Health and Wellness : More news on the Toxin; Flouride

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    by Gary Null, Ph.D.

    There's nothing like a glass of cool, clear water to quench one's thirst. But the next time you or your child reaches for one, you might want to question whether that water is in fact, too toxic to drink. If your water is fluoridated, the answer may well be yes.

    For decades, we have been told a lie, a lie that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans and the weakening of the immune systems of tens of millions more. This lie is called fluoridation. A process we were led to believe was a safe and effective method of protecting teeth from decay is in fact a fraud.

    In recent years it's been shown that fluoridation is neither essential for good health nor protective of teeth. What it does is poison the body. We should all at this point be asking how and why public health policy and the American media continue to live with and perpetuate this scientific sham.

    "We would not purposely add arsenic to the water supply. And we would not purposely add lead. But we do add fluoride. The fact is that fluoride is more toxic than lead and just slightly less toxic than arsenic." (1)

    These words of Dr. John Yiamouyiannis may come as a shock to you because, if you're like most Americans, you have positive associations with fluoride. You may envision tooth protection, strong bones, and a government that cares about your dental needs. What you've probably never been told is that the fluoride added to drinking water and toothpaste is a crude industrial waste product of the aluminum and fertilizer industries, and a substance toxic enough to be used as rat poison. How is it that Americans have learned to love an environmental hazard? This phenomenon can be attributed to a carefully planned marketing program begun even before Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first community to officially fluoridate its drinking water in 1945.(2) As a result of this ongoing campaign, nearly two-thirds of the nation has enthusiastically followed Grand Rapids' example. But this push for fluoridation has less to do with a concern for America's health than with industry's penchant to expand at the expense of our nation's well-being.

    The first thing you have to understand about fluoride is that it's the problem child of industry. Its toxicity was recognized at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when, in the 1850s iron and copper factories discharged it into the air and poisoned plants, animals, and people.(3)

    In the early years of the 20th Century, a young dentist named Frederick McKay settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There he discovered that as many as 90% of lifetime residents of the town had grotesque brown stains on their teeth, and that the tooth enamel had an irregular surface texture described as "mottled". Locals referred to the familiar condition as Colorado Brown Stain, but no one had a clue as to its cause. Over the next two decades Dr. McKay, later with the help of dental researcher G. V. Black, proved that the cause was something contaminating the water supply. They also speculated that the affected teeth might be somewhat more resistant to decay. (4)



    In 1931, by means of photo-spectrographic analysis of McKay and Black's water samples conducted at the laboratories at the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), it was confirmed that the cause of the mottled teeth was fluoride in the water supply. ALCOA took a proprietary interest in this issue, since fluoride is a major waste product of aluminum production. The company wanted to know how much fluoride exposure people could tolerate without getting mottled, discolored teeth. Or, more specifically, how much fluoride could ALCOA release into the nation's earth, water, and air without the public realizing that the company was polluting the environment with a powerful toxin?(7)
    ...Dean would go on to carve out a nice career for himself as the "father" of public water fluoridation. He became the first dental scientist at the National Institute of Health, advancing to director of the dental research section in 1945. After World War II, he directed epidemiological studies for the Army in Germany. When Congress established the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) in 1948, Dean was appointed its director, a position he held until retiring in 1953.(11) In his post at the NIDR, he was to oversee the first clinical trial of fluoridation in an American city, Grand Rapids Michigan.(12)

    With those impressive credentials, wouldn't you think a man of science like Dean could be trusted? Think again. The truth is that Dean's great discovery was based on wishful thinking and some very shaky science, as documented by healthy advocate Andreas Schuld(13). Dean's findings did not stand up to scientific scrutiny at all. An independent study of his results revealed that he had engaged in "selective use of data," employing figures from 21 cities that confirmed his findings, and ignoring those from 272 other localities that didn't. (14) In a 1955 court case challenging fluoridation, Dean admitted under oath that his published conclusions were wrong.(15) In hearings conducted by the AMA in 1957, he was forced to admit that dental fluorosis, the first sign of fluoride overdose, could be caused by water fluoridated at 1.0 ppm.(16) But these admissions were not widely publicized, and they were never acknowledged by the USPHS, the American Dental Association, or the other governmental bodies responsible for foisting fluoride on the public. They continued to play the classic denial game: "act like nothing's wrong." And they are still doing it to this very day.
    At first, industry could dispose of fluoride legally only in small amounts by selling it to insecticide and rat poison manufacturers. (17) But Dean's "discovery," paved the way for a commercial outlet for the toxin. Griffiths writes that this was not a scientific breakthrough, but rather part of a "public disinformation campaign" by the aluminum industry "to convince the public that fluoride was safe and good," Industry's need prompted Alcoa-funded scientist Gerald J. Cox to announce that "The present trend toward complete removal of fluoride from water may need some reversal."(18) Griffiths writes:

    "The big news in Cox's announcement was that this 'apparently worthless by-product' had not only been proved safe (in low doses), but actually beneficial; it might reduce cavities in children. A proposal was in the air to add fluoride to the entire nation's drinking water. While the dose to each individual would be low, 'fluoridation' on a national scale would require the annual addition of hundreds of thousands of tons of fluoride to the country's drinking water.

    "Government and industry - especially Alcoa - strongly supported intentional water fluoridation...[it] made possible a master public relations stroke - one that could keep scientists and the public off fluoride's case for years to come. If the leaders of dentistry, medicine, and public health could be persuaded to endorse fluoride in the public's drinking water, proclaiming to the nation that there was a 'wide margin of safety,' how were they going to turn around later and say industry's fluoride pollution was dangerous?

    "As for the public, if fluoride could be introduced as a health enhancing substance that should be added to the environment for the children's sake, those opposing it would look like quacks and lunatics....

    1/4 of a very long article from
    www.progressiveradionetwork.com
     
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    What can be done about fluoride? Seems like they'res no solutions to it. I hear all the time what a bad substance it is but I never see any alternatives.
     
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    get a water filter
     
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    what kind, have you got one? if yeh, how much did it cost?
     
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    Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Filters

    Reverse osmosis
    successfully treats water with dissolved minerals and metals such as aluminum, arsenic, barium , it also will remove Fluoride


    Reverse osmosis successfully treats water with dissolved minerals and metals such as aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, magnesium, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nitrate, selenium, silver, sulfate, and zinc. RO is also effective with asbestos, many taste, color and odor-producing chemicals, particulates, total dissolved solids, turbidity, and radium. When using appropriate activated carbon pre-filtering (commonly included with most RO systems), additional treatment can also be provided for such "volatile" contaminants (VOCs) as benzene, MTBE, trichloroethylene, trihalomethanes, and radon. Essentially, reverse osmosis is capable of rejecting bacteria, salts, sugars, proteins, particles, dyes, heavy metals, chlorine and related by-products, and other contaminants that have a molecular weight of greater than 150-250 daltons. The separation of ions with reverse osmosis is aided by charged particles. This means that dissolved ions that carry a charge, such as salts, are more likely to be rejected by the membrane than those that are not charged, such as organics. The larger the charge and the larger the particle, the more likely it will be rejected.

    Arsenic,Bacteria and Viruses..........Effectively Removes
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    Fluoride........................................Effectively Removes
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    Sulfide..........................................Effectively Removes
    Heavy Metals.................................Effectively Removes
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    http://www.waterfiltersonline.com/reverse-osmosis-systems.asp
     
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    I'm going to purchase one of those - I need to find a UK based website though:10500:
     
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    Brother Zim take that floudide toothpaste and flush it down the toilet

    England got nuff health food stores that have toothpastes without and , have things that the gums and and teeth like myrrh and propolis.
     
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    What can be done about Fluoride?

    Leave it right in the water supply.

    There are grown people walking around with NO cavities ever. Do you know why that is? Fluoride. Think about it people.... Imagine that you are 35 and snaggle toothed. It was not unusual to lose tooth for every child. Imagine it being the norm having NO teeth by age 40. Imagine taking your babies to the dentist and being told that a single child has 26 cavities. None of this is foolishness. This is what dentistry was like prior to the addition of fluoride in the water supply.

    Check all the facts before you believe something in print.



    Peace
     
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    SOooo glad you've commented on this thread! I remember your training that you once stated!

    I've read much about what Bro Ankhur posted too, and have wondered about the conflicting reports. I've even asked dentist just recently on the issue. And the dentist that I go to seem to be great. It is a team and I mostly am seen by an awesome African American female dentist, and she is so good that I send all of my family to her, specifically. The other dentist too, are great and treat us when she is not there. These dentist don't seem to be bothered and alarmed about the negativities put out about flouride.

    I read about how flouride is compared to arsenic as well, and how back in the day, people's teeth became obvious that they had too much flouride and babies being affected by too much flouride, but it seems that the dentist still believe it is necessary. I read about the government issue of flourinating water and social issues as well. But dentist were trained and so, I believe that we need to at least consider their take on it first before panicking and attacking our government on the issue.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Update!




    This could be part of the reason Chevron:

    "The American Medical Association is NOT prepared to state that no harm will be done to any person by water fluoridation. The AMA has not carried out any research work, either long-term or short-term, regarding the possibility of any side effects." - Dr. Flanagan, Assistant Director of Environmental Health, American Medical Association."

    http://www.nofluoride.com/



     
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