The Fluoride Deception

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Seven Stories Press, 2004 - Political Science - 374 pages
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The Fluoride Deception reveals how military and industry scientists and public health officials buried information about fluoride's potential for human harm, while promoting its use in dentistry. The Fluoride Deception reveals that fluoride pollution was the greatest legal threat facing the wartime Manhattan Project. And the book documents how a secretive group of powerful industries, who all faced extensive litigation for fluoride pollution, collaborated with the Institute of Dental Research to launder fluoride's image. We'll walk the cobbled streets of Donora, Pennsylvania, in the shrouded aftermath of the nation's most notorious air pollution disaster in 1948, and meet the scientist who blamed -fluoride for the deaths. Today, that scientist joins a growing number of health experts who call fluoride a venomous and hydra-headed poison. They suspect its involvement in a host of modern illnesses, including arthritis, bone cancer, and emphysema, and a spectrum of central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and the epidemic of attention deficit disorder sweeping America's children.
 

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User Review  - cgtesreau - LibraryThing

This was a life changing read. Do not read if you like drinking water from your own faucet or buying toothpaste at your local grocery or drugstore. I knew little about fluoride, its composition, uses ... Read full review

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User Review  - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing

This book was pretty heavy with information. It also appears to be somewhat conspiracy related... But, it alarmed me still. The kids and I no longer use flouride, since Jan 2005 and haven't had any problems from NOT using it. Read full review

Contents

Through the Looking Glass
1
Fireworks at Forsyth
11
Opposite Sides of the Atlantic
30
General Grovess Problem
45
General Grovess Solution Dr Harold Hodge and the University of Rochester
65
How the Manhattan Project Sold Us Fluoride Newburgh Harshaw and Jim Conants Ruse
78
A Subterranean Channel of SecretKeeping
91
Robert Kehoe and the Kettering Laboratory
101
Showdown in the West Martin vs Reynolds Metals
168
Fluorine Lawyers and Government Dentins A Very Worthwhile Contribution
176
Buried Science Buried Workers
184
Hurricane Creek The People Rule
202
The Damage Is Done
217
Blind to the Truth?
230
Postscript
240
Note on Sources
242

Donora A Rich Mans Hocus Pocus
114
The Public Health Service Investigation
133
As Vital to Our National Life As a Spark Plug to a Motor Car
148
Engineering Consent
158
Notes
247
Index
359
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About the author (2004)

CHRISTOPHER BRYSON is an award-winning investigative reporter and a television producer. He covered Guatemalan Army human rights abuses from Central America in the late 1980's for the BBC World Service, National Public Radio and The Atlanta Constitution. He was part of the investigative team that won a George Polk Award and Sidney Hillman Prize with Jonathan Kwitny at Public Television's The Kwitny Report. Bryson's reporting for The Manchester Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Lingua Franca and the BBC has included investigations of David Duke's Nazi past, NASA's nuclear payloads, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, and CIA links to Radio Free Europe. In 1998 he was part of a team that won a National Headliner award for a History Channel documentary on the bombing of Pan Am flight 103. He lives in New York City with his wife Molly and son Owen.

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