Water/Fluoridation

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Interest of• Christopher Bryson
• Dean Burk
• David Grimes
Marketed as an anti-tooth decay improvement, there is increasing evidence that the fluoridation of water may have a range of deleterious effects upon the brain (e.g. lowering IQ) and may actually not have much affect on tooth decay. The academic community was for a long time extremely hostile to anyone who challenged this practice.

The fluoridation of drinking water is by no means as uncontroversial as the official narrative would have people believe. For decades it was a third rail topic both as regards is safety and efficacy, although that seems to be changing.

Official narrative

A simple echoing of the official narrative on water fluoridation is provided by a 2013 article by David Grimes in which he praises the practice unreservedly, stating that fluoride in drinking water is safe and effective at preventing dental caries and that the practice "is one of the few health interventions that saves much more money than it costs" and that "it’s easy to dismantle the arguments of anti-fluoridation campaigners". He quotes the Centres for Disease Control that "reviews provide compelling evidence that community water fluoridation is a safe and effective method for reducing tooth decay across all ages".[1]

As of 2017, although efforts continue to expand Fluoridation in some countries like New Zealand[2] and Israel,[3] others (e.g.Scotland)[4] are in the process of questioning its suitability and safety.

A video by James Corbett

History

Dental health professionals at the beginning of the 20th century became aware of areas in the United States where the teeth of the absolute majority of the inhabitants had a noticeable dark color. This was named "brown stain", "Colorado stain", "Texas brown stain", etc. Research into the cause of the staining was finalised around 1930, when it became clear that it was Fluoride contamination of the ground water was causing the effect. Leading experts at the time, like H. Trendley Dean and Frederick McKay, also believed, that lesser cavities in teeth do occur in these areas. Fluoride compounds as by-product of the chemical industry were already known to have severe health impacts, like in Meuse Valley, Belgium in 1930 where sixty people died. Trendley Dean, after the publication of some scientific articles on the matter, following a hunch[5] that the cause of lesser cavities is Fluoride, set in motion the first artificial fluoridation study in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.[6] Studies at the time, however, did already show harmful effects when adding it to the food of test animals.[7]Sodium fluoride, a waste product of the aluminum industry was used for the trial, which was planned to last 15 years, but was declared successful and ended after 11 in 1955. The control city Muskegon started to add fluoride mid-way on it's own, to not fall behind with the health benefits for it's citizens, making the study somehow useless. Some dentists, like John Frisch began agitating for a faster roll out of water fluoridation with the assumption that it has been established that 1ppm is a safe dosage and that there is no difference between artificial and natural fluoride. Research by scientific institutions like the Mellon Institute and the Kettering Laboratory, into the safety of fluoride had also started by at least 1937. Frisch was able to convince authorities that the causality between fluoride and lesser cavities is proven and was able to get 50 communities in his state Wisconsin to fluoridate their water supplies. By June 1950 he convinced Public Health Service to endorse the practice nation wide.[8][9]

Toxicity

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Extensive research on the history of water fluoridation was done with the book The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson.[10] Fluoride in drinking water has been shown to be strongly correlated with later ADHD prevalence, and high levels of fluoride are correlated with fluorosis and lower IQ.[11][12] Some areas in China have a high natural level of fluoride, leading to research aiming to find how much to reduce fluoride concentration to make it safe enough to drink.

Dumbing down

In 2014, The Lancet published a paper which mentioned that "A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations."[13].

A 2019 paper found that fluoride exposure in utero decreased the IQ of boys.[14] As of August 2019, a total of 69 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence. Of these investigations, 61 found that fluoride was associated with decreased IQ.[15]

Fluoride can induce inflammation and damage in rat brains, especially within the hippocampus.[16]

Pineal gland

Fluoride can exert a deleterious effect on the pineal gland, affecting melatonin production, sleep and childhood development.[17][18]

Hyperthyroidism

"High fluoride exposure (markedly greater than in the water supply) has been associated with hypothyroidism, especially in the setting of iodine deficiency."[19]

Cancer

In 2005, a study conducted at the Harvard School of Dental Health found that fluoride in tap water directly contributed to causing bone cancer in young boys.[20]

Reversal of fluoridation

In 2019 a 1971 policy of fluoridation was reversed in an Iowa town.[21][20]


 

Related Quotation

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Dean Burk“In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer deaths than any other chemical. When you have power you don’t have to tell the truth. That’s a rule that’s been working in this world for generations. There are a great many people who don’t tell the truth when they are in power in administrative positions. Fluoride amounts to public murder on a grand scale. It is some of the most conclusive scientific and biological evidence that I have come across in my 50 years in the field of cancer research.”Dean Burk

 

Related Document

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File:The Fluoride Deception Preview.pdfBook7 March 2006Christopher BrysonThis is a preview PDF, which includes only the first 92 pages of this well researched and well referenced expose of water fluoridation in the USA. Bryson draws on many interviews with scientists, and archival research in places such as the newly opened files of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Commission. The book reveals how and why water was ever fluoridated, and some of the dangers of this practice."
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References

  1. http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/anti-fluoride-lobby-can-t-get-its-teeth-into-the-truth-1.1520290
  2. https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-NZ/51SCHE_ADV_00DBHOH_BILL71741_1_A553981/ca4f5ae94d7d1a394b6419d6ea659d70d9addf05
  3. https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israels-fluoridation-supply-expected-to-be-restored-after-three-years-503121
  4. http://www.scottishdental.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FluorideRecommendation-Paper_2017pdf.pdf
  5. Don McNeil interview with Dean, 3. May 1955 - cited in The Fluoride Deception, page 43, Christopher Bryson
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1551218/?page=1
  7. https://www.jbc.org/content/63/3/553.full.pdf saved at Archive.org
  8. https://origins.osu.edu/article/toxic-treatment-fluorides-transformation-industrial-waste-public-health-miracle/page/0/0 saved at Archive.org and Archive.is
  9. https://origins.osu.edu/article/toxic-treatment-fluorides-transformation-industrial-waste-public-health-miracle/page/0/1 saved at Archive.org and Archive.is
  10. https://books.google.com/books?id=q3v_JgjZ6fsC&lpg=PP1&dq=christopher%20bryson%20fluoride%20deception&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=christopher%20bryson%20fluoride%20deception&f=false
  11. http://www.newsweek.com/water-fluoridation-linked-higher-adhd-rates-312748
  12. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2813%2970278-3/fulltext
  13. http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC4418502&blobtype=pdf
  14. https://jameslyonsweiler.com/2019/09/24/study-shows-massive-iq-decrease-in-males-with-fluoride-jama-pediatrics-journal-editors-stunned/
  15. http://fluoridealert.org/studies/brain01/
  16. https://www-sciencedirect-com.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/science/article/pii/S0161813X18303140?via=ihub
  17. https://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/895/1/fulltext.pdf
  18. https://neurogal.com/neuro-blog/is-fluoride-toxic-to-the-brain
  19. https://www.thyroid.org/patient-thyroid-information/ct-for-patients/volume-8-issue-6/vol-8-issue-6-p-3/
  20. a b https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/iowa-town-bans-fluoride-and-ends-program-as-chemicals-danger-becomes-apparent.html
  21. https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ida-grove-ends-fluoride-treatment-of-water/article_58fbaaa8-6645-58ff-8436-08319a24d2f4.html