On Friday, Sept 27, at 10:30am at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay a powerpoint presentation and lunch with environmental chemist and toxicologist Paul Connett, PhD, author of “The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There.”
Green Bay began the practice of water fluoridation in 1957. When it began in the US no data on mass fluoride dispersal existed until the aluminum industry started funding studies deeming it safe and effective. One of their sources, The Melon Institute, also provided the asbestos industry with studies stating that asbestos didn’t cause cancer. According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), subsets of the population may be unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride and its compounds. These subpopulations include the elderly, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C, and people with cardiovascular and kidney problems. Fluoride is known to accumulate in the bones and soft tissues of the heart and brain like lead or arsenic.