Fluoride was originally removed from drinking water because of health hazards

Shortly after the turn of the century it was noticed that children in certain areas of the country had a high incidence of damaged teeth. Further investigation disclosed that this mottling of their tooth enamel, now known as "dental fluorosis," was caused by elevated contents naturally occurring in fluoride in certain water systems. This find motivated the American Dental Association and the U.S. Public Health Service to call for the removal of fluoride in the water from these areas. H. Trendley Dean of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1930 conducted the original work on this problem.

At this juncture, Dr Gerald Cox took up the banner and suggested that using a smaller doe of fluoride could not only prevent dental fluorosis, but could even prevent cavities. He suggested adding 1 ppm of fluoride to the public drinking water. He made these proclamations without any studies, human or otherwise, to suggest that it would be effective or safe. What makes this so interesting is that Dr Cox was on the staff of the Mellon Institute, and the Mellon family owned the Aluminum Company of American (Alcoa). One of the major waste products produced in the aluminum industry is fluoride. Because of its intense corrosive ability and extreme toxicity, disposal of fluoride had, up until that time, been a very expensive and controversial proposition. So what could the aluminum industry do with all of this toxic fluoride? After all, safe disposal cost the company millions of dollars every year, Ironically, the answer was to come from government. [dump the toxic fluoride into our drinking water at the urging of industry].

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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