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UK Against Fluoridation

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fluoride and Tinnitus - from FDA reports


Summary

Tinnitus is found among people who take Fluoride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Cymbalta, and have Gait disturbance. This review analyzes which people have Tinnitus with Fluoride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 648 people who have side effects when taking Fluoride from FDA, and is updated regularly.



Dr David Kennedy discusses the Truth about Fluoride

Saturday, July 22, 2017



Mosiac updates it's MSDS giving Children Warning! Artificial Fluoridation is NOT Safe

USA - Johnstown to remove flouride from water

The greater Johnstown Water Authority voted to remove fluoride from the city's water supply.

The board voted unanimously at a meeting Thursday.

The authority held a public hearing on the issue at the end of May and asked for the public's input to help make the decision.

Board members say about 75% of the people who contacted them supported removing fluoride.

The water authority will use up the remaining fluoride, which should run out by November.

The decision will affect around 22,000 customers and save the authority about $800,0000 over the next decade.



"The Facts About Amalgam, Mercury and Fluoride" [Holistic Dentist Brisbane]

As I've said before it was my son who vomited after having a fluoride treatment that got me involved in the fluoridation controversy.

Friday, July 21, 2017



Detoxing Fluoride is Difficult for These People...

USA - The Fluoride Debate

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- It’s not just two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. There’s more that goes into most drinking water.In fact, in Eau Claire, there are five chemicals which are added at the city’s water treatment plant.
“We add the potassium permanganate to remove the manganese out of our water,” Jeff Pippenger, community services director for the City of Eau Claire, said to WEAU 13 News. “We add hydrated lime to make sure that it's non-corrosive. This is the chemical that, if Flint, Michigan had been adding, they wouldn't had the problem that they did.
“We add the chlorine for disinfection and we add ammonia to create a chloramine. The disinfection will last out in the far reaches of the system. Then, lastly, we add the fluoride to prevent dental decay."
It is the last chemical which has been the source of debate in some communities.
The history of fluoridation dates back to the early 20th Century, with Eau Claire starting to fluoridate its drinking water supply in 1950. In 2016, Eau Claire added 7,460 gallons of fluoride to the water at a cost of $25,065.60.
“We maintain the levels which, up until a few years ago, we used to have an optimal level of 1.1 part per million. We've actually lowered that down to a 0.7 part per million, because scientific evidence has proven that the population doesn't need an optimal level as high as 1.1,” Pippenger said.
“So, the city of Eau Claire has lowered the amount of fluoride we put in the water, but still to a point that it will prevent tooth decay."
A decision for a city to fluoridate its drinking water may not always be clear-cut. Chippewa Falls doesn’t fluoridate – and that may be because of politics.
Chippewa Falls mayor Greg Hoffman said the issue came up roughly a decade ago and studies showed it would cost between $30,000-$40,000 a year to add fluoride to the water – a cost Hoffman said was “doable” within the city’s budget.
A committee of doctors and dentists then came back and told the city they would recommend fluoride be put into the drinking water.
However, that did not mean fluoridation was green-lit.
“We talked to the public and easily 80% of the public – the citizens in Chippewa Falls – do not want fluoride in water," Hoffman said to WEAU 13 News. “That is the issue. They feel like we as a government entity are trying to subject them to another substance and they don't want it.”
While cities debate adding fluoride to the water, Eau Claire dentist Max Menacher, Jr. breaks out two X-ray scans to show the benefits of its use.
“Here’s a non-fluoridated scenario. I know this individual came from a working-class farm up north,” Menacher said, regarding a scan of a mouth with many cavities and missing teeth.
With the other scan: “Municipal system on the top here. This is Eau Claire drinking water. A couple fillings here or there. A couple cavities, but significantly reduced. A lot of virgin molars, with no cavities at all.”
Menacher has been a practicing dentist since 1988 and said, while the use of fluoride in a city’s drinking water is noticeable, is definitely beneficial.
"Certainly, when you go across the board and look at what the American Dental Association has done and their statistics on that – and for that matter, once again, the vetted science-based organizations that look into the safety the efficiency of fluoridation of water supplies – the record is just stellar," he said.
While traces of fluoride can be naturally found in water, Menacher said there are other ways for people to use it to ensure better dental care, such as in mouthwash, toothpaste and by adding fluoride tablets to water. Hoffman said this point is part of the argument against Chippewa Falls implementing fluoridation of its drinking water.
"I talk to many people who are very passionate. They say 'Greg, we just don't need it. I don't want a foreign substance added to my water to be forced. If I want fluoride for my kids, I'll take them to the dentist. If I want fluoride, I may have fluoride, if I want it home. I do not feel that it’s necessary that fluoride be forced upon us.'
“That is the issue. They feel like we, as a government entity, are trying to subject them to another substance and they don't want it."
Want or need, Menacher said however a municipality goes on the issue of fluoridation, he hopes people have the best – and accurate – information at their disposal.
"I think they really need to get out there and go to the accredited organizations that are going to give you information that has been peer-reviewed, that you know has been double-checked and it's science-based – not just opinion-based."
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Fluoride Free Australia shared Clean Water For Life - Fluoride

Image may contain: shoesDO YOU HAVE A BAD BACK, ARTHRITIS LIKE PAIN, ETC?
Do you eat and drink fluoridated water, food and beverages (eg tea)?
Do you have other sources of fluoride eg, the air, the soil, dental products, pesticides, tobacco smoke, drugs, medicines, workplaces, teflon?
http://archive.foodstandards.gov.au/…/nu…/onlineversion.cfm… A list of food and beverages and their Fluoride content. 100 ug per 100 ml or gms equals 1.0 ppm F. Checkout duck, rabbit, turkey, muesli, and more.
NHMRC in 2017 say they can't find a link between Fluoride and Chronic Pain. Common causes of Back Pain include Prolapsed (Slipped) Disc or pressure on a nerve (Sciatica) which can both be linked to Fluoride. NHMRC don't want you to know that Inflammation of the joints (Arthritis) of the spine causes back pain. Osteoarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis are forms of Arthritis that can occur in young adults and which causes pain and stiffness in the lower back. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the spine and other joints. There is extensive literature ignored by the NHMRC linking Fluoride with Chronic Pain due to these conditions.
NHMRC does mention but discounts a study by Namkaew and Wiwatanadate in 2012 linking Fluoride with Chronic Pain. Read the full paper and decide for yourself. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/j.1365-3156.2012.0306…/full

USA - LETTER: Will fluoride supporters continue to make choices 'for the poor'?

Now that the fluoride decision is made and the water authority is preparing for installment of the equipment needed to move on, I happened upon the article in the Tribune about a local water purifier company that was commenting on the increase in calls that have been received by people who want to inquire about buying a system to keep fluoride out of their water. These systems are not inexpensive. My thoughts went back to the debates I attended where the pro-fluoride people kept repeating that fluoride was being put in our water “for the poor.” The benevolent three members of the MAWA board that sided with the pro-fluoride vote frequently repeated the “for the poor” mantra. 
So now that the decision has been made and fluoride will be put in our water system, I was wondering if the establishments that strongly supported the move, Meadville Medical Center, Allegheny College and MAWA will be issuing water purifiers “for the poor.” If not, is this an indication that all people living below poverty level are happy to have fluoride in their water and that there is no need for de-fluoridating? Or is it that poor people cannot make a decision of this magnitude and a board of five non-elected members made this decision “for the poor?”

Thursday, July 20, 2017



Heal Cavities, Gum Disease, And Whiten Teeth With This Natural Homemade Toothpaste



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Health and wellbeing: 15 ways to protect your teeth

Flexible: choosing the right type of brush is essential
July 18 2017
 
Soft drinks and sweets are the most common culprits when it comes to cavities, but what about the dangers lurking in seemingly healthy ingredients? Dr Victor Alapont reveals the surprising foods - and habits - that cause tooth decay.
1. Stick to it

Protein balls and granola bars have become popular snacks to stave off the mid-afternoon slump, but while they may be good for your energy levels, dried fruits like dates, apricots and raisins can be bad for your teeth. These high-sugar fruits are sticky so they adhere to your teeth, causing dental erosion, while fresh fruits, by comparison, are washed away by saliva. The advice here is to floss to remove any lingering remains and follow up with a glass of water.
2. Baby teeth

Pregnancy and contraception can affect your teeth and it's all down to hormones. During pregnancy, gingivitis, or inflamed gums, usually occurs in the second trimester and presents as swelling, bleeding gums. Switch to a toothbrush with softer bristles and tell your dentist about any gum soreness or bleeding you may be experiencing.
3. Morning glory

As if morning sickness wasn't enough to contend with, it can also damage your teeth by coating the enamel in strong stomach acid. Avoid brushing your teeth after vomiting as it can scratch the enamel further. Instead rinse your mouth with water followed by a fluoride mouthwash. Wait at least 45 minutes before brushing your teeth.
4. Birth control

Hormones are also in play when it comes to how birth control affects your teeth as they can increase the levels of oestrogen and/or progesterone in the body. Studies have shown that pill users have deeper gum gaps and more severe bleeding. More worryingly, oral contraception users have much higher levels of bacteria in their mouth, and are twice as likely to have bone inflammation as women using other forms of birth control. Speak with your dentist about how to offset any potential damage caused by your birth control, and ask your doctor if a lower dose contraceptive pill is an option.
5. Bathrooms

Our humid bathrooms are a breeding ground for bacteria, and spray from a flushed toilet can reach up to six feet, coating our toothbrushes in a germ-rich mist. The average toothbrush can contain up to 100m bacteria and while most are harmless, strains of E coli, staphylococci and the virus that causes hepatitis were found by one study. This can introduce bacteria to open or bleeding gums which can lead to health problems. Close the toilet lid every time you flush to reduce bacteria spray and keep brushes in your bathroom cabinet or pop a cap over them.
6. Cocktail hour

There is more to alcohol's effect on our teeth than simply red wine stains: heavy drinking causes higher levels of plaque on the teeth which can lead to periodontal gum disease and tooth loss. It can also cause dry mouth as it decreases the amount of saliva produced that washes away plaque and bacteria from the teeth and acts as a buffer against acid. Aside from alcohol, other ingredients in your gin and tonic can be harmful: citric acid in the slice of lemon or lime can erode tooth enamel leaving it susceptible to decay, as can chewing ice cubes. To avoid staining your teeth, sip darker drinks through a straw and rinse with water between each alcoholic beverage.
7. Tounge health

Brushing should extend beyond just your teeth if you want better dental hygiene. Your tongue is a prime spot for bacteria as it can settle in the grooves and crevices and among the taste buds. This film of micro-organisms can cause bad breath as well as tooth damage and removing it takes more than just rinsing - you need to physically scrape it off. But be gentle as you don't want to break the skin: brush back and forth along the top and sides of the tongue and then rinse your mouth and brush with water. You can follow up with a mouth-wash. Tongue-scrapers are available in chemists but a toothbrush is equally as effective.
8. Bad bristles

Choosing the wrong kind of brush can wreak all kinds of havoc on your teeth. We wrongly assume that harder bristles will remove stubborn plaque but what they are actually doing is damaging the gums, weakening the root structure and scratching away at the protective layer of tooth enamel. Plaque is soft and comes away easily so a soft-bristled brush with rounded tips is the best option. Look for a brush with a small flexible head that can access those hard-to-reach areas.
9. Help or hindrance?

Taking a daily vitamin supplement is as natural nowadays as brushing our teeth - but did you know they could be damaging our dental health? A study by the University of Helsinki on eight types of effervescent vitamins revealed that all of them had corrosive effects on teeth due to their primary ingredient, citric acid. By leaching out the minerals, teeth are left weaker and more porous and as a result more prone to decay. Fizzy vitamin C tablets are the worst offender, exposing dentine, the sensitive layer beneath enamel. To minimise the damage, don't swish the drink around your mouth and rinse with water afterwards. Nibbling on cheese can also help as it has an alkaline pH that can reduce acid levels and put minerals back into teeth.
10. Over-doing it

Avoid scrubbing your teeth. We are conditioned to think that harder is better in order to achieve that really clean feeling, when in fact over-enthusiastic brushing will simply wear away tooth enamel. Toothbrush abrasion can also damage the gums, pushing them back to expose the sensitive area which can lead to problems like periodontal gum disease as well as cavities. It is more important to be thorough than vigorous.
11. Under-doing it

It's late and the school lunches have yet to be made or it's late and you just want to hit the hay. We can be tempted to give our teeth a cursory swipe of a brush, a quick rinse, and out the door. Two minutes is the optimum time you should spend brushing your teeth and while a stopwatch in the bathroom may seem extreme, to get into the habit, check the time on your phone when you start and end and you will become accustomed to the correct time to spend brushing. Alternatively, turn on the nearest radio and brush along with a song from start to finish as most of them are between two and three minutes long.
12. Doing it wrong

Back and forth, left to right: it's how we were all taught to brush our teeth. In fact, the correct way to clean is to work from the gum downward. Place the head of the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle at the gum-line and using circular up-and-down motions, gently stroke the teeth rather than 'sawing' them. Remember to brush around the gum-line where bacteria hides, pressing just hard enough that you feel the bristles.
13. Al fresco eating

Grilling is definitely a healthier way of cooking meat but popular marinades are a double threat to teeth. Barbecue sauce is the main offender as it contains sugar which feeds the bacteria around our teeth, and acidic vinegar which damages the enamel. Skip the shop-bought sauces and make your own. Stir freshly chopped garlic, basil and rosemary into a little olive oil and smear on lamb or steak, or mix lemon juice, olive oil and chopped dill with a little honey and drizzle over fish or chicken. By making your own, you can control the amount of sugary or acidic ingredients you use.
14. Bad timing

Brushing immediately after meals is a no-no when it comes to healthy teeth and gums. Acidic foods like citrus fruits - lemons, oranges, grapefruits - can weaken tooth enamel and brushing too soon after eating can damage it in this weakened state. Have a glass of water or rinse your mouth after eating these foods, leaving about 30 minutes before brushing.
15. The juice diet

Another health fad that is surprisingly bad for teeth is juicing. Thanks to the wave of high-powered blenders, we are blitzing our favourite fruits to create drinks that are laden with sugar. A frozen banana adds an average of 12 grams of sugar to our favourite smoothies, which we then top with high-sugar yoghurt and a splash of nut milk that often contains sweeteners. Switch to vegetable juices and smoothies to care for your waistline as well as your teeth. Avocado makes an excellent base, add green tea instead of milk, and sweeten with carob or cocoa powder. Sip it through a straw and then rinse with water to flush away any remnants.
Belfast Telegraph

Yasmania - Fluoride in drinking water important for healthy teeth, says expert

Fluoride in drinking water important for healthy teeth, says expert 18 July 2017 
Residents of the Kentish area are calling for their Council to give them a say on whether the region’s water supply contains fluoride or not. Off the back of a conversation with Kentish Mayor Don Thwaites yesterday, Brian Carlton speaks to an expert about the benefits associated with fluoridated drinking water. Dr Michael Foley, Vice Chairman of the Australian Dental Association’s Oral Health Committee, clears up some common misconceptions on the issue. 

Source: https://www.tasmaniatalks.com.au/the-show/19201-fluoride-in-drinking-water-important-for-healthy-teeth-says-expert
The Show

Dr Foley didn't come over very good when he debated fluoridation with Paul Connett . 
He now hates all of us. 
It's sugar and all the sweets causing the problem to not just teeth but the whole body. Diabetes, obesity leading to all manner of illnesses.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

American Diabetes Association caught pushing recipes containing ingredients that promote diabetes

Image: American Diabetes Association caught pushing recipes containing ingredients that promote diabetes(Natural News) Yes, the American Diabetes Association promotes the very things that cause diabetes, and they encourage their victims to engage these junk science recipes that are listed on the ADA’s very own website. Is there any wonder why nearly 30 million Americans are living with diabetes right now? That’s about ten percent of the total population. Most diabetics think that the only health concern they have to deal with is their blood-sugar level, and according to the confounded ADA, it’s no wonder why. The aim of diabetes “treatment” is to keep blood sugar levels as “normal” as possible, but what about preventing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, inflammation, hypertension and dehydration?......................



We need more people like this to End the Fraud of Artificial Fluoridation



DO YOU DRINK TAP WATER???



A fluoride-free dental practice?

USA - Battle continues as town moves toward discontinuation

By BONNIE BAILEY
H&T Correspondent
Emotions ran high at a public debate regarding water fluoridation in Jonesborough on Thursday, July 6.
About 20 citizens of Jonesborough and surrounding areas attended the hour-long meeting, which began at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Senior Center, to debate the decision to no longer add fluoride to the Jonesborough water supply.
In February, the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 3-1 to discontinue fluoride additives in the water, but that decision has been met with opposition from members of the community, some of which are calling for another vote or a reversal of the decision.
Allen Burleson, a local dentist, has even started an online petition, along with other local medical professionals, aimed at keeping fluoridated water.
In response to such opposition, Ron Myers and other residents who support the BMA’s decision organized a  public debate to encourage more discourse on the topic, urging residents on both sides of the issue to attend.
“I think it was very productive,” Myers, a retired industrial engineer, said. “I think we got both sides of the issue discussed very well.”
The debate, which became tense at times, focused on the pros and cons of fluoridated water in the community. Several fluoridation supporters discussed the health benefits, citing the importance of fluoride in helping to prevent cavities, which supporters said is especially important in poverty-stricken areas where dental care may not be feasible for residents.
Mary Anne Snyder-Sowers, a strong supporter of water fluoridation and the daughter of an area dentist, expressed disbelief at the BMA’s decision.
“The CDC considers the reduction of tooth decay from fluoridation to be one of the top public health achievements of the twentieth century,” Snyder-Sowers said. “I don’t understand why when something is working… why do we want to break it?”
Local dentist Lon Reed agreed, saying he believed it was “wrong-headed” to remove properly adjusted fluoride from the water.
“I think you’re going to hurt children,” Reed said, “and you’re going to hurt adults.”
Reed said he attended a meeting before the vote with the purpose of addressing the BMA and was disappointed that he wasn’t allowed to speak due to not arriving in time to sign up.
“I sat through the whole meeting and the mayor denied me the floor,” Reed said. “I’m very disappointed in that because they allowed people outside the community… to take the floor and spend an inordinate amount of time.”
Another attendee admitted to a change of heart after attending the same meeting about water fluoridation last year.
“I almost had an attitude that we should take fluoride out of the water, and I was totally impressed that every single medical person who stood up and spoke about keeping fluoride in the water was passionate… and was very concerned about the children in this area,” Ed Wolff, a retired pastor, said. “When I left I had a totally different attitude.”
Those opposing water fluoridation, and who approve of the board’s decision to remove fluoride, focused their arguments on the rights of the individual, pointing out that residents should get to choose what medications they ingest.
“To me when you start force-medicating the water supply, and you don’t have a choice whether you are medicated or not. To me that’s un-American,” Myers said. “That’s like a third-world dictatorship.”
Myers and others opposing fluoridation also voiced concern over ingesting or bathing in fluoridated water due to health reasons.
“I’m really concerned about the material they choose to fluoridate the water with… which has a bunch of contaminants in it that shouldn’t be in there, like arsenic,” Myers said, “which is a known human carcinogen.”
Myers has spent about 15 years researching the topic of water fluoridation. He became interested in the subject when his wife was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. Myers said his research suggests an underactive thyroid may be attributed to fluoridated water.
In addition, Myers said the argument for keeping fluoride in the water supply to help prevent cavities doesn’t address the real issue.
“Instead of focusing on the water…. why not address the real cause of the problem,” he said, “which is too much sugar consumption?”

Myers, who grew up in Jonesborough, is currently a resident of Johnson City, and he hopes to address the issue of water contaminants and fluoridation in Johnson City after the fluoride issue in Jonesborough is settled.



A lot of information but pay to turn off the volume.

Monday, July 17, 2017



Conspiracy Theories: Fluoride

Water fluoridation – reduce or eliminate?

As a dentist in the Chillicothe area, I have become very concerned with the negative effects I have seen in many of my patients from ingesting too much fluoride. Dental fluorosis, one of the first visible signs of people suffering from a toxic amount of fluoride, characteristically shows up as white, brown, or chalky spots on the teeth.  Ingested fluoride becomes part of the developing teeth from 0-8 years old. These spots are unappealing and can be costly to correct, while also negatively affecting one’s self-esteem. Research states that ingesting too much fluoride can cause other more serious health problems as well.
Based on a comprehensive study published in 2006 on fluoride toxicity by the National Research Council (NRC), the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) state that 41 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds have dental fluorosis, primarily from drinking fluoridated water. On January 7, 2010, the HHS, along with the American Dental Association (ADA), admitted that we are ingesting too much fluoride and that the amount added to drinking water should be lowered from the current average of 1 ppm to 0.7 ppm (a range of 0.4-0.9), ergo a 30 percent reduction. Currently, in Chillicothe, 11 years after the initial study, the local water company stated that they are still at the original value of 1 ppm, and that they ‘follow the guidelines given from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).’
One of the problems with fluoride is that once you convince people that a potentially toxic substance is safe, its use and exposure multiplies and sources of fluoride ingestion increase. Watch the new Cosmos series, Episode 7: “The Clean Room”, for an interesting parallel. I personally have not used or been a proponent of fluoride use since 1995, and I think it’s time to educate ourselves about our overall exposure to fluoride.
Is it wrong to be cautious about what chemicals we put into our drinking water, especially for our children? The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has more information regarding its use for those wanting to look at both sides. Contact your state representative for change.
David Ball D.D.S
Chillicothe

IU dental school pioneered use of fluoride via Crest toothpaste


By Rebecca R. Bibbs | The Herald Bulletin
IU dental school pioneered use of fluoride via Crest toothpaste
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University School of Dentistry, one of the oldest in the U.S., has been a pioneer in the use of fluoride. In fact, scientists there, including biochemist Joseph C. Muhler, Harry Day and William H. Nebergall developed a popular source of fluoride, Crest toothpaste. A native of Fort Wayne, Muhler started experimentation with 100 types of fluoride in 1945 and was backed by Procter & Gamble by 1950.
After testing it on 12,000 young Hoosier volunteers, Muhler determined the new toothpaste resulted in a 49 percent reduction in cavities in children ages 6 to 16, said the I.U. School of Dentistry’s website. The results were similar for adults.
Crest was introduced to the public in 1954 as Fluoristan because it contained stannous fluoride, which Muhler had determined was most effective in hardening tooth enamel. The name was changed a year later to Crest with Flouristan. The toothpaste gained popularity in 1960 when the American Dental Association gave its stamp of approval. The formula for Crest has changed several times over the years. In 1981, the active ingredient was changed to fluoristat, and today the active ingredient is sodium fluoride.
Crest ProHealth, however, has returned to the toothpaste’s formulaic roots with some of the many toothpaste types within the brand once again containing stannous fluoride. The royalties paid by Procter & Gamble financed the dental school’s 1968 construction of the Oral Health Research Institute, considered by some to be one of the premier product-testing sites in the world.
State laws
Three of the four states that share boundaries with Indiana have laws that require communities to fluoridate. They are among 12 states and the District of Columbia with such laws. Kentucky, for instance, requires communities with populations of 3,000 or larger to fluoridate.................

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Sunday, July 16, 2017



Australia ►To Force Fluoride Water On Citizens After Deeming It ‘Safe’


Saturday, July 15, 2017



Eugenics, Fluoride, and Vaccines - Neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock

Looking after your children's teeth: Top tips

Jodie and Indio with a toothbrush in front of a mirror (Denplan/PA)As a model, Jodie Kidd’s winning smile has graced magazine covers all over the world. She’s always looked after her teeth, and is determined her 5-year-old son Indio follows suit.

But with so many headlines warning us about the damaging effects of sugar-laden diets, and let’s be honest – teeth-brushing isn’t usually top of kids’ favourite activities (not to mention the joy of visiting the dentist!), looking after little’uns dental hygiene can be a challenge.

Jodie, 38, has joined forces with the Big Family Brush Up dental campaign. Here, she tells us what it’s all about, and how she gets Indio to look after his teeth.
When did you start Indio’s oral health routine?
“As soon as his first little cute tooth came along. I was there with the tiny toothbrush cleaning that all important first tooth,” Jodie recalls.

“As a parent, you have to look after your children and teeth are a massive part of that. Even though they lose them at an early age and get their adult teeth, it’s important to ensure they’re learning how to care for their teeth by mirroring you and that it’s ingrained into their daily routine from an early age.”

Do you ever have problems getting him to clean his teeth?
“Because I introduced oral health care to Indio at such an early age, and he watches me do it, cleaning our teeth is normal practice for him. It’s just part of his routine. When he finishes his supper, he goes upstairs and has a nice bath, brushes his teeth and then it’s story time.

“There have been a few times when I’ve forgotten and he’s got into bed and said, ‘I haven’t brushed my teeth yet’. It’s been part of his bed and bath routine since he was a wee nipper.”

Do you let your son have sugary treats?
“Kids love chocolate and sweets and I would never deny Indio – he’s a 5-year-old little boy, and if he does well at school his treat might be to get an ice-cream or a packet of whatever sweets. It’s a treat, a real treat. It’s all a balance.”

How often do you and Indio go to the dentist, and is he frightened?
“We go to the dentist every six months as a family, and Indio’s not frightened,” says Jodie. “I go every couple of months to the hygienist, and Indio’s always come in with me, so it’s just a normal thing. I haven’t had anything traumatic (yet!), so it’s always been a nice thing to do and just part of life.

“I’ve always been very conscious of caring for my teeth. I’ve spent most of my life as a model, and having a good smile and looking after my teeth has always been really important for my career.

“I seriously damaged my two front teeth in a riding incident – a horse’s head banged into my mouth – and I had to have veneers. Not wearing a mouth guard when doing sports is a big regret.”

What are your tips for helping children brush their teeth well?
Indio with his favourite Disney Cars Lightening McQueen toothbrush (Denplan/PA)
Indio with his favourite toothbrush (Denplan/PA)
“We all use electric toothbrushes and Indio has a Disney Cars Lightning McQueen one. By using that, and some nice tasting children’s fluoride toothpaste, the process is age-appropriate.

“Now he’s 5, he’s starting to brush independently, but I still go round his mouth afterwards with the brush to check he’s reached everywhere, praising him for how well he’s done.”.....................

THE CHEMICAL THAT CAUSES MORE CANCER AND DEATH THAN ANY OTHER CHEMICAL

While the majority of our population believes that fluoride is a natural substance, it is actually a byproduct of aluminum and nuclear industries` of fluorine gas.  It is listed as carcinogen with the primary use of cockroach and rat poison.  According to Dr. John Yiamouyiannis, fluoride is nothing but a poison used as pesticide for mice, rats, and other pests. He warns that a 10-pound infant could be killed by 1/100 of an ounce while a 100-pound adult could be killed by 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride.
In the United States water fluoridation began in the 1950s, when the FDA found that it allegedly helped prevent tooth decay.  Currently, 75 percent of the U.S communities use fluoridated water.  However, contrary to popular belief, fluoride doesn’t protect the teeth! Multiple studies have found that fluoride causes dental fluorosis, birth defects, brain damage, and osteoporosis.
 A few years ago, two stories from India showed that children are being crippled due to fluoride being added to their drinking water. Half of the population in the Indian village of Gaudiyan has bone deformities, which makes them physically handicapped.  Children are born healthy, but they start developing crippling defects after they drink fluoridated water. According to Dr. Amit Shukla, a neurophysician, the reason behind these disabilities and deformities is the fact that excess fluoride in drinking water inhibits the absorption of dietary calcium in the body.
A document called Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Fluoride and Its Salts was recently published in the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), calling attention to the many health issues caused by fluoride consumption.
As stated by the OEHHA report, “multiple lines of evidence (show) that fluoride is incorporated into bones where it can stimulate cell division of osteoblasts [bone-forming cells],” an admission that acknowledges fluoride as a cause of bone cancer. It also notes that fluoride induces “genetic changes other cellular changes leading to malignant transformation, and cellular immune response thereby increasing the risk of development of osteosarcomas.”

SHOCK: Australia declares Fluoride “completely safe”

Australia’s final verdict on fluoride in drinking water

While Americans are finally taking a stand again fluoride, Australia has just taken a step back by declaring that fluoride in drinking water does not cause cancer or lowers a person’s IQ. They noted it is “completely safe” and not associated with any negative health effect.
After analyzing 60 years’ worth of research and 3,000 studies, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) revealed that fluoride in drinking water does not cause cancer or lower a person’s IQ, under the levels used in Australia.
“It shows that community water fluoridation as it’s used in Australia today is effective at reducing tooth decay and is not associated with any general negative health effects,” said NHMRC CEO Anne Kelso.
According to NHMRC fluoride reference group member Professor Clive Wright, previous studies about water fluoridation affecting children’s IQ were based on old Chinese studies. He explained that these studies used poor methodology and included areas with up to five times more fluoride in the water supply compared to Australia.
The authors of the Australian study also concluded that there is no connection between fluoridation and certain types of cancer. According to the study’s results, rather than being harmful, fluoride used at optimum levels resulted in a 26 to 44 percent reduction of tooth decay. Hence Australia’s “completely safe” verdict.
Additionally, Sky News reported that there has been no clear association between fluoridation and Down syndrome, mortality, hip fractures, bone cancers, osteosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma. Also, there is insufficient proof of fluoride being a primary cause of chronic kidney disease, heart disease and high blood pressure, kidney stones, low birth weight, osteoporosis and musculoskeletal pain, thyroid function, gastric discomfort, headache, and insomnia.
Don’t these conclusions make you wonder which “trustworthy” sources the Australian researchers used for their study?

Ignoring the obvious

The safety levels are set in the NHMRC’s Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (AWDG) and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The upper limit for tap water is 1.5 micrograms per liter and the limit for bottled or packaged water lies between 0.6 and 1.1 micrograms per liter.
In 2016, the National Resource Council (NRC) concluded that fluoride is a neurotoxin that can inhibit brain function. Other studies reportedly found that children exposed to fluoridated drinking water had a lower IQ. Furthermore, fluoride may harm tooth enamel or cause dental fluorosis.
Given these risks, it is strange that Australia decided to keep poisoning its citizens via fluoridated drinking water because it may prevent tooth decay. Know that there are far better, natural solution available to improve oral health, including coconut oil, baking soda, or tooth salt with neem.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mercury and Autism Relationship Confirmed in Longitudinal Study

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The international journal Science of the Total Environment has just published a compelling study from the Republic of Korea, where autism prevalence is high. The study identifies a strong relationship between prenatal and early childhood exposure to mercury and autistic behaviors in five-year-olds.
Lead author Jia Ryu and coauthors acknowledge mercury’s potential for neurotoxicity straight away but choose to characterize previous findings on the mercury-autism relationship as “inconsistent.” They attribute the seeming lack of consistency, in part, to methodological issues, especially flagging problematic cross-sectional study designs that measure autistic behaviors and mercury levels (in either blood or hair) at a single point in time. To rectify these methodological weaknesses, Ryu and coauthors report on data from a multi-region longitudinal study in the Republic of Korea called the Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) study.
The ongoing MOCEH study examines environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood and their effects on children’s growth and development. A unique feature is that it includes five different blood samples: maternal blood from early and late pregnancy; cord blood; and samples from children at two and three years of age. In addition, the study asks mothers to complete three follow-up surveys and—when their child reaches age five—the 65-item Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), which assesses autistic behaviors..........................

Environmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America

After reading this article, you will never look at tap water the same way again.  Most Americans have generally assumed that the water coming out of our taps is perfectly safe, but the Flint water crisis and other similar incidents are starting to help people to understand that there are some very dangerous substances in our water.  In particular, I am talking about things like arsenic, lead, atrazine, perchlorate and a whole host of pharmaceutical drugs.  According to an absolutely stunning NRDC report, close to 77 million Americans received their water from systems “that violated federal protections” in 2015.  And even if you get your water from a system that meets federal standards, that still does not mean that it is safe.
Let’s start by talking about arsenic.  Earlier today I came across an article that talked about how levels of arsenic in the water at some schools in the San Joaquin Valley “exceed the maximum federal safety levels by as much as three times”
Reef-Sunset Unified School District Superintendent David East is worried about water. Not because of the drought—record rains this past winter ended five years of dry times. Rather, East, whose district encompasses the small towns of Avenal and Kettleman City on the San Joaquin Valley’s west side, is worried about the safety of the water that the 2,700 students in his school district are being given to drink.
That’s because arsenic levels in the drinking water at some schools in the San Joaquin Valley exceed the maximum federal safety levels by as much as three times. And arsenic is not the only threat to schoolchildren. High levels of pesticides, nitrate, bacteria, and naturally occurring uranium also contaminate groundwater in many rural parts of the state.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer says that arsenic is a “group 1 carcinogen”, and if you get too much of it in your system it can kill you.  Sadly, the EPA has estimated that 36 million Americans are drinking tap water that contains dangerous levels of arsenic..................



Artificial Fluoridation is a Fraud - NZ Health Minister Jonathan Coleman dodges Fluoride Question

Drinking water inspectorate UK

The Drinking Water Inspectorate has published its annual report for public and private water supplies in England and Wales covering 2016. The reports covers the quality of public drinking water supplies and reports on the progress of local authorities in the regulation of private water supplies. Alongside the report are published sample results and performance statistics for companies.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fluoride: Tasmanian council says towns should be able to decide what is added to drinking water

Most Australian towns have fluoride added to their water — but one council in northern Tasmania is pushing to give towns a vote on whether or not that continues.
Tasmania was the first state in the country to put fluoride into drinking water, back in 1953, with the purpose of helping to keep teeth strong.

At present it is the Government who makes the decision on whether fluoride is added to the state's drinking water. But Kentish Council Mayor Don Thwaites said they wanted that decision to be handed over to councils. "The motion is that councils be allowed to have a vote on whether they want fluoride added to the public water supply or not in their area," he said. "It's not about whether fluoride should be added or not, we believe that that's a debate that can happen after it's decided whether we can actually have a vote on the subject or not." Mr Thwaites said the decision came out of a response to concerns from the community, expressed to them by councillors.

The issue of water fluoridation will be discussed at a statewide meeting of Tasmanian councils later this month..............

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Science SHOCK: Chlorine in swimming pools transforms sunscreen into cancer-causing toxic chemical right on your skin

Image: Science SHOCK: Chlorine in swimming pools transforms sunscreen into cancer-causing toxic chemical right on your skin(Natural News) If you think you’re doing something good by slathering sunscreen on yourself and your kids before hitting the pool, you might want to think again. A new study places sunscreen firmly on the list of products that can do more harm than good as Russian scientists discover the destructive effects of chlorine in swimming pools on sunscreen.
Researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University have discovered that the world’s most popular active sunscreen ingredient, avobenzone, breaks down into something far more sinister in chlorinated water. Two of the chemicals it produces upon mixing with the water, phenols and acetyl benzenes, are of particular concern because of their toxicity. This reaction takes place on your wet skin when the sunscreen reacts to UV radiation and chlorinated water, and the chemicals have been linked to problems like immune system damage, infertility, and cancer.
In swimming pools that use copper salts to make the water look blue, this reaction is even worse. In that case, the sunscreen can break down into bromoform, a substance that has been linked to nervous system disorders, liver problems, and kidney problems.
In addition to sunscreen, avobenzone is often used in moisturizers, creams and lipsticks that offer SPF...........................



Dental Fluorosis On The Rise

Ireland - Water fluoridation increases risk from lead

Water fluoridation increases risk from lead

One-in-10 houses in Ireland may have lead contamination in their water
Dear Editor,
In May 2016, I wrote to Irish Water, including its Board of Directors, the Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Chief Executive of the Food Safety Authority, Chairman of the Consumers Association of Ireland, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Minister for Health and Taoiseach’s Office among others, in which I raised numerous concerns regarding the safety of Irish drinking water, including the adverse health risks of co-toxicity of exposure to fluoride and lead. A year on, I have received no reply.
For the interest of medical practitioners, I would like to share the following information. It is estimated that one-in-10 houses in Ireland may have lead contamination in their water, potentially exposing hundreds of thousands of consumers to lead poisoning. Certain areas of Ireland, such as Limerick, have been identified as requiring special attention due to lead service pipes. Medical practitioners should also be aware that almost all of the public water supplies in the Republic are artificially fluoridated with hexafluorosilicic acid.
It is noteworthy that a number of peer-review journals have published studies that found higher blood lead levels in children residing in communities with artificial water fluoridation. Moreover, in 2007, researchers published findings in the journal Neurotoxicity, which found that treating water with hexafluorosilicic acid, combined with chlorine used to disinfect water supplies, resulted in increased leaching of lead from plumbing devices over time.
I am sure medical practitioners would be interested to know that in two US cities, Tacoma, Washington, and Thurmont, Maryland, an immediate reduction in the concentration of lead in drinking water supplies was observed when water fluoridation ceased.
Similarly, in 2009, a report by the Chief Chemist in the city of Thunder Bay, Canada (population 110,00), found that the greatest amount of lead leaching occurred when water was treated with hexafluorosilicic acid at 0.7ppm. This is the same concentration recommended in Ireland.
In 2010, a study published in the journal Toxicology found that co-exposure to fluoride and lead resulted in significantly increased uptake of lead into blood and calcified tissues.
In this study, higher blood lead levels were found in animals co-exposed to both toxins compared to animals exposed to lead alone. The authors conclude that their results support the previous studies, which found that water fluoridation increased the exposure of children to lead in fluoridated communities.
According to the World Health Organization, there is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and can suffer profound and permanent adverse health effects.
Lead affects children’s brain development resulting in reduced intelligence, behavioural changes such as reduced attention span and increased anti-social behaviour, and reduced educational attainment.
Lead exposure also causes anaemia, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity and toxicity to the reproductive organs. The neurological and behavioural effects of lead are believed to be irreversible.
Lead also causes long-term harm in adults, including increased risk of high blood pressure and kidney damage. Exposure of pregnant women to high levels of lead can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and low birth weight, as well as minor malformations.
However, lead has also been found to magnify the toxic effects of fluoride, increasing the prevalence of dental fluorosis and the neurotoxicity of fluoride on the brain.
To reduce the risk of lead exposure, Irish Water is currently piloting a scheme in Limerick whereby they are treating water supplies with phosphates aimed at inhibiting lead leaching. This practice has proven to be unsuccessful at the new Perth Children’s Hospital in Australia, where drinking water supplies are also fluoridated, resulting in the opening of the $1.2 billion (AUD) (€800m) hospital being delayed for the past two years until the current risk to the safety of the public and staff is resolved.
Clearly, the risks of lead toxicity can be addressed in part or fully by simply stopping water fluoridation. However, as long as water fluoridation remains the holy grail of the Department of Health, its seems Irish consumers, including infants and children, remain at increased risk of lead poisoning, as well as the combined magnified toxicity from exposure to both fluoride and lead in drinking water.
Allowing such a risk to continue conflicts with the Hippocratic Oath taken by all medical physicians. One of the promises within that oath is “first do no harm” (or “primum non nocere”).
Medical physicians have a responsibility to protect the welfare of the most vulnerable, particularly infants. In the interests of public safety, I call on medical physicians to oppose political interference in public health policy, as has occurred in Ireland through politicians legislating mandatory fluoridation for its citizens.
Citations provided for reference purposes.
Declan Waugh,
Scientist and Fluoride Researcher,
Bandon, Co Cork

Canada - Council says no to Fluoride in the drinking water

The Town of Nipawin has voted against the fluoridation of our drinking water. After some discussion and two votes on two different motions during a regular council meeting on July 10, Nipawin councillors and Mayor Rennie Harper voted against fluoride treatment in the town’s water supply.

Councillor Joyce Watts stated that she didn’t like the idea because the fluoride would not just be going into the drinking water, it would be used for bathing and watering the grass in town.

“It’s not our job to supply medication,” she told Council.
“And if it’s used to water the grass, we don’t know the effect it might have on the environment. There is also the cost, I know it’s one dollar per person, but does that include watering the grass?,” she said.

Councillor Ismael Aliguyon says he has spoken to people about the fluoride issue and from a health perspective he does not think it should be added to the water system.

“There are lots of chemicals that already go into our bodies”, he said.

The votes were 4 to 1, with Ray Serack being the only councillor to vote in favour of the motion to fluoridate the drinking water, councillor Geoff Stewart was not present to cast his vote.

The issue will not likely come before council again any time soon.