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Fluoride

Introduction

The subject of water fluoridation has been one of the most contentious issues in the world since its conception in the early 20th century. The whole issue of fluoridation represents a conflict between politics and science in which the public health has been at serious risk. It seems that the whole issue is based on misrepresentation. The fluoridation trials upon which standard advice depends are statistically invalid.1 The fluoridation paradigm depends heavily on public belief that the US Public Health Service, World Health Organization (WHO), the American Dental Association (ADA)2 ,3 and the American Medical Association (AMA)4 are telling the truth. Surprisingly, this is not so. In this country medicine is a business. A healthy population would mean an end to the medical, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical empires which reap trillions of dollars from the decline of health. This decline is being encouraged. Certain individuals have committed federal crimes, ethical violations and crimes against humanity in the perpetuation of this false paradigm - a paradigm which involves fraud,5 collusion, suppression of scientific research, falsification of research, misrepresentation of fact ... and conspiracy.

Conspiracy

People tend to shy away from the word conspiracy, but what does that word mean? According to Blacks Law Dictionary, which defines several levels of conspiracy: "A combination or con-feratio between two or more persons, formed for the purpose of committing, by their joint efforts some unlawful or criminal act, or some act which is lawful in itself but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators, or for the purpose of using criminal or unlawful means to the commission of the act not in itself unlawful. A person is guilty of conspiracy if that person agrees to aid other persons in the planning or commission of such a crime, or of an attempt or solicitation to perform such a crime. A conspiracy may be a continuing one; actors may drop out, and others join; the details of the operation may change from time to time; the members need not know each other or the part played by others; a member need not know all the details of the plan or the operation; he must, however, know the purpose of the conspiracy and agree to become a party to a plan to effectuate that purpose. A chain-conspiracy is characterized by different activities carried on for the same purpose in sequential manner. Each conspirator performs a separate function which serves in the accomplishment of the overall conspiracy. A civil conspiracy sets out to defraud or cause other injury to a person or property. Conspiracy in restraint of trade includes all forms of illegal agreements such as boycotts and price-fixing which have as their object interference with the free flow of commerce and trade.

Duped at First

Until about two years ago I knew that although some concepts in alternative medicine had merit, there were clearly also some crazy religious fanatics and simply paranoid individuals in this field. Emblematic of them were those who were anti-fluoride. Fluoride was clearly a simple, inexpensive, effective public health measure. Anyone objecting to this should have his head checked and his license yanked. Clearly it was wrong to promote anxiety in the public when responsible authorities were taking care of a public need.6 ,7 ,8 Though the American Constitution places authority for the 'defense of the realm' in the hands of the federal government, the nature of public health is one whereby it is natural to allocate this responsibility to the central government. This is true particularly for infectious diseases but by implication also to issues like fluoridation. I had been subjected over the years to the contrary point of view and always knew that the speakers were somewhat crazy. Why am I writing this newsletter? I am sorry to say that I was categorically wrong. As I look back at my upbringing, my medical education and other influences in my life, I cannot clearly discern how I came to have this dogmatic knowledge and, in retrospect, I am surprised at the degree of confidence I had in the issue. I am recognizing in myself, I am ashamed to say,brainwashing.9 Though I describe myself as an individual four times a refugee from socialism, I find within myself some of its poison; so this article will be to a certain extent a catharsis, an exorcism.

The Bald Fact

In the last year or so I have looked at the evidence.10 Dear readers: fluoride is a poison.11 ,12 ,13 ,14 ,15 ,16 The doses the water supplies of most municipalities are subjecting us to are a subtle poison. The doses are small, so we do not become ill immediately but cumulatively17 it is harming our bodies.18 ,19 We live in an era when there are three major epidemics - those of cancer,20 vascular disease and musculoskeletal disease, which as you know I prefer to call the epidemic of fascioligamentous disease. Undoubtedly the bones are involved in this degenerative process as well. Physicians who practice orthopaedic medicine have learned how to diagnose and treat the ligamentous component of this latter disease. The diagnosis is based on a sophisticated clinical skill a physician can acquire, and the treatment is with skilful injection of prolotherapy into selected ligament sites to provoke healing. Prolotherapy, however, works in one place at a time. In that sense, it is akin to surgery. It specifically promotes the natural repair of the damaged organ in one location. Back sprains are a particular example, but the epidemics of carpal tunnel syndrome in office workers, whiplash injuries in automobile drivers, sprained knees in athletes, osteoarthritis of the hips in middle age, are all part of this pandemic. Surely this is not normal? What kind of an illness is this? An infection? The establishment has exhausted Pasteur's legacy. The notion that this is some kind of little devil from outside, a virus or an infection does not fit. We are almost certainly either malnourished or we are intoxicating ourselves with something. What might the something be?

What Might the Poison Be?

For myself, I have a list of possible factors. I have dealt with some of these before. Only an overview of the research can give one a first impression as to the likely most important culprit and it is certainly reasonable to assume that the damage is cumulative and may be even synergistic. Mercury toxicity is well established. The enormous increase in sugar consumption in America, in particular in the Western World in general, is a likely candidate for serious disturbance in metabolic pathways, almost certainly responsible for the epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and contributing to vascular disease. Does it play a role in the deterioration of collagen in ligaments? I am uncertain. We consume vast quantities of hydrogenated fatty acids as well as a modicum of saturated fats, as I have discussed in another newsletter.21 ,22 Deficiency in gastric acid is another common cause for ill health from malabsorption and often associated with food intolerance. A connection between this and ligamentous insufficiency has not, so far as I am aware, been demonstrated directly, but the implication is there. The refining of modern food involves a reduction in the amount of magnesium in the diet. This clearly contributes to vascular disease and the tendency to heart disease.23 ,24 As magnesium deficiency causes muscle spasm, it is another suspect in the list of culprits. Diminution in exercise has been blamed. I used to consider this the most important factor in the epidemic of poor collagen when I started working with these problems. Since then I have seen so many patients who have exercised with weight lifting, etc., and obtained substantial muscle mass. Many of these individuals suffer from multiple ligament and fascial injuries. One has formed the impression that the work hypertrophy achieved with muscle growth does not spill over adequately into the attached tendons, ligaments and fascia. Perhaps this contrasts with the ability of these tissues to exhibit work hypertrophy in youth. A quantitative study of this would be valuable indeed. None has been forthcoming so far. The magnetic field of Planet Earth has been blamed. There is an increased interest in the use of magnets to relieve pains from fascia and ligaments, and in many instances salutary results have been achieved. Somepatients find that if they lie on magnetic beds, or if they apply magnets over the painful ligaments and fascia, they obtain substantial relief. We do not know how this works. Does it affect the structure of these organs if they were to be inspected microscopically? To my knowledge no such research has been performed. Assuming the result is functional, what is achieved? Almost certainly a change in the alignment of the atoms and the molecules of the collagen. We have a Wordsworthian belief that the world was pristine at some time in the past. I do not believe this; but if it is true that the incidence of these sprains is increasing, and it is undoubtedly true that the magnetic field of Planet Earth is decreasing exponentially in the last 2000 years or so, is it possible that we are suffering from weakness of the magnetic field manifesting itself in the collagen of our bodies? I know of one practitioner who places patients for short periods in very strong magnetic fields and reports wonderful outcome. This therapeutic experience is certainly a strong hint that magnetic fields probably play a role in our epidemic. Is it possible that certain organic pesticides or organophosphates present in the environment, that are known to be poisons for certain enzyme systems, are contributing to the problem? If so, there seems to be a poor correlation between the distribution of these agents and the patients with sprains and strains, although this may be a contributing factor in some individuals. What are we left with is fluoride. It is interesting that fluoride has been shown to increase the bonds between the helices of collagen, the hydrogen-to-hydrogen bonds when it is incorporated in organic molecules.25 On the other hand, the ionic fluoride (as in sodium fluoride that is added to drinking water) has a great avidity to the hydrogen bonds and, absent the organic moiety attached to the fluoride, itself attaches to these hydrogen bonds in collagen and fractures them, weakening the collagen. This has been well established. It is the mineral fluoride that is added to our water which is poisonous.

On the Economics of the Recommended Amount of Fluoride

This section has been taken from a note I found on this web site: By Dan Montgomery, June, 1997 http://www.sonic.net/~kryptox/econ/ebmud.htm

The American Dental Association recommends 1 mg per day of fluoride for children ages 6 to 16. The population of children ages 5 to 14 in Oakland, California as reported in the 1990 Census was 49,440. One milligram per day for all of these children adds up to 49,440 milligrams. One gram equals 1000 milligrams. Therefore, 49,440 milligrams equals 49.44 grams and 49.44 grams equals 1.74 ounces per day.

I, [Quoting Dan Montgomery - Ed] consulted a local pharmacy to find the cost of a bottle of fluoride pills. The pharmacist told me that one hundred fluoride pills cost $4.97. Each pill contains 2.2 milligrams of sodium fluoride which yields one milligram of elemental fluorine. This works out to .0497 cents per milligram of fluoride which can be rounded to 5 cents per day per person or about $15 per year. Most people spend far more than $15 per year on health and beauty products.

Water use per person varies from year to year depending on whether drought contributes to the need to conserve water. In a typical drought year, water use in the East Bay Metropolitan Utility District, which includes Oakland, was 155 gallons per person per day. The total population of Oakland in the 1990 census was 372,242. Water consumption can be conservatively estimated as 155 x 372,242 = 57 million gallons per day. Assuming that the concentration of fluoride remains at 1.0 ppm, the total amount of fluoride in this water each day is approximately 210 kilograms. The 1.74 ounces per day which is targeted at the children of ages 6 to16 is, in this estimate, .023% of the total amount of intentionally added fluoride which goes through the waste water system and into the San Francisco Bay every day.

Here is a cost/benefit assessment made by Florence Mead in 1977:

We are constantly reassured by government agencies that fluorides, in the small quantities added to water, pose no environmental hazard. Following are local examples of these 'small quantities':

1. The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) reports that in order to fluoridate our water, they must add 7,636 POUNDS of hydrofluosilicic acid EACH DAY. (Based on figures for Oct. 1976)

Although the 200,000 EBMUD children in the tooth-forming stage of development consume less than 3/100 of 1% of the water used, the entire water supply must be fluoridated in order to fluoridate their drinking water. If the fluoride were given to these children by individual prescription at the optimum 1 milligram daily for each child, it would take 200,000 milligrams; 200,000 milligrams equal 200 grams; and 200 grams equal 7 OUNCES. The EBMUD is using 7,636 POUNDS A DAY TO DO A 7 OUNCE JOB!

Adding the 1/5 of 1% of water used, which adults consume, to the 3/100 of 1% the children consume - a total of .23 of 1% - leaves 99.87% of the water used for purposes other than drinking and cooking. This, in turn, means that 99.87% of the fluoride added to our water, serves only as an environmental 'contaminant'.

2. The San Francisco Water Department, in the past 25 years, has added 39,500,300 POUNDS of fluorides to your water. (Based on figures released Sept., 1974) It follows then that 99.87% of these fluorides have accumulated in your environment. Bear in mind that fluoride is a chemical so lethal that it would take only 1/10 of one ounce, in a single dose, to kill a grown man!

With the onset of fluoridation, last August, in the East Bay; the whole BAY is now surrounded by cities dumping fluorides into it. (18)

Bibliography

Revised Fluoride Supplementation Schedule as Accepted by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs, Journal of the American Dental Association, Volume 126, December, 1995, Page 1622.

U.S. Census, 1990.

All About EBMUD, Office of Communications and Community Affairs, East Bay Metropolitan Utility District, Oakland, CA, 1995.

Excerpt from Letter, Florence Mead to San Francisco Crab Boat Owner's Association, circa 1977, in possession of Safe Water Coalition, Contra Costa Chapter.

Science and Fraud

It is true that the contemporary environmental movement, in the name of preserving our health, is destroying our environment (in favor of the environment for snails and Spotted Owls). It is also negligent of gross violations of safe levels of fluoride.26 We have to see this issue for what it is. It is an assault on the welfare of humanity at large. The middle class, i.e., the productive Americans are stymied. This has a spill-over effect on the poor and helpless masses of humanity, particularly in the third world. It is ironic that it is in the name of these poor humans that the environmentalists are making claims. Is it possible that the introduction of this toxin (fluoride) into our drinking water is intentional? I have concluded that the answer is yes; affirmative. To make my point, I found the following quote from 1952:

Einstein's nephew Dr. E.H. Bronner (a chemist who had also been a prisoner during WWI) in a letter printed in The Catholic Mirror, Springfield, MA, January 1952: "It appears that the citizens of Massachusetts are among the next on the agenda of the water poisoners. "There is a sinister network of subversive agents, Godless intellectual parasites, working in our country today whose ramifications grow more extensive, more successful and more alarming each new year and whose true objective is to demoralize, paralyze and destroy our great Republic from within if they can, according to their plan for their own possession". "The tragic success they have already attained in their long siege to destroy the moral fiber of American life is now one of their most potent footholds towards their own ultimate victory over us. "Fluoridation of our community water systems can well become their most subtle weapon for our sure physical and mental deterioration".

As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past twenty two years, three American chemical plants and licensed six of my fifty three patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical field, let me warn: fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity, sure national suicide. Don't do it. Even in small quantities, sodium fluoride is a deadly poison to which no effective antidote has been found. Every exterminator knows that it is the most efficient rat-killer. Sodium fluoride is entirely different from organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate needed by our bodies and provided by nature, in God's great providence and love, to build and strengthen our bones and our teeth.27 This organic calcium-fluoro-phosphate, derived from proper foods, is an edible organic salt, insoluble in water and assimilable by the human body, whereas the nonorganic sodium fluoride used in fluoridating water is instant poison to the body and fully water soluble. The body refuses to assimilate it. Careful, bona fide laboratory experimentation by conscientious, patriotic research chemists, and actual medical experience, have both revealed that instead of preserving or promoting dental health, fluoridated drinking water destroys teeth, before adulthood and after, by the destructive mottling and other pathological conditions it actually causes in them, and also creates many other very grave pathological conditions in the internal organisms of bodies consuming it. How can it be called a "health" plan? What's behind it? That any so-called "doctors" would persuade a civilized nation to add voluntarily a deadly poison to its drinking water systems is unbelievable. It is the height of criminal insanity. No wonder Hitler and Stalin fully believed and agreed from 1939 to 1941 that, quoting from both Lenin's Last Will and Hitler's Mein Kampf "America we shall demoralize, divide, and destroy from within"... Are our Civil Defense organizations and agencies awake to the perils of water poisoning by fluoridation? Its use has been recorded in other countries. Sodium fluoride water solutions are the cheapest and most effective rat killers known to chemists: colorless, odorless, tasteless; no antidote, no remedy, no hope: Instant and complete extermination of rats. Fluoridation of water systems can be slow national suicide, or quick national liquidation. It is criminal insanity - treason!"28

You have recognized the name, but no less significant is the 1954 report from Charles Perkins:

The following letter was received by the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee Wisconsin, on 2 October 1954, from Mr. Charles Perkins, a chemist: "I have your letter of September 29 asking for further documentation regarding a statement made in my book, The Truth About Water Fluoridation, to the effect that the idea of water fluoridation was brought to England from Russia by the Russian Communist Kreminoff. "In the 1930's, Hitler and the German Nazi's envisioned a world to be dominated and controlled by a Nazi philosophy of pan-Germanism. The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass-control which was submitted to and adopted by the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies. By this method they could control the population in whole areas, reduce population by water medication that would produce sterility in women, and so on. In this scheme of mass-control, sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place. Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children's teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty. When the Nazis under Hitler decided to go into Poland, both the German General Staff and the Russian General Staff exchanged scientific and military ideas, plans, and personnel, and the scheme of mass control through water medication was seized upon by the Russian Communists because it fitted ideally into their plan to communize the world. I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorineany person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically." Charles E. Perkins, Chemist, 2 October 1954.

Is this a perspective that has been superceded with the passage of time? Let's look at a recent report from 1992.29

Fluoride is one of the most toxic inorganic chemicals in the Earth's crust, but it is believed that at a concentration of 1 ppm, or 1 mg/mL in public water supplies, and at the concentrations used in dental preparations, it is both safe and beneficial to teeth. However, with increasing experience, doubts about both safety30 and efficacy have arisen. While there is evidence of harm to the stomach, kidneys, thyroid, bones and teeth at higher concentrations, evidence for harm at concentrations around 1mg/mL is controversial. A possible link between fluoridation of public water supplies and an increase in the cancer death rate has been debated for over 20 years and there is now no doubt that fluoride can cause genetic damage. Concentrations of fluoride of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 20.0 ppm significantly inhibit the ability of leukocytes to migrate after incubation for 3 hours at 37o C. The immune system31 is our first line of defense against attack whether from the outside from bacteria, viruses and other parasites, or from within, from the spontaneous generation of potentially cancerous cells. Any agent which affects the ability of the immune system to function efficiently either by a direct toxic effect or by interfering with the release of cytokines will tend to reduce the resistance of the population to infection as well as increasing the susceptibility to cancer and immune depressed states such as the post-viral fatigue syndrome and AIDS. The effect on individuals already suffering from such immune-depressed conditions is likely to be serious. All recent large-scale surveys have shown minimal benefits to teeth from fluoridation programs. On the other hand, chronic exposure to fluoride at 1ppm could have a long-term detrimental effect on the general health of the population. Over the past 20 to 30 years there has been a substantial and unexplained rise in a number of conditions such as allergy, auto-immune diseases and the post viral fatigue syndrome. The common factor in these conditions is an alteration in the efficiency of the immune system.

A Strange Dichotomy

The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States government has seemingly been extraordinarily cautious in allowing us to use various useful chemicals to improve our lot as Human Beings. In the pretext of some disastrous harm, useful substances are removed. The cruelest of cruel examples of this is the removal of DDT from the fight against mosquitoes. The death rate from malaria has escalated by a factor of more than 10 in the Third World since, under the banner of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring, 1962, the EPA, manipulated by its change agents, has forcefully imposed the Draconian regulation. If one assumes that the outcome was the intent, that the death of these poor people - mostly pregnant women and children, who are more susceptible to malaria than men - has increased dramatically in the last 30 years, can anyone deny that this represents mass murder? Unfortunately, the answer is that many do.

Eugenics

We need to look at the unpleasant subject of eugenics.32 Eugenics is a study of the breeding of the herd of humanity for best outcome. It started with Sir Francis Galton (1822 - 1911), a cousin of Charles Darwin, who enthusiastically adopted Darwin's biology. This 'biology' is based on the theory of the survival of the fittest. This slogan-like theory was adopted by Darwin from Herbert Spencer, a socialist philosopher who was a regular attendant at Edgar Darwin's (Charles' father, an Edinburgh physician) dinner table. Darwin grafted this theory on the observations he made in the Galapagos Islands, about various species. The supposed mechanism for the development of organisms, the human species included, is wrong, in my opinion. I have dealt with this subject in previous newsletters and in fact since then have acquired a whole additional library on the subject and will probably return to the subject in the future.33 ,34

The Capitalist Tool

Some of the highlights of the documented interaction of some of the conspirators are outlined here. In 1947 The Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)'s lawyer, Oscar Ewing, was appointed head of the Federal Security Agency, later Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), a position that placed him in charge of the public health service. Under Ewing, a national fluoridation campaign rapidly materialized spearheaded by the Public Health Service. [This is an example of pressure from above. Ed.] The first city to be fluoridated, supposedly as an experiment, was Grand Rapids, MI. Over the next three years 87 additional cities were fluoridated including the control city of Muskegon in the original Michigan experiment, thus wiping out the most scientifically objective test of safety and "benefit" before the test was half over. Ewing's Public Relations strategist for the fluoride campaign was Edward L. Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew, who pioneered Freudian theory towards advertising and government propaganda (See Bernays 1928 and his book Propaganda). Because of Bernays, people would be induced to forget that fluorides were toxic poisons. Opponents to the fluoride program were painted as "deranged." In 1996 they would be painted as "civil rights activists, crack-pots and right-wing loonies". H. Trendley Dean, Knutson, Russell, and other proponents of fluoridation worked for Ewing. In 1948 John McCone became Secretary of Defense of the United States. McCone gave contracts to Standard Oil and Kaiser Aluminum in which he already had financial interests. Aluminum manufacture byproducts, fluorides, would be added to the population's water supplies.35 In 1950 the Soviets added fluorides to water in prison systems to maintain subservience in the inmate population. It affects the central nervous system and produces compliance with authority. Fluoride was shipped from the U.S. via Alaska starting in the 1940s to the Soviets for use in their gulag prison system. The U.S. continues to promote addition of fluorides into public water supplies. Contrariwise in 1950 the countries of Spain, Greece, Egypt, Luxembourg, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and India refused to fluoridate their populations, based on scientific evidence. In 1951 F.J. McClure, a biochemist from the Public Health Service, was sent to the American Medical Association to convince the top echelon of the AMA that fluoridation was not hazardous. In 1951 McClure appeared before the AMA Councils in Pharmacy and Chemistry and the AMA Council on Food and Nutrition and assured them that the addition of fluoride compounds to drinking water was not harmful. McClure, of the Public Health Service presented no scientific documentation (which is impossible anyway) to substantiate his assurances to the AMA, and the subsequent 1951 AMA endorsement was obtained (fraudulently) without any presentation of data on the clinical aspect of long-term intake of fluorides. Other actions followed.

Commercial Cooperation between Warring Parties

Much of the technology in race control, population control, mass disinformation, let alone rocketry, anti-gravitational flying saucers, and direct influence on the brainwaves of people, emerged from German research which began after World War I and escalated during the Hitlerite regime, well into the terminal days of World War II. Most of this research was taken over wholesale by the two winning powers - the United States and the Soviet Union - and developed seemingly with a high degree of cooperation between the two. It is an irony that the communist conspiracy is headquartered in the imperial palaces of Czar Nicholas II (the Kremlin). Nicholas' monarchy resisted the influence of the great mercantile bankers. The communists, Leninist, and later Stalinist decimated him. Is this a representation of their co-dependency on the banking establishment? The ultimate war between these two super gangster categories remains to unfold. As events in the world are escalating, we may not have to wait too long. Be that as it may, the political mechanisms whereby fluoridation was introduced into the drinking water of the American public was through the financial influence of the ALCOA aluminum smelting company whose byproduct, fluoride, represented a problem in the disposal of the toxic waste, and the allied international commercial conglomerate with I.G.Farben at the center. This is the German company which promoted, spearheaded and cooperated with the Hitlerite regime more than any other, but alas, some of our own American companies were not far behind in their support. This includes Standard Oil of New Jersey and others.36 It is likely that these conspirators intended to reduce the intelligence and vigor of the American people.37 ,38 I postulate that they indeed succeeded but in addition the third epidemic, the epidemic of ligament failure due to collagen disease, is another effect. Do the epidemics of vascular disease and the epidemic of cancer have the same etiology? Looking at the sequence of the progression of these epidemics, a common etiology is quite possible and indeed fluoride is a candidate cause. The claims for the toxicity of fluoride are multiple. First let us look at some of the known symptoms from this toxicant. Here, from 1887, is a description of the symptoms from acute poisoning:39

-Great loss of memory, forgets almost everything. Good memory in morning, forgetfulness every evening. Forgetfulness in his daily employment of dates. On making notes, mistakes right for left. Mental weakness. Mental excitability. Feels indifference towards those he loves best. Aversion (intense dislike) to his own family, bordering on insanity. Gay disposition, everything is satisfactory. Excessive hilarity; great buoyancy of mind. Greatly depressed in mind. Exceedingly anxious, causing sweat; greater in morning than evening. Sensation as if danger menaced him, but without fear. Felt certain that something dreadfull would happen, with dullness in head. Fear of apoplexy (stroke). Anxiety. Irritable, disagreeing mood. Moodiness in evening, greater than morning. Very ill humored. Discontent and excessive ill humor followed by indifference and forgetfulness, and finally by perfect contentment and uncommonly gay disposition of mind. Congestion of blood mostly to forehead. Feeling in brain as if on the verge of being struck with apoplexy. (A stroke) Vertigo with sickness of stomach. A kind of sinking weakness, has to sit down. Feeling as if in an earthquake. Sensation of weakness, like numbness in head, same in hands. Sensation of numbness in forehead.

Heaviness above eyes, with nausea. Severe pressing of both temples. Compressing pain in temples. Slight pain in right temple, followed by left. Headache in skull, behind ears. Headache accompanied by congestion of blood to head, sensation of numbness. Headache every morning. Sensation of weakness, like numbness in head. Numbness in head and hands. Dull, heavy headache. Congestive headache. Dullness & pressure in back of head. Dullness in back of head. Pressure on both sides, back of head. Headache in back of head, with fullness in head. Headache from neck to forehead; dull feeling in head. Atrophy of brain.

More relevant today is the concern about chronic poisoning with low doses. Most American water contains 1 ppm of fluoride. That is a level which I have dubbed 'the devil's level'. Higher doses are apt to provide immediately noticeable effects. The victims will identify the cause. Very much lower levels are probably compatible with good health. This level of 1 ppm is enough to induce chronic poisoning without a person being aware immediately. There are multiple studies showing these relationships; in fact, the sequence of dose and toxicity is being cataloged. What an extraordinary observation it is, therefore, that it is just this - the devil's dose - to which we are subjected. The long-term effects of fluoride toxicity affect multiple symptoms. As Dr. Yiamouyiannis has documented,40 the immune system is disarmed by distortion of its proteins. The migration of white cells is delayed. Cyclic-Adenosine-mono-phosphate (AMP), one of the energy sources of our bodies, is depleted and the ability of white cells to attack enemies from without,phagocytosis, is inhibited. There is also a suspicion that autoimmunity, or the tendency to autoimmunity, can be facilitated with fluoride poisoning. Dr. Yiamouyiannis refers to collagen in the body as the body's glue and has found the evidence in basic research how the hydrogen bonding of collagen is disrupted. This almost certainly is how ligaments are weakened, which is my personal point of entry into this dialectic. Multiple studies on altered dentition, not only with mottling of the teeth but also with delay in eruptions and improper alignment of teeth in the mouth, have been documented by Dr. Weston Price41 and others. As the eruption of teeth is predicated on an active function of the dental ligaments, this is hardly surprising. Bones are made essentially of a mineral matrix mounted on collagenous fibers interspersed with living cells, which regulate the system. These collagenous fibers are akin to the rebar in concrete. It is not surprising that an increase in the amount of fluoride has been shown to make bones more dense and yet more brittle.42 The integrity of skin is also maintained by collagen. The elastic smooth, youthful appearance and function of skin is dependent on normally functioning collagen. We know that fluoride damages this. Chromosomal damage, that is to say our genetic system, is also dependent on intact proteinaceous molecules with hydrogen bonds. Research exists showing that fluoride damages the DNA proportionate to its concentration in the environment. It is true that a low concentration of fluoride does not cause immediate damage, but the long-term effect is unmistakable; hence, Dr. Yiamouyiannis's book's title, Fluoride - The Aging Factor. I have already alluded to the increased incidence of cancer with fluoride concentrations in our environment. In his book, Dr. Yiamouyiannis documents multiple studies confirming this correlation. The correlation is not a direct analysis of cause and effect. Nonetheless experimental models and cell cultures in laboratory animals support this perspective. In this writer's opinion, the evidence is overwhelming. The mechanism of action, as mentioned, is that associated with disruption of hydrogen-hydrogen bonds because of the fluoride's immense avidity for electrons.43

In Conclusion

We, ladies and gentlemen, have been duped. We have been poisoned, we have been dumbed down. Our health is impaired, the effects are long-term and possibly transgenerational.44 There is clear evidence that this was performed conspiratorially in America under the influence, you might call them bribes, of the chemical industry. On the face of it, this action seems not only malicious but also illogical, even imputing malicious intents to these people. Why do they wish in the long run to destroy the population on whom they depend for customers? Assuming the scenario to have merit, one has to impute, or assume, even more sinister motives. It was Lenin who said that the capitalist would sell the rope with which he will be hanged. Is this what we are witnessing? The hint I alluded to earlier of a connection with a communist intent, the long-term communist strategy to damage America, hangs here as an ominous hammer and sickle above our heads. Communism and fascism are not separate. The third way, as President Clinton has chosen to call the changes he is imposing on us from above, is not at all new. In my lexicon, it is fascism. Perhaps in the ALCOA and allied companies plot to introduce fluoridation with claims of promoting the public health, we see the harbinger of a whole lot of other claims associated with the eugenic plan. It is salutary that the Public Relations firm which has been so successful is connected with Freud. It is a marriage of Freud and Marx which is ringing the death knell on the American way of life through brainwashing, disinformation, the dumbing down of the public, the distortion of the scientific method and, as I have outlined in this newsletter in particular, the aggravation of chronic ill health?

What You Can Do

Luckily you can do a lot. Avoid drinking water that contains fluoride, avoid toothpaste which contains fluoride,45 ,46 and you have solved most of your problem. High doses of vitamin C have also been reported to have a redeeming effect.47 Reverse osmosis is a form of water filtration which might help you reduce the amount of fluoride in your drinking water if the supply at your domicile is overly contaminated, either naturally, as in some well water, or through the malevolence of your municipality.48

References:

1 Editorial Lancet. April 2, 1960 stated "Despite the ludicrous inadequacy of the Bartlett-Cameron study as a basis for assurance of safety, and despite the report of the committee to the AMA showing that the mortality and the sample from Bartlett (8 ppm) even after age correction was significantly greater than the "control" city, this study is still doggedly quoted to the public as evidence of "safety" for the ingestion of toxic Fluorine.

2 The Journal of the American Dental Association. 40:440 November 1962, pp. 687-688. Toxicity of fluorides in relation to their use in dentistry. Cox, GJ and Hodge, HC

3 Simko LC. Water fluoridation: time to reexamine the issue. Pediatr Nurs. 1997 Mar-1997 Apr 30; 23(2):155-9.

4 Bergen R.P. Editorial in JAMA Jan. 1970, Vol. 211:3, pp. 555-556.

5 The Greatest Fraud: Fluoridation. Sutton, Phillip R. 1996. Kurunda, PTY, Ltd.; PO Box 22; Lorne, Australia 3232. ISBN 0-949491-12-8.

6 Newbrun E. The fluoridation war: a scientific dispute or a religious argument? J Public Health Dent. 1996; 56(5 Spec No):246-52.

7 Glenn F, Glenn III WG, Duncan E. Prenatal fluoride tablet supplementation and improved molar occlusal morphology: part V. Prevention Jan/Feb 1984. J Dentistry for Children 19-23. This is an example of a paper supporting fluoridation, etc.

8 A brief report on the associatio of drinking water fluoridation and the incidence of osteosarcoma among young males. Cohen PD. Environmental Health Serv. Nov 1992. NJ Dept of Health. This is an example of refutation of an unreasonable scare.

9 Toxic sludge is good for you by John Stauber & Sheldon Rampton. Common courage press, Monroe Maine 1995 is a book which analyzes the public relations aspect of this fiasco.

10 Amongst many, one useful source is this web page:

http://www.sonic.net/~kryptox/fluoride.htm

11 Bourke CA and Ottaway SJ. Chronic gypsum fertiliser ingestion as a significant contributor to a multifactorial cattle mortality. Aust Vet J. 1998 Aug; 76(8):565-9.

12 Dwivedi SK; Dey S, and Swarup D. Hydrofluorosis in water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in India. Sci Total Environ. 1997 Nov 27; 207(2-3):105-9.

13 Dasarathy S; Das TK; Gupta IP; Susheela AK, and Tandon RK. Gastroduodenal manifestations in patients with skeletal fluorosis. J Gastroenterol. 1996 Jun; 31(3):333-7.

14 Susheela AK and Jethanandani P. Circulating testosterone levels in skeletal fluorosis patients. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1996; 34(2):183-9.

15 McClure, F.J. A Review of Fluorine and its Physiological Effects. Physiological Review 13:295-297 July 1933. (A study is published in which it is shown that fluorides inhibit the action relative to lipase on ethyl acetate in vivo 50% at a concentration of 1 part in 15 million).

16 A plethora of information can be found at this web site: http://www.fluoride-journal.com. Other web sites of interest are: http://www.cadvision.com. http://www.inter-view.net/~sherrell. http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/Fluoride.htm. & http://www.rvi.net/~fluoride

17 JAMA Medical Literature. February 10,1951 reports chronic intoxication resulting from prolonged intake of smaller amounts of fluorides includes dental fluorosis. Fluoride also tends to accumulate in the bones, leading to hypercalcification and brittleness. Ligaments and tendons also become calcified. Serious symptoms may ensure such as loss of mobility of joints, easy fractures and pressure on the spinal cord. Other effects include baldness in young men accompanied by increased fluoride concentration in hair and nails, anemia and decreased blood clotting power due to the binding of calcium; dysmenorrhea. Alteration in growth and weight, lowered birth rate, high incidence of fractures, thyroid alternations and liver damage have been observed in regions of endemic fluorosis.

18 DeEds, F. Chronic Fluorine Intoxication - A Review. Medicine (12:1-50 1993, pp. 19-20. As early as 1933, F. DeEds, one of the pioneers in fluoride research, perceived the difficulties doctors experience in recognizing chronic fluoride intoxication. "There is usually a gradual transition from the condition of normality to one of protracted abnormality. Frequently, there is no sharp line of demarcation of symptoms as an acute poisoning, and this fact in itself often makes it difficult to associate a pathological condition with the fundamental causeschronic intoxication is of greater importance to the public health than acute toxicity".

19 DeEds, F. Journal of American Dental Association. Vol. 23:568-564. Fluoride at 1-ppm concentration is as toxic as arsenic and lead.

20 Taylor, A. Sodium fluoride in the drinking water of mice. Dental Digest Vol.60:170-172. (Dr. Taylor, in a preliminary study in 1951 at the University of Texas found that cancer-prone mice consuming water containing fluoride had shorter life spans than controls.)

21Good Fats, Bad Fats. This article can be found on my web page or obtained, for $7.00 including postage, from Sir Speedy Printing; 216 Railroad Ave. N.; Kent, WA 98032. Phone: (253) 854-7050. Fax: (253) 854-6135.

23 Horowitz HS. The effectiveness of community water fluoridation in the United States. J Public Health Dent. 1996; 56(5 Spec No):253-8.

24 According to the Grand Rapids Press July 28, 1955, deaths in Grand Rapids, MI rose sharply after four years of fluoridation. Deaths from heart disease, brain disease, diabetes and hardening of the arteries increased 25-50% in Grand Rapids over those in Michigan as a whole. 1955.

25 Holmgren SK; Bretscher LE; Taylor KM, and Raines RT. A hyperstable collagen mimic. Chem Biol. 1999 Feb; 6(2):63-70..

26 Ladou, J. Letters to the Editor. Western Journal of Medicine, October 1988. Vol. 149, p 465. Fluoride and mineral water. (Poplar bottled beverages contain up to 10 parts/million fluoride.)

27 Lukert, A. et al. The Affect of Fluoride on calcium kinetics in Paget's disease. JC&M 1973. Vol. 35:3; pp. 387-391 (The article which indicates that fluoride is helpful in doses of 60 mg/day in Paget's disease, controlling pain.)

28 Dr. E.H. Bronner, Mfg. Research Chemist, Los Angeles.

29 Effects of Fluoride on Immune System Function (Complimentary Med Res Vol. 6, No. 3, 10/92)

30 Penman AD; Brackin BT, and Embrey R. Outbreak of acute fluoride poisoning caused by a fluoride overfeed, Mississippi, 1993. Public Health Rep. 1997 Sep-1997 Oct 31; 112(5):403-9.

31 Effects of fluoride on immune system function. Complimentary Medarez Vol.6: 3 10/92.

32 Thomas Levy MD. Fluoridation: Paving the road to the Final Solution. Extraordinary Science - Jan/Feb 1994. Pp29-41.

33 Darwinism. This article can be found on my web page or obtained, for $7.00 including postage, from Sir Speedy Printing; 216 Railroad Ave. N.; Kent, WA 98032. Phone: (253) 854-7050. Fax: (253) 854-6135.

34 The Ascent of Man. This article can be found on my web page or obtained, for $7.00 including postage, from Sir Speedy Printing; 216 Railroad Ave. N.; Kent, WA 98032. Phone: (253) 854-7050. Fax: (253) 854-6135.

35 From Treason's Peace: German dyes and American dupes Senator Howard Ambruster, published in 1947.

36 Much of the detailed reference and sequence for these statements can be found in Master Research Chronology: The psychosocial, chemical, biological and electromagnetic manipulation of human consciousness. Revised and Expanded Version 2.0 by Valdamar Valerian, available from Leading Edge Research Group. PO Box 7530; Yelm, WA 98598. 1966.

37 Li, XS; Zhi,JL; Gao,RO. Effects of fluoride exposure on intelligence in children, Fluoride 28:4,pp189-192. 1995.

38 Zhao, LB; Liang,D; Wu Lu-Liang. Effects of a high fluoride water supply on children's intelligence. Fluoride vol.29:4 pp 190-192 1996.

39 1887 "Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica," Vol IX, p.333, 1887, lists the symptoms of fluoride poisoning: These symptoms by volunteers who took varying quantities of fluorides. This from Homeopathic proving.

40 Yiamouyiannis John. Fluoride the Aging Factor. Health Action Press. 1993. 6439 Taggart Road, Delaware OH 43015

41 Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Weston A Price. Price Pottinger Nutrition Foundation. P.O.Box 2614 La Mesa CA 91943-2614. Phone: 619-574-PPNF. Keats Publishing Inc. New Canaan Conn 1989.

42 Danielson, C. et al. Hip fractures and fluoridation in Utah elderly population. Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 36:6 August 1992; pp. 746-748. (This study reveals that fluorides in the water supply to 1 ppm is associated with an increase in the hip fracture rate in women and that fluoride accumulates with age and may reach toxic level in a person's lifetime.)

43 Guan Z; Wang Y, and Xiao K. [Influence of experimental fluorosis on phospholipid content and fatty acid composition in rat brain]. Chung Hua I Hsueh Tsa Chih. 1997 Aug; 77(8):592-6.

44 Freni 1933. Fluorides produce cumulative generational effects on biological organisms (Reference in A chronology of fluoridation: Politics vs. Science. Nov. 1997. Leading Edge International Research Group. PO Box 7530; Yelm, WA 98597( original not seen)

45 Mellette, J.R. Letters to the Editor. Arch Dermatol Vol 112. May 1976, pp 730, 731 Fluoride Toothpaste: A cause of perioral dermatitis.

46 Simard, P.L. et al. Pediatrics Vol 30: 11, pp. 614-617. Ingestion of Fluoride from Dentrifices by Children age 12-24 months

47 Gupta SK; Gupta RC; Seth AK, and Gupta A. Reversal of fluorosis in children. Acta Paediatr Jpn. 1996 Oct; 38(5):513-9.

48 Pontie M; Rumeau M; Ndiaye M, and Diop CM. [The fluorosis problem in Senegal: data evaluation and presentation of a new method for defluoridating the water supply]. Sante. 1996 Jan-1996

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