Skip to comments.How We Got Fluoridated
Posted on 11/22/2002 7:33:34 PM PST by FormerLurker
How We Got Fluoridated
by Philip Heggen
Throughout the world, and from the beginning, virtually all living creatures have been exposed to fluoride. It's nothing new. Fluoride is one of the most abundant elements in the earth's crust - cumulative and toxic to all forms of life at remarkably low dosage.
Sixty years ago U.S. dental researchers had identified areas in sixteen states where disfiguring mottled enamel was a serious problem. Thirty years ago, the World Health Organization had noted that high concentrations of fluoride are found in areas of every continent and that dental fluorosis is a problem from Finland to South Africa and from England to Japan.
But fluoride affects more than just developing teeth. Even dinosaurs have ingested water and vegetation contaminated by fluoride from volcanic gases and ash - and suffered the consequence in terms of painful arthritic effects.
Industrial mining and manufacturing, like mini-volcanoes, bring up fluorides from the earth into the biosphere, with similar effects on human communities. In the past century or so, man has spawned these "mini-volcanoes" without fully understanding the consequences. Modern well-drilling equipment has provided much needed water from deep within the earth - and this, too, has resulted in fluoride poisoning.
Fluoridation has not been a conspiracy in the usual sense of the word ... but rather, a colossal blunder.
"The problem is enormous, unbelievable," says Andezhath Susheela of the Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation in Delhi, India. She has been unraveling the national story for a decade during which time her estimate of the number of people leading "a painful and crippled life" from fluorosis has risen from one million to 25 million and now to 60 million - six million of them children - spread across tens of thousands of communities. "In some villages three-quarters of the population are seriously affected."
This paper is a chronicle and overview spanning the history of modern industry. It shows the rise of fluoride pollution and how economic motives have overridden concerns for human health. We take you back to the early metal refinery pollution in Europe and show the record of lawsuits for fluoride damage. This reveals the basis for American industry's fear of being shut down by lawsuits. We also document the steps taken by industry to divert public attention away from fluoride air pollution. This chronicle shows that the origin of water fluoridation is in these fluoride fears of industry -- not in concern for children's teeth.
During the 1940s, the development of the atom bomb required handling huge amounts of fluoride in the production of nuclear weapons. Documented here is a major safety study by the Atomic Energy Commission. As a result of this extensive study, the federal government became involved in the suppression of information about fluoride poisoning. Formerly restricted government documents now made available under the Freedom of Information Act have filled in blank spaces in this chronology.
Thus, both big government and big industry, for different reasons, became involved in the cover up. The succeeding collaboration of industry and government is documented below in detail.
The difficulties in maintaining a deception over an extended time are sizable. This is especially true with an ongoing issue like fluoridation. A compounding of dishonest statements and actions is required to maintain the original deception. At a certain point, the truth of the situation becomes obvious. These consequences are now coming to bear on the defenders of fluoridation. The Epilogue deals with this coming confrontation.
Gen. Jack Ripper.
"Do you know what flouride is, Mandrake?"
Ah, no, Jack, no I don't."
Keep reading through the article's links, you'll see..
"Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake children's ice cream."
If you only knew what it did, you might not want to do that...
Mandrake: Ah, yes, I have heard of that, Jack. Yes.
Ripper: Well, do you know what it is?
Mandrake: No. No, I don't know what it is. No.
Ripper: Do you realize that fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face? Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridated water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk, ice cream? Ice cream, Mandrake. Children's ice cream?
Mandrake: Good Lord.
Ripper: You know when fluoridation first began?
Mandrake: No. No, I don't, Jack. No.
Ripper: Nineteen hundred and forty-six. Nineteen forty-six, Mandrake. How does that coincide with your postwar commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual, and certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core commie works.
LOL. The JBS lives.
I recommend TOM's Natural Tooth Paste, but you have to look at the labeling, they have fluoride and non-fluoride toothpaste, the non is great stuff, I haven't had to go to a dentist in 9 years.
Keep brushing with Crest. And you think POT is bad, my God..
Should I brush with pot?
Lethal? You are getting hysterical. First of all, we have children all over the country swallowing fluoridated water on a daily basis and not dying. And I give thousands of fluoride treatments a year (properly) to small children, as do all dentists, and haven't lost one yet.
And you are slowly poisoning them.
So it isn't "lethal for a small child if swallowed".
I've already shown you that it is. It is quite a reckless statement to make that it isn't lethal, or at least potentially lethal.
Only July 21, 1990, Chuck Filippini took his 8 year old daughter to the dentist who received a fluoride treatment at 11:00 A.M. Two hours later, she went into a seizure. Two to three days later, she died.
These cases are not unusual. Surveys show that over 6% of the children receiving fluoride treatments at the dental office complained of side-effects, including nauseaand vomiting, either immediately or within one hour following treatment.
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) studied fluoride for 13 years and found evidence that fluoride causes bone cancer in lab rats. A prestigious senior official from the US Public Health Service, experienced in the prestigious art of writing scientific reviews, rewrote the NTP report to make it appear that the evidence that fluoride is carcinogenic is equivocal instead of definitive.5 William Marcus, Ph.D. senior toxicologist in the EPA Office of Drinking Water, blew the whistle on this cover up. When he examined the original data of the experiment, Dr. Marcus found that there was clear evidence that fluoride causes cancer and that the results had been deliberately downgraded by the reviewer. Marcus publicly stated that there could be more than 10,000 avoidable fluoride-related deaths per year.7 For this, Dr. Marcus was fired in 1990. Dr Marcus sued. In 1992, the EPA was ordered by the court to rehire him and pay back pay, legal expenses and $50,000 in damages. "EPA appealed, but the appeal was turned down in 1994 by Secretary of Labor, Robert B. Reich who accused EPA of firing Dr. Marcus in retaliation for speaking his mind in public. Reich found among other things that EPA had shredded important evidence that would have supported Dr. Marcus in court. The original trial proceedings also show that EPA employees who wanted to testify on behalf of Dr. Marcus were threatened by their own management. EPA officials also forged some of his time cards, and then accused him of misusing his official time."8
It's hard to believe such a pro-fluoride stance: This year, FDA mandated that fluoridated toothpaste must display a warning that reads: "If you swallow more than the amount for brushing, contact a poison control center immediately." The mandate was prompted by more than 11,000 calls a year to poison control centers and three fluoride-related deaths.
From the 1991 Physicians' Desk Reference
The 1991 Physicians' Desk Reference cautions : "Dental Fluorosis [mottling] may result from exceeding the recommended dose. In hypersensitive individuals, fluorides occasionally cause skin eruptions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or urticaria, gastric distress, headache, and weaknesshave also been reported. These hypersensitive reactions usually disappear promptly after discontinuation of the fluoride. In rare cases, a delay in the eruption of teeth has been reported."
I find it highly interesting that the very conditions that cause adverse reactions to the smallpox vaccine are due to fluoride.
Yes, but you said " Fluoride has cululative toxic effects ", with the implication that is accumulates in the tissues like lead or other heavy metals. That is NOT TRUE. You do not see levels of fluoride in the body rise over time to any great extent.
Contrary to what TomB has to say, it DOES accumulate in the body, and is even MORE toxic that lead..
Make no mistake about it: fluoride is poison . According to the 1984 issue of Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products (Williams & Wilkins), it is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic . It has been used as a pesticide for the control of mice, rats, and other small pests. In 1991, the Akron (OH) Regional Poison Center reported that "Death has been reported following ingestion of 16 milligrams per kilogram of fluoride." In other words, one-hundreth (1/100) of an ounce of fluoride could kill a 10 pound child and one-tenth(1/10) of an ounce could kill a 100 pound adult.
Considering you have admitted that there are areas of the country with fluoride levels around 1ppm (albeit from the "natural" CaF), that is a useless statement. In addition, skeletal fluorosis is only seen in areas where the natural fluoride levels are over 4ppm. Lower levels of fluoride are actually associated with higher bone mass.
You obviously have conviently forgotten all of the facts I've provided that demonstrates that the food, water, and even the air that we breath are polluted with fluoride. The average intake is at least 4-8 mg of fluoride each day, higher than that for people who happen to live in fluoridated water districts that don't monitor their water as they should..
According to the National Research Council fluorosis affects 8 to 51% and sometimes as many as 80% of the children growing up in areas where drinking water contains one part per million (1 ppm) fluoride. Fluoride also can have a deleterious effect on bone growth and cause premature joint and ligament aging. The visible damage to tooth surfaces results in mottled, brittle teeth that are prone to fracture and may cost many thousands of dollars to cosmetically repair.
Once again, with fluoride ions being a natural feature of most water, this is not a problem at normal concentrations.
And again Tom, you try to confuse the issue between NATURAL calcium fluoride and ARTIFICIAL fluoride compounds. You have a rather short memory. Are you brushing your teeth with that 5000 ppm stuff?
I'm sorry, but I've seen no epidemologial studies looking at disease rates, hip fractures, or skeletal fluorosis, comparing areas with high and low fluoride levels.
Again Tom, I HAVE posted volumes of information and links on that. You DO appear to be suffering from fluoride intoxication...
Fluoride in drinking water increases the risk of hip fractures in women, according to an October 1999 American Journal of Epidemiology study. This corroborates several studies revealing a positive fluoride/hip fracture association. Furthermore, other studies dismissing a fluoride/fracture link may be flawed because they weren't gender or hip-fracture specific, report authors Kurttio, et al. A recent Lancet study showing no fluoridation/hip fracture link was not gender specific between high and low fluoride areas.
In 1990 a large national survey of hip fracture rates published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a dramatic link between fluoridated water and the frequency of hip fracture.11 This study closely followed a report in the New England Journal of Medicine which found that attempts to treat osteoporosis with fluoride actually increased the disease and resulted in increased bone fractures.12
I also noticed that many of your studies are from the journal Fluoride. Besides being on Quackwatch's list of journals to avoid, the paper I referenced above found some problems with it:
And those who made those statements are themselves guilty of quackery, and are more than likely funded by the ADA.
To promote a known poison as some sort of nutrient to the American public and to convince them that they NEED to ingest poison to attain good health is the ULTIMATE quackery. It is unimaginable that there are those who would even ALLOW adults and children to consume such hazardous material, never mind RECOMMEND and in fact FORCE them to.
Here's a bit of history on the topic.
You also fail to remember that I've posted a MASSIVE amount of information on this topic OTHER than what is available from the Fluoride Journal.
Let me just remind you that there are QUITE a few esteemed voices that are opposed to fluoridation and the use of fluoride in GENERAL.
It'd be safer for your mental health, your body, and your general well being. Have you bothered yourself with actually reading the article?
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