Fluoride Action Network

Letter: Dr. Johnson utters mistruths about fluoride science

Source: Ocala.news.com (Florida) | June 29th, 2019 | By Carol Kopf

Dentist Johnny Johnson is a fluoridation lobbyist who misleads legislators and the media when he claims “the moves to stop fluoride in cities and nations across the world were not based on science, but rather, on general fear,” according to your news article. Johnson is quoted as saying “It never has been based on science to stop [fluoridation]. It’s based on political will or scare tactics.”

Actually, valid science has never supported fluoridation which began in the 1940’s with the mistaken belief that ingested fluoride was required to build decay-resistant teeth. Modern science proves fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential and that ingesting fluoride doesn’t reduce tooth decay but does expose the population unnecessasrily to fluoride’s adverse drug effects. Some of the most recent science showing harm is published in respected peer reveiwed journals. Some of which are here http://www.FluorideDangers.Blogspot.com

But much more critical is the 400+ studies now linking fluoride to neurological effects. http://FluorideAction.Net/issues/health/brain EPA even admits that fluoride is a chemical “with substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.” Fluoride was never intened to accumulate in the brain https://web.archive.org/web/20120104131705/http:/www.epa.gov/ncct/toxcast/files/summit/48P%20Mundy%20TDAS.pdf

There is no dispute that too much fluoride damages teeth and bones. Federal statistics show that 65% of US teens are afflicted with dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth https://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/neurath-2019.pdf

Far from being attractive, dentists advertise their services to cover up those fluorosed teeth http://tinyurl.com/DentalFluorosisBeforeAfter

Many studies show that when concentrated infant formula is mixed with ‘optimally’ fluoridated water, it puts infants at unnecessary risk of developing dental fluorosis without any beneift https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30289368

Poltics, not science, supports water fluoridation. it’s time to throw fluoridation on the heap of health advice gone badly.

Carol Kopf

Levittown, NY

*Original letter online at https://www.ocala-news.com/2019/06/29/dr-johnson-utters-mistruths-about-fluoride-science/