Tens of millions Face New Fluoridation Threats

The revealed science over the previous decade has taught us loads about water fluoridation, about each the very actual and important unwanted side effects inflicted on the general public, but additionally concerning the credibility of those that proceed to vouch for its security.

At this level, the query we should ask isn’t whether or not the overwhelming dangers outweigh the theoretical scant advantages, or whether or not extra analysis is required to attract sturdy conclusions. No, the one acceptable query now could be: How way more hurt will the promoters and regulators of fluoridation enable the observe to inflict on the general public?

With out the Fluoride Motion Community, our coalition companions, and other people such as you taking a stand, their reply will probably be a convincing, “much more hurt!” With their credibility and affect at stake after defending fluoridation for greater than 75 years, they’ve sadly proven that they’ll not solely be the final to behave, however that they plan to double down till we cease them.

As we converse, tens of thousands and thousands of residents at the moment residing on group water programs with no added fluoride all through america, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand are going through the approaching risk of getting their water dosed with hazardous fluoridation chemical substances.

The CDC has introduced a brand new technique and helped develop a brand new expertise to fluoridate an addition 19+ million People, which may even ultimately broaden to Canadians, Australians and sure others.

In the meantime, the governments within the U.Okay. and New Zealand have exploited the current pandemic to go sweeping well being care reform payments that successfully embrace nationwide fluoridation mandates attributable to many years of sturdy pushback from residents and elected officers on the native degree, maintaining fluoridation at bay.

Fluoride Has Already Broken the Enamel of Tens of millions

The U.S. Facilities for Illness Management’s personal information taken from the Nationwide Well being and Vitamin Examination Surveys (NHANES) has repeatedly discovered that our youngsters in america are considerably overexposed to fluoride, evidenced by skyrocketing charges of dental fluorosis.

Fluorosis is a biomarker of toxicity from ingested fluoride, and is a everlasting tooth defect, inflicting ugly discoloration and mottling of the tooth, weakening the enamel and leading to elevated dental decay.

damaged teeth

Ingesting fluoridated water — significantly in reconstituted toddler method — and processed meals made with fluoridated water are acknowledged as the first sources of publicity, although swallowing toothpaste and fluoride prescriptions additionally contribute.

A 2015 assessment of the observe of fluoridation by the Cochrane Collaboration, the gold commonplace for evidence-based critiques of well being interventions, discovered that “there’s a important affiliation between dental fluorosis (of aesthetic concern or all ranges of dental fluorosis) and [water] fluoride degree.”

The CDC reported that 41% of adolescents (12 to fifteen) had dental fluorosis in 2004. On the time this was a rise of over 400% from the charges discovered 60 years prior. Then the 2012 survey discovered that the speed jumped considerably to 65+% of adolescents with dental fluorosis.

Now, based on a current research (Yang, June 2021) revealed within the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Security utilizing the information from the NHANES 2015-16 survey, the “prevalence of dental fluorosis was 70% within the U.S. youngsters.”

Which means that the tooth of thousands and thousands of kids, teenagers and adults have already been broken by overexposure to fluoride throughout growth, and the CDC, together with the opposite promoters of fluoridation are totally conscious. Nevertheless, the tooth should not the one tissues within the physique which might be harmed by or accumulate fluoride. There isn’t any obvious motive, subsequently, why fluoride’s results on the physique can be restricted to the tooth. As famous by famend dentist and researcher Dr. Hardy Limeback:

… it’s illogical to imagine that tooth enamel is the one tissue affected by low each day doses of fluoride ingestion.

NHANES information has been utilized in current revealed and peer-reviewed research to hyperlink fluoridated water with plenty of further side-effects, together with earlier onset of menstruation for black teenagers, sleep issues in adolescents, enhance uric acid ranges within the blood, and kidney and liver impairment in adolescents.

Further research on fluoridation have additionally not too long ago discovered greater charges of hip fractures, disruption of the endocrine system, and elevated charges of hypothyroidism.

Fluoride Is the New Lead

There may be now a big physique of government-funded analysis indicating that fluoride is neurotoxic, and is related to lowered IQ in youngsters and a big enhance in ADHD prognosis and associated behaviors in youngsters at doses skilled in fluoridated communities. Specialists within the toxicology have likened the scale of the impact to that from lead.

Up to now, 69 human research, most from endemic fluorosis areas in China, have related lowered IQ with fluoride publicity. The very best high quality fluoride mind research have been revealed since 2017, when the primary of 5 NIEHS-NIH (Nationwide Institutes of Well being) funded prospective-cohort research was revealed (Bashash et al., 2017) discovering an affiliation between fetal publicity to fluoride and lowered IQ in Mexico.

A yr later, one other NIH-funded research discovered a rise in ADHD signs related to in utero publicity to fluoride (Bashash et al., 2018).

Over the following two years, two extra of those government-funded research discovered comparable outcomes, linking fetal publicity to fluoridated water in Canada to lowered IQ (Inexperienced et al., 2019), and discovering that bottle-fed infants in fluoridated communities in Canada had a considerably lowered IQ in comparison with bottle-fed infants in non-fluoridated communities (Until et al., 2020).

And simply final yr, the fifth NIH-funded research (Cantoral et al, 2021), discovered that for each 0.5 mg enhance in dietary fluoride consumption throughout being pregnant was related to a 3.10 to three.46-point decrease cognitive rating in boys. The authors said:

“Fluoride isn’t a vital nutrient and … fluoride ingestion in being pregnant doesn’t strengthen enamel throughout tooth formation within the fetus however has been related to elevated danger of neurotoxicity, even at optimum publicity ranges …

These findings counsel that the event of nonverbal skills in males could also be extra weak to prenatal fluoride publicity than language or motor skills, even at ranges throughout the really helpful consumption vary.”

I strongly urge you to observe and share this current 20-minute PowerPoint presentation by professor Christine Until, Ph.D., lead writer of a few of these landmark fluoride research, explaining her crew’s analysis and findings.

In 2021, the primary benchmark dose evaluation carried out on maternal fluoride publicity and neurotoxicity to the fetus was revealed within the journal Threat Evaluation (Grandjean, 2021). Benchmark doses analyses are utilized by the EPA and toxicologist to find out at what degree a substance begins to trigger hurt. It’s effectively established {that a} lack of one IQ level results in a decreased lifetime incomes potential of $18,000.

The evaluation confirmed that extraordinarily low fluoride publicity throughout being pregnant impairs fetal mind growth, discovering {that a} maternal urine fluoride focus of solely 0.2mg/L — which coincides with the extent in water (0.2ppm) — was sufficient to decrease IQ by at the very least 1 level.

That is 4 occasions decrease than the present authorities “really helpful” degree of 0.8ppm in fluoridated communities. It’s additionally six occasions decrease than the extent that was really helpful as “secure” by the CDC, HHS, and the American Dental Affiliation for over 60-years up till 2011 (1.2ppm).

For perspective, A urinary fluoride (UF) focus of 0.2mg/L is way beneath what a pregnant girl in a fluoridated group would have, as confirmed by two current research. A current research of pregnant girls in fluoridated San Francisco, California, discovered a imply UF focus of 0.74mg/L. A second research with individuals in fluoridated communities throughout Canada discovered a imply UF focus of 1.06mg/L.

Each research additionally discovered that the UF ranges had been considerably decrease for the individuals residing within the non-fluoridated communities. The authors of the benchmark dose evaluation said:

“These findings counsel that fetal mind growth is very weak to fluoride publicity … and supply further proof that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxicant (i.e., inflicting opposed results on mind growth in youth).

Given the ubiquity of fluoride publicity, the inhabitants affect of opposed results from fluoride could also be even better than for different poisonous parts like lead, mercury, and arsenic … and the benchmark outcomes ought to encourage a revision of water fluoride suggestions geared toward defending pregnant girls and younger youngsters.”

These authors are hardly alone in evaluating fluoride’s neurotoxic affect to the well-established hurt of lead:

  • Dr. Dimitri Christakis, MPH, and Dr. Frederick Rivara, MPH, editors for the Journal of the American Medical Affiliation (JAMA) on their podcast (round 4:25): “[The 4.5 IQ loss is] An impact dimension which is sizeable — on par with lead.”
  • Christine Until, PhD, co-author of a number of landmark fluoride/neurotoxicity research, on Canada’s CTV: “4.5 factors is a dramatic lack of IQ, corresponding to what you’d see with lead publicity.”
  • David Bellinger, Ph.D., MSc, Harvard professor of neurology, on NPR: “It’s truly similar to the impact dimension that’s seen with childhood publicity to guide.”

Different consultants, together with Linda Birnbaum PhD, former Director of the Nationwide Toxicology Program, stress the necessity to keep away from fluoride:

“Given the load of proof that fluoride is poisonous to the growing mind, it’s time [to] defend pregnant girls and their youngsters [and recommend they] cut back their fluoride consumption.”

There are actually 9 fluoride mother-offspring research linking fluoride publicity to hurt, and 23 research revealed on the affiliation between fluoride publicity and decreased IQ since 2017.

How FAN Responded to the Science

Due to the rising record of revealed fluoride-IQ research, and the downplaying of their significance by pro-fluoridation advocates such because the Division of Oral Well being on the CDC and the American Dental Affiliation, FAN launched into two initiatives in 2016.

First, we requested the Nationwide Toxicology Program undertake a scientific assessment of ALL the research (animal, human and mobile) pertaining to fluoride’s potential to wreck the mind. The NTP agreed with our request, and so they plan to publish the ultimate outcomes of their multiyear assessment of fluoride neurotoxicity any day now. Within the two first drafts the NTP concluded, “that fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to people …”

The assessment drafts recognized over 100 research exhibiting opposed results together with IQ loss and elevated ADHD. Amongst 27 research designated as prime quality, 15 present fluoride harm on the similar publicity ranges present in group fluoridation packages.

Second, we petitioned the EPA underneath provisions within the Poisonous Substances and Management Act to ban the deliberate addition of fluoridation chemical substances to the ingesting water provide as a result of it poses an unreasonable danger to the growing brains of kids. The EPA’s lack of motion led to FAN suing them in federal courtroom.

The preliminary part of the trial was held in June 2020, concluding with the decide saying, “I don’t suppose anybody disputes that fluoride is a hazard.” Nevertheless, the courtroom is awaiting the ultimate NTP report earlier than transferring ahead with the ultimate part of the trial. Here’s a quick video replace on the lawsuit from FAN’s legal professional.

This previous yr, FAN launched into a two extra initiatives. We communicated with the U.S. surgeon normal concerning the danger posed by fluoridation to growing youngsters, and requested that he take motion to warn mother and father.

We additionally initiated a dialogue with CDC officers (see preliminary letter signed by 112 professionals) that finally led to them organizing shows for his or her management from a number of fluoride/neurotoxicity research authors, Dr. Bruce Lanphear, Christine Until, Ph.D., and Dr. Philippe Grandjean on their analysis.

How Promoters Have Responded to the Science: A New Menace

It has been six months for the reason that CDC heard the shows on neurotoxicity from the three veteran researchers, and it’s been over a decade for the reason that CDC acknowledged that fluoridation has broken the tooth of thousands and thousands.

But, the CDC, together with the EPA, World Well being Group, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dental Affiliation and their state degree friends not solely have didn’t warn residents concerning the risks posed by fluoridation, however have continued advocating for fluoridation growth despite the science.

The CDC has partnered with the chemical trade to goal 19 million residents in 32,000 small and medium sized communities throughout america that don’t add fluoridation chemical substances to the general public ingesting water. Utilizing your tax {dollars}, the CDC supplied upward of $2 million {dollars} in funds to non-public enterprise to develop a fluoridation supply product for water programs serving between 50 and 10,000 individuals.

The widespread sale and promotion of this new product started in January all through the U.S., however can be deliberate for Canada and Australia within the close to future. The American Dental Affiliation has joined the CDC in pushing this new technique.

In July of 2021, the CDC held a “Public Well being Grand Rounds” presentation on fluoridation. Whereas there was no point out of the big variety of new research linking low ranges of fluoridated water to neurotoxicity, it was an infomercial for a brand new expertise that the CDC and ADA had been calling “a sport changer” of their efforts to broaden fluoridation.

Under is a slide from that presentation, the place you may see they intend to extend the share of fluoridated water programs from 73% to 77% — representing 19 million individuals on 32,000 water programs — by 2030.

cdc press release march 2021

This purpose isn’t precisely new. The CDC and ADA have utilized plenty of methods over the previous decade to broaden the observe, however largely attributable to FAN and our community of native volunteers and professionals, the variety of fluoridating communities has truly decreased, whereas the inhabitants served has elevated barely attributable to city development.

To perform this important enhance over the following eight years, they intend to make the most of a brand new fluoridation system particularly designed to be easy and low-cost sufficient for even the smallest water programs, which may embrace personal programs, and even faculties and public colleges.

They’re calling it the “New Wave Fluoridation System.” It makes use of compacted sodium fluorosilicate in a pill type designed to dissolve over time in a small quantity of water, very like the deodorizer tablets utilized in urinals.

supporting rural health

We now have discovered that this course of began in 2013, when CDC’s chief fluoridation engineer, Kip Duchon, instructed that the CDC assist develop a product that was possible for small and rural communities. Quickly thereafter the CDC introduced a Small Enterprise Innovation Analysis grant alternative — offering upward of $2 million — for personal enterprise to develop and take a look at the concept.

KC Industries, of Mulberry, Florida, was awarded at the very least two massive grants, one to develop the pill and the opposite to develop the injection/feeder system.

KC Industries is a small chemical producer with a handful of staff. In response to their web site, “The plant was constructed by Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Company and started producing Sodium Fluorosilicate in 1957 as a uncooked materials to fabricate aluminum.”

KC Industries bought the power in 1999 and seems to have centered closely on the “dry” fluoride ingesting water additive market with sodium fluoride. Right here is their web page on their sodium fluoride product; it’s price a fast look.

Over the previous 20 years, extra communities have switched their additive to fluorosilicic acid, which is an extremely harmful and corrosive liquid, however is cheaper. This led to an enormous decline in gross sales of dry components, and KC Industries’ income.

In response to their press launch, they had been struggling till the CDC’s grant, which they are saying supplied “a brand new lease on life” for the chemical firm. They’re anticipating “a right away return on funding” as communities clamor for the brand new system.

KC Trade representatives have mentioned that curiosity within the system has come from around the globe. The primary group to make use of the product as a part of a free pilot undertaking is Cleveland, Georgia. Different communities which have signed on embrace Marathon, Wisconsin; Middle, Colorado; and Aulander, North Carolina. The Missouri state legislature has additionally included practically $4 million in funding over the following few years to go towards grants to broaden this system of their state.

The CDC worker who initiated this course of, Kip Duchon, has retired from the CDC and is now a guide to the ADA’s Nationwide Fluoridation Advisory Committee.

The ADA has already referred to as it a “game-changer” and lobbied Congressional members to incorporate taxpayer funding for this expertise within the current infrastructure invoice meant to assist financial system out of the pandemic.

In the meantime, the CDC additionally continues to give very massive taxpayer-funded grants to states to pay for public relations campaigns to advertise fluoridation.

Pandemic Exploited to Mandate Fluoridation in UK, New Zealand

Even worse than what is occurring in North America with the brand new pill fluoridation system, is the current passage of laws in each the UK and New Zealand, transferring authority over fluoridation from native officers (and not directly the general public) to unelected public well being bureaucrats who’ve vowed to mandate the observe all through their respective nations with out concern for what the general public desires.

Each nations embrace fluoridation resolutions as a part of a wider legislative effort to centralize public well being choices in response to the pandemic. The U.Okay. and New Zealand will now be a part of Eire and Singapore because the 4 public well being outliers in a world that has overwhelmingly rejected fluoridated water.

Final yr, the New Zealand authorities revived, amended and handed a invoice that was launched in 2016, however lacked sufficient assist for passage. As launched, the invoice would have moved fluoridation choices from native councils — the place they reside presently — to district well being boards.

Nevertheless, the present authorities amended the language to centralize fluoridation authority even additional, by giving full management to the director-general of well being, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield. Utilizing this course of defied the traditional democratic course of, with no choose committee, group session or public enter. Native councils (and native taxpayers) will probably be chargeable for all capital and operational prices.

Just like the CDC, authorities officers and public well being officers had been warned prematurely of the hurt their resolution would trigger, but they ignored it.

Some native leaders have shortly made their opposition to this proposal heard, together with the mayor of Whangarei, Sheryl Mai, who mentioned, “Individuals who drink water from the faucet will probably be mass medicated whether or not they need to be or not.”

Mayor Greg Lang of Carterton, and Mayor Alex Beijen of South Wairarapa, each opposed the measure as a result of it took councils, shoppers and ratepayers out of the choice. Officers in Christchurch and Southland have additionally not too long ago voiced opposition, saying security is a better precedence than fluoride. Clearly, there may be nonetheless an opportunity for these communities that push again towards this proposal.

Within the U.Okay., many years of efforts by the federal government to broaden fluoridation stalled having reached solely 10% of the inhabitants. Efforts to fluoridate Northern Eire failed miserably with 22 councils voting towards the measure. Scotland too remained unfluoridated. Efforts during the last twenty years to fluoridate Southampton, Manchester, and Hull additionally failed.

In consequence, Prime Minister Boris Johnson proposed an addition to the big Well being and Care Act that will successfully mandate fluoridation by giving the well being secretary, Sajid Javid, unilateral energy to pressure communities all through the nation so as to add fluoridation chemical substances to the general public water provides.

FAN coordinated with locals to mount opposition to this proposal, together with a collection of public letters from British scientists accusing public well being officers of ignoring the science. The opposition culminated on the ground of the Home of Lords, the place a variety of members spoke out towards the proposal, together with Lord Reay, who warned of the risks posed to growing youngsters.

Since passage into legislation, FAN has made an official submission to the federal government urging the Division of Well being and Social Care to carry out a well being danger evaluation on the consequences of fluoridated water on the pregnant girl, the fetus and the formula-fed toddler, earlier than implementing fluoridation into the U.Okay. No regulatory company in any fluoridating nation has ever completed this.

Nevertheless, because the U.Okay. is considering increasing fluoridation to the entire nation, it’s important that that is completed earlier than they embark on this program.

The Final Line of Protection

I need to conclude by asking the identical query I requested firstly of this text, however rephrased: How way more hurt will YOU enable the promoters and regulators of fluoridation to inflict on the general public?

As I write this, thousands and thousands of growing infants and infants are being overexposed to fluoride from their fluoridated faucet water. The analysis has proven that there’s no secure quantity of fluoride for the fetus or toddler. All will probably be impacted, some considerably greater than others.

Please assist us defend these weak youngsters and provides them the reward of regular mind growth. Assist us additionally defend different weak subpopulations, together with these with hypersensitivities, dental fluorosis, bone brittleness and kidney, liver, or thyroid impairment.

The Fluoride Motion Community is a nonprofit advocacy group arrange in 2000 to broaden consciousness amongst residents, scientists and policymakers on the toxicity of fluoride compounds. It maintains the most important on-line database for fluoride toxicity research, and has helped most of the 300+ communities which have ended or rejected fluoridation chemical substances since 2010.

We’re amplifying the voices of a rising refrain of famend worldwide consultants in toxicology, neurology and environmental toxins, warning the general public about fluoridation, and educating and recruiting extra to talk out.

We’ve captured the surgeon normal’s and the CDCs’ consideration, made progress with our federal lawsuit towards the EPA, helped communities come collectively to struggle fluoridation, and labored with state legislators to defeat mandate payments and assist prohibition efforts.

Are you able to assist us proceed defend our water and our well being, and broaden our efforts as new threats come up right here in North America and around the globe in the UK and New Zealand? Will you stand with FAN?

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