SCIENCE AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS CALL FOR AN END TO FLUORIDATION OF DRINKING WATER
On August 2007, Fluoride Action Network http://fluoridealert.org/researchers/professionals-statement/ a PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT calling for an end to fluoridation and a call to legislators in fluoridating countries to hold hearings to determine why, after the release of the landmark National Research Council report in 2006, aggressive promotion of fluoridation continues. As of March 2015 over 4,693 Science and Medical Professionals have signed this statement. According to Dr. Paul Connett, the Executive Director of FAN "What we are seeing here is the judgment of professionals across the world, not trapped by a 'fluoridation belief system,' that the information on the health effects contained in the National Research Council report of 2006, together with a growing number of peer reviewed studies showing that fluoridation has only weak or no benefits, leads to one conclusion: the meager benefits do not outweigh the serious risks and fluoridation MUST BE STOPPED!"
Canada's top fluoride expert, and one of the 12 Scientists who served on the 2006 National Research Panel 'Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards', Dr. Hardy Limeback, BSc, PhD, DDS, Professor and Head, Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto was once a promoter of water fluoridation. But now, since April of 1999, is officially OPPOSED to adding fluoride to drinking water. Dr. Limeback states that "There is now a better understanding of how fluoride prevents dental decay. What little benefit fluoridated water may still provide is derived primarily through topical means (after the teeth erupt and come in contact with fluorides in the oral cavity)." He goes on to say "The notion that systemic fluorides are needed in non-fluoridated areas is an outdated one that should be abandoned altogether." There is new evidence for potential serious harm from long-term fluoride ingestion. DR. LIMEBACK FURTHER SAYS:
"FLUOROSILICATES HAVE NEVER BEEN TESTED FOR SAFETY IN HUMANS."
"THESE INDUSTRIAL-GRADE CHEMICALS ARE CONTAMINATED WITH TRACE AMOUNTS OF HEAVY METALS SUCH AS LEAD, ARSENIC AND RADIUM THAT ACCUMULATE IN HUMANS"
"HALF OF ALL INGESTED FLUORIDE REMAINS IN THE SKELETAL SYSTEM AND ACCUMULATES WITH AGE. SEVERAL RECENT EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES SUGGEST THAT ONLY A FEW YEARS OF FLUORIDE INGESTION FROM FLUORIDATED WATER INCREASES THE RISK FOR BONE FRACTURE'
"PEOPLE UNABLE TO ELIMINATE FLUORIDE UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS (KIDNEY IMPAIRMENT) OR PEOPLE WHO INGEST MORE THAN AVERAGE AMOUNTS OF WATER (ATHLETES, DIABETICS) ARE MORE AT RISK TO BE AFFECTED BY THE TOXIC EFFECTS OF FLUORIDE ACCUMULATION."
"CHILDREN FED FORMULA MADE WITH FLUORIDATED TAP WATER ARE AT HIGHER RISK TO DEVELOP DENTAL FLUOROSIS."
"IT IS ILLOGICAL TO ASSUME THAT TOOTH ENAMEL IS THE ONLY TISSUE AFFECTED BY LOW DAILY DOSES OF FLUORIDE INGESTION. FLUORIDE ACTIVATES G-PROTEIN AND A NUMBER OF CASCADE REACTIONS IN THE CELL."
"THE EVIDENCE HAS CONVINCED ME THAT THE BENEFITS OF WATER FLUORIDATION NO LONGER OUTWEIGH THE RISKS."
DR. PHYLLIS MULLENIX PhD, Pharmacologist/Toxicologist says "MOST DEFINITELY, THE DENTAL COMMUNITY HAS HAD A MONOPOLY ON THE STUDY OF FLUORIDE AND THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY USED TUNNEL VISION TO LOOK AT FLUORIDE AS A DENTAL CONCERN, HOWEVER, IT IS NOT JUST A DENTAL CONCERN, IT'S A TOXICITY CONCERN"..."YOU CANNOT DISTINGUISH THE FLUOROSIS OR EARLY FLUORIDE POISONING FROM RHEUMATOID OR OSTEOARTHRITIS, IT'S VERY MUCH THE SAME"
DR. PAUL CONNETT, PhD, Environmental Chemist says "THE LEVEL OF FLUORIDE IN MOTHERS MILK IS SO EXTREMELY LOW, IT'S .004 PPM WHICH IS 250 TIMES LESS THAN WE PUT IN THE DRINKING WATER"
DR. VYVYAN HOWARD, Fetal Patho-Toxicologist says "NATURE HAS DEVISED A SYSTEM FOR KEEPING FLUORIDE AWAY FROM THE INFANT, AND WE'RE CIRCUMVENTING BY PUTTING FLUORIDE INTO DRINKING WATER, AND THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES"..."I CAN SEE ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTIFICATION FOR ASKING THE POPULATION TO TAKE (FLUORIDE) SYSTEMICALLY, TO SWALLOW IT, INTERNALIZE IT, BECAUSE IT'S AVAILABLE IN DENTAL TREATMENTS, IT'S AVAILABLE IN TOOTHPASTES, SO YOU CANNOT JUSTIFY THE FLUORIDTION OF DRINKING WATER ON THE LINES OF A TOPICAL TREATMENT TO TEETH, IT'S ILLOGICAL"