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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript THE CASE AGAINST FLUORIDATION No one disputes that fluorides are deadly poisons. However, some of the recommendations which accompany definitions of fluorides are of interest in the current controversy. Among these are the following: The noted authority on fluorine poisoning, Leo Spira, M.D., says: "Poisoning the drinking water, or contaminating it with a highly potent toxin, would be the correct description of what is now being done."3 The 24th edition of the U. S. Dispensatory (p. 1456), a reference used extensively by pharmacists and druggists, shows that "Fluorides are violent poisons to all living tissue because of their precipitation of calcium. They cause fall of blood pressure, respiratory failure and general paralysis. Continuous ingestion of non-fatal ibises according to Sollmann (J. Pharmacol., 1921, 17, 197) cause general cechexia and permanent inhibition of growth." This reference also states that fluorides cause "analogous changes in teeth," and that through ingestion of fluorides "bones become hard and fragile." It further states, "The use of fluoride-containing dentifrices and internal medicants is not justified."4 While those who urge fluoridation emphasize that children from the ages of birth to 12 years will receive the greatest benefits in elimination of dental caries through the ingestion of fluoridated water, the U. S. Department of Agriculture Year Book, 1939 (pp. 212 and 213), under the title "Food and Life," states: "Fluorine has been shown to be the cause of disfiguring dental disease known as mottled enamel or fluorosis. Fluorine interferes with normal calcification of teeth during the process of their formation, so that teeth, in addition to being usually discolored and ugly in appearance, are structurally weak, and deteriorate early in life. For this reason it is especially important that fluorine be avoided from birth to the age of 12 years."7' J 952 Fluoridation Hearings The House Committee to Investigate the Use of Chemicals in Foods and Cosmetics, headed by Representative James J. Delaney of New York, heard the testimony of eighteen pro- Page 12 fessional witnesses on fluoridation in March, 1952. The committee itself was exceptionally well-qualified, as were the witnesses, which included one or more representatives of all organizations that have endorsed the program: the United States Public Health Service, the American Dental Association. the American Medical Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health officers, and the National Research Council. It was the unanimous recommendation of this committee that "a sufficient number of unanswered questions concerning the safety of the fluoridation program exists to warrant a conservative attitude."" Dr. A. L. Miller, a member of the committee, and formerly Public Health Director of Nebraska, had only the year before initiated the proposal to fluoridate the water in the nation's capital. Following thc Delaney hearings. Congressman Miller said: "I believe that the dental profession and other public-minded individuals like myself have been misled by the Public Health Service, because all of the facts have not been made available on this subject."7 Recently fluoridation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been halted by Water Commissioner Pat Maguire. The Tulsa Tribune, which favors fluoridation, reports the charge that the Rockefeller money, through grants, controls what medical schools teach about the value of fluorides and that the same "empire" controls the chemical companies that sell the additive. USPHS Reverses Former Aims One editor, himself a student of chemistry, points out that sodium fluoride compounds are one hundred times as deadly as calcium fluoride compounds found in natural fluoridated water supplies, and fifteen times more deadly than arsenic.8 He emphasized that until the current drive for fluoridation the U. S. Public Health Service and others were concerned about the fluoridation in natural water supplies and were attempting to discover methods of removing the fluorine compounds. s Major George Racey Jordan, under whose supervision airborne shipments of fluorides were sent to Russia during World War II. learned that this sub stance was used in the drinking of Siberian prisoners, to dull th1 thinking processes and force resign" tion of prisoners to slavery.9 Speaking recently at a patriotic ci"1 ference in Washington, D. C, M-'i1 Jordan referred to the test cities l Newburgh and Kingston, New where the U. S. Public Health S has recently completed ten-year cor* parative tests. In these tests, the "[ of Newburgh was fluoridated, wbj Kingston maintained a water syste" free of artificial fluorides. Tbe I called pilot test, Major Jordan claifl* is invalidated by the fact thai ston water contains almost five tin" as much natural calcium as does Ne* burgh water. That plans to fluoridate Americ* water systems could be any part or Communist master plan, that manyl our eminent dentists, physician health organizations could be mi"! to the extent of honestly recomni'-'1' ing furtherance of a procedure v.'"1 constitutes a Communist plot, is " thinkable to the average AmerWj Here appears the area of thin*"' which pro-fluoridationists would l'-1' dily label . . . "Scaremongering" Yet, is it scaremongering to knowledge that we have within "" borders people who advocate overthrow of the United State ernment by force and violence -*r*i who would seek the support cere, loyal Americans to further tn sinister plot? Military strategy forth the protection of water supP*rj as one of the first principles of r fense. With the information d0^ mented by Congress that some oi most outstanding officials have "* misled through agents of foreign P". ers, that these agents are pre many areas of government and m life where they can most readily (Continued on 1>a&e ■■Knur/en, Mrs. Col da. I-ha nidation I in the American People. •Bulletin \o. 480, Citizen! Medical r\e* Bureau, Setauket, L. I., N. Y. ■■Franzen, op. cit. ^ •Rorty, James, "The Truth About Fluorf* The Freeman, June 89, 1953. Witter, Congressman A. L., "Fluoride**^ Water,*' Congresrionai Record, Mar. ■*> p. A1900. ^Educational Newt Service, July, 1956. A "Jordan, Major (...n ■■. Kacry, Spi.i h '',-,,(.■" tieth Women's Patriotic Conference, Hotel Washington, l>. <:., Feb. 17, 1956. id l'\u is Forum News, Septetnbefi Ta ■*• tl ■Wide Wmfu theoreti phinesi is wort! The •rained •oeal p, Rations tions in 0r can Prevent ceivabli benefit... Dent N m< United are a n , A mi 18 now <jommu •Wida '"id its *ated "eering **0vv \j\ A se; enamel' "•e in Seart-h Jfdenti to be am0unt jMter h°od w ad «•" fl Ul "Uoi-osj IPllhl Vide l-5 Pari Ny i ^«on; Hed ( ftott S do Hee T le* 0lWs it Acts 1
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