8. Among experts, the fluoridation argument
rages. If the safety of any chemical or drug is so
highly controversial, doesnâ€™t common sense demand
it isnâ€™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 â€˜whole bodyâ€™ 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. Australiaâ€™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 werenâ€™t filled
early enough as parents often canâ€™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 werenâ€™t compulsory â€“ fluoridation is!
12. If someone tried to force us to take a pill
every time we drank a glass of water, weâ€™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
1930â€™s and 40â€™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. ALCOAâ€™s owners
(Mellon) figured that if people could be persuaded fluoride isnâ€™t poisonous but is good for teeth,
profits could be protected. So, to introduce water fluoridation, they hired the brilliant â€˜father of
propagandaâ€™ 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. DHERFâ€™s Governors, Members and donors have included key representatives from Coca-
Cola, CSR, Kelloggâ€™s, Colgate-Palmolive, Wrigley, Arnottâ€™s, Scanlens, Cadbury Schweppes, etc.
If fluoridation is forced onto any State, deaths and tooth decay will
increase (search â€˜fluoride deathsâ€™, â€˜dental fluorosisâ€™ on the internet)
and the ecosystem, other life forms and our rights will suffer.
ACTION: 1. Copy this page as is Â© 2009. 2. Form a team. 3. Letterbox
your electorate. 4. Display on notice boards/shops. 5. Tell Councillors
and MPâ€™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 â€˜Fluoridation Inquiryâ€™ (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 isnâ€™t a food, nutrient or dietary
supplement: â€œSodium fluoride used for therapeutic effect *[e.g. water
fluoridation] would be a drug, not a mineral nutrient.â€ F.D.A. 1963).
2. Claiming fluoride is natural, as it is found in
the Earthâ€™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 Organisationâ€™s (WHO)
International Agency for Research on Cancer, reports
sodium silicofluoride as, â€œ… an insecticide, fungicide,
bactericide and rodenticide [rat poison] … [and] a
fluoridating agent for municipal drinking-waterâ€*.
In 2009 we pay for fluorosilicate from Belgium to be
put in Australiaâ€™s water with the label â€˜toxic by inhalation,
in contact with skin or if swallowedâ€™. It has
Skull & Crossbones symbols and class â€˜6â€™ 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 patientâ€™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 â€œtake some
when youâ€™re thirstyâ€. 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, â€˜Fluoride poisoningâ€™. In New York,
3 year old **William Kennerly died from a â€˜fluoride
rinseâ€™ 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 25â€“35 years before fluoridation.
* Comments in square brackets [ ] are Mr. Stevensonâ€™s. ** See â€˜searchâ€™ below.