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  •  OK (2+ / 0-)
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    Elvis meets Nixon, ER Doc

    The infant mortality rate in the US is dismal

    Waiting for the evidence that "fluoride poisoning" is to blame.  Or are all deaths in the U.S. actually due to toothpaste?

    Perhaps we'd all live forever if not for...fluoride.

    •  show me your evidence (0+ / 0-)

      My point is that you can't show me that fluoridation is safe

      Fluoridation 101 http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof News Releases http://tinyurl.com/6kqtu

      by nyscof on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 07:41:51 AM PDT

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      •  Inverted logic (1+ / 0-)
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        You're implying that infant mortality is "dismal" in the U.S. because of fluoridation.  The burden of proof is on you to back up your assertion.  It is NOT on anyone else to prove you wrong.

        •  Fluoride linked to Cancer (0+ / 0-)

          No, someone said if fluoridation was so bad, why aren't people getting sick.  I'm showing that loads of people are getting sick and depressed but our government won't fund studies to show whether fluoridation is to blame and when it is found harmful, they ignore the evidence just like you do.

          Decades ago Burt/Yiamouyiannis did a study that showed that the cancer death rate was higher in newly fluoridated cities.  

          They were wrongly criticized for not adjusting for confounding factors - which they actually did do.  When the same detractors were brought to court and sworn to tell the truth, they could not negate the Burt/Yiamouyiannis cancer studes.  

          As a result of the B/Y studies, Congressional hearings were conducted and a cancer/rodent study was commissioned.  And yes they found more cancer in the fluoridated rats and mice

          Fluoridation is linked to bone cancer
          (osteosarcoma) in young boys, as reported in  Harvard's peer-reviewed
          journal, "Cancer Causes and Control."

          Many other studies link fluoride to cancer. Examples:

          1954 Taylor reports more tumors and shorter lifespan in fluoride
          treated mice.

          1956 Landmark 10-year Newburgh/Kingston fluoridation study shows more
          cortical bone defects (a suspected precursor to osteosarcoma)  in
          children drinking fluoridated water

          1977  National Academy of Sciences expresses concern about possible
          water fluoridation/osteosarcoma link based on the Newburgh /Kingston
          cortical bone defect evidence.

          1990 Procter & Gamble (P&G) makes public a 1981-1983 study showing more
          bone tumors in fluoride-treated rats but claims they were not
          statistically significant. Another P&G study finds a significant
          increase in benign bone tumors in fluoride treated mice.

          1992 New Jersey Department of Health study shows osteosarcoma rates
          higher among young males in fluoridated vs unfluoridated regions of New
          Jersey (6) - report's title changed to obscure connection to
          fluoridation.

          2006 NRC Panel finds cancer/fluoride link plausible

          Fluoridation 101 http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof News Releases http://tinyurl.com/6kqtu

          by nyscof on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 08:45:38 AM PDT

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