Dr. Sauerheber on Heart Disease and Fluoride

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Richard D. Sauerheber, Ph.D.
(B.A. Biology, Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California, San Diego)
Palomar Community College
1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 9206
E-mail: richsauerheb@hotmail.com   Phone: 760-402-1173

March 4, 2012

Dear American Heart Association,


I enjoy helping the AHA distribute information you provide for neighbors. As a medical reserach scientist of many decades, with expertise in cardiovascular science from the University of CA San Diego School of Medicine, I am now writing to help you as well.  Following is a portion of a letter to the FDA describing the fact that industrial fluoride in public water supplies accumulates to 0.21 ppm fluoride ion in the bloodstream, and that fluoride as a calcium chelator  from blood incorporates into atherosclerotic plaque in cardiovascaule disease patients, as published last month by the Veterans Administration HealthCare Center, Los Angeles  (http://journals.lww.com/nuclearmedicinecomm/Fulltext/2012/01000/Association_of_vascular_fluoride_uptake_with.3.aspx ).


The softer the water supply with less endogenous calcium, the higher the blood fluoride level is for continuous longterm consumption lifetime. Acute heart block has occurred in people in Hooper Bay, Alaska during an industrial fluoride overfeed in their public water supply.  In research animals, longterm consumption of sub-acute fluoride eventually causes heart muscle weakening due to fluoride incorporation into calcium-rich tissue. Finally, the 140 million Americans who now consume fluoridated water, at only 1 ppm, accumulate fluoride permanently into bone to thousands of mg/kg, which perturbs calcium homeostasis. The data we now have that shows an increased % of cardiovascular deaths according to the % of water systems that are fluoridated in the 50 U.S. states is not surprising (see references on fluoride consumption causing heart muscle weakening in the human being below).


I am asking the American Heart Association to please join us in our effort to halt injections of industrial fluosilicic acid into U.S. public human drinking water. If you also could be so kind as to write in support of this effort to the FDA at the address in the letter below, we would most appreciate it.  Heart disease remains America’s leading killer and there is no chance of this being reversed when Americans are treated with industrial fluoride as though it were an FDA-approved drug, when it has never been FDa approved for ingestion.


Richard Sauerheber, Ph.D.


for San Diegans for Safe Drinking Water, Washington Action for Safe Water, Fluoride Class Action



  1. National Research Council, Report on Fluoride in Drinking Water, A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards, Washington, D.C., 2006.
  2. Sauerheber, R., Chemical Analysis of Fluoride Poisoning from a Public Water Supply, submitted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Health, 2010.
  3. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fluoride and Hydrogen Fluoride, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 2003.
  4. Osmunsen, B., presentation to the International Fluoride Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2007.
  5. Hardy, L., Mass harm from fluoridation, National Health Federation Bulletin, October, 1974.
  6. Xu, R. and Xu,R., Electrocardiogram analysis of patients with skeletal fluorosis, Fluoride, vol. 30, No 1, 16-18, 1997.
  7. Varol, S., et.al., Impact of Chronic Fluorosis on Left Ventricular Diastolic and Global Functions, The Science of the Total Environment, 408, No. 11,  2295-98, 2010.
  8. Varol, S., et.al., Aortic Elasticity is Impaired in Patients with Endemic Fluorosis, Biological Trace Element Research, 133, No. 2, 121-27, 2010.

9.      Yuxin, L., et.al., Association of vascular fluoride uptake with vascular calcification and coronary artery disease, Nuclear Medicine Communications: January 2012 – Volume 33 – Issue 1 – p 14–20 http://journals.lww.com/nuclearmedicinecomm/Fulltext/2012/01000/Association_of_vascular_fluoride_uptake_with.3.aspx

1 Comment

  1. Ronald Eheman


    Please keep us up to date on any responses from the American Heart Association.


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