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Fluoride journal review of 'Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?


Fluoride Vol. 34 No.4: 264-266; 2001 — Book Review


by Barry A Groves (a) Reviewed by Albert W Burgstahler (b)

As might be expected from the title, the author makes no secret of his concern about the health risks of water fluoridation. Writing primarily for the general reader, he nevertheless has assembled an impressive array of referenced information of interest to anyone engaged in research concerning important biomedical and environmental aspects of fluoride and fluoridation. In a very orderly way, he marshals clear evidence that the substantial decreases in dental caries seen in many developed countries during the Last 50 years have occurred to about the same extent without fluoridation as in locations with fluoridation. Likewise, he records telling examples, contrary to prevailing expectations, of tooth decay rates continuing to decline in places that have discontinued fluoridation.

And what about the author? Now residing in Oxfordshire, England, after 27 years as an electronic engineer in the Royal Air Force, Barry Groves has been looking into the connection between modern diets and modern diseases, a subject about which he has written two valuable books. In the present book he has turned his attention to the seemingly never-ending discussion of the pros and cons of water fluoridation. His central theme is the disturbing contradiction of classifying industrial silicofluoride by-products as too hazardous to release into the air, rivers, or lakes but calling them safe and beneficial when they are metered into municipal drinking water, where their intake is unregulated and often excessively high and toxic. Another concern is the fact that most dentists and other health professionals are generally taught that the recommended uses of fluoride are safe and effective, even though their own journals often report otherwise.

Adding to its utility, the book is organized according to questions posed and answered by the British Fluoridation Society for dentists and dental hygienists who might be asked about fluoridation by their patients. The suggested and often evasive reply by the BFS to each question is then given in full, followed by a counter response from Groves, which he then expands with pertinent information.

Besides the dental caries aspects mentioned at the beginning of this review, topics raised by the BFS questions that are discussed include:

  • organizational and official endorsements of fluoridation that are contradicted by unrefuted research findings;
  • endorsements of fluoridation that have been withdrawn;
  • effects of fluoride on the brain and neuromuscular system; .fluoride-cancer connections;
  • risk of infant overdose of fluoride from fluoridation;
  • increased disfiguring dental fluorosis from fluoridation and fluoride use.
  • hypersensitivity to fluoride;
  • effects of fluoride on bone strength;
  • acute toxic episodes in fluoridation and fluoride dental treatment; .position against fluoridation by scientists at the us Environmental Protection Agency;
  • diminishing public and international support for fluoridation;
  • ethical and legal challenges to fluoridation, especially in the Human Rights Act of the European Union;
  • pivotal events in the history of fluoridation;
  • the source and toxic composition of fluoridation chemicals;
  • the dispute over the essentiality of fluoride in human nutrition;
  • the origins and outcome of the recent National Health Centre, University of York review of water fluoridation.

  • With such a wide array of topics, readers will find much useful information and fresh insight in the author's treatment of these and related items. In the concluding chapter, the author very ably summarizes the case against fluoridation and then comments:

    "This relentless promotion of fluoride as a 'dental benefit', and refusal to listen to any who say otherwise, is responsible for the huge neglect in proper assessment of its toxicity, an issue that has become a major concern of many nations. ...As the toxicity of fluoride is undisputed, why are its adverse effects disputed?

    "This myopic mentality also means that the real causes of dental caries are not addressed."

    a. Published by Newleaf - an imprint of Gill & Macmillan Ltd, Hume Avenue, Park West, Dublin 12, Ireland, XI + 329 pp, 2001 .Price plus shipping: Britain: UK 12.99; Europe: EU$16.99; North America: US$19.95, Can$29.95 from Hushion House Publishing, 36 Northline Road, Toronto, Ontario M4B 3E2, Canada; elsewhere: national distributors for Gill & Macmillan at local prices; further information:

    b. Professor AW Burgstahler, Editor Fluoride , 1620 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044-4254, USA.

    Published by the International Society for Fluoride Research Editorial Office: 727 Brighton Road, Ocean View, Dunedin 9051, New Zealand

    Last updated 21 June 2002

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