Navigation Links
APHA Misleads Americans About Fluoridation

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association's (APHA) new Fluoridation Position Statement is based on many documents that neither support nor evaluate fluoridation's safety and/or effectiveness as it claims, (1) reports NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.

APHA asserts, "All of these reviews have found CWF [Community Water Fluoridation] to be safe and effective." Here's the truth about APHA's "supportive" references:

National Research Council (2006)

This isn't a fluoridation risk/benefit analysis. It found EPA's current fluoride maximum-contaminant-level-goal in drinking water is not protective of health and must be lowered.(2)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (2003)

This report says "... subsets of the population may be unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride and its compounds...the elderly, people with osteoporosis, people with deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and/or protein."(3)

University of York, UK (2000)

About this report, the Centre for Review and Dissemination writes, "We were unable to discover any reliable good-quality evidence in the fluoridation literature world-wide."(4)

Lewis and Banting, Canada (1994)

"The effectiveness of water fluoridation alone cannot now be determined," they write.(5)

New York State Department of Health (1990)

The authors concluded: "... some individuals may experience hypersensitivity to fluoride-containing agents." And, "... it is currently impossible to draw firm conclusions regarding the independent effect of fluoride in drinking water on caries prevalence using an ecologic study design."(6)

World Health Organization (2006)

This report, not about fluoridation, documents high levels of natural fluoride causing human bone and teeth malformation in many countries.(7)

Medical Research Council, UK (2002)

Not a fluoridation risk/benefit analysis, this report identifies fluoridation health uncertainties such as total exposure and bone effects.(8)

Institute of Medicine (IOM) (1999)

Since fluoride isn't a nutrient, the IOM sets adequate intake from all sources to avoid children's discolored teeth and upper limit to avoid crippling bone damage which IOM admits "is too high for persons with certain illnesses..."(9)

APHA says that fluoridation reduced the incidence and severity of tooth decay. However, "No clear reasons for the caries decline have been identified," according to dental textbook, Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community (Burt and Eklund).

"Why is the APHA misrepresenting these documents and not publicizing fluoridation's health risks and uncertainties, therefore, protecting fluoridation instead of the American public?" asks lawyer Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation


Contact: Paul Beeber 516-433-8882

SOURCE NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer Prevention Coalition: The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Misleads Women
2. Americans United for Life Action: Nominating Governor Sebelius to HHS is Offensive and Divisive
3. One-third of Americans lose sleep over economy
4. Americans Will Soon Have Medical Butlers to Assist in Medical Tourism Research
5. I Count(TM): 10 Simple Steps to a Healthy Life: Time and Money-Strapped Americans Find Balance, Better Health with New Book
6. More Than Half of Americans Say Family Skimped on Medical Care Because of Cost in Past Year; Worries About Affordability and Availability of Care Rise
7. Video: Majority of Americans Over 45 Experience Joint Pain and Believe it will Affect Their Future Quality of Life
8. Grammy-nominated Singer Angie Stone Encourages African-Americans in Birmingham to Fearlessly FACE Diabetes
9. Obesity, Lack of Insurance Take Toll on Young Americans
10. Americans Forfeit Healthy Habits While Traveling According to New Years Survey by Cambria Suites
11. Cancer death rates dropping among African Americans but survival rates still low
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 26, 2015 , ... Somu Sivaramakrishnan announced today that he ... now offers travelers, value and care based Travel Services, including exclusive pricing on ... as, cabin upgrades and special amenities such as, shore excursions, discounted fares, travel ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... , ... PRMA Plastic Surgery is updating their record books yet again with ... flap breast reconstruction surgery! , “What an accomplishment for the PRMA team, says ... it’s an honor to have served all of these women.” , PRMA is one ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Karnataka (PRWEB) , ... November ... ... innovative online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with ... to holistically address their reader’s queries on topics on mental and emotional ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... clean water accessible for all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together ... on clean water by empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... recognized once again for its stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office ... , Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... Pacemaker Market Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders ... report to their offering. Boston ... Boston scientific and others. --> ... Biotronik, Boston scientific and others. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ... the Global Cell Surface Testing Market: ... report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: