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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, August 22, 2014

The dangers of fluoride and fluoridation

USA - Fluoride: May I offer You a Nice Cold Glass of Poison

Posted by: TLB Staff
Published August 21, 2014, filed under ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH,Tyranny
By: Roger Landry (TLB)

fluoride-in-waterWe live in a country that used to boast of having the most freedom, the highest average standard of living, the highest level of productivity, the highest level of scholastic achievement and one of the (if not the) healthiest societies on this planet… My how the might have fallen. In The Liberty Beacon project we often discuss the dumbing down of America and point the proverbial finger at the failings of our system of education or the massive onslaught of propagandized (so called) entertainment and news shoveled down our throats by the mainstream media.
But is this the true mechanism of dumbing down a society or are there other more physical mechanisms in play. Are these mechanisms intentional and malicious, the result of corruption and complicity, or the result of an incompetent government and regulatory system?
We discuss often the dangers of such known mechanisms as vaccines, GMO’s and Geo-engineering, all proven to cause physical harm to the human physiology, but rarely do we hear much, or enough about a huge and continuing blight on a vast portion of this population … Fluoride! This substance truly has the capability to dumb down America in a most efficient fashion as you will see in the following video series.
Sodium Fluoride is a known toxin, a deadly poison and a byproduct of the manufacture of aluminum and fertilizers (among other things). It is considered by our health agencies to be a hazardous waste far too deadly to just be dumped into landfills where it may eventually poison the local population … So instead lets put it in their drinking water and toothpaste and tell them it is good for them … Now this sounds absolutely asinine … right, and it is … but it is also the scenario a vast majority of us live with every day....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PSA: "Because Fluoride"

Disclose.tv - 10 Facts About Fluoride

USA - Cavities, fluoride varnishes, and alternatives

Posted 1 hr ago
My son is 3yo and recently had his 3yr dental check up. The dentist said he has four small cavities and suggested we do 6 fluoride varnishes to stop the decay and reevaluate after that. She said they will decrease his chances of needing fills. He's never had dental issues before. I breastfed him until 26.5 months old, he eats a pretty healthy diet (I dont buy things with HFCS, he gets fruits and veggies with every meal, drinks mostly water), and I've been brushing his teeth once a day before bed with non-fluoride toothpaste. Our water is fluoridated and he drinks a lot of water so I didnt want to add to it by using fluoride toothpaste and I'm not 100% comfortable with the fluoride varnishes, but I dont want him to have bad teeth. I have upped our brushing to twice a day and have started to try and floss his teeth once a week, but what can I do for now to help his cavities not progress??
To top it off, our insurance would only allow 3 varnishes to go towards our deductible, the other 3 would be considered out of network, we still have to pay for all of them because were no where close to meeting our deductible, and I'm 37 weeks pregnant so we've got a lot of other medical bills to pay right now and in the near future. Im hoping to get some suggestions as to what I can do now to help his teeth while we sort out insurance, finances, researching the fluoride varnishes, and welcoming a new baby into the family. Ive heard brushing with baking soda and oil pulling can improve dental health, but will that help the cavities he already has? Should I add a fluoride mouthwash? He still swallows his toothpaste so im on the fence about adding fluoride toothpaste, but if it will help in the meantime I'll try to get him to spit it out. I'm just not sure what other options are out there. All the dentists say are fluoride fluoride fluoride.

Lots of fluoride but still problems.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CDC Whistleblower

USA - Childhood Mental Disability Rates Reach All-Time High

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Reach All-Time High: Why Are Kids From Low-Income Families Continually At Risk?

Childhood Mental HealthMental disabilities in children include both developmental problems of the brain and mental health conditions, such as autism, and, unfortunately, a child’s family income plays a major role in their chances of being diagnosed with such a disorder. 
A recent study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh has revealed that childhood mental disability rates in the United States have reached a historic high, which has health care professionals scrambling to find better treatment and prevention strategies for at-risk children.
“This study demonstrates what a lot of pediatricians have been noticing for several years – that they are seeing more neurodevelopmental and mental health problems in their clinical practices,” Dr. Amy Houtrow, associate professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh, said in astatement. “As we look toward the future, the pediatric health care workforce and system needs to adapt to assure the best possible health and functional outcomes for children with disabilities related to neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions.”.................
Same reason as they also have poor dental health, not spending money on fresh vegetables and fruit perhaps.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Canada - Flouride suit in holding pattern

Charelle Evelyn / Prince George Citizen

A city attempt to get a class-action lawsuit over Prince George's fluoridated water dismissed has been put on hold.

Kootenay resident Kevin Millership filed the legal action back in March alleging the city's practice of adding fluoride to the water is the cause of the degenerative tooth disease fluorsis.
The city was asking the court to strike several allegations - including negligence, assault, nuisance and battery - from Millership's notice of civil claim. Represented by James Yardley, the city was also asking to have Millership's entire action dismissed because he does not have legal representation.
According to the Legal Professions Act, only a person acting on their own behalf can pursue legal action without a lawyer.
In an Aug. 13 ruling, Supreme Court Justice Margot Fleming adjourned the city's application as well as Millership's application to have the class action certified. Millership now has until Sept. 19 to get a lawyer to handle the proposed class action and the city can re-file its application to strike his claim after that date.
"I'm working on accessing funds from the Council of Canadians' Social Justice Fund to hire a lawyer," Millership said, in an email to the Citizen. "I also have the ability to amend my claim and drop the class action component and argue negligence myself."
Millership said if anyone is interested in helping him secure a lawyer, they can contact him at 250-355-2844 or email kevinmillership@live.ca.

USA - Letter: Why no live questions over fluoride science?

August 19, 2014

Letter: Why no live questions over fluoride science?

To the editor:
Dr. Paul Connett’s lectures on fluoride and fluoridation given at the Rockport High School on the weekend of Aug. 2-3 were inspirational and informative.
As Dr. Connett predicted, those in the audience who did not agree with him — although given ample time to refute his scientific facts right there on the spot — chose not to do so in person, but waited until he was safely out of town before going on the attack.
The question-and-answer period after each lecture lasted almost as long as the lectures themselves, but no one stepped up to the plate to challenge Dr. Connett on the science.
Over 70 invitations went out to doctors, dentists and other professionals on Cape Ann and beyond. It was advertised in the paper and on posters, handed out as flyers, inviting all pro-fluoridationists to come and state their case. Especially invited for the second night, yet not one pro-fluoridationist spoke up.
Dr. Connett instructed the moderator to allow them an hour of time if they wanted it. Nevertheless, as predicted, attacks against Dr. Connett began after he was no longer available to reply.
If pro-fluoridationists truly believed they’re on firm scientific footing, either in terms of the safety or effectiveness of fluoridation, they’d have gladly used Sunday Aug. 3 as a platform to challenge Dr. Connett. However, they lack the courage of their convictions.
After all, they can’t refute the science, because it appears science is not on their side.

Tooth decay growing in (fluoridated) Australian children

The Dental Surgery general dentist Theodore Pang is a strong proponent of school dental programs and education to raise dental health in Tasmania. AUSTRALIANS are more likely to have a full set of chompers than New Zealanders, but rising tooth decay in our young children could change this trend.
A national report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on dental health found that more than 60per cent of nine-year-olds accessing dental services had decayed, missing or filled teeth.In 2010 more than half of children aged 12 and over had decay in their permanent teeth.
Australian Dental Association Tasmania president Chris Sanzano said there were no big surprises in yesterday’s report, with the trends present in this state. He said he believed kids were hospitalised every week on the North-West Coast with tooth decay.
‘‘We’ve known for a while that children’s decay rates have been increasing,’’ Dr Sanzano said.‘‘We need to be promoting healthy snacks for children including fresh fruit, and avoiding all soft drinks, fruit juices, cordial and instead drinking tap water.’’
The report also found that 38 per cent of people 15 and over had not visited a dentist in 12 months. Dr Sanzano said this was most likely higher in Tasmania, because of lower socio economic groups, and longer waiting lists in public dental health. The Dental Surgery dentist Theodore Pang said a greater focus on prevention education was needed to alleviate dental health issues in the community.
‘‘You need to look at the long-term view, and not just what needs to be done right now,’’ Dr Pang said.

Monday, August 18, 2014

From Fluoride Action Network

Just occasionally during the long sordid history of fluoridation an individual stands up against the bullying tactics of the arrogant promoters of fluoridation. This has just happened in Israel where the Minister of Health Yael German has ended fluoridation in Israel despite the vocal and vociferous attacks of fluoridation promoters which have been gleefully - and one-sidedly - reported in The Jerusalem Post.
Doubtless these ill-informed critics will continue their bullying tactics and do everything they can to encourage dentists and doctors outside Israel to join their ignorant outcry. However, before the latter do so they should read carefully the letter below written to the Health Minister by Dr. Hardy Limeback, one of Canada's leading dental researchers and former head of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto.
You can also see FAN’s open letter to Minister German sent on June 25, supporting her opposition to fluoridation and signed by many professionals from around the world.
We congratulate the Israeli Minister of Health, Yael German, for performing her job with integrity while under great pressure. She has offered the international public health community the model to follow on the fluoridation issue.
Paul Connett, PhD
Director, Fluoride Action Network

Letter from Dr. Hardy Limeback, August 15, 2014

Dear Minister German:
I have been following the debate on fluoridation in Israel for some time.
I served 3.5 years on the US National Academies of Sciences Subcommittee on Fluoride in Drinking Water.
The NAS is sometimes referred to as the ‘Supreme Court of Science’, an organization that sets up unbiased (or balanced) committees to review scientific issues of concern to Americans. The committee on which I served examined the health effects of fluoride in drinking water. Our report, published March 22, 2006, can be found online.
Our committee was funded by the US EPA – we were charged NOT to examine the benefits of fluoridation but we certainly reviewed all relevant literature on the toxicity of fluoride, including those at low levels of intake, including the toxic side effects of fluoridation.
The EPA has still not made a ruling on the maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) for fluoride, while the Department of Human Health Services, being concerned about the dental fluorosis that fluoridation is causing, has lowered its recommendation for levels of fluoride in drinking water to 0.7 mg/L (ppm). The American Dental Association and the Center for Disease Control in the US both agreed that fluoridated tap water should not be used to make up infant formula, since that increases the risk of dental fluorosis. To me, dental fluorosis is a biomarker for fluoride poisoning, not just of developing teeth but of all mineralizing tissues. Health Canada, taking the recommendation of only pro-fluoridation experts, continues to recommend fluoridation (now at a lowered level of 0.7 ppm) despite mounting evidence that the optimum therapeutic level of fluoride in drinking water, if there is even any benefit at all, is at 0.35 ppm or less.
I have personally conducted years of funded research at the University of Toronto on the topic of fluorosis (fluoride poisoning) and bone effects of fluoride intake.  A bone study, for which we received national funding, comparing hipbones of people who live in Toronto (fluoridated since 1963) to the bones of people from Montreal (Montreal has never been fluoridated), suggested disturbing negative changes in the bone quality of Torontonians. This is not something that was supposed to happen. Fluoridation was only supposed to affect teeth.
Since we studied a cross section of the population as they were selected for hip replacement, we were unable to examine only those people who were exposed to fluoridation for a lifetime. If we had been able to do this, we would have seen a much greater negative effect of fluoride since fluoride accumulates with age (our study confirmed that).
The NAS committee examined the literature on the effects of fluoride on bone up until 2006. Since that time there have been more studies to confirm the link between fluoridation and bone changes, as well as a link to bone cancer. Our Toronto vs Montreal study was not included in the 2006 review by the US National Academies of Sciences because it only just got published in 2010.
I am also the co-author of studies that show that too much fluoride accumulation in the dentin of teeth (the tissue that supports enamel) causes its properties to change as well. I suspect that a lifetime of fluoride accumulation on teeth causes them to be more brittle and fracture more easily. This effect of fluoridation has never been examined.
As a practicing dentist, I have been diagnosing and treating patients with dental fluorosis for over 30 years. My research on dental fluorosis (confirmed by the studies reported in the 2006 NRC report as well as the York review) show fluoridation significantly increases the numbers of patients seeking expensive cosmetic repairs. No one in public health has ever accounted for the added costs of treating dental fluorosis when considering the cost-benefit ratio of fluoridation.
Our 2006 NRC (NAS) report also concluded that there is a likelihood that fluoride can promote bone cancer. On page 336 it is stated Fluoride appears to have the potential to initiate or promote cancers, particularly of the bone, but the evidence to date is tentative and mixed (Tables 10-4 and 10-5). This alone should force the EPA to set a fluoride maximum contaminant level goal for fluoride in drinking water at ZERO (as it did for arsenic). The EPA has not yet made a decision as to fluoride’s carcinogenicity. In addition we now know that fluoride is neurotoxic and that children with noticeable fluorosis have lowered IQs.
I have looked at this from all angles and I have to conclude that fluoridated cities would save money on fluoridation costs, parents would save on costly dental bills treating dental fluorosis, dental decay rates would remain unchanged or even continue to decline (as has been demonstrated in many modern fluoridation cessation studies) and the health of city residents would improve when industrial waste products are no longer added/ to the drinking water (I find it absurd that the fluoride used to fluoridate drinking water is derived from industrial waste without purification, increasing carcinogenic heavy metal levels, such as arsenic and radionuclides, in the drinking water). In my opinion, purposely adding carcinogens to the drinking water at levels that are known to increase cancer rates (e.g. arsenic at parts per billion), in my opinion, is against all concepts of 'do no harm'. Lawsuits have now been launched to hold those responsible for this practice accountable.
Several Canadian cities have decided it is not worth continuing the practice of fluoridation. These can be viewed at COF-COF.ca. The number of communities that are no longer fluoridating their drinking water has reduced the total percentage of Canadians on artificially fluoridated water down  from 2/3 to about 1/3.
There is no doubt in my mind that fluoridation has next to no benefit in terms of reduced dental decay. The modern literature is clear on that. Fluoridation cessation studies fail to show an increase in dental decay. In fact, caries rates continue to drop. The York review, held up as the best evidence for ‘safe and effective’ for fluoridation is flawed because a) it could not find a single randomized, double blinded clinical trial, b) none of the clinical trials adjusted for confounding factors known to affect dental decay such as vitamin D levels, daily sugar intake, sweeteners, fissure sealants etc.. c) lumping modern studies with very old studies when decay rates were a lot higher resulted in an over-estimate of the benefit.
In the 1950’s, when fluoridation started to catch on, it was claimed that there was as much as a 40% benefit. Despite the evidence being very weak, fluoridation might have been worthwhile, especially since fluoridated toothpastes were not introduced until the late 1960’s. After the introduction of fluoridated toothpaste, the benefit of fluoridation declined. Now, if there is any benefit at all, one could expect perhaps a 5-10% benefit in children. If half the children are already cavity free and the average decay rates are only two cavities per child it means cities have to fluoridate for 20 years in order to save one decayed surface for every fifth child. More recent studies conducted in Australia show that a lifetime of fluoridation MIGHT save about one tooth from decay from childhood to middle age. Clearly, that is NOT a policy that demonstrates fiscal responsibility and cities that do not do due diligence in terms of cost-benefit analysis are wasting tax payers money and may actually be putting their councillors in a position of liability. The claim that for every $1 spent on fluoridation saves $38 was never accurate and is currently exceedingly misleading. It simply is a lie.
No government agency anywhere in the world is properly monitoring the accumulation of fluoride in people consuming fluoridated water. You cannot medicate people without knowing whether they are overdosing on the medication and whether there are any long-term negative health effects.
Fluoride added to drinking water has NOT been shown to be safe and effective. In fact, as more and more peer-reviewed studies on fluoride toxicity appear in the literature, it has become clear to me that the pendulum is certainly shifting to ‘not safe, and no longer effective’.
I would be more than happy to provide you and all the Israeli experts in the CC list a full list of peer-reviewed studies on which I have based my expert opinion expressed in this email.
You have made the right decision NOT to fluoridate in Israel. Congratulations.
Dr. Hardy Limeback BSc, PhD, DDS
Professor Emeritus and Former Head of Preventive Dentistry,
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Israel - Health Minister German outlaws fluoridation of all tap water

Contrary to the advice of public health and dentistry experts in her own ministry and academia, Health Minister Yael German has decided to prohibit the fluoridation of drinking water around the country. 
Tap water She also issued her decision Sunday in contravention of a letter written exactly two years ago by Prime Minister (and then-official health minister) Binyamin Netanyahu, who told Knesset Interior Committee chairman MK Amnon Cohen that he [Netanyahu]  “could not agree to the cessation of fluoridation” of potable water. Netanyahu continued that municipalities had requested to continue their fluoridation of water and that they should be allowed to do so.

The Health Ministry introduced mandatory water fluoridation in 1970 in cities, towns and settlements with over 5,000 residents, and indeed, 70 percent of Israelis have received fluoridated water delivered to their taps. But German opposed it as Meretz-Party mayor of Herzliya and stopped it in her city. Just weeks after entering office as health minister, she declared that she would stop fluoridation and, encountering fierce criticism from critics in leading Israeli schools of public health and dentistry and from her own ministry experts, she wavered and suggested as late as June that fluoridation could be an option instead of being outlawed.

German’s spokesmen said that only Ireland and Israel require fluoridation of drinking water, but her critics responded that everywhere else is it an option open to all local authorities except where barred completely only in Holland, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

The Adin Committee (headed by Prof. Avner Adin) that looked into water quality standards had recommended that fluoridation not be mandatory but it also stated that it could instead be optional. The committee also stated that desalinated water -- which increasingly is making up for water shortages around the country -- be fluoridated.

German reiterated on Sunday that she recognized the tasteless, colorless gas as very effective in reducing dental cavities, especially among children. But she added that instead of forcing all Israelis to consume fluoridated water to benefit children’s teeth, the delivery system should be changed so each parent can decide and take action individually if they wanted their child to get dental protection. On August 26, regulations to halt all fluoridated will go into effect, and parents would have to act proactively to protect and improve their dental hygiene.

The health minister maintained that according to the World Health Organization, there is a decline in dental caries in countries that do not have mandatory fluoridation. But her critics noted that  high-income, homogeneous countries have fewer poor families and better dental habits than in Israel. Here, there are many large families including Arab, ultra-Orthodox and other children whose parents have a lower level of health education and cannot afford or are otherwise unable to protect their teeth and who require automatic delivery of fluoride in the drinking water.

Prof. Arnon Afek, German’s director-general whom she recently handpicked and who is an expert in pathology and medical administration (but not dentistry or public health), told The Jerusalem Post Sunday that he personally supported the health minister’s decision to prohibit fluoridation. “Mandatory fluoridation is medical treatment. Individuals have the right to decide if they want it or not. The question is not if fluoride is beneficial but how it should be delivered. We cannot force people. It is legitimate that experts in the field oppose the health minister’s decision, but we have a policy,” said the director-general. “The ministry supported it for over 40 years, but this is a new era. The world has changed, and we can educate parents.”

Asked about the fact that most of the developed world has been adding vitamin D to all milk products, iodine to salt and folic acid to flour for decades due to their health benefits but that Israel has not yet done so, Afek said that if the ministry decided to do so, “those who didn’t want the supplements could choose not to consume these products. But with fluoridation of tap water, there is no free choice.”

German said only one-percent of water supplies are consumed via the tap, thus fluoridation of all potable water was “a waste.” Children should instead be encouraged to brush their teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste, she said, and  dental clinics, health funds, kindergarten and elementary school teachers, the School Health Service and tipat halav (well-baby) clinics will aim at educating parents about fluoride.

Prof. Itamar Grotto, chief of public health at the ministry, was on Sunday abroad on vacation and unable to comment. He avoided speaking publicly on the issue in recent months in light of the minister’s position. But in a letter to then-ministry director-general Prof. Ronni Gamzu in May 2013, Grotto stated that he favored  the option of fluoridation according to local needs and that desalinated sea water for drinking must be fluoridated. As late as June, Grotto said fluoridation of drinking water would be optional for municipal and local authority heads, but this was dashed by German’s announcement on Sunday.

German did not state how much money it has allocated for educating parents, teachers and public health nurses through all these institutions. the vast majority of countries with optional fluoridation and the handful that prohibit fluoridation have significant budgets for health education purposes.

The Israel Dental Association representing the country’s dentists issued a statement on Sunday stating that it supported the continuation of fluoridation via tap water. “Fluoridation reduces and prevents dental cavities; cancellation of fluoridation [via the water supply] thus harms the dental health of Israeli residents,” the IDA stated. The association of Arab dentists within the association has issued a strong call for fluoridation as their sector tends more to suffer from poor dental health that would be even worse without fluoride in the water.

In a last-ditch effort to get German to change her mind, a group of high-level public health and dental medicine experts wrote a letter to the health minister on Sunday.

“The health ministry decided, in complete contravention to the views of public health experts -- including those in her office -- and many MKs, that her view is more important. She is the first-ever health minister not to listen to the advice of professionals and bring to her office ideology that is not based on scientific facts and irresponsible decisionmaking, to say the least.” Among the signatories were Prof. Jonathan Mann (former dean and now head of community dentistry of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of dental medicine; senior expert in dental epidemiology at the same school), Prof. Ted Tulchinsky, a former senior Health Ministry expert in public health; and Dr. Alon Livny, Prof. Avi Zini, Dr, Yuval Vered, Dr. Ilan Diamant, Dr. Sigal Mazor, Dr. Alex Haimov and many others.
The experts noted that more than 400 million people around the world today consume and benefit from fluoridated tap water.

They maintained that German’s decision on the basis of the Adin Committee were “inaccurate and even misleading and that it never recommended halting fluoridation but to offer it according to public needs in each location and creating suitable alternatives. The committee also urged that long-term epidemiological research be carried out over 10 years with Health Ministry funding.” But the experts said that no such research was launched since the Adin Committee made the recommendation.

The public health experts added that fluoridation prevents cavities and minimizes social gaps, and that German has totally “ignored” the Adin Committee’s recommendation to fluoridate desalinated water. “The minister’s decision is amateurish and liable to cause long-term damage to Israeli children and adults, making their health situation poorer, especially on the economically and educationally disadvantaged.” Every year, they continued, 500 children are brought to hospital emergency rooms for treatment of bodily complications of rotten teeth. Her decision “is liable to increase this number many times over,” the professors declared. “Until she became minister, Israeli society enjoyed a dental and social Iron Dome” that protected their teeth, but “German canceled this.”

“This is a sad day for public health, dental health and child health in Israel,” added Tulchinsky, who is currently head of the School of Health Professions at Ashkelon College. The health minister is deliberately depriving mainly poor children especially those living in the south and north of the country from preventing 30 percent of dental caries. She is banning fluoridation despite worldwide proof of its cost effectiveness and safety.”

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Published on 16 Aug 2014
Paula and Walter talk about the dangers of fluoride, WiFi, Smart Meters, Mobile Phones

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dr. Wiseman, of Wiseman Family Practice in Cedar Park and Austin, addresses the Council during citizens communication on August 7, 2014.

USA - Letter: Fluoride presenter welcomes challengers Gloucester Daily Times

To the editor:

It’s interesting that, in his letter (the Times, Wednesday, Aug. 13) Arthur Thomas chastised Paul Connett, PhD.. for not having the credentials to talk about the effects of fluoride on the body, yet Mr. Thomas feels that a dentist does possess those credentials.
A dentist specializes in teeth. Dr. Connett, a bio-chemist and toxicologist, does in fact understand how chemicals in our environment, toxins such as fluoride, affect our biology.
He is a biochemist. A dentist says that they have seen the decline in tooth decay since adding fluoride to the water, it is safe and effective. But, what do they know about fluoride’s effects on the brain, or the kidneys, or the endocrine system?
Dr. Connett has the answers to these questions. Dr. Connett’s question-and-answer period during his recent presentation in Rockport was almost as long as his lecture, and pro-fluoridationists had ample time to challenge his credentials and science. No one did. Every dentist, medical doctor, and health professional on Cape Ann was invited to attend these forums with a personal invitation via traditional mail and email......

NZ - Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair

Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair

Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair
15 August 2014
The secret ‘review’ of water fluoridation will only look at research that supports fluoridationists’ belief in ‘the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water’, says Sir Peter Gluckman, co-chair of this thereby-admitted ‘kangaroo review’.
It is no wonder that scientific studies showing water fluoridation is neither safe nor effective have not been sought for this bogus ‘review’.
Even the Ministry of Health admits there is robust scientific research against the claimed safety and effectiveness of fluoridation. But only under the Official Information Act. Publicly it denies this admission. Who could possibly trust these people?
The US National Research Council Review, published in 2006, raised major concerns about toxic health effects of fluoride at levels in NZ drinking water. The NZ Ministry of Health ignores this finding. Only recently, another scientific study showed fluoride reduces IQ, adding to the prestigious Harvard meta-analysis of international studies.
In the US a recent press release stated "A series of disclosures are surfacing about the actions of water fluoridation promoters that point to a likely tsunami of Fluoridegate investigations, hearings, and explosive courtroom entanglements.”
Tennessee state legislator Frank Niceley states, "There is a real Fluoridegate scandal here. Citizens haven't been told about harm from fluorides”
Washington D.C. toxic tort attorney Chris Nidel says, "I think when we look back we'll ask why Fluoridegate didn't surface earlier. There are serious concerns about possible conflict of interest and heavy editing of information being fed to the public about fluoride risks and impacts."
Does this sound warning bells about this ‘kangaroo review’ by Gluckman and the Royal Society – sure does! Against this background, this secret ‘review’ is extremely alarming – a ‘review’ by committed fluoridationists who deny the published science that fluoridation is not just ineffective, it is a serious health risk. The NZ public deserves better. The NZ public must demand better. Unless we are no more than sheep.
Fluoridation is a crime against humanity. Those who seek to force it on the population need to be held criminally liable. This is especially true of those, like Gluckman, who abuse the trust that the public place in them, believing them to be objective scientists, when they are no more than fanatics pursuing a quasi-religious crusade on this issue.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Published on 14 Aug 2014
Why is fluoridated toothpaste dangerous to swallow yet the put the same fluoride in our water for you to swallow???

Published on 14 Aug 2014
http://waterdistillers.com/fluoride-i... Fluoride In Water - Is Fluoridation Of Drinking Water Good For Your Health? In this video Frank Mendez from WaterDistillers.com discusses the controversy around fluoride in our drinking water.

The reference to Nazi fluoridation is not proven but apart from that worth listening to and he does tell you to do your own research.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Published on 13 Aug 2014
In 2011 Bedford Borough Council voted unanimously to work towards ending water fluoridation, and the Mayor, Dave Hodgson, proposed the resolution. Now the borough is scheduled to be re-fluoridated after a four year gap for maintenance work without any public consultation. This film depicts the strength of public opposition to the plans, sending a strong message to the Mayor.

USA - Group wants fluoride out of drinking water

Since the early 1970s, the city of Silverton has added fluoride to its drinking water.
-waterDSC_5742.jpg_20140808.jpgBut a group of local residents, led by Clint Simmons of Silverton, are not happy with the practice and would like to put a stop to it.
Simmons said he was drawn to the issue after watching voters in Portland debate fluoridation last year.

“I used to think it’s just conspiracy based,” Simmons said. “I started looking into it and I found there is a lot data that supports not putting it in the water.”

Water fluoridation is a controversial and multi-faceted issue and Simmons hopes to promote thoughtful, intelligent, and fact-based conversation on the subject.
Chief among the arguments against fluoridation is forcing medicine on people without their consent.
Another thought is that is it impossible to control the dose each person receives because people drink different amounts of water. Manual laborers, athletes, diabetics, and people with kidney disease drink substantially more water than others..............

US Water uses Chinese Fluoride with Heavy Metals

August 13, 2014. Tucson, AZ. (ONN) There’s an ever-growing health emergency in America focused around the levels of heavy metals in our food, water and even our bodies. It’s impossible to trace the problem to any one source, as there are multiple reasons for the heightened levels of metals, including natural occurrences. But a recent test of imported fluoride for US water treatment found the chemical contaminated with a number of toxic metals, and they’re going straight into America’s tap water......

NZ - Review of fluoride not silly - Gluckman

The Prime Minister's chief science adviser says there is nothing "silly" going on with a Royal Society of New Zealand review of water fluoridation.
Sir Peter Gluckman and the society have put together a panel of scientists to conduct the review.
An anti-flouride lobby group claims it is a secret panel that will be deeply biased by the pro-fluoridation views of Sir Peter and the society.
Sir Peter says the panel is not a secret and such reviews are conducted all the time.
"There's nothing silly here, this is just straightforward scientists reviewing what's in the peer reviewed literature about what we know about the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water. It is reviewing the scientific literature."
Sir Peter Gluckman says the report will be released when international peer-reviewers sign it off as a fair and complete summary of the science.

"what we know about the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water" Doesn't sound very objective.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NZ - Secret panel claim in fluoride dispute

The Government is wading into the turgid waters of fluoridation, with an "authoritative report" being developed behind the scenes to counter increasingly aggressive anti-fluoride campaigners.

A panel of some of the country's top scientific experts in the field has been quietly working for months on the report - to be made public in the next few weeks - after pleas from councils besieged by a torrent of opposition to adding fluoride to drinking water.
At least three councils have been embroiled in legal battles in the past year, including the Kapiti Coast District Council.
The report is being fronted by the prime minister's chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Anti-fluoridation group New Health NZ Inc yesterday accused the society of convening a "secret panel" to support its pro-fluoride views. "We are chiefly concerned that there has been no transparency around this process," chairman David Sloan said.
But Gluckman - a strong supporter of fluoridation - said there was nothing secret about the report and its findings would be released after it was internationally peer-reviewed, like any other scientific paper. "It will be based on science, not opinion and bias."

The panel, which had Prime Minister John Key's approval, was convened after councils approached the Royal Society seeking guidance about the science on fluoridation, he said. "Councils are confused, and it is important that they have an expert panel to summarise the science."
In 2012, the Royal Society declined to conduct an inquiry, saying there would be "no value" in expending resources when the evidence was clearly in fluoride's favour. But yesterday society president Sir David Skegg said that decision had been revised given recent "controversies".
"There has been this campaign against fluoridation that has raised questions in some people's mind," he said. "So we are going back to square one to review the evidence."

Fluoridation supporters - who include the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation and many major professional health associations - say it is a cheap, safe and proven way to improve dental health, particularly for children. But opponents claim it is forced "mass medication", which causes more harm than good.
Water fluoridation remains patchy throughout New Zealand. Within the Wellington region, parts of the Kapiti Coast and Petone remain free of added fluoride.
Attempts by councils to introduce fluoridation are increasingly being met by intense lobbying from opponents, and sometimes legal action. Last year, the Hamilton City Council voted to drop fluoride from its water supply, claiming it could be harmful, only to reintroduce it last month after a public backlash.
Councils caught up in the long-running disputes are now trying to abdicate responsibility for fluoridation, with a meeting of local authorities last month agreeing to lobby the next government to hand over the decision-making to district health boards.

Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule, who is also mayor of Hastings, said that, with anti-fluoridation groups raising the pressure, councillors were being forced to make decisions beyond their expertise.
"We are not health experts, we just own the water pipes."

- The Dominion Post

Never seen this video before.

Published on 25 Mar 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called community water fluoridation one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century. While fluoridation has improved the dental health of tens of millions of Americans, there are concerns about how much fluoride is safe and an individual's right to choose the oral medication. Host Patty Satalia and guests will talk about the problem and how to solve it! They also take viewer questions.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My TEETH! Fluoride or no Fluoride?

USA - Fluoride intake threatens learning

 — So Midlands students slipped on the PASS test? We should be doing everything we can to give our children a chance to succeed academically, starting with clean drinking water.
What’s the connection? In the medical journalThe Lancet, fluoride exposure in drinking water has been linked to permanent IQ deficits in children based on studies done mostly in China.
While fluoride exposure in these studies may be higher than what children and pregnant women receive from Columbia’s drinking water, no one knows what a safe fluoride dose is for a developing brain. No one knows what it is doing to our children, because we haven’t done the studies here. The city of Columbia continues to add thousands of pounds of fluoridation chemical to our drinking water every year, ignoring all the evidence of potential harm to our children.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/12/3613796/tuesday-letters-fluoride-intake.html?sp=/99/168/#storylink=cpy

Questioning Birmingham council’s celebration of fluoride . .

Fluoride was recently reclassified as a developmental neurotoxin by American medical authorities
Some readers have reacted strongly on reading the council’s eulogy of fluoridation – one was a doctor who has done research on this issue in the city.
He recalls that senior dental academics and public health professionals were ‘hard-sold’ fluoridation during a visit to the USA in the mid 1950s. They introduced it in Birmingham and rather half-heartedly on Tyneside and encouraged the introduction of fluoride at huge concentrations into toothpaste and other dental toiletries.
Fluoridation of the water supply has been rejected by many other cities, states and countries. One which comes to mind is Rotherham council’s long-term rejection, reaffirmed in their latest water fluoridation review which may be read in full here.

rotherham water fluo review 07 text

Israel - German ‘reneges’ on optional fluoridation of drinking water

Public health experts say health minister’s policy ignores years of research.

Health Minister Yael German.
Health Minister Yael German. Photo: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
Three leading public health and dental experts have accused Health Minister Yael German of going back on a commitment to make fluoridation of drinking water optional, according to a letter obtained by The Jerusalem Post, due to be sent to the minister on Tuesday.

Two months ago, the Health Ministry said that German had agreed to cancel her decision to prohibit fluoridation of drinking water around the country – and allow municipalities to decide independently if they wanted it. However, the deadline is due to end August 26 and German has yet to sign the regulation-change that would make it possible.

Her personal spokeswoman said this was due to “technicalities.”

Hebrew University School of Public Health emeritus Prof. Ted Tulchinsky, Hebrew University- Hadassah Dental Faculty Prof. Harold Sgan-Cohen and his colleague Dr. Yuval Vered said Monday that the minister’s defense of her position was based on “populist arguments, supported by amateur studies – and ignored dozens of years of research in Israel and the world [that absolutely showed] that there is no better health, economic and social substitute for adding fluoride to the tap water in Israel.”

They also accused German of “setting her policy based on a political and sectorial basis.”

Tulchinsky, who had held a senior public health position in the Health Ministry, said: “This is absolutely shocking arrogance.

The health minister has misled the Knesset and the public.

She has not consulted with the local authorities,” this will harm poor children, primarily in the peripheral communities of the country. “Banning fluoridation is an anti-social measure that will be a scar on her performance and [on] government colleagues who permitted her to initiate and allowed this travesty [to] take place.”

German opposed countrywide fluoridation as health minister since taking office, arguing that if adding the gas was needed “only” to protect children’s teeth from decay, then the entire population should not be exposed to it and other means should be used.

When German was mayor of Herzliya, she stopped fluoridation in her city. But her position on the matter was strongly opposed by the ministry’s top public health experts, who attempted to persuade her of the benefits of fluoridated water.....

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Published on 9 Aug 2014
This July 2014 edition of the International Fluoride Free TELECONFERENCE features Dr. Kathleen Thiessen, Dr. Paul Connett, Peel Councilor John Sprovieri, Attorney Nader Hasan, and community activist Liesa Cianchino.

Poisoned By Fluoride


As a dental hygienist who practiced before the dental and medical industries wore gloves or masks, I quickly became exposed to fluoride's and heavy metals. Stannous, acidulated phosphates and sodium fluorides caused me to acquire such toxic levels I was ill all the time. I hated having to do sealants and would experience my left eye pulling over the other from the fumes. I started having seizures at night, developed ADD and ADHD SYMPTOMS as an adult, had stomach pains, heavy cleat thick sinus drainage, developed all kinds of fibrotic tissue issues, and my thyroid began failing.

The endocrinologist I saw told me fluorides were not the cause of any of this and I believed him. Things got worse as the list of maladies increased. I soon discovered I could not brush my teeth with toothpaste or take a bath or use a pool or hot tub or even eat chocolate (a bromide) or drink tea or eat jello. I also was treated with 17 rounds of antibiotics, all containing fluoride's for a chronic sinus infection which was, I now know, fluoride rhinitis. Medication for yeast overgrowth was also prescribed. These also contained fluoride's.
I was poisoned into full stage Alzheimer’s DEMENTIA. I became less and less able to function as my cognitive and physical abilities became impaired. It was a living hell because I was acutely aware of my diminishing capabilities, and was aware of these loses. It felt as if big pieces of me were tearing off and disappearing into space somewhere. This awareness was so very frustrating. I felt helpless. I kept a journal for as long as I could to record my observations of all this happening to me. I instinctively knew there had to be a causative factor for this whole conundrum of maladies and the most weird symptoms which plagued me.
It was in a hand surgeon’s office where I was seeking answers as to why I had no feeling in not only my hands but all the way up to my shoulders. No feeling and yet lots of pain…go figure.
I picked up a doctor’s dental journal and stopped in my tracts when a story header read, “CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Is Directly Related To Fluoride Exposure”. EUREKA!
Within 15 minutes of googling, I discovered a whole world of people with answers to my dilemma.But HOW TO DETOX from this? Help in doing so was the next part of my journey to regain my life and take back my abilities. It has been a 41year search. Fluoride exposures robbed me of so much.
For what?
Actually, that is not entirely true, since it is not only detoxification on a cellular level but the healing of many illnesses and conditions I am speaking about. Anything your cells can heal gets healed!
It is not medicine nor is it a cure for any medical condition. What it is is a source supplement for Redox SIGNALING Molecules.
Please know I am sharing something now with you which is very, very important to many. I asked GOD to heal my LIFE IN every way and my prayer was answered. My recent discovery of a way to not only detox from fluoride's, but of heavy metals also, had been nothing short of miraculous. In addition to this, my whole body is healing itself on a cell to cell basis. I almost feel as if I suffered all I have for all these many years, so I now can bring this to other’s attention. I am most secure in knowing this is a monumental discovery which can bring healing to not only those who suffer from not just fluorides, but any toxic exposure!
Once there was a point where I had to hold my hand out with coins in it for people to make change for me…I could no longer remember what nickels, dimes and quarters were worth. I am back, and OH BOY do I have a story to tell. I think telling what had happened to me, could cause a huge boost in awareness in fluoride's extreme harmfulness. How does one go about finding a co-writer or ghost writer?

I’m ready to write my story so other suffers can regain their health.


This is one of the more dramatic fluoride poisoning stories I’ve heard. I spoke with Maureen “Mo” Green and she has indeed regained her life and health. She is very approachable and has offered to communicate with anyone else needing help. Can you help her in her search for a writer? Her story needs to be told in great detail.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Old but I hadn't seen it before.

Best method for brushing teeth revealed

Researchers found a myriad of different brushing techniques from dentists and toothpaste companies which has led to confusion among patients and said the simply scrub is the best method.
From a young age children are taught how to remove food debris and plaque from their teeth but even dentists disagree on the best technique, it has been found.
A study discovered five different methods in dental textbooks, research papers and manuals from the toothpaste industry, with equally differing advice on how often to brush teeth and for how long.
Now experts have said, forget fancy little circles, jiggling the toothbrush along the gum line or elegant downward sweeping motions, the best method is simply to scrub back and forth.
Aubrey Sheiham, Emeritus Professor of Dental Public Health at University College London, senior author of the study, said: “Brush gently with a simple horizontal scrubbing motion, with the brush at a forty-five degree angle to get to the dental plaque......................

Australia - Leading dentist says anti-fluoride beliefs were ludicrous

FOR FLUORIDE: North Queensland Public Health specialist Dr Steven Donohue and director of Brisbane Dental Hospital Michael Foley believe fluoridation of water is vital.
FOR FLUORIDE: North Queensland Public Health specialist Dr Steven Donohue and director of Brisbane Dental Hospital Michael Foley believe fluoridation of water is vital.Lee Constable
WACKY conspiracy theories led to the decision to remove fluoride from the Rockhampton region's water supply, a leading dentist says.
Dr Michael Foley, spokesman for the Australian Dental Association, said there was a perception that fluoride caused cancer and made bones brittle; however what many people did not know was that all water contained some level of fluoride.
His comments come after 55% of the more than 300 people who voted in The Morning Bulletin's online poll called for fluoride to be reintroduced into the region's water supply.
Dosing of fluoride was removed from Rockhampton and Mt Morgan's water supply in July last year.
Dr Foley said the anti-fluoride beliefs were ludicrous and insulting to health professionals and scientific bodies.
The World Health Organization, The Australian Medical Association and The Australian Dental Association all back water fluoridation.
Dr Foley said they would not support it if they thought it caused health problems.
He said there was no "conspiracy theory" to set out and poison residents............


USA - Residents petition for removal of fluoride from water in Topsfield

By Anna Burgess
Topsfield resident Jeffy Demeter believes there is a toxin in the water—fluoride.
Jeffy Demeter is petitioning to have fluoride taken out of Topsfield water. Wicked Local Photo / Kathryn O'BrienDemeter is part of a growing coalition of people in Massachusetts, and throughout the country, who are questioning the addition of fluoride to public water supplies. Fluoride has been in the Topsfield water supply since 1953, when Town Meeting voted to add it because of its oral health benefits. Today, the compound is still used topically by dental professionals, but Demeter likens it to a poison when ingested regularly.
Three years ago, she began learning about the possible negative effects of fluoride, and this summer she took action in her hometown.
"I thought, there’s no better time than now," Demeter said. "This issue has to be decided by local governments. That’s how it got into the water, and that’s how we’re going to take it out."..................

UK Bedfordshire letter

Fluoride ‘facts’

I AM compelled to respond to Charles Bailey's recent misleading letter regarding water fluoridation.
I would like to make him aware of the following facts:-

- 90 per cent of England does not have fluoride added to the water supply. Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Continental Europe including Germany, France Italy and Sweden firmly reject this practice.

- Since the beginning of this year EU law does not permit fluoridated water to be added to food or drinks.

- The decay rate of 5 year old children in Bedford for 2011/12 showed no increase in comparison to the data produced for earlier years.

- As far as Birmingham is concerned the decay rate of 5-year-old children from disadvantaged families remain the worst in England as per the govt. official report;

- It has been medically documented that eczema and allergies in both children and adults increases in areas of water fluoridation.

- It is the topical application of fluoride that is now considered the effective way of preventing tooth decay. We no longer need to swallow fluoride as previously thought.

- There is no safe, optimal level of fluoride.

We all want clean water as pure as we can get it - that means no fluoride, period.

Cynthia Bagchi
 Bushmead Avenue

Friday, August 08, 2014

USA - Fluoridation Convert A Scientist Explains What Changed Her Mind

By Jane Nielson, Ph.D
Steering Committee Member,
Sonoma County Water Coalition
Board member, Open-space, Water, and Land Preservation Foundation (O.W.L.)I was in the middle of my education as a scientist when I first encountered the fluoridation controversy. I was getting a Masters in Geochemistry from the university of Michigan, and I attended a heated City Council meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. By the end of that meeting I was convinced opponents of water fluoridation were conspiracy-minded loonies. or decades I never thought much about fluoridation. I believed the doctors who said fluoride prevented tooth decay, so I gave my two children fluoride drops when they were infants. It wasn’t until the Sonoma County Water Coalition hosted a debate in 2009 that I became aware of different information about water fluoridation. Like that memorable Flagstaff meeting, I thought I’d hear “science” from supporters and “crazy stuff” from opponents. But neither side presented any science at all. What the Studies Show
Exasperated, I started researching for myself. This was familiar terrain: I had published many papers, so I know what it takes to prove a point scientifically, and the data required to get a paper published. I had performed analyses, plotted data and defended my research and interpretations in public forums.
I quickly found World Heath Organization data that stunned me:
• Tooth decay has plummeted in developed countries worldwide, regardless of fluoridation.
• Cavity rates are the same—or even lower – in many non-fluoridated countries compared to the U.S.
• The one clear correlation with water fluoridation is disfiguring “dental fluorosis” (supposedly only a cosmetic problem.)
I then proceeded to review a range of scientific papers, including all the most recent research on actual and potential effects of water fluoridation. In study after study I found that differences in tooth decay rates between areas that
have fluoridated water supplies for decades, and those that either never fluoridated or stopped fluoridating, were minimal to nonexistent. Key U.S. studies confirm that ingesting fluoride does not prevent tooth decay:
• 1990 National Institute of Dental Research Survey: One of the largest U.S. surveys of tooth decay found no significant difference in tooth decay (less than ½ of 1% of the 128 tooth surfaces in the mouth) between fluoridated and non-fluoridated populations.
• Several modern U.S. Studies (1997-2001): Tooth decay did not go up when fluoridation was stopped.• The 2009 National Institutes of Health-funded “Iowa Study”: Cavity levels the same regardless of whether children ingested fluoride
or not.
Apply It, or Swallow It? In recent years the differentiation between swallowing fluoride and coating teeth with it has become lost in the discussion. But this differentiation is essential. The overwhelming consensus among scientists, including
the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Research Council, is that fluoride works when it’s applied to the tooth surface, NOT when it’s swallowed. Sonoma County Has Provided No Scientific Support for Fluoridation In 2013, County Health officials provided the Sonoma County Water Coalition with a single study in support of fluoridation by Australian scientists who reviewed worldwide fluoridation studies written in English. But that study is flawed because it
failed to compare fluoridated versus non-fluoridated populations, lacked a cavity prevention assessment, and showed an extremely weak correlation insufficient to prove cause-and-effect. Thus far the County has not offered any more definitive data to support its campaign.
How Did the U. S. Get Sold on Public Water Fluoridation?  In analyzing early research, it’s clear that the U.S. promoted the spread of water fluoridation before completing definitive studies. I’ve met with this practice of promoting innovations that later prove to have negative public health impacts over and over again in my scientific career. After the debate, I realized that without solid science to back it up, fluoridation could well represent the same dynamic. And now, having

examined the research myself, I’ve concluded that water fluoridation is indeed an echo of past mistakes. Improving children’s dental health is a worthy goal. But before Sonoma County considers water fluoridation, the public must demand the County first prove that it works.