1. The type of fluoride added to drinking water never occurs in nature. It is a toxic industrial waste product, contaminated with many hazardous substances.
Lucier Chemical Industries, Inc. internal spec sheet.
Chemical and Engineering News , vol. 66, p. 39, 1988
Thomas Reeves, Chief Fluoridation Engineer, CDC, 2001
2. Fluoride is more toxic than lead and slightly less toxic than arsenic. However, several hundred times more fluoride is allowed in the water than either lead or arsenic.
Clinical Toxicology , 1984
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3. Fluoride gradually accumulates in the body and the environment, like lead and arsenic, inflicting damage over a long period of time.
Clinical Toxicology , 1984
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, ATSDR Doc. TP 91/17 (1993)
4. Four glasses (one liter) of fluoridated water equals a one-milligram prescription dose of fluoride, or four times the maximum dose for children 6 months to 3 years of age.
EPA Drinking Water Glossary , p. 19, June, 1994
Pediatrics , vol. 95, 1995
5. Infants should be given no fluoride at all . Formula made with fluoridated water is harmful to babies.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry , vol. 59, 1999
Journal of the American Dental Association , vol. 131, 2000
6. There is NO DIFFERENCE in tooth decay rates in fluoridated and unfluoridated cities. Recent studies of defluoridated cities have shown no increase in cavities, and sometimes a decrease.
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine , vol. 41, 1997
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association , vol.53, 1987
Caries Research , vol. 34, pp. 462-8, 2000
7. Fluoridation chemicals have never been approved for safety or effectiveness by either the EPA or the FDA. The product used in most water supplies is hydrofluorosilicic acid.
Letters from the EPA, CDC, FDA, and NSF responding to a congressional investigation, 1998-2000
8. Fluoride is linked to many health problems, including thyroid disease, bone cancer, behavior problems, arthritis, and genetic damage.
J. Clinical Endocrinology , 18:1102-1110, 1958
Problemy Endokrinologii , 42:6-9, 1996
Chemical and Engineering News , vol. 66, 1988
Lancet , vol. 36, p. 737, 1990
Review of Fluoride: Benefits and Risks , U.S. Public Health Service, pages F1-F7, 1991
Carcinogenesis , vol. 9, pp. 2279-2284, 1988
A Brief Report on the Association of Drinking Water Fluoridation and the Incidence of Osteosarcoma among Young Males , New Jersey Department of Health, Nov. 1992
Neurotoxicology & Teratology , vol. 17, no. 2, 1995
9. Fluoridation has been rejected, discontinued, or banned throughout most of the world. Almost all of Europe is unfluoridated, and their teeth are often healthier than fluoridated Americans.
Chemical and Engineering News , vol. 66, p.30, 1988
World Health Organization data
10. It is the right of every citizen to make personal health decisions. It is a basic right to have our water supply free of medication. No one should be forced to drink fluoride.
11. Dental fluorosis, the permanent discoloration, scarring, and weakening of children's teeth, is a visible sign of fluoride poisoning. Fluorosis is rapidly increasing in this country, even in unfluoridated areas.
Journal of Public Health Dentistry , vol. 57, pp. 136-143, 1997
Journal of Public Health Dentistry , vol. 46, pp. 184-187, 1986
Journal of the American Dental Association , vol. 108, pp. 56-59, 1984
Health Effects of Ingested Fluoride , National Research Council, p. 37, 1993
12. We are already being over-fluoridated without drinking artificially fluoridated water. Fluoride is found in most toothpastes, in foods and drinks processed in fluoridated areas, and in pesticide residue on fruits, vegetables, and grains.
13. Recent studies show that hip fracture rates in the elderly are significantly higher in fluoridated areas.
Journal of the American Medical Assn. , vol. 264, 1990
Annals of Epidemiology , vol. 2, pp. 617-26, 1992
Amer. J. of Epidemiology , vol. 150, pp. 817-24, 1999
14. Malnourished people, particularly children, as well as the elderly, people with diabetes, kidney, and heart disease, are at greater risk for fluoride's harmful effects.
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, ATSDR Doc, TP 91/17 (1993)
15. A family-sized tube of fluoride toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill a small child.
Proctor & Gamble, the maker of Crest toothpaste.
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