A supporter of fluoridation asks:
“This is a question which you haven’t the courtesy to reply to. It is a variation of Richard’s timeless question;
“How and why do all the health and scientific authorities get it so wrong?…
That requires a mechanism for the failure of process.”
“Until you can come up with a credible mechanism for the failure of the scientific consensus nobody with any sense is going to accept your word over the position generated by the scientific consensus and its representative organisations.”
I think I have covered this. Agencies got set up with all good intentions. But big corporations wanted to be let off easy, and so they went to work through lobbyists and donations to politicians and got “their people” appointed to the agencies, such as Michael Taylor, Mr. Monsanto, heading up the FDA branch that approves GMO crops and food.
In the EPA there is a split between EPA administrators and EPA scientists. The scientists oppose fluoridation and even sued the administrators. The CDC is split too. Fluoridation policy is run out of one office made up of a bunch of administrative dentists while the rest of the CDC looks the other way. The CDC scientists post articles which admit that 41% of the kids have some degree of fluorosis, with 12.% of it being noticeable and embarrassing. The CDC scientists post articles which say that the effect of fluoridation is primarily topical and not systemic and that the effect is post-eruption of the teeth, which means that it does not help to give fluoride to kids. Yet CDC administrators still promote fluoridation.
And you have the EPA administrators setting up the NSF and offloading fluoridation approval to NSF while the EPA scientists wrote the NSF 60 requirements that fluoridation materials to be approved go through 20 tox studies, which they haven’t, which makes all fluoridation materials non- compliant with NSF 60.
Like everything in our country there is political division in the agencies just as in Congress. Big corporations do not want to lose their cash flows and so they hire the lobbyists and fund the politicians.
So that is the mechanism. You should not be so trusting of our agencies. I would say one of the mechanisms that allows fluoridationists to remain trapped in their maze is that the exits from the maze are blocked. One of the blocking mechanisms is the belief that we should trust our agency heads and that if fluoridation were not good it would have been halted.
It was as scam from the beginning. It was a profitable scam, and so FDA and EPA never developed the will to stop it.
Cargill and Mosaic donate heavily to medical and dental schools, which follow the pro-fluoridation line.
So, think for yourself. Don’t let the agency heads think for you. Quit being so naive.