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Fluoride: More to Swallow

Written by Nancy Browne Coleman   
Friday, 01 December 2006 00:00
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Nancy Browne Coleman, President, NJ Citizens Opposing Forced Fluoridation

In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration responded to an inquiry by former Assemblyman Kelly. It seems that no fluoride supplements (vitamins, tablets, drops, etc.) have ever been subjected to safety or effectiveness testing. He was told by the FDA that fluoride supplements are considered “unapproved new drugs” and have been designated as such for 30 years and that it has never received safety and effectiveness studies for fluoride supplements and that no “new drug” applications have ever been filed by manufacturers of the products.

The FDA claims that they were grandfathered in prior to the law that required safety and effectiveness testing for any new drugs. Kelly responded by asking the FDA which of these products were on the market prior to the law. They didn’t respond. Assemblyman Kelly lost his bid for reelection a year or so ago (coincidence?)

Fluoride More to SwallowConsidering that fluoride is slightly less toxic than arsenic and slightly more toxic than lead, it is very suspicious that US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) of only 15 ppb (parts per billion) for lead, 50 ppb for arsenic, and 4000 ppb for fluoride.

In addition, we are all receiving uncontrolled doses of fluoride —through foods and beverages bottled and processed in fluoridated cities (even almost all domestic beers contain fluoridated water.)

Some examples:

  • Coca Cola Classic: 0.98 ppm
  • Diet Coke: 1.12 ppm
  • Minute Maid orange juice 0.98 ppm
  • Gerber Graduate Berry Juice: 3.0 ppm
  • Gerber White Grape Juice: 6.8 ppm
  • Fruit Loops: 2.1 ppm
  • Wheaties: 10.1 ppm
  • 2% milk (8 ounces: .72 ppm)