Professionals call for an
end to water fluoridation
Over 600 professionals urged Congress to stop
water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted, in a
statement released August 9, 2007.
They group of 600+ physicians, dentists,
scientists, and environmentalists cite evidence that fluoridation, long promoted
to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks.
Signers include a Nobel Prize winner, three
members of the prestigious 2006 National Research Council (NRC) panel that
reported on fluoride's toxicology, two officers in the union representing
professionals at Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, the president of
the International Society of Doctors for the Environment, and hundreds of
medical, dental, academic, scientific and environmental professionals,
Dr. Arvid Carlsson, winner of the 2000 Nobel
Prize for Medicine, writes in the statement, "Fluoridation is against all
principles of modern pharmacology. It's really obsolete."
Paul Connett, PhD, executive director of the
Fluoride Action Network
(FAN), announced that an online petition to Congress in support of the
professionals' statement will soon be available at the organization's Web site.
"The NRC report dramatically changed scientific
understanding of fluoride's health risks," says Connett. "Government officials
who continue to promote fluoridation must testify under oath as to why they are
ignoring the powerful evidence of harm in the NRC report," he added.
An assistant New York state's attorney general
called the report "the most up-to-date expert authority on the health effects of
Ken Cook, president of the Environmental Working
Group, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog organization, states, "It is time for
the US to recognize that fluoridation has serious risks that far outweigh any
minor benefits, and unlike many other environmental issues, it's as easy to end
as turning off a valve at the water plant."
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