Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:55am EDT

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NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blood fluoride levels were
significantly higher in patients with osteosarcoma than in control groups,
according to research published in Biological Trace Element Research (April
2009).  Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, occurs mostly in children and young

Randhu and colleagues measured serum fluoride levels in three equal groups of
age-matched and sex-matched patients. Group one had osteosarcoma, group two
had non-osteosarcoma bone tumors, and group three had musculo-skeletal

"Mean serum fluoride concentration was found to be significantly higher in
patients with osteosarcoma as compared to the other two groups," writes
Randhu's team. "(T)his report proves a link between raised fluoride levels in
serum and osteosarcoma," they write.

This reinforces a 2006 published Harvard study by Bassin showing a link
between water fluoridation and osteosarcoma in young boys.(2)

A 1992 New Jersey Department of Health study shows osteosarcoma rates higher
among young males in fluoridated vs. unfluoridated regions of New Jersey.(3) 

More studies link fluoride to bone and other cancers but are downplayed or
ignored by government officials.(4)(5) 

Bone defects similar to bone cancer were detected in fluoridated Newburgh, NY
children as early as 1955. Newburgh is home of the first human health
fluoridation experiment begun in 1945.

According to Christopher Bryson in The Fluoride Deception, "A radiologist, Dr.
John Caffey of Columbia University, called the defects 'striking' in their
'similarity' to bone cancer... and seen more than twice as frequently among
boys in Newburgh as among boys in nonfluoridated Kingston [the control

In 2006, the prestigious National Research Council review of
fluoride/fluoridation toxicology found a fluoride/bone cancer link plausible. 

"If governments truly want to save money, stopping fluoridation is a
no-brainer.  It would save money, preserve health and teeth," says attorney
Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation. 

In 2005, 11 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee unions,
representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals called
for a moratorium on fluoridation programs across the country and asked EPA
management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in

In addition, over 2,430 professionals urge the U.S. Congress to stop
fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted, citing scientific
evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective
and has serious health risks. See statement:

    Contact:  Paul Beeber, JD   516-433-8882

SOURCE  NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation

Paul Beeber of NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, +1-516-433-8882,
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