MURDER BY INJECTION:CHAPTER 5: FLUORIDATION

By Eustace Mullins

The second item on Dr. Robert Mendelsohn’s list of the Four

Holy Waters of the modern Church of Medicine is the fluoridation

of the nation’s drinking water. Although Dr. Mendelsohn dismisses

it too, as of “questionable value,” few dare to question it. We are

told that it confers untold benefits to the rising generation,

guaranteeing them perpetual freedom from tooth decay and no need

for any dental work. Surprisingly enough, the national fluoridation

campaign is enthusiastically supported by the nation’s dental

profession, even though it might be expected that it would put them

out of business. Here again, those in the know are well aware that

the fluoridation program, far from threatening to put the dentists out

of business, actually will offer them plenty of work in the future.

The principal source of the fluoridation is a poisonous

chemical, sodium fluoride, which has long been the principal

ingredient of rat poison. Whether the adding of this compound to

our drinking water is also part of a rat control program has never

been publicly discussed. The EPA released its latest estimate, that

38 million Americans are now drinking unsafe water, which

contains unsafe levels of chlorine, lead and other toxic substances.

Fluoride is not listed as one of the toxic substances. EPA, like other

government agencies, has carefully refrained from either testing

public drinking water for the effects of fluoridation, or from

poaching on the preserves of the Rockefeller Monopoly, which

launched the national fluoridation campaign.

The by-product of the manufacture of aluminum, sodium

fluoride, had long posed a problem. Except for its limited use as a

rat poison, other popular uses were limited by its extremely

poisonous nature. It also was very expensive for the aluminum

companies to dispose of, because of its persistence (it does not

degrade ~ it is also cumulative in the body, so that each day you add

a little more to your sodium fluoride reserves each time you drink a

glass of water). It is puzzling, then, to find that the historical record

shows that the principal sponsor and promoter of the fluoridation of

the nation’s drinking water was the U.S. Public Health Service. And

thereby hangs a tale.

We may recall the heady days of the 1950s, when public health

officials were routinely sent out from Washington to appear at

meetings where communities were anxiously debating the pros and

cons of water fluoridation. Without exception, these public servants

not only reassured the anxious citizens, they positively demanded

that the communities fluoridate then-drinking water. Although they

unequivocally endorsed the fluoridation of water supplies, not one

of these public health officials had ever conducted any studies of

fluoridated water, or made any experiments as to its possible

benefits or dangers. Yet at meeting after meeting throughout the

United States, they rose to solemnly guarantee that there were no

dangers, no side effects, only positive benefits on children under the

age of twelve. Fluoridation, even according to its most enthusiastic

supporters, confers no benefits on anyone older than twelve.

No sensible reason has ever been advanced as to why all water supplies

should be fluoridated, in order to benefit a minority of the

population. Did these public servants know what they were doing?

Of course not. They were following a tradition of the bureaucracy,

which takes its orders from the Medical Monopoly. How did they

get these orders? That too, is an interesting story.*

The head of the U.S. Public Health Service during the entire

fluoridation campaign was one Oscar Ewing. A graduate of Harvard

Law School, Ewing was an airplane contractor during the First

World War. He then joined the influential law firm of Sherman,

Hughes and Dwight, a prestigious Wall Street Company. The

“Hughes” was none other than Charles Evans Hughes, the recent

candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Hughes lost his

campaign against Woodrow Wilson because Wilson campaigned on

his record, that “He kept us out of the war.” As soon as he was

safely re-elected, Wilson declared war. Hughes later became Chief

Justice of the Supreme Court. The firm was then Ewing and Hughes.

At the end of World War II, Ewing had himself appointed a

Special Prosecutor for the Department of Justice; the appointment

was made solely to conduct two prosecutions for the Rockefeller

Monopoly, the government’s cases against two radio broadcasters,

William Dudley Pelley and Robert Best. Both of these writers,

Long time activists in America First, had campaigned to keep the

United States out of what had turned out to be a very profitable war.

They now had to be punished for their threat to the monopolists.

Ewing had them both convicted and sent to prison. For this service,

he was then appointed chairman of the Democratic National

Committee. The following year, in 1946, President Truman

appointed him head of the Federal Security Agency. In this capacity,

he was in nominal charge of another radio broadcaster, Ezra Pound,

who was being held as a political prisoner at St. Elizabeths Hospital,

a federal mental institution which was also part of the Federal

Security Agency’s network. Pound was held for more than thirteen

years without trial. Long after Ewing had gone, the government

dropped all charges against Pound, and he was freed.

* The U.S. Public Health Service continues to propagandize (at taxpayers’ expense) for

expansion of fluoridation. The Washington Post noted on April 20, 1988 that “The Public

Health Service estimates that each year $2 billion is saved through water fluoridation.” Our Public Health Service demurs on any statistical substantiation for this claim. Do the PublicHealth Service officials imply that the aluminum manufacturers save $2 billion a yearthrough fluoridation of water?

However, Ewing had not been appointed Administrator of the

Federal Security Agency merely to prosecute Ezra Pound. There

were more serious goals in view. Congressman Miller charged that

Ewing had been paid a $750,000 fee to leave his profitable Wall

Street practice and head the Federal Security Agency. This fee had

been paid by the Rockefeller interests. The purpose was to pursue a

national fluoridation campaign. Ewing was made head of the

Federal Security Agency because this position made him the most

powerful bureaucrat in Washington. This agency encompassed the

U.S. Public Health Service, the Social Security Administration, and

the Office of Education. As head of the FSA, he was in charge of

the vast government postwar spending programs, the federal health,

education and welfare programs. From this post, Ewing campaigned

for greater government control over the citizens of the United States.

He was particularly anxious to increase control of medical

education, a prime goal of the Rockefeller interests since 1898.

On February 17, 1948, Ewing publicly called for government grants for

medical scholarships, and demanded that medical schools be

operated under government subsidies, with the inevitable

accompanying control. On March 30, 1948, Ewing chaired a

Children’s Conference, which was intended to coordinate all federal

agencies which had any dealing with the nation’s youth. He also

became the national leader of a campaign against cancer, a result of

his long association with the Drug Trust ~ he had been secretary of

the giant Merck Drug Company from his offices at One Wall Street.

One of Ewing’s first moves as head of the Public Health

Service was to throw out the longtime Surgeon General,

Thomas Parran, replacing him with an Ewing crony, Dr. Leonard Scheele

from the National Cancer Institute. In 1948, Ewing joined with the

American Cancer Society in a National Campaign Against Cancer, a

flagrant attempt to force Congress to spend more on various cancer

boondoggles than the then modest expenditure of fourteen and a half

million dollars a year. On May 1, 1948, Ewing convened a National

Health Convention in Washington, with some 800 delegates in

attendance. The convention overwhelmingly approved Ewing’s plea

to enroll the United States in the United Nations’ World Health

Organization. Ewing also campaigned vigorously for national health

insurance, or socialized medicine, but despite his great power in

Washington, he was unable to overcome the continued opposition of

Morris Fishbein and the American Medical Association.

He then issued an official report from the Federal Security Agency, “The

Nation’s Health,” a 186 page report which called for a crash ten year

program to achieve his goal of socialized medicine in the United

States. The climax of his political power came when he

Master minded Harry Truman’s successful campaign for election to

the Presidency in 1948 (Truman had previously succeeded as heir

apparent after the strange death of Franklin D. Roosevelt (see Dr.

Emanuel Josephson’s book with that title). Ewing had already

singlehandedly obtained the naming of Truman as the vice

presidential campaign in the 1944 Chicago Convention ~ he could

be said to have put Truman in the White House as certainly as Bobst

was later to put in Richard Nixon. The 1948 election of Truman

guaranteed Ewing that he could have anything he wanted in

Washington. What he wanted, and what he had been paid to bring

about, was the national fluoridation of our drinking water.

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When Oscar Ewing forced fluoride into the Washington DC

water system, most government employees switched to bottled water.

Oscar Ewing is a name totally unknown to Americans today.

He left no monuments, because he was the twentieth century

epitome of the ruthless, dedicated Soviet style of bureaucrat,

answerable only to his masters, and contemptuous of the faceless

masses over whom he exercised dictatorial powers. He wielded

absolute control over the most important components of the new

socialist bureaucracy which Roosevelt had built up in Washington,

and he prepared these offices for Cabinet status. Of his many

bureaucratic mandates, perhaps none has had a more direct effect on

all Americans than the fluoridation of our water supply.

Congressman Miller stated that “The chief supporter of the

fluoridation of water is the U.S. Public Health Service. This is part

of Mr. Ewing’s Federal Security Agency. Mr. Ewing is one of the

highly paid lawyers for the Aluminum Company of America.” It

was hardly accidental that Washington, D.C., where Oscar Ewing

was king, was one of the first large American cities to fluoridate its

water supply. At the same time, Congressmen and other politicians

in Washington were privately alerted by Ewing’s minions that they

should be careful about ingesting the fluoridated water. Supplies of

bottled water from mountain springs then appeared in every office

on Capitol Hill; these have been maintained continuously ever since,

at the taxpayers’ expense. One Senator, who went so far as to carry a

small flask of spring water with him when he dined at Washington’s

most fashionable restaurants, assuring his dinner companions that

“Not one drop of fluoridated water will ever pass my lips.” Such are

the guardians of our nation.

Even without such government additives as chlorine and

fluorine, water itself may pose a serious threat to health. American

pioneers often came down with an illness which they called “milk

sickness,” which seems to have come from their water. Dr. N. M.

Walker warns that in the average seventy year life span, the system

ingests about 4,500 gallons of water containing some 300 pounds of

lime. This intake of lime gradually ossifies the skeletal structure. In

1845, an English physician warned of the peril of ossification from

drinking natural or spring water.

When Congressman Miller reported on the floor of Congress

that Oscar Ewing was promoting fluoridation because he had been

the lawyer for the Aluminum Company of America, ALCOA, and

that he had accepted a $750,000 “fee” to persuade him to undertake

this program of “government service,” one would have thought that

this public exposure of Ewing’s motives would have shamed him,

and perhaps influence him to step aside and let someone else take

over the U.S. Public Health Service campaign to force fluoridation

on the American people. This would underestimate the arrogance

and the self-assurance of the twentieth century bureaucrat. He

ignored Congressman’s Miller’s remarks, and redoubled the pressure

of the U.S. Public Health Service to put over fluoridation. He had

the willing support of his underlings, because the U.S. Public Health

Service has never been in the service of the public. On the contrary,

its officials have always been at the beck and call of the Drug Trust,

pushing the latest fads from the Medical Monopoly, and maintaining

those ideals of public service which have purchased so many fine

estates in the fashionable Leesburg suburban area for those who

have been in the right place at the right time. Political power is

translated into money; money for those who use political goals for

sale.

After overseeing the installation of sodium fluoride equipment

in most of the nation’s large cities, an interest in which Chase

Manhattan Bank showed a crucial concern, Oscar Ewing retired to

Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1953. Here he busied himself with building a

7,800 acre complex of office buildings under the name of the

Research Triangle Corporation (triangle being a key Masonic

symbol). These offices were promptly leased to a melange of federal

and state agencies, many of which, not surprisingly, he had

previously done business with when he was their boss in

Washington. A former head of the Democratic National Committee

usually has no difficulty in renting space to government agencies.

Ewing’s former law partner, Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., became

Solicitor General of the United States, while his father was still

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He later became a director of

New York Life Insurance Co., a J. P. Morgan controlled firm,

whose office was at One Wall Street. This had also been Oscar

Ewing’s former business address.

Fluorides have long been a source of contamination in the

United States. Large quantities of this chemical are also produced by

the giant chemical firms, American Agricultural Products

Corporation, and Hooker Chemical. Hooker Chemical became part

of the Rockefeller network when Blanchette Hooker married into

the Rockefeller family by marrying John D. Rockefeller III. The

Florida plant of American Agricultural produces enormous waste

quantities of fluorides in preparing fertilizer from phosphate rock.

Some of the fluoride wastes had been used in pesticides, until the

Department of Agriculture banned their use as being too dangerous

to the public. The wastes were then dumped into the ocean, despite

specific Department of Agriculture rulings prohibiting it. Hooker

Chemical is known to most Americans for the life-threatening

chemical wastes found at Love Canal.

Studies by the National Academy of Science show that United

States industries such as Hooker Chemical pump 100,000 tons of

fluorides into the atmosphere each year; they pipe another 500,000

tons of fluorides into the nations water supply each year (this is in

addition to the amount of fluorides used in “treating” our drinking

water). This scientific report further analyzes the effects of these

fluorides on the human system. Its most dangerous effect is that it

slows down the vitally important DNA repair enzyme activity of the

immune system. Fluorides have this effect even in concentrations as

low as one part per million, the standard dosage which the U.S.

Public Health Service set for our drinking water.

Hyperthyroidism and Skeletal Fluorosis from overexposure to fluoride.

At this concentration, fluorides are shown to cause serious

chromosomal damage. The one part per million recommended by our

conscientious public servants has also been shown in laboratory

experiments to transform normal cells into cancer cells. American

Academy of Science studies in 1963 showed that these “low” levels

of fluorides resulted in a marked increase in melanotic tumors, from

12% to 100% in experimental laboratory animals. It also caused

interference with the body’s production of important

neurotransmitters, and lowered their level in the brain. These

neurotransmitters have the vital function of protecting against

seizures, thus opening the possibility of major increases in strokes

and brain damage because of the fluorides in water. Lesser effects of

fluorides which have been noted in laboratory tests are sudden mood

changes, severe headaches, nausea, hallucinations, irregular

breathing, night twitching, damage to fetuses, and various forms of

cancer.

Government objections to these laboratory findings were raised

by the quintessential bureaucrat, Dr. Frank J. Rauscher, the director

of the National Cancer Institute, when he claimed that “Scientists

within and without the National Cancer Program have found again

that the fluoridation of drinking water does not contribute to a

cancer burden for people.” This claim, for which he offered no

scientific verification, was sharply contested by a longtime scholar

of the fluoridation controversy, Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, Dean Burk

and other scientists. In his authoritative work, “Fluoride: The Aging

Factor,” which has never been refuted by any scientific study, Dr.

Yiamouyiannis finds that from thirty thousand to fifty thousand

deaths a year are directly traceable to fluoridation, from ten to

twenty thousand of these deaths being from fluoride induced

cancers.

Although some communities have since revoked their

agreements to allow fluoridation of their public drinking water

supplies, the national campaign continues unabated. No government

official has ever admitted that there might be dangers associated

with the Ewing bribe which resulted in the fluoridation of the

nation’s drinking water.

West Germany banned fluoridation November 18, 1971, which was

surprising because this is a militarily occupied nation, which is run

by the top secret German Marshall Fund and the John J. McCloy

Foundation. Apparently they could no longer silence the German scientists

who have proved that fluoridation is a deadly threat to the population.

Sweden followed West Germany in banning fluoridation, and the Netherlands

officially banned it on June 22, 1973, by order of their highest court.

It is of some interest to contemplate the process by which the

government bureaucrats arrived at the recommended dosage for

fluoridating public drinking water, that is, one part per million.

Extensive studies must have been made, deliberations gone over by

distinguished scientists over a period of years, before it was finally

determined that this was the correct dosage. In fact, no such studies

were ever made. Apparently the figure of one part per million was

selected arbitrarily. It was known that ten parts per million was

much too strong; after several years of using the one part per million

dosage, government bureaucrats realized that they had made a

terrible mistake. The dosage was at least twice as strong as it should

have been.

The death rates among elderly people from kidney and

heart disease began to rise steadily in the first cities to begin

fluoridating their water. One critic believes this was a deliberate

decision, the “final solution” to the problem of Social Security

payments.

When scientists found that one part per million dosage of

fluoridation transforms normal cells into cancerous cells, the

fluoridation program should have been halted immediately. The

government agencies realized that if they did so, they would open

the door for thousands of lawsuits against the government.

Therefore, the stealthy poisoning of our older generation continues.

Oscar Ewing himself, when he was given several dosages to choose

from, from a high of ten parts per million to a low of .5 parts per

million, thought he was being safe in selecting a dosage in the lower

range. It turned out that he was wrong. The Medical Monopoly,

perhaps because it is profiting from the steady increase in deaths

among the elderly from drinking fluoridated water, refuses to yield

on this question.

Fluoridation remains one of the Four Holy Waters of the

Church of Modem Medicine.

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Ewing and his minions were also aware of Soviet studies

showing that fluorides were extremely important in introducing a

docile, sheep-like obedience in the general population. It was well

known that for years, breeders of purebred bulls had used doses of

fluorides to calm their more intractable bulls, making them much

safer to handle. The Soviet Union maintained its concentration

camps since 1940 by administering increasing dosages of fluorides

to the prison population in its vast empire, the Gulag Archipelago,

the largest network of concentration camps in the world, and the

envy of every bureaucrat in Washington.

American totalitarian, alike in every way to their Soviet counterparts,

also want all dissension stifled, all resistance ended, and a slave population

which pays ever increasing amounts of taxes while having no voice in their

own government.

The fluoridation campaign has been an important step towards this goal.

It may yet prove to have been the crucial step in the complete

Sovietization of America. We know that during recent years,

the American people have been afflicted with a strange

passivity, ignoring each new outrage inflicted upon them by the

ravenous federal agents who descend upon their private property in

hordes, brandishing automatic weapons which they have no need of

using, herding the frightened victims into pens, and degrading them

in a manner which no American ever thought to see.

This passivity and unwillingness to challenge any authority is merely

the first achievement of the fluoridation campaign. This is its initial effect

upon the central nervous system.

Unfortunately, the further deadly effects upon the kidneys, the cumulative

effect on the heart and other organs, as well as the widespread

development of new and fast spreading cancer, is yet to come.

To hasten this cherished objective, not only are American children

being given fluoridated water; they also are told to brush their teeth

at least three times a day with heavily fluoridated toothpaste,

which contains seven per cent of sodium fluoride.

Studies show that children habitually ingest about ten per cent

of this solution during each brushing, giving them a

daily dose of 30% of the seven per cent solution in the toothpaste.

No doubt this will hasten the Soviet objective. To combat this

outrage, one entrepreneur plans to soon market a non-fluoridated

toothpaste, which will be called Morgan’s Guaranty Toothpaste ~

“You Can Trust Our Guaranty That This Toothpaste Contains No

Harmful Fluorides.”

The source of much of this substance is the Aluminum

Company of America, a five billion dollar a year enterprise. Its

present chairman is Charles W. Parry, a director of the supposedly

“right wing” think tank, American Enterprise Institute, of which

Jeane Kirkpatrick is the most highly touted member, and principal

ornament. The former chairman and still director, of ALCOA,

William H. Krome George, is an active director of the well publicized

United States USSR Trade and Economic Council, which

is intended to rescue the Soviet Union from economic oblivion.

George is also a director of a number of leading defense companies

such as TRW, Todd Shipyards, International Paper, and the Norfolk

and Southern Railway. ALCOA’s president is William B. Renner,

who is a director of the Shell Oil Company, a firm now controlled

by the Rothschild interests. Other directors of ALCOA are William

  1. Cook, chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad, the base of the

Harriman fortune; Alan Greenspan, now chairman of the Federal

Reserve Board of Governors, whose action in raising the interest

rate a few days after he took office precipitated Black Monday, the

worst stock market crash in American history.

Greenspan’s name is not familiar to most Americans, although it should be;

he was the chairman of a Special Commission on Social Security, which

finagled a horrendous increase in the amount of withholding tax on

every working American. Greenspan was able to do this because he

was a highly paid Wall Street “consultant,” meaning that he could

juggle figures to come up with whatever result the Rockefeller

Monopoly desired. He conducted a specious campaign to persuade

the American people that the Social Security program was bankrupt,

when in fact it had reserve funds of $22 billion, plus $25 billion

which Congress had borrowed directly from the system, and which

was a collectible asset. Greenspan also based his demand for a huge

increase in the withholding tax, which was nothing but a tax, on a

projected 9.6% increase in the inflation rate, when in fact it was

only a 3.5% increase.

The alarmed public, frightened by President Reagan’s absurd claims

that the principal beneficiaries of the Social Security System were

the idle rich, was hoodwinked into dropping its objections to the

increase in tax. However, actual figures on hand at that time

showed that only 3% of the elderly had incomes above

$50,000 a year, which in itself was hardly a princely sum in these

days of inflation, an inflation which itself was largely created by the

government’s fiscal policies. Greenspan was the star of the great

Social Security “crisis” of 1983, shrewdly capitalizing on the

propaganda barrage that the Social Security System was rapidly

going broke.

His first finding was that Social Security funds would be in the red

from $150 to $200 billion by 1990; at the same time, he was telling

his high-paying corporate clients it would be only one-third of that sum.

The final increase was what he had told his clients.

He also “forecast” that the consumer price index would rise

to 9.2% by 1985; at the same time, he was informing his corporate

clients it would be only one-third of that figure. The actual increase

was 3.6%. This performance earned Greenspan a prestigious

position as partner of J. P. Morgan Company. He is now chairman

of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The New Republic

defined the function of this body on January 25, 1988 stating

plainly, “The Federal Reserve Board protects the interests of the

rich.”

No one has yet challenged that statement. Greenspan is also a

director of the giant media conglomerate, Capital Cities ABC

Network, as well as being a trustee of the reputedly right wing think

tank, Hoover Institution, which furnished the powerhouse behind

the “Reagan Revolution,” and which is dominated by the Trotskyite

League for Industrial Democracy, a Rockefeller funded agitprop

group. The vice chairman of ALCOA is Forrest Shumway, who is

also a director of Transamerica, Ampex Corporation, Garrett

Corporation, Mack Trucks, The Wickes Companies, Gold West

Broadcasters, United California Bank, and Natomas, Inc.; a heady

mix of banking interests, heavy industry, and media holdings, which

is typical of the monopolists today; they have found the best modus

operandi is to control the media, banking and defense industries in a

giant combine.

Other directors of ALCOA are Paul H. O’Neill, who

is a member of the influential Board of Visitors at Harvard

University, president of International Paper, and director of the

National Westminister Bank, one of England’s “Big Five.” O’Neill

was Chief of Human Resources for the U.S. Government from

1971-77; Paul H. Miller, senior adviser to the prestigious First

Boston Investment Group, director of Celanese Corporation,

Cummins Engine, Congoleum Corporation, Seamans Bank for

Savings, New York, and Ogilvy & Mather, Inc., one of the nation’s

leading advertising firms.

Franklin H. Thomas, the token black who was U.S. Attorney

for New York, and then was named head of the Ford Foundation;

he is also a director of Citicorp, Citibank, Allied

Stores and Cummins Engine; Sir Arvi Parbo, an Australian tycoon

who is chairman of the Western Mining Company; he is also

director of Zurich Insurance, the second largest firm in Switzerland,

Munich Reinsurance, and Chase Manhattan Bank; Nathan Pearson,

who for many years has been the financial guardian of the Mellon

family, handling their major investments; John P. Diesel, president

of the giant conglomerate Tenneco; he is also a director of US ~

USSR Trade & Economic Council with Armand Hammer, and

director of First City Bancorp, one of the three Rothschild banks in

the United States; John D. Harper, director of Paribas New York,

Metropolitan Life and chairman of Coke Enterprises and other fuel

companies; John A. Mayer, director of H. J. Heinz Company, the

Mellon Bank and Norfolk and Western Railway—his son, John, Jr.,

is general manager of the Morgan Stanley bankers in England, and

vice president of Morgan Guaranty International.

Thus we see that the origin of the sodium fluoride controversy

stems from close allies of the Chase Manhattan Banks and other

Rockefeller interests.

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The operation of the aluminum trust has given rise to a new

epidemic in the United States. Two and one half million Americans

are currently afflicted with a strange, incurable disease called

Alzheimer’s disease. Its victims now require more than $50 billion

worth of medical care each year, and the prognosis always grows

darker, due to the progressive nature of this illness. It strikes the

neurotransmitters of the brain, which, as has already been noted, are

adversely affected by fluoride; however, the principal agent seems

to be the accumulation of aluminum deposits on the principal nerves

of the brain.

About 70% of the costs of this illness is borne by the families

of the afflicted, because most Medicare and private health

insurance programs refuse to pay it. The Medical Monopoly has

been frantically trying to find some other agent in this disease,

spending millions to study such factors as genetic predisposition,

slow virus, environmental toxins, and immunologic changes, despite

the fact that its origins have been traced to the large amounts of

aluminum which most Americans began ingesting with their food

since the 1920s. Alzheimers is now causing more than 100,000

deaths annually, and is the fourth leading cause of adult death in the

United States, yet, significantly, there has been no national

foundation such as the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis

Foundation to investigate its causes, because the Medical Monopoly

already knows the answer.

Alzheimer’s growing incidence was at first dismissed as

“growing old”; later it was diagnosed as “premature senility” (it

often strikes in the mid fifties). These were the men and women who

had grown up in America during the 1920s, a period when the

traditional cast iron and earthenware cooking vessels were almost

universally replaced by the more modern, and seemingly more

convenient, aluminum cookware. The present writer’s parents both

grew up on farms in rural areas of Virginia. Their food, almost

entirely home grown, was prepared in iron pots over wood-fuelled

cookstoves. Those Americans born after 1920 had their food

prepared in aluminum pots, which were usually heated over gas

flames, later electric. This writer’s mother often remarked that food

cooked over gas flame never tasted like food cooked over wood

fires. The reason is that the combustion of poisonous fuel inevitably

releases some toxins into the air, and into the food. Electric heat is

also said to materially affect food, because of the electric vibrations

given off by the heat.

By the 1930s, American housewives had learned that it was

potentially dangerous to leave many foods in aluminum pots for

more than a few minutes. Greens, tomatoes, and other vegetables,

were known to discolor and became poisonous in a short time.

Tomatoes could actually pit and corrode the interior of the

aluminum pots in a short time; many foods turned the pots black.

Strangely enough, no one took these obvious warning signs as an

indication that cooking food in aluminum pots even for a few

minutes might produce unfortunate results. It is now known that

cooking any food in an aluminum pot, particularly with fluoridated

water, quickly forms a highly poisonous compound. Dr. McGuigan’s

testimony in a famous court hearing on aluminum effects, the Royal

Baking Powder case, revealed that extensive research had shown

that boiling water in aluminum pots produced hydro-oxide poisons;

boiling vegetables in aluminum also produced a hydro-oxide poison;

boiling an egg in aluminum produced a phosphate poison; boiling

meat in an aluminum pot produced a chloride poison. Any food

cooked in aluminum containers would neutralize the digestive

juices, produce acidosis, and ulcers. Perhaps the use of aluminum

pots produced the widespread indigestion in America, which then

necessitated the ingesting of large amounts of antacids containing

even more aluminum!

After consuming food cooked in aluminum pots over a period

from twenty to forty years, many Americans began to experience

serious memory loss; their mental capacities then deteriorated

rapidly, until they were totally unable to fend for themselves or to

recognize their spouses of many years. It was then found that

concentrations of aluminum in certain areas of the brain had caused

permanent deterioration of brain cells and nerve connections; the

damage was not only incurable; it was also progressive and not

responsive to any known treatment. This epidemic was soon known

as Alzheimer’s disease. Seven per cent of all Americans over 65

have now been diagnosed as having this disease. Many others have

not been diagnosed; they are simply dismissed as senile, incompetent

or mentally ill.

Dr. Michael Weiner and other physicians have found that the

epidemic has been caused, not only by the aluminum cookware, but

by the daily increasing ingestion of aluminum from many products

in common household usage. The insatiable marketers of aluminum

have annually expanded its use in many products, whose consumers

have no idea that they are ingesting any type of aluminum. Women’s

douches now contain solutions of aluminum, which introduces it

directly into the system. The most widely used painkillers such as

buffered aspirin contain impressive quantities of aluminum;

Ascriptin A/D (Rorer) has 44 mg. of aluminum per tablet; Cama

(Dorsey) has 44 mg. of aluminum per tablet.

However, the largest single source of aluminum occurs with

the daily ingestion of widely prescribed and nonprescription

antacid products for stomach upsets.

Amphojel (Wyeth) has 174 mg per dose of aluminum hydroxide;

Alternagel (Stuart) has 174 mg of aluminum hydroxide per dose;

Delcid (Merrel National) 174 mg aluminum per dose; Estomil-M

(Riker) 265 mg of aluminum per dose; Mylanta II (Stuart) 116 mg

aluminum per dose. A study of current victims of Alzheimer’s

would probably find that most of them, on their physicians’ advice,

had been ingesting large amounts of these antacids daily for years.

Nonprescription anti-diarrheal drugs also contain significant

amounts of aluminum; Essilad (Central) has 370 mg of aluminum

salts per ml; Kaopectate Concentrate (Upjohn) has 290 mg

aluminum per ml.

Aluminum ammonium sulfate is widely used as a buffer and

neutralizing agent by manufacturers of cereals and baking powder.

Aluminum Potassium Sulfate, known as aluminum flour or

aluminum meal, is widely used in baking powder and clarifying

sugar.

The annual use of sodium aluminum phosphate has now

reached the amount of 19 million kilograms per year; it is used in

large amounts in cake mixes, frozen dough, self-rising flour, and

processed foods, in an average amount per product of from three to

three and one-half per cent. Some 300,000 kg. of sodium aluminum

sulfates are used in household baking powders each year, averaging

from twenty-one to twenty-six per cent of the bulk of these

products.

Aluminum wrap is now everywhere; toothpaste is packaged in

tubes lined with aluminum; there are aluminum seals on many food

and drink products; and soft drinks everywhere are now packaged in

aluminum cans. While the amount of aluminum ingested on any

given day from all of these sources may be infinitesimal, the parade

of products coated with or mixed with aluminum available on a

daily basis is frightening. Its effects are the equivalent to that of a

slow virus, as the metal accumulates at vital points in the system,

particularly in the human brain. Thus the number of Alzheimer’s

victims is probably outnumbered by the number of potential victims,

who will later be afflicted with its terrible symptoms.

 

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