Thursday April 22nd, 2010 informationliberation.com
Fluoride scam goes on after six decades (The Advertiser)
A Senate committee in Baton Rouge on April 13 advanced legislation that would require water companies to inform their customers of plans to fluoridate their water supplies and forbid the purchase of the chemical additive from China.

How can we afford to spend money on one more poison for drinking water?

"Fluoride" is actually a toxic waste taken from the scrubbers in smoke stacks of industry and phosphate fertilizer companies. It contains five chemicals, none of which are wholesome for living creatures. It is too toxic for ocean dumping and certainly bad for disposal in our bayous.

The fluoride fraud has gone on for 60 years because of propaganda and profit.

The American Dental Association initially supported fluoridation but issued a caution in November 2006 advising its members and, in particular, parents not to use water with fluoride in preparing infant formula. We can easily check a fluoridated toothpaste tube to see it should be kept away from children and "If too much is swallowed accidentally, report to a physician immediately or go to a Poison Control Center."

Those with Internet access can locate the acclaimed declaration of Dr. Bill Osmunson on the dangers of fluoride. He quotes Dr. E.H. Bronner, a nephew of Albert Einstein, who leaves no doubt about the danger of consuming fluoride. "As a research chemist of established standing, I built within the past 22 years, three commercial chemical plants and licensed six of my 53 patents. Based on my years of practical experience in the health-food and chemical fields, let me warn: Fluoridation of drinking water is criminal insanity (emphasis is his), sure national suicide. Don't do it " even in small quantities. Sodium Fluoride is a deadly poison."

Fluoride lobbyist Randy Hayden testified positively, "Baton Rouge is one of the largest cities in the country that does not add fluoride to its public water supply."

We should thank all capital city leaders for such a healthy example and hope the rest of the nation will follow soon.

Vic Hummert is a Lafayette resident with a longtime interest in the environment.