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1) One goal is to establish reliable and easily obtainable biomarkers for fluoride poisoning. This development, along with connecting with people who are so afflicted, will provide invaluable evidence for legal cases that will inevitably result. In fact, many cases are already waiting in the wings for more of this type of evidence to surface. Most importantly, people who have fluoride-related illnesses will finally be acknowledged, others will be identified, and, hopefully, all will ultimately be offered effective treatment.
2) Other aspects of fluoride toxicity research, such as measuring fluoride accumulation in bone and other tissues, will be helpful in determining long-term effects of water fluoridation. We envision our research department growing as needed; as more answers are found, undoubtedly more questions will emerge.
3) We have already instituted an e-mail list serve called the FTRC Members’ Exchange, through which professional Collaborative members can exchange their theoretical ideas related to fluoride poisoning, as well as share real-life case studies, questions, or other pertinent ideas. Members have already shared some extremely interesting and informative ideas. No other online vehicle exists for professionals to brainstorm ideas related to fluoride poisoning.
4) Currently, we are compiling referral lists of medical and other professionals, as well as laboratories around the country who will be able to help meet some of the needs of fluoride-poisoned individuals in their geographic areas. One important planned component of this program would be a much-needed Fluoride Poisoning Hotline.
5) To address the dearth of instruction and teaching tools on fluoride toxicology, Second Look has already completed the initial stages for the production of a unique PowerPoint presentation with a program that can be used to train medical personnel who can, in turn train others. We have created unique slides that Dr. Mullenix is now using in her presentations, and expect to complete the full program as we develop further resources to help with time and funding constraints.
6) Second Look/FTRC will help sponsor and/or commission relevant publications concerning fluoride toxicity. One such article, by Dr. Mullenix, has already been published by a leading peer-reviewed environmental health journal, and another paper, by both Dr. Mullenix and Dr. Limeback, is in development.
7) Fluoride Poisoning Bibliography: FTRC WebCenter offers a special bibliographic section devoted only to peer-reviewed medical and science journal articles and other publications on the subject of fluoride poisoning. We will post abstracts and post or link to full papers whenever we have permission to do so. This listing will be a companion to SLweb’s huge Bibliography.
8) The FTRC WebCenter also features a News & Events section, with current news, announcements, and other non-scientific articles related to fluoride poisoning.
9) FTRC WebCenter offers another special feature with its Personal Stories section. These first-person accounts are by people who have been dealing with fluoride poisoning, either their own or in those close to them. Some of these stories may have been previously published, but all those we post will always be carefully selected for their veracity, educational usefulness, and compelling interest level.
10) Our Index of Fluorinated Pharmaceuticals is an ongoing project listing fluorinated pharmaceuticals, by category and by commercial name, for user-friendly access. And, with a click on each drug listed, any researcher will be able to read a detailed summary of the relevant pharmacological data, including its metabolic fate, which will give an indication of its relative toxicity. (This project is in its beginning stages and thus does not currently have all planned features or a full listing of drugs.)
11) Last, but not least, is our upcoming book on fluoride poisoning, written primarily for physicians and other health care providers. The Fluoride Illness Handbook: A Guide to Identification and Treatment is meant to help health professionals recognize fluoride poisoning symptoms, and suggest ways for them to treat the condition. We expect that our book will help to dramatically change the landscape in terms of acceptance and understanding of fluoride’s extremely toxic effects.
We are currently raising funds in order to get these unique FTRC programs fully launched as soon as possible. In this current economic climate, Second Look/FTRC is dependent upon donations from individuals. Please consider donating generously to this non-profit organization! All donations are tax-deductible for US Citizens. Checks should be made payable to: Second Look (please see the Support SL page on this website for our mailing address). Quick and secure online donations, including anonymous donations, can be made right now at: