Secure Arkansas would like to share Dr. Sandra Young’s superb testimony on the local control bill regarding fluoridation (SB 299) with our readers (included in its entirety below). It has been submitted to the Senate City, County and Local Affairs committee. Dr. Young attended the committee hearing to testify last Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
The sponsor, Senator Brian King, will be amending the bill and resubmitting it to the Senate committee this week. A special “thank you” to Senator King!
Remember to keep contacting the Senators on this committee to encourage them to SUPPORT SB 299 so it can pass out of committee and on to the full Senate! Their contact information is at the end of this alert. Remember, session time is running out!
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth, if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven thread by thread into the fabric of their lives. – Leo Tolstoy
The following is a copy of my email to the Senators on the City, County, and Local Affairs Committee. While the bill was submitted by Sen Bryan King to allow local control of water fluoridation rather than the current mandatory fluoridation, as pointed out by Delta Dental and the Arkansas Department of Health, it is really about our health as Arkansans. The purpose of my email was to point out that there are serious immediate and long-term health consequences to having our water fluoridated that the CDC is willfully ignoring.
A few items are expanded upon in this email. Since sending out the original email a week ago, I have found in the CDC’s own documents that “fluoride’s predominant effect is posteruptive and topical” (emphasis mine). https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/
Ed Choate with Delta Dental suggested fluoride varnishes. They are free for WIC and Medicaid children at the local county health units. Other children may get it for a “$5 record fee.” Fluoride Gels are acidic, highly concentrated fluoride products that previously dentists topically applied to a patient’s teeth about two times a year. Of all the fluoride products used in dentistry, fluoride gels were—without question—the most hazardous. While fluoride gels are designed to be applied ‘topically’ (i.e., directly to teeth), very large quantities of fluoride are absorbed into the body during the treatment. Due to this large systemic exposure, many patients—particularly children—experienced symptoms of acute fluoride toxicity, including nausea, gastrointestinal pain, and/or vomiting within an hour of the treatment. Gastric distress is not the only side effect. Fluoride gels produced an enormous spike in blood fluoride levels for up to 14 hours, exposing every tissue in the body to fluoride concentrations that have been shown to damage, in short-term exposures, the kidney, the male reproductive system, and glucose metabolism. Although the dental community has taken steps to reduce the amount of fluoride that gets into the blood from fluoride gels, the extent of fluoride exposure from these gels continues to remain excessive and toxic. http://fluoridealert.org/
Please vote FOR SB299 to allow local control of water fluoridation.
Fluoride does not normally occur in our bodies. It is harmful. It is the most active of all elements, never occurring alone, but always combined with another element. It causes diseases that use up most of our health-care dollars. Specifically, it alters the signals of GPCRs (G protein-coupled receptors), a membrane-bound protein that transmits signals from outside the cell to the inside. These signals are specific for each action. They have roles in fundamental physiological processes, among which are regulation of growth, food intake (obesity), metabolism, nerve activity—both central and peripheral, hormone regulation (especially thyroid, diabetes), reproduction, water balance, sensory perception (taste, smell, vision), blood pressure and heart rate, secretion of most glands. “GPCR-directed drugs account for approximately $40 billion in sales and, of drugs at market, approximately 70% target GPCR function.” (Insights into Receptor Function and New Drug Development Targets, Editors: Conn, P. Michael, Kordon, Claude (Eds.), Springer, 2006) 70% of Arkansas’ health care dollars that are spent on drugs are mostly because of fluoride poisoning the GPCRs in our body?! Plus there is the additional cost of doctor and hospital stays. Note: that was published in 2006! What percentage is it now?
Besides GPCRs, fluoride affects the body adversely in other ways. These also require health care dollars. It causes osteoarthritis, degenerative disc/joint disease (a significant complaint of opioid patients), spinal stenosis, and calcific tendonitis. It lowers IQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Fluoride increases the rate of cancer. "In point of fact, fluorine causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster, than any other chemical." (Dean Burk, Ph.D. former head of the National Cancer Institute's cytochemistry [later renamed biochemistry] section, chief chemist emeritus at the U.S. National Institute.) http://www.fluoridedebate.com/
Fluoride has been epidemiologically associated with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.
For further information about diseases caused by fluoride, read The Case Against Fluoride by Paul Connett PhD et al. Or go to FluorideAlert.org where he has listed over 2000 scientific studies to support these claims. http://fluoridealert.org/, http://fluoridealert.org/
The fluoride used to fluoridate our drinking water is not pharmaceutical grade. Only about 10% used nation-wide is pharmaceutical grade. Instead, it comes from toxic gases that are waste products from the phosphate fertilizer industry. Much of that comes from Florida; but more and more is coming from China. http://fluoridealert.org/
Act 197 of 2011 was passed primarily based on a widely-quoted claim by the CDC that for every $1 spent on fluoridation, $38 was saved on dental costs. This claim has been thoroughly discredited by Ko and Thiessen (2015). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Act 197 was also passed based on benefits in a study that was never done. It was claimed that there were fewer cavities in a school that had fluoridated water as opposed to schools that did not. Those studies were not done! Principals, teachers and school nurses that were present in those schools at that period of time say no dental evaluation was done in their schools. And the AHD has no record of that study that Lynn Mouden supposedly did. https://securetherepublic.
So why is the CDC (Oral Health Division) still promoting mandatory fluoridation on a statewide basis? The Oral Health Division is staffed with dentists and MPH individuals, none of which have the background to properly evaluate toxicological studies or conduct health-risk assessments. They have been trained to unquestionably believe that fluoride is beneficial. "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it."—Upton Sinclair. Let’s follow the money. Pharmaceutical companies are making 70% of their profit from drugs used to correct damage that is mostly caused by fluoridation. (I would say all, but I cannot unequivocally say that.) If a drug is developed to treat a condition caused by fluoride, they won’t cure it but they will have a long-term customer. If a researcher begins to study fluoride, drug companies withdraw research funds from that company or institution. Researchers (ex: Phyllis Mullenix PhD at the Forsyth Dental Center) and whistleblowers (ex: William Marcus PhD, chief toxicologist of the Office of Water at the EPA) are terminated (later reinstated with damage pay). If a news source (printed or TV) begins to cover fluoride, pharmaceutical advertising dollars are withdrawn. Robert Kennedy Jr. (in reference to mercury) was questioning Roger Ailes and was told “during non-election years….70% of my advertising venues can come from pharmaceutical companies for the news division." He said, "I would have to fire any of my host who allowed you on TV if they lost an advertiser," and he said that, "if I did that I would….get a call from Rupert within 10 minutes."
If the phosphate fertilizer industry could not convert the fluoride waste into a saleable product, they would have to pay to send it to hazardous waste treatment facilities. Instead, in 2011, they were able to sell it for water fluoridation for about $275,000,000! Other industries also promote fluoridation. These include aluminum smelting from bauxite, Freon and Teflon manufacturing. The Manhatten Project was using fluoride to enrich uranium. It was during this time that government sought to cover up the harm from fluoride. The book The Fluoride Deception by Christopher Bryson is a very interesting and easy read about industry and government involvement in covering up the harm from fluoride. For example, the first “evidence” that fluoride reduced cavities came from a study of workers at the Harshaw Chemical Company in Cleveland beginning in 1943 and published in 1948. Once the original documents were uncovered, it was found that most of the men had few or no teeth. They were “in large proportion edentulous (toothless) or nearly edentulous.” So, guess what! They had fewer cavities than the rest of the population. Hurricane Creek, a fluoride disposal location, near Benton and its health risks is also discussed in Bryson’s book.
Secure Arkansas did a thorough expose’ of Delta Dental’s motives and vested interests https://securetherepublic.com/
Most will vote simply on the strength of the authority that the CDC and the Arkansas Health Department has. But Einstein said, "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." “When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” —Dresden James Fluoridation is a well-packaged web of lies.
Many of your constituents may not know these facts. They are provable facts. Please act like statesman and return the fluoridation issue to local voters, rather than voting how your constituents think they want you to vote (when they know the whole story, they will be grateful). Please vote FOR SB 299.
I will be happy to answer any questions you have on this issue. Feel free to contact me.
Sandra Young MD
IMMEDIATE ACTION for Secure Arkansas' readers: Contact the Senators on the Senate City, County, and Local Affairs Committee, and encourage them to VOTE YES on SB 299 to get it out of committee (once its amended). Local Control of water fluoridation is very important!
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