Excerpts from Fluoride—What's Wrong With This Picture?
By Andreas Schuld - head of Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children (PFPC).
according to the 1984 issue of Clinical
Toxicology of Commercial Products, 5th Edition (1984)
is more poisonous than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic. It is
used as a rat poison. The EPA has set 0.015 ppm as the maximum “safe” level for
lead in drinking water—yet the maximum “safe” level for fluoride is currently
set at 4.0ppm, over 250 times the permissible level for lead. [Why is something more poisonous than lead acceptable in over 250 times the quantity??]
Studies have shown that fluoride causes motor dysfunction, IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in
humans. Fluoride exposure impairs memory and concentration, and causes lethargy, headache,
depression and confusion in humans. Interestingly, suicide occurs more frequently than expected in
of fluoride workers. [A recent Harvard University Study -- http://tinyurl.com/bkhfk7h -- confirms Fluoride significantly reduces children's IQ's]
In 1957 it was found that even waters containing a mere 0.1ppm (0.1 mg/l) could cause dental fluorosis,
the first visible sign of fluoride overdose. Moreover, there is not one single double-blind study to indicate
that fluoridation is effective in reducing cavities. Dental fluorosis is a condition caused by an excessive intake of fluorides, characterized mainly by mottling of the enamel (which starts as ”white spots"). Dental fluorosis can only occur during the stage of enamel formation and is therefore a sign that an overdose of fluoride has occurred in a child during that period. The dental profession describes the defect as merely “cosmetic." What is now becoming apparent is that this “cosmetic" defect actually predisposes to tooth decay.
The world's largest study on dental caries, which looked at 400,000 students, revealed that decay
increased 27 percent with a 1ppm fluoride increase in drinking water. In Japan, fluoridation caused decay increases of 7 percent in 22,000 students, while in the US a decay increase of 43 percent occurred in 29,000 students when 1ppm fluoride was added to drinking water. Currently up to 80 percent of US children suffer from some degree of dental fluorosis, while in Canada the figure is up to 71 percent.
Before the push for fluoridation began, the dental profession recognized that fluorides were not
beneficial but detrimental to dental health. In 1944, the Journal of the American Dental Association
reported: “With 1.6 to 4ppm fluoride in the water, 50 percent or more people past age 24 have false
teeth because of fluoride damage to their own teeth."
The fluoride compound in “naturally" fluoridated waters is calcium fluoride. However, this is NOT the
compound used to fluoridate water! Sodium fluoride and hydrofluorosilicic acid are used in over 90
percent of fluoridation programs. Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a direct by-product of pollution scrubbers
used in the phosphate fertilizer and aluminum industries. Animal studies have revealed that hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium fluoride are much more toxic than calcium fluoride.
1. The assertion that fluoride is good for teeth is a myth
2. Countries with the best dental health do not fluoridate drinking water
3. There is enough fluoride in a tube of toothpaste to kill a small child
European Fluoride facts
1. 98% of Europe's drinking water is fluoridation-free
2. The fluoride added to Irish drinking water is toxic waste from the fertilizer industry
3. Less than 2% of Europe's population have fluoridated water.
4. Sweden banned fluoridation in 1971.
5. West Germany discontinued fluoridation in 1971.
6. Norway rejected fluoridation in 1975.
7. Holland banned fluoridation in 1976 and changed its constitution so that it could never again be
8. Denmark rejected fluoridation in 1977. The Minister for Environment stated, "no adequate studies
had been carried out on the long term effect on human organ systems".
9. France rejected fluoridation in 1980. The Chief of Public Health declared it was too dangerous.
10. 25 out of 26 Councils in Northern Ireland have recently rejected fluoridation.
USA Fluoride Facts
1. Since 1990 over 45 US cities have rejected fluoridation.
2. In 1990 forty US dentists brought a case against the American Dental Association contending that the
Association purposefully shielded the public from data that links fluoride to genetic defects, cancer
and other health problems.
3. All US fluoride toothpaste must carry a poisons symbol, with a warning to contact the nearest poisons
unit if more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is swallowed.
4. In 1997 the Union of Government Scientists of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
voted unanimously to co-sponsor a Californian initiative to ban fluoridation, stating "Our members review
of the body of evidence over the last 11 years, including animal and human epidemiology studies,
indicates a causal link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer, genetic damage, neurological
impairment and bone pathology."
I would like to encourage you to do your own research, be skeptical of media and even established medical / dental promotion of fluoridation or fluoride treatments ... the data, research and evidence are accumulating rapidly exposing the harmful effects and toxicity of sodium fluoride.
I'm including the links below as additional resource, more data on the toxicity of fluoride and information regarding the history and the known harmful effects of governmental supported and mandated fluoridation of public water supplies. Please take the time to read the article below. It will open in a new window.
Fluoridation: A Horror Story - this article is extremely well written with extensive reference/resource documentation/links provided allowing an in-depth examination of the facts, peer reviewed studies and source information needed to make a well-informed decision regarding our health.
When most people hear the word fluoride, they generally think of their teeth and their dentist. Fluoride, after all, is added to some public water systems and many dental products for the purpose of preventing cavities. Less well known is that fluoride is a highly toxic compound, a major industrial air pollutant, a key ingredient in many pesticides and fumigants, the cause of a tooth defect that currently impacts over 40% of American teenagers, and the cause of a devastating bone disease that impacts millions of people throughout the world. For too long, the toxicity of fluoride compounds has been overlooked by the public health and environmental communities. The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) was founded in 2000 to remedy this imbalance.
FAN provides comprehensive and up-to-date information regarding all aspects of fluoride, from its alleged dental benefits to its documented harm to human and animal health. FAN also remains vigilant in monitoring government agency actions that may impact the public’s exposure to fluoride. FAN’s work has been cited by national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, National Public Radio, Scientific American, and Prevention Magazine among others.