Dr Vyvyan Howard, President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, explains his concerns about water fluoridation. Dr Howard is a medical toxico-pathologist who specializes in the impact of toxins on fetal and infant health. In this video, Dr Howard discusses his concerns about fluoride's impact on infant health.
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My Concerns with Fluoridation of Drinking Water.
I have included three articles I have written for peer-reviewed journals, which give the details of my concern with water fluoridation. An abundant amount of scientific evidence indicates that fluoride is a toxin that affects a number of tissues and organs and can contribute to such diseases as osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, thyroid dysfunction, cancer development and invasion, neurological disorders, neurodevelopment abnormalities, lymphocyte dysfunction and fertility problems.
I am a board certified neurosurgeon of 24 years experience and now am involved in neuroscience as a visiting professor of biology. As you can see from the attached articles I have examined the fluoridation issue in quite some depth and have a better understanding of the neurological consequences of fluoridation than do dentists, who know nothing of these issues.
To continue the fluoridation of drinking water is an assault on the health of your citizens and will have health implications for decades to come. This is also an issue of personal rights, since individuals, based on their own health concerns, should have the right to have clean, unpolluted drinking water. I thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely, Russell L. Blaylock, MD Visiting Professor of Biology Belhaven College Jackson, MS
Scientific Peer-Reviewed Papers
by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
Since baby animals exposed to fluoride develop high levels of free radicals in their brains, it makes one wonder what happens to human babies. Unfortunately, it is the same damage.
Researchers examined the brains of aborted babies five to eight months into a pregnancy who were from areas having naturally high fluoride levels in the drinking water. What researchers found was alarming.
The brain cells of the babies were grossly abnormal and nerve fibers were not even compatible with typical human nerve fibers. The brain cells in the babies were grossly abnormal and the nerve fibers were misplaced and swollen. These brains were miswired.
Keep in mind the fluoride levels in the drinking water were within the “safety guidelines” established by the EPA. No other causes for this damage were found.
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Brain Damage Caused By Fluoride
New Insights on Fluoride and the Brain
July 9, 2008
By Paul Connett, PhD Executive Director Fluoride Action Network
While dentists in the US continue to treat fluoride as if it only affects one tissue in the body (the teeth), researchers around the world continue to study fluoride's effects on other areas in the body. Of particular concern is a growing number of studies suggesting that fluoride can interfere with the brain, particularly the developing brain of the fetus, infant, and toddler.
Peer-reviewed Scientific Evidence
Over the past ten years a large body of peer-reviewed science has raised concerns that fluoride presents unreasonable health risks, particularly among children, at levels routinely added to tap water in American and Australian cities. – ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP, July 2005
Yet never studied, considered or conceded by Australian Federal, State or Local Governments or Health Authorities. WHY?
Journal of Medical & Allied Sciences
Sodium fluoride and neurodegenerative changes in the brain
J Med Allied Sci 2011;1(1)
Original article Neurodegenerative changes in different regions of brain, spinal cord and sciatic nerve of rats treated with sodium fluoride.
Metropolitan Water District public hearing where Dr Kathleen Thiessen & Dr David Kennedy DDS explain how many people will be injured by their decision to add hydrofluorosilicic acid to the drinking water of 18 million people in Southern California.
Sodium Fluoride, An Inorganic Industrial Toxic Waste
Parents Letter My husband and I have agreed on writing this letter in the hope that it may prevent someone going through the experience we suffered in May 1973. In July 1970 we were told by our doctor that we were going to have a baby.
In my first visit to the Hospital for a check-up in October, I was told by the Matron to start taking fluoride tablets for the benefit of the baby. I did so until the 20th of February 1971 when our first child, Jason, was born. When he was one year old the welfare clinic told me to start giving him 1/2 of a fluoride tablet per day.
I did so for 15 months. When he was 27 months old he got hold of the fluoride tablets, and at the time I didn’t know how many he had eaten, but I knew it wasn’t many. I took him to the doctor straight away and he gave our son a stomach pump treatment. The doctor told me he could only find four tablets in his stomach. I was told to take him home and he would sleep for a while, but he would be okay when he woke up. This was at 2:00 P.M. At 5:30 P.M.
I realized that something was wrong, as I couldn’t wake him. I rang the doctor and was advised to take him back to the surgery. The doctor saw him straight away and told me to take him to the maternity hospital. As we arrived he was still unconscious and he stopped breathing. The doctor put him in a respirator immediately. The doctor and the nurses didn’t believe that he could be so ill from taking fluoride tablets until they did some test on him. They told us it would take 200 to 500 tablets to make him so sick.
There were less than 100 tablets in the bottle before he touched it. On May 15th, five days after admission, Jason passed away. The doctor verified that his brain, due to fluoride poisoning, was completely dead. We have now two children. They have never or will never receive fluoride tablets from us. We are completely against fluoridation of drinking water and we hope that this letter will help stop such a thing from happening. News" XXII (Jan-March 1976) p. 2: Mr. and Mrs. A. Burton Kirkdale, Brisbane Queensland
"The Registration of Births, deaths and Marriages Acts, 1962 to 1967"
(Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death)
To the Registrar for the District of BRISBANE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that on 16th May, 1973, by order of;
W. R. PULLAR Esq., Coroner,
I made a Post Mortem Examination of the body of a male aged 2 years, named JASON BURTON who is stated to have died at Mater Childrens Hospital and, in my opinion, the date of death was 15th May, 1973, and the cause of death was Disease or condition directly leading to death :… Fluoride poisoning Dated… 16.5. 1973 ……………………………………….N. G. Johnston (Government Medical Officer)
SUMMARY OF HISTORY, CLINICAL FINDINGS, INVESTIGATIONS, TREATMENT AND PROGRESS
This child was admitted to hospital via casualty in a moribund condition. The child was said to have swallowed an unknown quantity of flouride tablets (2 mg). but more than likely he would not have swallowed more than 50 tablets. This was said to have happened approximately 6 hours prior to admission. The child did have access to several other drugs.
These drugs included Polarmine, Elexamine, Robinul and Dormel.
However, it was unlikely that he may have swallowed any of these other tablets. On EXAMINATION: Blood pressure 50 systolic and there was only fair peripheral perfusion.
Immediate treatment was instuited with the administration of I.V. SPPS. This bought his blood pressure back to 100/systolic. As the child had had an respiratory arrest five minutes after arrival in the casualty dept, he was taken to theatre and a naso-tracheal tube was inserted.
The patient was then placed on the Bird´s respirator with intermittent positive pressure respiration. Very intensive observations were instuited. Because his presentation was consistent to a flouride intoxication he was treated accordingly. He was given doses of 10% calcium gluconate I.V. Blood was taken for analysis of the most common poisons, and a sample of blood was also sent to a state government analysist for estimation of serum flouride.
Over the next few days this patient made no improvement whatsoever. E.E.G. was performed on 14.5.73. The trace was completely flat. It was thought the prognosis was absolutely hopeless. The respirator was turned off 15.5.73 and life was pronounced extinct. The level of serum flouride, although it was elevated was not regarded as being in the toxic range. However, the sample of blood had been taken approximately 10 hours after ingestion. S. Fluoride level <100 µg/100 ml (Toxicity levels 200-300 µg)
Please read the Manufacturers Evidence below and learn the TRUTH about the Sodium Fluoride found in your household water supply and the effects it has on pregnant mothers, infants and children.
See SECTION 11. – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION – CHRONIC EFFECTS & TARGET ORGAN DATA
Manufacturers Material Safety Data Reports.
Note the lack of Data present, by this Australian Supplier.
Fluoride And Its Effect On Human Intelligence.
A Systematic Review
M. CONNETT, Fluoride Action Network, Cambridge, MA, USA, and H. LIMEBACK, University of Toronto, Canada
Objectives: A systematic review was undertaken to examine if fluoride (F-) exposure is associated with a decline in human intelligence (IQ).
Methods: Ovid MEDLINE and its allied versions, CINAHL, AMED, EMBASE, Cochrane DSR, ACP Journal Club, DARE, CCTR, CMR, HTA, and NHSEED, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, HealthSTAR, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts were searched from the earliest record until January 2008. Only original human studies examining the effect of F- on IQ were selected. Elevated F- in drinking water was the primary variable but studies where F- was elevated in the urine as a result of pollution were also included. Hand-searching of the bibliographies of the selected studies, as well as a separate search strategy in Cab Direct and online Chinese databases (Chinese version of Google Scholar and several others) were performed and the relevant studies were translated into English.
Results: Of a total of 224 papers searched for relevancy from their titles, abstracts and full copy, 20 original studies met our inclusion criteria, were read in full and critiqued. Only 6 of the studies were reviewed by the 2006 US NRC Subcommittee on Fluoride in Drinking Water and 4 studies were published after 2006. The extent of F- exposure was reported in all but one study and 9 studies reported urinary F-. Most papers omitted important details (blinding, confounders, randomization). All but 2 reported statistically significant (t-tests) declines in IQ in children exposed to elevated levels of F-. Only 1 study reported a bivariate analysis and another a multiregression analysis. Three studies were conducted outside of China, suggesting that this is not just a relationship that is limited to one country.
Conclusions: While the evidence is not conclusive, we identified 20 ecological studies that purport an association between high fluoride exposure and decreased human intelligence (IQ).
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