How Fluoride Was Sold To America…And How We Bought It
How Fluoride Was Sold To America…And How We Bought It
by Shawn Helton
The battle on fluoridation continues and is burning through
the American southwest. Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s sixth most
populous city, is seeking to rid itself of the harmful chemical compound
known as fluoride. Come this fall, the Phoenix city council is slated
to discuss the future of fluoride and it’s removal from the municipal
water supply, a move that has been a growing trend in cities across the
United States. Just recently, Albuquerque, New Mexico passed a ruling to
put an end to fluoridation in it’s city water system. In 2001,
residents of the city of Flagstaff, Arizona, voted by an overwhelming majority to have fluoride removed from their public water system.
The anti-fluoride movement has been spreading not only in United States but world-wide according to this document from Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
China, Germany and France have a full ban on water fluoridation citing
serious health risks. In China, the World Health Organization has
estimated that millions people have a crippling form of skeletal fluorosis
from the naturally occurring fluoride that exists in the environment.
Skeletal fluorosis is a painful bone disease and is directly attributed
to excessive consumption of fluoride. Studies have also shown that even
small increases of fluoride exposes humans to mutagenic damage and destructive changes to their DNA.
EPA official and chemist, Dr. J. William Hirzy, expressed his view on
fluoride at a Senate subcommittee hearing in 2000, which was contrary
to very agency he worked for. This is what Hirzy had to say: “If
this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the
river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake, it’s a pollutant; but
if it goes right into your drinking water, it’s not a pollutant. That’s
amazing… There’s got to be a better way to manage this stuff “.
Under the EPA’s own regulatory guidelines fluoride is listed as a chemical neurotoxin
with substantial health risks. Sodium silicofluoride and
hexafluorosilicic acid are the hazardous chemicals that make up the
fluoridation process and are waste products originally created by the
aluminum and fertilizer industries.
In 1931 the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) under the direction
of Andrew Mellon (The Mellon Institute) conducted fluoridation tests
through the Public Health Service (PHS) by dentist H. Trendley Dean, who
coincidentally, was the first director of the National Institute of
Dental Research. Dean found that as fluoride levels began to rise, so
did percentages of dental fluorosis. Dean claimed his test results
lowered cavities even though it was just the opposite. Dean promoted the
falsified findings and eventually became known as the “father of
fluoridation”. Andrew Mellon, who held considerable authority as acting
U.S. Treasurer, put pressure on (PHS) to push the fraudulent tooth decay agenda.
By 1939 ALCOA was already facing major lawsuits regarding fluoride
emissions from factories. Gerald Cox, a Mellon industry researcher who
was also financed by ALCOA, began selling the public on the idea of
compulsory fluoridation. ALCOA knowingly used false dental research to
cover up fluoride pollution and avoid damage claims. In 1946 Oscar Ewing
was chief counsel for ALCOA and through a devil’s bargain headed up the
Federal Security Agency (FSA) taking charge over (PHS). This was how
fluoride was sold. Soon cities across the United States purchased the
fluoridated water and began dripping it into the water supply under the
propaganda campaigns directed by (PHS) and the American Dental
Association (ADA). To this day, the ADA and Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) still defend the fluoride test results that were fabricated over sixty five years ago.
However, there are even darker origins associated with fluoride and
fluoridation. To understand the narrative of fluoride, you have to see
the duplicitous actions of industry that pushed fluoride for public
consumption. Christoper Bryson, an award winning investigative
journalist and former producer for the BBC, exposed a sinister plot
involving the use of fluoride in an article with Joel Griffiths titled
“Fluoride, Teeth and the Atomic Bomb”. Here is an excerpt from the
“Fluoride was the key chemical in atomic bomb production, according
to documents. Massive quantities of fluoride– millions of tons– were
essential for the manufacture of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium for
nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War. One of the most toxic chemicals
known, fluoride rapidly emerged as the leading chemical health hazard
of the U.S. Atomic bomb program-both for workers and nearby communities,
as documents reveal“.
It is now known that unsuspecting people of Rochester, NY were
exposed to uranium hexafluoride under “Program F” during The Manhattan
Project testing years. The Manhattan Project and “Program F”, were part
of nuclear testing program funded by the Atomic Energy Commission (ACE).
Harold Hodge, chief fluoride toxicologist administered these hazardous
experiments for the benefit of the military industrial complex. At the
same time he was actively praising the fluoridation of drinking water to
the public. The face of fluoride and its health concerns were then
masked. There are many other stories of communities being savaged by
various forms of fluoride poisoning. One can only conclude that several
industries agreed to cover-up the dangers of fluoride for fear of
massive litigation and public scrutiny.
In 2011 the EPA announced a reduction of fluoridation
across the U.S. From 1.2 ppm to 0.7 ppm. The agency reassessed fluoride
after rising rates of dental fluorosis, a breakdown in tooth enamel.
Fluoride poisoning can occur from 1ppm to 2ppm. There isn’t any way to
know how high a dosage the average person gets per day because water
consumption and absorption varies from person to person.
The city of Phoenix claims to have a rate of 0.7 ppm of fluoride, according to local government documents. Recent studies have shown that certain areas of the Phoenix valley have much higher levels
then those legally allowed by the EPA. In an interview conducted with
Jody Clute, a Phoenix campaign coordinator for Fluoride Action Network
(FAN) and founding member of Fluoride Free Arizona stated this about
fluoride: “It’s the same thing with vaccines, if it’s so great why do you have to force it on people”. Then adding:“when you look back in history I think it’s going to say that it was one of the worst health blunders”. The
Fluoride Action Network reports that more than two hundred communities
have stopped adding fluoride to water supplies in the past ten years.
The truth is, fluoride is carcinogenic industrial waste. In Dr.
George Waldbott’s seminal work titled, “Fluoridation, The Great
Dilemma”, published in 1978, Waldbott found that high rates of birth
defects, genetic damage and cancer are all linked fluoride accumulation
from long term exposure. There have been many cases proving the terrible
health risks of fluoride and only fabricated evidence to suggest any
benefit. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never approved of
the use of fluoride in any form. In 1975 the (FDA) issued a regulatory
letter to manufacturer’s to remove fluoride. This was promptly ignored by the impacted industries.
After twenty three years of water fluoridation, Phoenix city
officials are now in the process of making the decision whether or not
to stop adding fluoride to the city water system. In addition to the
health benefits of removing fluoride, Phoenix looks to save over half a
million dollars by not fluoridating the water system . On September 5th 2012, Dr. Paul Connett a leading expert on fluoride, will be discussing the many dangers of fluoride during the Arizona Fluoride Debate
at Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium. Will Phoenix rise from the
ashes and make the right choice for future generations to come?
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