We have more deposition footage to share with you. Today’s videos feature a representative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a representative of the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Policymakers, media outlets, and fluoridation promoters most often cite and quote the endorsements of fluoridation and fluoridation chemicals from these organizations as confirmation of the safety of the practice. However, as you’ll see below, these agencies appear to be willfully negligent when it comes to fluoride’s impact on the brain development of our children.
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Deposition Videos: Chemical Certifier Has No Safety Data, CDC Confirms Brain Alterations
Before sharing the new content, we’d like to remind everyone of deposition footage we released a few years ago. If features Casey Hannan, the Director of the CDC’s Oral Health Division, testifying that the CDC has no data establishing the safety of fluoride’s effect on the brain, despite decades of touting the safety of fluoridation for all citizens, including children:
The CDC’s inability to actually verify the safety of fluoridation, in the face of a large volume of government funded studies showing that fluoride impairs brain development, is especially unethical when you consider their other statements confirming that fluoridation has no benefit to infants and no benefit when swallowed.
But what about the other organization tasked with verifying the safety of fluoridation chemicals? Certainly they must be able to verify that the product they endorse for addition to public water supplies and for ingestion by residents of all ages, including pregnant women and infants, is safe for developing brains. Right?
In the American Dental Association’s talking point guidebook and decision-maker info packet, known as “Fluoridation Facts,” they say the following about the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF):
“Additives used in water treatment meet safety standards…to ensure the safety of products added to water for its treatment, thereby ensuring the public’s health. Specifically, fluoride additives used in water fluoridation meet standards established by the American Water Works Association and the NSF International (NSF).”
“NSF International, an independent, accredited organization, is dedicated to being the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions. Manufacturers, regulators, and consumers look to NSF to develop public health standards and certifications that help protect food, water, consumer products and the environment…NSF’s mission is to protect and improve global human health.”
In today’s first newly released video, Amanda Phelka of NSF confirms that their organization does not vouch for the safety of fluoridation chemicals because it has never conducted its own risk assessment on fluoride:
But it get’s worse…
In today’s second newly released video, the CDC‘s Casey Hannan confirms that the CDC agrees with the finding that fluorides increase the production of free radicals in the brain and increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. He also says the CDC agrees with the National Research Council’s finding that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the function of the brain and body by direct and indirect means.
There’s much more footage with more revealing admissions made under oath by public health officials and representatives of the government agencies responsible for protecting the health of Americans. STAY TUNED! Once the trial is complete and this footage is no longer needed as evidence, we can release it to the public. Unfortunately for citizens consuming fluoridated water around the world, what you see above isn’t even the most egregious evidence of scientific malfeasance or regulatory negligence in my opinion.
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Stuart Cooper, Executive Director, Fluoride Action Network