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Fluoride Controversy

 

 

Should public water systems automatically include fluoride?  Does fluoride actually protect teeth from decay?  Should dentists promote and use fluoride?  Should toothpaste and mouthwash include fluoride?  Are the public and children in particular getting too much fluoride from all these sources?

 

Fluorine is a chemical element. In pure form, it is a highly toxic, reactive, yellowish-green gas.  When you hear about fluoride in drinking water, it comes from adding a fluorine compound (usually sodium fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate, or fluorosilicic acid) to drinking water.  Stable fluorides are also found in fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash. Fluorine is an element. Fluoride either refers to the fluorine ion or to a compound that contains the element fluorine. (source)

 

To repeat … fluorine is highly toxic.  Yet, it is common government and industry practice to use fluoride as a dental protection tool.  Even today, when dental hygiene and access to dental services is better than ever.

 

Thus the controversy:

 

Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit – Fluoridation: A safe dental protection tool for everyone

 

“In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Since 2006, epidemiological studies have documented six additional developmental neurotoxicants—manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. We postulate that even more neurotoxicants remain undiscovered. To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.” The Lancet – Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

 

 

AO Comment:  Since the current social climate is so heavily weighted in favour of using fluoride as touted by governments, industry, health care units, and dentists we find it necessary to present the alternative argument for the most part.  However, we say don’t take anyone’s word for this.  As always do your research, make up your own mind and make educated choices for you and your family.

 

 

 

NEWS – Fluoride Controversy

 

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2019-02-25

National Post

Calgary councillors vote to study effects of removing fluoride from city's water eight years ago

Tyler Dawson

2018-10-10

EurekAlert.org

Fluoride levels in pregnant women in Canada show drinking water is primary source of exposure

York University

2016-09-28

Theguardian.com

Mackay council votes to remove fluoride from water supply after divisive debate

Australian Associated Press

2016-02-25

Prnewswire.com

Calgary Fluoride Study Fatally Flawed; Key Data Omitted

Fluoride Action Network

2016-02-17

CBC

Fluoride-free drinking water in Calgary leads to rise in kids’ tooth decay, study indicates

 

2016-02-04

Vimeo / Dougals Cargoe

Erin Brokovitch on fluoride (13 mins)

Douglas Cragoe

- Erin Brokovitch

- Dr. Oz

2016-01-26

Toronto Star

Peel Region expected to vote on removing fluoride from drinking water

San Grewal

2015-10-02

The Times Herald (USA)

Fluoride spill costly lesson for Marysville

Jackie Smith

2015-08-04

Centre Daily Times

Dentists bristle over Bellefonte fluoride decision

Jeremy Hartley

2015-06-18

Cochrane Library

Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries

Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, Helen V Worthington, Tanya Walsh, Lucy O'Malley, Jan E. Clarkson, Richard Macey, Rahul Alam, Peter Tugwell, Vivian Welch, Anne-Marie Glenny

2015-04-26

Living Traditionally

Your fluoride comes from China! And It’s Laced with Heavy Metals

 

2015-04-23

London Yodeller

Water Fluoridation is Unnecessary, Unethical, Unsafe and Ineffective

Barry Wells

2015-04-10

NaturalNews.com

Five ingredients that poison your brain

 

2015-03-15

TribLive News

Water fluoridation debate reignites across Western Pennsylvania

Rich Cholodofsky

2015-02-24

Telegraph (UK)

Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists

 

2015-02-19

MedicalDaily.com

Fluoride In Your Water Comes From Government Goal Of Preventing Dental Decay

Stephanie Castillo

- youtube video (3 mins)

2015-02-13

Sydney Morning Herald

Clean-water campaigner Erin Brockovich urges people to question water fluoridation while visiting Australia

Julie Power

2015-02-09

EatLocalGrown.com

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal

The Lancet – Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

2015-01-01

Clear Water Legacy Inc.

Artifical Water Fluoridation:  Off to a poor start (.pdf)

Sheldon Thomas

2015-01-13

Blogs.crikey.com.au

Water fluoridation: why is it still being debated?

Jennifer Doggett

- Michael Foley

2014-02-26

US National Library of Medicine

Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention

Stephen Peckham, Niyi Awofeso

2012-09-01

FluorideAlert.org

50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation

Paul Connett, PhD

 

2011-11-24

Simcoe Mukoka District Health Unit

Community Water Fluoridation:  Begin a Legacy of Healthy Teeth in Orillia (.pdf)

 

2011-05-13

Youtube / RealityIreland

Dr. Dean Burk - Fluoride causes cancer

Dr. Dean Burk

2011-05-01

Youtube / Collective Evolution

Fluoride: The Hard to Swallow Truth Documentary

Collective Evolution

 

More Information:

 

CDC (USA) – www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/engineering/wfadditives.htm

 

Fluoride Action Network -  www.fluorideAlert.org

 

https://www.facebook.com/FluorideActionNetwork

 

Mercury and Fluoride – The Dumbing Down of a Population (10 mins)


http://ffwireland.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.enviro.ie/downloads.html

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11571

http://www.fluorideresearch.org/

 

www.DentalConfessions.com (Jim Maxey, D.D.S.)

 

 

 

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APPENDIX B

 

Comment by Dan Germouse (link)

The forced-fluoridation experiment is medical malpractice on an industrial scale. Fluoridation chemicals are the only medications which are delivered via public water supplies. Medicating public water supplies with any chemical violates the human rights and medical ethics principle of informed consent to medical intervention, is entirely indiscriminate, results in the random dosing of residents since the fluoride dose received from water and other sources is uncontrolled, and is environmentally irresponsible because the vast majority of tap water is not ingested, so the environmental load is vastly greater than it needs to be. Medicating public water supplies means that politicians are subjecting everyone to treatment which no doctor can legally impose on anyone, and is surely the most ham-fisted method of drug delivery ever devised.

 

Medicating public water supplies with fluoridation chemicals is especially egregious, because fluoride is a cumulative poison with a half life in the body of around 20 years, there was no good quality scientific research which indicated that forced-fluoridation was anything but harmful and useless in the 1940s and there still isn’t any, the best quality scientific research which has been conducted indicates that forced-fluoridation is in fact both harmful and useless, the fluoride pollution which is used is industrial grade rather than pharmaceutical grade, and fluoride is not biodegradable. The forced-fluoridation experiment is authoritarian, an abuse of human rights, criminally negligent, irrational, archaic, pseudoscientific, and all risk, no reward.

 

Facebook Comment by Jim Maxey

ARE DENTISTS REALLY QUALIFIED TO BE FLUORIDE EXPERTS?

 

I graduated from dental school in 1972 and the dental schools water fluoridation educational curriculum has not changed since then. To be licensed in Oklahoma and other states a dentist has to graduate from a dental school that is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA). For a dental school to be accredited by the ADA that school has to meet the very strict curriculum requirements of the ADA. All accredited dental schools are just carbon copies of each other so it doesn’t matter which ADA accredited dental school one attends as they are all the same except maybe for the color of the wallpaper.

 

In dental school, one day during one of our preventative dentistry courses, only a very few minutes was devoted to telling us students that “fluoridated drinking water reduced and prevented tooth decay and it was safe and caused no bodily harm.” If a student said something about hearing that fluoride was a toxic chemical and should not be added to the drinking water we were instructed very explicitly that it is the dentists who are the “experts” and that the public does not know anything about fluoride and that fluoride was safe and that anyone who disagreed was unscientific, misinformed, a fear monger and should be seriously denigrated…and if we ever expected to graduate from dental school we had darn well better defend water fluoridation and never question it.

 

That was it, no book, no PowerPoint, no tests, no nothing…just this brief statement one day.

That was the total amount of “facts” we students were taught about water fluoridation science. The ADA does not want dentists to know truthful, accurate and undistorted water fluoridation science so they intentionally keep it out of the dental school curriculum and instead just supply dentist with rehearsed scripted messages to spout. The public and most dentists unfortunately hold it that this very brief indoctrination (brainwashing) dentists are given in dental school somehow makes dentist fluoridation “experts.”

 

Since the ADA controls the dental school curriculum, as well as dentistry in general, a potential dental student has to first pass the ADA’s Dental Aptitude Test to be accepted to a dental school. Another ADA test has to be passed to advance to the third year and again at the end of the fourth year to graduate. Then a dentist has to graduate from an ADA accredited school to be licensed. Then there is the back door the ADA has into all the state dental boards.

 

Dentist take what they learn in dental school as Gospel Truth. We are taught many very specific procedures and techniques for treating tooth decay and gum diseases. We don’t deviate. We do as we are taught. If we expect to graduate from dental school we had darn well do as we are told and taught. If we don’t do as taught, we fail. This water fluoridation scenario is the same. Dentists don’t question their dental school fluoridation teachings, they take it as GOSPEL TRUTH which means that dentists will attack and denigrate anyone who is opposed to fluoridation. These ADA controlled dental schools are very good at turning out very skilled and professional dentists…but these schools are total failures at turning out anything that even remotely resembles a “fluoridation expert.”

 

Because of the American Dental Association’s control over dental schools there is no such thing as a scientifically accurate Water Fluoridation 101 course taught in any dental school in this country, and there never has been. Should any dentists approach you with that pretense that they are the “experts,” I suggest you ask them to document their qualifications and have them show you on their dental school course transcript where their fluoride coursework is documented. Also ask them to document if they have taken any continuing education courses on water fluoridation since their graduation from dental school. They won’t be able to provide any documentation as no courses have ever existed. The public has been misled into believing that dentists are water fluoridation “experts” when in fact that is clearly not the case. Dentists are so far removed from the accurate water fluoridation science that they are not even in the ball park of scientifically accurate water fluoridation science. Truth decay causes fluoridation…