NO! Calcium fluoride is found naturally usually in “hard
The fluorides used today, hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFA) and
waters which help protect against the fluoride. NZ uses
sodium hexafluorosilicate, are toxic waste products of the
silicofluorides which have been proven to affect the body
superphosphate fertiliser industry scrubbed from the smoke
differently than fluoride ions (Westendorf 1975, Masters and
stacks. They are not food or pharmaceutical grade. They
Within 5 years, water fluoridation wil be recognised as one of the
Coplan 1999) and which have never been tested for human
typically contain heavy metal contaminants such as LEAD,
health safety (US Environmental Protection Assn 2002).
ARSENIC, MERCURY, CADMIUM, and possibly radioactive
After 50 years proponents still cannot prove significant
material. HFA is classified in NZ as “Corrosive, Class 8
Also, chemicals in a mixed solution do not act alone, they act
benefits or safety. The York report (2000) found poor
Dangerous Goods, Hazchem 2X”. They cannot be
in combination or synergistically. Further, silicofluorides do
methodology & unreliable results & even then only ½ tooth
discharged into the air because of toxicity and are too toxic
not totally break down (Crosby 1969) and recombine in the
surface difference. The US National Research Council review
(2006) found strong evidence of harm, and could not find a
The water supply is essentially used as a toxic waste disposal
safe minimum exposure—they found definite harm to some
Also calcium “buffers” the effects of fluoride: in fact it is
given as an antidote to acute fluoride poisoning.
The Public Health Commission’s 1994 report revealed that
Fluoride is now far more common in our lives than
even in 1992 we were getting the Ministry of Health’s so
The Treasurer, FAN(NZ) PO Box 9804 Marion Sq.
called “optimal dose” without fluoridating the water.
The MoH is therefore “double-dosing” us. This unnecessary
Teflon non-stick cookware, plastic soft drink bottles,
spiking of our drinks with fluoride puts us in the “at risk”
Pesticides, 1080, rodenticides, insecticides, phosphate
range of adverse health effects due to fluoride toxicity.
fertilisers, industrial emissions, volcanic ash, anaesthetics &
Donation of $____. Tick if receipt req’d:
Water fluoridation breaches internationally accepted codes
drugs (flixitide for asthma, prozac for depression), common
of medical ethics – the Nuremberg Code and the European
tranquilisers, all dental products, electrochemical
Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the
formulations, chemical warfare and nerve gas, welding flux,
Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and
high octane petrol, tea, seafood, and any food prepared with
ALL District Health Boards have been instructed to
Fluoride is not added to water to improve water quality
Fluoride concentrates in water with boiling
Fluoride is not labelled on food or drinks
Fluoride is a uniquely potent enzyme poison
Fluoride is more toxic than lead and just less than arsenic
Group member. How many individuals does your group
Fluoride accumulates – only 50% is excreted (WHO 1984)
Fluoride is a neurotoxin—it affects the nervous system
represent or have as members? ……….
Fluoride inhibits the DNA repair enzyme system by 50%
Are you interested in becoming a local co-ordinator? Y/N
C/- The Treasurer, P O Box 9804 Marion Square, Wellington
Note: the MoH is currently pushing for 100% fluoridation:
Able to help? (a)Strong commitment____ (b) Can help____
- unproven, untested, never registered as safe by the US
Needed: letter writers, speakers, canvassers, delivering
Heavily promoted from America, NZ began artificial fluorida-
Some people are allergic or hypersensitive to
tion in Hastings in 1953. Concurrently, dental nurses were
fluoride just like any other chemical or medication.
15 Nobel Prize winners including Dr. Arvid Carlsson, Nobel
instructed to reduce filling minor defects in teeth. (National
Symptoms range from gastrointestinal problems, skin
prize in medicine, 2000; Dr Albert Schatz, discoverer of
Archives documents) The control city (Napier) had less de-
eruptions, eczema, headache and weakness (Physician’s Desk
Streptomycin; Dr. Hardy Limeback, Head of Preventive
cay and showed the same improvement as Hastings so was
Reference) to muscle spasm, chronic fatigue and in rare
Dentistry, Toronto University; the late Dr John Colquhoun,
withdrawn, scientifically invalidating the study. Thus the dra-
cases, eventual death. Doctors are never trained in
Principal Dental Officer, Auckland who promoted
matic dental results were falsely reported as due to fluoride.
fluoridation in NZ until he examined the research
Flaws in all such research was found by the York Review.
50% of ingested fluoride is retained in the bones.
himself…and countless doctors dentists, researchers and
This and misrepresentation of data (as in Hastings) has
Fluoride affects bone pathology causing skeletal fluorosis,
arthritis and increased hip fracture, often fatal in the elderly.
plagued the fluoridation issue for 60 years.
No public monitoring has ever been done. Early skeletal
The New Zealand Academy of Oral Medicine and
Only 5% of the world drink artificially fluoridated water.
fluorosis, expected after 20 years of fluoridation, will be
Toxicology and its International parent body.
misdiagnosed as arthritis - rampant since fluoridation.
Typically, 2 out of every 3 ordinary people who vote on the
Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland, a key
issue when given the opportunity in a referendum.
The US Centre for Disease Control 2001 admitted the benefit of
regulatory gland (22,000 ppm: Luke 2001), reducing
fluoride is topical (eg toothpaste) not systemic (ie water).
production of the critical hormone melatonin.
In 1990 the US National Institute of Dental Research study, the
Fluoride combined with aluminium causes G-Protein
biggest in history, showed a difference of only 0.6 of a tooth sur-
malfunctioning (Strunecka 2002), one such protein being
face (there are 128 tooth surfaces in the mouth). Armfield &
They claim to be but: 1) they conduct no research of their
present in 50% of cancers. It also causes changes in the brain
Spencer, 2004 showed zero benefit to permanent teeth.
own; 2) the studies they rely on in turn rely primarily on
typically associated with Alzheimer’s dementia (Varner 1998).
other reviews; 3) they have commissioned only one study on
In 1930 international dental researcher Dr Weston Price studied
Fluoride reduces thyroid activity. Fluoride was originally
original research (ESR 2000) which failed to meet its terms
pre European settlement Maori skul s and found almost perfect
prescribed to treat over active thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
of reference, ignored many leading studies, and examined
teeth (only 1 decayed tooth per 2000), proving we do not need
The NRC review 2006 found the fluoridated water can
only 14 out of the hundreds available. It also only searched
1ppm fluoride in the water for perfect teeth.
definitely affect the thyroid in children with borderline iodine
databases known to not list negative fluoride research.
WHO figures for western countries show the same 30 year
Moreover the Ministry deliberately ignores and turns
dental improvement between al countries whether low fluoride,
a blind eye to any research adverse to fluoride which
Babies beware. Infant formula must never be made with
natural y 1ppm fluoride, or artificial y fluoridated.
contradicts its predetermined policy. (Shown by
fluoridated water, due to overdosing during the critical first
Official Information Act responses and public
year if life: American Dental Assn, Nov. 2006; NHMRC 1999.
N Z’s steady 60 year improvement regardless of fluoridation:
Fluoride tablets were banned for pregnant women by the US
statements) In fact the Ministry simply repeats the unsubstantiated claims
of US promoters. It is documented that the US Public Health
Neurotoxicity. Fluoride is a potent enzyme inhibitor.
Service and the American Dental Association pushed
Central Nervous System damage was demonstrated by
fluoridation before they had completed any research to
Westendorf,1975, Mullinex et al 1995 and Guan et al 2004.
Osteosarcoma: (bone cancer) has been linked to fluoride
They refuse to defend their position in public debate – a
(American Medical Assn, 1993) and since proven by Bassin
tactic decided on in 1951 (US) and 1958 (NZ).
(2006) in males drinking fluoridated water at ages 6 to 10.
“There is more evidence against fluoridation than
Dental fluorosis. - The first outward sign of fluoride
there was against DDT when it was banned!”
poisoning An estimated 56% of fluoridated children will have
- The US Environment Working Group 2005.
some form of fluorosis, some classified “severe”. (York
The US National Research Council could find no safe
Review 2000, Melbourne Review 1999). The NZ Ministry of
Health claims there is “no evidence” for all the above.
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