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Facts You May Not Know About Fluoride

Although advocates of Fluoride say its use in munipal water systems poses no adverse health concerns, results from investigations clearly state the opposite. There has been considerable research done on fluoride regarding cancer, birth defects, and risks to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, however, very little has been done on its neurological effects.

 Fluoride Is A Carcinogen

Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program.1

Further studies by the New Jersey Department of Health have now confirmed a 6.9 fold increase in bone cancer in young males.2

Earlier studies had found a 5% increase in all types of cancers in fluoridated communities.3

 

 Fluoride Increases Hip Fractures

Drinking fluoridated water will double the number of hip fractures for both older men and women.4 5

Extremely low levels of water fluoridation 0.1 ppm still produced statistically significant increased hip fractures. (Bordeaux Study JAMA 1994)

 

 Fluoride Increases Infertility

Infertility in women was found to increase with water fluoridation.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists reported a close correlation between decreasing total fertility rates in women between ages of 10 and 49, and increasing fluoride levels.

They also reported that a review of all of the animal studies done to date shows that fluoride adversely affects fertility in most animal species.6

 

 Fluoride Increases Fluorosis

Opaque white spots and brown ugly teeth caused by fluoride is called Fluorosis.

Fluorosis currently affects one out of five or more children in this nation although it is rarely seen in California.

California is the least fluoridated state with less than 16% of the population drinking artificially fluoridated water.

 

 Fluoride Does NOT Reduce Tooth Decay

Fluoride is not effective in reducing tooth decay.

No correlation was found between the level of fluoride in water and dental caries.7 8 9 10 11

There appears to be a genetically related increase in tooth decay for Hispanics, Indians, Native Americans and Asians.

Decay is related to the educational and economic level of the parents.12 13 14

 

 Fluoride Is Unapproved By FDA

The FDA considers fluoride an unapproved new drug for which there is no proof of safety or effectiveness.

The FDA does not consider fluoride an essential nutrient.

 

 Fluoride Is Highly Toxic

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has classified Fluoride as an unapproved dental medicament due to its high toxicity.

 
References

1. Maurer, et. al., Fluoride an equivocal carcinogen J. National Cancer Institute 82, 1118-26, 1990

2. Cohn, Perry D. Ph.D. An Epidemiological Report on Drinking Water Fluoridation and Osteosarcoma in Young Males New Jersey Department of Health, Environmental Health Service, Trenton NJ November 8, 1992

3. Yiamouyiannis, J.A. and Dean Burk, "Fluoridation and Cancer: Age Dependence of Cancer Mortality Related to Artificial Fluoridation," Fluoride, Vol. 10 #3 (102-123) 1977

4. Hip Fracture rates related to Fluoridated water Journal of the American Medical Association 264(4):500-502 1990

5. J. C. Robins and J. L. Ambrus, "Studies on Osteoporosis IX. Effect of Fluoride on Steroid Induced Osteoporosis," Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology, Volume 37, No. 3, pp. 453-461 (1982)

6. Freni SC, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 42:109-121, 1994

7. Diesendorf M. Tooth Decay not related to fluoride intake from water Nature Vol. 322 10 July 1986

8. Colquhoun J. Tooth Decay related to economics of family American Laboratory 17:98-109 1985

9. Colquhoun J. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 13:37-41 1985

10. Dr. John Yiamouyiannis statement both in his book (Fluoride the Aging Factor" pub Health Action Press 2nd ed. 1986 )and during debates has not been challenged by the ADA or others.

11. Ziegelbecker D. Fluoride 14; 123-128 1981

12. Steelink and Jones Fluoride in the Municipal Water of Tucson related to diet and ethnic origin International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology March 95

13. Colquhoun J. Fluoride Vol. 23 #3 July 90

14. Colquhoun J. Community Health Studies 11:85-90 1987


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Preventive Dental Health Association
February 27, 2009

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