The sad truth about Fluoride
What Do The Real Experts Say?
"When historians come to write about this period, they will single out fluoridation as the single biggest mistake in public policy that we've ever had."
- Paul Connett, PhD, Biochemistry
"Water fluoridation is the single largest case of scientific fraud, promoted by the government, supported by taxpayer dollars, aided and abetted by the ADA and the AMA, in the history of the planet."
- David Kennedy, DDS President International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
"Sodium fluoride is a registered rat poison and roach poison. It has been a protected pollutant for a very long time."
- William Hirzy, PhD President of the Union of Professional Employees of the EPA
"Sodium fluoride is a very toxic chemical, acting as an enzyme poison, direct irritant and calcium inactivator ... .It reacts with growing tooth enamel and with bones to produce irreversible damage."
- Granville Knight, MD president of the American Academy of Nutrition
Congressional Record, 31 July 56
"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."
- Charles Gordon Heyd, MD, president, AMA
"No physician in his right mind would hand to his patient a bottled filled with a dangerous drug with instructions to take as much or as little of it as he wished ... And yet, the Public Health Service is engaged upon a widespread propaganda program to insist that communities do exactly that ... The purpose of administering fluoride is not to render the water supply pure and potable but to contaminate it with a dangerous, toxic drug for the purpose of administering mass medication to the consumer, without regard to age or physical condition."
- L. Alesen, MD, President of the California Medical Association
"Fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has."
- Albert Schatz, PhD Nobel Laureate for discovering streptomycin
quoted in Sutton's Fluoridation: The Greatest Fraud
"More people have died in the last 30 years from cancer connected with fluoridation than all the military deaths in the entire history of the United States."
- Dean Burk, PhD National Cancer Institute -- Fluoridation: A Burning Controversy
"Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time."
- EPA scientist, Dr. Robert Carton (Downey, 2 May 99)
Fluoride, mercury, and aluminum are linked to the cause of Alzheimer's disease, autism, mental deficiencies, and other forms of dementia.
Adverse Health Effects
Fluoride is a known neurotoxin which can attack mercilessly, and is especially harmful to developing children and the elderly.
1) Fluoride is known to cause dental fluorosis, a defect of the tooth enamel caused by fluoride's interference with developing teeth. Its visible signs are mottled or yellowed teeth. Nearly 30% of children drinking fluoridated water suffer from dental fluorosis on two or more teeth.
2) Fluoride, mercury, and aluminum are associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Fluoride enters the brain and enables aluminum to cross the blood-brain barrier, resulting in increased risk for these diseases. Fluoride has also been associated with low IQ and mental retardation in children.
3) Fluoride can cause a crippling bone disease called skeletal fluorosis. In more mild forms, symptoms of this disease include chronic joint pain, similar to the symptoms of arthritis. Arthritis has now reached near epidemic levels in the United States, and the connection to fluoridated water should be considered.
4) Fluoride depresses the activity of the human thyroid gland and has been commonly used as an effective treatment for patients with overactive thyroids. Fluoride may depress the activity of the healthy thyroid, as well, resulting in an underactive thyroid, a common cause of obesity.
5) Fluoride disrupts the activity of normally functioning hormones causing hypotyhroidism. Fluoride can reduce levels of melatonin, the sleep hormone, in the body, causing chronic insomnia.
Fluoride accumulates in bone, the same risk occurs in people who drink 4 liters/day of artificially fluoridated water at 1 part per million, or in people with renal disease.
Adverse thyroid function: The recent National Academy of Sciences report (NAS: Toxicological Risk of Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006) outlines in great detail the detrimental effect that fluoride has on the endocrine system, especially the thyroid.
Adverse neurological effects: In addition to the added accumulation of lead (a known neurotoxin) in children living in fluoridated cities, fluoride itself is a known neurotoxin. We are only now starting to understand how fluoride affects the brain.
Canada. The decision whether to fluoridate lies with local governments, with guidelines set by provincial, territorial, and federal governments.
In 2008 the recommended fluoride levels in Canada were reduced from 0.8–1.0 mg/L to 0.7 mg/L to minimize the risk of dental fluorosis.
Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba have the highest rates of fluoridation, about 70–75%.
The lowest rates are in Quebec (about 6%), British Columbia (about 4%), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1.5%)
About 45% of the Canadian population had access to fluoridated water supplies in 2007. The maximum permissible concentration of fluoride in drinking water in Ontario is 1.5 mg/L.
Does Ottawa's drinking water contain Fluoride?
Yes, The City of Ottawa fluoridates drinking water to maintain a level of 0.75 mg/L (ppm) of fluoride in the drinking water provided to the central water distribution system. Fluoride is not added to drinking water in the four communal well systems (Carp, Munster, Richmond, and Vars) owned and operated by the City. However, drinking water from these systems does contain naturally occurring fluoride that ranges from between 0.14 mg/L to 0.60 mg/L.
Why Does Ottawa add Fluoride to drinking water?
Ottawa adds fluoride to adjust the natural concentration of the water supply to the level recommended for optimal dental care. Fluoride is added to drinking water as a public health measure in accordance with provincial guidelines for drinking water and recommendations supported by the Ontario's Ministry of Health, Health Canada, the World Health Organization and American and Canadian Dental Associations.
Who monitors the level of fluoride in drinking water?
The level of fluoride in the drinking water in the central water distribution system is carefully monitored by Drinking Water Services in association with the Medical Officer of Health. If the level falls below 0.5 mg/L or above 1.5 mg/L it must be investigated and reported to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
How is fluoride added to the drinking water?
The City of Ottawa uses Hydrofluorosilic acid (HFS) to fluoridate drinking water. It comes in the form of a liquid that is delivered to the treatment plant in tanker trucks. Liquid HFS is added to drinking water during the final stage of the water treatment process. All chemicals used in water purification must be approved for application in potable water.
[Hydrofluorosilicic acid (or its salt). H2SiF6 is concentrated directly from the smokestack scrubbers during the production of phosphate fertilizer, shipped to water treatment plants and trickled directly into the drinking water. It is industrial grade fluoride contaminated with trace amounts of heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and radium, which are harmful to humans at the levels that are being added to fluoridate the drinking water. In addition, using hydrofluorosilicic acid instead of industrial grade sodium fluoride has an added risk of increasing lead accumulation in children.]
What about health concerns from too much Fluoride?
In 2000, the MOE reduced the recommended range of concentration of fluoride in drinking water, where fluoridation is practiced, to 0.5 – 0,8 mg/L. The City immediately implemented this change and has been maintaining a concentration of 0.75 mg/L, under direction of the Medical Officer of Health since that time.. The Ministry reaffirmed the Maximum Acceptable Concentration for fluoride in drinking water as 1.5 mg/L.
Long-term consumption of drinking water with high concentrations of fluoride (4.0 mg/L and above) can result in severe dental fluorosis, or “mottled teeth”, a cosmetic discoloration of the enamel of the teeth characterized by white chalky spots. Excessive exposure for extended periods can also lead to an increase risk of bone fractures especially in the elderly. These health impacts have occurred in situations where persons have unknowingly consumed water with very high concentrations of fluoride for long periods of time.
What about concerns due to North American shortages of fluoride?
Fluoride is produced as a by-product of phosphate mining. Downturns in the phosphate industry have resulted in severe shortages of fluoride throughout North America. Many municipalities such as Ottawa have been subjected to supply shortages.
Does the interruption of fluoride addition have any impact on drinking water quality?
No. From the aspect of drinking water quality, the interruption of fluoride addition does not have any impact on the overall quality of Ottawa's drinking water. Fluoridation is a completely separate process. With or without fluoride, Ottawa's water quality continues to meet or be better than all federal and provincial health based drinking water standards.
What happens when the supply is interrupted?
The City of Ottawa fluoridates drinking water to maintain a concentration of 0.75 mg/L (ppm) of fluoride in drinking water. Following an interruption in supply, the City resumes the addition of fluoride at the 0.75 mg/L concentration. We do not raise the concentration in an effort to make up for the interrupted supply.
What about the future?
In the short-term, Ottawa's supply of fluoride is not steady. We are working with the Canadian supplier and American producer to create a more reliable supply. In the meantime, we expect periodic short-term interruptions.
The long-term future remains uncertain as other cities across North America have also reported shortages or have suspended using this compound. City staff will continue to follow this situation closely.
Sodium fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narcotising a certain area of the brain, and will thus make him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. Both the Germans and the Russians added fluoride to the drinking water of prisoners of war to make them stupid and docile.
Fluoride is a mutagen - causes cellular and genetic mutation. Fluoride is deadly and explains much about why Americans are so apathetic and lethargic about the very real dangers in society. The American people simply have no will to resist and you can see it all across this country. Fluoride was introduced into the drinking water in this country around 1954.
Add into the mix the millions of gallons of diet soda pop consumed by Americans every day, ingesting deadly aspartame, also contained in more than 5,000 food products being eaten everyday, along with Splenda to "sweeten" and what you have is a population loading their bodies with deadly poisons. See the video 'Sweet Misery'. Also, read the book The Fluoride Deception.
Most European countries have now rejected the process of water fluoridation. Their children's teeth have not suffered from this rejection.
Chemicals that are used in fluoridation have not been tested for safety.
All the animal cancer studies were done on pharmaceutical-grade sodium fluoride. There is more than enough evidence to show that even this fluoride has the potential to promote cancer.