In Part 1, Dr. Sylvia Onusic provided information on the school fluoride mouth rinse programs along with much data and references on oral hygiene products and other sources of fluoride poisoning. Part 2 covers a dangerous tooth sealant program for schoolchildren as well as some other details that should be brought forth.
Once again we are most pleased to have David Michael as a guest writer on the topic of fluoride overdose. David Michael has spent four decades in the environmental profession in Michael’s experience with hazardous compounds in water, waste and air include monitoring and control and treatment. He has worked for EPA as a regulator and has worked for major oil and tire companies, and many organizations such as Toyota, USPS, USAF as a consultant, publisher and educator. David is a chemical engineer with an environmental specialty and is an advocate for natural food and health freedom.–Augie
FLUORIDE ALERT: SLOWLY POISONING THE CHILDREN? –PART 2
by David Michael
Fluorine and many of it fluoride compounds are some of the most toxic and reactive substances known to man. It is legally an extremely hazardous material and as a waste is considered a toxic waste by EPA. It is a poison. But lo and behold, when placed in the mouth of babies and children, all of a sudden the poison is in the top 10 list medical miracles of the 20th century, the mantra of public health authorities.
Fifteen European countries have banned water fluoridation due to known health effects. Can you find one study that shows water fluoridation is effective against cavities?
State and local departments of health are asking kids to rinse each week with these toxic compounds yet can (and have) shut down a KoolAid or lemonade stand at a farmers market for lack of a $200 license for the summer (to protect public health).
According to the news release from the Ohio Department of Health “schools will pass out cups of fluoride solution for five minutes each week in which they will “swish” and dispose in the garbage”. It is illegal to dispose of a toxic waste in this manner. As arranged for the excess mercury-containing flu vaccines from last winter, fluoride wastes also need proper disposal such as incineration.
In all their infinite wisdom, despite volumes of research and reports on serious health effects from fluoride toxicity and overload in children, the State Departments of Health and the schools continue with these mouth rinse programs. Ironically, it expresses itself in mild to badly stained teeth. Overall, fluoride poisoning causes serious disorders such as thyroid dysfunction, brain tumors, lower metabolism, lower IQs, bone weakness . . . with little or no benefit to the teeth.
Fluoride the Silent Killer
Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D. has a brief and fascinating paper called Fluoride the Silent Killer It describes the dangers of fluoride toothpaste, rinses and topicals; and fluoride in general. He cites studies that toothpaste or rinses are not at all effective in cavity prevention. He says fluoride stays in the bones; but it does the most damage in soft tissue, including gum damage, and for this “If you take over 200 mg of vitamin C per day that is all you really need for removing fluoride. In three to six months you should have about 99% of it out which is good enough.”
Dr. John Yiamouyiannis (now deceased) received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and his post-doctoral fellowship at Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He then became editor at Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest chemical information center, where he first became aware of the health damaging effects of fluoride. He was the former science director of Canada’s National Health Federation; the executive director of Health Action and president of the Safe Water Foundation. He was a world-leading authority on the biological effects of fluoride and was responsible for ending the use of fluoride in many areas of the United States and abroad.
Lack of Medical Evaluation
State and local school rinse programs do not require the attention of a medical professional, prescription or a medical prescreening for fluoride suitability. This is needed if the child is at risk for fluoride poisoning—or is already overloaded. In fact, community volunteers can administer if they are trained. Some programs offer a choice of the rinse or a daily one-milligram fluoride tablet. One mg of many toxic compounds each day is not good—especially for fluorides. It is malpractice not to make this determination.
(Yet, it is a health violation to allow a broken crayon in class—it must be disposed of—since it may be a swallowing hazard.)
In Ohio and other states, school dental programs now also include a big-money maker on tooth sealants made from plastics containing dangerous BPA or bis-Phenol A, where fluoride is put in under the sealant. These are said to last only two to five years and can cause lesions in the mouth, allergetic and autoimmune reactions, according to Dr. Vee in his article on Health Risks from Dental Sealants.
Baby Formulas and Treatment
Fluoride is a highly esteemed darling of the American Dental Association, yet in 2008 they strongly recommended that no fluoridated city water be used to make instant baby formula due to health effects. This statement has begun to unravel their precious trade secret. But Gerber and other water bottlers for babies still boast that their water contains fluoride as if it is a health bonus to buy it. Of course, Gerber and the others are conning the uneducated, programmed to think fluorides are necessary for good health.
ADA advised their member dentists of the baby formula problem, but do dentists see newborns and infants? NO. Pediatricians. Has one parent heard that they should not use fluoridated water in their formula preparation?
(As a side note, when fluoridated water is heated a while in aluminum pans is greatly increases the Aluminum that does into the water or baby formula. Aluminum acts with fluoride in such a way to cause more fluoride and aluminum to enter cells—even the brain. Heat the baby formula in the microwave in a plastic BPA-containing bottle makes an even more dangerous soup.)
Misinformation or Disinformation?
You will find the exact opposite claims statements in literature from qualified scientists (even the manufacturer’s and government’s) compared to those that health departments proclaim in their campaigns. For example:
The rinse available to the general public:
Colgate sells Gel-Cam fluoride rinse available only by prescription. It is 0.1% stannous fluoride (SnF2) and calculates to be 0.024% F or 240 ppm. In the 10 ml swish, the dose amounts to 0.24 mg if swallowed.
Their warning says DO NOT SWALLOW http://www.colgateprofessional.com/products/Colgate-Gel-Kam-Oral-Care-Rinse-Rx-only/specifics see health effects
They warn: Do not use in pediatric patients under age 12 years unless recommended by a dentist or physician.
The school rinse is 0.2% sodium fluoride (NaF) amounts to 0.12% F or 1200 ppm. The 10 ml dose amounts to 1.2 mg if swallowed.
The rinse used in schools in America
This is 5 times the Colgate prescription dose and the school program does not require a prescription!
The Ohio school parent permission slip says “it is safe if swallowed—just like toothpaste!”
Grade school kids are mostly under 12.
They say fluoride is a “natural” occurring compound—but none of the fluoride compounds being used are natural. They want everyone’s fluoride level to be sufficient—yet the body does not need fluoride.
The Gem-Cal contains stannous fluoride and it causes staining of the teeth. Using products containing stannous fluoride regularly involve a trip to the dentist to remove the stains. And why do they make a tooth product that stains the teeth and is very poisonous?
Here is the daily dosing schedule for fluoride “dietary supplements” different age groups from the state of Coloradohttp://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/oralhealth/fluoridation/dietarysupplementsfluoride.pdf
No Informed Consent
Fortunately, the fluoride rinse and seal school programs are voluntary and a permission slip is needed. However, most parents are unaware of the dangers since parents are given only the part of the story—a sales pitch on the permission slip where you must opt out or in. This is written to make the parent feel irresponsible if they refuse. The children feel left out during procedure and may even be treated as if their parents don’t care.
Coming soon will be new, unproven oral antivirals to swallow in different colors and flavors as well as new, unproven vaccinations once again this fall. The difference here is with vaccinations parents are told they are “required” and the mention of simple exemption forms are apparently quite rare….”