Fluoride: The Silent Killer

by Dr. John Yiamouyiannis

In 1990 the Chief Toxicologist of the Office of Drinking Water, whose name is Dr. William Marcus, came out and claimed that the results from the US Public Health Service clearly showed that fluoride caused cancer. But since 1990 the US Public Health Service, who has endorsed fluoridation since 1950, has tried to cover up this link. In 1992, because of his statements, Dr. Marcus was fired from the US EPA. Thereupon he filed suit, was reinstated in 1994, with a court finding that the only reason he was fired was because of pressures brought upon the EPA to shut him up.

"The action continues against us; the more we show the harmful effects, the more the promoters promote fluoridation. In 1995, the California legislature, at a time when there's more evidence to show fluoridation's harmful than ever before, passed a mandatory fluoridation bill for all of CA.

"Needless to say, the worthless politicians in both the Senate and the House (remember, this was passed overwhelmingly in both houses) along with their equally worthless governor, Wilson, found it easy -- with the pressure from organizations like AMA, ADA, American Hospital Association, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, and their state and local affiliates, easily went along with the pressures and passed this fluoridation legislation.

"... Fluoride has an adverse effect on cells which elaborate a protein called collagen or their type. For example, the discoloration in teeth we see as a result of fluoride at 1 ppm in the drinking water is due to its interference with the proper extrusion of collagen-like proteins in the enamel part of the teeth, which results in over-calcification of some parts of the tooth and under-calcification of other parts.

"We get the same thing in bone, which leads to over-calcified brittle bone in some parts, in other parts totally uncalcified bone. And ligaments and tendons (again made of collagen synthesized by fibroblasts) which should not be calcified at all, become calcified, leading to problems with ligaments and tendons -- and, in addition to that, even [fluoride-affected] protein collagen that is not calcified, since it does not appear to be normal to the body, elicits an immune response causing auto-immune reactions, which in turn lead to rheumatoid arthritis -- this, in addition to the osteoarthritis caused when ligaments and tendons become calcified.

"On an entirely separate issue, fluoride used to be used at the turn of the century to depress thyroid activity; and those who now live in fluoridated areas will suffer from Chronic Fatigue, which by the way is listed in the PDR as one side effect of those people drinking the amount of fluoride found in a quart of fluoridated water."

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