this website, The Fluoride Debate, we have juxtaposed the arguments
presented by the American Dental Association (ADA) with comments from
many of the independent scientists who have examined the issue with an
open mind. We believe that if people take the time to read and study both
sides of the fluoridation debate especially the science that has
emerged over the last ten years they will be appalled by the practice
of putting this known toxic substance into the public drinking water.
The benefits have been wildly exaggerated and the risks have been downplayed.
Behind the scenes many dentists acknowledge this situation but the ADA maintains such a stranglehold on the profession that it is dangerous for them to become openly critical of the practice of fluoridation. Even though the ADA is an association, not a governmental agency, it has a great deal of influence on dental matters through its lobbyists in Washington, DC and the almost universal and dominant presence of its members on State Dental Boards. These Boards have the power to remove a license from a practicing dentist in the state, and thus can keep dentists in line on controversial issues like fluoridation.
We hope that this website will encourage more dentists to break ranks with the ADA and rescue this profession from its shortsighted promotion of this dangerous, unethical and unnecessary practice.
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is not about "children's teeth". Rather, it is about industry
ridding itself of crude hazardous waste products, silicofluorides,
for a profit. Silicofluorides are 85 times more toxic than naturally-occurring
is more toxic than lead and like lead in minute doses, accumulates
in and can be damaging to brain/mind development of children, producing
abnormal behavior in animals and reducing IQ in humans, especially
in conjunction with deficiencies of key nutrients such as calcium,
iodine and vitamins. It can also contribute to many disease processes.
Because it is almost as toxic as arsenic, fluoride's ability to play
havoc in the human body should surprise no one.
is as much, or more, dental decay in fluoridated communities as there
is in the non-fluoridated areas; however, the dental costs are higher
in fluoridated communities due to dental
fluorosis. Drinking fluoridated water may delay decay, but it
does not prevent it.
fluorosis is not simply a "cosmetic effect". Dental fluorosis
is the first visible sign of fluoride poisoning. Today there is an
increased prevalence of dental fluorosis, ranging from about 15% to
65% in fluoridated areas and 5% to 40% in non-fluoridated areas in
Protection Agency (EPA) scientists, after studying all the evidence,
concluded that the public water supply should not be used "as
a vehicle for disseminating this toxic and prophylactically useless
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that fluoride is not a mineral
nutrient; it is a prescription drug. Every prescription drug has side-effects,
including fluoride. Fluoride has never received FDA approval and does
not meet the legal requirements of safety and effectiveness necessary
for such approval. Once this drug is put in the water there is no
control over individual dosage.
American Dental Association supplement schedule shows that fluoride
prescription drugs should not be given to infants under 6 months of
age. One cup of water per day for children age 6 months to 3 years
matches the supplement controlled dose. Therefore, in fluoridated
areas, most children under 3 are getting an overdose of this drug
via their drinking water, yet the ADA continues to recommend fluoridation.
widespread and uncontrolled use of fluoride in our water, dental products,
and foods and beverages (grown and processed in fluoridated communities),
is causing pervasive over-exposure to fluoride in the U.S. population.
Most developed countries have rejected, stopped, or banned fluoridation
because there is no margin of safety.
is not just "one of forty chemicals used to treat water".
It is the only chemical added to public drinking water to treat individuals,
rather than the water. It is mass medication. This website explains
why a good number of leading scientists, doctors, and some dentists
are avidly opposed to putting fluoride in our water supply. It also
shows that this controversy has existed in the scientific field from
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