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UK Against Fluoridation

Thursday, July 31, 2014

NZ - Jury still out on fluoride safety

Is the the jury is still out regarding the safety of Fluoride? "I think it is", agreed Dr Michael Beasley, Deputy Director of the National Poisons Centre on Radio New Zealand this week, adding "Certainly the question really is the safety of fluoride at what level?" "The dose determines a lot of what happens", he confirms.
Fluoride Free New Zealand is pleased to hear this safety question being acknowledged by the Government’s top poisons scientist. We agree entirely that the safety of fluoridation rests on the dose a person is receiving.
This is unable to be determined when fluoride medication is provided via the public water supply. Dose depends on body weight and intake. This varies hugely between people; with diabetics, athletes and outdoor workers all consuming far more water than the average person. We are also really concerned that bottle fed babies receive a very high dose. ESR has determined they often exceed the safe dose.
Dr Beasley has stated we need more studies to determine if New Zealanders are being adversely affected. However, Fluoride Free New Zealand believes that it is already scientifically proven that there is no margin of safety to protect all New Zealanders and therefore fluoridation should stop immediately.
The recent paper in Lancet, the oldest medical journal in the World, is calling for the use of the precautionary principle to be applied until the matter of safety is resolved, based on a large number of IQ studies from three countries.
It is a pity that Dr Beasley, having acknowledged the jury is still out, misrepresents those IQ studies as being only for 4ppm fluoride upwards, and unhelpful regarding NZ, when he knows full well that many of them were at levels below 3ppm - roughly equal to the dose of 3mg/day we are getting in fluoridated NZ communities according to the Ministry of Health’s former fluoridation advisor, Dr Terry Cuttress.
We implore Dr Beasley to call for the precautionary principle to be applied, and to call for a moratorium on fluoridation until all concerns of safety are resolved.

UKI - Project to tackle Bradford's tooth decay problem

Project to tackle Bradford's tooth decay problem
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: NEW PROJECT: A simple procedure could reduce tooth decay in BradfordA PROJECT to tackle tooth decay in the Bradford district with the worst track record in the region for the disease gets under way next week.
The Bradford and Airedale district has 46 per cent of five year olds with tooth decay - compared to an average of 33 per cent across the Yorkshire region.
In an attempt to reduce that, Bradford District Care Trust is running a Fluoride Varnish Programme Awareness Week starting on Monday.
The procedure involves applying a flouride varnish to youngsters' teeth and in conjunction with brushing and a health diet can help to safeguard them from decay.
Clinical Director at the Care Trust Swarngit Shahid said: “Research shows that Fluoride Varnish is highly effective at reducing dental disease if applied twice a year directly onto the tooth surface, in addition to regular tooth brushing.
“Children taking part in the Fluoride Varnish Programme have the potential to be free from tooth decay when combined with healthy eating and regular tooth brushing. This is a great opportunity for parents to find out more about the programme and for more children to become involved.”
The team will be at the Scotchman Road playing fields on Monday from noon to 4 pm, at Farfield recreation ground, Buttershaw, from noon until 4 pm on Tuesday and at Baildon recreation ground, Green lane, from 1 pm until 4 pm on Wednesday. On Thursday they will be at the Myra Shay playing fields, Barkerend Road, from noon to 4 pm and on Friday at Victoria Park, Hard Ings Road, Keighley, from 1 pm until 4 pm.

UK - The Elephant in the Room?

Fluoridation of Public Water: The Elephant in the Room?


A report suggests fluoride should be added to more drinking water supplies in England. Unfortunately not everyone agrees.

There's an elephant in the room. Not, literally, of course. That would be odd and animal rights campaigners would no doubt be after me. The theoretical elephant I talk about is fluoride. That's utilities adding fluoride to drinking water supplies. It seems this topic is as controversial in the water industry as that of tariffs!
A report from Public Health England (PHE) launched back in March said dental health could be improved across England if fluoride is added to more water supplies. They specify that the level of fluoride should be adjusted to 1 mg per litre (1 part per million). The maximum amount permitted in drinking water is 1.5 mg/ litre.
Although fluoridation has been more popular in countries such as Australia and the US, England is one of the few European countries that adds fluoride to water.Historically, it was in the early 20th century when lower levels of tooth decay were found to be associated with certain fluoride levels in drinking water. In the US, the first scheme was introduced in 1945 in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nearly 20 years later in the UK fluoridation was introduced to the city of Birmingham in 1964. Today, over 200 million US citizens drink water with the fluoride level adjusted. This compares to six million in England.
In its report, PHE said 28% fewer five year olds have tooth decay in fluoridated areas than non-fluoridated areas. This is with deprivation and ethnicity taken into account.
Yet campaigners and controversy have been rife since fluoridation started. US campaign group - Fluoride Action Network - says this process is "unethical", claiming fluoride is classified as a drug and there should be "informed consent" from people taking it in water supplies.
One respondent in a WWi LinkedIn Group debate articulated his anger: "Public Drinking Water Systems are not pharmacies and water treatment operators are not pharmacists…How about some lithium in our more violent neighbourhoods, some birth control in poor neighbourhoods or some Viagra in the senior citizen complex?"
PHE addressed health concerns in the report, saying that "there is no evidence of harm to health in fluoridated areas".
Major utility Severn Trent Water said it could not comment on fluoridation as it takes instruction from the "Strategic Health Authorities" on this matter. Thames Water echoed the response – saying it's not a matter for them to comment on as it's mandated by the local Strategic Health Authorities.
Utilities perhaps washing their hands of the issue? To their defence, it was on 1st April 2013 when the responsibility for existing fluoridation schemes switched to the Secretary of State for Health in the UK.
Clearly this elephant in the room won't be leaving anytime soon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kids’ teeth take a sugar hit: Decay and rot on rise as parents let kids fill up on treats

ALMOST 60 per cent of children aged over eight have at least one filling, with tooth decay now affecting children in nearly half of the nation’s families in the past year.
It comes as a third of parents admit allowing their children to have soft drinks, juice and energy drinks at least four times a week.
As well, 59 per cent of parents are saying they find it difficult to get children to brush their teeth twice a day.
The Australian Dental ­Association figures, released ahead of Dental Health Week from next Monday, found the average Aussie consumes more than double the world’s average 17 teaspoons of sugar every day.
Not surprisingly, 39 percent of parents believe they need to set a better example for their kids when it comes to oral healthcare.
“It’s common for parents and extended family to offer children a ‘treat’ to reward good behaviour or simply in response to children’s ‘pester power’,” Oral Health Committee chairman Peter ­Alldritt said.....

Mainly fluoridated Australia.

Water fluoridation needs a second look

John Mueller: Water fluoridation needs a second look
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 am
BY JOHN MUELLER | 0 comments
Public water fluoridation to prevent tooth decay defies common sense and ethics. After numerous studies, its actual benefits can only be viewed as speculative. It uses chemicals known to cause adverse health effects, and as a medication administered without our informed consent, violates our freedom of choice of medications.
The Centers for Disease Control (USA) has conceded that fluoride’s effectiveness is principally by topical application, not by ingestion as previously believed. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and fluoride varnish treatments at the dentist are considered effective topical applications. Dental fluoride varnish typically contains 2.27 percent fluoride ion (5 percent sodium fluoride), more than 32,000 times the strength (effectiveness) of fluoridated drinking water. Perhaps fluoride treatment should be confined to the dentist chair or toothpaste at home where swallowing can be controlled.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NZ - Putting fluoride in Hutt water may spark 'riots'

Adding fluoride would spark 'riots' in the street
Petone residents would "riot on the street" if fluoride were added to tap water - which might happen if the Ministry of Health takes over fluoridation decision-making from councils.

Petone and neighbouring suburb Korokoro get their tap water from the same aquifer that feeds the artesian water fountains in Buick St.

There was an outcry in the 1990s when Hutt City Council suggested adding fluoride to the supply and the reaction would be the same today, community board chairman Mike Fisher said.

"People would be rioting in the streets. They would be absolutely furious," he said. "We're very proud of our water the way it is."

Last week, the country's councils voted strongly in favour of handing fluoridation decisions to the director-general of health.............

Girl Against Fluoride thanks Doctor Liz Cullen on behalf of the Irish People

Monday, July 28, 2014


Letter: Take the time to learn truth about fluoride

To the editor:
According to a 2011 U.S. Geological Survey report, between 400,000 and 500,000 tons of industrial fluoride waste gets dumped into our nation’s water supplies each year.
About one-tenth of one percent (.1 percent) ever reaches its intended target, and 99.9 percent of it goes down the drain – not a very efficient cavity-fighting delivery system. Fluoride toothpastes and rinses are more than adequate to fluoridate teeth, plus they’re direct hits when topically applied. Brush, swish, spit it out. There’s no need to swallow it.
A 2003 CDC report states that dental fluorosis afflicts a staggering 48 percent of children. The percentage keeps rising, an outward manifestation of inward toxicity.
Fluoride doesn’t dissolve or disappear. After it flows through our homes, washing clothes, dishes, bodies, and flushing, it returns to the treatment center, where filters can’t remove it, so out it goes into the ocean. Some of it waters gardens or goes down storm drains when we wash our cars. But it keeps on accumulating, in us and around us.
All across America, fluoride builds up in the environment. Crops grown with fluoridated water, in phosphate fertilizers, and fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride get a triple whammy. It comes back at us in food and beverages, also concentrated in vitamins.
How much fluoride do we get from multiple sources? Who is responsible for monitoring the dose, the concentration, the total body load? Anyone?
There’s no further need to continue contaminating our drinking water. Let’s let the industry learn to deal with their own toxic waste.
To learn more, please attend the upcoming lecture by Dr. Paul Connett, biochemist, on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Rockport High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Also on Sunday, Aug. 3, same time and place, Dr. Connett will hold an open forum debate with dentists, doctors and pro-fluoridationists. All are cordially invited for both evenings.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

White Teeth Bad Skin: The Perils of Fluoride?

White Teeth Bad Skin: The Perils of Fluoride?
By Asha Saint, July 26, 2014

glass of waterNo matter how you look at it, we’re all chasing a beauty ideal. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially where skin is concerned. Beautiful skin is an instant upgrade to any face or body. That said, achieving flawless skin can be a challenge, and aside from environmental factors that are constantly threatening to age or damage the epidermis, so much of what we consume can wreak havoc on our skin.
We’re aware of the obvious things: a diet that consists purely of junk food will do your skin no justice; however, imagine something as simple as a bottle of water or toothpaste causing acne around your jawline. The culprit: fluoride.
Can you imagine, great teeth terrible skin? Recently, a member of my family developed cystic acne out of the blue along her jawline. After a process of elimination, she discovered that the assailant was fluoride. This is a pretty sensitive topic because fluoride is lauded as one of the 20th century’s major achievements. Fluoridation of tap water has contributed significantly to the decline of tooth decay over the past 60 years.
There’s a little bit of fluoride in just about everything; it’s in the soil, plants, and even the air we breathe. Its effects on dental health are indisputable, but that’s where the argument starts. Although many believe fluoride is generally harmless, there are many groups who believe fluoride is toxic. Most of us are generally oblivious to the effects of fluoride, unless you have a fluoride sensitivity.
Here are the top five symptoms of Fluoride sensitivity:
6. Acne near the mouth that spreads across the chin and cheeks.
7. Canker sores in the mouth
8. Stomach aches, constipation or diarrhea
9. Chronic fatigue
10. Muscular aches or muscle weakness
The bad news is these symptoms apply to so many ailments. The best way to find out if you have a fluoride sensitivity is to eliminate your contact with fluoride.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOIA Request Shows Health Canada Has No Safety Info About Fluoride

Friday, July 25, 2014

Open Letter to David Shearer from Fluoride Free New Zealand 25th July 2014

Open Letter to David Shearer from Fluoride Free New Zealand 25th July 2014
Fluoride Free NZ is surprised to hear you refer to those of us who take an active concern of clean pure drinking water as parasites. We find your comments baseless and insulting to the majority of international scientists and world governments, who have rejected fluoridation as ineffective, unsafe, and unethical. It also seems a rather foolish thing to call a large number of NZers in the lead up to a national election given half of the country is not fluoridated.
As you are not aware of all the facts you may not realise that many towns have ceased fluoridation. Since 1985 fluoridation has stopped in Timaru, Gore, Bluff, Tauranga, Matamata, Kaitaia, Ashburton, Taumarunui, New Plymouth, Waipukurau and Hamilton
(Hamilton have now restarted). Again we are surprised that you choose to insult the people in these towns and communities who oppose fluoridation.
You say that you have reviewed the latest information on fluoridation but you obviously haven’t. What you appear to have done is review the latest endorsements. This is far different than reviewing the evidence for yourself. The York Review did this and found no proof of benefit to the poor. The US National Research Council Review raised serious concerns about health safety. A meta-analysis published in the Lancet, the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal in 2012, found that fluoride reduced IQ in children.
Please explain what evidence you have reviewed that proves New Zealand children are not being exposed to the same dose. Please explain what evidence you have that the arthritis suffered by hundreds of thousands of older New Zealanders, as an accepted effect of fluoride by WHO, or the low thyroid function suffered by hundreds of thousands of others, is not the result of chronic exposure to low dose fluoride poisoning.
And what real evidence do you have that fluoridation actually works?
Official Information Act request regarding the effect of ending fluoridation in Ashburton, the evidence shows that dental health has continued to improve in Ashburton despite fluoridation ending in 2002 and not the increase the Ministry of Health (MOH) declared would happen. In fact there has been a steady improvement in dental health in all places that have stopped fluoridation in New Zealand.
In contrast fluoridation has been proven to increase the prevalence of dental fluorosis in areas that are fluoridated. NZ studies show fluoridated areas have twice as much dental fluorosis as non-fluoridated areas (30%
compared to 15% of children). Dental fluorosis is the first outward sign of fluoride poisoning. Our children in fluoridated areas are receiving too much fluoride. It gets worse, no safety studies have ever been conducted on industrial fluoride chemicals added to water supplies anywhere in the world.
So David, you say that another review of fluoridation is not required and we agree - we need to end fluoridation immediately.

Daily Echo letter

We haven't lost the battle yet.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NZ - debate

Listen to what he says about people who are against vaccines.

Australia - Call for evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation

Closes on Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:00am (AEST)
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is commencing an evaluation of the evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation. As part of this process, NHMRC has appointed a team from the University of Sydney to undertake a systematic review which asks specific research questions and uses a rigorous and clearly documented methodology to search for, select and evaluate studies.
The Australian community is invited to participate in this activity by providing citations for relevant published studies to NHMRC for evaluation in the systematic review.
Once the systematic review is complete, NHMRC will prepare an Information Paper that summarises the outcomes of the systematic review. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft Information Paper, which is expected to be available for public consultation around September 2015.............

Rates Of Decay Among Under 5’s Fall in East Lancashire

Sample News BigNew figures have revealed that rates of tooth decay among under 5’s have fallen in six boroughs in East Lancashire.
According to statistics from Public Health England, the number of children requiring hospital treatment for dental issues has also decreased.
Improvements are particularly welcomed in Blackburn with Darwen, which was once the worst borough in England in terms of oral health standards. Since 2007/2008, the proportion of under 5’s suffering from decay has fallen by 10 per cent to 41.1 per cent. Although there is still a long way to go, this marks a significant improvement. The number of children requiring extraction in hospital has also decreased from 466 to 438 in the 12 month period leading up to April 2013 in the borough.
Despite the improvements in oral health, experts have stressed that more needs to be done to further reduce rates of decay, as tooth decay is preventable and children have access to free dental care on the NHS.
MP for Blackburn, Jack Straw, has also reiterated his stance on the introduction of fluoridated water, suggesting that he is firmly against mass fluoridation in the UK.
Fluoridated water is viewed by many dentists and public health figures as an effective means of reducing tooth decay. There are success stories in the UK, including Birmingham, where rates of decay have fallen considerably since the introduction of fluoridated water; however, many people are against adding fluoride to the water supplies and any plans to add fluoride to local supplies are likely to be greeted with a mixture of emotions.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


In this current heat wave how is the dose controlled when the water is fluoridated?

If it is in salt and bread people have a choice.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dublin City Councillor Anthony Connaghan puts down a motion to End Water Fluoridation in Dublin

India - Fluoride mitigation centre in cold storage


Political pressure may impact the project, feel victims. The activists fighting for safe drinking water supply to fluoride-hit habitations in the district and the victims fear that political pressure from other States could see the prestigious project being shifted out of the State.

The proposed Regional Fluoride Mitigation and Research Centre (RFMRC) in Nalgonda district has been kept in cold storage with no progress on the project.
The Rs. 100-crore worth project was proposed to house a 100-bed hospital to exclusively treat fluoride victims besides taking up research on the fluoride content in water and its impact on human beings.

Anti-fluoride Campaigner Bids to Stop Water Fluoridation in Bedfordshire

Sample News BigA campaigner is bidding to fight plans to add fluoride to the water supply in Bedfordshire three years after the council suggested that they would work to stop any fluoridation measures.
Cynthia Bagchi said that she was confused to hear about plans to add fluoride to the water supply by the end of the year, after the council vowed to fight against fluoridation back in 2011. She questioned why the plans were approved without consulting the council, local residents or members of the Health and Wellbeing Board.
Mrs Bagchi is handing over a petition with 1,500 signatures in the hope that she can convince authorities to stop the plans. Anti-fluoride campaigns believe that people should have the choice whether or not they consume fluoridated water and there are suggestions that fluoride harms health. In contrast, many public health figures and dentists support fluoridation because it helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay, especially in deprived areas.
A spokesperson for Bedford Borough Council said that fluoride was previously added to water supplies in the area for more than 40 years and this was a move supported by the NHS. Fluoridation was suspended while works were carried out at the treatment plant and will now continue once upgrades have been completed.
Mrs Bagchi called for the council to consider the move and urged them to act “before poisoning the entire population of Bedford.”

Monday, July 21, 2014

NZ - Dentists back fluoride govt move

The Ministry of Health is best placed to manage the bitter debate that rages around fluoride and whether it should be added to water, dentists say.

Dentists have backed a local government plea for the Ministry of Health to take charge of the bitter water fluoridation debate.
Councils convened at the weekend and penned a request for government to treat fluoridation as a public health issue and take control of all decisions around its addition to drinking water.
Councils, as owners of the water supply, have responsibility for fluoridation. But in recent years they have been dragged into expensive legal battles or forced to hold time-consuming referendums on the matter.
Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says councils don't have the technical expertise to reliably respond to aggressive activists campaigning against fluoridation.
"Our view is that if this is such a big issue for New Zealand it should be regulated nationally in the same was as folic acid in bread and iodine in salt," Mr Yule said.
LGNZ is in for a robust debate with central government, which has made clear the issue is best managed locally.
Campaigners have come out swinging against the request, saying the ministry would likely legislate in favour of fluoridation, effectively forcing Kiwis to drink the chemical.
But dentists have welcomed the move, saying the council-based system is "horrendously costly, convoluted and open to inconsistency."
"The science is clear," New Zealand Dental Association Dr Rob Beaglehole said.
"Community water fluoridation is safe and effective. It greatly reduces dental disease.
"Decisions by the director-general of health will ensure action is based on science, and on the knowledge and advice of appropriately qualified health professionals."
The move has alarmed the anti-fluoride movement, which fights fluoridation on the grounds it is harmful to the developing brain.
Fluoride Free New Zealand co-ordinator Mary Byrne said she was very concerned the ministry, if charged with managing the issue, would regulate for mandatory fluoridation.
"We'd join Ireland and Singapore as the only countries in the world that did that, which would be pretty draconian," she told NZ Newswire.
"You'd have some very unhappy people in Christchurch, Marlborough, Tauranga, New Plymouth ... who will be up in arms if they're forced to have fluoride."

Bedford says NO to Fluoride July 2014

Published on 21 Jul 2014
Bedfordshire is due to have its water fluoridated again despite the fact that not a single study shows it reduces tooth decay. A Class 2 poison, fluoride is linked to bone cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, dental fluorosis, hypothyroidism, birth defects, lowered IQ, increased infant mortality, and many other health issues.

This short film shows local campaign group, Fluoride Free Bedford, at the July 19/20 2014 Bedford River Festival raising awareness and gathering signatures for a petition to stop the re-fluoridation of Bedfordshire's water supply later in the year.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fluoridation is Highly Beneficial -- Don't Let Poisonmongers Scare You

Any community that considers fluoridation will be flooded with scare propaganda from poisonmongers. Fluoridation's benefits--to both children and adults--are supported by thousands of scientific studies that prove these alarmists wrong. But that makes no difference to them. Their goal is to end fluoridation everywhere. Even communities that have been fluoridated for many years are being targeted.

Who Should You Trust?
(image by Stephen Barrett, MD)

Instead of telling you that fluoride is found naturally in all water, they call it a "pollutant." Instead of telling you that fluoride is an important nutrient, they call it a "poison." Instead of the big truth--that fluoridation is safe, effective, and economical--they tell the big lie and say it causes hundreds of ailments................

Just look at this man who contributes to the weight of scientific evidence on all things dental.

Fluoridation Opposition Ad Images

Saturday, July 19, 2014

New fluoridation investigation group - Australia

Fluoride Reference Group

Terms of Reference

The Fluoride Reference Group will:
  • Guide the development of an evaluation of the evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation, focusing on studies published since 2006.
  • Consider the outcomes of this evaluation, and use these findings to:
    • Inform the development of an evidence evaluation report that synthesises the evidence and identifies critical gaps in the current evidence base; and
    • Guide the identification of key issues to be considered by the Council and CEO of NHMRC as the Office of NHMRC translates the evidence review into an information paper on the artificial fluoridation of drinking water.
  • Consider comments received during consultation on the draft information paper.
The Fluoride Reference Group will report to NHMRC’s Prevention and Community Health Committee. Appointments to the Fluoride Reference Group commenced on 31 May 2014 and will be effective until 30 November 2015..

How many more enquiries after 60 odd years?

Immunization Hesitancy Linked to Topical Fluoride Refusal

Parents who refused to immunize their children also tended to turn down fluoride treatments for them, according to a study conducted by Dr. Donald Chi, adjunct associate professor of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that parents who refused immunization for children under their care were 60 percent more likely to refuse topical fluoride treatment, which helps prevent tooth decay. The study looked at records from three dental clinics in Washington state and used follow-up surveys to caregivers. A total of 361 surveys were completed.
"Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting more than 40 percent of them," said Dr. Chi, also an associate professor of oral health sciences in the School of Dentistry. "It can lead to toothaches, missed school and poor grades. It's a major public health problem."
The study found that topical fluoride refusal rates ranged from 4.9 percent to 14.6 percent, which Dr. Chi termed high. At a population level, that translates to several million children who are not receiving evidenced-based preventive dental care. Half of caregivers who refused topical treatment reported they were concerned about the safety of fluoride. Dr. Chi said the study results indicate new tools for health providers and community-based strategies are needed to educate the public and to target the growing numbers of parents who are hesitant about preventive care.
Not surprised, they don't want to poison their children.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Canada - Is Water Fluoridation Legal?

Listed as “one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century”, the future of water fluoridation may well be decided in the courts! The question is, is water fluoridation even legal?
21143342_sOn June 26, 2014, lawyer Nader Hasan, representing the group Concerned Residents of Peel, presented a legal opinion to the Peel Region council informing them that they could be legally responsible for harming residents whose health is put at risk by water fluoridation.
“Not only is the region responsible and liable to the people of Peel, individual councilors are responsible and liable” said Hasan.
He also informed council that the Charter of Rights protecting Canadians against government-inflicted harm are being violated and warned that if fluoride is not removed, a costly legal battle may ensue.
As a dental professional, I have taken the time to research the science behind water fluoridation and I can find no evidence to support its continued use, and in fact, the most current studies suggest that the risks far outweigh the benefits of this highly toxic practice.
In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) 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. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
I applaud this cautionary approach that is beginning to blossom within the scientific/health community but support the members of the public who do not wish to “wait” for more research to be conducted.
In his summary and opinion, Hasan stated:
“In short, if an Ontario resident can properly present the scientific and medical evidence to an Ontario court, there is a reasonable possibility that an Ontario court would declare the Fluoridation Act and municipal fluoridation programs in Ontario to be unconstitutional and thus invalid. Should that occur, then there is also a real possibility that the Region of Peel would be held legally liable to residents in a lawsuit for harm caused by artificial fluoridation”.
The Peel council, in response, voted to defer a move to reopen the issue until September when the region’s legal staff will present an opinion on Hasan’s arguments.
What is your opinion? Do you think that mass medication of the public is constitutional? I welcome your feedback. Please leave a link back to your own blog if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.
Until next time,

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Is Dementia Caused By Aluminium Through Fluoridation?

Changing how we see aging
by Mario Garrett, Ph.D.
Is Dementia Caused By Aluminium Through Fluoridation?
The messy science of fluoridation and its impact on older adults
Published on July 15, 2014 by Mario D. Garrett, PhD iiAge
In gerontology there are many divisive issues. Surprisingly, fluoridation is one of them. When more than a quarter of older adults do not have their teeth—in some parts of the country like the fluoridated states of Kentucky and West Virginia four out of ten older adults do not have their own teeth—but when they are still made to drink water that has been fluoridated, there is a clear disregard for older adult health.
There are many reasons for fluoridation. However, scientific studies are inconclusive, of poor quality, and in all cases disregard older adults—especially those without teeth. In addition, there is the evangelical fervor from both sides of the argument—public health versus personal choice—which muddy an already complex scientific issue.

The link between fluoridation and ill health is not a direct one but involves the uptake of a known nerve toxic aluminum. Correlational studies linking aluminum with Alzheimer’s disease have been published since 1965. Half a century ago injecting aluminum in rat brains, three independent studies produced the tangle-like structures that characterize Alzheimer’s disease. Subsequently numerous international studies have found more Alzheimer’s disease in areas with high aluminum levels in In 2011, the Japanese researchers Masahiro Kawahara and Midori Kato-Negishi made a forceful argument between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease. After decades of attempts to discredit this link, the authors point to strong evidence that aluminum as a culprit in forming the amyloid plaques in the brain. This and other studies continue to support the clinical studies done in rats that identify aluminum as toxic for the brain. The only problem was that aluminum does not naturally enter the brain.
There is a barrier between the body and the brain that stops metals reaching the brain. In 2013 Akinrinade ID and his colleagues from Bingham University in Nigeria, showed that the relationship between fluoride and aluminum is important in escaping this barrier. Fluoride combines with aluminum to form aluminum fluoride, which is then absorbed by the body where it eventually combines with oxygen to form aluminum oxide or alumina. Alumina is the compound of aluminum that is found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease.
Fluorine attaches to aluminum and influences its absorption. Li Fucheng and his colleagues from Beijing, China, described high incidences of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, spontaneous bone fractures and dementia in villages in Guizhou Province, China where they were eating maize which had been baked in fires of coal mixed with kaoline. Kaoline contains aluminum and fluorides. These diseases are very similar to those occurring in European dialysis patients, unwittingly treated with water and gels containing aluminum.
The implications of this fluoride-aluminum relationship to Alzheimer’s disease are not linear. The solubility of aluminum and probably the ease with which it is absorbed varies markedly with the high acidity and alkalinity of water. In general, however, aluminum is most soluble in acidic water, especially if it contains fluorides
The public health argument for fluoridation has never been made for older adults. Such institutional ageism is bad science and much worse this is bad public health.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation

Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL are expected to debate a motion at tonight’s meeting calling for the immediate cessation of public water fluoridation.
The motion is put forward by Sinn Féin’s Chris Andrews who said he believed there would be strong support.
Speaking to TheJournal.ie,Andrews said that when he was running for election it was one of the issues that was being raised by residents on the doorsteps.
“I think there is a real mood out there for this issue now to be taken seriously, which it hasn’t been up till now,” he said.
He said that he could not understand “why we need to be so enthusiastic about it” stating that there are many other countries who do not put fluoride in the public water supply.
“Why should it be imposed on us,” he asked.
The motion follows six town councils and two county councils who have already passed motions calling for the immediate cessation of public water fluoridation in Ireland this year.
These include the abolished town councils of Bantry, Macroom, Kinsale, Cobh, Balbriggan and Wicklow and the county councils of Laois and Cork.
“The rebel county has already passed this motion, they are really leading the way on this and we should follow suit,” said Andrews.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tooth Decay: Genetics Plays a Role

Added by Margaret Lutze on July 13, 2014.
The genetics of tooth decay is being revealed by scientists who are analyzing genes and dental health. Dr. Mary L Marazita, who is the director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, is a leader in the field. She said the risk for tooth decay is about 60 percent due to genetic factors. The take-home message from this is that if someone from a family with bad teeth must be even more vigilant in dental hygiene than those in a family without bad teeth. Also, it might be wise to purchase dental insurance................

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Great Culling Our Water Official Full Movie pt 2

Fluoridation and Dementia

Is fluoride in our water promoting dementia?

Since 1962, on the recommendation of the United States Public Health Service, fluoride has been used in the public drinking water supplied to about 2 out of 3 Americans. The decision to add fluoride to drinking water is made locally. The types of fluoride include fluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate, and sodium fluoride....
Christa Danielson and her colleagues compared the incidence of hip fractures in patients 65 years of age or older in three communities where two were without water fluoridated to 1 ppm. Surprisingly, they found a small but significant increase in the risk of hip fracture in both men and women exposed to fluoridation. Other studies have found similar results. Suggesting that low levels of fluoride may increase the risk of hip fracture in the elderly and there seems to be a dose relationship with the higher the concentration of fluoride, the higher the risk of hip fractures. It seems that fluoride may increase bone quantity—osteofluorosis, osteosclerosis—but it might also decrease bone quality and bone strength.
Just as troubling for older adults, is the evidence that Patočka Strunecká and her colleagues from  Charles University in the Czech Republic exposed. They found that long-term action of aluminofluoride complexes may represent a serious and powerful risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In another study, rats fed for one year with 1-5 ppm fluoride in their water — the same level used in fluoridation programs—using either sodium fluoride or aluminum fluoride, resulted in the formation of beta-amyloid deposits—associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Fluoride study ‘of no relevance to Ireland’

A report in the Lancet that found fluoride is a neurotoxin contains no new data and is of no relevance to Ireland, the Dáil has been told.
Independent TD Clare Daly asked Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White for his view of the report, which was published in March, and whether he would move to cease adding fluoride to our water. Mr White said the Irish Expert Body on Fluorides and Health assessed the study by scientists from the Harvard Medical School cited in the Lancet report, which claimed an effect on children’s IQ at very high levels of naturally occurring fluoride.
“They were found to be of no relevance to Ireland, given our regulated fluoridation levels. The view of the expert body is that the overall design of the studies is poor and they do not provide evidence of any effect on children’s IQ from either high or low fluoride levels.”
He said the Harvard study contained no new data, and that “Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine continue to support water fluoridation as a safe public health measure.”
Mr White said his department keeps the policy of water fluoridation under review.

Dr Mercoloa summary

Join the Fight to Get Fluoride Out of Drinking Water

There's no doubt about it: fluoride should not be ingested. Even scientists from the EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory have classified fluoride as a "chemical having substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.” Furthermore, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41 percent of American adolescents now have dental fluorosis—unattractive discoloration and mottling of the teeth that indicate overexposure to fluoride. Clearly, children are being overexposed, and their health and development put in jeopardy. Why?
At least when it comes to topical application, you have a choice. You can easily buy fluoride-free toothpaste and mouthwash. But you're stuck with whatever your community puts in the water, and it's very difficult to filter out of your water once it's added. Many do not have the resources or the knowledge to do so.
The only real solution is to stop the archaic practice of water fluoridation in the first place. Fortunately, the Fluoride Action Network has a game plan to END water fluoridation, both in the United States and Canada. Clean pure water is a prerequisite to optimal health. Industrial chemicals, drugs and other toxic additives really have no place in our water supplies. So, please, support the anti-fluoride movement by making a donation to the Fluoride Action Network today.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Another attempt to get a petition started. 

BBC You and Yours

You and Yours BBC programme 11/07/14

Educational initiativelike childsmile - not fluoridation.
"A small vocal minority" is about as accurate as their statistics

F.A.N. Newsletter

Bucks County, PA Goes Fluoride-Free
We are happy to report a major fluoride-free victory for the people of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. One of the largest water and sewer authorities in the state serving more than 78,000 accounts and 385,000 people in the southeastern Pennsylvania region has stopped supplying fluoridated water to customers. On July 1, the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority changed their water supplier from the fluoridated City of Philadelphia to the non-fluoridated supply from Chalfont, PA.
According to the press release from the water authority, customers requested the change and the authority was “happy to announce that customers have a choice to use fluoride or not through [their] dentist instead of being mandated through [their] water supply.”
U.S. Congressman Publicly Opposes Fluoridation
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a republican representing California’s 48th district and a member of the House Science Committee, said that he opposed fluoridation while giving a speech at a recent event on climate change. While referencing a number of scientific “facts” that he felt weren’t indeed true, he said:
“I remember as a kid, one of the big battles going on was about fluoridation of the water. Well, I don’t know whether or not fluoridating the water helps people’s teeth become better or not. I don’t know that. But, I do know that in this country, we should be the ones who should be deciding what we put into our bodies one way or the other. Not the federal government or the local government putting fluoride into our water. A lot of these things come down to freedom issues. They come down to whether or not we will control our own destiny. The fact that we will be consistent with what our founding fathers had in mind for us in controlling our own lives.”  

While Congressman Rohrabacher isn’t our only ally on Capitol Hill, his public opposition to fluoridation is a big and promising step in the direction of ending the practice at the federal level. That said, we still need more allies in Congress to publicly oppose fluoridation and to call for hearings if we ultimately want to be successful. To this end, FAN will be holding our first ever fluoride lobby-day in Washington, D.C. on September 8. This will be an opportunity for fluoridation opponents from around the U.S. to urge their Senators and House members to join Rep. Rohrabacher in opposition to this outdated practice.

Friday, July 11, 2014

USA - Council seeks community input on fluoridation

To fluoridate or not to fluoridate – that is the question.
But, what is the right answer?
There are two distinct sides when it comes to the issue of communities fluoridating drinking water.
Some advocates say adding fluoride to drinking water provides a health service that individuals may not receive otherwise.
On the other hand, the process does not give one the choice to not receive fluoride. Those who do not see it as a necessity point to the availability of numerous products containing fluoride should negate the need of adding it to the drinking water.
A public hearing is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. July 28 to gain input from the community on which direction the city should take - should the city continue fluoridating the drinking water or should the council begin to take action stopping the fluoridation process.
In 1945, Grand Rapids, Mich. began adding fluoride to its drinking water supply system - the first in the nation.
Farmington adopted an ordinance to begin the fluoridation of drinking water in 1989.............

Department of Health to indicate fluoride in toothpaste for children to prevent over consumption

BANGKOK, 10 July 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Health (DOH) is coordinating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to indicate the amount of fluoride added to toothpaste for children, in order to prevent over consumption which may lead to mottled teeth. Children aged below three should not be given fluoride toothpaste over 500 PPM, but aged above six can use 1,000 PPM fluoride toothpaste because they can control swallowing.

According to the director-general Noppornthep Siriwanarangsan, in 2013, a survey conducted in supermarkets in Bangkok metropolitan area found that 92 percent of toothpastes for children contained fluoride, but only 13 out of 37 items from 10 brands listed the amount of fluoride the tube contained. ....

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fluoride is Poison & Causes a Myriad of Health Issues including Neurological Deficits

Mike Adams of Natural News interviews Marcie Peters, America's Whole Life Coach


SUMMARY: A 38-year prospective study of 992 New Zealand children on fluoride (F)
and IQ, of whom an uncertain number (0–101) had not received, at age 5 years,
additional F with F tablets (taken: 139, not taken: 763, unknown: 90), community water
fluoridation (CWF) (lived in CWF area: 891, never lived in CWF area: 99, unknown: 2)
or F toothpaste (always used: 634, sometimes used: 240, never used: 22, unknown:
96), has led to differing advice on avoiding Type I and Type II errors. Consideration of
eight studies on F and IQ, and introducing a safety factor of 10 to allow for individual
differences in water intake and sensitivity (between- and within-subject variations),
suggests a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) for F in drinking water of 0.1 mg
F/L. Whilst achieving this may be difficult in many areas, at the least no active steps
should be taken to raise water F levels above 0.1 mg F/L. Some evidence suggests
that the only assuredly safe level of F in drinking water is zero.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WATCH: Calif. Republican’s anti-fluoride rant opens climate skeptics’ conference

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) lashed out against water fluoridation as part of his speech during the first night of a conference for climate change skeptics, Vice reported.
“A lot of these things come down to freedom issues,” Rohrabacker said during the event, organized by the Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank. “They come down to whether or not we will control our own destiny. The fact that we will be consistent with what our founding fathers had in mind for us in controlling our own lives.”
Rohrabacker, a member of the House Science Committee, said he did not know whether fluoridating drinking water provided benefits, ignoring actual scientific research indicating that it lowered users’ risk of tooth decay. Instead he portrayed it as one example of government overreach.
“I do know that in this country, we should be the ones who should be deciding what we put into our bodies one way or the other,” he said. “Not the federal government or the local government putting fluoride into our water.”
The congressman, who has called global warming a “total fraud” perpetrated with the intention of starting a “global government,” also made light of other climate-related concerns like the thinning of the planet’s ozone layer, which he derisively referred to as the “ozone hole.”
“What happened when that crisis hit?” he asked. “We had to get rid of freon. We had to get rid of all the stuff in the spray cans. How much did that cost us? When we spend billions of dollars needlessly because someone has frightened us into accepting a position, it damages people in our society.”
As Vice noted, the U.S. addressed the issue through a series of amendments to the Clean Air Act in 1990 that passed with bipartisan congressional support and proposed by Republican President George H.W. Bush.
Watch Rohrabacker’s remarks, as posted on Tuesday

Why "rant" - (speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way)

Fluoridation and Dementia

Is fluoride in our water promoting dementia?

Published on July 8, 2014 by Mario D. Garrett, PhD in iAge

Since 1962, on the recommendation of the United States Public Health Service, fluoride has been used in the public drinking water supplied to about 2 out of 3 Americans. The decision to add fluoride to drinking water is made locally. The types of fluoride include fluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate, and sodium fluoride.
Studies have consistently shown positive outcomes for fluoridation in the health of teeth of children, adults and older adults — although these studies have been contested. The bigger contention is whether we need to indiscriminately fluoridate our teeth by ingestion of fluoride through our water supply without being able to control the level of exposure, the varying sensitivity of the recipient, and its accumulation in the body.
Fluoride is also ingested from fruit juices, sodas, popular breakfast cereals, lettuce and raisins and anything grown with pesticides since fluoridation is an effective killer of pests.
However beneficial the fluoridation is to the health of teeth, it does not tell us the whole story, especially on the overall health of older adults. Since 25 percent of adults 60 years old and older no longer have their natural teeth, the arguments for the benefit of fluoridation is somewhat toothless.
Sodium fluoride is a bone anabolic drug. Healthy adult kidneys excrete 50 to 60 percent of the fluoride ingested each day. The rest accumulates in the body, largely in bones and pineal gland. The fluoride concentration in bone steadily increases over a lifetime and we are more likely to see large concentrations in older adults.  But, the growth in bone quantity might be detrimental.
Christa Danielson and her colleagues compared the incidence of hip fractures in patients 65 years of age or older in three communities where two were without water fluoridated to 1 ppm. Surprisingly, they found a small but significant increase in the risk of hip fracture in both men and women exposed to fluoridation. Other studies have found similar results. Suggesting that low levels of fluoride may increase the risk of hip fracture in the elderly and there seems to be a dose relationship with the higher the concentration of fluoride, the higher the risk of hip fractures. It seems that fluoride may increase bone quantity—osteofluorosis, osteosclerosis—but it might also decrease bone quality and bone strength.
Just as troubling for older adults, is the evidence that Patočka Strunecká and her colleagues from  Charles University in the Czech Republic exposed. They found that long-term action of aluminofluoride complexes may represent a serious and powerful risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In another study, rats fed for one year with 1-5 ppm fluoride in their water — the same level used in fluoridation programs—using either sodium fluoride or aluminum fluoride, resulted in the formation of beta-amyloid deposits—associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Since the US Environmental Protection Agency lists fluoride as having “substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity,”  we expect to see other negative outcomes of fluoridation. Fluoridation is one area that demand better clinical trials with older adults. Perhaps by eliminating fluoridation we can put some teeth into laws protecting the health of older adults.