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Monday, September 6, 2010

Slowly poisoning our children

This is a must read article for all parents!!

FLUORIDE ALERT: Slowly Poisoning the Children?

Fluoride Rinse Program Instituted in Ohio Schools

by Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD
Our kids are getting too much fluoride. It’s here, it’s there, it’s everywhere!  You might think, if a little is good, more is better. Not in the case of fluoride, which has no nutritional value in the human diet and is considered an extremely hazardous material which requires, by law, special transportation and disposal. Fluorine is the element, and all compounds of fluorine are called fluorides. Calcium fluoride occurs in nature but it is not calcium fluoride that is put into toothpaste, mouth rinse, drinking water, and other products. The fluoride added to US drinking water is considered a hazardous waste by EPA. Now it is purchased from China.  Remember the melamine in baby formula, the tainted dog food, the childrens’ toys and jewelry?
Before the 1950’s, fluoride was considered a poison by the American Dental Association and American Medical Association.  But after World War II, the American medical community flip- flopped, like some politicians, on their opinion of fluoride. In the 1950’s the American Public Health Service hired Edward Bernays, the grandson of Sigmund Freud, to sell fluoride to the American Public. He had previously done so with cigarettes, advertising that the best MD’s smoke Camels. After one study, which was not completed at Grand Rapids, Michigan, the US Public Health Service pronounced fluorides great for preventing cavities.  Since then fluoride chemicals have slowly made their way into many facets of our lives, our water, drugs, pesticides, toothpaste, mouth rinse, dental floss, and food products.
According to dental experts, the use of topical fluoride applications such as toothpaste, rinses, and mouth washes, as well as systemic treatments such as fluoridated water, only prevent cavities on  the smooth surfaces of the teeth (around the teeth) which means that the chewing surfaces (pits and fissures) are not affected by fluoride treatments. This is extremely significant for parents because it well known that 80 to 90% of cavities in children occur in the pits and fissures of the tooth, and that fluoride treatments are unable to prevent the great majority of cavities. So why use them?
“It is estimated that 84% of the caries experience in the 5 to 17 year-old population involves tooth surfaces with pits and fissures and fluorides cannot be expected appreciably to reduce our incidence of caries on these surfaces…”
SOURCE: Journal of the American Dental Association 1984; 108:448.

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