The battle on fluoridation continues and is burning through the American southwest. Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth most populous city, is seeking to rid itself of the harmful chemical compound known as fluoride. Come this fall, the Phoenix city council is slated to discuss the future of fluoride and it’s removal from the municipal water supply, a move that has been a growing trend in cities across the United States. Just recently, Albuquerque, New Mexico passed a ruling to put an end to fluoridation in it’s city water system. In 2001, residents of the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, voted by an overwhelming majority to have fluoride removed from their public water system.
The anti-fluoride movement has been spreading not only in United States but world-wide according to this document from Fluoride Action Network (FAN). China, Germany and France have a full ban on water fluoridation citing serious health risks. In China, the World Health Organization has estimated that millions people have a crippling form of skeletal fluorosis from the naturally occurring fluoride that exists in the environment. Skeletal fluorosis is a painful bone disease and is directly attributed to excessive consumption of fluoride. Studies have also shown that even small increases of fluoride exposes humans to mutagenic damage and destructive changes to their DNA.
EPA official and chemist, Dr. J. William Hirzy, expressed his view on fluoride at a Senate subcommittee hearing in 2000, which was contrary to very agency he worked for. This is what Hirzy had to say: “If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right into your drinking water, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing… There’s got to be a better way to manage this stuff “.
Under the EPA’s own regulatory guidelines fluoride is listed as a chemical neurotoxin with substantial health risks. Sodium silicofluoride and hexafluorosilicic acid are the hazardous chemicals that make up the fluoridation process and are waste products originally created by the aluminum and fertilizer industries.
In 1931 the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) under the direction of Andrew Mellon (The Mellon Institute) conducted fluoridation tests through the Public Health Service (PHS) by dentist H. Trendley Dean, who coincidentally, was the first director of the National Institute of Dental Research. Dean found that as fluoride levels began to rise, so did percentages of dental fluorosis. Dean claimed his test results lowered cavities even though it was just the opposite. Dean promoted the falsified findings and eventually became known as the “father of fluoridation”. Andrew Mellon, who held considerable authority as acting U.S. Treasurer, put pressure on (PHS) to push the fraudulent tooth decay agenda.
By 1939 ALCOA was already facing major lawsuits regarding fluoride emissions from factories. Gerald Cox, a Mellon industry researcher who was also financed by ALCOA, began selling the public on the idea of compulsory fluoridation. ALCOA knowingly used false dental research to cover up fluoride pollution and avoid damage claims. In 1946 Oscar Ewing was chief counsel for ALCOA and through a devil’s bargain headed up the Federal Security Agency (FSA) taking charge over (PHS). This was how fluoride was sold. Soon cities across the United States purchased the fluoridated water and began dripping it into the water supply under the propaganda campaigns directed by (PHS) and the American Dental Association (ADA). To this day, the ADA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still defend the fluoride test results that were fabricated over sixty five years ago.
However, there are even darker origins associated with fluoride and fluoridation. To understand the narrative of fluoride, you have to see the duplicitous actions of industry that pushed fluoride for public consumption. Christoper Bryson, an award winning investigative journalist and former producer for the BBC, exposed a sinister plot involving the use of fluoride in an article with Joel Griffiths titled “Fluoride, Teeth and the Atomic Bomb”. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Fluoride was the key chemical in atomic bomb production, according to documents. Massive quantities of fluoride– millions of tons– were essential for the manufacture of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War. One of the most toxic chemicals known, fluoride rapidly emerged as the leading chemical health hazard of the U.S. Atomic bomb program-both for workers and nearby communities, as documents reveal“.
It is now known that unsuspecting people of Rochester, NY were exposed to uranium hexafluoride under “Program F” during The Manhattan Project testing years. The Manhattan Project and “Program F”, were part of nuclear testing program funded by the Atomic Energy Commission (ACE). Harold Hodge, chief fluoride toxicologist administered these hazardous experiments for the benefit of the military industrial complex. At the same time he was actively praising the fluoridation of drinking water to the public. The face of fluoride and its health concerns were then masked. There are many other stories of communities being savaged by various forms of fluoride poisoning. One can only conclude that several industries agreed to cover-up the dangers of fluoride for fear of massive litigation and public scrutiny.
In 2011 the EPA announced a reduction of fluoridation across the U.S. From 1.2 ppm to 0.7 ppm. The agency reassessed fluoride after rising rates of dental fluorosis, a breakdown in tooth enamel. Fluoride poisoning can occur from 1ppm to 2ppm. There isn’t any way to know how high a dosage the average person gets per day because water consumption and absorption varies from person to person.
The city of Phoenix claims to have a rate of 0.7 ppm of fluoride, according to local government documents. Recent studies have shown that certain areas of the Phoenix valley have much higher levels then those legally allowed by the EPA. In an interview conducted with Jody Clute, a Phoenix campaign coordinator for Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and founding member of Fluoride Free Arizona stated this about fluoride: “It’s the same thing with vaccines, if it’s so great why do you have to force it on people”. Then adding:“when you look back in history I think it’s going to say that it was one of the worst health blunders”. The Fluoride Action Network reports that more than two hundred communities have stopped adding fluoride to water supplies in the past ten years.
The truth is, fluoride is carcinogenic industrial waste. In Dr. George Waldbott’s seminal work titled, “Fluoridation, The Great Dilemma”, published in 1978, Waldbott found that high rates of birth defects, genetic damage and cancer are all linked fluoride accumulation from long term exposure. There have been many cases proving the terrible health risks of fluoride and only fabricated evidence to suggest any benefit. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never approved of the use of fluoride in any form. In 1975 the (FDA) issued a regulatory letter to manufacturer’s to remove fluoride. This was promptly ignored by the impacted industries.
After twenty three years of water fluoridation, Phoenix city officials are now in the process of making the decision whether or not to stop adding fluoride to the city water system. In addition to the health benefits of removing fluoride, Phoenix looks to save over half a million dollars by not fluoridating the water system . On September 5th 2012, Dr. Paul Connett a leading expert on fluoride, will be discussing the many dangers of fluoride during the Arizona Fluoride Debate at Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium. Will Phoenix rise from the ashes and make the right choice for future generations to come?
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