NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even when fluoridated water
is the most consumed item, cavities are extensive when diets are poor,
according to Caries Research.(1)
Burt and colleagues studied low-income African-American adults,
14-years- old and over, living in Detroit, Michigan, where water suppliers
add fluoride chemicals attempting to prevent cavities. Yet, 83% of this
population has severe tooth decay and diets high in sugars and fats, and
low in fruits and vegetables.
"The most frequently reported food on a daily basis was tap water,"
write Burt's research team. Second were soft drinks and third were potato
Tooth decay in fluoridated Detroit's toddlers' teeth is also shocking.
Almost all of Detroit's five-year-olds have cavities; most of them go
Low-Income Americans are often priced out of healthy eating.(2a).
"Soda and chips are a cheap and accessible belly-filling meal," says
lawyer Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition Opposed to
Fluoridation. "Fluoridation delivers only risks to poorly-fed Americans
without any benefits," says Beeber.
"Interventions to promote oral health are unlikely to be successful
without improvements in the social and physical environment," write Burt et
Further evidence that fluoridation fails:
-- In New York State, fluoridation has not leveled out decay rates between
haves and have-nots. Less cavities are not found in all fluoridated NYS
-- In Illinois, where fluoridation is state-mandated, 70% of Spanish-
speaking-only and 50% of English-speaking-only third-graders have
-- A recent large federal government study shows that low-income
children's primary tooth decay has spiked upwards. Non-poor children's
primary decay rates were stable (5). "It's possible that those who
drink free fluoridated tap water may actually have more cavities," says
-- In fluoridated Anchorage, Alaska, sugar turned generations of the
healthiest teeth in the world into some of the worst.(6)
-- Most fluoridated cities and states are experiencing tooth decay crises.
"Recent media reports blaming bottled water for cavity increases are
unscientific, illogical and deceptive," says Beeber.
From 1/3 to 1/2 of U.S. school children are fluoride overdosed and
sport dental fluorosis (fluoride discolored and/or pitted teeth).(7) Excess
fluoride leads to decayed teeth.(8)
"Fluoride is ineffective in non-healthy eaters and of no benefit to
healthy eaters," says Beeber.
Contact: Paul Beeber, Esq. 516-433-8882 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.