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UK Against Fluoridation

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Australia - Eden Magnet letters to the editor, July 27

Fluoride in perspective

The proponents of fluoridated water are trying to invalidate the opposition to fluoridation.

It's time to put the debate in perspective. Perhaps it makes sense that dentists are concerned with teeth rather than with overall health. Perhaps it suits legislators to slip fluoride into tap-water to set a precedent for introducing widespread medication of their electors.

So we have fluoride on one side, and a valuable raft of events on the other - toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, better trained dentists with far more sophisticated equipment and choices other than amalgam, extraction and laughing gas. 

The critical event may just have been the widespread teaching of dental care in preschools and schools. Dental hygiene and awareness have improved greatly in the last 85 years,

Fluoride in drinking water causes discoloration of teeth for some people, and if there is a slight crack in a tooth fluoride can enter and gradually eat away the tooth's pulp. 

While dosing at the water plant may be low, there is an accumulation throughout the day - it's in many toothpastes; in the water we use in soups and stew and we wash our vegetables in; it will be added to the soil whenever we water our plants; it is in commercial vegetables that use town water; and any food animals will have it in their bodies. So the dosage is way higher for those who live with fluoride in their water.

The fluoride that is added to water supplies comes from mining waste. It is a neurotoxin. The chemical compound being used has other neurotoxins in it as well.

So hooray for Dr Maria Claudianos. I wonder if most dentists are too busy making money or attending pharmaceutical company funded in-service training to do up-to-date research? 

The growing amount of people's first-hand experience cannot be ignored, either.

There are serious questions to be answered:

Why is council even contemplating fluoridating the rest of the shire's water supply?  Are they offering to cover our ensuing health costs personally? 

Who is putting pressure on the state and federal governments to put a toxic substance into our water? Why are they going along with outdated and biased research to make their decision on?

If half the world is taking it out of their water, why on earth are they wanting to put it in? If in doubt, don't do it!

The question the BVS councillors should be considering is how quickly they can remove fluoride from the large part of the shire whose health it is damaging.

Maggie Camfield, Bermagui

Working towards best outcomes

Doug Reckord rightly observes that “community is very much about teamwork” (Letters, 14/7), however, like a team, the success of our community is also dependent on the ability of its members to work together to achieve the best outcomes for everyone.

Of course, where those entrusted with governing are not seen to be working to advance the best interests of the entire community, then it is inevitable that there will be disagreement and disharmony.

Doug contends that the health of our community will be enhanced by minimising criticism. However, putting to one side the fact that this thesis conveniently works to benefit those in power, I would contend that the health of the community is made stronger where it is capable of debating its differences in open, honest and respectful discourse, rather than closing its eyes and pretending they don’t exist.

As long as there are those in government, the bureaucracy, business or the media who are prepared to act contrary to the collective interests of our community, it is inevitable that there will be discord, and pretending that it will go away if we ignore it will resolve nothing.

John Richardson, Wallagoot

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Joy Warren "Why Does Hull Want To Put Fluoride In The Water Supply? It's A Dangerous Neurotoxin!"

New report shows shocking inequality in children's dental health in Sheffield

The state of dental health in Sheffield has been revealed. Picture: PixabayA Sheffield child is more likely to have tooth decay if they live in a poorer part of the city, according to a new report. Latest figures show 31 per cent of the city's five-year-olds had tooth decay affecting 'three or four' teeth. A report has shown between 50 and 60 per cent of five-year-olds living in parts of Sheffield have had or have tooth decay.

Sheffield has a higher amount of tooth decay in this category than Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster and is six per cent above the national average. One Sheffield dentists called the figure 'shocking' and said the education message needed to be stronger to stop early onset dental problems in children. A report compiled by Sheffield Council, NHS England, Public Health England, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and University of Sheffield School of Dentistry said the oral health of people in Sheffield is 'improving' but 'inequalities in oral health remain and there is still work to be done'.

The report seen by councillors said children living in the most deprived areas of the city had average tooth decay levels that were four times higher than those living in the least deprived areas. Totley dentist Dr Nigel Rosenbaum said the figures were 'shocking' Figures show in the Burngreave and City wards, between 50 and 60 per cent of children aged five have suffered from tooth decay. West Ecclesfield, Shiregreen & Brightside and Southey scored between 40 and 50 per cent in the same category. Dore & Totley, Crookes & Crosspool and Fulwood scored the lowest. Between zero and 10 per cent of children aged five living in these wards suffered from tooth decay.

The report also said around 1,000 children admitted annually to Sheffield Children’s hospital children for general anesthetics for the management of dental disease. Thousands of tooth brush packs have been distributed to children in Sheffield schools. Picture: Pixabay. Dr Nigel Rosenbaum at One80Dental on Baslow Road, Totley, said: "Through general experience and what I hear from colleagues, I'm not shocked it's that high but the inequality and gulf is a shocking figure, no doubt about it.

"There is a huge biological and financial cost to the city and the country. It's a crying shame that we have got so many kids going under general anesthetic to have teeth removed. "Schools could be doing a lot more in early years to get the message across - this shouldn't be about if people live in a more affluent area or not. "Parents may also think that if there child has baby teeth removed then it's okay because an adult teeth grows back in its place - this should be the mindset. Coun Jackie Drayton is the council cabinet member for children, young people and families "Giving babies water in bottles instead of syrup-type drinks and cutting sugary drinks before bedtime could go a long way in helping this problem." The report said: "Since 2008, the prevalence and severity of tooth decay in five-year-old school children has decreased.                

However there is still work to be done to maintain these improvements and reduce the inequalities in children living in the most deprived areas of the city. "Although Sheffield has seen an overall improvement in oral health, many people still experience unacceptable levels of disease. Poor oral health will only be addressed if it is approached in the context of good oral health being vital for general health and wellbeing."

Sheffield Council has said it is tackling the problem with its Oral Health Improvement Strategy 2014-2017. The strategy was developed by the Council, Public Health England, the local NHS, dentists and Healthwatch. It focuses on improving exposure to fluoride, reducing exposure to sugars and tobacco. The report said there have been 'improvements in children’s oral health in Sheffield' during the period of this strategy. Progress was measured by the average number of decayed, missing and filled teeth in five-year-old children. All targets were said to be met and the he average number of decayed, missing and filled teeth in five-year-old children reduced to 1.1, the proportion of children with tooth decay reduced to 31 per cent - down from 36 per cent.

Over 6,200 tooth brushing packs are given out annually to school pupils and there are plans to maintain and expand numbers. The council is said to be looking into water fluoridation. A review is set to be carried out on further detailed examination of tooth decay trends and feasibility. The costs of a water fluoridation scheme in Sheffield has been estimated to be in the region of £1m for capital costs and up to £220,000 in revenue costs per year. Coun Jackie Drayton, cabinet member for children, young people and families said “These figures show the high levels of tooth decay in children in certain parts of the city, which is something preventable through good oral health and reducing the intake of sugary food and drink. It is something we take very seriously. “There is no doubt that getting all children into a good tooth brushing routine can prevent decay and improve oral health. We’re working to improve this in Sheffield by providing information and help for all parents and carers.

We’ve recently extended our tooth brushing clubs to 40 more schools and nurseries across the city, introducing more clubs in the areas with the highest levels of dental decay. “We know that high rates of tooth decay in certain areas are mirrored by the high rates of child poverty in those areas as well. “The most important thing I’d ask parents to do is brush their children’s teeth twice a day, limit sugary food and drinks and take their children to the dentist regularly from an early age. These things really make a difference.

“We will continue to call on the Government to get food manufacturers to cut the use of sugar in their products. We know that sugar is put into all sorts of food including savoury stuff and so I’d encourage everyone to look at the labels and see how much sugar is in products even the ones you think might be healthy such as yoghurts and juices.”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Introduction to Artificial Fluoridation of Drinking Water & its Health Impacts - Declan Waugh

USA - Sellersburg residents frustrated with public works director after dirty water report

WDRB 41 Louisville News  Video

SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- Some Sellersburg residents are worried the town will become the next Flint, Michigan, following the results of a 2016 water test.
Monday night’s town council meeting got heated at times as concerns were raised over a 2016 yearly confidence report involving Sellersburg water and monitoring violations. The test revealed chemicals in the water that included arsenic, cyanide and fluoride.
Residents say tests were never done in 2016, and therefore the state noticed monitoring violations and notified the city.
Municipal Works Director Ken Alexander said the water was tested but was reported late because of a personnel change.
“We are scared for our kids in the community,” said Brittney Ferree, who spoke at Monday’s meeting and has lived in Sellersburg her whole life. “It’s very scary. Especially after finding out that our water tank was painted in lead-based paint.”
A 2013 report showed paint on the city’s water tower tested positive for levels of lead above the recordable limit. Residents believe some of that lead flaked off is part of what caused the higher chemicals in the water.
“I assure you the Sellersburg Water Utility is run professionally and safely, meeting and exceeding all state and federal standards,” Council President Paul Rhodes read in a statement Monday night.
Alexander told WDRB News the city has been in compliance with the state’s water requirements, and so far in 2017 there have been no reports of violations, adding that the water is “totally fine.”
Councilman Bill Conlin is calling for Alexander’s removal of his position because he believes residents have lost faith in Alexander to manage water, drainage and sewer at a responsible level.
“I used to say Sellersburg was the best-kept secret in Kentuckiana," Conlin said. "I can’t say that anymore."
The next Sellersburg council meeting is Monday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.

Africa - Tanzania: Experts Begin Research On How to Counter Effects of Fluoride

An intensive research on ways to counter the health effects of flouride on human health is underway here. Scientific researchers from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and the European Union (EU) are involved.
The lead researcher, Prof Giorgio Ghiglier from the Cagliari University in Italy said flouride affects humans when consumed through water.
The animals, including livestock, are also affected, although he noted that there was no conclusive research findings on its impact compared to humans.
"We are going to find out how the impact of flouride can be tackled from the water source," he said last week as the experts assembled at the Nelson Mandela University to take stock on the gravity of the situation.
The research will cover the semi-arid areas around Arusha and the Great Rift Valley that are known for having large quantities of flouride in water drawn from boreholes, lakes and rivers.
Speaking during the meeting, the Arusha regional water engineer, Joseph Makaidi said Tanzania was yet to find an effective technology to remove flouride from water for domestic use.
Recently, it was reported that a mini deflouridation plant would be installed at Oldonyo Sambu area in Arumeru district in an effort to counter the problem.
Flouride from water has for many years adversely impacted on the health of the residents of the area, weakening of their bones, including teeth, often leading to physical disability.
The plant, purchased at the cost of Sh4 million, was handed over to the villagers by the Arusha district executive director, D. Wilson Mahera over the weekend.
In Oldonyo Sambu water for domestic use has a high content of flouride, a naturally occurring inorganic chemical whose consumption through water is dangerous to health.
In the 1990s, the government set up a research centre for deflouridization of water at Ngurdoto outside Arusha in collaboration with the University of Dar es Salaam.
However, for many years the centre remained idle and it was reported only recently that it was about to operationalize a deflouridization plant that was to be installed there.
The brackish water consumed by hundreds of people in Arumeru district is reported to have caused physical deformities, including weakened bones which affected mainly legs and teeth.
The head of the research station, Godfrey Mgongo, said various options for removal of flouride from water have been tested in order to make the liquid free of the harmful chemicals.
One of the local solutions to remove flouride is to use the powder from the cattle bones on water.
Mgongo said the powder would remove flouride and make water safe for drinking and for other domestic use.

Fluoride water in marriguda

Why doesn't the authorities stop it happening? Are the people untouchables to be left to suffer?

Monday, July 24, 2017

F.A.N. newsletter

Latest Fluoride-Free Victories
  • Battlefield, Missouri (June 21)– The water district board voted unanimously to end fluoridation for the town of 6,000 due to corrosion caused by the chemical, and because of the availability of safer and more effective alternatives to reduce decay.  The dental lobby and regional health officials who have received grants to promote the practice have vowed to fight the vote, despite the significant health risks to residents, the water infrastructure, and water employees.
  • Nipawin, Saskatchewan (July 13)-- After months of consideration and a presentation by public health administrators, the Mayor and Council in Nipawin, Saskatchewan (pop. 4,401) voted 4-1 to reject a proposal by the Saskatchewan medical health officer to fluoridate the drinking water. As one councilor said, “It’s not our job to supply medication.”  The Mayor also voted against the proposal because she felt the decision should be made by residents via a ballot referendum, not by councilors.
  • Johnstown, Pennsylvania (July 21)– The Greater Johnstown Water Authority voted unanimously (11-0) to end the addition of fluoridation chemicals to the drinking water.  The vote was influenced by significant opposition to the practice by water consumers, which was highlighted by the results of a customer survey on the issue in which 70% of respondents opposed fluoridation. 
The Greater Johnstown Water Authority serves an estimated population of 52,657. In Cambria County: the City of Johnstown (19,712), Brownstown Borough (700), Dale Borough (1,160), Ferndale Borough (1,600), Lorain Borough (714), Westmont Borough (4,876), East Conemaugh Borough (1,145), Franklin Borough (300), Southmont Borough (2,150), Conemaugh Township (2,000), Middle Taylor Township (800), Stonycreek Township (2,000), Lower Yoder Township (2,500), Upper Yoder Township (5,000) and West Taylor (6,000).  Also included is Conemaugh Township in Somerset County (2,000).

FAN Senior Advisor and chemist, Paul Connett, PhD, was recently in Pennsylvania for a public debate against retired Florida dentist and fluoridation propagandist Johnny Johnson, DDS.  Click here to watch the 90-minute debate.
Residents and campaigners in Pennsylvania have supplied steady wins for our movement, and have made it one of the most active states for fluoridation votes and decisions. Here are the additional Pennsylvania victories since 2011:
In 2016, Guilford & Greene Township, with a combined population of 26,000
In 2015, Bellefonte with a population of 6,224
In 2015, Brackenridge Borough with a population of 3,240
In 2015, Schuylkill Haven with a population of 5,340
In 2014, Ford City with a population of 3,000
In 2014, Bucks County with a population of 385,000
In 2013, Tyrone with a population of 5,500
In 2012, West Manheim with a population of 8,000
In 2012, Myerstown with a population of 3,500
In 2011, Pottstown with a population of 15,500
In 2011, Schuylkill Haven with a population of 5,500
New Fluorosis Video
Do your teeth, or your child’s teeth have white spots, white streaks, cloudy splotches, brown stains, or pitting? If so, you or your child may be among the millions of Americans who now have a condition called dental fluorosis.
Fluorosis is a defect of tooth enamel caused by too much fluoride intake during the first 8 years of life, and in the U.S. fluorosis rates have increased by 600% in just the last 60 years.  
Watch this new short video to learn more, and please share our Facebook and Twitterposts on the video to help warn others via social media.  You can also visit our webpage on dental fluorosis to learn more. 

017 Chilean review: fluoridation is ineffective & harmful
A team of experts from Chile--including doctors, biologists, a lawyer, a civil engineer, a toxicologist, an environmental expert, and a chemist--have published a damning review of water fluoridation in the Medical Journal of Chile, February 2017.  The review was financed by the Medical College of Chile. 
Chile is considered a pioneer in the fluoridation of drinking water, starting in 1953 when Curico was fluoridated.  By 1958, nearly 60% of the country was fluoridated, and constant expansion has led to a current rate of 82.5%.
Despite the long history of national support for the practice, the article entitled, "Consequences of Fluoridation of Drinking Water on Human Health," concludes that artificial fluoridation of drinking water and milk has not only been ineffective at reducing dental decay in children, but is likely harmful to health.  According to the researchers:
"A) The effects of fluoride intake pose risks of various diseases in the asthmatic-skeletal, neurological, endocrine and skin systems. Dental and skeletal fluorosis are signs of chronic and excessive ingestion of fluoride.
B) Infants, children and adolescents are at high risk of diseases due to over-intake of fluorides, through drinking water and / or fluoridated milk, as the deterioration of health is proportional to the dose and the time of exposure .

C) The fluoridation of drinking water does not significantly impact on caries prevention. For their effectiveness is rather a topical and non-systemic effect, as demonstrated by countries that do not fluoride drinking water, and do not use milk or fluoride salts, decreasing dental deterioration at the same rate as those that fluoride drinking water."
The research team based their analysis on a review of all available studies that included control of confounding variables.  They discuss fluoride's ability to cause bone, thyroid, neurological, and skin damage.  There is also in indepth analysis of WHO data that shows, "fluoridation of drinking water and salts have no incidence at all in reducing dental [decay]."
There was also a brief discussion on the legal aspects of water fluoridation, which found the following:
"The fluoridation of drinking water in Chile forces citizens to involuntarly consume a chemical they do not require.  For decade the majority of the Chilean population has been overexposed to this potentially unhealthy element, transgressing constitional guarantees."
In response to their findings the research team made the following recommendations:

 1. To amend Decree No. 735 of November 7, 1969, updating it with Supreme Decree No. 131 of 2006, and the Regulations for Services for Human Consumption of 2007, to avoid fluoridation of drinking water and avoid fluoridation Of milk, in all regions of the country.

2. Prioritize the use of dental hygiene products containing the necessary, but minimal, amounts of fluoride to maintain dental health, strengthen education for better dental care and better nutrition.

3. Educate health and education professionals about the adverse consequences of fluoride intake.

4. To carry out epidemiological studies in Chile, to evaluate the adverse effects on health, through ingestion and use of fluorides, for decades."

FAN's Fluoride Conference in September

If you missed July’s International Fluoride Free Teleconference, the audio is now available to download or stream.  During the call, Paul and Ellen Connett made some exciting announcements about the upcoming 6th Citizen’s Conference on Fluoride in Washington, D.C. from September 16th through 18th.

The three-day Conference will focus on Science (Saturday, Sept 16), Strategy(Sunday, Sept 17), and Action (Monday, Sept 18), with two days of speakers followed by a day of lobbying and sightseeing on Capital Hill. 
Hotel rooms are available at significantly discounted rates, but availability is limited and rooms will return to full price on August 24th, so CLICK HERE to make your arrangements before it’s too late.  

To listen to July’s teleconference audio and register for next month’s call, CLICK HERE.

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Stuart CooperCampaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

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Change Yourself And You Change The World

“We are always looking for gratification and this can lead to all sorts of problems. For instance, we don’t like to scrub and scrape our cooking pots so we invented Teflon and nonstick pans. But now toxic perchlor fluoride from Teflon manufacturing can be found in the umbilical cord blood of 98% of newborns. Everything exists in relationship,” says author Marc Ian Barasch.

I've just bought a cast iron skillet doesn't seem to stick or burn only it is very heavy you need a strong wrist. It does need oiling before putting away to prevent rusting.

Fix Those Fluoride Stains Today!

Fix Those Fluoride Stains Today! FluoridosisFix Those Fluoride Stains Today!

Have you noticed white or brown splotches or streaks on your child’s teeth? If you’re alarmed and beginning to think it is a form of tooth decay, you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its development, which may cause the staining you’re noticing. The question is, though, what can you do about it?.....................

The question is have you enough money to pay for it?

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fluoride and Tinnitus - from FDA reports


Tinnitus is found among people who take Fluoride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Cymbalta, and have Gait disturbance. This review analyzes which people have Tinnitus with Fluoride. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 648 people who have side effects when taking Fluoride from FDA, and is updated regularly.

Dr David Kennedy discusses the Truth about Fluoride

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mosiac updates it's MSDS giving Children Warning! Artificial Fluoridation is NOT Safe

USA - Johnstown to remove flouride from water

The greater Johnstown Water Authority voted to remove fluoride from the city's water supply.

The board voted unanimously at a meeting Thursday.

The authority held a public hearing on the issue at the end of May and asked for the public's input to help make the decision.

Board members say about 75% of the people who contacted them supported removing fluoride.

The water authority will use up the remaining fluoride, which should run out by November.

The decision will affect around 22,000 customers and save the authority about $800,0000 over the next decade.

"The Facts About Amalgam, Mercury and Fluoride" [Holistic Dentist Brisbane]

As I've said before it was my son who vomited after having a fluoride treatment that got me involved in the fluoridation controversy.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Detoxing Fluoride is Difficult for These People...

USA - The Fluoride Debate

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- It’s not just two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. There’s more that goes into most drinking water.In fact, in Eau Claire, there are five chemicals which are added at the city’s water treatment plant.
“We add the potassium permanganate to remove the manganese out of our water,” Jeff Pippenger, community services director for the City of Eau Claire, said to WEAU 13 News. “We add hydrated lime to make sure that it's non-corrosive. This is the chemical that, if Flint, Michigan had been adding, they wouldn't had the problem that they did.
“We add the chlorine for disinfection and we add ammonia to create a chloramine. The disinfection will last out in the far reaches of the system. Then, lastly, we add the fluoride to prevent dental decay."
It is the last chemical which has been the source of debate in some communities.
The history of fluoridation dates back to the early 20th Century, with Eau Claire starting to fluoridate its drinking water supply in 1950. In 2016, Eau Claire added 7,460 gallons of fluoride to the water at a cost of $25,065.60.
“We maintain the levels which, up until a few years ago, we used to have an optimal level of 1.1 part per million. We've actually lowered that down to a 0.7 part per million, because scientific evidence has proven that the population doesn't need an optimal level as high as 1.1,” Pippenger said.
“So, the city of Eau Claire has lowered the amount of fluoride we put in the water, but still to a point that it will prevent tooth decay."
A decision for a city to fluoridate its drinking water may not always be clear-cut. Chippewa Falls doesn’t fluoridate – and that may be because of politics.
Chippewa Falls mayor Greg Hoffman said the issue came up roughly a decade ago and studies showed it would cost between $30,000-$40,000 a year to add fluoride to the water – a cost Hoffman said was “doable” within the city’s budget.
A committee of doctors and dentists then came back and told the city they would recommend fluoride be put into the drinking water.
However, that did not mean fluoridation was green-lit.
“We talked to the public and easily 80% of the public – the citizens in Chippewa Falls – do not want fluoride in water," Hoffman said to WEAU 13 News. “That is the issue. They feel like we as a government entity are trying to subject them to another substance and they don't want it.”
While cities debate adding fluoride to the water, Eau Claire dentist Max Menacher, Jr. breaks out two X-ray scans to show the benefits of its use.
“Here’s a non-fluoridated scenario. I know this individual came from a working-class farm up north,” Menacher said, regarding a scan of a mouth with many cavities and missing teeth.
With the other scan: “Municipal system on the top here. This is Eau Claire drinking water. A couple fillings here or there. A couple cavities, but significantly reduced. A lot of virgin molars, with no cavities at all.”
Menacher has been a practicing dentist since 1988 and said, while the use of fluoride in a city’s drinking water is noticeable, is definitely beneficial.
"Certainly, when you go across the board and look at what the American Dental Association has done and their statistics on that – and for that matter, once again, the vetted science-based organizations that look into the safety the efficiency of fluoridation of water supplies – the record is just stellar," he said.
While traces of fluoride can be naturally found in water, Menacher said there are other ways for people to use it to ensure better dental care, such as in mouthwash, toothpaste and by adding fluoride tablets to water. Hoffman said this point is part of the argument against Chippewa Falls implementing fluoridation of its drinking water.
"I talk to many people who are very passionate. They say 'Greg, we just don't need it. I don't want a foreign substance added to my water to be forced. If I want fluoride for my kids, I'll take them to the dentist. If I want fluoride, I may have fluoride, if I want it home. I do not feel that it’s necessary that fluoride be forced upon us.'
“That is the issue. They feel like we, as a government entity, are trying to subject them to another substance and they don't want it."
Want or need, Menacher said however a municipality goes on the issue of fluoridation, he hopes people have the best – and accurate – information at their disposal.
"I think they really need to get out there and go to the accredited organizations that are going to give you information that has been peer-reviewed, that you know has been double-checked and it's science-based – not just opinion-based."
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Fluoride Free Australia shared Clean Water For Life - Fluoride

Do you eat and drink fluoridated water, food and beverages (eg tea)?
Do you have other sources of fluoride eg, the air, the soil, dental products, pesticides, tobacco smoke, drugs, medicines, workplaces, teflon?
http://archive.foodstandards.gov.au/…/nu…/onlineversion.cfm… A list of food and beverages and their Fluoride content. 100 ug per 100 ml or gms equals 1.0 ppm F. Checkout duck, rabbit, turkey, muesli, and more.
NHMRC in 2017 say they can't find a link between Fluoride and Chronic Pain. Common causes of Back Pain include Prolapsed (Slipped) Disc or pressure on a nerve (Sciatica) which can both be linked to Fluoride. NHMRC don't want you to know that Inflammation of the joints (Arthritis) of the spine causes back pain. Osteoarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis are forms of Arthritis that can occur in young adults and which causes pain and stiffness in the lower back. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the spine and other joints. There is extensive literature ignored by the NHMRC linking Fluoride with Chronic Pain due to these conditions.
NHMRC does mention but discounts a study by Namkaew and Wiwatanadate in 2012 linking Fluoride with Chronic Pain. Read the full paper and decide for yourself. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/j.1365-3156.2012.0306…/full

USA - LETTER: Will fluoride supporters continue to make choices 'for the poor'?

Now that the fluoride decision is made and the water authority is preparing for installment of the equipment needed to move on, I happened upon the article in the Tribune about a local water purifier company that was commenting on the increase in calls that have been received by people who want to inquire about buying a system to keep fluoride out of their water. These systems are not inexpensive. My thoughts went back to the debates I attended where the pro-fluoride people kept repeating that fluoride was being put in our water “for the poor.” The benevolent three members of the MAWA board that sided with the pro-fluoride vote frequently repeated the “for the poor” mantra. 
So now that the decision has been made and fluoride will be put in our water system, I was wondering if the establishments that strongly supported the move, Meadville Medical Center, Allegheny College and MAWA will be issuing water purifiers “for the poor.” If not, is this an indication that all people living below poverty level are happy to have fluoride in their water and that there is no need for de-fluoridating? Or is it that poor people cannot make a decision of this magnitude and a board of five non-elected members made this decision “for the poor?”

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Heal Cavities, Gum Disease, And Whiten Teeth With This Natural Homemade Toothpaste

Fluoride - Fluoridation - F Toothpaste - F Dental Applications

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Health and wellbeing: 15 ways to protect your teeth

Flexible: choosing the right type of brush is essential
July 18 2017
Soft drinks and sweets are the most common culprits when it comes to cavities, but what about the dangers lurking in seemingly healthy ingredients? Dr Victor Alapont reveals the surprising foods - and habits - that cause tooth decay.
1. Stick to it

Protein balls and granola bars have become popular snacks to stave off the mid-afternoon slump, but while they may be good for your energy levels, dried fruits like dates, apricots and raisins can be bad for your teeth. These high-sugar fruits are sticky so they adhere to your teeth, causing dental erosion, while fresh fruits, by comparison, are washed away by saliva. The advice here is to floss to remove any lingering remains and follow up with a glass of water.
2. Baby teeth

Pregnancy and contraception can affect your teeth and it's all down to hormones. During pregnancy, gingivitis, or inflamed gums, usually occurs in the second trimester and presents as swelling, bleeding gums. Switch to a toothbrush with softer bristles and tell your dentist about any gum soreness or bleeding you may be experiencing.
3. Morning glory

As if morning sickness wasn't enough to contend with, it can also damage your teeth by coating the enamel in strong stomach acid. Avoid brushing your teeth after vomiting as it can scratch the enamel further. Instead rinse your mouth with water followed by a fluoride mouthwash. Wait at least 45 minutes before brushing your teeth.
4. Birth control

Hormones are also in play when it comes to how birth control affects your teeth as they can increase the levels of oestrogen and/or progesterone in the body. Studies have shown that pill users have deeper gum gaps and more severe bleeding. More worryingly, oral contraception users have much higher levels of bacteria in their mouth, and are twice as likely to have bone inflammation as women using other forms of birth control. Speak with your dentist about how to offset any potential damage caused by your birth control, and ask your doctor if a lower dose contraceptive pill is an option.
5. Bathrooms

Our humid bathrooms are a breeding ground for bacteria, and spray from a flushed toilet can reach up to six feet, coating our toothbrushes in a germ-rich mist. The average toothbrush can contain up to 100m bacteria and while most are harmless, strains of E coli, staphylococci and the virus that causes hepatitis were found by one study. This can introduce bacteria to open or bleeding gums which can lead to health problems. Close the toilet lid every time you flush to reduce bacteria spray and keep brushes in your bathroom cabinet or pop a cap over them.
6. Cocktail hour

There is more to alcohol's effect on our teeth than simply red wine stains: heavy drinking causes higher levels of plaque on the teeth which can lead to periodontal gum disease and tooth loss. It can also cause dry mouth as it decreases the amount of saliva produced that washes away plaque and bacteria from the teeth and acts as a buffer against acid. Aside from alcohol, other ingredients in your gin and tonic can be harmful: citric acid in the slice of lemon or lime can erode tooth enamel leaving it susceptible to decay, as can chewing ice cubes. To avoid staining your teeth, sip darker drinks through a straw and rinse with water between each alcoholic beverage.
7. Tounge health

Brushing should extend beyond just your teeth if you want better dental hygiene. Your tongue is a prime spot for bacteria as it can settle in the grooves and crevices and among the taste buds. This film of micro-organisms can cause bad breath as well as tooth damage and removing it takes more than just rinsing - you need to physically scrape it off. But be gentle as you don't want to break the skin: brush back and forth along the top and sides of the tongue and then rinse your mouth and brush with water. You can follow up with a mouth-wash. Tongue-scrapers are available in chemists but a toothbrush is equally as effective.
8. Bad bristles

Choosing the wrong kind of brush can wreak all kinds of havoc on your teeth. We wrongly assume that harder bristles will remove stubborn plaque but what they are actually doing is damaging the gums, weakening the root structure and scratching away at the protective layer of tooth enamel. Plaque is soft and comes away easily so a soft-bristled brush with rounded tips is the best option. Look for a brush with a small flexible head that can access those hard-to-reach areas.
9. Help or hindrance?

Taking a daily vitamin supplement is as natural nowadays as brushing our teeth - but did you know they could be damaging our dental health? A study by the University of Helsinki on eight types of effervescent vitamins revealed that all of them had corrosive effects on teeth due to their primary ingredient, citric acid. By leaching out the minerals, teeth are left weaker and more porous and as a result more prone to decay. Fizzy vitamin C tablets are the worst offender, exposing dentine, the sensitive layer beneath enamel. To minimise the damage, don't swish the drink around your mouth and rinse with water afterwards. Nibbling on cheese can also help as it has an alkaline pH that can reduce acid levels and put minerals back into teeth.
10. Over-doing it

Avoid scrubbing your teeth. We are conditioned to think that harder is better in order to achieve that really clean feeling, when in fact over-enthusiastic brushing will simply wear away tooth enamel. Toothbrush abrasion can also damage the gums, pushing them back to expose the sensitive area which can lead to problems like periodontal gum disease as well as cavities. It is more important to be thorough than vigorous.
11. Under-doing it

It's late and the school lunches have yet to be made or it's late and you just want to hit the hay. We can be tempted to give our teeth a cursory swipe of a brush, a quick rinse, and out the door. Two minutes is the optimum time you should spend brushing your teeth and while a stopwatch in the bathroom may seem extreme, to get into the habit, check the time on your phone when you start and end and you will become accustomed to the correct time to spend brushing. Alternatively, turn on the nearest radio and brush along with a song from start to finish as most of them are between two and three minutes long.
12. Doing it wrong

Back and forth, left to right: it's how we were all taught to brush our teeth. In fact, the correct way to clean is to work from the gum downward. Place the head of the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle at the gum-line and using circular up-and-down motions, gently stroke the teeth rather than 'sawing' them. Remember to brush around the gum-line where bacteria hides, pressing just hard enough that you feel the bristles.
13. Al fresco eating

Grilling is definitely a healthier way of cooking meat but popular marinades are a double threat to teeth. Barbecue sauce is the main offender as it contains sugar which feeds the bacteria around our teeth, and acidic vinegar which damages the enamel. Skip the shop-bought sauces and make your own. Stir freshly chopped garlic, basil and rosemary into a little olive oil and smear on lamb or steak, or mix lemon juice, olive oil and chopped dill with a little honey and drizzle over fish or chicken. By making your own, you can control the amount of sugary or acidic ingredients you use.
14. Bad timing

Brushing immediately after meals is a no-no when it comes to healthy teeth and gums. Acidic foods like citrus fruits - lemons, oranges, grapefruits - can weaken tooth enamel and brushing too soon after eating can damage it in this weakened state. Have a glass of water or rinse your mouth after eating these foods, leaving about 30 minutes before brushing.
15. The juice diet

Another health fad that is surprisingly bad for teeth is juicing. Thanks to the wave of high-powered blenders, we are blitzing our favourite fruits to create drinks that are laden with sugar. A frozen banana adds an average of 12 grams of sugar to our favourite smoothies, which we then top with high-sugar yoghurt and a splash of nut milk that often contains sweeteners. Switch to vegetable juices and smoothies to care for your waistline as well as your teeth. Avocado makes an excellent base, add green tea instead of milk, and sweeten with carob or cocoa powder. Sip it through a straw and then rinse with water to flush away any remnants.
Belfast Telegraph

Yasmania - Fluoride in drinking water important for healthy teeth, says expert

Fluoride in drinking water important for healthy teeth, says expert 18 July 2017 
Residents of the Kentish area are calling for their Council to give them a say on whether the region’s water supply contains fluoride or not. Off the back of a conversation with Kentish Mayor Don Thwaites yesterday, Brian Carlton speaks to an expert about the benefits associated with fluoridated drinking water. Dr Michael Foley, Vice Chairman of the Australian Dental Association’s Oral Health Committee, clears up some common misconceptions on the issue. 

Source: https://www.tasmaniatalks.com.au/the-show/19201-fluoride-in-drinking-water-important-for-healthy-teeth-says-expert
The Show

Dr Foley didn't come over very good when he debated fluoridation with Paul Connett . 
He now hates all of us. 
It's sugar and all the sweets causing the problem to not just teeth but the whole body. Diabetes, obesity leading to all manner of illnesses.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

American Diabetes Association caught pushing recipes containing ingredients that promote diabetes

Image: American Diabetes Association caught pushing recipes containing ingredients that promote diabetes(Natural News) Yes, the American Diabetes Association promotes the very things that cause diabetes, and they encourage their victims to engage these junk science recipes that are listed on the ADA’s very own website. Is there any wonder why nearly 30 million Americans are living with diabetes right now? That’s about ten percent of the total population. Most diabetics think that the only health concern they have to deal with is their blood-sugar level, and according to the confounded ADA, it’s no wonder why. The aim of diabetes “treatment” is to keep blood sugar levels as “normal” as possible, but what about preventing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, inflammation, hypertension and dehydration?......................

We need more people like this to End the Fraud of Artificial Fluoridation


A fluoride-free dental practice?

USA - Battle continues as town moves toward discontinuation

H&T Correspondent
Emotions ran high at a public debate regarding water fluoridation in Jonesborough on Thursday, July 6.
About 20 citizens of Jonesborough and surrounding areas attended the hour-long meeting, which began at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesborough Senior Center, to debate the decision to no longer add fluoride to the Jonesborough water supply.
In February, the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 3-1 to discontinue fluoride additives in the water, but that decision has been met with opposition from members of the community, some of which are calling for another vote or a reversal of the decision.
Allen Burleson, a local dentist, has even started an online petition, along with other local medical professionals, aimed at keeping fluoridated water.
In response to such opposition, Ron Myers and other residents who support the BMA’s decision organized a  public debate to encourage more discourse on the topic, urging residents on both sides of the issue to attend.
“I think it was very productive,” Myers, a retired industrial engineer, said. “I think we got both sides of the issue discussed very well.”
The debate, which became tense at times, focused on the pros and cons of fluoridated water in the community. Several fluoridation supporters discussed the health benefits, citing the importance of fluoride in helping to prevent cavities, which supporters said is especially important in poverty-stricken areas where dental care may not be feasible for residents.
Mary Anne Snyder-Sowers, a strong supporter of water fluoridation and the daughter of an area dentist, expressed disbelief at the BMA’s decision.
“The CDC considers the reduction of tooth decay from fluoridation to be one of the top public health achievements of the twentieth century,” Snyder-Sowers said. “I don’t understand why when something is working… why do we want to break it?”
Local dentist Lon Reed agreed, saying he believed it was “wrong-headed” to remove properly adjusted fluoride from the water.
“I think you’re going to hurt children,” Reed said, “and you’re going to hurt adults.”
Reed said he attended a meeting before the vote with the purpose of addressing the BMA and was disappointed that he wasn’t allowed to speak due to not arriving in time to sign up.
“I sat through the whole meeting and the mayor denied me the floor,” Reed said. “I’m very disappointed in that because they allowed people outside the community… to take the floor and spend an inordinate amount of time.”
Another attendee admitted to a change of heart after attending the same meeting about water fluoridation last year.
“I almost had an attitude that we should take fluoride out of the water, and I was totally impressed that every single medical person who stood up and spoke about keeping fluoride in the water was passionate… and was very concerned about the children in this area,” Ed Wolff, a retired pastor, said. “When I left I had a totally different attitude.”
Those opposing water fluoridation, and who approve of the board’s decision to remove fluoride, focused their arguments on the rights of the individual, pointing out that residents should get to choose what medications they ingest.
“To me when you start force-medicating the water supply, and you don’t have a choice whether you are medicated or not. To me that’s un-American,” Myers said. “That’s like a third-world dictatorship.”
Myers and others opposing fluoridation also voiced concern over ingesting or bathing in fluoridated water due to health reasons.
“I’m really concerned about the material they choose to fluoridate the water with… which has a bunch of contaminants in it that shouldn’t be in there, like arsenic,” Myers said, “which is a known human carcinogen.”
Myers has spent about 15 years researching the topic of water fluoridation. He became interested in the subject when his wife was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. Myers said his research suggests an underactive thyroid may be attributed to fluoridated water.
In addition, Myers said the argument for keeping fluoride in the water supply to help prevent cavities doesn’t address the real issue.
“Instead of focusing on the water…. why not address the real cause of the problem,” he said, “which is too much sugar consumption?”

Myers, who grew up in Jonesborough, is currently a resident of Johnson City, and he hopes to address the issue of water contaminants and fluoridation in Johnson City after the fluoride issue in Jonesborough is settled.

A lot of information but pay to turn off the volume.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Conspiracy Theories: Fluoride

Water fluoridation – reduce or eliminate?

As a dentist in the Chillicothe area, I have become very concerned with the negative effects I have seen in many of my patients from ingesting too much fluoride. Dental fluorosis, one of the first visible signs of people suffering from a toxic amount of fluoride, characteristically shows up as white, brown, or chalky spots on the teeth.  Ingested fluoride becomes part of the developing teeth from 0-8 years old. These spots are unappealing and can be costly to correct, while also negatively affecting one’s self-esteem. Research states that ingesting too much fluoride can cause other more serious health problems as well.
Based on a comprehensive study published in 2006 on fluoride toxicity by the National Research Council (NRC), the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) state that 41 percent of 12 to 15-year-olds have dental fluorosis, primarily from drinking fluoridated water. On January 7, 2010, the HHS, along with the American Dental Association (ADA), admitted that we are ingesting too much fluoride and that the amount added to drinking water should be lowered from the current average of 1 ppm to 0.7 ppm (a range of 0.4-0.9), ergo a 30 percent reduction. Currently, in Chillicothe, 11 years after the initial study, the local water company stated that they are still at the original value of 1 ppm, and that they ‘follow the guidelines given from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).’
One of the problems with fluoride is that once you convince people that a potentially toxic substance is safe, its use and exposure multiplies and sources of fluoride ingestion increase. Watch the new Cosmos series, Episode 7: “The Clean Room”, for an interesting parallel. I personally have not used or been a proponent of fluoride use since 1995, and I think it’s time to educate ourselves about our overall exposure to fluoride.
Is it wrong to be cautious about what chemicals we put into our drinking water, especially for our children? The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has more information regarding its use for those wanting to look at both sides. Contact your state representative for change.
David Ball D.D.S