NYS Expanding Fluoridation Ignoring Own Evidence of Danger & Ineffectiveness

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Mar 10, 2015, 5:11:20 AM3/10/15
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 Despite their own evidence of harm and ineffectiveness, New York State unelected bureaucrats encourage water fluoridation expansion throughout the state, wasting money and endangering health, (12/15/2014 NYS Department of Health letter), reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF).
Unnecessary toxin-laced fluoride chemicals added to water supplies attempt to prevent cavities in tap-water drinkers.
 
Plans to increase NYS's fluoridation rate "by 10%, from 71.4% to 78.5%" is revealed in a 12/15/2014 letter from Dentist J. Kumar, Director, Bureau of Dental health and R. Sokol, PhD, Director, Bureau of Water Supply Protection addressed  to "County Health Commissioner or Public Health Director."

Attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President says, "2004 NYS DofH statistics first exposed evidence that fluoridation didn't level out decay between poor and non-poor and that non-fluoridated counties had less tooth decay than many highly fluoridated counties."
 
New statistics confirm fluoridation's failure. Kumar compared 2004 to 2012 cavity rates and reported "disparities between high and low income children widened." (page 62, National Oral Health Conference).
 
Cavity rates actually went up in low-income NYS children. And cavity prevalence declined in all non-fluoridated counties.

Despite being 100% fluoridated for decades costing approximately $24 million annually. (FOIA Page 1 and page 2), tooth loss is more prevalent in New York City  than the rest of NYS which is only 48% fluoridated.

Kumar's research proved (page 61) that cavity prevalence in NYS is significantly associated with sugary-beverage consumption. 
 
"Fluoridation won't fix that problem," says Beeber. "No evidence links cavities to fluoride-deficiency."

"Also, an ignored 1990 NYS Department of Health report alerted bureaucrats about fluoride's potential harm to kidney patients, diabetics and the fluoride hypersensitive even at optimal levels," says Beeber.

This NYS study associates fluoridation with pre-term births.

A 2012 Kumar study reveals that emergency treatment for NYS toddlers' severe tooth decay has grown substantially in numbers and costs. Many required general anesthesia. This despite decades of fluoridation reaching record numbers of New Yorkers. 
 
Kumar's 2009 research (Journal of the American Dental Association) reveals national data indicating similar cavity rates regardless of water fluoride levels. (Table 1)
 
And he repealed in 2000 that fluorosis (discolored teeth) is more prevalent in NY’s African American Children.
Communities which have stopped or rejected fluoridation includ:   Suffolk, Nassau & Rockland counties, Albany, Elba, Naples, Levittown, Canton, Corning, Johnstown, Oneida, Carle Place, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Riverhead, Central Bridge Water District, Homer, Ithaca, Rouses Point, Pulaski, Romulus and Amsterdam.

Further, NYS failed to adopt new HHS recommendation to lower water fluoride levels to .7 mg/L putting more New York babies at risk of developing dental fluorosis - white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth, now afflicting up to 60% of US adolescents, according to the CDC.
 

Paid PR Professionals have set up pro-fluoridation strategy meetings throughout New York State - usually providing slated misinformation.  They will be in Farmingdale, NY on April 18 2015 and in Syracuse at later dates.  
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