A MESSAGE FROM MUSKOKA CITIZENS OPPOSING FLUORIDE
Fluoridation - the deliberate addition of Hydrofluorosilicic acid or Sodium Fluoride to the municipal water supply violates the principle of informed consent to a medication. It is chronically toxic at moderate doses. As a drug, it has not been rigorously tested and has not been approved by the U.S. FDA. In 1999, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated that Fluoride's mechanism of action was TOPICAL not systemic. In other words, application directly on the teeth, such as toothpaste, is all that is needed for fluoride to be effective. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SWALLOW IT! So, now, the main reason for ingesting fluoride (to ostensibly reduce dental caries) has been abolished. However, increased risk of dental fluorosis and other health risks associated with the ingestion and accumulation of fluoride remain. These industrial-grade fluorides obtained from the phosphate fertilizer industry, are not naturally occuring fluoride compounds and contain other contaminants which are officially characterized as HAZARDOUS WASTE by the U.S. EPA. Arsenic, a known human carcinogen is just one of these contaminants. The EPA has set the maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) for arsenic at zero because there is NO safe consumption level for a cancer-causing chemical
THE WIDESPREAD AND UNCONTROLLED USE OF FLUORIDE IN OUR WATER, DENTAL PRODUCTS, FOODS AND BEVERAGES (GROWN AND PROCESSED IN FLUORIDATED COMMUNITIES), IS CAUSING PERVASIVE OVER-EXPOSURE TO FLUORIDE. MOST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES HAVE REJECTED, STOPPED, OR BANNED FLUORIDATION BECAUSE THERE IS NO MARGIN OF SAFETY.
THERE IS JUST AS MUCH, OR MORE, DENTAL DECAY IN FLUORIDATED COMMUNITIES AS THERE IS IN THE NON-FLUORIDATED AREAS; HOWEVER, THE DENTAL COSTS ARE HIGHER IN FLUORIDATED COMMUNITIES DUE TO THE TREATMENT OF DENTAL FLUOROSIS.
THE SCIENCE POINTING TO FLUORIDATION'S HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HARMS CONTINUES TO EMERGE. IT IS TIME TO END THIS OUTDATED PRACTICE!.