This letter supports the petition to ban the intentional infusion of fluosilicic acid and sodium fluoride into public water supplies (petition FDA2007-P-0346), which originally attempted to reduce dental caries in man, but is now known with certainty to be harmful and ineffective. Fluoride poisoning of U.S. citizens from chronic consumption of water treated with industrial fluoride compounds is now thoroughly documented and requires FDA action to enforce earlier FDA rulings.
Having been active now for 8 years, this FDA petition and its requests are obviously being blocked. Since a ban on “fluoridation” of people through treated water supplies has not yet been instituted, it is here requested in the interim that the FDA contact suppliers and distributors of fluorosilicic acid and sodium fluoride sold for human consumption. It is necessary for the FDA to explain to these companies, such as Brenntag, Simplot, and Solvay Chemicals and their affiliates, that the FDA banned the sale of any fluoride compound intended to be ingested by pregnant women in the United States in 1966 (Federal Register, October 20, 1966; Horowitz, H. and Heifitz, S. Public Health Reports, April, 82:297-304, 1967; see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1919981/). This ruling must be fully enforced because of the fluoride damage we are now seeing in children living in fluoridated regions of the U.S.
The Peckham study (Peckham,et.al., Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2015, 0:1-6. British Medical Journal; see http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/peckham-2015.pdf) confirms what was already known from controlled experiments with research mammals, that chronic consumption of 1 ppm fluoridated water causes increased incidence of hypothyroidism (see National Research Council Report on Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006, Chapter 8, pp. 224-236).
Moreover, Malin and Till (Environmental Health 14:17, 2015; see https://col130.mail.live.com/mail/ViewOfficePreview.aspx?messageid=mgLk1xIoi-5BGXNxBgS7Licg2&folderid=flinbox&attindex=0&cp=-1&attdepth=0&n=11269584 published that the incidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in U.S. children parallels the spread of fluoridated water use in all 50 U.S. states. This confirms what was already known from controlled experiments with research mammals that 1 ppm fluoride water consumption causes brain abnormal development, abnormal morphology, and abnormal function (Varner; Mullenix; Reddy; as reviewed in Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2015, article 439490; and in Connett, The Case Against Fluoride, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT, 2010).
Finally, fluoride poisoning of our U.S. children has been confirmed in reports by the U.S. CDC that permanent abnormal enamel hypoplasia dental fluorosis occurs in 41% of U.S. teenagers as of 2005 (see FDA letter December 20, 2014).
There is no remaining doubt that U.S. citizens are being poisoned with industrial fluoride and that the most significant source of blood fluoride content is “fluoridated” drinking water (NRC, 2006 Chapter 2, pp. 60-62). It is thus necessary for the FDA to contact drug enforcement authorities to enforce the FDA ban on the sale of industrial fluorides intended for ingestion by pregnant women in the U.S. Countless pregnant women in the U.S. are consuming fluoride treated drinking water in violation of this FDA ruling. In addition to requests of drug enforcement officials, it is essential that the FDA write to suppliers and distributors of fluorosilicic acid and sodium fluoride (see partial address list below) to explain to these agencies that the FDA banned the sale of any fluoride compound intended for ingestion by pregnant women in the U.S. and that the sale of these materials for this purpose violates this FDA ruling.
Richard Sauerheher, Ph.D. Chemistry