Fluoridation: Does the debate have any teeth ?
(Article, 1211 words. Est. 5 mins average reading time excluding videos)
FLUORIDE: It’s time to re-open the discussion
Fluoride is an additive to our drinking water. The fluoride used in our water is actually a waste product from the aluminium and the nuclear industry.
Fluoridation is carried out on the pretext that it is of benefit to our dental hygiene. However, fluoride treatment for teeth is more efficiently carried out by topical application directly to the teeth, and not by ingestion into the entire body where it’s dosage is uncontrolled, and where the effect on the skeletal, the nervous, the respiratory, the pulmonary, and the cardio-vascular system is known to cause illness and side-effects through hundreds of modern scientific studies.
It appears that many of the “official” sources indicating that fluoride is safe, are likely to be unreliable. This is because there is no reason to simply assume that all government funded studies should be trusted as being impartial and objective. Unfortunately, the government of every western nation is susceptible to corporate lobbying, manipulation, and undocumented political coercion by vested interests who have their own political or commercial agenda.
Furthermore, scientists, universities or even supposedly independent research institutions often have to cow-tow to various corporations or specific government instrumentalities (e.g. the military or the carbon tax lobby) in order to receive grants or maintain their funding.
If – on the balance – the science on fluoridation appears to be inconclusive to You (Dear Reader) then I recommend you be bold enough to unequivocally repeat to others the fact that studies are inconclusive as far as you are concerned. People in a democracy should not permit misrepresentations about the “scientific certainty” of this or that fact when it is clearly not so. Currently, we are all today living with fluoride in our drinking water because of the entrenched biases of certain past researchers who may have skewed their results in favour of vested interests.
In light of the numerous divergent results of numerous studies, and the science is clearly not settled, why is it not more sensible to take a conservative public policy approach to this topic and to minimize risk and harm where possible by NOT including it in the water?
How to fix the problem
To stop it, all one has to do is go to the water treatment works, and turn off the spiggott that adds fluoride and other harmful chemicals to the drinking water.
No wars, no expense, no victims or aggrieved persons by taking this action (except perhaps the aluminium industry which will have to then find a safe way to dispose of their toxic waste).
Give the choice as to whether to administer fluoride back to the individual citizen !
1. It has been claimed that Nazi Germans and Russians were some of the first to use fluoride in the 1930’s. They put it in the water in the concentration camps and in the gulags. Do you think the captors were concerned about the dental health of their prisoners ? …
The scientific studies claiming it is appropriate and safe are from over 80 years ago. Are these more reliable than the medical science of today? Can we trust the old science, given that today there are hundreds of studies showing that fluoride is unsafe in ANY dosage and leaves permanent affects?
By way of example, do you remember that – only a couple of short decades ago – we were all told it was “safe” to ingest or use– Smoke (including passive smoking) – Vehicles without seat belts – Asbestos in our buildings – Lead in our petrol – Mobile phones radiation – (or Safely live close to power lines) – DDT in our homes and near our children – All food additives, colourings and preservatives – High Fructose Corn Syrup as used in confectionery and S-26 Infant Formula – Thalydomide, Vioxx, Bextra, Cylert, Baycol, Palladone – Bisphenol A
Let as take the devil’s advocate point of view here. If there is only a fraction of the population who suffer an ill-effect or hyper-sensitivity to a certain chemicals, or materials, is it no imperative to have parliament re-visit its old decisions in view of regulating anew based on the new studies and new research?
Allegedly strengthens tooth enamel. But in what dosage?
Original untrustworthy sources (see the videos below) indicate that 1 ppm (part per million) was safe. Even if that truly were a safe dosage, how certain are we that people are receiving a safe dosage under 1 ppm ?
Do YOU still trust this figure of 1ppm as a safe dosage?
Is there ANY doctor or medical professional that claims it is NOT a neuro-toxin in dosages of over > 1 ppm (part per million).
Who controls the DOSAGE we receive every day? Particularly so, if fluoride can be found in the drinking water AND in –
- any processed / preserved food containing water; bottled, boxed, bagged or canned foods, milks, soft drinks.
- baby formula
- the shower steam we breathe.
- the toothpaste and mouthwash we use to clean our teeth
- the tap water we clean with, cook with, and for washing the food we prepare and eat.
Claimed Dangers / Detriments
Cancers (bowel, brain), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), Brain and Mental Deterioration (including lowered IQ), Rheumatism, Emphysema, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Asthma, Arthritis, Dental Fluorosis, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Fibromyalgia, Food Intolerances, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gum Disease, Heart Palpitations, Thyroid Diseases, Tooth discolouration.
What about the effects of Fluoride compounds, and in combination with other chemicals. Have there been enough studies on this?
Did you know that it is apparently illegal to bring a Supreme Court Case against fluoride in Victoria since 1994? See Here.
There was also a legislative Bill submitted (but thankfully not passed into law) in the Tasmanian Parliament in 1995 to prohibit public meetings and gatherings to discuss issues pertaining to fluoridation?
Why have over eleven industrialized countries banned the use of flouride (inc. Japan, Denmark, Germany, China) and including 98% of Western Europe?
Why is this chemical imposed on Australian citizens indiscriminately as if it were a medication, rather than allowing the population to choose it, or the size of any dose ourselves?
Videos. (For those who don’t like reading so much)
Here below is a three-part, quiet, sensible overview of the history and dangers of fluoride.
You don’t have to watch it all at once. Each part is 10 minutes long. Come back and watch the rest in your own good time. But PLEASE actually watch it all.
Then you can go away and do your own research on Youtube.com or google.com using the keywords “fluoride research”, or “fluoridation”
These are the facts as I see them.
— TURN OFF THE SPIGGOT —