly ‘hide’ and exert zero adverse effects.

Fluoride Uptake into Human Bone

(Reprinted from National Research Council Report on Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.). Note that 1) accumulation is linear, rather than saturable which proves it is a pathology, not normal physiology; 2) long-term consumption of fluoridated water at only 1 ppm incorporates fluoride to 3-4,000 mg/kg into bone after about 20 years typically that is usually associated with severe bone pain requiring hospitalization, and 3) subjects moving to non-fluoridated water source cities maintain their accumulated bone fluoride level for 25 years because this unnatural, pathologic accumulation is irreversible, as mentioned in Chapter 11 of this reference.

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Children at Risk for Dental Fluorosis

Dental fluorosis Have you seen children and young adults among your family and friends with those whitish spots or flecks on their teeth or, in more extreme cases, dark streaks that look like decay? This is the effect of dental fluorosis, the first visible sign of overexposure to fluoride. In some communities, the incidence of dental fluorosis is 30 to 60 percent or more. Fluoride ingestion from mouth rinses and dentifrices in children is extremely hazardous to biological development, life span and general health. Research from China has shown a correlation between exposure to low doses of fluoride and diminished IQ in children.

Research is beginning to show that the cavity-fighting power of fluoride may have been overstated. Recent studies in the Journal of Dental Research conclude that tooth decay rates in Western Europe, which is 98 percent unfluoridated, have declined as much as they have in the United States in recent decades. Indeed, it's only in the United States that fluoride is championed by the government

Most European nations -- including Germany, France, Sweden and Holland -- prohibit fluoride on public health grounds.

Paul Anthony Taylor, on behalf of the Dr Rath Health Foundation - “It is deeply irresponsible of governments to force all sectors of society to consume fluoride along with our single most required form of sustenance – water, especially when the toxic dose overlaps the therapeutic dose meaning there is no safety margin. The recent meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses in Chiang Mai, exemplified the irrational and inconsistent behavior of regulators in relation to fluoride. On the basis of consensus voting procedures, the same committee, in the same meeting, voted to prevent fluoride from being added to powdered formulas during their manufacture, while allowing the same contaminant to be added to water used in the manufacture of ready-to-use formulas.”

Fluoride and Eczema

A testimonial on Thu, 02 Dec 1999 from Rose

"I have a 7 month old baby boy who had been diagnosed with eczema quite some time ago. He suffered from it behind the ears, hairline and mainly cheeks. I tried everything to help him get rid of it. While I was on the allergy one list group, I was told about fluoride and it's problems. I NEVER would have dreamed that this was the problem. Sure enough, after eliminating tap water (which has fluoride in it, in my city anyhow), and replacing that tap water with steam distilled water, his eczema is GONE! I am so surprised and very happy some one told me about this as I would have never associated the two.? It worked for me and it's worth a try for your child. The distilled water is used for drinking, and I use it to make his formula. As for bathing, I rarely bathe my son (doctor's orders because his skin is so sensitive)- I use regular tap water when I do and afterwards apply a lotion all over his body to seal in the moisture. Even his constant nasal congestion has cleared since using the distilled water, also my allergies have subsided as I now too drink that water. I am very happy with the results!!!!"

"The contents of a family size tube of fluoridated toothpaste is enough to kill a 25 pound child."

Three ingredients in toothpaste are considered dangerous. Fluoride is poisonous if taken internally, and Sorbitol and sodium lauryl sulfate can cause diarrhea, especially in children. As of April 7, 1997, all fluoride toothpastes and dental care products shipped must have a warning label stating that if more toothpaste is swallowed the needed for brushing, a poison control center or health care professional should be contacted immediately.

Dental Fluorosis: A Legal Time Bomb

In the United States, there are no warnings posted on fluoride-laced products pertaining to the risks of ingesting too much fluoride or for those at risk from ingesting fluoride. Many dentists and pediatricians who prescribe fluoride supplements, dentists administering fluoride treatments and the manufacturers of fluoride-laced products do not inform people of the risks: (1) Fluoride is poison; second only in toxicity to arsenic which is rated as the most toxic. (2) The fluoride gel used for topical treatments contain concentrations as high as 12,000 ppm (parts per million), well above the probable lethal dosage for a child. (3) A tube of toothpaste contains 1,000 to 1,500 ppm of fluoride which can be a lethal dose for young children. (4) Many children and adults have allergic reactions to fluoride. The more notable reactions are: Restlessness/insomnia, nausea and swelling of the lips. (5) People who have maladies such as: kidney ailments, HlV/AIDS, immunodeficiencies, diabetes and heart ailments are at risk from consuming fluoride-laced products and fluoridated water. (6) The suspected geno-toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic effects from long term fluoride intake have not been disproved. Almost every research paper broaching the subjects calls for more research into those areas and states that the evidence of safety is "inconclusive and contradictory". The same scenario occurred with asbestos.

Many medications are packing a potentially lethal hidden dose of fluoride

Over the past several years, numerous fluoride-containing medications have been pulled off the market for causing deaths and illness. Fluoride is "highly toxic to the liver," expert Andreas Schuld of Vancouver, BC Canada said. Schuld, head of Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children, explained that "In the liver all fluorides interfere with the metabolism of thyroid hormones, creating thyroid disorders and associated diseases, such as muscle diseases ….heart disease, etc." Other effects can include a serious muscle disease that causes pain and weakness. He cited the recent withdrawal of Baycol, a cholesterol-lowering drug taken by 700,000 Americans, as an example of hidden fluoride-induced dangers that could be lurking in your medications. Baycol, Schuld said, has been linked to 31 U.S. deaths, with at least nine other fatalities worldwide.

CIPRO is ciprofloxacin, a fluorinated quinolone, belonging to a class of fluorinated antibiotics which also include enoxacin, temafloxacin, grepafloxacin, norfloxacin, sparfloxacin, tosufloxacin, fleroxacin, lomefloxacin, ofloxacin, etc.

September 4, 2000 - Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works committee, has asked EPA to review its standard for fluoride in drinking water because of some recent scientific reports showing potential adverse effects from fluoride exposure. In a letter to J. Charles Fox, EPA assistant administrator for water, Smith wrote, "I urge EPA to conduct an in-depth analysis of fluoride in drinking water based on the best available, peer-reviewed science, as required by the [Safe Drinking Water act Amendments of 1996 (SDWA)], and also to evaluate whether fluoride additives, including fluorosilicates, provide a safe alternative to sodium fluoride added to drinking water."

In addition, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, has written to EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner asking 20 questions about EPA's standard of 4 mg per L for fluoride in drinking water. Fluoride is now added to the drinking water supplied to about 50% of the U.S. Population. SDWA requires EPA to review drinking water standards between August 2000 and August 2002

October 26, 2000 Assemblyman John V. Kelly (R-36) today petitioned FDA Commissioner Jane Henney to take regulatory action against children's fluoride supplements. The products, drops and tablets, are prescribed for children living in areas with non-fluoridated water to reduce dental caries.