My Oahu friend, Richard Deihl, sent this to me:
to having our water supply being adulterated with fluoride. I also
object to the concept of involuntary mass-medication. It has no place
in a free society. People who want fluoride should be free to eat as
much as they want, but at the same time, those of us who do not want
it should not have it literally forced down our throats.
There are ample studies available that show not only the
ineffectiveness of fluoride but its toxicity. Fluoride is a hazardous
waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer and aluminum industries
and is a key ingredient in rat poison.
I’ll let Dr. Joseph Mercola conclude my testimony:
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 parents of
infants not to use fluoridated water when mixing baby formula.
As award-winning journalist Christopher Bryson revealed in his
book The Fluoride Deception, there has been a multi-tiered effort –
or as Bryson says, an abuse of power — by military and industry
scientists and public health officials to shamelessly promote
fluoride to the dentistry field and the American public with little
regard to the implications it would have on human health.
Just what are those potential implications?
* An increased risk of bone cancer
* Fluorosis, a discoloring of your teeth and breakdown of
their enamel (between 30 percent and 50 percent of children have
dental fluorosis on at least two teeth in “optimally fluoridated
* An increased risk of osteoporosis
* Developmental problems such as lower IQ
But that’s not all. According to Paul Connett, PhD:
1. Fluoride accumulates in your bones and makes them more brittle
and prone to fracture. Lifetime exposure to fluoride will contribute
to higher rates of hip fracture in the elderly.
2. Fluoride accumulates in your pineal gland, possibly lowering
the production of melatonin, a very important regulatory hormone
3. There are serious concerns about a connection between
fluoridation and the current epidemics of both arthritis and
4. In animal studies fluoride at 1 ppm in drinking water
increases the uptake of aluminum into your brain.
5. Counties with 3 ppm or more of fluoride in their water have
lower fertility rates.
6. The fluoridating agents most commonly used in the United
States not only increase the uptake of lead into children’s blood but
are also associated with an increase in violent behavior.
Of course, the main reason why fluoride is reportedly added to
the U.S. water supply in the first place is to prevent cavities. Yet,
data compiled by the World Health Organization shows no difference in
tooth decay in countries that use fluoridated water compared with
countries that don’t use fluoridated water. So not only is fluoride
unsafe, it is ineffective as well.
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