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Opinion: A Black Dallas School Teacher Opened the Door to Fluoride’s History

Dallas Express | Feb 26, 2024 | By Tom Nolan
Posted on February 26th, 2024
Location: United States, Texas

A Dallas African American school teacher opened the door to a dark, hidden history.  It is the history of secret human experiments by the government, universities and industry during World War 2 and the Cold War.  It is the history of water fluoridation and the toxicmulti-fluorinated PFAS “Forever Chemicals” like Teflon and Scotchgard.  Prior to World War 2, no one ever thought about swallowing fluoride.  It was mainly used for pest control and industrial applications.

In July 1992, Eileen Welsome, a journalist for an afternoon Albuquerque, New Mexico newspaper called a Dallas schoolteacher by the name of Elmerine Allen Whitfield.  Her father, Elmer Allen, had been experimented on and injected with radioactive material (plutonium) during the top secret, classified Manhattan Project.  Elmerine Allen Whitfield lives in Waxahachie today.

The Manhattan Project was the World War 2 secret program to develop the Atomic Bomb.  It involved many thousands of people, doctors and scientists, most major universities and huge industrial giants like DuPont, 3-M, and Alcoa Aluminum.  In order to refine uranium for the Atomic Bomb, massive amounts of fluoride were needed.  The amount of destruction, injuries and death as a result of fluoride’s toxicity was catastrophic.  The government, universities, industrial giants and people went to great lengths to cover-up the tremendous harm which fluoride had caused during the 1940’s and early 1950’s during The Manhattan Project.

From 1945 to 1947, at least 18 people were injected with plutonium by Manhattan Project doctors.  Government, universities and industry were involved.  These experiments were under the supervision of Dr. Harold Hodge who also led many fluoride human experiments.   In order to protect these institutions from public outcry and lawsuits against fluoride’s toxicity, Harold Hodge suggested that a new narrative could be created by promoting fluoride as good for teeth.

You can see Dr. Harold Hodge at the chalkboard (1:54) saying “Fluoride is safe” in the recent documentary “Fluoride On Trial: The Censored Science on Fluoride and Your Health” available as the first link in the DallasForSaferWater Jan 15 PRESS RELEASE, which also points to the January 31 EPA Lawsuit Trial.   Later, the documentary details aspects of The Manhattan Project.  Also, in each of the linked Press Releases is the Dallas Water Utilities’ MEMORANDUM.   On page 63, it describes the hazardous waste Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (HFS), which is used for Dallas fluoridation.  It details that HFS is often the waste product of radioactive Uranium mining.  Yes, radioactive particulates are added to Dallas drinking water.

Because of that first interview with Elmerine Allen Whitfield, articles were published about the experiments during the Manhattan Project.  This created a public outcry.  Beginning in 1993, President Bill Clinton started declassifying some of these secret Manhattan Project documents.  On October 3, 1995, the same day as the verdict in the O.J. Simpson case, President Bill Clinton made a public address to the nation promising to release all the secret Manhattan Project documents.   Clinton stated“Informed consent means your Doctor tells you the risk of the treatment you are about to undergo.”

Universities, industry and government agencies did destroy or bury many Manhattan Project documents during this time period.    In September 1997, famous BBC journalist Christopher Bryson coauthored a news article:  “Fluoride, Teeth and the Atomic Bomb”.   In 1999, Eileen Welsome published her book “The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War”.  The story of contacting Elmerine Whitfield is in the book.  Years later after many interviews and deep research, Christopher Bryson published “The Fluoride Deception” in 2004.  Christopher Bryson was interviewed about his book by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and also by Dr. Paul Connett.  The Audio Book is here.

In 1977, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix was hired by Harvard Medical School to move to Boston and work with the now famous Dr. Herbert Needleman on the lead project, which in the 1979 study noted these traits: “distracted, not persistent, dependent, not organized, hyperactive, impulsive, frustrated, day dreamer, unable to follow simple directions, unable to follow sequences, low overall functioning, and social dysfunction.”  Teenagers “were more likely to be dyslexic, drop or flunk out of high school, and get arrested if their lead levels” were higher. As the later lead studies in the Press Release show, early life exposure to toxins can predict future school failure and delinquent, criminal behavior.

In 1982, while with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix went to work in the toxicology department of the Dental Research Institute (Forsyth).  She had developed a non-bias method of studying behavior in rats using computers.  The Dental Research Institute asked her to study the toxicity of fluoride.

In 1995 with impeccable peer review, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix published her Fluoride toxicity study. She found that fluoride accumulated in the brain.   Depending upon prenatal or postnatal exposure a variety of behavioral changes occurred, such as hyperactivity / ADHD like symptoms or a “couch potato” dullness could result.  In many respects, the fluoride brain damage could be compared to the Herbert Needleman 1979 lead toxicity study.

Dr. Harold Hodge often would visit or call during the Mullenix fluoride studies.  In 1996 people showed Dr. Mullenix declassified documents.  Dr. Mullenix was shocked to discover that Dr. Harold Hodge had played a covert role on fluoride’s toxicity during The Manhattan Project.  On October 24, 1996 Phyllis Mullenix describes her entire story in these three short 6 minute videos:  Part 1Part 2Part 3.

Harold Hodge helped to organize another mass human experiment using fluoride with Newburgh, New York.  From 1945 to 1956, it became the first city to attempt water fluoridation.   “In a classified operation code-named “Program F,” they secretly gathered and analyzed blood and tissue samples from Newburgh citizens.”  The records of those tests have been destroyed.

New York State’s first black female Mayor was Audrey Carey.  In the 1990’s, she served two terms as Mayor of Newburgh.  When someone showed her the declassified documents, Audrey Carey said, “I’m shocked…beyond words.  It reminds me of the Tuskegee experiment that was done on syphilis patients down in Alabama.  It is appalling to do any kind of experimentation and study without people’s knowledge and permission.”

QUOTING the 1997 Chris Bryson article:

“As a child in the early 1950s, Mayor Carey was taken to the old Newburgh firehouse on Broadway which housed the public health clinic. There, doctors from the Newburgh fluoridation project studied her teeth, and a peculiar fusion of two finger bones on her left hand which she’s had since birth. (Carey said that her granddaughter has white dental-fluorosis marks on her front teeth.)”

With corporations, industry, universities, and government often protecting their reputations and vested interests, it can be a struggle for average citizens to seek justice. As the Washington Post reported in January 1994:

“Elmerine Whitfield (C-Span) enlisted Reps. Martin Frost and Eddie Bernice Johnson in her campaign. This week, the two Dallas Democrats urged congressional hearings and compensation to the victims’ families.”

This is the first time in its 44-year history that citizens have reached the trial stage of a lawsuit against the EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The Fluoride EPA Lawsuit could set a precedent for other environmental cases.  The trial has dragged out since 2017 because of institutional interference.  The next phase of the trial starts January 31, 2024.

Original article online at: https://dallasexpress.com/opinion/opinion-a-black-dallas-school-teacher-opened-the-door-to-fluorides-history/