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Fluoridation a public benefit?

June 6, 2012
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

Is fluoridation a valuable public benefit?

No. It is a compulsory mass medication. Fluoride is a pharmacologically active substance unrelated to water purification. There is no possibility of obtaining individual consent for medication with the experimental drug when it is placed in a public water system. For these reasons fluoridation violates the Nuremburg Code of medical ethics and human rights.

"It is not possible to claim that the addition of pharmacologically active fluorine compounds (hydrofluorosilicic acid) to drinking water is not medication and at the same time claim that it reduces tooth decay. No one disputes the fact that consumption of fluorine compounds in water at the approximate rate of 1.00 ppm produces changes in the structure of tooth enamel and bone. This is a physiological effect caused by the fluorides.

"Although virtually every American is exposed to daily treatment with this medicine (in fluoridated areas), the official FDA classification for fluoride is an unapproved new drug. This means that fluoridation of public water supplies is medical experimentation.

"Some medical and dental authorities hold the opinion that these physiological changes are desirable. Others view these physiological changes as undesirable. Clearly, individuals must retain the right to decide whether or not to undergo fluoride treatment.

"Because daily water consumption varies widely from individual to individual, depending on such factors as age occupation and diet, there is no control of individual dosage. Furthermore, fluoride is administered without the knowledge or consent of many who depend on public water supplies. Administration of this medication via public water supplies is an obvious violation of the Nuremburg Code of medical ethics."

(Fluoridation Why the Controversy? By Janet Nagal, ED.D, from National Health Federation)

The flawed reasoning to allow this toxic waste to be pumped into a public water system is to prevent fluorosis of children's teeth, but the real reason is to rid some industries of acid waste.

Dental fluorosis is a health condition caused by a child receiving to much fluoride during tooth development. The critical period of exposure is between 1 and 4 years of age; children over age 8 are not at risk. In its mild form, which is the most common, fluorosis appears as white streaks or specks. In its severe form, it is characterized by black and brown stains as well as cracking and pitting. The American Dental Association often claims that fluorosis has damaged the enamel on the surface of the tooth, there also is damage to the dentine of the tooth all the way through the hard part of the tooth.

Fluorosis can occur in bone, causing skeletal fluorosis. This can cause crippling arthritis. Although skeletal fluorosis is thought to occur only in areas of high fluoride exposure (higher that amounts added to the water supply) there is only a small difference between the fluoride concentrations in the US water supply (approximately 1mg/L and the concentration of fluoride (4 to 10mg/L) thought to cause skeletal fluorosis.

Fluoridated water is not the only source of fluoride. It is also found in teas, vegetables, grains, juices, meat, juices and toothpaste. Our intake of fluoride has increased dramatically during the past 20 years because of these other sources of fluoride. During that same time fluorosis has been increasing. In fact researchers reported that fluorosis in permanent teeth has increased from 10 percent to 15 percent in the 1940s to as high as 70 percent in recent studies. No one knows the amount of fluoride that is safe for ingestion on a daily basis.

In 2002 nearly 33 percent of American children were found to have dental fluorosis. Where is the ADAs outrage at one-third of American children exhibiting signs of excess amounts of fluoride largely because of the fluoridation of the water supply. Doesn't it make sense that if there is harm to the teeth then other body parts may be harmed as well.

It is well known that fluoride joins with calcium from the bone to make the surface hard but it causes the bone to b brittle by softening the inside of the bone. Not only have bone fractures increased, but osteosarcoma ( a deadly bone cancer) in males has been found to be between two and seven times greater in fluoridated areas vs non fluoridated areas.

Too much fluoride can also effect every organ in the body (thyroid gland, adrenal gland, heart, kidneys, liver, breast cancer, reproductive glands and others). It can also cause mental impairment and slow body growth.

The above information was copied from the following sources.

Natural Way to Health (Dr. David Brownstein) 10/2009/vol 2, issue 10

The Fluoride Debate (question 34, is fluoridation a valuable health measure)

Another excellent information site is Several articles and videos. All you need to know.

Jack Mills



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