Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?: The Scientific Argument Against Water Fluoridation

Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?: The Scientific Argument Against Water Fluoridation

by Barry Groves

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Fluoride is more toxic than lead, yet it is routinely added to the drinking water of Ireland and Britain. In Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?, Barry Groves presents an array of convincing and persuasive arguments that dismantle the commonly held belief that the fluoridation of water is beneficial to our health.

The fluoridation of water has been used for the prevention of tooth decay for over fifty years. During this time little research has been done to ascertain whether it works. The chemicals used are classified as toxic industrial waste, yet no study has ever been conducted into their safety for human consumption.

At the same time, research has uncovered serious side effects including death, cancer, skeletal fluorosis, osteoporosis, dementia, lowered IQ, kidney damage and even increased dental decay. Fluoride is only slightly less toxic than arsenic and all the evidence points incontrovertibly to the harm caused by fluoride to human, plant and animal life. Yet it is routinely added to the drinking water of five million people in Britain and more than two and a half million people in Ireland.

Strongly opposed throughout the world, water fluoridation is far less widely accepted than its proponents would have us believe. Only two percent of the people of Western Europe have their water fluoridated — almost all of them within Britain and Ireland. Despite this, dental organisations lobby governments to compel everyone to ingest fluoride, whether they want it or not and without regard to possible harm.

The vast majority of dentists maintain that the fluoridation of water is not debatable. In this book, Barry Groves assembles evidence to refute every single argument made by the dental establishment in favour of fluoridation. This carefully researched and persuasively written book demonstrates that the case for fluoridation of water is based on poor science and dogmatic ignorance rather than on any scientifically proven benefit to public health. His conclusions are truly alarming for everyone concerned with their own health, that of their families and of society in general.

Fluoride: Drinking Ourselves to Death?: Table of Contents
  1. Water Fluoridation
  2. Fluoride and Water Safety
  3. Cancer and Fluoride
  4. Safe Limit for Fluoride
  5. Research into Fluoride
  6. Fluoridation and High Infant Mortality
  7. Fluoride as a Cumulative Poison
  8. Fluoride Kills
  9. People at Risk from Fluoride
  10. EPA Scientists and Fluoride
  11. Support for Fluoridation Diminishes in America
  12. The Totality of Fluoride
  13. The Ethics and Legality of Fluoridation
  14. Dental Fluorosis
  15. The Dose Makes the Poison
  16. Fluoride-Related Bone Problems, Part One
  17. Fluoride-Related Bone Problems, Part Two
  18. The Death of Science
  19. The Poor and Fluoride Toxicity
  20. Sugar and Truth Decay
  21. Money Down the Drain
  22. The History of Water Fluoridation, Part One
  23. Arsenic and Old Lies
  24. The History of Water Fluoridation, Part Two
  25. Dentrifrice — or Rodenticide?
  26. Europe Against Fluoride
  27. Skeletal Fluorosis
  28. The Public and Fluoride
  29. Legislating for Fluoride
  30. Fluoride Not an Essential Nutrient
  31. Fluoride and Controversy
  32. The UK Review: The Final Word on Fluoride?
  33. Are You at Risk?
  34. Conclusion
    Appendix: Scientific Opposition to Fluoride

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780717163779
Publisher: Gill Books
Publication date: 09/20/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 341
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

After twenty-seven years as an electronic engineer in the RAF, the late Barry Groves began research into the role of diet in modern diseases. This research led to the publication of several books including The Calorie Fallacy and the international bestseller Eat Fat, Get Thin. In 2002 he won the Sophie Coe Prize at the Oxford Symposium on Food History and was awarded a doctorate in nutritional science from Trinity College and University, USA, for his fluoride work. He was a founder member of the Fluoride Action Network, a director of the Foundation for Thymic Cancer Research and a founder member of The International Network of Cholesterol Sceptics. Groves also wrote about dietary and health matters for several health-related magazines as well as the Weekend Financial Times and The Oxford Times.

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