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UK Against Fluoridation

Saturday, August 31, 2013

UK -‘Teach kids to brush teeth before fluoride’

‘Teach kids to brush teeth before fluoride’

Coun Tony Williams (below) says children should be taught how to brush their teeth.

Coun Tony Williams says conflicting views about the side effects of fluoride means alternative ways of improving dental health among the town’s youngsters should be looked at first.
Blackpool’s Health and Wellbeing Board agreed last week to consult with schools with a view to introducing dental milk, which includes fluoride, for primary school age children. The dental health of youngsters in the town is among the worst in the country, with more than one in three five-year-olds having at least one unhealthy tooth, according to official figures.
But Coun Williams said: “It would seem there are conflicting views on fluoride.
“Blackpool Council director of health Dr Arif Rajpur has stated he believes there are no issues with fluoride and I take comfort in that, however other expert opinions differ.
“Recently, the Government commissioned a review of the scientific literature on this subject. The study concluded the rationale behind fluoridation is based on weak scientific evidence.
“A much better idea would be to spend the money this will cost on preventive dentistry and tooth care education, including supervised brushing in school.
“The argument for and against fluoride seems to be a 50–50 debate, however I do think parents should be involved and make the decision as to what they feel is the best option for their own children.”
Coun Ivan Taylor, chairman of the Blackpool Health and Wellbeing Board, said the council would consult with schools and parents could opt out of allowing their children to have dental milk.
He added: “Fluoride is no substitute for good dental care and we already have an oral health team delivering dental health advice in our schools.
“That is happening already, but introducing fluoride is an important step. There would be an opportunity for parents to opt out but I hope they won’t.”
The council already provides free milk as part of the school breakfast scheme, so does not expect introducing dental milk to add significantly to the cost.

Childhood Tea Drinking May Increase Fluorosis Risk

DESCRIPTION: Green tea consumption may help prevent cavities, but excessive consumption among young children may lead to dental fluorosis due to the natural fluoride content of the plant.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Public Water Flouridation and Your Health

Canada - Campaign avoids science

Campaign avoids science


It's understandable that those who want to end the fluoridation of Saskatoon's drinking water are trying to distance themselves from a poster attacking the city's utilities manager.
The fluoridation of Saskatoon's water began well before Jeff Jorgenson took on his position. Saskatoon's leaders have long accepted the wisdom of policy experts who consider this practice to be among the most beneficial of the many publichealth measures that a community can take.
And good on them for having that courage.
Although there is a significant and apparently growing movement to end the practice, it is not based on science or evidence but depends on fear, misrepresentation and general ignorance.......

He isn't biased is he?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fluoride and how to avoid it. Joy Warren and Clive de Carle

The Real Gathering - The Girl Against Fluoride

Canada - Anti-Fluoride posters target manager

Anti-Fluoride posters target manager



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Australia - Many across NSW denied the right to healthy teeth

Many across NSW denied the right to healthy teeth
HUNDREDS of thousands of NSW residents are being denied access to fluoridated water - most against their will.
NSW Health records show that while the state has one of Australia's highest uptakes of fluoridation, almost 300,000 people still go without.
Repeated surveys by NSW Health and independent organisations have found that more than 60 per cent of people in the northern NSW communities where lack of fluoridated drinking water is most prevalent actually support the scheme.
Fewer than 25 per cent were actually against the idea, but Lismore, Byron and Richmond Valley councils in that region continue to ignore the majority of ratepayers and take heed of a vocal anti-fluoride minority.
Australian Dental Association spokesman Dr Michael Foley said that while some rural areas couldn't fluoridate their water because it either already had high fluoride levels or was too costly to be practical, larger towns and cities had no excuse.
"The issue there is likely to be the strong opposition from alternative lifestylers," he said.
"Unfortunately that results in these towns and cities having the highest decay rates in the state and also the highest rates of whooping cough, measles, et cetera, because they also don't like vaccinations."
"Those opposed to fluoridation are very active and very vocal, and too often their relentless campaign of misinformation and scaremongering creates enough doubt in the minds of councillors."
And it's not just residents in those areas who pay the price.
The Federal Government's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Baggoley, said every dollar spent on fluoridating Australia's water supply saved up to $80 in dental treatment costs alone.
"In 2002, the Victorian government estimated that over the past 25 years, fluoridation saved the Victorian community nearly $1 billion in avoided dental costs, lost productivity and saved leisure time," he said.
Lismore dentist Dr Brendan White said health resources in the Northern Rivers region were so stretched by patients with serious dental problems that many were now forced to seek treatment interstate.
He cited health data charting more than half a century of dental decay in NSW, which revealed the enormous benefits of fluoridated water.
In 1956, when it was first introduced in Yass, children aged 12 had an average of almost 10 decayed, missing or filled teeth.
By 2007, when more than 90 per cent of the population had access to fluoridated water, that had dropped to less than one.
Dr White used the Blue Mountains, where fluoridated water was introduced in 1993, as another example.
The proportion of children there aged 9-11 with dental problems dropped by 75 per cent within a decade of its introduction, while the average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth for primary school children fell by more than 50 per cent.

The pro fluoride pushers must be getting desperate now calling us crazies!
Having spoken to many people who never had a view after telling them the nature of the stuff they put in and its 98% purity, the tonnes they add each year. The amount of fluorosis caused by it. That  is enough for most people to be against fluoridation.

Monday, August 26, 2013

NZ - Top fluoridation promoter chooses unfluoridated Napier water

Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 10:45

Top fluoridation promoter chooses unfluoridated Napier water
Robin Whyman is the dental consultant for the Ministry of Health’s National Fluoridation Information Service and is arguably the top fluoridation promoter in the country. Yet when he moved to Hawke’s Bay last year, to lead the pro-fluoridation campaign for the upcoming referendum, he chose to live in unfluoridated Napier rather than fluoridated Hastings where his work place is based.
Fluoride Action Network NZ (FANNZ) spokesperson Mary Byrne, would like to know why this is. "Since Mr Whyman is obviously such a believer in fluoridation that he wants to force it onto all 55,000 residents of Hastings, wouldn’t it make sense that he actually live in the town? If there is nothing wrong with fluoridation, and it is so important for teeth, then why didn’t Mr Whyman chose to live in Hastings? Or it is that he knows more about fluoride than he is letting on and doesn’t want his family exposed to this toxic substance? I would also like to know if he and his family are all taking fluoride tablets since they live in an unfluoridated area. If not, then why is he trying to force fluoride down the throats of other people?"
Napier and Hastings share the same artesian water supply, which does not require any chemical intervention for it to be safe to drink. However, since 1954 Hastings people have been subjected to one fluoride chemical or another being added to their supply. Hastings was the first place in the country to have fluoridation, when the Napier-Hastings trial was set up to "prove" that fluoridation reduced dental decay. When the results of the trial showed that dental decay in Napier was improving at a greater rate that Hastings, Napier was abandoned as the control. Instead the promoters only told people how dental decay had reduced in Hastings.
Between 1954 and 2002 there was little difference in tooth decay between the two cities. In fact Napier had slightly less. Similarly, there has been no appreciable difference in tooth decay between all the fluoridated and unfluoridated communities of the Hawke’s Bay, even though low decile Wairoa is in the unfluoridated group. Yet Dr Whyman is ignoring 60 years of data and quoting a 7% benefit from fluoridation, which would be insignificant anyway.
Dental decay rates have steadily reduced in both Napier and Hastings over the past 60 years showing it has nothing to do with fluoridation. This year Hastings residents can vote to have naturally clean artesian water like Mr Whyman and other Napier folk enjoy.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Massive Amounts of Fluoride in Non Organic Food

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fluoride In Water

Australia - Parents urged to watch for chalky teeth

Parents urged to watch for chalky teeth
HERE'S something for parents to worry about - chalky teeth.
It's a condition that affects one in six Australian children and leads to major dental problems. No amount of brushing, flossing or fluoride can prevent it.
The most common symptoms are creamy-brown or very white spots on a child's teeth.
Dentists are worried they are the only people who know about it and want parents and GPs to be alert, particularly around the age of six when adult molars come through.
There's no cure, but early detection and treatment can help save the teeth, says the D3 Group, an Australian and New Zealand network devoted to researching developmental dental defects.
"If we catch it early there is a chance we can save the teeth," says Dr Loch Ramalingam, a paediatric hospital dentist.
"Chalky teeth are teeth that have not developed properly.
"It has nothing to do with diet or hygiene. A child's mouth can be completely clean and free from tooth decay, apart from the chalky teeth.
"We want to make sure parents and other health professionals know about it because early treatment is important.
"Chalky teeth are a challenge for dentists to treat as they are very brittle and sensitive. We need more research so we can manage it more effectively."
The condition is probably caused by childhood illness while the teeth are developing inside the jaw, says University of Melbourne paediatric dentistry Professor David Manton.
"Ideally, children should have regular dental check-ups from the time their baby teeth first erupt into the mouth and particularly when the adult teeth appear.
The D3 Group has set up an information website at www.thed3group.org to help inform parents and health professionals.

Are they sure it isn't the fluoride doing it? One in six!

UK - Letter in Daily Express

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ottawa Fluoride Watch - Gatineau Ozonizes

Australia - The anti-science nuttery

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek says........
She also weighed in on the recent move by local councils in NSW and Queensland to remove fluoride from their water supplies, saying she had “never seen a more retrograde public health step”.
“The anti-science nuttery that goes on with these sorts of decisions alarms me,” she said. “It alarms me that the conspiracy theorists on Google have the power to change health policy in some of these places."

Bless you too.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Why is Fluoride added to city tap water. Wake Up Call!!

Australia - Councils should decide on water

Councils should decide on water fluoridation, says Barry O'Farrell

NSW premier opposed to state control, despite calling Lismore council's decision to stop fluoridation 'stupid'il
  • theguardian.com
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell
Barry O'Farrell, a supporter of fluoridation, respects the rights of councils to decide for themselves. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/(AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)
NSW premier Barry O'Farrell says he does not believe the state government should take control of water fluoridation from local councils, despite his condemnation of some councils' decision to stop it.
Ballina council is the latest to debate the issue, with a vote expected on Thursday to decide whether it will join nearby Lismore and 17 Queensland councils that have voted no to fluoridation this year.
The NSW health minister, Jillian Skinner, has asked her department to prepare a discussion paper on whether the state government should take over the responsibility from individual councils. Public comment will be invited, she says.
But on Thursday, O'Farrell told reporters he supported the right of councils to decide for themselves.
"It's appropriate that local councils should continue making those decisions," he said.

UK - Fluoride programme

Fluoride programme for the elderly

launched in Northamptonshire care homes

A new programme has been launched by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) to improve dental care for elderly care home residents in the county.
Our salaried primary care dental service is visiting care homes throughout Northamptonshire to provide fluoride for elderly people to prevent further tooth decay.
Denise Birkett, Oral Health Promotion Practitioner for NHFT, said: “This is an exciting new partnership between NHFT and local care homes.
“Most toothpastes contain fluoride, and the majority of people get their fluoride this way. However, as people get older, their teeth can become more prone to dental decay and tooth wear. Fluoride applications are especially beneficial for older people and for those with a dry mouth....

You just can't get enough according to some. I wonder if they use cheap tea in the care home which can give you more than is safe?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013



Yet they put 1ppm in the water here in the UK! With no warning not to use it for making up baby's formula.

USA - W. Wash. city votes to halt fluoridation of water

W. Wash. city votes to halt fluoridation of water

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - The Cowlitz County city of Woodland is halting the addition of fluoride into its drinking water.

The city council voted Monday night to remove the additive.

Even if fluoridation prevents tooth decay, Councilman Ben Fredricks said the city shouldn't make a medical decision for citizens without their consent.

The Daily News reports the city is halting fluoridation on Tuesday but it will take a few days before all the treated water flows through the system.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The fluoride factor

FOR almost 50 years the drinking water piped to homes in Birmingham has contained added fluoride.

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The treatment has been shown to improve the teeth of the city's families, with one study revealing that oral health is three times better than in areas where no fluoride is added.

However campaigners say that almost nine out of 10 of us aren't getting enough fluoride in our drinking water to adequately protect our teeth.

Fluoride is a mineral which strengthens enamel, the hard protective surface on teeth, and helps fights decay.

It is found naturally in all drinking water but often in tiny amounts. Campaigners say a widespread programme to add fluoride in key areas where those levels are too low, such as Manchester and Leeds, would transform the nation's oral health.

About 5.5 million people, mainly across the West Midlands and in parts of Newcastle, are drinking water that has had the fluoride concentration raised to around one part per million parts of water. Another 500,000 people, including families in Hartlepool and parts of Essex, receive naturally fluoridated water at sufficient levels.

A new survey for the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) shows overwhelming support for fluoridation with more than four out of five people who took part in favour.

According to the BDHF, the addition of fluoride to drinking water is proven to reduce tooth decay by up to 30 per cent and chief executive Dr Nigel Carter says: "Adding fluoride is the most important single measure that we can take to dramatically improve the nation's dental health."

Statistically, by the age of five nearly two-thirds of children in some parts of the UK have at least one rotten tooth. Campaigners claim that children in deprived areas, where tooth-brushing is notoriously bad, would benefit most and that the cost to the NHS of a nationwide programme would easily be offset by savings on dental treatment.

Latest research from Australia, where there is already an extensive programme, shows it is not just children who can benefit. It suggests that fluoride can help to prevent tooth decay in adults of all ages, regardless of whether they began drinking it during childhood.
Adding fluoride is the most important single measure that we can take to dramatically improve the nation's dental health
Dr Nigel Carter, BDHF chief executive
Campaigners insist that it is needed here because of our sugary diets yet there is still resistance to adding fluoride.

More than 150 million people in the US drink fluoridated water although 50 cities or towns have withdrawn fluoride from supplies since 1990.

There is no convincing evidence that fluoride, which is tasteless and occurs naturally in tea, curly kale and fish and is found in chemical form in most toothpaste brands, damages health. However fluoride has been linked to cancer, bone disease and infertility while some people complain that years of drinking fluoride has stained their teeth but tests are inconclusive.

Others simply prefer their water to be "pure" and are opposed to adding anything, although chlorine has been added to our supplies for many years.

Court battles have been fought in areas of the UK where fluoridation has been proposed, such as Southampton, with opponents describing it as "forced mass medication".

The Government recommends that water should be fluoridated in areas where the amount of fluoride found naturally is low.

Professor Michael Lennon, scientific adviser for the British Fluoridation Society, says: "The opposition is small but vocal. Next year we celebrate 50 years of adding fluoride to water supplies in Birmingham and there are no health reasons against it.

"I'd like to see the same process in places such as Manchester and Glasgow where it is necessary to improve dental health."

What a biased one sided report. Prof Lennon of the "British Fluoride Society" would say that - Why does the fluoride a waste product from manufacturing fertiliser need a society to represent it?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Drs. Paul Connett & Griffin Cole Debate the Fluoridationists, Austin

First time I've seen this debate.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Catalyst S14 E16 - Sugar, Water Fluoridation

USA - EPA Rejects Petition

EPA Rejects Petition to Change Fluoride Source in US Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said this week it has declined a petition to change the source of fluoride in U.S. drinking water.
In May, researchers submitted a petition that called for the EPA to require the use of pharmaceutical-grade sodium fluoride in water fluoridation, which is the addition of fluoride to drinking water for the purpose of preventing dental cavities.
The current source of fluoride in most public water supplies is fluorosilicic acid, a byproduct of phosphate fertilizer manufacturing. Records show that the acid is often contaminated with arsenic, said William Hirzy, a chemistry researcher at American University in Washington, D.C.............

Flouride plan for school milk to target decay

Fluoride plan for school milk to target decay

New school milk plan to target the shocking levels of tooth decay in Blackpool children.
New school milk plan to target the shocking levels of tooth decay in Blackpool children.

Special milk containing fluoride is set to be introduced in schools in Blackpool in a bid to reduce the shocking level of tooth decay among the resort’s children.
The dental health of youngsters in the town is among the worst in the country, with more than one in three five-year-olds having at least one unhealthy tooth.
By the time they reach the age of 12, the figure increases to 43 per cent, according to official figures.
Now health chiefs are considering offering milk fortified with fluoride in the 77 primary schools in Blackpool.
The town does not have fluoride in its water as some other towns do.
Blackpool’s Health and Wellbeing Board is being asked to approve the scheme when it meets on Wednesday.
Today, resort dentists welcomed the move, saying it is an important step in stopping the rising tide of tooth decay among children.
But critics have urged the council to think again, claiming there are health implications to flouridising milk.
If the board approves the move it would then go out to consultation, with parents and schools able to have their say on the idea.
And if it is eventually approved, parents would have the option of whether to allow their children to receive flouridated milk or not.
Health and Wellbeing Board chairman Coun Ivan Taylor said: “There is wide evidence of the advantages of introducing fluoride in terms of protecting children’s teeth.
“Blackpool doesn’t have fluoride in its water, like some other places, and you can see that in the figures regarding tooth decay. So this is another approach.
“But it would only be introduced on the basis that parents can choose if they want their children to have the milk.
“If the board does agree to it on Wednesday, the next step will be to consult with schools and parents.”
All 11,000 primary school children in Blackpool are already offered milk as part of the free school breakfast scheme, and the process of adding fluoride is not expected to add to the cost.
A report to the Health and Wellbeing Board says 37 per cent of five-year-olds in Blackpool have at least one decayed, missing or filled tooth, compared to 31 per cent nationally.
Children in the town have 3.85 unhealthy teeth on average, compared to 3.45 nationally. At age 12, 43 per cent of Blackpool children have at least one unhealthy tooth, compared to 33.4 per cent nationally.
The report says: “Dental milk schemes, using milk fortified with fluoride, are widely accepted as the next best option if water fluoridation cannot be achieved.”
Dentist Zuber Bagasi, of Synergy Dental Clinic on Central Drive, Blackpool, said he believed adding fluoride to milk would improve dental health considerably.
He said: “I have practised dentistry in a few areas of the country and have seen the effect of fluoride in these areas. Research comparing Birmingham, where there is fluoride in the water, with Bolton, where there is no fluoride, showed levels of dental decay, especially in children, slashed by 50 per cent where there was fluoride.
“Fluoride in milk would also definitely help improve the health of children’s teeth especially here in Blackpool where there are still waiting lists for NHS dentists.”
Critics argue fluoridation may cause health problems, including weakening bones and trigger gastrointestinal symptoms.
Dr Bagasi, who is also a member of the Fylde Coast Local Dental Committee, said fears about the side effects of fluoride were unfounded.
But Doug Cross, of UK Councils Against Fluoridation which is based in Ulverston, said: “Giving a blanket medication to every child in Blackpool is not the way to go. There is no sound scientific evidence that it would help reduce tooth decay.
“Our advice would be for the council to consider spending money on a school dental service.”
Blackpool would become the 11th local authority area to provide milk containing flouride after St Helens, Knowsley, Wirral, West Cheshire, Manchester, Trafford, Leeds, Sheffield, Barnsley and

Friday, August 16, 2013

Starving Cancer to Death

Starving Cancer to Death by Removing one Food: Refined Sugar

'If you or someone you know is suffering from cancer, one of the best things they can do is take away the disease’s favorite food – sugar.
Dr. Otto Wartburg and other health experts have been talking about how cancer loves sugar since the 1920s, but surprisingly many doctors don’t tell their cancer patients that as long as they continue to eat processed foods full of the stuff, they will likely have a more difficult time fighting this disease.
The German physiologist, leading biochemist, medical doctor, and Nobel laureate was convinced that you could starve cancer right out of the body. While it may not always be that easy, this is something that could significantly change the game.'

It doesn't just rot teeth 

Ralph Nader on Water Fluoridation

USA - Dr. Mo Saleh Weighs in on Fluoride Controversy

Dr. Mo Saleh Weighs in on Fluoride Controversy
Dental professional Dr. Mo Saleh discusses the reasons why more communities across America should discuss the issue of water fluoridation and its potential threat to public health.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As many members of the public grow more concerned about water fluoridation in America, dental professional Dr. Mo Saleh asks, "There is no doubt that fluoride is good for your teeth but can it be too much of a good thing?" For Saleh, the issue--being debated in communities across the country--is not necessarily over the legitimate need for fluoride, but more so over the matter of mass medication. As such he encourages the public to learn more about the facts of fluoridation, recently highlighted in a Live Science article.
According to the article, "Currently, two-thirds of Americans have fluoridated public water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those served by municipal water systems, the figure climbs to 73.9 percent." With such a great portion of the population affected by fluoridated water, Dr. Mo Saleh explains, "The level of fluoride accumulation in our body is dependent on several factors including the individual's life style, nutrition, dental hygiene, supplemental fluoride intake, fluid intake, as well as environmental factors amongst other things. These contributing factors differ from one person to another and this is basis of my stand against fluoridation of our water supply".......

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Is sugar an invisible killer?

Researchers gave mice the equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three fizzy drink cans a day and found the female animals died twice as fast as those whose food was not largely composed of sugar. Male mice consuming the sugary diet were less able to hold territory and reproduce

Researchers gave mice the equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three fizzy drink cans a day

EarthPaste Natural Toothpaste Cinnamon

Sounds good.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dr. Mo Saleh Reflects on Fluoridation Controversy,

Australia - Lismore City Council has voted not to fluoridate its water supply.

Lismore City Council has voted not to fluoridate its water supply.
Brett Wortman
LISMORE City Council has voted not to fluoridate its water supply.
In front of a packed gallery, Cr Vanessa Ekins argued that there was strong opposition in the community to mass medicating the water supply and that the scientific evidence for the benefits of fluoride was not conclusive.
Cr Ekins, who is also on the Rous Water council, said the issue had been a divisive one for the region's water supplier and she implored councillors; "If in doubt, don't do it."
The vote went 6/4 with Cr Dowell, Meineke, Marks and Sheibel voting against the motion.
The vote effectively reverses the position Lismore Council took on fluoride in 2006.
Since then there has been a lengthy court case between anti-fluoride activist Al Oshlack and Rous Water.
Rous Water won the case and was in the process of calling for tenders to build four fluoride dosing plants for the water supplies of Lismore and Ballina.

Talk at Southampton Solent University on August 13th by Dr Scott Whitaker

Click here To see a video of award winning co-author of Medisin filmed in Southampton

Dr Scott Whitaker is a board certified naturopathic doctor with over 20 years of experience in herbology, iridology, homeopathy, natural healing and detoxification.

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From Dr Mercola

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

USA - Battle Over Fluoridated Water Brewing Again?

RENO, NV - TV commercials likening fluoride to adding vitamin D to milk or iodine to salt have been running on local channels for more than a weeks.
It's a message that would raise few eyebrows in other cities where the use of flouride has long been accepted.
But voters here have twice rejected the addition of flouride to our drinking water and their legislators turned back a bill that would have mandated it in 2009.
"You know I've always hoped it was long since settled," says fluoridation opponent Laurie Yarborough, "but I guess I'm more surprised that it's coming up again because of everything else that's going in regards to health in our world."
Yarborough, who started looking into the issue when her dentist explained the white spots on her son's teeth were caused by fluoride eventually emerged as a committee activist and testified against a flouride bill before the legislature. She can quote from a stack of studies and arguments to support her position.
On the other side, the Northern Nevada Dental Association can do the same.
Both sides feel passionately about their positions. The one thing they have in common at the moment is surprise that the issue is surfacing again at this moment.
The area's water supplier, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority was also in the dark.
As a matter of policy, however, TMWA takes no stand on the issue of fluoridation, stating simply they will continue to follow the law. They have said it would cost $5 million dollars to begin fluoridation and $1.5 million each year to continue. That would, they say add from 40 to 75 cents to an average household monthly bill.
The commercials and the billboards that accompany them are being paid for by the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
Officials there were unavailable Monday to explain their aims.
If these messages are the first volley in a new battle to put flouride on the ballot, no one on either side or at the Secretary of State's office seems to know it.
In the absence of such an aim, one is left asking why here, why now?

TV report

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fluoride- A Presentation Opposing it (New Zealand, 2013)

Wake Up America - There is Fluoride In Your Drinking Water

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fluoride testosterone lowering effect, also damages sperm

Slight Exaggeration

Cause of Death: Toothpaste

. . . children are especially vulnerable
We’ve used this headline before – it seems to get a lot of attention, and we want to get your attention in order to make an important point. Of course you’re not going to fall over dead after brushing your teeth. But it’s critical to know that ordinary toothpaste makes a measurable contribution to the toxic overload that just about every American is burdened with today. If you accumulate enough toxicity, what do you get? Cellular malfunction and disease. And enough cellular malfunction will lead to death. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that toxins in the personal-care products most people use every day, like toothpaste, can shorten your lifespan.
Children are especially vulnerable. For one thing, they’re smaller, so a given amount of a toxin will have a greater effect on them than it would on a larger adult. For another, they’re still growing and developing, and toxins can interfere with that growth and development. Lastly, they have a lifetime ahead of them to accumulate more and more toxins in what looks like it’s going to be an increasingly toxic world. Most disease falsely attributed to aging is in fact due to the accumulated effects of toxins, nutrient deficiencies and bad health habits.
The toxin fluoride; the synthetic detergent sodium laurel sulfate that travels through mucus membranes to bioaccumulate in eye, heart and liver tissue; and many other toxic ingredients (for more see my website article on Toothpaste) make toothpaste so hazardous that the government requires most toothpastes to have a warning label on the box telling consumers to seek professional help or contact a poison control center immediately if they accidentally swallow more than the amount needed for brushing. One tube of toothpaste is sufficient to kill a small child.
Take advantage of the 18 months I spent searching for a safe and effective toothpaste by getting your toothpaste from Beyond Health. And take advantage of our current special on children’s toothpaste to protect your kids!

Friday, August 09, 2013

Could cheap tea be making you sick?

Could cheap tea be making you sick?
August 8 2013 at 06:00pm

London - A cuppa made with cheap teabags may save pennies at the checkout… but could be bad for your health.
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Those who like to pay more for their brew will be pleased to know that 'pure blends', such as Assam and Darjeeling, had lower fluoride levels, as did Oolong tea.
Many supermarket value brands have been found to contain potentially harmful levels of fluoride – a mineral that can severely damage bones in large amounts, a study reveals.And just four cups a day could be enough to generate worrying levels, warn researchers.

Lower quality teas are thought to be a problem because they are made from older leaves that have accumulated higher levels of fluoride from the soil than the rest of the plant. The problem could be made worse by drinking cheap tea on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning.

Scientists now want levels of the mineral to be displayed on boxes and packets alongside nutritional information. Researchers at Derby University measured the amount of fluoride in one litre of tea – the equivalent of four cups a day, the average drunk by Britons.

As no daily intake figure for fluoride has yet been set in the UK, they used the four milligramme level recommended in the US as their yardstick....

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Heatwave ‘good for oral health’

Heatwave ‘good for oral health’
7 August 2013
The current heatwave may be beneficial for oral Health, according to a leading charity.
That’s because Vitamin D, naturally produced by your body when exposed to sunlight, may help prevent tooth decay, tooth loss and gum disease.
Previous research has suggested the ‘sunshine vitamin’ could improve gum Health, and a review of 24 studies spanning 60 years revealed vitamin D could reduce the incidence of tooth decay.
Vitamin D is essential for bone development. Although it can also be found in fish, eggs fortified cereals, dairy products and soy products, it is naturally made by your body when exposed to sunlight hence why it is sometimes called the sunshine vitamin....

Good letter from A Wills

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Councillor Dave Macpherson talks about Water Fluoridation

NZ - Councillor Dave Macpherson talks about Water Fluoridation

Fluoridation of the water supply in Israel is to end by 2014

Fluoridation of the water supply in Israel is to end by 2014, following a landmark decision by the country's highest judicial authority
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 06 Aug 2013
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court in Israel has ruled that all public water fluoridation in the state of Israel must cease by 2014.
The court's ruling is remarkable in that it goes even further than – and thus overturns – the decision taken earlier this year by Isreal's Minister for Health, Yael German, who had legislated for an end to mandatory fluoridation, leaving the option open to local councils to fluoridate water supplies at their own discretion. Now, however, by order of the Supreme Court, fluoridation in Israel is definitively at an end. This is regarded as a crucial victory by anti-fluoridation campaigners, especially given the close diplomatic and economic links between Israel and the US – the original home of the policy of fluoridation.
The decision is a further vindication of the work of Irish scientist Declan Waugh, who has been directly involved in the campaign to end fluoridation in Israel.
Waugh had alerted the Israeli Minister for Health to the risks associated with fluoride, outlining how within less than a decade of commencement of water fluoridation, inflammatory respiratory diseases such as asthma had increased by 100% in young adults in Israel. Since commencement of water fluoridation in Ireland in the late 1960s, the prevalence of asthma has increased by 500% – it now affects approximately half a million people and one in five children 12 years of age in this country. Ireland now has one of the highest prevalences of asthma in the world, levels that are only to be found in fluoridated countries.
“Scientific studies have clearly demonstrated that Fluoride is a pro-inflammatory agent that can contribute to all inflammatory diseases, not just asthma,” Waugh told Hot Press.
The decision will put further pressure on the Irish government to finally properly address the serious health issues surrounding the mandatory fluoridation of the water supply. Ireland is the only country in Europe which enforces a policy of mandatory fluoridation of the national water supply.
Throughout 2013, Hot Press has been carrying a series of investigative articles into the practice, written by Adrienne Murphy, and in our current issue we have posed 27 Questions of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on the issue. In a related article in the current issue, Hot Press has also highlighted huge – and on the face of it inexplicable – differences between the data on fluoride in tea (among other foodstuffs) provided by the FSAI and that which is available in numerous international studies.
As part of the same investigation, a group of British scientists who carried out independent tests on tea and found the fluoride content to be higher than the FSAI's figure by a multiple of ten, have called on the Irish government to carry out an urgent review of its policy of mandatory fluoridation.
Over the past year, Declan Waugh has also assisted communities in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and in parts of the USA in ending decades of fluoridation, as well as – in particular cases – preventing fluoridation programmes from commencing.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

UK water companies are polluting Britain's rivers

Revealed: how UK water companies are polluting Britain's rivers and beaches

Utilities face 'pitiful' fines despite huge profits, with sewage spills cited as causing particular distress
...Anglian Water was the third most heavily fined company, including £150,000 in 2008 for three incidents at Newmarket sewage treatment works. In one, the works manager destroyed data and coerced colleagues to falsify records, while another caused a major fish kill....

Scary if they were in charge of injecting fluoride into the water supply

Get thicker hair by avoiding fluoride and mercury

Thicker hair as well, I'll drink to that.

India - fluoride not only decreases production of red blood cells

Why the Govt’s Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation Programme won’t produce desired results (Exclusive interview with Dr A.K.Susheela)
Why is the foundation against the Iron and Folic Acid supplementation programme?
Dr Susheela: We are not against iron supplementation in general and it is very much required for pregnant women but the fact is that similar programs have been tried for over 40 years and haven’t produced desired results. Women continue to be anaemic and there’s no sign of maternal and infant mortality reducing and even those taking tablets continued to be anaemic. The doctors (technical advisers) to the health ministry claimed that the women weren’t taking tablets but this was just a face-saving strategy and they’re doing more harm than good. One of the major reasons for continued anaemia is the continued consumption of fluoride through water and food. The chemical fluoride not only decreases production of red blood cells by the bone marrow but also destroys microvilli – the microscopic protrusions lining the intestine – resulting in poor absorption of nutrients critical for the biosynthesis of haemoglobin...