Dr. David Kennedy – Director of FLUORIDEGATE An American Tragedy
Dr. Kennedy is the Past President of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. His BA is in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology from the University of Kansas (1967) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery is from the University of Missouri (1971).
He is a world lecturer to the dental profession on the safety of dental materials in the human body. His lectures include (among others) addresses to the World Health Organization, the American Dental Society of Europe, the German BGD, and Brazil Rio Eco-Odonto.
More recently, in 1996 he was a presenter at the International Society for Fluoride Research XXI Conference on fluoride (Budapest), and in 1997 was involved in the Canadian Dental Association conference (Toronto) on the use of fluoride drops and tablets.
The Risk Assessment Symposium
To make this Risk Assessment Symposium a scientifically reliable meeting, Dr. Kennedy researched the literature and the speakers thoroughly.
He started the literature search with a request to the American Dental Association for their list of references which supported the theory of benefit from ingesting fluoride. Then, he made a complete survey of the available scientific literature both U.S. and foreign. He found, in addition to the published peer-reviewed scientific literature, documents supporting the dangers of ingesting fluoride. Such documents include: the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Toxicological Profile for Fluoride TP/91-17 (1993), the National Academy of Science “Health Effects of Ingested fluoride” (1993) and the original NTP results as well as the Young Report US PHS (1991).
Special Thanks To:
Anohka Venugopal – 5th Grade Student PS 122 NY
“At first I was a bit indifferent about fluoridated water, sad to say, but now I jump at almost every opportunity to argue against its presence in our water.”
Boyd Haley PhD Professor Emeritus University of Kentucky
“When children are born they definitely have right to life. And we have the highest infant death rate that is zero to 12 months of age, and we have one of the highest infant death rates that is from 1 year to 5 years old. Why are our children dying at such a high rate why are our elderly dying at a faster rate and at younger ages than people from 28 other countries when we supposedly have the best medical care in the world?”
“We don’t have a knowledgable scientific based government health program”
Robert Carton PhD Retired Scientist US EPA
“EPA had not determined what dose people should drink that would be safe”
J. William Hirzy PhD Adjunct Professor American University
“A kidney that is not functioning properly will not remove fluoride from the blood stream and the fluoride concentration builds up to dangerous levels.”
William L. Marcus PhD EPA | Senior Science Advisor-retired
“Fluoride is a carcinogen and it should be treated as such.”
Stephen M. Kohn Attorney National Whistleblower Center
“The Inspector general was called in by the agency to try and develop a case against Dr. Marcus. It was an underhanded play. The IG should be investigating companies and polluters not scientists.”
“They went after him [Dr. Marcus] like he was an enemy of the state.”
Yolanda Whyte MD Pediatrician
“And it is not just children. Everyone is affected. It even affects the unborn child because fluoride can cross the placenta and it can cross the blood brain barrier, and when it does that, it can lower IQ and even affect other developmental outcomes. So this is very serious.”
Daniel Stockin The Lillie Center
“We are all Americans and it seems to me that all Americans deserve to hear the whole story about fluoride not just the benefits; what about how this affects members of the black community or Hispanic or American Indians or Asians? So we began to push this story and over and over again we met with resistance.
The good news is the whole thing is cracking open now and members of the Hispanic and Black community have been given this information and they are waking up to it and saying this is just not right.”
Reverend Gerald L. Durley Providence Missionary Baptist Church
“They say that if you begin to speak out against this, a little heat might be put on you, and I say that; if you can’t stand the heat you need to get out of the kitchen”
Roger D. Masters PhD Professor Emeritus Dartmouth College
“Exposing a child to chemicals in the first 6 years of life that will harm that child’s learning capability, self control, and have effects on his brain function that are lifelong, to permit that to happen when you know it is happening and not to interfere by stopping the use of something like silicofluoride which makes it worse, is immoral!
It is evil to harm children by poisoning them in the first 6 years of life once you know you are doing it!”
Chris Nidel Attorney Nidel Law PLLC
National Director Citizens for Safe Drinking Water
“There are advocacy groups; the American Dental Association, the American Medical Association, that have publicly promoted the use of fluoride not just in dental products but also in community water supplies.
And so those parties that may have been engaged in the promotion without discussion of the negative harmful effects and the risks associated, they may also face some criticism and possibly some legal liability.”
Jeffrey L. Green National Director Citizens for Safe Drinking Water
“The FDA has never approved any fluoride for ingestion for the purpose of reducing tooth decay. And that is of any form including prescription drops, tablets and vitamins intended for use by children in non-fluoridated communities. So they have never approved it.”
Peter F. Vallone, Jr New York City Council Member
“I am talking about the health problems with this now, but on a greater level this is force medication of the public”
5th Grade Students PS 122 NY
“No fluoridation without representation!”
“When in doubt, keep it out!”