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UK Against Fluoridation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

UK Daily Echo

State Data Raise Questions About Fluoride's Impact, KATU Reports

Michael Connett  Christopher Errante  4 hours ago
Fluoridation provides good PR for dental trade associations, but bad medicine for those it’s supposedly meant to serve. Poor populations need dental care, not fluoridation chemicals in their water. The millions of dollars spent each year promoting fluoridation would be better spent advocating for policies that provide real dental care: like allowing dental therapists to provide affordable care to populations with little access to dentists (which the ADA adamantly opposes).
In (fluoridated) Detroit, 91% of 5-year-old black children have tooth decay, with 42% suffering from “severe” decay.
In (fluoridated) New York City, 34% of preschool black children from 
low-income families have rampant tooth decay, with a staggering 6.4 
cavities per affected child.
In (fluoridated) Chicago, 64% of third graders have tooth decay.
In San Antonio, annual head start surveys show that fluoridation failed to
reduce the high rate of tooth decay among the city’s head start 
children. After eight years of fluoridation, the tooth decay rate did 
not decrease--it increased.
A national survey by the CDC found that the most fluoridated state in the U.S. (Kentucky) suffers the highest rate of tooth loss (44%) while the least fluoridated state 
(Hawaii) suf fers the lowest rate of tooth loss (16%).

Monday, April 29, 2013

Slow poison

  • Fluorosis affected Karekurappa, 55, in a village near Bagepalli town in Karnataka’s Chickaballapur district. - G. R. N. SOMASHEKAR

    Fluorosis affected Karekurappa, 55, in a village near Bagepalli town in Karnataka’s Chickaballapur district. - G. R. N. SOMASHEKAR
Arsenic and fluoride contaminated water has condemned millions to live wasted lives in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Business Line visited several villages in the affected regions for this special report by A. Srinivas.
Sixty-nine-year-old Renubala Ari of Deganga village in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district is counting her last days. But it is not her death that worries her.
Blind in both eyes and with painful lesions all over her body – the effects of arsenic poisoning (or arsenicosis) caused due to drinking contaminated groundwater – Renubala fears that her children and grandchildren are likely to meet the same fate as her, sooner or later.
If more than a million people in West Bengal suffer from debilitating arsenicosis, in Andhra Pradesh, and the northern and western States in particular, water poisoning takes another form: fluorosis.
Eighty per cent of the students at the Government Primary School at Khudabhakshpally in Nalgonda district of AP, show signs of fluorosis of various magnitude. Four of them use wheelchairs. Sirisha, 10, is a bright student. Her three siblings are down with fluorosis.


In Bagepalli town as well as in other parts of Chickballapur and Kolar districts, the water table is well below 1,000 feet. Says C. V. Nagaraj, a human rights activist based in Kolar who has been extensively involved in the fluorosis issue: “The fluoride contamination level in many places would have increased from 3 mg/litre a decade back to about 4.5-5 mg/litre now, due to the falling water table in a dry area. Therefore, the extent and severity of fluorosis has increased.”......

UK Echo letter

SHA Strategic Health Authority not SHE

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Good advice

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises parents:
  • Avoid putting children to bed with a bottle at night or at nap time. If putting a baby to bed with a bottle, fill it only with water.
  • Do not give children a baby bottle or sippy cup filled with sweet drinks between feedings.
  • Begin teaching children to drink from an open cup near their first birthday.
  • Do not dip your child’s pacifier in anything sweet such as honey or sugar.

USA - Portland letter

12_21253831.JPGView full sizeMel Rader, a pro-fluoride supporter, sits next to Angel Lambart, an anti-fluoridation supporter, as they listened to fluoride testimony at the Portland City Council meeting on Dec. 20, 2012.

We are finding out about more and more problems with chemicals in our environment, and more and more people struggling with chemical sensitivity. It is unlikely that these problems are the result of any one or two chemicals, which makes it hard to know when the next chemical may put our bodies over the edge.
The problem with adding fluoride is that we now know the implications of our chemical-laden world. Adding a chemical to everyone's daily intake does not meld with a conscious approach to wellness.

Another issue is that fluoride is a solution to the problems of the few that will affect us all. We wouldn't think about adding antidepressants to our water, but depression is a problem for some.

A more targeted approach seems wise and healthy for us all. Keep our water pure.

North Portland
Ruskusky is a health and wellness coach at Vital Wellness Coaching.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fluoridation 101: A Response to Dr. Wu

You must see this.

USA - Boisterous anti-fluoride rally at Last Thursday

Now that is a demo.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fluoride and kids' teeth - what does the data show?

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But in the Problem Solvers’ analysis, the results were nearly the same:
  • 53.7% of the kids in the non-fluoridated areas had one or more cavities
  • 52.03% of kids in fluoridated areas had one or more cavities
  • 47.81% of kids in the Portland water district (which is currently fluoride-free) had one or more cavities


The former Minster for Finance recalls his involvement in the 1963 High Court challenge on the constitutionality of fluoridation of water...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 25 Apr 2013
Richie Ryan, the former Fine Gael Minister for Finance and one of the most controversial politicians of his time, recently joinedHot Press’ Adrienne Murphy for a revealing interview that touches on an array of topics.
On the subject of water fluoridation, Ryan recalls his involvement in the landmark 1963 High Court case, which saw Gladys Ryan challenge the constitutionality of fluoridation of Irish water.
"I recall being with a group of lawyers 10 or 15 years after the case", he says. "One of the Supreme Court judges who was involved (who dismissed the appeal) said to me: "If, at the time we considered it, I was aware of all that I've heard since about fluoride, I don't think I would have joined the dismissal of the case".
He continues; "There are major scientific and medical concerns. Yet on the officials' side, there's an attitude of, 'Oh well, nobody has died as a result of fluoride. The fact is though, we don't know... If I were Minister for Health, I'd pursue the matter."

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Japanese Journal of Epidemiology Study demonstrates link between fluoride exposure and uterine cancer...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 24 Apr 2013

A study carried out by the Japanese Journal of Epidemiology has established concrete links between exposure to fluoride and uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer).
The relationship between fluoride concentration in drinking water and uterine cancer mortality rate was studied in 20 municipalities of Okinawa (a part of Japan that was under US control until 1972 and was fluoridated) and the data were analyzed using correlation and multivariate statistics. The research was published in a peer reviewed scientific journal. The Japanese Journal of Epidemiology.
Results demonstrated a significant positive correlation was found between fluoride concentration in drinking water and uterine cancer mortality in all 20 municipalities.
After controlling for confounding factors including socio-economic factors, the relationship between fluoride concentration and cancer mortality rates was considerable higher.
The report stated that "The uterine cancer mortality rate in the municipalities supplemented with fluoride at a concentration of 0.30 mg/1 (mean over 13 years) is 69.5% higher than that in the municipalities at zero fluoridation (water is artificially fluoridated to 0.8mg/L in Southern Ireland).."
"Uterine cancer mortality rate in fluoridated municipalities appears to have declined rapidly subsequent to cessation of fluoridation."
Uterine cancer is now the most common gynaecological malignancy in Europe and North America and accounts for 13% of all cancers in women and is most frequently found in women over the age of 50 following the menopause. Ireland alone has over 300 women diagnosed each year.
Ireland is the only country that has a legislative policy set by Government mandating that all citizens must consume fluoridated water.

The 2013 Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People

Office for National Statistics

USA - New report shows across-the-board dental improvements

New report shows across-the-board dental improvements for Oregon kids

Brad Schmidt, The OregonianBy Brad Schmidt, The Oregonian 

fluoride.jpegPortland voters will decide May 21 whether to fluoridate drinking water. Now there's a new state report showing improvement from five years ago.
Oregon children made across-the-board improvements in every major dental health category between 2007 and 2012, according to a long-awaited state report released to The Oregonian in draft form Wednesday.
Rates for kids with cavities, untreated decay and rampant tooth decay all dropped significantly from 2007, when state health officials proclaimed that Oregon's oral health was "headed in the wrong direction."
But Bruce Gutelius, deputy state epidemiologist, wasn't willing to make such sweeping assessments Wednesday in the face of better numbers for 2012.
"We have encouraging improvement," he said, "but we have lots of work to do."
The new information is sure to ignite the already heated campaign over fluoridating Portland's drinking water. Fluoride proponents have cited Oregon's 2007 survey as evidence of a "dental health crisis" while opponents argue that alternatives could instead benefit at-risk children. Votes will be tallied May 21.
Originally, state officials expected to release their 2012 "Smile Survey" by February. But as recently as last week, the Oregon Health Authority warned that it might not be available until after the election.
However, officials on Wednesday released a draft report in response to a public records request filed April 18 by The Oregonian. Gutelius now says the final version should be available later this week.
"We know it's going to be helpful to people to have this information in front of them to make decisions," Gutelius said.
The new survey includes numerous health measures for children in first, second and third grades. Nearly every statistic showed marked improvement from 2007.
The percentage of children who already had a cavity fell from 64 to 52 statewide, according to the survey. That represents a drop of nearly one-fifth.
The percentage of children with untreated decay also declined from 36 to 20 statewide, the survey found. That's down by nearly half.
And the other major measure, rampant decay -- which is defined as seven treated or untreated cavities -- fell from 20 percent to 14 percent statewide. That's down by about one-third.
For just Multnomah County, the percentage of children who already had a cavity dropped from 56 to 51, according to the survey. That's down by about one-tenth, roughly half the decline experienced statewide.
And for kids in Multnomah County with untreated decay, the percentages fell from 25 to 21. The drop is about half of what was seen statewide............

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sudden death of Robert Pocock in Ireland

We were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Robert Pocock in Ireland. Robert had been campaigning against water fluoridation for over 20 years and was instrumental in bringing attention to the scandal of rising dental fluorosis rates suffered by Irish children.
Robert supported HAF over the years, attending our meeting with MPs in parliament in 2009, and joining with us and international campaigners at a meeting on the scientific evidence on water fluoridation in Brussels in 2010. More recently, he had been pursuing a petition through the Petitions Committee of the European Union in order to compel the EU to adhere to its own regulations and ban water fluoridation. He was deeply knowledgeable on the issue and showed great determination in pursuing it through the EU. Robert managed to navigate the endlessly bureaucratic and complex processes in order to challenge, inform and persuade MEPs to back this very important cause.
Robert’s determination to see water fluoridation banned in Ireland stemmed from his concern for Irish children, the environment and the injustice of the state imposing mandatory water fluoridation despite having no legal mandate to do so. We met with Robert last September at a meeting in London with Keith Taylor MEP to ensure that his petition received support and backing from MEPs. We very much hope that the MEPs on the PETI (Petitions) Committee honour Robert by finally taking action to impose a Europe-wide ban on this outdated practice.
Robert was a committed environmental campaigner and worked tirelessly to highlight the problems caused by fluoridation and to bring about its end in Ireland. He will sadly be missed.  

Australia - Another Qld council says no to fluoride

Another Qld council says no to fluoride
By Brad Ryan
The Cassowary Coast Regional Council has decided not to fluoridate the water supply in the far north Queensland city of Innisfail.
A recent phone poll of 300 residents found 64 per cent opposed fluoridation.
Councillors voted six to one against fluoride at a meeting today.
That is despite $700,000 of state funding already being spent on new infrastructure to fluoridate the water supply.

Let's hope Public Health England come to their senses here and stop fluoridation plans.

How to keep healthy breasts

So much focus is on breast cancer, conventional treatment for breast cancer, and "early detection" of breast cancer via mammograms and self-exams, but little attention is given to keeping them healthy in the first place. We can do much to maintain healthy breasts at home with relatively little effort. It needs to become a lifestyle, not just a thing we do at the moment or when someone diagnoses you with breast cancer.
We can divide breast health concepts into 4 categories: Foods, physical activities, self-exams/massage, and other factors.
Foods rich in minerals and vitamins are, as usual, fundamental to good health. Green leafy vegetables for their rich mineral availability, cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, collard greens, Bok Choy, watercress, arugala, Chinese cabbage, turnips and parsnips) for their general health and anti-cancer characteristics, and their involvement in liver detoxification.
One mineral that deserves particular attention in breast health is iodine. There is extensive research on the role of iodine and breast health, particularly linked to breast cancer. Iodized salt is not complete enough to help, especially when we have iodine-blockers in our food sources such as bromides (in several white breads, sodas and medications), and fluoride in our drinking water........

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

UK - Echo letter

canada - Report shows holes in kids’ dental health care

Report shows holes in kids’ dental health care

More than 35 per cent of kids in Hamilton’s Ward 3 are in need of dental treatment, a newly released public health report has revealed.
The report shows a great divide across the city when it comes to oral health.
As many would expect, the greatest need is in “priority neighbourhoods” identified by The Spectator’s investigative Code Red series, which looked at disparities in life expectancy across Hamilton’s neighbourhoods
“Oral health is about more than cavities and clean, white teeth,” the report says, noting that in addition to the potential for disease and infection, an unhealthy smile can be a social barrier.
Fewer than half of low-income Hamiltonians have dental insurance, and have had a dental visit in the past year — compared to 82.7 per cent of those with high incomes, the report says.
One-third of middle-income residents have not seen a dentist in the past 12 months.
Provincial numbers are similar. For obvious reasons, one of the main barriers to care is financial — those with employee benefit programs versus those who must pay out-of-pocket.
But other factors also come into play, such as restrictive eligibility requirements for social programs, and a lack of awareness of options.
The province’s chief medical officer, Dr. Arlene King, has called the provincial oral health situation a “patchwork of services” that leave many in need without access to care.
The greatest need for dental care among children is on the east Mountain and lower city, particularly in Councillor Bernie Morelli’s Ward 3.
While the report mainly outlines the gaps in care and accessibility locally, it also discusses the preventive measures and programs the city is taking to address the social determinants of health.
Several programs across the city offer oral health support. These include cavity-preventing fluoride that has been added to the city’s tap water for 46 years, and the municipally-funded Special Supports program that offers assistance for low-income people requiring dental and medical treatments......


Dr. Philippe Grandjean, adjunct Professor of Environmental Health at Harvard University has highlighted fluoride as one of a menu of chemicals identified as dangerous to brain toxicity.

In his most recent book – Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development - and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation – the renowned physician and public health specialist exposes the hidden dangers of industrial chemicals, including fluoride, and describes the vulnerability of the developing human brain to these toxic chemicals.
Fluoride is listed alongside mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), arsenic, and certain pesticides and solvents that pose an insidious threat to the development of the next generation's brains.
Regarding fluorides, Dr. Grandjean states that "fluorides are known to cause brain toxicity and neurological symptoms in humans” and fluoride substances are “known by 2012 to cause adverse effects on the human nervous system”.
Professor Grandjean has previously contacted Irish Environmental Scientist Declan Waugh thanking him for his reports, and commenting on the exposure of infants to fluoride observed “I believe that neurotoxicity is a crucial, potential effect of fluoride exposure during early life”.
Declan Waugh has repeatedly raised many serious concerns regarding fluoride exposure not least regarding the overexposure of Irish bottle fed infants to fluoride when formula milk is made up with fluoridated tap water.
Dr. Grandjean presents and interprets extensive research on the impact of these common chemicals that have been released into the environment in the past 40 years with no testing for toxicity, and links them to the rise in neurodevelopmental disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and autism in this generation.

Monday, April 22, 2013

USA - What's Your Position on Fluoridation? City Club Member Debate & Vote

Why didn't they just vote for or against fluoridation I bet a good percentage didn't know what they were voting for?

UK - Echo letter

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The harmful effects of fluoride and lead on our children

The harmful effects of fluoride and lead on our children

April 19, 2013 by Sima Ash  
Filed under Dangerous Chemicals
Fri. Apr. 19, 2013 by 
Fluoride Warning(NaturalHealth365) Approximately 30,000 calls to United States poison control centers concerning acute exposure to fluoride, in children, are made each year. Some researchers state that fluoride is safe while others state that it can be detrimental to health. As with vaccines, researchers will often look at just one factor – is it the mercury, is it the aluminum, but do not really take all the elements into account.
When looking at fluoride, researchers are widening their net to look not only at fluoride but also the impact of fluoride in combination with lead. According to the Illinois Department of Health, elevated lead levels impact one out of every six children under the age of seven – so this seems like a good link to study.
Major warning by researchers about the dangers of fluoride
Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. The authors state that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
The average loss in IQ was reported as a standardized weighted mean difference of 0.45, which would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores. Children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas..........

US Says Too Much Fluoride in Water


Saturday, April 20, 2013

USA - Portland Physicians Opposed to Water Fluoridation on Channel 8 news

USA - money talks

Pro-Fluoride Campaign Rakes in Another $80,000

news1_3919ILLUSTRATION: WW Staff
Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland, the political action committee advocating a "yes" vote on Measure 26-151 which would fluoridate Portland's water, reported more large contributions today. 
Healthy Kids got $50,000 from the Washington Dental Service Foundation; a $25,000 in-kind contribution from the Northwest Health Foundation and $5,000 from the Oregon Medical PAC
Those contributions follow a huge cash influx earlier this week. The Northwest Health Foundation's latest contribution brings that group's total support this year to $191,000. 
As of today, Healthy Kids has raised $559,000 and has $182,000 on hand. Clean Water Portland, the political action committee which opposes fluoridation, has raised $111,000 and has $47,000 on hand. 
Here in Southampton we've fought the battle with peanuts compared to the money found to promote fluoridation.

UK - Daily Echo

Friday, April 19, 2013

PSA #1: Fluoridation – “No Adequate Margin of Safety”

Fluoridation and the Environment, Short version (med)

USA - Physicians voice opposition to fluoride in Portland

Physicians voice opposition to fluoride in Portland

Physicians voice opposition to fluoride in Portland
by KGW.com Staff
Posted on April 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Updated yesterday at 6:24 PM
PORTLAND - Just a couple weeks before voters decide whether to add fluoride to Portland's water, dozens of medical professionals gathered at City Hall Thursday to voice their opposition.
Earlier this month, the debate drew a huge crowd to a Northeast Portland community center.
“As a mother and as a PT, I would like to point out that these fluoridation chemicals are not minerals, they're not even pharmaceutical grade fluoride,” physical therapist Kellie Barnes said.
Fluoridation advocates say they favor the measure, citing children’s dental health.
“The money spent fluoridating Portland's water supply will not help kids who need dental care the most and would be much better spent on preventive programs in under-served areas," dentist Dr. Jay Levy said. "The CDC has stated its benefit comes from brushing it on the teeth or rinsing it, not swallowing."........

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NZ - Latest statistics boost anti-fluoride case (+poll)

Latest statistics boost anti-fluoride case (+poll)

There's a link between parenting and tooth decay.
There's a link between parenting and tooth decay.
The case to keep fluoride out of Tauranga's water supplies has been strengthened by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board's latest statistics on tooth decay in children, a leading city anti-fluoride campaigner says.

Ken Evans has obtained information from the board that compared 5-year-olds from fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. It showed children living in non-fluoridated areas had better teeth in eight out of 10 years.

Whakatane and Ohope were the only towns to still have fluoride in their water supply in the coastal Bay of Plenty area covered by the board.

The survey showed that the percentage of 5-year-old children without cavities was higher in non-fluoridated areas than fluoridated areas for eight of the 10 years to 2011.

The result was not clear cut for Year 8 children aged 12 to 13. The percentage of filling-free children living in non-fluoridated areas was higher for five of the 10 years.

Mr Evans said the warnings from health authorities back in the early 1990s when Tauranga's fluoride debate was raging had not happened.

The statistics showed that children in non-fluoridated areas had better teeth for 13 of the 20 sets of statistics.

The claims by the pro-fluoride people, including the Ministry of Health have proven to be without foundation, he said.

"In fact children's teeth without fluoride in their water supply are as good as the fluoridated areas and in many cases better," Mr Evans said.

There was a link between parenting and tooth decay. "Poor parenting produces poor teeth and fluoride won't save them," he said.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Little Miss Fluoride Fighters

USA - Times wins Pulitzer for fluoride editorials

Tim Nickens and Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times have won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
The pair was cited for “for their diligent campaign that helped reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the water supply” in Pinellas County.
The Times wrote at least 10 editorials on the topic during 2012.
Nickens has worked at the Times since 1983. Ruth was welcomed to the St. Petersburg newsroom after being laid off at the Tampa Tribune.
The award by Columbia University is considered the highest honor in journalism. The professional prestige is sweetened by a $10,000 award.

I wonder if it was on the writing or the content. Awards are given each year to water companies for getting the rate of fluoride accurate and now journalists get rewarded for promoting it.

Echo letters

Monday, April 15, 2013

Don't Look. Won't Find. Fluoride, Fluoridation, Queensland, firewater, Sa

Scary allergic reaction shown.


Fluoride comes free with water here

15th April 2013 08:13 AM
Safe potable water is a luxury in Nuapada district where content of fluoride and residues of agrochemicals in the water is very high.
Despite several schemes with outlay running into crores of rupees have been lined up to mitigate water scarcity in the State, residents of Boden and Komna blocks of the district have to walk miles together in search of clean drinking water every summer.
Excess fluoride content in drinking water leads to physical deformities, the most common being skeletal fluorosis. The State Government has asked the district administration to sensitise the public to go for deep tube wells to avoid fluoride content.
In the tribal dominated villages of Nuamalpada, Khandapada and Bortipada under Sinapali block, high fluoride content has turned water into slow poison. While the permissible limit of fluoride in water is 0.5 to 1 mg per litre, as per official records, the groundwater in Boden has 1.5 mg fluoride content per litre.
In Palsipani and Dhamabhata villages under Komna block and Karlapat and Sukhalpur of Boden block, the fluoride content is much higher.
In Dhamabhata, even tube well water has fluoride content of 5.4 mg per litre. It has posed a serious threat to human lives in more than 100 villages of the district. Sources said of 6,282 tube wells in the district, 2,000 pump out fluoride laced water.
It has been found by the National Cancer Institute’s toxicological programme that fluoride can cause cancer.  Drinking such water makes bones brittle and also increases infertility in women.
Besides, it causes premature aging, brown teeth, wrinkled skin, joint pain, premature hardening of the arteries and loss of appetite. The rate of stillborn and miscarriages by the fourth month is also one of its effects.

Daily Echo

Irish Campaign

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Is Your Toothpaste Making You Stupid?

Australia - Samantha Bachman interview with Jason Woodforth on Fluoridation part 2

Northern Ireland Minister Poots considering water fluoridation

Poots considering water fluoridation

THE Health Minister Edwin Poots says he is considering fluoridation of the water supply to ensure fluoride is delivered to poorer people and dental disease is more often prevented.
Mr Poots said the move was being considered based on a dental health report complied six years ago.
He said: “The 2007 Oral Health Strategy stated that the greatest oral health gain is likely to be achieved through community water fluoridation.
“Water fluoridation ensures delivery of fluoride to ‘hard-to-reach’ groups such as those of lower socioeconomic status who are more likely to experience dental disease. I am giving consideration to fluoridation of the water supplies at present.”

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Girl Against Fluoride, 2013.

This piece features interview with "The Girl Against Fluoride" Aisling FitzGibbon. We discuss the dangers and health threats associated with adding these potentially harmful chemicals to our water

Israel ending fluoridation requirement

New order drops water fluoridation requirement

Health Minister German signs controversial regulations not requiring local fluoridation for drinking water; dentists say harmful.

Health Minister Yael German
Health Minister Yael German Photo: Courtesy Knesset
As pediatricians and dentists charged that it would harm children’s dental well-being, Health Minister Yael German said Thursday that municipalities and local authorities would in a year no longer have to fluoridate their drinking water.

German, who previously as mayor of Herzliya opposed “forcing” residents to take the mineral with every drop they drink, said there were more effective and safer ways to protect children’s teeth – such as fluoride pills, toothpastes and education.

She said she signed new regulations for stricter supervision of water supplies that included canceling mandatory fluoridation. German then even appealed to the High Court of Justice against the Health Ministry’s requirement – since 2002 – that water be fluoridated in every authority with at least 5,000 residents............

UK - Echo letter

Of the twelve people on the board only one counted that was Prof Newton and he is now working for the new organization PHE. Prof Newton's new title is The Chief Knowledge Officer! The other main proponent was Sandra White She is now working as a consultant for the PHE.

Friday, April 12, 2013

David McRae - On The Subject Of Fluoride Testing - David McRae AUDIO In

mcsglobalcampaign 6 hours ago
Every Australian should be demanding that all State Governments and Federal Government put an immediate and irrevocable ban on all water fluoridation plants nationwide.
Reply ·

mcsglobalcampaign 6 hours ago
Absolutely brilliant - what a pity all of our Australian mainstream media are controlled puppets and will not report any of the harm from these dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., and added also is aluminium sulphate.
Thank you Sapphire Eyes Productions for doing the work and revealing the truth which our mainstream media should have done long ago. You put them all to shame.

SF Fluoride Symposium with Paul Connett - Part 1

Thursday, April 11, 2013

UK HAF Meeting

A4 Demo Poster 11th May 2013

Anti Water Fluoridation Protest - Marina Waterhouse

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

'Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland' & Fluoride By The Numbers

USA - NO Fluoride Song "How Will We Forgive" Portland

An Inconvenient Tooth - Fluoride Documentary

If you've got 2.49 hours to spare watch this.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

10 Facts About Fluoride

UK - Daily Echo letter

Monday, April 08, 2013

Why is Fluoride added to city tap water

Why is Fluoride added to city tap water by Chemtrails_Chemtrails

No proven evidence of the Hitler link but apart from that....

Echo Comment

Public Health England to go ahead with fluoride plans in thousands of Hampshire homes

Public Health England to go ahead with fluoride plans in thousands of Hampshire homes
4:00am Monday 8th April 2013 in NewsBy James Franklin, Political reporter

Tap water in thousands of homes across Hampshire will soon contain fluoride
Fluoride will be added to tap water in thousands of Hampshire homes – unless the scheme’s opponents find a last-ditch solution.
Despite the demise of the organisation which voted through the controversial scheme, its successor Public Health England says it will carry out fluoridation affecting about 200,000 people.
Its opponents, including local councils, are currently considering their remaining options to kill off the scheme.
Fluoridation has proved hugely controversial since the South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) first unveiled its plans.
The plans, to put fluoride into water in parts of Southampton, Eastleigh,Totton, Netley and Rownhams, were unanimously approved in 2009 despite consultation showing the majority of people who responded did not want it to be implemented.
A judicial challenge by New Forest East MP Julian Lewis and Hampshire county councillor David Harrison to stop fluoridation was thrown out by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman last year.
The SHA was axed by the Government on March 31, but as the process of fluoridation had already started responsibility for implementing it has passed to the new Public Health England (PHE) body instead of local authorities.
And PHE, which only took on its new responsibilities on Tuesday, says it will carry out the work of implementing fluoridation.
A spokesmen said: “Public Health England – a new national body across England – will be assuming responsibility for the implementation process of the water fluoridation scheme in Southampton and parts of south west Hampshire area.
“The approach used will be consistent with other water fluoridation schemes across the country, all of which will be centrally managed by PHE.
“The local implementation process is ongoing and PHE will shortly start discussions with Southern Water.
“The technical feasibility study which was carried out before the 2008 consultation is being updated by Southern Water. The final report is not yet completed.”
A technical feasibility report detailing whether new building work is required is currently being finalised.
It will be presented to Public Health England within the next two months, meaning fluoridation will only begin next year at the earliest.
Both Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council have expressed their concerns and civic chiefs are currently being briefed about their options.
City council deputy leader Jacqui Rayment said: “A lot of the new public health responsibilities make sure fluoridation will be back on the city council’s agenda in the next few weeks.
“We will be briefed in terms of our options.
“The last time this came to council there was a free vote, and I don’t think the council position has changed since then.”
One option may be appealing to central Government to intervene and scrap the scheme.
And Cllr Harrison has said the amount of time that has lapsed since the initial consultation means there may be renewed calls for new consultation.
John Spottiswoode, chairman of Hampshire Against Fluoridation, said the group was looking to take legal advice.
Members are holding a public event at Solent University’s conference centre on May 11 at 1.30pm, where new ways to challenge the scheme will be debated.
Although another avenue may be open to councils, it is dependent on whether new Department of Health guidelines are approved.
The proposed guidelines allowing councils to axe the scheme if residents are against it are currently being considered following consultation.
A decision on whether to approve the new guidelines will be made later this year.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

UK Latest

Public Health England (PHE) who have taken responsibility from the SHA for fluoridation have informed the Echo that they are going ahead with local plans to introduce fluoride into areas of Southampton, Eastleigh and Totton.
Not a surprise as both Professor Newton and Sandra White avid enthusiasts for fluoridation are now working for PHE. Professor Newton as Chief Knowledge Officer!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Fluoride's Interference with Iodine: Anne Eng portland City Council


How stress damages teeth

How stress damages teeth

  • Written by  Blessing Ekum

Besides chewing and biting, our teeth are one of the major focal points of our faces. When we smile, we draw attention to the teeth and like most experts have said, our teeth say a lot about us, giving insight into hygiene, tobacco, alcohol or coffee intake, and so forth.
Poor oral health can be a source of embarrassment and psychological discomfort and discoloured or damaged teeth usually give a not-to-positive impression.
This might explain why most people covert white, perfectly shaped teeth and healthy gums.
But did you know that what you may just need for impeccable oral health is to cut out on stress or at least learn how to effectively manage it.
Stress is a major culprit for a myriad of health problems and could present symptoms that range from headaches, palpitations, sweaty palms, muscular tension, panic attacks to more serious conditions, such as heart problems, skin and reproductive malfunctions, when experienced for a prolonged period. However, research has now shown that stress also impacts negatively on oral health.
While there are direct effects, there are also indirect routes through which stress affects oral health. These indirect routes are evident in inappropriate lifestyle choices such as excessive alcohol or tobacco intake as a result of stressful situations. These substances then damage the teeth.
Imbuing stress management skills is therefore important to maintaining good oral health..........