March 2016

 

 

SWIS NEWS

March 2016

Keyword: Fluoridation

New Irish risk assessment of fluoride in tea and international news

Attica steel pipe

Steel pipe damaged by fluoride :See News: Fountain County

U.K.

Castle Donnington, Derbyshire

 Mar 11  Severn Trent warned 1,000s of customers not to use tap water, even for washing or toilet flushing, while it investigates problems with high levels of chlorine in its supply.   The co. said it’s investigating an issue at Castle Donnington reservoir

(BBC News)

Ireland

Article

Risk Assessment of Fluoride Intake from Tea in the Republic of Ireland and its Implications for Public Health and Water Fluoridation

Article on research produced by Declan T. Waugh 1,* , William Potter  with Hardy Limeback  and Michael Godfrey . on  26 February 2016]

The report concludes that the culture of habitual tea drinking in the RoI indicates that the total cumulative dietary fluoride intake in the general population could readily exceed the levels known to cause chronic fluoride intoxication.

FULL TEXT:  http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/13/3/259/htm

The report has a FREE ACCESS LICENSE  and is available from SWIS:

 

U.S.A.

Arab, Alabama

Mar 19

Marshall County Circuit Judge Tim Riley on Thursday ordered Arab Water Works to immediately add fluoride back to Arab’s water supply. He said fluoride is to remain in Arab’s water supply unless and until he rules differently.

Riley granted the preliminary injunction pending the outcome of a lawsuit over the fluoride issue between the city of Arab and Arab Water Works. That trial is expected to happen later this year.    Riley also noted that the water board offered no evidence of its authority to remove fluoride over the objection of the city.

http://www.thearabtribune.com/articles/2016/03/18/news/news1.txt

From FAN:Last week, the Water Works Board stuck to their decision to end fluoridation for the safety of their employees–after three years of studying the issue–and voted to retain an attorney to fight the city council’s lawsuit calling for a return of the toxin to the drinking water supply.  The water board was considering putting the issue on an upcoming ballot, but after the city council voted 4-1 in February to force the water board to reintroduce fluoride, they decided to double-down and hire a law firm of their own.   This appears to be another example of the dental lobby using their financial influence and bullying tactics to pressure elected city councilors to force water board members to add the toxin to the water supply, despite safety concerns

 

Astoria. Oregon

Mar 8

…the Astoria City Council narrowly voted Monday night not to undertake a ballot question on fluoride in the city’s drinking water. Voters in 1952 authorized the city to add fluoride to the water supply and reaffirmed the decision in 1956.

Last August, Astoria City Councilor Zetty Nemlowill suggested the City Council discuss putting the issue on the ballot. But the idea did not surface again publicly until City Councilor Drew Herzig brought it up Monday night…, Herzig said. “That we’re just too busy to ask the public — the citizens — to vote on issues.  …hat bothers me that we say we’re too busy to ask the public if they want to have what some people consider a poison in the drinking water or not.”

http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20160308/astoria-sidesteps-ballot-question-on-fluoride

 

Bellefonte, PA

Bellefonte Water Authority sets date to end fluoridationCouncil’s appeal against DEP was dropped after a compromise was reached with the authority, which agreed to launch a fluoride supplement.

Fluoridation will cease on March 31st

http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/community/bellefonte/article63203397.html

FAN adds:  This decision is incredibly meaningful because the water authority was attacked aggressively by dentists and health officials for voting to end the practice in an effort to protect the safety of their water works employees and residents.  Even after dentists were successful in getting the Bellefonte City Council to support fluoridation and call for the water authority to reverse their decision, they stayed committed to ending the practice.  The city council even appealed to the state Environmental Protection Department to illegally deny the water authority’s application for fluoridation cessation.  The appeal was eventually dropped

 

Cortland, NY

From FAN:n February, at their monthly city council meeting, Cortland councilors were pressured to fluoridate the public water supply by a coalition of groups in the county called Cavity Free Cortland. The group requested that the common council apply for a New York State $50,000 grant, with a deadline of February 29, to study the infrastructure needed to add fluoride to the drinking water. After hearing from town residents, who were unanimously opposed to fluoridation, the council turned down the grant.

 

Coldwater, Mich.

March 5

In Union City, voters will make a decision on whether or not the village of Union City should continue to add flouride to the public water supply…. The decision was made due to the constant complaints over the past years from village residents who do not want fluoride in the water.

Union City has 700 customers in the village, and the public water supply has contained fluoride after being added in November of 2004.   Avery said there are concerns about keeping fluoride in the water any longer, and many citizens do not want it.

http://www.thedailyreporter.com/article/20160305/NEWS/160309274

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Flint, Michigan

As the new water supply for Flint and Genesee County approaches complete in June, the Water Commissioner is considering a referendum to remove fluoride from the water.  He said the reason is that “fluoride has a chemical reaction with chlorine also used to treat water, which then requires the use of phosphates which is what creates corrosive water.”  This is a rare admission from a water commissioner that confirms FAN’s report on fluoridation and lead, published in February.

 

Fort Smith Arkansas

Mar 4

FORT SMITH — The city will begin Monday adding fluoride to the water it provides for its 160,000 users in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma….. With the completion of 33 projects Johnson listed, the percentage will increase to 91 percent.

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/mar/04/fluoride-will-go-in-fort-smith-water-20/?latest

 

Fountain County, Indiana

Mar 9

See Photo above:  Holes like the one in this steel pipe removed from the  Attica water treatment plant are believed to be the result of how the city fluoridates its drinking water.

In a case of what’s good for the teeth possibly being bad for the plumbing, the City of Attica is considering no longer adding fluoride to its drinking water.

Read more in this week’s edition or by subscribing to the e-editions.

http://www.newsbug.info/fountain_county_neighbor/city-considers-discontinuing-fluoridation/article_20e29eca-e567-11e5-aa9f-fb1267516b66.html

 

Idaho

March 3

The Idaho Senate has rejected HCR 34, the House-passed resolution recognizing community water fluoridation as a “significant public health achievement,” on a 16-18 vote. Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, asked the Senate, “How can we pass legislation like this where there’s a big contention on the health issue side? If we’re not sure, we should not be passing legislation.” Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur d’Alene, noted that the Senate recently killed legislation dealing with a seatbelt pilot project for teens. “Here we are honoring the lack of choice in putting fluoride in the water system,” she said.

… The resolution, HCR 34, had earlier passed the House on a 46-19 vote.

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2016/mar/03/senate-kills-resolution-lauding-community-water-fluoridation/

Mar 4

The Idaho Senate has rejected a resolution lauding water fluoridation….The measure’s opponents, including Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, said fluoride may have some negative effects and objected to the principle of adding medication to water systems, and the resolution failed 16-18.

Introduced by Rep. Kelly Packer, R-McCammon, the resolution passed the House 46-19 in February ,,,

http://magicvalley.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/senate-kills-pro-fluoride-resolution/article_a9f8f2b5-1b44-5780-91c4-13202d35ba9b.html

 

Port Angeles

Feb 26

The Port Angeles city manager will seek an independent review of an ethics complaint filed against City Attorney Bill Bloor, the city said Thursday.

The 33-page complaint, from Perron, who has frequently commented against water fluoridation at council meetings, said that Bloor violated Chapter 2.78 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code …

Perron argues in the complaint that Bloor misrepresented the legal status of fluoride transactions pertaining to the city as a “gift,” which Perron says “was never even close to the reality that the general contract with WDSF, together with the associated acid supply contract, constituted a commercial public works projec ,…  Perron said there was no mention of what the term fluoridation means; what chemical compounds are involved in the term; what suppliers would be used over the 10-year period, the production sources for the fluoride, the contracting protocols for a purchase agreement over a 10-year period; what testing protocols would be used; who would have jurisdiction over the policy; the reporting requirements needed to update the city, state and other applicable governmental entities; the specific legal basis for the new June 30, 2026 termination date; and no fiscal impact statement.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160226/NEWS/302269973

 

Rutland

Mar 2

Perhaps the most divisive issue for Rutland voters – apart from the presidential primary – had to do with fluoridating the city’s drinking water, something Rutlandhas done for more than 30 years. While opponents waged a vocal and passionate campaign to end the practice, their efforts were voted down 2,817 to 1,813.

http://digital.vpr.net/post/rutland-approves-25-million-pool-and-continued-fluoridation#stream/0

 

March 2

Food Consumer  (foodconsumer.org) — A new study recently published in PloS One suggests that fluoride can interfere with human embryonic development. This study is available in Resources

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Safety/chemical/fluoride_harms_human_embryonic_stem_cells_0302161033.html

Guildford, Pennsylvania

Water Authority ends fluoride treatment

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/local/2016/03/15/guilford-water-authority-ends-fluoride-treatment/81818460/

Canada

Calgary, Alberta

The government won’t throw in its chips to fluoridate water, despite calls from some city councillors who say water fluoridation is a public health …The city is not planning to reintroduce fluoridation.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/03/01/province-wont-fund-city-fluoridation-alberta-health.html

FOOD CONSUMER  reproduced Fan release: Calgary Fluoride Study Fatally Flawed; Key Data Omitted

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Safety/chemical/calgary_fluoride_study_fatally_flawed_0227160320.htm

 From FAN  In response to the media hysteria over a flawed and debunked study claiming to show an increase in dental decay after Calgary ceased fluoridation, the Alberta government has dealt a blow to the fluoride-lobby by saying it will not fund municipal fluoridation efforts.  In a further rejection of the dental-lobby’s propaganda, Calgary’s Mayor has said he doesn’t see the issue coming back to council for debate, and the neighboring council in Airdrie decided not to endorse fluoridation, but to instead follow the lead of the Calgary council.  While the flawed study/PR stunt did raise the fluoride issue again in several Canadian communities, it hasn’t appeared to make a difference.  In Cornwall, the threat of re-investigating fluoridation was met with immediate criticism, with one newspaper calling for councilors to “permanently shelve the fluoridation debate.”  In Regina, Saskatchewan and Wood Buffalo, Alberta, city officials made it clear that they had zero intention of re-considering fluoridation.

 Feb 26

Intersting release by: The Canadian Pres, headed Corrective to Feb. 17 story on Calgary fluoride study.

 Correction from CALGARY – The Canadian Press distributed an erroneous report on Feb. 17 that said children in Calgary have twice as many cavities as their counterparts in Edmonton after a study was published on the City of Calgary’s decision in 2011 to stop adding fluoride to its water supply.

In fact, the study says there was a worsening in the decay of baby teeth in Calgary children since fluoridation was stopped. The number of tooth surfaces with decay per child increased by 3.8 surfaces in Calgary, compared to an increase of 2.1 surfaces per child in Edmonton

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/corrections/corrective-to-feb-17-story-on-calgary-fluoride-study-370286251.html

 Mar 14

…In an exclusive ThinkHQ/Metro News survey conducted through an online research panel between Feb. 29 – March 5, 2016, 452 Calgarians were asked to weigh in on the teeth-baring fluoride debate…..Sixty-four per cent of respondents said the city should reintroduce fluoride to the city’s

http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2016/03/13/exclusive-poll-majority-calgarians-fluoride-reintroduced.html

Parry Sound, Ontario

Feb 26

Last week town council directed staff to make the draft bylaw, “removal of fluoride from Parry Sound’s drinking water,” available for public comment. A March 18 article heading : It’s done. Fluiride will no linger be added to Parry Sound’s water’ was recorded, but article was not accessible.

Council opens fluoride bylaw to public review, comment

www.parrysound.com

 

Peel, Ontario

From FAN Last week it was announced that the regional council’s newly formed fluoride subcommittee–organized to consider whether the region should continue or end fluoridation—is leaning in the direction of ending the practice.  According to the chair of the subcommittee, most committee members are looking for a good reason to support an end to fluoridation.  He said, “six of the seven members…are seeking sufficient factual data to delete the fluoride supplement added to our drinking water.  I’m hoping we can build a strong case based on the best research…”  The subcommittee’s recommendation will have to also be approved by the majority of the 24-member council.

 

Terrace BC

Mar 14

Fluoride in Terrace tap water is here to stay and a call for the city to hold a referendum on the matter has been rejected.  Council’s decision was made following a Northern Health Authority presentation by chief medical health officer Dr. Raina Fumerton in which she applauded Terrace’s leadership in being one of just four municipalities still fluoridating water in the province.

Local resident and on-line radio talk show host Barry Prince, who spearheaded the most recent anti-fluoridation petition presented to city council last month, was incensed with the council decision.  “There’s something not right there,” he said. “There are many people in the community saying the same thing. What, are they just turning their back on us?”

“They are completely turning a blind eye to the effect of sodium fluoride on the body. They are going with a presentation by a health professional for northern health who promotes fluoridation,” he continued.

http://www.terracestandard.com/news/371889881.html

Australia

Sydney

Feb 29

From Cape Breton Post:   Marlene Kane of Sydney appeared at last week’s stakeholder budget consultation session and asked council for not only the cost of the fluoridation  of Sydney,, Northside, New Waterford and Glace Bay, but any other chemicals used in the process, system maintenance and other processes.

http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2016-02-29/article-4451708/Sydney-activist-seeks-information-on-fluoridation/1

 

New South Wales

Extending an existing scheme

http://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/3762436/tapping-into-fluoride/


Cairns

March 3

… A growing chorus of health professionals has been pleading for fluoride to return to local taps, saying it is the best way to prevent the high rate of tooth decay in Far North Queensland.

Cairns Regional Council made the decision to remove the fluoride from Cairns’ water supply in 2013, after it had been introduced for just two years.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/lifestyle/renewed-push-for-water-fluoridation-in-cairns-as-mayoral-candidates-steer-clear/news-story/3a498d1d61175b63a32cc52cd02c9123#load-story-comments

 Mar 19

From The Cairns Post: Dental expert questions costings for fluoridating Cairns’ water supply. This included the installation of fluoridation equipment across the city’s four water treatment plants in 2009 and 2010. According to CEO Peter Tabulo, …

The article made it clear that the expert concerned was against fluoridation, but as it seems from the story above that fluoirdation finished in 2011, this may be a move against  a campaign for reintroduction.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/lifestyle/dental-expert-questions-costings-for-fluoridating-cairns-water-supply/news-story/b6ffd2308bdd71f864c343eec446e6c0

 

New Zealand

 

Feb 28

From FAN-NZ:

Auckland

Feb 25

Shhh… Fluoride Quietly Reduced in Auckland Water!

by kane

Auckland Council’s water supplier Watercare has quietly gone about reducing the level of fluoride in Auckland’s tap water. Without announcement or fanfare from Watercare or Auckland Council, the clandestine move was instead included in an Information Report prepared by Watercare for Auckland Council after the November Auckland Council Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting.

Auckland’s new reduced fluoride target matches the US Government’s Department of Human and Health Service’s (DHHS) 2015 directive of a maximum target level of 0.7ppm. Watercare records show Auckland council has routinely been overdosing, well above even the MoH recommended level, sometimes as high as 1.2ppm.

Last year, the US DHHS lowered their recommended fluoride level, which used to be 0.7ppm – 1.2ppm, and is now a maximum of 0.7ppm. This is after the DHHS admitted that 40% of all children and 60% of African American children have dental fluorosis, which is permanent damage to teeth, caused by swallowing fluoride as teeth are developing. New Zealand children have similar rates of dental fluorosis.

This makes the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s recommendation of 0.7ppm to 1ppm (target of 0.85ppm) higher, and out of step with the USA. And of course, NZ is out of step with 96% of the world who do not add fluoridation chemicals to their water at all.

Auckland Councillors are legally and morally responsible for dosing 1.4m Aucklanders daily with fluoridation chemicals. It looks as though Auckland Council is not comfortable about adding an even higher fluoride level than the US, despite what the NZ Ministry of Health says.

In December 2015, the US National Toxicology Program announced that they will be conducting a systematic review on fluoride’s neurotoxic effects. They will also be undertaking their own new studies to determine the level of fluoride that causes neurotoxic impairment.

According to Dr Birnbaum, Ph.D. Director, NIEHS & NTP, the reduction to 0.7ppm in “part had to do with the fact that when you reviewed all of the literature there was evidence for effects occurring as low as about 2.5, maybe lower than that and going from 1.2 to 2.5 is only a margin of exposure of about 2 fold. And we know nothing, as I said before about differential susceptibility and vulnerability that occurs within the population. And that was part of the justification for taking it down to .7”. (Watch from 1h7m)

Fluoride Free NZ’s Auckland representative, Kane Titchener, who presented the US HHS information at the Auckland Council Regional Strategy and Policy Committee in November, said “it is good to see that Fluoride Free NZ’s recommendation to immediately reduce the target level has been accepted by Watercare and Auckland Council. Reducing the levels are a good first step in ending fluoridation in the region”. Read the Information report from Watercare to Auckland Council stating that the target fluoride concentration is 0.7ppm.  See Watercare records from 2013-2014 showing fluoride levels exceeding the MOH mid target of 0.85ppm.

 From New Zealand Herald

Auckland’s water provider has quietly reduced its target for fluoride levels in the region’s drinking water.

But it denies the move was clandestine.

Watercare has reduced its target fluoride levels from 0.85 parts per million to 0.7ppm.

The Ministry of Health recommends fluoride content for drinking water in the range of 0.7-1.0ppm and must not exceed 1.5ppm — the acceptable maximum level.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11597064

Masterton, Auckland NZ

March 2

Masterton residents are set to get access to non-fluoridated water, though it’s not expected to be hugely popular.

District councillors are today expected to sign off on an almost $6000 plan to have a public tap.

It’s expected less than 500 litres of non-fluoridated water will be used per day, and mayor Lyn Patterson said she’s unlikely to use it

Hoiwever, the first commenter states:

If Petone is anything to go by it could be really popular. The queues are long on the weekends and people drive for miles to get it

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/non-fluoridation-set-to-be-unpopular/

From FF-NZ  Quoting current Irish research

Mar 17

Many, if not most, tea drinkers are consuming a dose of fluoride likely to negatively affect their health, according to a study published last week in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Fluoride is also added to half of New Zealand’s water supplies, and it is present in high levels in some foods and drinks. Tea drinkers are at very high risk of fluoride overdose.

Overdosing on fluoride can result in a whole host of diseases including thyroid dysfunction and skeletal fluorosis. The symptoms of first stage skeletal fluorosis are identical to arthritis.

The study measured the amount of fluoride in 54 brands of tea bags sold in the Republic of Ireland and found that most tea drinkers would be exceeding the dose known to cause bone and thyroid problems. New Zealand has a similarly high rate of tea drinkers.

The study highlights the fact that the Ministry of Health and every other organisation that promote fluoridation have no idea what level of fluoride people are already exposed to. Fluoride was deliberately excluded from the recent ‘Total dietary survey’ conducted by the Ministry of Health.

The risk from tea (including the increasingly popular iced tea) is made even worse if you use fluoridated water to make it with – overdose on top of overdose.

Co-author, Dr Mike Godfrey from Tauranga says “As a medical physician one needs to know the nutritional and health status of individuals when considering fluoride exposure as the dose that can affect individuals depends on many factors.  For example individuals with diabetes with reduced kidney function, as well as individuals with iodine, calcium or vitamin D deficiency have a much lower tolerance to fluoride. Furthermore, New Zealand and Ireland both have soft water that increases fluoride sensitivity. In Ireland, almost 10% of the general population have diabetes and we have the same problems. We also have high rates of arthritis, hypothyroidism and chronic respiratory diseases all associated with fluoride. Whilst we are not such prodigious tea drinkers three cups of tea could already exceed the MoH Upper Limit. Deliberately adding fluoride to water is therefore a significant health hazard.”

Mar 12

Beer drinking also increases people’s fluoride intake, and Maori and low SES (socioeconomic status) groups are at much greater risk of fluoride toxicity in NZ, particularly in areas which have water Fluoridation, according to the dentist group FIND.

A group of dentists want the associate minister of health to make fluoride testing free because of concerns many people are over-dosing on the additive.

Dentist group FIND raised their concerns with Peter Dunne in a meeting in Wellington late yesterday.

The FIND dentists are concerned that the total quantity of fluoride that people swallow each day from food, dental products and water combined is putting people at risk of ongoing health problems.

They said it’s affecting people’s quality of life and is placing an unnecessary burden on the health system.

Spokesman Dr. Stan Litras highlighted the World Health Organisation guidelines which state authorities adding fluoride should be monitoring it.

The risk appears to be greater among children, Maori and low decile groups.

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/health/dentists-want-free-fluoride-testing/

 

ISRAEL

 

Mar 14

From Jerusalem Post: Fluoridation of drinking water may be resumed, according to a decision by the Knesset Interior Committee on Wednesday – but this change could be reversed when a proposed revision to the law is considered next week.

Mar 17

From Jeshiva World News: Some committee members appealed  and this leads to a re-vote, although this is expected to pass.  Water officials  are opposed.

http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/397760/knesset-committees-restore-water-fluorination-.html

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 The first letter, headed  Correction, gov, fluoride is a drug, is reproduced in full from  Vermont

Mar 2: This is an open letter to Governor Peter Shumlin.

We request that you (Shumlin) request the immediate resignation of Commissioner of Vermont Department of Health, Dr. Harry Chen, for his attempt to influence voter decision on fluoridation by sharing misinformation in a Rutland Herald commentary dated Saturday, Feb. 20 on the issue of fluoridation in Rutland City and Proctor.

Vermont Commissioner of Health Dr. Harry Chen said: “Fluoride is not a drug.”

Correction: the FDA reports fluoride to be a drug.

Dr. Chen says: “Fluoride is not a byproduct of the fertilizer industry as some opponents claim.”

Correction: fluorosilicic acid used in Rutland to fluoridate our water is gleaned from the smokestacks of the phosphate fertilizer company named Mosaic and shipped directly by tank truck to Rutland (Jeff Wennberg can confirm this). The bill of lading obtained from town shows the product we are adding to our water also contains arsenic.

Dr. Chen should know better than to compare fluoridation to nutrients added to products, so people have a choice whether to purchase them or not. There is no nutritional requirement by the human body for fluorosilicic acid, a toxic waste added to the water supply to medicate people, some of whom cannot tolerate its toxicity.

People deserve pure water as a basic right. All of us have the right to know and approve any medication we take into our body. We should have the right to choose and not be forced by our government to drink a water contaminant that the EPA reports as a neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor.

Government officials like Dr. Harry Chen pushing fluoridation on our community with misinformation, when this policy is supposed to be a voluntary decision, leads me to believe he does not support or believe in the precautionary principle of public health, where we err on the side of safety if we are going to add water contaminants to our drinking water.

Governor Shumlin, the question to be raised is this: When the history of fluoridation in this country corrects itself, which side will you as our governor fall on, given this unique opportunity by which the entire state of Vermont is now engaged in this discussion? Medicating a population through its water system without the individual’s consent is morally wrong.

“In no case should a collective community agreement or the consent of a community leader or other authority substitute for an individual’s informed consent.” UNESCO, on bioethics, medical intervention and informed consent (2010). We now know better.

Thank you,

Kathleen Krevetski, R.N., M.A., Rutland Vt.

– See more at: http://mountaintimes.info/correction-gov-fluoride-is-a-drug/#sthash.Mwmfz517.dpuf

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Snowmass,  CO

The second letter,from Will Kesler of Snowmass Village reminds us of some of the history;

Mar 6 The first fluoride “authority” was Dr. Robert Kehoe. Preaching from the industrial-funded Kettering Institute, his mantra was, “The question of the public safety of fluoridation is nonexistent from the viewpoint of medical science.” Simultaneously Kehoe advocated for the safety of leaded gasoline. He successfully obscured lead’s horrendous effects for decades, causing incalculable damage, especially to children.

Dr. Harold Hodge was the “world’s leading expert” of fluoride toxicology into the ’70s. Years later, the Pulitzer Prize was awarded for revealing the unsuspecting human subjects Harold injected with plutonium as the lead toxicologist of the Manhattan Project (atomic bomb).

By 1990, Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, head of research for the Forsyth Institute, had implemented a revolutionary computer program that measured fluoride’s effect on rats. She demonstrated, for the first time, the potential for motor dysfunction, IQ deficits and/or learning disabilities in humans. Industry asked if its products could lower a child’s IQ. Mullenix answered, “Basically, yes.” By 1996 her research grants and funding had vanished, her academic career crushed.

Before the new millennium, the establishment had conceded the astonishing fact that this fierce debate was and is based on a false premise. The “systemic” paradigm (gut to tooth) that launched fluoridation was discarded. The establishment admitted swallowing fluoride is useless since its benefit is topical (rubbed or smeared on).

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization, British Medical Journal, etc., concurred that tooth decay during the 20th century was essentially the same with or without fluoridation! People were eating better, using fluoridated toothpaste and employing a dentist. Europe began removing fluoride, and in 2002 Belgium made selling fluoride supplements a crime. Humanity was waking up — time for propaganda to put us back to sleep once again.

In 1999 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed fluoridation “among the 10 greatest public-health milestones of the 20th century.” Paradoxically, the CDC also stated that “the major benefit of fluoride is topical, not systemic.” Thus the great “milestone” is, in reality, a great “millstone” borne by infants. Obvious propaganda because if one assertion is true, the other must be false.

The establishment swears that the only downside to fluoridation is dental fluorosis; however, not to worry — fluorosis is simply “cosmetic,” a “sparkle” that enhances the smile of about one-third of our population, which Wikipedia attributes to “excessive fluoride ingestion” in early years. Dental fluorosis is, in fact, the first visible sign of fluoride poisoning; ask Harold — he knew.

After decades of pushing supplements to infants (a crime in Belgium), agencies now agree that limiting fluoride in early years reduces dental fluorosis. Nary a whisper of rats with issues or children with lower IQ even as fluoride is linked to multiple diseases in multiple studies (“Fluoridation may not prevent cavities, scientific review shows,” June 29, and “Water fluoridation linked to higher ADHD rates,” March 10, Newsweek).

Fetuses and infants are, by far, the most vulnerable. Surrounded by fluoride, mother’s milk is essentially free of this developmental neurotoxin. Until we wake up and end this debacle, it is imperative that parents not mix baby formula with fluoridated water or allow their infant to drink it.

http://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/21004762-113/letter-dangerous-water

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Extract from letter headed ‘The end of fluoridation will come’ .

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is presently looking at fluoride’s adverse effects on the developing brain. Because fluoride affects the brain, the NTP plans to conduct new animal studies to determine the lowest dose at which this damage occurs. NTP will also be doing systematic review of all the existing scientific literature which includes 314 studies that have investigated fluoride’s effects on the brain and nervous system which include 181 animal studies, 112 human studies, and 21 cell studies to date. Our health community must take a holistic approach and look beyond the teeth when we add drugs to our water.

Kathleen Krevetski’s  letter to Rutland, Vermont  voters can  be read in full at

https://vtdigger.org/2016/02/26/kathleen-krevetski-the-end-of-fluoridation-will-come/

 

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 Extract from  Canadian Press article with some facts on Canadian fluoridation

.Mar 09 Health Canada reported in 2009, the last time it counted, that about 45 per cent of the population was drinking fluoridated water.

That’s dropped to about 37 per cent, Levin estimates.

Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation believes the figure is less than 30 per cent.

“Belief in water fluoridation has become so ingrained in us that it’s reflex to just think that water fluoridation is good,” says an emailed statement from the group’s president, Robert Fleming.

He says fluoride supporters rely on flawed studies and people shouldn’t be “medicated” against their will.

“Municipal councillors and other Canadian citizens have been catching on to the fact that artificial water fluoridation is without substantiation. It won’t be long now before Canadians are fluoridation free,” says Fleming.

Big cities including Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Halifax and Winnipeg fluoridate. Montreal and Vancouver don’t fluoridate. Neither do Waterloo and Windsor in southern Ontario.

After several plebiscites, Calgary removed fluoride from its water in 2011.

For full artucle ask for link

 

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From  New India Express

March 11   Research  on natural fluoride levels in India, which are a substantial health problem.  Not surprisingly, there was no response to the ‘solution’ offered that includes fluoridating one city.

MANGALURU:  The southern parts of the state have lower levels of fluoride in ground water and north-eastern parts have markedly high levels. It is particularly high in Kolar and Koppal districts, reveals an evidence-based study published in a UK-based peer-reviewed journal titled ‘Perspective in Public health’ (Vol XX, No XI)…

“While visiting some areas like Tumakuru and Pavagada, which have flouride concetration above 2 ppm, we found that 98 per cent of students in the age group of 12 to 15 years had dental fluorosis,” he informed.

The study also revealed that water with high fluoride concentration during summer season was unsuitable for human consumption.

Prof Chowdhury and team had offered a solution on setting up de-fluoridation plant to ensure that drinking water sources in the state had safe fluoride level (0.8-1.5 ppm), (more than 50 per cent de-fluoridation plants were not working) and fluoridating Mangaluru City Corporation’s central water supply to prevent dental caries (dental decay).

“But there has been no response from Chief Minister’s office, Health Minister U T Khader or MCC Mayor,” Prof Choudhry lamented.

For full article:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Kolar-Koppal-Have-High-Fluoride-Concentration-in-Water-Study/2016/03/11/article3321207.ece

 

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From Alternative Daily article Article by Krista Hillis , who ‘is passionate about nutrition, mental health, and sustainable practices. She has her Bachelors in Psychology and Neuroscience and is still active in her research.’ This extract is headed Monsanto and fluoride — a concerning association

March 3 Fluoride has long been recommended by dentists to promote healthy teeth. However, this chemical is a byproduct of the fertilizer industry. When you think of increased fertilizer use, what comes to mind? The multibillion-dollar corporation Monsanto, of course. This company is responsible for increasing our exposure to numerous chemical cocktails.

Another agribusiness giant and Monsanto ally, Cargill, is responsible for 70 to 75 percent of the chemicals used in fluoridation programs. The two companies make headlines time and again, and are known for their lack of ethical and environmental responsibility.

The fluoride that is added to our drinking water comes from hydrofluorosilicic acid and sodium fluorosilicate — unprocessed byproducts from the production of fertilizer. Recent research is now suggesting that the use of fluoride in drinking water can also elevate exposure to both arsenic and lead.

Full article:   http://www.thealternativedaily.com/fluoridated-water-monsanto/

 

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Radiant Insights technical business report on sources of fluoride products in China  Minerals and Salts of Fluoride Industry — Highly Utilized Chemical Reagents: Report by Radiant Insights, Inc.

March 14 SAN FRANCISCO, CABrowse Full Research Report with TOC on “Global and Chinese Fluoride Industry, 2015 Market Research Report”:http://www.radiantinsights.com/research/global-and-chinese-fluoride-industry-2015-market-research-report

Or summary here:

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/minerals-salts-fluoride-industry-highly-utilized-chemical-reagents-report-radiant-insights-2105441.htm

 

 

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