We’ve been told a lie. The poobahs said if we added fluoride to our water it would strengthen our teeth and bones. And we believed them. Now the world is crushing that belief one nation at a time.
On July 29, 2013, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that new regulations require Israel to stop adding fluoride chemicals into public water supplies in one year, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
Izun Hozer Association for Dissemination of Health Education and Yaacov Gurman petitioned Israel's highest court, November 12, 2012, demanding that the Ministry of Health order the cessation of fluoridation because it presents health dangers and its benefits are no longer widely accepted.
A 1974 regulation mandated fluoridation throughout Israel. But in April 2013, the Minister of Health, Yael German, created a new regulation removing that mandate.
"It must be known to you that fluoridation can cause harm to the health of the chronically ill," including "people who suffer from thyroid problems," German wrote in a letter addressed to doctors opposed to ending fluoridation.
The court ruled that the new regulations will not only bring an end to mandatory fluoridation in Israel in 2014 but will also put an end to any fluoridation -- mandatory or voluntary. See translation of the Court's ruling at: http://www.fluoridealert.org/uploads/israel_supreme_ct_july2013.pdf
The truth about fluoride and its toxicity levels are rarely publicized on the mainstream media. After all, how would the public react if they learned they were being deliberately poisoned by their own governments? However, a local news broadcast in Melbourne, Australia had done just that two years ago, exposing the realities of what fluoride really does to the human body.
Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Executive Director, says, "Zealous fluoridation promoters try to convince the American public that 'everyone drinks fluoridated water.' But the opposite is true. An overwhelming number of countries do not fluoridate, including 97% of the European population. In fact, over half the people in the world drinking fluoridated water live in the US. We are the odd ones out."
"Fluoridation is an outdated, unscientific, failed public health blunder," says Connett. "What I find remarkable here is that Health Minister German has been able to escape the unscientific belief system on fluoridation that traps so many public health bureaucracies in fluoridated countries."
Most tap water contains at least seven chemicals harmful chemicals including fluoride. But there is no law that addresses the cumulative risks of multiple pollutants in a single glass of water.
A study published in Nuclear Medicine Communications Journal has concluded that increased uptake of fluoride in arteries may be associated with an increased cardiovascular risk.
Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program. Another study associating drinking fluoridated water with osteosarcoma, a rare malignant bone tumor, was published on Cancer Causes and Control, an online peer-review journal of Harvard University.
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.
Fluoride is not effective in reducing tooth decay and hundreds if studies have validated this assertion. No correlation has ever been found between the level of fluoride in water and dental caries. Even the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology has classified Fluoride as an unapproved dental medicament due to its high toxicity.
Many communities, over the last few years, stopped fluoridation in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Recently, both Wichita, Kansas and Portland, Oregon rejected fluoridation 60% to 40%. Hamilton, NZ, councilors voted 7-1 to stop 50 years of fluoridation after councilors listened to several days of testimony from those for and against fluoridation
Windsor, Ontario, stopped 51 years of fluoridation. Sixteen regional councils have halted or rejected fluoridation in Queensland since mandatory fluoridation was dropped there in Nov. 2012.
Meanwhile, New York City Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. continues in his effort to halt fluoridation in NYC.
Research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals indicates that fluoride ingestion is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and harmful to health. See http://www.FluorideAction.Net/issues/health.
Fluoride Action Network
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.