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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, April 29, 2011

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock Interview — Fluoride's Deadly Secret (Part 4 of 5)

Fluoride / Flouride / Fluoridation / Flouridation - John Yiamouyiannis

Shame he died so young from cancer He died of colorectal cancer in 2000, which he chose to have treated in several Mexican clinics with laetrile and vitamins instead of seeking conventional treatment. Colorectal cancer has a 95% chance of survival beyond 5 years if caught early and properly treated using scientifically proven methods. Bet the pro fluoride people were pleased.

USA - Mix-up with chemicals at Arkansas water plant causes evacuation; drinking water not threatened

First Posted: April 28, 2011
ENGLAND, Ark. — A mix-up involving chemicals at the water treatment plant in the central Arkansas town of England led to an evacuation of several businesses Thursday near the facility.
Police in the Lonoke County community cleared the area for several hours after they say a chemical company worker mistakenly poured fluoride into a storage vat containing chlorine. Between 50 and 75 people were forced to leave from restaurants and other businesses, said England Police Chief Herman Hutton.
He said the chemical worker poured about 10 to 20 gallons of fluoride into a container holding around 150 gallons of bleach before realizing his mistake. The chemical reaction, which happened around 11 a.m., created a dangerous gas.
A water plant worker and an employee from a nearby fertilizer company were treated for breathing problems at the scene.
"It could have been a more serious situation had it happened in an enclosed area," Hutton said, adding that the doors of the building were open, which allowed the gas to circulate.
He said there was no threat to the city's drinking water because the container where the chemicals were mixed was only used for storage.
The Pulaski County Hazmat team had the area cleaned up by 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock Interview — Fluoride's Deadly Secret (Part 3 of 5)

USA - Village board votes to stop fluoride

Village board votes to stop fluoride use in water a week after starting system
In a special Village of Holmen board meeting, members voted to stop putting fluoride in their water. Village President Nancy Proctor says she’s upset at the board’s decision because the village just started fluoridation last week and has already spent $82,000 on the project........

Don't Feed Babies Fluoridated Water say NYS Health Officials

Don't Feed Babies Fluoridated Water say NYS Health Officials
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies fed infant formula mixed with New York's fluoridated tap water risk developing enamel fluorosis or discolored teeth, according to the New York State Department of Health (1). Bureaucrats fail to effectively broadcast this vital information beyond their little-read websites which places babies at unnecessary risk of developing fluoride-damaged teeth, reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).......

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

UK Hansard - House of Lords

Asked by Baroness Gardner of Parkes

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in view of the High Court decision on the water fluoridation scheme in Southampton, they will encourage other health authorities to consult on the introduction of similar schemes elsewhere. [HL8552]

Earl Howe: The Chief Dental Officer has advised primary care trusts with high levels of tooth decay to consider requesting their strategic health authority to undertake public consultation on the fluoridation of their water supplies. The Government's policy is that decisions on fluoridation should be taken locally.

Dr. Russell L. Blaylock Interview — Fluoride's Deadly Secret (Part 2 of 5)

Health & Human Services Announces New Fluoride Recommendations

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fairbanks City Council disbands Fluoride Task Force

Fairbanks City Council disbands Fluoride Task Force after accepting recommendation
by Molly Rettig
Apr 25, 2011
FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks City Council thanked the Fluoride Task Force on Monday for a year of researching the health effects of fluoridating public water. About 10 residents showed up to support the recommendation to eliminate the fluoride program.

“We opted for an approach we felt provided the most protection for at-risk subpopulations and allows the rest of the community to decide what to do to make up for lost fluoride, if they feel that’s important,” said Chairman Paul Reichardt in a presentation to the council.

A city law has required the utility to add fluoride to the water since the 1960s. The main risk of too much fluoride is fluorosis, or splotchy teeth.

Local water has natural fluoride levels of 0.3 parts per million, and city utilities increase that to 0.7 ppm.

“We just really didn’t find sufficient data to make the case that public water with 0.7 ppm provides better (cavity) prevention than one with 0.3 ppm,” he said.

Now the City Council can decide whether to remove it, leave it or let voters decide. Most council members said they would like to determine the issue by ordinance but did not promise how they would vote.

“I’m sort of leaning toward taking out the fluoride,” said Councilman Bernard Gatewood. “Despite that, the World Health Organization has declared fluoridated water one of the Top 10 health achievements of the 20th century.”

Councilwoman Vivian Stiver said she would vote to terminate fluoridation because it’s widely available in toothpaste and other forms.

“It’s everywhere. I’m very comfortable having us take it out,” she said.

Reichardt presented the reasoning behind four recommendations: that the city stop adding fluoride, that the borough weigh in on the decision and that the public and schools be better informed of the health implications of fluoride.

“I for one may not have supported recommendation No. 1, the one to end supplemental fluoridation of water, without recommendations two, three and four,” he said.

The panel found that about 25 percent of city water drinkers live outside city limits. City Mayor Jerry Cleworth said he plans to consult with the borough before voting on it.

The Dirty Truth About Tap Water

The Dirty Truth About Tap Water
April 25, 2011
Posted by Josh Corn

Did you know that the average adult human body is 55-60% water? (Babies’ bodies are closer to 75%.) The brain is made up of about 70% water, and the lungs, closer to 90%! This means that the quality of the water you drink has an enormous impact on the quality of your health.
Unfortunately, high quality drinking water is increasingly difficult to come by in this day and age. Most health conscious Americans know that, while we are lucky in this country to have access to water that is largely free of disease-causing microorganisms, drinking plain old, unfiltered tap water is generally not a great idea.

What’s wrong with tap water?

Recent analyses of municipal drinking water have shown that, despite government regulations, there are still many dangerous contaminants present in our water, even after it has gone through municipal water treatment facilities.

In fact, these water treatment facilities often actually contribute to the problem by adding dangerous chemicals like fluoride and chlorine to water as part of the treatment process. The water regulations and treatment methods used in the U.S. are old and outdated and do little to address the assortment of toxic chemicals that are currently present in our environment. The Safe Drinking Water Act only regulates 91 potential water contaminants. Yet there are more than 60,000 chemicals used within the U.S., many of which have been identified as probable carcinogens. According to some estimates, there are now more than 2,100 known chemical toxins present in U.S. tap water. Additionally, many municipalities transport their water in antiquated, corroded pipes, which may leach toxic heavy metals into the water after it has been treated.

Here’s a rundown of some of the chemicals that are more than likely lurking in your tap water:

1. Fluoride

For over 50 years, the U.S. government has mandated that fluoride be added to the water supply to prevent dental problems. However, current research has shown that fluoride, a chemical that is used in rat poison, does a lot more harm than good. The fluoride found in tap water has actually been shown to damage tooth enamel, increase fracture risk, suppress immune and thyroid function, increase cancer risk and disrupt the function of the pineal gland.
Many European countries have banned the use of fluoride altogether, and there is a large activist movement of people working to get fluoride banned in the U.S. Visit FluorideAlert.org to learn more.....................

UK - Daily Echo

What about 'first do no harm'?
THE Strategic Health Authority is now making plans to implement fluoridation in Southampton and Hampshire, having been persuaded that the health benefits outweigh all risks.
However, information that has come to light under the Freedom Of Information Act suggests that the truth is very different and the public are being deceived.
1) The Government and Department Of Health have admitted that dental f luorosis is a manifestation of systemic toxicity (Baroness Hayman 1999).
2) They are nonetheless going ahead with their agenda in full knowledge of the harm it will do to the body and the teeth.
3) Even worse, in a cruel Nazi-style experiment, they intend to use a newly fluoridated community to study the harms that their forced agenda will
4) This is where the cogency of their arguments in favour of the health benefits of fluoridation disintegrates completely. Not only do they know it does not protect teeth, but that it also harms the entire body.
5) Over the next ten years, they will collect data that will not only never be disclosed to the public, but the evidence will be denied and the fluoridation programme will be declared a huge success, awards will be given and they will congratulate themselves for implementing the most important and most successful public health measure of all time. Meanwhile, unless phosphate fertilisers are banned, the industry will salivate at the growing mountain of dishonourable revenues from water companies.
6) At the same time, babies will have been poisoned and distressed families will face huge dental costs for remedial work on f luorosed teeth in their adolescent children.
Should not a Health Authority have a moral obligation to honour the Hippocratic oath "first do no harm" at all times?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dr. Russell Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret 1/5

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Controversy of Water Supply Fluoridation in New Zealand

............According to a statement made by the New Zealand Ministry of Health, there are more than $500 million spent on a yearly basis for treating tooth decays. A combination of water fluoridation and a healthy diet have seemed the best ways and the most cost effective in order to keep tooth decay at bay in the population.

Moreover, health officials added that the fluoride amounts found in the water supplies in NZ are non toxic. They have also taken into consideration the studies and reports made by Prof Connet, and concluded there is no clear evidence present based on which they should change these regulations.

The water supply fluoridation is quite a problematic issue for the entire world. There are many health and governmental officials who support this practice, but just as many who are against fluoridation of water supplies.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

USA - Health Fluoride is coming back to Boone County

Health Fluoride is coming back to Boone County
Posted by Max Brantley on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 8:44 AM
Ginger Shiras reports for the Harrison Daily Times that fluoride is returning to the drinking water of Carroll and Boone Counties, thanks to a new state law.

Over some protests, the Carroll-Boone Water District decided to comply with the new state requiring fluoridation of water supplies with more than 5,000 customers. Several of the larger cities in the district, including Harrison, had once had fluoride in water, but when the water district was formed Eureka Springs objected to use of the chemical and so it was blocked for all customers. Actually adding the treatment to the district's water could take a year, Shiras reported.

A lot of comments made - click title.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Great Fluoride Debate!!

A few errors but his message is needed.

UK - Daily Echo - Keep tap water pure

Keep tap water pure
IT has been suggested that if our water supply is contaminated, bottled water can be purchased.
You would need a lot of bottled water to have a shower or a bath at home and what about public swimming baths where people and children dive into the water? Obviously it must go into their eyes, nose and ears apart from amounts swallowed. The water will not reach teeth in these instances.
The people who may well suffer the most will be the bulge drinkers who down several pints in an evening. It will not do their teeth any good as they just pour it down their throats, not touching the teeth. I wonder what it does to their insides? If it is going to prevent decay in teeth it must be fairly strong. Have tests been done on what action this has on flesh?
A better and cheaper plan would be for the shops to sell water which contains fluoride to those who feel they need it and keep our taps running with water as pure as is possible.
AC DAVIDSON, Locks Heath.

Leading Wellness Professional Asserts that Many “Natural” Toothpastes Are Ineffective and May Even Pose Health Hazards

Leading Wellness Professional Asserts that Many “Natural” Toothpastes Are Ineffective and May Even Pose Health Hazards
Recent reports regarding fluoride toxicity leads to a misguided “natural” toothpaste movement, according to leading Dentist, USC Professor and prominent wellness professional, Dr. Flora Stay
PRWEB) April 21, 2011
Spurred by recent debates about fluoride toxicity, many health professionals are stepping back into the toothpaste and dental health discussion. There is a rising concern that we may be over-exposing our citizens to fluoride. This naturally occurring mineral is typically added to drinking water in an effort to prevent cavities in children. Recent studies suggest that fluoridation may pose more health risks than benefits. In fact, couple enriched water with fluoride toothpaste, fluoride supplements and mouthwash, and fluoride can reach toxic levels. In response to this debate a whole culture of natural toothpaste proponents has been on the rise. While based in good intentions, this phenomena is rooted in more myth than in reality. According to health professional Dr. Flora Stay, simply being a “natural toothpaste” is not enough.

Dr. Flora Stay knows a thing or two about toothpaste. She is the author of Secret Gateway to Health, a practicing dentist, a USC professor, and she has spent the last 20 years in toothpaste research and development. “I believe it is my responsibility to let consumers know why natural toothpaste is typically a waste of money.”

“A healthy mouth requires several things. It must have adequate saliva, maintain a neutral pH, be regularly cleaned by a professional dentist… and of course it’s nice to have minimum sugar exposure.” Dr. Stay adds, “I understand the desire to limit fluoride consumption and exposure to synthetic chemicals. That makes sense to me too… but rather than seeking out “natural toothpaste”, look for an effective and safe toothpaste.”
What makes for an effective and safe toothpaste?
Your toothpaste should include Xylitol to aid in decay prevention and help flow of saliva as well as baking soda to help remove stains and neutralize acids.
It should taste good without adding saccharin.
It should be free of harsh abrasives, herbs and other irritating additives.
It should be free of fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS.
So why is natural toothpaste a myth?
It’s a marketing ploy… if a product is truly natural, it would require refrigeration.
Most of the herbs featured in many of the so-called natural toothpastes are totally ineffective against tooth decay, may have unpleasant side effects and are often sprayed with pesticides. If an herb has drug-like properties, it should be used with caution, especially on pregnant, breastfeeding women or children

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Australia - Molong tests water on fluoride

Molong tests water on fluoride
21 Apr, 2011 04:00 AM
MOLONG residents will soon have their say on fluoridating the town’s water supply.
Cabonne Council will write to residents who receive the town's reticulated water supply to seek their feedback on the issue.
Council decided to not fluoridate the town’s water in the past, leaving it up to residents to fluoridate their own water via tablets.
A strong push for fluoride to be added to the town's water supply has prompted council to reconsider the practice.
The survey comes after years of lobbying by the Rural Dental Action Group to have fluoride added to the supply.............

Fluoride, Cockroaches, Insecticide and Toilet Water

Detox the Family Medicine Cabinet and Make Every Day Earth Day

Detox the Family Medicine Cabinet and Make Every Day Earth Day
Important advice: don’t swallow your toothpaste. Each tube of fluoride toothpaste—even those specifically marketed for children—contains enough fluoride to kill a child. And as of April 7, 1997, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) required that all fluoride toothpastes sold in the U.S. carry this poison warning on the label: "WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately."
Between 1989 and 1994, Poison Center Control records included 12,571 reports of people who had ingested excess toothpaste. Fortunately, there have been very few toothpaste-induced fatalities reported in the U.S.
Other potential problems with fluoride toothpaste include gastric problems, and ingestion may also damage the lining of the gastrointestinal tract - even in the absence of symptoms (e.g. nausea).
A visible side-effect of ingesting fluoride toothpaste is a discoloration of teeth called dental fluorosis. This occurs when the fluoride damages the cells that produce tooth enamel. The resulting discoloration can range from white spots on teeth to brownish and black stains.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ask EWG- What can I do about fluoride in my water

Canada - CBRM votes to keep fluoride in water supply

Dr. James Beck, biophysicist at the University of Calgary, speaks to Cape Breton regional council Tuesday night. Beck was influential in convincing Calgary city council to stop fluoridating its municipal water system. Chris Shannon — Cape Breton Post

CBRM votes to keep fluoride in water supply
Dr. James Beck, biophysicist at the University of Calgary, speaks to Cape Breton regional council Tuesday night. Beck was influential in convincing Calgary city council to stop fluoridating its municipal water system. Council was barraged by statistics, graphs and charts of data during five presentations by dentists, doctors and scientists.
For decades the water systems in Sydney, North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford have used fluoride as a medicating ingredient against tooth decay.
At council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Dr. James Beck, an influential biophysicist at the University of Calgary who played a key role in convincing politicians to end water fluoridation in that city, told CBRM council the amount of fluoride used in drinking water isn’t at issue, but the inability to control the dosage is the problem............

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Early Puberty Could Mean Health Dangers for Our Daughters

Early Puberty Could Mean Health Dangers for Our Daughters
Posted by Maressa Brown on April 18, 2011
..The real reason behind why girls are likely getting their periods younger now? To a large extent, hormone-disrupting toxins in our food and water supply. In the last six or so years, we've learned that it's best to avoid plastic bottles made with BPA (bisphenol A), look for dairy that's free of rBST (artificial growth hormone), and try to opt for organic meats that are sans added antibiotics and hormones, but before then? What we ate and drank was filled with the stuff, and now we're seeing how that's affecting the age girls hit puberty.

Also, even now, the most organic-focused person cannot completely avoid hormones/pesticides/toxins/BPA in our everyday life. I'd guess that even drinking tap water that's been treated with fluoride can influence a young girls' delicate hormonal system, as fluoride is a proven endocrine disruptor. (Hence, why I switched to Tom's fluoride-free toothpaste a while back!).............

Canada - Fluoride debate on tap for council meeting

Fluoride debate on tap for council meeting
Chris Shannon
SYDNEY — The debate over water fluoridation will have its two sides heard with experts weighing in at Cape Breton regional council Tuesday.
Topics : University of Calgary , Calgary Herald , Holy Angels High School , Sydney , North Sydney , Glace Bay
Several health professionals and scientists will make presentations on both sides of the controversial issue.
Community activist Marlene Kane has pushed for an end to water fluoridation in the municipal water system in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality over the past few years.
It’s her second attempt since 2009 to reverse a decades-old policy of injecting the municipal water systems in Sydney, North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford with fluoride as a medicating ingredient against tooth decay.
Many people believe overexposure to fluoride can cause dental fluorosis, which leaves pits and white marks on teeth, and alters the development of growing teeth in children.
Kane said it comes down not only to a health issue, but an ethical one.
“No one has the right to force medicate any individual, and in this instance, thousands of people are being forced medicated without their permission because they’re not putting it in the drinking water not to treat the water but to treat people,” she said.
The type of fluoride used in the CBRM is called hydrofluorisilic acid, which is a byproduct from fertilizer and is certified for use in water supplies, CBRM water utility manager Mike MacKeigan said during a meeting in February.
Dr. James Beck, an influential biophysicist at the University of Calgary who played a key role in convincing politicians to end water fluoridation in that city, will present his case to council in hopes the municipality will end the practice here.
Beck said there is no discernible proof that water fluoridation prevents tooth decay.
“It is true that cavities in poor children in industrialized countries has decreased over the past decades. But that has happened to the same extent where water is not fluoridated as where it is fluoridated,” he said in letter published in the Calgary Herald in February.
“This improvement is likely due to improved diet and dental care and possibly to the topical effect of fluoride. Topical, not from swallowing fluoride.”
During his short visit, Beck will also speak to the public. An information session on water fluoridation was held scheduled for Holy Angels High School on Monday night.
Local pediatrician Dr. Andrew Lynk and four other health professionals will present the case for maintaining fluoridated water at CBRM council’s monthly meeting at the Civic Centre, which begins at 6 p.m.

Don't like the look of the water.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Uk - Daily Echo Letters

Ready market for fertilizer effluent
SO John Oliver is yet another one duped by the pro-fluoride lobby! What's more, to support his view, he quotes a leaflet from the USA which claims that the addition of fluoride to the water supply there has had nothing but beneficial effects on the nation's teeth.
While that claim itself is disputable, they are scarcely likely to admit to the damage it does to the thyroid gland, the kidneys, the skeletal frame, the brain of the developing foetus, and the child's IQ, etc.
However, even if fluoride were beneficial, I am not alone in objecting on principle to mass-medication without consent, which violates our human rights.
Moreover, fluoride should more accurately be known as hexafluorsilicic acid, which is too toxic to be dumped at sea or placed in landfill sites, but, so it is claimed, can safely be poured down our throats!
As an effluent from the fertilizer industry, its disposal was an expense to the industrialists until the government was persuaded to offer a ready market!
It is not possible to outline here all the arguments against fluoride but, anyway, at this time of economic stringency.can the government possibly justify spending millions to treat the water when only one per cent of it goes anywhere near teeth, especially as the claim that it prevents caries is disputable.

Fluoride petition
I AM writing to ask people that if they want to sign a new petition against fluoride being proposed to be added to our water supply. You can sign on-line at. Sign Petition
Please remember this is a completely new petition and nothing to do with the 15,000 signatures that went to 10 Downing Street last year. There will be pen to paper petitions as well, but only one or the other is to be signed.
If we still want to try to keep this toxic fluoride out please take the time to sign. Our water should be left alone for us to drink. It is not in place to treat anything. We will carry on the fight.
MRS KINCHINGTON, Address supplied.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sri Lanka - Kidney cases – a cause for concern

Kidney cases – a cause for concern
Patients suffering from the mystery renal disease CKDu face a shortage of specialist doctors and trained nurses.
Nadia Fazlulhaq reports
The mystery behind Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology, also known as CKDu, continues to puzzle local and international medical research teams, including WHO experts, while the disease itself is spreading.
CKDu is largely concentrated in the North-Central Province, but hospitals remain understaffed to deal with the problem. Hospitals with kidney treatment units are experiencing a shortage of specialised doctors and nursing staff.............

.....He said possible causes ranged from water contaminated by environmental toxins, such as cadmium, fluoride, aluminium and pesticides, to alchohol consumption, the use of aluminium vessels in cooking, and dehydration. The exact cause of CKDu has yet to be pinpointed......

The Fluoride Detective Speaks Up Against Fluoridation

The Fluoride Detective Speaks Up Against Fluoridation
Last month, Jim wrote a powerful article about what signs point toward the possibility of a new American Revolution on the horizon.
One of the signs Jim pointed to was the tendency of U.S. industry to inflict their products upon the population in a premature manner – before sufficient testing can be finished as to the effects those products have on humans.
One specific example was outlined in a section of Jim’s article titled “The Fluoridation of America.”
The response was overwhelming. A number of readers Tweeted, Facebooked and even sent me direct emails about their own personal experiences dealing with the inappropriate (and many would say unnecessary) fluoridation of the U.S. public water supply.
One such reader was Golda Starr, a self-described survivor of water fluoridation. On her website, Fluoride Detective, Golda shares her personal experience about having “fluoridated kidneys,” how she prevented kidney failure by avoiding the ingestion of fluoride.
As a medical social worker, the realization that fluoride was what caused her medical problems ticked her off.
She is now on a mission to explore and identify the cause of this continued fluoridation of our country, and to once and for all put an end to what essentially could amount to the slow poisoning of millions of Americans – including children – with what is essentially an industrial waste product. It is good for the teeth – on the teeth – but not good when ingested.

In Her Own Words – Golda Starr the Fluoride Detective
I asked Golda for her story, and what inspired her to start a blog about her experiences. The following is Golda’s response, which she agreed to have published on Top Secret Writers...........................

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Elite are Cold Blooded Killers - Alex Jones


USA - Ga. civil rights leaders want to end water fluoridation

Ga. civil rights leaders want to end water fluoridation
By DrBicuspid Staff
April 15, 2011 -- Former United Nations Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Pastor Gerald Durley, PhD, are calling for the repeal of Georgia's fluoridation law.
In a news release issued April 13, Young and Durley said they were concerned that fluoridated water disproportionately harms poor citizens and black families, and sent letters to several legislators asking them to repeal the state's mandatory water fluoridation law.
Some communities have expressed concern about adding fluoride to water to help prevent cavities after a 2006 National Research Council report claimed that research wasn't done on the whole-body safety of fluorides and fluoridation, according to the release.
Some 72% of the U.S. population -- 196 million people -- are on fluoridated public water systems, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A review by the CDC Task Force on Community Preventive Services found that water fluoridation reduces tooth decay by 30% to 50% in children and adolescents. A study published in the Journal of Dental Research (May 2007, Vol. 86:5, pp. 410-415) found that fluoridation prevents about 27% of cavities in adults, according to the CDC.
Parents can use low-fluoride water when mixing milk formula to reduce the risk of teeth staining caused by fluorides, the CDC said.

UK - Daily Echo Letter

Will fluoride counter risk of starter cups?
HEALTH and safety warnings jump out at us from the most unlikely places. Take an 'Essentials First Cup'.
This is a spouted drinking cup sold as suitable for babies and young children.
The packaging contains the warning 'continuous and prolonged sucking of fluids will cause tooth decay. Tooth decay in young children can occur even when non-sweetened fluids are used'. It is a good thing this company recognises this health hazard
regarding its product. Are there similar warnings on other children's products relating to tooth decay?
Tooth decay in young children was the emotive reason given by our PCT and SHA, so I fail to understand how fluoridation of our water supply will protect these very young children from tooth decay while they continue to suck on their drinking cups.
JWE POPE, Southampt

Friday, April 15, 2011

FAN Newsletter

On Wednesday, Dan Stockin of the Georgia-based Lillie Center, announced that Atlanta civil rights leaders, Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley, have called for Georgia legislators to repeal the state's 40 year old mandatory water fluoridation law. A law that disproportionately harms poor citizens and black families, resulting in higher rates of dental fluorosis and overexposure to fluoride in these populations. Both men have expressed concerns about the fairness, safety, and full disclosure regarding fluoridation in letters submitted to the State's minority and majority legislative leaders this week.
This is big news, since both Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley are prominent figures in Georgia, and have both been inductees to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. Young is a former U.N. Ambassador and former Mayor of Atlanta, and Reverend Durley is the Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Currently, fluoride chemicals, added to 96% of Georgia's public drinking water supplies are meant to prevent tooth decay, especially in the poor. Yet, 61% of low-income Georgia third-graders have tooth decay compared to 51% from higher income families - and 33% and 20%, respectively, have untreated cavities showing a dire need for dental care...........

Australian children have terrible teeth

Australian children have terrible teeth, researchers say, and oral health is decaying
By Sheradyn Holderhead From: AdelaideNow April 14, 2011 1:16PM
AUSTRALIAN children have terrible teeth and their oral health is getting worse, despite billions of dollars being spent on fixing the problem, Adelaide University researchers say.
Dental researchers from Adelaide University have been awarded $1.3 million to find out why the system is failing Australia's children.
Professor John Spencer from the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health will lead a national study over the next four years.
"Despite a substantial level of resources, approximately $1 billion dollars annually being directed to dental services for children in Australia in the last decade, their oral health is still a major public health problem," Professor Spencer says.
"After several decades of improvement, child oral health has worsened and inequalities have widened."
Latest statistics show that dental restorations and extractions are the most common reason for hospital admissions among Australian children under 14 years of age......

75% fluoridated: NYSCOF

nakia lamir of Bellingen Posted at 12:24 PM Today
When I first started teaching in Primary Schools in 1980, the Dental van would come around every year and check the students teeth. Those that needed fillings would get them fixed. Gradually they phased it out so that now the children don't have access to this fantastic facility. Instead the government seems to be hell bent on spending hundreds of thousands on forced water fluoridation as the panacea for bad oral health instead of oral education with the dental van - lessons on Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods and drinking unfluoridated water. It is obvious that water fluoridation isn't the magic potion that will prevent cavities. As we can see from the studies in the US and elsewhere, children are being exposed to too much fluoride with dire consequences. See fluoridealert.org for more details on this hot topic.

Zofia Majak of Ettalong Posted at 12:19 PM Today
This is the proof that the compulsory water fluoridation doesn't help the teeth, not to mention the damage that the fluoride does to the general health.

Bill Kilvert of Cairns, Qld Posted at 12:10 PM Today
What a Joke - Putting John Spencer in charge of this program is like putting Dracula in charge of the Blood Bank. He is part of the problem as he is a strong advocate for water fluoridation and this is part of the problem. While people believe fluoride will fix teeth there will be no progress on this issue. The main ingredients to fixing dental decay is: regular brushing, a good wholesome diet and regular dental check-ups. Especially drastically reducing the intake of refined sugar. Yes it is hard work policing your children when advertising is blatant lying by omission. Take a popular brand of cornflakes for instance, they don't tell you it contains 30% sugar. Governments have to obtain a bit of backbone and legislate to ban junk food, sugar drinks and many confectionary items or there will be very many younger people in hospital beds in the future.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

UK - Daily Echo Letters

Total toxic load is what causes harm
REGARDING the letter by John Oliver, Hamble, 'Fluoride does more good than harm' (Letters, March 26).
Regarding the statement 'There is not a shred of evidence that says that fluoridation is harmful', fluoride is obtained from many sources, and it is total toxic load, rather than the contribution from fluoridation alone, which can cause harm.
Fluoridation ensures that anyone with a high fluoride intake will have an even higher one, and some individuals (including bottle-fed babies whose formula feed is mixed with fluoridated water) will exceed safe limits.
John Oliver would do well to read Bruce Spittle's book Fluoride Fatigue, Fluoride Poisoning: is fluoride in drinking water - and from other sources - making you sick?
Dr Spittle has had a distinguished career in medicine and psychiatry in New Zealand. The book is available to read online, at no cost, from www.pauapress.com/fluoride/ files/1418.pdf.
ELIZABETH A McDONAGH, chairman, National Pure Water Association.

Double dose worry
WITH reference to fluoride being added to our water.
Considering it is already in 99 per cent of toothpastes, everyone would be getting a double dose.
What would happen if we had another thalidomide tragedy?
IRENE O'CONNELL, Southampton.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jesse Ventura Educates Foxnews Anchor About Fluoride & The Nazis

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Fluoride Deception

How mouthwash can give you bad breath... AND stain your teeth

How mouthwash can give you bad breath... AND stain your teeth
By Angela Epstein
12th April 2011
Many people include a daily swill of mouthwash in their dental routine to freshen breath and fight plaque – but could we actually be damaging our teeth in the process?
Some of the ingredients in mouthwash may have a detrimental effect on teeth and gums if the product isn’t used properly, says Robin Seymour, professor of restorative dentistry at Newcastle University.
Many mouthwashes contain alcohol —some are up to 26 per cent proof, research has shown................

USA - Getting to the root of poor dental care for poor, uninsured

Getting to the root of poor dental care for poor, uninsured - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York
Utica, NY is fluoridated: "Dental residents at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica treat about 1,500 walk-in dental emergency patients a year, most of whom are on Medicaid or don’t have their own dentist.

Many come in with advanced tooth decay, facial swelling and pain from a lack of routine dental care,..."


Monday, April 11, 2011

UK - Daily Echo Letters

Unkind to dump muck in our water
JOHN Oliver (Letters, March 26), may well believe the fluoride-sponsored experts who say fluoride is good for the teeth.
However, just what's the use of fluoride-strengthened teeth if they are made brown and mottled by the same substance? I attended a fluoride consultation and a woman from the SHA informed me that in a water fluorinated area, it would take six years, from conception, for a child to develop fluoride poisoning,manifesting as dental fluorisis. It's unbelievably unkind of the SHA to dump this muck into our drinking water knowing it will adversely affect the teeth, growing in the mouths of babies and toddlers and knowing that the majority of us can never afford costly corrective dental treatment.
Dentists will tell you this correptive treatment will cause further damage to the teeth.

Warning to ignore?
WRITERS of a number of letters about fluoridation have commented on its responsibility for fluorosis, which, if more than slight, causes concern.
We are constantly being advised to be wary of blemishes in the skin or unidentified swellings, since they might indicate serious problems which merit early attention.
Is it not a very curious thing, therefore, that in the case of a chemical in the water which can cause discoloration of teeth and so presumably has an effect on other unseen parts of the body, that we are told to ignore it?
G PAYNE, Southampton.

Is SHA protected?
IS it a case that the SHA is simply following the precedent set by the last Chancellor of the Exchequer, to sign up for a deal knowing they will not be in office when/should "the pigeons come home to roost"?
Although the Chancellor was part of a 'Sovereign Body' and therefore safe from action, is the SHA considered to be the same?
If not, are the members open to legal action should their decision be found to be detrimental to the community, not based upon best knowledge?

Barry Burton. Fareham

Sunday, April 10, 2011

USA - Child dental crisis

Child dental crisis

by Patti Kirkpatrick
Posted on April 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM
PHOENIX -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reported this week we have a dental crisis, with 2 to 35 percent of children aged 2 to 5 showing tooth decay.
Dentists warn parents they need to get their little ones to a dentist at an early age, not only for the health of their teeth, but also to get them accustomed to and comfortable in the dentist’s chair.
“What we’d like to be able to do is try to have parents bring their child before they are 12 months of age," our now-retired pediatric dentist told me. "That’s for a checkup, of course, but also to teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques before they get their adult teeth, even if a parent helps out. Most children do need some help because they lack the manual dexterity to brush very well.”
Other ways to keep decay at bay? Limit sugary foods. Give sweets after meals not as snacks. For munchies, replace sweets with fruits or veggie sticks. And guess what? Even potato chips and pretzels can do damage because they stick to teeth.
“The carbohydrates and the starches still get broken down by the bacteria to the same simple sugars and create the same acid environment,” according to the dentist.
Also, avoid giving your baby juice or milk in a bottle or sippy cup.
“It’s the amount of time that the teeth are exposed to these juices or milk in a bottle that is the critical factor,” he said...........

NYSCOF - This after 65+ years of water fluoridation twhich has reached more people this year than ever.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Mercury Fillings Danger Ignored By BDA

Always worth another look to see what we are fighting.

UK - Daily Echo letter

Our water must be pure
REGARDING the recent letter 'Fluoride does more good than harm', this gentleman is obviously ignorant of the damage that fluoride does to the teeth and body.
The people who have studied it are not so-called experts, as he put it, but truly professional people.
To name one, Professor Connett has been studying its ill effects on the body and teeth for at least 14 years.
Many other
professional people have also studied its ill effects and proved it is a poison.
How long have you studied it, Mr Oliver, and what proof do you have that it is safe?
Do you not wonder why so many countries have banned fluoridation and others have taken it out of their water after many years of people drinking it? Do you think that is because it has no ill effects?
Water is precious, it is sacred, it is our lifeline. Absolutely nothing, except what is needed to keep it safe and pure, should be added to it. Nothing at all.
MRS D COVE, Freemantle, Southampton.

Friday, April 08, 2011

UK - Lymington Times - Anti-fluoride bid to mire scheme in legal red tape

Anti-fluoride bid to mire scheme in legal red tape
ANOTHER legal battle is in prospect to stop the NHS adding fluoride in Totton's drinking water by tying the scheme up in red tape. Campaigners hope a bid to redefine fluoride as a medicine will fatally delay the project by the time the body responsible, the South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA), is dissolved in March 2012 under nation wide reforms. The SHA gave approval last year to add the controversial chemical to 190,000 people's supply around Southampton — including 8,000 in Totton. It was put on hold until a Judicial review in February, which found In favour of the scheme. On Thursday in last week its board was told Southern Water might take months to draw up plans to implement the plan, which the SHA believes is safe and will drive down rates of child tooth decay. But opponents fear health side-effects and resent "forced" treatment — an issue Totton and Eling Town Council said it would take up by demanding a legal ruling on whether fluoride was "medication". The SHA is to be disbanded next year to make way for the government's NHS reforms handing funding to GPs, and the councillors' strategy is it to hold up fluoridation or possibly bring in new regulations to require public consent. Town clerk Derek Biggs said the council will contact the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and ask New Forest East MP Julian Lewis to write to the Department of Health. Coun. David Harrison proposed the action, which included refusing to recognise the SHA, and said it would be a "slap in the face" to show how the council felt the public had been ignored. Last year opponents gathered a 15,000-name petition against fluoride and during consultation 72% of responses objected, although a Mori poll for the SHA showed only 38% against. Coun. Harrison added: "We seek to demonstrate, with a legal ruling, that adding fluoride to tap water to treat a disease is indeed medicating. With the SHA set to be abolished within 12 months, we are hoping that this will be enough to see off the threat of water fluoridation." Fluoride was deemed not to be a medicine in 1999, and an MHRA spokesman told the 'A&T' it had no plans to amend the legislation. An application to appeal against February's High Court ruling has been listed for a short hearing on June 16th in the Court of Appeal

UK - Andover Advertiser - Facts revealed on a local fluoridation human experiment

Facts revealed on a local fluoridation human experiment
4:20pm Thursday 7th April 2011
DISTURBING information regarding the secret agenda behind water fluoridation in Southampton has just been uncovered. The hidden truth the DoH and fluoride pushers never meant you to know was revealed in a Freedom of Information request on fluoridation research. 'The Southampton Project' is a major human experiment on the harms caused by putting the industrial poison hexafluorosilicic acid in drinking water. Here is the direct quote from the DoH:‘We are also supporting a major current research project into the extent and severity of dental fluorosis for which costs are estimated at some £700,000. . . a new fluoridation scheme would provide an excellent opportunity to undertake prospective research and we are keeping closely in touch with developments on the proposed scheme for Southampton’. We were told that fluoridation was not only beneficial but absolutely safe. The depth of government deception defies belief. No safe health programme - but experimental research on the masses without their knowledge or consent, using a drug capable of causing serious harm. All for powerful industrial benefit.

The DoH knows (as their statement proves) that dental fluorosis is a 'manifestation of systemic toxicity', a fact acknowledged by the government in 1999 (Hansard 20 Apr 1999 : WA 158.) though the public were never told.

Let's be clear about this, systemic toxicity means that the entire body is being poisoned, not just the teeth. So by their own admission, the health authorities (with government approval) will be using Southampton people as lab rats in an experiment that could take decades and cause untold suffering - though the cause of that suffering will never be divulged. But for the FoI, this would have remained a closely guarded secret.What else aren't they telling us? Could their experiment include investigating American research studies that uncovered a five to seven fold increase in osteosarcoma, the fatal bone cancer in young boys born in fluoridated areas? Will they be monitoring the IQ of Southampton children to see whether it drops significantly, as Chinese research suggests? Will they be studying how fluoride overdose affects the kidneys, the thyroid, the pituitary and pineal glands, and how it crosses the blood brain barrier?

Will they be assessing the increase in brittle bone disease and osteoporosis? Will they be monitoring the health of infants whose parents have no choice but to give their babies fluoridated water, despite the official advice not to do so? Has the SHA or the DoH put into place a mechanism for providing safe unfluoridated water for these young families, and if not, are they prepared for the compensation claims that will surely follow?

Were the water companies told they were not taking part in a safe health measure but an illegal experiment on the entire population? Can they now legally refuse to do the DoH's dirty work?

All fluoridation schemes must now be recognised as illegal experimentation on UK citizens, and banned.

Jennifer Godschall Johnson, Balksbury Hill, Upper Clatford.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Case Against Fluoride (1/7)

Flouridation awards presented to over 430 Illinois communities

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on Wednesday presented fluoridation awards to 433 community water systems for maintaining state-mandated fluoride levels every month in 2010.
The awards were presented at a ceremony held during the 2011 Illinois Section American Water Works Association Conference and Expo at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
“Water fluoridation can improve overall oral health for both children and adults. Studies show water fluoridation reduces tooth decay by about 25 percent over a person’s lifetime,” said Dr. Damon T. Arnold, state public health director. “Studies also show that widespread community water fluoridation saves money for both families and the health care system. We applaud those communities that maintain levels of fluoride in their water systems and encourage them to continue their efforts.”

All these awards are simply PR moves to distract the truth about the outdated practice of fluoridation.
There are many large scientific studies to show that that drinking fluoridated water has no posistive effect on cavity reduction and to show that it causes cancer, thyroid damage, broken hips, lowered IQ and other health problems. The best source for scientific information on fluoridation can be found here: (www.fluoridealert.org).
If fluoride were 'proven,' there should be evidence of its success in Kentucky, which has been 100% fluoridated for over 40 years. However, government records show that Kentucky leads the nation in the number of dental cavities in children, and in the number of completely toothless adults . The same ineffectiveness is evident in many states and cities.

Most of Europe (16 countries) has considered and has rejected fluoridation and is 98% fluoride free. The WHO (United Nations) reports that they have a better tooth decay rate than any fluoridated country.
If you want fluoride in your water, put it in your own glass of water; leave the rest of us out of it.

UK - Daily Echo - Alarm bells over food concentration

Alarm bells over food concentration
FROM your many correspondents against the proposed introduction of hexafluorosilicic acid into our drinking water, I should like to add that it will not only be to (supposedly) improve children's teeth, but by the very nature of things be used in the preparation and cooking of food and beverages.
As water boils it evaporates, and given that this acid will therefore be more and more concentrated in the remaining water, the "recommended" dosage of this acid taken up by the food and drink will be that much greater.
This will exceed the Strategic Health Authority's "recommended" dosage into our body system and I bet they didn't want to tell us that little gem!
The catering industry, together with the burgeoning cruise ships in Southampton may like to take this on board when preparing menus and brochures. Their customers have a right to expect good and fresh water, not a substance containing a potential poison.
For goodness sake, are the SHA so domineering that the Government and Southern Water are frightened, and refuse to heed the wishes of the people who will have to suffer this if it is introduced?
I know the SHA won the recent " court action on a technicality, but just because the SHA are being abolished, are the 12 unelected members of the board intent on implementing this spiteful action as a final act of defiance in the face of all the opposition to it?

UK - Daily Echo - Health authority is pressing ahead with plans even though it's future is uncertain

By Jon Reeve
THE controversial decision to fluoridate Hampshire tap water will go back to the High Court later this year. A date in June has been set for an application by Southampton mum Gerri Milner to appeal against part of the ruling that South Central Strategic Health Authority was right to approve the scheme. Since winning the judicial review case in February, the authority has vowed to press ahead with its plans, affecting nearly 200,000 residents in parts of Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams. Ms Milner last night said she believes it is "ridiculous" that the body has restarted work on fluoridation despite the on-going court challenge, and government plans to scrap all strategic health authorities as early as next spring. Her legal team, led by Sean Humber from Leigh Day solicitors in London, has lodged an appeal arguing the SHA did not properly evaluate the evidence for and against adding fluoride to tap water before its 12-man board unanimously approved the scheme in February 2009. The plans had been on hold since June that year, when Ms Milner first applied for a judicial review, but earlier this year Mr Justice Edward Holman ruled the law states the SHA was not required to in follow public opinion reaching its decision. During a public consultation, more than 10,000 people gave their views on the plans, with 72 per cent saying they were opposed. The judge also refused Ms Milner permission to have a full judicial review into the way the health authority evaluated evidence before giving the scheme the green light. At the two-day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in January, it was claimed that not all board members had been properly informed of detailed arguments put forward in opposition, including those of Hampshire Against Fluoridation and Hampshire County Council. Ms Milner told the Daily Echo last night she is determined to fight the plans through the courts. She said: "It makes me so angry. Clearly they shouldn't do it while there's still legal proceedings against them. "It's so undemocratic. I don't think they've assessed either side properly." An authority spokesman said: "The SHA remains satisfied that water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to improve the dental health of children in the Southampton area. "The SHA will work with the water authority on developing an implementation plan and it is likely to be a number of months before the necessary plant and machinery is constructed, operational and ready to commence the process of adding fluoride to the water supply." The application to appeal has been listed for a short hearing on June 16.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Case Against Fluoride with Paul Connett, PhD and Pam Killeen

NZ - Campaigner weighs into fluoride feud

Campaigner weighs into fluoride feud
JOLENE WILLIAMS | 6th April 2011
A debate over fluoride was heard at Hastings District Council yesterday with Mayor Lawrence Yule indicating councillors may reconsider holding a public referendum.
Anti-fluoride activists and Hawke's Bay District Health Board representatives presented both sides of the debate on adding fluoride to the district's water supply.
The water supply in Hastings currently has fluoride added.
Mr Yule said fluoridation was not an easy issue.
"A lot of councils try to stay away from it, but while we're on my watch, I'm keen to get a resolution going forward," he said.
Mr Yule added there were six new councillors around the table since the council voted narrowly against taking the issue to a public referendum last year.
Yesterday's meeting was intended to inform councillors about the issue and their options, which could include keeping the status quo or proceeding with a referendum, but that decision would be "two to three months away".
The meeting was prompted by the nationwide tour of world renowned anti-fluoride campaigner Paul Connett from America.
Dr Connett, founder and director of international organisation Fluoride Action Network, drew on research that claimed fluoridated water had negative health effects and negligible oral health benefits, contrary to advice from mainstream organisations such as the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Dental Association.
Dr Connett also questioned the ethics of mass medication and speculated on why health agencies continued to push fluoridation in the face of contradictory studies.
He believed public health agencies were scared of losing credibility if they reneged on fluoridating public water supplies as they could lose support for other health policies that relied on public trust such as vaccinations.
HBDHB representatives drew on studies to argue fluoridation was an effective method of preventing dental cavities and to discredit studies that supported anti-fluoride claims.
Former Ministry of Health chief dental officer and clinical dentist Robin Whyman said dental decay was not a disease of the past and fluoride was one of the "basic building blocks" of dental care.
He argued it was a cost-effective way of preventing dental decay, especially for those on lower incomes.
Councillor Henare O'Keefe asked Dr Connett what he made of claims that he was scaremongering.
"I'm using my science to level the playing field between [health authorities] and the stuff you read in science," Dr Connett said. "I've been doing this for 15 years and what I've found shocks me. I'm doing it to help communities."

Canada - You’ve heard of Big Oil and Big Pharma, now meet Big Fluoride.

By Joe Fries - Prince George Free Press
April 05, 2011 1:13 PM
You’ve heard of Big Oil and Big Pharma, now meet Big Fluoride.
On Monday, city council heard from the Prince George Safe Water Coalition, which called on it to reconsider its policy of adding fluoride to the municipal water supply ostensibly to improve residents’ dental health.
Famed fluoride fighter Dr. James Beck told council some studies suggest water fluoridation has negligible - if any - health benefits, and can actually be harmful to some people. Further, he continued, medicating a population without its consent is unethical. The University of Calgary biophysicist played a key role earlier this year in convincing politicians in that city to end water fluoridation there.
Outside council chambers, Beck said health officials who still support water fluoridation are well-meaning, but misguided.
“There are reasons to think there are sectors that profit a lot from the promotion of fluoridation, and that’s how it got started in the 1930s and ‘40s in the United States.”
The phosphate fertilizer industry in particular, he said, made extensive use of fluoride, and went on a public-relations offensive when waste products began killing people and animals. And once the U.S. government began using fluoride in the uranium enrichment process, the fix was in. “There was a big interest in making fluoride seem nice,” Beck said.
Sham health studies were conducted, he continued, which earned the approval of the American Dental Association, “and from then on, it took off.”

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Experts agree to stop fluoridation in Alaska why can't the SCSHA?

The City of Fairbanks, Alaska has responded to critics of fluoridation by creating a panel of local experts and tasking it with answering the relevant questions: is fluoridation safe and effective.

Last month, after a year of study, the panel announced its findings: stop the fluoride; it causes more harm than good. Read the (pdf) report here:
Or go the city's web site and see the additional information it is presenting to its citizens.

To learn about the evidence used to educate and inform the panel, see:

Fluoridation is built on a false premise. Do not let your council members off the hook; demand that they educate themselves.

Fluoride Free Fairbanks

Daily Echo - letters

SOAPBOX: Fluoride
• DESPITE aU the protests the SHA are hell bent on fluoridation of our water supply and are going ahead come what may. Arrogance, despicable, call it what you may. Like a horror movie will our heroine Mrs Gerri Milnier yet save the day with her court appeal.
This astonishing saga continues, compliments of the good guys, ie Ian Murray, Jon Reeve and Matt Smith, etc,
feeding us with an unbiased update of this ridiculous act of madness. Is this the end of the saga? No, no, no. Like myself there are people who will not be dictated to. Democracy is worth fighting for. Unelected quangos have no place in a decent society.
My son, age 12, drinks a lot of tap water. To replace this from the supermarket free of contamination will cost money
which I do not intend to pay for. All bills for family consumption I shall deduct from my water rates. The water authority is obligated by law to supply uncontaminated water to the public and I insist on a fresh supply. Furthermore, I will not finance the fluoride poison introduction into the water supply.
A WILLOTT, Lordswood, Southampton

Pure and simple truth about fluoride
IN reply to the letter 'Fluoride does more good than harm' (Letters, March 26) by John Oliver from Ramble, can I just ask that when in his letter he said 'there is not a shred of evidence that says fluoride is harmful'.is he kidding?
I would say that maybe Mr Oliver should do more homework on the subject.
We are talking about a toxic waste fluoride.
Does he know what toxic means?
And as for us being accused of using fear techniques, it is simply not true.
All we have ever done is to try to tell people the truth that might have to drink this rubbish. We don't tell lies. Also, were you at the consultation Mr Oliver, back in 2009?
Well most of us protesters were and we all know what a complete scam it was.
So please don't accuse us of scare tactics. We are just telling the truth and all of us have worked very hard to try to let the people know what is going on, which they have a right to know.
There is plenty of evidence that this fluoride is harmful, especially if you get overdosed with it.
You say you watched some American video about fluoride. Well maybe you
should look to contacting the Pure Water Association on npwa.org.uk or telephone 020 8220 9168 for more information. Nothing should be added to treat teeth.
I wonder what the SHA's excuse would be if children didn't get teeth until the age of eighteen. They would think of something else to be able to dump it into our water supply.
People don't want their water tampered with, Mr Oliver, and rightly so.
We want water to drink, not to treat something. That makes a lot of sense to the majority of us.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Fluoridated Australia - Toddlers treated for rotten teeth

Toddlers treated for rotten teeth
04 Apr, 2011 03:00 AM
HUNTER dentists are seeing children as young as two who need painful dental work and are blaming parents for perpetuating bad attitudes and even worse habits.
Hunter New England Health dentists said they were treating infants with severe teeth cavities while other children had teeth rotted so badly they needed a general anaesthetic to get them out.
Yet they said they were struggling to get parents to improve their child’s eating habits or bring them back for cleanings and follow-up appointments. They warned parents about sending toddlers to bed with a bottle, which promoted decay.
Hunter New England Local Health Network figures show that children under 12 who needed general anaesthetic for teeth extractions in the past year needed on average five teeth removed.
Network oral health director Dr Lanny Chor said he and colleagues had seen children under age five who needed most of their teeth pulled out.
‘‘Their teeth have decayed to the extent that the tooth is unrestorable and that decaying root stumps need to be removed,’’ he said.
‘‘I often hear parents just say ‘oh he has weak teeth like me’, but the reality is that this is a largely preventable disease and that parents have to take responsibility.’’
Dr Chor said, while nearly two-thirds of children had no tooth decay, they still saw a significant number of children with the dental disease and the situation was not improving.
Dr Chor said toddlers should not be sent to bed with a bottle unless it was water and children should avoid frequent snacking, sweet drinks, flavoured milks and fruit juice to prevent decay.
He encouraged parents to ensure children used fluoride toothpaste, brushed before bed and drank plain tap water.
Elysia McCarney took her daughter Luca, 3, to the Greater Newcastle Community Health Centre in February for her first dental appointment and was given the all clear.
‘‘Looking after teeth is important,’’ Ms McCarney said.
* 62.9% of five- and six-year-old children in the Hunter had no decay

* Children under 12 who needed a general anaesthetic in the region on average had five teeth removed

Source: Hunter New England Local Health Network and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Janet Diane Mourglia-Swerdlow: The Dangers of Fluoride

Saturday, April 02, 2011

UK - Fluoride Statement

Fluoride Statement
Posted on: 31 March 2011, 2:31 pm in News

South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) has confirmed that it has instructed Southern Water to proceed with the process of adding fluoride to the water in the Southampton and south west Hampshire area.

The announcement comes following a period of judicial review into the SHA Board’s decision in February 2009 to fluoridate the water supply. The SHA remains satisfied that water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to improve the dental health of children in the Southampton area.

The SHA will work with the water authority on developing an implementation plan and it is likely to be a number of months before the necessary plant and machinery is constructed, operational and ready to commence the process of adding fluoride to the water supply in the area concerned.


USA - Cuts in dental care painful for patients

Cuts in dental care painful for patients
Employment prospects, overall health threatened by lack of access
Ivory Hendry finally called the dentist.
An excruciating toothache made her do it.
She hadn’t eaten for a week, struggled to sleep and became ill when taking medicine on an empty stomach.
She had visited Providence Holy Family Hospital’s emergency room three times already, crying for relief, and each time she was offered a temporary dose of mercy: painkillers and antibiotics to treat the abscessed tooth, and a list of dentists who would treat someone like her – poor, jobless and desperate.
“People like me, are we just supposed to live with rotting teeth?” she asked. “I don’t get that. I’m not a number; I’m a human being who needs help.”
Perhaps, but these days Hendry is a statistic.
She is uninsured. She is a debt problem for local hospitals. And she is among the throngs in Spokane with teeth problems.............

Friday, April 01, 2011

Alaska - City in discussion of removing fluoride to the water supply

City in discussion of removing fluoride to the water supply
March 31st, 2011 • View Comments • Filed Under • by ABMN Staff