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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Does Prozac Contain Fluoride?

prozacThis question comes up all the time. Memes circle around which claim that fluoride is the active compound in rat poison, Prozac and what is in our water. To put it very simply, these are not all the same types of fluoride. There are many kinds of fluoride because the element fluorine creates a compound with just about any other element it binds to, resulting in all new things. For example, the most common type used to fluoridate our public water is fluorosilicic acid, a by-product of phosphate fertilizer manufacture. So, once and for all: does Prozac contain fluoride? The simple answer is yes. Prozac not only contains fluoride, Prozac is fluoride............................Is Prozac dangerous to your health? That’s a hard question. Many people claim it has helped them, and many others claim it did nothing, or worse, made their problems more severe. As with all drugs, it’s efficacy depends largely on the person who is taking it. The list of common side effects is long and unpleasant: nausea, upset stomach, constipation, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, heart palpitations, loss of appetite or increase in appetite, weight changes, cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat), dry mouth, decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. A complete list of side effects is very long and somewhat troubling, considering how common a Prozac prescription is. Despite the growing wealth of information that suggests antidepressants don’t work, Prozac is still one of the most-prescribed drugs in America today – and some defend it ferociously.

It seems especially ironic that people who claim fluoride is being used to make the population docile and apathetic are shouted down or laughed at as conspiracy theorists, and yet this is exactly what Prozac – a fluoride – often does. Typing “Prozac makes me” into a search bar will turn up “Prozac makes me not care” as a top suggested search and browsing through forums about medications and mental illness, you can see this numbness of emotions is a very, very common result of taking Prozac. Some other suggestions that popped up are “Prozac makes me lazy,” “Prozac makes me apathetic,” “Prozac makes me tired” and “Prozac makes me a zombie.”.................

More Than 2 Million Arkansans Drinking Fluoridated Water

Seventy-six percent of Arkansans now are served by public water systems that fluoridate water at recommended levels as a result of a 2011 law, legislators were told today.
Dr. Nate Smith, director of the Arkansas Department of Health, told the House and Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committees that Act 197 of 2011 has increased the percentage of Arkansans served by fluoridated systems from 62% to 76%, totaling more than two million people. The law required all systems serving at least 5,000 customers to fluoridate their water.
Smith told legislators that fluoride occurs naturally in water but in most cases at less than optimal levels to promote dental health, which is 0.7 parts per million. It has been added to U.S. public water supplies for almost 70 years. He said 70% of the water systems subject to Act 197 are in full compliance and fluoridating their water at the recommended levels. Progress is being made on almost all the remaining systems.
Smith said communities that fluoridate their systems have at least a 25% reduction in cavities and save in dental costs. A Louisiana study of Medicaid-eligible children ages 1-5 found those in communities with fluoridated water had a third of the cavities and half the dental costs. He said the cost of fluoridation is about a $1 per person per year, and that fluoridating water saves society $38 for every $1 invested. He called it “one of the top public health achievements of the last 100 years.”
At high enough levels, fluoride can be toxic. However, he said that there’s no evidence that fluoridation has caused harmful health effects. Ten percent of children consuming appropriately fluoridated water will develop mild dental fluorosis, or white spots on their teeth that he said are not a serious problem.
He said that fluoridation is now so common with so many data points that researchers would know if it caused other problems. If fluoridation were to stop, it would affect poorer communities the most.
“Essentially all of the valid scientific organizations in our country have endorsed community water fluoridation, and none of them have opposed it,” he said.
Presenting an opposing view was Dr. Sandra Young, a recently retired physician from London, Ark. She said the research presented by Smith only described the effects of fluoride on bones and teeth.
“Fluoride on biological systems is extremely toxic,” she said.
She said fluoride causes neurological problems and lower IQ and can result in a wide range of other health effects, including hypothyroidism and goiters and can affect diabetic conditions and cellular communication systems.
She said studies showing the positive dental affects of fluoridation are outdated and biased.
“The fluoride’s benefit comes from topical application, not from ingestion. There’s therefore no need for us to swallow any fluoride,” she said.
- See more at: http://talkbusiness.net/2015/10/more-than-2-million-arkansans-drinking-fluoridated-water/#sthash.AUc9Lmv4.dpuf

Fluoride is the main ingredient in Prozac, rat poison and .... Some peoples toothpaste, its also in our tap water in America, and were going to have it removed.
In order to free our mind we must eat correctly, and take care of eachother, we cannot do this if we are being poisoned. The confusion causes by fluoride cause frustration, lack of concentration, and fear. This is wrong, help us make it stop.

Spooky way of protesting against fluoridation, not sure about the residue more likely calcium. The Nazi bit is unproven.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Toxic Tap Water: Bedford's Battle Against Water Fluoridation

Worth putting on again.

fluoride in drinking water and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the United States.

adhd2New research shows there is a strong connection between increased levels of fluoride in drinking water and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the United States.
The study titled Exposure to fluoridated water and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder prevalence among children and adolescents in the United States: an ecological association study published earlier this year in the journal Environmental Health discovered that a one per cent increase in artificial fluoridation prevalence in 1992 was linked to roughly 67,000 to 131,000 extra ADHD diagnoses from 2003 to 2011. The research went back to fluoridation in 1992, emphasizing the harmful effects which exist some two decades later.
The team of researchers analysed information from the U.S. National Survey of Children’s Health related to children aged between four gathered over several years. A couple of months after the study was released the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced they would reduce the amount of fluoride in drinking water; the recommended range is currently of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams...........

Impact of early developmental fluoride exposure on the peripheral pain sensitivity in mice.

Impact of early developmental fluoride exposure on the peripheral pain sensitivity in mice.

Consumption of high concentration of fluoride in the drinking water would cause the fluorosis and chronic pain. Similar pain syndrome appeared in the patients in fluoride therapy of osteoporotic. The aim of the current study was to examine whether exposing immature mice to fluoride would modify the peripheral pain sensitivity or even cause a pain syndrome. We gave developmental fluoride exposure to mice in different concentration (0mg/L, 50mg/L and 100mg/L) and evaluated their basal pain threshold. Von Frey hair test, hot plate test and formalin test were conducted to examine the mechanical, thermal nociceptive threshold and inflammatory pain, respectively. In addition, the expression of hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) was also evaluated by Western blotting. Hyperalgesia in fluoride exposure mice was exhibited in the Von Frey hair test, hot plate test and formalin test. Meanwhile, the expression of BDNF was significantly higher than that of control group. The results suggest that early developmental fluoride exposure may lower the basal pain threshold and be associated with the increasing of BDNF expression in hippocampus.

Seems cruel anybody know why it was done as the amounts are not normal exposure.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

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No wonder they are fleeing Syria. They labelled David mad but anyone who thinks what's happening there is right is insane.

Don't Swallow Your Toothpaste - Health Alert Don't Swallow Your Tooth Paste - Health Alert An eye opening documentary originally broadcast on Channel 4 in Great Britain on June 19th, 1997 covering .

18 years ago this was enough to stop fluoridation but it didn't - worth watching again. There is a more recent video on UKCAF with Doug Cross and the girl affected with "shitty" teeth.

Why are 'holistic' dentists on the rise? They treat the whole body, not just teeth

holistic dentistryWhen was the last time your dentist recommended meditation and eating kale as a way to a healthier mouth? Suggested a daily probiotic? Or had a cranial sacral therapist give you a treatment in the chair?
We didn't think so.
But these are exactly the services you might find at the office of a holistic dentist, also sometimes called a biological or integrative dentist. The Holistic Dental Assn. has 267 active members nationwide. The numbers are growing for a few reasons, including acknowledgment that the teeth and gums should be considered vital to the rest of the body, and vice versa; also, concern over the effect mercury amalgam fillings might have on a person's health. "The growth is definitely patient-driven," said Dawn Ewing, executive director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, a network of dentists..

Holistic dentists fill cavities, clean teeth and make bridges and implants. But they also are rooted in the concept that when treating teeth, you must consider the entire body — diet, lifestyle, mental and emotional health. Most also seek to use technology that minimizes exposure to harmful chemicals — for the patient, staff and doctor, as well as the environment.

"Conventional Western dentistry tends to decapitate you," says Dr. David Villarreal, a biological dentist who practices in Newbury Park. (Holistic dentists all have either a degree of doctor of dental surgery or doctor of medical dentistry.) "Most treat your mouth as an independent entity, which just doesn't make sense to us. What's the first thing a horse veterinarian does?" Villarreal asked. "They look in the horse's mouth, which tells them a lot about the horse's body and health.".....................

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Nothing to do with fluoride. A world view that I found interesting although mainly from a black American's viewpoint.

Fluoride spill costly lesson for Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The $27,000 bill to clean up a July fluoride leak isn’t the end of it.

A 1,400 gallon tank of fluoride at the Marysville Water Filtration Plant leaked July 29. Marysville officials said they’ll be paying $5,000 of the $26,935 bill, with the city’s insurer covering the remainder.

The cost includes recoating the plant’s garage floor, replacing pipes and he spilled fluoride, and compensating the Marysville Fire Department, St. Clair County Emergency Management and Young’s Environmental.

But the costs aren’t expected to end there, because the city wants to make sure the incident isn’t repeated.

Bari Wrubel, supervisor of water and wastewater operations, said the leak affected one of three major chemical tanks before fluoride traveled into a drain on the south side of the plant and into the St. Clair River.

The faulty fluoride tank wasn’t entirely to blame for the impact of the spill. The tank’s secondary containment system also failed. Wrubel said the secondary containment isn’t inspected as rigorously as the tanks themselves.

“It was kind of an eye-opener. The rules are when you have chemical storage on stage, you have secondary containment,” he said. “But now we go back to make it a fool-proof system.”

The city will be making preventative repairs to all major tanks’ back-up containers at both the water and wastewater plants.

Wrubel said it was recommended the city place a better sealant on the floors of the systems and several feet up on the adjoining inside walls — at an estimated cost of $75,000 for the water plant and $50,000 for the wastewater plant.

USA - Rebutting fluoride claims

A response to the letter of Robin Miller and Joanne Calvi (Rutland Herald letters, Oct. 2).

One way to respond to this letter is by grouping its faulty arguments into categories. Here we go:

Imperfect logic: Miller and Calvi say fluoride is in most water sources, so it’s just a matter of adjusting it to an “optimal level.” But fluoride is a neurotoxin, so an optimal level would be zero. Fluoride is not a nutrient but a drug. The Food and Drug Administration says so.

Clever use of language that assumes a nonexistent truth: “Fluoridated water is the first line of defense against tooth decay for all Vermont residents,” Miller and Calvi say. This assumes fluoridation is effective. Proof of that is lacking. Yes, even after 70 years of fluoridation, proof of its safety and effectiveness is lacking. The first lines of defense against tooth decay are brushing your teeth, good nutrition, limiting sweets and visiting the dentist. The chemical solution is a myth. Epidemic tooth decay in low-income fluoridated cities such as Detroit have shown this.

Relying on the prestige of government in the face of contrary or at least unsettled science: Miller and Calvi quote the CDC and the surgeon general to convince us fluoridation is swell. This nonsense started with the Public Health Service endorsement of fluoridation in 1950, before the trials of fluoridation had even been completed. The Public Health Service at that time was overseen by a former top lawyer for Alcoa Aluminum, a company with a vital interest in polishing fluoride’s tarnished image.

The false authority of oft-repeated statistics: The $38 savings per dollar invested in fluoridation is not a fact but a claim, one that has been challenged with detailed and precise calculation. It assumes no harm and resulting expense from fluoridation, such as staining of the teeth and lowered thyroid function. 

Concealing an ugly reality in a lofty mission statement: The authors of the letter say, “Our (the Vermont Department of Health’s) mission is to protect and promote optimal health for all Vermonters ....” To do that we in Rutland are using toxic waste from the phosphate fertilizer industry as a source of fluoride for our water. To do that we ignore an important principal of toxicology: A small percentage of people will have adverse effects from a toxic substance even if most of the population is resistant. To protect all Rutlanders, we need to remove a substance that will harm some.

Please consider signing the petition to get fluoridation on the ballot in Rutland in March.


Friday, October 02, 2015

This includes GlaxoSmithKline, spending nearly £6.5 billion of its profits on marketing, with around half that spent on research. And it’s not just billboard or newspaper ads – marketing budgets can include buttering up GPs with food, drink, and even lap-dances. It turns out that UK pharma routinely violates marketing regulations, with around 600 violations between 2004 and 2012 – around one a week – with 20% of those cases judged severe. And over half of these dubious practices related to drugs with a lack of medical evidence.

READ MORE http://rt.com/uk/

Fluoride, Do We Need Warning Labels On Tap Water? FFNZ

Australia - Fluoride a concern for bottle-fed babies warns councillor

Anti fluoride protesters outside Rous Water on last month.  (Picture Robert Hearne)Bottle-fed babies should not be given formula that is mixed with fluoridated water, according to a warning from the NSW Health Department.

But instead of advertising that warning, and concerns from that too much fluoride is being added to local water supplies, Rous Water is pushing ahead with its fluoridation program.
Just this week, Rous Water announced that fluoride was back on tap in Clunes after teething problems with the dosing equipment.....................

Australia - Anti-fluoride campaign launched in Tweed

The anti-fluoride movement has opened up a new front in the Tweed, with a new online campaign to stop adding the chemical to the shire’s water supply.
Tweed Shire Council has been fluoridating its water supply for 40 years, with state health authorities claiming it prevents tooth decay and cavities in children.
The outlying villages of Uki and Tyalgum have their own water supplies (tank or reservoir) which are not dosed with fluoride.
In neighbouring Byron shire, a strong anti-fluoride movement has prevented the practice taking hold there, while other north coast shires, such as Lismore and Ballina, have recently established fluoride dosing plants for their water supplies, managed by Rous Water.
But a campaign to stop the chemical dosing in those shires is picking up momentum.
The ‘Fluoride Free Tweed’ campaign was launched two weeks ago on Facebook, with a stated aim to ‘Help End the Practice of Fluoridation in the Tweed Shire water supply’.
The group invites visitors to its site to sign a petition which states:

We the community and residents of the Tweed Shire want the Tweed Shire Council to remove the fluoride from the Tweed Shire water supply. 
The fluoride added to our water supply is a toxic by-product from the fertilizer industry and there’s no doubt about it: this fluoride should not be ingested. We are being exposed to a toxic drug-like substance every time we take a sip. This is reckless, as we cannot control the dose ingested, or who receives it, and there’s no medical supervision. Water fluoridation clearly violates our right to informed consent as far as medical decisions go, and it may also be making future generations less intelligent across the board. Let’s join together to stop the fluoridation poisoning of our water supply in the Tweed Shire..............

Canada - Cornwall Seaway News>News Online petition circulating against fluoridation of Cornwall water

CORNWALL, Ontario - An online petition is circulating to collect names of those opposed to having fluoride reintroduced into the Cornwall water supply.
Jason Pichie, the architect of thepetition, said in an interview he's not necessarily opposed to fluoride's benefits when it comes to combating tooth decay, but he wants the use of the product left up to individuals.
"We don't have the right to choose whether we ingest it, if it's already in the water," he said, adding people make that choice when they purchase toothpaste with fluoride. "I want a choice."
The petition has nearly 260 signatures.
City council is expected to receive a report on the subject Oct. 13 when administrators outline the ramifications of re-introducing the fluoridation process to our water - or keeping the additive out.
Two years ago the fluoridation of our water was discontinued after technical problems at the treatment plant occurred, followed by health and safety concerns.
While medical professionals have long suggested the benefits of water fluoridation, especially in terms of dental care, the decision for councillors could boil down to money.
It is expected to cost as much as $300,000 to upgrade the water treatment plant, as well as an extra $50,000 a year in operational expenses.
"To put it back there would be some substantial costs," said city infrastructure manager John St. Marseille in a previous interview. "There is still an outstanding report to bring back to council...to allow for some public discourse on how to proceed."
Critics have argued the risks of using chemicals to treat the water present too many worries for workers, while also creating a danger for those who consume it.
So-called "hydrofluorosilicic acid" is used to create fluoride in the water, and municipal officials, in past city reports, consider it dangerous.
- With Seaway News files.

The Fluoridation Argument Debunked FFNZ

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Exposure to fluoridated water and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder prevalence among children and adolescents in the United States: an ecological association

In summary, this study has empirically demonstrated an association between more widespread exposure to fluoridated water and increased ADHD prevalence in U.S. children and adolescents, even after controlling for SES. The findings suggest that fluoridated water may be an environmental risk factor for ADHD. Population studies designed to examine possible mechanisms, patterns and levels of exposure, covariates and moderators of this relationship are warranted.

USA - Sallisaw treatment plant among 35 for excellence

The City of Sallisaw Water Treatment Plant is one of 35 water systems in the state that has received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The announcement was made Thursday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that is effective in preventing tooth decay.
The award recognizes those systems in Oklahoma that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoridated water at least nine months through 2014, the state health department said....

Can't understand why they dish out quality awards shouldn't all water treatment plants have the same standards? If they haven't why not?

Australia - Fluoride fears fuel new water debate

A NEW Tweed group is seeking to emulate Byron Shire by taking a stand against fluoride in the water supply.
Should we have fluoride taken out of our drinking water?
The Tweed council has been adding fluoride to its water supply since 1976 under a NSW Health policy to “prevent tooth decay”.
Tyalgum and Uki, due to their small water supplies, were the only areas not to have fluoride added.
But a group launched recently on Facebook wants the entire shire excluded. Fifty new members support the views of Tweed Heads campaigner Larni Gryphon who says fluoride is a “poison”, “neuro-toxic chemical”, associated with a “reduced IQ”.
Previously Ms Gryphon had successfully campaigned for fluoride to be removed from the Cairns Regional Council.
“I know it can be done,” she said.
“The theory behind adding it to drinking water is (that) the alleged dental benefits outweigh the risk of poisoning,” she said.
“A big problem with this is that the dose (a) person takes is dependent upon how much water they drink.
“People who build fences outdoors in a hot, humid environment can drink 10 to 12 litres of water per day.
“ They are getting a very high dose.
“Some people take issue with the basic fact that this is a forced medication... ”
The group will launch a petition, consider a protest and hopes to meet with new mayor Katie Milne.
What do you think? Letters@tweeddailynews .com.au

Ancient Romans 'had perfect teeth' thanks to healthy low-sugar diet

The remains of one of the victims enters the scanner Scientists used CAT scans to examine the remains of 30 men, women and children killed in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79

They may have lived in an era when dental care was rudimentary at best, but the ancient Romans had better teeth than people today, new research has revealed.
Scientists used CAT scans to examine the remains of 30 men, women and children who were killed in Pompeii when the city was engulfed by ash and pumice from Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
After months of research, their most startling discovery was the excellent condition of the Romans’ teeth, which the researchers ascribed to a low-sugar, fibre-rich Mediterranean diet.
“The inhabitants of Pompeii ate a lot of fruit and vegetables but very little sugar,” said Elisa Vanacore, a dental expert. “They ate better than we did and have really good teeth.

Too much sugar is the culprit for dental misery but nothing will be done, the sugar industry is too powerful and the dentists like Steven are brainwashed into thinking lack of fluoride is the cause.

FAN newsletter

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has delivered a 100-page report to the Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group entitled “Water Fluoridation and Environmental Justice” outlining the dangers posed by this practice to poor families and communities of color.

Since 1962 officials at the U.S. Public Health Service have known that Blacks are disproportionately harmed by fluoride with higher rates of dental fluorosis (permanent damage to the enamel) rates compared to Whites. But for over 40 years they hid this information from communities of color.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, FAN discovered that in 2005, 58% of Blacks had dental fluorosis compared to 32% of Whites.
The heart of the problem is that no Federal agency accepts responsibility for the safety of this program. Instead the Division of Oral Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has become a “rogue elephant” blindly promoting fluoridation, denying any harm and failing miserably to provide any warnings to communities of color of their vulnerabilities. This has prompted Civil Rights leaders to call for Congressional hearings.
According to FAN’s director, Paul Connett, PhD, “The situation has become much worse now that it is clear that fluoride is an endocrine disruptor and is neurotoxic. There are 45 studies that fluoride at modest levels lowers IQ in children (www.FluorideAction.net/issues/health/brain ).” 
In 2015 the Department of Health & Human Services announced a lowering of the fluoride level in fluoridation programs. However, even at the new level of 0.7 ppm, bottle-fed infants in fluoridated communities receive approximately 100 times more fluoride than a breast-fed infant.
FAN is seeking from the multi-agency group support for 5-step community-based plan (along the lines of programs from Scotland and Denmark), which not only protects teeth, but by emphasizing better nutrition –especially lowered sugar intake - fights obesity and improves the overall health and well-being of children from poor families and communities of color, without forcing them to drink fluoridated water.
As a first step FAN urged the multi-agency group to call upon the EPA’s Office of Water to determine a safe reference dose for fluoride that would protect all children –including the most vulnerable - from a lowered IQ. Such a determination would make adding fluoride to public water unthinkable.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


HIGH PRIORITY Action Alert – Meeting at Ark. Capitol re. Fluoride 10/5/2015 at 1:00 pm

Australia - Indigo Shire Mayor seeks talks with North East Water about wider fluoridation rollout

The benefits and controversy of water fluoridationThe Mayor of the Indigo Shire, Bernard Gaffney, has asked the council to begin discussions with North East Water about adding fluoride to water supplies across the shire.

Councillor Gaffney brought the notice of motion before the council at its meeting last night.
He said Chiltern, Barnawartha, Kiewa and Tangambalanga already received fluoride in their water supply but Beechworth, Yackandandah, Rutherglen and Wahgunyah did not.
Cr Gaffney wants to start a conversation with North East Water to change that.
He said research showed fluoride had strong benefits in preventing tooth decay and that there was not enough evidence to suggest it was harmful to human health.
Cr Gaffney conceded fluoridation was an emotive issue and that wide community consultation would need to take place before any decision was made.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why are we fat? A question that gurus around the world line up for, hands extended to sell you the answer. Yet despite having more Doctors, scientists, trainers, books, coaches and gurus than ever before in history we are fatter than ever.
I no longer buy into any of the mumbo jumbo they told me. My metabolic syndrome, my diabetes, my thyroid, my genetics and family history. All nice excuses that all turned into dead ends after decades of obesity and suffering.
You know what the cure for obesity is? For most sickness? For Depression? Eating foods like our ancestors, fresh air, movement and exercise.
No NO CLICK AWAY THIS IS NONSENSE!! Give me a pill, or magical diet that will fix my woes.
My lord I thought it was impossible. I could barely walk up stairs without huffing. I was 48 years old - not a candidate for pursuing optimal health!! But IT WORKS! Your body is the most amazingly resilient mechanism. Give it what it needs and it can bounce back at any age.

Nothing to do with fluoride just refreshing advice.

Have We Been Lied To About Fluoride?

Posted on September 28, 2015 · 

There’s nothing like a glass of cool, clear water to quench your thirst. But the next time you turn on the tap, you might want to question whether that water is in fact, too toxic to drink. If your water is fluoridated, the answer is likely “YES.” Despite the fact that health “authorities” declare that it’s “safe” and “natural,” nothing could be further from the truth.
For decades, we have been told a lie, a lie that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans and the weakening of the immune systems of tens of millions more. This lie is called fluoridation. A process we were led to believe was a safe and effective method of protecting teeth from decay is in fact a fraud.  In the words of Dr. Robert Carton, former scientist for the EPA, “Fluoridation is the greatest case of scientific fraud of this century, if not of all time.”................................

Fluoride Free New Zealand Statement

Industry Waste Exec Demands Increase of Toxic Fluoride Disposal, Via Nationwide Fluoride in Drinking Water
John Pfahlert, Water New Zealand's CEO, has made repeated calls to roll out nationwide mandatory fluoridation, over-riding communities that have already rejected the outdated practice, or have remained happily free from fluoridation. Water New Zealand is an industry lobby group, formed from the now dissolved New Zealand Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association, so it comes as no surprise that this group would lobby for an increase in the disposal of Industrial Grade fluoride chemicals into the public water supply.
The Industrial Grade Fluoride most widely used in fluoridation is Hydrofluorosilicic AcidHFA is the liquid by-product from the collection of two toxic gases, Hydrogen Fluoride and Silicon Tetra-Fluoride. It contains contaminants of heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and sometimes, uranium.
The president of Water New Zealand is also the Group Manager for Engineering Services at South Taranaki District Council. This Council has been embroiled in a legal battle costing hundreds of thousands of dollars since they were taken to court after trying to force fluoridation on Patea and Waverley residents who had said they did not want it.
Fluoride itself is now categorised as a neurotoxin, as published in The Lancet, last year. Kent University’s Thyroid Study this year, showed water fluoridation increased hypothyroidism in women by 60% in fluoridated communities.
This waste management, spin doctor, and industry front man is now making the mistake of publicly outing one of the real reasons behind water fluoridation: industry waste disposal

Monday, September 28, 2015

This is why it is important to filter water, chlorine is the cause of a number of colon cancer cases each year something my brother died from. OK it is essential, not like fluoride which is difficult as well as expensive to filter out.

USA - Ponies, natural toothpaste

Eric Davis, the creator of this natural toothpaste
Even if you have zero interest in the environment, veganism and sustainable businesses, being able to brush and pet two little ponies with colored manes would be worth the trip to the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. That's where the sixth edition of the Green Festivaltook place, attracting roughly 20,000 people and 300 exhibitors, sponsors, and partners.

Among them was the Have a Heart Ranch, in Malibu, which owns these cute little ponies. It was founded by a young girl with autism as a non-profit animal rescue eco-sanctuary and organic farm. This pretty much sums the kind of brands and businesses exhibiting this year: small, familiar, green companies trying to make a difference and provide an alternative to consumers fed up with big corporations, factory-farming and harsh chemicals.

That's what inspired Eric David Buss to create a new brand of natural toothpaste, 'Davis', which took him 4 years to develop, perfect and release in the market this past May. "We're using the finest ingredients from the US, premium natural ingredients," he tells me on his booth at the Green Fest. "There's no secret ingredient, but there's a combination of high quality, recognized ingredients within the health community, like stevia and xylitol, which helps remineralize the enamel on your teeth." This is a sulfate-free, fluoride-free toothpaste. Why? "People are ditching fluoride because they're concerned about the effects that it has on the rest of your body." Instead of hardening the enamel with fluoride, they use natural abrasives to remove the plaque, preventing cavities.

USA - Pitkin County health officials support fluoride in water

Pitkin County public health officials are coming out in support of drinking water fluoridation as the deadline for Snowmass Villagers to weigh in on their district’s practice looms.
The Snowmass Water and Sanitation District board voted in July to stop adding fluoride to its drinking water, but many of its customers came out against the decision and the lack of public input behind it. The independent tax district decided to conduct a mail-in survey of its customers to gauge how the community stands on the issue, and the deadline for residents to send in their responses is Thursday.
Pitkin County Director of Public Health Liz Stark said she is concerned about the long-term effects of Snowmass children’s oral health as well as the overall health of residents of all ages in light of the policy change. Dr. Kimberly Levin, an emergency-room physician at Aspen Valley Hospital and an adviser to the county Public Health Department, said studies on the oral and overall health benefits of fluoride at the proper dosage are overwhelming, while those cited by anti-fluoride websites and activists are generally not designed well, not peer-reviewed and unreliable.
“There are a lot of myths, a lot of fears, and there’s a lot of websites now that have bad information,” Levin said.
Levin encouraged residents to look closely at the type of research and the model used when studying the issue, including to make sure the study is referring to levels of fluoride considered optimal, which is now 0.7 parts per million, according to new recommendations the Environmental Protection Agency published this spring.
That was lowered from a previously accepted range of 0.7 to 1.2 parts per million because as more products are providing fluoride, some children in certain communities in the U.S. were experiencing dental fluorosis, a staining of the teeth that Levin called a “cosmetic issue.” Communities with the lower amount of fluoride in their public water, as Snowmass Village already had, still have 25 percent fewer dental caries than those that don’t fluoridate, Levin said. And oral health affects overall health, as poor oral hygiene can lead to or exacerbate other infections, she said.
“We do have a population of people who are low-income,” Stark said. “And oral health is a problem for that population.”
Dental care is expensive, and while the county has a growing number of residents who are eligible for Medicaid, they have to travel to Rifle or Glenwood Springs to find dentists who will accept those plans, Stark said.
Because that population has fewer options within their means for taking care of their children’s oral health, Levin advocates for residents who have greater means and don’t want fluoride in their drinking water to purchase a reverse-osmosis or other removal system for their homes.
“They have a choice,” she said. “There are devices to take fluoride out of your water. … Don’t take it away from people who don’t have the means to make that choice.”
Levin and Stark said neither of them have had any contact with the board of the Snowmass Water District but that they do plan to attend its next meeting when members will review the responses to the survey and revisit their decision this summer.
Responses to a mail-in survey must be postmarked no later than Thursday. While a survey will remain open on the district’s website after that, only responses to the mail-in survey will be tabulated. Those data will be presented to the board at its Oct. 21 regular meeting.
Links to resources, including a video of a panel of experts debating the topic in Denver — Denver Water later decided to continue fluoridating its drinking water — also are available on the district’s website at www.swsd.org.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Statins: Heart disease drug speeds up ageing process, warns new research

STATINS make regular users become older faster, leaving them open to long-term mental and physical decline, according to disturbing new research.

Statin pillsScientists have found the heart disease drug badly affects our stem cells, the internal medical system which repairs damage to our bodies and protects us from muscle and joint pain as well as memory loss. Last night experts warned patients to “think very carefully” before taking statins as a preventative medicine.
A GP expert in the field said: “They just make many patients feel years older. Side effects mimic the ageing process.”
The new research by scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans has reignited the debate about statin side effects which many doctors say have been played down.
They include memory loss, muscle pain, diabetes, cataracts, liver dysfunction, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss. Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the research published in the American Journal of Physiology, said: “Our study shows statins may speed up the ageing process. “People who use statins as a preventative medicine for heath should think again as our research shows they may have general unwanted effects on the body which could include muscle pain, nerve problems and joint problems.”............ 

BBC NEWS | Health | Statin-fortified drinking water?


1 Aug 2004 - Has cardiovascular disease become so common that statins may as well be added to the water supply?

11 years to find out they do more harm than good.

USA - City council committee defies Austinites once again by failing to support motion to end water fluoridation

image(NaturalNews) Austinites were met with disappointment yet again when the Public Utilities Commission failed to take action on a resolution to end water fluoridation, as Councilman Don Zimmerman was the only member who motioned for the initiative to be heard by the Austin City Council.

The August 19 meeting was a continuation of the June 17 gathering in which the City of Austin failed miserably to present evidence showing why water fluoridation is necessary. Anti-fluoridationists, however, presented more than 50 pages worth of scientific reviews and studies detailing the adverse health impacts of water fluoridation.

Instead of voting in favor of the anti-fluoride activists who more fairly represent the public and had taken the time to prepare and show up, the city was given another chance to present their case.

You can video of the meeting here.

City of Austin employees turn to Nazi style tactics to push fluoride

Hitler's Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels famously said, "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth."

Clearly a supporter of this ideology, Austin's Medical Director and Health Authority Dr. Philip Huang opened his pro-fluoride argument insisting that the chemical is natural, natural, natural. However, those who are informed would likely agree that's there nothing natural about hydrofluorosilicic acid, a byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry.

"One parts per million is the same as one inch in relation to 16 miles," said Huang, attempting to make the argument that such low levels of fluoride couldn't possibly be harmful.

The argument is completely idiotic for two reasons: One being that many poisons are extremely toxic even in very low concentrations and the second is that if one ppm is too low to have any effects, then why do we need it in our water?..................

Saturday, September 26, 2015

City Hall presentation hints at the dangers of hydrofluosilicic acid lead pipe leaching effects during the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee - Meeting 7 - September 22, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4kSe...

USA - Letter: Stop forced fluoridation

As a local holistic physician, I appreciate Dr. Phil Davis DDS alerting us to the risks of mass fluoridation. I will add that pregnant women are advised to avoid fluoridated drinking water, and infant formula should be mixed with non-fluoridated water. Unless we are willing to buy bottled water for low-income residents, we are forcing fluoride upon those tiny vulnerable brains, which has been shown to lower IQs. I call that economic and therefore racial discrimination. Please help Asheville stop forced fluoridation.

Dr. James Biddle, Asheville


FRIDAY SEP 25, 2015 | BY 
Filling glass of water from stainless steel kitchen faucet

There seems to be no good reason to systemically increase fluoride levels in the body
by adding it to the public water supply.
Scientific reviews provide strong evidence that excess fluoride in water is dangerous to human health and may not even prevent cavities. So why do two out of every three Americans drink fluoridated tap water or use it in cooking, and for brushing their teeth?
We’ve based fluoridation on outdated research originating from the 1940s. Old research models are sometimes classics: once true always right. Older models are often wrong, however, or at best partially right.
The latest research results challenge the safety of fluoride treated water. A Cochrane systematic review published online in June 2015 found that since 1975, only three out of 107 studies support the premise that fluoride reduces cavities.
Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. No nutritional deficiency is associated with lack of fluoride. It has been used as a drug to improve public health, but I suspect that’s not only a flawed policy, but may also lead to disease.
Seven Conditions Associated With Too Much Fluoride
Impaired learning
Memory deficit
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Impairment of brain development in children
Impaired thyroid function
Dental fluorosis
Skeletal fluorosis................................

Friday, September 25, 2015

Canada - Council could finally make a decision on water fluoridation next month

CORNWALL, Ontario - A two-year debate on what to do about fluoridating Cornwall's drinking water could finally come to a head next month.
City administrators are expected to file a report at city hall Oct. 13 that will outline the ramifications of re-introducing the fluoridation process to our water - or keeping additive out.
Two years ago the fluoridation of our water was discontinued after technical problems at the treatment plant occurred, followed by health and safety concerns.
While medical professionals have long suggested the benefits of water fluoridation, especially in terms of dental care, the decision for councillors could boil down to money.
It is expected to cost as much as $300,000 to upgrade the water treatment plant, as well as an extra $50,000 a year in operational expenses.
"To put it back there would be some substantial costs," said city infrastructure manager John St. Marseille Thursday. "There is still an outstanding report to bring back to council...to allow for some public discourse on how to proceed."
Critics have argued the risks of using chemicals to treat the water present too many worries for workers, while also creating a danger for those who consume it.
So-called "hydrofluorosilicic acid" is used to create fluoride in the water, and municipal officials, in past city reports, consider it dangerous.
"There are significant health and safety risks associated with handling this product," said environmental services manager Morris McCormick in a report to council. "Hydrofluorosilicic acid vapours react with moisture in the air to produce a very corrosive environment that can cause severe skin and eye burns. Contact with liquid hydrofluorosilicic acid can also cause severe burns.
"Of particular concern is the effects of contact with this product may be delayed. Damage can occur without initial onset of pain. Treatment may be too late to prevent damage."
In September, 2013 a "dosage feed pump" failed at the water treatment plant. The pump adds the necessary chemicals to create fluoride for our drinking water.
There were also leaks of the chemicals when the pump failed.
The city retained some experts who made a slew of health and safety recommendations concerning the storage area where the chemicals are kept, including improved breathing apparatuses, ventilation and practices should a spill occur.

USA - Community meeting will discuss fluoridation

Posted: Thursday, Sep 24th, 2015
A group called Clean Water Newport is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to talk about the fluoridation issue currently facing the Newport City Council — the council is scheduled to vote at its Oct. 19 meeting whether or not to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water.

The community meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway,


USA - Letter writer: Evidence makes case to stop adding fluoride to Asheville’s drinking water

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Letters
Graphic by Lori Deaton

Write to Mountain Xpress
In reference to [“Protection or Poison? Food Policy Council Urges Asheville to Stop Fluoridating Water,” Sept. 9, Xpress], this article gives a good case for the U.S. to stop putting fluoride in drinking water.
Mayor [Esther] Manheimer said that because the fluoride was put in by a referendum, a referendum is needed to take it out, but a referendum will not work because the same big dirty money that put it in will come in in droves to prevent it from discontinuing.
Since it can be shown that fluoride is ineffective and harmful to our health, a case can be made to discontinue putting it in. There is considerable evidence that it is not only harmful to our health, but ineffectual.
— Edward Daigle

Thursday, September 24, 2015

6 Healthy Eating Tips That Aren't True

Story image for fluoride from Healthy Eats (blog)

6 Healthy Eating Tips That Aren't True

Healthy Eats (blog)-20 hours ago
Further, bottled water does have a larger carbon footprint than tap water, and doesn't contain the nutrients found in tap water (such as fluoride). This may be a ...

That is wrong as well fluoride is not a nutrient.

Let's talk about sugar

By Theresa Pablos, DrBicuspid.com assistant editor
September 24, 2015 -- Several scholars from the International and American Association for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are calling for a re-emphasis on free sugars as the main cause for caries. The authors of two recent papers criticize both the thought that caries is a "multifactorial condition" and the lack of sugar-related policies.
The first article, "Diet and Dental Caries: The Pivotal Role of Free Sugars Reemphasized," reviews various clinical studies and argues that free sugars are the primary factor in the development of caries. The second, "The Confluence of Sugar, Dental Caries, and Health Policy," examines how current health policies do not reflect the latest scientific research and questions what can be done to change that. Both papers were first published online in the Journal of Dental Research on August 10, 2015, and will appear in the October 2015 print issue.
"The importance of sugars as a cause of caries is underemphasized and not prominent in preventive strategies," wrote the authors of the "Diet and Dental Caries" article. "This is despite overwhelming evidence of its unique role in causing a worldwide caries epidemic."
Not multifactorial
Aubrey Sheiham, BDS, PhD, lead author of "Diet and Dental Caries: The Pivotal Role of Free Sugars Reemphasized."

Aubrey Sheiham, BDS, PhDAubrey Sheiham, BDS, PhD, and his co-author argued that free sugars are the primary determinant for caries, while other factors merely alter the effects. Dr. Sheiham is an emeritus professor of epidemiology and public health at the University College London....