10/7/10 Dr.Paul Connett is the guest of Meria Heller today. He has co-authored “The Case Against Fluoride” along with a physicist, biologist & of course chemist. The Similac recall; fluoride in mother’s milk is lower than tap water & formula; what is fluoride? tooth decay? the warning on the tubes of toothpastes; the betrayal of public trust; where’s the fluoride coming from? hazardous waste of phosphate fertilizer industry, not pharmaceutical grade fluoride; using our water supply as a delivery system for “medicine” without our permission, consent or debate. is fluoride reactive? mixing fluoride with chlorine/lead; the politics of fluoride; ADA; educate your dentist; dental fluorosis; bone fractures and children; any studies done? fired for truth telling; bone cancer & fluoride; Alzheimers, beta amyloids and fluoride; thyroid interference, lower IQ’s; no study = no harm? ; fertility levels dropping and so much more. Share this information with the world!
When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent of Americans, as well as 200 million people worldwide, are drinking fluoridated water. The Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association continue to promote it--and even mandatory statewide water fluoridation--despite increasing evidence that it is not only unnecessary, but potentially hazardous to human health.
In this timely and important book, Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. H. Spedding Micklem take a new look at the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the dental and medical establishments endorse a public health measure doesn't mean it's safe. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals that go into the drinking water that more than 180 million people drink each day are not even pharmaceutical grade, but rather a hazardous waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is illegal to dump this waste into the sea or local surface water, and yet it is allowed in our drinking water. To make matters worse, this program receives no oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency takes no responsibility for the practice. And from an ethical standpoint, say the authors, water fluoridation is a bad medical practice: individuals are being forced to take medication without their informed consent, there is no control over the dose, and no monitoring of possible side effects.
At once painstakingly documented and also highly readable, The Case Against Fluoride brings new research to light, including links between fluoride and harm to the brain, bones, and endocrine system, and argues that the evidence that fluoridation reduces tooth decay is surprisingly weak.