There are many studies done by research scientists which indicate a variety of health dangers associated with water fluoridation.
Dartmouth University released a multi-year study (Sept '99) involving 280,000 children which linked fluoridation with high lead levels in children. Prof. Masters, head of the Dartmouth Foundation for Neuroscience and Society, said the problem is especially serious because lead poisoning is associated with higher rates of learning disabilities, hyperactivity, substance abuse, and crime. Children who have been poisoned by lead are less able to handle stress and are more prone to violent outbursts.
The American Dental Association continues to state fluoride is responsible for reducing cavities. The National Institute of Dental Health produced the largest and most comprehensive study on over 39,000 school children aged 5 -17 years. The study showed no significant differences in cavities in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated or partially fluoridated communities. This study was never refuted by the ADA.
A review of recent scientific literature reveals a consistent pattern of evidence--hip fractures, skeletal fluorosis, the effect of fluoride on bone structure, fluoride levels in bones and osteosarcomas--pointing to the existence of causal mechanisms by which fluoride damages bones.
Dental fluorosis is a health condition caused by a child receiving too much fluoride during tooth development. The critical period of exposure is between 1 and 4 years old; children over age 8 and adults are also at risk. In its mild form, which is the most common, fluorosis appears as tiny white streaks or specks that are often unnoticeable. In its severest form, which is also called mottling of dental enamel, it is characterized by black and brown stains, as well as cracking and pitting of the teeth.
Fluoride and our water..
The reasoning behind this petition is to stop artificial fluoridation of city water via Moonlight Springs. It is most obvious that the fluoridation of our "drinking water" is not only unhealthy but costs you the tax payer money.
"We, the undersigned, call on the Nome City Council to eliminate the further use of fluoride in the city water system"..
The Stop fluoridation of our drinking water petition to Citizens of Nome, Alaska was written by Clifton Vial and is in the category Health at GoPetition.