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UK Against Fluoridation

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 28th June 2022. Alert me about debates like this


Photo of Caroline RussellCaroline Russell Green

Several constituents have written to me to raise the issue of not being able to access NHS dental services, with some drastic home interventions being used in desperation. In light of the prediction from experts of an imminent rise in oral cancer among adults, what work is your office doing with the NHS to improve access to dental services in London?

Photo of Sadiq KhanSadiq Khan Mayor of London

I share you concern that many Londoners are still finding it difficult to access dental services.

I understand that NHS London has devised a ‘roadmap’ for the recovery of dental services following the pandemic. £50million was made available nationally in February 2022 to fund initiatives to increase access for patients and further funding will be allocated in 22/23.

In London, more than 200 practices signed up to deliver additional services, to provide both weekend and evening clinics, with an emphasis on stabilising patients dental needs rather than just providing urgent care.

Of course, supporting good oral healthcare is key. Water fluoridation reduces tooth decay among children, with greater benefits for those in more deprived areas, reducing inequalities and helping level up oral health. The new Health and Care Bill will make it simpler to expand water fluoridation schemes.

I will raise this issue further with the NHS in London.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

House of Commons

Photo of Sajid JavidSajid Javid Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

If there is one thing that unites all our work on primary care and dentistry, it is this. We are shifting to a new mode of operating—one that is about helping the whole population to stay healthy, not just about treating those who ask for help. We need to get to a place where we are healthier for longer, because freedom is hollow without our health.

Our new Health and Social Care Act 2022 is an important step in that ambition. Statutory integrated care systems will be responsible for the funding to support the health of their respective areas—not just treating people, but helping people to stay healthy in the first place. The Act also allows us to make safe and effective public health interventions such as water fluoridation, and we will set out further plans for that shortly.

Prevention, personalisation, people and performance: those will be our watchwords for modernising NHS services. They will sit at the heart of everything to come, from the health disparities White Paper to the update of the NHS long-term plan. While the Opposition continue to go off the rails, we remain firmly on track, laying down our plans to deliver a truly 21st-century offer for the profession and, most of all, for patients. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Dr Mercola


Millions Face New Fluoridation Threats

Although government-funded fluoridation studies confirm skyrocketing fluorosis rates, infant neurotoxicity and numerous other side effects, the CDC has announced a new strategy to fluoridate over 19 million Americans, which will also eventually expand to Canadians, Australians and likely others.

Written Answers


Photo of Greg KnightGreg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with other Cabinet colleagues on the matter of fluoridation of water supplies; if the Government will make it its policy to ensure that any proposals to introduce water fluoridisation schemes (i) be consulted upon before introduction and (ii) have the support of affected local communities; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maria CaulfieldMaria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There have been no recent discussions. However, any proposals to introduce water fluoridation schemes would be subject to funding being agreed and public consultation. A consultation seeking views on the future consultation process has recently closed and the results will be published in due course. The responses will inform secondary legislation to determine the future public consultation process.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Dr Mercola

A local resident near me was found dead in the morning lying in the street. Very little mention in the press maybe natural causes maybe not 


  • In recent weeks, media outlets around the world have started highlighting a medical phenomenon called “sudden adult death syndrome,” or SADS, in what appears to be a clear effort to obscure the reality of COVID jab deaths. Sad on steroids indeed
  • Underlying factors for SADS include undiagnosed myocarditis, inflammatory conditions and other conditions that cause irregularities in the electrical system of the heart, thereby triggering cardiac arrest
  • While SADS has been known to occur previously, what’s new is the prevalence of this previously rare event. In Australia, the Melbourne Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is setting up a new SADS registry “to gain more information” about the phenomenon
  • Data compiled by the International Olympic Committee show 1,101 sudden deaths in athletes under age 35 between 1966 and 2004, giving us an average annual rate of 29, across all sports. Meanwhile, between March 2021 and March 2022 alone — a single year — at least 769 athletes have suffered cardiac arrest, collapse, and/or have died on the field, worldwide
  • Among EU FIFA (football/soccer ball) athletes, sudden death increased by 420% in 2021. Historically, about five soccer players have died while playing the game each year. Between January and mid-November 2021, 21 FIFA players died from sudden death

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Dr Mercola



  • COVID-19 is clearly no longer an emergency. The real emergency now is the continued use of the COVID “vaccines,” because they’re creating injuries on a level that is truly alarming and unprecedented. VAERS data reveal the COVID jabs have caused more harm in 18 months than all other vaccines on the market, combined, over the past three decades
  • Raw data from the Pfizer trial also show the shots were associated with an increased risk for death from the start, and both Pfizer and the FDA knew it
  • Data also show highly “vaccinated” and boosted nations are now experiencing record case and death rates from COVID compared to countries with low injection rates
  • We’re now finding the COVID shots have negative efficacy, meaning, if you have received the shot and are exposed to COVID, you are more likely to get sick, not less likely, compared to someone who is unvaccinated
  • The Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) has developed a protocol for those injured by the COVID jabs called I-RECOVER, which you can download from covid19criticalcare.com in several different languages

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Why People are dying of SADS?


 A strange new medical anomaly has doctors baffled as it sweeps across the country. Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) is on the rise, and it’s tragically claiming the lives of healthy young adults, sometimes in their sleep.

Essentially, people are dying without displaying any prior sign of illness. They simply do not wake up after going to bed, or collapse during the day.

Reports of SADS have been increasing in recent weeks. A news.com web piece explains that, ‘Sudden Adult Death Syndrome … is an umbrella term to describe unexpected deaths in young people, usually under 40, when a post-mortem can find no obvious cause of death.’

The Melbourne-based Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute hopes to roll out a nation-wide registry to track cases.

‘In our registry, there are approximately 750 cases per year of people aged under 50 in Victoria suddenly having their heart stop (a cardiac arrest). Of these, approximately 100 young people per year will have no cause found even after extensive investigations such as a full autopsy (the SADS phenomenon).’

Apparently, SADS is now so common that the medical authorities must quickly develop a national registry to track SADS cases.

A Health Desk article published on June 7 notes that, ‘Most scientists think SADS is caused by a heart condition that interferes with the heart’s electrical system.’

Ah, so it’s a heart condition. Interesting.

It’s unfortunate that no sooner have we gone through a pandemic that a condition synonymous with ‘people dying of heart conditions for no apparent reason’ is on the rise. Is this simply terrible luck for the human species, or did something happen between the beginning of Covid and the emergence of this new epidemic that might explain it? In other words, what changed between then and now that might be affecting people’s hearts? Surely, any rational, objective, and truth-seeking person would ask this question…

Except, questions are becoming increasingly difficult to ask in a censorial medical world protective of its assets.

We are not really allowed to ask if these deaths in otherwise healthy young adults have anything to do with the last two years of abnormal health orders or the entry onto the market of new technology with limited long-term safety information.

What we do know is that mRNA vaccines have been linked to an alarming amount of deaths during a three-month trial period conducted by Pfizer in documents that they sought to suppress for 75 years – a request that was denied by the judge.

We also know that these vaccines are officially – according to vaccine safety regulators, manufacturers, and investigations conducted between 2020-22 – connected to a rise in cardiac problems such as myocarditis and pericarditis, along with a range of other health issues including neurological disorders and sometimes death.

The New York Times previously published an article discussing the link:

Federal officials are reviewing nearly 800 cases of rare heart problems following immunization with the coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, according to data presented at a vaccine safety meeting on Thursday.

Not all of the cases are likely to be verified or related to vaccines, and experts believe the benefits of immunization far outweigh the risk of these rare complications. But the reports have worried some researchers. More than half of the heart problems were reported in people ages 12 to 24, while the same age group accounted for only 9 percent of the millions of doses administered.

We clearly have an imbalance there,” said Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, a vaccine expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who presented the data.

It is also true that Australian healthcare professionals were told by AHPRA not to undermine the Covid vaccine program in any way lest they lose their medical licenses.

These are the same vaccines that were mandated by public health order or corporate directions, resulting in over 90 per cent of the adult population taking at least one (but almost certainly two or more) doses within the last couple of years.

It is becoming increasingly obvious where we should be looking when it comes to all these ‘co-incidental’ spikes in diseases and deaths that have come out of nowhere in the last two years. If we were approaching science objectively and rationally, it would be permissible to ask questions of vaccine manufacturers – even if only to rule them out, once and for all, as the culprit.

However, these are not solely questions of science, but also of money, business, and political reputation. Organisations such as the TGA have not exactly been eager to investigate situations that could call into question their previous judgment (even though they have a history of making mistakes regarding medical safety).

Instead, we are being told to accept the sudden rise in SADS and the deaths of young people without investigation. After all, no one wants to be called a conspiracy theorist or an anti-vaxxer.

The Health Desk article mentioned above anticipates the questions of the ‘conspiracy theorists’ and explains:

Vaccines have not been associated or linked to sudden death in adults or children in general. Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, has been associated in extremely rare cases following some vaccination efforts but cardiac issues following a COVID-19 diagnosis are common.

The incidence of COVID-19 in communities is closely linked with higher numbers of sudden cardiac arrest incidence and lower survival rates. In fact, the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation recommends that all SADS patients receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

If this is meant to inspire confidence in the Covid vaccines, it does a poor job.

Myocarditis is not ‘extremely rare’ after a Covid vaccination in the way that childhood vaccines produced almost unheard of side effects. Even if the TGA’s figures related to Covid vaccines and heart conditions are taken at face value despite complaints of missing data, it’s clear that developing heart-related conditions after receiving a Covid vaccine is common enough to warrant some countries to put age limits on certain brands.

The missing information that would help to clear this situation up would be the vaccination status of those who are tragically dying to clear up whether it really is a Covid infection (as explained away by some medical journals) or vaccination.

People don’t die without any cause at all, yet the past year or so has seen a lot of people ‘die suddenly’, often from heart attacks, have you noticed? It is not only in Australia. These rises are being seen across the Western world causing enough concern to warrant medical investigations.

If we care about truth at all, these questions have to be asked.



Tuesday's status hearing for our TSCA case against the U.S. EPA in federal court has been rescheduled yet again, this time for three months from now, on Tuesday, September 20th. 

The Court has been awaiting the final publication of the National Toxicology Program’s state of the science review on fluoride’s neurotoxicity before moving on to the next phase of the trial.  The NTP's review was expected to be published in 2021, but continues to be delayed.

We will provide additional information and updates as they become available.  

Thank you, 

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director

Fluoride Action Network 

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022

 From: Joy Warren [mailto:wmaf@live.co.uk]  10 June 2022   

This could be one of the reasons why the DHSC loves Water Fluoridation.  It's highly disturbing. Fluoride, antibiotics & alcohol are all bactericides ... Joy Warren.

On 7th June 2022 Leo Cashman, DAMS via dams-america list dams-america@groups.electricembers.net wrote:

Avoid fluoride toothpastes – an urgent new rule for health

New scientific data reveals that fluoride toothpastes disrupt the microbiome living in the mouth as a result, derail the production of vitally important nitric oxide in the stomach. Friendly bacteria that should be living in the crypts (little crevices) in the tongue get wiped out by fluoride in toothpastes, chlorhexadine mouth rinses, & antiseptic mouthwashes containing alcohol.  As a result they cannot perform their crucial job of converting nitrate, found in green leafy vegetables & some other vegetables & fruits, into nitrite, which is then normally swallowed with saliva & food, & gets converted into the all-important nitric oxide molecule.

The lowering of nitric oxide production in the stomach tends to produce a lack of nitric oxide in many parts of the body, leaving some people trapped in a vicious cycle of high blood pressure, diabetes, impaired blood flow to the heart, kidneys & other vital organs. "Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules in the human body," a leading researcher, Nathan S. Bryan, PhD, declares. "It controls & regulates most cellular functions." Bryan, an American & a world leader in the research on nitric oxides, adds that "Loss of nitric oxide is the earliest event in the onset & progression of most, if not all, chronic diseases."


In his 2018 book Functional Nitric Oxide Nutrition, Nathan Bryan explains how widespread the deficiency becomes as people age.  As we age from our 20s into our 60s, we typically lose about 85% of our ability to make nitric oxide.  Fortunately, there are things we can to return to normal blood pressure, good circulation & proper nitric oxide signaling throughout the body. These things are of intense interest to researchers around the world – there are over 180,000 published scientific papers on nitric oxide & the nitrogen cycle that produces it - & medical researchers & holistic doctors & dentists are keenly interested.

Nitric oxide has a fleeting presence in many parts of the body where it typically has a half-life of less than a second. But a key nutrient that gives us our supply is nitrate, which is found in beets, kale, arugula & many other vegetables & fruits; its usefulness depends on a person's ability to convert it into nitrite, which is then converted in a properly acidic stomach to the nitric oxide. There the nitric oxide helps assure healthy stomach function & it moves into the blood stream where it dilates blood vessels, reduces platelet stickiness, & helps the immune system fight off pathogens. It helps in the proper blood supply to & operation of every major organ - the heart, kidneys, liver & others. The body is so appreciative of the nitrogen cycle that some of the nitric oxide in the stomach is converted back into nitrite or nitrate & is recycled back into the mouth's saliva to give the friendly bacteria that should be there to again convert the nitrate to nitrite & keep the cycle going on track.  Sadly, if the beneficial bacteria have been killed by the oral hygiene mistakes – alcohol based mouthwashes or fluoride toothpastes being most common mistakes – the patient may stay mired in one or more very common chronic health problems: high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, atherosclerosis & heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems & dementia.

In addition to avoiding fluoride toothpastes & alcohol-based mouthwashes, Nathan Bryan points to long term use of antibiotics, as another medical practice that will wipe out the needed bacteria in the mouth.  Realize that antibiotics kill bacteria throughout the body that includes many beneficial bacteria.  Long term use of antacids & proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) also play havoc with the nitrogen cycle because the stomach lacks the proper acidity needed to convert the nitrite compounds into nitric oxide, leading to a loss of nitric oxide signalling, which is a key to our natural health.

To sum up, in addition to eating healthy vegetables, getting moderate exercise & sunlight, we need to avoid some common daily mistakesnamely 1) Long term use of antacids & proton pump inhibitors, 2) Regular use of alcohol based mouthwashes, & 3) Regular use of fluoride toothpastes. These rules, based on the newest scientific research, should lead to a new era of health that is achieved without drugs or other medical interventions.

Leo Cashman, DAMS  651-644-4572

Feel free to share this health news update with others who want to follow the latest science.


From Joy Warren & forwarded by Ann.  (Joy runs an anti-water fluoridation email group.  Email her on:  wmaf@live.co.uk if you’d like to be added to her circulation list.   Those who want to can avoid fluoride toothpaste can do so - but once fluoride is added to tap water it’s harder to avoid.)

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

 April 6 through April 8, 2022, the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics and The Atlantic magazine cohosted a conference titled “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy.”1

The three-day event explored “the organized spread of disinformation and strategies to respond to it.” Speakers included former President Barack Obama, columnist Jonah Goldberg, Marxist history expert Anne Elizabeth Applebaum and CNN anchor Brian Stelter, just to name a few.

But, as noted by Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson (video above), what they didn’t count on was the fact that not everyone has been brainwashed into oblivion. Some college students still have mental faculties operating at full speed. During one Q & A session, UC freshman Christopher Phillips, a writer for the University of Chicago’s paper, the Chicago Thinker,2 asked the following question:

“You’ve all spoken extensively about Fox News being a purveyor of disinformation, but CNN is right up there with them. They pushed the Russian collusion hoax, they pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax, they smeared Justice Kavanagh as a rapist, and they also smeared Nick Sandman as a white supremacist.

And yes, they dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop as pure Russian disinformation. The mistakes of the mainstream media, and CNN in particular, seem to magically all go in one direction. Are we expected to believe that this is all just some sort of random coincidence, or is there something else behind it?”

CNN — An Unrepentant Chronic Offender

Stelter responded, “I think you’re describing a different channel than the one that I watch. But I understand that that is a popular right-wing narrative about CNN.” So, first, he rejected the premise of the question in the first place, and then he discredited Phillips for asking the question.

April 8, 2022, Phillips appeared on Carlson’s show to discuss what prompted him to confront these self-proclaimed experts on disinformation. He pointed out that the conference was filled with legacy media personalities who have spent their entire careers spreading disinformation, and now they’re supposed to teach us about and protect us from disinformation?

Phillips said that while he didn’t expect Stelter to “hand over the keys” to CNN and admit they’re corrupt, he was hoping he’d admit that mistakes had been made and corrections had been issued. Alas, none of that happened. There was no remorse. No apology. No retractions.

Instead, Stelter gave a rambling non-answer defense that made little sense to anyone, basically proving CNN has no intention to live up to journalistic standards and expectations.

F.A.N. Newsletter

 It was just brought to my attention that the link to attorney Michael Connett’s short video update on our federal lawsuit that was sent in this morning’s bulletin is not working properly. The video plays briefly, but then skips to the next video in the viewer's YouTube queue. Sorry for any confusion this broken link might have caused.  And don't forget, the next status hearing will be on Tuesday, June 14th at 2:30 PM (U.S. Pacific) / 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern). 


Thank you, 

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

Monday, June 06, 2022

F.A.N. Newsletter

 Mark your calendars! The next status hearing for our federal TSCA trial against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, June 14th at 2:30 PM (U.S. Pacific) / 5:30 PM (U.S. Eastern). 

To watch live on Zoom: 

Webinar ID: 161 991 1861

Password: 912881

The public can watch the proceedings live, but we cannot record it per court rules.  FAN will send out a summary of the proceedings to our email list, then post it on our social media pages for those who couldn’t watch or would like to share trial updates with their contacts.

The Judge made it clear during the trial in June of 2020 that he wanted to wait for the publication of the National Toxicology Program’s state of the science review on fluoride’s neurotoxicity before making a decision.  The NTP's review was expected to be published in 2021, but apparently has been delayed for an unknown reason. There is a chance that this next status hearing could continue to be pushed back if the review remains unpublished.

For a comprehensive update on the trial, watch this 5-minute video with our attorney Michael Connett from this past December.

Thank you, 

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

 In an eloquent Medium post, journalist Susan Dunham summarizes the lessons (hopefully) learned from hating and attacking the unvaccinated:1

“The mandates have let up, and both sides stumble back into something that looks like the old normal — except that there is a fresh and present injury done to the people we tried to break. And no one wants to talk about it.

Only weeks ago, it was the admitted goal of our own leaders to make life unlivable for the unvaccinated. And as a deputized collective, we force-multiplied that pain, taking the fight into our families, friendships, and workplaces. Today, we face the hard truth that none of it was justified — and, in doing that, uncover a precious lesson.

It was a quick slide from righteousness to cruelty, and however much we might blame our leaders for the push, we’re accountable for stepping into the trap despite better judgement.

We knew that waning immunity put vast numbers of the fully vaccinated on par with the shrinking minority of unvaccinated, yet we marked them for special persecution. We said they hadn’t ‘done the right thing’ by turning their bodies over to state care — even though we knew that principled opposition to such a thing is priceless in any circumstance ...

And so it was by the willful ignorance of science, civics, and politics that we squeezed the unvaccinated to the degree that we did ... [W]e cannot hold our heads high, as if believing we had logic, love, or truth on our side while we viciously wished death upon the unvaccinated. The best we can do is sit in the awareness of our rabid inhumanity for having cast so many aside ...

[B]etting against them has been a scathing embarrassment for many of us who’ve now learned that the mandates only had the power we gave them. It was not through quiet compliance that we avoided endless domination by pharmaceutical companies and medical checkpoints at every doorway.

It was thanks to the people we tried to tear down ... We took the bait by hating them, but their perseverance bought us the time to see we were wrong. It seems right now like the mandates will return, but this time there’s hope that more of us will see them for what they are: a rising authoritarianism that has no concern for our wellbeing.”

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Saturday, June 04, 2022


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Friday, June 03, 2022

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Dr Mercola



  • The Great Reset involves the demolition and radical overhaul of several interlocking pillars of civilization: technology, society, economy, environment and geopolitics. Food and health also fall within these categories
  • Through control of these core pillars, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its globalist allies intend to seize control of all the nations of the world and centralize all power and wealth
  • The WEF is an organization that profits from famine and disease; it uses tragedies and fear to further its own agenda. It intends to dictate what you eat, what you own and what you think, under the guise of building a “sustainable future”
  • The WEF-led cabal believes in transhumanist and technocratic principles, and the technocratic system requires extensive surveillance and artificial intelligence-driven technologies to keep everyone in check
  • Technocrats actually believe they’re better, more evolved than the rest, and this superiority gives them the right to decide the fate of mankind. They also reject the notion of free will. Once you understand this basic mindset, it’s easier to understand why they think nothing of stripping you of your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself

Monday, May 30, 2022



Fluoridation Weekly Review #10 • By Mike Dolan • May 28, 2022

-Compiled and edited by Mike Dolan, PhD.

Food and Drug Administration uses outdated Public Health Service recommendation to allow up to 0.7 mg per liter added fluoride in bottled water

A new Food and Drug Administration rule effective June 21 reduces the allowed amount of fluoride added to bottled water to 0.7 mg per liter. The rule is based on a seven-year-old Public Health Service (PHS) recommendation that predates a substantial body of evidence published since 2017 that has found prenatal, infant and childhood exposure to fluoride in drinking water increases the risk of reduced intelligence and other developmental disorders in children.

The agency offered a convoluted response to comments that pointed out recent evidence of adverse effects of fluoride in drinking water.

“We recognize that additional studies on the safety of fluoride have published (sic) since the publication of the 2015 PHS recommendation. We do not believe these studies contradict the PHS recommendation, and neither these studies nor the body of literature we have reviewed show adverse health effects of fluoride in humans up to the level we are finalizing. The PHS recommendation has not changed, and we maintain that the addition of fluoride to bottled water should be permitted to be consistent with the policy of community water fluoridation. Given that the comments provided no new information indicating the need to duplicate the scientific evaluation already conducted by PHS, we are revising the allowable level for fluoride in bottled water to which fluoride is added based on the 2015 PHS recommendation,” writes the agency.

It is unclear how a 2015 recommendation can evaluate scientific evidence published after that date.

The rule also states that fluoride is a “nutrient” but a “nonessential” one.

Source: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/20/2022-08273/beverages-bottled-water

On FAN: https://fluoridealert.org/news/fda-approves-final-rule-for-0-7-mg-l-fluoride-in-bottled-water/

Prenatal fluoride exposure reported to disrupt steroid hormones and gonads in rats

Male and female sex organs are damaged, and the hormones regulating reproductive biology are disrupted by prenatal exposure to fluoride in rats, according to a new report from the Shanxi Agricultural University.

Drawing upon previous work that found fluoride can reduce sperm counts and testosterone levels, the scientists exposed rat pups prenatally and after birth for a total of 11 weeks to a range of fluoride concentrations in water.

They found that after the 11 weeks of exposure pups treated with higher levels of fluoride had reduced weight, reduced secondary ovarian follicles, disrupted structures in the spermatogenic cells, reduction of follicle stimulating hormone and testosterone concentrations and reduced expression of several genes involved in steroidal sex hormone production.

The authors expressed a broad concern over prenatal exposure to fluoride, warning, “Approximately 80–90% of fluoride absorbed by infants and children accumulates in the body. It can enter into the umbilical cord blood of the child from the mother through the placenta. In addition, significantly high fluoride content in breast milk is indicative of fluoride exposure to infants. Young children show less resistance to the toxic effects of fluoride than adults because of under-developed defense mechanisms and highly permeable blood-brain barrier.”

This work was published online April 21 in the journal Biological Trace Elements Research.

Authors: El-lethey H, Kamel K, Iman B.

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-022-03220-8

On FAN: https://fluoridealert.org/studytracker/17842/

Estrogen deficiency enhances fluoride-induced kidney fibrosis in rats

            Using rats whose ovaries have been experimentally removed, investigators from the Henan University of Science and Technology have found that deficiency of the female sex hormone estrogen worsens fluoride-induced kidney fibrosis and renal dysfunction.

“Renal fibrosis, as the common endpoint of various chronic and progressive nephropathies, leads to the continuous loss of nephrons [the functional tubular units of the kidney] and renal dysfunction, resulting in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), which is often accompanied by the occurrence of various complications, such as hypertension, mineral bone disease, atherosclerosis and iron deficiency anemia,” note the authors, adding, “women after menopause have an increasing risk of ESRD.”

They found that a particular signaling pathway that regulates the remodeling of the extracellular matrix in kidneys was perturbed by the combined low estrogen-high fluoride treatment. Overproduction of this extracellular matrix is the basis of the fibrosis. The lack of estrogen appears to hinder the degradation of the matrix.

The report appeared in Toxicology Letters in pre-print form on April 20.

Authors: Liu S, Zhao J, Tian WS, Wang JC, Wang HW, Zhou BH.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S037842742200087X

On FAN: https://fluoridealert.org/studytracker/42434/

Also see Yu et al., 2021, Estrogen Deficiency Aggravates Fluoride-Induced Liver Damage and Lipid Metabolism Disorder in Rats

Fluoride-induced endocrinologic effects of azole antifungals a concern

            A recent review on the adverse effects of the widely used azole antifungal medicines points to the drug’s fluoride chemicals that are released into the blood stream as the culprits.

While the azole drugs are effective in blocking the growth of fungal infections that threaten the lives of two million people per year, investigators from several Australian universities, writing in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents April 3, report the fluoride released from the drugs are toxic to the body.

“Each voriconazole molecule contains three fluorine atoms (constituting 16.3% of the total molecular weight of the compound), and 5% of the dose is metabolised to free fluoride. A dose of 200 mg orally twice daily contains ?65 mg of fluoride; 20 mg will be metabolised to free fluoride, exceeding the maximum recommended daily fluoride intake of 10 mg . While fluoride ions have a similar size and electrical charge to hydroxide ions, they have a greater affinity for calcium, resulting in fluorapatite replacing hydroxyapatite in the bone matrix.

“Fluoride has anabolic effects, stimulating osteoblasts to make excess under-mineralised bone, which accumulates most readily in the periosteal and endosteal region. Pain associated with periostitis is thought to be predominantly inflammatory in nature and related to prolonged stimulation of osteoblast activity, rather than a mechanical … pathogenesis,” write the investigators.

Their report examines five azoles, four of which contain fluoride components. While the authors do not specify the role, if any, of fluoride in additional adverse effects they list several disorders caused by the drug use, including pseudohyperaldosteronism, adrenal insufficiency, hyponatraemia [low sodium], and hypogonadism.

The authors note, “Antifungal use is increasing worldwide, stemming from a growing population of immunocompromised patients including survivors of malignancy, haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients and solid-organ transplant recipients. According to a US outpatient database analysis, first-generation azole prescriptions increased 10-fold between 1991–2009 and second- generation azole prescriptions increased 7-fold from 2002–2009.”

Previous studies have found severe side effects attributed to F released from voriconazole.  The FAN website includes some articles about this issue. This article by Balcerek is noteworthy because it confirms the previous work, but also because it warns that fluorinated azole use is rapidly increasing.

Authors: Balcerek MI, Stewart AG, Chapman P, Lazarus S.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2022.106587

On FAN: https://fluoridealert.org/studytracker/42435/

See also, more studies on Voriconazole here

Waterloo, WI repeals fluoridation, citing expenses and hazards

            On the advice of the City’s utilities commissioner, the Waterloo City Council voted April 21 to discontinue water fluoridation.

The utilities commissioner, Barry Sorenson, noted that the reduction in the recommended concentration of fluoride to be used made him suspicious.

“It makes you worry a bit when they start realizing that you were given 1.1 part per million for the last 30 years and now they suddenly think that is too high,” he said, according to a report in The Courier May 2.

Sorenson also noted that the repeal of fluoridation would save the city $400,000, as it would not have to construct separate rooms for fluoride storage at each well during the next round of upgrades.

“Safety is also a concern. Windows in the city’s well houses have been damaged because of the fluoride, Sorenson said, adding “that’s how corrosive it is,” reported The Courier.

On FAN: City of Waterloo to transition away from using fluoride in water, by By Ryan Spoehr, May 2.

Marathon City, WI to adopt new fluoridation tablet system

            The Utilities Commission in Marathon City, WI has agreed to participate in a new pilot program that will install a fluoride tablet system for fluoridating the city’s drinking water.

“Under the proposal, the state will pay for Marathon City to build a $15,000 platform in its water treatment building to add soluble fluoride tablets to treated water. The process will end the current danger that fluorosilic acid, the source of the village’s fluoride for water, could accidentally spill and mix with chlorine, stored in the same building,” reported the State Courier May 3.

The new tablet system, developed by KC Industries, fluoridates small water supplies using one million gallons of water per day or less.

Commission members noted they would save money on weekend pay, as the new system can be monitored just five days per week, according to the report.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is promoting the tablet system to extend fluoridation in small communities to as many as 19 million people.  It is being adopted in many more places than this one city.  This article makes it seem like the tablet system is an improvement, and therefore puts it in a favorable light, while the bigger picture is that this system is a disaster for communities and for FAN trying to reduce fluoridation rather than extend it.

On FAN: Marathon fluoridation to stay, The Star News (Medford, WI), May 3.

See also, Innovations: New community water fluoridation system is ‘game-changer,’ advocates say. ADA, December 21, 2020.

­­Northumberland County, UK to expand fluoridation

The water district just north of Newcastle is planning to adopt fluoridation, according to a report in The Chronicle May 13.

The Northumberland County Council’s plan to expand water fluoridation there to include Blyth and Bedlington had been conceived earlier, but was delayed by the coronavirus emergency, according to The Chronicle.

The report is somewhat garbled as it reads, “the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a maximum level of 1.5 milligrams of fluoride per litre of water to maximise the oral health benefits.”

Actually, the WHO considers 1.5 milligrams a maximum contaminant level.

On FAN:  Northumberland County Council leader reveals plans to add fluoride to water system in bid to combat oral health issues, By James Robinson.