Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Evidence based Medical Science used to end policy of fluoridation of drinking water in the Netherlands.
is a summary of information complied from public record and published
peer reviewed journals on the history of fluoridation in the
Netherlands. It explains how medical based science resulted in the
termination of fluoridation in this Country, thanks largely to Dr.
Hans Moolenburgh, a Medical Physician, Cancer Specialist, and Clinical
Ecologist who with a team of medical doctors and medical researchers
conclusively demonstrated that fluoridation of drinking water resulted
in the population being subjected to low grade poisoning by fluoride
with wide ranging medical side effects.
Hans C. Moolenburgh, M.D., graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Leyden in 1952. He was a general practitioner in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands since April 1953.Apart from being a G.P., his main interests were clinical ecology and complementary forms of cancer treatment.
Moolenbuurgh wrote three books on the subject of fluoridation. Two of
these are in Dutch: “Fluoridering van het leidingwater,” 1973 and “Fluor
Liever niet” in 1990. The third book is in English: “Fluoride, the
Freedom Fight,” 1987. Dr. Moolenburgh was actively involved in the
campaign to end fluoridation in the Netherlands and spent many years
researching the science surrounding fluoridation.
1952, Dutch health authorities, following the lead of the United
States, began fluoridating the public water supply in the city of Tiel
with Culemborg as the control city.
In 1971, Dr. Moolenburgh
documented the first fluoride victim in Holland during the Haarlem
hearings regarding fluoridation. The case involved a baby boy from
nearby fluoridated Velsen who had breathing troubles since birth. When
the child was 6 months old, he was brought to Dr. Moolenburgh
for treatment and was completely cured in one week of its ailment
simply by removing exposure to fluoride in the drinking water.
March 20th, 1972, the city of Amsterdam began fluoridating its water
supplies. This had a widespread effect on surrounding communities who
derived their drinking water from the Amsterdam water suppliers, such as
Heemstede, Bennebroek, Hoofddorp, Haarlemmerliede and many others. Dr.
Moolenburgh found himself in a unique position to study the effects of
fluoridation first hand, as half of his practice lay in Heemstede
(fluoridated) and the other half in Haarlem (non-fluoridated). As he had
already extensively studied the possible side-effects of fluoridated
water from the mainly American literature, Dr. Moolenburghwas on the lookout for changes in the morbidity pattern in his practice. According to Dr. Moolenburghit soon became apparent that the extensive American data showing adverse effects were accurate.
adverse health effects began almost at once, with people, especially
children, developing colicky pains. The parents of these children often
did not even know that their water supplies were fluoridated. These
sudden changes only took place in fluoridated Heemstede, and the cure
was easy: non-fluoridated water.This
cure was shown repeatedly to be the correct one, as parents made errors
with the jerrycans of non-fluoridated water. As soon as fluoridated
water was given, be it only one cup, the sensitive children began to
yell again. This was particularly stressful in babies, who often yelled
through the whole night.Other
early symptoms were the small ulcers in the mouth called stomatitis
aphtosa. I also saw how children with a known allergic condition that
had been under control, such as children with atopic eczema, suddenly
saw a return of their complaints.”
Based upon this experience in his own practice, Dr. Moolenburgh organized a group of practitioners and researchers to study the effects of fluoridation on health. All
the doctors came from fluoridated communities and many did not believe
in the existence of the side-effects, as the health authorities had
emphatically denied their existence.In
addition to the original 12 physicians practicing in Haarlem and some
of its surrounding fluoridated areas, various individuals with training
in biology, chemistry, and neurology also participated in the above
un-blinded tests on skeptical General Practitioners which showed
negative health effects (similar to low-grade poisoning), to evaluate our initial findings they conducted a double-blind experiment:
“To obtain unassailable proof that nothing but fluoride
in the water was responsible and that the ill effects were not
imaginary, Dr. Moolenburgh’s group turned to a double blind procedure. A
cooperating pharmacist prepared eight numbered bottles of drinking
water, some with fluoride, some without. Only the pharmacist knew which ones contained fluoride.
The numbers, placed in a sealed envelope, were sent to the group’s
attorney. Patients who had recovered from side effects after changing to
non-fluoridated water drank daily, one liter of water from one of the
bottles given to them. If symptoms occurred, the number of the bottle
was sent to the attorney in a sealed envelope. Only after all the
envelopes were received were they opened in the presence of witnesses to
avoid any possibility of bias. These tests proved that fluoridated water caused the side effects we had identified, and the results have been published.
several months of careful study, the group began to grasp the full
importance of the problem. The difficulty at first was that each symptom
in itself could be interpreted as a normal illness. Only a combination
of symptoms (e.g. colicky pains, small ulcers and blurred vision)
pointed in the true direction.The list of the most common complaints we could readily identify with the exposure to fluoridation includes;
- Stomach and intestinal pains
- Mouth ulcers
- Excessive thirst
- Skin irritation and eczema
- Migraine-like headaches
- Visual disturbances (blurred vision)
- Worsening of known allergic complaints
- Mental depression
- Joint pains
- Muscular weakness, and extreme tiredness.
A definite relationship between the symptoms and fluoride in water was clearly established.”
clinical results observed by Dr Moolenburgh and his team confirmed the
studies undertaken by Dr. Waldbott and Dr. Petraborg and well as Dr.
Ruben Feltman and Kosel B.S., M.S, which also confirmed that fluoride in
drinking water caused medical ailments within the community ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
According to Dr. Moolenburgh “in
each of the many cases of adverse fluoride reaction identified,
changing to non-fluoridated water cured the complaints. When fluoridated
water was returned, the complaints returned.After
several months a new and disturbing complaint was added to these: joint
pains. While the other complaints could be cured in two or three days
with non-fluoridated water, the joint complaints took several weeks to
some months of non-fluoridated water to clear up.”
“Through continued study and research”, Dr. Moolenburgh observed “we
now understand that what we have been studying is not an allergy for
the fluoride ion as we had first thought, but an intoxication from the
highly toxic fluorides that had been added to the water supplies. It is
well known that sensitivity to poisons can vary from person to person,
and that this variation is quite extensive.In
an allergy, an increased dose of the irritating substance will still
only give symptoms, perhaps increased in severity, in those allergic to
it. In a poison, a small dose will give complaints in the more sensitive
persons. In the case of fluoride, research shows that to include about
5% of the population. With increasing doses more and more people will
fall ill, and when the dose is high enough everyone will be ill, with
perhaps the most sensitive persons already dead or dying. As a summary
of our research, we are now convinced that fluoridation of the water
supplies causes a low grade intoxication of the whole population, with
only the approximately 5% most sensitive persons showing acute symptoms.The
whole population being subjected to low grade poisoning means that
their immune systems are constantly overtaxed. With all the other
poisonous influences in our environment, this can hasten health
is in the light of this constant low grade poisoning that the
substantial evidence of increased cancer death rate due to fluoridation
needs to be considered and understood.”
In conclusion, Dr. Moolenburgh stated under oath that “It
is my considered scientific opinion, and I speak in the name of my
colleagues who joined in this research, that the fluoridation of water
supplies gives a significant immuno suppression of the whole population
subject to it, and is one of the important precursors of the
civilization illnesses that are rampant in modern industrialized
is my best scientific judgement, made with a high degree of scientific
certainty, that fluoridated drinking water is very dangerous to the
health of those who drink it.” 
Following publication of their research results water fluoridation in Holland was discontinued in 1976.
In a recent letter published in the journal ‘Fluoride’ Dr. Moolenburgh
observed “as a 84-year-old physician with 54 years in medical practice,
who also lived through the German occupation of Holland during WW II
and saw what totalitarian thinking leads to in the end. When the
fluoridating authorities finally begin to realize that fluoridation was
founded on a hill of sand, they will behave like little children when
the incoming tide demolishes their seaside sand constructions. They will
shut their eyes and protest, “No, this cannot be!” Public health
authorities should only be interested in promoting good health and
preventing human suffering. Yet, from their actions, they appear more
concerned with adhering to erroneous dogmatic thinking and maintaining
their own positions and power. Discussion and debate with fluoride
promoters is useless and a waste of time.Just
as happened in Holland and throughout most of Europe, authorities who
try to suppress unwelcome facts about fluoridation will be eventually be
swept away in response to compelling evidence and massive public
is lamentable that in 2013, as Ireland holds the presidency of the
Council of the European Union, that the Republic of Ireland, alone
within Europe, continues to support the mass medication of its
population using untested industrial chemicals that are known to cause
harm to human health and the environment.
the considerable amount of information available there is no doubt but
that the public health authorities as well as the political
establishment in Ireland (as well as in the other few remaining
countries that still support fluoridation) have utterly failed to
undertake a proper medical or scientific due diligence to protect their
citizens from unnecessary harm, that may result from supporting what can
only be described as a ‘blunt totalitarian policy’ mandating the mass
medication of entire populations with untested chemicals being added to
public drinking water.
policy should be based on medical facts, and the facts clearly show
that fluoridation of drinking water is neither safe nor sustainable.
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Published Letter by Dr Moolenburgh to the editor, Fluoride 43(1)81–84 January-March 2010.
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