This paper by Prof. Joe Cummins is a very important 5 minute delegation made to London Ontario Canada “Civic Works Committee” public participation meeting on January 25, 2012 on fluoride*.
While a bit technical it is short and easy to grasp. A must read as it goes to the heart of the matter regarding the well established toxicity of fluoride which is well in all scientific circles even before water fluoridation was established…
…”There is a current and growing body of peer reviewed scientific publications showing that fluoridated water causes gene damage leading to birth defects and cancer and that humans are genetically different in their sensitivity to levels of fluoride in their drinking water. “…
The fully referenced paper goes on to discuss:
Resistance to fluoride toxicity:
Fluoride damages genes and chromosomes:
Fluoride suppresses male reproduction:
Fluoride causes birth defects:
And concludes: The well documented effects of F in drinking water include gene damage, birth defects, suppression of male reproduction and cancer. The entrenched proponents of F addition to drinking water justify that drug on the basis that the addition is a public health benefit and that the adverse impacts are not observed at the low level of F in drinking water. However, as reported in a number of publications various sources provide adequate F to maintain dental health so that F addition to drinking water is neither necessary nor effective. Furthermore , animal studies are frequently rejected on the basis of the claim that the drinking water levels of F in the animal experiments are higher than that in municipal drinking water. However, there is a disturbing similarity in the concentration of F in many animal experiments and the level of F in drinking water. As well, a conversion of animal dose to human equivalent dose based on body surface area is essential in drug or pollutant safety evaluation. For example , the F concentration in drinking water in a mouse experiment must be multiplied by 0.08 for comparison with the F in human drinking water. The 10 ppm F used in a mouse experiment , for example , is equivalent to 0.8 ppm in human drinking water(19). The failure to heed the surface area conversion factor caused human injury when the concentration of drug in a mouse experiment was directly applied to healthy humans in clinical trials. Failure to heed the conversion factor seems to have been ignored in evaluating f in drinking water animal studies.
Removal of F from London’s drinking water does not only save tax dollars it saves the health of F sensitive London residents.