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UK Against Fluoridation

Friday, May 31, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Canada - Ford: The Earth is round, and fluoridation is not harmful

One finds like-minded citizens in the strangest places. For me, it came when I agreed with Calgary city council’s enfant terrible, Ward 11 Coun. Jeromy Farkas. Knock me over with a feather. From the mouth of someone whom, I believe, is still growing his last set of molars, comes an adult opinion about fluoride.
During his campaign for office, he said fluoridation of water is “one of modern society’s premier innovations in health sciences.” Most scientists, doctors and dentists would agree with him. The result of Calgary arbitrarily removing fluoride from our water in 2011 has been an alarming increase in cavities among young children.
It seems silly to be debating proven science, something like questioning whether the Earth is round, whether vaccinating children is good for their health, or whether evolution is more than a “theory.”
When last I railed about fluoride being debated as a health issue, Jeromy was 10. For the first three (of five) plebiscites he hadn’t been born. He was one year old when Calgary voters finally approved adding fluoride to city water. That decision allowed him and his generational cohort the privilege of being raised with the same advantages as children in Edmonton, which not only has naturally fluoridated water from the North Saskatchewan but adds the mineral to bring the level up to the optimal amount of 0.7 parts per million.
How Calgary could have bowed to irrational fears and voodoo science and arbitrarily removed fluoride from our water is nothing short of ridiculous.
Now we are back in the heart of the original debate. A report from University of Calgary scientists on the efficacy of fluoridated water is expected within weeks. (There was no such science-based study done when city council voted to remove fluoride from our water.)
And coming out of the woodwork like a plague of termites are the anti-fluoride activists with their fear-mongering. (No names; no details. I won’t be party to giving them any publicity.)
Two activists (both bearing the honorific of Dr., although only one has a medical degree) are being given space in the new library on Saturday to present their backward views, including that fluoride can damage the brain. The laughable part of this (if fomenting fear is ever funny) is that such claims are based on “scientific” studies conducted in China, India and Mexico, as reported in the Herald last week. I’d suggest if the IQs of children under age 12 in those countries are being lowered and their cognitive functions harmed that science look at the toxicity of the occasionally fetid air — among other environmental disasters — rather than blaming fluoride.

As one would expect there are a few comments on this in the paper.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

F.A.N. Newsletter

Family practitionerRobert Dickson, MD is right, adding fluoridation chemicals to the public’s drinking water is not a solution, but a problem.  Not only are there known adverse health effects, but the practice also steals tax dollars from voluntary and effective public health policies like Scotland's Childsmile program that focus on nutrition and dental hygiene education, as well as brushing after lunch and snacks at school.  The vast majority of the world has successfully rejected fluoridation in place of alternatives, now it’s our turn.
Dr. Dickson is currently working to fend off another attempt by the dental-lobby to force fluoridation on the residents of Calgary, Alberta (pop. 1.3 Million) this summer.  Councilors have approved a presentation by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, which published, promoted, and mischaracterized a seriously flawed study in 2016 in support of fluoridation.  Councilors are expected to hold hearings in July and either vote on the issue or bring it to voters in a plebiscite. 
Citizens have organized in opposition to the dental-lobby’s efforts.  I urge nearby residents to join Safe Water Calgary, follow them on Facebook, and like them onTwitter
FAN’s Director, Paul Connett, PhD will be joining Dr. Dickson this Saturday, June 1st for a 10AM presentation at the Central Library in Calgary.  It’s free and open to the public!  Please share with anyone you know in the Calgary area.

If we win this lawsuit, communities like Calgary will regret that they ever poured tax-dollars into such an outdated and problematic practice; one that put our most vulnerable at risk, including children before and after birth.
Please join Dr. Dickson now in supporting our fluoridation lawsuit against the EPA. Thanks to a dedicated philanthropist donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000!  

How to make a tax-deductible donation to FAN:
  • Online on our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:

    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104 Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905

Fundraising Update
After the first week of fundraising, we have raised $32,344 from 175 donors.  With the current pledge to double donations included, this brings our total to $64,688 on our way to raising $200,000 by mid-July.  Thank you to all who have given in support of this historic legal action.
You can follow FAN's progress on our fundraiser webpage, and our Whiteboard campaign HERE as well as on social media by searching for the hashtag: #FluorideLawsuit.  
Please join Dr. Dickson by creating your own Whiteboard photo and emailing it to: stuart@fluoridealert.org 
Fluoride Awareness Week Update
Dr. Mercola's 9th Annual Fluoride Awareness Week (May 19-26) continued with the publication of two more feature articles, as well as a new video interview with FAN's Director, Paul Connett, PhD.  Please read, watch, and share on social media:
Earlier in the week Dr. Mercola launched Fluoride Awareness Week with a new article highlighting the lastest scientific, legal, and campaign updates.

The FAN team would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Dr. Joseph Mercola and his staff for their continued support and dedication to our nonprofit and the worldwide movement to end artificial fluoridation.  

Thank you,

Stuart Cooper

Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

OP-ED: Water fluoridation should be banned

Studies suggest exposure could harm pregnant women and children

Recently published studies found that fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with ADHD and lowered IQ in children and that the main source of exposure for pregnant Canadian women was water fluoridation.
Another study found that fluoride exposure increased the risk of an underactive thyroid in adults with iodine deficiencies. These studies add to a substantial body of scientific evidence pointing to fluoride’s potential to harm our health and our children’s developing brains. This should spell the immediate end of water fluoridation.
Researchers found that pregnant women living in fluoridated Canadian communities had urinary fluoride levels that were two times higher than those living in non-fluoridated Canadian communities.
“We found that fluoride in drinking water was the major source of exposure for pregnant women living in Canada,” said Christine Till, lead author of the study, York University, Toronto.
Why are these findings significant to women living in our fluoridated communities of Sydney, New Waterford, Glace Bay and the Northside?
According to a rigorous, 12-year, United States government-funded study published last year, higher levels of urinary fluoride in pregnant women were associated with reduced IQ in children. (See my letter in the Cape Breton Post on June 1, 2018). Now, another study published by the same team of researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico found this fluoride exposure during pregnancy was also linked to ADHD in children.
“Our findings are consistent with a growing body of evidence suggesting that the growing fetal nervous system may be negatively affected by higher levels of fluoride exposure,” said Dr. Morteza Bashash, lead author of both studies and researcher at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
And a study of almost seven million Canadian adults found that higher urinary fluoride levels increased the risk of reduced thyroid function (hypothyroidism) among those who were moderately-to-severely iodine deficient. Over one million adults studied were iodine deficient to this degree. Not only is a normally functioning thyroid important for many aspects of our health, it is crucial during pregnancy for the child’s developing brain.
“I have grave concerns about the health effects of fluoride exposure,” said Ashley Malin, lead author of the Canada thyroid study and a researcher at the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai. “And not just from my study but the other studies that have come out in recent years.” (Environmental Health News, Oct. 10, 2018)
Despite this, Nova Scotia Public Health (NSPH) continues to insist that water fluoridation is safe and causes no harm. They say this even though our children have already been harmed by their uncontrolled and unmonitored exposures to fluoride.

"Cape Breton Regional Municipality councillors should act immediately to protect all residents …"
— Marlene Kane

According to the Canadian Dental Association, Canadian children have increasing rates of dental fluorosis, a permanent defect of the teeth caused by systemic fluoride damaging the tooth-forming cells as the teeth are developing in the gums. This appears as white spots/streaks in milder forms to staining and pitting of the teeth in more severe forms. (See Fluoride Action Network, dental fluorosis)
Health and dental officials, in their attempts to minimize the significance of this harm, refer to milder degrees of dental fluorosis as “merely” a cosmetic effect.
Dr. Hardy Limeback, Professor Emeritus, former Head of Preventive Dentistry, University of Toronto, who conducted years of government-funded research on fluoride, bones and teeth, said, “Dental fluorosis is a biomarker for systemic fluoride poisoning during early childhood.”
Clearly, it’s also a toxic effect, regardless of the degree of fluorosis. What other tissues and organs have been damaged at the same time by fluoride circulating in a child’s body, including the brain, bones, thyroid, kidneys, etc., and what health or dental official is investigating that?
NSPH also knows that infants living in fluoridated communities, who are bottle-fed formula mixed with tap water, are at increased risk of excessive fluoride intake, according to Health Canada. Babies should be getting NO fluoride, as it is not an essential nutrient and is not required for any aspect of their growth and development. Everyone in authority knows this, but no one does anything to stop it. How could this possibly be acceptable to anyone?
Nova Scotia’s Health Minister Randy Delorey and its Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, given their continued support of fluoridation, must provide the scientific evidence they are relying on to refute the findings of these latest studies. Primary studies must be provided which demonstrate that our total exposure to fluoride, particularly in fluoridated communities, is not lowering thyroid function and is not harming our children’s developing brains, or any other aspect of their health, both before and after birth.
In the meantime, Cape Breton Regional Municipality councillors should act immediately to protect all residents, most importantly pregnant women and children, from this deliberate but unnecessary exposure to fluoride by voting to end water fluoridation.
Marlene Kane is a longtime Sydney resident, and a teacher’s aide at a local elementary school. She has worked on the fluoridation issue for over 10 years. She can be reached at marlenekane7@gmail.com .

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

F.A.N. Newsletter

Dr. Bill Hirzy spent over thirty years as a risk assessment scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and as the Vice President of the EPA's Professionals' Union he championed their call for Congress to pass a moratorium on artificial water fluoridation in 2000 (also see EPA Union History on Fluoride). 
Join him now in supporting our fluoridation lawsuit against the EPA.  

Thanks to a dedicated philanthropist donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000!  So, please consider becoming a supporter of our historic legal action by making a 
tax-deductible donation today:

How to make a tax-deductible donation to FAN:
  • Online on our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:

    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104 Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905

Fundraising Update
Since Tuesday, we have raised $3,027 from 56 donors on our way to raising $100,000 by mid-July.  With the current pledge to double donations included, this brings us to $6,054 total.  Thank you to all who have invested in this precedent-setting lawsuit.
You can follow FAN's progress on our fundraiser webpage, as well as on social media by searching for the hashtag: #FluorideLawsuit.  
You can also join Dr. Hirzy in sending FAN your own whiteboard photo.  Here is ashort video describing our whiteboard campaign in further detail.  Please email your photo to: stuart@fluoridealert.org 
Fluoride Awareness Week
FAN has teamed up with Dr. Joseph Mercola to bring you our 9th Annual Fluoride Awareness Week (May 19-26).  Dr. Mercola has been featuring articles on his website and social media sites discussing the risks associated with fluoride and the need for ending artificial water fluoridation worldwide, and will continue to do so through Sunday.
Mercola kicked off Awareness week with a new article highlighting the lastest scientific, legal, and campaign updates:

Thank you,

Stuart Cooper

Campaign DirectorFluoride Action Network

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

RIP Chris Freeman fluoride fighter and FFA Vice President.
Australian Anti-Fluoridation Association
Chris Freeman died suddenly in May 2019. Seen here, centre with white shirt, with some of the multitude of activists he organized in the fight to prevent Fluoridation of Oberon in NSW. The madness of Fluoride industrial waste disposal will be overcome and Chris will be remembered for his leadership.

USA - Sheridan City Council Votes To Remove Fluoride From Water Supply

undefinedThe water supply in and around Sheridan no longer contains added fluoride after the city council voted to remove it.

Sheridan's city council voted to stop fluoridating the area water supply after the results of a survey sent out to city water customers revealed that most of the respondents wanted fluoride gone.

About 34 percent of surveys were returned, and over half said they didn't want fluoride added to the water.

State and federal health officials, however, support fluoridated water for health reasons.

It cost the city around $1,700 to stop pumping and to dispose of the fluoride.

Sheridan City Councilman Aaron Linden said this has been a divisive topic in the area for years.

"It's been a point of conversation around this community since 2015, but it's been really been brought to the forefront for almost a year at this point in time now," Linden said.

Linden said he wanted residents to ultimately make the decision about whether to continue adding fluoride or remove it.

"There's pros and cons to either side I guess on either side. But what ended up happening at the end of the day was the people they finally got their say into whether it was going to be in the water system," he said.

The community started adding fluoride to the water in 2015 for health reasons. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 75 percent of the communities in the U.S. have fluoridated water.

Linden said the equipment used to pump fluoride will be repurposed and the council is considering how to use the funds set aside for fluoridation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

F.A.N. Newsletter

(Click on graphic for video update)
We are now entering the final phase before our historic trial begins. The judge originally scheduled the trial for the beginning of August 2019, but due to the recent government shutdown, the federal court was also closed and the trial has been moved back several months to late 2019 or early 2020.  In the meantime, our legal team will continue conducting the discovery phase, interviewing EPA officials and collecting internal documents.
The stakes are high, as this legal challenge could be our best chance to end fluoridation in the United States, leading to a domino-effect around the world.  It's time the U.S. joined 97% of Europe and the vast majority of the world in rejecting artificial water fluoridation.  
We've already had several significant rulings in our favor by the Judge, and the most recent came last month, in April, when the Court compelled EPA to both produce further documents, and produce three more of its scientists for deposition. (see the Judge's full ruling)  While this ruling gave us access to more EPA interviews and documents, it also increased our expenses.
FAN urgently needs your help to ensure we can provide the funding necessary for the foremost scientific experts in the world to present the best case at trial. The primary expense at this point is the experts, who will need to spend considerable time preparing reports, preparing for their depositions, and testifying in court.
To fund these specific legal costs, FAN is currently running a Spring Lawsuit Fundraiser. You can follow FAN's progress on our fundraiser webpage, as well as on social media by searching for the hashtag: #FluorideLawsuit.  

Thanks to a dedicated philanthropist donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000!  So, please consider becoming a supporter of our historic legal action by making a 
tax-deductible donation today that will be doubled into July.

How to make a tax-deductible donation to FAN:
  • Online on our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:

    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104 Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905

#FluorideLawsuit Whiteboard Campaign
As part of our lawsuit fundraiser, FAN is launching a whiteboard and hashtag campaign to show widespread support and raise awareness for our legal action.

We are asking supporters of the lawsuit to please take a photo of themselves holding a white piece of paper, poster board, or whiteboard that includes a short statement on why they support the lawsuit, for example:
The EPA isn't protecting children from overexposure to fluoride  #FluorideLawsuit
Please include the hashtag: #FluorideLawsuit along with your short statement. Here is a short video describing our whiteboard campaign in further detail.  Please email your photo to: stuart@fluoridealert.org 

In conjunction with the whiteboard campaign, we're also running a hashtag campaign using the previously mentioned: #FluorideLawsuit   Please include this hashtag in any Facebook or Twitter posts or comments that include your whiteboard photo or mention of the lawsuit, this way participants and supporters around the world who search for the tag on social media can find all of our posts easily in one place.

To learn more about hashtags, 
click here.

Thank you,

Stuart Cooper

Campaign Director

Harmful Effects of Fluoride Continue to Mount

FAN Is Working for You

The dental lobby is not going to let artificial water fluoridation end without a drawn-out fight. This means it's up to concerned citizens and educated health professionals like yourselves, along with groups like the Fluoride Action Network, to protect the public from unnecessary and harmful exposure to fluoride.
Please support our efforts by organizing locally to help end fluoridation, by sharing our message with others and by making a tax-deductible donation of any size.
On May 19 to 26, we launch Fluoride Awareness Week. We set aside an entire week dedicated to ending the practice of fluoridation. There's no doubt about it: Fluoride should not be ingested. Even scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory have classified fluoride as a "chemical having substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.”
Furthermore, according to screenings conducted for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 65% of American adolescents now have dental fluorosis — unattractive discoloration and mottling of the teeth that indicate overexposure to fluoride—up from 41% a decade ago. Clearly, children are continuing to be overexposed, and their health and development put in jeopardy. Why?
The only real solution is to stop the archaic practice of artificial water fluoridation in the first place. Fortunately, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), has a game plan to END fluoridation worldwide. 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, protect your drinking water and support the fluoride-free movement by making a tax-deductible donation to the Fluoride Action Network today.


This is the week we can get FAN the funding it deserves. I have found very few NGOs as effective and efficient as FAN. Its team has led the charge to end fluoridation and will continue to do so with our help!
So, I am stepping up the challenge. We are turning the tide against fluoride, but the fight is not over. I’m proud to play my part in this crucial battle. For the eighth year in a row, a portion of sales from purchases made on the Mercola online store, up to $25,000, will be donated to Fluoride Action Network. Please make a donation today to help FAN end the absurdity of fluoridation.

Don't remember seeing this video before

Monday, May 20, 2019

Ireland - Removing fluoride from water supply key election issue for Lynch

*Noreen Lynch
An interest in politics only developed in the last year for Noreen Lynch and now the sixty one year old has decided to dive head first into local politics by placing her name on the ballot paper for Friday’s election in the Kilrush electoral area.
Issues that she is passionate about have failed to garner sufficient air-time and it is mainly for this reason that Noreen has decided to fight the cause herself. “The fluoridation of the water supply there is no need for it, it is really bad for you, it does all kinds of things to your body, it causes dental fluorosis it’s terrible. On the back of toothpaste there is a little skull and crossbones because of the fluoride, that should tell you everything you need to know. Most of Europe has banned fluoride in the water, only Ireland and Britain still fluoridates the water I think, we should get rid of it, get it out of there it is no good for anybody.
She added, “The geoengineering that we see when we look up, so called chem trails what’s in them. Our politicians pour scorn on people who ask questions like ‘what’s in the chem trails’, they say ‘what chem-trails’ and I hate to say it but the broadcast and print media are all the same they don’t take it seriously, we don’t know what it is doing to us. Nobody was talking about it and then a few months ago I said nobody is going to do anything about it so I said I’m going to put myself forward and see what happens”.
Self-declared as “totally Independent” with no previous affiliation to any political party, Noreen decided at the end of February to contest the local election but admitted she did not know she could canvass until the nomination papers were submitted. “I didn’t keep it quiet, I just didn’t think you were supposed to do anything until you got on the ballot. I have no experience of any of this, I didn’t know what you were supposed to do, I wasn’t keeping quiet I just thought to myself are you supposed to do anything before you’re actually on the ballot”.
Born in England, Lynch moved with her family of two sisters (twins), her younger brother and her twin Anthony to Ballymun in 1972. Following the death of her mother in 2009, Noreen made the decision to leave the capital and relocated to Kilmurry McMahon. She works as a volunteer shop assistant with the Second Chance Animal Centre in Kilrush.
Although environmental issues are to the core of her campaign, Noreen was never drawn to The Green Party and instead feels politicians the “superficial” media “are not explaining the issues, at least I don’t think so. I’d like the media to speak up about some of these issues and not treat it with a nod and a wink”.
Her frustration with the media arose “because I don’t think they look deep enough into things, they’re too superficial”. However, the West Clare resident confirmed she does not watch the news on television or pick up a newspaper every week.
With just herself on the campaign team plus the time advantage other candidates have, Noreen has a lot of ground to make up. In her two weeks of canvassing, she has “met quite a few people who are very enthusiastic, I’ve met some people who have absolutely no intention of even voting, they don’t want to know, it runs the gamut from one to the other”.

Why is Hong Kong still putting fluoride in its water supply?

Why is it some people in Hong Kong leap onto their high horse when they discover monosodium glutamate (MSG) has been added to their lunch noodles but don't cause a ripple when they learn their domestic water supply is treated with a toxic chemical?
Since 1961, domestic water in Hong Kong has been fluoridated to prevent tooth decay. But studies have since linked fluoride in water to all sorts of things, from lower IQ in children to infertility.

Most developed nations don't fluoridate their water (in Western Europe only 3 per cent of the population consumes fluoride with their H2O) and the World Health Organisation says there is no discernible difference in the levels of tooth decay between developed countries that do and those that do not. The decline in tooth decay the United States has experienced over the past 60 years, which is often attributed to fluoridated water, has been matched in all developed countries.
So how can the Hong Kong government continue to add fluoride if there is doubt over its safety?

Local health adviser Anita Cheung Shuk-kwan thinks water fluoridation is an archaic practice: "There is compelling evidence that exposure to fluoride during the early stage of life can damage children's brains. One needs to ask: why force infants who have no teeth to take fluoride? … If someone wants fluoride they can get it from their dentist, or from fluoridated oral-care products. There is no need to put a drug in the public drinking water without public consent … Low-income families can't afford equipment to remove fluoride [most home water-treatment systems can't completely remove it anyway]."
So to those officials in control of the city's taps, instead of mass medicating Hong Kong people via the water supply, why not improve dental care by encouraging proper brushing and flossing or, even better, by removing sugary drinks and snacks from school canteens?

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Oral Care tips in summer

Dr Mandeep Kaur
Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacations can also throw off your usual dental routine. Ways to prevent summer time tooth decay are as follows:
Stay on a routine
Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a firework show, resist the temptation to skip brushing before a late bedtime or let it slide when they sleep in the next morning. Don’t forget your smile over the summer. It is important for families to regularly brush and floss, which keep kids on track for healthy back to back dental visits.
No matter how eventful the upcoming months become, supervise that they are brushing twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Simple things like brushing calendars can help everyone stay on track over the summer. Plus it’s a chance to spend more time together. Brushing alongside your children for two minutes, twice a day during summers gives you few extra hours together, so make most of it.
Say no to sugary drinks and snacks
As temperature rises, it is common for the families to sip and snack during sports tournaments, festivals or nearly any community event. Watch your family intake of lemonade, juice and soda. Consider sugary drinks treat to enjoy once a while and not often. Instead offer water to beat the heat or milk to drink with meals. And don’t let summer time grazing damage your child’s smile. Taking a break from snacking is healthy for your teeth. It allows time for saliva to bathe the teeth, wash away leftover food and get stronger.
If you find spending more time at home, snack smarter and let your children tell you when they are hungry instead of offering snacks throughout the day. They are not afraid to let you know when they want something to eat. Keep the fridge stocked with cheeses, yogurts and fresh fruits and vegetables, such as berries, apples and carrots; these are nutritious foods that the kids can quickly grab on the go.
Enforce pool and sports safety
For most families, heading to the pool is a great way to spend a summer day. While swimming, children can hit the concrete ledge of the pool, breaking or loosening their front teeth. And running on slippery pool decks or diving into shallow water are serious accidents waiting to happen. So, give your kids a list of rules to follow while at the pool to keep their teeth safe.
If an accident does happen, get to the dentist right away. In the meantime, if a tooth has been knocked loose, gently move it into its original position and use light finger pressure to keep it in place until you get to the dentist. If a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth completely, put it in a container with a lid and keep it moist with milk, saliva or saline solution. To save the tooth, get to the dentist as soon as possible. If your family is active in sports, don’t let your mouthguard down just because it’s summer. Sports injuries usually involve broken or chipped front teeth, fractured roots and cut lips. But by wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports like football or soccer, you can prevent these accidents.
Make your back to school dental visit early
Some schools require back to school dental visit for certain grades and these checkups can be a good way to be sure your children teeth stayed healthy. It is a good idea to make your child’s back to school appointment early in the summer to avoid the rush and help insure you get the appointment time that works best for you.
(The author is Assistant Professor Dept of Oral Pathology & Microbiology Indira Gandhi Govt Dental College Jammu)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Health up date

Not a lot of news about fluoride lately which is good news.

So I thought I would bring you up to date on my health problems. In the last three years I've had polymyalgia which took a year to throw off its affects.
Then last year in November I had a mini stroke that gave me double vision and loss of balance.
Since then both have improved a lot but still not perfect although I can now drive my car.
I have the threat of further balance problems with the discovered acoustic neuroma growing larger behind my ear. It also threatens my hearing in that ear. I shall know more in July when I see the consultant.
Recently three skin cancers on my head and face have been treated by surgery. My knee is playing me up limiting the walks I used to make most days.

My post is mostly from the NHS for appointments to hospitals.

Thanks to the NHS it hasn't cost me anything even the tablets I take get delivered free.

All the benefits of reaching 84. I'm beginning to think the Cosmos is calling time. If the blog suddenly stops you will know why.