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Below is one of the best responses I’ve seen to Dr. Johnny Johnson and his propaganda machine.
I can sympathize with JLSS because of my own sensitivities to fluoride. It took me 25 years to discover my problem.
Distributed by permission of Nita, who is JLSS – thank you.
JLSS to Dr. Slott and Dr. Johnny Johnson
Dear Dr. Slott and Dr. Johnson,
As such highly respected and well educated dentists I am sure that you are very well aware that certain of your patients are allergic and/or sensitive to certain drugs and/or materials that are used in dentistry. Please answer each and every question—
When a new patient comes to your office for treatment do you have them fill out a questionnaire first so you can identify which drugs and/or materials a patient is allergic and/or sensitive to? Yes or No
Would you just go ahead and treat them without having this vital information in advance? Yes or No
If you answered “Yes” to 2., what would the legal and moral implications of your doing this be? Please Explain
If you answered “No” to 2, why you would not do it? Please Explain
If a patient discloses to you that they are allergic and/or sensitive to a certain drug and/or material what do you do? Would you go ahead and use it anyway since most of your other patients tolerate the drug and/or material? Yes or No
If you answered “Yes” to 5, why would you think it would be legally and ethically all right for you to do so? Please Explain
If you answered “No” to 5, is it because you could inflict harm and even possibly kill the allergic/sensitive patient? Yes or No
If you never met me would you come to my house and without knowing my medical history and which drugs and/or materials I am allergic and/or sensitive to force me to ingest or apply to my skin a drug and/or material? Yes or No
If you would do such a thing why would you think it was safe or ethical to do so? Please Explain
If you would not do such a thing why wouldn’t you? Please Explain
Would you urge anyone else to come to my house and do that to me? Yes or No
If not why not? Please Explain
As dental professionals are you aware that allergic/sensitive reactions to various drugs and/or materials can vary from individual to individual and that different people can exhibit different reactions. For example one person could get nauseated or another could become dizzy or another may suffer a fatal episode of Anaphylaxis? Yes or No
Considering that approximately 1% of the population is allergic/sensitive to fluoride do you think that segment of the population ought to be forced to ingest artificially fluoridated water and to apply it to their skin which results in dermal absorption–for example every time they wash their hands or take a shower? Yes or No
I am one of those people who are deathly allergic/sensitive to fluoride. In my case exposure to artificially fluoridated water results in serious and potentially fatal reactions. I do not have to drink it to suffer these symptoms–simple dermal exposure results in my suffering the same reactions because it is absorbed directly through the skin and is disseminated systemically. Do you think I should be forced to have fluoridated water? Yes or No
If you answered “Yes” why do you think so? Please Explain
If you answered “No” why do you think so? Please Explain
Knowing that a certain segment of the population is allergic/sensitive to fluoride do you believe that it is ethically and legally permissible for you to publicly proclaim that artificial fluoridation is safe without providing a qualifying statement that it is harmful to a certain segment of the population? Yes or No
Of course artificial fluoridation has numerous other detrimental systemic health effects–for instance on the thyroid, kidneys, brain, bones etc. However I want to confine my questions and your answers to just this one specific aspect–that of allergy/sensitivity to fluoride.
I do not want my time wasted with proclamations of the prevalence of fluoride such as the amounts of calcium fluoride found in nature. Nickel is also a common naturally occurring and widely prevalent element yet is well known to be a strong allergic sensitizer. For example almost all of us know someone who cannot wear jewelry which contains nickel. Hopefully neither of you would be so incompetent so as to place a nickel based crown, for example, into the mouth of a patient with nickel sensitivity and then when the patient reacted badly proclaim that it did not matter that you had acted in such a reckless manner because nickel is such a prevalent element that the patient could not avoid it completely.
Thus please confine your answers to the specific above questions above. I am looking forward to reading the responses both of you will provide.
Johnny Johnson in reply to JLSS
If you are allergic to fluoride, and have had this tested and verified by an MD, you will be written up in medical journals my friend.
Allergies to fluoride are rare to non-existent when you speak of anaphylactic reactions. Fluoride is omnipresent. You are getting it in all foods, drinks, and almost all toothpastes that are available.
Your statement of 1 out of 100 people being allergic to fluoride is very amusing. Would you have a reference for this statement?
JLSS in reply to Johnny Johnson
Dear Dr. Johnson,
Instead of answering my simple questions you decided to instead attempt to distract the readers by making thinly veiled insulting comments to me. Do you find my serious and potentially fatal medical condition to be something to poke fun at and not take seriously?
In response to your inane remarks; I have been verified by three separate physicians as being allergic/hypersensitive to fluoride. And no–my case would not be anything special to write up in a medical journal since 1% of the population is allergic/hypersensitive to fluoride. I already provided a response to your anticipated statement about fluoride being “omnipresent” using the example of nickel.
As to your comment “Your statement of 1 out of 100 people being allergic to fluoride is very amusing. Would you have a reference for this statement?” So you find my comment “very amusing”? For your information I certainly do have a reference. It is from the Journal of Dental Medicine. Do you find that publication to be an “very amusing” one?
Estimated Incidence – Allergy/Hypersensitivity to Fluoride: “One percent of our cases reacted adversely to the fluoride. By the use of placebos, it was definitely established that the fluoride and not the binder was the causative agent. These reactions, occurring in gravid women and in children of all ages in the study group affected the dermatologic, gastro-intestinal and neurological systems. Eczema, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, epigastric distress, emesis, and headache have all occurred with the use of fluoride and disappeared upon the use of placebo tablets, only to recur when the fluoride tablet was, unknowingly to the patient, given again. When adverse reactions occur, the therapy can be readily discontinued and the patient or parent advised of the fact that sensitivity exists and the element is to be avoided as much as possible.”
SOURCE: Feltman R, Kosel G. (1961). Prenatal and postnatal ingestion of fluorides – Fourteen years of investigation – Final report. Journal of Dental Medicine 16: 190-99.
You can also find other references to fluoride allergy in the Physicians Desk Reference and numerous other publications. Maybe you should educate yourself on the subject?
Now it is time for you to answer my questionnaire. I am awaiting your answers as are the other readers.