- VANCOUVER - Only six days
after almost every major newspaper around the world announced the results
of a scientific review undertaken by the NHS Center for Reviews and Dissemination
at the University of York - reporting the fluoridation of public water
supplies to be a safe public health measure - shocking evidence was presented
Thursday, 10-12-00, during an interview aired on Vancouver radio station
CKST AM 1040 which revealed that the review thought to be the "final
word on fluoridation" might well turn out be the greatest scientific
fraud ever undertaken by a center in charge of evaluating scientific information
in the interest of public health.
- In an interview conducted with Andreas Schuld, head of
a global organization of parents of children poisoned by excessive fluoride
intake, evidence was presented showing that the York Review falsified vital
information in their report and deliberately mis-informed the public on
the adverse health effects of fluoride.
- The interview was conducted by Croft Woodruff, host of
one of Canada's longest running health radio talk shows, past president
of the Canadian Health Food Association and founding member of the 25,000
member-strong Canadian Health Action Network Society (HANS).
- Schuld arrived for the interview with the York Report
and numerous studies which had supposedly been reviewed in-depth by the
- He briefly recounted how the York Center had changed
the wording in the study protocol to avoid inclusion of specific information
on fluoride and thyroid effects, as well as data concerning the high amounts
of fluoride in tea - an issue of obvious concern for the people in the
- Schuld's group had supplied the York team with evidence
showing that symptoms described in the literature on fluoride's adverse
health effects were identical to those observed in thyroid dysfunction,
and that the condition known as "dental fluorosis" - now proclaimed
by the York Review to be merely an issue of "aesthetic concern"
- was actually to be seen as a direct result of fluoride-induced iodine
deficiency during the time of enamel formation.
- The field of dentistry claims that the biochemical factors
leading to the enamel defects observed in dental fluorosis are still unknown.
- Schuld then cited specific examples as how the York Review
had falsified results.
- First on the agenda was the issue of thyroid cancer.
Schuld read an excerpt from the York Report which claims that no association
was found between thyroid cancer and fluoridated water supplies in a study
conducted in Britain.
- Schuld then asked Woodruff to read from the actual data
of the study. It showed an increase of 18% in observed thyroid cancers
in the fluoridated areas when compared to non-fluoridated areas. "No
association?", Schuld asked, and then proceeded to read from newspaper
articles from China, where entire villages are being re-located due to
fluoride contamination and where fluoride is being openly acknowledged
as the cause of thyroid cancer, Kaschin-Beck disease and iodine deficiency.
- Next Schuld presented a paper which had investigated
whether fluoridation had a protective effect on slipped epiphysis, one
of the most-common hip disorders observed in older children and adolescents.
Schuld said that this paper was especially close to his heart as the condition
has been strongly linked to hypothyroidism since the 1920s. Schuld added
that this was acknowledged by the study authors themselves who had provided
more than 16 references in the paper's first paragraph. The York team which
had been informed of fluoride's effects on thyroid hormones should have
woken up here, Schuld said.
- Schuld then read excerpts from the York Report which
had found "the direction of association to be positive (a protective
effect) in girls and negative (increased risk) in boys", but that
neither of these was statistically significant.
- Schuld again asked Woodruff to look at the actual data
in the paper. Woodruff saw an 18 per cent increase of the disease in males
in fluoridated areas.
- "Would you consider an 18% increase here significant?"
Schuld asked Woodruff, who at this time joined Schuld in declaring the
Review a total scientific fraud and called it an example of severe and
gross scientific misconduct. Schuld then read further excerpts from the
paper in question, citing how the authors of the study had found that more
cases had come from rural areas, and "that, in general, the rural
areas had higher fluoride levels than suburban or urban regions".
- "In other words, the higher the fluoride levels,
the more slipped epiphysis", said Schuld, "another obvious sign
showing the anti-thyroid activity of fluoride".
- Schuld ridiculed the claim by York that fluoridation
showed protective effects in girls. "It is known that the disease
almost NEVER occurs in girls once menses have begun, so walking around
with a toilet bowl on your head would show so-called protective effects
in this group", exclaimed Schuld.
- Schuld emphasized the issue of delayed eruption of teeth,
explaining how it has been established since the 1930s that thyroid hormones
control tooth eruption.
- As Schuld read from the York Report, "It has been
suggested that fluoridation may delay the eruption of teeth and thus caries
incidence could be delayed as teeth would be exposed to decay for a shorter
period of time. Only one study compared the number of erupted teeth per
child. The difference was very small and in opposite directions in the
two age groups examined."
- "This is total fraud", Schuld said, "I
have 50 papers right here showing the delayed eruption of teeth in fluoridated
areas, including the Newburgh-Kingston data and the papers by Kunzel which
were included in the York Review and which they supposedly reviewed. The
very same data which they use to prove fluoride's benefits shows this delayed
eruption. There are even papers included here which explain how fluorosis
gets more severe the later a tooth erupts!"
- "Delayed eruption is the single most important
factor to consider in evaluating data on fluoridation", explained
Schuld, "This delay will produce a delay in the onset of caries which
is then interpreted as a benefit. There is no benefit. Caries is just
delayed. Delayed eruption occurs because you have made the child hypothyroid."
- Schuld then reported on studies done in the 1930s by
Floyd DeEds which reported clear results that dental fluorosis is a sign
of thyroid dysfunction. According to Schuld, any anti-thyroid administered
during the time of enamel formation will produce the effects seen in dental
fluorosis, again citing DeEds and his work which shows how cadmium also
caused mottled teeth.
- Woodruff read from two separate studies by German dental
researcher Kunzel (who is represented with 4 papers in the York Report)
which showed how caries occurrence had dropped sharply after the cessation
of water fluoridation, including a study done in Cuba as well as one from
East Germany,where children enjoyed the greatest caries reduction in 40
years after the practice of fluoridation was halted. "Data from these
cities are also in the York Report" said Schuld, "but this time
misinterpreted to show a fluoridation benefit! This is an outrageous fraud."
- "Fluorides actually cause cavities", said Schuld.
"There are countless papers, some of them - again - also found in
the York Report, which clearly state that the dental defects seen in fluorosis
predispose to caries. Is this also a cosmetic concern only?"
- Schuld explained how hyperthyroidism caused by adding
iodine to public water supplies in the early 1920s led to the use of fluorides
as anti-thyroid medication. He explained the biochemical activity of fluoride
as a mimick of TSH (thyroid-stimulating-hormone) on G protein activation,
molecular on/off switches by which all thyroid hormone activity is regulated.
"Fluorides are the worst endocrine disruptor imaginable" he said.
"What was once known as the fluoride-iodine antagonism can now be
explained in detail by thousands of papers showing the fluoride power on
G protein activation."
- "While the experts claim that the amounts of fluorides
used in G protein investigations are a thousand times higher than those
found in the human organism, experiments with rats clearly show that the
amounts required to cause thyroid disturbance are identical to the levels
which have been identified to cause dental fluorosis."
- Schuld talked briefly about the findings by Professor
Anna Strunecka in Prague who has found that aluminum fluoride compounds
can affect all the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Woodruff
added the disturbing news that this disease is now observed in 30- to 40-year-olds.
Schuld further spoke about research done by his group on Autism after parents
reported of great improvements in their children's conditions after fluorides
were eliminated from the diet, and how their research found a strong association
with a particular group of G proteins (Gq/11) which are also highly implicated
in Alzheimer's disease, Down Syndrome and thyroid dysfunction.
- Schuld then spoke about his group's efforts to help the
children of Sosnivka, Ukraine, where mothers of 3000 sick children have
been trying for 5 years to get their children's ill health properly addressed
by the authorities after fluorides suddenly showed up in the water supplies.
Other appeals for help have also been received from regions in Pakistan
where similar industry contamination is occurring. Schuld informed how
UNICEF has now identified more than 25 countries where fluorides pose a
great health concern. Conservative estimates by UNICEF of the people affected
number in the tens of millions. Woodruff commented on the severe fluorosis
observed in regions of China due to breathing airborne fluoride.
- "Health care providers in those areas need to be
properly informed as how to deal with the effects of this fluoride poisoning.
This is an urgent global concern. That the York Review and the British
Medical Journal have issued press releases world-wide saying fluorides
are safe while these people are suffering incredibly is simply a crime."
He added that a third of the world's population is suffering from iodine
deficiency in areas which are identical to endemic fluorosis areas.
- Schuld further commented, "Here we have the York
Review and its lead researchers running around telling the public that
people in fluoridated areas would not be consuming more than 4 mgs a day
from all sources, while our September analysis of the top selling tea brands
in the UK has shown fluoride content up to 11mg per liter in tea prepared
from one teabag alone." Meanwhile any studies showing adverse health
effects from areas with levels above 5ppm in the water were excluded from
- "We urge the people in the UK to ask for an immediate
public inquiry into the scientific misconduct clearly prevalent at the
- Schuld also announced that a major global fundraiser
will begin within months. A CD of traditional children's songs from around
the world is currently being produced involving many well-known Canadian
artists. The CD will be available for sale world-wide and all net proceeds
used to immediately assist communities worldwide such as in Sosnivka.
Schuld's group will also use the funds to commission a proper international
scientific review on fluoride and related compounds, so that true toxicity
may finally be properly assessed. It hopes to draw on the many outstanding
scientists who have aided the group in their 4-year-long research efforts.
Legal action is also being prepared. Vast interactive reference sets verifying
the claims of the group are being placed on the PFPC website. " I
hope it doesn't come to legal action as it would cripple the system and
forever damage the medical and dental professions," said Schuld. "We
don't have that time to waste. We need to act now. It affects all of us.
For example, there are now three fluoride compounds among the six cited
in the Kyoto protocol to cause the greatest harm in global warming. There
is fluoride contamination everywhere. Kids are dying. We need to wake up."
- Woodruff and Schuld urged the listeners to spread this
information to as many people as possible, and dedicated the program to
the memory of common friend Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, who suddenly passed
away Sunday, October 8th. Woodruff said that Yiamouyiannis will be remembered
as one of the most brilliant scientists of the past century.
- A copy of the interview can be obtained from:
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- To contact the PFPC:
- Snail mail: Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children (PFPC)
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- PFPC WEB SITE REFERENCE SETS http://www.bruha.com/fluoride/html/references.html
- UK REVIEW http://www.bruha.com/fluoride/html/uk_review.html
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