As you can see by the chart above, all countries whether they were fluoridated or not had significant declines in decayed, missing, or filled teeth data since the 1950’s. This was due to advancements in proper tooth care and widespread access to dental care.
This worldwide decline can be explained by several reasons including advancement in the field of dentistry, the development and mass availability of the toothbrush and toothpaste, and because routine brushing became mainstream after World War II when American soldiers were required to clean their teeth daily and then brought this information back home to their families following the war.
Topical use of fluoride has been shown to be minimally beneficial when applied to the tooth; as in brushing your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste (sodium fluoride), but ingestion of fluoride through water fluoridation (fluorosilicic acid) is a different matter altogether. The United States is one of only a handful of countries which pushes water fluoridation onto its citizens, and since fluoride has been added to drinking water since the 1950’s, most people have been programmed to believe that it is a harmless additive which is safe and effective for tooth decay.
The history of Fluoride
Prior to the promotion of fluoride as being good for teeth it was used as an insecticide and for rodent control. It had a long history of destroying nearby farmland and killing domestic animals as well as causing injury to the workers who were exposed to it in the manufacturing industry. In the early 1900’s, doctors and dentist were studying the detrimental effects that fluoride was having on teeth and the body, but that all changed within a short period of time when fluoride went from being a poison that caused fluorosis and skeletal problems to being a protected pollutant with health benefits.
Some of the historical figures of early days of fluoridation research were Trendley Dean, Frank McClure, Harold Hodge, Edward Largent, Wallace Armstrong, David Ast, and Gerald Cox. Dean worked for ALCOA (a major aluminum manufacturer) that was owned by Andrew Mellon, who served as the Secretary of the Treasury under 3 presidents, his position at that time had oversight over the Public Health Service. Gerald Cox worked for the Mellon Institute (an institute which worked vehemently to defend major corporations from lawsuits due to pollution and grievous injury). Largent was the most visible member of the research teams at Kettering Laboratories at the University of Cincinnati, which was heavily funded by ALCOA and several other fluoride-polluting companies. Largent was also a consultant for Reynolds Aluminum. McClure was one of fluoridation’s greatest cheerleaders, and worked for the industry-influenced National Institute of Dental Research.
In 1947, ALCOA’s lead counsel, Oscar Ewing, was named to head the Federal Security Agency (FSA), which later became the U.S. Health, Education and Welfare Department (today it is called the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS). Ewing went on the ALCOA payroll in 1944 at the astounding salary of $750,000 per year. The FSA oversaw the Public Health Service, and the same year Ewing began at the FSA, he initiated a national fluoridation project funded through the PHS, with the goal of pushing the fluoridation agenda along in the absence of any credible scientific data.
At first, there were only two cities undergoing water-supply fluoridation tests: Grand Rapids, Michigan and Newburgh, New York. The tests were to run for ten to fifteen years in order to collect data, but Ewing began campaigning for a national fluoridation program when those tests were less than two years old, and no significant data could have been collected within that short of a time frame.
Communities soon began jumping on the bandwagon without any regard to long term safety of fluoride, and by 1950, 89 cities were already fluoridating, despite no credible evidence demonstrating that it reduced tooth decay. ALCOA was in a new line of business, selling sodium fluoride to cities to put into their water supply. ALCOA was even advertising the purity of its sodium fluoride. Somehow reality had been inverted, and an industrial waste was now being ingested under the guise of being a “medicine.”
Eventually, long after other cities were already fluoridating their water, the fluoridation results for Newburgh and Grand Rapids were partially published, but have been ignored ever since. Although there was no measurable decrease in tooth decay, Newburgh boys had twice the incidence of skeletal deformities and a higher tooth-mottling rate as compared to the unfluoridated control group in nearby Kingston. Other data showed that heart disease in Grand Rapids heart disease doubled after the first five years of the fluoridation experiment, and girls came into puberty slightly earlier than the control group.
Fluoride and the atomic weapons program
According to Chris Bryson, author of the book The Fluoride Deception government and industry wrote the regulations regarding fluoride together, therefore making it nearly impossible to prosecute a company for grievously harming nearby communities, or its own workers, when handling a material that had been deemed safe and effective for strong bones and teeth in children.
But there is still an even darker side to fluoride. The U.S. government performed 1032 atomic detonations, 2 were dropped on the people of Japan, the rest were all done at test sites on land and sea. This industry required huge amounts of fluoride, therefore the government had a vested interest in protecting it and the companies who were supplying it.
Harold Hodge was the leading scientist who was very vocal on the promotion of water fluoridation, while at the same time involved in the Manhattan project, aka. atomic weapons development. He continually vouched for the safety of fluoride while at the same time injecting patients with uranium and plutonium to see what the effect would be on his unsuspecting human subjects. Eileen Welsome’s documents this tragic history in her Pulitzer prize winning book ‘The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War
Currently 90% of fluoridated communities are using a chemical slurry called fluorosilicic acid to fluoridate their water. This acid is captured from the smoke stacks of phosphate fertilizer plants to eliminate the toxic air pollution that had been destroying nearby vegetation and livestock. And most shockingly, in many municipalities, this acid is being imported from China because their fluorosilicic acid waste product is the cheapest on the market. It is truly disturbing that we are paying to use another countries toxic waste to poison our own people. Fluorosilicic acid obtained this way is contaminated with arsenic, lead, mercury and many other metals as it does not go through any filtering process before being added to the drinking water.
Fluoride cannot be released into the air–that is air pollution, it cannot go into rivers or streams– that is water pollution, but it can be put directly into our drinking water supply? The Department of Health and Human Services says that it is diluted enough that that it won’t harm our bodies, but will benefit our teeth, yet 1/3 of adolescence today show signs of fluorosis (white streaking on the teeth, or brown spots and pitting) which is a sign of over-ingestion of fluoride. We are now inundated with fluoridated products as most processed foods and beverages contain some degree of fluoride.
Fluoride for Infants
Do not buy “Nursery Water” because it contains fluoride, and do not use fluoridated city water for mixing formula.
According to the ADA and the CDC, infants should not be fed formula mixed with fluoridated water or it will put them at risk for over-exposure. This fact is not publicized because it would come to light that people would have to purchase bottled water for their infants. Low income people may not have the ability to do this, and it is the low income children who are the target audience of water fluoridation due to lack of dental care. Statement by the Centers for Disease Control’s statement regarding fluoridation and infants and dental fluorosis
Include arthritis, low thyroid function, hormone disruption, elevated risk of bone cancer, gastrointestinal issues, fluorosis of teeth and bones among others. It gathers in all calcified areas of the body including the pineal gland which is located within the brain and regulates hormones.
A healthy person will eliminate 50% of the fluoride they ingest daily, however a person with kidney dysfunction or a compromised immune system will accumulate more and more fluoride as their system is unable to process it. Anyone taking chemotherapy or suffering from other immune deficiencies should take precautions with fluoridated water. Prnewswire on fluorides health risk
Video on how fluoride poisons the pineal gland
Dr William Hirzy, an EPA scientist discussing the use of fluorosilicic acid to fluoridate water
Interview with Dr John Colquhoun, who previously served as the chief dental officer in Auchland New Zealand. It was his job to promote fluoridation. He changed his mind when he took a hard look at the data which revealed that fluoridation does not prevent dental cavities. He made this video right before his death as he apologized to the people of Auchland for poisoning them.
Watch The Fluoride Deception, short documentary film by Christopher Bryson based on his book.
Fluoridation and infants
Lecture from Paul Connett, author of the book ‘The Case Against Fluoride’ and founder of the Fluoride Action Network
How to detox fluoride
“Buy a filter or be a filter”- Consider purchasing a reverse osmosis water system that will remove the fluoride, chlorine, chromium 6, arsenic, lead, and other chemicals and metals which are found in municipal water supplies. A simple carbon filtration system will only remove chlorine so don’t assume that any filter will do. Installing an appropriate water filter will make sure that you are getting the purest drinking water possible. RO machines and water distillers will remove toxins from the water but they also remove the essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, thus making the water more acidic. You can find RO systems that will filter the water and then add minerals back into it such as this one . Regular maintenance is required on this type of filtration system with the filters requiring to be changed regularly, so if you are not mechanically inclined many companies offer to rent these systems to you for about $25.00/ month and will come in and do the maintenance for you.
Regular maintenance is required on this type of filtration system, with the filters requiring to be changed regularly, so if you are not mechanically inclined many companies offer to rent you the system and when the time comes for filter changes they will take care of this for you.
Recipes to make filtered water more alkaline:
Alkaline water #1- slice up 2 organic lemons, 2 organic limes, 2 Tbsp of raw organic honey, 1/2 tsp of Himalayan Sea Salt, and one gallon of filtered water. Stir well and let this sit in the refrigerator for several hours. Sea salt contains 82 trace minerals which can enhance this water with minerals. Lemons and limes will leave behind an alkaline ash following digestion, making the body more alkaline.
Alkaline water #2– adding Trace Mineral Drops into filtered water and storing this in the refrigerator. This water does have an odd taste so adding fresh lemon juice or a little stevia may help it to become more palatable.
Alkaline water #3- adding some Wheat Grass Powder to your water.