Friends and Advisors
William Hirzy, Ph.D.
Dr. Hirzy earned both his honors undergraduate and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Missouri.
In 1962 he joined the Organic Research Department of Monsanto Chemical Co. and there developed several commercially successful products, receiving 9 U.S. patents. He later transferred to the Environmental Management team in Monsanto's Plasticizer Business group in 1978.
In 1981 he was hired as Senior Scientist-Risk Assessment by the Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, USEPA Headquarters. Bill was an organizer and charter member of the professionals labor union at United States EPA Headquarters, serving many terms as president and in other offices of the union's Executive Board.
Along with Robert J. Carton PhD, who also was a charter member and union president, they developed and fought management to establish EPA's Principles of Scientific Integrity. Dr. Carton led the union's activities challenging EPA's lack of integrity regarding fluoride toxicity assessment until 1992, when he retired from the Agency and passed that role onto Dr. Hirzy. Dr. Hirzy took over that role as 'watchdog' until his retirement in 2008.
Professor Hirzy has taught chemistry for nearly 30 years including the last 11 years at American University in Washington D.C., part of that time while employed by our EPA. Professor Hirzy taught chemistry and environmental risk assessment as a full time faculty member up until 2013, when he retired from teaching. Today Dr. Hirzy is committed to helping educate people about the substantial harm to human health that ingested fluorides are causing.
Mark Hoch, M.D.
Dr. Hoch is a Graduate of Cornell University, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has held academic appointments in the departments of family medicine at the University of Connecticut, Columbia University, and University of Minnesota, and at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center.
As a physician Dr. Hoch embraces all aspects of medicine and healing and is active in the holistic medical movement nationally as a past President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), the leading association of physicians and healthcare practitioners devoted to mind/body/spirit medicine since 1978.
He is board certified in Holistic/Integrative Medicine since the founding of the American Board of Holistic/Integrative Medicine in 2000.
Nancy Casady has been the General Manager of one the largest and most dymanic organic food stores in Southern California. Since the 1990's, Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Co-op has been under Ms. Casady's outstanding guidance and leadership.
She is currently a Governor Brown appointee to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. Formerly, she served as the Governor's appointee to the State Board of Dental Examiners. Ms. Casady strongly supports eliminating the addition of fluorides to our public water supply. There is no scientific consensus that fluoride reduces dental decay through ingestion and sources of fluoride can include water, juices, milk and canned soups, from different regions of the country, making it impossible to determine safe intake levels. There is no transparency for the consumer to know when they may be drinking these chemical additives that are very difficult to remove by a filter. Additionally, the effects that these added chemicals can have on health and wellness is significant.
Municipal water should be treated in order to make it safe to drink; it should not be a delivery system for controversial medicinal treatments.
Mr. Chris Nidel, Attorney at Law
Mr. Nidel received a masters degree in chemical engineering from M.I.T. and went work work for one of the largest and most respected pharmaceutical companies in the world. He quickly realized that his own values and morals were often in sharp conflict with those of his employer. This tension ultimately drove Chris to leave his engineering career to attend law school.
After receiving his J.D. from the University of Virginia, Chris went to work with Baron and Budd in Dallas, Texas. After a few years in Texas, Chris returned to Washington, D.C. and in 2006 opened his own law practice. He currently runs his own firm, Nidel Law, PLLC specializing in environmental, chemical, and pharmaceutical litigation. Mr. Nidel has taken a lead on representing people who have been injured as a result of water fluoridation, and filed the first case in the country against companies selling bottled water with added fluoride that failed to warn about the risks of dental fluorosis.
Mr. Nidel supports Moms Against Fluoridation and cares deeply about helping people, helping those who have been harmed and seeking justice for the injured.
David Kennedy, D.D.S.
Dr. Kennedy has had a long and successful dentistry practice for more than 30 years. In addition to his successful practice he has found time to wear many hats from author and lecturer to filmmaker and leader. Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (WWW.IAOMT.org), which was formed to review, support, and disseminate research on the suitability of materials and methodologies used in the dental practice, and he has lectured to dentists, physicians and other health professionals all over the world on the subjects of preventive dental health, mercury toxicity, and fluoride.
More recently he produced several documentaries including the documentary Fluoridegate. Mothers and fathers will want to see Fluoridegate and understand the depth of harm that can occur with fluoridation chemicals in the water supply.
Dr. Kennedy has participated in numerous scientific conferences around the world on the biological impact of mercury from dental fillings. He is recognized around the world as a leader in the field of preventive dentistry. In 1999 he addressed the Chinese Fluoride and Arsenic Society on the subject of injury from chronic low dose exposure to fluoride in Shenyang, China. Dr. Kennedy supports mothers everywhere in helping them understand the risks of drinking medicated water and what they can do about it. Dr. Kennedy believes that fluoride and arsenic have no place in drinking water, ever.
Richard Sauerheber, Ph.D.
Dr. Sauerheber is a medical research scientist and educator at Palomar Community College, San Marcos, California. He completed his PhD in Chemistry in 1976 from the University of California, San Diego. He studied at the UCSD School of Medicine and became a Research Associate at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA.
Dr. Sauerheber was awarded a lifetime teaching credential for the California Community Colleges in 1982 and later became a professor of physiology at Palomar. He was a principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health and supervised the research laboratory of the Rees Stealy Clinic Research Foundation for 10 years. He published 30 full research articles in scientific journals on diabetes, insulin action, and cell membrane function, and five books on diverse topics in science including discoveries in Calculus, and the nature of light. He collaborated and published with many world-reknown scientists.
Recently, Dr. Sauerheber’s articles on the toxicology of fluoridated water in man and racehorses were published in Journal of Environmental and Public Health and the journal Fluoride.
As an expert in chemistry, Dr. Sauerheber is well aware of the vast harm this misguided public policy of medicating the water supply with a powerful chemical waste stream which is capable of effecting physiology on vast levels. These government officials that knowingly suppress the science and manipulate the data and hide the truth should be held to account.
Daniel Stockin, MPH
Daniel G. Stockin, MPH is a career public health professional with 25 years' experience. He has a Masters Degree in Public Health from San Diego State University and a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Westmont College. He is known internationally for his work on the issue of harm from water fluoridation and from ingested fluorides.
Mr. Stockin is the former manager of the EPA Western Regional Lead Training Center. He managed more than 125 instructors in the fields of hazardous materials management, air and water pollution, site assessment and remediation, and environmental conservation at the University of California San Diego Extension. He has real world experience in toxic assessment and working with biologic agents, radioactive materials, and hazardous chemicals.
Mr. Stockin is CEO of the nonprofit Lillie Center for Energy and Health Studies. He is co-recipient of the 2011 Albert Burgstahler Scientific Integrity Award for his work toward ending water fluoridation. In his more than 10 years work at The Lillie Center, his accomplishments range from working to coordinate efforts that resulted in the National Kidney Foundation withdrawing its endorsement of water fluoridation to breaking the news that our black citizens are disproportionately harmed by fluorides and water fluoridation, and securing statements by key civil rights leaders to oppose water fluoridation.
Additionally he has investigated potential ethics violations at the CDC and filed a formal ethics complaint with the Centers for Disease Control about its methods used to promote water fluoridation.
Mr. Stockin has his hand on the pulse of the science and the resultant harm caused by drinking fluoride chemicals. He has spent much time providing documentation to the legal community, political leaders and the media about harm from fluorides in order to move forward court cases and investigations. He aptly coined the phrase "Fluoridegate" and published the first piece about the Fluoridegate scandal.
Animals matter! Cathy Justus had some bad experiences with fluoridated water making her animals sick. Cathy was raised by very conscious parents who valued health and personal responsibility giving her the same ethos.
After moving to gorgeous Pagosa Springs, CO in 1978 with her husband, they knew they could continue to raise and show award winning Quarter Horses giving them the clean mountain water and the best nutrition. All was fine for many years. Cathy attended to the feed and pure water with method and with good intent. Her animals were healthy.
Unbeknownst to Cathy, fluoridation of her water supply initiated in 1985. Their horses and dogs started getting sick. Slowly they got sicker and sicker and their diverse ailments grew amongst her herd and her dogs. She could not figure out what was happening. It was weird. It was odd.
Finally, she put two and two together and started to question the water supply. Ultimately 8 horses and 4 dogs of Cathy's died.
Cathy's horses were some of the first to ever be diagnosed with chronic fluoride poisoning from artificially fluoridated water. Vets, like doctors are not taught that fluoridation chemicals effect physiology and can contribute or cause many varied ailments and disease complexes that this systemic poison and intentional medication can create.
Cathy is now active in educating people everywhere about the lurking and sneaky dangers that these tasteless and odorless chemicals added to the water can cause to our four-legged friends.
Bill Osmunson DDS, MPH
Bill Osmunson DDS, MPH is a practicing cosmetic, TMD, comprehensive general dentist providing least invasive treatments of optimal health.
He promoted fluoride for about the first 25 years of dental practice and then reviewed the new scientific literature. It was like a knee in the gut. Many are ingesting too much fluoride even without water fluoridation. About half of children in fluoridated communities have dental fluorosis a biomarker of excess fluoride ingestion. It makes no sense to give children even more fluoride when they show toxic effects of too much fluoride. The benefits of fluoridation are now difficult to detect and the risks are serious. A good diet and cleaning teeth will prevent dental caries and other diseases.
Dental caries can be treated, but medical disorders such as lower IQ are not treatable. Would you rather lower IQ or risk of half a dental filling?
Weighing the benefits versus risks, most agree brains are more important than teeth. However, without significant benefit to the teeth we are reaping harm and little or no benefit. The question is no longer whether fluoride causes brain damage but at what dosage of fluoride and age the damage occurs.
Dr. Osmunson has worked with state Boards of Pharmacy and the FDA CDER confirming fluoride is a drug and unapproved. Unapproved drugs according to the FDA are illegal, but the FDA CDER has chosen at this time to defer regulatory action.
Fluoridation is one of the greatest public health blunders of the 20th Century. Now we are in the 21st Century and need to stop the public health blunder of fluoridation.