New Scientific Data Forces Government to Reverse Its Stance on Fluoride in the Water Supply


water tapWhy are some states simply ignoring the latest studies, and passing new laws that will hurt your teeth and harm your health? Action Alert!

Water fluoridation was introduced to the United States in the 1940s as a way to use waste product from the manufacture of aluminum, a waste product that was expensive to dispose of and which was harming cattle and farmland. Since then, the federal government has taken the stance that the fluoridation of drinking water, which conveniently disposed of the waste, is vitally important to help prevent tooth decay; the CDC called it one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century. But the the latest scientific studies have finally made the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) change their tune on how much fluoride is safe.

The data indicates that dental fluorosis—damage to the teeth from fluoride, ranging from lacy white markings or spots on the enamel to staining and pitting of the tooth surface—happens when fluoride levels are too high. Water is only one of several sources of fluoride. Other common sources include dental products such as toothpaste and mouth rinses, prescription fluoride supplements, fluoride applied by dental professionals, and exposure through our food, which is often sprayed with fluoride-based pesticides.

Today the fluoride in your water mostly comes from the phosphate fertilizer industry—but it’s still toxic waste, containing other byproducts such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. And two studies show that fluoride increases the accumulation of lead in bone, teeth, and other calcium-rich tissues, transporting heavy metals into areas of your body they normally would not be able to go—like your brain.

Another study revealed that prolonged, high intake of fluoride can increase the risk of brittle bones, fractures, and crippling bone abnormalities. Longtime readers may recall our 2008 article on the effects of fluoride on teeth and bones (harming kidney patients worst of all); we also noted that fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and can have detrimental effects on the thyroid, which could affect intelligence.

Moreover, fluoride can combine with other chemicals in the water to make them even more harmful. For example, when chloramines combine with the fluoride in water, they work together to extract lead from old plumbing systems, which leads to the accumulation of lead in the water supply.

EPA and HHS now recommend the level of fluoride in drinking water to be set “at the lowest end of the current optimal range”—that is, no more than 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water instead of the current recommended range which goes as high as 1.2 milligrams.

Despite studies so compelling that the federal government has started back-pedaling, the states of New Jersey and Vermont are attempting to mandate the fluoridation of water supply. Unfortunately, the New Jersey bill is very close to being passed. By contrast, Illinois and New Hampshire have introduced bills to prohibit fluoride in drinking water.

In New Jersey, both S959 in the Senate and A1811 in the Assembly are on red alert—they have been reported out of committee and are already on the floor, so they can be voted upon at any time. These bills mandate the fluoridation of water. At minimum, this is a freedom of choice issue—citizens should be able to choose whether they want to ingest fluoride or not. Write your legislators and ask them to oppose these bills—take action now!

In Vermont, H615 (currently in the Health Care Committee) contains many provisions to do with oral care—so we are specifically opposing section 108a, which mandates fluoridation of water. It requires that any municipality, government agency, or other entity that owns or controls a water system shall maintain fluoride in the water supply. Write your representative and request an amendment to strike out that part of the bill—take action now!

In New Hampshire: HB1529 would amend current law to say, “No fluoride, nor any chemical containing fluoride, shall be introduced into the public water supply,” as well as other specific provisions against the the use of herbicides within ten miles upgradient (that is, uphill) from a water intake of a domestic water supply. Write your representative and express your strong support for this bill—take action now!

In Illinois: HB5383 would do one thing: repeal the current fluoridation mandate. The bill is now in the Environmental Health Committee. Write your representative and express your strong support for this bill—take action now!

  • Steve Kilpatrick, D.D.S.

    It is unfortunate you has chosen to be a health terrorist. The mis-information you spread about fluoride is shameful. You can not back your claims with any valid study instead relying on junk science and lies to support your claims. Fluoride occurs naturally in all ground water and is the natural state.

  • Dr. Richard Edlich

    Fluoride should be banned in drinking water, toothpaste, and mouth wash. Scientific studies have proven that fluoride is more dangerous than good.

    Dr. Edlich

  • Anne Peterson

    This ‘war’ has been going on for years!!! I remember hearing it on the news back in the 60s! Our city has just added more fluoride to our water, like we’re going to welcome that? NOT on your life!!! We avoid as much fluoride as possible but still getting some in bathing. I have already experienced pitting on my teeth! Any recommendations on the best commerical water without fluoride???

  • John Zeigler

    The human Thyroid gland should have four iodine atoms around every cell. Fluoride displaces iodine, rendering the thyroid non-functional. The fluoridation of water supplies has caused a pandemic of thyroid disease in this country, resulting in myriad manifestations, including obesity and a huge portion of the society depending on energy drinks to keep up a modicum level of functionality.

    Fluoride is a poison, and must be eliminated from our water supplies!

  • Teri Hodge

    I have seen horses die from calcification due to drinking fluoridated water, if that is happening to them, just think what it’s doing to us. Please either remove or greatly reduce fluoride in our water supply, IT’S KILLING US!!!!

  • Linda Eisley

    Fluoride has always been a poison!!!!! This fact will never change. I have been filtering my city water for many year in order to protect my family. Please remove all fluoride from the water systems across America.

  • Bill Taylor

    The City of Sacramento flouridated it’s public water supply several years ago. I protested the action at the time, but to no avail. It has also recently been discovered that flouridated water can contribute to the body’s retention of aluminum, which goes to the brain. High concentrations of alminum are found in alzheimers’ patients! I was just about to write our city councilmembers and tell them that I no longer consider our water safe to drink, so this is great timing on some great information.

  • HDMania

    Good for the states that want to ban that crap..I dont know why the water companys want to buy that crap..I’m sure it isnt free to them?.how much money would they save the city?..If the aluminum companys create a waste let them pay to dump the stuff..if they pass it on to the customer then if the price is too high to buy their product we either dont buy and then they might go out of business..find another way to make money instead of poisoning us people.

  • Robert Cruder

    Having grown up in the 1950’s in a city that did not fluoridate its water, I had fillings in every tooth. I use the past tense because every tooth is now crowned or veneered. I am fortunate to have those teeth at all since I also had two root canals due to failure of old fillings. My wife who grew up in the same area has graduated to implants.

    My dentist tells me that he sees almost no old fillings, almost no rework and few root canals in patients who grew up with fluoridated water. The EPA and HHS recently reduced target fluoridation levels to avoid cosmetic issues. I would freely trade all of my cavities for a few white spots on otherwise healthy teeth.

    Since my dentist’s other patients are still alive, some far older than I, the alleged dangers of fluoridation do not appear credible.

    Perhaps that is because the reported bone problems occurred in dialysis patients whose fluids were rehydrated with fluoridated water. That bypassed the natural barriers to intestinal absorption for patients unable excrete unwanted minerals. Forgive me if I do not find their experience relevant to mine.

    There is a very real connection between tooth decay and cardiovascular disease. Public health experts can save thousands of hearts for what I have spent on one mouth.

    Why would ANH sacrifice proven benefits to avoid alleged dangers that have not materialized in over a half-century of public fluoridation? While this position offers an alliance with the more extreme tea-baggers, they are far too busy looking for abortionists in every closet to waste time on supplement deregulation.

    There is no obvious profit for ANH to sacrifice the dental health of a generation just to stick it to those who were foolish enough to earn a medical or dental degree.

  • Linda

    Who did the study you mentioned and where is it published?

  • Miles

    “Big money” + government mandate to use a product = guarenteed profits.

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  • Carol Newman

    Please do not allow our water supply to have fluoride added to it anymore. We should have a choice as to whether or not we wish to have this known toxin in our bodies. Stand up for our right to be healthy, and discontinue this travesty. PLEASE stop the practice of dumping fluoride into our water supply NOW!!!

    Thank you,
    Carol Newman

  • Rett

    If you want to know, go to and read the commentary from Mark Collins about De-population/Sterilization and De-population/Vaccines. Very interesting.

  • art palmer

    so the question i still have is to what extent did fluoride treatments help our teeth? it does seem from this article that once again our corporations have flooded the market with a product which is damaging in excess, but how helpful is it in rational doses?

  • Rixar13

    “Water fluoridation was introduced to the United States in the 1940s as a way to use waste product from the manufacture of aluminum, a waste product that was expensive to dispose of and which was harming cattle and farmland. ”

    Very Sad indeed…. sigh

    “But the the latest scientific studies have finally made the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) change their tune on how much fluoride is safe.”

  • Rigzin Dorje

    follow the $$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Eric

    Please make the new research, that is referenced above, available to us. This would add necessary credibility to a significant assertion.

  • patricia behr

    Harmful chemicals in our water supply must stop. Fluoride may be one of the greatest.

  • Bill

    I beleive it is illegal to provide a substance such as fluoride to water without a Doctors perscription. Also, each individual has the right to accept or not accept drugs of any kind.
    A majority vote on such issues is also illegal. Look up the definition of drugs on the FDA
    website. The addition of fluoride without a persons individual consent violates your constitutional rights and also laws of providing a drug without being a Doctor is a criminal offence.
    Do not take my word for it. Look it up for yourself!

  • Bertram Levinstone

    I am a physician. My dentist tells me that he hardly sees any children with caries, due to the fluoridation of the water. Why stop what seems like a successful process? Are there statistics on the undesirable side effects of fluoridation of water, or are those effects only seen with too much fluoride intake?

  • Karen Smith

    The amount in the public water supply is quite low. I was a licensed dental hygienist for years, and fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in some teas that people drink, and in the soil. It really does help prevent decay. Certainly we do not want contaminated fluoride with arsenic , etc. in it. And the ridiculously high amounts can cause problems – as with a lot of things that are good for you – many vitamins, for instance. But tooth decay is an all too common problem, too, which fluoride definitely helps to combat.

  • Betsy

    “Soylent green is people!!!”…….we cannot trust our government!!!

  • Andrea Peterson

    With all of the current information about how bad flouride is when overused, I would ask that you support HB 1529 and take flouride out of our drinking water. It’s outdated, since we now have other ways of getting flouride, if we even need it at all. We have been learning the same similiar misuse with antibiotics.

    Thank you.

  • Richasu Young

    All fluoridation of water must end.

  • Marquette Bruce

    Can anything be done about the stupidity in Arkansas…this state just made it mandatory!?????

  • Barbara Simmonds

    What is the law in Minnesota?

    My dentist recently prescribed a high-fluoride toothpaste—essential, he says, to prevent decay in my old teeth. I did not fill the prescription; I don’t use fluoride toothpaste or other topical/ingestable fluoride—except that which is in the water supply…but I don’t know if/how much there is in St Paul water.


  • Allan

    This comment is not meant as a criticism but an observation intended to provoke dialog. As a 1946 baby boomer from New York City I became aware of the fluoride debate in the early 1960s when the City initiated its widespread fluoridation program. I left NYC permanently to attend college, the navy, chiropractic school and eventually settled in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Most of my contemporary relatives and friends remained in NYC where they continue to reside. I know of no public health studies suggesting that permanent NYC resident Boomers of my generation have health problems directly attributable to NYC’s fluoridated water supply. Are there any known diseases that affect this population of Boomers that is disproportionately higher than the national average and directly attributable to NYC’s fluoridated water supply??

  • Bruce

    Don’t medicate me! How about calcium or magnesium or strontium? We need all these. Why don’t they make sure there’s enough in our water so we all get our RDA. After all fluoride isn’t even needed, it’s just a little bonus the government is throwing in for us! LOL

    I have a friend on the local water board but he seems to not hear me talking when I say something about not adding fluoride to our water.

    I filter the fluoride out of my drinking water but refrigerator filters are required to leave the fluoride in! You have to mount a filter ahead of the refrigerator unless someone knows a source for better filters.

  • Judy Zitko

    Arkansas introduce legislation this year mandated cities with more then 5,000 in population have to fluoridate their water. I live in a private gated community which is exempt, but they want to do this here too, despite an aging population due to the fact the majority who live here are retired.

  • Cuyler Brooks

    I am old enough to remember the original fuss over “fluoride” – my father was against it, though he had no expertise in the field. This is the first I had heard that it was all a plot to dispose of hazardous toxic waste. But if you are going to talk science, you should use proper terminology! The word “fluoride” just denotes part of a chemical compound that contains the element fluorine – fluorine will react with almost anything, so WHICH fluoride are we talking about here?

  • Elyse Warner

    Please no more fluoride in drinking water.

  • Stan Soboleski

    Thank you for an honest to goodness opportunity to voice my pent up remedy for the Medical

    Abusive Monopoly we Never-Enjoy and which is decaying! Ready?

    DE-REGULATION ! As five of our states have deregulated electric and/or gas to break up the

    Power Monopoly that’s strangled U.S. for years, this is the grandest idea for the AMA, Big

    Pharma Industry, ADA, FDA, FTC, World Health Org and whatever else has abused U.S. and

    other parts of the world for too many years with untimely deaths. Do I hear applauds?

    Where do you think the HIV deaths throughout Africa came from? America’s AMA and through

    the U.N. was used to vaccinate people against disease but instead these unsuspecting needy

    people began dieing by nearly a million people.

    De-regulation allows competition to bring the cost down and cures out of the closets.

    I visualize patients who arrive in wheel chairs, push the wheel chair out the door to the dumpster!

    De-regulate the Pharma controlled toxic waste meds and petroleum by-product meds that

    abuse the already hurting and fearful patient.

    Petroleum is toxic and Carcinogenic therefore, not to be ingested and never to be used to treat

    any patient to new levels of abuse while Insurance companies reward AMA abusers with a

    smile! Do I hear applauds? I’m just getting started. I must close. How about mercury?

    I am Stan Soboleski, a horse farmer who cured a young mother of M.S. by accident in 1986

    and disturbed the husband who retaliated by introducing me to 4 professional friends who

    harassed me for 45 minutes. Two were Md’s, one a Lawyer and one a Camden Co NJ Judge.

  • Thomas Uhing

    It’s about time! We were being told this years ago by intelligent doctors and nutritional scientists! But just try to find a toothpaste without flouride! So I went back to the good ‘ole days: Bicarbonate of Soda, like my monna used during WWII! Nothing like an Arm and Hammer to knock out corporate poisoning! The problem here is, where are they going to dispose of fluoride now? Dump it in our oceans and seas? One reason to stop using aluminum products….use stainless steel for cooking, in any case, another thing we knew years ago!

  • Humberto Zarate

    Fluoride is considered a high toxic on its data sheet, why it is being introduced in our drinking water? To fatten the wallets of the producers of aluminum that do not want to pay for its disposal?

  • Natalie Mannering

    Please don’t forget about the battle still going on in Arkansas!
    Although the state government has mandated state-wide fluoride in communities of 5,000 or over, we are still fighting it here.

  • Jeff Campbell

    I can only tell you I grew up with fluoridated water, am 54 years old, and only have 3 cavities, all filled. I have no idea what all the hyperbole is about.

  • Richard Weir

    Well, it seems that somebody woke up to the fact that fluoridation was a hoax. I have been shouting this for years and had an argument with my dentist. he stood by the American Dental Association’s stand that fluoride was beneficial. i will see what he has to say when I see him next month.

  • Barbara Waldman

    Keep fighting the good fight. We must keep fluoride – this known toxic chemical – out of our water supply.

  • Andrea

    Another very disturbing finding regarding flouride in the water is that is attracts aluminum which goes to the brain and is toxic causing serious neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism just to name a few.

  • Imogene Burkhart

    Does Indiana have such a action?

  • Charles Cohn

    Several years ago, I was using fluoride toothpaste, but in response to all the anti-fluoride stuff I was bombarded with, I switched to a non-fluoride toothpaste. Almost immediately, I came up with three cavities, which I hadn’t had for quite some time. So I went back to the fluoride toothpaste and haven’t had any cavities since.

  • Tim

    The best information on fluoride you will ever hear is at the website Dr. John Lee, Dr. John Yiamouyannis, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, and Joanie Greggains give you the history, health effects, origins, and reasons why this toxic industrial waste product is banned in most countries of the world. The audio is 75 minutes long which fits perfectly on a regular audio cd. You might consider burning hundreds of cds and circulating them around your area. The pro-fluoridationist fanatics will have a much harder time doing their job when surrounded by an informed public. Good luck.

  • Sharron Chadwick

    It’s poison, plain and simple.

  • http://Yahoo James Brady

    When I was in school in the 50s I was in the debating club. The topic of my debate was; Should We Begin to Fluoridate the Water? Much of this information presented in this article was available then but there were no scienticic studies done to back up the information. I lost the debate because the American Dental Association provided my opponents with Printed pamphlets of propaganda. Even then the truth was out there if you wanted to find it. I do not believe that anything will change just because of new studies. Big money won in the 50s and will win again today.

  • Kathi

    I’ve always been accused of drinking like a fish. Everyone says I should live in the stuff, I love water so much. I happen to have my own well on my property. I take great pains to make sure it is tested and maintained properly. I also spend next to no time in a doctor’s office.

    Can’t blame it on genes. The rest of my family lives in a town environment. They are dependent on the city for their water. They are also dependent on the family practitioner and specialist after specialist for their ongoing medical treatments.

    So, sure, the last 50 years of my life I have taken great care to make my living environment safer. I actually had myself tested to verify what substances I am toxic to and I learned the sources of those toxins in my life so I know what to avoid.

    Does all this sound difficult or like a lot of work? To some it does. To me, you guys go ahead and pay through the nose consistently at doctor after doctor and dentist after dentist. I don’t need to.

    It takes one little blood test and then a little bit of time to read an ingredient label before you buy a new product. You put more energy than that into buying a new car or another TV.

    Isn’t your health worth a few extra seconds?

  • Glenn Mosher

    I’m from New York State and I support the lowering of flouride to an absolute minimum level. Most kids today have had cavity prevention treatments shortly after their permanent teeth came in so there doesn’t seem to be a need for flouride in our drinking water. I was also convinced for years that flouride was a great additive and that it greatly helped us to maintain our teeth. I no longer believe this is true.

  • Susan

    I have been convinced for years about the toxic effects of fluoride, but have to make special arrangements to decline fluoride treatments at the dentist office. For both myself, and my kids. I intend to print out this article which articulates so effectively the dangers of this toxic waste byproduct. THANK you, ANH, for this well-written and informative article.

  • jwillie6

    Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth. It is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth. The chemical used (Hexafluorosilicic acid, which is an induatrial toxic waste chemical) cures nothing and heals nothing and has never been tested or approved by FDA or any government agency (in the USA) as safe and effective for human ingestion.
    The company CEO would be arrested immediately if this waste were dumped in a river. The only way they can dump it legally is to run it through the community drinking water system first. It is the defintion of insanity.

    Read the truth produced in the best scientific information on fluoridation here: ( You will see a petition signed by over 4000 professionals, including hundreds of dentists, hundreds of doctors, and other medical researchers calling on governments everywhere to stop fluoridation.
    There are many large scientific studies there to show that drinking fluoridated water has no positive effect on cavity reduction and to show that it causes cancer, thyroid damage, broken hips from brittle bones, lowered IQ and other health problems.

  • http://none dr. p.m. goodman

    if you or your readers would be interested about how the flouride debacle began let me know and I’ll share the reason that another politician, motivated by greed, started the whole flouride mess.
    also information about amalgam fillings (that are mostly free mercury) and why it is not banned in this country but is indeed banned several european countries.
    let me know.

  • Lisa Jason

    So glad you see you writing about this! Not emough people know this! Thank you!

  • Standing_Bear

    Nothing new here, the Government has known for years about the toxic properties of Fluoride, and has allowed it’s use anyway. It is all about money, not your health, or well being.

  • John

    Does anyone know if carbon filters will remove the fluoride from the drinking water?

    • jwillie6

      No, carbon filters will not work. You need reverse osmosos filters of distilled water.

    • Lou

      A sound approach to making sure your body is fluoride free IMO is to DISPLACE the fluoride which may exist and does not belong n your body with IODINE which does belong in your body. This is almost never done because we as a nation are chronically low in iodine.

      A way to REMOVE Fluoride from your Body

      “Iodine therapy helps the body eliminate fluoride, bromine, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum and mercury. Could this substitution of bromine for iodine have been carried out to increase diseases and thus create more need for pharmaceutical drugs?” Doctor James Howenstine, MD

      “Dr. Abrahams thinks that the correct quantity of iodine needed to maintain sufficient amounts of iodine in the body is 13 mg. daily. This is 100 times more than the government recognized RDA for iodine.” Doctor James Howenstine, MD

      “Iodine intake immediately increases the excretion of bromide, fluoride, and some heavy metals including mercury and lead. Bromide and fluoride are not removed by any other chelator or detoxifying technique.” Iodine and Chelation , Note iodine should also chelate chlorine

      Most of us are deficient in iodine. This deficiency allows the fluoride to displace what little iodine we have. Repleting your iodine along with CEASING fluoride ingestion, can drive out the fluoride out of your body. See (iodine Protocol), To replete your iodine you will HAVE to start thinking of milligrams of iodine NOT micrograms.

  • http://Myyahoo Caroline Muirhead

    Have always felt the fluoridation of our water was responsible for osteoporoses . fluoride breaks down our bones and then the bones build up stronger. But, after around the age of thirty-five, however, our bones breakdown faster than they build up. This fluoride , to me, is a killer.

  • Jean Burdge

    Stop putting fluoride in the water, which poisons all of us and has an adverse effect on everyone.

  • Marna Ehrech

    Fluoride is a poisonous neurotoxin. I’ve been driving 40 miles to a natural spring for years to get decent, non-toxic drinking water. GIVE ME UNCONTAMINATED WATER! If you are under the misguided impression that it’s actually a good thing, please get informed. Ignorance on this issue is inexcusable for someone in your position.
    thank you.

  • george smeenge

    Thank God, we’re getting smarter and overcoming the commercialization of many years. When making money is the primary motivation we know we will ALL be victims.The lobbyists for big business even corrupt our governing agencies to accept bad solutions like drugs etc.

    Thank you… Thank you ANH-USA for the good work and communications you DO!!!!

    grandpa george

  • george smeenge

    Thank God, we’re getting smarter and overcoming the commercialization of many years. When making money is the primary motivation we know we will ALL be victims.The lobbyists for big business even corrupt our governing agencies to accept bad solutions like drugs etc.

    Thank you… Thank you ANH-USA for the good work and communications you DO!!!!

    grandpa george

  • george smeenge

    Thank God, we’re getting smarter and overcoming the commercialization of many years. When making money is the primary motivation we know we will ALL be victims.The lobbyists for big business even corrupt our governing agencies to accept bad solutions like drugs etc.

    Thank you… Thank you ANH-USA for the good work and communications you DO!!!!

    grandpa george

  • george smeenge

    Thank God, we’re getting smarter and overcoming the commercialization of many years. When making money is the primary motivation we know we will ALL be victims.The lobbyists for big business even corrupt our governing agencies to accept bad solutions like drugs etc.

    Thank you… Thank you ANH-USA for the good work and communications you DO!!!!

    grandpa george

  • george smeenge

    Thank God, we’re getting smarter and overcoming the commercialization of many years. When making money is the primary motivation we know we will ALL be victims.The lobbyists for big business even corrupt our governing agencies to accept bad solutions like drugs etc.

    Thank you… Thank you ANH-USA for the good work and communications you DO!!!!

    grandpa george

  • george smeenge

    Thank God, we’re getting smarter and overcoming the commercialization of many years. When making money is the primary motivation we know we will ALL be victims.The lobbyists for big business even corrupt our governing agencies to accept bad solutions like drugs etc.

    Thank you… Thank you ANH-USA for the good work and communications you DO!!!!

    grandpa george

  • Lynn Kocal

    Just an update on Illinois’ mandated fluoridation. HB 5383 releases the mandate for public safety. The bill doesn’t prohibit the addition of fluoride, just makes it optional. It was entered as a bill because of an unfunded mandate. It just moved out of the rules committee to the environmental committee.

    Say a prayer for Illinoisans that we no longer have to have this poison in our water.

  • http://none Dalon Jones

    We’re just starting to scratch the suface if the many toxins we’ve been exposed to. Stopping flouridation is a good start. Let’s stop the other air, land, water, and food poisonings this nation has manifested through scientific research. UMSIH, Dalon Jones

  • Amerikagulag

    If the FDA says it’s good, I usually run the other way.

  • Marvin Lewis

    I called Mik Stack PA senator and asked that he start a bill to got rid of F in drinking water.

  • Greg Wilson

    Dunedin, FL has recently approved the purchase of a new fluoride tank to continue adding fluoride to the city’s water supply. The purchase is two years away. I believe the Dunedin Commission is prescribing a medical treatment with out a proper medical license. Politicians should not have the power to dispense a preventive treatment ignoring the protests of citizens.

  • Dr Sickels

    The evidence seems to say that topical use of fluoride (in toothpaste, dentists’ offices) may help reduce cavities, but that systemic use (in water) doesn’t.
    You’d think that with all the budgetary constraints these days, municipalities would be eager to drop their water fluoridation and save that money for something else.

  • Doug Cragoe

    The government has not reversed it’s stance on fluoridation. No government agency at the state or federal level has done that.

    I would like to commend you on your excellent reporting because now we know about the mandatory fluoridation law in the Vermont legislature. It will be vigorously opposed .

    The New Hampshire bill has been completely rewritten. It no longer calls for stopping fluoridation, but it merely requires a warning on water bills regarding the fluorosis risk from infant formula made with fluoridated water. Many people in public health do not want parents informed about this risk. Last year in the New Hampshire legislature a similar bill required a warning on water bills was shot down primarily for that reason.

  • fisfall

    It’s a crime that elected officials our mandating that their constituents be used as a toxic dump

  • Randy C. Smart

    Good synopsis of the situation. Fluoride is the poster child for stupity in America after WWII.

  • Geraldine V

    35 years ago people in Europe were demonstrating against Fluoridizing their water supply because THEY did not consider it safe. When my Pediatrician in NJ suggested I give my children vitamins that included Fluoride because unlike NYC where it was in the water supply, that was not the case in NJ, I declined. He was shocked and predicted that my children would have poor teeth as a result and suffer much decay. My children are in their 30s and neither of them have EVER suffered a cavity. It has been known by the scientific community that Fluoride is harmful to the human body. It is criminal and it might be useful to do some research as to WHO pushed this use of Fluoride and put it in the water supply so that it caused so many people to suffer cancer and other deadly illnesses. Follow the money might be a good place to start.
    Thanks very much for the article.


    Unfortunately texas is so backward..outlawing fluoride will never happen here.

  • Sandra

    What are the fluoride levels in Californian tap water?
    Thank you.

  • http://none patty brey

    Could you do a petition for every single state in the nation (including Louisiana) to take alll fluoride out of all of our water and let the chemical companies have to deal with their own poisonous wastes.



  • john

    I have been preaching this for many years. And people thought I was extreme or nuts!

    • Katherine

      That is what happens when you are telling the truth about health and political issues. People believe you are overreacting or making it up.

  • http://[email protected] James R. Johnston Ph.D


    Good work with information and much appreciated.I will pass this on to the community we have served for 33 years (CN Certified Nutritionists).

    Note about Illinois. In the near future the American Dietetic Association ADA (new name, American Nutrition and Dietetic Association (ANDA) will be applying to increase their power in Illinois where their home office is located. I am not aware if they have submitted there bill as yet.

    As we all know since 1985 the ADA/ANDA has mounted efforts to get laws passed in every state basically giving them an exclusive in the dissemination of nutritional information and when possible even have the right to decide who they will accept as competitors.

    With funding from supporters like Coca Cola and Burger King they are able to maintain their extensive efforts, state by state.

    So, with the 4,000,000 or so professionals in the nutrition, health and life enhancement professions who would be forced out of their professions, some practicing disciplines involving nutrition that are thousands of years old it is important to take action to defeat the ADA/ANDA ACTS in their home state

    I plan to mount an “All Hands” effort to stop the ADA./ANDA from further expansion. Letting elected officials know that thousands of “Illinonians” and their friends outside of IL that the ADA/ANDA gets the message that they have done enough damage and so the bill they have prepared for 2012 doesn’t even get out of Committee.

    I am happy to keep you posted .

    That will be a new

  • Michael Slater

    Please do not require the public waters to be fluorinated.

  • Audrey Adams

    Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because you don’t drink fluoridated water that you’re “safe”. You are not—there are countless other sources from food and beverages now that are very concerningly highl. Also, don’t assume that your filter protects you—standard household carbon filters like Britta or PUR don’t remove any of the fluoride. And finally, don’t discount exposure from your shower—depending on the other food, drinks and products you use, and depending on how you shower (time, temperature, water pressure), you could get as much as a third to a half of your toxic fluoride exposure each morning as you attempt to get clean.

  • Benji

    Wow, another “conspiracy theory” is looking like it is true…….. again.

    Dentists 0 Toxic substances 2.

    Dentists are mind contolled dunces.

    First Mercury then Fluoride. DUUHHH

  • Emily Scott and family

    Flouride, added to water, causes problems. It is an unnatural thing to do.

  • http://A.f.n.h. Randy Felder

    Please let me know if Georgia fails to act responsibly in this or any other health matters.
    On our side!, Randy Felder

  • sooz

    what’s wrong with maine, other than the imbecile who is in the governor’s office? get on board, maine…flluoride is a carcinogen..take it out of our water supply…please

  • wendy Dannett, CSW

    Remove flouride from our water.

  • The Dead M3ss3nG3r

    Thank you so much for all you do to improve the Human condition. Thanx to groups like yours & each individual within them, we WILL eventually win this Information War against the elitist, corporatist bankster cartel; thus crushing their agenda for a “new world order” (i.e., a global dictatorship where Freedom becomes an unknown concept to the People).
    The People are Awakening exponentially to the insidious machinations of this globalist beast. Their Machiavellian-Hegelian dialectic methods are faiiling more & more.
    Resistance is victory….
    Our success is inevitable.
    Upon reaching a critical mass of well-informed. compassionate & motivated individuals- including those INSIDE the system, most importantly- we WILL prosecute these guilty conspirators & ALL their willing puppets for their myriad crimes against Humanity!!!

    …ON WITH THE R3V0|UTION*!*!*

  • Moises Sanft

    Can you tell me if California pass any laws against the use of fluoride in the water and any other products like toothpaste

    • Seth

      No. To date no such law has ever been passed and all court challenges to remove Flouride have failed.

  • Julie Haddad

    I say thank you for your time and dedication to this critical cause. We are very pleased to see the bill written, sponsored, and being considered in the Enviromental Health Committee. Not only are we overdosed from our drinking water, flouride is present in any of our food supply packaged with a city water source. I am with hopes they will take head to this information brought forward and repeal the mandate so we can get on with removing it from all of our water sources. Our representatives are not exempt from ingesting this awful toxin, so there families are at risk as well. I would encourage anyone that is interested in educating themselves to read Dr. Dean Murphy’s book. “How Fluoride is Poisoning You” He is an amazing well respected doctor, who has spent many years of his life unfolding the inhumane effects of fluoride on our population.

    • http://none Dez

      I take a lot of vitamin C and other vitamins and supplements. One of the ‘side effects’ of vitamins is that they aid the immune system in removing heavy metals, poisons, and toxins from our body and storing them in the liver. Caffeine trigers the liver to dump the poisons in the stool and are eliminated from our body resulting in an almost black stool. A normal stool is brown. I live in oregon and my well water is very pure. The last two months I have been in Orange County California where the water is fluoridated. Every stool has been ‘black’ which is not normal for me. Do the research. All this information is available on the internet.

    • netace

      Also read Dr David Brownstein’s books on “Overcoming Thyroid Disorders” and “Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It”. Fluorine/fluoride and Bromine are 2 of the world’s most common toxins, next to mercury and lead, and are responsible for much sickness. Everyone needs to put a stop to fluoridation, as well as the use of bromine, in all areas of our lives. In the meantime, take iodine supplements daily to help your body rid itself of the fluoride and bromide poisons.

  • Katherine

    For me, the CDC, FDA, and USDA are NOT standards. They have been allowing the addition of poisonous substances into food and the brainwashing of citizens for decades.

    I can’t believe that dentists are so insistent when it comes to fluoride treatment. I can’t believe I have been swallowing this neurotoxin obediently for years!

    Keep on educating us, ANH!!

    • Lou

      Dentists had better come up to speed quickly as they have surpassed Pediatricians as the most “clueless” of the Medical/Dental Industry.

      o Silver fillings contain 50% mercury
      o Dental X-rays irradiate the thyroid and head
      o Fluoride is a DEADLY poison which has NO function in a healthy human body
      o Root Canals create a deadly toxin creating machine in your mouth. If you die of any cancer the odds are overwhelming you have had a root canal.

      “There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem. What is this dental procedure? The root canal. More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in this country. Root-canaled teeth are essentially “dead” teeth that can become silent incubators for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that can, under certain conditions, make their way into your bloodstream to cause a number of serious medical conditions—many not appearing until decades later. Most of these toxic teeth feel and look fine for many years, which make their role in systemic disease even harder to trace back.” 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure

  • L..P.

    This is just another method….and part of the depopulation agenda, compliments of the United States Government. it is the same premise as GMO’s and vaccines. The *Elitists* are in control now, and there’s not a damn thing WE, the People can do about this. Try to enjoy your time here on earth NOW.

  • Rashele

    Our children are being overfluorinated. There is fluoride in toothpaste and many other areas of consumption these days. To add fluoride to the water would be the same as drugging our society and drugging our children. As well as taking away civil rights to choose, and spending civilian tax dollars on something only the politicians want. So much for the politians promising to represent us when elected. This is not what people want.
    A posting I found discusses how fluoridation got started and that it has suppressive affects on the thyroid hormone.
    An unexpectedly pleasant surprise was the authors’ uncompromising criticism of water fluoridation. It takes a bold medical author (and publisher, for that matter), to so solidly slam fluoride, which though “currently touted as harmless enough to be put into the water supply, has been used in the past as a powerful medication to slow down overactive thyroid activity.” A citation to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology backs up this most interesting statement. The authors clearly state that water fluoridation is a significant cause of low thyroid illness in millions of people. They also mention the curious origins of water fluoridation, first employed in Nazi concentration camps to allegedly “force inmates into submission.” (p 173) The authors’ unequivocal conclusion: “Do not allow your children to be treated with fluoride.” (p 175)

  • Lou

    The solution to our “fluoride problem” starts IMO with the realization that it is primarily a POLITICAL problem. Yes it was sold as a “cavity solution”; yes the economic justification was sold as a way to dispose of toxic waste. These were subterfuges and straw men.

    The REAL reason fluoride was put in our water and will remain in our water is because it is a depopulation et al means DESIRED by the people who own HHS. Fluoride has thousands of ways to subtly steal years from your otherwise expected life span. When you or a loved one dies the role fluoride had in the death will not be apparent; this has been proven over the 50 years this poison has been PUT in our water.

    This graph, which HHS completely understands, is the beginning and end of the health question.

    As for the economic reason, do you know many communities are now IMPORTING their toxic fluoride waste products from CHINA? Yes because Chinese toxic fluoride waste is cheaper than local USA toxic fluoride waste.

    Once we understand the fluoride is in our water to slow kill us we may be able to mount an effective response.

  • Seth

    Fluoridation: A Triumph of Science Over Propaganda
    Community water fluoridation (herein called simply “fluoridation” or “water fluoridation”) is the precise adjustment of the concentration of the essential trace element fluoride in the public water supply to protect teeth and bones. In 1945 Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city in the world to fluoridate its public water supply. Since then, communities throughout the United States have adopted the practice. Water fluoridation is similar to food fortification and enrichment, which encompass the addition of iodine to table salt; vitamins to fruit drinks, milk, and various kinds of pasta; and vitamins and minerals to breakfast cereals and bread. Water fluoridation is the perfect public health intervention, particularly for children. Whole towns are protected in a nondiscriminatory manner. The protection is continuous and effortless to obtain. The fluoride in the water is incorporated into the enamel of developing teeth in children below the age of 16, making their teeth more resistant to decay for a lifetime. It also promotes remineralization of early decay in adults and interferes with the life cycle of decay-causing bacteria present in the mouths of both children and adults.
    Water fluoridation is remarkably simple to implement and mimics nature: Virtually all sources of drinking water in North America naturally contain some fluoride. Fluoride levels in the United States are adjusted to about one part fluoride per million parts of water — a minute concentration.

    The Antifluoridationists
    While only a minuscule percentage of Americans opposes water fluoridation, an extremist minority urges avoidance of water fluoridation. These antifluoridationists or flurophobics falsely allege that it is unsafe, ineffective, or costly. They assert that exposure to fluoridated water increases the risk of contracting AIDS, cancer, Down’s syndrome, heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, and many other health problems in children and the general popluation. But the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence confirms water fluoridation’s safety and effectiveness, and hundreds of peer-reviewed studies on fluoride have discredited antifluoridation propaganda. Almost at the moment Grand Rapids became the first community to adjust the fluoride content of its water supply, small groups of ill-informed people began objecting to water fluoridation. Early opponents included chiropractors, health food advocates,…

    • Pam

      I would refer you to the scientific works of Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, PhD. I do not believe you will continue the same lines of thought after having read this interview. At the very least I should hope it would give you pause to reconsider.

  • Seth

    What About the Report From the National Research Council?

    Anti-fluoride activists are talking a lot about a report done by the National Research Council (NRC) a few years ago. Supposedly, this report contains “new” information that highlights the “dangers” of community water fluoridation.

    That would be news if it were true. However, they are misrepresenting both the report and some recommendations which are being made by a few of the report’s authors. The report actually deals with how much naturally-occurring fluoride should be allowed in water before steps are taken to remove it. The current limit is 4 times the amount that is used for community water fluoridation.

    What about recommendations to lower fluoride levels being made by “the report’s authors?”

    You notice that they usually say these recommendations are being made by “the report’s authors” and not that the report makes those recommendations. In an effort to be absolutely fair, the National Research Council invited 3 panelists who disagree with water fluoridation to participate in writing the report. These individuals had the opportunity to make their best anti-fluoride case to the other 9 panel members. Their recommendations were rejected by the majority of scientists on the panel. Since the report came out, these 3 individuals have made many presentations advancing their point of view. While nobody disagrees with their right to make these presentations, anti-fluoride zealots are trying to confuse their individual opinions with the findings of the NRC report by saying that “authors of the NRC report reject fluoride” even though the report says no such thing.

    The NRC report was actually requested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help them in their periodic review of the safety of fluoride. To date, the EPA has not changed its regulations with respect to the amount of naturally-occurring fluoride in groundwater. They have made absolutely no recommendations regarding changes in community water fluoridation.

    Here is what the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (a branch of the U.S. Public Health Service) – has to say about the NRC report: “The findings of the NRC report are consistent with the CDC’s assessment that water is safe and healthy at the levels used for water fluoridation (0.7-1.2 mg/L). CDC reviews the latest scientific literature on an ongoing basis and maintains an active national community water fluoridation quality…

    • Lou

      The first known instances of deliberate water fluoridation were in Nazi Germany ghettos and prison camps. Sodium fluoride was added to the human inmates’ water to sterilize them and to cause them to become docile, subservient subjects willing to comply with orders. Charles Perkins, a research chemist, wrote a letter to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in 1954 about fluoride. In it, he stated that repeated ingestion of low doses of fluoride over a long period of time will destroy the areas of the human brain that trigger resistance to tyranny and unlawful coercion and control.” Fluoride Causing Premature Births

      “Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time.” Robert Carton, PhD, EPA scientist

      “Our members’ review of the body of evidence over the last eleven years, including animal and human epidemiology studies, indicate a causal link between fluoride/fluoridation and cancer, genetic damage, neurological impairment and bone pathology. Of particular concern are recent epidemiology studies linking fluoride exposure to lowered IQ in children.” J. William Hirzy PhD, EPA scientist

      “A Harvard thesis has shown a connection between water fluoridation and a 700% increase in osteosarcoma in young men if they are exposed to fluoridated water during their 6th to 8th years.” Doctor Paul Connett

      “There is no disease that develops from a shortage of fluoride.” Doctor Paul Connett The Case Against Fluoride, Note fluoride contrary to popular opinion has NO function in the human body it is ingested like lead as an impurity and is rejected as best your body is able.

      Warning: Fluoridation of Water is Damaging Your Bones, Brain, Kidneys, and Thyroid

      “There was no significant difference in the decay rates of 39,000 fluoridated, partially fluoridated and non-fluoridated children, ages 5 to 17, surveyed in 84 cities.” National Institute of Dental Research 1987

      The Pasteur Institute and the Nobel Institute have already caused fluoride to be banned in their countries (France and Sweden). In fact, most developed countries have banned, stopped or rejected fluoridation. Note Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands also ban fluoride from their drinking water.

      “Dentists make 17 percent more profit in fluoridated areas as opposed to non-fluoridated areas.”

      “Sodium fluoride added to drinking water is one of a number of substances that is harmful to our bones. It…

  • Marj

    Ever notice the warning on the box of toothpaste? It’s not printed on the tube, but on the box you throw away…… “If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poision Control Center immediately.”

    Fluoride also helps with keeping the population complacent. Hitler’s scientific minds brought that little tidbit over to the U.S. when they defected here.

    Thanks Grandaddy Bush!

  • davefromwisconsin

    So either way it is all right to take toxic waste and put it in our water so we have better health?
    Why don’t I just eat a uranium235 candy bar at least that would be quicker
    Never ends the government conspiracy to control and kill the population

  • Cindy

    90% of municipalities do not add Sodium Fluoride NaF, They add Fluorosilicic Acid H2sif6, a waste by-product of the Phosphorous Industry. Sold mostly by Mosaic, Inc in Florida. Only 3% of the cities in the US actually use the FDA approved Sodium Fluoride, that was until Fluorosilicic Acid was introduced as a much cheaper alternative. There are only 2 ways companies like Mosaic can dispose of this chemical. One is by paying $1.40 per gallon at a special Hazardous waste dump, or in our municipal drinking water….which we pay them for!. Try and find a study on the safety of Fluorosilicic Acid by consumption to humans.

  • Kit

    Thank you SO much for this information.

  • Kit

    The CDC must be just so bewildered why Japan and 97% of the western European population — let’s just call it “Most Developed Countries” — do not consume fluoridated water, having rejected, banned, or stopped fluoridation due to environmental, health, legal, or ethical concerns.

    So WHO is still dumb enough to drink fluoride?

    In the U.S., about 70% of public water supplies are fluoridated. (

    Oh! It’s us.

    No wonder, though, check this out:

    “As of February 2015 …43 of the 50 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ. …The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 11,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain.”

    This article then breaks my heart with its reminder that “…before any of the studies finding reduced IQ in humans were known in the western world, a team of U.S. scientists at a Harvard-affiliated research center predicted that fluoride might be capable of reducing IQ in humans. (Mullenix 1995)”

    [In this forum Pam has also posted this name: Phyllis Mullenix, PhD, Founder of Toxicology Department, Forsyth (dental) Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. Check Dr. Mullenix’s interview out on the above-referenced site and on YouTube, too.]

    Could this be what those “crazy radicals” mean when they say our government is “dumbing us down”?

    Just as an aside about the futility of quoting or relying on the CDC, it also supports the killer vaccine Gardasil, and, btw, it’s billion $ industry, despite no real proof of its claims.

  • Kit

    Addressing the error in your opening statement re The Antifluoridationists, “While only a minuscule percentage of Americans opposes water fluoridation,” a fast Google search will instantly reveal you as wildly, insanely misinformed.

    That search will show city after city, county after county have resisted fluoridation, or are trying to, masses of Americans actively resisting and defeating fluoridation, some since it was first forced on us.

    As others have noted in this forum, most of the developed world, in fact, has either rejected fluoridation, or is in the process of removing it when it is naturally-occurring in the water supply.

    Here’s a great example of the folly of defending fluoridation:

    900,000 people receive water from Portland, Oregon’s water supply. The citizenry beat four fluoridation proposals, beginning in 1956. In 2013, by a landslide victory of 61%-39%, citizenry again defeated fluoridation. Somehow the ordinance for fluoridation was enacted anyway. The “somehow” turned out to be dirty dealings, secret meetings with pro-fluoridation lobbyists, and a violation of city ordinance. The citizenry fought back, the ordinance overturned; and fluoridation did not occur.

    Another example is a southeast Pennsylvania county water supplier serving 385,000 people, which supplier, at customers’ requests, stopped buying Philadelphia’s fluoridated water and found another source that did not fluoridate.

    Clearly not only are citizens defeating fluoridation and misinformed-to-corrupt dealings to force it, but businesses are opting to satisfy the public opinion and ignore the lobbyists.

    Now, this, THIS makes me proud to be an American.

  • Kit

    Importing toxic waste? EGADS. Thank you for this information, horrible as it is.

    Thanks for everything you’ve posted.