Reducing Our Recommended Daily Dose Of Poison
January 24, 2011 by Bob Livingston
The Environmental Protection Agency has finally admitted the danger posed by injecting fluoride into our water supplies and using it to control pests in food storage and processing facilities… but isn’t ready to ban the poison completely.
Last week the United States Department of Health and Human Services changed its recommended fluoride levels in the water supply — dropping the acceptable amount to 0.7 milligrams (mg) per liter from the previous range of 0.7 to 1.2 mg set in 1962. The reason? A government study found that two out of four adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness — known as fluorosis — because they’re exposed to too much fluoride.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the splotchy tooth condition is unexpectedly common in youths aged 12 to 15, and has become increasingly common since the 1980s. Fluorosis also causes skeletal damage and bone abnormalities and increases the incidence of fractures.
At about the same time the EPA announced that it is beginning a phase-down of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride — a pesticide used in food storage and processing facilities — that breaks down into fluoride. This fluoride — which poisons insects and rodents — finds its way onto foods like stored grains, dried fruits, tree nuts, coffee and cocoa beans.
The combination of fluoride in water, fluoride in toothpastes, fluoride in mouthwashes and fluoride on our foods has caused problems in our children’s teeth and bones.
But there’s more. Fluoride also lowers the intelligence quotient in children, according to studies of children in China. That’s a nice way of saying that fluoride causes brain damage.
The studies evaluated more than 500 children in two Chinese villages. One of the villages had higher-than-average fluoride levels while the other had lower-than-average levels. Those in the low fluoride village had intelligence levels 350 percent higher than those in the high fluoride village.
A National Research Council Report issued in 2006 found “a growing body of scientific research linking fluoride exposure to disruption of the nervous and endocrine systems, including the brain, thyroid and pineal gland. According to data presented in the report, the doses of fluoride associated with thyroid disturbances are now exceeded by many Americans — particularly children — living in so-called ‘low fluoride’ (one part per million) areas,” stated a news release by the non-profit Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
FAN called the new fluoride level recommendations “baby steps.” Unfortunately, they do nothing for babies. Kathleen M. Thiessen, Ph.D., co-author of the 2006 NRC report on the effects of fluoride toxicity, writes, “At a fluoride level of 0.7 mg/L, a 15-pound infant drinking 0.75 L per day of formula prepared with fluoridated water will ingest 0.075 mg of fluoride per kilogram of body weight. Fluoride intakes above about 0.03 mg/kg per day have been associated with the occurrence of dental fluorosis, so the proposed change will still not be protective for infants drinking formula made from concentrate.”
Thiessen recommends parents buy bottled water to use in preparing formula for their infants.
In fact, the EPA’s own scientists, lawyers, engineers and other professional employees oppose the EPA’s recommendations on fluoride and have documented instances where the EPA suppressed data and even fired its chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, for speaking out about fluoride’s health risks.
The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents EPA employees at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., has come out in opposition to fluoridation.
In a news release the union said its members first believed the government lie that fluoride’s effects were beneficial — reductions in tooth decay, etc. But then a scientist came to the union complaining he was forced to write into new EPA regulations in 1985 that flourosis was an acceptable side-effect because it was a cosmetic rather than a health effect.
The union tried to settle the dispute privately with the EPA but the EPA was unable or unwilling to resist external political pressure, so it joined a public interest group’s lawsuit against the EPA.
Now the union claims there are scientific reports of fluoride’s deleterious effects on the brain, kidneys and pineal gland, and higher instances of certain cancers in laboratory tests. The EPA is aware of these reports and consistently covers them up.
The truth is, fluoride is slowly poisoning Americans to death — and the government is taking the lead in “mass medicating” you and your family.
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