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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NZ - Putting fluoride in Hutt water may spark 'riots'

Adding fluoride would spark 'riots' in the street
ANDREA O'NEIL
Petone residents would "riot on the street" if fluoride were added to tap water - which might happen if the Ministry of Health takes over fluoridation decision-making from councils.

Petone and neighbouring suburb Korokoro get their tap water from the same aquifer that feeds the artesian water fountains in Buick St.

There was an outcry in the 1990s when Hutt City Council suggested adding fluoride to the supply and the reaction would be the same today, community board chairman Mike Fisher said.

"People would be rioting in the streets. They would be absolutely furious," he said. "We're very proud of our water the way it is."

Last week, the country's councils voted strongly in favour of handing fluoridation decisions to the director-general of health.............



Girl Against Fluoride thanks Doctor Liz Cullen on behalf of the Irish People

Monday, July 28, 2014

USA

Letter: Take the time to learn truth about fluoride

To the editor:
According to a 2011 U.S. Geological Survey report, between 400,000 and 500,000 tons of industrial fluoride waste gets dumped into our nation’s water supplies each year.
About one-tenth of one percent (.1 percent) ever reaches its intended target, and 99.9 percent of it goes down the drain – not a very efficient cavity-fighting delivery system. Fluoride toothpastes and rinses are more than adequate to fluoridate teeth, plus they’re direct hits when topically applied. Brush, swish, spit it out. There’s no need to swallow it.
A 2003 CDC report states that dental fluorosis afflicts a staggering 48 percent of children. The percentage keeps rising, an outward manifestation of inward toxicity.
Fluoride doesn’t dissolve or disappear. After it flows through our homes, washing clothes, dishes, bodies, and flushing, it returns to the treatment center, where filters can’t remove it, so out it goes into the ocean. Some of it waters gardens or goes down storm drains when we wash our cars. But it keeps on accumulating, in us and around us.
All across America, fluoride builds up in the environment. Crops grown with fluoridated water, in phosphate fertilizers, and fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride get a triple whammy. It comes back at us in food and beverages, also concentrated in vitamins.
How much fluoride do we get from multiple sources? Who is responsible for monitoring the dose, the concentration, the total body load? Anyone?
There’s no further need to continue contaminating our drinking water. Let’s let the industry learn to deal with their own toxic waste.
To learn more, please attend the upcoming lecture by Dr. Paul Connett, biochemist, on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Rockport High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Also on Sunday, Aug. 3, same time and place, Dr. Connett will hold an open forum debate with dentists, doctors and pro-fluoridationists. All are cordially invited for both evenings.
BARBARA GOLL
Rockport

Sunday, July 27, 2014

White Teeth Bad Skin: The Perils of Fluoride?

White Teeth Bad Skin: The Perils of Fluoride?
By Asha Saint, July 26, 2014

glass of waterNo matter how you look at it, we’re all chasing a beauty ideal. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially where skin is concerned. Beautiful skin is an instant upgrade to any face or body. That said, achieving flawless skin can be a challenge, and aside from environmental factors that are constantly threatening to age or damage the epidermis, so much of what we consume can wreak havoc on our skin.
We’re aware of the obvious things: a diet that consists purely of junk food will do your skin no justice; however, imagine something as simple as a bottle of water or toothpaste causing acne around your jawline. The culprit: fluoride.
Can you imagine, great teeth terrible skin? Recently, a member of my family developed cystic acne out of the blue along her jawline. After a process of elimination, she discovered that the assailant was fluoride. This is a pretty sensitive topic because fluoride is lauded as one of the 20th century’s major achievements. Fluoridation of tap water has contributed significantly to the decline of tooth decay over the past 60 years.
There’s a little bit of fluoride in just about everything; it’s in the soil, plants, and even the air we breathe. Its effects on dental health are indisputable, but that’s where the argument starts. Although many believe fluoride is generally harmless, there are many groups who believe fluoride is toxic. Most of us are generally oblivious to the effects of fluoride, unless you have a fluoride sensitivity.
Here are the top five symptoms of Fluoride sensitivity:
6. Acne near the mouth that spreads across the chin and cheeks.
7. Canker sores in the mouth
8. Stomach aches, constipation or diarrhea
9. Chronic fatigue
10. Muscular aches or muscle weakness
The bad news is these symptoms apply to so many ailments. The best way to find out if you have a fluoride sensitivity is to eliminate your contact with fluoride.

Saturday, July 26, 2014



FOIA Request Shows Health Canada Has No Safety Info About Fluoride

Friday, July 25, 2014

Open Letter to David Shearer from Fluoride Free New Zealand 25th July 2014


Open Letter to David Shearer from Fluoride Free New Zealand 25th July 2014
Fluoride Free NZ is surprised to hear you refer to those of us who take an active concern of clean pure drinking water as parasites. We find your comments baseless and insulting to the majority of international scientists and world governments, who have rejected fluoridation as ineffective, unsafe, and unethical. It also seems a rather foolish thing to call a large number of NZers in the lead up to a national election given half of the country is not fluoridated.
As you are not aware of all the facts you may not realise that many towns have ceased fluoridation. Since 1985 fluoridation has stopped in Timaru, Gore, Bluff, Tauranga, Matamata, Kaitaia, Ashburton, Taumarunui, New Plymouth, Waipukurau and Hamilton
(Hamilton have now restarted). Again we are surprised that you choose to insult the people in these towns and communities who oppose fluoridation.
You say that you have reviewed the latest information on fluoridation but you obviously haven’t. What you appear to have done is review the latest endorsements. This is far different than reviewing the evidence for yourself. The York Review did this and found no proof of benefit to the poor. The US National Research Council Review raised serious concerns about health safety. A meta-analysis published in the Lancet, the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal in 2012, found that fluoride reduced IQ in children.
Please explain what evidence you have reviewed that proves New Zealand children are not being exposed to the same dose. Please explain what evidence you have that the arthritis suffered by hundreds of thousands of older New Zealanders, as an accepted effect of fluoride by WHO, or the low thyroid function suffered by hundreds of thousands of others, is not the result of chronic exposure to low dose fluoride poisoning.
And what real evidence do you have that fluoridation actually works?
Official Information Act request regarding the effect of ending fluoridation in Ashburton, the evidence shows that dental health has continued to improve in Ashburton despite fluoridation ending in 2002 and not the increase the Ministry of Health (MOH) declared would happen. In fact there has been a steady improvement in dental health in all places that have stopped fluoridation in New Zealand.
In contrast fluoridation has been proven to increase the prevalence of dental fluorosis in areas that are fluoridated. NZ studies show fluoridated areas have twice as much dental fluorosis as non-fluoridated areas (30%
compared to 15% of children). Dental fluorosis is the first outward sign of fluoride poisoning. Our children in fluoridated areas are receiving too much fluoride. It gets worse, no safety studies have ever been conducted on industrial fluoride chemicals added to water supplies anywhere in the world.
So David, you say that another review of fluoridation is not required and we agree - we need to end fluoridation immediately.

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We haven't lost the battle yet.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NZ - debate



Listen to what he says about people who are against vaccines.

Australia - Call for evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation

Closes on Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:00am (AEST)
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is commencing an evaluation of the evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation. As part of this process, NHMRC has appointed a team from the University of Sydney to undertake a systematic review which asks specific research questions and uses a rigorous and clearly documented methodology to search for, select and evaluate studies.
The Australian community is invited to participate in this activity by providing citations for relevant published studies to NHMRC for evaluation in the systematic review.
Once the systematic review is complete, NHMRC will prepare an Information Paper that summarises the outcomes of the systematic review. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft Information Paper, which is expected to be available for public consultation around September 2015.............

Rates Of Decay Among Under 5’s Fall in East Lancashire

Sample News BigNew figures have revealed that rates of tooth decay among under 5’s have fallen in six boroughs in East Lancashire.
According to statistics from Public Health England, the number of children requiring hospital treatment for dental issues has also decreased.
Improvements are particularly welcomed in Blackburn with Darwen, which was once the worst borough in England in terms of oral health standards. Since 2007/2008, the proportion of under 5’s suffering from decay has fallen by 10 per cent to 41.1 per cent. Although there is still a long way to go, this marks a significant improvement. The number of children requiring extraction in hospital has also decreased from 466 to 438 in the 12 month period leading up to April 2013 in the borough.
Despite the improvements in oral health, experts have stressed that more needs to be done to further reduce rates of decay, as tooth decay is preventable and children have access to free dental care on the NHS.
MP for Blackburn, Jack Straw, has also reiterated his stance on the introduction of fluoridated water, suggesting that he is firmly against mass fluoridation in the UK.
Fluoridated water is viewed by many dentists and public health figures as an effective means of reducing tooth decay. There are success stories in the UK, including Birmingham, where rates of decay have fallen considerably since the introduction of fluoridated water; however, many people are against adding fluoride to the water supplies and any plans to add fluoride to local supplies are likely to be greeted with a mixture of emotions.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Canada



In this current heat wave how is the dose controlled when the water is fluoridated?


If it is in salt and bread people have a choice.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014



Dublin City Councillor Anthony Connaghan puts down a motion to End Water Fluoridation in Dublin


India - Fluoride mitigation centre in cold storage

T. KARNAKAR REDDY

Political pressure may impact the project, feel victims. The activists fighting for safe drinking water supply to fluoride-hit habitations in the district and the victims fear that political pressure from other States could see the prestigious project being shifted out of the State.

The proposed Regional Fluoride Mitigation and Research Centre (RFMRC) in Nalgonda district has been kept in cold storage with no progress on the project.
The Rs. 100-crore worth project was proposed to house a 100-bed hospital to exclusively treat fluoride victims besides taking up research on the fluoride content in water and its impact on human beings.

Anti-fluoride Campaigner Bids to Stop Water Fluoridation in Bedfordshire

Sample News BigA campaigner is bidding to fight plans to add fluoride to the water supply in Bedfordshire three years after the council suggested that they would work to stop any fluoridation measures.
Cynthia Bagchi said that she was confused to hear about plans to add fluoride to the water supply by the end of the year, after the council vowed to fight against fluoridation back in 2011. She questioned why the plans were approved without consulting the council, local residents or members of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Mrs Bagchi is handing over a petition with 1,500 signatures in the hope that she can convince authorities to stop the plans. Anti-fluoride campaigns believe that people should have the choice whether or not they consume fluoridated water and there are suggestions that fluoride harms health. In contrast, many public health figures and dentists support fluoridation because it helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay, especially in deprived areas.
A spokesperson for Bedford Borough Council said that fluoride was previously added to water supplies in the area for more than 40 years and this was a move supported by the NHS. Fluoridation was suspended while works were carried out at the treatment plant and will now continue once upgrades have been completed.
Mrs Bagchi called for the council to consider the move and urged them to act “before poisoning the entire population of Bedford.”

Monday, July 21, 2014

NZ - Dentists back fluoride govt move

The Ministry of Health is best placed to manage the bitter debate that rages around fluoride and whether it should be added to water, dentists say.

Dentists have backed a local government plea for the Ministry of Health to take charge of the bitter water fluoridation debate.
Councils convened at the weekend and penned a request for government to treat fluoridation as a public health issue and take control of all decisions around its addition to drinking water.
Councils, as owners of the water supply, have responsibility for fluoridation. But in recent years they have been dragged into expensive legal battles or forced to hold time-consuming referendums on the matter.
Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says councils don't have the technical expertise to reliably respond to aggressive activists campaigning against fluoridation.
"Our view is that if this is such a big issue for New Zealand it should be regulated nationally in the same was as folic acid in bread and iodine in salt," Mr Yule said.
LGNZ is in for a robust debate with central government, which has made clear the issue is best managed locally.
Campaigners have come out swinging against the request, saying the ministry would likely legislate in favour of fluoridation, effectively forcing Kiwis to drink the chemical.
But dentists have welcomed the move, saying the council-based system is "horrendously costly, convoluted and open to inconsistency."
"The science is clear," New Zealand Dental Association Dr Rob Beaglehole said.
"Community water fluoridation is safe and effective. It greatly reduces dental disease.
"Decisions by the director-general of health will ensure action is based on science, and on the knowledge and advice of appropriately qualified health professionals."
The move has alarmed the anti-fluoride movement, which fights fluoridation on the grounds it is harmful to the developing brain.
Fluoride Free New Zealand co-ordinator Mary Byrne said she was very concerned the ministry, if charged with managing the issue, would regulate for mandatory fluoridation.
"We'd join Ireland and Singapore as the only countries in the world that did that, which would be pretty draconian," she told NZ Newswire.
"You'd have some very unhappy people in Christchurch, Marlborough, Tauranga, New Plymouth ... who will be up in arms if they're forced to have fluoride."



Bedford says NO to Fluoride July 2014

Published on 21 Jul 2014
Bedfordshire is due to have its water fluoridated again despite the fact that not a single study shows it reduces tooth decay. A Class 2 poison, fluoride is linked to bone cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, dental fluorosis, hypothyroidism, birth defects, lowered IQ, increased infant mortality, and many other health issues.

This short film shows local campaign group, Fluoride Free Bedford, at the July 19/20 2014 Bedford River Festival raising awareness and gathering signatures for a petition to stop the re-fluoridation of Bedfordshire's water supply later in the year.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fluoridation is Highly Beneficial -- Don't Let Poisonmongers Scare You

Any community that considers fluoridation will be flooded with scare propaganda from poisonmongers. Fluoridation's benefits--to both children and adults--are supported by thousands of scientific studies that prove these alarmists wrong. But that makes no difference to them. Their goal is to end fluoridation everywhere. Even communities that have been fluoridated for many years are being targeted.


Who Should You Trust?
(image by Stephen Barrett, MD)

Instead of telling you that fluoride is found naturally in all water, they call it a "pollutant." Instead of telling you that fluoride is an important nutrient, they call it a "poison." Instead of the big truth--that fluoridation is safe, effective, and economical--they tell the big lie and say it causes hundreds of ailments................

Just look at this man who contributes to the weight of scientific evidence on all things dental.



Fluoridation Opposition Ad Images


Saturday, July 19, 2014

New fluoridation investigation group - Australia

Fluoride Reference Group


Terms of Reference

The Fluoride Reference Group will:
  • Guide the development of an evaluation of the evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation, focusing on studies published since 2006.
  • Consider the outcomes of this evaluation, and use these findings to:
    • Inform the development of an evidence evaluation report that synthesises the evidence and identifies critical gaps in the current evidence base; and
    • Guide the identification of key issues to be considered by the Council and CEO of NHMRC as the Office of NHMRC translates the evidence review into an information paper on the artificial fluoridation of drinking water.
  • Consider comments received during consultation on the draft information paper.
The Fluoride Reference Group will report to NHMRC’s Prevention and Community Health Committee. Appointments to the Fluoride Reference Group commenced on 31 May 2014 and will be effective until 30 November 2015..

How many more enquiries after 60 odd years?

Immunization Hesitancy Linked to Topical Fluoride Refusal

Parents who refused to immunize their children also tended to turn down fluoride treatments for them, according to a study conducted by Dr. Donald Chi, adjunct associate professor of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that parents who refused immunization for children under their care were 60 percent more likely to refuse topical fluoride treatment, which helps prevent tooth decay. The study looked at records from three dental clinics in Washington state and used follow-up surveys to caregivers. A total of 361 surveys were completed.
"Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting more than 40 percent of them," said Dr. Chi, also an associate professor of oral health sciences in the School of Dentistry. "It can lead to toothaches, missed school and poor grades. It's a major public health problem."
The study found that topical fluoride refusal rates ranged from 4.9 percent to 14.6 percent, which Dr. Chi termed high. At a population level, that translates to several million children who are not receiving evidenced-based preventive dental care. Half of caregivers who refused topical treatment reported they were concerned about the safety of fluoride. Dr. Chi said the study results indicate new tools for health providers and community-based strategies are needed to educate the public and to target the growing numbers of parents who are hesitant about preventive care.
Not surprised, they don't want to poison their children.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Canada - Is Water Fluoridation Legal?

Listed as “one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century”, the future of water fluoridation may well be decided in the courts! The question is, is water fluoridation even legal?
21143342_sOn June 26, 2014, lawyer Nader Hasan, representing the group Concerned Residents of Peel, presented a legal opinion to the Peel Region council informing them that they could be legally responsible for harming residents whose health is put at risk by water fluoridation.
“Not only is the region responsible and liable to the people of Peel, individual councilors are responsible and liable” said Hasan.
He also informed council that the Charter of Rights protecting Canadians against government-inflicted harm are being violated and warned that if fluoride is not removed, a costly legal battle may ensue.
As a dental professional, I have taken the time to research the science behind water fluoridation and I can find no evidence to support its continued use, and in fact, the most current studies suggest that the risks far outweigh the benefits of this highly toxic practice.
In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
I applaud this cautionary approach that is beginning to blossom within the scientific/health community but support the members of the public who do not wish to “wait” for more research to be conducted.
In his summary and opinion, Hasan stated:
“In short, if an Ontario resident can properly present the scientific and medical evidence to an Ontario court, there is a reasonable possibility that an Ontario court would declare the Fluoridation Act and municipal fluoridation programs in Ontario to be unconstitutional and thus invalid. Should that occur, then there is also a real possibility that the Region of Peel would be held legally liable to residents in a lawsuit for harm caused by artificial fluoridation”.
The Peel council, in response, voted to defer a move to reopen the issue until September when the region’s legal staff will present an opinion on Hasan’s arguments.
What is your opinion? Do you think that mass medication of the public is constitutional? I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.
Until next time,
Kathleen

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Is Dementia Caused By Aluminium Through Fluoridation?

Changing how we see aging
by Mario Garrett, Ph.D.
Is Dementia Caused By Aluminium Through Fluoridation?
The messy science of fluoridation and its impact on older adults
Published on July 15, 2014 by Mario D. Garrett, PhD iiAge
In gerontology there are many divisive issues. Surprisingly, fluoridation is one of them. When more than a quarter of older adults do not have their teeth—in some parts of the country like the fluoridated states of Kentucky and West Virginia four out of ten older adults do not have their own teeth—but when they are still made to drink water that has been fluoridated, there is a clear disregard for older adult health.
There are many reasons for fluoridation. However, scientific studies are inconclusive, of poor quality, and in all cases disregard older adults—especially those without teeth. In addition, there is the evangelical fervor from both sides of the argument—public health versus personal choice—which muddy an already complex scientific issue.

The link between fluoridation and ill health is not a direct one but involves the uptake of a known nerve toxic aluminum. Correlational studies linking aluminum with Alzheimer’s disease have been published since 1965. Half a century ago injecting aluminum in rat brains, three independent studies produced the tangle-like structures that characterize Alzheimer’s disease. Subsequently numerous international studies have found more Alzheimer’s disease in areas with high aluminum levels in In 2011, the Japanese researchers Masahiro Kawahara and Midori Kato-Negishi made a forceful argument between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease. After decades of attempts to discredit this link, the authors point to strong evidence that aluminum as a culprit in forming the amyloid plaques in the brain. This and other studies continue to support the clinical studies done in rats that identify aluminum as toxic for the brain. The only problem was that aluminum does not naturally enter the brain.
There is a barrier between the body and the brain that stops metals reaching the brain. In 2013 Akinrinade ID and his colleagues from Bingham University in Nigeria, showed that the relationship between fluoride and aluminum is important in escaping this barrier. Fluoride combines with aluminum to form aluminum fluoride, which is then absorbed by the body where it eventually combines with oxygen to form aluminum oxide or alumina. Alumina is the compound of aluminum that is found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease.
Fluorine attaches to aluminum and influences its absorption. Li Fucheng and his colleagues from Beijing, China, described high incidences of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, spontaneous bone fractures and dementia in villages in Guizhou Province, China where they were eating maize which had been baked in fires of coal mixed with kaoline. Kaoline contains aluminum and fluorides. These diseases are very similar to those occurring in European dialysis patients, unwittingly treated with water and gels containing aluminum.
The implications of this fluoride-aluminum relationship to Alzheimer’s disease are not linear. The solubility of aluminum and probably the ease with which it is absorbed varies markedly with the high acidity and alkalinity of water. In general, however, aluminum is most soluble in acidic water, especially if it contains fluorides
The public health argument for fluoridation has never been made for older adults. Such institutional ageism is bad science and much worse this is bad public health.