Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fluoride-CHAPTER 18

There’s nothing like a glass of cool, clear water to quench your
thirst. But the next time you turn on the tap, you might want to
question whether that water is in fact, too toxic to drink. If your
water is fluoridated, the answer is likely “yes.” For decades, we have
been told a lie, a lie that has led to the deaths of hundreds of
thousands of Americans and the weakening of the immune systems
of tens of millions more. This lie is called fluoridation. A process we
were led to believe was a safe and effective method of protecting
teeth from decay is in fact a fraud. “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, former
President of the AMA.
Fluoride is a harmless additive found in toothpaste and
our water supply. It prevents cavities, helps maintain
healthy teeth, and is an essential mineral.
Fluoride is a cumulative toxic waste, banned in at least
13 countries. Fluoride can cause birth defects, cancer,
osteoporosis, and multiple other health problems.
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What if you found out that fluoride is a neurotoxic industrial waste?
What if you found out that it damages the immune, digestive, and
respiratory systems as well as the kidneys, liver, brain, and thyroid?
What if you discovered that there is no scientific evidence that
fluoride is a beneficial additive to water, and in fact that there is
overwhelming scientific evidence that proves, without a doubt, that
fluoride is harmful? What if you found out that all federal health
agencies have known these facts for years, but have been controlled
by the political interests of the nuclear arms, aluminum, and
phosphate manufacturers to keep it a secret? Would you believe it?
The fluoridation of our public water is something that has been
highly debated for decades, yet the practice continues today, despite
strong evidence which indicates that fluoridation causes human
suffering and disease. The history of water fluoridation goes back
almost 80 years. In the 1920s, aluminum manufacturing, due largely
to the flourishing canning industry, was booming. But it was also a
big producer of toxic fluoride waste. The biggest dilemma was the
cost to safely dispose of this hazardous waste, since it was extremely
expensive. A company in Pittsburgh, ALCOA, had some
“revolutionary” ideas of how to cut the costs of disposal.
At that time, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) was under the
jurisdiction of Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon, who just
happened to be the founder and major stockholder of ALCOA. In
1931, a PHS dentist named H. Trendley Dean was dispatched to over
300 small towns in Texas where water wells contained high
concentrations of organic, natural fluoride. His mission was to
determine how much fluoride people could tolerate without
sustaining obvious damage to their teeth. What he found was
startling: teeth in these high-fluoride towns were often discolored
and eroded, but he also reported that they “appeared to have fewer
cavities” than average.
So, he used a strategy called “selective use of data” to try to prove
that fluoride at one part per million (1 PPM) reduced cavities. He
chose to use the data from only 21 communities to “back into his
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number.” That’s what we call it in the accounting world when you
know the desired answer, then use only numbers which will support
your desired answer, and reach your predetermined conclusion.
Dean totally disregarded the other 270+ localities that showed no
correlation between fluoride and tooth decay. ALCOA-funded
scientist Gerald J. Cox learned of Dean’s findings, and devised a way
for ALCOA to actually profit from fluoride. He proposed that this
“apparently worthless by-product” might reduce cavities in children
(despite no real evidence). He declared that fluoride was good for
your teeth, and in 1939, he proposed that the U.S. should fluoridate
its water supplies. That’s right, not by a doctor, not by a dentist, but
by a scientist who was working for the largest producer of fluoride
in the entire U.S.
Now ALCOA needed a “boost” to throw their “fluoride football” for
a touchdown. The aluminum industry had already been marketing
their toxic fluoride waste as an insecticide and rat poison, but they
wanted a much larger market. But they had a minor roadblock: the
Journal of the American Dental Association, in 1944, warned that
“the potentialities for harm (from fluoridation) far outweigh those
for the good.” In 1945, two Michigan cities were selected for an
official “15-year” comparison study to determine if fluoride could
safely reduce cavities in children, and fluoride was pumped into the
drinking water of Grand Rapids. In 1946, despite the fact that the
official 15-year experiment in Michigan had barely begun, six more
U.S. cities were allowed to fluoridate their water. The 2 city
Michigan experiment was abandoned before it was half over, with
the results “inconclusive.” This is the only scientifically objective
test of fluoridation’s safety and benefits that was ever performed.
But ALCOA wasn’t going to let the facts get in the way of their idea!
In 1947, Oscar R. Ewing, a long-time ALCOA lawyer, was appointed
head of the Federal Security Agency, a position that placed him in
charge of the Public Health Service. Under Ewing, a national water
fluoridation campaign began. The PR strategist for the water
fluoridation campaign was none other than Sigmund Freud’s
nephew Edwin L. Bernays, known as the “Father of Spin.” Bernays
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pioneered the application of his Freud’s theories to advertising and
government “half truths.” In his book Propaganda, Bernays argued
that scientific manipulation of public opinion is they key. He stated,
“A relatively small number of persons pull the wires which control
the public mind.” The government’s fluoridation campaign was one
of his most enduring successes.
How did he do it? His techniques were simple: Pretend there is some
favorable research by using phrases like “Numerous studies have
shown...” or “Research has proven...” or “Scientific investigators
have found...” but then never really cite anything. Say it long
enough and loud enough, and eventually people will believe it. If
anyone doubts you, attack their character and/or their intellect. On
a side note, a few years later, Bernays helped popularize the notion
of women smoking cigarettes. Not being one to turn down a
challenge, Bernays set up the advertising format which lasted for
almost 50 years “proving” that cigarettes are beneficial to health.
Bernays never strayed from his fundamental axiom to “control the
masses without their knowing it.” He believed that the best PR takes
places when the people are unaware that they are being
manipulated. So, under Bernays’ spell, the popular image of fluoride
- which at the time was being sold as bug and rat poison - became
that of a beneficial provider of gleaming smiles, absolutely safe, and
good for children. This was a brilliant marketing move by ALCOA!
Rather than having to pay extremely high costs to safely dispose of
this toxic waste, ALCOA (and other aluminum manufacturers) could
now sell it to municipalities for a huge profit! Any opponents were
quickly and permanently engraved on the public mind as crackpots,
quacks, and lunatics. In 1950, the government officially endorsed
fluoridation. Since then, 2/3 of the nation’s reservoirs have been
fluoridated and almost 150,000 tons of toxic fluoride are pumped in
annually to keep them that way.
But, don’t studies show that a little fluoride is good for your teeth?
Absolutely! But this is a classic example of a “bait and switch.” You
see, the fluoride which is good for your teeth is calcium fluoride,
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which is found naturally in plants and water. However, the fluoride
which was being added to the water supply and toothpaste was not
calcium fluoride. It was either sodium fluoride, fluorosilicic acid, or
silicofluorides, all 3 of which are toxic wastes. In 2006, the “toxin of
choice” for over 90% of municipalities in the U.S. is fluorosilicic
acid. Have you ever read the labels on your toothpaste? I suggest
that you do so. The warning says to keep away from children. I
wonder why. Perhaps it is because if an entire tube of toothpaste
were ingested by a small child, the dosage would likely be fatal!
Fluorosilicic acid is an EPA regulated toxic waste produced in the
smokestacks of various industrial chemical producers. Let me
reiterate. Fluorosilicic acid is a toxic waste byproduct that is
produced in the United States by various chemical companies. It
represents such a health hazard that it is regulated by the EPA, and
must be disposed of as a toxic waste.
So, let me get this straight. It is illegal to take this fluorosilicic acid
and bury it in the ground or dump it in rivers or streams in this
country, but it is perfectly legal (even mandated) to sell it to
municipalities that drip it into the water supply so that people will
drink it. Of course, what goes in must come out, so we eventually
pass the fluoride (at least some of it) through our bodies and directly
into the rivers and streams. Thus, it brings us to this bizarre reality
of fluoridation: this environmentally hazardous, toxic substance is
illegal to dump into rivers and streams, unless it passes through the
bodies of human beings first, in which case it’s not only perfectly
legal, but it’s actually mandated by dentists. Pretty weird, huh? Of
course, these are the same people who are still putting mercury in
our mouths, so what do you expect?
Fluoride is more toxic than lead, and there are more than 500 peerreviewed
studies documenting adverse effects of fluoride ranging
from cancer to brain damage. Yet municipalities throughout the
United States actually purchase this product and then drip it into the
public water supply. According to Dr. Charles G. Heyd (past
President of the AMA), “I am appalled at the prospect of using water
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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.”
Not only does fluoride not protect our teeth, but it has also been
shown to cause dental fluorosis, lowered IQ, and even cancer.
Numerous studies have shown that fluoride causes genetic damage at
concentrations as low as one part per million (1 PPM). Can you
guess what the average level of fluoridation is in our water supply?
That’s right...1 PPM!
The first occurrence of fluoridated drinking water was found in
Germany’s concentration camps. The Gestapo had little concern
about fluoride’s supposed effect on children’s teeth. Their alleged
reason for mass-medicating water with sodium fluoride was to
sterilize humans and force the people in their concentration camps
into calm submission. (Joseph Borkin, The Crime and Punishment of
I.G. Farben). Charles Elliot Perkins, research scientist sent by the
U.S. government to take charge of the I.G. Farben drug/chemical
plants in Germany, confirmed this fact when he discovered that “the
real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of
the masses to domination, control and loss of liberty.” In his report
to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in October of 1954,
he said, “repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in
time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination, by slowly
poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making
him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him.”
One of the most harmful attributes of fluoride is that inhibits
enzyme activity, paralyzes white blood cells, and causes collagen to
break down. Enzymes, the immune system’s leukocytes, and
collagen are all fundamental in fighting cancer. And all three are
adversely affected by fluoride. Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, a biochemist
and president of the Safe Water Foundation, was one of two
researchers who first determined the fluoride-cancer link. In 1977,
epidemiological studies by Dr. Dean Burk, former head of the U.S.
National Cancer Institute’s cell chemistry section, and
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Yiamouyiannis showed that fluoridation is linked to about 10,000
cancer deaths yearly. According to Dr. Burk, “Fluoride causes more
human cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.”
Fluoride, The Aging Factor, 1986.
Fluoride has also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, since the
aluminum binds with fluoride to form aluminum fluoride, which is
able to pass the blood-brain barrier. In January 1987, experiments
performed at the Medical Research Endocrinology Dept., Newcastle
upon Tyne, England, and the Physics Dept of the University of
Ruhana, Sri Lanka, showed that fluoridated water at 1 PPM (when
used in cooking in aluminum cookware) concentrated the aluminum
up to 600 PPM, whereas water without fluoride did not. (Science
News 131:73). Researchers examined the water in Antigo,
Wisconsin which has been fluoridated for almost 40 years. The
water was examined by a certified Wisconsin laboratory, and
showed that when it was used in cooking in aluminum cookware, it
concentrated the aluminum by 833 times and increased the fluoride
content by 100%. www.whale.to/a/alz.html
One of the other things I find so interesting about this debate on
fluoride is that dentists and doctors will leap to defend this practice
at every opportunity. Why? Is it because there’s good scientific
evidence that fluoridation is somehow beneficial to the public? NO.
It’s because they’ve been told to support it by Big Medicine
(specifically the AMA and ADA). All of this is so bizarre that a
reasonable person can only conclude these doctors and dentists are
operating on auto-pilot. They are parroting whatever “talking
points” that Big Medicine gives them.
And to top it off, they are typically extremely arrogant about the
whole thing. They act like because they are dentists, they are
qualified to talk about this one single nutritional deficiency and its
effects on the entire human body. In fact, dentists have no
qualifications to talk about the effects of fluoride on the human
nervous system, the blood supply, chronic disease, behavioral
disorders, or other physiological effects. Dentists are really only
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qualified to talk about what’s happening with your teeth – not drugs
or chemicals that you ingest and that have a systemic effect.
And doctors are not much better. They are not qualified to talk
about nutrition. As I’ve already mentioned, at best they have a few
hours of education on nutrition and are largely illiterate about the
relationship between nutritional deficiencies and chronic disease.
The bottom line is that you have a whole group of so-called
“experts” that know nothing about the subject they are talking
about, but yet who grandstand and claim to be the authorities on it.
In the mid 1980s, the largest study ever conducted on fluoridation
and tooth decay was performed, using data from 39,000 school
children in 84 areas around the country. The results showed no
statistically significant difference in rates of tooth decay between
fluoridated and non-fluoridated cities. Surprised? I’m not. But that’s
not all. A 1989 study by the National Institute for Dental Research
concluded that 12% of children living in areas artificially fluoridated
at just 1 PPM to 4 PPM developed dental fluorosis, a permanent
discoloration and brittling of the teeth. Yep, fluoride’s really great
for your pearly whites!
What should you do to protect yourself from fluoride? First off, you
should never use products that contain fluoride. That is, don’t use
toothpaste or mouthwashes that contain fluoride. Also, don’t
purchase bottled water that has added fluoride in it. I think that’s a
ridiculous product to have on the shelves. And don’t drink from the
public water supply. I highly recommend Christopher Bryson’s
book entitled The Fluoride Deception. You can purchase it at this
website: www.fluoridealert.org/fluoride-deception.htm. I also
suggest you read this article called “50 Reasons to Appose
Fluoridation“ at www.fluoridealert.org/50reasons.htm.
Trivia Time: What do Sweden, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Italy,
Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Denmark, and Holland have in
common? Answer: They have all banned fluoridation of their water

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