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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ireland - The frightening truth about water and fluoride

The frightening truth about water and fluoride
Galway Advertiser, June 30, 2011.
Dear Editor,
Last year during the volcanic eruption, I saw an Icelandic farmer on TV expressing concerns about his animals. He said he was worried about the bones and teeth of his livestock because the volcano was spewing fluoride. I wondered what he meant because I was under the impression that fluoride is good for bones and teeth.
After having read the article in the Advertiser (23/6) about fluoride by Ms Coy, I'm left less confused but more concerned. I did some research too and found, what I believe, are a few more interesting details:
1. While humans and other creatures evolved with natural occurring background fluoride, it’s usually small and ecologically balanced amounts (not unlike natural occurring levels of radioactivity I suspect?). However, the levels artificially added to our water supply are not monitored for quality and the quantity can fluctuate.
2. Fluoride is a toxic by-product of the aluminium industry
3. Fluoride is one of the main ingredients in rat poison.
4. According to Minister James Reilly's spokesperson, the Powers That Be spent €4.78 million in 2010 to fluoridate water in Ireland. (This expenditure during a recession/depression while fluoride is not considered safe, effective, and is not added to water in Northern Ireland or other EU countries) and:
5. While boiling water is effective and will kill bacteria, boiling only serves to intensify the concentration of fluoride or any metals.
If you're lucky enough to be employed and can afford to buy bottled water, don't feel safe. There's no guarantee bottled water doesn't contain fluoride. I also found out that the little triangle with a number in it on the bottom of plastic bottles not only indicates how easy or difficult it is to recycle the bottle, which was my understanding for the last 15 years, but also indicates a degree of plastic that will leech into the liquid and consequently into your body.
Do your homework on this and don't assume one means less leeching than two. The harder the plastic bottle, the less it will leech. Bottles with a two in the triangle are harder, so leech less than the bottles with a 1.
While I'll be able to figure out some way to scrape together extra money to buy a portable water purifier with fluoride removal cartridge, it ain't gonna be cheap or easy. The kind I want costs around €170. The €4.7 million spent annually on fluoridation strikes me as economically wasteful and socially negligent.
Failing to connect the dots, it bypasses preventative thinking and ignores the eventuality of the long term health consequences for Irish people and costs to the HSE.
Even having a tap to turn on is a luxury which I'm grateful for but I'm also asking for a basic human right — safe, free and fluoride free drinking water.
It seems to me to make more sense to consider chemicals guilty until proven innocent rather than the other way around. Based on NI and EU information, I'd say the jury is in on fluoride and it is time to get it out of the water.
Muir Conway,

NZ - Taumarunui Stops Fluoridation

Thursday, 30 June, 2011 - 09:07
The Ruapehu-Taumarunui District Council confirmed their decision to stop fluoridation in Taumarunui. The Council decided to stop fluoridation in the district's only fluoridated town after hearing submissions from the public and overseas expert, Professor Emeritus Paul Connett. Taumarunui had been fluoridated for over 30 years.

Fluoride Action Network applauds the councillors for being open minded enough to listen to new evidence and then acting to protect the health, wellbeing and rights of its residents.

Fluoride is linked to a multitude of adverse health effects including hip fractures, increased bone fractures, thyroid problems and immune dysfunction. A review of published research since 1992 published this month in Neurologia concludes "The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system?.Fluoride is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which may cause biochemical and functional changes in the nervous system during pregnancy, since the fluoride accumulates in brain tissue before birth.
As a result of the Annual Plan process, Upper Hutt City council also resolved to lobby Wellington Regional to stop fluoridation. Upper Hutt City councillors also heard from Prof Paul Connett, whereas other councils such as Wellington City refused.

"The decisions made by councillors in Taumarunui and Upper Hutt are proof that once people allow themselves to listen, to all the evidence on fluoridation, and not just what the Ministry of Health espouse, that it becomes obvious that fluoridation is ineffective, harmful and a violation of basic human rights" says Mary Byrne, spokesperson for Fluoride Action Network New Zealand.

"It is high time all remaining councils that have fluoridation (now only 25 out of 69), actually examine the issue for themselves instead of blindly relying on bureaucrats from the MOH to do their thinking for them" says Ms Byrne.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NZ - Anderton calls for levy on sugary drinks

Anderton calls for levy on sugary drinks
28/06/2011 6:00:00
Progressive MP Jim Anderton
By Nina Burton
If Jim Anderton gets his way, sugary drinks will no longer be cheaper than milk.
The Progressive MP is calling for a levy on sugar laden soft drinks to help pay for the country's dental care.
He says as well as dental decay, new research shows New Zealand has some of the highest rates of diabetes in the world.
Jim Anderton says Coca Cola is the number one best seller in supermarkets, and that's a big part of the problem.
He says it's no surprise around 3,000 kids under five are having operations to remove rotting teeth.
Mr Anderton says a little prevention is a better alternative to a lot of costly treatment once the damage has been done.

Good Idea.

UK - Daily Echo letter

A battle we were never going to win
SO, the SHA has legally won the battle to add fluoride to Southampton, Eastleigh and Totton's public water supply.
Well, the SHA was never going to lose this battle because of its armour, i.e. Statutory Instruments (SI) 921.
I asked the SHA in April 2009 what was its power, and it sent me a copy of SI 921, which basically stated that the outcome of any consultation that opposes the consultation's intention can be ignored simply because we, the 'consulted upon', lack the educational knowledge to be able to reach an educated opinion.
This therefore means we have lost our case at the first hurdle.
As far as I can see, drinking fluoridated water may even cure ingrowing toenails, yet until this has been scientifically proven we can never be sure.
The outcome of any consultation based upon the above Statutory Instrument will always win the day.
As I have previously stated hi my letter to the Echo in February 2011, it is this legal document's wording that has to be altered. Now SI 921 has been accepted by the highest court in our land as being legally secure, whether we consider its wording morally unjust or not.
Meyrick Gough, water quality and strategy manager at Southern Water (Letters, June 16), basically states that Southern Water is only following orders from the SHA in line with another Statutory Instrument 920.
The very next day we all learn the verdict that the fluoridation of Southampton's water via Southern Water's facilities will take place within months.
Was this a case of 'don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger'?
My worry now is that as the power to implement these two Statutory Instruments will pass over to local councils, then our council's approach may well be to continue hi the SHA's footsteps.
Will our Southampton Council reassure me that it will not allow this fluoridation process to take place?
I fail to understand why Southampton Council's vote to accept fluoride into Southampton residents' public water supply seems so easily accepted by our neighbouring councils without so much as an 'On your bike, Southampton' comment.
Maybe these councils will now speak up to protect their residents' opinions.
JOHN POPE, Woodmill, Southampton.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


New Study: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain-Avoid Use in Children

UK - Southampton Daily Echo letters

Stop passing the buck, SW
DEAR me, Southern Water's Meyrick Gough (Letters, June 16) seems a trifle fidgety at the idea of customers writing to them about the fluoride issue, reminding them that there is a great deal more to it than the mere observance of the lifeless letter of dubious legislation.
Southern Water has ample scope for objecting to the demand to fluoridate. It should do so in regard to its reputation as a company, to start with.
No one can trust the managers of a business who, on being told by an interfering body having no connection with that business to downgrade their product, are prepared to agree without putting up a fight.
There are also the moral obligations to its customers whom it charges directly for its services. This includes the assurances of quality held out in company literature.
In 2005 Southern Water encouraged people to take part in any consultation and let the health authority know their views. At that time Southern Water apparently believed the consultation genuine, and that the views of the population would matter. It now knows that the people's views were ignored.
On that basis alone it has good grounds to refuse to comply with the SHA's 'request'. In 2005 Southern Water stated that the purpose of consultation was "to ensure that customers living in
the affected areas are in favour".
In 2003 Southern Water had expressed its understanding of the situation in these terms: "Before dosing can go ahead, the health authority must make sure there is a majority of people living in the area who are in favour". On its own account, it stated: "A full indemnity from the health authority is required in the event of any claim being made against Southern Water as a result of dosing fluoride".
It added: "We would want to see a clear majority of our customers in favour". The required indemnity is an indication of the recognition of potential risks.
Just what kind of legislation provides protection for the offenders and none for their
victims? No wonder people believe Southern Water has questions to answer.
Regardless of the feasibility of controlling dosage at the start, which can never be foolproof, there is absolutely no control over the amount taken in by the recipients. For over 15 years Southern Water has hidden behind the buck-passing plea that it cannot judge the medical aspects. Why not? A responsible organisation would have investigated these during that period. Yet it is prepared to add this pollutant to our most vital supply regardless.
G PAYNE, Southampton.

A Euro appeal?
I AM not a fan of the European Human Rights Act, but surely it contravenes one of the basic human rights to have one's health endangered and essential, life-giving water poisoned by the addition of harmful substances such as fluoride. How about appealing to the European courts? MRS V DAVIS, Highbridge.

Make Government take notice...
I HAVE had an idea that just might stop this fluoride business
once and for all. Should all those who oppose the introduction of this to the water supply in Southampton refuse to take water from the city's supply by shutting the stopcocks to the properties, so the properties would be declared unfit for human habitation, this only needs to be done for long enough to get the Government involved. They would have to give in and stop the process.
Gandhi did this civil disobedience thing which changed the way the world thinks, so why not try it in Southampton? Your help to get people to stand together would defeat this SHA which I understand is to be disbanded very shortly.
DAVID BALDWIN, Southampton.

Monday, June 27, 2011

USA - #1 Untreated Disease in Children

#1 Untreated Disease in Children
Monday, June 13, 2011 at 09:30AM
Dental caries (tooth decay) is the number one untreated disease in children, 5 times more common than asthma.
Each year, 52 million school hours are missed due to dental-related issues. Untreated tooth decay leads to problems with learning, sleeping, eating and growing. Nearly 80 percent of childhood tooth decay occurs in 20 percent of children.
Nationwide, 30 to 50 percent of 4- and 5-year-olds in Head Start already have tooth decay. Surprisingly, the number of children getting cavities is increasing; low-income individuals are disproportionately affected by dental disease and most do not have access to dental care.
IN Ohio there are several community organizations are addressing this problem:

This happens in mainly fluoridated USA

USA - Brainwashed

Casey Anthony Trial Exclusive – A Secret You will Only Hear Here
Posted on June 26, 2011 by Henry Shivley - OR
If you flip from news channel to news channel with the exception of satellite delays it is impossible to miss a word coming out of the Casey Anthony trial in Florida. The mainstream propaganda machine is currently conducting an analysis to find out just how many mainstream media brainwashed citizens are still out there among the population. These are the people who live vicariously through soap operas, crime dramas, and reality shows. They are a blight on the collective intelligence of the population and represent a greater threat to our Constitution and Republic than Russia and China combined.

Under normal circumstances these people should be pitied as they suffer from mental abnormalities that keep them from experiencing life within the realms of reality. But these are not normal circumstances. These people are allowed to vote which allows their mental problems to cause harm to all.

July 18-19, 64 AD, the Emperor Nero fiddled as Rome burned. It is widely believed that he suffered from lead poisoning. It is no secret that fluoride, aspartame, lithium, and other mind altering substances have been deliberately put into our food and drinking water.

Not to mention the fact that virtually every mainstream doctor is now prescribing psychotropic drugs such as Wellbutrin, an antidepressant used as a stop smoking aid; Topamaz, a mood stabilizer used for migraine headaches; and Remeron, an antidepressant used as a sleep aid. Pretty much anything you go to the doctor for; you will be prescribed a psychotropic drug because the corporate pharmaceuticals are paying the doctors handsomely to push their mind dope.

They start giving this crap to our children beginning in preschool. When a three year old acts like a three year old, it is called Attention Deficit Disorder and the pharmaceutical lobotomy is administered. There has been a massive drugging of we the American people and this drugging works in coalition with the television set in every living room which broadcasts a false reality digitally on the same wave length the human brain operates on...................

NZ - Fluoride call criticised

Fluoride call criticised
The Timaru Herald (New Zealand)
June 27, 2011
A call for water fluoridation to improve dental health is being labelled "spin doctoring" by an anti-fluoridation group. Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton released an extensive dental policy this week which endorsed free dental healthcare for all New Zealanders. Mr Anderton also suggested a levy on sugary fizzy drinks, as well as nationwide fluoridation of water. However, the New Zealand Fluoridation Information Service, an anti-fluoridation group formed this year, claims Mr Anderton has his facts wrong and was "spin doctoring".

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UK - Fluoridation Protest

This is where in Southampton the proposed fluoridation injection site will be and our protest in 2008.

USA - Fluoride pride - others say it's a hazard in water

Some say fluoride fights decay, others say it's a hazard in water
The assertion is hard to ignore:
"There is a poison in the tap water."
Those words and a picture of a faucet with a skull and crossbones were in a flyer about fluoride that Mt. Clemens officials found posted in the city during the debate over whether to continue adding fluoride to the city's drinking water.
In a dramatic reversal of a public health initiative aimed at stopping tooth decay in 1951, city commissioners voted 6-0 last month to stop fluoridation.............

Fluoride pride
Grand Rapids holds a special place in the history of water fluoridation.
In January 1945 as part of a study, Grand Rapids became the first city in the world to fluoridate its water. The effects on dental health in Grand Rapids were considered so dramatic that Muskegon, which had been in the untreated control group, opted before the study was complete to begin fluoridation.
The interest in fluoridation studies was prompted by the prevalence of tooth decay in much of the U.S. prior to the end of World War II.

"I think the city and the community are very proud that we were the first to add fluoride," said Joellen Thompson, Grand Rapids' water system manager.

Thompson said the city plans to reduce the amount of fluoride in its water on Friday.

Natural minerals help to cure arthritis

Natural minerals help to cure arthritis
by S. C.
.............Medical science has been proven that Mineral deficiencies are associated with several arthritic conditions, minerals are often overlooked as a needed supplement in the treatment of arthritis. In Ancient time people used minerals for their health benefits and healing properties for hundreds of generations. Bone is composed of many minerals in differing proportions - calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, sculpture, potassium, zinc, manganese, copper, silicon, stronium, boron. Boron helps other minerals to incorporate into the bony matrix. Another contributor to arthritis is Fluoride. We have fluoride added to our water so we can't avoid it.* Mottling of the teeth is a sign of too much fluoride. At the same time fluorosis of the skeletal bones occurs. Boron is the natural in activator of fluoride. Sugar requires phosphorous for its metabolism. Phosphorous is removed from the bone to metabolize these common foods where processing has removed many of the original minerals. Magnesium is needed for calcium absorption. Without enough magnesium, calcium can collect in the soft tissues and cause one type of arthritis.

*USA and 10% of the UK

Saturday, June 25, 2011

FIRE WATER -Australia's Industrial Fluoridation Disgrace (Part 1)

UK - Southampton Set for Fluoride Tap Water

Southampton Set for Fluoride Tap Water
After a long legal challenge, Southampton is set to have fluoride added to its tap water. The decision has been fought every step of the way by many locals, lead by a local resident, Geraldine Miller. The appeals were rejected however and the plan has been given the go ahead.

The decision to put fluoride in tap water will affect around 200,000 residents in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams. It was decided that fluoride would be put into the water system of the area because of its links to oral health. Fluoride is a key ingredient in toothpastes and has proved to better the dental health of citizens when it has been introduced into the water system in other places, the residents of Southampton originally appealed against the scheme because of the affect it will potentially have on the environment, but it has become more than that.

The plan was first suggested back in 2008 and the company responsible, South Central Strategic Health Authority, voted unanimously for the go ahead before residents had been given a full chance to speak out about it and continued with the plans even after initial complaints were made.

Geraldine Miller has been quoted as saying, “It’s so undemocratic. I don’t think they’ve assessed either side properly.”

As such the hearing has become more ethical and democratic than about the fluoridated water, which would only prove harmful to a person in unrealistically high quantities.
Other councils around the country have been patiently waiting the outcome of the feud before suggesting fluoridating their own water and while some residents remain disgruntled about the proceedings, the fluoride levels in Southampton are set be raised in an as of yet undisclosed number of months.

The British Dental Association supports the plan to add the chemical and the entire episode will perhaps bring about similar change in other local councils.

Have they never heard of fluorosis? The fight to stop this is not over yet

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lymington Times - Anti-fluoride campaign loses High Court legal challenge

Anti-fluoride campaign loses High Court legal challenge
A CAMPAIGN group fighting against fluoride being added to Southampton's water supply, which will affect 8,000 Totton residents, has lost its High Court bid to stop it.
The South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) gave its approval in 2009 for the chemical to be added to the area's supply after the city's primary care trust said it was needed to combat child tooth decay.
The plan affects 190,000 people around Southampton, including 8,000 Totton residents because of the layout of the pipes.
A two-day legal challenge was heard in the High Court earlier this year but last week the judge rejected a final appeal against the decision not to allow a judicial review.
Opponents had claimed SHA bosses failed to properly assess key arguments against the proposals before giving them their unanimous backing.
Despite this, members of Hampshire Against Fluoridation (HAF) say they plan to step up their campaign.
HAF chairman Stephen Peckham said: "The SHA has shown that not only is it willing to ignore the evidence, but it continues to act in defiance of the wishes of local people and democratically elected local councils and MPs.
"The government is passing decision-making powers from the SHA to local authorities to ensure that there is more accountability — a concept that seems lost on the unelected SHA board."
The group plans to lobby Southampton City Council with a 6,000 signature petition to urge the council to formally reverse its original endorsement of fluoridation.
A spokesperson for the group added: "The councils in the affected areas must come together as they will have responsibility for fluoridation when the SHA is abolished next year.
"A statement indicating that the city council will eventually turn off the fluoride supply will send a powerful message to the SHA. If they still insist on buying the equipment and developing the dosing stations, then
they will be accountable at some time in the future for purposely wasting public money."
A spokesperson for the SHA told the 'A&T' it was "pleased" the legal process had been concluded following the High Court judgment.
She added: "Throughout this time the SHA board has remained satisfied that water fluoridation at one part per million is a safe and effective way to tackle tooth decay in the area, and that the health benefits outweighed all other arguments against water fluoridation, including the level of support and opposition.
"The process of adding fluoride to the water in Southampton and south-west Hampshire will now continue as planned. It is likely to be several months before the necessary plant and machinery are constructed, operational, and ready to commence the process of adding fluoride to the water supply."
During consultation 72% of responses were against fluoridation, but a Mori poll for the SHA showed only 38% opposed, compared with 32% in support.

Fluoride: The Bizarre History - Full Documentary

Vitamin D deficiency causes boy's rotting teeth

Vitamin D deficiency causes boy's rotting teeth
23rd Jun 2011
Harvey Wesley has been brought up on a healthy diet, eating his quota of five a day and organic foods (fresh fruit and veg, fish, or meat).
Sweets were a very rare treat. Harvey's mum started him brushing his teeth, twice daily, from 6 months old with a baby brush. When he was old enough he maintained a strict regime, brushing up to 4 times a day depending on the types of food or drink he was consuming.
He suffered severe pain in his teeth, at just seven years old and went for a check-up at his local dentist.
Harvey's mother was shocked at how deep the hole in his teeth was.
The dentist told her to 'stop feeding him sweets' and repaired the hole.
A year and a half later, he returned to the same dentist to have the hole refilled, but during treatment was screaming out in agony.
The dentist discovered a second cavity on the other side of his mouth. Harvey is now 9 years old and has four very deep fillings.
Harvey's mum was shocked at what was going on inside his mouth.
As such a healthy, happy young boy, she knew it wasn't a result of his diet, or dental care.
She started looking up symptoms online and began thinking Harvey might be deficient in something. Harvey's Mum discovered that a lack of vitamin D can have a direct impact on the health of bones and teeth.
Although she was feeding Harvey a diet rich in calcium with foods like eggs, fish, and milk, she wondered if this was enough.
She ordered a Vitamin D testing kit from Betteryou.uk.com and four weeks later received the results - only to discover Harvey was found to be severely deficient, with a shocking level of 19nmol/litre . Harvey's now taking BetterYou's oral vitamin D supplementation to top up essential levels in his body.
Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency has been known for causing severe rickets in young children, but research suggests the bigger story right now is tooth decay, which results in more than 36,000 children admitted to hospital every year!
So many mums are worrying about their children not brushing their teeth properly, or whether they're eating too many sweets.
But do they worry about a lack of vitamin D?
Vitamin D supplementation goes hand-in-hand with good healthy teeth and have launched the world's first oral DLux 1000 vitamin D3 spray.
Vitamin D levels are at our lowest in spring after a winter lacking in natural sunlight, so now is the time to top up.

• More than 36,000 children are admitted to hospital every year with tooth decay
• More than 50% of adults in the UK are vitamin D deficient
• Tooth decay is the third most common reason for hospital admission in children
• Calcium alone doesn't increase bone mass density in children – unless vitamin D is also given

So not lack of fluoride then.Too much covering up from the benefit of the sun for fear of skin damage?

UK - Daily Echo SHA not 'arrogant' over fluoride debate

SHA not 'arrogant' over fluoride debate
I WAS disappointed to read the letter in the Daily Echo headed SHA Arrogance on Fluoride (Letters, June 11), in which Ms Scarborough asserts that the SHA "stated that the result of the public consultation on fluoridation was overruled because the public is too ignorant to hold a valid opinion."
Ms Scarborough further states that this "preposterous notion was openly revealed" in my letter published nearly two years ago in the Echo (July 27 2009), where she claims that I have suggested "that the public does not understand the complex health issues" (regarding fluoridation).
I made no such claim. Neither would the SHA be arrogant enough to insult the intelligence of more than 10,000 individuals who contributed to the fluoride consultation.
The purpose of my letter was to clarify the SHA's position, and highlight the considerable amount of information relating to fluoride which is available from a variety of sources, and which presents a sizable
challenge when evaluating either side of the fluoride argument.
This is empathy not arrogance; demonstrating an understanding of the difficulty we all face when evaluating complex scientific information, and especially so when considering important issues such as delivering improved dental health outcomes for the children of Southampton and south west Hampshire.
OLGA SENIOR, director of communications and corporate affairs, South Central Strategic Health Authority.

She may not have actually said we are too ignorant to evaluate the facts but they certainly are arrogant with their we know best what is good for you.

Ireland - People are not aware of the consequences of fluoride in our water

Galway Advertiser, June 23, 2011.
Dear Editor,
I am writing as a concerned member of the public regarding the serious issue of water fluoridation in Ireland. From talking to people I have realised that many, like me until recently, do not know that fluoride is added to our water supply and are shocked to learn about its health consequences.

A few months ago, I attended a talk on water fluoridation in Ireland by Mr Walter Graham in Monroe’s, Galway city. It was extremely shocking to say the least. Walter Graham was a leading figure in the successful campaign to remove fluoride from the water supply in Northern Ireland. Presenting the bare facts to the people and officials in Northern Ireland, it was not difficult to convince them to remove it from their water supply! Mr Graham highlighted that numerous studies show that fluoride can cause dental fluorosis, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, cancer and more. This is not surprising when one learns that the fluoride put in our water is a toxic waste product imported from Spain I also learned that Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland) is the only country in Europe to add fluoride to our water.

The more I learned about this subject, the angrier I got! I realised fluoride is actually a medicine being added to our water and I am being medicated against my will. I have never asked to take fluoride and I have never received any information on the side effects of taking this medication. My anger, however, gave rise to action and I joined the Safe Water Campaign, Galway. We meet regularly in Monroe’s and all concerned citizens are welcome to attend.

What has horrified me most of all in my learning is the fact that bottle-fed babies are ingesting way more fluoride than breast-fed babies. Of course, nature is aware of the toxicity of fluoride and a tiny amount is produced in breast milk. In fact, Dr. Paul Connett, a leading expert on the issue, states that fluoride is 100-200 times lower in concentration in mother’s milk than what we put in our water. So a bottle-fed baby will get 100-200 times more fluoride than a breast-fed baby. I wonder how many mothers are aware of this?

Fluoride is supposedly added to the water to prevent tooth cavities in teenagers. So to target a small minority of people the Government basically forces all members of the public to take fluoride! As well as the health risks, there is a huge ethical question here. Also, the former Green Party leader, John Gormley said a few years ago that 40 per cent of Irish 15 year olds suffer from dental fluorosis ie fluoride poisoning! Maybe it’s time we re-thought this crazy practice?

I do hope you will print this letter as a means of letting the people of Galway know the real dangers of the substance we consume every day through drinking, bathing, showering and eating. If people want to find out more, please have a look at the Facebook™ page ‘Say No To Fluoride In Ireland’s Water’ and www.irishfluoridescandal.org or contact Paul Murphy on 085 1659402.
Ciara Coy,

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NZ - Don’t Stop There Jim

Don’t Stop There Jim
Thursday, 23 June 2011, 12:11 pm
Press Release: ACT New Zealand
ACT New Zealand warmly supports the proposal by Progressive Party Leader Jim Anderton to impose a levy on sugary soft drinks to help fund free dental care for all New Zealanders, says the Party’s Spokesman on Dodgy Beverages, Sir Roger Douglas.

“There’s no doubt the consumption of sugary soft drinks has reached crisis proportions. Mr Anderton is quite right in pointing to an epidemic of dental decay comparable to the Bubonic Plague.

“The incidence of obesity, diabetes, cancer, herpes and athlete’s foot is at an all-time high. The causal role of sugary soft drinks in these and all other diseases is incontrovertible. And I am a great believer in treating causes rather than symptoms,” Sir Roger enthuses.

“For that reason I’d suggest to Mr Anderton he shouldn’t stop at a levy. Rebellious people will still insist on imbibing anti-social abominations such as Coca Cola and Gatorade even when they’re made more expensive. Longer term, after we’ve salvaged everyone’s teeth with money from the levy, we should prohibit these beverages altogether.

“In fact, there should be an Index of Banned Beverages, and it should include milk, whose sugar levels are also unacceptably high.

“Mr Anderton has not shrunk from banning things in the past, even when savage right-wing critics have, outrageously, called him such names as ‘Banderton.’ I call upon him to muster up that same degree of public-spirited resolve now and lead a revitalised Progressive Party overflowing with born-again Prohibitionists in spearheading the march to a sugar-free future.

“After all, people need to be saved from themselves … and no one has a prouder record of trying to save people from themselves than Jim Anderton,” Sir Roger concludes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NZ - A Parliamentary Inquiry into the need (or otherwise) for Fluoridation as part of a National Dental Health Strategy

III. A Parliamentary Inquiry into the need (or otherwise) for Fluoridation as part of a National Dental Health Strategy
Current fluoridation policy in NZ is that local authorities decide whether or not drinking water should be fluoridated. Children using fluoridated water have a lower rate of tooth decay (over 30% less) than those whose water is not fluoridated (All Australian States have fluoridated water supply under a Federal Dental Health Policy Framework. 80% of Australians have access to fluoridated water compared to 60% of New Zealanders

USA - 42 percent of third graders have experienced tooth decay.

Study: Tooth decay abundant in W.Va. 3rd graders
Jun 21, 2011 5:30pm Email Print CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state report on the oral health of West Virginia school children says 42 percent of third graders have experienced tooth decay.
The report released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Resources also shows 17 percent of the third graders had untreated cavities.

In addition, only 29 percent of third graders had received a dental sealant, a thin coating considered effective in preventing tooth decay.

Dr. Jason Roush, the state's dental director, says West Virginia needs to continue looking for ways to improve early cavity prevention and educational programs for school children.

The DHHR says the data was collected during the 2010-11 school year and was submitted to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It marked the first time that West Virginia had collected such data.

West Virginia 92% Fluoridated:NYSCOF

Canada - Anti-fluoride rally

Anti-fluoride rally
Published: June 21, 2011 6:54 AM
Updated: June 21, 2011 6:54 AM
A Red Deer anti-fluoride group plans to rally outside City Hall on Canada Day to pressure the municipality to drop the controversial additive.

“We just want as many people to be aware that fluoride is in our water and that it’s not good for us,” said Ashlee Sanchez, who is with a group calling itself Red Deer Against Fluoride............

Effects of the fluoride on the central nervous system

More evidence of harm
Effects of the fluoride on the central nervous system
L. Valdez-Jiméneza, C. Soria Fregozoa, , , , M.L. Miranda Beltránb, O. Gutiérrez Coronadob and M.I. Pérez Vegaa
New research just published
Fluoride (F) is a toxic and reactive element, and exposure to it passes almost unnoticed, with the consumption of tea, fish, meat, fruits, etcetera and articles of common use such as: toothpaste additives; dental gels, non-stick pans and razor blades as Teflon. It has also been used with the intention of reducing the dental cares.

Fluoride can accumulate in the body, and it has been shown that continuous exposure to it causes damaging effects on body tissues, particularly the nervous system directly without any previous physical malformations.

Several clinical and experimental studies have reported that the F induces changes in cerebral morphology and biochemistry that affect the neurological development of individuals as well as cognitive processes, such as learning and memory. F can be toxic by ingesting one part per million (ppm), and the effects they are not immediate, as they can take 20 years or more to become evident.

The prolonged ingestion of F may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. Therefore, it is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain F, particularly in children as they are more susceptible to the toxic effects of F.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ALEX JONES: fluoride being Added to Food.flv

Sri Lanka - Chronic renal failure in the north-central province

Chronic renal failure in the north-central province and arsenic: Science versus myth
June 20, 2011, 12:00 pm
By Prof. Oliver A.Ileperuma, University of Peradeniya
...................Role of fluoride
A chance observation during the examination of the water storage pots and cooking utensils was that they develop holes in them after prolonged use. Chemically this is a well-known fact where aluminium dissolves forming fluoro complexes under high fluoride stress compared to low fluoride water in the wet zone. What is worse is that these holes are often sealed with lead solder and lead is known to be extremely toxic to the kidney. These complexes are readily absorbed by the body and once inside the body, excessive fluoride is released into the body organs. In experiments conducted in the USA on rats, it was found that fluoride as low as 1 part per million (ppm) in the presence of aluminium resulted in the death of the animals and the postmortem examinations revealed that the rats died due to kidney failure. Fluoride in excessive amounts is particularly toxic to the kidney and hence it is a reasonable theory to explain the occurrence of the disease. The type of aluminium pots used were of inferior quality and are made by melting scrap aluminium and usually contains other heavy metals as impurities such as lead, chromium and nickel. Good quality aluminium cooking pots are anodised and this gives a protective layer of aluminium oxide to the pot while these inferior quality pots are not anodised. All these heavy metals are toxic to the kidney since they are finally filtered by the kidney before they are excreted. Furthermore, the use of sub-standard aluminium pots results in enhancing the fluoride intake since each Al can carry six fluoride ions into the body when it formsaluminofluoro complexes and they have the special ability to travel through biological membranes.
The use of aluminium pots came into practice only in the last two decades. Clay pots used earlier have the ability to adsorb fluoride present in water and this explains why the disease was noted only in the last decade. Generally it requires at least 10-15 years of continuous exposure for this type of chronic poisoning to occur and damage to the kidney.....................

Monday, June 20, 2011

Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret

Watch Blaylock: Fluoride's Deadly Secret in News | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

How much sugar should one eat a day?

How much sugar should one eat a day?
By Dr Luisa Dillner /London
Sugar is hard to resist and our consumption of it has increased relentlessly. Last week, research from the Universities of Bristol and Bangor, published in the journal Appetite, showed that drinking two sugary drinks a day makes us crave even sweeter food and drink.

What is sugar?

A loose term covering a class of carbohydrates that includes sucrose, (from sugar cane or sugar beets), lactose (milk sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar). Refined sugar – of the kind you put in your tea – is made up of a molecule of glucose combined with a molecule of fructose. Fructose is twice as sweet as glucose.

Is sugar bad for you?

The sugar industry says that there are no bad foods. It also argues, forcefully, that sugar does not provide empty calories, a charge laid against it by nutritionists who say that the refining process strips out and bleaches sugar, removing vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Although it can’t argue that sugar is full of goodness, it says that people who eat sugar do not seem to be vitamin or mineral deficient. Which isn’t quite the same thing. What no one can argue about is that sugar causes tooth decay....................

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Alaska - Fairbanks - fluoride gone

FLUORIDE GONE: The last of the fluoride added to the Golden Heart Utilities system should be out of the system by now, the utility says. The fluoride hopper was empty as of Wednesday and it probably took a couple of days before the water no longer contained the additive.
With the removal of fluoride, the “pH” level of the water will increase somewhat, just slightly above the recommended levels suggested by the federal government. The normal range is 6.5 to 8.5, but the pH is expected to be about 8.55 without added fluoride, she said.
That means the water would be slightly more alkaline than recommended. The pH standard is not a requirement.
Tiffany Van Horn, director of administration for Golden Heart, said the company does not expect that consumers will notice any change in the water as the pH will be barely above the recommended range. The company is not required to make any changes to reduce the pH level, but it will wait and see before deciding if additional processing is needed.

From NaturalNews.com
You can read the full Fluoride Task Force report, which is full of credible, scientific evidence against the use of fluoride in water supplies, here:
Fluoride Task Force report

Based on the recommendations of the group, Fairbanks Mayor Jerry Cleworth introduced Ordinance 5849, which outlaws the addition of fluoride to the city's water supply system. After more than an hour of public testimony and deliberation at a recent hearing, which was mostly against the use of fluoride, the Fairbanks City Council voted 5-1 to end water fluoridation beginning on July 1, 2011.

"There is no way to control how much (fluoride) a person drinks," said Fairbanks resident Coert Olmsted at the meeting. He also cited credible information about how consuming fluoride internally, rather than having it applied topically, is highly toxic to the body.

This incredible health freedom victory in Fairbanks represents a model by which residents of other cities and towns that fluoridate their water can help end it as well. You can do your part by forwarding the Fairbanks Fluoride Task Force report to your own city councils, and urging them to read and consider it. You can also propose that they set up independent task forces of their own to investigate fluoride, which if done honestly will come to the same or similar conclusions about the dangers of fluoride.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

UK - Statement: South Central Strategic Health Authority Water Fluoridation

Posted on: 16 June 2011, 3:46 pm in News
Statement: Water Fluoridation
South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) is pleased that following today’s judgement the legal process has now concluded.
Throughout this time the SHA Board has remained satisfied that water fluoridation at one part per million is a safe and effective way to tackle tooth decay in the Southampton area, and that the health benefits outweighed all other arguments against water fluoridation, including the level of support and opposition.
The process of adding fluoride to the water in Southampton and south west Hampshire will now continue as planned. It is likely to be several months before the necessary plant and machinery is constructed, operational and ready to commence the process of adding fluoride to the water supply.


1.Enquiries to: South Central SHA Communications team on 01635 275657
2.The NHS South Central Region covers the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and.

Uk - Daily Echo - In my view

'Where is the evidence?'
by Stephen Peckham
IT is to be expected that the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (Daily Echo, June 4) supports water fluoridation but surprising that a professional association should claim benefits for water fluoridation that are not supported by good evidence.
While it is true that systematic reviews have shown some benefit, these same reviews highlight that the evidence is both old and of poor quality.
For their president to claim that "the number of children's teeth affected by decay will fall - probably by between about 30 per cent and 50 per cent - and there will also be long-term benefits for adults" is a statement of belief rather than fact.
Our local NHS has had to agree not to state that adults benefit as they could not provide sufficient evidence to the Advertising Standards Agency to back this claim.
Reference is also made in the article to the fact that more than 500 children need a general anaesthetic to have decayed teeth removed. Interestingly many fluoridated areas also have large numbers of children needing teeth removed due to dental decay such as the 600-plus children in fluoridated Wolverhampton.
What we do know, based on experience elsewhere, is that some 40 per cent of children in the city will get dental fluorosis with some of them requiring substantial future dental treatment as they get older.
In areas where fluoridated, some young children and adults consume excess fluoride.
This is the reason major cities in North America have stopped fluoridating their water supplies and, following the lead of Ireland and Canada, the US is now proposing to lower the maximum level of fluoride in water to 0.7ppm.
But apparently it is OK in England to expose us to higher levels of fluoride.
Having attended as a speaker at the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry's conference in April, I was pleased to find that not all dental public health professionals share their association's views.
In fact one speaker described water fluoridation as "an obsolete and outdated policy that should be abandoned".
We need to listen to wiser words such as those of one of the more eminent members of the association who told me - and the Strategic Health Authority - back in 2008 that there is no evidence to support claims that it will reduce decay levels in the city.

UK- Daily Echo - Hampshire Campaigners vow to keep pushing for decision U-turn

In today's Echo it reports (HAF) Hampshire Against Fluoridation is to force a debate by councillors in Southampton in the hope to that they will oppose the plans. The group has already collected 6000 signatures.

Unable to copy article at the request of the Echo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

UK Daily Echo - Fluoride in Months

As last legal challenge fails in High Court, health bosses vow to quickly press ahead with controversial plans...............

This report is removed at the request of the Echo Digital Editor
Now available on line click title

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fluoride Is Good For You

pH levels and cancer Alkaline and Acidic Foods

...............The principal sources of acid buildup are:

1.) The metabolism and/or incomplete breakdown (oxidation) of foodstuffs or metabolic “waste” produced as a by-product of cellular activity. During normal cellular respiration and energy production , acids as produced as part or “waste” products. These acid must be “balanced”, neutralized, or removed by the body's buffering and detoxification systems through the kidneys, lungs, liver, and blood.

2.) The consumption of acid present in the food, air, and water supply. Nitrogen emissions from automobiles and industrial plants, food dyes, sprays, waxes, preservatives, additives, artificial sweeteners, fertilizers, water pollutants, and even chloride and fluoride in tap water are just some of the highly acidic chemicals are ingested by millions everyday. (Source: Michael Lam, MD, MPH – http://www.drlam.com/articles/acidosis.asp)............

Well worth reading

Israel - Health Ministry to fight anti-fluoridation bill

Health Ministry to fight anti-fluoridation bill
06/16/2011 03:42
MK Shelly Yacimovich proposes bill to prevent municipalities from adding flourides to water supplies.
The Health Ministry is gearing up to oppose a private member’s bill sponsored by Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich to prevent the municipalities from adding fluoride to water supplies in towns and cities with more than 5,000 residents.............

UK - Daily Echo - Send fluoride questions to health authority

Send fluoride questions to health authority
I AM writing to respond to G Payne (Letters, June 4).
The letter states: "Mrs Kinchington does well to draw attention to the irresponsible attitude of Southern Water in regard to fluoridation - a scheme with which they are willing to comply without protest."
G Payne also states that "Southern Water have made it clear that we do not know the effects of fluoride on the human body when bathing, nor the concentrations absorbed when cooking." G Payne encourages readers to write to us.
First, the decision to add fluoride to water in some areas of Southampton was made by the strategic health authority (SHA). Once this proposal was made, Southern Water's only role was to comment on the operational and engineering aspects.
Southern Water cannot take a medical or ethical view on the subject. We have directed all customers to the SHA to answer their questions if they have any concerns.
Second, under the Water Act 2003, if requested by a strategic health authority to add fluoride, then by law we must add fluoride to the water supplies for the areas requested.
When the SHA announced the proposal, it launched a consultation process and we encouraged all our customers to take part and make their views known.
Customers who have any questions about fluoride should direct them to the SHA for the reasons above.
Water Quality and Strategy Manager Southern Water

AKA Pontius Pilate

Uk - Daily Echo - HAMPSHIRE: Judge examines controversial scheme

HAMPSHIRE: Judge examines controversial scheme
Fluoride plans in High Court
CONTROVERSIAL plans to fluoridate Hampshire tap water were today due to be studied again by a High Court judge.
Southampton mum Gerri Milner has lodged an appeal against a decision earner this year to refuse permission for a judicial review to be heard examining whether health chiefs properly studied evidence for and against the scheme before approving it in 2009.
In February a judge at London's Royal Courts of Justice ruled there should not be a hearing, and also dismissed her legal challenge arguing that South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) should have listened to public opinion before voting unanimously in favour of the plans.
During a public consultation on the scheme, which will affect nearly 200,000 residents in parts of Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams, 72 per cent of respondents said they were against fluoridation.
Mr Justice Edward Holman expressed sympathy with Ms Milner and other anti-fluoride campaigners, but ruled against her lawyers' arguments that the law says the SHA should have been bound by public opinion.
He also rejected claims that not all board members were fully aware of evidence against the scheme, despite legal obligations to consider the "cogency" of all the arguments, assessing whether they are good points and based on sound scientific evidence.
But Ms Milner's barristers were today planning to argue that the judge was wrong, saying there is no proof all members had read all the evidence. Since the judgement the SHA has announced its plans to move ahead with the scheme.
Campaigners and council bosses have condemned that move as "arrogant", because the Government plans to scrap all SHAs by April next year.
Powers over fluoridation schemes would then pass to elected councillors.
Hampshire County Council has said it is opposed to the proposals, while Southampton City Council members voted to say they believe there should be a referendum to give residents the say over the plans.
Campaign group Hampshire Against Fluoridation is running a petition to try to force the authority to debate a motion calling on it to say it will oppose adding fluoride to tap water. To find out how to sign the petition visit dailyecho.co.uk.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Is Fluoride Necessary? Atlanta Georgia

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

USA - Diabetes prevalent in nearly 50% of Native Americans and 21 million Americans

..The toll of the disease in the course of a day is even more startling. According to Vinicor, every 24 hours, 4,100 new diabetes cases are diagnosed in the U.S., at least 810 people die, 230 undergo amputation, 120 learn they need kidney dialysis or transplant, and 55 go blind.

“I don't think I'd be exaggerating to say that diabetes is our nation's most costly disease, both in human terms and in economic terms,” says Nathaniel Clark, MD, MS, RD, national vice president for clinical affairs for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). “We may actually see a generation of Americans that will not outlive their parents if changes are not made.”.........

Too much sugar doesn't just affect teeth.

Press For Truth Presents - There's Something In The Water

Monday, June 13, 2011

UK - Daily Echo - What happened to freedom of choice?

SO the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) is backing the move to add fluoride to our water. I can remember years ago my dentist telling me not to swallow my fluoride toothpaste.
What worries me is that this country is supposed to be democratic. Where is the democracy in the decision of a few privileged people to mass medicate a population against their will?
If the fluoride scheme goes ahead against the majority's wishes it will set a precedent for the future. Democracy, what democracy? It seems more like a dictatorship for a few people to take away my right to say no. Why doesn't this Government intervene and stop this process going ahead?
The source of funds to the NHS is from the taxpayer, which is being used for needless High Court actions instead of
being put into patients' care.
I have sympathy for the children who have extremely decayed teeth, but there are many ways to target these children with fluoride products and also educate their parents about the acidity in fruit juice/cordial drinks and the sugar content in sweets etc.
It seems that expenses are not the only problem for politicians but also our basic right to the freedom of choice.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Case Against Fluoridation (part 1 - 3)

Public meeting at Abu Bakr Mosque Southampton

Part 2

Part 3

USA - Austin Mayor refuses to act on fluoride poisoning

Dr. Laura Pressley, PhD in Chemistry, tells Austin City Council how they are poisoning the citizens with Fluoride. She then asks Mayor Leffingwell when he is going to do anything about it, and he says he has no plans to take any action.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Why is Fluoride added to city tap water?

Worth watching for the short add at the end extolling the virtues for smoking cigarettes.

USA - Statement on Fluoridation

Statement on Fluoridation, June 3 2011
In a statement released in Washington, DC today (Friday, June 3) consumer advocate Ralph Nader, responding to growing media coverage and developments in the Atlanta area on the risks posed by water fluoridation, said,

"It's way overdue for this country to have an extended and open scientific and regulatory debate on fluoridation. There should be no mandatory fluoridation without the approval of people in a public referendum preceded by full and open public debate with disclosures. There is an old Roman law adage that says, 'What touches all should be decided by all.'"

This statement is being sent to the editors of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In recent weeks statements calling for a repeal of mandatory fluoridation in Georgia have been made by a number of prominent civil rights leaders including former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, Rev. Gerald Durley, and Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ralph Nader is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and four-time candidate for President of the United States

UK - Daily Echo - SHA arrogance on fluoride

SHA arrogance on fluoride
THE SHA has stated that the result of the public consultation on fluoridation was overruled because the public is too ignorant to hold a valid opinion.
This preposterous notion was openly revealed in a letter to the Echo (In My View. July 27, 2009) by its representative Olga Senior, who suggested that the public does not understand the complex health issues.
The most valuable lesson I have learned in life is that knowledge is very humbling; the more I learn, the more 1 realise how little I know.
Arrogance is a manifestation of ignorance. Perhaps if the SHA were to detach themselves from their inflated egos, they would address the disturbing gaps in their education to rectify their woeful knowledge on health matters.
It is, after all, plainly self evident that ingesting a hazardous waste chemical (hexafluorasilicic acid) over a lifetime can confer no health benefits whatsoever, but the bioaccumulative toxic load will almost certainly lay the foundation for debilitating degenerative disease.
Perhaps they would reflect too that the role of water in the body is to hydrate the cells, a process essential to life, and only pure unadulterated H20 can perform the function that Mother Nature intended to maintain optimum health.
Water is the lifeblood of the planet, our most precious resource that sustains all life on earth should be treated with the utmost respect and gratitude, not used as a toxic waste dump for corporate interests or a conduit to deliver mass medication to vulnerable populations.
The SHA should, then, be humbled to concede that the community they are about to poison rejected fluoridation with good reason.
Shirley, Southampton.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Water Fluoridation exposed during Casey Anthony Trial

This is testimony from Dr. Arpad Vass during the Casey Anthony trial.

Dr. Vass is one of the few people researching the vapors released from decaying or decomposing human bodies. His groundbreaking research has inadvertently exposed the lies we are told about Fluoridated water.

Canada - Get fluoride out of water

Published: June 09, 2011 12:00 PM
Updated: June 09, 2011 12:16 PM
It would appear that the anti-fluoride movement has hit critical mass, in that there now exists sufficient momentum for the movement that is both self-sustaining and growing. Politicians, legal pundits, and major corporations are paying attention and taking action against dispensing fluoride that according to the FDA is an “unapproved drug.”
For instance, city leaders in Calgary, Waterloo, and Verchères recently have elected to stop fluoridation, while in the U.S., civil rights leaders in Atlanta have called for a halt to the practice, a New York City councilman has introduced a bill to stop fluoridation, and Tennessee state legislators from both political parties have noted growing calls for Fluoridegate investigations in a letter to the state’s health commissioner.
In a recent American Association for Justice newsletter article, “Fluoridegate and Fluoride Litigation: What Law Firms Need to Know About Fluoride Toxic Tort Actions” (Vol. 18, No. 2), the authors focus on “a growing “fluoridegate” scandal, and that “government agencies and private sector groups are admitting concerns about the impact to the body from fluorides in numerous consumer products, including water, beverages, foods made with fluoridated water or containing fluoride fumigant residues, and oral care products.”
A partial list of defendants includes manufacturers of fluoridation chemicals, oral care product manufacturers, retailers, water utilities, medical and dental practitioners, and professional associations. Causes of legal action range from personal injury, failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation, medical or dental malpractice, and consumer fraud. Notably: “The curtain is lifting, exposing the degree of deception at the root of the fluoridegate scandal and highlighting the liability of both municipal water providers and private companies.”
The tipping point was when major corporations finally bent to public sentiment. Colgate-Palmolive and GlaxoSmithKline (Aquafresh) are selling ‘fluoride-free, safe if swallowed’ toothpaste for infants and toddlers. Orajel has also produced a fluoride-free toothpaste, with the small print: “swallowing too much fluoride can cause fluorosis,” which as we all know is the disfiguring staining and pitting of teeth. Now they’re telling us!?
Even Gerber is getting on the public relations bandwagon with unfluoridated bottled water so that parents of babies can avoid using fluoridated city water to mix baby formula.
So, in light of the above, and public opinion hitting critical mass, one has to wonder if our city fathers will start to address the issue of the drug, fluoride, that is being illegally dispensed to Prince George citizens.
Joanne Schilling
Prince George

USA - The "Healthful" Drink that Can Damage Your Health

Posted By Dr. Mercola
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, "there are profound and consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens..." that have resulted in a "silent epidemic" of dental and oral diseases that disproportionately affects low-income and minority populations1.

Unfortunately, not only are these groups afflicted with worse dental health, but are also suffering more extensively from the public health measure carried out under the guise of improving oral health: water fluoridation..................

Very long and thorough article.

Colgate non fluoride toothpaste for children

UK - Lymington Times

Experts back fluoride to halve child tooth decay
DENTAL experts have praised health bosses for moving ahead with controversial plans to fluoridate tap water.
The NHS scheme, approved last year by South Central Strategic Health Authority to reduce child tooth decay, will affect 190,000 people in the Southampton area, including 8,000 in Totton.
Members of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) have unanimously passed a motion backing the move at a conference in Sheffield.
The organisation claimed the scheme would reduce child tooth decay by up to half and insisted it was a safe method.
But objectors, including New Forest and Hampshire councils, said it was "forced medication" and a
15,000-name petition objecting was submitted last year.
Now, the Hampshire Against Fluoride campaign is gathering names for a fresh petition to persuade Southampton City Council to formally reverse its vote in 2008 to support the scheme, although it later backed a referendum.
The project was put on hold until a High Court judge earlier this year rejected a judicial review bought by Southampton mum Gerri Milner, who argued the SHA did not listen to public opinion before approving it.
But now the scheme is back on track and the newly elected BASCD president, Professor Peter Robinson, said fluoridation marked an "important step" in tackling the oral health problems of children.
"In this day and age, it is wholly unacceptable that around 500
children a year from Southampton should have to undergo a general anaesthetic in hospital to have severely decayed teeth extracted," he said.
"We can confidently anticipate that several years after fluoridation has started in the city, this figure will have been significantly reduced.
"Four systematic reviews of the worldwide evidence on the benefits of water fluoridation published in the past 10 years suggest that, in the area to be fluoridated in and around Southampton, the number of children's teeth affected by decay will fall — probably by between about 30% and 50%."
In a public consultation last year, 72% of respondents objected to fluoridation, although a Mori poll for the SHA showed only 38% against.

With all the new dentist practices advertising for patients that seem to have sprung up lately in the city I'm sure there will be a notable improvement.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Alaska - Will Anchorage Stop Adding Fluoride to Tap Water?

Juneau stopped adding fluoride to city tap water several years ago and this week Fairbanks has decided to follow suit. Will Alaska’s most populated city be next?
By Lauren Maxwell


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Victory in Alaska - news from Fluoride Action Network

Victory in Alaska - news from Fluoride Action Network
06/07/2011 20:48:00 admin
Dear Readers,
Last week we told you about victories in Mt. Clemons, Michigan and Naples Village, NY, and today we're happy to report another victory, this time in Alaska. The anti-fluoridation momentum continues to build with last nights 5-1 vote by the City Council in Fairbanks to end nearly 50 years of water fluoridation for a population of over 35,000.

On Monday night the Fairbanks City Council held a public hearing and meeting on a fluoridation ordinance introduced by Mayor Jerry Cleworth on May 23. Cleworth introduced the ordinance after the Fairbanks Fluoride Task Force recommended an end to the cities' fluoridation program. The task force's recommendation was also supported over the weekend by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the local paper.

For years, local residents have been working to end fluoridation in the city. Several attempts have been made since 2008 to introduce ordinances before the City Council to end fluoridation, all without success. However, after a group of concerned residents, including Doug Yates, Ed Davis, and Coert Olmsted, organized Fluoride Free Fairbanks in 2010, and a strong public education campaign was implemented, a resolution was passed by the City Council forming a task force to research the safety of efficacy of their fluoridation program. It was this task force that made the aforementioned recommendation to the City Council.

This is a great example of what a group of dedicated citizens can accomplish when they work together to educate the community, the local media, and their decision-makers about the danger and ineffectiveness of fluoridation.
Congratulation Fairbanks on your wonderful victory!
Moncton, New Brunswick Could Be Next
On June 8th, the Moncton City Council will be holding a public hearing on fluoridation and may vote after the hearing. The upcoming vote in Moncton is the result of a phone and letter writing campaign by a well organized group of Moncton residents who formed Fluoride Free Moncton.
Thank you,
Stuart Cooper
Campaign Manager
Fluoride Action Network

UK - A third of under-fives in (Fluoridated) Birmingham already have rotting teeth

A third of under-fives in Birmingham already have rotting teeth, shock figures show
by Alison Dayani, Birmingham Mail
Jun 7 2011
NHS workers have now launched special action into the damning state of tooth decay in the city.
Latest rates of dental decay sent a warning shot to dentists and health bosses as it showed a third of five-year-olds in Birmingham have decayed or missing or fillings.
It comes as numbers of people seeing an NHS dentist have plummeted and obesity in the city’s children is among the worst in the UK as they over-indulge in sugar-packed fatty foods. Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s under-fives team has been using giant tooth brushes and teeth as props to drill into children the dental hygiene habits that can last a lifetime.
Jasmin Frater, postnatal co-ordinator for the Trust’s under fives programme, said: “Parents need to help children get into healthy habits early on in their life.
“Having a healthy mouth, tongue, teeth and gums is very important for a child’s development.
“The best way to combat dental problems is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.”
In March, it emerged that nearly 50,000 fewer city residents were seeing an NHS dentist compared to five years ago with innercity suburbs hit the hardest.
Birmingham Local Dental Committee blamed a “failure” of the dental contract changes in 2006.
Nearly one in every seven schoolchildren aged four to five in inner-city areas is now clinically obese, and one in every ten in north, east and south Birmingham.
Parents are being urged to reduce the amount and frequency of sugar consumed by their children and to ensure they brush their teeth twice a day, once last thing at night and in the morning before breakfast, using a pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste.
Parents are also advised to supervise children under seven when brushing their teeth and to make sure they see a dentist regularly for check-ups.

In Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country (97%) are fluoridated.

UK - Daily Echo letter

French have a choice
A FEW observations on water fluoridation, which is currently an issue in the Southampton area of the UK
The fluoride added to tap water is industrial waste which is expensive to dispose of safely.
The French do not add fluoride to tap water for "ethical reasons and medical considerations" but fluoride is added to some brands of table salt, giving us a choice whether we are medicated or not, unlike when it is added to tap water.
The salt packets with fluoride give a health warning not to consume at above half the one part per million level the UK & USA governments say is safe.
The USA has said recently it might reduce this safe level.
A warning is on toothpaste containing fluoride in the USA to use only small amounts.
Worldwide only a few, mostly English-speaking countries, add fluoride to tap water and those with least tooth decay have rejected the practice or given it up after it did not reduce tooth decay.
EDWARD PRIESTLEY, Gajoubert, France.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

UK House of Lords

Asked by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Warner on 24 March 2006 (WA 88) and Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 October 2007 (WA 146), (a) what high quality research into the association of water fluoridation with infant mortality, congenital defects, bone problems and IQ they have carried out as recommended in section 12.4 of the 2000 report of the York systematic review; and (b) which part of the Written Answer of 24 March 2006 is a quotation from the Department of Health report on Health and Human Subjects 41 in 1994, and which part forms a commitment to research, and whether they will reissue the Written Answer accordingly.[HL9239]

Earl Howe: Following publication of the York report, the department funded the Medical Research Council to identify areas of uncertainty regarding the balance of benefits and risks of water fluoridation, and to make appropriate recommendations for research to address these uncertainties. The department has since funded the School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University to compare the bioavailability of fluoride in naturally fluoridated water with artificially fluoridated water. Currently, the School of Dentistry at Manchester University is investigating the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis with funds from the NHS National Institute for Health Research. We are also considering an evaluation of a new fluoridation scheme to address further recommendations in the York report to strengthen the evidence base on fluoridation. The quotation from the report on Health and Human Subjects 41 ends at "....a further wide safety margin above the more usual fluoride intakes in fluoridated areas".


Monday, June 06, 2011

Alaska - Task force recommendation followed a thorough review

Remove fluoride: Task force recommendation followed a thorough review
Fairbanks Daily News Miner
Jun 05, 2011
After a lengthy review of scientific knowledge and public sentiment, a task force convened by the city has concluded fluoride should no longer be added to public water systems in Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks City Council should follow that advice. The council could vote as early as tonight on an ordinance from Mayor Jerry Cleworth to prohibit the addition of fluoride.
The task force’s report isn’t a clarion call for fluoride’s removal. It is a cautious summary of a subject in which the science continues to reflect uncertainty. However, the group felt that, on balance, the arguments for removal were stronger. The report is posted on the city’s website.
For decades, dentists and public health specialists have argued strenuously for the addition of fluoride to municipal water systems, citing studies that show a benefit to dental health. Other studies, though, have undercut those claims. The task force, tossed into this developing debate, had some very interesting conclusions.

They found that community water fluoridation caused a large reduction in dental caries — cavities — when it was first done, many decades ago. However, “in recent decades, the degree of caries reduction attributed to community water fluoridation has decreased as other sources of fluoride have come into common use and as effective dental health measures have become more prevalent,” the group found. “The relative importance of water fluoridation is currently much smaller, more variable among populations, and perhaps unknowable.”

"The Great Culling" Producer Chris Maple on the Vinny Eastwood Show Pt 5 of 5

Sunday, June 05, 2011



...One of the big problems in Cape Town is that there is too much interaction with the baboons. They eat all the sugary foods humans bring along, which leads to tooth decay and obesity.

Surely not, must be lack of fluoride!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

UK - Daily Echo letter

Tell supplier you object
MRS Kinchington (Letters, May 28) does well to draw attention to the irresponsible attitude of Southern Water in regard to fluoridation - a scheme with which they are willing to comply without protest.
In the course of correspondence putting specific questions to them, Southern Water have made it clear that in fact they do not know the effects of fluoride on the human body when bathing, nor the concentrations absorbed by food when cooking.
They confess that the general public has no way of measuring the quantity in the water and they flatly refuse to consider compensating their customers who will have no option but to pay for a supply of reduced quality.
I suggest that all customers who object to fluoridation write directly to Southern Water and tell them so. It may be that someone in their office will understand why people are concerned.
G PAYNE, Southampton.

UK - Daily Echo

Members say controversial scheme will 'significantly cut' levels of decay in children
Dental group backs health chiefs' fluoridation plans
By Jon Reeve
HEALTH bosses have been praised for their decision to plough ahead with controversial plans to fluoridate Hampshire tap water.
Members of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) enthusiastically backed South Central Strategic Health Authority's move to work towards adding fluoride to the water supplies delivered to nearly 200,000 people.
The organisation says it believes the scheme will reduce child tooth decay by up to half, as well as "significantly" reducing the number of kids undergoing general anaesthetic to have surgery to remove extremely damaged teeth.
Members unanimously passed a motion at a conference in Sheffield offering their support for the SHA, which has begun work to move towards implementing fluoridation for Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Netley and Rownhams.
The project had been on hold until a High Court judge earlier this year rejected a judicial review bought by Southampton mum Gerri Milner, who argued the SHA should have listened to public opinion before approving it.
During a public consultation, 72 per cent of the 10,000 respondents said they opposed fluoridation.
Ms Milner is now appealing the judge's decision to refuse permission for a review hearing studying whether the SHA properly took account of all the evidence sent to it during the consultation.
But a motion passed by the BASCD, which has long supported fluoridation, insists it is a "safe, effective and ost-effective approach" to reducing health inequalities.
Newly-elected BASCD president, Professor Peter Robinson, described the SHA's move to work towards instructing Southern Water to add fluoride to supplies as "a very important step in tackling the oral health problems of current and future generations of children."
He said: "In this day and age, it is wholly unacceptable that around 500 children a year from Southampton should have to undergo a general anaesthetic in hospital to have severely decayed teeth extracted.
"We can confidently anticipate that, several years after fluoridation has started in the city, this figure will have been significantly reduced.
"Four systematic reviews of the worldwide evidence on the benefits of water fluoridation published in the past ten years suggest that, hi the area to be fluoridated in and around Southampton, the number of children's teeth affected by decay will fall - probably by between about 30 per cent and 50 per cent - and there will also be long-term benefits for adults."

ANTI-FLUORIDE campaigners are holding a public meeting in Southampton tomorrow to discuss the dangers of adding the chemical to water. Members of the public are invited to Abu Bakr Mosque, Community Centre Hall, Argyle Rd, from 2pm to hear why it is believed the Hampshire scheme should not be allowed to go ahead. Hampshire Against Fluoridation (HAF) chairman Stephen Peckham will be joined in giving presentations by Arshad Sharif and dentist Zac Cox.
They will discuss research showing fluoride can cause bone cancer in young boys, as well as other illnesses including thyroid problems and Brittle Bone Disease. HAF has been a major opponent of South Central Strategic Hearth Authority's plans to fluoridate tap water in and around Southampton. It is currently organising a petition calling on Southampton City Council to pass a motion expressing its opposition to the scheme.
The authority, which is set to take over powers over fluoridation when the government scraps SHAs next year, has previously said it wants to see a referendum on the subject.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Fluoride In The Water - a Sinister Way to Dumb Us Down?

Fluoridation of the Irish Water Supply

Alaska - The Fairbanks City Council meets Monday

The Fairbanks City Council meets Monday at
7 p.m., to vote on, among other things, removing an industrial waste byproduct (fluoride) from the water supply.
I’ve watched with keen interest the developing case against this practice, and wholeheartedly approve the decision of the task force (scientists and medical professionals) to advocate stopping the addition of this chemical to our water supply. Put another way, they suggest we get the toxin out of our bodies and make fluoride use a personal decision.

Those who are concerned about homeless kids not getting good oral hygiene need to realize those kids are the ones most at risk and least able to withstand the negative health impacts of ingested fluoride. Their immune systems are not up to par, and the documented dangers from fluoride ingestion more likely apply to this segment of the population.

From my reading efforts, to lower the use of sweetened drinks will have far greater benefit than even topical application of fluoride. Fluoride has never been declared an essential nutrient.

I urge anyone interested in the health of our community to come Monday to the City Council to speak out against fluoride. Speak up for personal choice, better health and intelligent, practical use of the huge body of scientific data placing fluoride ingestion in the dustbin of historical mistakes.

Ireland - Let's re-open debate on fluoride in our taps

Thursday June 02 2011
So yet another pre-election promise has been broken. This time a last-minute promise proposed at the 11th hour by the Labour Party in an attempt to sway voters: water charges.
We are supposed to be convinced that these charges will 'create jobs' like those that will 'result' from raiding people's private pension funds.
Seeing as up to a million households will now be compelled to pay for such a privilege, should these customers not be allowed to decide the content of the product they are purchasing -- would we like pure, clean water or water that contains the waste by-product fluoride?
Surely the time is right to reignite the fluoride debate -- starting with Health Minister James Reilly.
Michael Dorgan
Jacobs Island, Cork
Irish Independent

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

LSP and Dr. Paul Connett, the World's Expert on Water Fluoridation

Northern Irland Health Minister backs National Smile Month Campaign

Northern Irland Health Minister backs National Smile Month Campaign

Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has reaffirmed his commitment to improving standards of oral health in the country by lending his support to the National Smile Month campaign.

Mr Poots visited Dunmurry Dental Practice to take part in National Smile Month, where he took the opportunity to address dentists and members of the public and promised to focus on improving oral health. Northern Ireland has the poorest standards of oral health in the UK and Poots is eager to bring in new initiatives to boost standards and raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.

Mr Poots said that the government will continue to focus on preventative dental care, following the success of fluoride initiatives. Preventative treatments help to reduce rates of decay by strengthening the teeth, which in the long-run can save money, as well as prevent children and adults from experiencing dental pain.

Building up to promote fluoridation?