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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, May 26, 2017

Canada - To Fluoridate or not to fluoridate Nipawin Water

Councillor Ray Serack cautioned his fellow councillors on the Town’s proposed referendum for the fluoridation of the water. Council took Serack’s recommendation that it be tabled to the next meeting. If Council decides to hold a referendum, Nipawin residents will be asked to cast their vote alongside their ballot at the municipal by-election schedule for September 2017. By putting the discussion on hold Serack hopes all Town councillors will do their own research on the pros and cons of fluoridation.

“That way it gives everybody the chance to look at it,” he said,“I want you to think about it for a while, I want Council think about it because it is a big topic.”

“I looked at, I went on the internet and holy cow it’s a tough one,” he said.

Mayor Rennie Harper reminded Council that everyone, except for one councillor, was present for a meeting sponsored by the Kelsey Trail Health Authority which featured health officials and their spokesperson Dr. Mohammed Khan.

“There’s as many positives as there are negatives,” said Mayor Harper.

CAO Barry Elliot said he would ask Kelsey Trail Health for all the information on fluoridation to be forwarded to each council member.

According to Health Canada, 45.1% of Canadians drink fluoridated public water.Canada is one of the most fluoridated countries in the world. In comparison, only 5.7% of the world's population has their public water supply fluoridated.

Health Canada claims to support water fluoridation as a public health measure in order to prevent dental decay.

“The big advantage of water fluoridation is that it benefits all residents in a community, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, edu- cation or employment,” a Health Canada website explained.
But there are also some risks associated with fluoridated water. According to a report released by the University of Calgary, existing research consistently shows an association between exposure to drinking water fluoridation and increased risk of dental fluorosis.

“Case studies of fluorosis in communities with high levels of fluoride in drinking water illustrate the critical importance of monitoring fluoride concentrations, particularly in rural areas with weaker infrastructure,” it says.
The report was repared with funding from Public Health Canada and researchers at U of C, Lindsay McLaren PhD and Lynn McIntyre MD, MHSc, FRCPC Department of Community Health Sciences.


The topic has not yet been put to the people of Nipawin but a decision by Council to told a referendum could be decided by June 12.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

See the terrifying amount of sugar that's in 16 popular beverages

Summer is around the corner, and with it comes the temptation to cool down with an ice-cold beverage from one of your favorite fast-food chains.

But beware; those neon-colored, frivolous drinks are less innocent than you think. Some are packed with more than three times the amount of sugar that the Food and Drug Administration recommends daily.

According to the FDA, Americans should eat and drink no more than 50 grams of sugar a day — roughly the same amount that's in a single can of Coke.

But the reality is we consume far more. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes more like 94 grams a day.

Avoiding sugar can be harder than you think. To help you understand how much sugar your favorite drinks contain, we put together the following series of visualizations in which 1 sugar cube represents 2.3 grams of sugar.

We chose the largest sizes available at each chain.

Starbucks Sweetened Iced Coffee (venti, 24-oz)

Starbucks Sweetened Iced Coffee (venti, 24-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 30

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 60%



McDonald's Sweet Tea (32-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 38

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 76%



Shake Shack Shack-made Lemonade (24-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 59

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 118%




Starbuck's Midnight Mocha Frappuccino (venti, 24-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 64

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 128%



Burger King Frozen Fanta Cherry Icee (30-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 65

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 130%



7-Eleven Coca-Cola Slurpee (30-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 67

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 134%



Panera Frozen Caramel (one size, 16-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 69

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 138%




McDonald's Mango Pineapple Smoothie (20-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 72

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 144%




Chick Fil A Freshly Squeezed Lemonade (32-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 73

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 146%


Taco Bell Starburst Strawberry Freeze (20-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 74

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 148%


Wendy's Large Orange Mango Fruitea Chillers (40-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 79

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 158%



Starbuck's Pokemon Go Frappuccino with whole milk and whipped cream (venti, 24-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 86

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 172%



Wendy's Strawberry Lemonade (40-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 107

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 214%



Taco Bell Mountain Dew Baja Blast fountain drink (30-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 110

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 220%



Frozen Dunkin' Coffee with milk (32-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 125

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 250%

Dunkin' Donuts Vanilla Bean Coolatta (large, 32-oz)
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Total grams of sugar: 174

Percent of FDA recommended daily intake: 348%



Reverse Cavities and Heal Tooth Decay With THESE 5 Steps!


Fluoride Full Documentary

Orange water authority


Questions and answers about fluoridation
Is it safe to use fluoridated water in making baby formula?
What is fluoride?
What fluoride compound does OWASA use?
What is the quality of the fluoride OWASA uses?
Where does OWASA get the fluoride it adds to drinking water?
What can I do if I want to remove fluoride from OWASA water?
Is there fluoride in the water in OWASA's lakes?
What is OWASA's annual cost for fluoridation?
When did fluoridation begin in our community?
Is it safe to use fluoridated water in making baby formula?

According to the American Dental Association: “Yes, it is safe to use fluoridated water to mix infant formula. If your baby is primarily fed infant formula, using fluoridated water might increase the chance for mild enamel fluorosis, but enamel fluorosis does not affect the health of your child or the health of your child’s teeth.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to talk to their dentists about what’s best for their child.” ("Fluorosis" refers above to discoloration of teeth.)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) information about fluorosis and baby formula is available by clicking here.............

It may affect your pocket with fees to pay for veneers to cover the staining as people are now brainwashed into believing teeth should be whiter than white.

Open Parachute

Anti-fluoridationists commonly misrepresent Ministry of Health data

Anti-fluoride activists tell porkies about the Ministry of Health’s data on child dental health. They cherry-pick the data to make it appear that community water fluoridation is ineffective. And when challenged to discuss the issue they run away.

Of course the fluoridationists never do that do they Ken?

Department of Health Studies
Innovation Centre
York Science Park
University Road
York YO10 5DG
3/1/2001
In my capacity of chair of the Advisory Group for the systematic review on the effects of water fluoridation recently conducted by the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination the University of York and as its founding director, I am concerned that the results of this review have been widely misrepresented. The review was exceptional in this field in that it was conducted by an independent group to the highest international scientific standards and a summary has been published in the British Medical Journal. It is particularly worrying then that statements which mislead the public about the review's findings have been made in press releases and briefings by the British Dental Association, British Medical Association, the National Alliance for Equity in Dental Health and the British Fluoridation Society. I should like to correct some of these errors:
1. Whilst there is evidence that water fluoridation is effective at reducing caries, the quality of the studies was generally moderate and the size of the estimated benefit, only of the order of 15%, is far from "massive".
2. The review found water fluoridation to be significantly associated with high levels of dental fluorosis which was not characterised as "just a cosmetic issue".
3. The review did not show water fluoridation to be safe. The quality of the research was too poor to establish with confidence whether or not there are potentially important adverse effects in addition to the high levels of fluorosis. The report recommended that more research was needed.
4. There was little evidence to show that water fluoridation has reduced social inequalities in dental health.
5. The review could come to no conclusion as to the cost-effectiveness of water fluoridation or whether there are different effects between natural or artificial fluoridation.
6. Probably because of the rigour with which this review was conducted, these findings are more cautious and less conclusive than in most previous reviews.
7. The review team was surprised that in spite of the large number of studies carried out over several decades there is a dearth of reliable evidence with which to inform policy. Until high quality studies are undertaken providing more definitive evidence, there will continue to be legitimate scientific controversy over the likely effects and costs of water fluoridation.
SIGNED,
Professor Trevor Sheldon MSc MSc DSc FMedSci

Dr Mercola - Fluoridated Water Destroys Your Brain and Teeth

Story at-a-glance -

effects of fluoride in waterIn the U.S., 57 percent of youth between the ages of 6 and 19 years have dental fluorosis
When fluoridation was first started in the U.S. in 1945, it was promised that only 10 percent of people would suffer from mild dental fluorosis
Public health officials often brush off fluorosis as purely aesthetic, but in reality fluorosis is an outward sign that fluoride is damaging the body



Fluoride and your Thyroid

Wednesday, May 24, 2017



Is Fluoride making us stupid? (Sketchy Conspiracies)

UK - Film help families brush up on Oral Healthcare

The Easingwold based Sue Overton Applied Practice decided to make the film, entitled ‘Let’s Talk About Teeth,’ in response to a recent article from the Royal College of Surgeons which shows that there has been a 24% rise in the number of tooth extractions performed on under 4 year olds over the last decade.
The film is aimed at teachers, health professionals and dentists who work with young children. The company also hope to share the programme with parents.
The children and staff of Cundall Manor School, based near Ripon and Thirsk, were asked to help the team film a short section of the programme which demonstrates the importance of brushing teeth and what happens if you don’t.
Pupils as young as four were involved in the film which is shot in an ‘edutainment’ format similar to the “One Show.” The film includes specialist advice discussing all aspects of children’s teeth including sugar, bottles and cups, fluoride, brushing, visiting the dentist, and much more.
SOAP owner, Sue Overton, said: “We needed a different approach if we really want to make a difference. The old methods are simply not working. Our teeth programme is fun to watch and shows lots of film of children, parents and professionals from the North Yorkshire area.”
Sue added: “We were thrilled with the support and enthusiasm of the children, parents and staff at Cundall Manor. We can’t begin to thank them for all their help in making our new national programme which will be available at the end of May.”
The specialist guests include, Dr Peter Day from the Leeds Dental Institute, Annie Denny from the Early Years Nutritional Partnership, Sue Rob from Action 4 Children, together with an assortment of mums and dads who share their children’s stories about teeth.
Marketing Manager for Cundall Manor School, Paul Swalwell added: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the children, not only to learn about teeth, but also to see how a film is made. They were so enthusiastic and had lots of fun.”
To find out more about the film you can call Sue on 01347 821910.



Is Fluoride Dangerous Natural Dentist Shocking Answer

Canada - City seeking public comment on drinking water fluoride

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Residents with an opinion on the divisive issue of fluoridated water can weigh in when a public meeting is held May 29 at City Hall.
The 3 p.m. session will include presentations by Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s medical officer of health and a fluoride supporter, and Dr. Hardy Limeback, former president of the Canadian Association of Dental Research, who opposes fluoride in drinking water.
Anyone who wishes to speak can send an email to fluoride@sarnia.ca to reserve a spot. When those speakers are finished, others in the public gallery will be given an opportunity.
Submissions sent to the fluoride email by June 2 will also be included in a report to city council.
Sarnia narrowly voted to remove fluoride from drinking water in 2013. But the chemical, which is used to reduce tooth decay, still comes out of the tap because a majority of municipalities in the Lambton Area Water Supply System support its use.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017



Fluorosis the dentists claim is just cosmetic, easily fixed by very expensive dental veneers.




Fluoride in Water Can SLOW Down Your Brain… By Erin Elizabeth

How You Can Help End Water Fluoridation in Canada and the United States

We’ve seen some recent victories in the fight against fluoridation, but we still have our work cut out for us. While lowering the recommended level of fluoride is a start, the DHHS is still ignoring the adverse effects aside from dental fluorosis, including the fact that fluoride damages animal brains and is associated with lowered IQ in children.
I’ve joined forces with Dr. Paul Connett to publicize his game plan to END water fluoridation in Canada and the United States.
Trained as a chemist specializing in environmental chemistry, Dr. Connett is known throughout the world as a leader in the movement opposing water fluoridation because of his knowledge base. His organization, the Fluoride Action Network, contains a wealth of information on this topic.
I particularly urge you to view the DVD on this site entitled “Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation,” in which 15 scientists, including: one Nobel Prize winner; three authors of the landmark National Research Council review: “Fluoride in Drinking Water” published in 2006; two former scientists at the US EPA; two dentists who had previously been pro-fluoridation; the former President of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment,” and Dr. Connett himself.
In simple and plain language, these scientists explain why this practice should be ended. After watching this DVD online, I urge you to order a hard copy for yourself. I’m making this important DVD available at a 50 percent discount ($10 plus shipping). The Fluoride Action Network has given its permission for citizens to make unlimited copies of this DVD, so that it can be shared with colleagues and decision makers.
I also highly recommend your picking up a copy of the book The Case Against Fluoride.
Our fluoride initiative will primarily focus on Canada, because 60 percent of Canada is already non-fluoridated. If we can get the rest of Canada to stop fluoridating their water, we believe the U.S. will be forced to follow. I urge you to get involved!
Contact Information for Canadian Communities:
  1. If you live in Ontario, Canada, please join the ongoing effort by contacting Diane Sprules at diane.sprules@cogeco.ca.
  2. The point-of-contact for Toronto, Canada is Aliss Terpstra. You may email her at aliss@nutrimom.ca.
Contact Information for American Communities:
We’re also going to address four US communities: New York City, Austin, San Diego and Sacramento:
  1. New York City, NY: With the recent victory in Calgary, New York City is the next big emphasis. The anti-fluoridation movement has a great champion in New York City councilor Peter Vallone, Jr. who introduced legislation on January 18 “prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply.”
    A victory there could signal the beginning of the end of fluoridation in the U.S.
    If you live in the New York area I beg you to participate in this effort as your contribution could have a MAJOR difference.
    The point person for this area is Carol Kopf, at the New York Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). Email her at NYSCOF@aol.com . Please contact her if you’re interested in helping with this effort.
  2. Austin, Texas: Join the effort by contacting Rae Nadler-Olenick at either: info@fluoridefreeaustin.com or fluoride.info@yahoo.com, or by regular mail or telephone:
    POB 7486
    Austin, Texas 78713
    Phone: (512) 371-3786
  3. San Diego, California: Contact Patty Ducey-Brooks, publisher of the Presidio Sentinel at pbrooks936@aol.com .
  4. Sacramento, California: Contact Jeanette Bajorek at baj@rescuerep.com. Like NYC, if fluoridation can be stopped in Sacramento, it could send shock waves around California.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dr Mercola

Does Sodium Fluoride Really Protect Your Teeth?

Do you really need fluoride?
kid brushing his teethIf your dentist practices conventional dentistry, he or she most likely advises you to use toothpaste that contains sodium fluoride.

In fact, all toothpastes with the “ADA Accepted” seal must contain sodium fluoride. That’s the American Dentist Association’s standard.

But do you really need it? And above all, is it safe?

According to the ADA, fluoride makes tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to tooth decay. It helps re-mineralize weakened tooth enamel and may reverse early signs of tooth decay.

However, recent research challenges the ADA’s long-held belief. A 2010 study found that the supposedly beneficial layer that forms on your teeth from fluoride is only six nanometers thick.

To appreciate how thin this is, you'd need 10,000 of these layers to equal the width of a single strand of hair!

And here’s the real kicker… Simple chewing disrupts this so-called protective layer!

To me, this raises the question of whether the fluoride in toothpaste does much or anything to safeguard your tooth enamel. But that’s just the beginning.

What Many People Don’t Realize About Fluoride

My biggest problem with fluoride is that it carries a poison warning and can accumulate in your tissues and bones.

When kids ingest or absorb significant amounts of fluoride from toothpaste or fluoridated water during their first eight years of life, it can lead to mottling of the teeth, or dental fluorosis marked by unsightly yellow or brown stains and pits formed in the tooth enamel.
Children naturally swallow more toothpaste than do adults, so that puts them at an even greater risk of fluoride toxicity at a time when it can do the most harm!

Mottled and pitted teeth aren’t the only things that can result from too much fluoride. These other potential ill effects may occur too. Fluoride:

Accumulates in your bones and can affect your flexibility, joint comfort, and bone strength
May interfere with your thyroid function
Can affect your brain function and may damage the developing brain
I’m not convinced that the possible benefits of fluoride in toothpaste outweigh its far more serious potential health effects, especially since it can accumulate in tissues and bones.

Because most of us get far too much fluoride from other sources, I don’t believe fluoride should be added to your drinking water nor does it need to be in your

Sunday, May 21, 2017



Just say no to vaccination$ & tell your clueless "doctor" 2 off. If you don't at least doubt the safety or effectiveness of vaccines you definitely will after this video. Dr. Bergman uncovers the truth about several vaccines and explains why they are not safe or effective. - Research Dr. John Bergman.

Quite impressed with his take on health having looked at other videos of his.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Italian government makes vaccinations mandatory


Italian government makes vaccinations mandatory for schoolchildren amid measles outbreak
BY ANDREW CHEETHAM
Parents in Italy will now have to ensure that their children are vaccinated up to the age of six against a number of infectious diseases or face a ban from school, as the government approves a law following a drop-off in inoculations and a measles outbreak.
Untitled (79)The Italian cabinet has made it compulsory for parents to immunize children to be eligible to attend pre-school nurseries, with the number of required vaccinations rising from four to 12. Parents flouting the rule will face hefty fines, said to be up to 30 times the current ones of some 150-250 euros, according to local media, citing Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
“Without vaccinations, there can be no entry into schools from ages 0-6,” Gentiloni said, as cited by Italy’s ANSA news agency.
In addition to four already compulsory vaccinations, for polio, diphtheria, hepatitis B and whooping cough, the new law now also covers vaccination against measles and meningitis, diseases that have recently seen a dramatic spike in Italy, prompting the US to issue a travel warning for Italy.’




Clayton Mitchell, NZ First MP 11/5/17 Full speechThis is an excellent speech about NZ First principles. Clayton speaks about how the new norm is globalism and neoliberalism: selling assets, opening boarders, negligible corporate tax and expecting wealth to trickle down from the corporate elite.


Nothing to do with fluoride but sounds sensible.

USA - Fluoridation battle to be waged again

LBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Let the fluoride wars begin, again.
The public will have two opportunities to voice its opinions about drinking-water fluoridation when the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority takes up the issue in June and August.
The utility board will hear a presentation about fluoridation at its June 21 meeting. On Aug. 23, the board will take up a $260,000 capital appropriation to pay for the equipment needed to add the mineral to the water supply.
Klarissa Pena
Chairwoman Klarissa Peña said she asked the board to revisit the issue to give the public a chance to sound off about supplemental drinking-water fluoridation.
“We’re aiming for transparency,” she said. “Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, people have the right to have an opportunity to voice their opinions.”
Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in drinking water. Natural levels in Albuquerque’s water supply range from 0.4-0.5 parts per million, the utility has said.
On Wednesday, the board voted 3-2 for an amendment to the utility’s operating budget to appropriate funds for fluoridation. The amendment was not listed on the board’s agenda.
Mark Sanchez, the utility’s executive director, said the amendment appropriated about $270,000 to operate the water fluoridation system.
The board also must approve a $260,000 capital appropriation to pay for the equipment needed to add fluoride at the utility’s water treatment plant, Sanchez said. The board will consider that appropriation at its Aug. 23 meeting.
If the board rejects the capital appropriation, the utility would have no authorization to install the chemical-feed system needed to add supplemental fluoride to the water supply, he said.
Peña said she voted against the amendment Wednesday because it was added without public notice.
“I just think that anytime we bring it up that the public should have an opportunity to be heard,” she said.
Dental and public health groups, including the state Department of Health and the New Mexico Dental Association, support fluoridation as a way of improving dental health, particularly among low-income children.
Others oppose supplemental fluoridation for a variety of reasons, including health threats and human rights violations.
The fluoridation issue here was reignited in 2011 when staff members at the utility ended the 39-year practice of adding fluoride to the water supply.
In 2014, the board voted 6-1 against a measure that would have required the utility to add fluoride to the water supply to a level of 0.7 parts per million.
Before that decision, a public meeting attracted about 60 people, including dentists and out-of-state experts, both in support and opposition to fluoridation

USA - Fluoride issue returns to table


Around 100 people attended the public meeting on fluoride in Sheridan’s water system Thursday. Presentations were followed by public comments and questions. Ashleigh Fox | The Sheridan Press
SHERIDAN — Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller, Sheridan City Council members and other city employees heard another round of discussion for and against having fluoride in the water system that serves city and Sheridan Area Water Supply System customers Thursday night.
“It’s been educational for me for sure and I think that the council has also had some very educational aspects tonight,” Miller said.
“I know we’re not just talking about fluoride, we’re talking about a lot of other factors and issues involved in fluoride, so we will continue to try to figure out what our community wants,” he added.
Miller said the goal was to hear more of what the community wants to .............................

Friday, May 19, 2017



Tasting the Irish Water

Only looked at this because of the title but I liked the music and the Irish experience, you might as well if you have a minute to spare.

USA - Open government group calls for another vote on fluoride

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority members should redo a vote on a controversial fluoridation program in a meeting that gives opponents and proponents a chance to have their say, says the leader of a government transparency organization.
On Wednesday, the board approved a plan to add fluoride to the municipal water supply. The fluoride plan, which passed 3-2, was attached as an amendment to a measure appropriating operation funds for fiscal year 2018.
Fluoridation was not listed on Wednesday’s board agenda.
“This kind of maneuver is why people don’t trust public officials,” said Peter St. Cyr, executive director of the Foundation for Open Government. “It is an intellectually dishonest way to deliberate and vote on public policy. Looking at the meeting agenda, there is no reasonable expectation that any resident could have known the fluoride program would be added at the last minute.”.........


USA - Authority to vote June 14 on possibility of adding fluoride to Meadville's water

By Mike Crowley Meadville Tribune
VERNON TOWNSHIP — Some of the passions evident at the community discussion of fluoridation earlier this month spilled over into deliberations at the Meadville Area Water Authority monthly meeting on Wednesday.
By the time the spirited discussion was over, three board members indicated how they intend to vote, two had wondered aloud whether the board could or should vote on fluoridation immediately, one had equated fluoridation to tyranny and, finally, board members decided on a time and location for their official vote.
The vote on whether to fluoridate the water provided by the authority will come in a special meeting at 10 a.m. June 14......................

Thursday, May 18, 2017



What is the truth about fluoride in toothpaste? Dr. Pooneh Ramezani, DDS discusses the pros and cons of fluoride toothpaste. We know that trying to find the best all natural toothpaste without fluoride can be daunting. But that's where we come in to sort through the noise. Besides being fluoride-free, Dr. Brite's Whitening Toothpaste is carrageenan-free, SLS-free, gluten-free, certified cruelty-free by Leaping and is 100%. Our toothpaste is also proudly free of artificial colors and flavorings.


Good point made about the life time consumption.

Australia - Kentish Council asks government to let it query its residents over the addition of fluoride to the water supply

HELEN KEMPTON, Mercury
May 17, 2017 10:30am

Kentish Council wants to be able to ask its residents whether they still want fluoride added to their water supply.A NORTH-WEST council says a ban on ratepayers having their say over the addition of fluoride to their water supply is undemocratic.

The Kentish Council wants the repeal of laws banning it from asking what residents want. Section 13 of the Flouridation Act says a council must not hold an elector poll in relation to the addition of fluoride to a public water supply.

The council says repealing the section would allow people to participate in information sharing and debate and to state an informed position through a ballot regarding the routine addition of fluoride to their drinking water. It has lodged a motion to be debated at the Local Government Association of Tasmania’s July meeting.

Mayor Don Thwaites said the objective of the motion was to make the system more democratic. “When I saw that part of the law — that councils cannot take the issue to their residents — I thought ‘hang on a minute, that is not how we do things in this country’,” Cr Thwaites said. “It is time that changed and a more consultative process is put in place to let the people have a vote and a say.”

In October last year, the Barrington water treatment plant which supplies drinking water to Sheffield and Railton was named as providing Australia’s best tasting water.

“Maybe it could be even better,” Cr Thwaites said. “It is important to get community views on the issue.”

The council said supporters of fluoride believe it promotes healthy teeth and gums.

Opponents claim fluoride, when regularly consumed over an extended period of time, is bio-accumulative and can cause adverse effects including dental and sketeltal flouris, arthritic symptoms, bone fractures and may affect the brain and thyroid gland.

The council has previously asked Health Minister Michael Ferguson to send someone from the Flouridation Committee — which makes recommendation’s to the minister under the Act — or the Department of Health to talk to them about the issue.

The Minister has now told the council that Acting Director of Public Health Mark Veitch would attend a meeting. It has yet to be scheduled.

Tasmania became the first state in Australia to add fluoride to the public water supply in Beaconsfield in 1953. The latest figures show 90 per cent of Tasmanian residents are on mains water from TasWater and 98 per cent of those people have fluoridated water.

Have Tasmanian's wonderful teeth and is their health as good  or better than the mainland?

USA - Fluoride opponents pinning hopes on federal lawsuit

Opponents of Arkansas water fluoridation failed to remove the state mandate and must now wait another two years until the legislature is in session. But a lawsuit was recently filed in federal court in California by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and other groups to get fluoride out of drinking water all across the country.
“This may be the lawsuit we have all been waiting decades for,” FAN said in an April 25 press release.
“This case will present the first time a court will consider the neurotoxicity of fluoride and the question of whether fluoridation presents an unreasonable risk under the Toxic Substances Control Act,” said FAN attorney Michael Connett. “In contrast to most other legal challenges of agency actions, TSCA gives us the right to get the federal court to consider our evidence ‘de novo’ – meaning federal courts are to conduct their own independent review of the evidence without deference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s judgment.”
The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, against the EPA in response to its denial of FAN’s petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act seeking a ban on water fluoridation.
Connett said many independent scientists now recognize that fluoride is a neurotoxin.
“The question, therefore, is not if fluoride damages the brain, but at what dose,” he said. “We presented the EPA with a large body of human and animal evidence demonstrating that fluoride is a neurotoxin at levels now ingested by many U.S. children and vulnerable populations. We also presented the EPA with evidence showing that fluoride has little benefit when swallowed, and, accordingly, any risks from exposing people to fluoride chemicals in water are unnecessary. We believe that an impartial judge reviewing this evidence will agree that fluoridation poses an unreasonable risk.”
In denying FAN’s initial petition, the EPA claimed that the petitioner failed to set forth a scientifically defensible basis to conclude that any people have suffered neurotoxic harm as a result of exposure to fluoride added to drinking water in the United States. Connett said that was despite the EPA being presented with more than 180 studies showing that fluoride causes neurotoxic harm (e.g. reduced IQ), and he pointed out that many of these studies found harm at levels within the range, or precariously close to, the levels millions of U.S. children now receive.
“Typically, this would be a cause for major concern,” Connett said. “But, unfortunately, the EPA has consistently shied away from applying the normal rules of risk assessment to fluoride.”  
“I just can’t even believe that we still have fluoridation chemicals deliberately added to our drinking water,” said Darlene Schrum, who has opposed fluoridation in Eureka Springs for nearly 30 years. “There is nothing about it that makes any sense. When you read about it, what is added to our drinking water has always been an industrial waste product – not pharmaceutical grade fluoride. The fluoride chemicals contain harmful byproducts like lead and aluminum, and the chemicals are so acidic that they corrode our water pipes. That can release additional lead into drinking from water pipes that contain lead solder, while also causing the need for expensive pipe repair and replacement. We don’t need fluoride. But clean drinking water is essential to life.”            
Jeannie Burlsworth, director of Secure Arkansas, which has led efforts to overturn the fluoride mandate, said they are hopeful the FAN lawsuit will be successful. “It definitely gives the public cause to stop and think about the consequences of adding fluoridation chemicals to drinking water, as well as the health department officials who put the mandate on us to begin with,” she said. “I feel our state representatives didn’t understand the harm that fluoride causes when they voted for the mandate in 2011.”
Two water districts in Arkansas have refused to fluoridate, and are involved in lawsuits with the Arkansas Department of Health. The Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority and the Madison County Regional Water District have opposed fluoridation based on concerns not just about human health effects, but that fluoridation chemicals are so corrosive they can reduce the life of the water delivery system by 40 percent while increasing lead leaching from old pipes.
“All of these lawsuits add up,” Burlsworth said. “It just proves to me you can go at this more than one way with a lawsuit. Any which way you turn it, wrong is wrong, and harmful is harmful.”
Dr. Sandra Young, a Secure Arkansas consultant who has lobbied to remove the fluoride mandate, said it is frustrating the Arkansas Department of Health and state legislators have not read, or have discounted, scientific studies showing harm from fluoridation chemicals. She lauded FAN’s lawsuit as hope for finally allowing science to prevail.
“This will allow the courts to look at the science independently and not be influenced by politics,” Young said. “People can access the studies that FAN used in their petition to the EPA to educate themselves. I feel that eventually we will prevail.”
Fluoride does not normally occur in our bodies.
“It is harmful,” Young said. “It is the most active of all elements, never occurring alone, but always combined with another element. It causes diseases that use up most of our health-care dollars. Fluoride increases the rate of cancer. In point of fact, fluorine causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster, than any other chemical, according to Dean Burk, Ph.D. former head of the National Cancer Institute’s cytochemistry section, chief chemist emeritus at the U.S. National Institute.”
Young said fluoride has been epidemiologically associated with both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The U.S. has the second highest death rate from Alzheimer’s out of 172 countries, and Americans consume more fluoridation chemicals than the rest of the world combined, according to FAN. The U.S. ranks fourth out of 172 countries for rates of death from Parkinson’s disease.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017



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Truth Juice Hull Presents Joy Warren: The Dangers Of Fluoride | Kingston upon Hull

Truth Juice Hull Presents Joy Warren: The Dangers Of Fluoride | Walton Street Club | May 17 2017

JOY WARREN BSc. (Hons) Environmental Science 

THE DANGERS OF FLUORIDE

Joy has worked in the West Midlands all her life, including several years in Government Departments and at the University of Warwick.

She gained a BSc. (Hons) in Environmental Science in 2002 following which she inspired the Warwick Environment Network which was succeeded by Warwick University adopting formal environment programmes.

In 2007, she became the University’s Environment Programmes Coordinator, a job which she held for three years prior to retirement.

As a member of Friends of the Earth, she was also instrumental in preventing the building of Coventry City’s second waste incinerator, thus paving the way for the City’s successful recycling programme.

She is particularly concerned about the detrimental effects on our health of substances which are deliberately and accidentally introduced into our environment. She has researched the fluoridation controversy since 2004 although other artificial and naturally-occurring health-damaging substances also concern her.

Having acquired a Certificate in Health and Nutrition, she avoids doctors and allopathic medicine and instead, self-treats. It goes without saying that she avoids ingesting and absorbing fluoride even though she lives in a fluoridated city.

During the past seven years, she has collaborated with three other anti-fluoridation groups in Hampshire, Bedford and Wakefield and has successfully helped them to prevent water fluoridation. 

Initial attempts to fluoridate Barnsley and Nottingham have been put on the back burner due to her activity. Her current focus is on Hull and the East Riding

West Midlands Against FluoridationUK
Freedom From Fluoride Alliance
Coordinator, West Midlands Against Fluoridation
Joint Coordinator, UK Freedom From Fluoride Alliance
Email: wmaf@live.co.uk
Website: www.wmaf.org.uk : www.ukfffa.org.uk (site in formation)
Skype: wmafcoord

Venue: Walton Street Club, Walton Street, HULL, HU3 6JR / START TIME 7.30PM

£5 Waged/ £3 Un-Waged / Donation / or whatever you can manage even if that is nothing. Truth Juice Hull is NON-PROFIT making and the venue is FREE. Lack of money will never be an issue with attending the talks. 

truthjuicehull@yahoo.co.uk (CONTACT TJ HULL AND BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST)
Comments
  • Will be abroad. I sent my concerns to our Councillor, Haraldo
  • Sorry, can't make it. I am totally against it anyway and have heard Joy speak before. She is an amazing women who is aware of every aspect if the issues involved in this horrific substance. I am sure it will be a successful event.
  • This can not be allowed to happen, it's poison..
  • How do I get involved? The irony of the situation is that if the kids drank water in the first place we wouldn't have this issue! Fact is they drink sugary drinks. Putting fluoride in the water will solve nothing, it will just poison the rest of us!
  • Sorry we travel away for two weeks May 17. Hope Ant Hag will update me

UK - Parents don’t realise dental care is free for children

BY 

A third of parents don’t realise dental care is free for children, a new survey has revealed.

The survey, carried out by Mydentist, found that the British public is reluctant to visit the dentist due to a host of misconceptions over the cost of dental care.

Nearly half (48%) of respondents didn’t realise under-19s in full time education also receive free dental care and 43% didn’t realise pregnant women or those who have given birth in the past year are also entitled to free treatment.

‘These are truly worrying statistics,’ Steve Williams, clinical services director at Mydentist, said.

‘Despite oral health improving in children in recent decades, the number one reason for hospital admissions remains tooth decay, even though children receive free treatment.

‘We need to raise awareness among parents so that children are taken to the dentist regularly to prevent problems developing.

‘Simple things like painting fluoride on children’s teeth from an early age twice a year can make a real difference, while regular visits to the dentist should be a given.’

Visiting the dentist
Over a quarter (27%) of Brits haven’t visited the dentist in the past two years, survey also found.

This is because the public believes they cannot afford it, waiting lists are too long or they don’t realise they can get NHS treatment.

Worryingly, 9% of those questioned never visit a dentist at all.

‘Even among adults, we see millions not taking advantage of treatment they are entitled to cost free, or paying for private treatment because of a misconception that waiting lists are excessively long,’ Steve Williams continued.

’15 May marks the start of National Smile Month so we want to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.’

Key findings
Of those not currently receiving any dental care, nearly half (47%) thought it was too expensive or they couldn’t afford it
A further one in five (22%) currently opt for private dental care and, of those, 45% revealed they only went private because they thought they would have to wait too long for an NHS appointment, or wouldn’t get one at all in their area
More than one in five (22%) of those who receive private dental care wrongly think that they can’t access NHS treatment at all because they don’t receive benefits
A quarter (24%) of Brits are unhappy with the dental care they currently receive.

LETTER: Individuals should not be forced to ingest fluoride

Regarding fluoride — I do have personal feelings, but to be quite honest they have nothing to do with the question — is fluoride good or harmful to the body? If I asked 10 people to do research on the issue the findings would probably be split as to good or bad effects. I think the true debate is what is the role of government and do they have the right to force individuals to ingest a substance that many believe is harmful?
Where an actual referendum has occurred, the vote in other communities usually has been no fluoride around 60 percent and for fluoride 40 percent. So one could assume our community would follow the same trend. Even if it was a 50-50 split, is it right for a government-appointed (not elected) body to ignore the basic rights of the individuals?
The 40 percent who may want fluoride has a number of ways to get it — toothpaste, mouthwash and school fluoride programs, for example. Those who want no fluoride in their drinking water would be forced to purchase a filtering system or buy bottled water.
Many dentists will not accept Medicaid. That is an issue for children in poverty. Think of the thought process. We won’t treat you because we don’t accept Medicaid — by the way drink this water.
Agent Orange, depleted uranium, water contamination on military installations, burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq — none were supposed to be harmful to those of us who served. The reality is that all are and the federal government pays millions in compensation. Could you imagine if municipalities and state governments were found liable for adding fluoride to water? They could not pay the vast amounts of money it would take to make plaintiffs whole.
Opioids have a limited effect on dental pain. I’m fairly sure if we stopped prescribing them the number of people showing up to clinics for dental pain would drop.
Lastly, I can’t fathom that those who dutifully battle for the basic rights of individuals are willing to violate the same rights of those who choose not to be forced to ingest fluoridated water.  
JOHN AMATO
 Crawford County commissioner.