by Glen Swartwout
Use of fluoride in in our water, food, beverages and dental products causes fluoride toxicity.
The Journal of the American Dental Association (J.A.D.A., December 1995, July 1996 and July 1997) published studies on fluoride toxicity from “the widespread use of fluoridated water, fluoride dentifrice, dietary fluoride supplements and other forms of fluoride…[There is] an increased prevalence of dental fluorosis, ranging from about 15% to 65% in fluoridated areas and 5% to 40% in non-fluoridated areas in North America.”
The Academy of General Dentistry (A.G.D., February 1997) warns us to limit our childrens’ juice intake due to excessive fluoride content.
The A.D.A.’s Council on Scientific Affairs (April 1994) approved a new Fluoride Supplementation Dosage Schedule with these cautions: “All sources of fluoride must be evaluated with a thorough fluoride history …Patient exposure to multiple sources can make proper prescribing complex…Caries reduction benefits must be balanced with risk for mild and very mild fluorosis.” The multiple sources for fluoride ingestion makes any assessment of patient exposure to fluoride, highly speculative.
Over 50% of Americans drink fluoridated water, which carries no warning in this country, at a time when most developed countries have banned fluoride in water. Less than 2% of Western Europeans drink fluoridated water. The American F.D.A. does not require food and beverage labels to warn of fluoride content.
Fluoride is the only chemical added to U.S.municipal water that is used to mass medicate, rather than to render water safe to drink. It was first used to mass medicate inmates in Nazi concentration camps to make them more controllable and docile. Fluoride is an anti-biotic (anti-life) toxin, not an essential nutrient. Fluoride has never received “F.D.A. Approval” (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). It is listed as an “unapproved new drug” by the F.D.A., and as a “contaminant” by the E.P.A. Although fluoride is naturally present in some water supplies, the type of fluoride added to water is a hazardous waste byproduct of the aluminum soda can, uranium weapons, and phosphate fertilizer industries.
Fluoride boi-accumulates and effects every age group, with both long and short term health damage. Fluorosis, the death of body tissues caused by excess fluoride can be visible as discoloration, white flecks and/or pitting of the teeth. Fluorosis can decay both teeth and bones, and is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, kidney damage, cancer, genetic damage, neurological impairment, and bone pathology.
In 1993, the U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services (H.H.S.) wrote a Toxicological Profile on Fluoride: “Existing data indicate that subsets of the population maybe unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride and its compounds. These populations include the elderly, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, and/or vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems… Postmenopausal women and elderly men in fluoridated communities may also be at increased risk of fractures.”
Lack of any Safety-Margin
In the 1940’s, after the forced use of fluoride in Nazi Germany, when fluoridation of water was first sold to the public, the “optimal” level of exposure to fluoride for dental benefit was decided to be 1 milligram/day. At that level, 10% of people were expected to suffer from dental fluorosis, based on drinking only 1 liter of water per day at a time when fluoride was not so prevalent in food and other sources.
In 1986, the E.P.A. set new “maximum contaminant levels (M.C.L.s)” for fluoride. At over 2 mg/liter “children are likely to develop objectionable dental fluorosis” and parents must be officially notified. Above 4mg/liter, individuals are at risk of developing “crippling skeletal fluorosis.” It is against federal law to fluoridate water above 4 mg/liter. It is ‘legal’ to injure so long as you don’t cripple in an obvious way that interferes with our gross national production.
Fluoride-toxicity by the food, beverages, toothpaste, and mouthwash
The data indicates that dentists should no long prescribe supplements (U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services, Review of Fluoride Benefits and Risks, 1991).
|Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water||Fluoride Intake||% >1 mg “Optimal” Dosage|
|Communities with no fluoridation||< 0.3 mg/L||0.88 – 2.20 mg/day||up to 120 %|
|“Optimal” Fluoridation by government theory||0.7-1.2 mg/L||1.58 – 6.60 mg/day||up to 560 %|
|Actual Fluoridation||> 2.0 mg/L||2.10 – 7.05 mg/day||can be>605 %|
This is water only. For total toxic exposure, add Fluoride supplements, pharmaceuticals, emissions and workplace exposures.
The F.D.A. should ban adding the unapproved toxic psychoactive drug fluoride in water or any products other than homeopathic forms that are already F.D.A. regulated by the H.P.U.S. until “F.DA. Approval” is granted, if ever as a prescription medication, in order to reduce the rate of fluorosis.