The subject of fluoridation and its health implications have been widely researched, publicized and challenged, and yet, it is virtually impossible to make it disappear. The Centers for Disease Control and American Dental Association unyielding maintains its support that fluoride is a beneficial additive to our drinking water and they along with other organizations are unwilling to ban it or stop supporting its use. This toxic chemical is a waste chemical that comes from the aluminum industry. People like Alcoa and Reynolds Aluminum have steadily been dumping this toxic waste into our water with the blessings of the Federal Government.
This section is not comprehensive in its collection of research, but does give those uneducated and those seeking to become more active in banning of fluoride a starting platform from which to gain more knowledge. This is useful if you know someone who doesn't believe or know and you want to help them by referring them to this section.
Major Fluorine Polluters:
|The Aluminum company of America (ALCOA)||DuPont||Reynolds Metals |
|The Aluminum company of Canada||Kaiser Aluminum||U.S. Steel|
Fluoride Related Health Problems:
|Increase lead absorbtion||Disrupts synthesis of collagen||Hyperactivity and/or lethargy||Muscle disorders|
|Brain damage, and lowered IQ ||Arthritis||Dementia|
|Lowers thyroid function|
Bone Cancer (osteosarcoma)
|Inactivates 62 enzymes||Inhibits formation of antibodies|
|Genetic damage and cell death||Increases tumor and cancer rate||Disrupts immune system|
Professor of Chemistry, Paul Connett's environmental activism goes beyond his classes. Investigations into the scientific evidence against the practice of water fluoridation has become a family affair for the Connett household. His son Michael '99 is the research director and Webmaster for the Fluoride Action Network (http://www.fluoridealert.org), and his wife, Ellen, is also involved in researching the topic. All three presented scientific papers at the 26th Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research, held in Wiesbaden, Germany, recently.
Paul Connett has received numerous awards and citations for his work, and frequently participates in community discussions on fluoridation. A graduate of Cambridge University, Connett holds a Ph.D. from Dartmouth College and joined the faculty at St. Lawrence in 1983. Connett's opposition to incineration as a method of managing solid waste, based on his chemical analysis of the byproducts of the process, has taken him to 49 states, five Canadian provinces and 44 other countries. He has given over 1,700 public presentations, written many articles on dioxin and waste management and co-produced several videotapes on those topics, as a result of that research.