Associated Press Gets it Wrong Again

Associated Press caught lying about water fluoridation

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) It seems as though every time an American town or city drops the added fluoride chemicals from its water supply, the dinosaur media comes out with its usual talking points about how water fluoridation is one of the greatest public health interventions ever granted by the government to its minions, and that without added fluoride chemicals, everyone’s teeth would rot right out of their heads.

These are just a few of the many deluded and outdated lies that get repeated over and over, ad nauseam, every time a community dares to challenge the prevailing fluoride dogma of the day — and these are lies that, fortunately, many people are learning to simply disregard. But one of the more sneaky lies now getting repeated is the one which implies that added fluoride chemicals are no different than the naturally occurring fluoride elements already present in many water supplies.

In a recent piece published at, for instance, which reads more like an epitaph, the Associated Press (AP) bemoans the fact that Pevely, Missouri, a local community near St. Louis, has decided to stop adding fluoride to its water supply in order to conserve much-needed funds. And in memorializing the great loss of its beloved fluoride in Pevely, the AP makes false insinuations that added fluoride chemicals are exactly the same as naturally occurring fluoride minerals.

After commenting about how fluoride minerals are naturally present in water supplies throughout the St. Louis area, the unidentified AP writer explains how these levels are not “optimal.” He or she then goes on to say that cities that fluoridate their water supplies are simply topping off fluoride levels to reach this so-called “optimal” range, making no differentiation between natural fluoride and chemical fluorides like hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium hexafluorosilicate.

Added fluoride is a toxic poison often loaded with arsenic, mercury, and other toxins

Last year, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, put together a short video entitled The Fluoride Deception that explains where fluoride chemicals actually come from, and why they are different from naturally occurring fluoride. Many people were surprised to learn that fluoride chemicals are nothing but toxic waste byproducts of aluminum and fertilizer production, and often contain arsenic, mercury, and other toxic chemicals (

But the AP utterly fails to make this distinction, and deliberately attempts to trick readers into thinking that the fluoride chemicals added to water are the same as naturally occurring fluoride minerals. This is becoming a common deception tactic as an increasing number of communities abandon fluoride, and one that the natural health community must address head-on when dealing with pro-fluoride fanatics who simply regurgitate what the health “authorities” are telling them.

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has a wealth of information about fluoride, including its many health consequences ( Oddly enough, fluoride ingestion is linked to causing tooth decay, not preventing it. Fluoride has also been found to destroy bones and vital organs, and is now linked to the current epidemic of thyroid disorders since it displaces iodine in this important gland.

“There’s no dispute that too much fluoride damages teeth, actually making them more decay-prone,” says Paul Beeber, a lawyer and President of the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation. A 2007 study cited by Beeber’s group explains that, “In most European countries, where [water fluoridation] has never been adopted, a substantial decline [75 percent] in caries (cavities) prevalence has been reported in the last decades.”

Sources for this article include:

Thanks to Natural News.

4 thoughts on “Associated Press Gets it Wrong Again

  1. Kendra Ogolin

    How about a class action lawsuit against the ADA by all dental health professionals who refuse to practice under a governing body that tenaciously breaks the Nuremberg Code with rabid glee?

    I am a registered dental hygienist that refuses to practice under the stewardship of psychopaths.

    Not mincing words here..

  2. valerie lehmans

    Isn’t it possible every time this propaganda is promulgated in the media, to have some fluoride expert to hand to refute their claims, either by comment (if offered) or writing direct to the individual and/or editor of the publication concerned. Otherwise, if their articles are followed by silence from the public, the author just gets away with his lies …..

  3. Gregory Mouser

    It seems like most things Follow The Money and where it will go from here…..

    Can This Issue Be Resolved…Can These Lobbyist and special interest groups be legally sued for malicious attempts to keep us who need closure with $$$$$$ behind our efforts of what we the people who have been compromised with our healt and dental problems…
    I just got the last 3 jaw teeth removed yesterday completely decayed but the other dentist I had been seeing wanted to do crowns and a bridge or implants for the teeth I have been losing over the past 9 yrs due to old root canals that finally gave me the worst smile ….going to go for full dentures If I had to wear any dental appliances….it would be more cost effective to go that way…..

  4. Andrea Gross

    This is the American Dental Association (ADA), a special interests group, at work. They know that fluoride increases cavities, not decreases it. More work for dentists, and the communities that fluoridate are paying for it not the ADA, and ruined teeth. Unbelievable that this is still going on. Ask yourselves why the ADA would lobby hard, spending big bucks to keep fluoride in the water. The dental association and the dentists are the winners here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *