ADA Hush Money?
Dental Truth, the newsletter of DAMS International questions if ‘fluoride and its salts” will to be added to California’s “List of Chemicals Known to the State to Cause Cancer”? Not if the American Dental Association (ADA) can help prevent it. The ADA has put down serious money to help supress the truth about fluoride.
California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires the governor to publish this list of cancer causing chemicals each year. The list is produced by a state agency, the Office of Enviromental Health Hazzard Assessment (OEHHA).
That agency’s determination should be based on the best science, devoid of influence by politics or money. But now, as reported in the California Dental Association’s own news bulletin, the ADA parent organization has sent its state chapter, $200,000 to “assist in our effort to prevent the placement” of fluoride on the official list of cancer causing chemicals. it is unclear how the ADA’s earmarked money will be used to influence the outcome of the state agency’s decision regarding fluoride’s ability to cause cancer.
The issue of fluoride and cancer has, in the past, also played out at the federal level. The Enviromental Protection Agency has long acted to protect fluoride as a pollutant, even while its own scientists have called for better drinking water standards for fluoride and an ending to the practice of water fluoridation. These scientists know well the science of linking water fluoridation to osteosarcoma, a deadly bone cancer that affects mainly boys.