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Do not give fluoridated water to babies or pregnant mothers

The Salem News has published an article by Dr. Bill Osmunson:

Dec-20-2011 22:05printcomments

Do Not Give Fluoridated Water to Babies or Pregnant Mothers

Dr. Bill Osmunson DDS, MPH for Salem-News.com

There is still not one single prospective double blinded randomized controlled trial of fluoridation.

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From the article: Fluoride Linked to Pre-term Birth and Anemia in Pregnancy published by marvelous-girl.com

(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) – If you are upset with the lack of SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) oversight of Bernie Madoff, then fluoridation will break your heart. The incompetent oversight of Health and Human Services, CDC, EPA, and FDA CDER dwarfs the Madoff scandal. Those who have blind trust in all government regulators need not read further.


Fluoridation is the process of adding a highly toxic industrial waste, often contaminated with lead and arsenic, to public water. In contrast, naturally occurring fluoride is usually calcium fluoride, about 800 times less toxic.


In 2006 the CDC and others advised that infants should not consume fluoridated water. Fluoridated water contains around 200 times more fluoride than mother’s milk and is not safe for infants. Caution: do not mix infant formula with fluoridated water. Salem water is not safe for infants.

Mother’s breast milk provides complete nutrition for babies and is virtually fluoride free. A baby’s kidneys are only about 20% developed and their blood brain barrier has not fully formed. Most babies are consuming some formula, often made with tap water, up to four times more liquids for their weight as do adults.

Below is an EPA (2011 DRA) graph. All the children above the black line are ingesting too much fluoride. The EPA has attempted to paint the best picture possible. EPA does not include infants younger than six months of age. EPA only includes 90% of the children and provides a 1:1 margin of safety (1:10 or 1:100 is standard). The EPA increased the RfD by 33% and failed to include total fluoride exposure. Even then, more than a quarter of children are ingesting too much fluoride.


The FDA requires fluoride toothpaste labels to say “Drug Facts” “Use a Pea Size” “Do Not Swallow.” There is 0.25 mg of fluoride in a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste, the same as in one glass of fluoridated water! The FDA CDER advises not to swallow the same amount of fluoride as the City of Salem forces everyone to swallow in each glass of water.

Washington and Idaho Boards of Pharmacy confirmed fluoride is a drug and FDA CDER before Congress testified that fluoride is a drug and unapproved. Pharmacists sell fluoride for ingestion only by prescription, and unapproved drugs are illegal drugs.

There is still not one single prospective double blinded randomized controlled trial of fluoridation. The ingestion of fluoride in any form for the prevention of dental caries has never been approved by the FDA CDER. HHS, CDC and EPA evade Congress supporting corporate interests based on biased historic science, not much better than witchcraft.


EPA scientists concluded: “The toxicity of fluoride is so great and the purported benefits are so small – if there are any at all – that requiring everyone to ingest it borders on criminal behavior on the part of government.”

Graphing Iida’s data, finds an increase in dental fluorosis with increased fluoride (blue lines). Caries experience (red lines) finds virtually no benefit from fluoridation.

Colquhoun’s 1997 graph below shows a steady decline in dental caries regardless of fluoridation. We all agree fluoridation did not prevent dental caries before fluoridation started.

Compare developed countries of the world and fluoridation makes no difference. All have reduced dental caries to similar low levels.

Ranking states on the percentage of the whole population fluoridated finds no common cause. Fluoridation makes no difference.

How on earth do the CDC dentists protect their corporate fluoridating friends and claim for every dollar spent on fluoridation saves $38 in dentistry? Simple. When measured evidence doesn’t support policy, CDC dentists use estimates based on assumptions. Wouldn’t we all like to use estimates of assumptions to balance our check books or “prove” to our bosses we are worth our wages?


With little or no benefit, any risk or cost is unacceptable. CDC dentists claim safety by ignoring most risks.

Xiang in 2003 & 2005 published data illustrated below. An 8 IQ point drop with increased (0.04 ppm compared with 0.08 ppm) fasting blood serum fluoride concentrations, about half a standard deviation IQ drop throughout the entire population. Salem water is frying our brains.

The CDC reports less than 0.02 ppm fluoride serum concentration is “normal.” And studies find many have fluoride serum levels more than 10 times normal. What is your child’s serum fluoride concentration?

Ranking the states based on fluoridation and plotting the reported mental retardation rate confirms triple the number of mentally retarded (graph below), half a standard deviation.

25 human studies confirm ingesting fluoride damages the brain. The fetus and infants are most at risk.

Close to $1,000/yr less income is reported with each IQ point loss. With 180 million fluoridated in the USA, you do the math. The CDC dentists and HHS are unprecedented in their harm to the American public.

Dental fluorosis is an undisputed biomarker of excess fluoride ingestion, a toxic overdose and 41% of adolescents now have dental fluorosis. Repairs for dental fluorosis can cost over $1,000 per tooth, replaced about every 15 years.

Fluoride is an enzymatic reactor and the damage to cells, thyroid, kidneys, teeth, brains, GI tract, and bones has hundreds of published studies.

We do not give our consent to be fluoridated. If someone wants to ingest fluoride, they can disregard the FDA and swallow a pea size of toothpaste, but don’t force your neighbors to ingest the illegal fluoride drug.

More at www.fluoridealert.org; www.slweb.org, www.washingtonsafewater.com; www.fluorideresearch.org

Bill Osmunson DDS, MPH

Wilsonville, OR 97070


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