"I AM OPPOSED TO THE MIND CONTROL
OF SOLDIERS BY THE FLUORIDATION
OF WATER ON MILITARY BASES."
James Vincent Forrestal, first secretary of defense of U. S.
"I doubt that anyone who has never seen teeth mottled from excess fluoride can imagine how unattractive they cause a child to be. Such a mouth is similar to that of a person who has been chewing tobacco. Because I have seen these teeth, I can sympathize with the heartbroken mother who wrote me about her boy. She is blaming herself because she has ruined her son's appearance by giving him, while a baby, drops containing fluoride. His permanent teeth, now erupting, are each horribly stained an ugly brown. Unfortunately, her report is only one of many I receive; and several dentists have told me that they have frequently seen ugly fluoride mottling in children given such drops. That an excess in fluoride intake can cause lifelong mottling of teeth is well known.
"Fluoride has never been proven to be a body requirement.16 Generation after generation of rats have been observed; and those given fluoride had no better teeth, nor were they in any way healthier, than the animals receiving no fluoride. Though claims have been made that fluoride increases calcium absorption and retention, studies with humans show the reverse seems to be true, especially if the calcium intake is low. Fluoride is an acknowledged enzyme inhibitor. Enzymes start and speed up reactions in the body. They remain unchained when the reaction is finished, and may therefore repeat the same reactions again and again. Fluoride interferes with this process when it enters the body.17 An excess causes kidney damage, calcification of the soft tissues, and such brittleness that bones break easily.18, 19
"Though glowing claims have been made that fluoride prevents tooth decay, reports have been conflicting. For example, a U. S. Public Health Service study of Newburgh, New York, one of the first cities in our country to have fluoridated water, found that there was slightly more decay after fluoridation than before. In Puerto Rico, after the water was fluoridated for fifteen years, 62% of the children were found to have decayed teeth; and the teeth of 64% of the adolescents (ten to fourteen years old) showed ugly staining. The doctors making the Puerto Rican study pointed out that no amount of fluoride could make up for an inadequate diet.
"A survey by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare revealed that in ten states decay was so rampant that 18% of the children over ten years old had trouble biting and chewing despite fluorides being added to the water in many locales. On the other hand, children of Seventh-Day Adventists families, allowed little candy, have much less decay without fluorides than children drinking fluoridated water. A report of the World Health Organization claims that fluoride decreased decay in thirty countries, but then points out that it can prevent decay only wherever sugar is not eaten.
"It is said that rarely if ever have such huge sums of money been made available for publicity purposes as the astronomical amounts which have been paid for the claims that fluoridation can decrease tooth decay. Aluminum interests formerly spent millions getting rid of poisonous fluorides. Now they sell them to fluoridate water supplies. The implication that decay could be prevented merely by obtaining fluoride while large amounts of sweets could still be eaten gained the enthusiastic support of the soft-drink industry, the candy and bakery industries, and any others which made money by selling sweets. Their propaganda to laymen, dentists and pediatricians, almost impossible to distinguish from fact, has been vigorous and widespread.
"A. Schatz has shown that cavities develop at the same rate in permanent teeth of children if the water has been fluoridated or not. 20 It seems to be generally agreed, even by those who claim that it will decrease the amount of cavities, that once the permanent teeth have fully formed and emerged, fluoride intake will have no effect on future cavity incidence. Adult teeth do not benefit from fluoridated water.21
"Most people eat at least some foods grown in areas where water is already fluoridated. In addition, dozens of industries now pour fluorides into our atmosphere; thus, much fluoride is being taken into our bodies through air pollution.22 Still more fluorides from such pollution contaminate the animals and plants we use as food. We may therefore already be getting too many fluorides. It is estimated that when the water supply is at one part per million (ppm) level the personal intake of fluorides increase threefold.23
"The American Journal of Diseases of Children cautioned in an editorial that fluoride is indeed a potential poison and that the dosage is still inaccurate. Now follow this logic if you can. Fluoride is added to many water supplies across the United States supposedly to prevent or decrease the amount of cavities. Enough fluoride is added to equal one part per million. Because fluorosis, the unsightly mottling of teeth, occurs in some infants at 0.5 part per million in drinking water, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition recommended in 1979 that 0.25 part per million be allowed for infants age two weeks to two years.24, 25, 26 This parallels the recommendation of the Council of Dental Therapeutics of the American Dental Association (ADA) 1977. Yet our water supplies are altered so that they supply approximately four times that amount. This error must be remedied. I personally feel extremely concerned that so many pediatricians are recommending fluoride drops to babies. Under no circumstances would I recommend them. If your water supply is fluoridated, it means your water has compulsory medication in it. This is done usually without your permission or consent. Additional fluoridation is potentially dangerous, and avoidance is the best policy."
The preceding quotations are from my favorite book on nutrition,
LET'S HAVE HEALTHY CHILDREN by Adelle Davis, revised by
Marshall Mandell, M. D., pages 206-208.
References from book:
16. C. Pfeiffer, Mental and Elemental Nutrition (New Canaan, CT: Keats, 1975), p. 298.
17. B. T. Hunter, Food Additives and Federal Policy: The Mirage of Safety (New York, NY: Scribner's, 1975), p. 107.
18. L. Morrison, "Fluoridated Water Can Kill You", Cancer Control Journal, Volume 5, Numbers 1 and 2 (1978), pp. 113-119.
19. M. Soriano and F. Manchon, "Radiological Aspects of a New Type of Bone Fluorosis, Periostitis Deformans", Radiology, Volume 87 (1966), pp. 1089-1094.
20. A. Schatz, "The Failure of Fluoridation in England", Prevention Magazine, (August 1972), pp. 64-68.
21. C. Pfeifer, Zinc and other Micronutrients (New Canaan, CT: Keats, 1978), p. 144.
22. N. Groth, "Air is Fluoridated", Cancer Control Journal, Volume 5, Numbers 1 and 2 (1978), p. 132.
23. Council on Dental Therapeutics, "Prescribing Fluoride Supplements", Accepted Dental Therapeutics (Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 1977), pp. 293-295.
24. D. K. Hennon et al, "Fluoride-Vitamin Supplements: Effects on Dental Caries and Fluorosis When in Areas with Suboptimum Fluoride in the Water Supply", Journal of the American Dental Association, Volume 95 (1977), p. 965.
25. E. R. Grossman, "More on Prophylactic Dose of Fluoride", Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 87 (1975), p. 840.
26. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Nutrition, "Fluoride Supplementation: Revised Dosage Schedule", Pediatrics, Volume 63 (1979), pp. 150-152.
"$750,000 GIVEN IN CHILD'S DEATH IN FLUORIDE CASE. BOY, 3, WAS IN CITY CLINIC FOR ROUTINE CLEANING. AFTER CLEANING [THE BOY'S] TEETH,...[THE DENTAL HYGIENIST], USING A SWAB, SPREAD A STANNOUS FLUORIDE JELL OVER THE BOY'S TEETH AS A DECAY PREVENTIVE. ACCORDING TO A NASSAU COUNTY TOXICOLOGIST,...[THE BOY] INGESTED 45 CUBIC CENTIMETERS OF 2 PERCENT STANNOUS FLUORIDE SOLUTION, TRIPLE AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO HAVE BEEN FATAL."
New York Times, January 20, 1979
"SLANDER AND SMEAR CAMPAIGNS HAVE BEEN COMMONPLACE IN THE FRENZY OF THE FLUORIDATION WARS. DR JOHN YIAMOUYIANNIS, A FORMER BIOCHEMICAL EDITOR OF THE PRESTIGIOUS JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS SERVICE, THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHEMICAL INFORMATION CENTER, WAS REMOVED FROM HIS POST IN 1969 WHEN HE BEGAN TO PUBLISH ARTICLES CRITICAL OF FLUORIDATION. SINCE THOUSANDS OF ARTICLES ROUTINELY PASSED THROUGH HIS HANDS, MANY OF WHICH SHOWED THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF EVEN MINUSCULE AMOUNTS OF FLUORIDE ON ENZYME FUNCTION AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, HE BEGAN TO QUESTION ITS ADVISABILITY FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. HE SAYS HE WAS TOLD BY HIS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT THE TIME...THAT THE CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS SERVICES FEDERAL FUNDING ($1.1 MILLION) WAS IN JEOPARDY AND THAT IF YIAMOUYIANNIS DID NOT CEASE AND DESIST IN HIS ATTACK ON FLUORIDATION, HE WOULD BE FIRED. WHEN YIAMOUYIANNIS DID NOT COMPLY, HE WAS PUT ON PROBATION AND ULTIMATELY FORCED TO RESIGN." East West, October 1989
"STUDIES SHOW THAT FLUORIDE WEAKENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, THE BODY'S MAJOR DEFENSE AGAINST DISEASE. IN 1985, JAPANESE RESEARCHERS PROVED THAT AS LITTLE AS 10% OF THE AMOUNT OF FLUORIDE USED TO FLUORIDATE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES IS CAPABLE OF WEAKENING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. IN 1987, RESEARCH FROM OREGON DENTAL UNIVERSITY AGAIN SHOWED THAT FLUORIDE WEAKENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. RECENT STUDIES FROM RUSSIA HAVE FOUND IMMUNE DEFICIENCIES AMONG 10 TO 12 YEAR OLD CHILDREN LIVING IN NATURALLY FLUORIDATED AREAS. FLUORIDE INDUCED DAMAGE TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN LEAD TO CHRONIC PROBLEMS SUCH AS PROLONGED COLDS, CANCER IN INDIVIDUALS WHOSE IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE TOO WEEK TO ARREST THE GROWTH OF PRECANCEROUS CELLS, AND OTHER IMMUNE-DEFICIENCY DISEASES."
Mothering, Winter 1989
"BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL STUDY RESULTS BY THE NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM SHOWING THAT FLUORIDE CAUSED CANCER IN BONE, MOUTH, LIVER AND OTHER TISSUES.... THE RESULTS ARE THE TIP OF THE CANCER RESEARCH ICEBERG WHICH SHOW FLUORIDE'S ABILITY TO INDUCE AND PROMOTE CANCER AS WELL AS TO CAUSE GENETIC DAMAGE. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ALLOWS A HIGHER LEVEL OF FLUORIDE IN THE DRINKING WATER THAN BENZENE, ALAR OR VINYL CHLORIDE, EVEN THOUGH FLUORIDE HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE A MORE POTENT CARCINOGEN."
National Cancer Institute & Cancer Weekly, April 16, 1990
"FLUORIDE BANNED. THE RESIDENTS OF CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND HAVE VOTED TO BAN FLUORIDE FROM THEIR DRINKING WATER."
People's Doctor Newsletter, August 1990
"ALTHOUGH THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE DENIES THAT FLUORIDATED WATER IS UNSAFE, THE CHIEF TOXICOLOGIST FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...PRESENTED A REPORT STATING THAT THE NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM'S RESEARCH UNDERSTATED THE SERIOUSNESS OF ITS OWN FINDINGS. THE OCCURRENCE OF A RARE LIVER CANCER (HEPATOCHOLANGIOCARCINOMA) IN MICE AND THE MUTAGENIC PROPERTIES OF FLUORIDE WERE OMITTED FROM THE FINAL NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM REPORT."
The Lancet, September 22, 1990
"OFFICIALS AT THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ALL-PURPOSE HEALTH AGENCY, STOPPED THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FROM ISSUING A STANDARD TO PREVENT DENTAL FLUOROSIS.... ...THIS STORY DEMONSTRATES HOW A POWERFUL AGENCY, INTENT UPON ENFORCING ITS OWN VIEW OF THE PUBLIC GOOD, CAN SUPPRESS ANYONE WHO GETS IN ITS WAY."
The Progressive, December 1990
"CONCERNS CAN BE RAISED ABOUT THE APPARENT INCREASE IN DENTAL FLUOROSIS (DISCOLORATION OF THE TEETH).... IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS RESULTS FROM THE INGESTION FROM A VARIETY OF DENTAL PRODUCTS, SUCH AS SUPPLEMENTS OR TOOTHPASTE."
Journal of the American Dental Association, August 1991
"THE FLUORIDATION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES TO ALLEGEDLY PREVENT DENTAL CARIES IN CHILDREN MAKES ABOUT AS MUCH SENSE AS PUTTING ASPIRIN IN THE WATER TO DETER HEADACHES."
Better Nutrition for Today's Living, October 1991
"THERE IS NO ?MINIMUM SAFE DOSE FOR SUCH A POISON. THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RECENTLY EXPRESSED SUCH CONCERNS IN THE FACE OF AN UPSURGE IN VERTEBRAL AND HIP FRACTURES AND OTHER DETERIORATION OF BONES AND JOINTS."
Nutrition Health Review, Spring 1992
"FOUR PREVIOUS STUDIES PUBLISHED IN THE PAST TWO YEARS SHOW A POSITIVE CORRELATION BETWEEN ELEVATED RISK OF HIP FRACTURE AND FLUORIDATED WATER."
Chemical & Engineering News, August 17, 1992
"THESE RESULTS PROVIDE EVIDENCE THAT FLUORIDATION OF THE WATER SUPPLY TO 1 PPM WAS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASE IN THE RATE OF HIP FRACTURE IN MEN AND WOMEN."
Nutrition Research Newsletter, September 1992
"WHY IS THE U. S. ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES STILL PROMOTING THIS DISCREDITED TECHNIQUE?"
Better Nutrition, February 1996
"OUTBREAK OF ACUTE FLUORIDE POISONING CAUSED BY A FLUORIDE OVERFEED, MISSISSIPPI, 1993."
Public Health Reports, September-October 1997
"WHY I CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT WATER FLUORIDATION."
by John Colquhoun, Dentist. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Autumn 1997
"CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN COMMUNITIES WITH FLUORIDATED PUBLIC WATER HAVE MORE CAVITIES AND TOOTH DISCOLORATION THAN CHILDREN WHO DRINK UNFLUORIDATED WATER, ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH."
Natural Health, April 1999
"EIGHT PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS PROVED AN UNDENIABLE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN INCREASED HIP FRACTURE RATES AND OVERALL FLUORIDE EXPOSURE. THE COMPOUND USED TO ARTIFICIALLY FLUORIDATE PUBLIC DRINKING WATER IS TOXIC HEXAFLUOROSILICIC ACID, WHICH IS COLLECTED FROM THE SMOKESTACK SCRUBBERS OF THE PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER INDUSTRY TO PREVENT THIS SUBSTANCE, REGARDED AS A SEVERELY CARCINOGENIC HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT BY THE US EPA OFFICE OF AIR AND RADIATION, FROM ESCAPING INTO THE ATMOSPHERE."
The Lancet, May 6, 2000
"SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK AND FINLAND BANNED WATER FLUORIDATION BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH WAS KNOWN ABOUT THE LONG TERM HEALTH EFFECTS. GERMANY REJECTED THE PRACTICE AS FOREIGN TO NATURE, UNNECESSARY, INEFFICIENT, IRRESPONSIBLE AND HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT.' THE DUTCH REWROTE THEIR CONSTITUTION TO OUTLAW FLUORIDATION. FRANCE'S CHIEF OF PUBLIC HEALTH DECLARED THAT FLUORIDATION WAS TOO DANGEROUS."
British Medical Journal, June 10, 2000
"STUDIES IN RECENT YEARS HAVE INDICATED A LINK BETWEEN THE EXTRAORDINARY MINUSCULE AMOUNTS OF FLUORIDE IN FLUORIDATED WATER AND YOUTHFUL ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR INCLUDING CRIME, DRUG USE, VIOLENCE AND POOR ACADEMIC SHOWING. RESEARCH SHOWS THAT WHERE SILICOFLUORIDE IS USED, CHILDREN HAVE HIGHER BLOOD-LEAD LEVELS. LEAD DAMAGES BRAIN CHEMISTRY. THERE SEEMS TO BE NO DISPUTE IN THE SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL COMMUNITIES ABOUT LINKS BETWEEN LEAD POISONING AND CRIME, LEARNING DISABILITIES, HYPERACTIVITY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE."
Insight on the News, January 29, 2001
"A NEW GOVERNMENT STUDY FROM CANADA INDICATES THE RISKS FROM FLUORIDATION MAY BE GREATER THAN THE BENEFITS. THE CANADIAN STUDY INDICATES THAT THERE IS LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN DECAY RATES IN MUNICIPALITIES WITH FLUORIDATED WATER WHEN COMPARED TO THOSE WITHOUT. THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THAT THE USE OF THE CHEMICAL CAN INCREASE THE RATE OF FLUOROSIS, A CONDITION THAT CAUSES PITS AND WHITE MARKS ON TEETH."
Insight on the News, February 19, 2001
"FLUORIDATION OF DRINKING WATER TENDS TO AGGRAVATE THYROID CONDITIONS IN PEOPLE AFFLICTED WITH GOITER."
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, April 2001
"UNION OF EPA [ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY] PROFESSIONALS OPPOSES FLUORIDATION. RESEARCH LINKS FLUORIDE TOXICITY TO BONE PATHOLOGY, INCLUDING CANCER, AND TO DIVERSE BRAIN AND NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS." Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, May 2001
"CONSUMING FLUORIDATED WATER DOES NOT PREVENT CAVITIES, ACCORDING TO A NEW U. S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) REPORT. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SAYS THAT SILICOFLUORIDES, THE FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS USED BY OVER 90% OF FLUORIDATING COMMUNITIES, HAVE NEVER BEEN TESTED FOR SAFETY. WHERE SILICOFLUORIDES ARE IN USE, THERE ARE HIGHER RATES OF BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS THAT HAVE BEEN LINKED TO LEAD TOXICITY (INCLUDING HYPERACTIVITY, OTHER LEARNING DISABILITIES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND VIOLENT CRIME)."
Health & Medicine Week, November 5, 2001
"ACCORDING TO THE YORK REVIEW OF OCTOBER 8, 2000, DENTAL FLUOROSIS IS IMPACTING 48% OF PEOPLE LIVING IN FLUORIDATED COMMUNITIES, ABOUT 12% OF IT IN SERIOUS FORM."
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, April 2002
"THERE IS CONCERN FLUORIDE LEVELS IN FOODS ARE, IN SOME CASES, RELATIVELY HIGH, IN PART DUE TO THE WIDESPREAD USE OF FLUORIDE-CONTAINING PESTICIDES."
United Press International Science News, May 30, 2002
"THE LATE DEAN BURK, PhD, FORMER CHIEF CHEMIST AT THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, DESCRIBED FLUORIDE'S RISK IN THE STARKEST TERMS. AFTER CO-CONDUCTING THE LARGEST UNITED STATES FLUORIDATION STUDY IN HISTORY, BURK CONCLUDED: FLUORIDE CAUSES MORE CANCER, AND CAUSES IT FASTER, THAN ANY OTHER CHEMICAL."
Better Nutrition, June 2002
"THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WOULDN'T ALLOW A BUCKET OF THIS STUFF [FLUOROSILICIC ACID] TO BE POURED DIRECTLY INTO THE GREAT SALT LAKE, YET MANY TONS WILL FLOW THERE IN COMING YEARS VIA DAVIS COUNTY WASTE WATER ALONE. AS LONG AS SOME OF IT PASSES THROUGH PEOPLE FIRST, THE EPA RULES AGAINST DUMPING WASTE ARE SUSPENDED. A 1999 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE STUDY LINKING FLUOROSILICIC ACID TO HIGH UPTAKES OF LEAD IN CHILDREN IS ONE OF SEVERAL THAT HAVE RAISED RED FLAGS ABOUT THE ACID."
Salt Lake Tribune, June 16, 2002
by Robert A. Kroboth http://www.citizengadfly.com/
Please print and distribute copies of this publication.
What ever happened to freedom of choice in this country? I do not mean the freedom to put street drugs into our bodies. I mean the freedom not to have our water supply contaminated with toxic industrial waste.
Anyone, who chooses, can use fluoride toothpaste and go to a dentist to receive fluoride treatments and a prescription for fluoride drops. When treatment of our public water supply with fluoride is mandated, advocates are saying that they know what is best for all of us and that we are not entitled to take our own doctor's advice. A tremendous amount of money is spent promoting fluoride. Money is the name of the game. Instead of paying for disposal of their toxic waste, the phosphate fertilizer and aluminum industries can sell it to public water suppliers. Dentists can treat dental fluorosis, the unsightly mottling of teeth, with expensive crowns.
Because it is a controlled substance, it takes a prescription from a dentist in order to get pharmaceutical fluoride drops. No prescription is needed to contaminate our public water supply with industrial waste fluoride, which contains arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, phosphorus, silver and other toxic compounds.
Robert Allen Kroboth