Monday, December 10, 2012

Fluoride Removal Victory in New York

Activist Post

Pulaski, New York may be a small town of just 2,400 residents, but it has now added itself to the list of more than 130 communities across the country that have banned the addition of fluoride to their water supply.

While not all fluoride is bad, the type that has been promoted by dentistry and added to our water and food supply beginning in the 1940s certainly is. Calcium fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, while its synthetic counterpart, sodium fluoride (silicofluoride), is an industrial-grade hazardous waste material made during the production of fertilizer. Its past history includes patented use as rat poison and insecticide. There are many blind- and double-blind studies that show sodium fluoride has a cumulative effect on the human body leading to allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, bone weakening, cancer, and neurological problems, while actually damaging tooth enamel if consumed in high enough quantities. The chart below illustrates that dental fluorosis rates have only risen over the 60 years since its addition to dental products, food and water.

source: Fluoride Action Network

As people have become more aware of the dangers of the toxic effects of excessive fluoride exposure, activist pressure has forced its removal in many locations. However, in the case of Pulaski, NY, it was was not due to public outrage; it was a well-informed water board chaired by Mike Sacco who voted to pull the plug on exposing the community to fluoride's harmful effects.

A rather biased piece from The Post-Standard features a local dentist who gives his testimony as to the benefits of fluoride he has observed over his 45 years in practice, as well as the position taken by the 20 or so people who did show up for the meeting that comprised mostly people from the dental and healthcare professions.

An ancillary concern was that of corrosion that had been noticed in the town's copper water pipes. However, even on this note Sacco "said village water workers were told during one of their state-mandated training classes that fluoride damages the pipes."

Nevertheless, for Chairman Mike Sacco, he cites Dr. Paul Connett's book The Case Against Fluoride which documents the damaging effects of what winds up in 72% of the nation's tap water without their knowledge.  As you will see in the video presentation below, Connett also documents how politics often trumps health, especially in the case of Portland, Oregon.

Due to monied corporate and political interests, the debate about the health effects vs. benefits of fluoride is sure to rage on, but one thing should remain clear, as Mike Sacco notes, the central issue is one of the right to informed consent; fluoride supplements are still available for those parents who would like to offer them to their children. And it would be a far more honest way to do it. If government wants to end the conspiracy theories, then it's very simple: let people research all aspects of the issue and choose for themselves.

As the Post notes, while the Pulaski verdict went in favor of the "anti-fluoride movement," (in the Post's view due primarily to the Internet) big money and politics is still winning, with 297 communities deciding to add fluoride during the same 12-year time period that 139 have removed it.

Meanwhile, we should share the positive news about any community that has voted for the precautionary principle, and let each one of them serve as a point of information and awareness for others to adopt.

As stated by a resident of Pulaski who sent us this news item:
Much of the state is preoccupied with preventing hydrofracking from polluting our water, many are still ignorant to how much our water is already is intentionally contaminated. If we can defeat fluoridation, we can defeat fracking as well.

Let this be a lesson: One person CAN make a difference! 
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Additional Resources:
Top 10 Ways to Reduce Fluoride Exposure
FAN’s Grocery Store Guide: 7 Ways to Avoid Fluoride in Beverages and Food
Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fluoride Exposure from Infant Formula

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Anonymous said...

Even though it would be better for the community to have voted rather than having this pushed through by the few, just the same as what has happened on the other side of the argument, I definitely agree with the precautionary principle here. There IS a mountain of evidence that fluoride is dangerous and certainly shouldn't be consumed. Hopefully the people of Pulaski will go ahead and research what the board has decided and thank them for their wise decision.

Anonymous said...

Theres not a shred of evidence of any benefit to drinking fluoride and tons of evidence of its harmful effects if consumed.

Although not on any label, people dont realize its in almost every canned and bottled drink like gatoraide, poweraid, ice tea, coke, pepsi, all sodas, etc.

Drinks are made and bottled in local plants usually located in major cities. Most major cities have fluoridated water. Check that soda, see where its canned/bottled, i'll bet its a major city with fluoridated water. They dont filter out the fluoride!

They want you sick n dumb. Resist, do not consent!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Dean Burk

John Yiamouyiannis

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

For anyone who think fluoride is harmless, then read the warning on your tooth paste.

It say - if accidentally ingested then seek medical attention or contact your POISON center !

Anonymous said...

Since water fluoridation doesn't work, why do it? Isn't it a waste of money?

"Caries frequency before and after discontinuation of water fluoridation in Kuopio, Finland"

"In spite of discontinued water fluoridation, no indication of an increasing trend of caries could be found in Kuopio. The mean numbers of fluoride varnish and sealant applications decreased sharply in both towns between 1992 and 1995. In spite of that caries declined."
PMID: 9758426

"Patterns of dental caries following the cessation of water fluoridation" [Canada]

"The prevalence of caries (assessed in 5,927 children, grades 2, 3, 8, 9) decreased over time in the fluoridation-ended community while remaining unchanged in the fluoridated community."
PMID: 11153562

"Caries prevalence after cessation of water fluoridation La Salud, Cuba"

"In the past, caries has usually increased after cessation of water fluoridation. More recently an opposite trend could be observed: following the cessation of drinking water fluoridation, in contrast to an expected rise in caries prevalence, DMFT and DMFS values remained at a low level for 6-9-year-olds and to decrease for 10/11-year-olds. In the 12/13-year-olds, there was a significant decrease."
PMID: 10601780

Anonymous said...

"Decline of caries prevalence after the cessation of water fluoridation in the former East Germany"

"In contrast to the anticipated increase in dental caries following the cessation of water fluoridation in the cities Chemnitz and Plauen, a significant fall in caries prevalence was observed. This corresponded to the national caries decline and appears to be a new population-wide phenomenon. There is still no explanation for the pattern."
PMID: 11014515

" caries in 12-year-old children residing in cities with and without fluoridated water supply..." [São Paulo, Brazil]

"There was no statistically significant difference between DMFT in municipalities of the same size, regardless of the presence or absence of fluoride in the water supply... Prevalence of caries in the region was 'high', with a DMFT of 4.82, thus failing to reach the goals set for the year 2000."
PMID: 12244360

Anonymous said...

"The fluoride content of drinking water and caries experience in 15-19 year old school children in Ibadan, Nigeria"

"955 students aged 15-19 years randomly selected from eleven secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis were examined for dental caries. The fluoride level of the different water sources was between 0.02 and 0.03 ppm. [only] Forty-four (4.6%) of the children had dental caries. In conclusion, both the fluoride level and caries prevalence were low."
PMID: 18756850

"Prevalence and severity of dental caries in adolescents..." [Mexico]

"In an analysis of caries severity (DMFT > or = 4), both adolescents with very mild/mild and moderate/severe dental fluorosis have higher caries severity. Fluoride exposure (measured through fluorosis presence) does not appear to be reducing the caries prevalence (DMFT > 0) or caries severity (DMFT > or = 4) in these high-altitude communities."
PMID: 17436973

Anonymous said...

"The effects of a break in water fluoridation [11 mos.] on the development of dental caries and fluorosis" [Durham, North Carolina]

"It was concluded that while the break had little effect on caries, dental fluorosis is sensitive to even small changes in fluoride exposure from drinking water, and this sensitivity is greater at 1 to 3 years of age than at 4 or 5 years."
PMID: 10728978

"New evidence on fluoridation"

"A review of recent scientific literature reveals a consistent pattern of evidence-- hip fractures, skeletal fluorosis, the effect of fluoride on bone structure, fluoride levels in bones and osteosarcomas-- pointing to the existence of causal mechanisms by which fluoride damages bones. In addition, there is evidence, accepted by some eminent dental researchers...that there is negligible benefit from ingesting fluoride..."
PMID: 9161076

Anonymous said...

At least there are some countries studing the adverse effects of fluoride on the body and in the environment.

"Current trends in fluorine research"

"...topics in fluorine research are presented on findings by researchers in Szczecin and Poland, as well as in the world. Reports are cited on the distribution of fluorine compounds in the environment, penetration into living organisms, and methods for the determinations of fluorine content in air, water, soil, and foods. ...aluminofluoride complexes (AlFx) as a messenger of false information during protein biosynthesis and their apparent role of Alzheimer's disease."
PMID: 17469507

Anonymous said...

Fluoride even makes your future grandchildren stupid.

"Fluoride toxicity and status of serum thyroid hormones, brain histopathology, and learning memory in rats: a multigenerational assessment"

"In the T-maze experiments, the fluoride-treated group showed poor acquisition and retention and higher latency when compared with the control. The alterations were more profound in the third generation when compared with the first- and second-generation fluoride-treated group. Changes in the thyroid hormone levels in the present study might have imbalanced the oxidant/antioxidant system, which further led to a reduction in learning memory ability. Hence, presence of generational or cumulative effects of fluoride on the development of the offspring when it is ingested continuously through multiple generations is evident from the present study."
PMID: 21755305

Anonymous said...

Fluoride damages the lungs of your future grandchildren.


"Histopathological and biochemical changes in lung tissues of rats following administration of fluoride over several generations"

"This multigenerational evaluation of the long-term effect of different doses of fluoride intake through drinking water on lung damage shows that the lung tissues were damaged, there was emphysema and inflammation of lung parenchyma associated with loss of alveolar architecture and the degree of lung damage seemed to correlate with the increased dosage of fluoride."
PMID: 14635268

Anonymous said...


"Evaluation of fluoride-induced oxidative stress in rat brain: a multigeneration study"

"Decreased feed and water consumption, litter size and organ (brain) somatic index, marginal drop in body growth rate and mortality were observed in all three generations. Decreased antioxidant enzyme activity and increased malondialdehyde levels found in the present study might be related to oxidative damage that occurs variably in discrete regions of the brain. Results of this study can be taken as an index of neurotoxicity in rats exposed to water fluoridation over several generations."
PMID: 20658207

Anonymous said...

Fluoride damages the heart muscle tissues of your grandchildren.

"Effects of chronic ingestion of sodium fluoride on myocardium in a second generation..."

"The present results revealed that prolonged ingestion of fluoride through drinking water, particularly with high doses, induced significant histopathological and biochemical changes leading to myocardial tissue damage."

Sounds true to form for a general protoplasmic poison, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...


"Fluoridation: a fifty-year-old accepted but unconfirmed hypothesis"

"The fifty-year-old fluoridation hypothesis has not been confirmed. Despite this, millions of people are still medicated with fluoride by government decree, on the assumption that this process has been proved to be entirely safe, and very efficacious in reducing dental caries. In fact, the scientific basis of fluoridation is very unsatisfactory. It is promoted, in the main, by emotion-based 'endorsements' rather than by scientifically-acceptable evidence."
PMID: 3059145


"Fluoridation: a violation of medical ethics and human rights"

"Silicofluorides­, used in water fluoridation, are unlicensed medicinal substances, administered to populations without informed consent or supervision by a qualified medical practitioner. Silicofluorides have never been submitted to the U.S. FDA for approval as medicines. The ethical validity of fluoridation policy does not stand up to scrutiny to the Nuremberg Code and other codes of medical ethics."
PMID: 12749628

Anonymous said...

"Is there a need of extra fluoride in children?"

"Fluoride consumption by human beings increases the general cancer death rate, disrupts the synthesis of collagen and leads to the breakdown of COLLAGEN in bone, tendon, muscle, skin, cartilage, lungs, kidney and trachea, causing disruptive effect on various tissues in the body. It inhibits antibody formation, disturbs immune system and makes the child prone to malignancy. Fluoride has been categorized as a protoplasmic poison and any additional ingestion of fluoride by children is undesirable."
PMID: 19812419

Anonymous said...


See "Comparative Toxicity of Fluorine Compounds"

"Mottled teeth are not only disfiguring in appearance but are so defective in structure and strength that they often have to be replaced by false teeth at an early age."

Over 41% of 12-15 year-old children now have "dental fluorosis" in the USA per the CDC.

Note the footnote in lower left of page in "Comparative Toxicity of Fluorine Compounds":

"Fluoride determinations made by the modified Fairchild ferric chloride method described in Aria Expt. Sta. Tech Bull 43(1932). Unpublished data at hand now indicate that a concentration of fluorine in water of as little as 1 p.p.m. as determined by the Willard or Foster methods of analysis as sufficient to cause mottled enamel of human teeth. A concentration of 2 p.p.m. is now found to be associated with mottled enamel of the more severe type."

Anonymous said...

Bernays Jew kills you.

Anonymous said...

Check this out. Singapore has been 100% fluoridated since 1956 but preschoolers currently have a dental decay rate of 40%. SEVERE dental decay.

Perhaps it is something in the water?

In comparison see

"The fluoride content of drinking water and caries experience in 15-19 year old school children in Ibadan, Nigeria"

"955 students aged 15-19 years randomly selected from eleven secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis were examined for dental caries. The fluoride level of the different water sources was between 0.02 and 0.03 ppm. [only] Forty-four (4.6%) of the children had dental caries. In conclusion, both the fluoride level and caries prevalence were low."
PMID: 18756850

It appears that dental caries are quite low in Nigera with LOW levels of fluoride in their water. Hmm?

Anonymous said...

Get your fluoride questions ready |

Experts on both sides of the fluoridation debate will answer questions in separate live chats online at The village of Pulaski in Oswego County recently decided to stop fluoridating its water.

Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County, will be taking questions Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Paul Connett, the director of the Fluoride Action Network, will be taking questions Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 12:30 to 1:30.

Morrow has been the health commissioner since 2005. She has an undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Swarthmore College; master's degree in public health and medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass.

Connett, director of the Fluoride Action Network, is a professor of chemistry at St. Lawrence University and the author of "The Case Against Fluoride."

Anonymous said...

Happy to see some GOOD news today! Congratulations, N.Y. People are starting to wake up to the fact that fluoride is BAD stuff and no one should have to drink it. If you check your history, that is what Hitler gave to his people to "dumb them down"... I live in a small ll

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