Dr Hardy Limeback, former President of the Canadian Association of Dental Research and current Head of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto, is now calling for the end of water fluoridation. Limeback, a former proponent of fluoridation changed his mind in the wake of new studies showing little benefit to teeth from ingesting fluoride, and a growing body of research indicating links between fluoride and adverse effects including hip fracture, cancer and arthritis. (May 2000)
"Fluoride in our water supply is a very real risk to our population at large," said dentist Dr Andrew Harms. This radical view has made him a renegade among his colleagues and the professional body he once headed in South Australia. Dr Harms has joined the growing movement of public discontent about adding fluoride – a potent poison in its most concentrated form – to our drinking water. "The chemical is dangerous," Dr Harms said. "I am concerned at arsenic and lead levels. Thereâs evidence in North Carolina university that fluoridated chemicals, FSAS, leach lead in water supply, particularly if water is standing in old lead pipes and brass fittings." Rural communities across NSW, Victoria and South Australia are trying to resist the introduction of fluoride, while Queensland is forging ahead to add it to its supply for the first time later this year. Opponents say it should be put to a vote. "There are more political and commercial interferences than true science and our health authorities have been sitting on their hands and not doing their job to protect the public," Dr Harms said. Fluoride has been added to our drinking water since the 1960s. The pro-fluoride lobby say it's been effective in reducing tooth decay, but overseas alarm bells have been ringing about the health risks. This includes credible scientific sources like Emeritus Professor Paul Connett: "Here we have 1100 scientists say 'its a problem'. Now, we should get from other side a very careful scientific explanation, but we don't get that. All we get is a continuation of propaganda – safe and effective – if they repeat it enough times with a white coat, everybody is supposed to believe them." In the US, worried health officials have issued warnings about mixing baby formula with fluoridated tap water – but not here. And there's also concern about advice from dentists that its OK for kids to swallow toothpaste containing fluoride. Carmel Stringer is one of about 200,000 Australians who have reported a serious reaction to fluoridated water. She uses a reverse osmosis filter to remove fluoride from her drinking water.
The Australian Dental Association told us it didn't want to get into a public debate with opponents of fluoride, but maintained it was safe and its efficiency was confirmed in numerous studies, claiming there was no scientific proof it is harmful. "The only argument here is whether we have an adequate margin of safety to protect all the people drinking fluoridated water. I would stake my scientific career that there is no adequate margin of safety," Professor Connett said. "In Australia your authorities have never done health studies on fluoride, only on teeth, so they are flying blind," Professor Connett said. In the meantime, Dr Andrew Harms vows he isn't going to be silenced.
Dr Bill Osmunson is a cosmetic, general, family and cosmetic dentist with Master Degree in Public Health with practices in Canada and the United States.
For the first 25 years of practice he promoted the ingestion of fluoride supplements both as fluoridation of water and prescription therapeutic goods (pills) and was convinced of the dental benefit from ingesting fluoride. However, what he thought was the benefit of fluoride was, in part, differences in socioeconomics and delay in tooth eruption. Over the last 5 years, he carefully evaluated both sides of this scientific controversy with over 10,000 hours of study and am opposed to fluoridation of water. Fluoride is a highly toxic poison and harmful in very small amounts, many are ingesting too much fluoride from several sources, fluoridation no longer has dental or medical benefit, the risks from fluoridation cause immediate and immanent harm especially to babies and children, fluoridation removes individual freedom, fluoridation by intent is a drug and fluoride is unlicensed and unapproved and therefore an illegal drug “It is his expert opinion as a cosmetic dentist and based on my 10,000 hours of study into the scientific controversy pertaining water fluoridation, that the decision made by the State of Queensland to add fluoride into the community water supply is not only dangerous but does not at all promote good oral health.”
Dr Caree Alexander and David Blackshaw lay down the frightening facts about flouride as one seaside town prepares fight toxic fluoridation.
How Could This Be?
The facts: The possible environmental impact of fluorides has been studied for decades. The World Health Organization and the UK's Royal College of Physicians have both concluded that water fluoridation does not cause fluoride pollution or harm the environment and a very recent investigation in America agreed.
This latest assessment quotes studies showing that damage to aquatic life is possible only at much higher levels than that found in optimally fluoridated water.
It reinforces the message that fluoride is a naturally occurring substance already found in land and water. Damage to the marine environment is highly unlikely since the level of fluoride in river water is low, and the fluoride level in seawater is already much higher than that found in fluoridated water supplies. All Australian capital cities except Brisbane have been fluoridated for up to forty years, with minimal harmful effects to the environment noted.
Perhaps this may explain;
The Dentists' Secret Society
What roll has the "Delta Sigma Delta" played in Water Fluoridation and are they still in control of the American and Australian Dental Society?
In his book, "The Secret War and The Fluoride Conspiracy", British Dental Surgeon, Geoffrey E Smith writes about the sinister side of this secret organisation within the dental profession.
Their tentacles are into Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK and Ireland. They also have members in the Dental wings of the CDC, FDA and WHO. They're all in the one "club", singing from the same song sheet.
In Australia, Dr. Geoffrey Smith has advised:
"Early in 1953, American Delta Sigma met with their "brethren" in Sydney. A fortnight later, the New South Wales branch of the Australian Dental Association and the Dental Faculty at the University of Sydney, submitted an URGENT report to the Federal Government stating that steps should be taken immediately to introduce fluoridation in Sydney and other major cities around the Commonwealth."
He also wrote:
"Recently, it seems that New Zealand dentists have been disturbed by the unseen presence of DSD.
A spokesman for the Hawkes Bay branch of the New Zealand Dental Association observed: "As long as membership of this body remains anonymous, it will be suspect and speculation as to it's real aims and objectives will occur within the rank and file of the Association."