Fluoride is what city hall calls it, and lobbyists wouldn't blame them . Who wants to hear the real truth of what it is, or rather what it isn't? It is not a pharmaceutical grade or organic fluoride such as that found naturally in Toronto's well water. Rather, an inorganic fluoride is laced in an industrial waste pollutant called HEXAFLUOROSILICIC ACID (HFSA). It is derived by brushing off the phosphate stalks from the phosphate fertilizer industry. We get our supply from Florida. For every 40,000 ton truck load that comes into Toronto's water treatment plants, up to 8lbs of LEAD and 2 lbs of ARSENIC come along with it. It costs YOU, the tax payer anywhere from $420.7 million to $760.5 million over a ten year period. This would be composed of:
1. $250 million to $361 million in fluoridation operations and capital equipment costs by the City, including $171 million in lead pipe replacement;
2. another $130 million in lead pipe replacement costs for owners of some 65,000 residences in Toronto; and,
3. $40 million to $269 million for some 50,500 children and their families for dental fluorosis treatments which are typically not covered by dental insurance plans.
Wondering why lead pipe replacement costs are in there? Fluoride leaches lead, just as it does calcium. Thus, Dental and Skeletal fluorosis: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/25017.php
And the purported benefits of fluoride? Here are some hard facts Council doesn't want to hit you with:
1. Artificial Water Fluoridation Products are Unregulated, Unapproved, Uncontrolled, and Illegal to Manufacture and Sell in Canada
To date, Health Canada has never regulated or approved the fluoride products used in artificial water fluoridation to ensure that they are safe for Canadians or that they prevent cavities, as claimed.i According to the law, products sold without this regulatory approval cannot be legally sold in Canada. Canadians deserve to be protected by this regulatory approval process. Only this process will ensure quality and security to the millions of Canadians who are exposed to these natural health products in their drinking water. Front Page News: Waterloo Chronicle, April 14, 2010: http://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news/article/207371
2. Artificial Water Fluoridation does not prevent cavities
Fluoridation may not do much for cavities. Globe and Mail April 16, 2010 by Martin Mittelstaedt. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/ontario-fluoride-may-make-minor-difference/article1535873/
New Zealand Health Ministry Finds that Fluoridation Does Not Reduce Tooth Decay. World Dental.org, April 30th, 2010. http://worldental.org/dental-news/health-ministry-finds-that-fluoridation-does-not-reduce-tooth-decay/1300/
This is in agreement with 2 recent reports from the USA presented to Health Canada by National Research Council author Dr. Thiessen: No Benefit - Definite Harm by Dr. Thiessen
The above data is in agreement with 3 very recent studies from Canada:
Swallowing Fluoride Does Not Prevent Cavities1
The above data is in agreement with the historical data:
4 North American Trials
50 years later - Kingston-Newburgh Trial
Dean 21 city graph
3. Artificial Water Fluoridation irrefutably causes harm
Even a child knows that you cannot control how much water a person drinks in a day. If you cannot control how much people drink, you cannot control the daily intake of fluoride. The National Research Council 2006 Review of Fluorides in Drinking Water Table 2-4 (http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11571&page=35#p200111b79960035001) shows that susceptible groups consume up to ten times more than the mean; e.g., young children, diabetics, lactating mothers, athletes, construction workers, police, firefighters, and military.
How many Canadians suffer from dental fluorosis?
Fluoride and Dental Fluorosis
How many people have arthritic-like pain due to fluoride?
Fluoride and Skeletal Fluorosis
How many people/children have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Colic due to fluoride?
Fluoride and GI Tract
How many men are experiencing Infertility due to fluoride?
Fluoride Toxicity In The Male Reproductive System
How many people are experiencing Thyroid or Kidney Derangements due to fluoride?
Fluoride and Thyroid Fluoride and Kidneys
How many children are experiencing Learning Disabilities due to fluoride exposure?