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UK Against Fluoridation

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Weaponized Food - Global Depopulation Exposed PART 2

Sri Lanka - Chronic renal diseases can be completely cured

Ayurvedic medicine:
Chronic renal diseases can be completely cured
Suraj A. Bandara
An Ayurvedic medicinal research has found out that chronic renal diseases could be completely cured through indigenous medicines rather than western medicine.

Indigenous Medicine Minister Piyasena Gamage, Deputy Minister Pandu Bandaranaike together with North Central Chief Minister Berty Premalal Disanayake have initiated a program to treat kidney patients through ayurvedic medication. A Health Ministry spokesman told the Daily News that the Ministry distributed a questionnaire with 50 questions among kidney patients and found the major causes for the decease.

The high concentration of fluoride in water had caused the spread of the disease according to the findings, he said. Health Ministry officials having collected waters from drinking wells made a thorough investigation and found there was high fluoride concentration in the water.

"We warned the people about some wells they used for drinking water from and requested them not to use water from them," he said. Indigenous drugs were administered to patients at the renal clinics conducted in the North Central Province. Those who responded positively to indigenous medication were selected for the full treatment course.

The program was implemented at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital as many of the kidney patients are from the North Central Province.

Each week at least 20 new patients with chronic renal diseases join the queue at the renal clinics, he said.

USA - Science inconclusive

July 31, 2010 in Opinion, Letters
Science inconclusive
I am disappointed to see Shawn Vestal “carry water” for pro-fluoridationists by mocking opponents as flat-earthers (July 28). There is a very real disagreement among scientists over this issue and the rewards of fluoride versus the risks are not at all clear-cut.

Virtually all European countries, ahead of us on most environmental and health issues, have abandoned use of fluoride because the benefit has been found to be slight and the risks not insignificant. Decay rates in fluoridated and unfluoridated countries are virtually identical and have declined significantly in each in the last 40 years.

Research demonstrates that any benefit of fluoride is the result of topical application, not systemic use. Toothpaste, mouthwash or dental treatment is a much more effective delivery system and promoting these would save money and public rancor.

Remember, there have been plenty of past medical practices, fully backed by the medical establishment of the time, which turned out to be useless or deadly, from bleeding and mercury treatments to hysterectomies and hormone replacement therapy. The experts can, and do, get it wrong. It is not surprising some people may decide they don’t want to be part of this grand experiment.

Richard League


Friday, July 30, 2010

The Real Story - Eugenics & Fluoride - 3.mov

A School Debate - Fluoride? 1/2

USA - Welcome to the Wisconsin Dental Association

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Welcome to the Wisconsin Dental Association - WDA Mission of Mercy provides 2,038 patients with $900,000 in free care
"The Wisconsin Dental Association Mission of Mercy provides 2,038 patients with $900,000 in free care: "Patients ranged in age from a 1-year-old boy to a 91-year-old woman. They traveled from more than 100 cities and towns across Wisconsin and several other states to obtain care at this large-scale, charitable event. The first four patients waited in line for almost 20 hours after setting up a tent at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday."

"A total of 7,572 dental procedures were performed, including 1,540 fillings, 1,630 teeth extracted, 904 cleanings and 15 root canals. Several dental labs worked with volunteer technicians to create 96 partial dentures."...............

Wisconsin is 90% fluoridated:NYSCOF

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Real Story - Eugenics & Fluoride - 2.mov

Scotland - Water Fluoridation

Water Fluoridation
Mr Frank McAveety (Glasgow Shettleston) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to consider water fluoridation
Shona Robison: There are currently no plans to fluoridate the public water supply. The Water (Fluoridation) Act 1985 places the onus on NHS boards, based on local consultations and full support of the general public, to apply to Scottish Water if they wish to introduce a fluoridation scheme. The majority of people that responded to a 2002 consultation document were against the idea.

The Scottish Government is committed to improving oral health, particularly in children, and widening access to NHS dentistry. On 20 March 2007, the Scottish Government launched the roll out of the school based dental service Childsmile School targeting the most deprived areas of Scotland. Recent statistics have also shown a rise in the number of NHS dentists and an increase in the number of patients, including children, registered with an NHS dentist. For example, we have met the 2008-09 dental HEAT target that 80% of all three to five-year-old children to be registered with an NHS dentist by 2010-11. In the period ending March 2008 the registration percentage of three to five-year-olds was 77.3%. This rose to 84.4% in the quarter ending March 2009.And one of the Scottish targets set for the year 2010 was that 60% of P7 children should be free of obvious dental decay experience. The recently published National Dental Inspection Programme report (2009) shows that the 63.6% P7 children in NHS boards across Scotland showed no signs of obvious decay experience in their permanent teeth.

Fluoride Action Network Newsletter

Fluoride Action Network
FAN Bulletin 2026: Three voices from Australia
July 28, 2010
Of all the governments that attempt to introduce fluoridation none is more arrogant than those among the various Australian states.

A couple of years ago Queensland out of the blue passed mandatory fluoridation throughout the state.

Victoria is forcing fluoridation on every last remaining town and city in the state often against intense community resistance. The health officer there (Dr. John Carnie) does not feel obliged to give people a vote on the matter; will not debate the issue with opponents or answer serious questions put to him in writing by independent scientists from around the world.

New South Wales is a little more subtle about the ways it goes about things. The government there has told local governments that they can either adopt the measure themselves or they can pass the decision on to the NSW health department. Either way every community is getting fluoridated, again whether their citizens want it or not.

South Australia is largely fluoridated already, but recently the government has decided to fluoridate Mount Gambier, whose beautiful blue lake is an icon for many Australians. Over 6,000 citizens have signed a petition in Mount Gambier saying that they do not want fluoride to be added to their lake but to no avail.

Citizens fight back

Below we discuss the actions of three Australian citizens who are trying to halt forced fluoridation in their country.

1) Keith Oakley has thrown his hat into the ring and is running for MP to oppose the forced fluoridation of Geelong, Victoria. He explains why he is doing this in a videotaped interview with David McRae which will be posted on the website of the Barwon Association for Freedom from Fluoridation (BAFF) at http://www.baff.org.au/

2) Al Oshlack, is filing an injunction in Lismore, New South Wales, against the local water authority (Rous Water) and appears to have forced a temporary halt to the planned forced fluoridation there. According to a local press report,

"The news of this came just as the water authority was preparing to accept a tender for construction work for the plants at Knockrow, Corndale, Dorroughby, Clunes and Marom Creek… Rous's technical services director, Wayne Franklin, said that accepting a tender would not be in the council's best interests." (July 22, 2010, Northern Star, Legal threat halts fluoride bids by Rebecca Lollback - http://www2.fluoridealert.org/Alert/Australia/Rous-Water-Legal-threat-halts-fluoride-bids )

3) Alex Young of Mount Gambier, South Australia, recently chained himself to the gate of the local water works, thus blocking the entrance where the trucks that would carry the fluoridation equipment would enter. Below, Alex explains why he did this and what happened to him in the process. Alex appears on an excellent news item from the TV program Today Tonight out of South Australia. Along with Alex there are clips from Dr. A.K. Susheela, Paul Connett and Lord Baldwin from the UK. This is the third program in a series produced by Frank Pangello and is by far the best. The link is http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/ Scroll down on the left hand side to find the program called "Fluoride." Please add your comment to the site.

I hope our readers will contact each of these Australian heroes and send your moral support to them and their families, who in their different ways will be making sacrifices of time, money and comfort in this cause we all share.
Alex Young - soulace70@dodo.com.au
Keith Oakley - keithoakley@smartchat.net.au
Al Oshlack - we are still looking for his contact details, but meanwhile you could post a letter at the Northern Star's website http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/

For newspaper reports on the issue go to http://www2.fluoridealert.org/Alert/Australia

Paul Connett

UK - Daily Echo - Tory's broken promise

Tory's broken promise
SO thanks to Mr Cameron's broken promises regarding doctoring our water supply with fluoride, it looks as if this will go ahead.
What a good vote catcher he operated by saying he'd give us a say in the matter. Well it's the last time they will get my vote and I suspect many other people's.
He shouldn't always listen to "experts" -remember it was "experts" who gave thalidomide to pregnant women and we all know how beneficial that turned out to be!
MRS L LAKE, Totton.

UK - Lintott and Severn Trent Water win Gold!

Lintott and Severn Trent Water win Gold!
By Rebecca Elmy
Jul 28, 2010

Norwich, UK -- Every year Severn Trent Water hosts a two day supply chain event, Quality Working Day. Lintott Control Systems took part on the day. The annual event is organized by Severn Trent Water to promote projects and supply teams which have delivered exceptional standards in their relative disciplines.

Lintott are currently working on a Framework Agreement with Severn Trent Water on the design and delivery of its Fluoridation Project for the supply of packaged modular designed chemical dosing systems to a number of locations across the region.

During the exhibition the approach won two of the three awards it was entered for, a Gold award for collaborative working and a Bronze award for Highest Standards. The energy and the passion that the whole team showed during the two days was self evident. It was felt that everyone who came to our stand was engaged at some level either with the game or the content on the stand.

The Fluoride dosing equipment which the Strategic Health Authority is located in the region has come to the end of its economical life. Due to the age of the equipment and the changes in operational approach the equipment was not able to be replaced on a like for like basis and required an entire re-engineering and re-assessment of an approach to be standardized for future supply.

Lintott Control Systems developed the approach of packaged chemical dosing systems for Fluoridation specifically to meet the needs of the Strategic Health Authorities (SHA) directive on the fluoridation of public water supplies and also the special requirements of handling chemicals such as Hexafluorosilisilic Acid (HSFA).

As part of our contract we engaged both the Strategic Health Authority and Severn Trent Water to develop a Packaged Plant solution which met both organizations standards and requirements. Due to the exceptionally aggressive nature of the chemical on materials and the imposed health risks Lintott developed a design which offered level of equipment segregation and integrity that far exceeded anything that had previously been supplied to the Severn Trent Water region.

As a development and prototyping project, prior to the letting of a contract for the supply of a further 24 sites, Lintott Control systems engaged with engineers and operators over an 18 month period and developed a solution which has been adopted as an industry leading standard.

The innovative solution provided by Lintott for the development of package chemical dosing systems has led to a review in the code of practice to provide improved guidance to the UK for the correct methods of handling and storing HSFA for public water supplies.

Equipment developed by Lintott utilized a 4M wide by 4M High x 10M long re-enforced GRP kiosk with specialist resin the prevent the attack of acid onto the glass construction. The equipment was then divided into thee distinct area’s covering Control, Dosing and Bulk Storage. The control section was fitted with a Lintott’s Control System and Lintott Software in an entirely sealed room to protect the equipment from any potential fume or liquid attack. Because of the implicit risks to public health in the event of chemical overdosing Lintott designed, supplied and installed control and software system to SIL1 standards, incorporating hardwired safety shutdown systems monitored on several layers.

The control system incorporated and Allen Bradley control logics PLC and a panel view plus 1000 HMI. The software was produced using Severn Trent Water function block libraries and graphics, although due to the SIL rating Lintott Control System was required to develop a solution to enable the PLC to have an additional protected area of the software code that monitors the PLC internal system safety shutdowns. This protected area of the PLC is isolated from general PLC access by a second layer of security.

The HMI also contained full trending, manual control and status monitoring facilities.

The dosing room contains Duty/Standby Dosing and Transfer pumps in fully segregated polypropylene dosing skids. Adjacent the to dosing room is the bulk storage facility which houses bulk storage chemical tank, day tank and product overflow waste tank, all built to BS EN 12573 and located in a 110% bund. The whole system is serviced by forced ventilation and extraction to ensure chemical fumes are not able to build up over time. All pipework is PVDF and exotic metals where metallic components are used.

As the equipment is packed Lintott were able to offer equipment built off site and, fully tested and ready for installation in a 16 week period. By the use of innovative production line techniques and 3D modelling Lintott Control System ensured that the time sensitive program did not have an adverse affect on quality and also provided system standardization with its increased commercial and HSE benefits.

Lintott Control Systems success in the chemical dosing market is attributed to their highly trained and experienced staffs that develop solutions in MCC and Control Panels, Software and Process Mechanical Engineering disciplines. All functions are required to operate the chemical dosing plant in the most efficient and safe method.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Furor over fluoride hard to swallow

July 28, 2010 in City
Furor over fluoride hard to swallow
Shawn Vestal Ten years ago, a push to put fluoride in our water failed, barely, at the polls.
The forces of fluoridation vowed to keep up the fight.
Unfortunately, it’s the forces against fluoride who have kept fighting. And they’re winning, big time, using the same tools that flat-earthers drag out to deny global warming or argue for intelligent design: information that looks suspiciously like science.
The Sandpoint City Council heard a lot of that sciencelike information last week, before it voted to stop fluoridating its water. People argued that fluoride causes health problems, hurts children, makes the sky fall. A lot of these arguments are a click away on the Internet, but I’m not carrying that particular water here.
The world’s health organizations and most scientists line up squarely behind fluoridation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The surgeon general. The World Health Organization. The American Dental Association. The American Academy of Pediatrics. The state of Washington’s Health Department. On and on.

A number of surveys of scientific literature arrive at the same conclusion as this one, from the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, which analyzed 59 studies done worldwide between 2000 and 2008: “The results of the three reviews showed that water fluoridation is effective at reducing caries (cavities) in children and adults. With the exception of dental fluorosis, no association between adverse effects and water fluoridation has been established.”

Fluorosis causes white spots and streaks on teeth or, in rare and extreme cases, staining; it’s caused when young children ingest too much fluoride overall during key stages of tooth development. The CDC says the vast majority of cases are mild and occur in communities without fluoridated water, as well.

Of course, you’d have to be a dupe to listen to scientists – or the government – about science. What you ought to listen to are billboards. Like the one up right now on East Sprague: “Fluoridation is Public Health Quackery!”

See that? Big and loud. Exclamation points. That’s what works in politics. The small but determined forces against fluoridation in Spokane do not rest. They’re at every Board of Health meeting at the Spokane Regional Health District. And the board, made up of elected officials from the county and cities, is so cowed that its official position on the question is no position, firmed up during the heat of the debate 10 years ago.

Mike Allen, a former city councilman who served on the Health Board, thinks it’s time for another try at water fluoridation in Spokane.

“It makes sense, and the data are empirical,” he said. “The benefits are clearly shown, particularly for children and at-risk populations. … I believe we need to have a conversation about it where the science is expounded and not the voodoo science.”

Nearly three-quarters of Americans drink fluoridated water. Studies estimate that every dollar spent on water fluoridation saves $38 in dental costs later. Survey after survey shows that fluoridated water reduces dental decay in kids. Cheney and Pullman fluoridate their water, as does Fairchild Air Force Base.

“It’s in our air,” said Dr. Janine Johnson, a local dentist and supporter of fluoridation. “It’s in our water. It’s in the food we eat. It’s in hot dogs. It’s in chicken nuggets. Fluoride is just a mineral.”

Johnson faults the local media for failing to report on the matter clearly – for allowing controversy to obscure the science. That’s not my view of the coverage, but it’s doubtlessly true that in the worlds of politics and media, noise often cancels thoughtfulness.
But there is another problem at work here. The pro-fluoride fight ended. I can understand the desire not to throw yourself into a losing battle, but is this a losing battle?
Spokane voters have rejected fluoride three times. Each vote – in 1969, 1984 and 2000 – inched closer to passage. In 2000, Proposition 1 failed by 2 percentage points.
Dr. Kim Thorburn, who was fired four years ago as the county’s health officer after clashing with the board, notes that a lot of health professionals are working to improve dental health – including Johnson and the Oral Health Coalition, a district-led endeavor. But she said the Health Board’s neutrality is an albatross around the neck of any effort to take this to the voters again.
“If you can’t say, ‘Your public health agency strongly endorses this,’ it makes it hard,” she said. “I wish that Spokane would get over the hump.”
In the meantime, dental health here suffers. In the five years after the vote failed, the incidence of dental decay in the county’s young children went from 49 percent to 62 percent, state figures show.
I tried to call the woman who posted the billboard, Rose Marie Waldram. She’s a steady voice of opposition to water fluoridation, and she says she has an allergy to fluoride.

She didn’t return my calls. But her billboard is out there, shouting every day at the drivers passing by on East Sprague.
Somebody ought to talk back.
Shawn Vestal can be reached at (509) 459-5431 or shawnv@spokesman.com.

If we are winning big time it is because people are waking up to the truth and not swallowing propaganda such as above where those who oppose fluoridation are accused of claiming "it makes the sky fall"

Australia - Fluoridation protester a free man

Fluoridation protester a free man
A Mount Gambier man has walked free from court after being arrested for obstructing access to Mount Gambier's water pumping station.
The man chose to stand trial, rather than pay a $21 fine.
Alex Young was arrested for obstructing the path of contractors on their way to build a fluoridation plant at Mount Gambier's Blue Lake.
He spent the night chained to the site's entrance in protest over the impending addition of fluoride to the city's water supply.
Mount Gambier magistrate Bill Morris ruled Young's six hours in police custody was adequate punishment.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Australia - Chained protester fights fluoride plan

Chained protester fights fluoride plan
A protester has chained himself to the gates where Mount Gambier's fluoridation plant will be established in the south-east of South Australia.
Alex Young collected thousands of signatures on a petition opposing the change.
He says Health Minister John Hill has not responded but needs to answer to the people of Mount Gambier.
"This action here is a last resort because in the face of absence of any legislative decision on fluoridation, we as a community are perfectly within our right to make this stance and demand of the Minister that we be given a choice in the matter," he said.

Mr Hill has declined to comment.

Australia - North Coast environmental campaigner is taking court action

Anti-fluoride campaigner heads to court
A veteran North Coast environmental campaigner is taking court action in a bid to stop the fluoridation of parts of the Rous Water supply.
Al Oshlack has lodged documents with the Land and Environment Court which seek to have approval for five fluoride plants overturned.
Mr Oshlack says he'll also seek to have decisions by the Ballina and Lismore councils allowing fluoridation declared void.
He says a majority of residents don't want fluoride in the water supply.
"There is a very strong consensus in this community that we don't want the water fluoridated and we've never been consulted about it... there's never been any referendum, there's never been any information about it," Mr Oshlack said.
"We still live in a democracy and a person, if they wish, is able to take proceedings in a court to invalidate decisions made by authority," he said.
Mr Oshlack says he's aware of a dental health problem in the region, but fluoride is not the answer.
"A logical response to that problem is through education and resources, and the logical response is to stop these supermarkets who have just now moved to put all their junk food at the checkout, aimed at all the children," he said.
"Invest in some dental resources such as mobile dental clinics to go (a)round to different schools and check kids' teeth and distribute dental hygiene products," Mr Oshlack said.
The general manager of Rous Water, Kyme Lavelle says it would be improper for him to comment on an issue that is before the courts.
Earlier this year Rous Water extended its public consultation period on the issue of fluoridation so it ran for six weeks.

USA - Walden board to reconsider fluoridating village water

Walden board to reconsider fluoridating village water
By Meghan E. Murphy
Published: 2:00 AM - 07/27/10
WALDEN — Three months after voting to take fluoride out of village water, the Village Board will consider a law Tuesday that reintroduces it.
Weeks after the April decision, which was prompted by concerns about worker safety and corrosive effects on the plant, local dentists asked the board to reconsider. The American Dental Association and the state Health Department support boosting naturally occurring fluoride levels in water as a public health measure.
Some residents say they don't want the additive back in the water, citing recent movements of medical professionals who call the practice outdated.
The board will consider the local law at its regular meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

Interview with Dentist David Kennedy about Fluoride

The Real Story Eugenics & Fluoride 1

Monday, July 26, 2010

USA - Sandpoint to Stop Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water

Sandpoint to Stop Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water
Posted: Jul 25, 2010 8:29 PM
SANDPOINT, Idaho - The Sandpoint City Council has voted to quit adding fluoride to the municipal water system that also serves communities from Kootenai to Dover.

The 4-2 vote last week followed comments by more than a dozen people arguing against fluoridation at the meeting. Some who spoke out against fluoridation said they were being medicated against their will.

Fluoride is added to drinking water to help reduce tooth decay.

Stanley Monteith(7/7) -The Fluoride Deception

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Australian Fluoridation News March_2010

Australian Fluoridation News March_2010

USA - Sandpoint drops fluoride from water

Sandpoint drops fluoride from water
Posted: Saturday, Jul 24, 2010 - 10:05:48 am PDT
Staff writer
SANDPOINT — Residents here will no longer be able to gargle with city water to get fluoride on their teeth.
The city council voted 4-2 this week to quit adding fluoride to the municipal water system, which serves communities from Kootenai to Dover, including Sandpoint.
After being tabled for two years, the glass tipped against fluoridation at Wednesday’s council meeting.
More than a dozen people who spoke against fluoridation during the public forum period at the meeting opposed being medicated against their will.
They cited medical reports indicating the negative impact of fluoridation on young children, and cited statistics and reports in support of removing fluoride from public water systems.
Robin Campbell was among more than dozen people to encourage council members to abolish two ordinances that established rules for fluoridation in the city’s water supply.
“Since it’s so readily available, anyone who wants it, can get it,” Campbell said.
From free dental clinics to ubiquitous fluoride products, fluoride, the agent that has been added to water in most municipal water systems for more than 50 years, is no longer a necessary part of municipal water, Campbell said.
In fact, ingested fluoride is not the best way to prevent cavities, she said.
“The topical use of fluoride is most beneficial to teeth,” Campbell said.
Opponents, one at a time said adding fluoride to municipal water systems does more harm to water users than good, especially to young children. They blamed fluoride for bone deficiencies, some forms of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jennifer Ekstrom of Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeepers encouraged council members to stand up for removal of fluoride from city water.
The issue for her was one of personal choice.
Why should a city decide whether or not residents should be medicated, she asked.
“Let people make their own decisions about their medications,” she said.
Heather Seabring, one of the founders of the Sandpoint group Mothers and Fathers For Safe Water said she studied the pros and cons regarding fluoride’s impacts on young children. She was appalled that city government could force fluoridation on its citizens.
“It is time to stop medicating us against our will,” Seabring said.
Councilwoman Jamie Davis, who helped re-work an ordinance that was at the heart of the measure to repeal the former fluoridation laws, said the council’s vote embraced public consensus.
“I think the decision council made to repeal fluoride was a victory for the all Sandpoint water users,” Davis said.
Council members Carrie Logan and John Reuter voted against repealing the city’s fluoridation law.
“I am very saddened,” Logan said after the vote.
“It’s a sad day for the citizens of Sandpoint. I believe very strongly in the safety and efficacy of water fluoridation, and I believe that it’s the best way to accomplish coverage for the community.”
Logan said despite the arguments heard by council in favor of repealing the city’s fluoridation ordinances, the practice is advocated by groups from the Surgeon General to the Center for Disease Control.
She did not believe the statements heard by council were grounded in science.
“People use Google science,” she said.

Although opponents believed that fluoride was easily obtainable, she contended that many families still do not get it.
Logan cited Medicaid statistics showing that approximately 1,200 of 2,000 children enrolled in Medicaid in Bonner County between 2008 and 2009 received dental treatment.
In the five northern counties, 1,005 fluoride treatments were given to children in that timeframe, indicating that despite the availability of treatments, they are underused.
“I see this as a public health issue,” she said.
Sandpoint does not inject fluoride into its municipal water from July 1 to October 1 when the system switches from its Little Sand Creek water supply to the lake system.
That means citizens have not had fluoride in their coffee, water bottles or tap water-prepared orange juice for several weeks.
When the newly adopted anti-fluoridation ordinance is finalized, the trend of no added fluoride will continue indefinitely.
That is good news for many residents, but for others like Logan, it means many residents will not get the fluoride they need.
“My belief is, there is overwhelming valid science that substantiates the safety and efficacy, and I don’t believe opponents of fluoride have that foundation,” she said.

Stanley Monteith(6/7) -The Fluoride Deception

Fluoride truth hits the TV in Australia

Fluoride truth hits the TV in Australia

USA - Tri-County Community Dental Clinic in Grand Chute

Tri-County Community Dental Clinic in Grand Chute reaches out to children
By Kathy Walsh Nufer • Gannett Wisconsin media • July 24, 2010
But founders of the largely volunteer-driven nonprofit clinic serving Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties have long dreamed of doing prevention and early intervention with youngsters who have limited access or whose families cannot afford dental care. The services would keep cavities and other problems at bay.
Last year, the clinic launched Focus on the Children.
As more families find the clinic via word of mouth and through agencies, the clinic, which has seen compounded client growth between 10 percent and 12 percent during the last three years, is stepping up its outreach.
"The goal is to get to children ages 3 to 12 and break the cycle of poor dental care so they don't replace their parents in emergency rooms and clinics like ours," said Robert Glass, clinic executive director and a Focus on the Children designer.
"We see 34 patients a day now, 12 to 13 percent are emergencies and about 10 percent of our emergencies are children," he said. "If we can get children on the right track to take good care of their teeth, we think we can reduce that number."
The clinic's target population it wants to reach with school screenings is large, Glass said.............

Wisconsin is 90% fluoridated:NYSCOF

Saturday, July 24, 2010

FAN Fluoride Conference

Fluoride Conference 2010 NY

Stanley Monteith(5/7) -The Fluoride Deception

Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride Action Network
The online streaming of the FAN conference is tomorrow, Saturday, July 24, 9:15-11:30 (est) - not July 28.
VIDEO STREAMING OF THE FIRST 2 1/2 HOURS OF the FAN CONFERENCE at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fluoride-conference
This will include parts of the opening ceremony by Henry Lickers and keynote addresses by Paul Connett and Bill Osmunson.

To subscribe to the FAN bulletins:

Friday, July 23, 2010

UK - ONE in three Plymouth five-year-olds have suffered from tooth decay

ONE in three Plymouth five-year-olds have suffered from tooth decay, a shocking new report reveals.
City health experts said the scope of children's dental problems has improved but there is an urgent need for further action.
Outlining a citywide plan to tackle the issue, they said poor diet and 'sugar shock' from sweets are the number one culprits.
Plymouth's NHS Oral Health Strategy outlines a range of schemes including treating children's teeth with fluoride varnish, promoting oral health and improving access to dentists.
The latest figures show that around 7,500 Plymouth people are on the waiting list to access an NHS dentist regularly — with patients who registered in September currently being allocated a place.
The dental strategy states 29.1 per cent of five-year-olds surveyed in 2009 had suffered from obvious tooth decay — with only 11 per cent of decayed teeth filled.
It is less than the national average of 31 per cent, and significantly better than Plymouth's 2000 figure of 41.7 per cent.
Dr Gill Jones, Plymouth consultant in dental public health, said: "Things have got better — the city is doing well in many areas — but there's an urgent need for further improvement.

"This strategy is the ideal way forward, with prevention the key.
"Sugar is absolutely the culprit. Sugar at mealtimes is fine, but it's snacking in between when the damage is done.
"We have to help parents understand that sugar shock to teeth needs to be reduced.
"A lot of parents don't know how to clean their children's teeth properly — to clean them well twice a day.
"And we've got to get children used to coming into the dentist, giving them fluoride and brushing advice. It's about raising awareness."
The plans specifically target the city's poorer areas — such as the city centre, Stonehouse, Devonport, Stoke and Morice Town.
Children's tooth decay is up to 50 per cent worse in the most deprived areas than the least.
Plans include painting three to five year olds' teeth with fluoride varnish, promoting the use of fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash among all ages, smoking prevention, wider health education programmes and increasing access to dentists.
Fluoride compounds are used to strengthen teeth.
The report states that 55 per cent of Plymouth's population have accessed a dentist in the past two years — compared to 54 per cent across the South West and 55 per cent nationally.
The target is to increase the Plymouth figure to 65 per cent by March 2011.
Dr Jones said: "We would always like to have more but the dentists we have are excellent and work very hard to provide every bit of care they can.
"What we have to do is continue our emergency urgent care so nobody is in pain and move patients through the system more quickly.
"The dental school is helping with that by providing thousands of appointments."
She said schemes run by the Peninsula Dental School's Devonport facility, of which she is director of community-based dentistry, are already reaching out to more residents.

UK - ‘No decision about me without me’

‘No decision about me without me’
1:22pm Thursday 22nd July 2010
THE new White Paper on Health seems to have resolved the question of enforced fluoridation of our water supply.
“Shared decision making will become the norm: No decision about me without me”.
So if you or I do not want it, as 72 per cent of those consulted in Southampton did, we will not have to have it?
Of course, Gordon Brown said that ‘It’s up to the local people’ two days before it was clear that under that government, it wasn’t.
But surely this government cannot possibly want to be tarred with the same mucky brush at the start of their term?
Margaret J Reichlin MacCallum Road Upper Enham.

Stanley Monteith(4/7) -The Fluoride Deception

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fluoride II

by Sebastin Michael

Can't embed this 38 minute video, worth looking at

Australia - Legal threat halts fluoride bids

Legal threat halts fluoride bids
Rebecca Lollback | 22nd July 2010
THE threat of legal action yesterday forced Rous Water to reject all tenders for the construction of its fluoride dosing plants.
Anti-fluoride campaigner Al Oshlack, of Lismore, says he will commence proceedings against Rous Water in the NSW Land and Environment Court tomorrow.
This came just as the water authority was preparing to accept a tender for construction work for the plants at Knockrow, Corndale, Dorroughby, Clunes and Marom Creek.
But at yesterday’s meeting, Rous’s technical services director, Wayne Franklin, said that accepting a tender would not be in the council’s best interests.
“Entering into a contract that might be delayed or terminated as a consequence of Mr Oshlack’s action places council at a significant financial risk,” he wrote in a last-minute report to councillors.........

UK - Daily Echo - Tory MP's anger at fluoride silence

Tory MP's anger at fluoride silence
By Jon Reeve
ANOTHER Tory Hampshire MP has attacked his own party for failing to deliver its promises to change the law on fluoridation.
Julian Lewis, pictured, is furious after senior Conservatives have refused to comment on the scheme, and backed away from election pledges to look at the rules surrounding how the chemical is introduced to water.
The New Forest East MP has accused health ministers of "unethically" attempting to hide behind the very laws they criticised before winning power.
And he is demanding an urgent answer on whether his party still believes communities should not be fluoridated against their will.
The move comes just days after the new Tory MP for Romsey and Southampton North, Caroline Nokes, sent a letter to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, saying she was "very let down" by the failure to give people a referendum on .fluoridation.
Dr Lewis' own attack has come in a letter to Anne Milton, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, who is responsible for fluoride policy.
He is upset with a response from her to a request he made, asking the Department of Health for assurances it was still intending to give the public the final say over fluoridation schemes.
She refused to comment on the Hampshire scheme because of a judicial review that has been lodged into the way the decision was made.
More than 10,000 peo-pie gave their views >fr * during the consultation § on plans to add the chemical to tap water delivered to almost 200,000 homes in parts of Southampton,Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.
Despite almost three-quarters of responses objecting, South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) approved the plans.
Before the election, Mr Lansley and Tory leader David Cameron voiced concerns over the SHA's consultation and questioned if the scheme should be going ahead in the face of public opposition.
"Health ministers appear to be trying to shelter behind the very legislation in the very manner we objected to in opposition," Dr Lewis said.
"This is an unethical position to take and I trust that you do not intend seriously to take it." Dr Lewis said he wants an answer "without further delay" 'over whether the Government stands by the principle that communities should not have fluoridation imposed on them when there is clear opposition.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mouth Health: Fluoridated Water, Good or Bad?

Mouth Health: Fluoridated Water, Good or Bad?
Let's talk about water fluoridation this week. And, being that I'm a dentist, you'll probably be a little surprised by my stance on it. At least in terms of it being included in water.

As you likely know, fluoride is a chemical that is commonly found in most toothpaste brands. People use fluoridated toothpaste as a means to strengthen teeth (i.e. prevent cavities) and normally don't think much further about it. Which is fine -- that's pretty much how it's marketed.

Since the late 1990s, the United States Food and Drug Administration has made it mandatory for toothpastes to carry a warning in regards to fluoride usage. But why would the FDA post a warning on a toothpaste ingredient? Doing research on what fluoride is reveals that the chemical is now considered a potential toxic drug, and ingesting enough of the ingredient could be harmful.

Now, I don't want to scare you -- brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste isn't harmful. Nor is a dentist using a gel-type fluoride treatment when you get your checkup. Uses like that are topical usages -- you don't ingest it. And even if you do ingest some toothpaste (etc), the levels of fluoride aren't going to pose any threat. And it does prevent cavities.

But in terms of it being added to water, I'm not so sure that's a good thing......

E.U. Public consultation

Public consultation
Public consultation on the preliminary opinion concerning the critical review of any new evidence on the hazard profile, health effects, and human exposure to fluoride and the fluoridating agents of drinking water

The European Commission has requested the Scientific Committee on Health and Environment Risks (SCHER) to critically evaluate any new evidence on the hazard profile, health effects, and human exposure to fluoride, and assessment of the risks that may be associated with the use of the most common drinking water fluoridating agents including silicofluorides (e.g. (hydro)fluorosilicic acid, sodium silicofluoride, disodium hexafluorosilicate or hexafluorosilicic acid).

Click title to go to page to see all the references to documents.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride Action Network
FAN Bulletin 2025: The Anatomy of Deception in Florida. Part 1
July 20, 2010
Before we get to the Florida deception, some good news. We have reached another important milestone. Today, we recorded our 3,000 signer of the Professionals' Statement calling for an end to fluoridation.

Background to the Florida deception.

The Florida Dental Association (FDA) is worried about the number of communities that are questioning fluoridation in that state. This has partly come about because the cost of fluoridating chemicals is rising at the same time that financially strapped councils are looking for ways to save money.

The FDA's publicity campaign on fluoridation

The FDA (not to be confused with the Food and Drug Administration) has set in motion a publicity campaign on the fluoridation issue. The FDA has spelled out exactly what they are doing, down to the coalitions they wish to form; the local groups they wish to co-opt; the letters they want dentists to sign; a power point presentation they want them to use and a short video they want the public to watch.

Fortunately for us and the citizens of Florida, we can read or watch this material as well (see the links below).

What we have found - and you will find - is that both the citizens of Florida and their dentists are being grossly deceived. This FDA material is full of mistakes and half-truths and some outright falsehoods. Worse still one of the letters dentists are being encouraged to sign contains a phrase that could well trigger a slander action against any unwitting signer.

If the dentists sign some of these letters without carefully reading what they say they could be heading for huge embarrassment or worse. They might have got away with this a few years ago when there was not a ready source of accurate information on this topic, but today that is no longer the case. With our website readily available to all (www.FluorideAlert.org); with the 2006 NRC report accessible online (ref 1 below, also accessible from the FAN website); with the Professional Perspectives video available online (also accessible from the FAN website), there is absolutely no excuse for these kind of errors for any one exercising due diligence on the matter. Moreover, with the new book (The Case Against Fluoride) due to come out in the Fall, there will be even less excuse for this kind of misleading and false information to be broadcast to a largely unsuspecting public..........

Holistic Dentistry - The Fluoride Deception

Stanley Monteith(3/7) -The Fluoride Deception

UK - Daily Echo - Please help, Mr Clegg

Please help, Mr Clegg
A MESSAGE to David Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister in Coalition in Government, to support us in our cry against the enforcement of fluoride in our tap water.' Dear Mr Clegg, Many people lament the loss of our great supporter, Mrs. Sandra Gidley ex MP for Romsey who decried the use of such poison in our drinking water. I believe many MPs are supporting their constituents but thousands of us are all left in limbo.
We are very thankful you have, at least, a finger in the pie when decisions are made, so I implore you PLEASE don't forsake us, the
Liberal Democrat supporters entirely.
You will, no doubt, read thoroughly the reports, those for and against, but I assure you there are thousands who are really worried.
As with most mandates, should there be one, will not entirely cover the majority who for various reasons, problems etc., are unable to ascribe their name to a ballot paper.
We do not wish for a "sit on the fence" Deputy Prime Minister - we really need your concern and understanding to an "out on a limb" constituancy who have lost their ex-MP Sandra Gidley.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dental Decay Passed From Mothers To Their Babies

Dental Decay Passed From Mothers To Their Babies
Monday, 19 July 2010, 1:21 pm
Press Release: Lumino
Date: 19th July 2010
The latest international research confirms that tooth decay is an infectious disease passed from mothers to their children reinforcing the message that oral health should be a family affair, according to Dr Andrea Shepperson, lead dentist at City Dental, Quay Park in Auckland, part of Lumino The Dentists, New Zealand’s only national dental healthcare organisation.
Dr Shepperson, an international lecturer in dentistry explains that the new research from the University of California published in the Journal of Dental Research1 shows that: `untreated decay in mothers almost doubled the odds of one of their children having serious untreated decay.

‘Dental decay is an infectious disease which is vertically transmitted from parent to child. Babies are born without the bacteria which cause dental decay but pick this up from their mothers. The bacteria become established on new teeth as they erupt. Mothers with high levels of Mutans Stretococci (a common decay causing bacterium) were likely to place their children at risk of high levels of decay. Left untreated, this infection can continue throughout life.
`We are encouraging mothers to be conscious of their own dental health because it is clearly shown now to be a family affair. Testing for this bacteria is a simple test which allows us to alert parents to the potential risk of decay. I can take a swab and tell my patients within 15 seconds if they are at risk from this kind of tooth decay. Then we’re well armed to help them counteract it. We offer a wide range of products for all ages to mitigate the risk.’

The new study warns that the bacteria that cause tooth decay can be transmitted from person-to-person, including mother-to-child. Almost half of the mothers studied and more than a fourth of the children and adolescents had untreated tooth decay. One means of transmission could be from a mother tasting a child’s food and then using the same spoon to feed her child.

The findings underscore the need for family dentists to ask
about the oral health of other family members. The authors stress that dentists should encourage all family members to get treatment, especially if a child already has tooth decay, and provide the family with the preventive measures, knowledge and skills to help prevent future disease.

Canada - Tooth decay rates rising among young Canadians

Tooth decay rates rising among young Canadians
By Jordana Huber, Canwest News Service
A dentist performs a dental examination on an eleven-year-old boy. Tooth decay among young Canadian children is on the rise according to Dr. Ian McConnachie, past president of the Ontario Dental Association.
Tooth decay among young Canadian children is on the rise and current models to address their oral health lack critical education and prevention components, according to Dr. Ian McConnachie, past president of the Ontario Dental Association.

Provincial dental programs offer mostly stop-gap measures aimed at urgent care rather than early intervention, said McConnachie who is presenting Friday on ways to treat high-risk children at the International Association of Dental Research conference in Toronto.

"Decay in children is the most widespread chronic disease of childhood, much higher than the No. 2 which is asthma," McConnachie said. "Decay rates in kids are rising again where they have been falling for decades."...................

Toronto is fluoridated: NYSCOF

Stanley Monteith(2/7) -The Fluoride Deception

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Black tea severely dangerous for bones, finds study

Black tea severely dangerous for bones, finds study
by Silky Chandvani - July 17, 2010 0
If you are addicted to a cup of black tea each morning, think twice before sipping the so-called “stress buster.” Scientists at Medical College Of Georgia have now revealed that black tea contains toxic fluorides that could make your bones weak.

The study surmises that fluoride content in tea is much higher than the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set for fluoride in drinking water.

Excess fluoride makes black tea undesirable
Black tea, the most popular tea in the West and in India, is made from leaves that are fully oxidised. It has a stronger flavour and higher caffeine content than the other types of teas, which undergo less oxidation.
Unlike other teas, black tea has longer shelf life and retains its flavour for many years.
Most published reports say that there is 1 to 5 milligrams of fluoride in a litre of black tea, but the new study shows that the number could be as high as 9 milligrams.

Fluoride is known to help prevent dental cavities, but long-term ingestion of excessive amounts could cause osteoporosis and other bone related disorders.

The findings came after Dr. Gary Whitford, of the School of Dentistry and co-author of the study, examined four patients who were suffering from advanced skeletal fluorosis--a condition caused by excessive ingestion of fluoride and characterized by joint and bone pain and damage.

Dr. Whitford observed that these patients had one thing in common: they drank 1 to 2 gallons of tea every day for 10 to 30 years.

He also found that tea leaves also contain higher levels of aluminum, which is considered neuron-toxic.
Reportedly, consuming higher amounts of black tea could result in fluoride poisoning too.
The findings were presented at the 2010 International Association of Dental Research Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Health hazards related to black tea
One of the world’s most popular non alcoholic drinks has several disadvantages:
1. Tea leaves may cause cancer
2. The caffeine in tea has been linked to sleeping disorders.
3. The oxalates found in tea could affect the kidneys, especially if the tea is consumed in excess.
Also, a study suggests that having tea with milk reduces its ability to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

If black tea which we all drink has such a high fluoride content far more than supposed do you think this may make those advocating fluoridation think again - no nor do I.

Stanley Monteith(1/7) -The Fluoride Deception

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Canada - Flouride is considered a drug

Flouride is considered a drug
Regarding Dr. Lynn Tomkins (President of the Ontario Dental Association), being appalled at my audacity to question the safety of fluoridation:

Dr. Tomkins quotes the Centre for Disease Control (U.S.) stating water fluoridation is one of the greatest medical accomplishments of the 20th century. This absurd statement was made back in the 1980s.

Since that statement, doctors in California and the U.S. Public Health Service, after 33 years of study, have gathered strong evidence that fluoride causes at least three types of cancer (liver, bone and thyroid).

The head of the department of preventative dentistry (University of Toronto) declared accumulated affects of fluoridation will be catastrophic. The Paediatric Society of Canada has also stated that giving fluoridated water to infants will irreversibly damage their teeth before they erupt.

Both the National Research Councils of Canada and the United States stated that fluoride is an endocrine disruptor (gender bender). Who are we going to believe?

The dental association maintains that this practice is perfectly safe; "Trust me I am your dentist." These people have stuffed patient's mouths with mercury for over one hundred years also saying (some still do) it is not harmful.

Thousands of lives have been ruined over the course of many years from mercury poisoning. Chewing food with mercury fillings releases 700 times the acceptable level of mercury as stated by the EPA (U.S.).

Now they are telling us this pollutant they admit is scrubbed from the chimneys of large phosphate fertilizer plants (not natural fluoride) hydrofluoric acid containing lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium and radium is safe for our babies, children and seniors to drink, and they have dumped this into our water supply since 1973. It should be known the residents in Alliston rejected this practice.

The World Health Organization has declared fluoride a drug, so to you Dr. Tomkins, do you feel you have the right to medicate all the people of Tottenham against the wishes of many?

Is your organization lobbying the provincial government to fluoridate all the communities in Ontario including Alliston, Beeton and Green Briar? They are, by the way.

Over 30 per cent of children in the U.S. and Canada have irreversible damage caused by this already. According to the ODA, this can only be caused by ingesting fluoride through a water source.

To quote Dr. Arvid Carlsson Nobel, "fluoridation is against all modern principles of pharmacology. It is obsolete. I don't think anybody, not even a single dentist, would bring up this question in Sweden anymore."

Need I say more?

Jim Stone,
New Tecumseth

Ireland - Calls growing for the removal of a common poison put in Irish drinking water

The Keane Edge
by Brendan Patrick Keane
Recent Posts
Calls growing for the removal of a common poison put in Irish drinking water
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM
A report published in Britain recently recommends Ireland and other countries reverse its decision to follow the American example, and stop putting the poisonous chemical called fluoride in public drinking water and hygiene products.

Published in the peer-reviewed journal Toxicology — the official journal of the British Toxicology Society and the German Toxicology Society - author Dr. Robert Verkerk said "mass fluoridation of the public water supply [must be]stopped immediately. This is borne out by actual data from Ireland which shows that every third child is affected [by a high risk of dental fluorosis]."

Fluorosis is a condition which causes staining on the teeth and indicates unhealthy toxicity in the body.

A recent study has shown that fluoride is responsible for the rise of rare bone cancer in boys. The Harvard School of Dental Health found that young boys exposed to fluoridated tap water from ages 5-10 suffered an increased risk of osteosarcoma--bone cancer--between the ages of 10 and 19.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a respected Washington-based research organisation made the report public, though it was left unpublished. The EWG now recommends "fluoridation of public water supplies should stop, because risks outweigh possible benefits, especially for infants and young children."

Europe bans fluoride in drinking water. Most countries in the EU banned the American practice of fluoridation. With development and education, cavity rates have fallen all across Europe, regardless of fluoride use.

A report of the Oireachtas Joint Health Committee in 2007 called to stop fluoridation to protect children. It states: "The contribution of international expert, Dr. Hardy Limeback was persuasive in this regard when he commented that using the most authoritative international data, the risk of fluorosis far outweighed the benefits of fluoride."

Ireland took to fluoridation in the '60s following recommmendations by representatives of the US military, but not before a famous legal fight. In 1960, the Fluoridation Act became Irish law, but was delayed for the High Court to hear the case in 1963 and the Supreme Court, on appeal, in 1964. The High Court case was the longest in Irish history.

There are numerous international scientific studies linking fluoride with serious health conditions such as bone fractures, cancer, osteoporosis, thyroid dysfunction and neurological impairment.

Sodium fluoride is a common ingredient used in rat poison for forty years, and should be avoided, despite all the happy talk about it on TV.

American scientists say the rat poison is harmless and beneficial to humans at 1 part per million.

Moves to ban fluoridation in Ireland have been stopped with bureaucratic paneling by the Minister for Health, Micheál Martin and subsequent Health Ministers.

In 2005, eleven Environmental Protection Agency employee unions in the USA, representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service, called for a halt on drinking water fluoridation across the US and demanded the EPA recognize fluoride poses a serious risk of causing cancer in people.

The Irish Medicines Board declared that fluoride is "not a medicine" and has "never been proven safe or effective for use on humans."

Still the Irish government follows the example of America, and the advice of dentists who have built careers promoting fluoride with conflicting evidence at best, and reasonable concern about a large-scale danger to Irish (and American) health

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know - Fluoridation

2 Taps, Pensacola Toxic Fluoridation & Gulf Oil Gusher - 5 of 5 Dr Paul Connett Meet The Truth TV

Lack of dental care leads to higher number of ER cases in Springfield MO

...........One of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency room here is probably not what you'd think: it's dental pain."

"for patients 20 to 39 years old, dental cases make up more than 7 percent of all ER visits in Greene County. They make up 10 percent of all Medicaid visits, and a whopping 37 percent of all uninsured visits"

Springfield, Missouri is fluoridated:MYSCOF

Friday, July 16, 2010

Excessive tea drinking linked to skeletal fluorosis

Excessive tea drinking linked to skeletal fluorosis
By Guy Montague-Jones, 15-Jul-2010

New research conducted on four advanced skeletal fluorosis patients suggests that the fluoride in their tea could have been responsible for the condition.
Suspicion that tea may be to blame was raised by the fact that the common link between the patients was their very high tea consumption. Each person drank 1 to 2 gallons (3.8 to 7.6 litres) of tea daily over the past 10 to 30 years.
Previously studies had estimated that the fluoride content of black tea stood at between 1 and 5 milligrams per litre but Dr Gary Whitford and his colleagues at the Medical College of Georgia in the US decided to investigate further because of the anecdotal evidence of the common tea link between the skeletal fluorosis patients.

Their research, the findings of which were presented this week at the 2010 International Association of Dental Research Conference in Barcelona, indicate that there could be much more fluoride in tea than previously thought. Results of their investigation indicate that there could be as much as 9 milligrams of fluoride in a litre of tea.
Most published studies on fluoride in tea use a method of measurement that does not account for the fluoride that combines with aluminum to form aluminum fluoride in tea. So instead, Whitford and his team used a diffusion method, which breaks the aluminum-fluoride bond so that all fluoride in the tea samples can be extracted and measured.
He tested seven brands of store-bought black tea, steeping each for five minutes in deionized water, which contains no fluoride. The amount of fluoride in each sample was 1.4 to 3.3 times higher using the diffusion method than the traditional method.
Commenting on the results, Whitford was careful to point out that the results should not be a cause of concern for moderate or even relatively heavy tea drinkers. Indeed, interest in tea has bloomed in recent years, as research reveals the positive health benefits of constituents like polyphenols.

He said: “The additional fluoride from drinking two to four cups of tea a day won’t harm anyone; it’s the very heavy tea drinkers who could get in trouble.”

“The bottom line is to enjoy your favorite tea, but like everything else, drink it in moderation.”

UK - Daily Echo - Will we see cuts in the fluoride budget?

Will we see cuts in the fluoride budget?
SEVERAL months ago, Mike Penning MP, then Shadow Minister for Health, stated on behalf of Andrew Lansley, that "fluoridation should not be enforced against the will of a population". He also indicated that he was aware of the "public cynicism as a result of the current procedure".
People therefore have every right to expect action to be taken to allay their fears, and not (as reported in the Echo, July 5) to find them brushed aside.
Some may have noticed mention in recent days of the need for cutbacks and "austerity measures".
Since the former administration somewhat casually observed that a sum of £42m was nationally available to implement fluoridation, and since part of the Health Service would appear to have several hundred thousand pounds to hand to pursue a totally unnecessary court case, we naturally await a definite announcement that those funds are no longer to be had.
G PAYNE, Southampton.

The Problem with Fluoridation

Poor sound but worth listening to.

2 Taps, Pensacola Toxic Fluoridation & Gulf Oil Gusher - 4 of 5 Dr Paul Connett Meet The Truth TV

UK - Lymington Times - Axe NHS fluoride body quickly, urges Forest MP

Axe NHS fluoride body quickly, urges Forest MP
THE proposed axing of the NHS body which approved fluoridating the water of 8,000 Totton residents should come as quickly as possible, the town's MP has urged.
The government's plans to give GPs more responsibility for spending will abolish primary care trusts and strategic health authorities — which have the power to add fluoride.
The plan affects 190,000 people around Southampton including Totton because of the layout of the pipes. Fluoridation was proposed to combat child tooth decay and approved by South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) last year.
New .Forest East's Julian Lewis called for the local SHA to be one of the first to be phased out and congratulated Conservative health secretary Andrew Lansley for taking "an axe to the forest of bureaucracy".
He said it would "ensure that it was no longer able to waste hundreds of thousands of pounds of our money on fighting a hopeless legal case to impose fluoridation on a population, three quarters of whom have
indicated that they do not want it".
Mr Lansley said: "Yes, 1 am indeed aware of precisely what my honourable friend says and will certainly take it into account."
The SHA has put aside £400,000 to fight a judicial review In the High Court next year. Opponents fear dangerous side effects, resent, "forced medication" and want a referendum.
They submitted a 15,000-name petition against the plan and during consultation 72% of 10,000 respondents were against — although a Mori telephone poll for the SHA showed only 38% opposed against 32% in support.
In a letter to health minister Anne Milton, Dr Lewis also demanded the government immediately state its position on whether It will change the law to insist that a majority of residents must approve before fluoride is added to their water.
He wrote: "That was the pledge by a shadow health minister in the run-up to the election: nothing about the court case currently underway need impede you from answering the question now."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2 Taps, Pensacola Toxic Fluoridation & Gulf Oil Gusher - 3 of 5 Dr Paul Connett Meet The Truth TV

Tea contains more fluoride than once thought

Tea contains more fluoride than once thought
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Black tea, a Southern staple and the world's most consumed beverage, may contain higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought, which could pose problems for the heaviest tea drinkers, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.

"The additional fluoride from drinking two to four cups of tea a day won't harm anyone; it's the very heavy tea drinkers who could get in trouble," said Dr. Gary Whitford, Regents Professor of oral biology in the School of Dentistry. He presented his findings today at the 2010 International Association of Dental Research Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Most published reports show 1 to 5 milligrams of fluoride per liter of black tea, but a new study shows that number could be as high as 9 milligrams.

Fluoride is known to help prevent dental cavities, but long-term ingestion of excessive amounts could cause bone problems. The average person ingests a very safe amount, 2 to 3 milligrams, daily through fluoridated drinking water, toothpaste and food. It would take ingesting about 20 milligrams a day over 10 or more years before posing a significant risk to bone health.

Whitford discovered that the fluoride concentration in black tea had long been underestimated when he began analyzing data from four patients with advanced skeletal fluorosis, a disease caused by excessive fluoride consumption and characterized by joint and bone pain and damage. While it is extremely rare in the United States, the common link between these four patients was their tea consumption – each person drank 1 to 2 gallons of tea daily for the past 10 to 30 years...................

USA - Crowley Fluoridation

Crowley Fluoridation
By Carolyn Cerda
Updated: Jul 14, 2010 6:18 PM
The battle over what's in Crowley's water system is brewing once again. For the past two years, the city has added fluoride to the water, after the council approved the measure. Now, fluoridation is mandated by the state. But, some residents are not happy with the additional chemical in their water. They've started a petition in hopes of changing the law, at least in Crowley.

"The biggest concern is that, like anything, fluoride in the wrong dosage can cause problems," said Crowley Mayor, Greg Jones.

Mayor Jones says he and other city councilmen have received numerous complaints from residents, who are concerned about the potential health risk fluoride may have. Councilman Elliot Dore says some residents simply don't want the government to force them to have the additional fluoride in their water.

So, Tuesday night they city council voted to allow Mayor Jones to send a letter to LAWCO, the company that processes the fluoride into the water. The letter is a request by Crowley to temporarily stop the fluoridation, until further research can be done and residents can get answers to ease their concerns.
"The letter's not going to stop the fluoridation, and we don't even know if LAWCO can do it... It's a state mandated process," saud Councilman Dore.
Because fluoridation is Louisiana law, officials say residents may not be able to stop the process until next spring, if at all.
Dr. John Taylor, a Crowley dentist, hopes that in the meantime, residents can learn the benefits of fluoridation. Taylor also serves on the Governor's Fluoridation Advisory Board, which encourages communities to add fluoride to their water system.
"I think there's a campaign of misinformation. I think fluoridation is an emotional issue, some people don't grasp the concept," said Taylor.
Taylor says, over the past 60 years, studies have shown that cities with fluoridation are %40-%60 less likely to have tooth decay.

"Fluoride can benefit all groups, all age groups all economic groups, it's a win, win."

NZ - Child oral health services suffer $18 million funding cut

Child oral health services suffer $18 million funding cut
Labour health spokesperson Ruth Dyson
Thursday 15 July 2010, 3:36pm
Media release from Labour health spokesperson Ruth Dyson
The National Government has cut nearly $18 million from the adolescent oral health budget over the next four years, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.
"The Budget documents which have shown wide ranging cuts to public health services, show that $17.7 million has been taken out of the oral health budget for young people under the age of 18 over the next four years," Ruth Dyson said.
"New Zealand children suffer relatively high levels of dental decay, which is why in 2006 the Labour Government committed $100 million of capital investment in oral health services.
"I find it concerning that the National Government is continuing to cut back on funding that should be used to help improve the health of New Zealand children.
"What is even more short-sighted about the nearly $18 million cut is that Budget documents show that it is likely that money will need to be taken out of future risk reserves to pay for oral health services.
"Given the poor state of child oral health in New Zealand it's ridiculous to cut back oral health services to the point where we become reliant on dipping into emergency funding, these services should have certainty.
"I am concerned that cutting millions of dollars out of the oral health budget will potentially undermine these services in the long-term.
"During the 1990's when the National Government was last in Government they scrapped dental nurse training and failed to invest in oral health services. This meant Labour inherited a completely out-dated and run down service which it spent years rebuilding.
"Oral health is too important for the National Government to cut funds from," Ruth Dyson said.

Fluoridated NZ

USA - Study: Hospital Emergency Room Visits Attributed to Dental Caries

Study: Hospital Emergency Room Visits Attributed to Dental Caries

After 65 years of water fluoridation in the United States, 330,757 visits to hospital emergency departments were attributed to dental caries in the year 2006. The mean charge for each emergency department visit was $380.52 and the total charges across the nation were close to $110 million.

Among those that required hospitalization, the mean hospitalization charges including the emergency department charge was $16,046 and the mean length of stay in hospital was 3.29 days. We were able to identify high risk groups who presented more frequently to hospital emergency departments with dental caries. Those groups were the uninsured, those who reside in large fringe metropolitan or medium metropolitan counties, and those residing in areas where the household income is below $47,000. [Note they weren't the non-fluoridated communities]NYSCOF

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Who do you believe this polished propaganda or the previous video from Prof Connett?

In 2010, the Florida Dental Association was awarded a Public Affairs Grant from the American Dental Association to develop a statewide fluoridation advocacy campaign. To produce materials for the campaign the FDA contracted with a Tallahassee based advertising and public relations firm. One of the first priorities was the production of a DVD promoting the benefits of fluoridation. This video is intended for municipal and county officials and water and utilities department managers to promote the fluoridation of community water supplies. It offsets some of the negative information being presented around the country by anti-fluoridation activist organizations.

Fluoride In Water (Poison)

2 of 5 Dr Paul Connett Meet The Truth TV

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

UK - Parliament NHS White paper

Dr Julian Lewis (New Forest East) (Con): I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his firm grasp of the subject and on taking an axe to the forest of bureaucracy. As he proposes to phase out the strategic health authorities, may I nominate the South Central strategic health authority-he knows what is coming-because that would ensure that it was no longer able to waste hundreds of thousands of pounds of our money on fighting a hopeless legal case to impose fluoridation on a population, three quarters of whom have indicated that they do not want it?

Mr Lansley: Yes, I am indeed aware of precisely what my hon. Friend says and will certainly take it into account.

UK - Daily Echo - Fluoridation opponents welcome axe

Fluoridation opponents welcome axe
THE decision to axe strategic health authorities was yesterday welcomed by opponents of fluoridation, who said it would help kill off controversial plans to add the chemical to Southampton's water supply
Julian Lewis, Tory MP for New Forest East, described the South Central SHA as the "unaccountable driving force" behind the proposal, which is currently subject to a judicial review, adding that he would be "very surprised" if any successor organisation tried to "resurrect" it.
In the Commons, Dr Lewis asked Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to consider prioritising South Central for the axe, in an

In the Commons, Dr Lewis asked Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to consider prioritising South Central for the axe, in an attempt to bring a speedy end to fluoridation. Mr who plans to get rid of PCTS and SHAs in 2013 said he would take into account the MP's representations. Dr Lewis told the Daily Echo afterwards he would be tabling Parliamentary questions to find out who would take over responsibility for fluoridation in the event of the abolition of the SHA, and what account such a body would be required to take of public opposition to the plans.
He said: "There's no way they could get fluoride into the water before [the SHA] disappeared. The SHA has been the unaccountable driving force behind this proposal to impose fluoridation on Southampton and Totton and now they are coming to the end of the road. "I would be very surprised and disappointed if any subsequent body was so arrogant as to seek to resurrect and impose compulsory fluoridation, on a city that clearly does not want it."


Scotland - Oral health effort begins to bite

Oral health effort begins to bite
Published on 13 Jul 2010
Scots and sugar go back a long way.
Clyde-built merchant ships once plied the Atlantic, returning from the West Indies laden with sugar. At one stage there were 16 sugar refineries around the Firth of Clyde. Greenock, where Abram Lyle invented Golden Syrup, was known as Sugaropolis and, after sugar import tariffs were halved in 1874, there was nothing to stop the Scot from indulging his legendary sweet tooth. Sugary treats were treated as a sign of affection. The sweet story has a bitter legacy in chart-topping statistics for dental decay. As recently as 1972, 44% of Scots had no teeth of their own.

At last Scotland has something to smile about. Last month it emerged that the proportion of 11-year-olds with healthy teeth has surpassed the 60% Scottish Government target.

Especially encouraging is that areas with the worst dental records have shown the most dramatic improvement. As The Herald reports today, even in Glasgow, the figure is now up to 58.5%, following a £7m oral hygiene programme.

It demonstrates what can be done when local authorities and the NHS pool efforts and resources to tackle a problem. In response to the Scottish Dental Action Plan of 2005, Glasgow became the first Scottish city to introduce daily toothbrushing in nur­series and P1 and P2. Out went chocolate biscuits and fizzy drinks at snack time in favour of fruit and milk or water. Recently a fluoride varnishing programme was launched, focused on youngsters from the most deprived areas. Such initiatives have the knock-on effect of challenging the lack of awareness and motivation in young parents who themselves grew up with fatalistic attitudes to tooth decay. The forward momentum must be maintained, even in these hard times. It is regrettable that extracting something as entirely avoidable as rotting teeth is still the main reason for Scottish children receiving general anaesthesia.

Big disparities remain in the extent of decay both between social classes and in different areas, with lingering links between poverty and bad teeth. This is partly because cheaper foods tend to have a higher sugar content and partly due to ignorance or indif­ference.

Foreign families settling in Scotland are still appalled at the sheer quantity of sweets and soft drinks Scots children consume. And, though most parents know the link with oral health, many are still reluctant to control their own children’s intake or restrict it to meal times.

There is still some way to go before twice daily brushing becomes second nature for all children. And, though an impressive 93% of Glasgow children are now registered with a dentist, there is still a shortage of NHS dentists treating children, especially in rural areas. Ideally, babies should be registered with a dentist at birth.

Finally, the issue of water fluoridation must remain on the agenda.

Nothing would make more difference to Scottish oral health statistics. (Children in non-fluoridated Manchester are twice as likely to have tooth decay as those in Birmingham, where fluoride has been added for decades.) Despite recent progress, too many children continue to embark in babyhood on a lifelong journey to deteriorating oral health

UK - Fluoride plan 'smacks of dictatorship'

Fluoride plan 'smacks of dictatorship'
JULIAN Lewis is right to call for legislation to block the loophole that can allow mass fluoridation of our water supplies by authorities disregarding the weight of local public opinion.
The current situation does not sit well under a coalition Government that promised fairness and a greater public say in their own areas.
Mass medication for all to eliminate the lack of dental care by some smacks of dictatorship and a lack of regard for some of the consequencies. The elderly are, in particular, vulnerable to increasing brittle bones from this noxious substance.
There is also no control on the specific daily amounts being ingested by individuals - as is the case in separately administered medication - as many drink more water or beverages than others.
Nowadays authorities should also consider the increased costs which could occur from all those objecting to such schemes.
Could they not claim their human rights against mass medication and demand supplies of fluoride free water to their properties on health grounds?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dr Julian Lewis MP letter to DOH

Decay of baby teeth may be linked to obesity, poor food choices

Decay of baby teeth may be linked to obesity, poor food choices
12 July 2010
A preliminary study of young children undergoing treatment for cavities in their baby teeth found that nearly 28 percent had a body mass index (BMI) above the 85th percentile, indicating overweight or obesity.

That percentage is more than 5 percent higher than the estimated national average, adding more fuel to the growing concern that poor food choices, including those sugary drinks and fruit juices so popular and convenient, likely are contributing to both obesity and tooth decay in very young children.

The findings were presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the Endocrine Society held in San Diego, Calif. The study is one of 38 abstracts (out of 2,000 accepted) selected for inclusion in the society's Research Summaries Book, which is provided to the media for future reference.

Kathleen Bethin, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo and director of the pediatric endocrinology and diabetes fellowship program at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, is first author.

Dental cavities are the most common chronic disease of childhood, according to Healthy People 2010 – 5–10 percent of young children have early childhood cavities – and childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, reaching nearly 20 percent by 2008.

"We hypothesised that poor nutritional choices may link obesity and dental decay in young children, but there is very little published data associating these two health issues," says Bethin.

"The aim of our study was to obtain preliminary data on BMI, energy intake and metabolic profiles in young children with tooth decay."........................

Fluoride Poisons Children in Jharkhand, India

The Dangers Of Fluoride

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Australia - Anglesea Alcoa toxin fears for new school

Anglesea Alcoa toxin fears for new school
Yasmin Paton
July 10th, 2010
FLUORIDE emissions, that deformed the bones of kangaroos in Portland, will increase in Anglesea with a trial to start about 800m from the town's new primary school.
The Alcoa power station will process a waste product called HiCal 40 carbon fuel to determine whether it can be used as an alternative to brown coal.
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Alcoa and the Environment Protection Authority maintain the increase in airborne fluoride will be minimal and non-harmful to humans, animals and vegetation.
"The alternative-fuel trial is safe and will see emissions for all substances remain well within the EPA guidelines," Anglesea power station manager Stephanie Pearce said.
But Dr Mark Diesendorf, University of NSW environmental studies deputy director, is concerned about the trial.
"I would certainly be worried about building a primary school near there," he said. "(Children) will be more sensitive than adults because, with any toxin, you're interested in the amount of toxin that enters the body in relation to body weight."

Dr Diesendorf said EPA approval did not necessarily mean the trial would be safe.

"A lot of these standards are set in a way that allows polluters to continue operating," he said.

"The health hazards of airborne fluoride produced by aluminium smelters, brick works and steel works, which settles on vegetation have been well known for 50 years.

"It's just ridiculous that authorities like the EPA are aligning themselves with industrial polluters."

Autopsies have revealed kangaroos that grazed near Alcoa's Portland smelter, and populations near Austral Bricks in Craigieburn, developed fluorosis as a result of ingesting fluoride emissions.

The fluorosis caused bone growths in the paws, ankles, jaw and calves.

But EPA director Matt Vincent said fluoride emissions at Anglesea would be 10 times lower than those produced at Alcoa's Portland and Point Henry sites.
"In granting approval, EPA assessed Alcoa's application and took into consideration recent research into the impacts of fluoride on kangaroos at other locations in Victoria," Mr Vincent said.
"EPA is satisfied that Alcoa's fluoride emissions for this trial sit well within the State Environment Protection Standards and do not pose an environmental risk."
Wildlife Victoria CEO Sandy Fernee cared for the kangaroos affected by fluorosis at Craigieburn.
"They're in a serious amount of pain because of it and their mobility is completely taken away," she said. "Immobilisation then leads to starvation and the animals have to be euthanased."
But Dr Ian Beveridge, a professor of parasitology at the University of Melbourne, said the effects were less severe.
"I think there is some degree of concern because a high proportion of them had changes in their teeth but they were very, very minor," he said

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* High content of fluoride in water increases renal diseases in North Central Province of Sri Lanka
Sat, Jul 10, 2010, 06:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: A study conducted by the Institute of Fundamental Studies of Kandy points to the high percentage of fluoride in water in some areas of the North Central Province of Sri Lanka as the reason for the high prevalence of renal diseases in the area.

The scientists of the Institute of Fundamental Studies conducted a survey in relation to well water in areas like Kekirawa, Mahaelagamuwa, Giribawa, Galgamuwa, Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa, and Kahatagasdigiliya where prevalence of renal diseases is high and found the well water is high in fluoride content.

The scientists point out that consuming the fluoride-rich well water in these areas for a long time can cause renal diseases as well as dental and bone fluorosis in the body

The Institute of Fundamental Studies recommends the people consumimg water from high fluoride wells be given new wells.

UK - Hustings for Labour leader contest in Southampton

Hustings for Labour leader contest in Southampton
1:20pm Saturday 10th July 2010
Parliamentary Correspondent
LABOUR’S leadership hopefuls were today attempting to woo hundreds of party activists as the battle to replace Gordon Brown comes to Southampton.
A hustings event, held at the De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel in the city, saw members from across the South come face to face with the five contenders as they slug it out for votes.
Diane Abbott, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham, David Miliband and Ed Miliband, who were confirmed as candidates several weeks ago, have already taken part in a series of televised and live debates around the UK. .................

KEEN to paint himself as the working class, antielite, anti-London candidate, Scouser Andy Burnham believes his plan for a National Care Service, to provide financial security for older people faced with going into a care home, will be a vote-winner in the affluent South. The former health secretary – and vocal Everton FC supporter – claims to be “utterly and totally persuaded’’ by the benefits of water fluoridation. Backed by New Forest East constituency Labour party.