pretend to be an expert on the matter (fluoridation), but
from what I read, it seems to be better, rather then worse,
for people's health"
NOTES OF A MEETING
between Ms Tessa Jowell, Minister for Public Health, and Professor
Dr A.K. Susheela on 26 October,1998, at Richmond House, Whitehall.
Professor Dr A.K. Susheela is a Histocytochemist and a member of the
Faculty of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
She is the Director of the Fluoride and Fluorosis Research
Foundation of India and a Senior Consultant to the Indian
Government, with 25 years of research experience in the field of
fluoride and its adverse effects. Dr Susheela has published more
than 100 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed biomedical
journals. Dr Susheela gave a 40-minute presentation, with slides, to
the minister and three of her advisers on fluoridation.
She stated that:
Dental Fluorosis ( brown staining and pitting of teeth),
Skeletal Fluorosis ( internal changes and weakening of bones )
and non-skeletal conditions. There is not one scientific or
laboratory study proving that fluoride reduces tooth decay in
humans. To say that fluoride is good for teeth is a MYTH. No
essential biological function has been proven in humans.( DoH
Total fluoride exposure
from all other sources, such as food, air pollution, fluoridated
dental products, etc, is ignored by the Dept. of Health when
considering artificial fluoridation. Dr Susheela proved, with
scientific results and scanning electron-microscope photographs,
that fluoride ingestion has the following adverse effects:
Red blood cells (
erythrocytes ) are killed prematurely, lowering hemoglobin and
resulting in anemia. As fluoride levels rise in the body,
calcium levels go down. Fluoride induces pitting/cavity
formation on the surface of tooth enamel. These cavities are
distinctly different from the cavities formed as a result of
dental caries. The incidence of dental caries remains the same
no matter how much fluoride is added to water. The
gastro-intestinal tract mucosa is deranged ( the lining of the
stomach and intestine ),resulting in irritable bowel syndrome
Structural damage to
the gastric mucosa caused by fluoride can be rectified in 10-15
days by providing pure water. Drugs are not required. Blood
fluoride levels rise continuously with prolonged use of
fluoridated toothpaste. In those who ingest
fluoride-contaminated water and who use fluoridated toothpaste,
mouthwash, rinses, etc, the muscles, connective tissue elements
(particularly the collagen fibers) and bone tissues undergo
degenerative changes. People lose their teeth and become
edentulous at a relatively young age.
Dr Susheela ended by
saying that fluoride causes still births, miscarriages and genetic
damage. This is consistent with the findings of Dr Albert Schatz,
(discoverer of steptomycin) who stated in 1993 that artificial
"may well dwarf the thalidomide tragedy, which was
dramatic because it produced crippled children who are living
testimonials to what the drug has done. Many victims of artificial
fluoridation, on the other hand, die quietly during the first year
of their lives, or at a later age under conditions where their
deaths are attributed to some other cause."
At the end of the
meeting, the Minister asked:
"Why haven't we seen these health
problems in our fluoridated areas?"
Dr Susheela replied:
"You don't even have
a Government laboratory to test blood and urine. If you don't
look for problems, how can you hope to find them.?"
presentation, three of the government's 'advisers' on fluoridation,
Dr Michael Waring, Mr Ian Cooper and Mr Jerry Read, scribbled
furiously. They saw slides of damaged erythrocytes and gastric
mucosa, fluorosed vertebrae and teeth. At the end, not one of them
asked a single question or made any observations. These are the
"experts" who tell us fluoride is "safe." Finally it should be noted
that the Blair regime is pushing ahead with plans for the compulsory
fluoridation of water supplies.
They are awaiting the
findings a report, expected spring, 2000.