Fluoride Action Network

Juneau. My Turn: This is fluoridation? This is madness.

Source: JuneauEmpire.com | Former city Water Utility Superintendent and resident of Juneau.
Posted on September 25th, 2007
Location: United States, Alaska

Maybe you’ve read the Juneau Smiles folks’ information pamphlet on why Juneau needs fluoride in our drinking water. Hopefully the following information will assist in better understanding this issue.

Juneau Smiles says: “Water fluoridation: simple adjustments to the fluoride that occurs naturally in water.”

But the addition of sodium fluoride is adding a chemical that is highly toxic to nature. Just look at the requirements for its disposal at www.sciencelab.com/xMSDS-Sodium_fluoride-9927595.

Juneau Smiles also says: “Community water fluoridation benefits everyone, especially those without access to regular dental care.”

Everyone? Not according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Go online to www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/other/spplmnt_schdl.htm, and you will find the dietary fluoride supplement schedule whose table shows the appropriate fluoride dosage per age group, depending on the drinking water’s fluoride ion level in parts per million.

According to the Web site: birth to 6 months should receive no fluoride; children 6 months to 3 years should receive 0.25 milligrams of fluoride a day if the drinking water is less than 0.3 ppm; children 3 to 6 years old can receive 0.25 mg a day if the drinking water is 0.3 to 0.6 ppm, and 0.5 mg a day if the water is less than 0.3 ppm; and those 6 to 16 years may receive 0.5 mg a day if the drinking water is 0.3 to 0.6 ppm, and 1 mg a day if the water is less than 0.3 ppm.

It is suggested that only children living in nonfluoridated areas use dietary fluoride supplements between the ages of 6 months to 16 years. Your physician or dentist can prescribe the correct dosage for your child based on the following considerations.

A complete fluoride history should include all of your child’s sources of fluoride. Don’t forget all water sources, or the amount and frequency of fluoridated toothpaste used when brushing teeth.

There it is straight from the CDC. My question here is, “Huh?” They want the drinking water dosed from 0.7mg/L to 1.2mg/L. How’s this supposed to work? Will this require all parents to calculate total fluoride intake for themselves and their children? It seems so. Who is going to have the time and ability to do that?

Did you know the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has classified fluoride as an unapproved dental medicament due to its high toxicity?

Did you also know the Food and Drug Administration considers fluoride an unapproved new drug for which there is no proof of safety or effectiveness? The FDA does not consider fluoride an essential nutrient.

What? Not an essential nutrient? You wouldn’t guess that from reading the Juneausmiles.org pamphlet. They make fluoridation sound like something you’d want to get all of your friends for their birthday.

Help end this madness by voting no to Proposition 2 on Oct. 2.