We interviewed many medical professionals of the City of Edmonton, and in Alberta, to advise us on the safety and health aspects to artificial fluoride (hydrofluosilicic acid).
Most important is that one learns that the fluoride placed in the City of Edmonton water system is NOT the same as the artificial fluoride purchased by EPCOR for the City of Edmonton. Artificial fluoride is available in many chemical forms, and the EPCOR for the City of Edmonton purchases it in the form of hydrofluosilicic acid.
Hydrofluosilicic acid is a by-product obtained from an industrial plant located in Wyoming, USA. EPCOR at this writing has never inspected this plant. Needed is a Material Safety Data Sheet (Canada) that clearly indicates transportation of a toxic material. The City of Edmonton currently places levels of this chemical to our tap drinking water system to reach .7 mg/L of artificial fluoride (hydrofluosilicic acid).
Below are the major health issues that are known to be contributed to by artificial fluoride. The full list is extensive and is not limited to those health issues noted. Hydrofluosilicic acid integrates with every major human organ of the body.
To understand the issues fully, one must consider that hydrofluosilicic acid in drinking water is not controlled per each individual: there is no medical doctor involved, and the chemical is not allocated to individuals by weight, age, health, or illness. Because of this, many (if not most) people receive dangerous levels that are toxic.
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1. Fluoride is not an Essential Nutrient
Very low levels of fluoride occur in human mother’s milk. Mothers milk naturally has levels of .004 mg/litre. This means that artificial fluoride that is added to Edmonton’s city tap water: is 250 times the level that occurs naturally in mother’s milk.
Many studies, and dentists, claim that fluoride only works topically. Drinking fluoride for our entire body is not consistent. Many clinical studies show it is not effective to prevent against dental caries.
These points point to the fact that fluoride is not an essential human nutrient, and that excess fluoride in the body of a baby could be fatal.
If fluoride, and especially artificial fluoride, is not an essential nutrient, why are we mass distributing this chemical to the Edmonton population?
If fluoride, and especially artificial fluoride, is not an essential nutrient, why are we allowing Edmonton mothers to use fluoridated water to bath babies and make baby formulae?
Why is fluoride not sold as a nutrient? Why are we distributing a chemical that is not a nutrient?
2. Fluoride Ion for Young Children Including Babies are Dangerous to Developing Tissue
According to Dr. Paul Connett, the American Dental Association (ADA) now agrees that fluoride icons are dangerous to babies, stating “infants should not drink fluoridated water.”
The American Dental Association only told its dentists, not the public via press release that fluoride icons are dangerous.
“If using a product that needs to be reconstituted, parents and caregivers should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride.”
~ Source: American Dental Association, Nov 9, 2006.
Who is telling our Edmonton mothers that they should not make baby formulae with City of Edmonton water?
How are marginalized families, and moms, able to pay for bottled water?
How much artificial fluoride is too much for a baby?
How do we measure this?
3. Fluoride has Adverse Effects on the Brain
According to Dr. Paul Connett, there is a risk to a baby’s developing brain as the baby’s blood brain barrier is not fully developed.
“One wonders what ..an increase in the exposure to fluoride, such as occurs in infants bottle-fed with water-diluted preparations, may mean for the development of the brain and the other organs..”
~ Arvid Carisson, Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine, 2000 quoted earlier in Pharmacological Institute, U. of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1978.
Since this time there has been over 40 animal studies that conclude that fluoride can damage the brain.
As an example, in the Verner et. al. (1998) study, rats were given fluoride in the amount of 1 mg/litre for one year: they developed brain damage (along with kidney damage), and there was evidence of increased aluminum into the brain, and beta amyloid deposits characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
There have been at least 18 studies (17 from China and 1 from Iran) indicating that fluoride can lower IQ in children.
Xiang et. al. (2003) Commpared IQ of children in two rural villages. One with well water containing .7 mg/litre, the other with 2.5-4.5 mg/litre. Children from the higher fluoride village had IQ lowered by 5-10 IQ points. The figures mean double the amount of mentally handicapped and half the geniuses.
Is it more important to protect some dentist’s assertions of children’s teeth or is it more important to protect children’s brains?
4. Fluoride has Adverse Effects on Many Other Organs
Fluoride when drank is distributed to every major organ in the human body.
Think about distribution. Only a small part is washed around in the mouth before swallowing.
Hundreds of studies demonstrate links to a wide variety of illness.
How many studies does it take before the City of Edmonton and EPCOR accept that there are adverse effects of artificial fluoridation in an uncontrolled public water system?
5. Increased Risk of Dental Fluorosis
Dental fluorosis was first identified in the 1930′s in areas where people were located near aluminum smelters. Dental fluorosis even its mildest form, classified as 25% tooth coverage of discolaration, can hold serious emotional repercussions for the person having the condition.
Dr. Trendley Dean in 1932 first identified that the mild form of dental fluorosis occured in 10% of the child population ar drinking fluoridated water.
Since this time, studies have revealed that the occurance of total dental fluorisis is actually much higher: in the largest US survey (1986-87) 29-30% of children at large have dental fluorosis (Heller et. all, 1997).
Eklund Heller (1997) found that in areas where artificial fluoridation of low levels of only .3 mg/litre, 13.6% of children had dental fluorosis.
Overall, the Eklund Heller (1997) analysis revealed the following analysis between artificial fluoride mg/litre additive and occurance of dental fluorisis:
very mild mild moderate severe
<.3 mg/litre 10.7% 2.4% .4% .1%
.3 – < .7 mg/litre 17.3% 3.1% 1.2% 0.0%
.7 < 1.2 mg/litre 22.5% 5.8% 1.3% 0.0%
> 1.2 mg/litre 27.2% 7.0% 5.3% 2.0%
According to Dr. Connett in 2007, the above figures have increased about 9%. About 40% of children in the USA today, in fluoridated communities, have some form of dental fluorosis. Even moderate dental fluorosis (up to 25% of tooth coverage of discoloration) causes emotional harm due to ascetics.
The York Review panel, often quoted by fluoride proponents, states that up to 48% of the populations in “optimally” fluoridated areas have dental fluorosis in some form, and 12.5% have dental fluorosis as an aesthetic concern.
What are we doing to protect againsts the physical and emotional damage caused by dental fluorosis?
Are any children being compensated by the City of Edmonton?
6. Increased Risk of Skeletal Fluorosis (early symptoms are like arthritis, and involve bone fracture risk)
Dental fluorosis is the first sign of skeletal fluorosis.
If almost 40% of children have a form of dental fluorosis, how many of those people grow up to have skeletal fluorosis?
Do we understand fully the links between dental fluorosis and skeletal fluorosis? Can we quantify those risks?
7. General Allergies/Sensitivies to Fluoride
Studies support the conclusion that many people are allergic to fluoride.
Felman and Kefel did a study in 1961 pertaining to allergies and fluoride sensitivity. It demonstrated that people who took fluoride tablets demonstrated sensitivity. When those people stopped taking the tablets, the sensitivity stopped. The study was never followed up on.
More recent studies found similar conclusions.
Following the end of water fluoridation:
“the significant decrease in the number of other skin rashes leaves room for speculation, seeming to favor the view that a samll segment of the population may have some kind of intolerance to fluoride.”
~ Source: Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology: 1997; p. 291-95.
How many people in the City of Edmonton have adverse effects from fluoridation?
How many people in the City of Edmonton have allergies to fluoridation?
8. Increased Risk to Endocrine System (the pineal gland and thyroid gland)
One of the most well documented areas of damage caused by artificial fluoride is to the endocrine system: in particular thyroid issues.
If we stopped fluoridating our drinking water, would risk of thyroid disease decrease?
9. Increased Risk of Bone Cancer (in young men)
Source: Dr. James Beck
What other health risks are there to fluoridating City of Edmonton water?
Why are we fluoridating Edmonton’s water system with a known toxin called hydrofluosilicic acid?
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To THE CITY OF EDMONTON and CITY COUNCIL & MAYOR, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY STOP BY MORATORIUM ALL WATER FLUORIDATION (hydrofluosilicic acid) to EDMONTON'S DRINKING TAP WATER. The practice is not necessary, is not effective, is not safe, and is not medically ethical. I do NOT provide my informed consent to water fluoridation: not in any form and not in any amount.