Known About Fluoride
Upper Intake Level
Interferes with Brain
Pharmacy or Faucet?
Bogus Sales Pitch
FDA Fluoride Drugs
EPA's Irrationale for Swallowing Fluoride
In 1983, the EPA admitted that its primary water fluoridation chemical is a water pollutant: "In regard to the use of fluosilicic acid as a source of fluoride for fluoridation, this Agency regards such use as an ideal environmental solution to a long-standing problem. By recovering by-product fluosilicic acid from fertilizer manufacturing, water and air pollution are minimized, and water utilities have a low-cost source of fluoride available to them."
The EPA regulates fluoride as a "contaminant" in drinking water. The EPA's previous "Maximum Contaminant Level" for fluoride was 1.4 - 2.4 mg/liter, but in 1985 it was raised to 4.0 mg for unscientific reasons.
Documents show EPA management allowed political pressures to trump the clear consensus among its scientists that 4.0 ppm was unsafe.
EPA's fluoride 'science' "Put on a Smiley Face"
Acknowledging the toxicity of fluoride at 4 mg/l in drinking water,
yet insisting it's safe at the "optimal" 0.7 mg/l, is like saying:
"You can get drunk on whiskey (40% alcohol)
but not on beer (7% alcohol)."
EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Prohibits Water Fluoridation
Title XIV of the Public Health Service Act: Safety of Public Water Systems
(Safe Drinking Water Act). Page 370. Dec. 31, 2002. Section 1412 (b) (11)
At the state level, Florida has the same law.
The reasoning is that the decision to fluoridate drinking water
should be made at the local level.
Logically, the decision to chronically consume fluoride should be made at the individual level not by one's legislators or neighbors especially because the role that an individual's genetic background plays in modulating fluoride's actions is becoming more evident.
EPA has failed to follow a SDWA Amendment that requires the agency to conduct studies on how the contaminant fluoride affects sensitive subpopulations, including pregnant women and their fetuses:
EPA Studies on Sensitive Subpopulations and Drinking Water Contaminants
More Evidence of Bias
EPA's comprehensive 2013 report, America's Children and the Environment, completely ignores fluoride, even though it has a chapter on "Drinking Water Contaminants."
Environmental Health Perspectives, a US government-sponsored journal, provides authors with more than 1,000 suggestions for key words, including more than 125 for Environmental Agents. "Fluoride" is not one of these key words.
EPA's Neurotoxicology Division:
Fluoride is a Developmental Neurotoxicant