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Dallas For Safer Water

QUIZ on Fluoride

To the right is a 3 minute summary of how the CDC

came up with their public Fluoridation policy.

https://youtu.be/5hpJsrPd0Nk

Presented to the Dallas City Council on January 7th, 2015

QUIZ on FLUORIDE

(Answer the questions below. Most questions are “Yes or No” answers. There is one “Explain” question.)

-- This QUIZ will not count towards your semester grade.

However, it prepares you for the FINAL EXAM which occurs on January, 28th, 2015. –

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Answer YES or NO


1. Regarding the issue of Fluoridation of Dallas drinking water, are City Leaders charged with the grave responsibility of protecting the public health of individuals, including the fetus, infants, the old, the sick, the poor, the immune compromised, minorities, etc.? ____________


2. Should City Leaders be well versed in scientific principles when it comes to deciding Public Health?

_____________


3. Is Fluoride a natural required nutrient for any metabolic process within the human body? ___________


4. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states that: “(Fluoride’s) actions primarily are topical for both adults and children”. ____________


5. Does the source raw water for the City of Dallas have an average amount of Fluoride at 0.5 parts per million (ppm)? _______________


6. Does the Water Department intentionally remove Fluoride from the source raw water? _____________


7. Is the EPA (according to the head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, in a public statement) looking at calling for a reduction of Fluoride Levels in municipal drinking water? ______________

Definition: A DOSAGE is a measured milligram (mg) amount.

Answer YES or NO


8. Do two liters of source raw water at 0.5 ppm fluoride content (before additional fluoride is added by the Water Department) contain a DOSAGE of 1 milligram (mg) of Fluoride? ______________


9. If, on a hot day, an adult drank more than 4 liters of 0.5 ppm fluoride content water, would that adult exceed a DOSAGE of 2 mg of Fluoride? _____________


10. Does the FDA classify Fluoride as a drug and regulate the fluoridated toothpaste labels? ____________


11. Can a Doctor prescribe a DOSAGE of Fluoride? _____________


12. Without losing his license, can a pharmacist suggest or prescribe a DOSAGE of Fluoride? ____________


13. Can City Leaders control the DOSAGE of Fluoride which millions of individuals and animals will receive from internally consuming fluoridated tap water? ______________


14. According to the CDC in their “Recommendations for Using Fluoride”(circa 2001), is the DOSAGE of supplemental Fluoride for infants under 6 months of age 0.0 mg? _____________


15. Do mothers of infants often use tap water when making formula for their child? _____________


16. According to the CDC in their “Recommendations for Using Fluoride”(circa 2001), is the DOSAGE of supplemental Fluoride for children under the age of 3 years old at 0.25 mg or less? ____________


17. Confirming the head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson’s statement that we receive fluoride from many different sources, does the USDA provide a list (circa 2005) of over 400 foods and beverages which, now in this era, contain significant quantities of fluoride (in correlation of the fact that fluoride accumulates in water, soil, plants, fish and animals)? _____________

The CDC administrates the “Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry” (ATSDR). In the ATSDR’s “Public Health Statement for Fluorides”, some of the toxicology of Fluoride is discussed.

Answer YES or NO


18. Does the ATSDR state: “For children under age 8, parents should supervise brushing and place, at most, a small pea size dab of toothpaste on the brush.”? ___________


19. Does ATSDR warn about the condition of “dental fluorosis”, especially for developing children under the age of 8? ____________


20. Regarding dental fluorosis, does ATSDR state: “…in severe cases, the teeth are pitted and are fragile, and sometimes the teeth can break.”? ____________


21. Based in part by a study from 1999-2002, did the CDC find that approximately 40% of children under the age of 18 suffer from some form of “dental fluorosis”? ___________


22. From that study, did the CDC also discover evidence that African Americans suffer from higher rates of fluorosis than Caucasian Americans? __________


23. Does the ATSDR state: “…Fluoride can cross the placenta from the mother’s blood to the developing fetus.”? ___________


24. Does the ATSDR warn about consuming large amounts of fluoride in that “…it can cause stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea. Extremely large amounts can cause death by affecting your heart.”?

___________


25. Does the ATSDR state the following about bone and joint health? ____________

“…exposure to higher levels of fluoride may harm your health. Skeletal fluorosis can be caused by eating, drinking or breathing very large amounts of fluorides. This disease only occurs after long term exposures (because Fluoride accumulates with the ongoing daily bone formations of every age group) and can cause denser bones, joint pain, and a limited range of joint movement. …severe cases, the spine completely rigid…”

“…it is more common in places where people do not get proper nutrition…”

“…fluoride can result in denser bones…these bones are often more brittle or fragile than normal bone and there is an increased risk of older men and women breaking a bone. Some studies have also found a higher risk of bone fractures in older men and women at fluoride levels typically found in fluoridated water….”


26. Does the ATSDR state that fluoride can accumulate in the soil, in water, in plants, and in fish and animals? _____________


Answer YES or NO


27. Are there over a hundred scientific studies which suggest that Fluoride ingestion lowers IQ in children and/or possibly can affect other neurological actions (such as mood, attention, focus, etc.)?

___________


28. Are there over a hundred scientific studies which point out that Fluoride ingestion affects the Thyroid?

___________


29. Are there hundreds and hundreds of scientific studies which have shown that health risks exist for many different body functions when Fluoride is ingested? __________


30. As a City Council Member, did you receive a binder which listed and earmarked some of the many scientific studies which show a vast array of different health risks concerning Fluoride? ___________


31. Are the fetus, infants, and young children more susceptible to health risks than adults? ___________


32. Have any top EPA scientists ever been fired for being a “whistleblower” when publicly revealing the many EPA sanctioned scientific studies which show that ingesting Fluoride can be a major health risk?

___________


33. Regarding the EPA, did the following happen in 2005? ___________

“Eleven EPA employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service have called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.”


EXPLAIN

34. Explain how topical Fluoride reacts chemically with teeth?


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Answer YES or NO


35. When ingested, could Fluoride’s topical chemical reaction also occur within the body and affect its “health system”? ___________


(“Health system” -- i.e. organs such as liver, kidneys or heart; digestive tract, minerals, enzymes, hormones, blood, nervous system, brain, glands such as the pineal gland or thyroid, sleep patterns, growth rate, joints, bones, aging process, fertility, etc.)


OPINION…

36. Do you feel that the contention on “fluoridation of the metropolitan drinking water” revolves around two basic arguments concerning Public Health…

CAVITY PREVENTION

Versus

OVERALL BODY HEALTH RISKS ? ____________


EXTRA CREDIT…

37. Do you know any good dog jokes?

                                            (This will help with our TV Ads about fluoridation currently airing

                                             and also our very popular website “Dogs Against Fluoridation”.)


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Answer Sheet

1. Regarding the issue of Fluoridation of Dallas drinking water, are City Leaders charged with the grave responsibility of protecting the public health of individuals, including the fetus, infants, the old, the sick, the poor, the immune compromised, minorities, etc.? ____________ YES


2. Should City Leaders be well versed in scientific principles when it comes to deciding Public Health?

_____________ YES


3. Is Fluoride a natural required nutrient for any metabolic process within the human body? ___________ NO


4. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states that: “(Fluoride’s) actions primarily are topical for both adults and children”. ____________ YES


5. Does the source raw water for the City of Dallas have an average amount of Fluoride at 0.5 parts per million (ppm)? _______________ YES


6. Does the Water Department intentionally remove Fluoride from the source raw water? _____________ NO


7. Is the EPA (according to the head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, in a public statement) looking at calling for a reduction of Fluoride Levels in municipal drinking water? ______________ YES


Definition: A DOSAGE is a measured milligram (mg) amount.


Answer YES or NO


8. Do two liters of source raw water at 0.5 ppm fluoride content (before additional fluoride is added by the Water Department) contain a DOSAGE of 1 milligram (mg) of Fluoride? ______________ YES


9. If, on a hot day, an adult drank more than 4 liters of 0.5 ppm fluoride content water, would that adult exceed a DOSAGE of 2 mg of Fluoride? _____________ YES


10. Does the FDA classify Fluoride as a drug and regulate the fluoridated toothpaste labels? ____________ YES


11. Can a Doctor prescribe a DOSAGE of Fluoride? _____________ YES


12. Without losing his license, can a pharmacist suggest or prescribe a DOSAGE of Fluoride? ____________ NO


13. Can City Leaders control the DOSAGE of Fluoride which millions of individuals and animals will receive from internally consuming fluoridated tap water? ______________ NO


14. According to the CDC in their “Recommendations for Using Fluoride”(circa 2001), is the DOSAGE of supplemental Fluoride for infants under 6 months of age 0.0 mg? _____________ YES


15. Do mothers of infants often use tap water when making formula for their child? _____________ YES


16. According to the CDC in their “Recommendations for Using Fluoride”(circa 2001), is the DOSAGE of supplemental Fluoride for children under the age of 3 years old at 0.25 mg or less? ____________ YES


17. Confirming the head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson’s statement that we receive fluoride from many different sources, does the USDA provide a list (circa 2005) of over 400 foods and beverages which, now in this era, contain significant quantities of fluoride (in correlation of the fact that fluoride accumulates in water, soil, plants, fish and animals)? _____________ YES


The CDC administrates the “Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry” (ATSDR). In the ATSDR’s “Public Health Statement for Fluorides”, some of the toxicology of Fluoride is discussed.


Answer YES or NO


18. Does the ATSDR state: “For children under age 8, parents should supervise brushing and place, at most, a small pea size dab of toothpaste on the brush.”? ___________ YES


19. Does ATSDR warn about the condition of “dental fluorosis”, especially for developing children under the age of 8? ____________ YES


20. Regarding dental fluorosis, does ATSDR state: “…in severe cases, the teeth are pitted and are fragile, and sometimes the teeth can break.”? ____________ YES


21. Based in part by a study from 1999-2002, did the CDC find that approximately 40% of children under the age of 18 suffer from some form of “dental fluorosis”? ___________ YES


22. From that study, did the CDC also discover evidence that African Americans suffer from higher rates of fluorosis than Caucasian Americans? __________ YES


23. Does the ATSDR state: “…Fluoride can cross the placenta from the mother’s blood to the developing fetus.”? ___________ YES


24. Does the ATSDR warn about consuming large amounts of fluoride in that “…it can cause stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea. Extremely large amounts can cause death by affecting your heart.”?

___________ YES


25. Does the ATSDR state the following about bone and joint health? ____________ YES

“…exposure to higher levels of fluoride may harm your health. Skeletal fluorosis can be caused by eating, drinking or breathing very large amounts of fluorides. This disease only occurs after long term exposures (because Fluoride accumulates with the ongoing daily bone formations of every age group) and can cause denser bones, joint pain, and a limited range of joint movement. …severe cases, the spine completely rigid…”

“…it is more common in places where people do not get proper nutrition…”

“…fluoride can result in denser bones…these bones are often more brittle or fragile than normal bone and there is an increased risk of older men and women breaking a bone. Some studies have also found a higher risk of bone fractures in older men and women at fluoride levels typically found in fluoridated water….”


26. Does the ATSDR state that fluoride can accumulate in the soil, in water, in plants, and in fish and animals? _____________ YES


Answer YES or NO


27. Are there over a hundred scientific studies which suggest that Fluoride ingestion lowers IQ in children and/or possibly can affect other neurological actions (such as mood, attention, focus, etc.)?

___________ YES


28. Are there over a hundred scientific studies which point out that Fluoride ingestion affects the Thyroid?

___________ YES


29. Are there hundreds and hundreds of scientific studies which have shown that health risks exist for many different body functions when Fluoride is ingested? __________ YES


30. As a City Council Member, did you receive a binder which listed and earmarked some of the many scientific studies which show a vast array of different health risks concerning Fluoride? ___________ YES


31. Are the fetus, infants, and young children more susceptible to health risks than adults? ___________ YES


32. Have any top EPA scientists ever been fired for being a “whistleblower” when publicly revealing the many EPA sanctioned scientific studies which show that ingesting Fluoride can be a major health risk?

___________ YES

33. Regarding the EPA, did the following happen in 2005? ___________ YES

“Eleven EPA employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service have called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.”


EXPLAIN

34. Explain how topical Fluoride reacts chemically with teeth?


Chemically on teeth, Fluoride reacts to produce a "binding new composite" (called "fluorapatite").

__________________________________________________________________________________


Answer YES or NO


35. When ingested, could Fluoride’s topical chemical reaction also occur within the body and affect its “health system”? ___________ YES...Definitely...Of course...for sure...there is no doubt. It is logical, simple to figure out. And studies demonstrate it.

(“Health system” -- i.e. organs such as liver, kidneys or heart; digestive tract, minerals, enzymes, hormones, blood, nervous system, brain, glands such as the pineal gland or thyroid, sleep patterns, growth rate, joints, bones, aging process, fertility, etc.)


OPINION…

36. Do you feel that the contention on “fluoridation of the metropolitan drinking water” revolves around two basic arguments concerning Public Health…

CAVITY PREVENTION

Versus

OVERALL BODY HEALTH RISKS ? ____________


EXTRA CREDIT…

37. Do you know any good dog jokes?

                                                         (This will help with our TV Ads about fluoridation currently airing

                                                          and also our very popular website “Dogs Against Fluoridation”.)


What do you call a dog who makes poor jokes?

(A corny dog) .........kind of like the following...


What do you get when you cross a Rottweiler and a collie?

(A dog who bites you, and then goes for help!)


What animal keeps the best time?

(A watch dog!)


When is a dog not a dog?

(When it is pure bred/bread!)


Why don't dogs make good dancers?

(Because they have two left feet!)


What dog loves to take bubble baths?

(A shampoodle!)


What type of markets do dogs avoid?

(Flea markets!)


Why don't blind people like to sky dive?

(Because it scares their guide dog!)


Why did the dachshund bite the woman's ankle?

(Because he couldn't reach any higher!)


Why did the snowman call his dog "Frost"?

(Because Frost-bites!)


What do you call a nutty dog in Australia?

(A dingo-ling!)


How do you catch a runaway dog?

(Make a noise like a bone!)


What do you call young dogs who play in the snow?

(Slush puppies!)


Why do dogs run in circles?

(Because it's too hard to run in squares!)


What do you get if you cross a Beatle and an Australian dog?

(Dingo Starr!)


Why do you get if you cross a chili pepper, a shovel and a terrier?

(A hot-diggity-dog!)