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UK Against Fluoridation

Monday, December 31, 2012

Toothpaste = IQ-Crushing = Fluoride!!!!!!!!.mp4

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Dangers Of Fluoride To You and our Children

Published on 29 Dec 2012
Fluoride consumption is dangerous for infants and children. It causes many problems in the body. Fluoride is in water supplies and processed foods. Food selection and water filtration control it.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Australia - Queensland council fights adding fluoride to water supply


Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcast: 14/12/2012
Reporter: Matt Wordsworth
Bundaberg Regional Council is refusing to fluoridate the town’s drinking water, going against a 2008 decision by the Queensland Government designed to improve the state’s dental health.

UK - Fluoridated Birmingham

CHILDREN PAY THE PRICE FOR A SUGARY DIET; Tooth decay rife as parents economiseCHILDREN as young as two are having teeth removed in Birmingham due to decay.
The shocking situation was revealed by city dentists and staff who say cash strapped families are resorting to cheaper foods and drinks with high sugar content.
Eddie Crouch, Secretary for the Birmingham Local Dental Committee, said decayed milk teeth had been removed from some city kids.
"I've seen extractions in children as young as two and a half,'' he said. ''It's to do with the economy. Parents buy cheaper foods that are higher in sugar content so children have a poor diet.
''Children take bottles with sugary drinks to bed, so this sugar is in constant contact with their front teeth."
Experts say that deprived areas of the city tend to be the worst in terms of child dental hygiene. Kids from poorer backgrounds are often also less educated on the importance of looking after their teeth.
Mr Crouch added: "Even after their first extractions, the same children tend to be the ones coming back for further extractions.
''They don't seem to learn and they carry on doing things to their teeth that are completely preventable.
"Many parents do not take their child to the dentist until they complain about something. But it is important to regularly take them, starting from a young age. It is important to start early as many problems can be stopped before they develop.
''The dentist can also motivate children to brush their teeth properly and teach them how to do so."
Birmingham Children's Hospital admits up to 15 children a day who have general anaesthetics for dental treatment.
Meanwhile, city dental nurse Hannah Smith, 22 and from Great Barr, has also seen young children with dental problems.
"Children's teeth are not being looked after as well as they should be,'' she said.
''I see too many children coming in with fillings; they need to decrease their sugar intake, particularly with drinks.
''Brushing their teeth should begin as soon as they get their first tooth and children should have a routine every morning and evening.'' But Sarah Farmer, Oral Health Programme Manager at Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust, said the situation would be even worse if the city's water was not fluoridated.
She said: "On average, children in Birmingham have less decayed, missing and filled teeth than some other parts of the country because our water is fluoridated."

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Pediatrician Speaks Out on Fluoridation

Australia - Fight continues

Click to go to news video

One MP won't drink it.

Sean & sons about Vaccines & Fluoride

Published on 27 Dec 2012
Vaccines are never ever needed.
Unless maybe a snake gets ya!!
Fluoride is rat poison!! Meant to nullify 3rd eye Pineal Gland..

My mother's 8 siblings born in the early 1900s never had vaccines but had good food, clean water and modern sewerage were all healthy.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Alex Jones onToothpaste Has 5000% More Fluoride Than Fluoridated Drinkin

Is there a Fluoride Conspiracy Why is this Irish man being ignored

Fluoridation without representation

Fluoridation without representation

James Robert Deal, Lynnwood attorney
In 1991 Everett started adding fluorosilicic acid to its water without consulting with or obtaining the consent of the many other “captive” water districts throughout Snohomish County, those which have no choice but to buy water from Everett, including Mukilteo and Edmonds.
Fluorosilicic acid is a mixture of many compounds and elements. It is the unfiltered scrubber liquor from the wet scrubbers in the smokestacks of phosphate fertilizer plants in Florida, China and Mexico.
It contains or breaks down fluoride ion, hydrogen fluoride, orthosilicic acid, lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium, chromium, copper, thallium, selenium, and barium. Thallium is radioactive and emits beta radiation.
Fluorosilicic acid breaks down into orthosilicic acid, which leaches large amounts of lead from pipes.
Centers for Disease Control admits that 41 percent of children have some level of dental fluorosis, which 12.2 percent of children have fluorosis serious enough to be noticeable, embarrassing and ugly.
Dental flurosis, which can appear as white spots, white streaks, cloudy splotches – and in severe cases – brown stains and pitting, is the permanent damage to the enamel caused by too much fluoride intake during the first eight years of life.
Fluorosilicic acid is an enzyme interrupter. Fetuses and infants are most vulnerable because their cells are still dividing. A recent Harvard study concludes that “children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low fluoride areas.”
Fluoridation causes or worsens arthritis, bone fractures, thyroid disease, kidney disease, heart disease and cancer. The effect is cumulative because the body has trouble excreting fluoride.
Fluoride also combines with aluminum – which is added to Everett water to precipitate dirt – and thus transports aluminum across the blood-brain barrier, where it may cause or worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Fluoridation does little or nothing to reduce tooth decay. The CDC admits that the effects of fluoridation “primarily are topical for both adults and children” and not via consumption of fluoride.
Tooth decay has dropped just as much in non-fluoridated Europe as it has here. The big difference in Europe is that there is little dental fluorosis.
Safe water groups are asking Mukilteo and Edmonds the other “captive” water districts to demand that Everett deliver non-fluoridated water to those districts. Everett has four large pipelines coming down from Sultan, and one or two could be dedicated to carrying safe water.
For links to documents proving assertions made herein, see: http://fluoride-class-action.com/mukilteo-edmonds.
Fluoride Class Action is contesting the lead, arsenic, hydrogen fluoride, silicic acid and fluorosilicic acid added to drinking water.
It is our goal to put water districts, state and federal agencies, and suppliers of fluoridation materials on notice that they are exposed to serious liability for fluoridating drinking water.
It is our goal is to force water districts to report these notices of potential liability to their insurance carriers. Insurance companies are not in the business of defending unreasonable and known risks. They will begin to limit and terminate coverage. This may break the logjam and put an end to the foolish practice of water fluoridation.
It is our goal is to create templates that local de-fluoridation groups can use with their own water districts. These will be templates for notices of liability, freedom of information FOIA requests, interrogatories, and lawsuit documents.
It is our goal to inspire class action and consumer protection attorneys to utilize the templates on this web site to prepare notices, freedom of information requests, and actual lawsuit documents for use against local water districts.
If you want to prevent your water district from fluoridating or if your water district has already fluoridated, follow the steps outlined at www.Fluoride-Class-Action.com.
Flouride Class Action plans to appear before the Mukilteo and Edmonds city councils soon with hopes that the community will help us move the captive water districts to pressure Everett to quit adding industrial additives to our water. A little bit of poison is not OK.
James Robert Deal is an attorney based in Lynnwood and president of Fluoride Class Action. For more information, go to www.Fluoride-Class-Action.com.

UK - Daily Echo letter

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

USA - Portland Fluoride: Synopsis and Update


Figures showed that a vast majority of primary school children don't have tooth decay
Wednesday December 26,2012
By David Scott
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A RECORD two-thirds of primary one pupils attending schools in Scotland have no obvious sign of tooth decay, Public Health Minister Michael Matheson revealed yesterday.
Despite the nation’s love of sweet treats and sugary drinks, figures for 2011-12 show 67 per cent of P1 pupils have no obvious tooth decay, compared with 54.1 per cent in 2005-06.
For the first time, all health boards have met the Scottish Government target for 60 per cent of primary ones to have no obvious signs of decay, statistics from the national dental inspection programme show.
Mr Matheson said: “It is fantastic news that record numbers of primary one children have no obvious signs of decay and, for the first time, all 14 NHS boards have exceeded the target, that 60 per cent should have no obvious signs of decay.
It is fantastic news that record numbers of primary one children have no obvious signs of decay
Mr Matheson
“This tremendous progress is the result of our significant investment in children’s dentistry over recent years. It is also tribute to our work with the British Dental Association and the commitment of Scottish dentists to deliver the Childsmile programme.”
Scotland’s chief dental officer, Margie Taylor, urged parents to teach children the importance of keeping their teeth clean and to restrict sweets to meal times.
“I know that a selection box can put a smile on the face of most children but it’s important that parents keep those smiles healthy.
“Children develop their oral health habits, good or bad, at a very young age. So it is important that parents remember their healthful habits and practices throughout the festive season to ensure that their children enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
“I would advise parents to keep sugary snacks to meal times and to avoid all sweets during the last hour before bedtime.
“Children should then brush their teeth with a pea-sized blob of toothpaste, brushing all surfaces of the teeth and gums, working on two teeth at a time.”

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

What's Fluoride??


Disclose.tv - The Poison in Your Water is Fluoride

Monday, December 24, 2012

Dentists not the most qualified on fluoride

I THINK we should ignore any comments from dentists on the fluoride debate, as their level of expertise stops at the neck. Academics please note: we don't just use water to rinse our mouths we actually have to drink it regularly to survive. Adding fluoride to our drinking water may solve one problem, but create another, should our intestines react against regular ingestion of the stuff. Just cut out sugar, for goodness sake!

Ken McGann, Moorooka

Good advice.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Q&A 166 - Dehydration, Fluoride, Heart attack

Take care during the holidays

Aspen Times
Take care during the holidays

I would like to offer some ideas for how people can enjoy the holidays and reduce some stress which people can experience during the holidays.

Stress is the No. 1 factor. It can challenge even the best of intentions. The adrenal glands also are referred to as “the stress glands.” Adrenal stress can lead to cravings and overeating. The hormones and substances from the adrenal glands that help us fight stress can get depleted. It is important to support the adrenal glands.

During the holidays, temptation is higher. There is an abundance of sugar and fats. One of the ways to deal with this is to make sure that you have plenty of good foods around. Eating plenty of healthy fiber does not leave as much room to fill up with junk food.

Low blood sugar can occur. When this happens, the body will crave sugar and glucose to meet its needs. The brain sends messages to the rest of the body, and cravings will get ramped up. Balancing meals and snacks with protein and good snacks will help to balance blood sugar. It is also helpful to spread caloric intake throughout the day to prevent fat storage. It is good to support the liver and pancreas during these times.

Toxins can contribute to fatigue, discomfort and imbalance. A key to coping with this is to detoxify whenever possible (yes, even during the holidays). Toxic feelings can contribute to overeating because the body can crave to have comfort foods in an attempt to improve a sense of well-being.

The body can perceive a lack of nutrients, which can trigger weight gain. You can reduce your appetite by eating complete whole foods, which tend to satisfy the body. Soups can be a great food to help balance weight. Soups provide a fuller feeling, reduce appetite and prevent hunger more than the same food in solid form with the same amount of calories. Protein shakes also can be helpful to round out a meal or snack.

It is also important to make sure that you are taking vitamin D. With the days being so short, we do not get nearly enough sunshine to make vitamin D. This can be very helpful for those suffering from seasonal affective disorder.

Cutting down on wheat and dairy also can help with reducing food allergies.

Good fats also are important to eat as they will help maintain a balanced weight. Good fats include coconut oil, olive oil, omega-3 oils and black-currant-seed oil. Almonds and walnuts have good fat and are great snacks when eaten in moderation.

It also is important to exercise to increase fat oxidation. It helps the body use glucose and decreases the amount of insulin that the body needs. It is well-known that there are many benefits to exercise.

Above all, avoid soda pop and other high-sugar drinks. Stay away from artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, because these are known to actually add in weight gain. Soda also can leach calcium from the bones and creates further imbalances in the body.

If you do happen to eat a lot of sugar, make sure that you brush your teeth with a nonfluoridated toothpaste. If you add fluoride to your body, you are just adding an additional toxin to your body.

Dr. Tom Lankering


Friday, December 21, 2012

Fluoride Injunction Struck Down On First Court Date

The Girl Against Fluoride Action - Andy Earely - Grafton St. December 19

One way of attracting attention

Canada - Okotoks poised to stop adding fluoride to water

Okotoks poised to stop adding fluoride to water
By Erika Stark, Calgary Herald
The Town of Okotoks will stop adding fluoride to its drinking water supply Thursday, after receiving approval from the provincial government Dec. 13.

In May, town council voted six to one in favour of repealing the existing fluoridation bylaw and removing fluoride from drinking water.

Coun. Matt Rockley said the town engaged both residents and doctors on the issue before voting to pass the notice of motion, originally put forward by Coun. Florence Christophers early this year. The town’s public hearing about fluoridation in April was the most well-attended of this term of council, Rockley said.

“The council chamber was overcapacity,” he said “It was a very interesting topic in Okotoks that people certainly felt strong about.”

The town has also established a preschool oral-health clinic, answering the concerns of proponents of drinking water fluoridation who argue the practice helps prevent cavities.

The program will be run through the Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre in partnership with Alberta Health Services, said Sherri Mullen, the co-ordinator of the centre. It will provide free dental checkups and topical fluoride varnishes to children aged between 12 and 35 months whose families are Okotoks residents that have an Alberta Child Health Benefit Card or don’t have private dental insurance.

“If it’s out of the water, I think it’s really important that parents are still aware that there are ways to still get that on the teeth and to make use of the advantages that it has,” Mullen said.

But some experts argue there is next to no benefit of fluoridated water. Dr. James Beck, a Professor Emeritus of medical biophysics at the University of Calgary who has been studying fluoride since 1999, said he’s pleased Okotoks made the move against fluoride. He said the slight cavity-preventing benefits arise from topical action such as fluoride varnishes and fluoridated toothpaste, not from ingesting treated water.

There is also naturally occurring fluoride in the Sheep River, the source of Okotoks’ water supply, but Beck said that fluoride is quite different from what’s added to the water by treatment plants.

Naturally-occurring fluoride is actually calcium fluoride, or fluorspar, whereas the fluoride added to water supplies is hydrofluorosilicic acid, he said.

“It’s not a natural substance,” Beck said.

Beck was one of two doctors who presented their perspectives on fluoridation at the town’s public hearing. The other doctor, Richard Musto, is a medical officer for the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services who made the case for the continued fluoridation of drinking water.

While council did consult with these and other experts about whether to remove fluoride, Rockley said he finds it “unbelievable” that the decision-making power regarding fluoridation falls within municipal jurisdiction.

“That still doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me,” Rockley said. “My opinion is that this type of decision, on whether or not a health-related product like fluoride is part of people’s drinking water, should be made by the medical community.”

“As a councillor, I felt it was best to take it out as a cautious approach.”

Okotoks now joins Calgary, Cochrane, Drayton Valley, Falher and Medicine Hat as Alberta’s fluoride-free municipalities.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

USA - Speak Out Against Water Fluoridation

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Q&A with Paul Connett

Water fluoridation: Read the transcript of our Q&A with Paul Connett

Long article and many comments

NHS Ayrshire & Arran's Annual Review

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil MSP, visited Kilmarnock this week (Monday 17 December 2012) for NHS Ayrshire & Arran's Annual Review.

.....Dr Martin Cheyne, Chairman of Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board, said: "All our staff have worked hard over the past year to deliver high quality health standards for the people of Ayrshire and Arran. They have helped deliver improvements in many areas including, increasing the number of people from deprived areas who have given up smoking. We have made good progress towards the target that 60 per cent of children aged three and four will receive fluoride varnish on their teeth twice a year by March 2014. We have also carried out a major review of our significant adverse event review processes and have implemented the improvement plan addressing Health Improvement Scotland's recommendations...

Why couldn't they do that here in Southampton?

Environmental Toxins Causing Early Puberty in Both Boys and Girls

Fluoride, which is added to the majority of public water supplies in the United States. Research has shown that animals treated with fluoride had lower levels of circulating melatonin, as reflected by reduced levels of melatonin metabolites in the animals' urine. This reduced level of circulating melatonin was accompanied -- as might be expected -- by an earlier onset of puberty in the fluoride-treated female animals.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

USA - A 'Silent Epidemic,

A 'Silent Epidemic,' Coloradans Increasingly Taking Their Toothaches To The ER
By Colorado Public News and Carol McKinley

Nineteen-year-old Vesha Gilbert’s toothache had become so unbearable, she ended up where no one wants to be: Sitting in a dentist’s chair, cringing at the thought of having her decayed back molar pulled.

“I’m scared, but I’m glad I’m here,” she said. “It feels like somebody’s knocking me on the side of my mouth with a hammer, like, constantly, and it goes in and out like every five seconds.” Gilbert had rushed to an urgent care clinic for relief from her throbbing mouth, but doctors there couldn’t do anything, except send her to the dentist to have her tooth pulled.

Gilbert is not alone. Last year, Coloradans with dental complaints went to emergency rooms 39,000 times – even though they could have been pain-free if they had simply stayed on top of regular cleaning and maintenance, according to the Colorado Dental Association................

But read this.
Fluoride research had its beginnings in 1901, when a young dental school graduate named Frederick McKay left the East Coast to open a dental practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When he arrived, McKay was astounded to find scores of Colorado Springs natives with grotesque brown stains on their teeth. So severe could these permanent stains be, in fact, sometimes entire teeth were splotched the color of chocolate candy. McKay searched in vain for information on this bizarre disorder. He found no mention of the brown-stained teeth in any of the dental literature of the day. Local residents blamed the problem on any number of strange factors, such as eating too much pork, consuming inferior milk, and drinking calcium-rich water. Thus, McKay took up the gauntlet and initiated research into the disorder himself. His first epidemiological investigations were scuttled by a lack of interest among most area dentists. But McKay persevered and ultimately interested local practitioners in the problem, which was known as Colorado Brown Stain.

USA - More Independent Voices Speak Up on Fluoridation

More Independent Voices Speak Up on Fluoridation
December 18, 2012
......The Fluoride Action Network has a game plan to END water fluoridation in both Canada and the United States, and is working tirelessly to broaden awareness among citizens, scientists, and policymakers alike about the toxicity of fluoride compounds.

The research speaks for itself that unnecessary fluoride exposure should be avoided at all costs, and certainly not be ingested intentionally. At least when it comes to topical application, you have a choice. You can easily buy fluoride-free toothpaste and mouthwash, if you so choose. But you're stuck with whatever your community puts in its water, and it's very difficult to filter out of your water once it's added. Plus, many do not have the resources or the knowledge to do so.

If you'd like to support the work of the Fluoride Action Network to minimize or eliminate the public's exposure to fluoride, please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to FAN today. For the month of December, I'll be matching up to $10,000 in donations, so now more than ever your donation can make a significant difference.

In the meantime, remember that good oral health and strong, healthy teeth are NOT the result of drinking fluoridated water and brushing your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste. Rather it's virtually all about your diet. By avoiding sugars and processed foods, you prevent the proliferation of the bacteria that cause decay in the first place. This simple act -- along with regular cleanings with your natural mercury-free dentist -- will help ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and cavity-free.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Before we get to the report from Israel may I encourage everyone to sign a new stop fluoridaiton petition started by Gerald Steel a lawyer from Washington state who has done great work fighting fluoridation at the legal level. The petition is on the AVAAZ.org site which has an elegant way of showing the names and countries of people signing up on a continuous basis. It is hypnotic to watch the names come in from around the world. You can sign on by clicking here. Please pass this along to everyone you can.

Fluoridation Report from Israel

By Miriam Westerman, with assistance from Betsy Ramsey

First let me introduce Betsy Ramsey, she is the daughter of the late Dr. George Waldbott, the leading opponent of fluoridation in the US from the 1950s on. Dr. Waldbott was the leading spirit behind the formation of the International Society for Fluoride Research in 1968 and the first editor of its quarterly journal Fluoride.

Betsy was one of the pioneers in the fight against fluoridation in Israel when fluoridation was introduced in Jerusalem in 1988. She was joined by Toxicologist Loty Zilverman in the Tel Aviv area and over the years I have helped where I can.

Betsy and I were privileged to attend the 26th Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2005, where we met several members of FAN including Paul, Ellen and Michael Connett, Chris Neurath, as well as Prof. Albert Burgstahler (who co-authored the book, Fluoridation The Great Dilemma with George Waldbott), Dr. Bruce Spittle (author of Fluoride Fatigue) and Dr. Susheela (a leading expert on fluorosis in India). Through participating in this event we were greatly encouraged to press forward with new vigor to win the water fluoridation battle in Israel.

We are grateful for the tremendous assistance FAN has given us over the years, with your sharing of professional articles, videos and peer-reviewed prime research publications. We have translated a good number of these into Hebrew and distributed them widely. As a result many in Israel have become aware of FAN’s excellent web site www.FluorideALERT.org .

I think we can safely say that much of your material has had a real impact on many people here, not only among the professors, doctors, dentists and other staff in the medical profession but also on the Israeli population in general.

We are especially grateful for Dr. Paul Connett’s visit to Israel in 2007. We kept him very busy: he gave lectures in key locations such as the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset), Hadassah Hospital, Givat Ram University, Tel Aviv Municipality and Haifa University.

The Professor in Public Health, Jimmy Krikun, a fellow fighter, commented to me at the Haifa University: “I organized this event for the sake of my grandchildren.” His grateful voice was in sharp contrast to others in the medical establishment that were not happy to have Paul speak in their institutions and in some cases put obstacles in our way.

We translated Paul’s power point presentation into Hebrew and this has also been useful in our educational campaign.

Our other efforts have included circulating important petitions and arranging demonstrations, one of which took place in front of the Knesset and another in front of the Prime Minister’s office. We have also had Christopher Bryson's book, The Fluoride Deception, translated into Hebrew and this has been distributed as widely aspossible.

Our co-workers have spoken out on the radio and on TV. Anti-fluoridation websites have also been started and these often use material from FAN's vast supply of articles and videos that reveal the health dangers of fluoridation.

All this information has been circulated further through hundreds of e-mails sent by concerned citizens to members of the Knesset. As a result a Knesset Health Committee was created in May of last year. The intent of this committee was to look into the whole matter of water fluoridation in Israel. The committee consisted mainly of Health Ministry officials, who strongly favored water fluoridation, but it also included a few of our co-workers, i.e. those who oppose to the law mandating universal water fluoridation in Israel in operation since1998.

These efforts culminated in the formulation of a Law Proposal forbidding fluoridation in Israel, which was raised in the Knesset and which, unfortunately, failed to pass in a very close vote. Sadly, of the 57 Knesset members who initially signed this proposal in a preliminary show of support, 15 later changed their minds in deference to party discipline during the first reading of the proposed law and this killed the proposal.

Now a new, hopeful development has arisen. The former engineer in the Ministry of Health, responsible for establishing the fluoride installations now in use in several locations in Israel, has woken up to the dangers of water fluoridation, and, as a retiree from public office, has presented his case favoring an end to water fluoridation in Israel, to the High Court on November 12, 2012. This could be an historic FLUORIDE CLASS ACTION (see details below). Helping him in this venture is a competent lawyer Dan Ashkenazi provided by the 'Izun Hozer' organization. The result of this action will not be available for another 45 days but we are eagerly waiting the response of the State Attorney.

I very much hope the above report will provide FAN with an adequate answer to your request for a brief history of the battle against water fluoridation in Israel and the contribution FAN has made to this work

Blessings to all citizens who are fighting fluoridation around the world and the best of luck for a successful outcome to FAN's current fundraising campaign aimed at bringing about the final victory in this fight.

Ria (Miriam)

Diet sodas: Better than sugary drinks, but think before you take a sip

Diet sodas: Better than sugary drinks, but think before you take a sip
Chicago Tribune
If sugary sodas are as bad for you as nutritionists and, increasingly, local officials nationwide insist, it stands to reason a drink containing a sugar substitute might be better for you, right? Not so fast. Studies of diet soda's health impact are delivering mixed messages.

While there are some folks who like the taste of diet sodas -- thinking of you, die-hard Tab fans -- most folks pop for a diet beverage because it holds out the promise of lost weight. Some studies suggest it delivers on that; others disagree.

"Diet sodas have no calories," said Marion Nestle, the New York University professor, author of "What to Eat" and expert in nutrition and public policy. "But on a population basis, they seem to have no impact on weight. Indeed, their use has increased in parallel with the rising prevalence of obesity."

She said the leading theory, as yet unproven, is "that the sweet taste fools the brain into thinking sweet calories are coming and reacts with hormonal and other metabolic signals accordingly. It's easy to compensate for missing calories. But I don't think anyone really knows what's going on."

Meanwhile, other studies of diet soda claim consumption may increase your chances of having a stroke or developing metabolic syndrome, which can lead to cardiovascular disease. Tina Ruggiero, a registered dietitian based in Tierra Verde, Fla., said cardiovascular risk is particularly seen in men.

"That doesn't mean one diet soda a day will lead to a heart attack, but there's some sort of connection," she said.

Somewhat more supportive of diet sodas is Michael Jacobson, executive director of Center for Science in the Public Interest. The Washington, D.C.-based health-advocacy group just released an animated short film targeting the health impacts of regular soda and sugary drinks called "The Real Bears" (www.therealbears.org).

"Diet soda is much better than regular soda. It lacks 10 teaspoons of sugar per 12 ounces," he said, noting studies have shown people drinking regular soda have gained weight, while those consuming diet soda have not.

"There's good evidence diet soda doesn't make you obese," he said. "I think it's better to drink diet soda (than regular), but diet soda does have its drawbacks."

There's caffeine, he noted, which can affect some people. Phosphoric acids can promote tooth decay. There have been safety questions about the ingredients used in caramel coloring formulas and the artificial sweeteners used.............

Sunday, December 16, 2012

USA - Citizens raise concerns about fluoride

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Columbia is joining a long list of U.S. cities taking another look at the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to public drinking water.

It's a debate that has resurfaced from time to time across the country over the past several decades. In recent years, the practice has come under fresh scrutiny from activists armedwith research challenging the government's claim that ingesting fluoride is a safe way to control tooth decay. Among the studies are some linking excessive fluoride intake with adverse effects on public health, such as an increased likelihood of bone fractures or linking the ingestion of fluoridated water to lower IQ among children.

Prompted by a group of residents who have been publicly calling for an end to fluoridation, the Columbia City Council has asked the Columbia Board of Health to research the issue and make a recommendation.

"It warrants a second look to see if ingesting fluoride is really the best way to go at this," said Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe, who drinks bottled water that does not contain fluoride.....................

I Think Water Fluoridation Is Bad

Not all of the claims are true but worth watching.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fluoridated Irish public betrayed by one-sided government spin.

Fluoridated Irish public betrayed by one-sided government spin.
By admin on December 15, 2012
This week’s unanimous censure by the Irish Supreme Court of its government’s improper promotion of only one side of an issue simply highlights how individual citizens are kept in the dark on many risks that directly affect them, including those from fluoridating their drinking water. For fifty years an Orwellian Ministry of Truth has propagated only supposed benefits to teeth while denying any risks, the result being that most citizens in Ireland still remain woefully misinformed about the risks of fluoridation. ............................

Merilyn Haines’ report from Australia

Merilyn Haines’ report from Australia: Cleaning up after the perfect storm of forced fluoridation in Queensland.

Mandatory fluoridation in Queensland has just ended, almost 5 years to the day the previous (and unelected) Qld Labor Premier Anna Bligh announced her decision to force fluoridation on 4 million Queenslanders.

The new LNP government on the 29th Nov overturned the mandatory requirement allowing Queensland Councils to make decisions whether to start, continue or cease fluoridation. Immediately some Qld Councils have said that they will not be fluoridating the towns in their jurisdiction. Several other Qld councils have indicated that they may cease. The larger councils in SE Qld with interconnected water supplies will be looking at the issues involved in the New Year.

Activists for safe drinking water (i.e. no fluoride) will have their work ahead of them cleaning up after the fluoride storm, working to get all of Queensland de – fluoridated, but it is now possible and do-able.......

Merilyn Haines on behalf of FAN-Australia and Queenslanders For Safe Water, Air and Food Inc., Email info@qawf.org

USA - Bradford nixes fluoride

Bradford nixes fluoride
December 15,2012

BRADFORD — A Vermont town commission that handles water and sewer matters has reaffirmed its vote to stop putting fluoride in the water supply

Robert Nutting, chairman of the Bradford Water and Sewer Commission, said he favors eliminating fluoride because he’s unaware of “how much is too much” to add. The Valley News reported that he said he understands the state recommended a safe dosage, but he said the combination of fluoride in the water supply, toothpaste and other products could push a person over that limit.....

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fluoride Detox: Ousted as Poison, Here’s How to Get it Out of Your System

December 13, 2012
Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society
Waking Times
Experts have been warning for years against the dangers of sodium fluoride, but recently more awareness has spread than ever before. Following the rampant success of essential news stories centered around fluoride, including a story I authored just three short days ago highlighting the horrendous amount of sodium fluoride in doctor recommended toothpaste (500,000% higher than fluoridated water), it’s now important to discuss how to actually get it out of your system through fluoride detox.

Even if you somehow managed to escape the ingestion of fluoridated water in your younger years, chances are you’ve been exposed to food items that actually can contain about 180 times the sodium fluoride content as fluoridated water according to fluoride expert Jeff Green. This has to do with how what’s known as aluminum fluoride, or Cryolite. Used as a pesticide due to its ability to kill bugs, conventional farmers will oftentimes spray excessive amounts of the sticky substance onto crops. As a result, the aluminum fluoride substance will reside unless thoroughly washed off of the produce..................

Peel Region Fluoride

The fluoride controversy has not gone awa

............The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a high-prestige agency of our government, as recently as October, 2012, stated “For 65 years, community water fluoridation has been a safe and healthy way to effectively prevent tooth decay. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.” (This is on their Web page, and I see nothing to suggest they have given any consideration to more recent information.) In the same statement they recognize that topical fluoride is helpful in combination with water fluoridation, but caution parents to make sure their young children spit out the fluoride toothpaste. A paradox, it would seem.

The World Health Organization (WHO) seems more concerned with laboratory methods and removing excess fluoride. The American Dental Association (ADA) maintains a favorable opinion despite a lead article in their journal explaining how the efficacy of topical fluoride makes systemic fluoridation (taken internally) unnecessary. Reading too much of this gives me a headache........

John Agnew is a retired physician who resides in Fort Myers. Send correspondence to johnagnew2978@gmail.com.

live Q&A on fluoride

Read the transcript of our live Q&A on fluoride with Onondaga County health commissioner Cynthia Morrow
Dr. Cynthia Morrow, commissioner of health for Onondaga County, answered questions about community water fluoridation and the safety of fluoride during a live Q&A session on syracuse.com today. Read the full transcript of the Q&A below.

Morrow has been the health commissioner since 2005. She has an undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Swarthmore College, master's degree in public health and medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass.

Paul Connett, the director of the Fluoride Action Network, will be taking questions in a separate live Q&A on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 12:30 to 1:30.

Go to source for all the Q & As with 137 comments

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hydrofluosilicic Acid: What Happened to Freedom of Choice?

Published on 13 Dec 2012
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UK Parliament


Asked by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Thornton on 4 March 2010 (WA 372) and by Earl Howe on 26 October 2010 (WA 257), what progress has been made in revising the guidance to the National Health Service by the chief dental officer on the scientific evidence surrounding the fluoridation of water.[HL3767]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe): We have just completed a consultation on the new regulations on fluoridation, which will come into force on the 1 April 2013. The chief dental officer will then work with Public Health England on guidance on the implementation of the regulations including an update of the scientific evidence surrounding fluoridation.

12 Dec 2012 : Column WA231

Asked by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 25 June (WA 17) and 16 July (WA 4), whether members of the bodies listed on the website of the British Fluoridation Society as campaigners for water fluoridation under the National Alliance for Equity in Dental Health will be required to declare their affiliations when participating in decisions about fluoridation schemes.[HL3768]

Earl Howe: We agree that decision-making on fluoridation should be reached through a transparent process which commands public confidence. We are sympathetic to this suggestion, and will consider it in preparing guidance on implementation of the regulations on consultations about fluoridation schemes. We will consult interested parties, including the noble Earl, on a draft of the guidance.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sinn Fein against water fluoridation

Published on 11 Dec 2012
Aengus O Snodaigh is very well aware of the dangers of water fluoridation. Nearly every TD / Minister I speak with is against water fluoridation, so why is it still happening?

USA - Pulaski fluoride story was biased, says head of anti-fluoride group

Pulaski fluoride story was biased, says head of anti-fluoride group
Editor's note: This is an unedited letter to reporter Marnie Eisenstadt about the story she wrote Sunday on Pulaski's decision to stop fluoridating its water. Connett gave permission for it to be published.
Marnie, your pro-fluoridation connections are showing. Back in 2005 you wrote a front-page article for the Syracuse Post-Standard (M. Eisenstadt, “How Fluoride Makes a Difference in CNY; Cayuga County Lacks Fluoridation, and Has a Higher Rate of Cavities,” The Post-Standard, December 27, 2005) in which you used an unpublished and un-peer reviewed survey from the NYS DOH (authored by avid pro-fluoridationist Jay Kumar) that claimed that the lower tooth decay in third graders in Cayuga County compared to Onondonga County was due to the fact that Cayuga County was not fluoridated and Onondonga was. Fortunately, Cayuga County didn’t fall for this bit of State propaganda, and remains unfluoridated. When the survey was eventually published and all the data plotted for the state there was absolutely NO relationship between tooth decay in third graders by county and the percentage of the water fluoridated in each county (see pp 40-1) in the book The Case Against Fluoride.

Now you are at it again (see Dec 9, Why Pulaski pulled the plug on fluoridation), i.e. using front-page news articles as an editorial on behalf of your pro-fluoridation friends in the NY State Department of Health and elsewhere. You cite pro-fluoridation dentists in Pulaski; pro-fluoridationist Jay Kumar from the NY DOH and even PEW’s ultimate pro-fluoridationist spin artist Shelly Gehshan, but you made no attempt to get statements from opponents of fluoridation of comparable status. But ultimately, you did us a favor. The statements from the pro-fluoridationists are so over the top than many people – especially those who can read – can hardly take them seriously on a scientific level.
For example, you quote Gehshan as stating that,
“The backlash against fluoride is being fueled by the Web, where it doesn’t take a peer-reviewed scientific study to land at the top of a Google search. Often, anti-fluoride groups are paying to end up first in Web searches because they are selling books and other related products”
Her group …is fighting fire with fire: It now also pays to land near the top of Web searches, too, she said.”
Wow! This is utter nonsense. The Fluoride Action Network does not pay to get its site at the top of search engines. We don’t need to. Obviously Pew has to. One only has to compare the quality of the science covered in the two sites to understand why (compare www.FluorideALERT.org withIlikemyteeth.org.
But Gehshan is right about one thing, when she says that “The more people get information from the Internet that isn’t filtered, the harder it is to move forward.” Yes that’s right the more citizens find out about the health effects being ignored (filtered?) by the ADA, the CDC and PEW the more reluctant they are to participate in a practice that is unethical (it violates informed consent to medication), unnecessary (fluoride works topically not systemically, there is absolutely no need to swallow it); ineffective (the largest surveys and studies indicate little or no difference in tooth decay between unfluoridated communities and countries and fluoridated ones) and risky. There have now been 36 published studies that indicate a lowering of IQ is associated with exposure to fairly modest levels of fluoride, which leave no margin of safety to protect all children in the US. Meanwhile, 41% of children aged 12-15 have dental fluorosis, a visible indication that they have been chronically poisoned.
Marnie, if you are going to cover this story please cover both sides.

Paul Connett, PhD, director of the Fluoride Action Network and lead author of The Case Against Fluoride.

Canada - Council is considering removing fluoride from drinking water

Published on December 11, 2012

Topics : Canada , St. Lawrence River
City council is considering removing fluoride from our drinking water, after a vote doing just that was deferred for the time being Monday night.
City councillors want Eastern Ontario Health Unit medical officer of health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis to return to city hall and provide more information on hydrofluorosilicic acid - the compound that is used by the city as the source of fluoride in drinking water.
Councillors Glen Grant and David Murphy put forward a motion Monday night that outlined removing the fluroride from our water.
But the majority of councillors weren't ready to make that move without more information from Roumeliotis on the dangers of the acid. The doctor and Canada's top dentist were at city hall weeks ago to advocate for the continued use of fluoride.
"We already listened to his presentation and absorbed all that information," said Grant, who spoke recently with a retired municipal worker who used to handle to corrosive hydrofluorosilicic acid. "He said if you could do something for the worker in that building, get rid of that acid."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Australia - Queensland under fire over fluoridation

Queensland under fire over fluoridation - radio report

 Queensland under fire over fluoridation

Dentists have hit out at the Queensland Government over revoking the compulsory fluoridation of water. But the Government says it's simply giving local councils the power to choose whether to continue adding the controversial anti-tooth decay agent to drinking water.

Those opposed to fluoridation are described as an uneducated minority.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Popular Toothpaste Contains 5,000% Fluoride Linked to Cancer, Lower IQ

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Blocking Key Receptors Can Prevent Tooth Decay

Blocking Key Receptors Can Prevent Tooth Decay
Researchers have found a possible mechanism than can prevent and even halt teeth decay due to periodontal diseases.
BY AMBER MOORE | DEC 08, 2012 02:21 PM EST
The scientists from the University of Pennsylvania say that blocking out molecular receptor that the bacteria target during the start of the disease can stop the bacteria from growing in the mouth. Their study on mice has shown that this strategy prevents the disease from progressing and in some cases prevents it.
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Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of gums and bones that support the teeth. In the early stages the disease is called gingivitis. Later, as the disease progresses, the gums become swollen, red and even bleed. In some cases, the gums may come out and the teeth may fall off.
Earlier, researchers had shown that Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacteria that is associated with many cases of periodontitis, hijacks a receptor called C5aR that is present in white blood cells. The receptor is part of the immune system and can cause serious inflammation if triggered. By blocking this receptor, the bacteria are able to grow and not be affected by the body's immune system. As time passes, the bacteria grow in the mouth and the inflammation becomes more severe.
According to a study published last year, mice that lacked C5aR didn't develop periodontal disease. Also, mice that lacked another set of proteins called toll-like receptors, or TLRs, didn't show bone loss that's associated with periodontitis. These proteins are involved in activation of immune cell response.
Researchers in the current study found that activating both these receptors can trigger off an inflammation while blocking just one receptor - C5aR - with an antagonist C5aRA reduced the inflammation by 80 percent.
When the mice were given C5aRA two weeks after an infection, the strategy still worked. In these mice, the inflammation was reduced by 70 percent.
"Regardless of whether we administered the C5a receptor antagonist before the development of the disease or after it was already in progress, our results showed that we could inhibit the disease either in a preventive or a therapeutic mode," said George Hajishengallis from Penn's School of Dental Medicine and senior author of the paper, according to a statement.
The study is published in the Journal of Immunology.

Read more at http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/13443/20121208/blocking-key-receptors-prevent-tooth-decay.htm#aZCqQX0Y3O1EVcMZ.99

Nice if it works on humans and is marketed although the dental industry might find it less than welcome.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Southampton - Echo letter

Ireland - Contaminants in water supply highlighted by EPA

Contaminants in water supply highlighted by EPA

Published on Friday 7 December 2012 12:29

Instances of lead, arsenic, fluoride and other contaminants were found on separate occasions in public water supplies around County Kilkenny in 2011, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

According to the EPA’s annual report for 2011, which was published last week, there were instances of lead found in the old Castlecomer water supply, arsenic in the Inistioge supply, nitrate in the Ballyragget supply, fluoride in the South Kilkenny Environs and trihalomethanes in the Kilkenny city supply at Radestown.

“The trihalomethanes non-compliances were primarily due to the chlorination of water with elevated levels of organic matter present,” the report outlines. “The fluoride non-compliance was due to elevated levels of fluoride above the Irish standard. However, all samples were below the EU fluoride standard of 1.5 gm/L. The nitrate non-compliance was attributed to agricultural activity in the vicinity of the source. The arsenic non-compliance was due to elevated levels of arsenic in the source waster. However, the borehole from which the sample was taken is no longer in use. The lead non-compliance was due to the presence of lead communication pipes in the supply.”

The report also cites a detection of E. coli in Kilmoganny, so that countywide microbiological compliance was 99.7%, a marginal drop from the 100% compliance in the previous year.

There was also one boil water notice issued that year, in the Gowran Goresbridge Paulstown water supply for inadequate disinfection, from March 28 to April 1, 2011, affecting 3,312 people.

The number of Kilkenny’s public water supplies on the EPA’s remedial action list is continuing to decrease, according to the report. The county had five water supplies on the list as of the end of 2011. The old Castlecomer supply, the Clogh-Castlecomer supply and the Mooncoin regional supply were all removed from the list in that year due to the completion of necessary remedial works to the satisfaction of the EPA.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Australia - Council calls for report into ditching fluoride

Moreton Bay Regional from water supply
by: Glenn Roberts, Northern Times From: Quest Newspapers

Moreton Bay Regional Council may stop fluoridation of drinking water after a councillor described fluoride as 'poisonous''.
At Tuesday's co-ordination committee meeting, Cr James Houghton (Division 5) said the council should opt out ``because we were never given the choice to opt in''.
``I've seen so much evidence about the (dangers of) fluoride they put in our water,'' Cr Houghton said.
He won the support of his colleagues to have a report on fluoridation presented to a councillors' workshop.
Cr David Dwyer wanted the report broadened to include other additives to the water supply.
``We don't need to treat all the water to such a standard,'' Cr Dwyer said.
After the meeting, Cr Houghton told the Times he did not want to go into detail until the matter came back to the council when he would produce ``a lot of evidence'' as to why water should not be fluoridated.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A different perspective on the fluoride issue

December 5, 2012
Pine Island Eagle
To the editor:

I want to share a different perspective and my personal experience with fluoride and why it should not be added to our water. In West Africa where I am from originally, we do not have fluoride in the water. Even today, we do not have any dentists, toothbrushes, toothpaste, flossing or any western "dental care" whatsoever in the village. We also happen to consume huge amounts of sugar ... mangoes, strong tea with sugar and porridge made with a heavy addition of sugar. In my 13 years in the village, I can say that I saw no evidence of tooth-aches, gum issues or any dental issues. In the elderly, occasionally, a tooth would be pulled, but this was rare. Yet here in the states, every single person I know has crowns, cavities and has had issues with their gums requiring deep scaling treatments.

When I bring my drummers here to visit from Africa, I often take them to the doctor and dentist to just give them a check up. Dentists are shocked to see grown adults with not one spec of silver and not one cavity in their mouths. I've had dentists even call their dentist friends while I'm in their office so that they can come over and take a look for themselves! Many dentists told me that they've never seen an adult with no cavities.

So, you might ask how is this possible. The answer is very simple and it's not just in Africa. It's also in many parts of India and other countries as well, and its called a chew stick. Yes, a simple little wooden branch or stick from a soft wood tree, and not even a special tree. Everyone keeps one in their mouth and simply chews at it all the time. The end of the stick becomes frayed like a broom and serves as a brush and even as a toothpick. There is also what we call Nanna, which is peppermint that many Africans add to their tea and also eat fresh leaves for the minty flavor and for its cooling properties That's it. This alone should be proof enough that the only thing we need to do with our teeth is to brush them. Period. Dentists also wrongly advise against sugary foods and this is just simply not true.

And as a side note having nothing to do with fluoride, in Africa we also consume huge amounts of so called "harmful heart-clogging fats," including the dreaded palm oil and coconut oil. We even heat these up, add a ton of sugar and eat it like a sweet soup all winter long! For many years the medical profession has warned us about reducing fat, and especially coconut and palm oils. As most of you know now, this was also absolutely not true. Today, you can go to any health food store and pay a very high price for the new miracle cure called "organic coconut oil," "fish oil" or "flax seed oil!"
Please vote for no fluoride in our water.

Ndakhte Ndiaye

USA - Man continues fluoride fight in City of Naples drinking water

Published on 5 Dec 2012 by fox4now
David Bolduc asked the city council on Wednesday to reconsider an April decision not to ban the use of the chemical in the drinking water.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Stop Medicating PUBLIC Water

Published on 4 Dec 2012 by n8renee2m
Documentary about water fluorodation in Bell County Texas (school project). Clips are compiled from outside sources, online documents, and personal clips used. I claim no rights to clips used from outside sources or music clips.

Vitamin D May Prevent Tooth Decay

Vitamin D May Prevent Tooth Decay
The sunshine vitamin's potential role in preventing tooth decay is the latest on its long list of health benefits.
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2012 — Vitamin D might help prevent tooth decay, a new review of existing studies published in the journal Nutrition Reviews found.

By Annie Hauser, Everyday Health Staff Writer
The review includes data from 3,000 children enrolled in 24 clinical trials published from the 1920s to the 1980s. Overall, the trials showed that vitamin D supplementation led to a 50 percent drop in the incidence of tooth decay, perhaps because vitamin D helps the body absorb the tooth-building calcium it needs.

In the trials, the vitamin was delivered either via supplemental UV radiation or by diet products, such as cod liver oil, which contain it.

Philippe Hujoel, PhD, DDS, of the University of Washington, conducted the trial, saying his main goal was to summarize the existing research, so dental professionals could "take a fresh look at this vitamin D question."

But Hujoel's results come as no surprise to researchers who have also studied vitamin D and dental health. "The findings from the University of Washington reaffirm the importance of vitamin D for dental health," Michael Hollick, PhD, MD, professor of medicine at the Boston University Medical Center told Science Daily. He went on to say that children who are vitamin D deficient experience late teething and a risk of tooth decay.......

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Fluoride Fear Justified?

Fluoride Fear Justified?

Monday December 3, 2012 Posted 20 hours, 37 minutes ago by Red Kingman
Chinese fluoride manufacturers openly admit to the toxicity of the chemical

(NaturalNews) – Fluoride-pushing doctors and dentists who try to contaminate your water supply with fluoride are promoting their deadly agenda with a clever lie… a lie you will see obediently repeated in every fluoride push. Here’s how it sounds:

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the water. Our city’s water is unfortunate enough to have a low level, so we are simply adjusting the fluoride in the water to its optimum levels to improve public health.

This lie is repeated almost verbatim, across every city that seeks to poison its citizens with fluoride. Why is it a lie? Here are the five false deceptions found embedded in the statement:

Deception #1) The fluoride ADDED to the water is not “naturally occurring fluoride.” It’s a chemical byproduct often purchased from chemical plants in China (see below).

Deception #2) The false idea that ingesting fluoride is somehow good for your teeth. At best, fluoride is a topical treatment which should be swished around your mouth and then spat out. And that’s only if it’s truly natural (mineral) fluoride, not the fluosilicic acid toxins being pushed as fluoride.

Deception #3) What cities call “fluoride” is actually a toxic cocktail of over 100 deadly industrial chemicals and heavy metals, many of which are purchased in bulk from China, where industrial processing plants are trying to get rid of their excess toxic waste by labeling it “sodium fluoride.”

Deception #4) There is no such thing as a “low” level of fluoride or an “optimum” level of fluoride in drinking water. Pure drinking water should contain NO fluoride whatsoever.

Deception #5) Fluoride is “safe” for human consumption. Oh really? Then why is sodium fluoride labeled by its industrial manufacturers with stern safety warnings about causing severe harm to humans?

Source: http://dprogram.net/2012/08/31/proof-chinese-industrial-fluoride-suppliers-openly-list-sodium-fluoride-as-insecticide-and-adhesive-preservative-in-addition-to-water-treatment-chemical/

NSL road closed, worker treated after fluoride reaction creates toxic fumes
By Loretta Park
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 4:33pm
NORTH SALT LAKE — One city employee has been taken to a local hospital after a chemical reaction to fluoride that was being delivered to the North Salt Lake water plant, said South Davis Metro Fire Agency Chief Jim Rampton.
Emergency crews have closed down 1100 North from Main Street to the freeway entrance until further notice, Rampton said.

Crews were called to 40 E. 1100 North, North Salt Lake at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday. A North Salt Lake city employee was unloading the fluoride the city uses in its water treatment plant when the fluoride had a chemical reaction to a residual chemical that was in the pipe of the truck from another delivery, Rampton said.

The city employee, who has not been identified, was able to shut down the plant and stop the delivery by the time crews arrived. But he was overcome by the fumes and was treated at the scene before being transported to a local hospital for observation, Rampton said.
“We’re not 100 percent sure what the chemical was that interacted with the fluoride,” Rampton said.
Hazmat crews are testing the chemical. The road could be closed for several more hours, depending on the results of the test.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Australia - Fluoride laws change

Fluoride laws change
Danielle Lowe 3rd Dec 2012 3:33 PM
SOUTH Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann welcomed news the council can cease fluoridating the region's town water supply.
Cr Kratzmann's comments come after Nanango MP Deb Frecklington said the fluoridation of water supplies for townships with more than 1000 people would no longer be mandatory.
Cr Kratzmann said it cost the council $150,000 a year to maintain fluoridation at Blackbutt, Kingaroy, Nanango, Murgon and Wondai.
"From the point of view of the council, it is a lot of money to spend on something which isn't utilised very well," he said.
"People in the country really value their water and most homes are fitted with water tanks so the town water is being used mostly on lawns, gardens or animal husbandry."
Cr Kratzmann said he would take the matter to the council's December meeting and recommend removing fluoride from the region's town water supplies.
"It is an ongoing cost and money which the council could better spend," he said.
"I appreciate what the State Government has done. It is a good outcome for the region."
Mrs Frecklington said continued community debate had convinced the government to make amendments to the Water Fluoridation Act 2008, which would restore local control of fluoride management to local governments across Queensland.

Published on 2 Dec 2012 by framingtheworldprod
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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Irish Nationwide Fluoride Free Info Day Nov 29th 2012.

Published on 10 Nov 2012 by tbirdlauderdale
Today the Fluoride Response Team hit the streets of Waterford for another information blitz, where there was a march of 12,000 + people who are not lying down to the service downgrade of Waterford Regional Hospital. Link to Irish Indepenant article http://www.independent.ie/health/health-news/experts-reject-antifluoride-clai...

Canada - Court Injunction Filed Against The City Of Hamilton For Water Fluoridation

A man named Alex and a few others have filed a court injunction against the city of Hamilton, demanding that they stop water fluoridation.

Vitamin D may ward off tooth decay: Study

Vitamin D may ward off tooth decay: Study
Saturday, December 01, 2012 - VITAMIN D is associated with a 50 per cent reduction in tooth decay, according to new research.The new review of studies of children in several countries highlighted the potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent tooth decay or dental caries.The review, published in the journal Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, on approximately 3,000 children in several countries.

These trials showed that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50 per cent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.

In the trials Dr Philippe Hujoel from University of Washington reviewed, vitamin D levels in children were increased through the use of supplemental UV radiation or by supplementing the children‘s diet with cod-liver oil or other products containing the vitamin.

The clinical trials he reviewed were conducted in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Austria, New Zealand and Sweden. Trials were conducted in institutional settings, schools, medical and dental practices, or hospitals. The subjects were children or young adults between the ages of 2 and 16 years, with a weighted mean age of 10 years. Hujoel‘s findings come as no surprise to researchers familiar with past vitamin D studies.

According to Dr Michael Hollick, professor of medicine at the Boston University Medical Center, “the findings from the University of Washington reaffirm the importance of vitamin D for dental health”.....