JADA Study Proves Fluoridation is Money down the Drain

Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:27am EDT

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's cavity rates are
similar whether water is fluoridated or not, according to data published in
the July 2009 Journal of the American Dental Association by dentist J.V. Kumar
of the NY State Health Department(1), reports  NYSCOF.


In 2008, New York City spent approximately $24 million on water fluoridation
($5 million on fluoride chemicals)(1a).  In 2010, NYC's fluoride chemicals
will cost $9 million(1b).


Fluoride in water at "optimal" levels (0.7 - 1.2 mg/L) is supposed to reduce
tooth decay without creating excessive fluorosis (fluoride-discolored and/or
damaged teeth).  Yet cavities are rampant in NY's fluoridated populations(1c).


Attempting to prove that fluorosed teeth have fewer cavities, Kumar uses
1986-1987 National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) data which, upon
analysis, shows that 7- to 17-year-olds have similar cavity rates in their
permanent teeth whether their water supply is fluoridated or not (Table 1).


In 1990, using the same NIDR data, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis published equally
surprising results in a peer-reviewed journal. He concluded, "No statistically
significant differences were found in the decay rates of permanent teeth or
the percentages of decay-free children in the F [fluoridated], NF
[non-fluoridated], and PF [partially fluoridated] areas."(2). 


Kumar divided children into four groups based on their community's water
fluoride levels:


Less than 0.3 mg/L where 55.5% had cavities
From 0.3 to 0.7 mg/L where 54.6% had cavities
Optimal 0.7 to 1.2 mg/L where 54.4% had cavities
Over 1.2 mg/L where 56.4% had cavities


"Dr. Kumar's published data exposes more evidence that fluoridation doesn't
reduce tooth decay," says attorney Paul Beeber, President, New York State
Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation. 


"It's criminal to waste taxpayers' money on fluoridation, while exposing
entire populations unnecessarily to fluoride's health risks, especially when
local and state governments are attempting to balance budgets by cutting
essential services," says Beeber.


Analysis of Kumar's data:  http://tinyurl.com/MoneyDownTheDrain


More information about fluoride and tooth decay:
http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/teeth/caries/fluoridation.html#surveys


References:


1) "The Association Between Enamel Fluorosis and Dental Caries in U.S.
Schoolchildren," Kumar & Iida Journal of the American Dental Association, July
2009 (Table 1)
1a)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/18235930/NYC-Fluoridation-Costs-2008-Feb-2-2009-Letter-Page-1


1b)
http://www.council.nyc.gov/html/budget/PDFs/fy_10_exec_budget_dept_enviro_protection.pdf


1c) http://www.freewebs.com/fluoridation/fluoridationfailsnewyork.htm
2) Fluoride: Journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research

April 1990 (Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 55-67) "Water Fluoridation & Tooth
Decay: Results from the 1986-1987 National Survey of US Schoolchildren," by
John A. Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D.


Contact: Paul Beeber, Esq   516-433-8882 nyscof@aol.com
http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof
http://www.FluorideAction.net


References:  http://tinyurl.com/NewsReleases






SOURCE  NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation

Paul Beeber, Esq., +1-516-433-8882, nyscof@aol.com
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