11 April 2009

cdc: cancer-causing toxins detected in fluoride chemicals

wst... note: in the 2008 louisiana regular legislative session, corrupt, lake charles democratic state senator, willie landry mount, authored her senate bill number 312 which mandates the fluoridation of louisiana's drinking water.

sb 312 was pushed through the state house by monroe rino, kay "bucket of bolts" katz.

current candidate for louisiana public service commission, joe mcpherson was an author of sb312.

on 06 july 2008,
louisiana's rino governor piyush "bobby" jindal signed sb 312 into law becoming act 761.

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: http://www.fluorideaction.org/statement.august.2007.html.

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 nyscof@aol.com
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
PO Box 263
Old Bethpage, NY 11804



News Releases


(1) US Centers for Disease Control, Community Water Fluoridation, Fact Sheet on Questions About Bottled Water and fluoride, date last updated February 25, 2008


(2) NSF Fact Sheet on Fluoridation Chemicals, February 2008


(3) US Environmental Protection Agency, Arsenic in Drinking Water, accessed April 8, 2009


(4) US Centers for Disease Control, Community Water Fluoridation, Water Fluoridation Additives, modified and reviewed December 1, 2008


(5) http://www.nteu280.org/Issues/Fluoride/Press%20Release.%20Fluoride.htm
see also
the sb 312 label
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