Greatest Fraud of the Twentieth Century
THE TRUTH & THE MYTHS
fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century... if not of
all time." Dr Robert Carton, former
President of the Union of Government Scientists at the US Environmental
Enforced fluoridation will not prevent
tooth decay, but it will destroy an essential aspect of consumer choice over the
basic resource of drinking water. And, it could have a strongly adverse effect on
the health of our children as well as adults.
Mass studies in North America and New
Zealand reveal no significant difference in decayed, missing and filled teeth
(DMFT) between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas.
Most European countries do not
fluoridate… so where are all the toothless Europeans?
Tooth decay is caused by
poor dental hygiene and high consumption of refined sugar products. Enforced
fluoridation does nothing whatsoever to address either of these problems. If
anything, it could even be counter-productive if people neglect dental hygiene
because they think fluoride in their drinking water will solve the problem for
Medicating everyone on the grounds that
this will, arguably, help a small percentage of the population, is simply not
logical. It's even worse when we consider the wealth of scientific evidence that
fluoride can have nasty side effects ranging from cancer to cavities in tooth
enamel. Fluoride is, in fact, highly poisonous and the following outlines the
long list of health problems associated with it, with copious scientific
I am opposed to mass medication.
I am opposed
to the destruction of consumer choice in a matter so basic as public drinking water. I believe the precautionary principle should be applied,
is, if you can't prove
fluoridation is harmless, then you do NOT fluoridate. I believe in strong,
sensible measures to improve health, however, ... enforced fluoridation is definitely NOT one
There are ONLY two (2) undeniable scientifically proven FACTS when it comes to good healthy teeth…
GOOD HEALTHY TEETH ARE ATTAINED BY…
(i) A HEALTHY DIET, and
(ii) DAILY DENTAL HYGIENE
In addition, OBESITY is reversed or controlled by (i) as above.
I intend to exert
myself in alerting the public to the full story of fluoridation, thus
allowing an informed public to decide if the government should be enforcing it upon
Summary (see Appendix for
a known toxin. It is more toxic than lead and only marginally less
poisonous than arsenic
described by its manufacturers' safety data as a 'hazardous waste'. It is
illegal to dump it at sea
of a family-size tube of fluoridated toothpaste are enough to kill a 12.5
consumption by human beings increases the general cancer death rate
exposure disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of
collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and
inhibits antibody formation in the blood
have a disruptive effect on various tissues in the body
confuses the immune system and causes it to attack the body's own tissues,
and increases the tumour growth rate in cancer prone individuals
kills red blood cells and damages gastric mucosa, resulting in the
symptoms of 'Irritable Bowel Syndrome'
are medically categorized as protoplasmic poisons, which is why they are
used to kill rodents
a cumulative poison… we excrete about half what we ingest. The rest is
stored, mainly in the bones, where it increases the density but changes
the internal architecture of the bone. This makes bones more brittle and
prone to fracture. (Eight papers published in reputable medical journals
have described the increased risk of hip fracture in elderly people living
in fluoridated areas)
Where does this Government
supported 'fluoride' mix come from? This is a 'commercial secret', which
successive Governments don't want you to know.
However, I do want you to know.
The 'fluoride' chemical cocktail
includes 'hexafluorosilicic acid' - a
toxic industrial waste by-product derived from the super-phosphate fertiliser,
and aluminium, industries.
The suppliers' Safety Data Sheet for
hexafluorosilicic acid clearly states:
"DO NOT let this chemical enter the
environment. Dispose of this product as hazardous waste. Consult the supplier to
see if he will take it back. Readily filters into soil. Recover cleaning water
and dispose of at a specialist site."
What's wrong with
Scientific studies have shown:
implicated in genetic disorders, cancer and low IQ levels in children
levels in the body decrease as fluoride levels rise
induces pitting and cavity formation on the surface of tooth enamel
(cavities distinctly different from those formed as a result of dental
fluoride levels rise continuously with prolonged use of fluoridated
ingest fluoride risk problems as the muscles, connective tissues and bone
tissue undergo degenerative changes.
The appendix gives copious scientific
references to support the case against enforced fluoridation.
Fluoride does NOT
stop tooth decay!
Large-scale studies of the official school
dental data of tens of thousands of children in the US, New Zealand and Canada
show that there is no difference in the incidence of decayed, missing and filled
teeth between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas.
Tests in fluoridated West Midlands (UK)
have found a high proportion of children suffering discoloration of the teeth
due to fluoride, and a high proportion of adults with up to four times the
'safe' level of fluoride in their body.
European children don't have worse teeth
than those in fluoridated parts of Britain.
The National Pure Water Association has
repeatedly asked the UK Department of Health to cite one scientific or
laboratory study from anywhere in the world which proves that fluoridation
reduces tooth decay in humans. They have failed to do so.
"There is not a single scientific, or
laboratory, study from anywhere in the world which proves that fluoridation
reduces tooth decay in humans. There are, however, hundreds of published
scientific papers which show that water fluoridation is dangerous to human,
animal, plant and aquatic life, which is no surprise, since fluoride is more
toxic than lead and only marginally less so than arsenic."
Pure Water Association, UK
Most European governments oppose
fluoridation. So do most local authorities in Australia. So do many
health-promotion organisations around the world.
The Netherlands tried fluoridation and
banned it after doctors discovered adverse health effects.
In 1997, more than 1,000 members of the
union working at the Environmental Protection Agency HQ in Washington DC, who
are directly responsible for the implementation of the US Safe Drinking Water
Act, voted unanimously to ban water fluoridation.
"Our members' review of the body of
evidence over the last eleven years, including animal and human epidemiological
studies, indicate a causal link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer,
genetic damage, neurological impairment and bone pathology. Of particular
concern are the recent epidemiological studies linking fluoride exposure to
lower I.Q. in children. As professionals charged with assessing the safety of
drinking water, we conclude that the health and welfare of the public is not
served by the addition of this substance to the public water supply."
of the National Federation of Federal Employees, USA.
Since 1997 fluoridated toothpaste in the
USA has carried the following warning: "If you accidentally swallow more
than is needed for brushing [sic] seek professional help or contact a Poisons
The American Dental Association opposed
this health warning. They make $billions from "accreditation" of
fluoride products and certainly didn't want to see a poisons warning on their
nice "clean" mega-buck earner. The British Dental Association and the
British Dental Health Foundation also make tens of thousands of pounds annually
in "accreditation" of similar products.
Consumer choice, or
involuntary mass 'medication'?
If you are convinced of the efficacy of
fluoride, you can of course buy fluoride toothpaste. It is readily available and
costs no more than fluoride-free toothpaste. You have the right to make that
choice. But if the 'fluoride lobby' gets its way, you will never, ever, have the
choice not to swallow fluoride repeatedly every day. You will always have to
imbibe a cumulative poison every time you drink a glass of water or a cup of
"No physician in his right senses
would prescribe for someone he has never met, whose medical history he does not
know, a substance which is intended to create bodily change, with the advice:
'Take as much as you like, but you will take it for the rest of your life
because some people say that it can reduce tooth decay in children."
Peter Mansfield, Director, Templegarth Trust.
Despite a wealth of evidence from around
the world, Government bureaucrats still insist that "... water fluoridation is
safe and effective and no adverse effects have ever been found..."
The NHS even lacks a facility for testing
fluoride levels in blood and urine. No wonder it doesn't spot the adverse
effects, when it isn't looking for them.
In 1998 Dr. Peter Mansfield, Director of
the Templegarth Trust, tested over 200 volunteers from the fluoridated West
Midlands (UK). He found that 60% of them were ingesting up to four times the
amount of fluoride considered to be "safe". He sent the results to the
very highest levels at the Department of Health… and was ignored. But he has
been attacked by leading pro-fluoride promoters. He commented: "They have
no results of their own and are not willing to replicate my tests. It is obvious
that the symptoms of joint pain and stiffness suffered by many of these
volunteers are misdiagnosed. This is most serious negligence."
Successive Australian governments have
rejected a call for a full public inquiry into the effects of fluoridation,
preferring instead to close its eyes to the evidence.
Meanwhile it uses taxpayers' money to
What needs to be done?
Tooth decay is caused by poor dental
hygiene and excessive consumption of refined sugar products. Fluoridation won't
improve dental hygiene, but it will destroy consumer choice and add a known
toxin to the drinking water of millions… against their will.
I believe that a majority of
resourced strategy for reducing tooth decay, including education about
dental hygiene, targeting children and adults
||A TOTAL ban
on the fluoridation of drinking water
warning on all sources of fluoride intended for human consumption
What can you do?
on the scientific case against artificial fluoride...
Fluoride exposure disrupts the synthesis of
collagen and leads to the breakdown of collagen in bone, tendon, muscle, skin,
cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea.
A. K. Susheela and
Mohan Jha, "Effects of Fluoride on Cortical and Cancellous Bone
Composition", IRCS Medical Sciences: Library Compendium, Vol 9, No.11, pp
"Fluorides are general protoplasmic
poisons, with the capacity to modify the metabolism of cells by inhibiting
certain enzymes. Sources of fluoride intoxication include drinking water
containing 1 ppm or more of fluorine."
Journal of the
American Medical Association, September 18, 1943
Fluoride stimulates granule formation and
oxygen consumption in white blood cells, but inhibits these processes when the
white blood cell is challenged by a foreign agent in the blood.
Robert A. Clark,
"Neutrophil Iodination Reaction Induced by Fluoride: Implications for
Degranulation and Metabolic Activation," Blood, Vol 57, pp. 913-921 (1981)
Fluoride depletes the energy reserves and
the ability of white blood cells to properly destroy foreign agents by the
process of phagocytosis. As little as 0.2-ppm fluoride stimulates superoxide
production in resting white blood cells, virtually abolishing phagocytosis. Even
micro-molar amounts of fluoride, below 1 ppm, may seriously depress the ability
of white blood cells to destroy pathogenic agents.
Status of Children in Chemically Contaminated Environments",
Zdravookhranenie, Issue 3, pp 6-9 (1987)
Fluoride confuses the immune system and
causes it to attack the body's own tissues, and increases the tumour growth rate
in cancer prone individuals.
Alfred Taylor and
Nell C. Taylor, "Effect of Sodium Fluoride on Tumour Growth",
Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Vol 119,p
252(1965); Sheila Gibson, "Effects of Fluoride on Immune System
Function", Complementary Medical Research, Vol 6, pp 111-113 (1992)
Fluoride inhibits antibody formation in the
S. K. Jain and A.K.
Susheela, "Effect of Sodium Fluoride on Antibody Formation in
Rabbits", Environmental Research, Vol. 44, pp 117-125 (1987)
Fluoride depresses Thyroid activity.
Von Mundy, "Influence of Fluorine and Iodine on the Metabolism,
Particularly on the Thyroid Gland," Muenchener Medicische Wochenschrift,
Vol 105, pp 182-186 (1963); "Effect of Fluorine on Thyroid Iodine
Metabolism and Hyperthyroidism", Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and
Metabolism, Vol. 18, pp 1102-1110 (1958)
Fluorides have a disruptive effect on
various tissues in the body.
Vilber A.O. Bello
and Hillel J. Gitelman, "High Fluoride Exposure in Hemodialysis
Patients", American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol. 15, pp 320-324 (1990)
Fluoride promotes development of bone
S.E. Hrudley et
al., "Drinking Water Fluoridation and Osteosarcoma" Canadian Journal
of Public Health, Vol 81, pp 415-416 (1990); Irwin Herskowitz and Isabel Norton,
"Increased Incidence of Melanotic Tumours Following Treatment with Sodium
Fluoride", Genetics Vol 48, pp 307-310 (1963)
Fluorides cause premature aging of the
"Medical Aspects of Excessive Fluoride in a Water Supply", Public
Health Reports, Vol 69, pp 925-936 (1954); "The Village Where People are
Old Before their Time", Stern Magazine, Vol 30, pp 107-108,111-112 (1978)
Fluoride ingestion from mouth rinses and
dentifrices in children is extremely hazardous to biological development, life
span and general health.
Yngve Ericsson and
Britta Forsman, "Fluoride retained from mouth rinses and dentifrices in
preschool children", Caries Research, Vol.3, pp 290-299 (1969); W.L.
Augenstein, et al., "Fluoride ingestion in children: a review of 87
cases", Paediatrics, Vol 88, pp 907-912, (1991); George Waldbott,
"Mass Intoxication from Over-Fluoridation in Drinking Water", Clinical
Toxicology, Vol 18, No 5, pp 531-541 (1981)
Fluorides diminish the intelligence
capability of the human brain.
Fluoride, Vol 26,
No.4, pp 189-192, 1995, "Effect of Fluoride Exposure on Intelligence In
Children". Presented to the 20th Conference of the International Society
for Fluoride Research, Beijing, China, September 5-9, 1994
Fluoride studies in rats can be indicative
of a potential for motor disruption, intelligence deficits and learning
disabilities in humans. Humans are exposed to plasma levels of fluoride as high
as those in rat studies. Fluoride involves interruption of normal brain
development. Fluoride affects the hippocampus in the brain, which integrates
inputs from the environment, memory, and motivational stimuli, to produce
behavioural decisions and modify memory. Experience with other developmental
neurotoxicants prompts expectations that changes in behavioural functions will
be comparable across species, especially humans and rats.
and Teratology, Vol 17, No, 2, p 176, "Neurotoxicity of Sodium F
luoride", Muellenix, Denbesten, Schunior, Kernan,
Fluorides accumulate in the brain over time
to reach neurologically harmful levels.
and Teratology, Vol 17, No, 2, p 176, "Neurotoxicity of Sodium
Fluoride", Muellenix, Denbesten, Schunior, Kernan, 1995
"Drinking water containing as little
as 1.2 ppm fluoride will cause developmental disturbances. We cannot run the
risk of producing such serious systemic disturbances. The potentialities for
harm outweigh those for good."
Journal of the
American Dental Association, Editorial, October 1, 1944
The contents of a family-size tube of
fluoridated toothpaste is enough to kill a 12.5 kilo child.
In 1991, the Akron
(Ohio) Regional Poison Centre reported, "… death has been reported
following ingestion of 16 mg/kg of fluoride. Only 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride
could kill a 50 kilo adult. According to the Centre, "fluoride toothpaste
contains up to 1 mg/gram of fluoride." Even Proctor and Gamble, the makers
of Crest, acknowledge that a family-sized tube "theoretically contains
enough fluoride to kill a small child." (National Pure Water Association,
"Fluorides have been used to modify
behaviour and mood of 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 authority, both in Nazi prison camps in World War II and
in the Soviet gulags in Siberia."
Water Association, UK
Fluorides are medically categorized as
protoplasmic poisons, which is why they are used to kill rodents.
The Journal of the
American Medical Association on September 18, 1943, states, "… fluorides
are general protoplasmic poisons, changing the permeability of the cell membrane
by inhibiting certain enzymes. The exact mechanisms of such actions are
Fluoride consumption by human beings
increases the general cancer death rate.
In 1975 Dr John
Yiamouyiannis published a preliminary survey, which shows that people in
fluoridated areas have a higher cancer death rate than those in non-fluoridated
areas. The National Cancer Institute attempts to refute the studies. Later in
1975, Yiamouyiannis joins with Dr. Dean Burk, chief chemist of the National
Cancer Institute (1939-1974) in performing other studies which are then included
in the Congressional Record (USA) by Congressman Delaney, who was the original
author of the Delaney Amendment, which prohibited the addition of cancer-causing
substances to food used for human consumption.
confirmed the existence of a link between fluoridation and cancer. (Note:
Obviously Dr. Burk felt free to agree with scientific truth only after his
tenure at NCI ended, since his job depended on towing the party line)
Fluorides have little or no effect on decay
prevention in humans.
In 1990 Dr John
Colquhoun is forced into early requirement in New Zealand after he conducts a
study on 60,000 school children and finds no difference in tooth decay between
fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas. He additionally finds that a substantial
number of children in fluoridated areas suffered from dental fluorosis. He makes
the study public. There is no scientific data that shows that fluoride mouth
rinses and tablets are safe for human use.
A 1989 study by Hildebolt, on 6,000 school
children contradicts any alleged benefit from the use of sodium fluorides.
In 1990 a study by Dr John Yiamouyiannis on
39,000 school children contradicts any alleged benefits from the use of sodium
In 1992 Michael Perrone, a legislative
assistant in New Jersey, contacts the FDA requesting all information regarding
the safety and effectiveness of fluoride tablets and drops. After 6 months of
stalling, the FDA admitted they had no data to show that fluoride tablets or
drops were either safe or effective. They informed Perrone that they will
"probably have to pull the tablets and drops off the market."
In 1976, Dr D. W. Allman and co-workers
from Indiana University School of Medicine (USA) feed animals 1 part-per-million
(ppm) fluoride and found that in the presence of aluminium in a concentration as
small as 20 parts per billion, (like in a toothpaste tube, using aluminium pans
to boil water, or drinking beverages in aluminium cans), fluoride is able to
cause an even larger increase in cyclic AMP levels.
Cyclic AMP inhibits the migration rate of
white blood cells, as well as the ability of the white blood cell to destroy
Journal of Dental
Research, Vol 55, Sup B, p 523, 1976, "Effect of Inorganic Fluoride Salts
on Urine and Tissue Cyclic AMP Concentration in Vivo".
"Fluoridation is the greatest case of
scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time."
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
William Marcus, Ph.D.,
senior EPA toxicologist, Covert Action, 1992, p 66
In the final analysis, when
the facts are revealed, the ONLY way to arrive at
the expressed majority 'will of the people', is to put the question…
'Do YOU consent to
compulsory fluoridation of your drinking water
... to a duly
constituted and legally conducted 'REFERENDUM' of
the people, in conjunction with a State or Federal election!'
It simply comes down to…
It's YOUR choice!
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