Safety of water fluoridation by Declan Waugh – 2012.07.23
In the debate on the safety of water fluoridation readers may be interested to know the findings of a recent review of research published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Volume 10 Number 2, 2005).
The review concluded with the following; “artificial fluoridation of drinking water by municipalities at 1 ppm of fluoride ion probably does not reduce tooth decay, except for a minor effect on deciduous teeth. Hexafluorosilicic acid (used in Ireland) and it’s sodium salts, which contain other toxic substances because they are not purified, certainly have no significant benefit.
Proponents of water fluoridation have censored most media, ignored intelligent discussion of fluoridation, slandered most opponents of fluoridation, and overturned legal judgements against fluoridation in a manner that demonstrates their political power. Many published studies that had conclusions favouring fluoridation were later found unsupported by their raw data.
There is evidence that fluoridation increases the incidence of cancer, hip fractures, joint problems, and that by causing fluorosis it damages both teeth and bones. Other medical problems may also occur, including neurological damage.” The review ends with this statement. “fluoridation of municipal water should cease.”
Ireland remains the only country in Europe that supports the mandatory fluoridation of public water supplies, the health statistics for Ireland would support the statements made in this published peer reviewed study in a reputable medical journal.
To continue to support water fluoridation in light of recent scientific evidence is noting short of criminal negligence.
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