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By Dr. Mercola
We are beginning to win the battle. The tide seems to
have turned as a major victory was achieved late last month
when Portland voted against fluoride - thanks much in part
to the national support they received.
Because of your support, I was able to help fund this
effort and took a few lumps in the media as self-serving,
as I sell a non-fluoride toothpaste. Desperate campaigns
go to desperate measures, making personal attacks the norm.
It would have been a dangerous victory for the CDC had
they won, Portland was a prime target as it is the largest
unfluoridated city in the US.
Fluoride, of course, is a toxic substance that is
biologically active in the human body. It accumulates in
sensitive tissues over time, wreaking havoc with enzymes,
and producing a number of serious adverse health effects
including neurological and endocrine dysfunction. Fluoride
should never be ingested intentionally.
Yet despite the scientific evidence against the practice,
the United States lags far behind other nations in
acknowledging the mistake and ending this tragic public
health measure. As usual, the big lie must continue to
protect faith in long term public health policies and
As a result, individual communities around the US have
taken up the fight to end water fluoridation in their own
local areas. On many occasions, I’ve asked you to support such
efforts and today, I’m very pleased to report that the latest
fight has ended in victory. Your hard work to share this
information or contribute to the campaign proved essential,
and I am so proud and grateful to our motivated supporters.
Science and Integrity Wins in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon gets its water from the Bull Run
watershed; a 102-square mile protected watershed that is so
pristine and pure the city was even granted a waiver from having
to build a water treatment plant.
On May 21, Portland residents voted on whether or not to
fluoridate their unusually pristine water supply, with No
getting 61 percent of the votes.
It’s been a rocky ride for Portlanders who even had to
fight for the right to vote on the issue for the fourth time!
Citizens had already voted 'no' on water fluoridation for
Portland in 1956, 1962, and 1980. But after more than a year
of secretive planning, fluoride lobbyists finally convinced
the Portland city council to begin fluoridating Portland's
water supplies. The decision was set to take effect by March
Luckily, the citizens of Portland stood together by
gathering enough signatures to force the decision to a vote
yet again. As reported by Fluoridealert.org:
We are proud of our Portland colleagues who used
science and integrity to defeat fluoridation and the public
relations blitzkrieg that backed it,’ says Paul Connett, PhD,
FAN’s Executive Director.
... Fluoride chemicals are the only chemicals added
to public water for the purpose of medication. Most western
countries, including the vast majority of Europe, do not
fluoridate their water.
'Most of Portland’s media falsely reported that
fluoridation promoters had science on their side and that
opponents used emotion, says Connett. ‘Those opposed did
their homework, relying on recent scientific findings from
the National Research Council (NRC) and Harvard that raise
serious questions about the safety of current fluoride
Six months ago, fluoridation was also rejected by voters
in Wichita, Kansas by a 20 percent margin. In April, Israel
announced it will end its mandatory fluoridation program,
and Ireland has proposed legislation that would make water
fluoridation a criminal offense! Canada has also seen a 25
percent drop in fluoridation programs over the past five
years as a result of increasing public awareness about the
Coordinated Smear Campaign Lost Out to the Truth
Portland residents did face a very tough battle. The
American Dental Association (ADA), Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and the PEW Charitable
Trusts spent significant time coordinating their lobbying
efforts to the Portland City Council, which eventually led
to the Council unanimously voting to force fluoridation
chemicals on their citizens.
Fluoridation proponents also spent close to $1 million on
their propaganda efforts leading up to the May 21 vote four
times the amount raised by the anti-fluoridation campaign
which they used to flood Portland with misleading ads and
editorials touting fluoridation as an urgently needed tool
for solving the dental crisis in the city’s poor
Portland was the largest non-fluoridated city in the US,
making it a major target for pro-fluoridation advocates.
Fortunately, they failed big time. Portland has now set the
tone for other cities campaigns to rid themselves of this
toxic and unnecessary chemical.
Proper diet, dental practices and access to mercury-free
dental services are the solutions to the problem of dental
cavities. Since we know that sugar causes cavities, perhaps if
the ADA, CDC, PEW and others really wanted the fluoride to go
to the right people, maybe they could lobby the junk food
companies to add fluoride to their soda and candies, opposed
to fluoridating drinking water. That would make more sense if
you believe fluoride can solve the problem of tooth decay,
Water Fluoridation = Mass Medication Without Prescription
Fluoride is not a nutrient. And while there is prescription
-grade fluoride, the fluoride put into drinking water is not a
prescription drug but an industrial waste product. However, it
is put into the water as a "drug" to help oral health, and it
is done without the consent of those receiving it. Even if you
accepted the premise that it works systemically, opposed to
topically only, there is no justification to force it on people
under the premise of slightly lowering tooth decay, as everyone
has the option of using it topically as a toothpaste if they so choose...
The fluoride chemical typically added to water is hexafluorosilicic
acid (HFSA), which is a byproduct of the fertilizer industry. It
is a hazardous material they cannot easily dispose of. In fact,
it’s illegal to dump it into rivers and lakes or release the parent
gases into the atmosphere. And municipalities that decided to stop
fluoridating their water had to keep going until all the chemicals
were used up because they couldn’t afford the hazardous waste
Dr. William Hirzy from the EPA has pointed out that if it
goes into the air, it's a pollutant. If it goes into the local
water, it's pollution. But if the public water utilities buy it
and purposely pour it in our drinking water, it's no longer a
pollutant. All of a sudden, by some magic sleight of hand, it's
a beneficial public health measure... But dilution is not the
solution to pollution.
Fluoride Chemicals Also Pollute Drinking Water with Arsenic
A recent study also shows that 90 percent of toxic arsenic
in our tap water comes from fluoridation chemicals. As reported
by Living Green Magazine:
Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added to US public water
supplies contain arsenic that the EPA classifies as a human carcinogen.
Switching to low-arsenic pharmaceutical-grade fluoride will save
society $1 billion to $14 billion annually, according to research
published in Environmental Science & Policy, led by former EPA
senior scientists who are experts in chemical risk assessment,
reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
Although never studied for safety or efficacy,
ydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) is added to public water supplies
as a purported cavity preventive. The industry-funded group that
regulates water additives, NSF International5, allows several
toxins in HFSA, including arsenic.
We need to end this outdated practice. Adding
hexafluorosilicic acid to drinking water to prevent tooth decay
is based on politics, not science. Why should a water department
be given the power to medicate anyone when they don't take a
health history, they don't pass out a listing of side effects,
monitor the dose or the effect? This is tantamount to gross negligence.
According to a 2006 report on water fluoridation produced
by the US National Research Council, the benefits from fluoride
are topical only, and cannot be achieved through ingestion. It
also detailed positive associations between fluoride ingestion
and bone fractures, cancer, reduced IQ and dementia.
I predict that water fluoridation will become known as one
of the biggest frauds ever perpetrated against the public in
the 20th and 21st century. In the future, water fluoridation
will be compared to tobacco science, DDT science, asbestos
science, and thalidomide science all grossly manipulated to
hide an incredibly costly truth.
Thank You Dr. Mercola
God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.
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