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Source: Paterson News: December 10, 1976
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by Rosalie Longo


Adding fluoride to water may not he the best thing after all, according to Researcher Albert Schatz of Fair Lawn.

Just recently, Dr. Schatz found that fluoridation of drinking water in Chile increased infant mortality and the overall death rate of the total population. His report has attracted world-wide interest because other countries, which have been adding fluoride to their drinking water, may also unknowingly have increased the death rates in certain susceptible segments of their populations.

Internationally known for his scientific research, Dr. Schatz was recently awarded the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France in recognition of his outstanding contributions to humanity. It is the highest distinction in France for meritorious service.

Co-discoverer of the antibiotic streptomycin, Dr. Schatz was decorated by Alexander Bayait at a formal ceremony in Maison de la Chemie in Paris, where he served as a member of the Comite d'Honneur of the 21st Congress of Naturopathy.

The Passaic High School graduate, former professor at the University of Chile Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, holds honorary degrees and titles from five universities, two of which have named him Doctor Honoris Causa

In 1965, the University of Chile named him a "Most Distinguished Professor" because of his important scientific contributions in that country. When the present military dictatorship overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende and installed a general as rector of the University of Chile, Dr. Schatz resigned from that institution as a protest against the violation of human rights in Chile.