General Suppression of Scientific Research on Fluorides
All of these fluoride chemicals are by-products of the aluminum and chemical fertilizer industries that are considered to be hazardous wastes by the EPA. Robert J. Carton, an environmental scientist at the EPA, says the scientific assessment of the health risks of fluorides in 1985 “omits 90% of the literature which suggests fluoride is a mutagen – causes cellular and genetic mutation.” Several scientists in the United States and other countries who have done research or written reports questioning the benefits of water fluoridation, or suggesting health risks, were discouraged by their employers from actually publishing their findings.
In recent years, several dentists who have testified against fluoridation have been reprimanded by state dental officers. The American Dental Association and the United States Public Health Service, who are supposed to be scientifically, not politically motivated, have actively discouraged research into the health risks of fluoridation of public water supplies. Public funds have been spent to fight anti-fluoridation efforts.
John A. Colquhoun, a former dental officer in the Department of Health in Auckland, New Zealand, did a study intended to show the advantages of fluoridation. He carefully compared decay rates in fluoridated and non-fluoridated regions. Unfortunately, he failed to find any difference in decay rates between the areas studied. After his final report was written, his superviors refused to let him publish it. Institutions Subject to Government Extortion on the Issue of Fluorides