Monday, October 5, 2009

Fluoridation is money down the drain

Children's cavity rates are similar whether water is fluoridated or not, according to data published in the July 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association by dentist J.V. Kumar of the NY State Health Department(1), reports NYSCOF.


In 2008, New York City spent approximately $24 million on water fluoridation ($5 million on fluoride chemicals)(1a). In 2010, NYC's fluoride chemicals will cost $9 million(1b).

Fluoride in water at "optimal" levels (0.7 - 1.2 mg/L) is supposed to reduce tooth decay without creating excessive fluorosis (fluoride-discolored and/or damaged teeth). Yet cavities are rampant in NY's fluoridated populations(1c).

Attempting to prove that fluorosed teeth have fewer cavities, Kumar uses 1986-1987 National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) data which, upon analysis, shows that 7- to 17-year-olds have similar cavity rates in their permanent teeth whether their water supply is fluoridated or not (Table 1).

In 1990, using the same NIDR data, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis published equally surprising results in a peer-reviewed journal. He concluded, "No statistically significant differences were found in the decay rates of permanent teeth or the percentages of decay-free children in the F [fluoridated], NF [non-fluoridated], and PF [partially fluoridated] areas."(2).

Read the rest at the link

5 comments:

  1. ... But then it was never about the teeth of young kids eh?

    I take you would know all about the aluminium industry, and the toxic by-products it produces, say, sodium fluoride... and... oooh the difficulty in getting rid of that stuff. Unless you have a use for it!

    Problem, Reaction, Solution (even though I hate to parrot David Icke, there's not a better example around!)

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  2. Penn did I or did I not send you some info on this very subject? If not then if you want I shall.

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  3. Hey edo, no it wasn't!
    There were also ties to the nuclear weapons industry.

    and there is nothing wrong with "problem, reaction, solution."
    It fits so many scenarios, so perfectly.

    Thanks actually to Silverfish, who did send me some great information on the whole fluoride scam.

    and yes silv, you sent it, and I read it.

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  4. I was happily surprised yesterday while at the dentist, waiting to be seen. Another patient, a woman about my age, was decrying fluoride while waiting to pay. She knew! The girl behind the desk, however was not convinced and said, well everyone has opinions. (uh scientific fact is NOT opinion).

    As the clued in woman left, I smiled, winked, then said "Not to mention how it makes populations complacent and unquestioning'. She grinned, and winked back saying "indeed'!

    Nice to know there are folks out there who DO ask questions for themselves.

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  5. Hey maggie:
    I like that, it is nice to know there are other people out there, who are informed and aware.

    If we could just see a larger percentage of the population being informed and aware and then being proactive.

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