Dr. Blake and Dr. Louie’s new friend Patty Ducey-Brooks has written a beautiful article on why we must all stand up against big business and government who want to poison our drinking water with fluoride. The Fluoride is a by-product of industrial waste they are pawning off as health care. Please share her words with all you know and ask them to do the same.

Paying it forward is how the change you want to see in this world comes to pass. Be the change you want to see in the world.

OAO, Dr Blake and Dr. Louie

Be Not Afraid…To Be Heard

by Patty Ducey-Brooks

It’s election month and also when we celebrate Veteran’s Day.  This issue reflects both of those causes. I applaud George Mitrovich who tells us to get off our buttocks and do something.  He’s right, and I am doing my part.

This past month I helped coordinate speaking engagements for Paul Connett, author of “The Case Against Fluoride,” who helped explain the anti-fluoride campaign that’s currently taking place across the country and in Canada. San Diego has a pivotal role because currently our drinking water has not been treated with fluosilicic acid. The date for this to occur is now sometime in December 2010.

In this timely and important book, Connett, Beck and Micklem take a new look at the science behind water fluoridation and argue that just because the medical establishment endorses a public health measure, that doesn’t mean it’s safe. In the case of water fluoridation, the chemicals used to fluoridate the water that more than 180 million people drink each day are not pharmaceutical grade, but rather hazardous waste products of the phosphate fertilizer industry; it is illegal to dump these into rivers and lakes or release the parent gases into the atmosphere.

Some of you know that I am a member of a coalition of people, San Diegans Against Fluoridation (SAF), who are working feverishly to keep San Diego’s drinking water fluoride free. The coalition is made up of people of all ages, backgrounds and professions. We have dentists, doctors, nurses, toxicologists, professors, scientists, authors, journalists, teachers, homemakers, the list goes on. All ask the same question, “Why are we injecting fluosilicic acid in to our drinking water when it serves no purpose?”

There are no proven benefits (though we were led to believe there were). And, now, even the American Dental Association (ADA), has reported this past October that it may be harmful to youngsters. A new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association is confirming fluoride as a toxic substance that actually destroys teeth, particularly those of developing young children and babies.

It states, when people are exposed to excessive levels of fluoride through sources like drinking water, foods and beverages and even swallowed toothpaste, it often results in a condition known as dental fluorisis. The internal uptake of fluoride into teeth over time causes their enamel to become mottled and discolored, the end result being damaged teeth that have essentially rotted from the inside out.

Dr. Steven Levy, D.D.S., and his team found during their study that “fluoride intakes during each of the first four years of a child’s life were individually significantly related to fluorosis on maxillary central incisors, with the first year more important.” They went on to warn that “infant formulas reconstituted with higher fluoride water can provide 100 to 200 times more fluoride than breast milk, or cow’s milk.”

In other words, young children have the highest risk of severe tooth damage from fluoride, especially those that are six months of age or younger, a time during which children’s blood-brain barriers have not fully formed. Even low ingestion levels cause the direct depositing of fluoride into the teeth, brain and other bodily tissues and organs which, besides causing fluorosis, may also cause disorders of the brain and nervous system, kidneys and bones.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has known that fluoride explosure causes dental fluorosis since at least 2006, but the group has done nothing to warn the 200 million Americans that live in communities with fluoridated water to avoid its use in babies and infants.

I wish I could get every citizen of San Diego to understand the severity of this issue, that soon our drinking water will be fluoridated.  Those of us who are trying to stop this from happening will be active throughout the month of November. If you’re interested in this cause and want to have a role, email or call us at the Presidio Sentinel (619.296.8731, ppsentinel@aol.com), and check the editorial page of our Web site: www.presidiosentinel.com.

Don’t be afraid to be heard.

Cutline: People from all walks of life are joining the effort to prevent fluoridation of San Diego’s drinking water.