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BBC, Spotlight March/April 1996:

Prof. Dennis O'Mullane, Oral Health Research Centre, UCC, on dental fluorosis.......

Question: Ms Kirby.
"Those in favour of fluoridation do concede that it leads to a higher incidence of dental fluorosis or motting of teeth?"

Answer: Prof. O'Mullane
" We find that approximately 50% of the population who reside in fluoridated communities have this...very mild, very questionable change in the appearance of the enamel"


Dr. Dean Burk, former Director & Chief Chemist Emeritus of United States (US) National Cancer Institute: "fluoride causes more human cancer deaths, and causes it quicker, than any other chemical".

Dr. W. Marcus, Ph.D., Senior US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxicologist: "Regarding fluoridation, the EPA should act immediately to protect the public, not just on the cancer data, but on the evidence of bone fractures, arthritis, mutagenicity and other effects."

Dr. John Colquhoun, Principal Dental Officer, Auckland, New Zealand: "Common sense should tell us if a poison circulating in a child’s body can damage tooth-forming cells (dental fluorosis) then other harm is likely".

Professor Hardy Limeback, consultant to the Canadian Dental Association and Professor of dentistry at the University of Toronto stated last year, "Children under three should never use fluoridated toothpaste. Or drink fluoridated water. And baby formula should never be made up using (fluoridated) Toronto tap water".*

Dr. John Lee, MD (Harvard), "Fluoride is toxic to all levels of exposure. Regardless of any other consideration this is reason to discontinue fluoridation immediately."

Dr. C. Heyd, MD, past President of Americal Medical Association, " I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long-range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable."

List of 14 Noble Prize winners who have opposed or expressed reservations about fluoridation.

1) Adolf Butenandt (Chemistry, 1939)
2) Arvid Carlsson (Chemistry, 2000)
3) Hans von Euler-Chelpin (Chemistry, 1929).
4) Walter Rudolf Hess (Medicine, 1949)
5) Corneille Jean-François Heymans (Medicine, 1938)
6) Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (Chemistry, 1956)
7) Joshua Lederberg (Medicine, 1958)
8) William P. Murphy (Medicine, 1934)
8) Giulio Natta (1963 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
10) Sir Robert Robinson (Chemistry, 1947)
11) Nikolai Semenov (Chemistry, 1956)
12) James B. Sumner (Chemistry, 1946)
13) Hugo Theorell (Medicine, 1955)
14) Artturi Virtanen (Chemistry, 1945)