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Thank you for standing up for Public Dental Health, especially standing up to Dr. Connett, an intenation fluoridation assassin.
It boils down who are you going to trust? Someone such as yourself, who has lived in this community for 20+ years and cared deeply about improving the oral health of the citizens of Phoenix, vs Connett, who will attempt to spread his "fearmongering" to the citizens of Phoenix, and he's off on the next jet to wherever to spread his propaganda in another community.
He doesn't give a hoot about Phoenix.Sep 11, 2012
There have been 22 broad-based scientific reviews of fluoridation, the latest in 2011 by a European committee of scientists called SCHER (Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks).
Here's just one statement that refutes the issue of IQ and Thyroid:
Pages 17-18 summarize the studies on these two allegations of the anti's:
Available human studies do not clearly support the conclusion that fluoride in drinking water impairs children’s neurodevelopment at levels permitted in the EU. A systematic evaluation of the human studies does not suggest a potential thyroid effect at realistic exposures to fluoride. The absence of thyroid effects in rodents after long-term fluoride administration and the much higher sensitivity of rodents to changes in thyroid related endocrinology as compared with humans do not support a role for fluoride induced thyroid perturbations in humans. The limited animal data can also not support the link between fluoride exposure and neurotoxicity at relevant non-toxic doses.
SCHER agrees that there is not enough evidence to conclude that fluoride in drinking water at concentrations permitted in the EU may impair the IQ of children. SCHER also agrees that a biological plausibility for the link between fluoridated water and IQ has not been established.”Jul 8, 2012
The FDA warning label is a requirement by the FDA called a "monograph protocol". Anything that has the potential of ingestion to a toxic level has this requirement on it. Look at the side of your Tylenol, ibuprophen, or vitamin bottles, and you will see the same warning label. The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has checked every toxicological data base in the U.S., and there has been a total of zero, nada, zilch reported hospital admissions due to toothpaste ingestion.
Regarding the 4000 signatures signing a petition to end fluoridation, you need to look at the denominator; they include physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, engineers, chiropractors, naturopaths, etc. WORLDWIDE !! Now we're talking millions in the denominator. It probably is around 0.0000000000001%
There are over 100 national and international medical, dental, public health, and scientific research organizations that recognize the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation. The anti's have yet to convince a single one of these organizations to reverse their position and call for an end to fluoridation.Jun 26, 2012