"When historians come to write about this period, they will single out fluoridation as the single biggest mistake in public policy that we've ever had."
- Paul Connett, PhD, Biochemistry
"Fluoridation is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has."
- Albert Schatz, PhD Nobel Laureate for the discovery of streptomycin
"Water fluoridation is the single largest case of scientific fraud, promoted by the government, supported by taxpayer dollars, aided and abetted by the ADA and the AMA, in the history of the planet."
- David Kennedy, DDS President International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
Dr. Limeback was one of the 12 scientists who served on the National Academy of Sciences panel that issued the 2006 report, "Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of the EPA's Standards." Dr. Limeback is an associate professor of dentistry and head of the preventive dentistry program at the University of Toronto.
"In my opinion, the evidence that fluoridation is more harmful than beneficial is now overwhelming and policy makers who avoid thoroughly reviewing recent data before introducing new fluoridation schemes do so at risk of future litigation."
"sodium fluoride is a very toxic chemical, acting as an enzyme poison, direct irritant and calcium inactivator….It reacts with growing tooth enamel and with bones to produce irreversible damage."
- Granville Knight, MD president of the American Academy of Nutrition
"I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable."
- Charles Gordon Heyd, MD, president, AMA
"no physician in his right mind would hand to his patient a bottled filled with a dangerous drug with instructions to take as much or as little of it as he wished… And yet, the Public Health Service is engaged upon a widespread propaganda program to insist that communities do exactly that…The purpose of administering fluoride is not to render the water supply pure and potable but to contaminate it with a dangerous, toxic drug for the purpose of administering mass medication to the consumer, without regard to age or physical condition."
- L. Alesen, MD, president of the California Medical Association
"More people have died in the last 30 years from cancer connected with fluoridation than all the military deaths in the entire history of the United States."
- Dean Burk, PhD National Cancer Institute
"I now hold a different view. ... the fluoridation of community water supplies can no longer be held to be either safe or effective in the reduction of dental caries ... .Therefore, the practice should be abandoned."
- Richard G. Foulkes, BA, MD
"Children under three should never use fluoridated toothpaste," he counseled. "Or drink fluoridated water. And baby formula must never be made up using Toronto tap water. Never."
- Dr. Hardy Limeback, B.Sc., Ph.D in Biochemistry, D.D.S., head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry for the University of Toronto, and president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research
"In my opinion the claim for complete medical safety of fluoride is entirely false."
- Sir Arthur Amies, Dean of the faculty of Dental Science, Melbourne University
"Because artificial fluoridation causes deaths among individuals who are for one reason or another more sensitive to fluoride toxicity than the total population taken as a whole, the controversy over whether fluoridation does or does not reduce caries is purely academic. It is criminal to implement a so-called public health measure which kills certain people even if it does reduce tooth decay in some of the survivors."
- Professor Albert Schatz, Ph.D. (Microbiology), Co-Discoverer of the antibiotic streptomycin, Professor Emeritus, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
“Fluoride is one additive that cannot be tolerated by children in this group [hyperactive children]. It has a severe adverse reaction upon the nervous system."
- Feingold Association USA
"Proponents of fluoridation have censored most media, ignored intelligent discussion of fluoridation, slandered most opponents of fluoridation, and overturned legal judgments against fluoridation in a manner that demonstrates their political power. Many published studies that had conclusions favoring fluoridation were later found unsupported by their raw data. Fluoridation of municipal water should cease. Defluoridation of naturally fluoridated water down to 0.4 ppm of fluoride should be mandated. Individuals should remove fluoride from their tap water if fluoridation cannot be stopped."
Joel M. Kauffman, Ph. D.
"Fluoridation of the nation’s water supply will do little for our dental health, but will have catastrophic effects on our general health. We cannot, must not, dare not, subject our nation to this appalling risk."
Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield
Fluoride Information Sites
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Email - Ailsa Boyden National Co-ordinator