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Fluoride is Poison


We are forcibly being medicated with fluoridation of our tap water in cities across the US, even though fluoride is a non-pharmaceutical, chemical waste and the main ingredient in rat poisons and many pesticides. This video doesn’t even go into the myriad studies that have been done to show the harmful effects of fluoridated water on every system in your body. Instead, I just tried to look at this issue from a logical justification standpoint. If you swallow toothpaste, you are urged on the tube itself to call the Poison Control Center immediately, but somehow if you drink eight glasses of fluoridated water, it’s fine? Where is the logic in that? There’s information out there to show that the amount of fluoride in a serving of toothpaste is the same as a glass of fluoridated water (if the water doesn’t have MORE)!

Continuing on that logic train, how much of the water you drink even comes in contact with your teeth where cavities form for very long anyway? If you really want fluoride for your teeth, toothpaste is readily available for a dollar or two at any grocery or drug store. It is absolutely unnecessary to drink it.

The bottom line: fluoridated tap water makes no sense. There’s a reason Hitler was fluoridating water in Nazi concentration camps, and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t because he was overly concerned about their dental health. He added fluoride to pacify the prisoners and keep them docile. And now we’re drinking it? Think about it.

To learn more about fluoride and what you can do about it, check out where you can also take action by writing to your local representatives about the dangers of fluoridated water. People in cities all over America have petitioned their reps to get fluoride out of their water and some have won the battle—you can’t win if you don’t try!

Here are a smattering of scientific studies on the negative impacts of fluoride:

Brain, spinal chord and sciatic nerve:

Pineal Gland:

Antioxidant Systems (Free Radical Metabolism):…



The Grand Rapids Fluoride Study:

Quote: “The city officials of Grand Rapids in the 1940s had no idea that fluoridation chemicals were toxic industrial waste contaminated with lead and arsenic…”

Fluoridegate – An American Tragedy

David Kennedy, DDS, of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, has produced a wonderfully informative feature documentary on the topic of water fluoridation. The documentary is entitled, Fluoridegate – An American Tragedy, and calls upon numerous scientific authorities to tell the truth about fluoridation.

A partial list of the scientists and academics featured in the video include:

  • Boyd E. Haley, PhD., Professor Emeritus University of Kentucky
  • Robert Carton, PhD., – Retired Scientist from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • J. William Hirzy, PhD., Former EPA Senior Scientist
  • William Marcus, PhD., Board Certified Toxicologist and EPA Senior Science Advisor (retired)
  • Yolanda Whyte, M.D., Pediatrician
  • Daniel G. Stockin, M.P.H.
  • Roger D. Masters, PhD., Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College

Fluoride is not a nutrient.  In fact, the evidence is irrefutable, that Fluoride is extremely toxic, interfering with many human biological functions. Fluoride is implicated in such things as osteosarcoma (bone cancer), kidney disease, thyroid disorders, and even infant mortality. By interfering with kidney function, Fluoride may even contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Instead of promoting dental health, Fluoride actually causes adverse health effects, including Dental Fluorosis, learning disabilities and even diminished mental acuity (IQ).

Bad Legislation – Fluoridation Required By California Law

California state law requires water agencies with more than 10,000 water service connections fluoridate their drinking water supplies. The applicable statutes are found in the California’s Health & Safety Code, §§ 116409, 116410, and 116415.

An interesting twist in this legislation is that a public water system is not required to use public funds for this purpose, and is exempt from the requirement to fluoridate its water until sufficient outside funding becomes available.

The City of San Diego successfully avoided the requirement to fluoridate for many years. So enlightened were San Diego’s leaders that they even enacted a local law in 1954, that prohibited fluoridation of the public water supply. San Diego Municipal Code Section 67.0101 states, “it is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person, including the City of San Diego and for its elective or appointed officers or employees, to use in or add to the water supply of this City any Fluorine, Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Silico Fluoride or any Fluoride compound, or to treat such water supply with aforesaid chemicals before delivery to the consumers thereof.”

That was a great law. It outlawed the use of fluoride in our municipal water system. However, once outside funding became available to pay for fluoridation, that local law became at odds with, and was preempted by the state law. Other California cities, however, have not been so quick to buckle under to the statutes cited above. Below we will discuss how La Mesa, Escondido, and Redding managed prohibit fluoridation, in spite of the State law.

In June 2008, the San Diego City Council accepted an offer of funding from the First 5 Commission of San Diego County for the purpose of fluoridating the City’s public water supply. This organization may have had good intentions in doing so, yet surely were misguided. In view of what we now know about the dangers of adding fluoride to our water supply, perhaps the most efficient way to stopping the practice locally would be to cut that funding.

The First 5 Commission of San Diego consists of five members: a member of the Board of Supervisors, the Director of the County Health and Human Services Director (HHSA), an appointee of the Director of HHSA and two members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. These individuals were likely unaware of the detrimental effects of water fluoridation when they made the grant of funding to the City of San Diego to commence fluoridation.

The stated intent of the California legislature in enacting §§ 116409, 116410, and 116415, was to “decrease the burden the Medi-Cal and the Denti-Cal programs place upon the state’s limited funds.” Unwittingly, by putting this legislation in place, the legislature may have accomplished the exact opposite.

Scientific evidence is now overwhelming to show that fluoridation of our water supply has caused far more harm than good. One need only invest an hour of time to learn this, by watching Dr. David Kennedy’s documentary: Fluoridegate – An American Tragedy.

La Mesa, Escondido, and Redding California, Successfully Rejected Fluoridation

Unlike San Diego, nearby cities of La Mesa and Escondido resolved not to comply with the State’s requirement to fluoridate.  La Mesa did so by voting in March of 1999 to reject any outside funding offered for the purpose of installing the infrastructure to fluoridate its water.  The Escondido City Council, also in March of 1999, passed an ordinance that prohibits the addition of any substance to the water, including fluoride, that is intended to treat humans, rather than improve the drinkability of water. (More details are available here.)

In 2001 the case of Macy v. City of Escondido was filed in an effort to prevent the City of Escondido’s use of HFSA to fluoridate its water supply. This class action lawsuit against the City of Escondido and the State of California Department of Health, challenged fluoridation on constitutional grounds.  The plaintiff’s brought suit to “challenge the constitutionality of using contaminated, industrial grade Hydrofluorosilicic acid to fluoridate the public water supply . . .”

The case dragged on for 4 years, with a fairly steady stream of rulings supporting the plaintiffs. Before the final disposition of the case, however, the judge initially assigned the case was appointed to another court. The tide then turned against the plaintiffs, and the trial court ruled in favor of polluting the water with hazardous waste. On appeal the title of the case was changed to COSHOW, et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CITY OF ESCONDIDO. On August 17, 2005, the decision of the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling. After reading the court documents, and the strong arguments against fluoridation, it is difficult to understand the Court’s rationale. It suggests that if one is consistently losing arguments in court, the course of action is to simply replace the judge.

Redding, California, did it differently. In November of 2002, voters in Redding approved Measure A to reject fluoridation. Measure A does not ban fluoridation outright. Instead, the measure forbids the city from adding chemicals to the water supply which lack federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for their health claims. While the FDA lacks jurisdiction to regulate public drinking water, Under 21 U.S.C.S. §321, the FDA is conferred with the exclusive authority to approve any “drug.” A drug is defined as a substance “intended for use in the diagnosis, cure mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.” If the purpose of adding fluoride to water is to prevent dental decay, then it clearly is being used as a drug. The FDA has never approved hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) as a drug for human consumption, nor is it ever likely to do so. More details are provided here.


The Case Against Water Fluoridation

Paul Connett, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Chemistry at Saint Lawrence University, presents The Case Against Water Fluoridation

Paul Connett, PhD, is one among many scientists and academics who has studied the scientific evidence on the pros and cons of widespread fluoridation of public water supplies. He has traveled extensively throughout the world in an effort to educate people on this critical topic. This video is a presentation he made in 2011 in New Zealand.

An Inconvenient Tooth – The Fluoride Documentary

The common practice of fluoridating our municipal water supplies, once thought to prevent dental decay, has now proven to be a major health threat. This documentary video presents facts that will shock you.


Paul Connett Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and Executive Director of Fluoride Action Network (FAN)