.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, February 15, 2019

Darlington and Stockton Times - letter

ON January 31, a colleague and I attended a full council meeting at Darlington Town Hall, with contributions (and questions) relevant to water fluoridation. We turned out on a freezing night, but we were not allowed to speak due to a breach of protocol, essentially an addressing error – it was mine, and it will not happen again.
One question related to a 2007 paper showing that silico-fluorides used to fluoridate water around the world (and ten per cent of England’s drinking water) can produce chemicals which may disrupt normal nerve function, and could also explain the mechanism of disfiguring dental fluorosis. Do not believe the mantra that this condition is “cosmetic”. Do the research – join the fight.
The other question related to new data which indicates the incidence of tooth decay in five-year-old Darlington children has declined by 25.4 per cent very recently, while tooth decay in children in the fluoridated West Midlands increased by 9.8 per cent in the same period.
The North-East as a whole now has a seven per cent lower incidence of decay than the West Midlands, and most of the children examined in our region were drinking water without fluoride.
The message to our kids, parents and teachers is “well done – whatever you are doing, keep it up”.
But you should know that mass-medication is on the horizon.
M Watson, Darlington

Thursday, February 14, 2019

World expert on lead now warns of fluoride's neurotoxicity

World expert on lead now warns of fluoride's neurotoxicity


NEW YORK: A major review article in the journal Pediatric Medicine by Dr. David Bellinger includes fluoride in a list of chemicals known or suspected to interfere with the neurodevelopment of children, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

Bellinger, recognized as one the leading experts in the world on the neurotoxicity of lead, holds three important positions in Boston: two at Harvard and one at Boston Children's Hospital.

In his review of fluoride's neurotoxicity, Bellinger cites the meta-analysis of 27 IQ studies from China and Iran (Choi et al., 2012); a follow-up study in China he co-authored (Choi et al., 2015) and the more recent US-government funded mother-offspring studies from Mexico City (Bashash et al., 2017 and 2018). These latter studies, which controlled for many possible confounders, found a very strong association between fluoride levels in the pregnant mothers' urine and lowered IQ in their offspring. These fluoride urine levels from the mothers in Mexico City correspond to the fluoride levels in pregnant women in fluoridated communities in Canada (Till et al., 2018).

While the mainstream media covered the Choi meta-analysis from 2012, they have ignored all the major neurotoxicity studies published since then. Meanwhile, they continue to go overboard on low-quality studies that focus on tooth decay.

According to Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Director, We hope that when more pediatricians read about these important neurotoxicity studies -especially the mother-offspring studies- that they will warn women of child-bearing age to avoid all sources of fluoride during pregnancy and parents not to bottle-feed their infants with formula prepared with fluoridated tap water.

Connett added, There are over 350 published studies on fluoride's effect on the brain: 130 human studies, over 200 animal studies, and 33 cell studies.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Canada - London Council

Fluoride change turned down

Despite a monologue about the dangers of fluoride from Coun. Michael van Holst that stretched more than 20 minutes, council voted decisively against investigating a lower fluoridation rate.
Coun. Paul Van Meerbergen pointed to his previous council term, when the same fluoridation debate raged, saying the arguments and the players are just the same. He urged his colleagues to reject “junk science.”
Only van Holst, Steve Hillier and Elizabeth Peloza voted in favour of having staff report back on lowering the fluoridation rate from 0.7 to 0.6 parts per million. All others voted against.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Twitter

Dear : we know every 5th American will be diagnosed with arthritis by the end of the next decade & we know kills cartilage cells. Why is not being investigated as causing the arthritis epidemic? Afraid to offend dentists?

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Not allowed

Story image for fluoride from MDJOnline.com

Water fluoride controversy playing out in Ida County, Iowa

MDJOnline.com-2 hours ago
IDA GROVE, Iowa -- Ida Grove city leaders and residents disagree on whether fluoride should continue to be placed in the city water supply, so residents in the



When I access the above I get::

451: Unavailable due to legal reasons

We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, call 770-428-9411.

does that make sense?

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

Hawaii - Letter for Thursday, February 7, 2019

Don’t let government put fluoride in water
For those who are not normally involved in the legislative process, what a great time to speak out with everything you have. This is thanks to (D) Sen. Karl Rhoads’ recent proposed legislation to fluoridate (poison) your water here in Hawaii. For anyone who is in doubt of how toxic fluoride is, simply look at the side of your toothpaste where it says, “If swallowed call poison control.”
The painful irony behind the proposed legislation is the supposed benefit to our teeth. Just one of the many known negative effects of fluoride is dental and skeletal fluorosis. So why in the world would we put it in our water? I’d say that’s a great question that also applies to the long list of known poisons our government allows in our food and water.
By definition fluoride is a drug. A drug should be dosed appropriate to a patient’s needs, not be flagrantly “dumped” in the public water supply. There are far too many negative effects of fluoride to list but I say as the people of Hawaii we only need one simple premise to reject fluoride. That is we all have the right to decide for ourselves what drug we wish and not wish to take. We should never allow our government to drug the population in mass for any reason.
Many other municipalities around the country have also awakened to the toxicity of fluoride in the water and are starting to remove it. We should be eliminating fluoride from the water supply nationwide, not adding it!
Michael Newgent, Kapaa

USA The debate on water fluoridation





HEALTH

The debate on water fluoridation in New Jersey continues

BY Michael Hill, Correspondent | 



The big goal: raising awareness and improving children’s oral health. The CDC says one in four children under five has cavities and tooth decay is an infectious disease that can kill.
The Rutgers clinic says New Jersey’s lack of fluoride in its water harms half the children who come here. Interim Pediatric Dentistry at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Chairman Dr. Glenn Rosivack says some young patients’ decay is so bad they need emergency surgery.
“We see the worst dental cavities here because we are a safety net for these children,” said Rosivack. “It truly is a shame that the children of New Jersey, as I said, are showing up in the emergency room, showing up here in our dental clinic, again, with pain, with infections when this could be easily solved.”
Rosivack’s solution: a law to mandate suppliers add fluoride to water. He says every dollar spent fluoridating water saves $38 in dental fillings.
“If there was another epidemic — which dental cavities are an epidemic – the Legislature would be acting on it. But, with this, they’re not,” Rosivack said.
Sen. Joseph Vitale’s bills to require suppliers to add fluoride to their water have languished and then reintroduced. He says he thinks he has the votes now and a governor who would sign the bill into law in a state that ranks almost dead last, 49th in America, in fluoridating its water.
“Now we have an opportunity to do smart public health where states like Kentucky, states down south and the Midwest, who you wouldn’t think are progressive in terms of public health, do this and it works for them,” said Vitale.
Executive Director of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission Tim Eustace isn’t keen on the legislation. Eustace, who was once the vice chair of the state Assembly Health Committee, says he was opposed to it when he was in the Legislature.
“The idea of adding a chemical to the water for a small portion of the population I think is a mistake. It’s an expensive mistake. Again, we’re charged with removing pollutants from the water not adding pollutants to the water,” Eustace said.
Eustace says 12 to 14 percent of the state’s water supply is fluoridated. Towns across the country have been removing and banning fluoride from their water. Studies contradict each other on fluoridation benefits. Some say it prevents decay. Others say it’s hard to regulate and can lead to learning and thyroid issues, but medical and dental associations insist the science dictates fluoridation.
“The idea of let’s say fluoridating, let’s say 30 billion gallons of clean water is akin to hunting ducks with a howitzer. This is a very specific problem that could be dealt with with toothpaste,” Eustace said.
The debate over fluoridated water in America has raged for years. New Jersey is squarely in the middle of it, and it seems the only change that will take place in this state may come from the lawmakers in Trenton.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Hawaii - Letter for Thursday, February 7, 2019

Don’t let government put fluoride in water
For those who are not normally involved in the legislative process, what a great time to speak out with everything you have. This is thanks to (D) Sen. Karl Rhoads’ recent proposed legislation to fluoridate (poison) your water here in Hawaii. For anyone who is in doubt of how toxic fluoride is, simply look at the side of your toothpaste where it says, “If swallowed call poison control.”
The painful irony behind the proposed legislation is the supposed benefit to our teeth. Just one of the many known negative effects of fluoride is dental and skeletal fluorosis. So why in the world would we put it in our water? I’d say that’s a great question that also applies to the long list of known poisons our government allows in our food and water.
By definition fluoride is a drug. A drug should be dosed appropriate to a patient’s needs, not be flagrantly “dumped” in the public water supply. There are far too many negative effects of fluoride to list but I say as the people of Hawaii we only need one simple premise to reject fluoride. That is we all have the right to decide for ourselves what drug we wish and not wish to take. We should never allow our government to drug the population in mass for any reason.
Many other municipalities around the country have also awakened to the toxicity of fluoride in the water and are starting to remove it. We should be eliminating fluoride from the water supply nationwide, not adding it!
Michael Newgent, Kapaa

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

USA - City to study lowering fluoridation level

Politicians on the civic works committee recommended staff report back on lowering the rate of water fluoridation in the city’s water supply after a lengthy series of presentations about the benefits and perceived dangers of the practice, a debate that re-emerges often in council chambers when anti-fluoridation Londoners raise their voices.
But this time, Coun. Shawn Lewis offered  a motion to investigate reducing the level of fluoride in the water, from 0.7 parts per million – as recommended by Health Canada – to 0.6 parts per million, to acknowledge the concerns raised Tuesday. Those arguments included a strange demonstration from Michael van Holst, who brought 100,000 cinnamon hearts in plastic bins in a bid to demonstrate how the level of fluoride in toothpaste vastly outweighs the level in drinking water.
The region’s top public health officer, Chris Mackie, said a rate of 0.6 parts per million is used in some communities and has “some scientific support.”
The committee voted 4-2 to recommend staff report on reducing fluoridation. Lewis, van Holst, Elizabeth Peloza, and Phil Squire voted in favour, while Mayor Ed Holder and Steve Lehman were opposed.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

FAN Press Release

Dental Fluorosis is Out of Control
But the Media is Missing the Elephant in the Room
When fluoridation began in 1945, promoters believed that the trade-off for reducing tooth decay would be 10% dental fluorosis, but by 1986-7 the prevalence had jumped to 23% and then by 2004 to 41% (Beltrán-Aguila et al, 2010) now it stands at a whopping 65% (Neurath, 2019, in press), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

A spate of news stories – triggered by a CDC report  - focused on kids swallowing too much toothpaste. But according to Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Director, "The defenders of water fluoridation are missing the real story. Dental fluorosis is a biomarker of over-exposure to fluoride and the 'elephant in the room' is what damage fluoride is doing to other tissues."

Recent scientific research indicates that exposure to fluoridated water may lower thyroid function (Peckham et al, 2015 and Malin et al, 2018) and 350 published studies indicate that fluoride can damage the brain.  

The latter includes a major U.S.-government funded mother-offspring study conducted in Mexico City (Bashash et al, 2017). This rigorous study found a very strong association between fluoride levels in mothers' urine and lowered IQ in their offspring. The fluoride levels in this study correspond to levels in pregnant women living in fluoridated areas in Canada (Till et al, 2018) and almost certainly the USA.

While it is understandable that die-hard promoters of fluoridation should be fixated on any study dealing with teeth it is less understandable why the media should ignore fluoride's impact on the brain.

The fetal brain is under attack from several environmental toxins (Grandjean & Landrigan, 2014Bellinger, 2018) but only one, fluoride, is deliberately added to our water. There are safer ways to prevent dental caries than exposing the fetus to a neurotoxicant.

Many scientists are intimidated by the dismissal of fluoridation opponents as being akin to "Dr. Strangelove's" mad general. Repeating the dogma that fluoridation is "safe and effective" many times does not make it so.

Connett urges more scientists to overcome this dogma and intimidation and review the brain studies themselves. In addition to Bashash and Bellinger the other fluoride-brain studies are readily accessible.

Connett added that, "I believe that the intellectual ability of future generations depends on their willingness to do this. Neither intimidation nor dogma has a place in science or public health."  

Canada - Calls to remove the chemical from London’s water supply

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X
Calls to remove the chemical from London’s water supply have been growing in recent years and city hall is due to hold public inquiries about whether or not to keep it in drinking water. The meeting will feature Middlesex London Health Unit representatives and Dr. Chris Mackie who has been an outspoken advocate for public health and Fluoride in drinking water. Groups opposed to the chemical being used in public utilities are expected to present at city hall as well. Health officials and researchers have stated that much of the ‘science’ supporting fluoride removal is deep within the realm of conspiracy theories and slanted information.
Lara Timler will be representing Fanshawe College and Dental Hygienists in London and will be advocating for the safety of using fluoride and hopes to debunk many of the myths surrounding fluoride.....................

FAN Newsletter

All-star NFL Quarterback Warns Against Fluoride
 
[Graphic Credit: Karen Spencer]
Sorry Ram Fans, but the Patriot’s quarterback knows what it takes to win.  And fluoride-free water is one of his advantages; so instead of getting mad, campaign to remove fluoride from L.A.’s drinking water.
Tom Brady, the star veteran quarterback of the New England Patriots and now 6-time Super Bowl winner, has recently authored a book on staying healthy in which he mentions fluoride in water.
In chapter seven of his new book (The TB12 Method: How to Achieve A Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance), while discussing the importance of hydration, Brady acknowledges the risks of ingesting fluoride, advising readers to remove it from tap water by filtration.
He writes, “Tap water is water that comes from a municipal source. Depending on where you live, most sources of tap water contain fluoride, chlorine, and, in some cases, lead. Excessive amounts of both fluoride and chlorine have now been linked to a number of health risks. Drink tap water only if you filter it first, which gets rid of many impurities. Even when you use tap water for steaming vegetables, it’s better to filter it first.” [page 208]
Additional quotes from Brady on health:
-"Our bodies become toxic when we ingest toxic chemicals." [page 224]
-"I chose to eat organic foods." [page 218]
-"Whenever the media claims any of the dietary methods that I pursue are new age or even quackery, I tell them that some of the biggest advertisers on television and in the stadiums I played in are marketing all the wrong things." [page 224]
-"Let food be thy medicine." [page 219]
Sincerely,

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

Monday, February 04, 2019

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Kids Are Using Too Much Toothpaste, CDC Warns

By VERONICA NETO 

February 2, 2019

A study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found young children are using too much toothpaste when brushing their teeth.

Surveying parents and guardians of about 5,157 children, the CDC found that nearly 40% of children ages three to six years old used too much toothpaste.

Children ages three or younger should be using a “smear—the CDC’s recommended amount—which is about the size of a grain of rice. Children ages three to six years old should be using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

The concern of overusing toothpaste is the intake of fluoride. Although fluoride has many benefits like preventing cavities, the CDC warns “ingestion of too much fluoride while teeth are developing can result in visibly detectable changes in enamel structure such as discoloration.”

The CDC wants parents to take charge of the amount of toothpaste their child has on their toothbrush, as “supervision is emphasized as a critical role for the parent or caregiver as the child first begins using a toothbrush and toothpaste.” The CDC also noted that nearly 80% of the children studied started brushing their teeth later than recommended.

The CDC says children’s teeth should be brushed as soon as the first tooth erupts using a clean, damp cloth. Toothpaste with fluoride can be introduced when the child is two years old, the agency says.

U.S. Water Fluoridation: A Forced Experiment that Needs to End

By the Children’s Health Defense Team
 The United States stands almost entirely alone among developed nations in adding industrial silicofluorides to its drinking water—imposing the community-wide measure without informed consent. Globally, roughly 5% of the population consumes chemically fluoridated water, but more people in the U.S. drink fluoride-adulterated water than in all other countries combined. Within the U.S., just under a third (30%) of local water supplies are not fluoridated; these municipalities have either held the practice at bay since fluoridation’s inception or have won hard-fought battles to halt water fluoridation.
Dozens of studies and reviews—including in top-tier journals such as The Lancet—have shown that fluoride is neurotoxic and lowers children’s IQ.
The fluoride chemicals added to drinking water are unprocessed toxic waste products—captured pollutants from Florida’s phosphate fertilizer industry or unregulated chemical imports from China. The chemicals undergo no purification before being dumped into drinking water and often harbor significant levels of arsenic and other heavy metal contamination; one researcher describes this unavoidable contamination as a “regulatory blind spot that jeopardizes any safe use of fluoride additives.”.............................

USA - Fluoride: a water problem

Editor:
Our local water departments add fluoride to our water while promising that drinking fluoride is safe and improves dental health. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) affirms that while fluoride does work in toothpaste (topically) it does almost nothing to improve dental health when administered systemically (by drinking it).
Decades ago, the WHO reported that improved dental health, worldwide, over the past half century, was and remains the same with or without adding fluoride to drinking water. At the same time, research, now confirmed, began to expose the truly frightening danger that fluoride, a proven neurotoxin, poses to fetuses and infants.
So, while most of Europe admitted error and eliminated fluoridation, what did America do? The CDC, ignoring evidence, informed consent and the Hippocratic Oath proclaimed fluoride in public water “one of the great public health achievements in the 20th century.”
But wait. In 2017, the first U.S. government-funded study of fluoride and IQ was finally published. Big time cooperative research — 12 years, millions of dollars, Harvard, Purdue, etc. — informed us that “fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids.” The MSM failed to emphasize the astonishing degree of impairment detected.
Meanwhile, autism, attention deficit disorders, hypothyroidism and bad bones still plague our land. All linked to fluoride and bombarded by pill after pill after pill. Yet, there is one simple, sane precaution that nature and most of humanity utilizes.
Until Aspen and Snowmass remove fluoride, health authorities recommend not to mix baby formula with our public water.
Will Kesler
Snowmass Village

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Study: Many small kids in US are using too much toothpaste

NEW YORK (AP) — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a government survey released Thursday.
About 40 percent of kids ages 3 to 6 used a brush that was full or half-full of toothpaste, even though experts recommend no more than a pea-sized amount, the study found.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings were based on a survey of parents of more than 5,000 kids ages 3 to 15.
Health officials recommend that all people drink fluoridated water, and that everyone 2 or older brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
But the amount is important. Children under 3 are only supposed to use a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice. Kids 3 to 6 are supposed to keep it to a pea-sized amount.
“Fluoride is a wonderful benefit but it needs to be used carefully,” said Dr. Mary Hayes, a pediatric dentist in Chicago.
Young kids may push for independence in brushing their teeth, but kids’ toothpaste tastes sweet.
“You don’t want them eating it like food,” Hayes said. “We want the parent to be in charge of the toothbrush and the toothpaste.”
Fluoride is a mineral found in water and soil. More than 70 years ago, scientists discovered that people whose drinking water naturally had more fluoride also had fewer cavities. That led to efforts to add fluoride to tap water, toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. Experts say fluoride had helped drive down rates of tooth decay in U.S. teens and adults.
But too much fluoride when teeth are forming can lead to tooth streaking or spottiness — known as dental fluorosis. In extreme cases, teeth can be pitted by the mineral, though many cases are so mild only dentists notice it.
Past studies have suggested fluorosis has been increasing for at least three decades, and can affect as many as 2 out of 5 adolescents.
The new study did not follow the kids through time or try to determine how many developed streaked or spotty teeth as a result of using too much toothpaste...................

Friday, February 01, 2019







FAN Newsletter

Today, the Fluoride Action Network released the following press release, which we urge you to share with your local media.  Here is the PR Newswire version for sharing.

World Expert on Lead Now Warns of Fluoride's Neurotoxicity

A major review article in the journal Pediatric Medicineby Dr. David Bellinger includes fluoride in a list of chemicals known or suspected to interfere with the neurodevelopment of children, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
Bellinger, recognized as one the leading experts in the world on the neurotoxicity of lead, holds three important positions in Boston: two at Harvard and one at Boston Children's Hospital.
In his review of fluoride's neurotoxicity, Bellinger cites the meta-analysis of 27 IQ studies fromChina and Iran (Choi et al., 2012); a follow-up study in China he co-authored (Choi et al., 2015) and the more recent US-government funded mother-offspring studies from Mexico City (Bashash et al.,2017 and 2018). These latter studies, which controlled for many possible confounders, found a very strong association between fluoride levels in the pregnant mothers' urine and lowered IQ in their offspring. These fluoride urine levels from the mothers in Mexico City correspond to the fluoride levels in pregnant women in fluoridated communities in Canada (Till et al., 2018).
While the mainstream media covered the Choi meta-analysis from 2012, they have ignored all the major neurotoxicity studies published since then. Meanwhile, they continue to go overboard on low-quality studies that focus on tooth decay.
According to Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Director, "We hope that when more pediatricians read about these important neurotoxicity studies –especially the mother-offspring studies– that they will warn women of child-bearing age to avoid all sources of fluoride during pregnancy and parents not to bottle-feed their infants with formula prepared with fluoridated tap water."

Connett added, "There are over 350 published studies on fluoride's effect on the brain: 130 human studies, over 200 animal studies, and 33 cell studies."

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sugar sins: things must change to save kids’ teeth


‘There is no doubt that sugar is the villain posing the biggest threat to the health of children across the country’
Dr Nigel Carter Chief executive, Oral Health Foundation
It’s widely recognised that childhood levels of tooth decay, obesity and diabetes in the UK are far higher than acceptable levels. Regardless of how to approach this problem, we will always come back to 

For British children, excessive sugar consumption is a serious issue that has been apparent for many years. This is reflected in numerous figures which highlight just how pressing the problem is. Today nearly one in three children aged two to fifteen are overweight or obese. There are also more than 700 children with type-2 diabetes, an increase of around 40 per cent compared with four years ago.

Sugar tax has been a good start, but it’s not enough
Focusing on oral health, a child in England has a rotten tooth removed in hospital under general anaesthetic every ten minutes. This is a heart-breaking and appalling statistic, especially considering it is almost entirely preventable.

Over the course of an average day, countless children across the UK consume well over the recommended daily sugar allowance. Recent figures from Public Health England revealed children exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old before they celebrate their tenth birthday.

, has been successful in tackling the fountain of fizzy and sugary drinks wreaking havoc on the health of thousands of youngsters. Government intervention was absolutely necessary to reduce the amount of sugar going into popular soft drinks. It has also been effective in discouraging consumers from regularly purchasing unhealthy drinks in large quantities.

Another cause for concern is oversized packs of products that provide little-to-no nutritional value. Whether they are advertised as being “sharebags” or “family packs” is completely irrelevant. There is nothing stopping a person from gorging on a whole pack of chocolates or sweets and eating dangerous amounts of sugar.

This is not dissimilar to the issue of two-for-one, buy-one-get-one-free products and other promotional offers that can be found across thousands of supermarkets and corner shops around the country. These promote a which is the exact opposite habit to that children should be developing as they grow up.

It is imperative that children are taught good oral health from birth
We must continue to teach children about the importance of, by brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Yet by facing a constant onslaught of sugar through the day, the damage will have been done long before they get around to picking up their toothbrush. Assuming they still have teeth to brush at the end of the day.

Dampening the appeal of these products will also be integral to reducing childhood sugar intake. In the last couple of years, the Committee of Advertising Practice has begun to clamp down on junk food advertising aimed at children. Tightening regulations for the marketing of unhealthy products should see less children beg their parents for them.

Ultimately, continuing to reduce the amount of sugar on supermarket shelves to an acceptable level is the best way of tackling the sugar crisis. Calls for further taxes on confectionery, cakes and other sugary snacks are completely warranted. Existing taxes have already resulted in many manufactures making voluntary changes to reduce the amount of sugar in their products.

For those who are unwilling to change, government intervention will be necessary. This will most likely mean an extension of the sugar levy. With the best interest of children in mind, it is something we must completely support.

There is no doubt that sugar is the villain posing the biggest threat to the health of children across the country. Putting the shackles on it must be high on our list of priorities, otherwise we will face the consequences for generations to come.

IS YOUR TOOTHPASTE KILLING YOUR THYROID?

THYROID AND FLUORIDE: IS YOUR TOOTHPASTE KILLING YOUR THYROID?

By:  | Comments: 7 | January 30th, 2019
Thyroid and Fluoride: Is Your Toothpaste Killing Your Thyroid?
Many people probably don’t think twice about the toothpaste they use to brush their teeth. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is a good thing. But did you know that there is an ingredient in toothpaste that can harm your health? Contrary to popular belief, fluoride is not as good for you as you thought........

USA - Tecumseh weighing in on fluoride debate


Tecumseh council tackled the contentious issue of water fluoridation Tuesday night, but won’t be making a final decision on its support for reintroducing the chemical until Feb. 12.
Last month Windsor city council voted 8-3 in favour of reintroducing fluoride, which was removed from the water in 2013.
They were saying that the idea of putting fluoride in the water is going to help low-income people
Studies indicate a 51 per cent increase in the incidence of serious tooth decay in children over five, a main factor in Windsor council overturning its 8-3 vote from six years ago.
“I still believe in the science, it’s compelling and to see the report in the last six years, what’s transpired in our communities,” said Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara.
“The old saying is the proof’s in the pudding.”
Because Windsor supplies both Tecumseh and LaSalle with their drinking water, those communities must also vote on the reintroduction of fluoride. If just one votes in favour, the change moves ahead. If both vote against, its reintroduction is stalled.
McNamara said he was unsure how town council would vote when it addresses the motion on Feb. 14 because there are three new councillors.
“This time I’ve got three new members that are going to be hearing a lot of the arguments for the first time, I think,” McNamara said.
“I really don’t know. There’s roughly, in terms of emails and letters, there’s over 1,000 pieces of documentation that have been sent in.”
There were more than two dozen delegations at Tuesday night’s meeting, many of whom were at the Windsor meeting on Dec. 17.
One of those was Windsor resident Richard St. Denis, who has been a longtime vocal opponent of fluoridation.
“There were things that happened in Windsor that needed more information and detail that they didn’t get,” said St. Denis.
St. Denis said one of those areas was the “social justice issue,” which indicated fluoridation would help the disadvantaged.
“They were saying that the idea of putting fluoride in the water is going to help low-income people,” said St. Denis.
“What they didn’t really explore sufficiently enough was the fact that it’s going to cost $850,000 to put it back in plus $150,000 a year to implement it.
“The first year we’re looking at $1 million which means that the people using the water are likely the ones going to be paying for that so the utility bills are likely to go up for those low-income people that they’re worried about.”

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

USA - The ‘frightening danger’ of fluoride

Our local water departments add fluoride to our water while promising that drinking fluoride is safe and improves dental health. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) affirms that while fluoride does work in toothpaste (topically), it does almost nothing to improve dental health when administered systemically (by drinking it).
Decades ago, the WHO reported that improved dental health, world wide, over the past half century was and remains the same with or without adding fluoride to drinking water. At the same time research, now confirmed, began to expose the truly frightening danger that fluoride, a proven neurotoxin, poses to fetuses and infants.
So, while most of Europe admitted error and eliminated fluoridation, what did America do? The CDC, ignoring evidence, informed consent and the hippocratic oath proclaimed fluoride in public water "one of the great public health achievements in the 20th century."
But wait! In 2017, the first U.S. government funded study of fluoride and IQ was finally published. Big-time cooperative research, 12 years, millions of dollars, Harvard, Purdue, etc., informed us that "fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids." The mainstream media failed to emphasize the astonishing degree of impairment detected.
Meanwhile, autism, attention deficit disorders, hypothyroidism and bad bones still plague our land. All linked to fluoride and bombarded by pill after pill after pill. Yet, there is one simple, sane precaution that nature and most of humanity utilizes.
Until Aspen and Snowmass removes fluoride, health authorities recommend not to mix baby formula with our public water.
Will Kesler

Canada Tecumseh council to decide on fluoride Feb. 12

Public meeting Tuesday night draws dozens of concerned citizens


The Town of Tecumseh heard from residents and experts on whether or not to put fluoride back into the water after a five-year moratorium Tuesday night.
The meeting is ahead of a council vote on Feb. 12, which will be pivotal in deciding whether fluoride will be added back into the water for the City of Windsor.
Windsor council voted 8-3 to put fluoride back into the water in December.
Because both Tecumseh and LaSalle purchase their water from the city, at least one of the two municipalities needs to vote yes to fluoride before it becomes a reality.......

Tuesday, January 29, 2019



It needs calcium but needing fluoride? News to me.

Tooth decay in children is unacceptable

A proactive, holistic and nationwide approach to improving dental health is key to preventing a tooth decay crisis among UK children
There are times I have cried after taking 20 teeth out of a four-year-old’s mouth,” says Sandra White, national lead for dental health at Public Health England. “It is sadness about that child’s future, as well as the inequalities around dental decay, and its social and health impacts.” Despite tooth decay in children being entirely preventable, it is the leading cause of hospitalisation for them in this country, while globally around 486 million children suffer.
In addition to the pain, potential infection and missed school that can go with tooth decay, children are more likely to continue with poor dental health into adulthood.
Although local authorities have a statutory responsibility to improve oral health in their areas, national policy also plays a key role, along with nurseries, schools and consistent evidence-based messaging.

1 in 8 three year olds already showing sign of tooth decay

Preventing tooth decay in children has to start early, says Claire Stevens, NHS consultant in paediatric dentistry at the University Dental Hospital  of Manchester.
“One in eight three year olds already has signs of decay, so we need to be promoting this before school,” says Dr Stevens, who represents the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). “We need to look at what happens from conception: what advice is a mum getting during pregnancy, are health visitors encouraging families into dental surgeries?”
The BSPD’s Dental Check by One campaign, supported by NHS England’s chief dental officer, aims to get all children seen by a dentist before their first birthday. The idea is to get youngsters used to an oral health routine from when their first baby teeth come through at a few months old.
Meanwhile, the new NHS Long-Term Plan, launched earlier this month, outlines an ambition to target more young children through its Starting Well core initiative, a programme which initially aimed to improve oral health in 13  priority areas.
“We need to ensure the profession all deliver the same message and ideally you would have supervised brushing in all nurseries,” adds Dr Stevens. “Some people will say ‘Isn’t that a bit nanny state?’ and in an ideal world all children would have their teeth brushed at home twice a day, but that doesn’t  always happen.”

Community initiatives key to better dental health in children

Communities are grasping the nettle, with results that show a difference. In Blackpool, 46 children’s centres, nurseries and childminders carry out supervised brushing each day, while primary schools provide fluoridated milk to pupils.
“The children love the supervised brushing and are taking a proactive approach to brushing their teeth at home,” says Alan Shaw, public health practitioner at Blackpool Council. In the first two years of Blackpool’s programme, tooth decay in five year olds dropped from 42.5 per cent to 24.9 per cent, just above the national average of 23.3 per cent.
In the London Borough of Brent, a similar programme was so successful it has now been extended, with more than 3,000 children receiving free toothbrush and toothpaste kits and supervised brushing sessions.
Meanwhile, Leicester City Council’s Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles programme pledges to give all children, by the time they are five, five oral health packs, containing toothbrushes, fluoride toothpaste and information for families.

National effort to prevent tooth decay needed 

But there is a lack of consistency across UK regions, with national schemes in Scotland and Wales, but no single co-ordinated approach in England.
British Dental Association chair Mick Armstrong explains: “Deep inequalities are persisting and we shouldn’t accept that a child born in Pendle will enter primary school with 20 times the levels of decay as one born in Surrey.
“Prevention is better than cure, but we are still waiting for a dedicated, national effort to end the scandal of childhood decay.”
Oral Health Foundation chief executive Nigel Carter agrees there needs to be “a commitment to greater financial investment by the government” for a significant impact. While region-wide schemes such as water fluoridation have cut tooth decay, as well as being widely used in other countries such as the United States, the policy can be controversial despite evidence of its efficacy.
Public Health England’s Ms White says the simple mantra “less sugar and more fluoride” is the cornerstone of success.
The body’s latest Change4Life campaign focuses on sugar reduction, but is “realistic about encouraging baby steps rather than saying your child can only have carrot batons as a snack”,  she points out.
However, the introduction of the sugar levy on soft drinks is a positive step and “must now be rolled out to other sugar-based drinks and confectionery”, adds Mr Carter.

Digital media and tech could promote better dental health

Experts agree that digital media could prove a major force for delivering the dental health message, as mobile phone usage booms.
The new NHS Digital Apps library includes the Brush DJ dental app aimed at children, and plans are under way to develop content with television doctor and star of Strictly Come Dancing Ranj Singh, with a series of videos optimised for social media expected to go live in the coming six months.
Meanwhile, YouTube sensation The Singing Dentist parodies popular music with his own dental health-driven lyrics, with the videos receiving up to three million views each.
Augmented reality has also hit the dental sphere, with Colgate launching its Magik toothbrush developed by French firm Kolibree to make brushing more fun using a connected app and games.
Ultimately, improving dental health is about tackling societal inequalities, stresses Dr Stevens. “Geographical differences and socio-economic issues have an impact, with determinants like poverty levels and financial inequalities,” she concludes.
“The focus nationally is to raise a generation of children free of tooth decay and we can’t just continue to do things in the same way. We have to look at tackling things in a  holistic way.”