Well-oiled, agenda-driven water industry propaganda : Fluoride prevents tooth decay and is a harmless additive found in toothpaste, rinses, and our water supply.
Scientific Reality : Fluoride is a cumulative poison, which 13 countries have banned. Half of what we eat collects in teeth and bones, making them dense but brittle. Among other conditions, fluoride can cause dental fluorosis, which signals systemic fluoride poisonong.
Tip: Only distillation or reverse osmosis filtration can remove fluoride from tap water.
ADMITTING A MISTAKE
Dr.Hardy Limeback , head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry for the University of Toronto, once belonged to a group of dental professionals who gave talks to promote the benefits of water fluoridation. He was one of Canada's primary promoters of public fluoridation -- until he began to take a closer look at the research. Many of our nations political ministers should take a closer look too at our country public water supply, if they really represent the public interest and well-being at all time during their term of office. Dr Limeback noticed the higher incidence of hip fractures. He noticed the mottled and brittle teeth. Dr.Limeback notes : "Here in Toronto we've been fluoridating for 36 years. Yet Vancouver -- which has never fluoridated -- has a cavity rate lower than Toronto's." He warns that children under three should never use fluoridated toothpaste. With regard to the water : "Because of the cumulative properties of the toxins, the detrimental effects on human health are catastrophic."
Recently Dr.Limeback admitted that the truth was bitter pill to swallow. He apologized to students and faculty at the University of Toronto for unintentionally misleading his colleagues : "For the past 15 years , I had refused to study the toxicology information that is readily available to anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing from my mind." He added : "Your well-intentioned dentist is simply following 50 years of misinformation from public health and the dental association. Me , too. Unfortunately, we were wrong."
(Source:Barry Forbes, "Prominent researcher apologizes for pushing fluoride," The Tribune (Mesa, AZ), Sunday, December 5, 1999, http://pwgazette.com/hardylimeback.htm )