Fluoridation – a Travesty – Irmischer – Pinellas

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WATER FLUORIDATION:  A   MEDICAL  and  SOCIAL TRAVESTY.

Fluoride Facts (The Inconvenient Truths) , Part 1

 “Truth is to Fluoridation what the Iceberg was to the Titanic”

Fluorine Gas/Fluoride is not a nutrient. There is nothing in medical and biological sciences that has ever discovered an established  need for fluoride. Tooth Decay is not a fluoride-deficiency disease. Nobody has ever been “fluoride deficient” and no one has ever died from a fluoride deficiency.

U.S. Public Health Service documents show that as far back as 1991, residents of non-fluoridated communities were already receiving equal to and more fluoride than the targeted fluoride dosage of 1mg per day and fluoridated communities were getting 3 to 7 times the “optimal goal. ”   Today, when you go shopping for food, if it comes in a box, bottle or can, there is a 95% probability that it is “fluoridated”. Laboratory analysis’ now show that most cola  drinks  have concentrations of .7 to 1PPM and up; and  because of fluoride-based pesticides and fumigants : most well known cereals are at 2-10 PPM, fruit juices at 3-7PPM, lettuce at 180PPM,  dried eggs at 500 PPM,  fresh apples & peaches at 3-5PPM , California wines at 6-8PPM, etc. That is the dosage from each category consumed.  One’s total daily DOSE: Not counting the amount  absorbed thru the skin in  showering/ bathing in fluoridated water, which is more than in drinking the water, we are already getting a total daily equivalent dose of fluoride of 3 – 6mg:  unless you are an outdoor worker or athlete, have diabetes insipidus or kidney disease, or are a newborn being fed with formula and fluoridated tap water—then your total dose to body weight is even more dangerous.   We are already over-dosed  ( drowning) in fluoride.   We don’t need more fluoride in the water nor the lunacy of poisoning our children with FLUORIDE TABLETS! 

Please Note: Mothers breast milk has only .004 PPM of Calcium Fluoride.    1PPM is 250 times more.        GOD did not create people with fluorosed teeth! 

The famous scientist LEONARDO DA VINCI said: “Nature never goes back on its own laws.”    Here’s what happens when you do:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported in November 2010, their study: “Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis in the United States”, 1999-2004.  It wasn’t just  a major wake-up call, it was CATACLYSMIC!  The numbers were so daunting the CDC sat on them for years.  Two months later, in January 2011, the EPA lowers the suggested fluoride concentration to .7PPM and rejects DOW Chemicals request to continue/expand use of their Sulfuryl Fluoride as a fumigant.  What would make the EPA do a 100MPH retreat on water fluoridation?  COINCIDENCE? 

You should know Dental Fluorosis by its other name — FLUORIDE POISONING!

The 65 year flood of water fluoridation since 1945 had created a tsunami of dental fluorosis:  40.7% of 12-15 year olds  (a cohort of 16,700,000 kids )  have dental fluorosis!  This is an epidemic!  

The CDC, EPA, and the ADA  say “be happy-don’t worry” and claim that dental fluorosis is only a “cosmetic effect”  — oh, does that mean that your child is only “slightly poisoned”?  But, the numbers for moderate and severe fluorosis  (3.6% of the total 16,700,000 kids) went up 66% and 177% from the 1986-1987 surveys.   That’s 601,200 children with  socially embarrassing,  awful looking,  and structurally weakened teeth! The numbers are even worse for African American and Hispanic children: but this was never communicated to those communities.  FLUORIDEGATE –a whole new expose coming to you soon!    What is the Human and Dollar Cost of this woefull parental and societal gross negligence? 

DOLLAR COST:   Bad teeth that can cost $20,000 to $50,000 for veneers ($100,000 over a lifetime).  That is a lot of money for people that can’t afford toothbrushes and good diets for their children. 

THE BIG LIE- FLUORIDATION HELPS THE POOR.   **see recent update!

Four years ago we were writing that caries incidence have decreased uniformly in both non-fluoridated and fluoridated areas of the country, and world-wide, over the last few decades, but that Inner Cities that have been fluoridated for 20-50 years have a cavity epidemic : 5 year olds in the emergency room for life  – saving dental surgery!

****** Please Note and Review:  The New York Times article of August 30, 2013, “ Oral Infections Causing More Hospitalizations”   This is being emailed to you separately.  A Pew Charitable Trusts report estimated that preventable dental conditions, including abscessed teeth, were the primary reason for 830,590 emergency room visits in 2009. 

“ To call this an epidemic of dental infection we are seeing in major hospital environments and in our emergency rooms—it’s not an overstatement.”  Dr. Mark Wong, Chairman of Oral Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

How in God’s green earth does a child go to school and learn when they are in pain 24/7?     After 20-50 years of water fluoridation, More  Fluoride is not the answer–  do you add gasoline to the fire?  In the absence of calcium and magnesium and the other nutrients in a good diet, more fluoride exacerbates the problemFewer “Sippy Cups” full of sugary liquids, better diets , dental hygiene and dental care is the answer.   (Parental Control).  Too bad less than 10 % of the Pinellas County dentists will take Medicaid children as  patients!  How about your County? (Societal Control).

WAKE UP:  Using fluoride (figuratively and literally) to coat-over our social mismanagement is not the answer.  No fluoridenot water, tablets, or direct application, can stand up to the careless and relentless onslaught of  “over-night sugary Sippy Cups”, poor diets,  and complete lack of dental hygiene! )

 Dental Fluorosis – Fluoride Poisoning is the Canary in the Coalmine”:  It isn’t just the teeth

HUMAN COST: It is considered a medical given that if fluoride poisoning shows up in the teeth as dental fluorosis, it is in that child’s entire skeletal structure!  Since fluoride and its toxic compounds with lead, aluminum, mercury and arsenic are cumulative and since healthy kidneys only get rid of 50% of the daily burden (20% for children), the remaining 50%-80% accumulates in the bones, the pineal and thyroid glands, the aorta and major arteries, and the brain and its PERMANENT!   What about your kids?!   

Fluoride is the single greatest facilitator of lead and aluminum into our bodies, helping these toxic compounds cross the Placental and Blood-Brain Barriers–think mental retardation, lowered IQ’s, Autism, Downs Syndrome,  ADHD, and Alzheimer’s, for starters. 

We have just poisoned an entire generation of 12-15 year old children–and the next generation? And the next generation? What is the cost of  increasing Iodine Deficiencies, lowered IQ’s of 5% to 8% of our kids,  compounded generationally,  and developmental deficiencies such as autism/spectrum disorder; increased rates of hip fractures, altzheimers and bone cancer; challenged kidneys /dialysis deaths , diabetes ?  The World Health Organization has stated that “Iodine Deficiency is the single largest cause of Mental Retardation in the World.”

The ADA doesn’t want to talk about it & our “watchdog-the CDC” is either sleeping or muzzled. 

Safe?  Ethical?   THE HUMAN COST –unimaginable! 

WHO RECOMMENDS WATER FLUORIDATION AND HAS THE TOXICOLOIGAL STUDIES TO BACK IT UP?  Hint—it is not who you think.

The Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol. 126, p. 1625, Dec.1995:  “The ‘optimal’ level of fluoride intake has NEVER been determined scientifically.”  After 50 years they still didn’t know?

The  American Dental Association’s Paffenbarger Research Center, in March 2012, “We still do not know how much fluoride is required to prevent caries.”  After 67 years they still don’t know?

The American Dental Association states they have unequivocable and overwhelming evidence of the  COMPLETE SAFETY and EFFECTIVENESS of water fluoridation.  (Pants on  Fire!)   It’s Show Time!   In writing please !  

You will find this hard to believe, but— 

The fluoridation chemical used over 90% of the time is Hydrofluorosilicic Acid ,  a toxic waste product (liquor) ,  that comes straight from the wet smoke-stackscrubbers of the phosphate/fertilizer plants , placed in Tanker Trucks with HAZMAT LABELS, and delivered to your Water District  and your faucet.  You are now thinking:  “What you say!  Are you kidding me?  No purification process first?  NOPE!

As you can imagine, it is not pharmaceutical grade fluoride (like in  toothpaste), it is toxic garbage!    (By the way, check the Poison Control Warning on your Toothpaste Box:  “Warnings—Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age.  If  more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.”

And, that’s for Pharmaceutical Grade!!)  This toxic waste product, HYDROFLUOROCILICIC ACID,  straight from the scrubbers of the phosphate/fertilizer plants, contains in addition to fluoride:  arsenic, lead, mercury, radium 226 & 228, cadmium, hexavalent chromium  (think  ERIN BROCKOVICH ) , beryllium and uranium 238. This toxic garbage isn’t even pure enough to be used for rat poison.   If they poured it into the rivers, lakes or Tampa Bay, it would be an Ecological Disaster of epic proportions.

Dr. William Hirzy, 2000 Senior Vice President of the National Treasury Union, representing the thousands of scientists, doctors and dentists and researchers who were employees or the Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters:  “If  this stuff (fluoride) gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the rivers, it’s a pollutant; if it gets out into the lakes, it’s a pollutant; but if it goes straight into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant?  That’s amazing!”   (But it’s okay to dump it into your babies veins  and brains ?)  (Same toxic and poisonous garbage – different destination – different payor of the cost).  By now you should be saying: “over my dead body!”

WHY HAZMAT LABELS AND EQUIPMENT during delivery?  “ Sodium Fluoride is more poisonous/toxic than lead and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic.”  Handbook of Clinical Toxicology of Commerical Products-5th Edition.  And, because Hydrofluorosilicic Acid is more corrosive and poisonous than sodium fluoride–and just about anything else known to man. 

With Hydrofluorosilicic Acid,  every leaky, corrosed valve or accidental spill isn’t just an adventure, it is a potential catastrophe:  There have been numerous  disasters.  See: www.fluoridealert.org /accidents  

SAFE?   ” Surely you jest , you say . ”    NO IT IS NOT SAFE!  But it gets even worse  and more unbelievable.  Read the following very carefully: 

Letters from the FDA, the CDC, the EPA, the AMA, and the NSF all admit, in writing, that they did not test and have no testing and no toxicological studies showing the total safety and effectiveness of  Human and Animal injestion of Hydrofluorosalicic  Acid  — NOT FOR A MINUTE–much less an entire lifetime!     

There has not been one peer-reviewed placebo-controled study doneanywhere in the world – which shows that human and animal  injestion of Hydrofluorosilicic Acid is completely safe and effective— not for a minute–much less  used over an entire  lifetime. 

                                                                          NOT ONE !  

Please Note: Every batch of phosphate ore is different, from slightly different, on up.  The same ore mined for phosphate can, and has been, also mined for Uranium 238.  Each batch is different.  Which one are you and your children getting?  Who’s testing it?  Not the EPA, the CDC, the ADA, the AMA, or the NSF!

The FDA states, “Fluoride is a regulated drug when used for the treatment or prevention of disease, and that no fluoride substance intended to be ingested for the purpose of reducing tooth decay has ever been approved for safety and effectiveness.” The FDA has never approved any fluoride  —  of any kind  —  for human consumption.  Fluoride is an unapproved drug!   Hydrofluorosilicic Acid?   ” Not a chance! “

The approval process with the FDA starts with a NDA (New Drug Application).  The Federal Drug Administration has never received a  ”NEW DRUG APPLICATION” for HYDROFLUOROSILICIC ACID.  After reading the above ingredients, you know why!

SAY    NO  to  WATER FLUORIDATION  :  IT IS NOT EFFECTIVE!   IT IS NOT SAFE!      NEVER WAS !

All the major studies show no statistical differences in  the “DMFT” (decayed, missing, filled teeth) indices between fluoridated and non-fluoridated communites and countries world-wide . The only differences that show up is that the children in fluoridated communities have greater dental fluorosis and endocrine disruption with all its attended consequences .  This is not new news!  See: www.fluoridealert.org/toothdecay .  

Did you know :   It is an accepted medical fact that 1% of the U.S. population is either allergic to fluoride or has a high sensitivity to fluoride.  Their reactions can be devastating, debilitating, and deadly!  Anaphylactic Shock is no small thing.  A tiny piece of peanut or sesame seed, or fluoride can lead to disaster.  And,  just like the extreme sensitivity and balance (margin of error or safety) required for Coumadin usage, there may be no adequate margin of safety in an amount of Fluoride between an acute fluoride reaction or not.  (And if it is your child?) 

                                                Definition of Water Fluoridation   

 What do you call  the mass-medicating of an entire populace,  by inserting into the water supply  a known poison, which happens to be an FDA unapproved drug, without any citizens knowledge aforehand or “Informed Consent”, and without knowledge  of and complete disregard  for  any of the individual citizens age, weight, existing health conditions ie:(kidney dialysis) (iodine deficiency)  (heart disease) (diabetes) or pregnancy , current medications or dosages, potential drug interactions, allergies or sensitivities, water consumption and /or requirements, or diet ?   

If it is done by a Political Group from outside the USA it would be called  an  ACT OF TERRORISM.

If it is done by a Political Group or Entity inside the USA it is called WATER FLUORIDATION.  

                                                   What do you call it? 

What will they put in the water next?  Will you know?   Lithium, prozac, birth control, . . .?   This is crimminal trespass on  the person.  It is crimminal battery and a violation of the 4th and 14th Ammendments.   This violates every precept of Medical and BioEthics.

“Practicing medicine , on the citizens of your Community, without a  medical/dental license,  by dispensing a toxic substance for ingestion (poison) which is an  FDA unapproved drug, without the citizens “Informed Consent”, which not one  licensed physician or dentist could prescribe (without losing their license), at doses that are illegal ,  and with no  knowledge  of any persons medical history or need   for all 100,000’s of men, women, children and babies of your Community. “ Malfeasance or Misfeasance-or hubris?  Are you ready to assume that responsibility?

They want to force you and your children to drink it , cook with it and bathe in it !  How do you feel about  them   poisoning you, your babies your grandbabies ? 

The only reason this works as a “ WAKE UP CALL ” is because it is the TRUTH.  

When will the ADA , the CDC, or the PEW Foundation have the courage to debate this in public forums, or before Congress, and face the music of their disengenuous innuendos, lack of scientific integrity, and empty endorsements ? 

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Post Script:

Thank you for your vision,  foresight and courage in wanting to fully clarify for yourself the scientific facts against water fluoridation. I know it’s a political football and it really is a bear to get your arms around it.

Seven  years ago, my wife asked me to look into the subject of water fluoridation. I said, “What !    Are you kidding me?    Water fluoridation to prevent cavities is right up there with Mom, Apple Pie, Puppies and the Flag.  .

As a financial planner and due diligence consultant, I know how to research, verify, and separate the wheat from the chaff.  I had/have no ax to grind.  If anything, I must admit that I naturally leaned a little more to my own preconceived ideas on the subject.

As a matter of human conduct, when the lie is big enough and when you hear it often enough, long enough, from people you believe who should know better—you not only believe it, you don’t even think about it—you just assume it to be true.  And, folks, that is just what has happened with regard to water fluoridation:  to you, to me, and to everyone else.

NAVIGATING THE FLUORIDE LEARNING CURVE

“All of my knowledge is learned by standing on the shoulders of geniuses”

Albert Schweitzer

My research was thorough.  I read:

  • The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson   ISBN 1-58322-526-9
  • The Case Against Fluoride—How Hazardous Waste Ended Up In Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Kept It There by Paul Connett, PhD, James Beck, MD, PhD, and H.S. Micklem, DPhil   ISBN 978-1-60358-287-2
  • Autopsy of a Scientific Error, by Pierre-Jean Morin, PhD, John Remington Graham, LLB, and Gilles Parent, ND    ISBN 978-2-923786-00-1
  • Fluoride the Aging Factor by John Yiamouyiannis, PhD    ISBN 0-913571-03-02
  • The 2006 National Research Council Report:  FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER, A SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OF EPA’S STANDARDS (which was commissioned by the EPA)     ISBN 978-0-309-10128-8

And more…essentially everything I could get my hands on, including going to International Fluoride Conferences.  I kept an open mind – you should too!  But !

I know of no one who has read any three (3) of the six(6) books listed and took the time to look at the websites who, like myself, hasn’t come to the considered opinion that for over 68 years, we have been lied to and/or sold a bill of goods by the biggest and some of the (supposed) best of our trusted institutions, including The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The American Medical Association (AMA, The American Dental Association (ADA), The Industrial Complex, and some of our own municipal and state governments.

 IT IS AND HAS BEEN POLITICS OVER SCIENCE 

When your mind feels it is getting twisted by the conflict of what you thought vs. what you are know learning, there are a few words to the wise which I was fortunate enough to run across as I was making the same mental/emotional trip you are:

1.  Make and free up your mind, philosophically, that learning the truth is more important than being right.

2.  A quote from Mark Twain:  “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble—it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

3.  “Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thanks for listening,

Kurt Irmischer, Citizens for Safe Water Pinellas, Florida 

9-25-13

Dear Mr. Irmischer,

Paul Connett has not misrepresented the 2006 NRC report, or any of the other literature he has cited, to the best of my knowledge.  The NRC committee found that the present drinking water standards for fluoride are not protective of human health, and we described a number of areas in which further research is necessary to address some basic he questions.  For some (but not all) adverse health effects, we identified a level of fluoride exposure at which those effects are more likely to occur, and we demonstrated that those levels of exposure are easily exceeded by many people who consume fluoridated water.  People with high water consumption (e.g., bottle-fed babies, athletes, outdoor workers, people with certain medical conditions) or with impaired kidney function (resulting in reduced fluoride excretion) are especially at risk.

I am attaching some general comments on water fluoridation that may be of interest.  Please let me know if I can be of further help.

Best regards,

Kathleen Thiessen, Ph.D.

Oak Ridge Center for Risk Analysis, Inc.
102 Donner Drive, Oak Ridge, TN  37830  USA
Tel.:  (865) 483-6111
Fax:  (865) 481-0060
E-mail:  kmt@orrisk.com

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I concur with what Dr. Thiessen has provided in her email and attachment.

It has been 7.5 years since the publication of our report.

There have been dozens of articles published since our report that need to be carefully assessed by another committee. Publications from 2006 to the present continue to add to the literature which clearly show that not only is fluoridation no longer effective and there are toxicology studies on fluoride show alarming associations with negative health effects. The use of unapproved fluoridation chemicals has been shown to increase lead uptake in animals and humans. A major Harvard meta analysis of the studies showed a link between fluoride in drinking water and lowered IQ which is disturbing. A collection of MODERN studies indicates that the most benefit that one can expect from lifetime of fluoridation (even Dr. Kumar’s own study was one of them) is about one filling saved. This hardly justifies the accumulation of fluoride in bone, accumulation in the pineal gland, interference with the thyroid gland etc. We showed in our own research that fluoride accumulates in the dentin and DENTIN fluorosis ends up making teeth more brittle, just as fluoride accumulation causes problems in bone.

The EPA lowered its allowed fluoride level but has not made a final determination about the carcinogenicity of fluoride. It’s best to play it safe and stop fluoridation. 

Dr. Hardy Limeback PhD DDS

Past member, NRC Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water

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