Please read carefully and verify for yourselves though the links provided… Then pass along especially to mothers with infants or expectant mothers who do not realize the dangers of Fluoride! Please sign the Sierra Club's Petition Before Midnight Tonight!
FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK
FAN Bulletin 1080: URGENT: Help fight more DOW-EPA fraud
July 10, 2009,
Dear readers of the Discourse of Involuntary Servitude,
We need your help before midnight tonight, if we are to prevent more fluoride exposure to our population and more fraud at the EPA.
Many of us had hoped (and believed) that when Obama took office he would restore scientific integrity to the regulatory agencies. In particular, we had hoped that he would rescue the EPA pesticide division from the stranglehold influence of the chemical industry. One way that this could have been demonstrated would have been to have put a hold on Dow AgroSciences use of the fumigant sulfuryl fluoride on foodstuffs in warehouses and processing plants. Such use leaves very high levels of fluoride on many foods, at a time when it is clear that the US population is already being grossly over-exposed to fluoride. Even the CDC admits that over 30% of American kids have dental fluorosis, which is scientific evidence of over-exposure to fluoride (CDC, 2005).
For over 5 years FAN has been intervening in EPA's permitting process and has clearly demonstrated the fraudulent manipulation of the data contained in the health risk assessments performed by EPA in this process. The health risk assessment was redone twice by the EPA in an attempt to get around the fact that FAN had shown that infants were already exceeding the safe reference dose (dosage) of 0.114 mg per kg bodyweight per day, and thus no new source should be permitted. Rather than acknowledging this, the EPA TWICE raised the reference dose for infants. First, to 0.561 mg/kg/day and then to 1.14 mg/kg/day. The latest safe reference dose for infants is now TEN times higher than the safe reference dose for adults. Such a contention not only defies common sense and basic toxicological principles but also the mandates of the Food Quality and Protection Act (FQPA), which requires that an extra safety factor be applied to protect infants and young children from pesticide residues in risk assessments because of their known extra sensitivity to toxic substances during early development. Thus, if anything the reference dose should have been set lower for infants than adults, not TEN times higher!
Ironically, even the reference dose for adults (0.114 mg/kg/day) is in doubt because it's based upon the EPA's safe drinking water standard of 4 ppm which the National Research Council panel has stated is not protective of health (NRC 20060).
The EPA has simply refused to explain these horrendous manipulations. Instead, they offered to participate in a mediation process. But this has simply been a huge delaying tactic. We had naively hoped that they were delaying the process until a more friendly administration was in place. Thus, we were shocked to discover that before the EPA had responded to our critique of their unscientific health risk assessment(s), and our appeal that the use of sulfuryl fluoride be halted pending such an explanation, that the EPA is now considering allowing Dow AgroSciences to extend the use of sulfuryl fluoride as a pre-plant soil fumigant!
How you can help fight this
Fortunately, the Sierra Club has intervened on this expanded use of sulfuryl fluoride because of the fact that sulfuryl fluoride is a very potent Greenhouse gas, contributing to Global warming. They have set up the machinery for people to send in comments to the EPA on this. We request that you piggy back on this machinery and add a comment to the effect:
"Not only am I concerned about sulfuyrl fluoride's global warming potential but I am also very concerned that the EPA is considering expanding the use of this highly toxic fumigant before it has addressed the charges raised by the Fluoride Action Network that the health risk assessments that they performed for Dow were outrageously manipulated to yield a safe reference dose for infants (1.14 mg/kg/day) which is TEN times higher than the reference dose for adults (0.114 mg/kg/day). Such a manipulation defies common sense and basic toxicological principles but also the mandates of the Food Quality and Protection Act (FQPA), which requires that an extra safety factor be applied to protect infants and young children from pesticides because of their known extra sensitivity to toxic substances during early development.I thought with he election of President Obama we were going to get more scientific integrity at the EPA, instead we are getting more poison for our kids! They are already being over-exposed to fluoride - they don't need any more. Don't let this travesty happen."
Click here to sign SIERRA'S PETITION
Don't forget that this has to be done before MIDNIGHT July 10. It doesn't matter what country you live in. Please get your friends to do the same.
FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK
The Powers That Be through military industrial darling Dow Chemical are now spraying Fluoride on the crops to get the folks who are filtering Fluoride out of their drinking water (and doubling down on those who haven’t figured out yet that they need to filter a chemical used as a rat & roach poison out of their water). The Sierra Club is against Fluoride, Fluoride has been linked to lower IQ in 23 different peer reviewed studies from around the world, Scientific American did a major story on the dangers of Fluoride, 2500+ health professionals have signed a petition against it, 14 Nobel Laureates in medicine and chemistry are against it, and the EPA’s own scientists through their union have opposed Fluoridation but its use in food is being constantly expanded… Historically the Nazis used Fluoride on the prisoners in the concentration camps to make them more docile/subservient.
And look who is behind spraying Fluoride on Food… Dow Chemical… A military industrial company (Dow developed Napalm and, along with Monsanto, produced Agent Orange during the Vietnam war) So we will add this to the continuing pattern of companies tied to the military-industrial complex / Big Pharma adding harmful chemicals to our everyday foods, water, vaccines :
- Fluoride in the Water/ Food – Dow Chemical
- Mercury/Heavy Metals in Vaccines – Merck, Baxter
- rBGH in Milk – Monsanto
- GM Crops – Monsanto
- Terminator Seeds – Monsanto
- Aspartame in Everything – Donald Rumsfeld, Searle (now Monsanto)
- The use of BPA in water bottles, soda cans, and food cans – Assorted Cabal Companies
The government loves you… They wouldn't dumb you down with poisons in your food/water/toothpaste
They aren’t openly handing TRILLIONS of dollars to private companies (Banks & CIA front companies like AIG) as they collapse the economy and bring in a police state surveillance/control grid…
It is the American Way to have black and red clad youth brigades on the street (City Year, Secure Corp), Practice kidnapping (rendition), Openly torture, openly wiretap the American people without warrants at the AT&T Internet hubs, wage wars based on lies and manufactured intelligence, fund mercenary armies, bring foreign troops into the US, repeal Posse Comitatus, repeal Habeas Corpus, move at every level to restrict gun sales, and now the government is even about to make the overwhelming majority of pocket knives illegal…