- "An error does not become a mistake until you refuse
to correct it."
- --Orlando Battista, Chemist.
- Upon first learning that a "new database" on
fluoride levels in foods and drinks had been published in October, 2004
by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), I dropped what I
was doing and rushed to look at the publication. A sense of hope welled
in me - hope born from hope that perhaps at last, those governing what
is left of our "government" had finally come to their collective
senses, and were finally "fessing up" to the 60-year-old charge
that graft, incompetence and lies are behind the mass-medicating of
via our drinking water - a scheme that was a mistake from the very
It is an ongoing mistake that has resulted in so much disinformation
to fluoride that this toxic substance has now been poured into most of
America's water, it is in our foods, in household goods, in the air and
it is in a growing number of drugs that Americans take daily.
- I was scarcely able to wade through the emailed press
release and then the introduction of this latest report, before once again
feeling the curious sensation that seems to accompany the reading of most
government publications - that odd feeling which occurs when my eyes roll
upward in exasperation. The confession has not yet come; it is still a
long way off. But this was at least one small step for us all into the
direction where ignored truth has patiently awaited discovery for over
a half a century. It is in embarking upon this path that the education
of the American public regarding fluorine, fluoride, organofluorides and
fluorinated products can finally take place.
- It is within the first three or four sentences of the
press release, titled, "Tracking Fluoride in the National Food
that we catch a glimpse of what this report is really all about. In
it is about the accumulating consequences of deliberately contaminating
America's water supply with the industrial waste product commonly referred
to as "fluoride."
- "For more than half a century," the opening
remarks of the press release state, "to prevent tooth decay, small
amounts of fluoride have been added to many U.S. municipal water supplies.
That fluoride, as well as naturally occurring fluoride from wells and
other water sources, subsequently finds its way into water-based beverages
- Moving onto the introduction of the study, we discover
what our "Adequate Intake" of fluoride is. According to various
professional studies, and as can be seen in the Physician's Desk Reference,
(PDR), "there is no evidence that fluoride is an essential nutrient
for humans." Despite this, an "Adequate Intake" has been
determined for us by those who are promoting pharmaceutical-grade fluoride
products, and promoting the industrial waste fluoride that is being added
to our drinking water.
- The promoters have determined that in order to
dental caries," our "Adequate Intake" for their product
has been set (by them, and those partnered with them) at 0.01 mg a day
for infants up to six months, and it is 0.05 mg/kg for infants and children
older than six months. The dose for adults is simply 3 mg a day for women,
and 4 mg a day for men - one size fits all per gender. Whether we are
toothless or not, the promoters have been assuring us for over fifty years
that fluoride added to our drinking water will "prevent dental
- In order to "prevent dental fluorosis," however
- the mottling and discoloration of the teeth that is considered by the
American Dental Association to be a "purely cosmetic" problem
- the USDA quotes from the Institute of Medicine (which is also promoting
fluoride), stating that the Tolerable Upper Intake Level for fluoride
is capped off at "10 mg a day" for everyone over the age of
- Unfortunately, dental fluorosis is one of the only
visible signs of fluoride poisoning (other than death due to catastrophic
fluoride accidents) that is medically recognized in this country. The
Upper Intake Level for preventing problems that are far more serious than
dental fluorosis - problems that are internal, systemic and may not be
clearly visible or even recognized in this country at this time - are not
- In addition, according to information that can be found
on the American Dental Association's website, dental fluorosis is the
of an "intake of too much fluoride while the enamel is forming before
teeth erupt." Therefore, for those of us whose teeth have already
erupted, monitoring them for signs of fluoride poisoning in the
years of our lives is apparently of questionable benefit.
- In keeping all attention deflected away from overall
health and focused with tunnel vision only upon the pre-erupted tooth,
no mention is made of the other problems that systemic ingestion of various
fluoride compounds via skin, mouth and nose have been associated with,
such as thyroid malfunction, altered mental status including depression
and violent, uncharacteristic behavior, memory problems, gastrointestinal
problems, cardiac arrhythmias, liver problems, bone problems, and joint,
tendon and muscle problems, including rhabdomyolysis.
- The USDA then states that similar suggested dosages and
upper limit levels of fluoride ingestion have also been endorsed by the
American Dental Association and the American Dietetic Association, as
the mere mention of such names commands immediate and unquestioned respect
and suggests something akin to authoritarian infallibility.
- Both of the above ADA groups, however, are unyielding
fluoride promoters, which, in and of itself, indicates neither group has
been doing any real homework.
- It is the American Dental Association - a professional
association of dentists - that staunchly backs the systemic,
of Americans under the claim that this drinking-water maneuver will
cavities." And yet, one might reasonably think that after waiting
for sixty years for any signs of the miraculous dental health claim to
occur, we might have seen something by now that would favorably back up
this aging, empty promise. The promised results have not yet occurred.
In fact, in 2000 the Surgeon General issued the "first ever"
call to action due to increasing dental problems in the U.S., although
we are now, as a country, completely inundated with fluoride.
- Kentucky would have been a very good place to set up
camp and watch for the long-awaited dental miracle to happen, because
was 100% "optimally fluoridated" in 1992, and remained over 96%
"optimally fluoridated" in 2000, in spite of eight more years
of patient but meaningless miracle-waiting.
- Despite this grand level of fluoridation, in a 2002
in the Cincinnati Enquirer it was noted that, "In Kentucky, nearly
half of the commonwealth's 2- to 4-year-olds have cavities." This
is approximately twice the national average.
- In 2003 the American Dental Association and the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC) gave Kentucky a "Fifty Year Award,"
which is an award given to states in recognition of their community water
fluoridation. In 2002, however, in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
the CDC named Kentucky as the top state in the U.S. in which residents
had lost all of their teeth. According to the CDC report, 42% of
adults are completely edentulous.
- Given the steady flow of fluoride coursing through
and its residents and given the over half-century-old promise of dental
benefits, one might have realistically expected a very different dental
score for this state that has complied so thoroughly with the demands and
pressures to become "optimally fluoridated."
- The little-known truth, however, is that this edentulous
outcome and problematic score is exactly what might be expected from a
highly fluoridated population.
- Fluoride is known to precipitate and exacerbate
disease, because it stimulates the body's production of prostaglandins.
The wording in a patent claim filed in the U.S. Patent office in 1996 for
a topically applied fluoride product clearly states this fact -
- "The term periodontal diseases relates to conditions
in which the gingiva and underlying alveolar bone are attacked...We have
found that fluoride, in the concentration range in which it is employed
for the prevention of dental caries, stimulates the production of
and thereby exacerbates the inflammatory response in gingivitis and
- In order to prevent the fluoride-induced periodontitis
from occurring, the above claim for a patent describes a product that also
delivers a dose of an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) to
the expected problems caused by the delivery of fluoride.
- One cannot help but wonder if this might be the real
reason behind the national push for Americans at risk of heart attacks
to take one aspirin a day to help prevent further cardiac problems.
is categorized by Merck as one of the NSAIDs that relieves inflammation
by blocking prostaglandins. According to the FDA, prostaglandins appear
to be associated with heart attack.
- Sadly, and in keeping with this question, the leading
cause of death in Kentucky is heart attack. Also falling into place is
the fact that Kentucky is among the top five states in which the people
are suffering from and struggling with one of the highest percentages of
obesity in the United States. Fluoride - as cannot be stated often enough
- interferes with the functioning of thyroid hormones. Sadly, however,
very few physicians appear to be currently aware of this.
- Because influential groups such as the American Dental
Association continue to make their unproven medicinal claim about water
fluoridation while at the same time demanding that all Americans be
to this dental treatment via their drinking water regardless their age
or existing medical conditions, it is time for the rest of the medical
community to begin taking a serious look at the potential problems
with fluorine and fluoride compounds, the most serious problem being the
complete lack of awareness and education pertaining to the toxicity of
- Studies on the effects of systemic ingestion of fluoride
via drinking, breathing and bathing in it are medically indicated and long
overdue. The suggestion that "the dose is the poison" is also
overdue for an overhaul. Fluorine readily attaches to other substances,
not only altering biochemical properties, but at times potentiating toxic
effects many fold.
- Fluoride is known to interfere with the functioning of
thyroid hormones, it is a neurotoxin, it is a potent liver toxin, it has
been found to be grossly accumulating within the pineal gland, it is
with cancer, it is the substance that turns Sarin into a deadly nerve gas,
and when it is added to water, it can eat its way through a titanium
According to the PDR, "Fluoride absorbed from the stomach appears
to be absorbed as hydrofluoric acid." According to a study on its
toxicity that can be found on eMedline, "Once absorbed, fluoride binds
calcium ions and may lead to hypocalcemia."
- Clearly, this is not a substance that the majority of
an entire nation should be forced to swallow, bathe in, inhale, cook with,
and ingest via their drinking water on a daily basis.
- The other group mentioned by the USDA above as endorsing
the "fluoride Adequate Intake" levels, is the American Dietetic
Association. According to information that was located on their website
on November 13, 2004, this group not only joins hands with the other ADA
in promoting fluoride via mass-medication, but it is also endorsing the
USDA's "Food Pyramid," despite published evidence indicating
the Food Pyramid is a deliberately altered fraud. The Food Pyramid is,
in fact, so fraudulent, that no one who truly values their health or the
health of their family should be following the dietary recommendations
contained within it.
- The deliberately altered Food Pyramid encourages
to consume as the primary base of their diet, the "Bread, cereal,
rice and pasta group: 6-11 servings" a day.
- The correct, actual and true suggested servings for whole
grain cereals and grains had actually been capped-off at 2 to 4 servings,
maximum, with the 4 serving's level set aside for larger, physically active
males. Baked goods, crackers, etc., had been removed from the
area, and placed into the "occasional treat" area. The real
suggested base of our diet before the behind-the-scenes switch took place
was 5 to 9 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- My information about the alteration of the real Pyramid
has been obtained directly through personal discussions with Luise Light,
M.S., EdD., the nutrition expert who was recruited by the USDA to create
the Food Pyramid. It was she and her team who actually created the real
- Dr. Light and her team were later stunned to find that
their Pyramid had been completely altered prior to its being given to the
unassuming American public. Instead of the fresh fruits and vegetables
that the team of nutrition experts had suggested as the base of our diet,
the base had been switched to "6 to 11 servings" of starchy foods
daily. It was a switch that created a potential windfall profit for
marketing such refined goods, as well as a windfall profit for those who
would profit from treating the problems caused by such a diet.
- "In fact," Luise stated, "the health
of encouraging the public to eat so much refined grain, which the body
processes like sugar, was frightening!"
- Perhaps it is at this point that we should pause for
a moment and consider that it has been individuals holding key government
positions who have permitted and promoted the mass-medication of Americans
via fluorinated drinking water, and individuals holding other government
positions who have told us to eat "6-11 servings" of starch a
day. It is time for Americans to begin asking questions, and to take an
active role in protecting their own health.
- Add to the daily overload of starch, a daily dose of
fluoride, which is known to interfere with thyroid functioning, and one
has the perfect recipe for creating an entire nation of formerly robust
people who are now struggling with their weight, their teeth, their bones,
their depression, their inflamed GI tracts, and so on. Add to that picture
the push on soy products, which also interfere with thyroid functioning,
and one might begin to understand why there is an epidemic of obesity and
diabetes in the United States.
- The conditions, however, are being blamed on lifestyle,
laziness, lack of personal willpower, too much computer time, lower
Blame is attached to everything but the real, underlying cause.
- Strangely synchronistic, it was while I was looking at
the "causes" suggesting the victims are somehow to blame for
their problems, when I received an email from a veterinarian whose
indicate the problem has nothing to do with laziness, computers or
status. She stated that when she moved from a rural area served by
to the fluoridated area where her new practice is currently located, she
observed numerous dogs and cats in that new practice being medicated for
hypothyroidism. She had not seen this in her previous practices.
- "The latest diagnosis of hypothyroidism in a dog
here was just last week," wrote Mary Emerick, DVM, adding,
in both dogs and cats seems more prevalent here, and more so within the
last 5 years."
- In addition to the animals being subjected to the same
water that their owners are receiving, some commercially prepared animal
foods now contain soy and grains.
- To this picture of a nation of people - plus their pets
- in need of medications, enter now the pharmaceutical industry, one of
the most profitable industries on the face of the earth.
- With the agrochemical corporations forming partnerships
with the pharmaceutical corporations, and pharmaceutical corporations now
somehow openly partnered with the government, itself, ("Homeland
a large and unhealthy picture begins to take shape. It is a picture we
should look at very carefully, because it represents a growing corporate
entity that is powerful but without conscience. It is this insatiable
entity that is deciding for us what we shall eat and drink, how we will
be medicated with or without our consent, and it now even appears to be
venturing on, unchecked, into spiritual realms, wherein its gods of choice
have been chosen.
- Immediately following the parroted endorsements mirrored
by the two fluoride promoters - the ADA and the ADA - the following
are then made, based in part on an article found in the Journal of the
American Dental Association: "Fluoride works primarily via topical
mechanisms to inhibit demineralization, to enhance remineralization, and
to inhibit bacteria associated with tooth decay."
- A statement suggesting the exact opposite of the above
claim that fluoride works "to enhance remineralization," can
be found on Chapter 3, Page 54 of the Surgeon General's 2004 study on bone
problems in the United States, (Table 3-3, American Society for Bone and
Mineral Research). We find here, in the Surgeon General's study, that
has been placed into a well-deserved category reserved for substances that
are known to cause "Direct impairment of mineralization."
- More importantly, however, is the statement that fluoride
works "primarily via topical mechanisms."
- "Topical," means applying something to the
- If this is the mechanism by which fluoride primarily
works, then where is the prudence, the soundness of judgment, the practical
intelligence of putting this HAZMAT toxic waste into our drinking water
under the false and tired claim that it is good for us - and worse, telling
us that it is good for our children?
- It is not natural or normal for an entire nation of
- and their pets - to be suffering to such an extent that the United States
is now requiring the largest amount of pharmaceuticals on Earth in order
to treat its symptoms on a daily basis.
- Happiness, joy, compassion and well-being are normal
states of existence for the human being.
- Unfortunately, our normalcy has been traded in for
depression and the long list of warning signs now plaguing this country
as our bodies and our minds have become "optimally
- It is also not normal for an entire nation of children
to be suffering from heartburn and gastrointestinal disorders. Yet,
to a 2002 report by Reuters, the number of drugs used to treat heartburn
and other gastrointestinal disorders in children alone has "increased
by 660 percent over the past five years." Small stomachs are not
meant to be absorbing hydrofluoric acid.
- While some hopeful studies have suggested that perhaps
fluoride might be of some use in the treatment of osteoporosis (surely
it must be useful for something other than making bombs, rat poison,
nerve gas and nuclear reaction), other studies have found that the bone
produced by fluoride "has an abnormal texture and is less mineralized
and relatively less strong." Reports have found, "An increased
fracture incidence was observed." A Dutch study also states,
often causes upper gastrointestinal complaints and a lower extremity pain
syndrome, which is caused by stress fractures."
- In one study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol.
164: 1525-1530, No. 14, July 26, 2004, "National Trends in
Visits.1988-2003," the authors discovered that, "The number of
physician visits for osteoporosis increased 4-fold between 1994 (1.3
visits) and 2003 (6.3 million visits), whereas it had remained stable in
- Now, with Americans thoroughly riddled with fluoride
due to a sixty-year-old medical experiment that never produced its promised
results - now, with most of the entire nation currently suffering from
gastrointestinal complaints, mood and sleep disturbances, bizarre aches
and pains, elevated blood pressure, bone density problems, cancers, heart
problems, liver problems, kidney problems, dental problems, thyroid
and obesity, attention is finally being paid to the cumulative effects
of fluoridating the water supply.
- Because fluoride is foolishly added into drinking water
rather than prescribed individually as are other medications that may cause
severe allergic symptoms in some individuals, and may be contraindicated
in many others, it should not come as too great a surprise to learn that
the American food supply is also now riddled with fluoride. In fact, this
inevitable development has been known for some time, and yet the corporate
entities now partnered with, and masquerading as our government have
ignored this. Giving credence to the charge that they are without
they have continued on in their efforts to "optimally fluoridate"
100% of America by every means possible. Fluoridating the current
of the nation is not enough to satisfy them. They want the whole
- The new National Fluoride Database lists the amounts
of fluoride found in selected foods and beverages in micrograms per 100
grams. (One hundred grams is about 3.5 ounces - a few swallows. Most
beverages come in 12-ounce containers.) Among the most concentrated
of fluoride in this database is brewed tea, which is calculated at 381
mcg/100g, when brewed in the "South." Other geographical
can also be observed because some areas of the US are more "optimally
fluoridated" than others.
- While drinking a Pepsi in the West will only add 13 mcg
of fluoride per 100g to one's daily "Adequate Intake," drinking
a Pepsi in the South will add 45 mcg of fluoride/100g. Drinking a Coca-Cola
in the West is calculated at 36 mcg of fluoride/100g, while having a Coke
in the South will result in 57 mcg of fluoride/100g added to the human
being. Drinking a Sprite in the West will add 29 mcg of fluoride/100g,
while a Sprite down South will add 59 mcg of fluoride/100g. This is
troublesome because those living in hotter climates (i.e., the
might normally be expected to consume more beverages, including the
beverage of the South - iced tea.
- Of the baby foods tested, all but two of the products
were positive for fluoride contamination. The worst was "apple and
cherry juice," at 67 mcg/100g.
- All of the baked products, breakfast cereals and cereal
grains and pastas were positive for fluoride contamination. Oddly,
the majority of the testing that was done on this group - the starch group
- took place back in the 1980s, indicating that fluoride contamination
has been known, quietly acknowledged and studied since at least the 1980s.
Nationwide fluoridation has increased overall since the 1980s, however,
not decreased. This means that the rates of contamination in our foods
are ostensibly much higher now.
- We need a database showing us the contamination rate
of the starch group in the current century rather than what it was in the
1980s. This is especially important, since some poor souls are still
to follow the fraudulent Food Pyramid's advice to consume "6 to
servings of starch daily.
- Of the bottled waters, Dannon's "Fluoride to
was predictably among the highest, with fluoride at 78 mcg/100g. However,
another unnamed, carbonated, fruit-flavored water topped even the
to Go" with 105 mcg of fluoride in it. Other bottled waters ranged
from 2 mcg up to 34, but calcium content was not included in this study.
The calcium content would be of great importance because some of the
waters contain generous amounts of calcium. According to statements found
in this USDA report, calcium plays an important role in blocking the
- For the most part, according to this Database, fresh
fruits and vegetables contain the least amounts of fluoride. However,
it appeared in this report that cooking the products resulted in greatly
increased levels. For instance, "carrots, raw" contained only
3 mcg of fluoride versus "carrots, cooked" containing 47 mcg
fluoride/100g. How or why this occurred was not explained in the report.
It is not known, for instance, if the laboratory was using nonstick
that was also releasing fluoride into the foods during the heating process,
or if it was the municipally fluoridated water that caused the increased
fluoride content - or perhaps it might have been a combination of both.
Cooking times were also not mentioned, and this is also of importance
because lengthy cooking times with fluoridated water will result in more
concentrated amounts of fluoride being left behind in the boiling water
as the pure vapor or steam escapes.
- Perhaps the most important observation about the National
Fluoride Database is what is missing from it.
- One cannot look only at our drinking water, our foods,
our nonstick cookware, our inundation with pesticides and fertilizers,
our ever-present plastics and our ever-present air pollution - and assume
that we have covered all of the bases regarding our potential exposure
to toxic levels of fluoride.
- One must also look at the growing number of fluorinated
pharmaceutical products that have been widely prescribed, including, but
certainly not limited to: Lariam, Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Crestor, Flonase,
Lipitor, Luvox, Diflucan, Lexapro, Paxil, Lescol, Prozac, Stelazine,
Levaquin (levofloxacin), Celexa, Celebrex, Prevacid, Zagam, Tequin, Halfan,
Propulsid, Advair Diskus, Flovent, Baycol, Avelox, Redux, Trovan, Casodex
and so on. Some of the above named pharmaceuticals have already been
from the market due to side effects.
- According to a recently released study showing data
by the government on trends and healthcare in the US, 44 percent of
take prescription drugs, and 17 percent of the population takes three or
more prescription drugs. Between the study range of 1994-96 and 2000-02,
the number of doctor's visits by school-aged children requiring
rose from 1.1 million to 3.1 million. It would be particularly helpful
for the physicians and patients to know the amounts of fluoride contained
in their medications, as well as the "bioavailability" of the
fluoride. Bioavailability would indicate the amount, rate, extent and
to which the drug or its metabolite actually reaches the circulatory
- In looking at fluoroquinolones, for instance, a group
of fluorinated antibiotics, information appears that warrants further study
and further questions.
- The chemical name of the fluoroquinolone known as
-7-oxo-7H-pyrido[1,2,3-de]-1, 4-benzoxazine-6-carboxylic acid
Its empirical formula is C18 H20 FN3 O4 1/2 H2O. Its molecular weight is
370.38. The atomic weight of fluorine (F) is approximately 19. A 750
mg dose of the above was looked at for the purpose of finding out how much
F would be contained in a high dose.
- According to professionals, the formula for determining
this would be:
- 19/370.38 = 0.0512986 X 750 = 38.47.
- This means there are 38.47 mg of F in one 750 mg dose
of levofloxacin. The question that must then be asked is: what is the
bioavailability of all that F? Is it safely bound so that it cannot be
metabolized into free F ions in the body?
- Another of the fluoroquinolones is ciprofloxacin. It
acid." Its molecular weight is 331.4. Its empirical formula is C17
H18 FN3 O3. Again, a 750 mg dose was looked at to see the amount of F
- Therefore, 19/331.4 = 0.0573325 X 750 =
- Even the fluoride promoters have decided that our
Upper Intake Level" of F should be capped-off at 10 mg a day if we
are over eight years of age. The PDR takes a slightly different view,
and specifically states, "Intakes of fluoride of higher than 4
daily for adult males and 3 milligrams daily for adult females are not
- It would appear, therefore, that a dose of F nearing
43 mg might be something worthy of notice. It is certainly a dose in which
we, the potential recipients, are deserving of answers. Again, the first
question that must be asked pertains to the bioavailability of F. Have
actual tests been done to see what the levels of F are in the blood or
urine after ingestion of ciprofloxacin?
- It appears that one such study was actually done in 1995
by the Department of Pediatrics at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
What they found was, "After the first dose of ciprofloxacin (10
serum fluoride levels increased at 12 h in 15 of 19 (79%) patients; 24-h
urinary fluoride excretion was higher on day 7 compared with basal values
in 16 of 18 (88.9%) patients." They concluded their study stating
there is a need for further studies to evaluate the tissue accumulation
of fluoride and its potential to cause toxic effects."
- According to Michael Connett of the Fluoride Action
(FAN), "The findings of this study heighten the importance of testing
other fluorinated drugs to see if they, too, could increase the body-burden
of F in a similar manner."
- While studies of carefully measured doses of medications
might show us how much F we can expect to receive from them, finding the
dose we can expect to ingest via mass-medicated drinking water is next
to impossible to determine at this time.
- We might know that a person taking ciprofloxacin can
expect to have an elevation of F in their systems. Before even sitting
down to a typical American breakfast of starch, sugar and fluoride,
the overall intake of the day's fluoride quickly becomes utterly impossible
to determine for anyone who dares to start the day off with an
fluoridated" shower or bath.
- Although it has been known since 1932 that people with
overactive thyroids could be effectively treated by bathing in water
a fluoride compound, it is still not clearly known - or apparently even
of concern - how much of the fluoride from municipal waters we are
via our skin and inhalation while showering and bathing. In addition,
people suffering from diabetes also suffer from excessive thirst. The
amount of water actually ingested that has been "optimally
by a toxic waste never approved by the FDA, is unknown.
- Upon reaching this point in this paper that is focused
on fluoride and its associated toxicities, we have covered not only the
known toxic effects of fluoride, but we have also covered nine of the
contained within the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics. The paragraph below
pertains to the tenth and final principle of medical ethics.
- Those administering the fluoride to the public in the
United States of America are not medical or scientific experts, and many
of them do not even know what the "optimum dose" is. A two-year
study published in 2001 examined the knowledge level of operators
both small and large water plants. The two-year study found that only
64 percent of plant operators knew the correct fluoride concentration to
be added for their plant. In small plants, however, "Only one-fourth
of operators were able to maintain the fluoride concentration to within
0.1 mg/L of the optimal concentration."
- There are ten principles contained in the Nuremberg Code
of medical ethics. The fluoridation of America's water is in violation
of all ten.
- The USDA's National Fluoride Databank gives us clear
evidence now showing us that we have contamination of fluoride on a
level. Immediate countermeasures should be taken in all communities that
are adding to this contamination problem. An immediate moratorium should
be responsibly announced banning the deliberate addition of further
wastes to our drinking water.
- Fluoridation has been an uncorrected mistake for almost
sixty years. An uncorrected mistake of this magnitude is better described
as a national disgrace.
- The Nuremberg Code
- Permissible Medical Experiments
- 1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is
- This means that the person involved should have legal
capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise
free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force,
fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint
or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of
the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an
understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that
before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental
there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of
the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all
inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon
his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in
- The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality
of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages
in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not
be delegated to another with impunity.
- 2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful
results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means
of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
- 3. The experiment should be so designed and based on
the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural
of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results
will justify the performance of the experiment.
- 4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid
all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
- 5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an
a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur;
perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve
- 6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed
that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved
by the experiment.
- 7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate
provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote
of injury, disability, or death.
- 8. The experiment should be conducted only by
qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required
through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in
- 9. During the course of the experiment the human subject
should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached
the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems
to him to be impossible.
- 10. During the course of the experiment the scientist
in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if
he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith,
skill and careful judgment required of him that a continuation of the
is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental
- "Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg
Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10, Vol. 2, pp. 181-182..
D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949."
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- Mary Sparrowdancer is an investigative journalist, a
spiritual seeker of the truth, and is the author of "The Love Song
of the Universe," published in 2001 by Hampton Roads. Her ongoing
studies have included bacteriology, microscopic analysis, hematology,
ornithology, veterinary studies pertaining to wild animals and biblical
translations from Latin, Hebrew and Greek. She was a wildlife
for a number of years, during which she cared for over 20,000 wild birds
and animals, including endangered species. She and her two children reside
in Tallahassee, Fl(u)orida.
- Special Thanks
- I wish to thank the following people for their time and
- Valerie Guernsey, D.O., psychiatrist specializing in
adolescent behavior; Luise Light, M.S., EdD, nutrition expert recruited
by the USDA to create the Food Pyramid; Michael Connett of the Fluoride
Action Network, an international coalition working to broaden public
on fluoride's impact on human health and the environment; Dr. J. William
Hirzy and Dr. James Murphy of the EPA NETU 280 headquarters professional
employees union, who along with many other government professionals are
completely opposed to fluoridation; Arthur Evangelista, former investigator
for the FDA and head of the Public Health and Medical Fraud Research
dedicated to accurate public health education and exposing corporate and
regulatory malfeasance or corruption; Mary Emerick, DVM who took time to
alert me to hypothyroidism in dogs and cats in the fluoridated area of
her clinic; Diane Heather Phillips, MB, BS, BSc for her kind help
to F; Wade Frazier, whose educational writings are a must-read, and can
be seen here, http://www.ahealedplanet.net/home.htm; and to "CJ,"
who first alerted me to the fluoride problem.
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- REFERENCED and CITED WORKS, and SUGGESTED LINKS and
- Fluoride Action Network -
- Parents of Fluoride-Poisoned Children -
- Journal, International Society for Fluoride Research
- USDA National Fluoride Data Base of Selected Beverages
and Foods. October, 2004. (11/2004)
- ADA, Dental fluorosis "purely cosmetic," ADA
Statement on Enamel (Dental) Fluorosis, 1/2004. (11/2004)
- "Bread, ce
real, rice and pasta group: 6-11 servings,"
undated instructions from Food Pyramid, in article titled, "Take the
First Step to Eating Right" as found on the American Dietetic
- "The Battle of Darkness and Light," by Mary
Sparrowdancer. A fluoride expose that is a permanent feature on the front
page pf the website of Jeff Rense. 12/2003. (11/2004)