In the light of our present knowledge or lack of knowledge of the chemistry of thesubject, the potentialities for harm far outweigh those for the good.
In 1944, Oscar Ewing, an attorney for ALCOA, was appointed Federal SecurityAdministrator. The United States Public Health Service, then a division of the FederalSecurity Administration, was under Ewing·s command. He vigorously began promotingfluoridation nationwide. He hired as his public relations strategist, Edward Bernays,also known as the ´Father of Public Relationsµ. He pioneered the application ofSigmund Freud·s theories to advertising and public propaganda.
In 1944, (despite the warning issued only three months earlier by the ADA), GrandRapids became the first city in the U.S. to fluoridate its drinking water. The rates ofdecay would be compared with non-fluoridated Muskegon, Michigan, for ten years, atwhich time the effectiveness of fluoridation would be determined.But by 1950, only 6 years into the study, the propaganda was so effective andwidespread that even the USPHS and the ADA endorsed fluoridation as a safe andeffective means for reducing tooth decay.
The USPHS formed an alliance with the trade unions of medicine and industry topromote the addition of a toxic waste product to thepublic water supply.
Since 1997, TheFood and Drug Administrationhas required a warning label on alldental care products containing fluoride:
eep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentallyswallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poisoncontrol center immediately.
According to the 1984 issue of Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products, fluoride ismore poisonous than lead, and just slightly less poisonous than arsenic!