Fraud of Fluoridation

RECEIVED Thu., Dec. 3, 2009

Dear Editor,
    Re: “Fluoride Throwdown!” [Newsdesk blog, Dec. 2]: The Environmental Protection Agency discovered in 1985 the fraud of fluoridation. Altered studies and reviews were discovered claiming safety and benefits that did not exist. Dr. Robert Carton, union president, loudly and clearly called it fraud and attempted to get management to correct the dishonesty. They refused any action. They sued in 1986, reporting 29 pages of violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, but the federal court refused to hear it. Congress has been asked to halt it by an ever-growing number of EPA unions, with 11 asking in 2005, but there is no response yet. The 2006 National Research Council said current allowed levels were not protective. The EPA management has refused to set a new lower level after 3 1/2 years. The current max is not safe, yet they do not act. Several members of the NRC review thought less than one part per million and maybe zero was the safe level. The EPA union scientists did the math, and risk for high-use persons and susceptible persons and the correct science goal is zero, exactly the same as other cumulative toxins arsenic and lead. These are the top contaminates of the fluoridation product. Phosphate mines, smokestacks, and pollution scrubbers' contaminated toxic sludge is used unprocessed. No government agency ever has even attempted chronic ingested benefit or safety studies. Not one. The health department will claim thousands of studies, but ask for one and it will walk away from the bluff. American Water Works Association's b703-06 is the product, and p.12 is the specification sheet with a full page of deadly contaminates. Many are radioactive as the mines also used to produce uranium from seven recovery units with the last closing in 1998. All this uranium is left in the products unmentioned to the public. The Atomic Energy Commission mine records show this data. Fluoride Action Network has several documented stories with all the proof and pictures for those who prefer denial. Most review panels just cut and paste Centers for Disease Control and American Dental Association public relations puff, which lacks any science and very little truth. Listen to Bill Kiel, Ph.D., who actually has researched the science and has a PowerPoint showing peer-reviewed current science. IAOMT has a detailed science-based fluoridation policy, as another reader mentioned. It beats anything the health department will ever say. Go to Bill Kiel, please, for the real science. Have a debate between Kiel and the health department. The last thing the health department wants is open debate with real science. Its staff members are cut-and-paste experts only, or they do OK at listing endorsements.
Jim Schultz
Ormond Beach, Fla.
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