Cancer-Causing Toxins Detected in Fluoride Chemicals

April 9, 2009

I will shortly be publishing an interview with a Dentist who has become a staunch opponent of fluoridation. Until then, this news release is worth a read.

Cancer-Causing Toxins Detected in Fluoride Chemicals

New York — April 8, 2008 – Traces of arsenic, copper, lead and other impurities were found in samples of chemicals used to fluoridate public water supplies between the years 2000 and 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). (1)

Controversial fluoridation schemes are promoted by special-interest groups such as the American Dental Association (ADA) which claims adding fluoride chemicals to public water supplies reduces tooth decay. “Most public and government officials take their lead from the ADA,” says attorney Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.

Arsenic was detected in 43% of the 245 water fluoridation chemicals sampled by NSF International which regulates public water supply additives. (2)

Arsenic may increase cancer risk, according to the EPA which sets the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal of arsenic in water supplies at zero.(3)

Also 3% of the samples contained copper; 2% contained lead; and less than 1% contained barium, chromium, mercury, selenium or thallium. Silicates, the second most prevalent substance in fluoridation chemicals, are not health regulated.

Although no radionuclides or beryllium were found in these samples, 0.4 parts-per-billion is allowed.

Bottled water suppliers, who add fluoride, typically follow the same standards, according to the CDC. (1)

Community water fluoridation uses industrial-waste fluoride (silicofluorides). However, pharmaceutical grade fluoride may also be contaminated. According to the CDC, “Given the volumes of chemicals used in water fluoridation, a pharmaceutical grade of sodium fluoride for fluoridation could potentially contain much higher levels of arsenic, radionuclides, and regulated heavy metals than a NSF/ANSI Standard 60-certified product [the standard that water fluoridation chemicals must meet].”

The FDA regulates bottled water. But it’s almost impossible to know how much fluoride is in the bottle, unless you call the manufacturer, because:

– Domestic bottled water with no added fluoride may contain between 1.4 and 2.4 mg/L fluoride

– Imported bottled water with no added fluoride may not contain fluoride in excess of 1.4 mg/L.

– Domestic bottled water with added fluoride can contain between 0.8 and 1.7 mg/L fluoride

– Imported bottled water with added fluoride may not contain more than 0.8 mg/L fluoride.

Bottlers are not required to list any naturally-occurring fluoride on the labels.(1)

“Fluoridation is irrational whether it’s coming from the tap or the bottle,” says Beeber. “It’s time to leave fluoride chemicals and all their contaminants out of every water source.”

Over 2,300 professionals urge the US Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted, citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement:
Also, eleven Environmental Protection Agency employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people. (5)

Contact: Paul Beeber, J.D. 516-433-8882
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
PO Box 263
Old Bethpage, NY 11804


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One Response to “Cancer-Causing Toxins Detected in Fluoride Chemicals”

  1. John on April 10th, 2009 7:55 am

    This is a true story about my German wirehaired pointer, Sammy,who is about 14 years old.

    Because of his age about six months ago I decided to place his water bowl upstairs, prior to this it was kept, together with his food in the basement. I thought it would make it easy for him to get at, without going downstairs.

    Shortly after that I put him on a different dog food – made for seniors. I noticed he was drinking a lot of water, and put it down to the change in his food, so after a few weeks I put him back on his old food. However there was no change, as far as my wife or I could tell. He still drank a lot.

    With the large amount of water intake two things happened- his belly made all kinds of weird noises, plus of course trips outside at night.

    About three months ago I started giving him some fluoride free water, but still gave him town water when I was short of the fluoride free stuff – usually three or four times a week. No change.

    Then I read a book (see below) which documents cases where fluoride causes a thirst that cannot be quenched (like my dog`s). So two weeks ago I made the decision – it is ONLY NON fluoridated water for Sammy.

    Boy, I can only say how lucky I was to have found and read this book. No longer

    does Sammy head for his water when he comes in from a walk. No longer stomache noises. No longer trips in the middle of the night.

    So I can only conclude that anyone that says fluoride is good for you lies. Ask Sammy.

    The URL of the book – free to read – see below.

    I hope you will read it – it may save your life.

    There is also some good reading on this URL

    My comment – no wonder health Canada and all those good pro fluoride people talk teeth – not health, which is the real issue, they need them to lie through;

    Dogs, Cats, Osteosarcoma, Dysplasia and pet food fluoride content …

    John Shadbolt


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