DANGERS OF FLUORIDATION
Friday the 13th of June, I was traveling through southwest Missouri on I-44 to attend the Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping in Pawhuska, Oklahoma and listening to the Common Sense Coalition on our Monett, Missouri affiliate KRMO. Jeff was hosting my show and his guest that morning was Jeff Green, representing Citizens for Safe Drinking Water (www.keepers-of-the-well.org). The entire hour was spent explaining how our cities have put flouride in our municipal water supplies for a half century and very few people are aware of the harm it presents.
He told us that the flouride added to our nation's water systems come from the super-phosphate fertilizer industry and contains lead, arsenic and radium, all of which are known to cause cancer. He explained how Water Departments buy tons of substance annually that can't be given away because it is classified as a toxic hazardous waste. He said, "Cities are supposed to accept that, if they pay 35 cents per gallon and they slap a new label on the container, this same toxic waste can be shipped untreated, directly from the phosphate fertilizer industry and on the truck-ride to it's destination it will magically be converted to a safe and desirable nutrient."
The Mesa, Arizona Tribune recently quoted Dr. Hardy Limeback, head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry for the University of Toronto and president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. He is Canada's leading flouride authority and until recently, the country's primary promoter of the additive. He announced a dramatic change of hart when he said, "Children under three should newer use flouridated toothpaste, or drink flouridated water, and baby formula must newer be made up using Toronto tap water. Never." He went on to say, "Residents of cities that flouridate have doubled the flouride in their hip bones compared to the balance of the population. Worse, we discovered that flouride is actually altering the basic architecture of human bones, skeletal flourosis is a debilitating condition that occurs when flouride accumulates in bones, making them extremely weak and brittle.
In Canada we are now spending more money treating dental flouroses than we do treating cavities. Here in Toronto we've been flouridating for 36 years. Yet, Vancouver, which has never flouridated, has a cavity rate lower than Toronto's. Cavity rates are low all across the industrialized worlds, including Europe, which is 98% flouride free. Your well-intentioned dentist is simply following 50 years of misinformation from public health organizations and the dental association."
Dr. Hardy Limeback addressed his faculty and students at the University of Toronto, Department of Dentistry. He said, "Speaking as the head of Preventive dentistry, I told them that I had unintentionally misled my colleagues and my students. For the past 15 years, I refused to study the toxicology information that is readily available to anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing from my mind.
For more information go to the International Society for Flouride Research www.fluoride-journal.com.
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Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information. In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.
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"In Canada we are now spending more money treating dental flouroses than we do treating cavities. Here in Toronto we've been flouridating for 36 years."