THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DEFINED SODIUM FLUORIDE AS A DRUG IN THIS 2000 DOCUMENT.
SODIUM FLUORIDE IS ABSORBED BY THE HUMAN BODY AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THE NATURALLY OCCURRING CALCIUM FLUORIDE.
DURANGO'S UTILITY COMMISSION SENT THIS EMAIL TO CITY COUNCIL WHERE A MAJORITY OF THE VOTING COMMISSIONERS OPPOSED OUR MUNICIPAL WATER FLUORIDATION.
THREE STUDIES ON FLUORIDE TOXICITY IN PLANTS; IMPACTS TO PHOTOSYNTHESIS: 1. OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY 2. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY 3. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
97% OF WESTERN EUROPE HAS REJECTED WATER FLUORIDATION
MANY CHILDREN NOW EXCEED RECOMMENDED DAILY FLUORIDE INTAKE FROM TOOTHPASTE ALONE
FLUORIDE IS NOT A NUTRIENT
50 STUDIES HAVE LINKED FLUORIDE WITH REDUCED IQ IN CHILDREN
John Rothchild DDS' Patterns of Dental Disease presentation at the Durango Public Library-- CLICK HERE.
Cathy Justus presentation about her horses that died from chronic fluoride poisoning in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Fluoride Presentation by Biochemist Steve Ottersberg and Cancer Specialist Dr. Nasha Winters
THREE REASONS TO END WATER FLUORIDATION--FROM FLUORIDEALERT.ORG
Reason #1: Fluoridation Is an Outdated Form of Mass Medication
Unlike all other water treatment processes, fluoridation does not treat the water itself, but the person consuming it. The Food & Drug Administration accepts that fluoride is a drug, not a nutrient, when used to prevent disease. By definition, therefore, fluoridating water is a form of medication. This is why most western European nations have rejected the practice — because, in their view, the public water supply is not an appropriate place to be adding drugs, particularly when fluoride is readily available for individual use in the form of toothpaste.
Reason #2: Fluoridation Is Unnecessary and Ineffective
The most obvious reason to end fluoridation is that it is now known that fluoride’s main benefit comes from topical contact with the teeth, not from ingestion. Even the CDC’s Oral Health Division now acknowledges this. There is simply no need, therefore, to swallow fluoride, whether in the water, toothpaste, or any other form. Further, despite early claims that fluoridated water would reduce cavities by 65%, modern large-scale studies show no consistent or meaningful difference in the cavity rates of fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas.
Reason #3: Fluoridation Is a Dangerous Practice
First, there is no dispute that fluoridation is causing millions of children to develop dental fluorosis, a discoloration of the teeth that is caused by excessive fluoride intake. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control have even acknowledged that fluoridation is causing “cosmetically objectionable” fluorosis on children’s front teeth–an effect that can cause children embarrassment and anxiety at an age when physical appearance is the single most important predictor of self-esteem.
Second, it is known that fluoridated water caused severe bone disease in dialysis patients up until the late 1970s (prior to dialysis units filtering fluoride). While dialysis units now filter out the fluoride, research shows that current fluoride exposures are still resulting in dangerously high bone fluoride levels in dialysis patients and patients with other advanced forms of kidney disease. It is unethical to compromise the health of some members in a population to obtain a purported benefit for another — particularly in the absence of these vulnerable members’ knowing consent.
And, finally, a growing body of evidence reasonably indicates that fluoridated water, in addition to other sources of daily fluoride exposure, can cause or contribute to a range of serious effects, including arthritis, damage to the developing brain, reduced thyroid function, and possibly osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in adolescent males.