12 Reasons to reject fluoridation!

8. Among experts, the fluoridation argument

rages. If the safety of any chemical or drug is so

highly controversial, doesn’t common sense demand

it isn’t used at all? Certainly not forced on millions of

people, in unknown amounts, every day of their life!

9. Fluoride is so toxic it causes fluorosis, a

disease of constant ‘whole body’ fluoride poisoning.

Its first sign is chalky white mottling of teeth (dental

fluorosis). Teeth can also fracture, pit or become dark

brown. This irreversible, disfiguring tooth decay is

the cellular break down of teeth. Australia’s three

major government fluoridation inquiries (Tas 1968,

Vic 1979, ACT 89-91) all reported that up to 10% of

children will get mottled teeth if water is fluoridated.

In practice, mottling is as high as 48% (UK Govt.

York Report, 2000). Dentists make $600-$1,250 per

tooth to hide (glue covers over) mottled teeth.

10. Fluoridation aside, most other decay is due

to a poor diet of lots of processed carbohydrates, e.g.

we average 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. The only

reason teeth get badly decayed is they weren’t filled

early enough as parents often can’t pay the high fees

charged by dentists – who earn up to $500,000 a year.

11. Australian authorities often make mistakes.

Fluoridation is claimed to be safe, but so was Arsenic,

DDT, Thalidomide, Dioxin, Asbestos, Agent Orange,

the Dalkon Shield, Deildrin, Mercury, Lead and more

recently, Vioxx, all shown later to harm or kill people.

But at least they weren’t compulsory – fluoridation is!

12. If someone tried to force us to take a pill

every time we drank a glass of water, we’d suggest

they go where it’s eternally hot. The only real

difference with fluoridation is that the pill is dissolved

in the water before they make us take it.

For over 100 years, science and medicine have understood the poisonous nature of fluoride. In the

1930’s and 40’s, giant US companies, e.g. ALCOA, were sued for millions of dollars due to toxic

fluoride waste belching from factory smokestacks killing crops and livestock. ALCOA’s owners

(Mellon) figured that if people could be persuaded fluoride isn’t poisonous but is good for teeth,

profits could be protected. So, to introduce water fluoridation, they hired the brilliant ‘father of

propaganda’ Edward L. Bernays. Joined later by other fluoride polluting industries (e.g. nuclear)

and the multi-billion dollar sugar, toothpaste, confectionary and soft drink industries, they

became strong financial supporters of dental associations that supported fluoridation. One such

support group, the Dental Health Education & Research Foundation, was founded in Australia in

1962. DHERF’s Governors, Members and donors have included key representatives from Coca-

Cola, CSR, Kellogg’s, Colgate-Palmolive, Wrigley, Arnott’s, Scanlens, Cadbury Schweppes, etc.

If fluoridation is forced onto any State, deaths and tooth decay will

increase (search ‘fluoride deaths’, ‘dental fluorosis’ on the internet)

and the ecosystem, other life forms and our rights will suffer.

ACTION: 1. Copy this page as is © 2009. 2. Form a team. 3. Letterbox

your electorate. 4. Display on notice boards/shops. 5. Tell Councillors

and MP’s of your will. Dennis Stevenson, 0405 914677, P.O. Box 109

Palm Beach, Queensland 4221 Australia, can help with fluoridation

talks, interviews, debates, humour, workshops and campaign plans.

Dennis is a former Parliamentarian and Member of the ACT

Legislative Assembly ‘Fluoridation Inquiry’ (1989-91). The majority

of inquiry members would not report the scientific, medical, dental

and court evidence received in worldwide submissions proving that

fluoridation causes disease, deaths, tooth decay and is useless and

environmentally destructive. Dennis put this evidence in a 177 page

Dissenting Report, part of this major government report, but longer

than their 119 pages which attempted to suppress the evidence.

The simple proofs below require no expertise in fluoride toxicity, just common sense.

1. Only parents or individuals have the right to

decide if they or their children take drugs. This point

should end government enforced fluoridation. (The U.S.

Food and Drug Administration show fluoride isn’t a food, nutrient or dietary

supplement: “Sodium fluoride used for therapeutic effect *[e.g. water

fluoridation] would be a drug, not a mineral nutrient.” F.D.A. 1963).

2. Claiming fluoride is natural, as it is found in

the Earth’s crust or water, is misleading. So is arsenic,

mercury and other poisons. The chemical used to

fluoridate Australians (85% fluoridated) is untreated

toxic waste from inside fertiliser factory smokestacks.

3. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO)

International Agency for Research on Cancer, reports

sodium silicofluoride as, “… an insecticide, fungicide,

bactericide and rodenticide [rat poison] … [and] a

fluoridating agent for municipal drinking-water”*.

In 2009 we pay for fluorosilicate from Belgium to be

put in Australia’s water with the label ‘toxic by inhalation,

in contact with skin or if swallowed’. It has

Skull & Crossbones symbols and class ‘6’ poison.

I.A.R.C. Monograph on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of

Chemicals to Humans, 27-4-82, p250.*

4. Doctors have legal and medical restrictions

in prescribing drugs. A patient’s medical history, age,

weight, sex, allergic reactions, other drugs taken and

illnesses must be determined. After an adequate medical

exam, scripts must be in writing, for a specific

person, drug, duration and dose – never “take some

when you’re thirsty”. Harmful side-effects must be

explained. You can refuse! These 15 safety requirements

are vital. All are ignored with fluoridation.

5. Fluoride deaths. In a 5 month court case of

world experts in Pittsburgh 1978, scientists, led by Dr

Burk, a US National Cancer Institute founder and its

Chief Chemist for 35 years, proved fluoridation **kills

10,000 yearly (cancer), admitted by opponents under

cross-examination. In Brisbane, 2 year old **Jason

Burton died after taking 4 fluoride pills. His death

certificate states, ‘Fluoride poisoning’. In New York,

3 year old **William Kennerly died from a ‘fluoride

rinse’ at a dentist. The Court awarded US$750,000.

6. Fluoridation is undemocratic. We rejected it

in over 90% of referendums, with votes as high as

98% against. Now, referendums are usually denied us.

7. Fluoridation does not reduce decay. Few (4%)

countries are fluoridated yet nearly all have decades

of falling decay rates, including all 10 (unfluoridated)

in west continental Europe. WHO (www.whocollab.od.mah.se)

Also, decay was reducing decades before fluoridation,

e.g. NZ school dental records since 1930 show steep

decay reductions for 25–35 years before fluoridation.

* Comments in square brackets [ ] are Mr. Stevenson’s. ** See ‘search’ below.