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Anyone who still believes fluoridation is "safe and effective" needs to carefully study the difference between naturally occurring calcium fluoride and the contaminated silicon fluorides obtained from the phosphate fertilizer industry which are characterized as hazardous waste by the U.S. EPA. Calcium fluoride is far less toxic. Dr. Sauerheber's comment below is a good place to begin your education.
Sep 11, 2012
Fluoride works primarily though topical application to the teeth. When it is delivered systemically the concentration in the saliva is far too low (.02ppm) to have a topical effect. As Dr. Connett pointed out, decay rates have declined all over the world at a similar rate in both fluoridated and non fluoridated communities.
Delivery of fluoride though the water supply does not allow control of the individual dose and does not allow for differences in water intake and susceptibility among population subsets. If fluoride causes a problem at a concentration of three or four times the concentration placed in our water supply, how is that going to effect someone who drinks three or four times as much water? What about those with impaired kidney clearance or infants who drink a huge amount of fluid relative to their body weight?
A common misconception about fluoride is that it is necessary in human nutrition, but no fluoride deficiency has ever been demonstrated. Fluoride is no more necessary than lead or arsenic as evidenced by its virtual absence
in nature's perfect food, mother's milk.
I applaud and share the passion of Dr. Farran for better dental health for our children, but I do believe that Dr. Connett has raised serious concerns regarding the addition of (even if in small amounts) of a known toxin along with its associated industrial contaminants into our water supply.
David Banks, DDS
Sep 10, 2012
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