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Your article suggests that fluoride is a peripheral contaminant on the surface of teeth when it is applied at 500 ppm. This has nothing to do with water fluoridation at 0.7 ppm that produces 0.016 ppm fluoride in saliva bathing teeth topically.

Further, one would need to brush teeth with 500 ppm fluoride every 20 minutes to actually retain this effect. It would be more efficient to paint teeth with white paint.Atleast theprote4citon from acid erosion would last for a while.

All this to justify increased cancer mortality, increased thyroid impairment, lowered IQ, and permanent bone accumulation forming bone of altered crystal structure and poor quality.

Count me out. .

Richard Sauerheber, Ph.D.
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Well, "Carrie Anne,"  this is an interesting comment from you:

 

"What we are talking about is the arrogance of fluoridationists who deny science and denigrate opponents in an attempt to bully professionals, politicians & politics into compliance."

 

It is interesting in light of the fact that you began this thread which you yourself dubbed,  "Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action."  

 

Please don't tell me you don't see the irony here.

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”Fluoridation is against all modern principles of pharmacology.” - Dr. Arvid Carlsson, neuropharmacologist. 2000 Nobel Laureate in Medicine and official scientific advisor to the Swedish Government (1923-2018)

 

What we are talking about is the immorality of adding a poison to municipal water supplies based on a 1940s assumption that an arbitrarily determined concentration of it is not harmful when consumed in any dose by everyone from pregnant women to senior citizens with kidney disease. 

 

What we are talking about is the arrogance of fluoridationists who deny science and denigrate opponents in an attempt to bully professionals, politicians & public into compliance. 

 

What we are talking about is the stupidity of assuming our attempts to pH balance water systems and our fluoridation mechanisms don't fail resulting in permanent damage to people, plpes and planet. 

 

Fluoridation is medically contraindicated or ill advised for millions, including pregnant women, bottle fed babies and senior citizens.

 

  • Fluoridation adds toxins to the environment and is a false dilemma.

Buy a gallon jug for a buck if you don't believe brushing your teeth with it is enough. There is no need for cities to buy truckloads to flush 99% of it down the toilet. There is no need to cause disease, disability & premature death in millions with inflammatory, immune system, thyroid & kidney disease.

 

RECENT STUDIES: 

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Describes impact of fluoride-induced stress and inflammation in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and demonstrates the mechanism for cell death in its worsening over time.

- Goschorska M, et al. Potential Role of Fluoride in the Etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19 (12), 3965.

 

BRAIN INJURY: Fluoride interferes with calcium metabolism which impacts brain chemistry and poisons the hippocampus.  “The imbalance of calcium metabolism caused by fluorosis may be a pathogenesis of brain injury induced by fluoride.” 

- Qiuli Yu, Dandan Shao. Rui Zhang, Wei Ouyang, Zigui Zhang. Effects of drinking water fluorosis on L-type calcium channel of hippocampal neurons in mice. Chemosphere. Volume 220, April 2019, Pages 169-175. [Online Ahead of Print]

 

IODINE-THYROID: 18% of people drinking 'optimally' fluoridated water in Canadian communities have a heightened risk of low thyroid function because fluoride interferes with iodine metabolism. Many of them will be sub-clinical and not know they are mildly hypothyroid, which nevertheless increases their risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, and other problems. Study excluded those already diagnosed with thyroid disease.

- Ashley J. Malin, Julia Riddell, Hugh McCague, Christine Till. Fluoride exposure and thyroid function among adults living in Canada: Effect modification by iodine status. Environment International. Volume 121, Part 1, December 2018, Pages 667-674.

 

PREGNANT WOMEN: Pregnant Canadian women drinking 'optimally' fluoridated water had twice the fluoride exposure per individual testing as compared to pregnant women in non-fluoridated Canadian communities - and consistent with the range in the Mexican women whose children had up to 6 points lowered IQ based on prenatal exposure to fluoride (from salt). Excluded those with health conditions such as kidney disease as well as considered confounding factors such as tea consumption. 

- Christine Till, Rivka Green, John G. Grundy, Richard Hornung, Raichel Neufeld, E. Angeles Martinez-Mier, Pierre Ayotte, Gina Muckle, and Bruce Lanphear. Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada. Environmental Health Perspectives. October 2018. 

 

OVERDOSED BABIES: Over one third of babies (37%) in fluoridated American communities consume amounts of fluoride in excess of the upper limits of fluoride considered safe per government regulations. Even 4% of babies in non-fluoridated communities are overdosed on fluoride due to consumption of products made with fluoridated water. At the very least, this puts these children at high risk for developing dental fluorosis, which is associated with increased incidence of learning disabilities, broken bones and kidney disease. 

- Claudia X Harriehausen, Fehmida Z Dosani, Brett T Chiquet, Michelle S Barratt, and Ryan L Quock. Fluoride Intake of Infants from Formula. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2018.

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES: Over 200 children were individually tested. Study found attention deficit disorder apparently caused by their prenatal exposure to fluoride specific to dose. This is the 3rd report out of the NIH sponsored 12 year study that seems to have been designed with the intention of showing no ill effect, but instead has three times confirmed low dose prenatal exposure to fluoride consistent with exposure in 'optimally' fluoridated communities causes subtle but permanent brain damage for many consumers. Excluded those with history of mental illness or conditions such as diabetes and renal disease. 

- Morteza Bashash, Maelle Marchand, Howard Hu, ChristineTill, Angeles Martinez-Mier, Brisa N. Sanchez, Niladri Basu, Karen Peterson, Rivka Green, Lourdes Schnaas, Adriana Mercado-García, Mauricio Hernández-Avila, Martha María Téllez-Rojo. Prenatal fluoride exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children at 6–12 years of age in Mexico City. Environment International. Volume 121, Part 1, December 2018, Pages 658-666.

 

IQ: Validated that IQs of children are lowered on a dose-response trend line correlated with the amount of fluoride exposure as measured via urine tests of their mothers during pregnancy and individualized IQ tests of offspring. In the range consistent with doses in optimally fluoridated communities, there was up to a 6 point difference in IQ. This NIH sponsored 12 year longitudinal study excluded diabetics as well as those with kidney disease or pregnancy complications and allowed for many confounders. 

- Morteza Bashash, Deena Thomas, Howard Hu, et al. Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico. Environ Health Perspect. Sept 2017. Vol 125, Issue 9.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, of course, phosphate and calcium, together with fluoide, are involved in remineralising teeth, as well as inhibiting acid attack. The scientific observation that acid attack is moved to lower pH values when fluoride is present underlines how the involvement of fluioide in saliova helps reduce acid attack but calcium and phosphate are also involved in the chemical reactions occurring at the tooth surface.

There is a natural concentration on fluoide, but there are similar research reports of calcium levels in drinking water influencing the prevalance of tooth decay. In my own research, I have seen how calcium contrations in soil solution have a dramatic effect on the solubility of fluorapatite in soil.

Tooth enamel contains a small amount of fluoride in its chemical structure. But the important fluoride for existing teeth is at the surface of the tooth and in the saliva where it is involved, together with calcium and phosphate, in the surface reactions.

That important fluoride is in the surface layer of only a few nanometres. Read my recent article on this describing the recent research showing how that surface fluoride inhibits acid attack - https://openparachute.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/protection-of-teeth-by-fluoride-confirmed-yet-again/ 

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Richard, if this comment is a response to my comment, it is moot.

 

Your quote:  "Fluoridation of major cities in the U.S. did not occur in 1945. Only two cities were force drugged back then and the bone thickening observed,on xrays,was ignored because the examiners already decided they wanted fluoridatuon to be aporoved.

The major spread started in the 1960s. The entire LA basin began in 2011 and,san duego ca in,2013.  .  .  .  .  "

 

Richard, I was responding to Sirpac who was implying that life expectency in the United States had been declining over the past 3 years because of water fluoridation.  

 

Sirpac provided this link to support his comment.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/national/health-science/us-life-expectancy-declines-again-a-d...

 

This quote is from Sirpac's own link: 

 

"Drug overdoses set another annual record in 2017, cresting at 70,237 — up from 63,632 the year before, the government said in a companion report. The opioid epidemic continued to take a relentless toll, with 47,600 deaths in 2017 from drugs sold on the street such as fentanyl and heroin, as well as prescription narcotics. That was also a record number, driven largely by an increase in fentanyl deaths."

 

This was also from his link: 

 

"Other factors in the life expectancy decline include a spike in deaths from flu last winter and increases in deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases, Alz­heimer’s disease, strokes and suicide. Deaths from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, which had been declining until 2011, continued to level off.

Deaths from cancer continued their long, steady, downward trend."

 

Richard, you also said, 

 

"So cancer mortality needs to be studied in a proper selective,way. Yiamouyiannis had the best data demonstrating that fluoridation blocked the decrease in cancer mortality in all fluoridated cities examined pre and post fluoridation."

 

No.  Death from cancer is decreasing.  Suicide and drug overdose are why life expectency in this country is declining.  Death from the Flu also contributed to this trend.  Let's not forget to include our anti-vaccine fanatic friends who made their own small contribution to the increase of death in the U.S. 

 

Again, this country has bigger problems than water fluoridated at the optimal level of 0.7 parts per million.

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Yes, the plea to "get real" always comes up when attempting to carry out a scientific exchange with those people ideologically opposed to community water fluodiation. People who characteristically misrepresent and distort the science.

In this case, pointing out how fluoride, phosphate and calcium in food and beverages contribute to increased concentrations of these chemical species in saliva gets a common response by distorting the issue. The small increase if F- concentration of excreted saliva may or may not confer a health benefit - but we are not talking about that. We are discussing the increased saliva concentration of these chemical species because of inputs from food and beverage (and also F from CaF2 reserves in the oral cavity).

I just wish people would stop misrepresenting the issue and face up to a good faith scientific exchange. 

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The absurd and impossible  claim that fluoride remineraluzes teeth is false advertising.  Healthy normal rock hard translucent crystallinw teerh enamel contains no fluoriide. So how could fluoride cause it to be mineralized again? It cant. If one said calcium phossphate remineralizes teeth at least you would have a chemical argument to make..

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Fluoridation of major cities in the U.S. did not occur in 1945. Only two cities were force drugged back then and the bone thickening observed,on xrays,was ignored because the examiners already decided they wanted fluoridatuon to be aporoved.

The major spread started in the 1960s. The entire LA basin began in 2011 and,san duego ca in,2013.

So cancer mortality needs to be studied in a proper selective,way. Yiamouyiannis had the best data demonstrating that fluoridation blocked the decrease in cancer mortality in all fluoridated cities examined pre and post fluoridation.

 

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Compact bone and,spongy bone are completely different structures and turnover in compact  bone is extremely slow and not known for any given individual. If you want to disagree with the,assesment by the NRC with an estimated floirude half removal rate of 20 years, go ahead and good luck with that. .i choose  to stick with facts.. and 20 years,is hardly the feature of a nutrient. It is an accumulative poison that causes formation of bone of poor quality. At uncertain levels perhaps around 1700 mg/kg it forms exostoses that are not reversible. Im sorry to burst your bubble but the trurh is what matters.. 

If you want you can read the fluoride toxicology chapter in the recent text top ten contributoons in environmentsl health or the original article in the journal of environmental and publuc health 439490.

 

 

 

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Saliva fluoride in a fluoridated city averages 0.016 ppm, totally worthless at affecting enamel, at about 95,000 times less concentrated than in toothpaste.

So please get real.

 

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