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Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

In 1945 dentists set out to prove that adding fluoride chemicals into public water supplies safely prevented childrens tooth decay, not IF it did. The studies failed; but early fluoridationists ignored this inconvenient truth and forged ahead. Now Americans are fluoride overdosed, suffer from fluorides toxic effects and cavity rates climb.

In 1955, ten years into the experiment, researchers reported more bone defects, anemia and earlier female menstruation in children purposely dosed with sodium fluoride-laced drinking water (1956. Journal of the American Dental Association). This is the first, and only, fluoridation human health experiment and it was carried out on the entire population in the city of Newburgh NY.

How did this happen?

In the early 1900s, brown and yellow discolored, but decay resistant, teeth were prevalent in healthier, wealthier U.S. populations drinking and irrigating their crops with naturally calcium-fluoridated water.

Researchers discovered fluoride was the tooth discoloring culprit and mistakenly thought fluoride was also the cavity-fighting hero unaware that calcium was required to grow sound dentition. And also unaware of Dentist Weston Prices extensive research published in 1939 showing that without fluoride, healthier populations had healthier teeth because of good diets.

Public health officials, so sure sodium fluoride safely benefited childrens teeth, had no misgivings about carrying out this very unusual experiment without first doing animal studies, without informed consent and without thought or interest about how sodium fluoride could afflict adults.

Mistakenly assuming all fluorides are the same, in 1945, sodium fluoride, waste products from industries such as Alcoa Aluminum Company (not natural calcium-fluoride), was added to Newburgh NYs water supply at about one milligram fluoride per liter of water. Kingston NY, the control city for comparison purposes, was left fluoride-free.

Kingston and Newburgh are thirty-five miles apart on the Hudson River in New York State and in 1940 had populations of 31,956 and 28,817, respectively. In Newburgh, 500 children were examined after ten years and 405 in Kingston. Adults were never tested.

Although planned to last ten years, due to political pressure, the Newburgh/Kingston study was declared a success after five years which caused many U.S. cities to start fluoridation prematurely.

Newburgh's children were given complete physicals and x-rays, over the course of the study, from birth to age nine in the first year and up to age eighteen in the final year.

(R)outine laboratory studies were omitted in the control group during most of the study, they were included in the final examination, according to Schlesinger and colleagues, in Newburgh-Kingston caries-fluorine study XIII. Pediatric findings after ten years.

The researchers report after ten years of fluoridation in Newburgh New York:

-- The average age at the menarche was 12 years among the girls studied in Newburgh and 12 years 5 months among the girls in Kingston.

--Hemoglobin (iron-containing part of a red blood cell): a few more children in the range below 12.9 grams per hundred milliliters in Newburgh

--a slightly higher proportion of children in Newburgh were found to have a total erythrocyte (red blood cell) count below 4,400,000 per milliliter

--Knee X-rays of Newburgh children reveals more cortical bone defects, and irregular mineralization of the thigh bone.

Only twenty-five Newburgh children had eye and ear exams. Two had hearing loss; eight had abnormal vision. Even though researchers discovered more adult cataracts in surveys conducted before 1944 in communities with naturally high water fluoride concentrations Newburg and Kingston adults were never checked for this defect.

Only two groups of twelve-year-old boys were tested for fluorides toxic kidney effects.

In a statewide survey conducted in 1954, J. A. Forst, M.D a New York public health official reported observing one-third more dental defects, including malposition of teeth, in fluoridated Newburgh, New York, than in the non-fluoridated control city of Kingston.

The 2004 book "The Fluoride Deception," by Christopher Bryson, reveals that in addition to NYS Dep't of Health examinations the University of Rochester conducted its own studies, measuring how much fluoride Newburgh citizens retained in their blood and tissues. Health Department personnel cooperated, shipping blood and placenta samples to the Rochester scientists, writes Bryson. Three times as much fluoride was found in the placentas and blood samples gathered from Newburgh as from non-fluoridated Rochester, reports Bryson.

Following back the scientific references in all current fluoridation safety literature will invariably lead back to the Newburgh/Kingston study which actually failed to prove fluoridation is safe for all who drink it although public health officials and dentists tell a different story..


So its not surprising that a toxicological review of current fluoride science by the prestigious National Academies shows that fluoride jeopardizes health - even at low levels deliberately added to public water supplies. Fluoride poses risks to the thyroid
gland, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others and can severely damage children's teeth. Further studies linking fluoride to cancer and lowered IQ are plausible, they report.

Posted by Nys Cof on 06/12/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

"There has been an increase in the prevalence of fluorosis," reports Steven Levy, DDS, Professor, University of Iowa, in the May 2003 Journal of the Canadian Dental Association(2) while cavities in primary teeth are still a problem(3).

Levy, also Principle Investigator of the Iowa Fluoride Study, ongoing for more than a decade, measures children's fluoride intake, food and beverage fluoride levels, and relates it to fluorosis, cavities and bone development.

"At low levels of chronic exposure such as with optimally fluoridated water, fluoride appears to slightly increase trabecular bone mass ...," writes Levy and Warren.

Other researchers report fluoride thickens but weakens bones(4).

90% of 3-month-olds, Levy studied, consumed over their recommended 0.01 mg daily-fluoride-dose from water, supplements and/or dentifrice.

Some babies ingest over 6 mg fluoride daily, above what the Environmental Protection Agency says is safe to avoid crippling skeletal fluorosis(4).

"There is no specific nutritional requirement for fluoride...given the increased prevalence of fluorosis, it may be necessary to revise downward the adequate intake levels for fluoride," write Levy and Warren.

"The optimal level of fluoride intake is not known with certainty," writes Levy.

"Total fluoride intake is the true fluorosis risk factor However, this is very difficult to quantify," writes Levy who found:

* 77% of soft drinks had fluoride levels greater than 0.60 ppm (or 0.60 mg in approximately one quart)

* Two ounces daily baby chicken food provides their maximum dose

* Children's specially-flavored toothpaste increases fluoride ingestion

* Soy-based infant formulas deliver more fluoride than milk-based

* Other foods high in fluoride: teas, dry infant cereals, dried chicken, fish and seafood products

* Fluoridated water added to powdered concentrate ups fluorosis risk

* Grape juices, especially white, contain very high fluoride levels

* 42% of all tested juices and juice drinks had fluoride levels greater than 0.6 ppm

* Fluoride supplements are generally not recommended

* Cereals processed in a fluoridated area contained from 3.8 to 6.3 ppm fluoride

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Posted by Nys Cof on 06/12/2018 at 7:09 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

Politics and money support fluoridation Science does not. Since the power and money is in the hands of the fluoridationists, it's up to individuals to take matters into their own hands. There is no dispute that too much fluoride damages bones and developing teeth. Learn where the fluoride is and avoid it. For example, powdered eggs (like the ones you get for "free" at some hotels) is allowed to contain up to 900 parts per million fluoride - almost as much as fluoridated toothpaste which carries a poison warning and admonition to spit out. Here's a list put out by Cornell University https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/180.145

The USDA has a database of the fluoride content of commonly consumed foods. Google "USDA fluoride in foods database."

With fluoride, less is best, none is better!

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Posted by Nys Cof on 06/12/2018 at 6:14 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

"Preliminary findings suggest urine levels in women from fluoridated communities in the Canadian study are comparable to those found in the Mexico research, according to study director Christine Till, associate professor of clinical neuropsychology at Torontos York University."


https://ensia.com/features/fluoridated-water/

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Posted by Nys Cof on 06/08/2018 at 4:27 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

" individuals, who are also exposed to other sources of Fluoride, e.g., living in a
F-endemic area due to industrial or volcanic activity, taking F-containing drugs, etc,
should always keep in mind that they have a significant risk of Fluoride toxicity when
consuming cigarettes and/or tea." (THE EFFECTS, BOTH SEPARATE AND INTERACTIVE, OF SMOKING
AND TEA CONSUMPTION ON URINARY FLUORIDE LEVELS , Fluoride Journal)

"Urine fluoride concentration was related to fluorosis severity and nutritional status. Underweight children showed greater urine fluoride concentration as well as severe dental fluorosis." (Dental fluorosis, fluoride in urine, and nutritional status in adolescent students living in the rural areas of Guanajuato, Mexico - JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF PREVENTIVE & COMMUNITY DENTISTRY

The Us dental fluorosis rate is skyrocketed because of multiple fluoride sources - including more moderate and severe dental fluorosis than every was anticicpated when fluoridation began in 1945 promising only 10% would be afflicted with only the mildest forms of fluorosis (white spots) It's near or over 60% according to the latest federal statistics. There is no dispute that too many US children are fluoride overdosed. That's why the government lowered the "optimal" fluoride dose down to 0.7 mg/L in water - by the way not every municipality has adopted the new recommendations.

Dental fluorosis, far from being only a cosmetic concern, is increasingly being identified as a biomarker for more serious disesases - like loweed intelligence.

The latest study links dental fluorosis to lower rates of excellent intelligence

The 2006 National Research Council fluoridation report: "The review acknowledged that 'substantially' higher intakes of fluoride from consumption of fluoridated water would result for individuals such as outdoor laborers in warm climates or people with high urine output disorders"

"children and others with poor control of swallowing could have intakes of fluoride from dental products that exceed the dietary intakes."

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Posted by Nys Cof on 06/08/2018 at 4:18 AM

Re: “In Defense of Fluoridation

"Jake Comments" is wrong about the Bashash study. One of the only reliable determinants of total fluoride intake (from water, salt, food, dental products, medicines, etc) is urine fluoride levels. It doesn't matter where it comes from.

For example, the Mexican women's urine fluoride levels are similar to levels found in pregnant women in fluoridated New Zealand (Brough et al. 2015).

And US, Canadian and UK studies recorded a similar range of urine fluoride in its residents as found in the Mexican studies.

Therefore, the evidence is strong that pregnant US women have similar fluoride intakes as Mexican women, whether it comes from artificially or naturally fluoridated water, medicines, is absorbed from dental products, eaten from foods and beverages, especially ocean fish and tea which are high in fluoride, or inhaled from air pollution.

Over 300 studies, 50+ human, now link fluoride to neurological effects something that was virtually not considered when fluoridation began in 1945. Even the EPA admits that fluoride is a chemical with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.

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Posted by Nys Cof on 06/07/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Colorado Brown Stain and Fluoridation

Fluoridation began with the mistaken belief that ingested fluoride was essential to build decay-resistent teeth. Unfortunately, science disproved all that. Fluoride ingestion does not reduce tooth decay, is not a nutrient and is not essential for healthy teeth. Consuming a fluoride free diet does not cause tooth decay. Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the US, fluoridation has spread dental fluorosis. Tooth decay crises are occurring in all fluoridated cities, states, and countries http://www.FluorideNews.Blogspot.com while fluoride overdose has become the new epidemic http://www.FluorideDangers.Blogspot.com

Tooth decay rates have gone down since fluoridation began; but there's no proof it was the fluoride in the water. At the same time, foods were fortified with vitamin D (which prevents tooth decay), dental care became more affordable, oral hygiene awareness increased, nutrition improved, antibiotics were more widely used, etc.

There is absolutely no evidence that fluoridation is safe for everyone over their lifetimes. In fact, there are over 300 studies, 50+ of them human, showing fluoride gets into the brain where it doesn't belong. Fluoride is a drug with adverse side effects which shouldn't be force-fed to every American via the water supply and foods made with that water over their lifetime with dose based on thirst and not age, health, weight and need. and prescribed by your local lobbied-politician.

Politics, not science, keeps fluoridation afloat.

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Posted by Nys Cof on 05/31/2018 at 3:58 AM

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