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UK Against Fluoridation

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Oberon review - Australia - Letter | Truth will prevail on fluoride and its use

THEY say the first victim in war is the truth. Is this a war? It’s certainly a war of words, and a war for the truth. When I first realised that everything I’d heard and seen about fluoride from the government, dentists and television wasn’t entirely kosher it was 2014, and I’d been living in this little town of ours for about four years. Although I’ve lived many places, Oberon was the first place I’d landed where I felt a strong sense of community.  
What got me out of my chair about fluoride in 2014 (the last time it reared its scaly head) was that deep sense of community among the people standing against it. They were and still are a very sincere and well-focused group of concerned local people who have spent an inordinate amount of time researching and understanding as much of the information available about sodium fluoride as they can. Their company and encouragement in the last four years has been deeply inspiring and helped me see the truth about many big issues we all collectively face in this troubled world of ours. Sodium fluoride and its uses are but one. Getting this type of fluoride (unnatural) exposed and revealed for all to see how dangerous it is to human health and, more importantly, how much we’re consuming already, is the challenge ahead and together it can be done.  
Out of convenience and profit, fluoride has penetrated our industrial, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors over the last 60 years via slick marketing and good engineering. It happens to be very useful in medicine, machinery, cookware, lighting, food, beverages and welding rods, to name a few. Of course, the dental industry’s credibility and profits are under major threat from any change in the mass perception of fluoride as ‘safe, effective and equitable’, and the industry is fighting to keep its market share, jobs and businesses from losing face. Thousands of their professional colleagues around the world have spoken out, and continue to do so, against fluoridation. Many dentists in NSW have left fluoride behind and run thriving businesses; toothpaste and dental product manufacturers are producing more fluoride-free products. Time to let it end and move toward a better world, cleansed of toxic industrial waste. Truth always prevails. 

Chris Freeman

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Australia - Letter | Lawn and vegies will get a good dose of fluoride

I WANT to alert the people of Oberon that the policy of water fluoridation makes no sense.  
I received water usage information for the town in the 2017 calendar year from the general manager.  The town used 607 megalitres of water in 2017.  
If fluoridation were to be implemented, it would mean between 607 and 910 kilograms of sodium fluoride would be added to our environment every year.
Over a 10-year period, with the population growing, that would be at the very least six tonnes to up to or in excess of 10 tonnes of sodium fluoride. It would be environmentally detrimental to fluoridate the water supply as the majority of the water treated is not drunk by anyone. If I pitched this concept to the Shark Tank, they’d fall about themselves laughing at the idea.  
New Zealand has just confirmed that the practice of fluoridation is mass medication. But I still contend how is it an effective way of treating teeth when only 0.34 per cent of water now is actually being consumed by anyone?  
It is actually even less due to people drinking bottled water and other sources, like tank water, etc. It is a method of mass medication that makes sure your lawn and vegies get a good dose of fluoride, and your pets too. What are you going to do if your pet gets sick because of the fluoride in the water?
So where does all that other water go, the 99.66 per cent? It goes on our lawns and gardens and back into the Fish River.  
The sewage treatment process does not take the fluoride out. It’s not designed to and it would be cost-prohibitive in any event. If you live downstream of the town, wouldn’t you want to know what effect fluoridation would have? This has not been addressed by council, but it should be.
This policy makes no environment sense. This policy makes no common sense. Yet another two reasons I am opposed to water fluoridation.

Veronika Cvitanovic

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Fluoridation is a violation of section 11 of the Bill of Rights. However, a majority also ruled that it was "justifiable" to put a dental medication they admit works on the outside of the tooth surface, not from incorporation into the tooth enamel, into the public water supply from every man, woman, child, pregnant women, sick child, cancer patient etc to take everyday of their lives without monitoring the effects. Well that makes a lot of sense NOT! https://fluoridefree.org.nz/fluoridation-is-compulsory-medical-treatment-nz-supreme-court-rules-june-2018/

The Girl Against Fluoride

Your body is 70 % water. It goes without saying that the quality of your water matters. After actively campaigning for years as The Girl Against Fluoride, I realised that the biggest obstacle to change is awareness.
So many people have written to me saying what can we do. As Socrates says "The secret to change is focusing all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on creating the new. Change begins with us and what we do personally. The best thing you can do is to install a filter that removes fluoride and purifies chlorine and heavy metals present in drinking water. When you have a filter, educate your family and friends about why you have a filter. Tell politicians when you get the opportunity. Keep raising awareness and rippling that outwards into our collective consciousness.
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Friday, July 13, 2018

NZHerald - Letters

Dental data

Ken Perrott (Letters, June 20) states Pasifika children are concentrated in fluoridated areas and yet still have notably poorer dental health.

It is invalid to correct data for differences in ethnicity, as fluoride may increase dental risks, and the real reasons for decay are still not being properly addressed.

These include: poor nutrition and brushing habits, sugar-laden diets, baby bottle rot caused by sugary drinks drunk from sipper cups or bottles (rotting top teeth) and, ironically, over-fluoridation, which causes fluorosis and other negative health effects.

"Fluoride exposure has a complex relationship in relation to dental caries and may increase caries risk in malnourished children due to calcium depletion and enamel hypoplasia, while offering modest caries prevention in otherwise well-nourished children." (Peckham and Awofeso, 2014).



LUCY McDOUGALL

Whanganui

Thursday, July 12, 2018

'Nasty & devious’ anti-vaccination billboard sparks outrage in Australia




A new anti-vaccination billboard in Perth has sparked outrage amongst Australian doctors and caused a dispute to flare on social media. The ad poses the controversial question “Do you know what’s in a vaccine?” 



The billboard was met with fierce criticism from Australian doctors and the authorities, which vowed to pull it down, as social media users argued about whether this could violate freedom of speech. Placed on a street corner, the billboard provided a link to an American anti-vaccination group called ‘Learn The Risk.’ It defines its mission as one of raising people’s awareness of “the dangers of pharmaceutical products, including vaccines.” 

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However, the message wasn’t received so well by the Australian Medical Association. As soon as the billboard was spotted, the Association insisted on having it pulled down by the local authorities. Their outrage was reinforced by Health Minister Roger Cook, who in turn branded the billboard “nasty and devious” and warned that its “misleading” nature could seriously endanger people’s lives. Cook vowed to pull all the necessary strings to have it removed as soon as possible and said he was considering toughening laws to fight against this sort of “misinformation.” 

Some on social media staunchly defended the government’s position, blaming the billboard for promoting falsehoods and feeding the conspiracy theory that vaccinations posed massive dangers to children’s health. They also suggested that the billboard was offensive to anyone with a medical background.' 


Fluoride Destroys Your Health in Obvious (And Stealthy) Ways

Few people realize just how far-reaching the effects of long-term exposure to fluoride can be. 

Dental fluorosis may be the most obvious manifestation of fluoride damage as it discolors and pits people’s teeth, but much of the other harm it causes is not as easy to see and is often blamed on something else. Here’s a look at a few of the ways in which fluoride destroys your health.

Cognitive and IQ problems

Many people feel fluoridated water is a big reason for the general “dumbing down” of society we’ve seen in recent years. It makes sense when you consider that fluoride is a neurotoxin and 50 human studies have linked exposure to it with lower intelligence.


It affects people of all ages, with fetal brain development also suffering from fluoride exposure. One study from Harvard Medical School linked elevated levels of fluoride to lowered IQs in children. Other studies have found that it can cause memory impairments and even brain damage.

Higher risk of heart disease

Because so much fluoride accumulates in the aorta, your heart can be affected by it significantly. Fluoride leads to oxidative stress and an inflammatory response, spurring atherosclerosis and heart damage.

In addition, fluoride in ground water has been linked to high blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

Male infertility

One of the less obvious effects of fluoride exposure is male infertility. Lots of people fail to connect their troubles conceiving to the chemical, even though more than 60 studies have shown that it can impact male reproduction by reducing the quantity and motility of sperm as well as testosterone levels.

If you need further proof, consider the fact that American communities where the drinking water contains more than 3 ppm of fluoride had lower fertility rates than those areas with lower levels of fluoride in a study, even though the amount in question was within the limits of what the EPA considers “safe.”

Weaker bones and skeletal fluorosis

Here’s another reason to avoid fluoride: It’s been found in studies to weaken bones. Some studies have found that areas with 4 mg per liter of fluoride in the drinking water have higher rates of fractures and lower cortical bone density. Animal studies have also found bone strength reductions at the hands of exposure to fluoride.

In addition, long-term exposure to fluoride has been found to cause skeletal fluorosis, which can lead to serious bone distortions and a “hunchback.” This is often misdiagnosed because it can look like other joint and bone diseases, like osteoarthritis.

Cell DNA damage and cancer

Fluoride causes genetic damage that can contribute to cancer. It’s been linked to lung and bladder cancers in particular, and some experts believe it can increase the risk of malignancies.

In one study, boys who were exposed to fluoridated water as children were found to have a significantly higher chance of developing bone cancer as adolescents.

Endocrine disruption

Fluoride can impact your endocrine function, inhibiting the secretion of insulin, T3, T4 and other hormones. It also impacts melatonin, which is responsible for regulating your sleep and wake cycle.

Gastrointestinal issues

Ingesting even small amounts of fluoride can cause stomach lining damage and vomiting in some people. Poison Control Centers get thousands of calls each year about excessive fluoride ingestion by children in the form of toothpaste, which can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Fluoride can damage your health in many different ways. If you have fluoride in your water or your toothpaste, it’s time to start making some changes if you want to preserve your health.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Will's letter Irish News

Fluoridation is old technology
I read the article ‘Ask your dentist:  It’s time we added fluoride to drinking water in Northern Ireland.’ (July 4).
The biggest fall in tooth decay is in non-fluoridated Scandinavia. Medication should be prescribed individually, not given to whole communities with no control over dosage received.  The chemical used in water fluoridation is fluorosilicic acid. It’s contaminated with arsenic, mercury and lead etc. It isn’t pharmaceutical grade – unlike that used in toothpaste. Leading paediatrician, Philip J Landrigan, and Professor Philippe Grandjean at Harvard School of Public Health, reported in The Lancet medical journal that after looking at 27 studies, they’ve classified fluoride as a “developmental neurotoxin” (nerve poison) which can harm children’s IQ. Scotland has greatly cut tooth decay with its ‘ChildSmile’ scheme where young children clean their teeth properly each day in school. Simple, effective, safe and cheap. Fluoridation is old technology, as only 1 per cent of tap water is drunk – most of the water supply is used for washing and by industry, so is mainly public money down the drain.   
A WILLS
Ruislip, Middlesex

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Here’s how fluoride destroys your health in obvious, and not so obvious, ways

Image: Here’s how fluoride destroys your health in obvious, and not so obvious, ways(Natural News) Few people realize just how far-reaching the effects of long-term exposure to fluoride can be. Dental fluorosis may be the most obvious manifestation of fluoride damage as it discolors and pits people’s teeth, but much of the other harm it causes is not as easy to see and is often blamed on something else. Here’s a look at a few of the ways in which fluoride destroys your health.
Cognitive and IQ problems
Many people feel fluoridated water is a big reason for the general “dumbing down” of society we’ve seen in recent years. It makes sense when you consider that fluoride is a neurotoxin and 50 human studies have linked exposure to it with lower intelligence.
It affects people of all ages, with fetal brain development also suffering from fluoride exposure. One study from Harvard Medical School linked elevated levels of fluoride to lowered IQs in children. Other studies have found that it can cause memory impairments and even brain damage.
Higher risk of heart disease
Because so much fluoride accumulates in the aorta, your heart can be affected by it significantly. Fluoride leads to oxidative stress and an inflammatory response, spurring atherosclerosis and heart damage. In addition, fluoride in ground water has been linked to high blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
Male infertility
One of the less obvious effects of fluoride exposure is male infertility. Lots of people fail to connect their troubles conceiving to the chemical, even though more than 60 studies have shown that it can impact male reproduction by reducing the quantity and motility of sperm as well as testosterone levels.

If you need further proof, consider the fact that American communities where the drinking water contains more than 3 ppm of fluoride had lower fertility rates than those areas with lower levels of fluoride in a study, even though the amount in question was within the limits of what the EPA considers “safe.”
Weaker bones and skeletal fluorosis
Here’s another reason to avoid fluoride: It’s been found in studies to weaken bones. Some studies have found that areas with 4 mg per liter of fluoride in the drinking water have higher rates of fractures and lower cortical bone density. Animal studies have also found bone strength reductions at the hands of exposure to fluoride.
In addition, long-term exposure to fluoride has been found to cause skeletal fluorosis, which can lead to serious bone distortions and a “hunchback.” This is often misdiagnosed because it can look like other joint and bone diseases, like osteoarthritis.
Cell DNA damage and cancer
Fluoride causes genetic damage that can contribute to cancer. It’s been linked to lung and bladder cancers in particular, and some experts believe it can increase the risk of malignancies. In one study, boys who were exposed to fluoridated water as children were found to have a significantly higher chance of developing bone cancer as adolescents.
Endocrine disruption
Fluoride can impact your endocrine function, inhibiting the secretion of insulin, T3, T4 and other hormones. It also impacts melatonin, which is responsible for regulating your sleep and wake cycle.
Gastrointestinal issues
Ingesting even small amounts of fluoride can cause stomach lining damage and vomiting in some people. Poison Control Centers get thousands of calls each year about excessive fluoride ingestion by children in the form of toothpaste, which can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Fluoride can damage your health in many different ways. If you have fluoride in your water or your toothpaste, it’s time to start making some changes if you want to preserve your health. Read Fluoride.news to stay fully informed.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Mummy knows best

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Sandra is still pushing fluoride after her failure to fluoridate Southampton when working for the abolished SHA. I wonder if they were all given a redundancy package? There is a film of Sandra on HAF (below) talking about how even her mug of tea has more fluoride in it than the proposed fluoridation. Proving you can't control the dose and ignoring that it is calcium fluoride in the tea. Does she believe that fluorosis only affects teeth! It was a sham they had made up their mind but we still beat them. No doubt they will come back and try again.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Saturday, July 07, 2018



Fluoride is forced medication as the government claims it is to help poor children with cavities. Meanwhile, it’s just toxic waste that aluminium companies make deals with the state to dump in the water to their profit. People need hazmat suits to deal with fluoride.
In reality it doesn’t actually help stop cavities according to countless studies done over the past 100 years throughout the world.
Even if you spend hundreds of dollars on a fluoride filter which only take 95% of fluoride out of the water, you still end up contaminated with fluoride from taking a shower or bath.
Considering it’s the combination of government and corporation as well as forced medication, it’s literal fascism.
In 2013 WAM put forward a cease and desist against the City of Winnipeg regarding the fluoridation of the tap water. The city laughed it off. The media laughed us off and mocked us saying we had no evidence despite giving them vast amounts of studies and scientific papers.
Well the media isn’t laughing anymore as most mainstream media outlets this past week have been forced to admit fluoride hurts the development of children’s brains. It significantly reduces IQ in children. This is according to studies done by Harvard, University of Toronto and McGill.
The study’s lead investigator, Dr. Howard Hu says that this study appears to prove that there are significant health risks in lower doses of fluoridation.
Interestingly, government tends to claim official parts per million in the water supply by using the lowest measurement they can find.
This study is yet another important example of the dangers of fluoride to add to a long list.

Meanwhile, recently Todd McDougall of Winnipeg Alternative Media and Trevor Adams of Fluoride Free Winnipeg issued a human rights complaint to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission regarding fluoride, only to be written back by the commission claiming it didn’t qualify as a legitimate human rights concern.

Well of course! It is government after all! Let’s be real folks, the government isn’t going to solve the problems of government. We have to educate and stand up as individuals against this poisonous practice!
The government still claims asbestos is safe in the United States despite public knowledge of asbestos being quite different after decades of ailments. Let’s ensure that public demand takes down hydrofluosilicic acid once and for all!

Stay tuned for more from WAM!

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Turmeric Saves Your Brain from Toxic Fluoride Poisoning (Study)

Though many areas of the country are attempting to remove fluoride from municipal water supplies, the American Dental Association (ADA), along with powerful government figures continue to poison masses of people without their consent.
Even if small doses of fluoride were acceptable, which they aren’t, considering the fact that Colgate once admitted in 1984 that a single tube of toothpaste with fluoride in it was toxic enough to kill a small child, how can one argue for water fluoridation?

Fluoride in our water cannot be regulated for dosage, and has no medical oversight, even though the FDA has scheduled it as a ‘drug.’ 

So, while toxic water keeps us distracted and sick, we have to take matters into our own hands. One of the easiest ways, aside from never drinking municipal water that hasn’t been filtered really well, is to increase the intake of turmeric.

The recent study concludes:

“Our study thus demonstrate that daily single dose of 120 ppm F result in highly significant increases in the LPO as well as neurodegenerative changes in neuron cell bodies of selected hippocampal regions. 

“Supplementation with curcumin significantly reduce the toxic effect of F to near normal level by augmenting the antioxidant defense through its scavenging property and provide an evidence of having therapeutic role against oxidative stress mediated neurodegeneration.”

Curcumin does not just exist in turmeric, but it is within the root-like rhizomes that large quantities linger. Aside from the fact that turmeric has been proven to kill cancer cells, shrink cancerous tumors, and even inhibit inflammation in the body, it can also protect the neurodegenerative effects of fluoride intake. 

Curcuma longa is a primary ingredient in turmeric and curry powders which are used as spices in the Middle East, Asia and India. Pure turmeric powder has the highest curcumin concentration, averaging 3.14% by weight.

You can find turmeric in all kinds of delicious Indian dishes like lentil soup, Chicken Tikka, Baigan Ka Bharta, various curries, and mango chutney. 

An Indoensian favorite that is full of curcumins from turmeric is Ayam Goreng Kuning. You can also simply take a turmeric supplement or shave off the roots into your own fresh powder, grating or grinding it with a fine shaver or cheese grater.

In addition to utilizing turmeric for protection against fluoride, research has shown that the tulsi plant (holy basil) is actually capable of removing fluoride from water while supporting the pineal gland.

What’s more, tamarind can also help detox fluoride from the brain. Lastly, try utilizing these 5 tips for detox fluoride treatment.

Demand AARP Take Action

Re: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
When scientific sunshine hits fluoridaiton, proponents go silent.
Another day without response from proponents of fluoridation.
Two questions were asked and proponents fell silent without fully answering.

What do you consider to be the upper limits of fluoride ingestion for infants and children?  (SAFE)  Although Steven responded 10 mg/kg/bw, each new scientific study usually finds harm at ever lower dosages.  10 mg/kg/bw is historical and we now know that dosage is not safe, especially for the unborn and infants.  In the not too distant future, fluoride will be in the same category of lead and arsenic with zero ingested is best.

What dosage of fluoride is required or recommended to prevent dental caries? (EFFECTIVE)  As a dentist with public health training, I am disappointed my professions have promoted fluoride ingestion without knowing how much fluoride is beneficial.  The focus has been on water fluoride instead of tooth fluoride concentrations. 

If the only source of fluoride were water fluoridation, proponents would have a much stronger case. 
If proponents encouraged open discussion, academic freedom and sincere scientific discovery, we could all learn and improve the health of the public.  Instead, proponents work using one side of the evidence, cherry picking the evidence, using endorsements and in the dark, behind the scenes, convincing city councils and water districts to add fluoride.  Once the elected leaders are on board, the proponents railroad policy. 

Portland, Oregon, has been used as an example with one paper's Editor in support of fluoride.  Working behind the scenes and without public input, proponents convinced the city to fuoridate the water.  The short hearings did not permit science to be discussed in depth.  It became an emotions and power struggle rather than a candid evaluation of science and laws.  Fluoridation passed in spite of the tremendous push back.   However, a great deal of money was spent on both sides to go to the public and 2 out of 3 of the public voted no fluoridation. 

Give people the time to contemplate medicating their neighbors and most chose freedom.   It would be wonderful to be able to trust my dental and public health professions on their position of fluoridation, but the evidence has been growing that the fluoridation policy is flawed and rather change, proponents dig in deeper.  HHS recommended lower fluoride concentration, but lowering is not enough.  A complete cessation of fluoridation is required.  Even that will not reduce fluoride intake to safe levels.  But it will give people more freedom to choose.


Bill Osmunson DDS MPH

Friday, July 06, 2018

UK- Letters: 'Water fluoridation is old technology

I READ your article ‘Study proposed over adding fluoride to water supply in Darlington or across Tees Valley’ (Echo, June 28))

The biggest fall in tooth decay is in non-fluoridated Scandinavia.

Scotland has cut tooth decay with its ‘ChildSmile’ scheme where young children clean their teeth each day in school. Medication should be prescribed individually, not given to whole communities with no control over dosage received.

The chemical used in water fluoridation is fluorosilicic acid - toxic waste from phosphate fertiliser factory chimney scrubbers.

It’s contaminated with arsenic, mercury and lead etc. It isn’t pharmaceutical grade - unlike that used in toothpaste.

Fluoridation is old technology, as only one per cent of tap water is drunk - most of it is used for washing and by industry, so it’s mainly public money that is being flushed down the drain.

Ann Wills, Ruislip, Middlesex.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The biggest health challenges facing children in Wales - by one of the country's leading doctors


Dr David Tuthill is the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s (RCPCH) new officer for Wales. Here he highlights the main hurdles he believes need to be tackled to better health for our children.

The NHS turns 70 this summer and since its conception in 1948, it has delivered many great things.
It can create, prolong, enhance and sustain life.
 It has also introduced child health screening and universal vaccination which has dramatically reduced the devastating burden of infectious disease.

We have a health service which supports us in our greatest time of need, any time day or night, and is free at the point of delivery.
It is a service that is the envy of many nations.
 However, new challenges have arisen as children’s lifestyles have become more sedentary, more families live fragmented lives and many individuals are pressurised by digital media.

Thus, despite the advancements in care, it faces several challenges that must be overcome if it is to be "the envy of the world" as its creators hoped.

Obesity is the greatest public health threat facing this country and nationally costs the NHS over £6bn a year to treat.

In Wales, 27% of children are classified as being overweight or obese putting them at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, asthma and sleep problems – conditions that are now taking hold much earlier in life. Unless something is done to reverse this trend, these children are likely to become overweight or obese adults, adding further strain on their health and the NHS.

We know that many factors fuel the obesity crisis including a lack of physical exercise, families and healthcare workers not recognising or acting on overweight children and the hidden sugar and fat content in food.

In the wider environment we are surrounded by junk food and drink advertising, while the infrastructure of our towns and cities is often not conducive to children walking or cycling to school.

The UK Government published Chapter Two of its long-awaited childhood obesity plan this month and as Welsh Government plans to publish its own bespoke plan for Wales, it provides an opportunity to build on some of the strong policies that Westminster champions.

Westminster is to consult on the advertising of junk food before 9pm, mandatory calorie labelling in restaurants and cafés, price promotions on unhealthy foods and supermarket product placement such as confectionery at check-outs.

I would be particularly pleased about the potential for better planning support for local authorities, helping them consider the health and wellbeing of the community in all new developments.

Dental health

Poor quality food and sugary drinks don’t just affect the waistline, they have a terrible impact on children’s teeth too. Excess refined sugar leads to obesity, but it is also one of the leading causes of tooth decay.

Having poor dental health can cause toothache and dental infections as well as affect a child’s ability to sleep, speak and eat. In Wales one in three five-year-olds have tooth decay and while this rate has reduced over recent years it is still the biggest reason why children under five go to hospital for a general anaesthetic.

Welsh Government’s Designed to Smile programme has been making a real difference by giving dental advice, providing toothbrushes and toothpaste, and encouraging families to see a dentist before their child’s first birthday.
It also delivers nursery and school-based toothbrushing and fluoride varnish programmes.
Let’s continue to build on this good work and urge councils to prioritise children’s oral health in their Health and Wellbeing Strategies.

Families can help improve children’s oral health by:
swapping fizzy drinks for water
brushing their child’s teeth twice daily for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste
spitting out excess froth, don’t rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth
ensuring their child visits the dentist by their first birthday
not using baby bottles after your baby’s first birthday

Children in East Anglia have ten times more sugar during the summer

Children in East Anglia have ten times more sugar during the summer Credit: ITV Anglia
Children in East Anglia are consuming up to ten times as much sugar in their daily diet over the summer period. It's more than anywhere else in the country.
Children in East Anglia have ten times more sugar during the summerWith the school holidays round the corner almost 1 in 5 parents in the east admit they allow their child extra sugary treats over the summer break. 3 in 5 also admit that they won't take their child for a dental check-up during that time. 


A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes because of tooth decay. Holidays, shopping for new school shoes and clothes and playdates are all considered to be more important than a quick check up at the dentist.

Check-ups for children are free on the NHS and they should attend as often as their dentist advises. If necessary, children are also entitled to a free fluoride treatment that can help protect their teeth and prevent against decay.

Canada - Essex town council says 'no' to fluoride in drinking water

Coun. Sherry Bondy raised the motion and said it's not the municipality's responsibility.

"There wasn't really much of a debate tonight," said Sherry Bondy, moments after Essex town council voted against putting fluoride back in their drinking water.It was a unanimous vote which differs from the stance of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit — both cite fluoride as a safe and cost-effective measure to prevent oral disease.
"That's not our municipal responsibility to put fluoride in the water. If the province wants to look at it, that's a different game, different talk. But it's not up to us," Bondy said.............

UK - Should fluoride be released into public water supply to help dental decay?

One council is looking into the matter :: Middlesbrough and Hartlepool are mentioned in the discussions
Battle lines have been drawn over the possible introduction of fluoride to the public water supply, with campaigners claiming to do so would violate human rights and “poison” residents.

As Darlington Borough Council’s children and young people’s scrutiny committee voted to recommend the authority launches a technical appraisal to consider a water fluoridation scheme either in Darlington or across the Tees Valley, members were told scientists remained divided on its safety.

Joy Warren, of the UK Freedom from Fluoride Alliance, called on the council to pause its exploration of water fluoridation to thoroughly examine the evidence.

She said there were more than 50 reports worldwide showing unborn children’s intelligence was reduced by the presence of fluoride in the womb.

Darlington resident Alan Hall added fluoride’s toxicity rating was between lead and arsenic and therefore was a “poison”.

He said: “Mass medication is a violation of human rights.

“Why fluoridate an entire population compulsorily when it is possible to reduce dental decay by properly targeted interventions, which work at the individual level, as indeed obesity programmes work?”

The committee was also shown photographs of children with dental fluorosis, and told fluoride did wider damage to the body.

Members said they had seen widespread dental decay in the town and some type of action was needed.

David Lands, a Public Health England consultant, said water containing fluoride had been drunk for 173 years in Hartlepool and for almost 50 years in other parts of the North-East and fluorosis had not been raised as an issue by medics.

He said: “There is very clear evidence of fluoride reducing dental disease and if look at the latest statistics the lowest levels of dental disease in the North-East are in fluoridated areas. Middlesbrough has almost twice the level of dental disease than Hartlepool.”

He added the lowest levels of children with a learning disability or autism spectrum disorder in the North-East were in those districts with fluoride in the water.

The committee’s chairman, Councillor Chris Taylor said from the evidence presented it was clear fluoridation was worth exploring further.


173 years then it is the calcium fluoride found in the water not the contaminated acid they use now.