NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 - New research shows that fluoride chemicals added to U.S. public water supplies are not reducing tooth decay as promoted and promised by government agencies, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).
Using federal statistics, the West Virginia University Rural Health Research Center reports that urban U.S. children, with more exposure to fluoridated water and dental care, have just as many cavities as less fluoridation-exposed rural children. (1)
The researchers write: "For children's dental health measures, it was found that fluoridation rates were not significantly related to the measures of either caries or overall condition of the teeth for urban or rural areas."
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says fluoridation reduces tooth decay. But, this study and others shows it hasn't. Tooth decay crises are occurring in all fluoridated cities, states and countries. And, the CDC reports the incidence and severity of children's primary tooth decay recently increased.
"Fortunes are wasted on fluoridation schemes that fail to prevent cavities while unnecessarily exposing children to fluoride's adverse drug effects," says attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President.
NYC's Chinese-American 2-to-11-year-olds, living in the low-income area of Manhattan's Chinatown have much more primary tooth decay when compared to white and other minority groups nationally (NYS Dental Journal June/July 2011).
Most of NYC's Chinese-American children are U.S. born - 63% have primary tooth decay compared to only 38% of children in a national study.
The authors write, "This high prevalence of caries in the primary dentition is also similar to a national survey of children in mainland China, where three out of four children were found to be affected by caries in primary teeth," averaging about 5 decayed teeth.
Chinese-American children in fluoridated Oakland, California, suffer the same fate and can have from 6-20 cavities in their mouths. About 2,000 need costly sedation to be treated, according to the California Health Report. (April 15, 2012)
More evidence that fluoridation fails New York is here
Legislation ( Int 0463-2011 ) is pending to stop fluoridation in New York City. Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr, the chief sponsor, says "There is a growing body of evidence that fluoride does more harm than good." On May 15, Vallone is holding a Stop Fluoridation Rally on the steps of City Hall at 11:00 am.
Americans are Fluoride-Overdosed and Dentist-Deficient
After six decades of fluoridation, over five decades of fluoridated toothpaste, a fluoride-saturated food supply, a glut of fluoridated dental products, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 60% of 12-15 year-olds are affected with fluoride overdose symptoms – dental fluorosis, white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth.
Yet, tooth decay crises are occurring in all fluoridated cities, states and countries.
US Emergency rooms are flooded with people in dental pain, wasting even more taxpayers’ dollars. For example, fluoridated Philadelphia spent $11 million in 2011 for toddlers’ hospital dental care under General Anesthesia and IV Sedation.
One reason: Most dentists refuse Medicaid patients; 130 million Americans don’t have dental insurance. Many of those that do can’t afford dentistry’s high out-of-pocket costs.
After a massive world-wide study, The Kellogg Foundation recommends Dental Therapists be used to ease the dental health crisis occurring in the US despite water fluoridation. But the powerful and rich dental lobby effectively thwarts Dental Therapists from working in most states.
"Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor required for healthy teeth. Fluoridation must end," says Beeber.
SOURCE NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.