Newsweek advised the public that "political decisions [about fluoridation] were at odds with expert advice" and "fluoride from your tap may not do much good-and may cause cancer"

In 1992, Newsweek published another fluoride safety related article, "Is Science Censored?", a look at how political considerations influence what scientific studies get published.

An Oakland Tribune article describes how "Rather than admit the uncertainties of fluoride, public health officials have often suppressed legitimate scientific doubts in order to reassure the public."

JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association) suprisingly admits the often stated "optimal" intake level of 1 ppm (part per million) has yet to be determined scientifically -but why should a lack of research stop them from forcing you to drink it.

The Washington Post Newspaper reported research at the Georgia School of Dentistry & the University of Connecticut showing children should only brush their teeth once a day to avoid fluoride overexposure.

The world renowned Wall Street Journal, in December of 1998, joined the rising chorus of voices in questioning fluoride exposure and documenting the injuries resulting from too much fluoride.

The Globe & Mail, Canada's largest daily paper is warning their readers of fluoride dangers.

The Ireland Independent recently reported on the health problems associated with fluoridation and how the medical establishment is dragging their heels in recognizing scientific studies critical of this practice.

The San Diego Tribune reported that a "Critique of Touted Dental Study Reveals Fluoridation Conclusions Not Supported by Data"

In March of 2000, the Cleveland Plain Dealer ran a 7 page article in their Sunday newspaper supplement titled "The Invisible FEAR", questioning fluoridation.

The book, CENSORED 99, documents the most important, under-covered news stories for the year. Their annual review of 1998 identifies water fluoridation as a major issue which had its' roots in deception.

An article commissioned but never published by the Christian Science Monitor, detailing the history of fluoridation, shows how WW II decisions affected the water supply in America. The article was finally printed by the Earth Island Institute.

Dartmouth University just released a multi-year study (Sept '99) involving 280,000 children which linked fluoridation with high lead levels in children.


U.S. News & World Report cites an EPA estimate of 1.7 million children already negatively affected by lead.

The Toronto Star, one of Canada's largest newspapers, recently reported on why Dr. Hardy Limeback, a leading Canadian fluoride authority and former fluoride advocate now opposes fluoridation.

Most recently, The Chicago Tribune quoted the former Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Mr. Lundberg said he and his editorial staff endured constant pressure, threats and intimidation from AMA leaders, members and its lobbyists in Washington during his 17-year reign as editor of the Chicago-based medical group's prestigious journal."

Lundberg said there were often telephone calls from irate AMA members and letters from state medical societies and AMA officers "threatening political action against the editor and the Journal for publishing what offended them ideologically, or more likely imposed on (physicians') ability to earn money." (article)

On September 21,1999, the San Jose (Cal) Mercury News reported that - We are constantly dealing with well funded industries that send out a continual barrage [of data] that exonerates their products from any ills. The article goes on to cite the questionable, but predictable, results of corporate & industry sponsored "scientific studies."

Even government oversight of the public health is questionable. The EPA is now investigating why its own officials ignored evidence for 18 years that W.R. Grace and Co. had used ore laden with asbestos in an array of building products.

Pro-fluoridationists in California often cite a study, "California Oral Health Needs Assessment" (1994) as proving the effectiveness of fluoridation. Unfortunately, this so-called scientific study was never subjected to peer review as every credible scientific paper is. Here's why:

This Oral Health Needs Assessment showed that the worst tooth decay occurred in Asian-American children in Head Start programs for the poor; 45 percent suffered from baby bottle tooth decay, a severe form of early childhood tooth decay. The study pointed out that these children lived in fluoridated communities.

But how can fluoridation be sold to city officials when poor children with the highest tooth decay rates already have fluoridated water? Simple!

The authors of the study omitted the above information from a sales brochure they created to push fluoridation. Cited instead was the 40 percent of baby bottle tooth decay in Hispanic Head Start for poor children who live in non-fluoridated areas.

Kids get too much fluoride, dentists warn -Canadian Broadcasting Company (text & videoclip of broadcast )


FEAR of FLUORIDE - Questions about the safety of this cavity-fighting chemical aren't just for right-wing conspiracists anymore.

"Fluoride Should We Be Drinking This? An EPA study links fluoride to Attention Deficit Disorder and lead poisoning." - Kalamazoo Express, Michigan (Nov. '99)



Special Section
Fluorides and the Environment

Editorial: Why Fluoride Is An Environmental Issue
Gar Smith, Editor, Earth Island Journal

Clear and Present Danger
Bob Woffinden, London Guardian

Fluoridation and Hip Fractures
John R. Lee, MD

The Impact of Fluoridation on Salmon in the Northwest US and British Columbia
Richard G. Foulkes and Anne C. Anderson,RPN

EPA Whistleblowers on Fluoride
William L. Marcus, Ph.D and Robert Carton, Ph.D

Fluoride Risk in Baby Food
American Dental Association

Fluoride: The Phosphate Connection
by George C. Glasser

The Effects of Fluorides on Plants
Alan Davison and Leonard Weinstein

Fluoride: Industry's Toxic Coup
Joel Griffiths

Rethinking Fluoridation
Darlene Sherrell


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