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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, April 18, 2014

UK - Dr Tariq Drabu Praises Colgate on Their New Tooth Decay Innovation

Dr Tariq DrabuDr Tariq Drabu said “It’s such good news that Colgate have introduced this unique innovation to help patients combat tooth decay.”

Dr Tariq Drabu is a leading Manchester dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for Oral Surgery Assessment Clinic and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. With over twenty five years’ experience in dentistry, Dr Drabu is also a top teacher, mentor and tutor of oral surgery to postgraduate dentists.
Dr Tariq Drabu was talking about a recent article published in the Denistry website on the Colgate announcement of their new sugar acid neutraliser technology. The full article can be found here.
Dr Tariq Drabu in Manchester said “Colgate recently announced their new innovation at the 2014 British Dental Conference and Exhibition on the 11 April 2014. This new innovation can help combat tooth decay also known as dental caries, which is becoming a very serious dental problem throughout the world. It is exciting to know that there are companies such as Colgate that are dedicated to dental health through research and development.”..

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fluoridated USA - Tooth decay in children

Tooth decay has become a major problem among young children, and pediatric dentists are urging parents to take steps such as limiting sugary snacks and drinks. They also now advise brushing with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste and having a wellness exam at age 1, according to Dr. Norman Tinanoff, chief of the division of paediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.......

What procedures does the dentist perform to prevent tooth decay?
On routine dental visits, the dentist will evaluate your child's risk for tooth decay. If it is thought the child is at risk, the dentist can apply concentrated fluoride on the child's teeth. Most often, this is in the form of fluoride varnish. If you live in an area that does not contain fluoridated drinking water, the dentist may consider fluoride supplemental tablets. Additionally, when you child's permanent molars come in, around age 6-8, the dentist may suggest that applying pit and fissure sealants will prevent tooth decay in those teeth.

What other affects will all that fluoride have on the body, we aren't just teeth?

21 Questions with… Jewelry Designer Robert Lee Morris

When it comes to staying healthy… I take ruby red fish oil, filter out the fluoride from my tap water and eat mixed wild berries with yoghurt all the time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Sugar is the cause of keiki dental woes

In West Hawaii Today April 10 it said that the PEW Center gave the state an F grade for our kids’ dental health. It gave as one of the reasons being that our water supply is not fluoridated. Here we go again, the push to fluoridate our water. The implication being that to fluoridate will upgrade our kids’ dental health.
How about telling parents to stop letting their kids eat and drink sugared foods? Do we really want to drink poison fluoride and cause all kinds of other very serious health problems just because parents are too uninformed or uncaring to stop the sugar tsunami inundating our kids?
Sugar is a slow poison. Fluoride is not the answer. It just adds to the problem. The solution is to cut out sugar.
A lot of other problems caused by eating sugar will also stop if people stop eating sugar.
To you parents and kids who think sugar is just fine, look around. See the sick, fat people with dental caries and diabetes and a host of other health problems. That is sugar poisoning.
Fluoride is a false promise of better health. Less sugar. Better health. No fluoride. It is poison even in small doses.
Parents, take responsibility for your kids’ dental health. It is not up to the state. It is up to you.
Tom Beach


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NZ - Raging fluoride debate continues ......

After nearly 23 years as a GDP, the fluoride argument refuses to disappear. It seems neither side is easily capable of rational, non-emotive discussion – the lines are drawn in the sand, and the drums of war sound again. To fluoridate or not to fluoridate, that is the question.
What if both sides could look at the evidence with fresh eyes, without prejudice? The scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of topical fluoride is proven beyond dispute. The recent DOH guidelines rightly state that fluoride is a natural element, but what is actually being added to our water?
The answer is sodium fluorosilicate and fluorosilicic acid. To my amazement, it is not a pharmaceutical grade chemical, but a waste product of the phosphate fertiliser and mining industries. In this state, it is not natural and far from pure, with impurities including lead, arsenic and cadmium. Maybe, finally, we could commence checks on fluoride levels among the general population to help eradicate fears – no health agency in fluoridated areas is monitoring F exposure or possible side effects. It has somehow slipped behind the medical radar.
Did you know that fluoridation is practised in only 3% of Europe? Israel is the latest country to stop fluoridation. An ongoing court case in Ireland, the only European country with mandatory fluoridation, is looking to ban it on health grounds. What other medication is provided on a one dose fits all regime? With dental fluorosis affecting a large number of Kiwi children, what is this doing to their bones? To their brains? Most SSRI drugs, such as Prozac, are largely fluoride based. A recently published review by the US Harvard School of Public Health concluded the IQ studies showing brain impairment needed to be taken seriously, the results remarkably consistent. Fluoride has now been reclassified as a developmental neurotoxin, in the same category as lead and arsenic.
How does fluoride work? Recent evidence would suggest that benefits are largely topical, so why do we need to ingest it? What other sources now contain fluoride, apart from dental products? Another surprise – it is in breakfast cereal, fruit juice, milk, cola, meat etc , so what is a safe dose and just how much are we getting?
Maybe, just maybe, we need to reconsider all of the facts, all of the options. Maybe it is time to draw a line in the sand and begin again- a fresh approach. Maybe it really is not as black and white as both sides would have you believe – according to WHO data, most Western industrialised countries have rejected water fluoridation yet experienced the exact same decline in childhood decay. Non-fluoridated Scotland is experiencing far greater improvement in children’s decay rates than that obtained through water fluoridation.
With an argument that rages on, why do I feel so nervous to raise these questions amongst my valued and respected colleagues and friends?
By Dr Laurence Fisher

Monday, April 14, 2014

The interminable fluoridation debate - is it time to call a halt?

Published On:17-03-2014 by 
johnrenshawAn article in a recent British Dental Journal revisits the issue of fluoride intake of children. The article points out that very young children are particularly and positively affected by the availability of fluoridated drinking water, that diet is the only source of fluoride for most infants and the importance of dietary evaluation prior to recommending the use of additional fluoride supplements Zohoori, F.V., Whaley, G., Moynihan P.J. and Maguire A. BDJ, 216, E3 (2014).

The scientific validity of claims for the effectiveness of drinking water fluoridation are generally questioned only by those whose position is radically anti-fluoride, whether their opposition is claimed to be based on the science or the ethics. For decades the benefits of water fluoridation have been set out in research paper after research paper, politicians have been battered by propaganda and Local Authorities have been begged to adopt local fluoridation schemes for the good of the oral health of the children who live in their areas.

And little or nothing has actually been achieved. Southampton is the latest city to attempt to fluoridate the water supply serving the poorest areas of the city and they have run into the same objections and legal blockades.
Is it not time to accept that, notwithstanding the validity of the scientific argument supporting water supply fluoridation, the idea of medicating the water supply is a step too far for the vast majority of the people of this country? What might have been possible when mass medication was believed to be the way to improve general public health is now seen as politically unacceptable and a definite vote loser for whatever political party puts it forward.

The days of mass medication are surely over. People nowadays know how to look after themselves and have no wish to have additional chemicals added to their drinking water. They see this as an unwarranted and highly personal interference in their lives without public support and without a real chance for the people to object. Councillors and MPs listen to their constituents listen to the views they express loudly and sincerely and then vote accordingly. The result is exactly what we have seen since Birmingham’s water supply was successfully fluoridated in 1964. Little or no further water fluoridation progress has been made.

This is not a rant against water fluoridation so much as a plea to listen to, recognise and understand the strength of the public opposition and to realise it is highly unlikely we will ever see mass fluoridation of the water supply and perhaps that might not be so bad.

Oral health is improving generally and the minority of children who need the help we could offer via the water supply are not likely to ever receive it. That may seem harsh and unkind but if the mass of the people have implicitly or explicitly decided that water supply fluoridation is not to their taste we are wasting precious time and resources on a project that is doomed to repeated failure.

Would it not make more sense to accept the ‘realpolitik’ we face and spend our time and energy pursuing a different approach that might have a greater degree of acceptability and effectiveness?

John Renshaw has been a general dental practitioner for 44 years and still works four days a week in private practice in Scarborough. He specialises in dental practice management, primary care dental service commissioning issues, legal compliance within the practice, complaints resolution and wider healthcare policy.

John was chairman of the BDA between 2000 and 2006, and has held senior representative roles with the NHS and the Department of Health. He was Dental Practice Adviser to various primary care organisations over a period of 15 years and is still Secretary to the Yorkshire Branch Council of the BDA.

Even sugar-free soft drinks erode children's teeth

Sunory Dutt
Dr Chu Chun-hung, a clinical associate professor in community and family dentistry at the University of Hong Kong's (HKU) faculty of dentistry, recalls the case of a young boy who drank only soft drinks. The boy had such severe dental erosion that his two front teeth required root canal therapy due to the irreversible damage.
26dadf2e66a06f49074706724e626231.jpgChu says the boy was unaware that soft drinks, even those that are sugar-free, are acidic and therefore erode the structure of teeth. Added to that, the patient had used anti-hypersensitivity toothpaste that masked symptoms of erosion, such as sensitive teeth, and as a result worsened the condition.
Although this is an extreme case, a recent study by Chu and colleagues found dental erosion to be a common occurrence among primary school children in Hong Kong.
The study, published in BMC Public Health, found that among 600 12-year-old students surveyed across seven primary schools, 75 per cent displayed early signs of dental erosion, which the researchers linked to fruit juice consumption.

Hong Kong (100%) Fluoridated

Would you pay £60 for chocolate toothpaste?

Makers claim it's non-toxic, cleans teeth, builds enamel and tastes like dessert
Theodent's range includes sold out £6 Classic - and 300 £60 extra-strength
Fluoride-free using Rennou, theobromine, calcium, and phosphate instead
Theodent 300 represents the extra-strength version of the proprietary formulation - at 10x the costSold in Whole Foods and online, and the company ship worldwide
For the child who has everything, now there's chocolate flavoured toothpaste - which costs £60 per tube.
Luxury oral care firm Theodent use an extract from the cacao plant instead of flouride, something they say is a family-friendly alternative substance, not least because it tastes like pudding.
'Harnessing the power of the cocoa bean', the patented ingredient dubbed Rennou is a safe-to-swallow replacement to toxic fluoride present in most toothpastes.
Theodent also claims that these compounds not only clean teeth, but actually build up your enamel, making your pearly whites even stronger.
As for why it costs such a steep price remains to be seen. The classic toothpaste claims to only cost £6 ($10), but is currently unavailable for purchase on the website.
But the Theodent 300 - the extra strength paste with extra high doses of rennou - is available for purchase, costing £61 ($99.99) per tube. Multipacks raise the price even higher and shipping costs also apply.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

USA - CDC Announces 2012 SC Public Water System Fluoridation Quality Award Winners

One Response to CDC Announces 2012 SC Public Water System Fluoridation Quality Award Winners
The 7 Decade Fluoridation Experiment has Failed
Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land, fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) into every nook and cranny of America. Even though the CDC reports up to 60% of adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis, 51% of them have cavities.
Opposite to predictions, since fluoridation began in 1945:
1) Tooth decay crises occur in all fluoridated cities.
2) New dental professionals were created, e.g. dental therapists.
3) New dental schools opened.
4) Dental expenditures have gone up substantially, higher than the inflation rate.
5) Poor children’s cavities are more prevalent, severe, occur earlier and more likely to be untreated.
6) Despite dental spending growth, 42% percent of adults and 4 million children with dental problems could not afford dental care.
7) Over 4 million Americans had to get dental care in hospital emergency departments, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association. One hundred and one of those patients died while in the ER.
US Senator Bernie Sanders, in his 2012 report, “Dental Crisis in America,” says that 9,500 new dental providers are needed to meet the country’s current oral health needs

USA - Campaign against soda advances

Local politician’s campaign against soda advances 

soda warning labels
Safety warning labels on sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California came a step closer to reality today when the Senate Committee on Health approved Senate Bill SB1000 on a 5-2 vote. The first-in-nation legislation was introduced by Paso Robles’ representative to the California Senate, State Senator Bill Monning, D-Carmel, to ensure that all Californians are aware of the link between sugary drink consumption and the exploding rates of diabetes and obesity.
“Consumers have a right to know about the adverse health effects of frequent sugary drink consumption,” stated Senator Monning. “SB 1000 does exactly what the beverage industry has long said we should do – educate the public – and this is the appropriate public health response to the scientifically proven risks that liquid sugar poses to the public’s health. The bill is a common sense measure that is overwhelmingly supported by the public.”

If enacted, SB 1000 would place a warning on the front of all beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces. The label, developed by a national panel of nutrition and public health experts, would read: STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.

Research shows that a soda or two a day increases the risk of preventable diabetes by 26 percent. Sugary drinks are also the single largest contributor of added calories in the American diet, responsible for 43 percent of the additional calories consumed over the last 30 years. Drinking just one soda a day increases an adult’s likelihood of being overweight by 27 percent and a child’s by 55 percent......

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Story at-a-glance

Environmental ToxinsState-mandated diagnosis of autism by a clinician for consideration in special education is linked with a near 99 percent decrease in the rate of incidence for autism and ID. If the school was required to pay for special needs, the likelihood of diagnosis dropped significantly.
Mounting research indicates that brain disorders are the result of excessive exposure to toxins from multiple sources, including the mother, while in utero
One recent study found that for every one percent increase in genital malformations in newborn males within a particular county, there was an associated 283 percent increase in autism
The correlation between genital malformation and autism offer strong support for the notion that autism is the result of parental overexposure to environmental toxins
Fluoride alone, which is still being added to many public water supplies around the US, can contribute to a seven-point drop in a child’s IQ score, on average
When the US National Toxicology Program was enacted in 1978, some 62,000 chemicals that were already in use were simply grandfathered in, even though they’d never been tested for toxicity

Saturday, April 12, 2014

UK - Echo letters

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Terrible deformities caused by fluoride


Speaker addresses fluoridation

St. Lawrence News
The addition of the toxic industrial waste chemical, hydrofluorosilicic acid, commonly referred to as fluoride, has been added to Brockville's water supply for some time. The reason for this, according to the municipal council, who are advised by the Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit, is to help prevent tooth decay.
Only 33 per cent of Canadians and less than five per cent of the world's population still receive artificially fluoridated tap water. As more studies are done with reliable methodologies and results, the real effect this addition to municipal water supplies has on our health are staggering. Interference with the functioning of the thyroid and pineal gland, arthritis, dementia, increase in cancer, IQ reduction in children, brittle bones risk and fluorosis of teeth are some of the known health effects found.
It is the bio-accumulative damage to individual's health that are ignored and studies that criticize fluoridation of public water are being dismissed as having methodology errors. Even though health authorities refer to the fluoride expert panel of Health Canada's 2007-08 study as one of their guides, the effects on the thyroid gland aren't even included. This panel also states that the conclusions are their opinion. Harvard Universities latest comprehensive study considers a wide spectrum of health effects that this toxic chemical waste derived from the phosphate industry contaminated with lead, arsenic, radionucleotides, aluminum and other industrial contaminants, has on overall health. Note this is not calcium fluoride that is naturally occurring in varying amounts in the environment. Hydrofluorosilicic acid is very absorbable and its addition does not consider the many other sources of fluoride in toothpaste, foods and drinks, pharmaceutical products and even babies formulas.
To top this off, according to a number of reliable studies, there is no absolute proof that this mass medication, given without the individuals consent, helps prevent tooth decay.
It seems doing the research individually for reliable information on health is required here. The Brockville chapter of the Council of Canadians is having an information session with guest speaker Richard Hudon, the president of Fluoridation Free Ottawa, on Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m., at the Brockville Public Library. This session is free of charge and is open to everyone. We invite you consider the information and make up your own mind about this important issue.
Maureen Wharton
Brockville Chapter, Council of Canadians

UK - Echo letter

I did put the quote in Italics in my email to the Echo to make it clearer but at least they printed it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

Thursday 10th April 2014 at 05:06 By DAVID ICKE
‘Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no-stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising!
Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned controversy among the general public, as well. From ‘conspiracy theories’ about it being first used in drinking water in Russian and Nazi concentration camps to chemically lobotomize captives, to its now well-known IQ lowering properties, to its ability to enhance the calcification of the pineal gland – the traditional ‘seat of the soul’ – many around the world, and increasingly in the heavily fluoridated regions of the United States, are starting to organize at the local and statewide level to oust this ubiquitous toxicant from municipal drinking water.
Now, a new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a natural spice-derived protective agent against the various health effects associated with this compound is available.’


Hawaii's F in oral health not for putting fluoride in water supply

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has more dentists per capita than any state except Massachusetts but children here have among the worst rates of tooth decay in the country.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that data from Delta Dental Plans Association found the percentage of Hawaii children who had one or more cavities in the past three years was at 48 percent.
One of the reasons for that is Hawaii's water supply is not fluoridated, except on military bases.
The state Health Department hopes to launch a pilot program to provide dental sealant to children in low-income schools.
The Pew Center gave Hawaii an F grade in its most recent report on how well the state is protecting children from tooth decay. It’s the same grade Hawaii received the previous two years.

If it is for deprived children why do they fluoridate military bases?


FG councillors question 
water fluoridation policy

Two Fine Gael county councillors have questioned the policy of adding fluoride to drinking water.

Fine Gael councillors John Browne (pictured) and Peggy Nolan have raised questions over the fluoridation of local water supplies.Responding to a recent article published in Hot Press Magazine, Cllr Peggy Nolan has claimed that the issue is “being compounded by the recent revelations from former Minister of the Environment, John Gormley, and from Green Party members”.

In the article, Mr Gormley said he believed a fluoride report he produced was surpressed by the Dáil committee that commissioned it.

Fine Gael councillors John Browne (pictured) and Peggy Nolan have raised questions over the fluoridation of local water supplies.
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“The ex-leader of the Green Party describes the extraordinary circumstances in which the report, written in 2007 while the Green Party were still in opposition, was buried by the Joint Committee on Health and Children, which had commissioned it,” Cllr Nolan said. “Had its recommendations been acted on, it would have brought an end to the 50-year practice of dosing the 26 counties’ population with hydrofluorosilicic acid through the public water supplies.

“The 90-page draft report which analyses the available evidence at the time it was written leaves us in no doubt but to cut flouride from our water supply with immediate effect. This report is a critical document in the fluoridation controversy and must be acted upon.”

Meanwhile, Cllr John Browne has called for an open debate on the issue.

The Longford town-based representative said that while he accepts the intention of protecting people’s teeth is a good reason to add fluoride to water, he thinks the public health benefit is possibly outweighed by the harm that fluoride can do.

“A recent study from Harvard University suggests a link between fluoride in water and a number of mental health issues including ADHD. Other studies link fluoride to thyroid problems and to the bone disease, Osteoporosis,” he explained.

“There is absolutely no fluoride in drinking water in Northern Ireland or Scotland but dental decay rates are similar to those in Ireland,” Cllr Browne added.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Decay-busting toothpaste for children in Scotland

Tooth decay is falling but the vulnerable are still at risk. Picture: PAChildren in Scotland at increased risk of dental decay should be offered special high-fluoride toothpaste on prescription to help protect their teeth, new guidance says.
According to recommendations by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), youngsters with a higher chance of developing tooth decay, such as those from deprived backgrounds, should use products with higher concentrations of fluoride.

Such toothpastes can only be issued to parents on prescription, with toothpastes with lower levels of fluoride available in shops.

SIGN, part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), also sets out further advice to boost child dental health, including twice-yearly fluoride varnishing by dentists.
Tooth decay is caused by a build-up of plaque and other bacteria, but dental health among children in Scotland has improved in the last 30 years.
In 1988 only 42 per cent of Primary 1 children had no obvious dental decay, but by last year this had increased to 73 per cent.

But large numbers of children still suffer poor dental health, particularly those from more disadvantaged backgrounds. The most recent figures show that 82 per cent of children in the least deprived group had no signs of decay, falling to 61 per cent in those from the most deprived backgrounds.

The new guidance says that most children up to the age of 18 should use toothpastes ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 parts per million fluoride (ppmF). But it said that following risk assessment, children up to the age of ten years who are at increased risk of tooth decay, due to factors such as deprivation and poor diet, should be advised to use toothpastes at 1,500 ppmF. And those aged 10 to 16 years who are at increased risk should use toothpastes at a concentration of 2,800 ppmF.

Toothpastes from around 700 to 1,500 ppmF are available in shops, while products above 2,800 ppmF are only available on prescription.
The guidance says that parents play the greatest role in preventing tooth decay and there is no evidence to show that powered, electric toothbrushes were more effective than manual toothbrushes.

Derek Richards, chair of the group which developed the guidance and director of the Centre for Evidence-based Dentistry at Dundee University, said: “The recommendations recognise that dental care is not as straightforward as most people would expect and should be managed on an individual basis, by the professionals.
“But there is also a bigger part for parents to play as they should be aware of useful tips such as checking the level of fluoride in toothpaste and monitor the amount they put on the brush for young children.”

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: “High fluoride toothpaste is an effective way of preventing tooth decay, and fluoride varnish treatments are already available for children from the age of three.

“It is for those children who have had their oral health overlooked that high fluoride toothpaste on prescription becomes necessary, particularly in deprived areas of the country.”

They have enough disadvantages without lowering their IQ even more with all that fluoride.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Are we infected by a doubt virus? According to this lady we are. (19.36 minutes in the video)

Ireland - Anti-fluoride groups welcome study

PUBLISHED 07 APRIL 2014 02:30 AM
Anti-fluoride campaigners have welcomed a study being carried out by the Health Research Board, which will look at the most up-to-date findings on its safety in public water supplies.
The Department of Health insists it has no ill effects but pointed out the review would involve a look at evidence on the impact of water fluoridation at its current level on the health of the population and on the environment. This review is due to start in April 2014 and will be completed by December 2014.

The department is also collaborating in a University College Cork-led research project, 'Fluoride and Caring for Children's Teeth'.

The study will consider the impact of changes on the oral health of children, following policy decisions relating to toothpaste use by infants and young children made in 2002 and the reduction in the level of fluoridation in drinking water introduced in 2007.

In addition, a study on general and oral health findings in adults linked to the duration of exposure to fluoridated water as part of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging will start shortly......

Monday, April 07, 2014

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

UK needs a program like that.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

Curacao Takes on Fluoridation
At the time of this interview, Dr. Connett was in Curacao, an island in the Caribbean just north of South America with a population of about 140,000, where community leaders have formed a team to rid the island of fluoridation. Curacao was a Dutch colony at one point. The Netherlands began water fluoridation in the '60s, but stopped it in the '70s. Hans Moolenburgh, a doctor from Amsterdam, wrote a book about it, called Fluoride: The Freedom Fight . However, when fluoridation ended in the Netherlands, it was not stopped in Curacao.
"I said to them, 'This is something that we're doing to ourselves.' Many toxic threats are things that are inadvertent that are being done to us by other things, but in this case, this [is a] toxin we're giving to ourselves, and nowhere is that more bizarre than in Curacao," Dr. Connett says.
"When you're travelling from the airport to the hotel, you pass this huge [water treatment] plant. That plant is taking seawater, distilling it, pushing it through reverse osmosis to get pure drinking water, and then they dump hazardous waste from the phosphate fertilizer industry in it to fluoridate this water. I mean, is that Monty Python or what? It's as easy to stop this as turning off a tap. But to turn off that tap, you need the political will of the decision makers."
In this case, should the need arise, pro bono lawyers are also prepared to bring a lawsuit based on the premise that it's unconstitutional to force medicine on people without their informed consent. But before suing, most communities are best off going through the local political process to end water fluoridation. Here, there are no shortcuts. It requires education, organization, dedication, and perseverance.............

Echo - In my view

Canada - Anniversary Of City Removing Fluoride

This week marks one year since fluoride was removed from the drinking water in Windsor, LaSalle and Tecumseh.
2 Drinking water - tap and glassAt the time, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit attempted to reassure members of Windsor city council that fluoridation was safe, while warning of an increase in tooth decay in the general population. The manager of oral health, Rosemary Arsenault predicted a 28% increase in fluoride treatments costing the health unit tens of thousands of dollars.
Medical officer of health Dr.Allen Heimann says the true cost of council’s decision just isn’t known yet. “It will take years for the changes to be known,” he says. “It’s something that certainly (we would) expect will adversely affect the dental health of the community.”
Meanwhile, Heimann is glad the provincial government is expanding its Healthy Smiles program, although he says it’s too soon to say how the health unit will benefit from the announcement. Healthy Smiles provides dental coverage to children under the age of 17 in low-income families.

Several methods to help soothe nerve pain

Dear Pharmacist: I have neuropathies all over my body. It feels like pins and needles. I take pain medications. Is there anything natural I can do or take? — G.D., Westminster, Colo.
Dear G.D.: Neuropathy may cause more than the discomfort you describe. It can also cause pain, weakness, dizziness when standing up, burning sensations, shooting pain, trigeminal neuralgia, tingling, numbness, cystitis, urinary urgency, and vibration/buzzing sensations. In men, erectile dysfunction is possible.
Recognizing that your neuropathy is related to another disorder is huge. If you treat the neuropathy as a disease in and of itself, then you miss the big picture. Neuropathy can be a symptom of postherpetic neuralgia, high insulin, diabetes, gluten sensitivity or Celiac, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease and medications. A little-known fact is that medications can mug your body of nutrients that would otherwise protect your nerves, so neuropathy pain can be a side effect. The list of drugs that can indirectly do this is in the hundreds, and some classic "offenders" include antacids, acid blockers, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, corticosteroids, statin cholesterol reducers, breast cancerdrugs and fluoroquinolone antibiotics. That last class of drugs, the fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Floxin, Avelox, Levaquin), has a fluoride backbone. Fluoride is known to harm the thyroid gland, reduce thyroid production and cause irreversible damage to the nervous system......................