Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Fluoridation Fails in Modern Times, New Studies Show. 79th Fluoride/Brain Study Published

Fluoridation Fails in Modern Times, New Studies Show.  Fluoride Confirmed Neurotoxic 

"Receipt of optimal water fluoridation [between the years] 2010 – 2020 resulted in very small positive health effects which may not be meaningful for individuals," according to the largest ever study of its kind conducted on UK adolescents and adults, (LOTUS study), published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology on 1/8/2024.


Fluoridation neither reduced social inequalities in dental health, nor reduced the number of missing teeth, the researchers report.

Cavities are almost universal in adults exposed to fluoridated toothpaste and fluoridation from birth, they explain.

They write, “in high income countries, we may be reaching the limit of what can be achieved through fluorides alone.”  They suggest we look at diet, specifically sugar’s strong link to tooth decay.

Underdiscussed reasons for tooth decay include deficiencies in vitamins A, D, K; calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and gluten sensitivity, according to Dentist, Dr. Staci Whitman. 

Fluoridation is the addition of unnecessary hydrofluosilicic acid, a lead- and arsenic-laced waste product of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing, into the public water supply in a failed attempt to reduce tooth decay.

Fluoride chemicals, added to public water supplies since 1945, was projected to massively decrease tooth decay, reduce disparities, save money, and put dentists out of business. But none of that happened.

A 2022 UK study of children (CATFISH study) reported fluoridation provided no clear benefits to 11-year-old's, and that disparities persisted.

It’s not just the UK. Studies from “Australia, the US, Sweden and South Korea have demonstrated inconsistent effects across age groups and/or absolute differences so small that whether they are meaningful is debatable,” the LOTUS researchers write.

In 2017, US researchers reported in the American Journal  of Public Health “Despite significant financial, training, and program investments [and decades of fluoridation], US children’s caries [cavities] experience and inequities continued to increase over the last 20 years.”

In July 2022, the State College Borough Water Authority in Pennsylvania, made up of scientifically trained professionals voted to reject fluoridation unanimously after members read the science and didn't just rely on outdated and unscientific endorsements.    They criticized fluoridationists who "misrepresented and discredited the scientific evidence," according to the Centre Daily Times, including the President of the American Fluoridation Society who tends to bend the truth


No one is fluoride deficient. Federal statistics show that 70% of US children and adolescents are fluoride-overdosed, afflicted with dental fluorosis while 57% of adolescents still get tooth decay (65% of low-income adolescents).


Besides, fluoride is ubiquitous in our food supply, medicines, absorbed from dental products and more - making fluoridation money-wasting at least and health-robbing at worst.


January 31 marked the beginning of a federal lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency.    EPA is charged with ignoring hundreds of studies showing fluoride is neurotoxic. EPA currently sets safe levels of water fluoride contaminants  at levels to ostensibly protect only bones and teeth not brains, where fluoride also collects. The Judge is set to either make a ruling soon.

Since the end of the trial, the 79th human study was published on May 20, 2024 showing fluoride is neurotoxic to the developing brain. The other 78 are here

EPA acknowledges that fluoride is neurotoxic; but doesn't know at what level fluoride turns from a cavity preventer to a brain damaging chemical. 

New York State Communities which have stopped or rejected fluoridation are:  Suffolk, Nassau & Rockland counties, Elba, Naples, Levittown, Canton, Corning, Johnstown, Oneida, Carle Place, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Riverhead, Rockville Center, Central Bridge Water District, Homer, Ithaca, Rouses Point, Pulaski, Romulus, Amsterdam, Walden, Glens Falls and Manhasset  

NYS Dept of Health statistics show there is no correlation between the fluoridation rate of a county and tooth decay rates or to fewer dental-related hospital ER visits for toddlers





Thursday, April 25, 2024

Why You Can't Believe a Fluoridationist

Fluoridationists bend the truth 

Johnny Johnson, President of the American Fluoridation Society and ardent fluoridation lobbyist,  used misleading and sometimes dishonest information in his pro-fluoridation presentation to the Missouri Oral Health Coalition April 24, 2024, according to the slide below  

His deceptive list of "false claims by fluoridation opponents" is corrected below this slide from his presentation:

1) The most used fluoridation chemical, hydrofluosilicic acid, has never been safety tested in animals or humans, according to the US National Toxicology Program.  It was nominated for testing which never occurred.

2) The American Dental Association says "If your baby is primarily fed infant formula, using fluoridated water might increase the chance for mild enamel fluorosis [white spotted permanent teeth]"

In 2006, the American Dental Association sent out an e-gram "If using a [infant formula] product that needs to be reconstituted, parents and caregivers should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride"

3) Fluoride Toxicity from Medscape "Fluoride toxicity is characterized by a variety of signs and symptoms...Long-term exposure to fluoride through elevated levels in drinking water leads to skeletal and dental fluorosis."  (70% of US children and adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis - some of it moderate/severe)

4) Fluoride and ADHD Conclusions: The present review suggests that early exposure to fluoride may have neurotoxic effects on neurodevelopment affecting behavioral, cognitive and psychosomatic symptoms related to ADHD diagnosis. However, due to the heterogeneity of the studies included, current evidence does not allow to conclusively confirm that fluoride exposure is specifically linked to ADHD development. (Fluoride Exposure and ADHD: A Systematic Review of Epidemiological Studies)

5) Fluoride and Alzheimer's Potential Role of Fluoride in the Etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease (International Journal of Molecular Sciences)

6) Fluoride's link to kidney disease is over 100 years old Even dentists with the CDC's oral health division have private fears over fluoride's kidney effects, according to freedom of information attained documents.

7) It's not a conspiracy.  However, hydrofluosilicic acid and sodium fluoride are toxin-laced waste products of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing which are never purified before being added into drinking water. In 1983, Rebecca Hammer, Deputy Assistant Administrator For Water, US EPA stated:

     “In regard to the use of fluosilicic acid as a source of fluoride for fluoridation, this agency regards such use as        an ideal environmental solution to a long-standing problem. By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid from              fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimised” and water utilities have a low-cost source of            fluoride available to them." See to Leslie A Russell 30 March 1983 

8) NYS Dept of Health statistics show there is no correlation between the fluoridation rate of a county and tooth decay rates or to fewer dental-related hospital ER visits for toddlers

9) "Some Individuals Appear To Be Highly Sensitive To Fluoride As Shown By Case Studies And Double-Blind Studies."  In one study, which lasted 13 years, the results showed that about 1% of patients given 1.0 mg of fluoride each day developed negative reactions. The Untold Story Of Fluoridation: Revisiting The Changing Perspectives

10) According to the US National Research Council 2006, there is substantial evidence that fluoride exposure can impact thyroid function in some individuals  

11) According to the CDC's MMWR 2001 report "The prevalence of dental caries in a population is not inversely related to the concentration of fluoride in enamel, and a higher concentration of enamel fluoride is not necessarily more efficacious in preventing dental caries." and

"Saliva is a major carrier of topical fluoride. The concentration of fluoride in ductal saliva, as it is secreted from salivary glands, is low — approximately 0.016 parts per million (ppm) in areas where drinking water is fluoridated and 0.006 ppm in nonfluoridated areas. This concentration of fluoride is not likely to affect cariogenic activity."

12) The CDC says: "It is not CDC’s task to determine what levels of fluoride in water are safe."  The EPA regulates fluoride in water as a contaminant to protect bone and tooth damage.  EPA is currently being sued to acknowledge fluoride's neurological effects.  We are awaiting the Judge's decision. The FDA labels fluoride supplements as "unapproved drugs" because no safety & efficacy studies were ever conducted on sodium fluoride.

13) After reviewing all available fluoridation studies, the independent and trusted UK-based Cochrane group of researchers could not find any quality evidence to prove fluoridation changes the "existing differences in tooth decay across socioeconomic groups." Neither could they find valid evidence that fluoride reduces adults' cavity rates nor that fluoridation cessation increases tooth decay, published in 2015

Fluoridation may reduce cavities in children (2 primary teeth or 1 permanent tooth). But Cochrane cautions these studies have "high risk of bias" and were mostly done before preventive measures were widespread, e.g. fluoridated toothpaste and sealants.

Two more recent studies, CATFISH and LOTUS, published in 2022 and 2024, respectively, show fluoridation has little or no benefit in modern times.

14) No fluoride, in any form, should be injected into public water supplies.  Fluoride isn't a nutrient or essential for decay-free teeth.  Consuming a fluoride-free diet doesn't cause cavities.  Fluoride is a drug with adverse side effects.