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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, August 26, 2016

Citizens Communication Anti-Fluoridation Speakers: August 18, 2016

UK - Dentist’s fluoride risk warning

editorial imageHAVE YOUR SAY A dentist in St Helens has warned parents they could be putting their child at risk of tooth decay by not taking advantage of free NHS fluoride varnish treatment.

Around a quarter of UK children have tooth decay by the time they start school, with on average three teeth being affected, missing or filled. In fact, the British Dental Association states that last year (2014 / 2015) 179,218 teeth were removed in children aged nine and under, making dental decay one of the nation’s most common childhood diseases and the main reason for hospital admissions.

Fluoride varnish is a free NHS preventative treatment available to all children aged three and above providing they are clinically suitable. It offers protections against decay and strengthens teeth. mydentist practice manager Bev Sephton said: “Statistics show 30 per cent of children didn’t see an NHS dentist between 2012 and 2014. Indeed £30m was spent on tooth extractions for under 18’s in 2012/2013. “We’re committed to changing this trend and we are particularly keen for families with young children to register with us so they can benefit from free NHS fluoride varnish which is normally applied to children’s teeth twice a year from the age of three.” mydentist at Victoria Square is part of the largest network of dental care providers in the UK.

Its recent makeover has been inspired by what its seven million UK patients said they wanted from a dentist. “Dental care needs to be professional but that doesn’t mean it can’t be friendly too. We were determined to create an environment which was both warm and relaxing,” said Ms Henderson.

Fluoride Is A Carcinogen!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Australia - Fluoride Action Network Australia

.COUNCILLORS are staying very tight-lipped about how they will vote when regional water fluoridation comes before Mackay Regional Council at the end of the month.
“I want to bring the debate to council for a resolution this month, most likely at the monthly ordinary council meeting at the end of August,” Mayor Greg Williamson said.
Mayor Greg Williamson: Undecided. Believes there’s health benefits, unsure of morality of fluoridation.
Deputy mayor Amanda Camm: Unknown. On leave.
Cr Martin Bella: Leaning towards Yes. Wants a community-wide vote. Cr Laurence Bonaventura: Yes. Believes it’s in the community’s best interest.
Cr Kevin Casey: Undecided. Wants to discuss the issue further.
Cr Justin Englert: Undecided. Wants a community-wide vote.
Cr Fran Mann: Leaning towards No. Gauging community sentiment.
Cr Ross Gee: Undecided. Believes there’s health benefits, unsure of morality of fluoridation.
Cr Karen May: Undecided. Wants to see council’s internal report.
Cr Ayril Paton: Undecided. Wants a community-wide vote.
Cr Ross Walker: Unknown. Away until mid-August.
In a recent informal poll conducted by the Daily Mercury asking whether Mackay region’s water should remain fluoridated, 26% of voters said yes and 73% said no.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

OUC Commission Meeting 8/23/16 Stop the fluoride

Water Department Looks at Adding Fluoride to Water

"Open wide!"

That's what we tell our patients when they are in the dental chair. For good reason. We need to see into their mouth. It's not just our patients, however, who need to "open wide!" But, I don't mean our mouths -- I mean our minds!
What dentistry requires of me
As a dentist, I need to take a specific number of continuing education hours to maintain my dental license in good standing. I take far more hours a year than I need for this requirement.
Recently, I attended a three-day professional program that reviewed new therapies in dentistry and current controversies. I learned some great information on the cutting edge of knowledge going forward. It was very exciting.
However, I expected some old myths of dentistry and questionable concepts would have been explored and debunked. Unfortunately, this did not happen.
While four prestigious gurus in the medical and dental teaching world presided over this three-day informative meeting, some existing notions were not disputed. For example, fluoride was presented as critical and required for dental health; prescription medications were described as the ultimate method to treat many oral diseases; and genetic predisposition was explained as the most important determinant of disease.
What I believe
Needless to say, any acute manifestation of disease needs to be treated first to make the patient comfortable and prevent severe outcomes -- just as you would need to remove a deep splinter from your finger before moving on. Thereafter, in my opinion, the emphasis should move to addressing the underlying causes -- those affecting individual cells that lead to various chronic diseases. This essential concept was not part of the conference.
I guess my immersion into functional medicine, primal nutrition, and primal lifestyle has preoccupied my mind. I need to remember there is a huge world of professionals out there who don't share my knowledge firsthand, who don't understand how environment is related to the development of disease, and who don't know what they don't know. I am constantly reminded that dentistry has a long way to go before its enlightenment.
Let's move forward
So much dental research is being published regarding new technologies with exciting potential. All dentists need to keep current with these exciting developments.
But, the basics of human function are foundational. Whatever happens on the cellular level affects the entire body. Dentists need to learn about evolutionary nutrition and lifestyle, as well as how both relate to dental disease. Dentistry needs to open its mind.



Not all motions, it seems, are meant to go anywhere really. For councillors who note their lack of powers, some of the motions that are discussed show a curious disregard for where the local authority’s scope ends.
In autumn 2014, Dublin councillors voted to call on the government to repeal existing legislation and make it an offence to add fluoride to water, even though they don’t have powers in that area. From the sidelines, debates like this can look like a waste of council time and resources.
“I think that’s a fair point,” said Chris Andrews of Sinn Fein, who was one of the councillors to put forward the fluoride motion. But sometimes, he says, it’s about making a point. “It’s highlighting it, advocating it, showing solidarity with a particular point of view,” he said.
With so little time, though, and a city facing significant challenges, some councillors argue that spending time on motions that are out of the council’s powers is a bit of a joke.

Irish News - Ask the Dentist: Childhood Obesity Strategy 'a huge leap backwards'

FOLLOWING the unveiling of the Childhood Obesity Strategy last week leading oral health charity the Oral Health Foundation has described it as an absolute disaster which will lead to another lost generation of children experiencing entirely unnecessary oral health problems.
The charity is supported in its disappointment by leading oral health organisation, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), which labelled the strategy a substantial backwards step in addressing the UK's children's oral health crisis.
Ask the Dentist: Childhood Obesity Strategy 'a huge leap backwards' The final Childhood Obesity Strategy has ironically been described as being "significantly watered down" after omitting what has previously been regarded as necessary regulations to make a tangible difference to children's health.
The most glaring omissions include a blanket ban on junk food advertising during family TV shows and a ban on firms using cartoon characters in advertising. The strategy has also excluded an expected clampdown on multi-buy promotions for unhealthy food in supermarkets.
Speaking on the release of the strategy, Oral Health Foundation CEO Nigel Carter spoke of the unnecessary harm it will cause to thousands of children in Britain and Northern Ireland as well as for generations to come.
"Today's Childhood Obesity Strategy is a disaster. What we have see in it spells bad news for generations of our children," Dr Carter said.
"Tooth extraction is the single biggest reason for children being admitted to hospital for general anaesthetics in the UK. More than 33,000 young people have to get rotten teeth removed every year in hospital, yet this is entirely preventable.”
"We are incredibly disappointed but sadly not surprised by this move. The government continue to ignore the children's oral health crisis we are experiencing in the UK and are putting the wellbeing of millions of people a risk by bowing to pressure from the food and drink industry.
"We will continue to lobby the government for more decisive action and apply pressure on the food and drink industry until a telling change is made.”
Michaela ONeill, president of the BSDHT, added: "This was an opportunity for the government to make a real difference and we are incredibly disappointed to have to take a huge leap backwards in the fight against preventable oral health problems.
"We are encouraging parents and children to avoid a future of poor oral health by taking it into your own hands. The best way to do this is by ensuring you brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; cut down on how often you have sugary foods and visit your dentist regularly.”

Australia - Fluoride: Don't let them 'hijack' our debate

YES OR NO: Council is seeking public input before deciding whether or not to remove fluoride from the Mackay region's water supply.
MACKAY councillors are concerned the fluoride debate will be "hijacked” by interests outside the region.
Councillors were asked to endorse a motion approving plans to gauge public opinion on whether or not fluoride should stay in Mackay region's water supply.
A number of different options for engaging with the community have been identified by the council including a public meeting, a phone survey and an online poll to be conducted on the council's Connecting Mackay website.
During debate at yesterday's ordinary meeting, Cr Laurence Bonaventura said he was happy with the public meeting and phone survey, but had concerns with the online poll.
"I'm very worried about the process being hijacked by people who live out of Mackay,” Cr Bonaventura said.
"If we use a web based yes or no type question I believe it can be easily infiltrated by outside people because at this time people can't be identified as to where they come from, which will give us a skewed outlook.”
Cr Bonaventura then moved a motion to change the online poll section of the original motion, asking for the online poll to be controlled for exclusive access by Mackay ratepayers.
But his motion was defeated due to the online poll being only one of the ways community sentiment will be measured and ratepayers only one section of the community.
Cr Amanda Camm said opinion needed to be gathered from everyone who lives in the Mackay region.
"This is a State Government health policy, which local government is tasked to implement for consumers, so it is important that all residents, whether they are ratepayers or renters, have the opportunity to have their say.”
After the meeting, Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson said the process of holding a community forum, phone survey and an online poll was a good way to gauge public opinion on the issue of fluoride in Mackay's water supply; however, the debate was "already being hijacked”.
"All councillors have received the same amount of emails about fluoride and very few of them come from Mackay locals.
"There is a very big and concerted campaign against fluoride and about saying no to fluoride in Australia.
"However, I'm not that concerned and I think we have enough skill base at our disposal to be able to filter what comments we get via our website and, after all, it's not going to be the decision maker.
"At the end of the day the councillors sitting around the table will be the decision makers.”
Mackay Regional Council will finalise public forum plans at its September ordinary meeting.

Alarming Facts Most People Don’t Know About Fluoride - See more at: http://www.deprogramyourself.org/2016/08/alarming-facts-most-people-dont-know.html#sthash.BhVffhXB.dpuf

Advocates of fluoride state its use in community water supply poses no adverse health concerns, however results from investigations clearly show the opposite. There has actually been considerable research done on fluoride concerning cancer, birth defects, and threats to the breathing, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, nevertheless, little has actually been done on its neurological effects. There are now major truths and health threats concerning fluoridation which can no longer be ignored and the practice itself is being questioned by most of the world.

Disconcerting Facts Most People Have Don’t Know About Fluoride

The advocates of fluoride claim that it is preventing us from getting dental cavities. However is it truly helpful for us? What is fluoride? Fluoride is an element from the halogen group, as are iodide and chloride. It is a waste spin-off of the fertilizer and aluminum market. It is frequently contributed to the supply of water to eliminate dental cavities in children. The initial studies were done back in 1940s in order to show fluoride's effectiveness as an anti-cavity combating element.

Those conducted studies are now looked at as bad scientific quality. Oral fluorosis is acknowledged by researchers as one of the outcomes of fluoride poisoning. With the whooping 60% mark, America is on top of the list in Fluoride consumption. In contrast, 97% of western Europe has actually turned down fluoridated water because of the tested health risks.

Fluoride, a known suppressor of the thyroid gland, can produce hypothyroidism in those with initially healthy glands. Hypothyroidism symptoms include lowered resistance, lowered levels of energy, minimized sex drive, and inexplicable increase in weight.

Studies have actually found greater cancer rates in cities with fluoridated water than cities without. The higher cancer rates were more noticable for those above 65 years in age.

How Fluoride reduces your IQ

A resent research study published in the Institute of Environmental Health Sciencesjournal Environmental Health Perspectives has discovered that fluoride damages brain advancement and causes substantially lower IQ levels in humans.

A 2008 Scientific American report stated that "Scientific mindsets towards fluoridation may be beginning to shift" as new evidence exposed the link between fluoride and disorders affecting, bones, teeth, the thyroid gland, and brain. The research study also "Concluded that fluoride can subtly modify endocrine function, especially in the thyroid-- the gland that produces hormonal agents regulating growth and metabolism."

Fluoride can be discovered not just in water and toothpaste, however also in processed foods made with fluoridated water. Next time you brush your teeth, take a look at the back label of your tooth paste. Most of the standard tooth pastes inform you to "contact a toxin control center instantly" if you swallow your tooth paste. Actually? And this is something that we utilize daily!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Australia - Fluoride explained at forum

Fluoride explained at forumCalls for a public forum on the WA Health Department’s decision to fluoridate Kununurra’s water supply have been answered.
The department will hold an informal community information session to be held at Kununurra Leisure Centre on September 8 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Residents can attend at any time during the two-hour window.
Drinking water in Kununurra is set to be fluoridated from the end of 2017 to bring the town in line with other regional and metro areas.
Kununurra is one of the last non-fluoridated areas in WA, with more than 90 per cent of the population, having fluoridated water.
At the Shire’s AGM of Electors in February, a motion put forward by resident Danny Carter requested the council to write to the Health Department to ask for a “halt” on “plans to fluoridate water in Kununurra” until a community forum could be held was passed.
The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley wrote to the State health minister in April to request a public information session.
Kununurra was originally considered too small to qualify for a fluoridation plant, but in September 2010, a public meeting was held at Kununurra to discuss the possibility of adding fluoride to the water supply.

Monday, August 22, 2016

USA Water Fluoridation Petition

Ending fluoridation is as easy as turning off the spigot at your local water works, but to turn off that spigot requires political will. This is not easy without the help of the mainstream media, but it can be done and we are doing it. Since 1990, over 300 communities in the United States and Canada — representing millions of people — have ended the practice of water fluoridation in their communities.

Australia - OPINION: Thousands in savings when Gladstone fluoride removed

IF THE Gladstone Regional Council does not get a significant reduction in the cost of water supplied by the G.A.W.B. (where the council is the only customer) resulting from the cessation of fluoridation, then our council should call for an inquiry into past practice and find out how much the charges were increased when fluoridation was first introduced.

The Bligh government made a unilateral decision that all councils must fluoridate their water supply as a mass medication, and they provided money to purchase and install the dosing system (not enough as I recall) but operation and maintenance then became the responsibility of the council who then sub contracted this responsibility to the government-owned Water Board.

Legislation was enacted, and a code of practice provided which defined how the dosages would be administered, controlled, monitored and reported upon, for it was dealing with a very corrosive, dusty and toxic material.

The capital installation by my estimation would have cost in the order of one million dollars, and due to the corrosive nature of the materials used the capital costs would have been written off, at best over 10 years.So there is a capital cost of $100,000 per annum before materials and labour costs are even considered. The Code of Practice requires at least one operator is fully trained and available at all times, plus another similarly trained operator must be available to cover periods of sick leave, holidays, weekends etc.

There must be an operator labour cost of 1.5 men, with on costs to the council, costing around $150,000 per year. The materials used are quite corrosive and the equipment would have to be maintained regularly with a planned maintenance schedule for mechanical and instrument systems, which I imagine would cost around $50,000 per annum.

As well, there would be laboratory certification and calibration testing. Next there is the cost of chemicals used, and if they are of a purity certified for human consumption (even poisons have to be pure and not contain other poisons), then my bet is a material cost way past the fatuous figure of $14,319.00 as quoted off hand by a "council spokesman".

If the current situation is "locked in" and cannot be changed as claimed, then the council must demand that an independent audit be carried out, and the current contract be renegotiated. Another thing I notice is that this same "spokesman" says we will still have to pay some ridiculous figure of $12,000 per year for "maintenance" of equipment we no longer use or require.

It sounds to me like a section of the council is seeking to keep the equipment in running order so that they can covertly or overtly start the poisoning process again at any time. The equipment must be removed completely from the water mains and scrapped or sold off, then the Gladstone Regional Council should receive a reduction in charges of at least $300,000.

If costs are less than this ball park figure, then the Gladstone Area Water Board has not been acting in accordance with "The Code of Practice" and should be held accountable for culpable practices endangering lives.

Susan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group. She's also a three-time cancer survivor and a victim of one of the greatest drug tragedies in history. With luck, determination, great medical care, the support of family and friends and the benefits of the sport of swimming, Susan has fought to escape the deadly legacy of a supposed wonder drug turned nightmare.

Terrible story.

Worth seeing again.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Worth seeing again

Australia - Fluoride debate

Fluoride debate
Residents will be electing a new council on September 8.
Council’s water fluoridation dosing facility costs ratepayers around $272,000 annually. Can this significant cost be justified?
The Drew Council was duped into fluoridating through scaremongering and deceptive behaviour by NSW Health. Residents were denied an opportunity to vote again on this issue (71 % voted against fluoridation in 1991).
To its credit, the current council has sought assurances of “safety” from NSW Health and the federal NHMRC. Both of these bodies endorse fluoridation as “safe” for general health and “effective” in reducing tooth decay. PMHC has not received a satisfactory assurance of safety to date.
Mainland Europe is unfluoridated. The International Academy of Oral Health and Toxicology (2003) condemns water fluoridation as posing unacceptable health risks. Fluoridation promotes dental fluorosis but does not reduce tooth decay.
We need a majority of informed councillors who acknowledge fluoride’s health risks. Council can then progress towards stopping this madness.
John Lusk (Citizens Against Fluoridation Inc.)

Daily Express - From home polishing to whitening toothpastes: Top tips for a brighter smile

Health, bright, smile, teeth, dent, polish, treatment, UploadExpress, Kim JonesMost of us would like whiter teeth according to one recent survey)
Most of us would like whiter teeth (67 per cent, according to one recent survey) – one reason being that stained gnashers can make you look up to 12 years older.
Up until recently, unless you were born with pearly whites, you were more or less stuck with what you had. However, in the past year teeth-whitening treatments have become the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in the UK.
Superdrug has seen a 21 per cent rise in at-home teeth-whitening products as customers strive to achieve Hollywood celebrity smiles. So should we reach for the bleaching kits, or is there something simpler that we can all do at home?...............................

Friday, August 19, 2016

USA - Oxford water board hasn’t used fluoride in a decade

Ballard dental practiceMore than a decade has passed since Oxford Water Works & Sewer Board stopped adding fluoride to the city’s water.
Dentists and public health officials say the chemical compound helps keep teeth strong and healthy, and so it is commonly added to water supplies of communities across the country, but water and sewer board general manager Wayne Livingston doesn’t regret leaving it out.
“I’ve had more people glad we took it out,” he said in a recent phone interview..................

Potential Link Between Fluoride Consumption, Diabetes Found

Potential Link Between Fluoride Consumption, Diabetes Found: A recent study reveals that fluoridation with sodium fluoride could be a contributing factor to the prevalence of diabetes in the United States.

FAN Newsletter

The televised 30-minute debate in New Zealand between FAN Senior Advisor and co-author of The Case Against FluoridePaul Connett, PhD, and Professor Mike Berridge, PhD from the Malagan Institute, is now available on Youtube.  Click the picture below to watch:

Journalist Cameron Bennett moderated the debate, which aired on Wednesday as part of the Thinking Green series on Sky Channel’s FACE-TV.
As Paul points out at the beginning of the debate, it has taken 12+ years of challenging NZ's fluoridation proponents to a public debate to find someone willing to defend the practice.  So this is a rare event that we need to get as many people as possible to watch.  Please share this video on your social media pages, and with friends, family, and decision-makers via email.
A crucial moment during the debate--which should completely undermine the government’s plan to mandate fluoridation in NZ--is when Prof. Berridge uses a recent review by Gluckman and Skegg to underpin his claim that fluoridation is safe; something that NZ proponents have been repeating at every level.  Paul correctly points out that the review held in such esteem by proponents actually uses misleading language to hide a significant 7-point IQ difference between children with elevated exposure to fluoride and children without.  Not only did Paul reveal the fraudulent conclusions made by the review’s authors, but also revealed Prof. Berridge’s ignorance regarding the actual study he was relying upon to make his case.  
Paul explained the mistake and cover-up made by Gluckman and Skegg in detail during his recent presentation in Christchurch, which can be viewed here.  Paul also wrote about the “junk science” review in a recent bulletin.
Prof. Berridge was also unfamiliar with the critique of the Broadbent IQ study on which he heavily relied upon to combat concerns regarding fluoride and IQ (see FAN's critique of the study).  The journal in which the Broadbent study was published--the Journal of the American Public Health Association--later published a letter by Osmunson, Limeback, and Neurath, which repeated some of this criticism.
Please consider making a contribution to the GiveaLittle Fundraiser for Fluoride Free NZ’s TV ad campaign.  The more residents we can educate with these ads, the greater the momentum in opposition to fluoridation, and the greater the chance NZ citizens can defend their right to choose fluoride-free drinking water.  And we all know that a win or loss in NZ will impact fluoridation programs around the world as either an example of a worldwide trend against the practice, or a new strategy for expansion.
Australian Update
We received exciting news from Western Australia.  Campaigners have launched a Fluoride Free WA political party.  The objective is to field candidates in next year’s state elections.  The mere presence of this party, the thousands of ballot papers, as well as candidates discussing fluoridation throughout WA in the media and at events should contribute significantly to the general population’s understanding of our issue.  Because the truth is on our side, we know that simple awareness and consideration is 60% of the battle.
Western Australian campaigners are currently 550 registered members (must be WA based) away from the minimum number needed to field candidates in the election, and they need to get there by early October at the latest.
Residents of Western Australia can learn more about the political party here:
The party membership form is here:

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Very old and dated video but it well worth looking at. 

The Nazi use of fluoride is not proven and the NPWA is no longer active going by their web pages. 

Fluoridated Water Strongly Linked to Diabetes

Fluoride consumption linked to diabetes using mathematical models

Regression analyses suggest association between increases in consumption of fluoridated water and type 2 diabetes


Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal or inconclusive. The long-term effects of ingested fluoride remain unclear.

A recent study published in the Journal of Water and Health examined links between water fluoridation and diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States. Incidence rates have nearly quadrupled in the past 32 years and show no signs of stopping. According to the study, fluoridation with sodium fluoride could be a contributing factor to diabetes rates in the United States, as the chemical is a known preservative of blood glucose.

The sole author of the paper, Kyle Fluegge, PhD, performed the study as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Fluegge now serves as health economist in the Division of Disease Control for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and co-director of the Institute of Health and Environmental Research in Cleveland, Ohio.

In the study, Fluegge used mathematical models to analyze publicly available data on fluoride water levels and diabetes incidence and prevalence rates across 22 states. He also included adjustments for obesity and physical inactivity collected from national telephone surveys to help rule out confounding factors. Two sets of regression analyses suggested that supplemental water fluoridation was significantly associated with increases in diabetes between 2005 and 2010.

"The models look at the outcomes of [diabetes] incidence and prevalence being predicted by both natural and added fluoride," said Fluegge.

Fluegge reported that a one milligram increase in average county fluoride levels predicted a 0.17% increase in age-adjusted diabetes prevalence. Digging deeper revealed differences between the types of fluoride additives used by each region. The additives linked to diabetes in the analyses included sodium fluoride and sodium fluorosilicate. Fluorosilicic acid seemed to have an opposing effect and was associated with decreases in diabetes incidence and prevalence. Counties that relied on naturally occurring fluoride in their water and did not supplement with fluoride additives also had lower diabetes rates.

The positive association between fluoridation and diabetes was discovered when Fluegge adjusted fluoride exposure levels to account for estimated per capita tap water consumption.

"The models present an interesting conclusion that the association of water fluoridation to diabetes outcomes depends on the adjusted per capita consumption of tap water," explained Fluegge. "Only using the concentration [of added fluoride] does not produce a similarly robust, consistent association." For this reason, Fluegge adjusted his calculations to incorporate tap water consumption, instead of sticking to calculations that rely on "parts per million" measurements of fluoride in the water.

Fluegge used several estimations in his study, including calculations of county-level water fluoride levels; per capita county tap water consumption; and county measures of poverty, obesity and physical inactivity. Although he doesn't suggest the study should trigger policy changes, he does indicate it should serve as a call for additional research on the important association between fluoridation and diabetes.

"This is an ecological study. This means it is not appropriate to apply these findings directly to individuals," explained Fluegge. "These are population-level associations being made in the context of an exploratory inquiry. And water is not the only direct source of fluoride; there are many other food sources produced with fluoridated water."

In addition to being found in food like processed beverages or produce exposed to specific pesticides, fluoride is found naturally in water in the form of calcium fluoride. Supplemental fluoride was first added to community water supplies in the 1940s.

Said Fluegge, "The models indicate that natural environmental fluoride has a protective effect from diabetes. Unfortunately, natural fluoride is not universally present in the water supply."

Residents can learn more about fluoride levels in their communities through the Centers for Disease Control My Water's Fluoride database.


This work was supported by a National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH NHLBI) training grant T32HL007567.

For more information about Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, please visit: http://case.edu/medicine

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

THINKING GREEN Fluoride Special

Paul wins that discussion but will it make any difference?

Half of parents don’t know about this free NHS treatment for their kids’ teeth

Half of children are missing out on free NHS treatment, according to a surveyMore than half of parents do not know about a free NHS treatment that protects children against tooth decay, a survey has found. The fluoride varnish treatment is supposed to be applied twice a year from the age of three. But a survey discovered more than 55 per cent of families did not know about it. The finding means nearly millions of children have not benefited from the treatment, according to mydentist, which operates 650 practices across the UK. The survey also reported that three in ten parents have a daily struggle to get their children to brush their teeth, and two in ten do not insist their children brush twice a day. Two in 100 families admit they clean their children’s teeth only twice a week or less. Nearly a third of children didn’t see an NHS dentist between at all 2012 and 2014. In a similar period, the NHS spent £30m on tooth extractions for under 18s. Steve Williams, clinical director at mydentist, said: “It’s shocking to think that more than half a million children in Yorkshire are missing out on a simple, preventative treatment which offers protection against decay and strengthens teeth.”

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Neurotoxins In Your Toothpaste?!

From football to fluoride, Texas local governments too smug — and far from candid, critics tell Texas senators

AUSTIN — Led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's Senate, Texas lawmakers continue to put local governments and school districts under a microscope. The read out: Many of the Legislature's most conservative members don't like what they see.
On Monday, a Senate panel heard accusations that city governments abusively have tried to squelch ballot initiatives and complaints that school districts and other local taxing entities too often aren't candid when they ask voters to approve bond issues.
It was a preview of more fights to come in next year's legislative session over bonded indebtedness and local control on issues that include transgender people in bathrooms, red-light cameras and fluoride in the drinking water.
Last fall, Patrick asked the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee to study whether more information about proposed local borrowing should be provided to citizens in the voting booth and whether about 300 "home rule" cities have too much leeway in flicking off unwelcome referendum petitions.
Sen. Paul Bettencourt, a Houston Republican, said he asked Patrick to issue the "interim charge" on bond election ballot information because local debt is growing too fast in Texas. Last year, he authored a Senate-passed measure that would require bond issue propositions to state how much total debt the local entity has assumed, and how much property tax the average homeowner would have to pay to defray existing debt and repay the proposed bonds. It died in the House.
James Quintero of the free market-oriented Texas Public Policy Foundation supports the legislation and said it ought to go further. It should include a requirement that ballot language inform voters of the total principal and interest payments over the life of the bond issue, Quintero said.
Last spring, a bond issue proposition passed in the McKinney school district didn't specify that $50 million would go to a new high school football stadium, he said.
Daniel Combs, assistant superintendent in Alvin schools near Houston, though, said state aid for school facilities has dwindled. Many districts have no choice but to borrow to build new campuses to keep apace of population growth, he said.
Months before a bond vote, the Alvin district creates a 60-member advisory panel, mails newsletters, creates a website and runs local newspaper ads to inform voters, he said.
"However, inside the voting booth isn't the place to provide all the facts," said Combs, who represented the Fast Growth Schools Coalition, a group of 70 districts that included Frisco and Allen.
"The ballot is the point of decision and not the point of education," he said.
On ballot initiatives over home rule city ordinances, Bettencourt elicited detailed testimony about all of the hurdles shoved into religious conservatives' path before they successfully upended a Houston gay rights ordinance in November.
He chided former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and former Houston City Attorney David Feldman for overzealous defense of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO. The Houston City Council passed the ordinance in 2014. Among other things, it barred discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
In a civil suit over opponents' petitions for a referendum to overturn the measure, a large law firm working without pay for the city issued a subpoena for the sermons of five pastors who opposed the ordinance, Bettencourt noted.
"When government goes this far, it's not even past stop signs ... we've gone into the twilight zone," he said.
Lawyer Andy Taylor, who represented HERO opponents, said cities should provide uniform petition applications and give organizers the same amount of time to gather signatures. He recommended 180 days — more than four times what Houston allows.
Citizens also should have recourse if municipal officials "don't play it straight" in crafting clear, concise ballot language, he said.
"We've all grown up hearing, 'You can't beat City Hall,'" Taylor said. "We need the Legislature to change that so you can beat City Hall."
He urged a "loser pays" law, which would make cities pay legal fees for petition organizers who successfully challenge municipal actions on ballot measures.
Bill Longley of the Texas Municipal League, though, said lawmakers should be careful. The costs would fall back on taxpayers, he noted.
Sam Brandon of San Marcos, who has helped lead a drive for a successful 2015 referendum to remove fluoride from his Central Texas city's drinking water, said lawmakers should consider slapping criminal penalties on high-handed behaviour by city officials trying to chill public participation in policy setting.
"You've got to remove the immunity from these people," he said.........

FAN Newsletter

Don't Miss This Televised Fluoridation Debate
For the past 13 years, FAN Senior Consultant and co-author of The Case Against Fluoride, Paul Connett, PhD, has been asking for a pro-fluoridation professional in New Zealand to debate him publicly.  On his most recent speaking tour of the country his offer was finally accepted, and the debate will be televised on Wednesday, August 17th.

Paul’s opponent was Professor Mike Berridge, PhD from the Malagan Institute, and journalist Cameron Bennett moderated the debate.  The 30-minute show will air as part of the Thinking Green series on Sky Channel FACE at 7:30pm in New Zealand.
Once aired, it will be available online so we can share it with friends, family, colleagues, and decision makers.

Please consider making a contribution to the GiveaLittle Fundraiser for Fluoride Free NZ’s TV ad campaign.  A very generous donor has offered to match donations for the next NZ$4,000 (US$2,900).

Latest Fluoride-Free Victories:
  • Hardin, Montana – At the end of July, members of the city councilor voted unanimously to discontinue fluoridation for the town of 3,800 after a local resident made a presentation regarding the growing health concerns associated with the practice.  Hardin officials were also influenced by the significant cost to upgrade the fluoridation injection system, which is currently over 30 years old. 
  • Saukville, Wisconsin -- Despite lobbying by a local dentist, a state dental coalition, and the county health department, officials in Saukville unanimously rejected a proposal to discuss the re-consideration of their recent decision to end fluoridation.  Their opposition was not influenced by grant funding offers from the dental community. Officials noted that "only about 4% of the roughly 1.2 million gallons of water used by utility customers each day is ingested."  
  • Port Angeles, Washington -- Councilors have voted to suspend fluoridation until they're able to hold a second resident advisory vote on the practice.  Over a year ago, a large group of organized residents called on city council to stop adding fluoride. As a result, the council held the first advisory vote, which showed that a majority of water users wanted fluoride OUT of their water.  Instead of respecting the will of water users, the council rejected the vote and continued to fluoridate.  Community members responded by filing the proper documentation to change the form of government and elect an entirely new governing body for the town. Only after facing the likely possibility of losing their elected positions, the councilors finally concede to a suspension of the practice and a second advisory vote.  Moral of the story: NEVER GIVE UP!
Latest News:
-Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells: Residents Attend Forum on Fluoride (Maine)
-On Tap in Kennebunk: Another Round in Fluoride Fight (Maine)
-Flagler County’s Water Isn’t Fluoridated, But That May Soon Change (Florida)
-Belton & Fort Hood Haven’t Had Fluoride in their Water for Years (Texas)
-Ethics Complaint Against Port Angeles Mayor Withdrawn (Washington)
-Mackay Regional Councilors to Vote on Fluoride This Month (Australia)
-Hamilton: Fluoride-free Tap Ready for Switch On (New Zealand)
-Anti-Fluoridation Group Airs Controversial TV Ads (New Zealand)

For more fluoride related media, please visit FAN’s News Archive.

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

Monday, August 15, 2016


Millions of Americans at risk for cancer and other harmful diseases due to toxic tap water

Tap water(NaturalNews) More than 6 million Americans are drinking water tainted with unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a new study by Harvard University researchers has revealed.

The authors of the study found that levels of chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, in public drinking water often exceed safety levels recommended by the federal government.

For decades, PFASs have been used in industrial and commercial products such as nonstick cookware, food wrappers, firefighting foam and for stain-proofing furniture. Long-term exposure to these chemicals has been associated with an increased risk of cancer, hormone disruption, high cholesterol and obesity.

Tap water from all over the U.S. is contaminated with heavy metals and toxins. Therefore, people should avoid drinking tap water unless it is filtered................

Canada - WUC adds chemical to drinking water to battle lead

WUC adds chemical to drinking water to battle lead

Water operator David Xu conducts a test on Aug. 12, 2016 to determine the concentration of phosphoric acid in treated water at the A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant recently. Within the last week, the Windsor Utilities Commission started adding phosphate at about two parts per million to the city’s drinking water through its A.H. Weeks Water Treatment Plant.
“Certainly, lead is not something you want, that’s why there’s a limit on it,” said John Stuart, vice-president of operations for Enwin, which runs WUC. “But it’s a long-term issues. It’s not an acute issue.”
The issue first raised its head in London a couple of years ago, when some small amounts of lead were found in the drinking water there. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change then required other municipalities to test for lead.
As it turns out, about 13 per cent of samples taken from Windsor homes registered small amounts of lead, at perhaps 10 parts per billion.
It’s not so much a problem with the overall system, Stuart says, but with individual houses and the pipes leading to them. Plus, old homes can sometimes have lead pipes inside, as well as lead fixtures or lead solder.
“To the best of our knowledge, none of the (water) mains are lead,” Stuart said. “But we still find lead surfaces, both on our side of the service and on the customers’ side. When we find lead surfaces on our side, we replace them. That’s a given.”
The tricky part is convincing home owners to replace questionable pipes that run from the water mains to their homes, which typically costs between $2,500 and $3,500.
When WUC finds homes with lead pipes, the utility alerts the customers and encourages them to upgrade. But WUC has no jurisdiction on private property and therefore can’t force anybody to replace pipes...............


Sunday, August 14, 2016

You can't say I've a closed mind to other viewpoints this chap sounds reasonable.If fluoridation was 100% effective in stopping cavities then I would give up my opposition but it doesn't. Has he heard of the York report?

Fluoridation – freedom of choice - OPEN PARACHUTE

I think the “freedom of choice” argument is the most reasonable argument that anti-fluoride campaigners can use. Unfortunately for them, they usually only resort to it after their “science-based” arguments have been exposed as misleading or completely false. And even then, they usually present their “freedom of choice” argument in a naive and hostile way.
Have a look at this discussion from a local anti-fluoride Facebook page.
Freedom of choice
Here an opponent of community water fluoridation (CWF)  has declared she doesn’t want fluoridation – fair enough. She has also declared that she doesn’t drink fluoridated water. Also fair enough.
I would say she has exerted her freedom of choice – she doesn’t drink fluoridated water so must have made other arrangements.  And I am all for people exerting that right – even when they refuse to partake of a safe and effective social health policy.....................................
How many people could afford a whole house filtration system. It is easy to add fluoride to your daily intake almost impossible to avoid it. 
There are people who genuinely allergic to fluoride what do they do? It is possible to become allergic to water when washing or even going out in the rain. Google it if you don't believe. 
Why fight for one aspect of health when overall nutritious food is what is required for whole body health not just teeth.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fluoride in Our Water: Facts You Need to Make a... by inflatebuckets

Are you sitting comfy, once upon a time.................

Can you trust Pew?

EDITOR'S COMMENT: It shouldn’t be so difficult to find NHS dentists

EDITOR'S COMMENT: It shouldn’t be so difficult to find NHS dentistsTODAY we report that people across the district are still struggling to access an NHS dentist in Bradford.
This is not a new story to us, but the latest update should be that the situation is fast improving and that patients can easily find NHS-funded treatment, rather than being directed to neighbouring local authorities.
It’s appalling in this day and age that there are are people who cannot get access to a dentist without having to go privately.
NHS dental fees are high enough, so it seems bizarre that there aren’t enough NHS dentists to provide the access needed.
It’s amazing, given the level of demand, that more people aren’t establishing themselves in NHS practices.
Some of that is down to profit margins for NHS work being dramatically reduced over the years, but there should still be enough money in it to encourage people to go where the demand is.
In Bradford, especially, this situation has to improve. Last year we reported that children were having an average of nine baby teeth removed by the age of five. Previous reports have highlighted that three Bradford under-fives have teeth pulled out in hospital every week.
There is some encouraging news, such as the fluoride varnishing programme for young children, but we need a solution for everyone and quickly, so we don’t have to resort to tactics such as fluoridation of water.
It is time there was an independent review of NHS care in Bradford and a complete overhaul of the services on offer.

The Truth About Fluoride

The Truth about Fluoride! (The Pineal Gland, Drinking Water, & How to Protect Yourself)

Friday, August 12, 2016

‘The strategy of the New Zealand government is simple.
A series of local movements is successful. So kill them off by claiming decision-making must occur at a “higher level.” Take power out of the hands of locals.
The people can’t represent themselves. That’s dangerous. No, big government will represent the people—by squashing what the people want.
The issue is fluorides. I recently wrote two articles demonstrating the extreme toxicity of this substance, which of course is dumped in water supplies as a medical treatment. (fluoride archive here).’

You can't have too much fluoride according to this video. Don't mention the cause of caries: sugar. Overall healthy diet is the way to fight not only dental decay but obesity, diabetes, thyroid and other problems.

USA - Vote on fluoride in water on November ballot

Senior Staff Writer
KENNEBUNK — Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells Water District customers will vote Nov. 8 on whether the water district – which serves all or parts of seven communities – should continue to add fluoride to the water it sends to household taps.

A group called the Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation will host a forum on the issue Friday at Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.

The forum will feature Dr. Leonardo Trasande, associate professor of pediatrics, environmental medicine and population health, with New York University School of Medicine, and Dianne Smallidge, associate professor at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, Boston.

KK&W serves the towns of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Arundel, Ogunquit, parts of York and some coastal portions of Biddeford.

KK&W supports elimination of fluoride, said company Superintendent Norm Labbe.

According to KK&W, the district’s water sources already have between .2 and .3 parts per million of naturally occurring calcium fluoride, which it says is about 50 percent of the amount the Maine Drinking Eater Program has set as the minimum level for fluoridated water supplies.

Labbe said fluoride “is great” to discourage tooth decay if it is topically applied to the teeth, but it is the district’s opinion, he said, and there’s no need to swallow it.

On Nov. 8, voters will be asked “shall KK&W add fluoride to the water.” A no vote would discontinue the addition of fluoride, Labbe said.

The American Dental Association claims adding fluoride to drinking water is safe and prevents 25 percent of cavities. The federal Centers for Disease Control, on its webpage, says drinking fluoridated water keeps teeth strong and reduces tooth decay by the same figure.

Others feel differently. According to a 2005 article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons quoting the World Health Organization, Ireland, considered at that time to be the most fluoridated country in the world at 66 percent, did not have the least amount of tooth decay. Five countries with lesser amounts of decay – Finland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden and the Netherlands – had little or no water fluoridation.

Locally, a 2014 citizen-initiated effort to hold a district vote on the matter failed to gain enough support to be on the ballot. This time, the Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation gathered enough petition signatures for a referendum vote.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or twells@journaltribune.com.