More on follow the money
– The Economics of Water Fluoridation: A Snapshot –
by J. William Hirzy
1a. From Table 7.1 (EPA 2010 RSC Fluoride Document) the average fluoride intake for children between 0.5 and > 14 years, excluding toothpaste and soil ingestions, is about 1.75 mg/day.
2a. Based on Table B-11 (NRC 2006) and assuming non-fluoridated drinking water fluoride level is about 0.2 mg/L, average fluoride intake for children 0.5 – 14 yrs is about 0.1 mg/day
3a. Therefore the excess fluoride coming from fluoridated water is about 1.6 mg/day
4a. Based on BMD analysis of Xiang et al. (2003, 2009) data 1.6 mg/day fluoride intake results in about 5 IQ points lost. (Hirzy et al. 2015)
5a. Based on EPA (2006) estimated lifetime income for all children of $472,000 an 1.93%/IQ point loss for males and 3.22%/IQ point loss for females and a typical U.S. birth cohort (of 4,000,000) (Childstats.gov 2014) and its male/female ratio, the total lifetime income loss for U.S. children born every year is about $240,000,000,000. Based on Trasande et al. (2005) values for male and female incomes, the total lifetime income lost to every year’s birth cohort is about $440,000,000,000.
6a. About 90% of the fluoridation chemicals, HFSA and its sodium salt, collectively “silicofluorides (SiF’s),”come directly from phosphate fertilizer producers. An unknown about of sodium fluoride may also come from this source.
7a. Thus, about 90% of the income loses from above are directly attributable to the phosphate fertilizer industry.
Owners of the phosphate producing companies that supply SiF’s to water authorities reap a mere $274,000,000 every year, with an unknown amount of that no doubt going to support and maintain the practice of water fluoridation, the only lawful means of disposing of those waste by-products. That pure profit is paid for by these children, their families and communities, and the nation as a whole with losses every year between $240,000,000,000 and $440,000,000,000. Other additional losses attributable to generalized lower intelligence across the whole population, including fewer geniuses and more with substandard intelligences are beyond calculation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which proudly boasts that it works for environmental justice, encourages this situation. (Hanmer 1983). WTF.
Childstats.gov 2015. http:// http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/ac_14.pdf
EPA 2006. Griffiths C, McGartland A, Miller M. A note on Trasande et al., “public health and economic consequences of methylmercury toxicity to the developing brain. Working Paper # 06-02, April, 2006. National Center for Environmental Economics. Available at:
EPA 2010. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fluoride: exposure and relative source contribution analysis. December 2010. Available at: http://water.epa.gov/action/advisories/drinking/upload/Fluoridereport.pdf
Hanmer 1983. Letter from R. Hanmer, Deputy Assisstant Administrator for Water, USEPA to L.A. Russell. Response to inquiry re: use of HFSA in water fluoridation. March 30, 1983.
Hirzy et al. 2015. Hirzy JW, Connett P, Xiang Q, Spittle BJ, Kennedy DC. Developmental Neurotoxicity of Fluoride – A Quantitative Risk Assessment to Estimate a Safe Daily Dose for Children. Under review at Neurotoxicology and
NRC 2006. National Research Council Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water. Fluoride in drinking water: A scientific review of EPA’s standards. 2006. Available at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11571.html
Trasande et al. 2005. Trasande L, Landrigan PJ, Schecter C. Public health and economic consequences of methyl mercury toxicity to the developing brain. Environ. Health Perspect. 2005:113(5) 590-596. doi: 10.1289/ehp.7743
USGS 2011. M. Miller. 2011 Minerals Yearbook: Fluorspar. U.S. Geological Survey
Xiang et al. 2003(a). Xiang Q, Liang Y, Chen L, Wang C, Chen B, Chen X, Zhou M. Effect of fluoride in drinking water on children’s intelligence. Fluoride 2003;36(2); 84-94.
Xiang et al. 2009. Xiang Q, Zhou M, Wu M, Zhou X. Lin L, Huang J. Relationships between daily total fluoride intake and dental fluorosis and dental caries. J. Nanjing Medical University 2009;23(1) 33-39.
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