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UK Against Fluoridation

Thursday, April 07, 2011

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.”

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All these awards are simply PR moves to distract the truth about the outdated practice of fluoridation.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.

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