“Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century.”
– Robert Carlton, Ph.D, former EPA scientist, 1992
Fluoride- everyone “knows” what it is, in the same sense that everyone, at the age of 4, “knew” babies were delivered by a broad-winged bird with a rapier-like beak, as in the same way people many centuries ago “knew” the Earth was flat. As the latter two comparisons are incorrect, it is safe to assume that so is the statement encompassed in the second through fifth words.
Why does anyone link fluoride to healthy teeth?
It all started in the early 20th century, in portions of the Southwest United States. The majority of the people that lived there had what most referred to as “Colorado Brown Stain”, characterized by the permanent yellow, black and brown stains, white blotches and sometimes their teeth were even falling apart. But despite all of these hideous aesthetics, they didn’t have many cavities. Dentists knew that the “Colorado Brown Stain”, now referred to as dental fluorosis, was caused by the high levels of fluoride polluting the drinking water, anywhere from 2-13ppm (parts per million). What they didn’t take into consideration was that the real reason they didn’t have many cavities was because there were other teeth-strengthening minerals in the water, as well, such as calcium and magnesium. There really haven’t been many, if any, studies proving the benefits of sodium fluoride on teeth, not even topically, let alone through ingestion, and not to mention sodium fluoride, as opposed to calcium fluoride. I could only assume, but, I would think that if there were any benefit to any type of fluoride for the teeth, it would be the calcium fluoride, and only topical. There would be no reason to ingest fluoride of any sort.
One thing many people don’t realize is that the naturally occurring fluoride is calcium fluoride, and the fluoride that we all pay to have put into our water is sodium fluoride, which is an industrial toxic waste, by-produced by the aluminum industry. This is one of the reasons the military industrial complex is pleased to have convinced everyone that we need to put it in our water, they make money hand over fist selling it to municipal water companies and dentists. Another reason they like it is because sodium fluoride lowers the population’s I.Q., found by research by Phillis Mullenix, a Harvard toxicologist; it also produced symptoms in rats mirroring attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But days before her findings were accepted to be published, she was fired as the head of toxicology at the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. And after that her grant application to continue her research of fluoride’s effect on the central nervous systems was turned down by the National Institute of Health (NIH) when their panel told her “fluoride does not have central nervous system effects” (Griffiths 1998). The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own scientists’ union- Chapter 280 of the National Treasury Employees Union, have long taken a firm stand against fluoride. Dr. William Hirzy, vice president of Chapter 280, stated that “fluoride (that is added to municipal water) is a hazardous waste product for which there is substantial evidence of adverse health effects and, contrary to public perception, virtually no evidence of significant benefits”( Mullenix 1998). And what could the ‘leaders’ of this country enjoy more than a dumbed-down population that can’t hold it’s attention span past this week’s episode of Dancing With the Stars? Passive sheep are the easiest to herd.
Why do we use sodium fluoride instead of calcium fluoride if anything?
There is no better explanation of this than from “goers”‘ article “The Fluoride Deception” (July 29, 2005)
“The story begins in 1924, when Interessen Gemeinschaft Farben (I.G. Farben), a German chemical manufacturing company, began receiving loans from American bankers, gradually leading to the creation of the huge I.G. Farben cartel. In 1928 Henry Ford and American Standard Oil Company (The Rockefellers) merged their assets with I.G. Farben, and by the early thirties, there were more than a hundred American corporations which had subsidiaries and co-operative understandings in Germany. The I.G. Farben assets in America were controlled by a holding Company, American I.G. Farben, which listed on it’s board of directors: Edsel Ford, President of the Ford Motor Company, Chas. E. Mitchell, President of Rockerfeller’s National City Bank of New York, Walter Teagle, President of Standard Oil New York, Paul Warburg, Chairman of the federal reserve and brother of Max Warburg, financier of Germany’s War effort, Herman Metz, a director of the Bank of Manhattan, controlled by the Warburgs, and a number of other members, three of which were tried and convicted as German war criminals for their crimes against humanity. In 1939 under the Alted agreement, the American Aluminum Company (ALCOA), then the worlds largest producer of sodium fluoride, and the Dow Chemical Company transferred its technology to Germany. Colgate, Kellogg, Dupont and many other companies eventually signed cartel agreements with I.G. Farben, creating a powerful lobby group accurately dubbed “the fluoride mafia”(Stephen 1995).
At the end of World War II, the US government sent Charles Eliot Perkins, a research worker in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, to take charge of the vast Farben chemical plants in Germany. The German chemists told Perkins of a scheme which they had devised during the war and had been adapted by the German General Staff. The German chemists explained of their attempt to control the population in any given area through the mass medication of drinking water with sodium fluoride, a tactic used in German and Russian prisoner of war camps to make the prisoners “stupid and docile”(Stephen 1995). Farben had developed plans during the war to fluoridate the occupied countries because it was found that fluoridation caused slight damage to a specific part of the brain, making it more difficult for the person affected to defend his freedom and causing the individual to become more docile towards authority. Fluoride remains one of the strongest anti-psychotic substances known, and is contained in twenty-five percent of the major tranquilizers. It may not seem surprising that Hitler’s regime practiced the concept of mind control through chemical means, but the American military continued Nazi research, exploring techniques to incapacitate an enemy or medicate an entire nation. As stated in the Rockerfeller Report, a Presidential briefing on CIA activities, “the drug program was part of a much larger CIA program to study possible means of controlling human behavior”(Stephen 1995).
The ‘dental caries prevention myth’ associated with fluoride, originated in the United States in 1939, when a scientist named Gerald J. Cox, employed by ALCOA, the largest producer of toxic fluoride waste and at the time being threatened by fluoride damage claims, fluoridated some lab rats, concluded that fluoride reduced cavities and claimed that it should be added to the nation’s water supplies. 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(PHS). Over the next three years, eighty-seven new American cities began fluoridating their water, including the control city in a water fluoridation study in Michigan, thus eliminating the most scientifically objective test of safety and benefit before it was ever completed.
American ‘education and research’ was funded by the Aluminum Manufacturing, Fertilizer and Weapons Industry looking for an outlet for the increasingly mounting fluoride industrial waste while attaining positive profit increase. The ‘discovery’ that fluoride benefited teeth, was paid for by industry that needed to be able to defend “lawsuits from workers and communities poisoned by industrial fluoride emissions” (Bryson 1995) and turn a liability into an asset. Fluoride, a waste constituent in the manufacturing processes of explosives, fertilizers and other ‘necessities’, was expensive to dispose of properly and until a ‘use’ was found for it in America’s water supplies, the substance was only considered a toxic, hazardous waste. Through sly public re-education, fluoride, once a waste product, became the active ingredient in fluorinated pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides, anesthetics, tranquilizers, fluorinated pharmaceuticals, and a number of industrial and domestic products, fluorinated dental gels, rinses and toothpastes. Fluoride is so much a part of a multibillion-dollar industrial and pharmaceutical income, that any withdrawal of support from pro-fluoridationists is financially impossible, legally unthinkable and potentially devastating for their career and reputation.
Funded by US industrialists, in an attempt to encourage public acceptance of fluoride, Edward Bernays, known also as the father of PR, or the original spin doctor, began a campaign of deception to persuade public opinion. Barnays explained “you can get practically any idea accepted if doctors are in favour. The public is willing to accept it because a doctor is an authority to most people, regardless of how much he knows or doesn’t know”(Bryson 2004). Doctors who endorsed fluoridation didn’t know that research discrediting fluoride’s safety was either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. Fluoride became equated with scientific progress and since it was introduced to the public as a health-enhancing substance, added to the environment for the children’s sake, those opposing fluoride were dismissed as cranks, quacks and lunatics. Fluoride became impervious to criticism because of a relentless PR offensive, but also because of it’s overall toxicity. Unlike chemicals that have a signature effect, fluoride, a systemic poison, produces a range of health problems, so it’s effects are more difficult to diagnose.
Recently declassified US Military documents such as Manhattan Project, shows how Fluoride is the key chemical in atomic bomb production and millions of tonnes of it were needed for the manufacture of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium. Fluoride poisoning, not radiation poisoning, emerged as the leading chemical health hazard for both workers and nearby communities. A-bomb scientists were ordered to provide evidence useful for defense in litigation, so they began secretly testing fluoride on unsuspecting hospital patients and indignant, mentally retarded children.. “The August 1948 Journal of the American Dental Association shows that evidence of adverse effects from fluoride was censored by the US Atomic Energy Commission for reasons of “national security” (Griffiths 1998). The only report released stated that fluoride was safe for humans in small doses.”
Isn’t there some other way for them to dispose of sodium fluoride instead of poisoning us with it?
Of course, and now that you’ve brought up “poisoning”- before sodium fluoride was used, with no evidence, for cavity prevention it was actually used as rat poison because it converted into fluoric acid upon digestion once introduced to stomach acid, inhibiting enzyme function on a massive scale, ultimately causing the rats to die of malnutrition even though they were eating plenty. Sodium fluoride cripples the function of over 100 enzymes and has been linked to 30,000-50,000 cancer deaths annually. Another way it is used is as a pesticide, usually in aerosol form called fluorine, and yes, this is used on our food. Let’s see what the EPA says about this in their report entitled “Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings”, Fifth Edition, from 1999, on pages 82-85:
Dosage of Calcium Gluconate:Supplied as 100 mg/mL (10% solution)• Adults and children over 12 years: 10 mL of 10% solution, given slowly, intravenously. Repeat as necessary.• Children under 12 years: 200-500 mg/kg/24 hr divided Q6 hr. For cardiac arrest, 100 mg/kg/dose. Repeat dosage as needed.
Have I yet mentioned that there have been no tests to conclude that sodium fluoride prevents cavities in any way, though, on the contrary, there have been several studies to conclude that it increases tooth decay through fluorosis, as mentioned earlier. Very recently to this writing a 45-year-old man in San Jose, California unintentionally conducted passive research on the dangers of the same fluoride compound (sulfuryl floride [SO2F2]) that is used, with government approval, on many of the foods that we all eat. A home was being fumigated and he, for whatever reason, despite the posted warning signs about the residence, made his way into the home at night during the fumigation and was found dead the next morning by employees of the extermination company.
Is there any way to remove the fluoride from our water?
Yes, and it’s not as easy as you would think. Options include reverse osmosis filtration, activated alumina defluoridation filters, and distillation filtration. In my opinion, if water companies are deliberately adding fluoride into the drinking water I think, short of stopping of course, that they should pay for customers’ removal costs.
I’ve fumbled through many pages and documents online, not all of these links provided information utilized, but they are additional resources if so needed by anyone else wanting to research this issue.