US Water to be Poisoned with Fluoride Despite Public Rejection

by Ethan Huff
December 27, 2011

Back in October, the Pinellas County, Fla., Commission voted 4 – 3 to stop adding artificial fluoride chemicals to the county’s municipal water supply, which serves roughly 700,000 residents (…). But now local health officials are suggesting that the county purchase a mobile fluoride van as an alternative, which would drive around town and administer fluoride and other conventional dental services directly to children.

Believe it or not, the St. Petersburg Times reports that the Pinellas County Commission will soon vote on whether or not to purchase this mobile fluoride van for $532,339 in taxpayer funds, which is more than twice the $205,000 a year the county has been spending to purchase fluoride chemicals for the water supply. The Commission had asked the county’s Health and Human Services department to come up with a new way to use the $205,000 for other dental purposes, and the mobile fluoride van was their proposal.

“There’s no way I’m going to support a $532,000 item,” said Commissioner John Morroni, who was one of the members who voted in favor of ending water fluoridation. “You can buy a lot of toothpaste and help the dentists disburse it.”

Morroni is right, of course — if the county is persistent in making sure as many children as possible are fluoridated, there are much less expensive ways to distribute it than to purchase a half-million-dollar van. But the van’s proponents say it is the “most efficient option” for making sure children do not escape getting their fluoride.

Never has it been proven that consuming fluoride in any way helps improve teeth, though, despite what health officials claim. And adding fluoride chemicals to water, which is their preferred method, is a very poor method of delivery even if the chemical did help teeth. This is because 99 percent or more of flouride ends up on lawns or flowing down the drain, rather than actually being ingested.

There is also no way to regulate the ingestion of the so-called “optimum” level of fluoride because individuals drink varying amounts of fluoridated water, and are also exposed to it in unknown amounts through their skin whenever they wash their hands or take a shower. In other words, water fluoridation is one of the most unscientific, unsubstantiated, and ridiculous “public health” schemes to ever be devised, and it is nothing more than forced medication of the masses.

Be sure to check out the laundry list of diseases and health conditions that can develop as a result of fluoride exposure:

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2 Responses to US Water to be Poisoned with Fluoride Despite Public Rejection

  1. Picker22 says:

    Part of the discipline of a legitimate scientist is being willing even to recognize the obligation to change ones mind when data and experiments warrant.

    One of my favorite quotes:

    “Ruthlessness towards mistakes has always been one of the engines of scientific enterprise” – G. Farmelo in “To Err is Human” New Scientist, 28, NOv 1998

    The fact of the matter is that as of December 2011 those who oppose community water fluoridation have failed to convince in every mainline scientific venue petitioned. While they win about half the time with electorates and unsophisticated City Councils they have lost 100% of the time before expert venues.

    Recently, amongst the most important rejection was the California Carcinogen Identification Committee.

    There can be no question that group is totally unbiased with respect to community water fluoridation (CWF). The complete list of 39 separate submissions in 2009 when the decision was made to prioritize evaluation of fluoride salts is at:

    The vote was 7 – 0 to not list fluoride as a carcinogen. I’m hoping you haven’t missed the fact that this has been a key antifluoridationist talking point.

    A similar story exists for the other 100 or so health concerns used in against this critically important public health accomplishment.

    Community water fluoridation prevents about 2/3rd of the operations which are necessary for terrible cavities in young children.

    Please read:

    This effect alone is sufficient to justify the practice.

    At the other end of life, new research shows that kids who drink fluoridated water become adults with more teeth.

    Please read:

    The reason essentially all the mainstream public health scientists support CWF is because their knowledge of the scientific literature justifies that support. Personally, my understanding of the cavities, the ill-health and pain avoided with CWF obliges my advocacy.

    When the science shows water fluoridation unnecessary or finds a safer, less expensive and more effective way to fight cavities, scientific opinion will change and water fluoridation will stop.

  2. Norman says:

    I believe this argument has been going on since the beginning of the flouride addition to the public water supply, way back in the last century. There are those who swear by it, as well as those who point out its evils. Perhaps there is an independent scientific study[s] that gives a clear picture, one way or another?