History of Water Fluoridation

History of Water Fluoridation

Non earth-friendly fluoride chemicals are added to over 65% of U.S. water supplies and, therefore, virtually all of its food supply, as a drug to treat people for tooth decay. Studies show, fluoridation is ineffective, health-robbing, and wastes tax dollars.

This is how fluoridation started:

Early settlers of Colorado Springs, Colorado, had the strangest looking teeth. Some were yellow, light brown or an ugly dark brown others ragged with holes in the enamel. The mildest discoloration were chalky and paper white. Called “Colorado Brown Stain” or mottled enamel in the early 1900’s until the villainous offender, drinking water laced with calcium fluoride, renamed the condition dental fluorosis.

Those ugly teeth usually had less cavities. So researchers assumed that, since fluoride discolored teeth, and those discolored teeth resisted decay, then fluoride reduces decay, also. Unsophisticated researchers overlooked, or didn’t know that the waters were also calcium and magnesium rich, which we now know is essential for strong bones and teeth.

So the human experiments began. Sodium fluoride was added to a water supply for the first time to decrease dental decay on January 25, 1945, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nearby Muskegon acted as the non-fluoridated control. This study was planned to last 15 years. But, after six years, Muskegon demanded the same fluoride *benefits* as Grand Rapids.

Meanwhile, Dr. David Ast, New York State’ Dental Director started a ten-year fluoridation experiment of his own. On May 2, 1945, he fluoridated upstate Newburgh’s water supply to 1 part per million leaving Kingston non-fluoridated so he could compare results.

Ast wanted no part of universal fluoridation, yet. Grand Rapids and Newburgh were to be large-scale experimental laboratories. Ast preferred other cities wait for their experimental results.

Despite their caution, by 1947, officials in several other cities started water fluoridation on a study basis – among them Brantford, Ontario; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Marshal, Texas; Evanston, Illionois: Midland, Michigan; and Lewiston, Idaho.

Impatient Wisconsin dentists wanted to get on the fluoridation bandwagon. By 1949, 85% of Wisconsin’s urban population was fluoridated.

The tempo of the struggle quickened as the “Wisconsin Idea” of immediate fluoridation ran head on against the conservative “go slow” policy of the American Dental Association (ADA) and other scientific organizations. Because of political pressure, in 1950, the United States Public Health Service finally endorsed fluoridation. The ADA soon followed while the Grand Rapids/Muskegon and Newburgh/Kingston fluoridation trials were still in progress.

Only five years into the experiment, fluoridation was declared a success in Newburgh and before permanent teeth of children born into the experiment had erupted yet. Researchers found that children had no ill effects from drinking fluoridated water. However, any child who was sick two weeks before the physical check-up was excluded from the examination thereby excluding the very children who many have been having side effects to fluoride. Adults who drank the experimental potion were never even studied.

In 1955, the State University of New York reported that children in fluoridated Newburgh had more cortical bone defects and hemoglob anemia than the control city of Kingston.
And recent research shows children in fluoridated Newburgh have more tooth decay and more dental fluorosis than never fluoridated Kingston.

With 65% of the US fluoridated and nearly 300 million worldwide living in fluoridated communities, the dentists made a huge mistake.

New research shows fluoride’s beneficial effects are merely topical so there’s no good reason to swallow fluoride. Unfortunately, dental fluorosis is caused by drinking fluoride. So dentists have actually created the problem they sought to remedy in the American population.

So it’s no surprise that the U.S. Surgeon General declared tooth decay at epidemic proportions in the US population while dental fluorosis is reportedly becoming a new public health problem.
Tooth decay has risen in US children along with their fluoride overdose symptoms. Ironically, 10% fluoridated United Kingdom has a tooth decay rate that has been steadily declining.


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