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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- tembei moderate cases, the patches may absorb brown stain. In severe cases, the surface of the enamel is pitted and corroded. It has been predicted that some mild mottling would occur on 'lie teeth of 10 to 12 per cent of those who use fluoridated water. There is no known method of treating or disguising mottled teeth.1K Dr. Eugene H. Payne, who has spent nearly a quarter of a century- studying diseases in South America, ■"sported in an article in Thus Week, August 8, 1954, that in a remote area 'n Brazil, located in northern Minus Perais, he found a large section of the Populace where only a few people over 15 had more than rotten stubs of teeth. Knowing the territory was highly mineralized ancl contained many fluoride mines, he had the water analyzed, and found that the fluorine content was high. Elsewhere in Brazil, "r. Payne found, in areas where Wi»terborne fluoride was absent, wen- whole communities with lower inci- '"'iice of dental caries than any re- Ported in the United States.19 Dr. Margaret Cammack Smith, head °' the nutrition department of the University of Arizona, told the De- 'aiiey Committee in 1952 that only Partial protection against tooth decay can be assured by fluoridation, "at the Possible risk of damage of the teeth *hich i.s irreparable."-'" ■Yew York Considers Fluoridation New York City has bad fluoridation "' 'ts water supplies under considera- ''oii since August, 1954. Dominick adiiano. former Water Commissioner, *00 had served the New York Department of Water Supply, Gas, and Elec- r'city for 25 years, warned that the Possibility of mechanical or human "•hire somewhere along New York's "-tensive water routes would be un- avoidablc. With a potentially toxic "emic-iil compound involved, he jessed that the possibility becomes a pUgerous risk. Other factors which .*"• Paduano pointed out were the ""bud impossibility of preventing con- c'entration of fluoride in some spots, n°- tin- varying rate of water con- UtT1ption by users of various ages, Pupations, and states of health in ''■"inns seasons, which differed so j"'"ki dly that he felt a single safety Vel would be impossible to deter- !!""<' He added that "considerable edical evidence contradicts the -,r> l9$\ Ac-"i"s Forum News, September, 1956 L. ;h would in- rides on th«| -sidents. dee points to that twenty tion does nol increase in- Iney trouble as a naturt n (parts lie' lount of arti- lmended by v 1 ppm of Bartletl m a clean bU nncd that o> only eleven ives.10 ■t r of the Un* i stated: "B** .tion. the sol' Id fluorine » than offer* so that it ca» - compulsol tagious di* ie public pP- Scheele, Suj J. S. Publ* a 1953 Wast ,te and ten* il authority tack on "| in dental &f forthcomij ve paved o* ' fluoricliitio-1 trongest sm tied eiiaine'' 1 even whej* * at relative" •d mild m aoth, glossl'' null teeth J ■vith irregi'1'; In so-cal i. 1956. „, m From FUio^l 156. ws, Apr., 195% rue. •■Fluc)rid»**a claim that one part per million of fluoride is a safe proportion in any case."20 Grand Rapids, Michigan, was artificially fluoridated in January, 1945, the first city whose water supplies were so treated. According to an Associated Press report on November 15, 195.3, the "number one health problem" of Grand Rapids on that date- was "mental health."21 Other New Health Problems It was later reported in the Grand Rapids Press of July 28, 1955, by Dr. Prothro, health officer, that Grand Rapids has a much higher death rate in heart disease, cancer, intracranial lesions, diabetes and arteriosclerosis than the rest of the state. Dr. Prothro obtained a federal grant of $5,000 with which to conduct a survey in which it was hoped to "provide an answer to the charge that fluoridation may be the cause of the increases in deaths."22 It is noted that the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is not included in the report of the U. S. Public Health Service of May, 1954, which provides statistical and comparative information under the title, "Waterbonie Fluorides and Mortality." Other fluoridated cities which are confronted with increased health problems in fields other than dental caries are: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose "infant mortality rate was exceeding other cities" (Daily News, April 14, 1955); San Francisco, California, where "Cirrhosis (liver disease) is higher . . . than in Other cities" (Son Francisco Examiner, February 11, 1954); Racine, Wisconsin, which is disturbed about the high increase of artery and cancer deaths and infant mortality; New Britain, Connecticut, where an increase of still births occurred following fluoridation of city water supplies.22 Certain food processing concerns are voluntarily avoiding the use of fluoridated water in order to assure themselves that the concentration of fluorides in their food products does not rise to toxic levels. The H. J. Heinz Company in Pittsburgh, where fluorine is being added to the city water supply, has been operating with their own deep wells for a great number of years. Mr. C. L. Rumberger, Vice- President of this organization, has assured customers that since they do not use city water supplies for food manufacturing purposes, no excessive intake of fluoride will result from tbe use of Heinz products.23 The Beechnut Packing Company found it necessary to install de-fluoridating equipment at considerable expense due to fluorine deposits on dehydrated cereals.24 It has been estimated that only about 5 per cent of a city's water consumption is used for drinking and cooking purposes. Children between the ages of one and twelve years, whom it is asserted are the beneficiaries of water fluoridation, constitute an approximate 10 per cent of the population. Thus 5 per cent of the water used, taken internally for the suggested good of 10 per cent of the population, results in the effective use of only one-half of one per cent of the fluorides, a waste of 99.5 per cent.2S Tablets at One-Tenth Cost Applying these percentages to recent estimates for fluoridation of New York City water supplies, it is obvious that this is an extravagant and wasteful procedure. Installation of fluoridation in New York would cost an estimated $450,000. Yearly maintenance would involve about 9 cents per capita. The maintenance cost, exclusive of installation, rises to 90 cents per capita, since only one-tenth of the population will benefit from the process. For this 90 cents, each child would receive only 8.5 cents worth of "medicine," while 81.5 cents worth of fluoridated water allotted to him would be used for watering the lawn, washing the car, etc. As compared to the foregoing figures, the report of the Department of Water Supply, Gas, ancl Electricity of New York estimated that fluoride pills could be furnished to those who wished them for only 8 cents per child per year.26 The leading medical associations in Switzerland, Sweden, and France have all opposed mass fluoridation of water on the ground that it is too hazardous. '■Benjamin, Lois, -Fluoridation: Menace or Blessing?" Congressional Record, Apr. 12, 1956, pp. A2961-64. l:'Citi/ens Medical Reference Bureau, op. oil. -"Benjamin, op. cit. -'Ilirrstrom, W. D„ "75 Reasons Why Communis VV iter Supplies Should Not Be Fluoridated." ' alii. State Fluoridalion League, op. cit. "The National Fluoridation Neois. Apr., 1956. "Educational News Sen-ice, July, 1956. "Prestholdt, Henry L.. Pres.. Monite Waterproof Glue Co., "Fluoridation of Water." 28Benjamin, op. cit. Page 43
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