ARE FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS UNREGULATED UNTESTED UNAPPROVED ILLEGAL DRUGS? By Gilles Parent, ND.A. Coauthor of «Fluoridation autopsy of a scientific error» 2010
WHY FLUORIDATION ? TO PREVENT AND ALLEVIATE DENTAL CAVITIES
Claimed purposedefinethe nature of a productand application of lawspertinent to it
Claimed Purpose of Fluoridation Products To prevent dental cavities? or 2. To make drinking water safe/potable?
POSSIBLE NATURE OF FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS • DRUGS? • NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS? • MINERAL NUTRIENTS FOR FOOD FORTIFICATION? • FOOD ADDITIVES? • WATER TREATING CHEMICALS? • HAZARDOUS WASTES?
Products making SPECIFIC HEALTH CLAIMS e.g. Preventing Cavities ARE DEFINED AS EITHER : • DRUGS OR • NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS THEY MUST THEN COMPLY WITH STRICT REGULATIONS
IF CLAIMING ONLY «GOOD FOR HEALTH» THEY MUST BE EITHER: DRUGS?or NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS?or MINERAL NUTRIENTS FOR FOOD FORTIFICATION?
IF GOOD FOR HEALTH THEY MUST BE PREPARED AND STORED IN HYGIENIC CONDITIONS AND HAVE TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS
ARE THEY? NO... Petition #299, Answer #1 by Health Canada to the the Auditor General of Canada, available from:http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_lp_e_938.html
Supreme Court of Canada19571 Fluoridation is a "compulsory preventive medication", is “not to promote the ordinary use of water as a physical requisite for the body” has a “special health purpose”. Ruling never contested by the Canadian Government. 1- Metropolitan Toronto v. Forest Hill (Village),  S.C.R. 569 http://csc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/1957/1957scr0-569/1957scr0-569.html
ARE THEY CONTROLLED AND APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA AS DRUGS OR NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS? NO... Petition #299, Answer #1 by Health Canada to the the Auditor General of Canada, available from:http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_lp_e_938.html
ARE THESE FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA AS MINERAL NUTRIENTS FOR WATER FORTIFICATION? NO... Petition #299, Answer #1 by Health Canada to the the Auditor General of Canada, available from:http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_lp_e_938.html
ARE THESE FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA AS FOOD ADDITIVES? NO... Petition #299, Answer #1 by Health Canada to the the Auditor General of Canada, available from:http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_lp_e_938.html
DOES HEALTH CANADA EXERT ANY SURVEILLANCE ON FLUORIDATION PRODUCTS? NO... Petition #299, Answer #1 by Health Canada to the the Auditor General of Canada, available from:http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_lp_e_938.html
Fluoridation chemicals are unprocessed scrubber liquorof the phosphate industry smoke stack emissions If these emissions are released in the atmosphere, they are air pollutants If these emissions are released in the river, they are water pollutants When these same chemicals are added to the municipal water, they are changed , by some miracle, into a beneficial nutrient good for your teeth and your health...
Fluoridation chemicals arerecycled toxic waste It comes with a small quantity of arsenic,lead, chromium, mercury, and nucleotides without extra charges.
Untested, uncontrolled, unregulated chemical waste taken directly from the industry and wilfully injected into your drinking water Neither pharmaceutical grade nor food grade but industrial grade fluoride.
Are Fluoridation Products “Natural”? NO... They are MAN-MADE
ARE FLUORIDE COMPOUNDS WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS USED TO MAKE DRINKING WATER SAFE?? NO... Their aim is not to treat the water to make it safe and drinkable. Their aim is to treat cavities in people.
ARE THE FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS COMPLIANT WITH STANDARD 60 OF THE NATIONAL SANITATION FOUNDATION (NSF)? NO... They have a NSF certificate but do not meet all the requirements of NSF Standard 60.
One essential requirement for the NSF Standard 60 is chronic toxicological tests that demonstrate safety of the product «Chronic» means «long term»
Are there any Chronic Toxicology Tests available for Fluorosilicates? NO... NSF Fact Sheet states that toxicological testing is required, but the NIEHS 2001 Review, US EPA and Safety Data Sheets state they are NOT AVAILABLE
Sodium FluorosilicateMaterial Safety Data Sheet 11. Toxicological Information 11.1 Acute toxicity: Inhalation: No data available. Oral: LD50, rat, 125mg/kg (Sodium hexafluorosilicate) Dermal: No data available. Irritation: No data available. Sensitization: No data available. Comments: No data available. 11.2 Chronic toxicity: No data available. 11.3 CarcinogenicDesignation: None http://www.fluoridealert.org/pesticides/msds/sodium.fluorosilicate.solvay.pdf
Letters from the US Congressional Hearings, US EPA, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 2001 Review state that fluoridation products do NOT have TOXICOLOGICAL STUDIES Therefore... They have not been proven safe...
IF FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS DO NOT HAVE LONG TERM TOXICOLOGICAL STUDIES, THEN SAFETYCANNOT BE DEMONSTRATED They are not proven... safe...
Therefore... They do not satisfy NSF Standard 60...
Therefore... They are not compliant with Quebec and Ontario law (Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act)
Finally, what are fluoridation chemicals? • IF NOT DRUGS? • IF NOT NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS? • IF NOT MINERAL NUTRIENTS FOR FOOD FORTIFICATION? • IF NOT FOOD ADDITIVES? • IF NOT WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS? • THEY MUST BE HAZARDOUS WASTES?
FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS SATISFY ALL CRITERIA FOR HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC WASTE • Règlement sur les matières dangereuses c. Q-2, r.32, Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement (L.R.Q., c. Q-2, a. 31, 46, 70.19, 109.1 et 124.1) • Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations DORS/2005-149 (FEDERAL)
MSDS FLUORIDE SUPPLIER’S DATA SHEET DEMONSTRATE LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS ON ENVIRONMENT(SEE NEXT SLIDE)
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION: MOBILITY: No data available. ECOTOXICITY: No data available. BIOACCUMULATION: No data available. PERSISTENCE AND DEGRADABILITY: No data available. FURTHER INFORMATION: Highlytoxic to foliage. Lethal to Tinca Vulgaris at 50 ppm. http://www.magitsurplus.com/PDF%20Files/Na2SiF6-MSDS.pdf
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA): Toxic Substances List Updated Schedule 1 as of December 27, 2006 • Lead • Mercury • Inorganic arsenic • Radioactive Substances • Inorganic fluorides e.g. hydrofluorosilicic acid • Definition of Toxic Substances in Canadian Environmental Protection Act: • Persistent (cannot be destroyed) • Bioaccumulative (accumulates in humans, animals and plants) • Toxic (dangerous immediate or long-term effects) • Anthropogenic (made/released by humans)
Do Not Swallow!If Swallowed, Contact Poison Control Centre Immediately! “labels of fluoride-containing mouthwashes & toothpastes must carry the following cautionary statement: If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Centre right away.” “Directions for Use: Do not swallow (FDA 1995).” (1) Health Canada response #50 to Petition 221 to Auditor General of Canada:http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_221_e_30308.html (2) http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/applications/licen- prod/monograph/mono_fluoride_fluorure-eng.php
CANADIAN WATER QUALITY GUIDELINE FOR FLUORIDE (AQUATIC SPECIES) 0.12 mg/liter City effluents= 0.6 to 1.2 mg/liter
RELEASING FLUORIDES IN MUNICIPAL EFFLUENTS AT CONCENTRATIONS THAT EXCEED THE CONCENTRATION THAT MAY AFFECT FLORA OR FAUNA CONTRAVENE FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS
ADDING TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS WASTES TO DRINKING WATER IS… A SERIOUS CRIMINAL OFFENSE
PROMOTING OR PERMITTING ILLEGAL ACTS ARE… CRIMINAL OFFENSES TOO
TOXIC SUBSTANCES CAN FIT ONLY TWO CATEGORIES • TOXIC WASTES OR SUBSTANCES • DRUGS
IF YOU ARE A CITY COUNCILLOR, YOU THEN HAVE ONLY ONE CHOICE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO ACT ILLEGALLY… DECLARE THAT FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS ARE DRUGS
THEN A COUNCILLOR WOULD FACE THREE SERIOUS LEGAL PROBLEMS WITH FLUORIDATION
PROBLEM # 1 HEALTH CANADA HAS NOT APPROVED FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS AS DRUGS. IT IS ILLEGAL TO ADMINISTER UNAPPROVED DRUGSTO PATIENTS.
PROBLEM #2AS COUNCILLORS ARE NOT LICENCED AS MEDICAL DOCTOR, IT IS ILLEGAL FOR THEM TO ADMINISTER A DRUG
PROBLEM #3ADMINISTERING A DRUG TO PATIENTSWITHOUT THEIR CONSENT, BESIDE BEING UNAPPROVED, CONTRAVENESARTICLE 9 OF THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
Slippery Slope What else should we put into drinking water? Anti-depressant drugs? Anti-cholesterol drugs? Pain killers? ...
Drugs Should Not Be Put Into Drinking Water Because: 1. We cannot control how much of the drug anyone consumes in a day. 2. Citizens are deprived of Informed Choice: Information regarding risks and benefits Choice to refuse or accept drug No trained professional to assess medical need and adverse effects Illegal to Put Drugs in Drinking Water
Assumptions of Food & Drugs Act Unregulated health products are dangerous therefore must be regulated. If they are not regulated, they have never been proven safe or effective. If they are not regulated, they arenot legal.
Fluoridation Products NOT Regulated = NOTSafe Do we not deserve to be protected by government regulation?