Anti-fluoride protesters used signs that said “Hear Us!” as part of a silent protest at the Jan. 3 Buda , Texas City Council meeting, See under USA
Perhaps we should have some ‘HEAR US’ placards too. as it seems no one wants to listen to common sense in Hull. The local paper will not even publish a letter that comes from outside Hull.
From Bristol Post:
New figures have revealed that Bristol is the worst place in the south west when it comes to needing teeth extractions…Bristol Water does not add fluoride to its water.
On its website it states:”Fluoride is a health issue. We believe that health professionals should make decisions about health measures, not water companies.”
Robert Carnaghan saw this in the Daily Telegraph (9 January 2017)
Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.
Researchers at King’s College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so that they generate new dentine – the mineralised aterial under the enamel.
Teeth already have the capability of regenerating dentine … but can only naturally make a very thin layer, and not enough to fill the deep cavities caused by tooth decay. But Tideglusib switches off an enzyme called GSK-3 which prevents dentine from carrying on forming.
Scientists showed it is possible to soak a small biodegradable sponge with the drug and insert it into a cavity,…The tiny sponges are made out of collagen so they melt away over time, leaving only the repaired tooth
The research was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
UK From Ann Wills chose the Feb 2 Daily Mail. “WARNING OVER TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND IN FAST FOOD WRAPPERS”
Paper & card used to package fast food is often coated with non-stick fluoride chemicals. The compounds known as PFASs or PFAs – per & polyfluoroalkyl substances help packaging repel water & grease. But there is concern they leach from wrappers into food. Exposure to the fluoride substances has been linked with cancer, thyroid disease, immune suppression, low weight babies & reduced fertility. The team included Green Science Policy Institute; Notre Dame Uni, Indiana; California Dept of Toxic Substances Control; Silent Spring Institute; US EPA’s National Exposure Research Lab; & Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education. Published on 1.2.17 in the journal “Environmental Science & Technology Letters.” The CHEM Trust said these fluoride chemicals accumulate in human blood.
and takes us back to an achievement from the past , that just might be relevant with Hull is now in under threat of fluoridation.
-Letter To NPWA from Yorkshire Water on 11 April 1995.
“….. Yorkshire Water has decided that it will not agree to add fluoride to water supplies in its region. The principal reason is that the Government is not prepared to offer an indemnity acceptable to the company to cover the risks involved. In addition, fluoride does not enhance drinking water quality & we are concerned that installing fluoridation plants & storing chemicals at our works would increase the complexity & risk associated with water treatment processes. There would be increased danger of water supplies being rendered unwholesome or unfit for consumption & this is a risk to which we are unwilling to expose our customers.
We have informed Health Authorities & other interested bodies of our decision.
Yours sincerely,David Brimblecombe ,Company Secretary.
Dustin Darden, the co-sponsor of a petition to get the fluoride issue on the April ballot, says he regularly drives 20 minutes south of Anchorage along the Seward Highway to collect gallons of water from a pipe that runs out of the side of the mountain.
,,,. The group, Clean Water Team Anchorage, is circulating a photo from Anchorage Water and Waste Utility (AWWU), showing the bags of fluoride that go into the water
Here’s the picture
…Advisory vote on water fluoridation proposed
… Assemblywoman Amy Demboski thinks the city should find out how Anchorage voters feel about water fluoridation even as a citizen group gathers signatures for a ballot initiative to remove fluoride from city water.
……As of Monday, the fluoride initiative had not yet been certified. Backers have until Feb. 1 to gather and submit more than 5,700 signatures…
But it wasn’t enough,,,
On Tuesday, January 25th, Anchorage Assembly Members voted against giving voters to voice their opinions on the fluoridation of the water supply.[subscription] https://echoak.com/2017/02/fluoride/
In August of last year, the city of Arab’s water system stopped fluoridating its water after looking over studies that stated that using the chemical posed a potential health threat. However, just a few months later, the Arab City Council ordered the system to restart the fluoridation.
After hearing testimony from medical experts, a Marshall County judge issued a preliminary injunction that restarted the fluoridation, Alabama.com reported. The waterworks appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court.
What the water board is arguing is “that despite the city council’s 1972 resolution to start fluoridation and its 2015 resolution telling the waterworks to continue fluoridation, the water system still has the authority to make operational decisions.”
The Alabama Supreme Court reversed the circuit judge’s order that allowed the city council an injunction requiring the water system to fluoridate the water.
“The board is correct. It is undisputed that the board has authority over the waterworks system,” according to the court opinion obtained by Alabama.com.
The court stated that Arab “did not have a reasonable chance of success on the ultimate merits of its case.”
The fluoride debate in Buda raged on as members of an anti-fluoride group flocked to the Jan. 3 city council meeting to demonstrate in a silent protest on the issue.
Protesters with the Flouride Free movement demonstrated by holding up orange signs with the words “Hear Us!” printed on them, which were shown when those against Buda’s decision to reintroduce fluoride in the water system spoke during public comment. See Pic on top of page :
Allen said she is “very much against” fluoridation of the city’s surface water supply and claimed the grade of fluoride is not the same as what the dentists use, but a by-product of fertilizer called hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFA).
“Please postpone fluoridation of the water until the Fluoride Free side has had an opportunity to be heard and the community informed,” she said. …
Buda City Manager Kenneth Williams announced in a press release Thursday night that the city will place on hold the scheduled fluoridation of its water supply.
At Tuesday’s city council meeting, several members of the public spoke about the issue, including some from newly formed group Buda Citizens for Safe Water, prompting Mayor Todd Ruge to request a public hearing on matter on Feb. 7.
The city council will revisit the issue and make a final decision at some point following that meeting, according to the release. Kenneth could not be reached for comment Thursday night.
Buda had been adding fluoride to its water since 2002 when it first became a customer of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. The authority operates the San Marcos Water Treatment Plant and stopped fluoride treatment after San Marcos residents voted to discontinue the pratice in November 2015.
Buda City Council members passed a resolution in July 2015 cementing their preference to keep the fluoridation regardless, and the city had planned to restart fluoridation this month.
To combat early childhood caries, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has approved the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for some high-risk children enrolled in Denti-Cal, the state’s dental Medicaid program…
Providers enrolled in the pilot project can also be reimbursed $35 per patient for using silver diamine fluoride on high-risk children. SDF has been shown to halt caries development in primary teeth.
“We want to encourage the use of silver diamine fluoride to arrest dental caries,” Dr. Kumar said…
A petition that would stop the city of Durango from adding fluoride to its drinking water appears to have enough signatures, and now it will either be adopted by the Durango City Council within 30 days or left for voters to decide in the April election.
Amy Phillips, director of administrative services for the city clerk’s office, said Tuesday the office is verifying each signature, but it appears the petition received the required 593 signatures. Jim Forleo, a Durango resident who started the petition in November, estimated 800 signatures were collected.
“For all practical purposes, yes it looks like the petition received the sufficient amount of signatures,” Phillips said.
Phillips on Jan. 17 will present the petition to the Durango City Council, which has 30 days to decide either to adopt the ordinance to remove fluoride from drinking water or let voters decide in April.
Forleo, a local chiropractor who has long criticized the city’s fluoride program, said a large part of collecting signatures the past few months was educating residents about what he believes are the potentially harmful effects of adding fluoride to drinking water.
“We found a lot of people either didn’t know about it or just accepted it as something that’s been around for 70 years, without really knowing the detrimental aspects of it,” Forleo said. “But in the last several years, a lot of that information has been surfacing, and we are really becoming over-fluorided to death.”
…Next month the City Council is expected to decide whether to put a yes-or-no question on the ballot in April to let voters decide whether the city should continue to add fluoride to its city water supply.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
GREEN BAY – A local mom is among several individuals and advocacy groups petitioning the federal government — and local leaders — to ban the practice of putting fluoride in drinking water…
Brenda Staudenmeier, one of the petitioners and a Green Bay resident, likened the practice of fluoridating water to swallowing sunscreen lotion to protect against sunburn.
“This isn’t solving the real problem of why we have tooth decay, which is sugar,” Staudenmeier said…
The Fluoride Action Network is one of six organizations that signed the petition to the EPA. Others include the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Food and Water Watch, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Moms Against Fluoridation and Organic Consumers Association.
Five individuals from across the U.S., including Staudenmaier, also signed the petition.
Staudenmeier said she has been asking the Green Bay Water Utility and Green Bay City Council to stop adding fluoride to the local water supply for years. She hopes the recent petition will prompt the City Council to overturn a decades-old resolution ordering the use of fluoride in city water.
Johnson City Press (subscription)
After a few months’ hiatus from the fluoride issue, Jonesborough officials … looking to vote on fluoride issue in next. meeting
Short article with long list of comments , mostly trading insults from Times News ,
KINGSPORT — The city of Kingsport has added fluoride to its water system since the early 1950s… And while two local governments are considering removing fluoride from the water treatment process, Kingsport has no plans to change course.
….Two local municipalities — Rogersville and Jonesborough — are considering removing fluoride from the water treatment process.
The Rogersville Water Commission voted on Tuesday to begin that process with Water Superintendent Sean Hatchett telling city leaders that fluoride costs the water department $40,000 annually, that the chemical is corrosive and that it has little health effect on the people who drink the water.
City leaders in Jonesborough are considering a similar move and first looked at the issue last summer, holding a listening session where residents had a chance to weigh in on the issue. A survey of water customers in Jonesborough slightly more than 50 percent were opposed to fluoride in their water.
Bob Browning, the town administrator for Jonesborough, said the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is reviewing all of the information provided to it and will likely revisit the issue in the next couple of months. Jonesborough spends approximately $13,000 a year on fluoride.
“It’s not a high cost figure for the town. The issue had to do with the pros and cons of the value of putting fluoride in the system,” Browning said. …
An extract from an official published notice, marked ‘ not to be copied’ reminds us of the continuing pressure for new U.S. schemes
MICHIGAN — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Program today announced project funds of up to $24,000 each for communities seeking to purchase and install new or replacement water fluoridation equipment.
Eligible applicants include municipal water systems. First priority will be given to Michigan water systems currently without a water fluoridation program. The community’s Water System Operator or Water Engineer must certify that the community will continue fluoridation for a minimum of 5 years after receipt of the grant award…This funding opportunity is supported through a generous gift from Delta Dental of Michigan.
Proctor residents will have a chance to vote on fluoridation at their annual floor meeting Monday, March 6, provided the selectmen put the item on the agenda.
…Rutland, Proctor and Poultney are the only towns in Rutland County with fluoridated water supplies. A vote to end fluoridation in Proctor would be a good step toward making Rutland County fluoride free.
……: Fluoridation is an obsolete and misguided public health measure….Extensive critiques of Dr. Chen’s and Vermont dentists’ misleading and inaccurate statements on fluoridation may be found at rutlandfluorideaction.org, my website
While the DeKalb Utility District (DUD) has voted to exclude fluoridation of water produced at their new water treatment plant, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has sent a letter to local physicians in support of the fluoridation process.
While the DUD board reportedly voted unanimously against including the fluoridation process, notices were mailed out with the utility’s monthly bills beforehand. DUD officials said only four customers returned opinions, and all were against fluoridation
Water was one of this month’s themes in the decisions and events that occurred in and around the Seaway City.
Around the Cornwall city council table, members sat through two presentations they’d ordered up in March on the question of re-introducing fluoride into the municipal water supply.
The addition of hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFSA) had been stopped several years earlier due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment at the city’s water treatment plant. Without that equipment, staff members could not safely add HSFA to the water in order to create a low level of fluoride and the practice was stopped.
First to speak to council was American toxicologist and anti-fluoride crusader Paul Connett, who warned council that resuming fluoridation could lead to all sorts of physical ills in those drinking the water. He also urged council to respect its residents’ choice as to how they fluoridate rather than force it upon all those using municipal water.
Several weeks later, council heard from Eastern Ontario Health Unit medical officer of health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis and Canada’s chief dental officer Dr. Peter Cooney on the benefits of fluoridation. Both pointed to how having the mineral in the water supply improves dental health among those who don’t otherwise have access to a dentist.
The decision on the question was left for a council meeting later in the year…
Moncton, New Brunswick
About 80 people, including the Mayor of Riverview and Dieppe, sat in Moncton council chambers for three hours Monday night, listening to presentations for and against the addition of fluoride to the city’s municipal water.
Against fluoridation was a group represented by a dentist, a pharmacist, a community member, and Olivier Clarisse, a professor at the University of Moncton who studies the effects of metal contaminants in the environment…
Council has a few weeks to make a decisions. The matter will go to a vote at the next regular meeting on February
A final appeal from New Zealand for submissions on the proposed legislation that is hoped will lead to hearings, and a reminder of the case
This Bill gives District Health Boards total power to make decisions and give directives for fluoridation to local Councils without consultation, without population monitoring and without individualised assessment or informed consent, and behind closed doors.
- NO community consultation;
- NO opt out provisions for people who are sensitive to fluoride;
- NO informed consent from people required;
- NO provisions for communities like Napier to continue to be non-fluoridated;
- NO assessment of WHOLE health of individuals or populations required, only DENTAL health;
- NO full assessment of fluoridation information, only what the Ministry of Health wants the DHBs to see: misinformation, statistical myths, incorrect science;
- NO assessment of impact on subsets of sensitive populations e.g. kidney, thyroid, arthritic, elderly patients;
- NO mention that hospitals CAN opt out by having their own non-fluoridated water supply to support the recovery of their patients. Patients are not required to give informed consent to drink non-fluoridated water;
- NO requirement for population monitoring to assess accumulation of fluoride in teeth, bones and pineal gland over time;
- NO requirement for DHBs to look at non-fluoride options of reducing dental decay such as through ‘Water Only No Sugar’ policies in schools;
NO provision for the DHB to consider the financial costs of fluoridation against the financial costs of kidney, diabetes, thyroid, obesity and other population health costs. Only required to look at financial costs against dental health costs.
This is a medical intervention forced on the people of new zealand by governments over 50 years without any monitoring or individualised assessment or informed consent. This bill makes it much harder to say no to fluoridation.