NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that fluoride chemicals added to U.S. public water supplies are not reducing tooth decay as promoted and promised by government agencies, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).
Using federal statistics, the West Virginia University Rural Health Research Center reports that urban U.S. children, with more exposure to fluoridated water and dental care, have just as many cavities as less fluoridation-exposed rural children. (1)
The researchers write: "For children's dental health measures, it was found that fluoridation rates were not significantly related to the measures of either caries or overall condition of the teeth for urban or rural areas."
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says fluoridation reduces tooth decay. But, this study and others shows it hasn't. Tooth decay crises are occurring in all fluoridated cities, states and countries. And, the CDC reports the incidence and severity of children's primary tooth decay recently increased.
"Fortunes are wasted on fluoridation schemes that fail to prevent cavities while unnecessarily exposing children to fluoride's adverse drug effects," says attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President.
NYC's Chinese-American 2-to-11-year-olds, living in the low-income area of Manhattan's Chinatown have much more primary tooth decay when compared to white and other minority groups nationally (NYS Dental Journal June/July 2011).
Most of NYC's Chinese-American children are U.S. born - 63% have primary tooth decay compared to only 38% of children in a national study.
The authors write, "This high prevalence of caries in the primary dentition is also similar to a national survey of children in mainland China, where three out of four children were found to be affected by caries in primary teeth," averaging about 5 decayed teeth.
More evidence that fluoridation fails New York is here
Legislation ( Int 0463-2011 ) is pending to stop fluoridation in New York City. Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr, the chief sponsor, says "There is a growing body of evidence that fluoride does more harm than good."
"Fluoride is neither a nutrient nor required for healthy teeth. Fluoridation must end," says Beeber.
Contact: Paul Beeber, JD, 516-433-8882 [email protected]
SOURCE NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.