The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There (Google eBook)

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Chelsea Green Publishing, Oct 7, 2010 - Medical - 392 pages
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When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent of Americans, as well as 200 million people worldwide, are drinking fluoridated water. The Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association continue to promote it--and even mandatory statewide water fluoridation--despite increasing evidence that it is not only unnecessary, but potentially hazardous to human health.

In this timely and important book, Dr. Paul Connett, Dr. James Beck, and Dr. H. Spedding Micklem take a new look at the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the dental and medical establishments endorse a public health measure doesn't mean it's safe. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals that go into the drinking water that more than 180 million people drink each day are not even pharmaceutical grade, but rather a hazardous waste product of the phosphate fertilizer industry. It is illegal to dump this waste into the sea or local surface water, and yet it is allowed in our drinking water. To make matters worse, this program receives no oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency takes no responsibility for the practice. And from an ethical standpoint, say the authors, water fluoridation is a bad medical practice: individuals are being forced to take medication without their informed consent, there is no control over the dose, and no monitoring of possible side effects.

At once painstakingly documented and also highly readable, The Case Against Fluoride brings new research to light, including links between fluoride and harm to the brain, bones, and endocrine system, and argues that the evidence that fluoridation reduces tooth decay is surprisingly weak.

  

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Review: The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Great book that everyone should read regarding the forced mass medication we have to endure through water fluoridation in violation of the Nuremberg protocol. Interesting how studies have shown that ... Read full review

Review: The Case Against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

User Review  - Rogier - Goodreads

This is undoubtedly THE go-to book on the whole fluoride hoax. It remains incredible on the face of it that a hoax could be continued this long, but I guess it has. In Europe fluoridation started in ... Read full review

Contents

Ethical and General Arguments against Fluoridation
1
Poor Medical Practice
3
An Inappropriate and Inefficient Practice
13
The Chemicals Used
16
Who Is in Charge?
23
An Experimental Program
29
The Evidence That Fluoridation Is Ineffective
35
Fluoridation and Tooth Decay
37
Fluorides Chemistry Biochemistry and Physiology
115
Early Reversible Effects
126
The 2006 National Research Council Report
137
Fluoride and the Brain
148
Fluoride and the Endocrine System
157
Fluoride and Bone
169
Fluoride and Osteosarcoma
181
Fluoride and the Kidneys and Other Health Issues
195

The Early Evidence Reexamined
48
Key Modern Studies
55
The Great Fluoridation Gamble
65
The Great Fluoridation Gamble 19301950
67
The Great Fluoridation Gamble 1950
75
The Evidence of Harm
107
Dental Fluorosis
109
Margin of Safety and the Precautionary Principle
199
The Promoters and the Techniques of Promotion
215
Review and Conclusion
269
Fluoride and Bone
287
About the Authors
357
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Dr. Paul Connett, a retired professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology at St. Lawrence University, has given more than 2,000 presentations in forty-nine states and fifty-two countries on the issue of waste management. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He lives in Canton, New York.

Dr. James S. Beck is a Professor Emeritus of Medical Biophysics at the University of Calgary and holds doctorates in medicine from Washington University School of Medicine and biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

H. Spedding Micklem is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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