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Estimated “Threshold” Doses for Skeletal Fluorosis
For over 40 years health authorities stated that in order to develop crippling skeletal fluorosis, one would need to ingest between 20 and 80 mg of fluoride per day for at least 10 or 20 years. This belief, however, which played an instrumental role in shaping current fluoride policies, is now acknowledged by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and other US health authorities to be incorrect.
Skeletal Fluorosis in India & China
In India and China, scientists have repeatedly found that skeletal fluorosis occurs in populations drinking water with just 0.7 to 1.5 ppm fluoride. Although nutritional deficiencies and hot climates make populations in India and China more susceptible to fluoride toxicity than is generally the case in western countries, this fact does not remove the relevance of the Indian and Chinese experience to the situation in fluoridating countries. This is because (a) nutritional deficiencies also exist in the western world, particularly in low-income communities, and (b) some individuals, including those with kidney disease, can be just as — if not more — susceptible to fluoride toxicity.
Fluoride Concerns Surface Once Again
Despite decades of adding fluoride to drinking water to protect teeth from decay, there are growing concerns about the efficacy and the safety of this practice. Spurred by new research on fluoride’s health effects and at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC) has begun another review of the problems of water fluoridation.
Ralph Nader Discusses Fluoridation
“No sub-segment of the fluoride problem, whether it is fluoridation of the water supply or fluoride pollution can be scientifically analyzed until we analyze the total fluoride intake. This focuses the need for a complete re-evaluation of our policy for fluorides. The urgent consideration is total fluoride ingestion — how much fluoride are people taking […]
How Many Nations Fluoridate Their Water?
Lending further evidence to the notion that those promoting fluoridation cannot perform (or at least comprehend) even the simplest arithmetic, is the way they cannot work out either accurately – or even approximately – how many countries in the world actually fluoridate their water. One would have thought with a large work force at its […]
Study Finds Correlation Between Fluorides in Water and Lead Levels
HANOVER, N.H. —Although the dangers of lead poisoning have been known for years, substantial numbers of children continue to suffer from blood lead above danger level of 10 micrograms per deciliter of blood (10µg/dL). A study published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Studies, and led by Roger Masters, Emeritus professor of government […]
The ‘Altered Recommendations’ of the 1983 Surgeon General’s Panel
“We believe that EPA staff and managers should be called to testify, along with members of the 1983 Surgeon Generals panel and officials of the Department of Human Services, to explain how the original recommendations of the Surgeon Generals panel were altered to allow EPA to set otherwise unjustifiable drinking water standards for fluoride.”
The toxic toothpaste
Like most parents, Beverly Cooke encouraged her daughter Alysia to use fluoride toothpaste. At nine, Alysia started to have leg pains, flu-like symptoms and constant headaches. Her condition mystified specialists until a doctor at an orthopaedic clinic noticed her teeth were mottled brown. He suspected dental fluorosis, a condition caused by over-exposure to fluoride that can cause crumbling of the enamel and permanent damage to teeth.
Colgate pays out for teeth ruined by fluoride
A leading toothpaste manufacturer has paid £1,000 to s child whose teeth appear to have been damaged by fluoride. In what is to believe is the first such case, Colgate-Palmolive made a “goodwill” payment after an independent specialist diagnosed the boy as suffering from a condition lined with fluoride.
Rat Studies Link Brain Cell Damage With Aluminum and Fluoride in Water
The Wall Street Journal October 28, 1992 Rat Studies Link Brain Cell Damage With Aluminum and Fluoride in Water by Marilyn Chase Staff Reporter ANAHEIM, Calif. – A team of New York scientists said rat studies offer preliminary evidence that aluminum, when administered in drinking water, may be linked with behavior changes and damaged brain […]