Being reassured by Hodge and Kehoe is like being told by Josef Mengle that anesthesia is not required for surgery. Remember those old commercials where doctors promoted smoking? How about "DDT being Good For Me". Or when some of America's leading corporations got together and put lead, a known poison, into gasoline, for profit. Meanwhile, heroic doctors and researchers who found and published the truth about the dangers of fluoride had their reputations ruined. Some of these include:
- Dr. George L. Waldbott - first to warn of the fatal allergic reaction to penicillin and first to warn of the dangers of emphysema due to smoking, was smeared by the Public Health Service for his opposition of fluoride.
- Dr. William Marcus - a toxicologist who was fired for his opposition to fluoride.
- Dr. Phyllis Mullenix - invented a new technology to study neurotoxicity of chemicals which found fluoride caused effects similar to attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity basically reducing the I.Q. of children. She was an industry funded, leading toxicologist at a Harvard affiliated research institute who was fired after her study was accepted for publication. She has been offered no academic research position since her objection to fluoride was made public.
Final point: 98% of Europe rejects water fluoridation, while only 24% of U.S. water supplies are NOT fluoridated.