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UK Against Fluoridation

Saturday, March 24, 2018


Using a toothpaste with fluoride? Might want to try this toothpaste instead. Did you know you are not legally required to pay either state or US federal income tax? There is no law that states a wage earner or a self-employed individual owes income tax. More in the video and more to come. Know why we are no longer free?

Friday, March 23, 2018

Shame the sound disappeared in the middle of her video but well worth looking at the last part and her conclusion.

Fluoridation PHE

Health monitoring report for England 2018

Short lay summary
Tooth decay (dental caries), caused by regularly eating and drinking sugary foods and drinks, is a significant problem for adults and children in England. A quarter of five-yearolds experience tooth decay and around 40,000 children and young people have teeth removed (due to decay) in hospital each year. Fluoride is naturally occurring and likely to be found in drinking water and many foods in varying amounts. It is also added to toothpaste. Less severe tooth decay has been observed in populations whose drinking water contains greater concentrations of fluoride than in populations with low drinking water fluoride concentrations. For this reason, water fluoridation schemes adjust fluoride levels in water supplies in some parts of England in an effort to reduce dental decay. 

This Public Health England monitoring report, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, compared data on the health of people living in areas of England with differing concentrations of fluoride in their drinking water supply. Dental health 
 Five-year-olds in areas with water fluoridation schemes were much less likely to experience tooth decay, and less likely to experience more severe decay than in areas without schemes. 
 The chances of having a tooth/teeth removed in hospital because of decay were also much lower in areas with water fluoridation schemes. 
 Children from both affluent and deprived areas benefitted from fluoridation, but children from relatively deprived areas benefitted the most. 
 Dental fluorosis1 , at a level that may effect the appearance of teeth, was observed in 10% of children/young people examined in 2 fluoridated cities
2 . However, there was no difference between children and young people surveyed in fluoridated and nonfluoridated cities when asked about their opinion on the appearance of their teeth, taking into account concerns which have resulted from any cause (eg poor alignment, decay, trauma or fluorosis). 
1 mottling of the teeth as a result of exposure to fluoride, of which fluoridation schemes may contribute 
2 Children were surveyed in fluoridated cities (Birmingham, Newcastle) and non-fluoridated cities (Manchester, Liverpool) Short summary 
4 Non-dental health outcomes Taken alongside the existing wider research, our results do not provide convincing evidence of higher rates of hip fracture, Down’s syndrome, kidney stones, bladder cancer, or osteosarcoma (a cancer of the bone) due to fluoridation schemes. 

Conclusion The findings of this report agree with the view that water fluoridation is an effective and safe public health measure to reduce the frequency and severity of dental decay, and narrow differences in dental health between more and less deprived children and young people.

Effective and safe - surprise surprise NOT.
Having met the people who were behind this report like  Prof Newton who was involved in Southampton when he worked for the defunct SHA I have no faith in anything he said. They are all arrogant. 


Public Health England Makes a Scientific Ass of Itself
On March 22, Public Health England issued a report titled Water Fluoridation. Health monitoring report for England 2018 . It is yet another sham review by a pro-fluoridation government agency.
Public Health England described itself this way:
“Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services. We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery expertise and support.” (page 2) 
Public Health England on fluoride and IQ:
 “At the time the PHE working group were considering health outcomes, the evidence for an association between lower IQ and fluoride in water was considered weak (22, 24), and there were no quality routine datasets available for analysis. Therefore IQ was not considered a priority health outcome for inclusion.” (page 23)
Comment from FAN:
We recommend our readers re-read these two statements again while listening to a recording of Elgar’s famous Pomp and Circumstance march!
The two references used for this statement* were from outdated rubber-stamp reports from Ireland (2015) and New Zealand (2014) (which we discussed in some detail in a previous bulletin.
It is a hallmark of these government “sham reviews” that they incestuously cite each other – piling propaganda on top of propaganda – but all the while trying to impress with their inflated “authority.”  Nowhere, was this clearer than with the NZ review which stressed that Sir Peter Gluckman was the “senior scientific adviser to the Prime Minister of NZ” and Sir David Skegg was the President of The Royal Society of New Zealand.  The shock comes when someone who knows the science of the issue actually reads their reports and finds how little they know about the subject.
Of course, neither the authors of these two sham reviews could have considered the Bashash et al., 2017 study (since they were written three years earlier). But was the PHE unaware that this study has been in the works for 12-years and was funded by US government agencies (National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Protection Agency)? And did none of their distinguished panelists not hear about the study when it was published 7 months ago? Have they not been following the issue of fluoride’s neurotoxicity over the last few years? Were they unaware of the over 300 animal and human studies that indicate that fluoride is neurotoxic, including 52 IQ studies? available online here.
At the very least the PHE should have mentioned the Bashash study which vindicated our concerns and dealt with many of the criticisms of the IQ studies presented in the Irish and NZ reviews, and revised their preposterous notion that, “IQ was not considered a priority health outcome.”
Or do they seriously maintain there is nothing wrong about deliberately adding a neurotoxic substance to drinking water? And to do so without issuing any warnings to pregnant women that fluoride has the potential to lower the IQ of their offspring? The only rational explanation for their cavalier attitude on this matter is that they, along with the health agencies in other fluoridated countries, are more interested in protecting the practice of water fluoridation than protecting the health of the population.
Curiously, Public Health England notes
 “It would be interesting to link health effects to a measure of the total daily fluoride intake from all sources or the total dose of fluoride absorbed by each person.  This can be estimated by biological monitoring using biological samples for example urine. However, again such total fluoride intake data were not available at a population level. To study the effect of fluoride the exposure assessment has focussed on concentration of fluoride in the water supply. This is the one of the main determinants of how much fluoride people absorb, although we recognise that total intake also depends on factors for which we have no data.” (page 26) 
The UK government environment and health agencies and those in other fluoridating countries like Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, have had over 70 years to perfect this (or even attempt to do this) but have failed miserably to do so. Using water concentrations as the biometric of exposure is pathetic considering once fluoride is added to the water you can’t determine dose without knowing how much water people drink and the fluoride they get from other sources. Total dose is the only meaningful biometric for exposure when considering the health of the whole population.
Declan Waugh commenting on the PHE report noted that:
“when they don’t even consider tea as a source of fluoride exposure in the UK (a major tea drinking country), then it’s a worthless pile of garbage. There are 15 studies in the UK that have measured fluoride levels in tea including a number of large studies in the last 5 years.”
As we discussed in yesterday’s bulletin, A Mind is  Terrible Thing to Waste:
Available evidence suggests that the following are all associated with IQ reductions: (1) Daily fluoride doses, (2) Urine fluoride levels, (3) Serum fluoride levels, and (4) Dental fluorosis levels. Each of these four metrics of fluoride exposure provide a more direct assessment of individual fluoride exposure than water fluoride concentration and are thus more probative for risk assessment purposes.
The 2017 US government-funded Bashash study certainly highlighted the importance of urine fluoride levels. Note this study followed 300 mother-child pairs and found that urine fluoride levels in the mothers – corresponding to fluoride levels experienced by adults in fluoridated communities in the USA-  was associated with a 6 IQ point loss in their offspring.
The PHE report is like a Trump tweet it is a distraction from the “real science” of fluoride’s dangers to human health – particularly the brain. It provides even more incentive to get that “real science” examined in court.
The Rubber Stamp references used to justify inaction on IQ:
22. Sutton M, Kiersey, R., Farragher, L., Long, J. Health Effects of Water fluoridation: An evidence review. Health Research Board (Ireland); 2015.
24. Royal Society of New Zealand and the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. Health effects of water fluoridation: A review of the scientific evidence. Wellington; 2014.
Let’s be positive now….
Invest in the End of Fluoridation:
1. Donate to our TSCA Lawsuit Legal Fund
We have received $32,779 from 197 donors towards the goal of $75,000 by May 31st.Thank you to everyone who has contributed. You can donate either:
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2. Get Involved in the NEW Campaign to Warn Pregnant Women Not to Drink Fluoridated Water!
We are working on the details.

Objective: Pregnant women who live in fluoridated communities need to be warned about the results of the Bashash et al. study (2017).
Reason: Because there is a potential threat to the brains of their unborn we must act to get the message out.
How do I get involved: Start by contacting friends and groups and ask them to work with you. Email our Campaign Director, Stuart Cooper to tell him you want to be part of this campaign.
We are not quite ready for our new Poster campaign.  We need your input (yes, Arlene, I will get back to you)
Please stay tuned,

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Additional Resources:
• The full TSCA petition submitted to EPA on Nov 22, 2016
• A shorter 8-page summary
• Follow the news reports here
• The Documents submitted into the court record
* The Timeline of the Lawsuit
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

ABC 17 News Investigates: Your Water

COLUMBIA, Mo. - It's been nearly four years since the Flint water crisis happened in Michigan. Since then, clean water concerns have swept across the nation, including concerns here in Missouri. 
ABC 17 News Investigates how safe Mid-Missouri drinking water is and found issues in nine counties.
According to data from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in the past five years, Missouri had anywhere from 18 to 23 public water system violations, from fecal coliform to E. coli. In comparison to the nearly 2,700 water systems in the state, the violations totaled less than 1 percent. 
In Mid-Missouri, nine counties had a total of 30 violations ranging from E. coli to having high disinfectant in water.
"When you add chlorine to water, if there is organic there, it can create these disinfection byproducts, and it's one of the things in Missouri we struggle with compliance-wise," Todd Eichholz with the Department of Natural Resources, said. 
According to the 2016 water quality report for the city of Columbia, the city had no violation and all contaminants stayed under the maximum levels allowed. However, it hasn't always been that way. In 2008, the city had several violations that resulted in high levels of TTHM, which could have serious health risks. 
Since then, city officials said they continue to monitor water chemicals several times a day. One of the ways Missouri treats its water is to use chlorine. 
Eichholz said, "Chlorine is one thing that protects public health more than any other thing when it comes to human fatalities and human disease based on water-borne pathogens."
Chlorine isn't the only possible contaminant in your drinking water. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources monitors 91 different contaminants that could be there. Some of those include fluoride, mercury, nitrates and radium. 
Utilities across Missouri are required to treat their water to meet state and federal standards. The city of Marshall is having to dip into its reserves for a $5 million project to get back into compliance with the law. 
The department says one of the biggest issues with cities complying with the law comes down to having enough money to upgrade their current systems, especially in smaller rural communities. 
To check how Missouri did year to year, you can click here
To check how your city did, you can click here

Clydebank children's dental health branded 'poor'

Clydebank children's dental health branded 'poor'MORE children from Clydebank had teeth extracted because of dental decay in 2017 than the year before, an NHS report has revealed.
The overall number of primary school pupils who underwent the procedure last year totalled 106 – compared to 100 in 2016.
Figures also showed an increase in both primary 1 and primary 7 children considered “Category A”, meaning they should see the dentist as soon as possible on account of severe decay or abscess.
Primary 1s had increased from 89 in 2016 to 136 in 2017, while Primary 7s had risen from nine to 35 during the same period.
The report stated: “Overall, the oral health of children in West Dunbartonshire has not demonstrated sufficient improvement and generally compares poorly with the average for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and for Scotland.”
However, Frances McLinden, the general manager and lead officer for dental services at the board’s oral health directorate, assured it is working hard to address dental neglect in the area.
At a meeting of the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) audit committee last Wednesday, she spoke of how dental services are looking to “put the message of oral health out to the whole family” and emphasised the importance of changing behaviours at home.
In the directorate report for 2017, she acknowledged children’s oral health in West Dunbartonshire “remains poor and year-on-year improvements have not been at a level found elsewhere in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde”.
She also pinpointed low numbers of children below the age of two registered with an NHS dentist as a factor that “needs to be addressed”.
In West Dunbartonshire, the figure stands at just 39.4 per cent, which compares to 48.1 per cent across Scotland and 50.9 per cent for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The directorate aims to improve the picture of oral health in West Dunbartonshire by delivering “a safe, person-centred, effective and efficient oral health service” in the area.
It will do so through a number of programmes run as a part of the health service’s national dental programme Childsmile.
These include educating children on the importance of tooth-brushing and offering fluoride varnish within schools and priority nurseries twice a year.
Allan MacLeod, the chair of the West Dunbartonshire HCSP audit committee, said the partnership was “anxious” to work with the directorate to improve the picture of oral health among young people.

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=26447

Today we talk to Dr. Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network (fluoridealert.org) about Food & Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a lawsuit that could bring an end to the practice of water fluoridation in the United States. We discuss the Toxic Substances Control Act under which the suit is being filed, how recent court rulings have allowed the case to proceed, and the incredible significance of the chance to depose the EPA's "experts" under oath. Please help spread the word about this exciting development.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

F.A.N. Newsletter

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste*

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We need to raise $75,000 by May 31st to be eligible for $150,000 in matching grants! All donations are tax-exempt as Fluoride Action Network is a project of the American Environmental Health Studies Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations will go into a designated legal fund. See details below on how to make your donation.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste*
The following is from a review of our Citizens Petition under the Toxic Control Substances Act
Available evidence suggests that the following are all associated with IQ reductions:
1.     Daily fluoride doses
2.     Urine fluoride levels
3.     Serum fluoride levels, and
4.     Dental fluorosis levels
The 2017 US government-funded Bashash study certainly highlighted the importance of urine fluoride levels. Note this study followed 300 mother-child pairs and found that urine fluoride levels in the mothers - corresponding to fluoride levels experienced by adults in fluoridated communities in the USA-  was associated with a 6 IQ point loss in their offspring.
Each of these four metrics of fluoride exposure provide a more direct assessment of individual fluoride exposure than water fluoride concentration and are thus more probative for risk assessment purposes.
In the study by Wang et al. the authors found a clear dose response relationship between daily fluoride dose and reduced IQ. When this data was quantified using standard techniques Hirzy et al. (2016) it showed that a dose of 1.4 mg/day lowered IQ by 5 IQ points. While the precise extent to which fluoridation is reducing IQ in the U.S. cannot yet be calculated, the dose-response data from Wang et al. (2012) (i.e. a dose of 1.4mg/day lowered IQ by 5 IQ points) using a simple linear extrapolation indicates that daily consumption of one liter of fluoridated water per day during childhood (at a recommended concentration of 0.7ppm would yield a dose of = 0.7mg F/day) would cause IQ to drop by an average of 2.5 points when compared to children with no exposure to fluoride, while consumption of half a liter per day (= 0.35 mg F/day) would cause IQ to drop by an average of 1.25 IQ points.
The Economic Cost of One IQ Point.
To prevail in our TSCA lawsuit we have to show that fluoride in drinking water presents an "unreasonable neurotoxic risk" at current exposure levels. As far as the "reasonableness" discussion is concerned the EPA considers the benefits of reducing the risk with the costs of doing so. In considering these respective benefits and costs of risk reduction, EPA has stated it will take into account “the extent and magnitude of risk posed; the societal consequences of removing or restricting use of products; availability and potential hazards of substitutes, and impacts on industry, employment, and international trade. (Federal Register, Feb 27, 2017; see 8. Consequences of eliminating use of fluoridation chemicals.)
There is little question that neurotoxicity is a serious insult to health. In a nation besieged by neurological disorders of poorly understood etiology, both in young children and the elderly, minimizing exposures to known neurotoxic substances should be a public health priority.  Because of the massive extent of exposure to fluoridation chemicals in the U.S., even small effects on IQ will have very substantial economic consequences.
Studies have shown that even a loss of a single IQ point causes an average drop in lifetime earnings of $22,250 in current dollars. Since 200 million Americans now live in areas where water is fluoridated, and since virtually all Americans consume processed foods and beverages made with fluoridated water, any reduction in IQ from consumption of fluoride-treated water stands to have very large economic consequences.
In 2010, there were 74.2 million children under the age of 18 living in the U.S., of which we can estimate roughly 50 million were living in fluoridated areas. If we apply Wang’s dose-response data and assume that these 50 million children consumed between 0.5 to 1 liters of fluoridated water per day during childhood, fluoridation would have caused a loss of between 62.5 to 125 million IQ points, resulting in a total loss in lifetime earnings of between $13.9 to 27.8 trillion for this generation. 
Due to the sheer number of people exposed to fluoridation chemicals, even if only sentinel or susceptible populations in fluoridated areas suffer IQ loss, the economic impacts will still be substantial. For example, even if we conservatively assume that only 1 to 5% of children in a fluoridated area suffer any IQ loss, and even if this IQ loss averaged just 1 IQ point, this would still amount to 500,000 to 2,500,000 lost IQ points, with a total loss in lifetime earnings ranging from $11.1 billion to $55.6 billion for this generation alone.
The Campaign to Warn Pregnant Women Not to Drink Fluoridated Water
The campaign is gearing up. We need as many groups and individuals from across the U.S. involved in this. We will be reporting back to you in the next bulletin on the campaign materials we are preparing (e.g. leaflets, sample letters, posters, etc).  Meanwhile, please warn any pregnant women and women of child-bearing age you know to avoid fluoridated water.
Our TSCA Lawsuit Fundraiser
You can donate in one of two ways:
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Please stay tuned,

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*“A mind is a terrible thing to waste” was the slogan used in an advertising campaign launched in 1972 to encourage Americans to support the United Negro College Fund. Young & Rubicam was the ad agency.
• The full TSCA petition submitted to EPA on Nov 22, 2016
• A shorter 8-page summary
• Follow the news reports here
• The Documents submitted into the court record
* The Timeline of the Lawsuit
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Tooth decay the number one reason for child hospital admissions in NI

Tooth decay the number one reason for child hospital admissions in NI, says British Dental Association
BDA says preventable tooth decay is costing taxpayers millions of pounds per year

More than 5,000 children had almost 23,000 teeth taken out in Northern Ireland hospitals last year, figures show.

The statistic emerged as the British Dental Association Northern Ireland called for more to be done to tackle the region’s oral health - which they say is the worst in the UK.

And the body, that represents local dentists, says preventable tooth decay is costing taxpayers millions of pounds per year. The BDA has thrown its weight behind calls for “root and branch reform of oral health strategy”.

They say “new analysis shows extractions of multiple teeth among under-18s could be costing the health service over £9million a year”.

A spokesman added: “Tooth decay is the number one reason for child hospital admissions in NI. 5,122 children were admitted to hospital last year for removal of 22,699 teeth. Based on official data the BDA estimate the procedures - which took place under general anaesthetic - cost the service in the region of £9,347,650.”

Fruit teas and hot water with lemon are all bad for your teeth
The BDA says they “warmly welcomed calls from MLA Roy Beggs for authorities to revisit their approach to oral health strategy across NI, and to learn vital lessons from the dedicated programmes in Scotland and Wales that are securing transformative improvements in children’s oral health”.

They say the Scottish Childsmile initiative, which offers advice on looking after children’s teeth from birth up to 12, has reportedly reduced dental treatment costs by £5million a year, through “outreach in schools and nurseries”...........................

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Daily Mail

You don't need toothpaste, put your brush in the dishwasher and, yes, electric is best! The jaw-dropping truth about YOUR toothbrush.

  • 25% of adults don’t brush their teeth twice daily, say the Oral Health Foundation
  • Unsurprisingly, nearly three quarters of us have visible plaque in our mouths
  • Gum disease has also been linked to health problems, including heart disease 
Two minutes, twice a day — it’s a simple message that’s drummed into us from an early age. But the latest figures suggest many of us still don’t brush properly and our teeth and gums are suffering serious damage as a result.
One in four adults admits they don’t brush their teeth twice a day, according to the charity the Oral Health Foundation. Unsurprisingly, nearly 70 per cent of us have visible plaque — a build-up of bacteria and debris which is a chief cause of tooth decay.
And even if you do try to look after your teeth, how should you do it and what should you use? Last week Swiss researchers who analysed the effectiveness of certain toothpastes found some no more effective than saliva when it comes to preventing dental erosion. 
This is when the tooth’s outer hard enamel coating is lost, exposing the dentine, which contains nerves, and leads to tooth sensitivity and pain........

Australia - Fluoridation petition signatures lacking

Water worries: The Kentish Council are hosting a petition in regards to the Fluoridation Act 1968, the petition is lacking in signitures. Picture: Files
 Water worries: The Kentish Council are hosting a petition in regards to the Fluoridation Act 1968, the petition is lacking in signitures. Picture: Files
You can count on one hand the number of signatures a petition at the Kentish Council has received. The petition relates to the Fluoridation Act 1968, it states that the act ‘does not provide for prevention of dental caries but in fact provides for impairment of health.’
The petition is addressed to the speaker and members of The House of Assembly. 
Mayor Don Thwaites was the only councilor who voted against the motion. I think there are two reasons people aren’t signing it, the first being they know signing a petition wont change anything,” he said. 
“The second being the fact they are comfortable with fluoride in their water.” 
Councillor Thwaites also noted a large percentage of the population don’t receive the town’s water supply. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests

The pineal gland has been known as the 'seat of soul' for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone? 

The Discovery

Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with age and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. Eleven aged cadavares were dissected and their pineal glands assayed:
 "There was a positive correlation between pineal F[luoride] and pineal Ca[lcium] (r = 0.73, p<0.02) but no correlation between pineal F and bone F. By old age, the pineal gland has readily accumulated F and its F/Ca ratio is higher than bone."
This is the not the first research to implicate fluoride in contributing to so-called ectopic calcification, or the calcification of soft tissue. We address this in a previous report on the potential for fluoride to calcifiy the arteries. ........................

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Published on 15 Mar 2018

In 2018 im still in disbelief that this piece of legislation exists. Legislation that states that our water supplier is allowed to dump and deliver a toxic environmental pollutant into our water and call it "Water Fluoridation." The Health Department states that it's a cost effective treatment for prevention of tooth decay. If you follow the money I think its cost effective for heavy industry to dump their waste by-product back into the environment. This archaic legislation belongs back in the days when doctors promoted cigarettes, lead in fuel was fine, asbestos was a great building material and DDT was sprayed willy nilly. Oh and government, wise ol' government perhaps we have a sugar crisis on our hands, not a.... "not enough fluoride in the water." You're adding a freaking neurotoxin to our drinking water you peanuts

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fluoride victims of Yarlapadu in Kadapa

Not in English but pictures of the toxic effect of fluoride speaks for its self.

Tooth decay four times higher in deprived areas of Sheffield

Councillors will consider an update on tooth decay in SheffieldChildren in some deprived areas of the city have four times more tooth decay than youngsters in other parts. A Sheffield Council report into oral and dental health revealed that inequality persists in levels of child tooth decay across the city, with a fourfold difference between areas with the highest and lowest levels, and there is a 'clear link' between deprivation and levels of tooth decay. There are also calls for the local authority to consider water fluoridation - the control addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. 

A report to the council's health communities and adult social care scrutiny and policy development committee, said it was 12 years since the council debated water fluoridation and officers are talking to Public Health England about a new review into it.

Councillors looked into oral and dental health in Sheffield last year and made several recommendations. They will meet on Wednesday to discuss responses from NHS England and the director of Public Health. The report by Debbie Hanson, health improvement principal for Public Health at Sheffield Council, said: "Despite all the hard work that goes into oral health promotion, inequality persists in levels of child tooth decay across the city, with a fourfold difference between areas with the highest and lowest levels.

"There is also a clear link between deprivation and levels of child tooth decay. "The report presented to the committee clearly indicated the importance of increasing children's exposure to fluoride in fighting decay, and the effectiveness of water fluoridation in ensuring all children benefit from fluoride."

Never ends! Fluoridation fluoridation.
Always deprived communities. Why not increase their well being by educational, economic and spiritual means not just focus on their children's teeth.

Tennessee bill HB675 dies in a low-level panel in Nashville. It would have required full reporting on contents of fluoride liquid or powder put into drinking water supplies.

USA - Fluoride in city water supply sparks concerns

MARQUETTE — Health issues concerning the fluoridation of the city’s water were addressed by two Marquette residents Monday evening at the Marquette City Commission meeting.

During public comment, Melissa Brandt and Wellness Centre of Marquette Director Valerie Olson cited scientific articles and explained why they both believe the city should reconsider fluoridating its water supply system.

Fluoride is a corrosive pale yellow gas that’s highly reactive and found in soil, air, food and water. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, community water fluoridation has been identified as the most cost-effective method of delivering fluoride to all, reducing tooth decay by 25 percent in children and adults.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends a level of .7 milligrams per liter of fluoride in drinking water, which is the amount Marquette incorporates into its system to prevent tooth decay.

Although the additive is commonly associated with preventative measures, Olson said newer studies claim that fluoride is harmful when ingested over a period of time.

Olson, who initially addressed the commission at its Feb. 12 meeting, said she encourages her clients to drink water that’s “free of fluoride” because of its many “negative effects on the human body.”

“Since we can have a benefit to the teeth with topical application without the necessity of ingesting fluorosilicic acid, which has never had even one safety study done long-term to prove safety for ingestion by our children, our infants, pregnant women — to whom we know the fluoride passes through the placenta to the fetus — that’s not even disputable,” Olson said, adding that fluoride has never been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

A recent study conducted by the National Research Council for the Environmental Protective Agency identified a number of potential adverse effects from ingesting fluoride including cognitive impairment, hypothyroidism, dental and skeletal fluorisis, enzyme and electrolyte derangement and cancer.

Brandt, who was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder four years ago, said she doesn’t drink fluoridated water because of the correlation.

“I’ve chosen to stop drinking fluoridated water because I have researched and have found a lot of evidence that supports that fluoride can interfere with thyroid function,” Brandt said. “Currently I’m having to fill up jugs of water at my parents house in Harvey, which is extremely inconvenient because I moved to Marquette recently and so as a resident of Marquette I don’t feel like I should be doing that, I feel like I should have a choice.”

Mayor Dave Campana, who spent decades as a pharmacist, said he supports fluoride in a municipal water system 100 percent because it does the public a huge favor by preventing dental decay.

“I’ve worked 38 years as a pharmacist, more than 30 of them in Marquette County, eight years on west end in Ishpeming and the rest here in Marquette. I got to know every single dentist in the county and beyond that … and the prescribing habits,” Campana said at a February meeting. “In all this time I’ve never met or experienced a dentist that is anti-fluoride. In fact, they strongly advocated the presence of fluoridated water to prevent dental caries and growth of good enamel.”

Campana said people who grew up drinking well water were prescribed fluoride drops, chewables or tablets, and pregnant women, who also went without fluoridated water, were almost always given fluoride tabs by the OB/GYN doctors in the area.

“I believe fluoride in our drinking water is safe and effective and I believe the city is doing a great service to the community by providing this. We provide this at a cost of, I think, $20,000 or more a year. It’s cheap, preventive medicine,” Campana said. “It’s constantly monitored so there’s no over-supply of fluoride in the water. I have read studies by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and they are totally in favor of fluoride supplementation.”

According to the CDC, the U.S. has a national goal for 80 percent of Americans to have water with enough fluoride to prevent tooth decay by 2020 because of “beneficial purposes.”

"In all this time I’ve never met or experienced a dentist that is anti-fluoride."
I expect he was so pro fluoride they didn't dare voice their own views.
In the struggle to stop fluoridation just in Southampton I met two dentists who were totally against it. Only one was brave enough to actively support us.

Friday, March 16, 2018

F.A.N. Newsletter

Update on our Fundraiser in our Law Suit against EPA:

We felt obligated to take a day off from fundraising so we could begin the campaign to warn pregnant women. We have raised $24,889.50 from 157 donors towards our goal of $75,000 by May 31st. Thank you to everyone who has donated. If you wish to donate today, please see the details here. It would be great to hit the $25,000 mark!
Help us get a warning to pregnant women about fluoride’s dangers to their unborn child
An appeal from Paul Connett, Senior Adviser to FAN
Even months after the event I wake up at night and worry. I can’t believe that the vast majority of citizens, doctors, dentists and scientists in the USA are blissfully unaware that on September 19, 2017, a U.S. government-funded 12-year study conducted by leading experts in the field, showed that there was a strong correlation between pre-natal exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ in children by 6 IQ points at current exposure levels experienced by pregnant women in the U.S.
This mother-child study titled Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico was published in the Sept 2017 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, one of the most highly respected environmental health publications in the world. The study was funded by three U.S. government agencies: The National Institutes of Health; the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
At the population level a drop of 6 IQ points is extremely serious. It would half the number of very bright children (IQ greater than 130) and increase by over 50% the number of mentally handicapped (IQ less than 70).

This graphic is a simplified version of the graphic that appeared in the original mother-child study (Bashash, et al, 2017) and was prepared by FAN research director Chris Neurath.
I can’t think of any scientific reason why these agencies have not made a public statement about these serious findings and whythey have not made an effort to warn pregnant women about the potential that such a common practice as water fluoridation could be impacting their unborn children’s brains?
Nor can I think of any acceptable reasons why a government-study of this rigor and with such serious potential implications gets so little attention from major media outlets.
The sad reality is that the very people who need to hear about this story the most are not being told. So once again citizens and scientists like ourselves, who are aware of this study (and all the others that came before it), have to go out with our limited resources and do the job that government health agencies, the major media and professional bodies should be doing. Everyone needs to know about this study, but particularly pregnant women. That’s why… 
FAN is launching a new campaign and we need your help to make it work.
Parents and pregnant women need to know about this study and that it is the tip of the iceberg of a very large body of evidence that fluoride is neurotoxic. This includes over 300 biochemical, animal and human studies - and critically - 52 (out of 59) studies that have found an association between loss of IQ and higher fluoride exposure.
We must treat this information like the national emergency it is. We must protect the brains of our unborn children. This is our country’s most precious resource. So please help us in any way you can to get this -
Warning to Pregnant Women: Do Not Drink Fluoridated Water
• Please share this warning with every pregnant woman you know. 
• Also share this with friends and colleagues
• Please work within your community by forming a group (if you haven’t already done so) to strategize on the most effective ways to get this message out.
• Ask your City council to place a moratorium on fluoridation until this issue is settled.
• Write letters to the paper, put up posters in public spaces, hand out flyers.
• Make a formal appointment to meet with either your city health department or county health department. Request that they issue warnings to pregnant women through Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on the TV & radio and that they issue a news release. Carefully document their response.
• Make a formal request to address the board of your local WIC program as they specifically cater to pregnant women (see NYC WIC). Again, document their response.
• Email FAN’s campaign director Stuart Cooper for advice and help. Let him know that you are part of this campaign.
Can you think of any other ways we can get this important message to pregnant women? We need your help and we need your creativity. Can you design a poster, a billboard or a small advertisement for the local paper?


  • Write a Letter to the Editor
  • We will be making posters & flyers

  • We will make artwork available to those who want to make their own

Please stay tuned, there's more to come!

Paul and Ellen Connett for the FAN fundraising Team
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Hundreds of children in Plymouth suffering from rotting teeth

The NHS Change 4 Life campaign features a wide range of resources to help us moderate our sugar intake and lead healthier lives.Hundreds of children in Plymouth are having rotten teeth removed under general anaesthetic.

Last year more than 700 under-16 year olds went into Derriford Hospital, some as young as three.

Health experts and politicians say the disease is entirely preventable, but there are fears a shortage of NHS dentists is making the problem worse.........


The Commonwealth Games comes to the Gold Coast in a few weeks.
Will Games Organisers or Politicians be warning hypersensitive visitors that the Gold Coast tap water has this toxin added?
Only 10 of the 70 Games countries have Politicians the force Govt Toxic Fluoride into their country's tap water.
Only 5 of the 70 Games countries poison more than 50% of their people.
Australia, Brunei, Guyana, Malaysia and Singapore.