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Safe SaskWater Articles Library on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries: The Truth About Our Drinking Water

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Fluoride's Revenge: Has This Cure, Too, Become A Disease? - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

DANIEL GROSSMAN © The Progressive | December 1990

Though dental fluorosis is hardly a life-threatening ailment, this story demonstrates how a powerful agency, intent upon enforcing its own view of the public good, can suppress anyone who gets in its way.

Fluorosis: Too Much of A Good Thing - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

LAURA DOLCE © Times Herald-Record | December 28, 2005

Does your child have a lacy white pattern on his or her teeth, or noticeable mottling and spots? If so, it could be a condition called enamel fluorosis.

Fluoride: Commie Plot or Capitalist Ploy - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

JOEL GRIFFITHS © Covert Action Quarterly | Fall, 1992

Fluoride was the pollutant primarily responsible for the Akwesasne devastation vividly portrayed in the beginning of this article.

Ralph Nader Discusses Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

© Let's LIVE Magazine | June 1971

Fluoridation: Time for a Second Look? - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

PAUL, ELLEN AND MICHAEL CONNETT © Environment and Health News | May 10, 2001

Fluoridation of public water supplies has stirred passionate debate for over 50 years. Now new data is refining the debate. It appears that some of the early claims for fluoridation's benefits were inflated.

Why I Changed My Mind About Water Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

JOHN COLQUHOUN, FORMER ADVOCATE © University of Chicago Press | 1997

This article explains how John Colquhoun who was an ardent advocate of the water fluoridation procedure came to change his opinion about water fluoridation.

Why EPA's Headquarters Professionals' Union Opposes Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

DR. J. WILLIAM HIRZY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF NTEU CHAPTER 280 © National Treasury Employees Union - Chapter 280 | May 1, 1999

This article documents why the union, formerly National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2050 and since April 1998 Chapter 280 of the National Treasury Employees Union, took the stand it did opposing fluoridation of drinking water supplies. The union is comprised of and represents the approximately 1,500 scientists, lawyers, engineers and other professional employees at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Why I Am Now Officially Opposed To Adding Fluoride To Drinking Water - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

DR. HARDY LIMEBACK, BSC, PHD, DDS | April, 2000

Since April of 1999, Dr. Hardy Limeback have publicly decried the addition of fluoride, especially hydrofluosilicic acid, to drinking water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay. This letter summarizes his reasons.

The Absurdities of Water Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

PAUL CONNETT, PHD © Red Flags Weekly | November 28, 2002

For those for whom ethical concerns are paramount, the issue of fluoridation is very simple to resolve. It is simply not ethical; we simply shouldn't be forcing medication on people without their "informed consent". The bad news is that ethical arguments are not very influential in Washington, DC unless politicians are very conscious of millions of people watching them. The good news is that the ethical arguments are buttressed by solid common sense arguments and scientific studies which convincingly show that fluoridation is neither "safe and effective" nor necessary.

10 Facts about Fluoride - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

© Fluoride Action Network | December 2006

Find out why 97% of western Europe has chosen fluoride-free water.

Fluoride and the Phosphate Connection - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

GEORGE C. GLASSER © EarthIsland.org

Fluoridating drinking water with recovered pollution is a cost-effective means of disposing of toxic waste. The fluorosilicic acid would otherwise be classified as a hazardous toxic waste on the Superfund Priorities List of toxic substances that pose the most significant risk to human health and the greatest potential liability for manufacturers.

Industry and Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

GEORGE WALDBOTT, PHD, ALBERT BURGSTAHLER, PHD, AND HL MCKINNEY, PHD | 1978

Excerpts from Fluoridation: The Great Dilemma, presenting the problem of water and air pollution from fluoride brought about by the manufacture of aluminum. Dismayed by the prospect of continuous litigation and fearful of recognition of widespread damage to human health, corporations initiated extensive research programs to convince communities and the courts that small amounts of fluorine are not harmful to man.

Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

CHRIS BRYSON & JOEL GRIFFITHS © Waste Not | November 1997

Hundreds of once-secret WWII documents obtained by Griffiths and Bryson--including declassified papers of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. military group that built the atomic bomb, reveal that massive quantities of fluoride-- millions of tons--were essential for the manufacture of bomb-grade uranium and plutonium for nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War. One of the most toxic chemicals known, fluoride, rapidly emerged as the leading chemical health hazard of the U.S atomic bomb program--both for workers and for nearby communities.

How Industry Influenced EPAs Fluoride Safety Standards - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

MICHAEL CONNETT © Fluoride Action Network | March 18, 2006

It was'nt just South Carolina and dental institutions which influenced EPAs final decision on a safety standard for fluoride that would protect against moderate / severe dental fluorosis. There was another important, albeit less visible, influence.

Voices of Opposition Have Been Suppressed Since Early Days of Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Articles on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

© Chemical & Engineering News

A dozen or so scientists who have done research suggesting negative effects from fluoridation agree that supporters of fluoridation have had an "unwillingness to release any information that would cast fluorides in a negative light," and that organized dentistry has lost "its objectivity-the ability to consider varying viewpoints together with scientific data to reach a sensible conclusion."

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Professional Perspectives - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

Ingestion of Fluoride has little benefit, but many risks.

Professional Perspectives: Kidney - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

Kidney Disease Enhances Fluoridated Water's Toxicity.

Professional Perspectives: Environment - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

Brent Foster, the State Conservation Chair for the Oregon Sierra Club, explains why he oppose water fluoridation.

Infants & the Fluoride Hazard - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

Studies show that babies should NOT be exposed to fluoride.

Fluoride Deception - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

An interview with Christopher Bryson, author of "Fluoride Deception".

Fire Water - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

A 'must see' film if you care about your health, the health of the environment and the future.

Re-Thinking Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

In 1990 fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicology Program.

Crippling Waters - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

A documentary about China's battle with the crippling effects of naturally high fluoride in drinking water.

Fluoridation: At Any Cost - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

Listen to what Dr. Hardy Limeback says about Fluoridation.

Ralph Nader on Water Fluoridation - Safe SaskWater Video on Fluoride and Drinking Water Fluoridation in Saskatchewan, Canada and other countries

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader discusses his thoughts on water fluoridation.