Fluoride Issues

Strong Link Between Fluoridated Water and Bone Cancer

(WASHINGTON, April 5) — Boys who drink water with levels of fluoride considered safe by federal guidelines are five times more likely to have a rare bone cancer than boys who drink unfluoridated water, according to a study by Harvard University scientists published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The study, led by Dr. Elise Bassin and published online today in Cancer Causes and Control, the official journal of the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, found a strong link between fluoridated drinking water and osteocarcoma, a rare and often fatal bone cancer, in boys. The study confirms studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New Jersey health department that also found increased rates of bone cancer in boys who drank fluoridated tap water.

Bassin's study comes on the heels of a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report that found the federal "safe" limit for fluoride in tap water did not protect children from dental fluorosis or increased bone fractures. The NAS recommended that the allowable limit for fluoride in tap water be lowered immediately.

For the rest of the story visit http://www.ewg.org/node/8778

- contributed by Helen Terry

POWA launches campaign to outlaw fluoridation of water supply

Watergirl Whenever a faucet is turned on, the question looms as to the safety of the water that flows out of it. The practice of water fluoridation is a controversial issue which affects families around the world. The Union of Concerned Scientists has called for a moratorium on water fluoridation until an independent panel can conduct research on the health and environmental effects of fluoride.

The Protect Our Water Alliance (POWA), an independent, grassroots initiative, has started an online petition to urge Congress to fully investigate basic safety questions about water fluoridation, including the use of silicofluorides. The alliance was started by a group of concerned citizens from varied backgrounds to raise awareness about environmental health concerns regarding fluoride and fluorine compounds.

Using online campaigns to inform and inspire individuals and organizations around the world, POWA addresses the basis of the public policy and practice of water fluoridation. They also address other uses of fluoride and fluorine compounds that may result in environmental contamination and/or detrimental health effects.

The Union of Concerned Scientists is asking EPA administrator Stephen Johnson to reduce the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for fluoride in drinking water from four parts per million to zero, based on the evidence of fluoride's connection to carcinogens.

In March 2006, a National Research Council panel of the National Academy of Sciences released a report of their in-depth study of fluoride toxicity, completed at the request of the EPA. The panel concluded that the current EPA safety standards for fluoride in water supplies are not protective of the safety of Americans.

The 450-page report details the many health risks from overexposure to fluoride, and makes many recommendations for further scientific research on the health effects of fluoride.

According to many critics of mass fluoridation, fluoride ingestion by our children is out of control, given the skyrocketing rise in dental fluorosis in fluoridated communities. Dental fluorosis is recognized by scientists world-wide as the first clinical sign of fluoride poisoning.

"The mass fluoridation of municipal water supplies is a decades-long medical hoax perpetrated on the citizens of many nations around the world," explained Mike Adams, creator of the popular CounterThink cartoon on fluoride, found at http://www.newstarget.com/021115.html

"The fluoride used in city water supplies is a toxic waste product with proven detrimental health effects to those who consume it," Adams continued. "Those dentists and doctors who promote the mass poisoning of the population with this EPA-regulated toxic waste chemical are engaged in a destructive and harmful con job on their fellow citizens."

Fluoride causes bone cancer

A paper by Dr. Elise Bassin, based on her 2001 doctoral thesis, was published in April 2006 through the mainstream journal Cancer Causes and Control. Dr. Bassin claims that boys who are exposed to water fluoridation between ages 6-8 have a five-fold chance of developing osteosarcoma, a rare and usually fatal form of bone cancer, some years later.

Other well-documented sources have also raised serious allegations related to the decisions and methods used to institute, implement, and promote water fluoridation as a U.S. public health policy.

According to POWA, some recent significant developments and trends have permanently changed the water fluoridation issue:

• A 1998-2000 investigation into fluoridation by the U.S. House Committee on Science, which exposed the gross inadequacy of testing, approval and regulation of fluoridation chemicals.

• General acceptance of new research showing that fluoride's cavity-preventing effect on teeth is primarily topical, not systemic (meaning that while it may work if swished around the mouth, it does not work by swallowing it). Swallowing fluoride to prevent tooth decay is like drinking sun lotion to prevent a sunburn.

• Dramatic increases in the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis - a clear and visible sign of fluoride toxicity in children - resulting from excessive fluoride intake from multiple sources.

• A growing body of peer-reviewed scientific data linking fluoride intake to a number of adverse health effects, including hip fractures, endocrine disruption, central nervous system disorders, and bone cancer.

No scientific debate allowed on fluoride

Fluoridation proponents often assert that there is no legitimate scientific controversy over the benefits or safety of this measure. At the same time, they have refused to openly discuss the risks and benefits of water fluoridation.

National publicity regarding an apparent cover-up of the fluoride-bone cancer link by Dr. Chester Douglass of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is especially disturbing. Douglass is currently under investigation for possible ethics violations involving suppression of a rigorous Harvard doctoral study showing strong evidence of bone cancer in young men after earlier exposure to water fluoridation.

He has been accused by a respected Washington watchdog organization, the Environmental Working Group (www.EWG.org), of covering up these findings. The Harvard professor also serves as editor of a newsletter produced by fluoride toothpaste manufacturer Colgate-Palmolive.

The industrial waste products used as fluoridating agents (primarily silicofluorides), which are contaminated with known carcinogens and neurotoxins, have not been tested or approved by the EPA or the FDA for safety or effectiveness.

Fluoridation is a global threat to public health

The health problems caused by fluoride are not limited to the U.S. There are approximately 20 nations around the world suffering the devastating health effects of fluoride ingestion through food and water, including China, Australia, Israel and Turkey. The research revealing these health effects is well-documented and the results are staggering.

And these problems are not just limited to the water. According to POWA, the potential health hazards are the result of "cumulative doses of fluoride from many sources, including dental treatments and products, fluoride-based pesticides, processed foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and industrial emissions."

The POWA petition will be submitted to Congress and accompanied by a cover letter listing all the latest developments which will stress the need for support in forming a moratorium on fluoride as well as a Congressional investigation. To sign the petition, visit: http://www.powalliance.org/petition.

ADA recommends against fluoridated water for baby formula

In a little-noticed but dramatic turnaround, the nation's leading fluoride advocate, The American Dental Association (ADA), issued an alert on November 9th urging parents to avoid fluoridated water when reconstituting infant formula, warning that "Infants less than one year old may be getting more than the optimal amount of fluoride if their primary source of nutrition is powdered or liquid infant formula mixed with water containing fluoride."

Read more: http://www.ewg.org/newsletter/20061129-fluoride/.

WRKN Nashville video pieces on this subject: http://www.wkrn.com/search/node/fluoride.

- thanks to Barbara Havens

On using water as a vehicle for drugs - Dr. C. G. Heyd

"I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable." - Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd, Past President of the American Medical Association

Water fluoridation as criminal insanity

Grass5_1 Quoting Einstein`s nephew, Dr. E.H. Bronner (a chemist who had also been a
prisoner of war during WWII) in a letter printed in The Catholic Mirror,
Springfield, MA, January 1952:

"There is a sinister network of subversive agents, Godless 'intellectual'
parasites, working in our country today whose ramifications grow more
extensive, more successful and more alarming each new year and whose true
objective is to demoralize, paralyze and destroy our great Republic - from
within if they can, according to their plan - for their own possession.

"The tragic success they have already attained in their long siege to
destroy the moral fiber of American life is now one of their most potent
footholds towards their own ultimate victory over us.

"Fluoridation of our community water systems can well become their most
subtle weapon for our sure physical and mental deterioration.

"As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22
years, 3 American chemical plants and licensed 6 of my 53 patents. Based on
my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let
me warn: Fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national
suicide. Don`t do it.

Keep in mind that what was proposed at that time was water flouridation at
1ppm - what is being proposed now is 70ppm, and as it would be in foods,
entirely unavoidable once these substances were consumed. DO THE MATH!!

This article is a MUST READ in its entirety:  http://www.ekostv.com/node/125?PHPSESSID=f6bb75e02d7f26ec6ce70c8f1da86f1b


Source: http://www.sonic.net/kryptox/history/perkins2.htm

Fluoride stupidity and population control

"The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children's
teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be
done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose
behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to
domination and control and loss of liberty.

"When the Nazis under Hitler decided to go into Poland, both the German
General Staff and the Russian General Staff exchanged scientific and
military ideas, plans, and personnel, and the scheme of mass control through
water medication was seized upon by the Russian Communists because it fitted
ideally into their plan to communize the world...

"I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official
of the great IG Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the
Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity
of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years' research into the chemistry,
biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine - any person who drinks
artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never
again be the same person mentally or physically."
- CHARLES E. PERKINS, Chemist, 2 October 1954.


The fluoride conspiracy

The history of forcing fluoride on humans through the fluoridation of drinking water is wrought with lies, greed and deception. Governments that add fluoride to drinking water supplies insist that it is safe, beneficial and necessary, however, scientific evidence shows that fluoride is not safe to ingest and areas that fluoridate their drinking water supplies have higher rates of cavities, cancer, dental fluorosis, osteoporosis and other health problems.

Because of the push from the aluminum industry, pharmaceutical companies and weapons manufacturers, fluoride continues to be added to water supplies all over North America and due to recent legal actions against water companies that fluoridate drinking water supplies, precedent has been set that will make it impossible for suits to be filed against water suppliers that fluoridate.

There is a growing resistance against adding toxic fluoride to our water supplies, but unfortunately, because fluoride has become "the lifeblood of the modern industrial economy" (Bryson 2004), there is too much money at stake for those who endorse water fluoridation . The lies of the benefits of water fluoridation will continue to be fed to the public, not to encourage health benefits to a large number of people, but to profit the military-industrial complex.

The story begins in 1924: http://www.ekostv.com/node/125?PHPSESSID=f6bb75e02d7f26ec6ce70c8f1da86.

- thanks to Harold Dillard for sharing this

Large amounts of fluoride to be sprayed on most foods

In a November 28, 2005 letter to Dow AgroSciences, Maureen Serafini,
Director, NYS Bureau of Pesticides, approved sulfuryl fluoride (ProFume®)
fumigant on all processed foods and a large number of raw food commodities
in New York. These are the foods most Americans eat.

In response, FAN's Pesticide Project Director, Ellen Connett, requested
Director Serafini to revoke this approval.

Because sulfuryl fluoride breaks down to fluoride in the human body,
fluoride is the endpoint of toxicological concern. In their approval, EPA
approved the highest levels of fluoride residues in food in US history.
Fluoride is persistent and bio-accumulates in the human body.

Inhalation tests with all animal species exposed to sulfuryl fluoride
revealed severe harm to the brain. Of particular concern was the finding of
holes (vacuolation) in the white matter of the brain, and an abnormal
softening (malacia) and cell death (necrosis) of brain tissue.

Here are some scientific studies done as to how flouride affects the
brain: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/brain/

Flouride and the Pineal Gland: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/pineal/

And it is no accident that the addition of flourides is being advocated at
this time - Flouride is part of the 'dumbing down' process:

Fluorides have been used to modify behavior and mood in human beings.

It is a little-known fact that fluoride compounds were added to the
drinking water of prisoners to keep them docile and inhibit questioning of
, both in Nazi prison camps in World War II and in the Soviet
gulags in Siberia. Fluorides are medically categorized as protoplasmic
poisons, which is why they are used to kill rodents

"Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century."
- Robert Carlton, Ph. D., former U. S. EPA scientist on "Marketplace"
Canadian Broadcast Company, Nov. 24, 1992.

"Regarding fluoridation, the EPA should act immediately to protect the
public, not just on the cancer data, but on the evidence of bone fractures,
arthritis, mutagenicity and other effects"
- William Marcus, Ph. D., senior EPA toxicologist, Covert Action, Fall 1992,
p. 66

Source: http://www.fluoridealert.org/