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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Fluoride and your child's teeth - Jackson Creek Dental Group, Jackson CA

He believes you need to swallow toothpaste to do any good - according to latest findings it is topical - contact with teeth that works. He recommends it for pregnant mothers as well?

USA - Council will pay penalty over spill

Council will pay penalty over spill
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer
Almost $16,450 in penalties that Martinsville owes the state due to a chemical spill into Jones Creek last fall will be taken from the city water department’s budget, according to Interim City Manager Leon Towarnicki.
It will not affect the department much, he surmised.
Martinsville City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to pay the money.
“We don’t have a choice, do we?” said Councilman Gene Teague.
Actually, the city could file a lawsuit to challenge the penalty. However, City Attorney Eric Monday suggested against pursuing that option, not knowing what the outcome would be and how much the city ultimately might have to pay if it lost the suit.
About 1,000 gallons of fluorosilicic acid — also known as fluoride — leaked from a tank at the city water treatment plant off Clearview Drive on Oct. 16, according to city Emergency Management Coordinator Bobby Phillips.
Fluoride, a chemical version of the element fluorine, is used in many public water supplies to help prevent tooth decay.
The State Water Control Board determined that the spill caused the deaths of an estimated 4,445 fish, and the city violated state code, a consent order shows. The estimate was made using American Fisheries Society methods.
Phillips said the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) never told the city what types of fish died.
However, they were “very, very small fish,” he said, to his understanding.

He blamed the leak mainly on a valve accidentally being left open, but he said the failure of a transfer pump was a contributing factor.

Fluorosilicic acid is “a very strong acid ... with a very corrosive effect on any metals it touches,” and corrosion caused the pump to fail, he said........

Canada - More Doctors Smoke Camels’February 27, 2012

More Doctors Smoke Camels’February 27, 2012
To the critics of fluoride, it’s pretty straightforward:
Windsorites are being mass medicated without their consent with an industry-sourced waste chemical that is considered too toxic to be released directly into the environment, but which is considered safe enough to be added to our drinking water.

To its backers, it’s equally simple:

Fluoridation of municipal drinking water is one of the cheapest, most effective ways to combat tooth decay in children, it’s been flowing from our taps for more than a half-century, and an exhaustive list of government authorities gush that it’s one of the best public health achievements of the past century.

Windsor’s council and mayor will soon be forced to play doctor and decide on whether the city continues a practice that a growing number of cities are backing out of.

It will become increasingly harder for the politicos to ignore the issue — as of Jan. 1, 2013, changes to Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act will make municipally elected officials legally responsible for negligence related to municipal water systems. If half the scary stuff the critics are saying is true, then I foresee future lawsuits in our increasingly litigious society. The fluoride contrarians like to point out that during the era when the stuff first entered our homes via the plumbing, advertisers were also advising us that “more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.”

Windsor Utilities Commission is hosting a special public meeting on fluoridation at city hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

WUC administration has been studying the matter and is expected to make a recommendation to the board, but it’s ultimately city council’s call. I was told the report relies heavily on what the health community recommends, and both the local dental society and the health unit are heavy supporters of continued fluoridation.

But a growing number of citizens, connected and empowered through social media and the Internet, are questioning what they’re told by experts and authorities is best for them. One expert I interviewed for my recent feature on the subject, Paul Connett, a retired professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology with years of delving into the fluoride issue, feels there’s a lot more at stake for the authorities pushing for the fluoride status quo.

“Lose fluoridation and you lose credibility, lose credibility and you lose the public’s trust — maybe they’re not protecting fluoridation, maybe they’re protecting vaccinations,” said Paul. Remember how nervous the health authorities became when growing numbers of parents began questioning why it was so important to artificially innoculate their kids to fend off the winter flu?

“They’re scared stiff of admitting they got it wrong,” said Paul.

Expect local medical officer of health Dr. Allen Heimann — who, like me, is neither a toxicologist, an epidemiologist or a scientist — to come armed with experts and reassuring documents. Health unit board chairman Gary McNamara, mayor of Tecumseh — which has some say on the matter because both Tecumseh and LaSalle consume about a fifth of WUC’s water — recently suggested a referendum (just what I want — my neighbors voting on whether or not I get medicine)......

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

UK House of Lords

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (Crossbench)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the added fluoride used in United Kingdom water fluoridation schemes is classified as of pharmaceutical or industrial grade.
Hansard source (Citation: HL Deb, 27 February 2012, c253WEarl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative)

These distinctions are not used in regulations in the United Kingdom. Two compounds of fluoride are permitted for artificial fluoridation: hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium fluorosilicate, which are manufactured to exacting quality standards to meet European standards and approval by the Drinking Water Inspectorate.

UK House of Lords

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (Crossbench)

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 7 February 2011 (WA 18 and 19) and 10 January 2012 (WA 33) about possible changes to water fluoridation schemes in the United Kingdom, whether they have had discussions with the Government of the Republic of Ireland about why they reduced the concentration of fluoride below one part per million in their schemes; if so, what reasons were given; and what consideration they have given to those reasons.
Hansard source (Citation: HL Deb, 27 February 2012, c252W)Email me when Earl Howe speaksMost recent appearancesNumerologyFull profile ...
Earl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative)

From contacts with Irish officials, we understand that the Republic of Ireland Government reduced the concentration because of concerns about dental fluorosis. We have no evidence to show that residents of areas receiving fluoridated water in England find dental fluorosis aesthetically unacceptable. The results of a research project funded by the National Health Service on the prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis should be published shortly.

Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 HAF meeting Solent University Part 1- 4

UK - Daily Echo picture taken at HAF meeting

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Robert Pocock letter to MEP

Dear MEP,
Fluoridation not needed.linked with adverse health effects ....no advantage over topical application of fluoride
EU Commission February 2012*.

Re the 10th Feb emailed pre-alert from Irish MEP Marian Harkin (ALDE), I would like to ask again for you support for my Petition 210 of 2007 against fluorosilicates added to most Irish and some English drinking water, mainly affecting 6 million residents of the East & West Midlands & N. East England.

Scotland , Wales , N. Ireland & the Isle of Man have all rejected a practice that invariably leads to public outcry in whichever new area of England is targeted, just as is happening in Hampshire today please see www.hampshireagainstfluoridation.org. for more details.

Responding at last to continuous pressure by MEPs and UK and Irish campaigners, the EU Commission issued a scientific risk assessment on fluoridation in May 2011. It has only this month followed up by re-publishing SCHER's damning conclusions. Some of them are quoted above -- the whole posting is accessible here*
I am again appealing for your personal support at the Petitions Committee as a UK MEP
(11.am Tuesday 28th Feb in the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament in room A3G3)
to help persuade the EU Commission to act on its own risk assessment by implementing the measures needed to protect children from this crude and damaging treatment in Ireland and the UK .
Your constituents may like to follow proceedings which are to be webcast on this link

Yours sincerely,
Robert Pocock

UK - Romsey Advertiser - New bid to halt fluoride

New bid to halt fluoride
10:13am Friday 24th February 2012 in News
PROTESTERS are stepping up their campaign to stop fluoride being added to Hampshire’s tap water supplies.
Bosses at South Central Strategic Health Authority are behind the controversial plans that include households in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton, Nursling, Rownhams and Chilworth.
And there are fears that, once introduced, the scheme will be rolled out across the rest of Hampshire.Despite petitions to Downing Street, the SHA and locals councils, health officials have refused to drop the idea.
Now, three years on from when the plans were first mooted, Hampshire Against Fluoridation is launching a Postcard Protest Campaign tomorrow afternoon at the Solent University Conference Centre in Southampton.

At the 2pm launch, there will be a discussion and the panel will include the chairman of Hampshire Against Fluoridation, Stephen Peckham, New Forest East MP, Dr Julian Lewis, county councillor, David Harrison and Arshad Sharif, from the Muslim Council of Southampton.

The postcards carry an: “I do not consent to having my water medicated” message to health chiefs, who took the decision to add the industrial-grade fluoride to drinking water.
Chairman of HAF, Stephen Peckham said: “It’s now time for the SHA to admit that this scheme is unworkable, unpopular and unethical. The money already wasted on attempting to impose water fluoridation could have been better spent on targeted schemes such as Childsmile, which is proving successful elsewhere.”

Romsey’s MP, Caroline Nokes, has made it clear she is against the proposals. Acknowledging some parts of her constituency were likely to end up with fluoride in the water, Mrs Nokes said: “From my perspective, the views of local residents should be adhered to.
“Over 70 per cent of people who took part in the consultation process were opposed to fluoridation. The South Central SHA should not leave as its legacy to this area a fluoridation project the vast majority did not want.”

Report of yesterday's meeting
May only be available for today

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I thought this video is amusing and also very true for a lot of people.

USA - Fluoride forum draws crowd

Dr. Bill Osmunson, left, answers a question about flouridation Thursday evening while other anti-fluoridation speakers Dr. Nick Dienel, center, and Sean Manning listen. About 70 Philomath residents attended the flouride forum held at Clemens Primary School.

PHILOMATH — About 70 people attended a town hall meeting about fluoride Thursday evening at Clemens Primary School.

Philomath residents will decide in the March 13 special election whether fluoride will be restored to the city’s water supply.

If approved by voters, ballot measure 02-76 would reverse the Philomath City Council’s decision in May to stop adding hydrofluorosilicic acid to the municipal water supply.

The event was organized by Ryan Weeks, director of Fluoride Free Philomath. The group is opposed to Measure 02-76.And while the meeting aimed to give audience members a chance to ask questions of opponents and proponents of fluoride, it was one-sided.
Speaking against water fluoridation was dentist Bill Osmunson, who has practices in various Northwest locations, Medford cardiologist Nick Dienel and community member Sean Manning.
Osmunson’s basic argument is that people are ingesting too much fluoride, while Dienel argued that fluoride causes certain enzymes in the body to act differently, which can result in health issues. Manning stressed that water fluoridation takes away personal freedom.
Representing a neutral position was a group of Oregon State University science students who spent the past week putting together a presentation for the forum.

Meanwhile, the side of the seats reserved for pro-fluoride speakers sat empty. Members of Citizens for Healthy Teeth, the group of that sponsored measure ballot 02-76, chose not to participate in the event................


CAMPAIGNERS are to step up their fight against plans to put fluoride in Hampshire's drinking water -three years after health chiefs gave the scheme the green light.
Hampshire Against Fluoridation is using this weekend's anniversary of the unanimous decision by the board of South Central Strategic Health Authority to approve fluoridation for nearly 200,000 people in and around Southampton to launch a new protest over the move........

Good report in Echo giving details of our meeting this time. Can't publish article they don't like it but if you can't buy the paper it is on line later in the day.

Friday, February 24, 2012

UK - Hants - Lymington Times

Lymington Times reported Saturday's meeting. It's actually 3 years - my mistake not Stephen's.

WHO Admits Omitting Fluoride’s Damaging Health Effects to “Prevent Controversy”

Jurriaan Maessen
February 23, 2012
A mention on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) admits that there were suggestions by member or members of the Chemical Aspects Working Group meeting in Tokyo, held in 2002, to omit information on the “adverse health effects” of fluoride to “prevent controversy.” Here is the full quote from the WHO’s website:

“At the Chemical Aspects Working Group meeting (Tokyo, 2002), the group was informed that the monograph was being finalized, and there was considerable discussion on various aspects of the draft, including a suggestion that the monograph should not mix discussion on the beneficial use of fluoride with adverse health effects to prevent controversy. The monograph was not discussed at the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2004). The document is in editing and layout (2005). A presentation to the Working Groups of the WHO Oral Health Programme on the importance of fluoridation was made in 2005.”

In the questionnaire for the working group, posted on the WHO’s website, the Working Group’s members are assured that their comments “will not be posted to the public website.” Well, it seems the WHO not only lies to the world, they lie to their own underlings as well. But no matter: the most important thing here is that the WHO deliberately contemplated omitting crucial information about fluoride’s damaging effects from its future publications- which in turn act as guiding principles, commandments almost, for states all around the world.

As it turns out, the WHO not only omits and deletes. That would make the whole affair some sad sort of cover-up or whitewash. No, the WHO- knowing perfectly well that fluoride is most damaging- actively promotes the use of fluoride and works to distribute it through the world’s water-supply. A WHO publication of the Expert Consensus Meeting Group Report even advises adding fluoride in the water-supply for specific segments of the population.

The “consensus” reached among the “experts” reads, that higher income groups often already consume enough fluoride for their purposes, which- by the way- has decidedly nothing to do with some dental battle against tooth decay.....

Fluoride poisoning our bodies and our children make the change to all Natural

Canada - Fluoride battle brews

Fluoride battle brews. Dr. Paul Connett, who spent 16 years studying the impact of water fluoridation, said there is mounting evidence that ingesting fluoride can cause a range of problems, including damage to the brain, kidneys, teeth, and bones. Frank Matys

ORILLIA - City councillors had a duty to attend a presentation on the potential dangers of fluoridation as Orillia considers adding the chemical to the water supply, says an opponent of the proposal.Just three of nine council members were present at a well-attended talk by Dr. Paul Connett, said organizer Susan Schweitzer.“It is very important that they would have been there, it is too important an issue not to,” said Schweitzer, a member of Orillia Citizens Against Fluoride.Seventy-five people attended the presentation by Connett at Lakehead University Friday evening, held in advance of a Feb. 29 public meeting organized by the city....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Canada - Group to protest Windsor fluoridation Wednesday

Group to protest Windsor fluoridation Wednesday
Fluoride Free Windsor to make presentation to city councillors Wednesday
CBC News Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:58 AM ET
An anti-fluoride group will continue pressuring the City of Windsor to stop adding fluoride to its drinking water on Wednesday.

Fluoride Free Windsor will make a presentation to the environment and transportation standing committee, which meets at 4:30 p.m.

The group recommends the city stop adding fluoride until toxicology studies on animals and clinical trials on humans are completed; source water monitoring shows fluoride levels do not exceed Canadian water quality guidelines; and it can be demonstrated that the amount of fluoride satisfies the provincial law..........

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Echo give full coverage to Hampshire Against Fluoridation Press Release.

Try to make it to our meeting this Saturday to hear the whole sorry saga.

Feb 2012 Meeting Notice

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Quanyong Xiang,a,b Youxin Liang,c Bingheng Chen,c Liansheng Chenb
Nanjing and Shanghai, PR China
SUMMARY: As part of a 2002-2003 investigation on the effects of high fluoride
drinking water on IQ scores of children, serum fluoride (F) levels in the children were
subjected to further study. Among the new findings, although IQ scores of boys and
girls differed in the seven IQ level categories, there were no overall gender
differences (boy/girl ratio 1.220 vs. 1.214 in the high and low F villages, respectively).
However, the mean IQ was significantly higher and there were fewer children with an
IQ less than 80 in the two quartiles with a serum fluoride level of less than 0.05 mg F/
L. Analysis of the overall relationship between IQ scores and serum F levels indicates
there may be no serum F level below which adverse effects on IQ might not be

Monday, February 20, 2012

Awkwesasne Reservation POISONED but NO Fluoride For TPC Golf Course in San Antonio

The Awskwesasne Indians took years to figure out what was poisoning their cattle and land. In contrast, well connected developers in San Antonio got LOW Fluoride water for a Golf Course. All it took was a little help from SAWS. Toxic Fluoride for children, NO Fluoride for golf courses.

Dentists Seeing Increase in Issues in College-Aged Patients in fluoridated Charlottesville, VA.

Friday, February 17, 2012
A Charlottesville dentist's office is seeing more college students dealing with big dental problems these days. They say it is because many do not have the insurance to fund regular check-ups

Adria Sprouse did not go to the dentist throughout college because she did not have dental insurance and now she faces a costly consequence. "I couldn't afford it," says Sprouse, "My teeth started to rot. Even though I was brushing daily like I was supposed to, I couldn't get the cleaning that I needed."


Australia's tiny teeth are in tatters

To find out why Australia's tiny teeth are in tatters, the National Health and Medical Research Council is funding a major study through the University of Sydney which will investigate the relationship between bottle-feeding, breastfeeding, food and beverage intake, dental health and obesity in young children.

The university's Associate Professor Robin Wendell Evans says dental knowledge and technology is now at a stage that no child should end up with tooth decay. He has developed the Caries Management System, which in initial trials has shown a major reduction in the need for invasive – and, for kids, scary – drilling and filling.

"We know, for most people, tooth decay progresses slowly. On average, it takes several years for early decay to progress to the point where the tooth surface breaks up to form a cavity," Evans says.

His world-first system isn't rocket science – it involves people brushing their teeth twice daily with adult fluoride toothpaste and visiting the dentist for professional-strength topical fluoride application.

Combine this with making fluoridated tap water the drink of choice and cutting down on sugary snacks between meals and Evans is positive there will be no more cavities.

He says it makes sense to roll this kind of preventive program out to kids to protect and safeguard their oral health.

You just can't get too much fluoride according to the prof.

UK - Water investigation to start after nine-year fight

Water investigation to start after nine-year fight.
Monday, February 20, 2012 Tamworth Herald
Follow.A COUNCILLOR claims he has been given the "run-about" for nine years ahead of a day of scrutiny into fluoride levels in Tamworth's water supply.
Independent Councillor Chris Cooke has led a crusade to address the levels of fluoride in the town's water, and on Monday, February 20, an all-day scrutiny into the issue will be held at Marmion House.
"For nine years they gave me the run-about, but now a petition from over 1,000 Tamworth people has forced this all-day scrutiny."
The council's deputy leader, Rob Pritchard, said: "There has been no intention to prevent any issue being discussed by any councillor.
"The fluoride issue was already discussed by a committee last year, of which Cllr Cooke was a member – he was, however, unsatisfied with the outcome of that committee work."
Cllr Cooke fears the scrutiny will become an "over-simple discussion about teeth" and a "decision not to make a decision".
He added: "Water fluoride has been linked in many thousands of studies around the world to arthritis, fybromyalgia, neurological diseases, thyroid trouble, kidney failure, permanent tooth damage, lowered IQ, behaviour problems, retarded development, even obesity.
"It's a poison and has no place in the human body, nor in our water."
In a statement addressing councillor Cooke's claims, councillor Pritchard added: "The issue of fluoride being in Tamworth's water supply is again being discussed by the Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee after a petition was organised."
He stressed: "It is worth noting that Tamworth Borough Council has no influence over the supply, content or regulation of the water supply.
"Therefore, regardless of the outcome of the scrutiny committee, we cannot alter the water supply content."
The public are free to attend the scrutiny debate.
It is taking place between 10am and 4pm.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drugstores Pushing Poison On Customers!

USA - Water district operator takes up anti-fluoride fight

Water district operator takes up anti-fluoride fight
Sunday, February 19, 2012
By Becky Gillette Special to the Carroll County News
It is possible that customers of Carroll Boone Water District may not have fluoride added to their water after all as a result a CBWD contract with Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest and Harrison that forbids the introduction of any corrosive water into distribution systems.
There are concerns that highly corrosive fluoride added to the water could leach lead from distribution pipes, which could cause lead contamination of drinking water, said Rene Fonseca, a licensed operator with the CBWD.

Lead is a neurotoxin harmful to infants and pregnant women that causes developmental delays in children, damages kidneys and the nervous system and interferes with red blood cell chemistry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 250,000 U.S. children 1 to 5 years old have blood lead levels greater than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, the level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated.

Lead poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.

Fonseca said experience in other areas of the country with aging infrastructure has shown that fluoride chemicals added to the water supply can result in extremely high lead levels in children. In 2004, an investigation by the CDC found that 42,000 children in Washington D.C. 16 months old and younger had blood levels 2.4 times higher than normal.

Fonseca talked to water officials in Washington, D.C. who told him the problem was created when they switched to chloramines for water disinfection, mixing chloramines with fluoridation products that combined to have a corrosive effect on the city's aging lead pipes. Fonseca said similar problems have been identified in at least three other water districts with lead pipes. His concern is that the same thing could result here from introducing fluoride into CBWD water.

"In aging systems, even with optimal corrosion control in place, it would be a challenge, if not impossible, to prevent the leaching of lead into the water," Fonseca said. "This is a very important public health issue. Under our contract, I don't see how they can force us to fluoridate the water." ................

There are aging lead water pipes in Southampton as well. I don't suppose those who push fluoride give a thought about that.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

25th February Meeting

Feb 2012 Meeting Notice

Hampshire Against Fluoridation

It's 3 years since the SHA ruled that they would impose fluoridation on Southampton ignoring a 72% who responded to the consultation with a resounding NO.
Hampshire Against Fluoridation have fought to stop this happening and now have total support of all Political Parties and local Councils. The last chance for the Strategic Health Authority to carry out this threat to our health is this year.
Come along to this meeting and hear Dr Julian Lewis, New Forest East MP speak about his opinion on forced medication and how undemocratic the process is. David Harrison who represents the Totton area who also holds the opinion that this is against the wishes of the local people. Arshad Sharif as representative of the Moslem Council will voice his objection. Stephen Peckham chairman of HAF will outline the present situation with Southern Water and the SHA and further action you can take.
ITV Manchester have expressed an interest in incorporating film footage in their programme about fluoridation.
A good attendance is vital to show that we do still care. Please print the attached poster and show to as many people as you can especially those who live or work in the proposed fluoridated area.

Canada - Dental woes plague northerners

Dental woes plague northerners
Children's teeth rotting By Janet French, The StarPhoenix February 18, 2012 2:06 AM After 29 years of peering in little mouths, Penny Griffith doesn't wince anymore.
The dental therapist with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band has become accustomed to seeing preschoolers' teeth in a state most of us would find shocking - all four baby molars pocked with deep pits, and front teeth black and stumpy, literally rotting away to nothing.
"It's an accepted thing - the front smile being black and stubby," the frankly spoken Griffith said. "It's so 'normal' here that it doesn't matter."
Like a rite of passage, many - some still in diapers - will take a trip south down Highway 2 and end up in Dr. Mohan Teekasingh's Saskatoon operating room, where the dentist will often drill and fill as many as six or eight teeth, and extract four to six more.
"A lot of these kids, unfortunately, live with the pain and take it as part of their normal existence," Teekasingh said.

Of the more than 1,900 Saskatchewan patients on a waiting list for dental work under general anesthetic, more than half are under age six and more than threequarters are age 10 or younger...............
And then, there is the political lightning rod of water fluoridation. It has detractors, who argue citizens should be able to make their own choices about what chemicals are added to drinking water.

Water fluoridation is the most cost-effective way known to prevent dental disease. The Ministry of Health website says every $1 spent on water fluoridation can save $38 in downstream dental costs.

As if it is the lack of fluoride causing that extreme rotting of teeth.

Canada - Researchers sink teeth into fluoride question

Researchers sink teeth into fluoride question
City, county site of study
By Doug Schmidt, The Windsor Star February 18, 2012 12:00 AM
Epidemiological researchers with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit have descended on Kingsville and Leamington to stare into the mouths of locals and figure out whether their teeth are fouler than those found in Windsor.
The study, started last year, aims to measure the touted benefits of fighting cavities by adding fluoride into the municipal water supply, something the Windsor Utilities Commission has been doing in the city for 60 years, but something the Union Water System serving those county towns has never done.

It's also an effort by local authorities to counter a recent surge in public opposition to the long-practised public health measure.

"We'll try to see if we can get enough information on dental caries (tooth decay) ... to accurately look at a comparison between fluoridation and nonfluoridation," said local medical officer of health Dr. Allen Heimann..................

After 60 years of fluoridation and and benefits are not obvious but fluorosis is, it is about time the practice was ended.

Friday, February 17, 2012

David Wilcock - Health Consequences of Pineal Gland Calcification

USA - Assemblyman Favors Putting Fluoride in Drinking Water

Watch Assemblyman Favors Putting Fluoride in Drinking Water on PBS. See more from WNJT.

No mention of any disquiet about the use of fluoride it all sound wonderful.

Science says fluoridation is ineffective, harmful and a waste of money

Science says fluoridation is ineffective, harmful and a waste of money
Fluoridation Opposition is Scientific, Respectable & Growing
4,038 professionals (including 331 dentists and 518 MD’s) urge that fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluoridealert.org/professionals…
Eleven US EPA unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals are calling for a moratorium on fluoridation.
The CDC reports that 225 less communities adjusted for fluoride between 2006 and 2008. About 100 US and Canadian communities rejected fluoridation since 2008.
In Nebraska, 53 out of 66 towns voted not to fluoridate in 2008 and 2010, reports the PEW Foundation.
Tennessee, once 99% fluoridated, is now down in the low 90’s, according to the American Dental Association News.
In 2011 the following US cities stopped fluoridation: Holmen and Grantsburg, Wisconsin; Welsh, Louisiana; Mechanicsville, Iowa; Hartland, Marcellus and Mt. Clemens, MI; Fairbanks and Palmer, Alaska; Spring Hill, Lawrenceburg & Hohenwald, TN; Philomath, OR; Pottstown, PA; College Station and Lago Vista, Texas ; Spencer, Indiana; Naples, NY; Pinellas County and Tarpon, FL; Amesbury, MA and Yellow Springs, Ohio . In 2012: Myerstown, Pennsylavnia; ; Bolivar, Missouri
In Canada: Lake Shore, Ontario; Calgary, Slave Lake and Taber, Alberta; Flin Flon, Manitoba; Verchères, Québec; Lake Cowichan and Williams Lake, BC; Moncton and Dieppe, New Brunswick. In 2012: Amherstburg, Ontario.
Many cities are considering stopping fluoridation including New York City
Adverse health effects of fluoride http://www.FluorideAction.Net/health

Sugary Breakfast Meals Need to Be Labeled

Submitted by Neeraj Shahane on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 09:04
Have you been worried about your child’s health amidst the growing concern over obesity and tooth decay? Well here is something that will leave you astonished. Recently, about 50 food products which included Nestle’s Shredded Wheat and Kellogg’s Special K were tested for sugar levels.

During the test it was found that about 32 products out of 50 were high in sugar. May be these sugary diets could be a reason behind the growing rate of obesity among kids. It has been informed that Kellogg’s Frosties, which is regarded as healthiest food by many, contains 37% of the sugar.

Looking at the findings, the consumer watchdog has asked the government to levy stricter rules to make sure that kids are not being victimized. Research group Which? has asked the government to come up with the traffic light labeling system as the current labeling system leaves parents confused and moreover it is time consuming for the parents to know as to which product is healthier for their kids.

It has been informed that the Nestle’s Shredded Wheat contains lowest quantity of the sugar and thus is one of the best breakfast food products. While defying the allegation, the Kellogg’s noted, “A huge number of studies show that consumers who eat breakfast cereals have a lower body mass index than non-consumers and are at less risk of being overweight”.

It is yet to witness as to what action government takes to tackle the menace of sugary diets. The obesity has already caused havoc. Obesity has been linked with diabetes and with other life threatening diseases. There is need to control the sugar intake of the kids so that they could be prevented from being obese.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

USA - CBWD operator takes up anti-fluoride fight

CBWD operator takes up anti-fluoride fight
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Becky Gillette
It is possible that customers of Carroll Boone Water District may not have fluoride added to their water after all as a result a CBWD contract with Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest and Harrison that forbids the introduction of any corrosive water into distribution systems.
There are concerns that highly corrosive fluoride added to the water could leach lead from distribution pipes, which could cause lead contamination of drinking water, said René Fonseca, a licensed operator with the CBWD.

Lead is a neurotoxin harmful to infants and pregnant women that causes developmental delays in children, damages kidneys and the nervous system and interferes with red blood cell chemistry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 250,000 U.S. children 1 to 5 years-old have blood lead levels greater than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, the level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated.

Lead poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.

Fonseca said experience in other areas of the country with aging infrastructure has shown that fluoride chemicals added to the water supply can result in extremely high lead levels in children. In 2004, an investigation by the CDC found that 42,000 children in Washington D.C. 16 months-old and younger had blood levels 2.4 times higher than normal.....

Old parts of Southampton have lead supply pipes.

How to end water fluoridation

Australia - Fluoride controversy continues

Fluoride controversy continues
Wauchope Gazette
February 16, 2012
LOCAL dentists have applauded efforts by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and NSW Health to fluoridate the water supply from February 2012.
Port Macquarie dentist and spokesperson for the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch), Dr Mark Brisley, said this important public health measure would play an important role in improving dental and general health in the region.
"Drinking fluoridated water several times a day is the ideal way to give your teeth a quick fluoride treatment" said Dr Brisley.
"While the benefits of fluoride can be provided in many forms the safest and most cost effective method, with the greatest reduction in tooth decay, is seen when teeth are exposed to frequent, low concentrations of fluoride as in water fluoridation."
Although other fluoride-containing products are available, water fluoridation remains the most equitable and cost-effective method of delivering fluoride to all members of most communities, regardless of age, educational attainment or income level.
According to Dr Brisley, water fluoridation provides the greatest absolute benefit to those less advantaged in the community who are at greatest risk of tooth decay.
"Socio-economic disparities in oral disease levels are less pronounced among those with exposure to fluoridated water compared with those with no such exposure," he said.
Fluoride was first introduced to public water supplies in NSW at Yass more than 50 years ago and in water supplied to metropolitan Sydney more than 40 years ago.
About 95 per cent of the population in NSW now has access to fluoridated public water supplies.
"Fluoride's safety has been monitored for the past 50 years through over 30,000 studies, and no evidence has ever been found that water fluoridation causes any health side effects."Organisations who continue to endorse this important public health measure include the World Health Organisation; US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention; International Association for Dental Research; United States Surgeon General; United States Public Health Service; British Dental Association; British Medical Association.
"In Australia,water fluoridation is endorsed by leading health and medical organisations including the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians, the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Academy of Science."
Overall support for water fluoridation in NSW is high, exceeding 80 per cent of the surveyed residents.
Dr Brisley encourages anyone looking for further information on water fluoridation to visit the ADA web site at www.fluoridenow.com.au
But Retired dentist Caree Alexander said some dentists were caught in a time warp.
"Dentists who are still practising what was taught in the 1950s are failing their profession.
"What happened to cutting edge professionalism," she said.
"The ADA quite openly admits to anyone who bothers to ask that they have never done research into fluoride's health effects.
"They are so focussed on teeth that they don't even recognise there are bodies attached. They have no right to tell us that fluoride is safe."
Dr Alexander said the ADA did not represent all dentists, and many dentists now questioned the safety and effectiveness of consuming fluoride.
"All the big names like to endorse fluoridation because it makes it sound like they have everything under control.
"At times like these ? reading Dr Brisley's glowing endorsement of fluoridation ? I am reminded of the adage that 'It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it'."
Dr Alexander suggested people should check both sides of the argument and use their own intelligence.
"Have a look at the pro-fluoridation www.fluoridenow.com.au and have a look at the anti-fluoridation www.fluoridealert.org then make up your own mind," she said.

"Better yet, ask why certain people might be so keen to trample your democratic rights as to forcibly medicate you, your children and the entire community water supply."

Hasn't he heard of fluorosis?

Australia - Stoner backs fluoride poll

Stoner backs fluoride poll
16 Feb, 2012 11:52 AM
DEPUTY Premier and Member for Oxley, Andrew Stoner confirmed this week his support for council to undertake a community poll on contentious issues, such as water fluoridation.
Prior to the NSW election last March, Mr Stoner reported that he did not support forced fluoridation and that, if elected he would ensure that newly elected councillors properly considered the issue, ‘via referendum as appropriate’.
Mr Stoner confirmed his position on Monday.
“I support the right of local government to undertake community polls when and if contentious issues under their jurisdiction arise,” Mr Stoner said. “The cost to ratepayers of such community polls is an important factor, and low-cost options such as conducting a poll in conjunction with a local government election should be considered.”
Residents of the Hastings local government area voted on fluoridation via a compulsory community poll in 1991, in association with a byelection.
In 1991, about 21,000 registered were registered to vote and 20,500 did.
An estimated 12,500, or 71.3 per cent, voted against the addition of a fluoride or silicofluoride compound to the public drinking water.
In 2004, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council complied with instruction from NSW Department of Health to hand the decision to the Department.
In November 2011, the council replied to an inquiry about the procedure for requesting council to conduct a new poll.
Council’s Administrator, Neil Porter, responded that a petition with at least 1000 local signatures supporting a poll on fluoridation should be provided to council.
Mr Porter has since advised that he would not support a poll because of costs and the NSW Government instruction to fluoridate

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Canada - Fluoride issue punted

Fluoride issue punted
By Julie Kotsis, The Windsor Star February 15, 2012 3:09 AM LaSalle council took the middle ground on the issue of fluoridation of drinking water Tuesday.
Deputy Mayor Mark Carrick said there were "compelling arguments" on both sides of the issue and council approved a resolution asking the province to offer an opinion.
Presentations were made by the director of the Canadian chapter of the International Medical Geology Association Heather Gingerich, Kim DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor, Doug Hayes with the Windsor Essex Chapter of the Council of Canadians and several LaSalle residents who oppose the addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid.
They asked council to pass a motion asking Windsor to stop fluoridating its water. LaSalle buys its water from Windsor.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Allen Heimann and dentist Dr. Charles Frank, who was representing the Ontario Dental Association, spoke in favour of fluoride, citing studies that show fluoride is "safe and effective" and poses "no harmful risk at current levels."

Alex Jones - The Scientific Control Grid 2_7!

Why is it that they can implant contraceptives into 13 year olds but dentists can't check children's teeth without permission?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Wake Up Zombie Nation" Song by the children at Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee, Ireland,

Fluoridated Australia

The Australian Dental Association has called on the State Government to boost funding for public dental services to end the waiting game.

It said the most recent State Budget had only allocated a 1.3 per cent rise in funding for dental services, despite inflation running at 3.3 per cent.
A spokesman for Health Minister David Davis, Nathan Robinson, acknowledged waiting times were too long and said the Government had allocated $7.27 million over four years to meet areas of high need.

Meanwhile, concerns have been raised over a recent study showing that more than half of all six-year-olds were losing their baby teeth to decay.

Melbourne boy Jackson, 6, has had six teeth removed, five fillings, two root canals performed and two silver crowns fitted

Don’t blame whitening agents in toothpaste for those breakouts

Don’t blame whitening agents in toothpaste for those breakouts
By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune
..........But sometimes a skin flare-up has nothing to do with an allergy and is instead irritation.

Sodium lauryl sulfate, a detergent responsible for the foaming properties of toothpaste, is a common irritant that can aggravate the skin around the mouth just as might happen when you eat citrus or spicy foods, said Dr. Andrew Scheman, a dermatologist at the North Shore Center for Medical Aesthetics in Northbrook, Ill., who specializes in contact allergies and was the lead author on the toothpaste study.

Some dermatologists have implicated fluoride as an irritant causing perioral dermatitis, a rash of tiny red bumps around the mouth usually brought on by topical steroids. But few studies have proved the link, and the claims remain “unsubstantiated,” Gallo said....

Monday, February 13, 2012

UK - Extra Funding to Tackle Tooth Decay in Cumbria

Extra Funding to Tackle Tooth Decay in Cumbria

Health bosses at NHS Cumbria have confirmed a funding boost of £1.5 million to tackle tooth decay among children in the region.

NHS Cumbria has received the additional funding from the Department of Health to try and reduce rates of tooth decay among children. The extra money will be used to improve access to NHS dentists in order to provide dental care for children in the area who have not seen a dentist for two years.

The money will also enable health bosses to ensure that all children who have been waiting for treatment are placed with a surgery close to their home.

Figures published in the local press last summer revealed that children in Furness and South Lakes had the highest levels of decay in the country, with 12 year olds in the two districts having an average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth of 1.6, compared to the national average of 0.8 percent.

Eric Rooney, a consultant in public dental health at NHS Cumbria, said that it was “great news” that the trust had been successful in bidding for additional funding. The extra cash injection will enable better access for children who have not seen a dentist for a long period of time. The money will also enable the trust to deliver better dental hygiene across the region.

USA - Don't fluoridate N.J. water

By Paul Connett, James Beck and Spedding Micklem
When we wrote our book, “The Case Against Fluoride” (Chelsea Green, 2010), we hoped that it would raise the level of debate on water fluoridation. So we were disappointed that, as the New Jersey Legislature considers a bill that would require fluoride in all public water supplies, The Star-Ledger Editorial Board (editorial, Feb. 2) did not temper its acceptance of the standard pro-fluoridation arguments with some recognition that serious scientific controversy exists.
There are two fundamental scientific questions on water fluoridation: 1) Does it work? 2) Is it safe?
Does it work?
Unfortunately, promoters of fluoridation routinely exaggerate its benefits. The largest survey of tooth decay in the United States was conducted by the National Institute for Dental Research in 1986-87. The authors claimed an 18 percent to 25 percent average reduction in caries in the permanent teeth of 5- to 17-year-olds living in fluoridated vs. non-fluoridated communities. On that basis, they stated: “The results suggest that water fluoridation has played a dominant role in the decline in caries and must continue to be a major prevention methodology.”

It is difficult to agree with that conclusion when one realizes that the actual saving was just six-tenths of one tooth surface. The absolute saving was less than 1 percent of the 128 tooth surfaces in a child’s mouth. A large survey in Australia yielded similar results.

Most countries, including most of Europe, do not fluoridate their water (a handful fluoridate their salt), but World Health Organization data show that tooth decay in 12-year-olds in these countries is as good if not better than in fluoridated ones.

Even promoters of fluoridation now agree that fluoride works through contact with the tooth surface, rather than by incorporation into developing enamel. So this dispute comes down to whether the government should put fluoride in everyone’s water so that it might eventually end up in the saliva to deliver this topical action, or whether people should apply it directly using fluoridated toothpaste. The first approach exposes every tissue of the body to a toxic substance and the second approach avoids that and also avoids forcing it upon people who don’t want it.
Is it safe?
So is it safe to deliver fluoride to babies at a concentration up to 250 times the low level present in mothers’ milk? The CDC reports that 41 percent of American children aged 12 to 15 have dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride before permanent teeth have erupted. For about 4 percent, it disfigures the whole surface of the enamel, which can cause distress. For more than 60 years, fluoridation promoters have taken a leap of faith that, while fluoride is causing this damage, it is not damaging other tissues in the body. Much of the fluoride we ingest accumulates in the skeleton and pineal gland, affecting their structure and probably their function.

A study conducted in New Jersey found an increased rate of osteosarcoma in young men in the fluoridated communities of three counties. In 2006, a study from Harvard indicated that exposure to fluoridated water in young boys during their 6th, 7th and 8th years was associated with a five- to seven-fold increased risk of developing this frequently fatal bone cancer. This detailed and careful study indicates that fluoridation may be killing a few young men each year. It has not been refuted. Is that a price worth paying for a small reduction or delay in tooth decay?

One of the concerns of a landmark review by the National Research Council in 2006 was fluoride’s ability to damage the brain. There have now been 25 studies showing that naturally occurring fluoride can lower the IQ of children. None of these studies is completely convincing, but they are numerous, and one well-conducted study found a threshold for this effect at 1.9 ppm.

Any risk to one’s child’s intelligence seems a poor trade-off for half a tooth surface.

Opponents argue that fluoridation policy should invoke the precautionary principle. If there is evidence of harm, even if there is no proof, don’t do it. Especially if there is little benefit and alternative strategies are available. The precautionary principle seems like common sense to many people, especially when one is dealing with something as fundamental as the public water supply. But it is like a red rag to some vocal fluorophiles, who deride opponents as “Chicken Little” storytellers, fear mongers and worse.

So, finally, what do we think, after due consideration from a scientific standpoint? That’s easy: “Fluoridate N.J.? Are you crazy?”

Paul Connett is an emeritus professor of chemistry at St. Lawrence University, New York; James Beck is an emeritus professor of medical biophysics, University of Calgary; Spedding Micklem is an emeritus professor of biological sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Westernized Diet is Linked as Major Cause of the Declining Health in America

Westernized Diet is Linked as Major Cause of the Declining Health in America
Posted by Steve Levine - RE/MAX Prestige - Your Shrewsbury Massachusetts Realtor since 1986 on Feb 11th, 2012 and filed under Health and Wellness. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Most of the diseases that plague our society today were not part of any society prior to the institution of American grain products. Weston A. Price was the first to make this connection. Price was a dentist who began seeing a rise in tooth decay. His theory was that it was related to something in our diets. He decided to close his practice and travel the world to see what he could find out. From 1931-1937 he performed studies comparing native tribes to tribes that had begun to eat western grains. The conclusions he found were astonishing.

In every corner of the world the natives that ate meats, fish, fruits, and vegetables were bigger and had more stunning physiques. One tribe in Africa had men that on average stood over 7 feet tall and women that stood over 6 feet tall. They also had very rare cases of malformed dental arches and tooth decay, tuberculosis, arthritis, and cancer was unheard of. In the populations that were eating westernized foods tooth deformity was seen in the first genetic line following first consumption of grains as well as tooth decay. Tuberculosis, arthritis, and cancer were very prevalent amongst these societies. More about his studies can be read at www.westonaprice.org.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

UK - Daily Echo letters

Stop the fluoride, that's all the improvement we need
I AM writing about a piece in the Daily Echo dated February 1 titled "Rise will pay for improved water supply".
It goes on to say that households in the south will see their water bills rise by an average £31. So the average bill for Southern Water customers will shoot up to £416 a year from £385 last year.
It seems to me that poor Joe
Public has to end up paying for the so-called free water meters that we are all forced to have.
Also, it makes me mad when Southern Water has the cheek to say about the improved water supply and yet they are willing to add a toxic fluoride against our wishes.
It is a very big insult that they are charging us for things we don't want.
The only way our water will be improved is to keep fluoride out.
I don't even want to pay my water bill if fluoride goes in, let alone pay any extra that they want.
Can I ask Southern Water: what are you calling improved water then?
I thought the water tasted better years ago than it does now.
It would be interesting to know
if any other Echo readers think the water tasted any better.
To me, and a lot of people I have spoken to, we think it has a tangy taste sometimes.
If you want us to pay up then give us clean water and listen to the people. Keep fluoride out. That will be improvement enough.
MRS K KINCHINGTON, address supplied.

Africa: Too Much Fluoride in Drinking Water

They attempt to remove fluoride we fight to stop it being put in.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Let The People Vote! Fluoride is an issue for residents, not politicians.

Aspiring councillor Adam Roberts has challenged political leaders to halt fluoride in Port Macquarie's water supply until the region's citizens have had their say. Time to Talk Radio Show

USA - Legislation requiring fluoride be added to public water supplies

States News ServiceStates News ServiceFebruary 9, 2012
The following information was released by the New Jersey State Senate, Democrats:
Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale that would reduce the prevalence of tooth decay by requiring fluoride be added to public water supplies was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
"By fluoridating our public water supplies we can directly improve the dental health of all New Jerseyans in the least expensive and most effective way possible," said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex, Chairman of the Senate Health Committee. "Dental decay is an infectious disease and a major health problem that can have lasting effects on our residents and their overall health. Working to end dental disease the country's most prevalent childhood disease is especially important for New Jersey's kids when fluoride is essential as their teeth are formed and grow."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fluoride stops and even reverses the tooth decay process. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria-produced acids that remove minerals from the surface of teeth. Fluoridation helps to remineralize tooth surfaces and prevent cavities. The CDC states that by simply drinking fluoridated water and eating foods that have been prepared with fluoridated water, a person can reduce their tooth decay by about 25 percent over his or her lifetime.
The "New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act," S-959, would require all community water systems to be fluoridated within a year of the bill's effective date.
Additionally, the bill would require the State Commissioner of Environmental Protection in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services to adopt rules and regulations to determine the means by which the fluoride is controlled, the methods of testing the fluoride content, and the records to be kept in relation to fluoridation.
Communities where the water supply already naturally contains sufficient levels of fluoride would not be required to add additional fluoride to their supply.
"With more than half of New Jersey's poverty-stricken children not receiving any dental care, this legislation would provide some form of basic tooth protection to many New Jersey children who do not have access to dentists or regular dental check-ups," said Senator Vitale. "This is particularly important since most of New Jersey's largest cities including Camden, Newark, Jersey City and Paterson do not have fluoridated water and many poorer residents of the state are receiving little to no access to this vital cavity-preventer. All children, whether their parents can afford to take them to see a dentist ever six-months or not, should have equal access to fluoride and its lifelong health benefits."............

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ireland - Martha Brassil part three

USA - Greene to Riley: You, Sir, Have Thyroid Disease Yourself 1-26-12

USA - Fluoridation of water

UK - 'Varnish to help fillings vanish'

'Varnish to help fillings vanish' .Thursday, February 09, 2012 Leicester Mercury
Children with really rotten teeth could have them varnished with fluoride three or four times a year under plans being considered by health bosses.
Public health officials have also suggested giving out free toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Latest figures show that, on average, five year olds in Leicester have at least two rotten, missing or filled teeth.
Ivan Browne, a consultant in public health for the primary care trusts (PCTs) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, said: "This is an average. Some children have many more than two decayed teeth.
"Research has shown that varnishing teeth with fluoride can have the same effect as fluoridating water supplies.
"National guidance says all children should have the varnish twice a year but, if a child has a particular problem with decay, this should be increased to three or four times a year.
"Although its use has increased over the past three years, there appear to be a number of dental practices that do not follow the guidance.
"We will be looking at this."
Other plans to be discussed by PCT directors today include a marketing campaign to make sure people know how easy it is to get NHS dental services and the appointment of a public health consultant specialising in dental health – a move backed by the joint health scrutiny committee for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Mr Browne said: "Having a public health specialist would give drive to strategies.
"We also need to dispel people's perception that it is difficult to see an NHS dentist.
"Tooth decay is an entirely preventable condition.
"I see things that shock me, such as children and even toddlers being given fizzy pop and very sugary snacks.
"Parents could be encouraged to maintain good oral health by providing them with a supply of fluoride toothpaste as well, or instead of, free toothbrushes."
Braunstone dentist Philip Martin said: "I am very supportive of any measures which help to improve children's oral health.
"If we get preventative measures right now for young people, there will be immediate benefits which would continue through their lifetime.
"Varnishing children's teeth with fluoride twice a year very much improves the strength of the teeth."
Mr Martin, vice-chairman of Leicestershire and Rutland Dental Committee, said handing out free toothpaste "wouldn't do any harm" but that "the most important thing is that children are brushing their teeth twice a day and that their sugar intake is reduced".

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Infowars Wexford Talks to anti-fluoride camaigner Aisling FitzGibbon

Why is it okay for cities to Poison Babies with Fluoride ?

UK - Toddler diets and their oral health

Toddler diets and their oral health
08/02/2012 02:59:00
It is never too early to begin promoting good dental health.
A child's first teeth are important for speech, eating, and facial appearance, and establish space in the mouth for adult teeth to develop normally.

First teeth are just as prone to dental caries as permanent teeth; by the time they are five years old, over 30% of children in the UK have dental decay1.

The Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) and British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) work together to promote positive dental health in the under-threes. Endorsed by the BDHF, the ITF produced ‘Protecting Toddlers from Tooth Decay', a Factsheet for healthcare professionals to use with parents and carers to help ensure healthy mouths in the early years.

Along with a good daily oral health routine, it's important to consider a toddler's diet. Dipti Aistrop, Supervisor at the Family Nurse Partnership and member of the ITF, says: "Parents and carers should take special care of a child's mouth in order to prevent dental decay and avoid extractions and fillings. There are many risk factors for dental caries, including excess dietary sugar intake.

"In the UK it's estimated that toddlers get about a third of their total daily calories from sugar, a lot of which is added sugar2. Between the ages of 1 and 3 excessive sugar is strongly associated with the development of caries."

Toddlers need a nutritious balanced diet, with three regular meals and two to three planned snacks each day. Intake of sugary foods and drinks should be limited to a maximum of four times a day, given at these meal and snack times.

Drinks should be offered six to eight times a day, and from as early as possible should be sipped from a cup or glass, not sucked from a bottle. Children should be encouraged to drink still water, rather than sweet drinks. Fruit juices are a good source of vitamin C, but they are acidic and can cause dental caries and therefore should always be served diluted one part juice to ten parts water, and at meal or snack times only. Other sweet drinks - such as fizzy drinks, squashes, flavoured waters, and cordials for milk - are unsuitable for toddlers.

The ITF has also produced a Factsheet giving evidence-based portion sizes for children aged 1-3 years, which gives a guide on appropriate amounts of food and drink to offer toddlers, including recommendations on limiting foods high in fat and sugar.

Karen Coates, Dental Advisor at the BDHF, says: "Good dental care should begin from an early age to make sure teeth and gums remain healthy throughout childhood and beyond. We have worked closely with the Infant & Toddler Forum to provide guidance specific to the under-threes, helping healthcare professionals and parents look after children's oral health at this important developmental stage."

Sally Simpson, President at the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy, says: "Diet, especially the intake of sugar, is so important when taking care of a child's first teeth. Advice tailored to toddlers is incredibly useful in practice, as it helps inform clinical knowledge at a stage when prevention is definitely better than cure."

USA - Questions on fluoride for Pinellas Park

Questions on fluoride for Pinellas Park
Article published on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
We are very grateful that Pinellas County Utilities, from whom Pinellas Park purchases water as a wholesale customer, no longer adds fluoride to its water supply.
We would like the Pinellas Park city council and staff to consider some very important questions:
Is fluoride a byproduct of nuclear waste or isn’t it?
Does fluoride cause teeth (and perhaps bones) to darken or turn brown or gray?
Does fluoride cause hardening of the arteries or maybe even the brain?
Isn’t it true that any beneficial effect of fluoride for the young is far outweighed by the negative long-term effects on people and animals?
Is it not true that most adults and elderly of all socioeconomic levels are affected by gum diseases by varying degrees such as gingivitis and periodontal disease not by tooth decay per se?
$108,000 for one time infrastructure cost is a high price to pay for causing all Pinellas Park residents to ingest a questionable, hazardous chemical, which leads to many adverse health effects over a period of time, as has already been proved in many, many cases. Also, that so-called one-time infrastructure cost could be misleading since fluoride is a corrosive chemical and those tanks would have to be replaced periodically.

India - Watch the quality of drops you gulp down

Watch the quality of drops you gulp down
Saswati Mukherjee, TNN Feb 7, 2012, 07.43AM ISTTags:World Water Summit|Drinking water

BANGALORE: Wonder why the number of health threats and disorders is increasing by the day? Blame it on the fluoride-rich water you consume. Apart from causing metabolic disorders, the deadly fluoride can lead to anaemia in pregnant women and adolescent girls, maternal mortality, neonatal death, infant mortality and iodine deficiency disorders in children.
Presenting her study on 'Water quality and health' at the World Water Summit recently, Prof AK Susheela, executive director of Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation, New Delhi, said: "Despite an investment of Rs 120 lakh crore to provide safe water to the rural population, a lot remains to be done. Surprisingly, India still believes that iron and folic acid tablets will help solve the problem. But it hasn't happened for the past four decades."
"Like Ghana, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Nigeria, India needs to adopt a mix of short/long-term and interim measures to tackle the situation. Treatment technologies are indigenously developed but have failed to click with the community. This is primarily due to lack of maintenance of treatment plants,'' she added.
Groundwater sources should be tested for fluoride content in every habitation. This will help identify safe from unsafe sources. Safe sources should be protected and recharged during rainy season. "For this to happen, we must set up state-of-the-art water-quality testing laboratories - block-wise - unlike the existing labs in
districts. Added to that, refresher courses should be held to train manpower on a regular basis," she said.

USA - Dentist: Fluoridated water no panacea for New Jersey

Dentist: Fluoridated water no panacea for New Jersey
Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 5:12 PM
By William P. Koeller

I have been a practicing dentist for over a quarter of a century. While I am all for fluoride and cavity prevention, I disagree with the Star-Ledger editorial board that water fluoridation is the right public policy for New Jersey. Yes, statistically, fluoridated water will reduce dental caries in some children. Yes, it is the cheapest way to administer fluoride. But it is not the best treatment, and our patients deserve the best.

Fluoride works best systemically in the developing tooth bud. Once the tooth erupts and the enamel is formed, systemic fluoride (fluoride in water) has very little effect. This means that once the second molars erupt (at approximately 12 to 13 years of age) fluoride in water will have no real effect. Therefore, the large segment of the population older than 13 will be subject to fluoride without getting any benefit.

Putting fluoride in the water is like doing an uncontrolled experiment. One part per million is the recommended amount of fluoride in the water. A child over the age of three should receive one milligram of fluoride per day for optimal fluoride protection. Do the math: the child would have to consume a liter (a little more than a quart) of tap water per day. In this age of canned soda, boxed fruit juices and bottled water, who is going to ensure their child drinks that much tap water?

Moreover, kids are already getting some fluoride. If a processed beverage is produced in a community with fluoridated water, that product may contain fluoride. (If present regulations do not require manufacturers to list products' fluoride content, they should.)

Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis, a condition of white spots and mottling of the enamel on the teeth. Over the years, I have consulted many patients on this condition. Uncontrolled fluoride ingestion could lead to many more kids with fluorosis.

For those who believe that government-controlled fluoridated water will be a panacea, be careful what you wish for. And don't forget to floss.

William P Koeller is a New Jersey dentist.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

A Bite as Healthy as Their Bark

A Bite as Healthy as Their Bark .
Pet dental health, largely ignored by many owners, is moving into the spotlight. Many veterinarians are recommending you brush your pet's teeth, daily, just as you do your own.

A wide array of "dental care kits" for cats and dogs are intended to make it easy and effective for you to brush your pet's teeth. Leslie Yazel has details on Lunch Break.
.You may not know your dog or cat has dental problems—it won't complain of tooth pain and it probably won't get cavities. But if it has bad breath, it is a likely sign of dental disease—including tartar buildup, gingivitis and a chronic infection called periodontal disease, veterinarians say. In 2010, 89% of dogs and 83% of cats over age three seen at some 800 Banfield Pet Hospital facilities in the U.S. suffered from dental disease, according to the Portland, Ore., chain, owned by Mars Inc., which also makes pet food and pet products.....

You also can use any human soft-bristled brush with a small head, veterinarians say—but don't use your toothpaste since some ingredients, including fluoride, may be harmful to pets, veterinarians said......

USA - Half of Utah elementary children have had cavities

Half of Utah elementary children have had cavities
By heather may
The Salt Lake Tribune
First published Feb 06 2012 11:28AM
Updated 2 hours ago Updated Feb 6, 2012 11:42PM
The same sugary drinks and sweets that can make children fat are also giving them cavities.
A report released Monday shows more than half of Utah children ages 6 to 9 have had tooth decay, which can lead to pain, infection, problems with eating and difficulty learning.
Even worse, the Utah Department of Health estimates that 2,655 children attended school with pain or infection from extensive decay that required emergency or urgent dental care.
Brushing and flossing and regularly seeing a dentist — as well as limiting sugary snacks — can prevent decay. But not enough children are benefiting from prevention efforts.
"Tooth decay remains the single most common chronic disease," said Steven Steed, the department’s dental director. "It’s preventable. We should be virtually ... cavity free."
The report, issued by the department’s Oral Health Program every five years, shows wide gaps between the dental health of white children and children of color, between non-Latinos and Latinos, and between the insured and uninsured.
Non-Latino children were more likely to have dental insurance, to regularly visit a dentist and to have healthier teeth.
The results are from a 2010 survey of parents of 3,025 children across the state. The department also examined the children’s teeth to determine if they had fillings, if their teeth showed signs of decay and if they had sealants.

Fluoridated Utah

Monday, February 06, 2012

America and her Insidiously Poisoned society

USA - Two-thirds of third graders in Cook County have cavities

In Illinois where fluoridation is state-mandated:NYSCOF

Two-thirds of third graders in Cook County have cavities and nearly 40 percent of the kids don't get treatment, said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle at the recent Chicago Oral Health Summit




Medical Geologist and Fluoride Toxicity Expert, Heather Gingerich will be giving a fluoride toxicity presentation in Windsor on February 6th at 11am at The Moon Family Fun Centre at 3090 Dougall Ave.

This presentation is for parents, grandparents and caregivers, although everyone is welcome. Heather’s specialty is the toxicity of fluoride for children and infants.

Bring your children to the playground, pay only their admission to the centre – we’ll keep an eye on your children (2 certified teachers) while you head upstairs for the presentation. Learn about fluoride toxicity, learn about provincially funded dental programs and bring your questions.

Presented by Fluoride Free Windsor

To get an idea of the level of expertise Heather brings to this topic see this article Recognition and Management of Fluoride Toxicity that she co-authored with Canada’s leading fluoride toxicity expert, Dr. Hardy Limeback.

USA - New Jersey again considers fluoridating drinking water

New Jersey again considers fluoridating drinking water
Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:22 pm | Updated: 7:56 pm, Sun Feb 5, 2012.
New Jersey again considers fluoridating drinking water By LEE PROCIDA Staff Writer pressofAtlanticCity.com | 0 comments
Nearly 70 years after the first U.S. cities started adding fluoride to drinking water, the New Jersey Legislature is once again considering a law to make it mandatory in the state.
The “New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act” has been proposed for years, but it has been opposed for just as long by environmentalists, water utilities and other groups.
The goal of the bill would be to add a safe amount of fluoride to all public water supplies that lack the naturally occurring compound in order to promote dental health.
Currently, only 14 percent of people in New Jersey have access to fluoridated water — the second-lowest percentage in the country — compared with 64 percent nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr., D-Burlington, is both a medical doctor and primary sponsor of the bill. The bill was not voted on by either house in the last legislative session and was reintroduced in January.
Atlantic City and Egg Harbor City have the only water utilities that add fluoride to their water in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean Counties. Buena Borough and a small section of Stow Creek Township also have natural levels of fluoride in their water supplies.
That is a public health issue, advocates say, which can easily be fixed.
“It is absolutely the least expensive, most effective way to prevent dental disease,” said Jim Schulz, director of government affairs for the New Jersey Dental Association.
But adding the compound has been controversial for a number of reasons. Environmentalists are concerned about contaminants in low-grade fluoride, utilities are concerned about the costs and some people believe it should be their own choice.
“There are numerous other means for those who choose to use fluoride for dental hygiene to do so without imposing it on those who care not to make the same choice,” said Karen Alexander, president and CEO of the New Jersey Utilities Association, in a letter to Conaway.
It is true that fluoride has become much more common in a variety of products like toothpaste and mouthwash since the first municipal water supply in the U.S. was fluoridated in 1945.
Last year, the CDC revised down its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water, partly because of its prevalence elsewhere in society, and because excessive fluoride can damage tooth enamel.
At the same time, the CDC considers fluoridating water supplies one of the great public health achievements of the 20th Century. Numerous studies have found that water fluoridation dramatically increases the dental health of a population over time by preventing tooth decay.
New Jersey does not necessarily rank at the bottom of the country in dental health because of its limited access to fluoridated water, but it has been criticized on a number of other counts as well.
Last year, The Pew Children’s Dental Campaign gave New Jersey an “F” grade for meeting only two out of eight policy benchmarks it considers important for the oral health of children in each state. New Jersey failed in water fluoridation, access to care and several other categories.
Environmentalists do not necessarily oppose flouridation, but are concerned with the type of fluoride water utilities use. Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club, said he would like the law to include requirements for high-grade fluoride to make sure no contaminants are present.
“The Legislature should be taking chemicals out of our drinking water, not adding chemicals,” he said......

UK - Children's dental health 'is getting better'

Children's dental health 'is getting better'
The dental health of children in the UK is improving, one expert has said.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Foundation (BDF), believes that healthier diets and regular dental care are having a positive impact, but he stated that current levels can improve further.
He noted that two-thirds of children under the age of 12 are found to be free from visible dental decay, while only 31 per cent of five-year-olds are affected by the condition.
"If you look to give your child healthy snacks such as cheese, breadsticks or nuts instead of sweets, their oral health will improve," said Dr Carter.
He added that parents need to watch the drinks they give to their offspring too, with diluted juice, water and milk all being beneficial to dental health.
According to the BDF, scientific studies have demonstrated that those adults who remain fit and healthy are 40 per cent less likely to develop gum infections.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

~ Confirmed ~ Cancer Deaths Linked to Water Fluoridation - Dr. Dean Burk

Worth watching again, Dr D Burk died in 1988. Shame he wasn't listened to in the UK and the USA.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Dr. Mercola Interviews Jeff Green About Fluoride Toxins

Story at-a-glance
One of the primary sources of fluoride exposure is not fluoridated drinking water but non-organic foods, due to the high amounts of fluoride-based pesticide residues on these foods. Non-organic foods may account for as much as one-third of the average person’s fluoride exposure
Foods particularly high in fluoride include non-organic fresh produce, breakfast cereals, juices (particularly grape juice), deboned meats such as lunch meats, and black- or green tea (even if organic)
Fluoride has the ability to affect other chemicals and heavy metals; in some cases making them even more harmful than they would be on their own. For example, when you combine chloramines with the hydrofluorosilicic acid added to the water supply, they become very effective at extracting lead from old plumbing systems, promoting the accumulation of lead in the water supply
Studies have shown that hydrofluorosilicic acid increases lead accumulation in bone, teeth, and other calcium-rich tissues. This is because the free fluoride ion acts as a transport of heavy metals, allowing them to enter into areas of your body they normally would not be able to go, such as into your brain

Dr. Robert Verkerk - Hour 1 - EU Banning Herbs & Pushing GMOs

February 2, 2012 Dr. Robert Verkerk is an acclaimed expert in agricultural, environmental and health sustainability. In 2002, he founded the Alliance for Natural Health International. ANH-Intl is an internationally active non-governmental organization promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. ANH-Intl campaigns across a wide range of fields, including for freedom of choice and the use of micronutrients and herbal products in healthcare. It also operates campaigns that aim to restrict mass fluoridation of water supplies and the use of genetically modified foods. Through its work particularly in Europe and the USA, the ANH-Intl works to accomplish its mission through its unique application of 'good science' and 'good law'. Robert joins us to discuss the banning of herbs in Europe and the big push for GMOs. He'll tell us about their current urgent campaign targeting Members of the European Parliament to veto the proposed list of 220 authorized 'general function' health claims which will also simultaneously forbid all health claims that have not been scientifically proven to standards set by the corrupt European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Once this list is passed into law, around 2,500 commonly used claims about the health benefits of foods and food ingredients (health claims) will be banned. Robert urges all EU citizens to get involved with the campaign and mentions US campaigns.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 February 2012 21:36

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Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles
Posted on 03 February 2012
.............In the years since Cosenza opened her practice, she’s seen some changes in the field of dentistry as well as in the outlook of dental health among kids. First of all, the question of fluoride has been debated for a long time. In areas where the water isn’t fluoridated (like ours), should you give your child fluoride supplements?
“The problem with fluoride,” explains Cosenza, “is that if you ingest too much as a kid, it can affect your permanent teeth while they’re developing, causing a marbling of the enamel. Also, some feel that since it affects the enamel on your teeth, it could affect bone formation as well. But I say anything in moderation.”
She adds that she didn’t give her children the fluoride supplements, and that “The recommendation of the ADA has changed,” says Consenza. “Kids who are at a high risk for fluoride deficiency may need drops, but others don’t. A tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste is enough. There’s fluoride in a lot of the things we eat and drink.”
What we eat and drink is one of the most important things to dental health in general, Cosenza says. While most think of brushing and flossing as the primary ways to take care of your teeth, diet is equally important.
“We’re seeing incidences of cavities on the rise,” she says. “We are big on water and milk. No more than one juice a day, even if you’re diluting.”
She also warns not to be fooled by organic and natural sweeteners.
“Sugar is sugar no matter where it’s from,” she says. “If it’s a sweet food, the bacteria in your mouth go crazy.”
Another recommendation that used to be common was to brush immediately after eating something sweet. This is no longer suggested.
“Don’t run to the bathroom to brush teeth after something sugary because you could brush away enamel.” Instead, she recommends to just “Drink tons of water. It lowers the pH in your mouth. And remember, everything in moderation.”
Dentistry is becoming more conservative, Cosenza says.
“Not every lesion has to be filled. If there’s something small between the teeth, you can use a pro-enamel (that you get through a dentist) to re-mineralize it, and then check in six months later.”
This is not to say, however, that cavities can be left alone. One common thing Cosenza hears is that baby teeth don’t have to be fixed because they’ll be gone soon anyway.
“Baby teeth have nerves and blood vessels,” she says, “and they’re designed to hold the space for the permanent teeth. If you don’t fix the cavities on baby teeth, it’s going to affect the teeth later.”

When Dr. Cosenza talks about dental health, her voice is cheery, and she could as easily be discussing pony rides and balloons. Maybe that’s what drew her to pediatrics. When she was in college, her advisor pushed her towards dental school instead of medical school and she “knew right away I’d be working with kids. It’s more rewarding and more fun.”

Friday, February 03, 2012

Dr Paul Connett: The Truth About Fluoride

California Dental Association pulls funding to fluoridate Watsonville's water

California Dental Association pulls funding to fluoridate Watsonville's water
By Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Posted: 02/02/2012 08:19:40 PM PST
WATSONVILLE -- Fluoride won't be flowing from city taps -- at least not in the foreseeable future.
Thursday, the California Dental Association Foundation announced it would not pay to install a water fluoridation system as the price tag escalated well beyond original estimates.
That effectively ended a decade of often bitter debate over the project aimed at improving the community's oral health, though backers vow to continue the effort.
I believe this eliminates the city of Watsonville from being forced to fluoridate city water," said Councilman Daniel Dodge. "It's dead."
Under state law, jurisdictions with 10,000 or more water hookups must fluoridate if an outside entity provides funding.
But after the lowest bid for the project came in $1.2 million above the $1.6 million estimate, not including nearly $650,000 in additional programming and operation costs, the foundation bailed.

In an e-mail sent to the city Thursday, foundation leaders expressed regret at not being able to provide the grant due to the cost, but said they would continue to "work diligently" to identify funding.

Nick Bulaich and other foes have questioned the effectiveness and safety of fluoridation and see no reason for putting the additive in a community water supply. In 2002, the Watsonville resident spearheaded a voter-approved initiative to prohibit putting the chemical in city water, and has remained at the forefront of the fight.

UK - Daily Echo letters

Fluoride dangers
THE French do not add fluoride to tap water for "ethical reasons" and "medical considerations" and place a health warning on the brands of table salt which contains fluoride.
I would not consume salt with fluoride but it does make a very cheap and effective weed killer as fluoride is in the most toxic pesticides and the most toxic nerve war chemicals, like sarin.
Suffering from severe aplastic anaemia
3 destruction of the bone marrow and immune system) following exposure to toxic chemicals, diagnosed in 1986, fluoride is one toxic chemical I avoid after refusing a bone marrow transplant to make a full recovery.
Fluoride is also a chemical I avoid like the plague because I was infected with hepatitis C virus through a blood transfusion in 1986 in the UK and I believe fluoride is a chemical likely to change the virus to fatal cirrhosis or cancer of the liver. Avoiding alcohol, solvents etc and all prescribed drugs as much as possible is also essential to stop hepatitis C changing to fatal liver disease.
EDWARD PRIESTLEY, Les Granges, France. Fellow, European Medical Assoc. medicineandinnesa.com

• Mr A K Roberts (Letters, January 6) tells us that he doesn't live in the area affected by proposed water fluoridation.
In that case, I would say that we don't need to pay too much attention to him.
I clean my teeth twice a day and definitely DON'T want or need fluoride added to tap water.
Bassett, Southampton.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

USA - Why is Fluoride added to city tap water

Caanada - The decision to stick with fluoridated water passed by a slim margin

Fluoride to stay
The decision to stick with fluoridated water passed by a slim margin following yesterday’s marathon regional council meeting.

The words used during the 10 hours of delegations varied greatly, depending on who was speaking. Doctors, dentists and medical researchers described fluoride as a mineral naturally found in water sources; a great equalizer that levels the playing field between those who can afford dental care and those who can’t and one of the most important health interventions of the last century.

However, those on the other side of the debate said the long-term effects of continued ingestion of fluoride are still largely unknown, and they described the additive as a forced medicine and a cancer-causer.

Convincing arguments from both sides of the debate led to a narrow 11-nine vote in favour of continued fluoridation......

Scottish kids benefit from Childsmile

Scottish kids benefit from Childsmile
Children across Scotland are now benefitting from a programme designed to improve their oral health.
The £15m Childsmile nursery, school and practice programmes have now been rolled out across the country, and are being delivered in every health board in Scotland.
The programme emphasises the importance of tooth brushing and helps parents establish a healthy diet from the earliest stage.
Through the Childsmile initiative, every nursery in Scotland is offered free, daily, supervised toothbrushing for their children, and a number of nurseries and schools in targeted areas also provide fluoride varnish and toothbrushing in primary one and two.
Every child is provided with a dental pack containing a toothbrush, tube of fluoride toothpaste and an information leaflet on at least six occasions by the age of five.
And since the end of last year, all families with newborn babies across Scotland are now offered information on Childsmile from their health visitor.
If the family is not registered with a dentist, Childsmile staff will contact families at the three month stage to offer oral health advice and help them find a dentist for their child.....

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Australia - Legal stoush over fluoride in Hastings water

Legal stoush over fluoride in Hastings water
01 Feb, 2012 04:00 AM
CAMPAIGNERS are considering legal action against Port Macquarie-Hastings Council as the introduction of fluoride into our water supply moves closer to inevitability.
Pending approval from the NSW Office of Water – likely to occur next week – the council’s fluoridation operation is expected to begin by early March. Two groups – Fluoridation Action Network Australia (FAN) and Citizens Against Fluoridation (CAF) – are determined to force the council to assume responsibility for the decision to fluoridate.
The groups also want the local government to hold a community poll on the issue at September's election.
Port News understands CAF plans to establish a fighting fund to help cover costs and will seek donations, should it pursue legal action.
The council maintains authorising fluoridation is a state government matter.
But FAN and CAF argue a legal precedent has been set in Ballina, in northern NSW.
The NSW Land and Environment Court ruled the shire council had failed to provide an assessment of the effects on both the environment and public health from the introduction of fluoride into the water supply there.
A second ruling is expected soon. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has not prepared an environmental impact study.
An injunction could yet block the fluoridation operation here, a FAN spokeswoman said.

Noun. stoush (plural stoushes). ( Australian, New Zealand, formal) a fight, an argument (I had to look up the meaning)