is an element. It is a gas, never occurring in its free state.
In microscopic amounts complexed with other minerals, it is often
listed as a trace mineral, a nutrient for human nutrition.
added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is
a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum,
steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing.
is manmade. In this form, fluoride has no nutrient value whatsoever.
It is one of the most caustic of industrial chemicals. Fluoride
is the active toxin in rat poisons and cockroach powder.
acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons
and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and
to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors,
plastics, herbicides, -- and toothpaste.
has the ability to burn flesh to the bone, destroy eyes, and
sear lungs so that victims drown in their own body fluid."
the body, fluoride is a destroyer of human enzymes. It does
this by changing their shapes. In human biochemistry, thousands
of enzymes are necessary for various essential cell reactions
that take place every second we're alive. Without enzymes, we'd
History of Fluoride
Some fifty years after governments began adding fluoride to
public water supplies to reduce cavities in children's teeth,
declassified documents are shedding new light on the roots of
that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a
surprising connection between fluoride and the dawning of the
large percentage of public drinking water in the western world
is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice,
disbelieving the government's assurances of safety.
days of World War II, when the U.S. prevailed by building the
world's first atomic bomb, public health leaders have maintained
that low doses of fluoride are safe for people, and good for
verdict should now be re-examined in the light of hundreds of
once-secret WWII documents obtained by Joel Griffiths and Chris
Bryson including declassified papers of the Manhattan
Project, the U.S. military group that built the atomic bomb.
was the key chemical in atomic bomb production, according to
the 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 for nearby communities, the
the original proof that fluoride is safe for humans in low doses
was generated by A-bomb program scientists, who had been secretly
ordered to provide "evidence useful in litigation"
against defense contractors for fluoride injury to citizens.
The first lawsuits against the U.S. A-bomb program were not
over radiation, but over fluoride damage, the documents show.
were required. Bomb program researchers played a leading role
in the design and implementation of the most extensive U.S.
study of the health effects of fluoridating public drinking
water--conducted in Newburgh, New York from 1945 to 1956. Then,
in a classified operation code-named "Program F,"
they secretly gathered and analyzed blood and tissue samples
from Newburgh citizens, with the cooperation of State Health
secret version--obtained by these reporters--of a 1948 study
published by Program F scientists in the Journal of the American
Dental Association shows that evidence of adverse health effects
from fluoride was censored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
(AEC) considered the most powerful of Cold War agencies
for reasons of national security.
program's fluoride safety studies were conducted at the University
of Rochester, site of one of the most notorious human radiation
experiments of the Cold War, in which unsuspecting hospital
patients were injected with toxic doses of radioactive plutonium.
The fluoride studies were conducted with the same ethical mind-set,
in which "national security" was paramount.
government's conflict of interest--and its motive to prove fluoride
"safe" has not until now been made clear to
the general public in the furious debate over water fluoridation
since the 1950's, nor to civilian researchers and health professionals,
documents resonate with growing body of scientific evidence,
and a chorus of questions, about the health effects of fluoride
in the environment.
to fluoride has mushroomed since World War II, due not only
to fluoridated water and toothpaste, but to environmental pollution
by major industries from aluminum to pesticides: fluoride is
a critical industrial chemical.
can be seen, literally, in the smiles of our children. Large
numbers of U.S. young people--up to 80 percent in some cities--now
have dental fluorosis, the first visible sign of excessive fluoride
exposure, according to the U.S. National Research Council. (The
signs are whitish flecks or spots, particularly on the front
teeth, or dark spots or stripes in more severe cases.)
to the public is that fluoride also accumulates in bones
"The teeth are windows to what's happening in the bones,"
explains Paul Connett, Professor of Chemistry at St. Lawrence
University (N.Y.). In recent years, pediatric bone specialists
have expressed alarm about an increase in stress fractures among
U.S. young people. Connett and other scientists are concerned
that fluoride linked to bone damage by studies since
the 1930's may be a contributing factor. The declassified
documents add urgency: much of the original proof that low-dose
fluoride is safe for children's bones came from U.S. bomb program
scientists, according to this investigation.
who have reviewed these declassified documents fear that Cold
War national security considerations may have prevented objective
scientific evaluation of vital public health questions concerning
was buried," concludes Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, former head
of toxicology at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston, and now a
critic of fluoridation. Animal studies Mullenix and co-workers
conducted at Forsyth in the early 1990's indicated that fluoride
was a powerful central nervous system (CNS) toxin, and might
adversely affect human brain functioning, even at low doses.
(New epidemiological evidence from China adds support, showing
a correlation between low-dose fluoride exposure and diminished
I.Q. in children.) Mullenix's results were published in 1995,
in a reputable peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Austrian researchers proved in the 1970s that as little as 1
ppm fluoride concentration can disrupt DNA repair enzymes by
50%. When DNA can't repair damaged cells, we get old fast.
prematurely ages the body, mainly by distortion of enzyme shape.
Again, when enzymes get twisted out of shape, they can't do
their jobs. This results in collagen breakdown, eczema, tissue
damage, skin wrinkling, genetic damage, and immune suppression.
Practically any disease you can name may then be caused.
of the body are dependent upon enzymes. When fluoride changes
the enzymes, this can damage:
- digestive system
- respiratory system
- blood circulation
- kidney function
- liver function
- brain function
- thyroid function
enzymes are proteins, but now they have become foreign protein,
which we know is the exact cause of autoimmune diseases, such
as lupus, arthritis, asthma, and arteriosclerosis.
(former science director of the National Health Federation)
cited a 1990 study of 541,000 cases of osteoporosis that found
a definite connection between hip fractures in women over 65
and fluoride levels. The study was written up in JAMA. Several
other major studies are cited, massive amounts of research,
again all reaching the same conclusion - the undeniable correlation
of fluoridation with osteoporosis and hip fracture in the elderly.
Is Living Tissue.
is a finely balanced, complicated process. Fluoride has been
known to disrupt this process since the 1930s. Dr. Alesen, who
was the president of the California Medical Association, clearly
explains what fluoride does to bone formation.
dozens of international scientific studies proving beyond a
shadow of a doubt that fluoride has caused thousands of cases
of osteoporosis, skeletal thinning, fractures, "rubber
bones," anemia, and rickets.
also causes osteoporosis by creating a calcium deficiency situation.
Fluoride precipitates calcium out of solution, causing low blood
calcium, as well as the buildup of calcium stones and crystals
in the joints and organs.
Why Do We Continue Fluoridating In Present Day?
The rise of the EPA since the 1970s. The increase in environmental
consciousness as a political tool for creating the illusion
of safety in recent decades.
is a toxic byproduct in the manufacturing process of manmade
of tons of this poison are produced every year. Imagine the
cost of containing and disposing of those mountains of waste
every year. It's in the billions.
from these industries have presented "scientific studies"
paid for by the industries, and provided for a continual stream
of media presentations about the health benefits of fluoride.
They have created unimaginably lucrative positions for "research"
and "education" within the Medical Conglomerates and
Associations that are systematically destroying our health.
the economic advantages of that? Instead of paying money to
dispose of toxic waste, money could now be made by selling fluoride
to the water companies of the nation.
use the public water supply as a sewer for industrial wastes
and since there is money to be made, the vicious cycle has continued
Do The Real Experts Say?
historians come to write about this period, they will single
out fluoridation as the single biggest mistake in public policy
that we've ever had."
- Paul Connett,
fluoridation is the single largest case of scientific fraud,
promoted by the government, supported by taxpayer dollars, aided
and abetted by the ADA and the AMA, in the history of the planet."
Kennedy, DDS President International Academy of Oral Medicine
fluoride is a registered rat poison and roach poison. It has
been a protected pollutant for a very long time."
Hirzy, PhD President of the Union of Professional Employees
of the EPA
fluoride is a very toxic chemical, acting as an enzyme poison,
direct irritant and calcium inactivator ... .It reacts with
growing tooth enamel and with bones to produce irreversible
Knight, MD president of the American Academy of Nutrition
Congressional Record, 31 July 56
am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for
drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious
effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use water this
way is deplorable."
Gordon Heyd, MD, president, AMA
physician in his right mind would hand to his patient a bottled
filled with a dangerous drug with instructions to take as much
or as little of it as he wished ... And yet, the Public Health
Service is engaged upon a widespread propaganda program to insist
that communities do exactly that ... The purpose of administering
fluoride is not to render the water supply pure and potable
but to contaminate it with a dangerous, toxic drug for the purpose
of administering mass medication to the consumer, without regard
to age or physical condition."
- L. Alesen,
MD, president of the California Medical Association
is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it
has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has."
Schatz, PhD Nobel Laureate for discovering streptomycin
quoted in Sutton's Fluoridation:The Greatest Fraud
people have died in the last 30 years from cancer connected
with fluoridation than all the military deaths in the entire
history of the United States."
- Dean Burk,
PhD National Cancer Institute -- Fluoridation:A Burning Controversy
is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if
not of all time."
- EPA scientist, Dr. Robert Carton (Downey, 2 May 99)
Kind Of Water Should You Drink?
is enough grassroots consciousness about the dangers of tap
water that cheap carbon filters are now available in any hardware
store which attach easily to the kitchen faucet. It is likely
that such filters get rid of most of the chlorine - for awhile.
But to really
get the resistant biologicals, the fluoride, heavy metals, and
other contaminants, the customer may consider one of the high-end
drinking water filters. These cost between two and four hundred
dollars and come in models for both over and under the sink.
Alpine, MultiPure, and Spectrapure are among the dozens of brand
names that have come along during the past 20 years. Everyone
claims to be the best, of course, but we can find some important
similarities in their advertising. When you begin to compare
the better water filters, you notice common concerns:
- cryptosporidium and giardia lamblia cysts
- pesticides and toxic chemicals
- heavy metals
microbials is not a big deal since most of that's been done
by chlorine. Most contaminants are removed by the better filters.
The problem when choosing a filter seems to come down to four
main concerns: fluoride, minerals, THMs, and nitrates.
to find one filter that does everything: many reverse osmosis
filters take out fluoride, but also the healthy minerals. Many
of the high-end carbon filters will not remove fluoride or nitrates,
but leave the healthy minerals.
is obviously a biggie. Find out if the filter you are about
to buy removes fluoride, and what percentage. After what we've
learned about fluoride, we should expect a filter to remove
Due to fluoride
advocate propaganda, most don't even realize fluoride is bad,
and therefore don't think about it when considering a water
NSF is a
third-party non-profit testing agency that has been rating water
filters for the past 50 years. Always ask - is it NSF-certified?
Don't be fooled if they say 'NSF-tested.' Big difference.
is an area of some controversy. You've got the hard water /
soft water debate. Hard water has more minerals in it, which
obviously is better for the bones and teeth, and probably for
the heart as well.
sense, although elemental minerals are the least absorbed of
all types. Elemental means from rocks, and that's the kind that
would be in spring water, and therefore in filtered water, except
for reverse osmosis.
and holistic nutritionists don't like distilled water because
they say it leaches minerals from the bones and teeth. In general,
that seems logical, although it may not make any difference
unless the person is extremely malnourished.
is, no formal studies comparing distilled with mineral water
have been done, so it's all pretty theoretical. But thinking
about the Hunzas and their 120-year lifespan that was attributed
to the glacial mineral waters they drank, one can see the value
of minerals in drinking water.
water filter should take this discussion into consideration
and give reasons about the importance or unimportance of filtering
out certain minerals.
to a choice: reverse osmosis or carbon block. With reverse osmosis
you've can remove fluoride but also remove many minerals, and
wasting about 4-9 gallons to get one gallon of pure water. With
high-end carbon mesh filters, you can get rid of everything
but fluoride, and you'll still have minerals.
Bottom Line: Stay away from direct consumption of tap
water and research effective filtration methods that remove
fluoride, lead, arsenic, or specific contaminants. Not only
will it improve the taste, it will improve your health.
Fluoride Deception 'The
Fluoride Deception' reads like a whodunit. There are conspiracies,
cover-ups, human casualties, and broken careers. The prime suspects
in this toxic thriller are compounds of fluoride; the coconspirators
represent industry, the military, and the public health community.
At the book's ending, the suspect chemicals are not proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt, but we are left with compelling evidence
that powerful interests with high financial stakes have colluded
to prematurely close honest discussion and investigation into