Response to the ADA's promotion of fluoride
Fluoridation is one of the most lied about policies endorsed by our federal and state governments.
Fluoride propagandists know from 75 years of lying that a lie often repeated becomes a "truth".
The tired old mantra that water fluoridation is "safe, effective and equitable" - according to Australia's peak medical authority, the NHMRC - is untrue.
The NHMRC does no research of its own and its periodical reviews are unashamedly biased in perpetuating this 'big lie'.
Chemists and biochemists have long known that ingested fluoride is unsafe, even at the so-called 'optimum' concentration of 1 ppm of fluoride in treated water.
Fluoride is an enzyme and endocrine disruptor, a nephrotoxin and a neurotoxin. Fluoride also bio-accumulates in human and animal bones.
These unacceptable risk factors were acknowledged in two US Federal Circuit Courts decades ago.
Links to cancer have also been proven in court (Drs J Yiamouyiannis & D Burk (1977)).
In recent years a growing body of peer-reviewed research has established that fluoride reduces children's IQ by up to 6 points, and to 9 points (Till et al., 2020) for Canadian babies drinking formula prepared from fluoridated water containing 1 ppm fluoride.
And fluoride is ineffective in reducing dental decay.
When a dental survey is conducted without bias (e.g. A NSW 2000 Regional Dental Survey for 11-12 year old children) our unfluoridated mid-north coast children were found to have better dental outcomes than 80 per cent of children in fluoridated Sydney.
Vote yes, get the 'F' out of our water.
John Lusk (M.Sc., Ph.D.)