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Prominent Researcher Apologizes for Pushing Fluoride by Barry ForbesThe
Tribune, Mesa, AZSunday, December 5, 1999
"Why'd you do it, Doc? Why'd you toss the fluoride folks overboard?" I had
just tracked down Dr. Hardy Limeback, B.Sc., Ph.D in Biochemistry, D.D.S.,
head of the Department of Preventive Dentistry for the University of
Toronto, and president of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
(Whew.) Dr. Limeback is Canada's leading fluoride authority and, until
recently, the country's primary promoter of the controversial additive. In a
surprising newsmaker interview this past April, Dr. Limeback announced a
dramatic change of heart. "Children under three should never use fluoridated
toothpaste," he counseled. "Or drink fluoridated water. And baby formula
must never be made up using Toronto tap water. Never." Why, I wondered? What
could have caused such a powerful paradigm shift? "It's been building up for
a couple of years," Limeback told me during a recent telephone interview.
"But certainly the crowning blow was the realization that we have been
dumping contaminated fluoride into water reservoirs for half a century. The
vast majority of all fluoride additives come from Tampa Bay, Florida
smokestack scrubbers. The additives are a toxic byproduct of the
super-phosphate fertilizer industry."
"Tragically," he continued, "that means we're not just dumping toxic
fluoride into our drinking water. We're also exposing innocent, unsuspecting
people to deadly elements: lead, arsenic and radium, all of them
carcinogenic. Because of the cumulative properties of toxins, the
detrimental effects on human health are catastrophic." A recent study at the
University of Toronto confirmed Dr. Limeback's worst fears. "Residents of
cities that fluoridate have double the fluoride in their hip bones vis-a-vis
the balance of the population. Worse, we discovered that fluoride is
actually altering the basic architecture of human bones." Skeletal fluorosis
is a debilitating condition that occurs when fluoride accumulates in bones,
making them extremely weak and brittle. The earliest symptoms? "Mottled and
brittle teeth," Dr. Limeback told me. "In Canada we are now spending more
money treating dental fluorosis than we do treating cavities. That includes
my own practice." One of the most obvious living experiments today, Dr.
Limeback believes, is a proof-positive comparison between any two Canadian
cities. "Here in Toronto we've been fluoridating for 36 years. Yet
Vancouver, which has never fluoridated, has a cavity rate lower than
Toronto's." And, he pointed out, cavity rates are low all across the
industrialized world, including Europe, which is 98% fluoride free. Low
because of improved standards of living, less refined sugar, regular dental
checkups, flossing and frequent brushing. Now less than 2 cavities per child
Canada-wide, he said. "I don't get it, Doc. Last month, the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) ran a puff piece all across America saying the stuff
was better than sliced bread. What's the story?" "Unfortunately," he
replied, "the CDC is basing its position on data that is 50 years old, and
questionable at best. Absolutely no one has done research on
fluorosilicates, which is the junk they're dumping into the drinking water."
"On the other hand," he added, "the evidence against systemic fluoride
in-take continues to pour in." "But Doc, the dentists." "I have absolutely
no training in toxicity," he stated firmly. "Your well-intentioned dentist
is simply following 50 years of misinformation from public health and the
dental association. Me, too. Unfortunately, we were wrong." Last week, Dr.
Hardy Limeback addressed his faculty and students at the University of
Toronto, Department of Dentistry. In a poignant, memorable meeting, he
apologized to those gathered before him.
"Speaking as the head of preventive dentistry, I told them that I had
unintentionally mislead my colleagues and my students. For the past
15 years, I had refused to study the toxicology information that is readily
available to anyone. Poisoning our children was the furthest thing from my
mind." "The truth," he confessed to me, "was a bitter pill to swallow. But
swallow it I did." South of the border, the paradigm shift has yet to dawn.
After half a century of delusion, the CDC, American Dental Association and
Public Health stubbornly and skillfully continue to manipulate public
opinion in favor of fluoridation. Meantime, study after study is delivering
the death knell of the deadly toxin. Sure, fluoridation will be around for a
long time yet, but ultimately its supporters need to ready the life rafts.
The poisonous waters of doubt and confusion are bound to get choppier. "Are
lawsuits inevitable?" I asked the good doctor. "Remember tobacco," was his
short, succinct reply. Welcome, Dr. Hardy Limeback, to the far side of the
fluoride equation. It's lonely over here, but in our society loneliness and
truth frequently travel hand in hand. Thank you for the undeniable courage
of your convictions. Want more scientific information about
fluoride/fluoridation? Find it on the net. International Society for
Fluoride Research www.fluoride-journal.com...
Dental Fluorosis www.inter-view.net...
IAOMT Risk Assessment
for ingested fluoride www.SaveTeeth.org...
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government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human kindness.
Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed
and corruption that have come between us and our self-governance." This
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