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UK Against Fluoridation

Monday, January 22, 2018

From Ann

New Scientist 20.1.18 “STILL SICKENING”
A study “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” by National Research Council & Institute of Medicine etc. found people in US die younger & suffer more illness than other rich countries.  This applies to men & women & different ethnicities living in US.  The US spent $9,364 per person on healthcare in 2016, compared with $4,094 in UK.  US social services are akin to many richer nations.
(My comment:  there could be many reasons for this, but it may be a factor that Americans eat hormone-fed beef, chicken washed in chlorine, & bacon & pork produced with drugs strong enough to leave pigs lame, including the growth-hormone drug Ractopamine which is banned by EU & almost every country except the USThe drug can cause the pigs to suffer broken bones, inability to walk & trembling.)

Ann

Then of course there is the fluoride which if it is contributory the west Midlands and Southern Ireland would also have the same stats.



Published on Jan 21, 2018

Dr. Paul Connett talks with Alex about the deleterious effects of fluoride on the body. Connett will also talk with Alex tomorrow about the numerous victories in the ongoing war against the. Professor Paul Connett's 2016 Presentation The Truth About Fluoride Uploaded by Vinny Eastwood on Behalf of Fluoride Free NZ & The Fluoride Action Network. Dr. Paul Connett, Professor of Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in New York, gives a damning interview on the history of water fluoridation, the collusion of major industries to put certified.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

USA - Will Spotsylvania end fluoridation of county water?

By JEFF BRANSCOME THE FREE LANCE–STAR
tap waterIn June, Spotsylvania County resident Larry Plating offered a grim take on the county’s long-standing practice of adding a small amount of fluoride to drinking water. He told the Board of Supervisors that fluoride can reduce IQ levels and cause serious health problems, and said more than 40 percent of American teenagers show signs of overexposure to fluoride. It might be time to turn off the “spigot” that has been fluoridating Spotsylvania’s water since 1981, Plating added in his remarks to supervisors.
The vast majority of dental professionals consider fluoridated water a safe way to help prevent cavities, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control naming the 72-year-old practice one of the 10 “great public health achievements of the 20th century.” But the topic has generated controversy for decades, and Plating’s views reflect those of anti-fluoride organizations that include the Fluoride Action Network and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.
About 96 percent of Virginians and 74 percent of the U.S. population get their water from public systems that add fluoride. The CDC says the practice reduces cavities by 25 percent, but critics assert that it amounts to “forced medication.” “Let the fluoride be provided by peoples’ choice, not government coercion, and save us all taxpayer dollars in the process,” Plating, who said he is a retired chemist, told supervisors in June. Plating continued his self-proclaimed “crusade” at subsequent meetings, urging supervisors to stop what he considers a threat to public health. Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that Plating has complained about fluoridated water for at least three years.
His persistence may pay off.............................

Carrie's comment on post "From Ann":

It seems that Dr Eggleston has his head in the sand if he believes that 'mouthfuls of rotten teeth are rare in Birmingham'.

But far from being rare in Birmingham, official statistics show that its d3mft rating is 1.17, higher than the national average. Across the West Midlands, where water has been fluoridated since 1964, there has been a 300% rise in children under the age of 10 being admitted to hospital for multiple teeth extractions in the last five years.

The situation in Birmingham is so bad that local MP Steve McCabe has written to the regional NHS director expressing his concerns that 'In Birmingham, almost one in three 5-year-olds suffer from dental disease. This is higher than the national average and makes Birmingham’s children 3.5 times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than their peers in other parts of the UK.'

http://www.stevemccabe-mp.org.uk/node/1014

Dr Mercola

While water fluoridation is purported to decrease your risk of dental cavities, fluoride needs to be applied topically for this to work. It doesn’t benefit your teeth when swallowed.
Because of this, I believe that water fluoridation is one of the greatest public health mistakes of the 20th century.

USA - Fluoride issue will benefit from studies

Like so many issues, fluoridation is controversial. People on both sides feel they are helping children. Over 150 studies indicate that fluoride, a classified developmental neurotoxin, can negatively affect children’s IQ.

Are these studies the absolute last word? Probably not. Are they troubling? Absolutely. All studies since the 2006 National Research Council report, triggered by extremely high levels of dental fluorosis in children, recommend the need for more extensive studies to determine if fluoride is hurting children and adults.

The problem is, who pays for these studies? Not industry. They make money from this industrial byproduct, as do many the health professionals who defend it.

Not the American Dental Association, which funds efforts to combat communities like ours who try to eliminate fluoridation.

Not the pharmaceutical industry or the American Medical Association, as fluoride is the powerful ingredient in many drugs. Not independent laboratories, as it is not profitable, and certainly not the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been a pawn for industry since fluoridation was introduced.

Fortunately, there is a pending lawsuit against the EPA that allows fluoridation to be evaluated by an independent scientific body and not an arm of industry. This has never happened before. This lawsuit will allow us to know more about the negative effects of fluoridation and may end fluoridation nationwide.

Yes, we need more studies. But rather than dismiss any negative study as fiction, we could take them as a warning, as many scientists agree, that something is not right about fluoridation.

James Forleo

Durango

Saturday, January 20, 2018



For the few who have never seen this video.

Don't remove flouride from Spotsylvania's water

Thanos Ntounis, Kent Archibald, Lloyd F. Moss III and Matthew Caspersen

It is rare that a professional organization argues in favor of any intervention that has been overwhelmingly proven to reduce its income source.
But the health care community has adopted a solid consensus in favor of water fluoridation, realizing that the lack of fluoride in community water may lead to a public health crisis mainly affecting the less privileged.
The U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Public Health Service and the World Health Organization are among the groups that endorse water fluoridation as a means to reduce tooth decay...........
And Uncle Tom Cobley?

Why Our Drinking Water Is Killing Us

The dangers of fluoridated water.
"Water Fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay", according to wikipedia.org. Fluoride happens to be the chemical compound that we find in our toothpaste, processed foods and in our public water supply. Fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1951 and by 1960, water fluoridation had became widely used in the United States, reaching about 50 million people. According Dr. Joseph Mercola, "If fluoride is really the panacea for dental disease that it's been portrayed as, then why is that the United States is one of the only developed countries that fluoridates their citizen's drinking water?" Dr. Mercola continues to say, "It's not because the other countries aren't aware of fluoride's supposed 'miracle' powers for your teeth..it's because they fully realize that adding a known poison to your population's water supply is probably not a good idea."
Obviously, fluoride isn't the beneficial product that citizens of the United States have been led to believe. Naturally, many people trust in their government and don't believe a chemical that is harmful to people would be distributed into the general population. However, it's one thing to be unaware of the poison you are putting into your body, but it's completely different to be aware of this poison and not take action. According to mercola.com, "Many assume consuming fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health." But according to a 500 scientific page review, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.
So a chemical compound that was just intended to prevent tooth decay has many extremely harsh side effects. I remember when I was a kid, my mother always told me not to ever swallow toothpaste because I could get very sick. Back then, I didn't understand the consequences with consuming fluoride.
The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) reported: "Fluorosilicic acid is the most contaminated chemical added to public water supplies, and many impose additional risks to those presented by natural fluorides. These risks include a possible cancer hazard from the acid's elevated arsenic content and a possible neurotoxic hazard from the acid's ability -under some conditions -to increase the erosion of lead from old pipes." So fluorosilicic acid can certainly be labeled a great treat to humankind. Simply put, this chemical can lead to cancer and provides toxins to the brain. The question is, why is something so harmful still in our drinking water? Energyfanatics.com states, "Fluorisilic acid is a waste product of phosphate fertilizer industry and is heavily contaminated with toxins and heavy metals (including the cancerous arsenic, lead and cadmium) and radioactive materials. The website continues to state, "Dr.J. William Hirzy, EPA scientist, is reported to have said, 'If the stuff gets out into the air, it's a pollutant; If it gets into the river, it's a pollutant; if it gets into a lake, it's a pollutant; but if it goes right straight in your drinking water system, it's not a pollutant. That's amazing!'"
So a product that pollutes the bodies of water on earth and contains cancerous elements is allowed in our public drinking water. Water is essential for human survival and your body needs it to function properly. The body is made up of seventy percent water so the water you put in your body will basically determine your overall health.
"There have been over 34 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage," according to the Institute for Vibrant Living, including lower IQ in children. Studies have also shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems including dementia, arthritis, bone fractures, increased tumor and cancer rate, disrupted immune system, bone cancer, genetic damage and so on. Cancer and arthritis are conditions that affect a good percentage of Americans on a daily basis. The fact that our drinking water contains elements that lead to cancer and countless other problems American citizens face on a daily basis is a disrespect to the integrity of people everywhere.
I see countless commercials regarding cancer research and the ongoing fight against cancer, but none of them ever mentioned that our drinking water contributes to the cancer our loved ones face everyday. I can imagine that the average person would never dream that the same water that's suppose to help them is slowing leading them to their own demise. It isn't easy information to swallow. Furthermore, if we wish to eradicate the diseases that plague our human condition, we have to stop putting harmful fluoride in our basic essentials of living. We all have the choice to take action, or do nothing. Fluoride is obviously a threat to human health and needs to be removed.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dr. Hotze's Wellness Revolution 15 Reasons To Avoid Fluoride

Fluoride in water is supposed to protect the public health and be a good thing, right?
Well, it’s time to revisit this assumption.
A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, a British Medical Journal (BMJ) publication, found that fluoride exposure should be considered a contributing factor to hypothyroidism.
Watch our video to learn 15 reasons to avoid fluoride, common household products to avoid and more.
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NZ Health Officials Proven Wrong on Mercury Amalgam Fillings – They are Wrong about Fluoride too!

Finally, NZ health officials are moving to stop mercury amalgam fillings. The Waikato DHB announced today that it was no longer going to use mercury amalgam fillings after the European Union announced it was banning amalgam fillings for children.
But instead of admitting that these fillings will have caused health problems for many, probably hundreds of thousands, of New Zealanders, Waikato DHB dentist Rob Aitken said publicly that amalgam fillings are dangerous to the environment and it is not prudent to use in pregnant women.
Why has it taken so long even to admit this? Germany, Austria, Sweden and Denmark were phasing out the use of mercury amalgam fillings in the mid-1990s. If it is dangerous to the environment, then obviously it is dangerous to put into our mouths where mercury vapour is released upon chewing. And as, Dr Aitken pointed out, crematoria release a lot of mercury into the air. That has always been known, but ignored.
Tauranga doctor, Mike Godfrey has warned every Health Minister about this since 1980s.  He also confirms that “In 1996, following my concerns about mercury and senile dementia, Prime Minister Shipley invited me to co-author a Govt. White Paper “Dental Amalgam and Human Health”. I included in my contribution the just-released Canadian Health Department findings on mercury vapour from amalgam, specifically, no more than 4 fillings in a 70kg adult; no more than 1 in a small child; no amalgam in pregnant or breast-feeding women; no amalgam in anyone with kidney disease; and no amalgam with other metals in the mouth. This advice was circulated to all dental personnel the following year but apparently is still ignored. Notably, as I documented in 2003 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, we are heading for an epidemic of senile dementia due to the practice of “filling the valleys” by the school dental nurses during the 50-70 decades.”
Today’s 40 to 70 year olds have often had twice as many, and sometimes even four times, the Canadian-identified maximum limit of four mercury fillings. How many people are having their lives shortened and how much is it costing the taxpayer in dementia care, all because these people would not err on the side of safety?
Instead of being given the respect he deserved, Dr Godfrey was labelled a quack by the indoctrinated NZ Skeptics Society. Yet to this day the NZ Government warns people not to eat too much fish, (especially pregnant women) because of the risk of mercury over-exposure. What hypocrisy!
The same denialism is happening with fluoridation. Almost all European countries have rejected fluoridation, and scientific research showing harm is published constantly, but our health officials and the NZ Dental Association continue to deny harm to people and the environment. Fluoride is a toxic waste substance scrubbed from the chimneys of the phosphate fertiliser industry. It is too toxic to be discharged into the air or sea, so instead it is sold to councils to be disposed of, diluted, through our public water supply.
We clearly cannot rely on dentists, the NZ Dental Association or corporate entities who have a vested interest in getting rid of their toxic waste, and will apparently never admit they were wrong. We need to apply common sense, ethics, the precautionary principle, and read the science for ourselves.
ENDS

Fluoridated water calcifies your arteries: study

A major promoter of heart disease in the U.S. today could be a chemical that the government has been intentionally dumping into the water supply for decades on the premise that it prevents tooth decay. Fluoride, according to a new study published in the journal Toxicology, shows demonstrated cardiotoxic effects, which include the calcification and hardening of arteries.
Researchers from the University of Zaragoza in Spain looked at the effects of water fluoridation on the progression of vascular calcification in renal (kidney) disease. The team used real-world concentrations of fluoride as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for optimal oral health — 1.5 milligrams per liter (mg/L) — administering this amount to rats via water in the same way humans would receive it.

It was observed that, for five days, the rats, all of whom had experimental chronic kidney disease (CKD), experienced calcification of their aortic smooth muscle cells. The rats also experienced further declines in renal function as a result of exposure to fluoride, demonstrating the nephrotoxicity of this common water additive.

“[F]luoridation of drinking water… dramatically increased the incipient aortic calcification observed in rats with experimental chronic kidney disease,” wrote the authors. “[T]he WHO’s recommended concentrations in drinking water become nephrotoxic to CKD rats, thereby aggravating renal disease and making media vascular calcification significant.”

90 percent of digested fluoride is taken up by intestines and distributed throughout body
Previous research, as noted in the new study, has confirmed that 90 percent or more of digested fluoride is absorbed through the intestines and distributed throughout the body to soft tissues, calcified structures and blood plasma. At WHO-recommended doses, fluoridecan still get lodged throughout the body and remain there for many years.

In healthy individuals, plasma fluoride is cleared through the dual action of calcifying tissues and expelling through the kidneys. But in those with renal disease, the kidneys are not up to the task of removing fluoride from the body, greatly amplifying both the calcification process and the advancement of renal failure.

“Since atherosclerosis involves the gradual hardening and final calcification of the arteries with a form of calcium known as hydroxylapatite, fluoride’s role in replacing hydroxyls within hydroxylapatite crystals to form fluorapatite can be considered enhancing the cardiotoxicity of these calcium deposits,” wrote Sayer Ji for GreenMedInfo.

“[This is] due to the fact that fluorapatite is less soluble than hydroxylapatite and therefore more resistant to the body’s demineralization mechanisms (or de-calcification with natural substances such as magnesium, hawthorn or vitamin K2).”

Tell your local water authority to do its homework and end water fluoridation
The time to end water fluoridation is now, as the mounting evidence couldn’t be any clearer: Fluoride is extremely toxic, especially for those with pre-existing health conditions. Even at the “low” doses considered safe by the government, fluoride can have a dramatic impact on neurological function, brain chemistry and cardiovascular performance.

This is all extensively outlined in the scientific literature, and neatly put together by groups like the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) that continue to advocate for safe, fluoride-free water:
FluorideAlert.org.

Water authorities everywhere need to take note of the facts and decidedly put a stop to this outmoded and dangerous practice.

“Our findings could help to decide whether the use of fluoride to improve the dental health of the population through indiscriminate practices, such as adding it to municipal drinking water, should be reconsidered and should be repla

Thursday, January 18, 2018

From Ann

There’s a letter in Daily Mail  (Thurs 18th Jan) “Fluoride stops the rot” by Dr Robin Eggleston, Bridgend, S. Wales.
He’s a dentist who wrote that we’re a nation of rotting teeth because water is not fluoridated in most areas.  He said Birmingham Dental Hospital had a shortage of dental patients because of fluoridated water in Birmingham, unlike patients in nearby Staffs & Warwicks who had poor teeth because they didn’t have fluoridated water.
His letter could do damage because the Daily Mail has the 2nd biggest newspaper readership in UK.
Could people who are concerned about his letter, consider writing a short letter to Daily Mail - no more than about 250 words to  letters@dailymail.co.uk
(You have to give your full address, phone number & name)
Thanks.

Ann

Fluoride stops the rot

HOW sad that we are a nation of children with rotting teeth (Mail). However, in Watford, Birmingham and the Republic of Ireland, mouthfuls of rotting teeth are rare as public water supplies are fluoridated.
At one part of fluoride for one million parts of tap water, it is the same level as naturally fluoridated areas, such as Maldon in Essex.
It has no effect on the taste of the water or anything other than the reduction of tooth decay.
In Birmingham, where I qualified as a dentist, the dental dean and medical officer of health managed to get fluoride introduced into the drinking water without much fuss.
When, eight years later, the new dental hospital opened, there was a shortage of local emergency patients needing extractions or fillings. But there was a high demand from patients living in nearby Staffordshire and Warwickshire, which did not have fluoridated water.

Dr ROBIN EGGLESTON,

Bridgend, South Wales.

Fluoride toothpaste not “magic wand”

New research shows frequent snacking on sugary foods to be key factor in child dental decay
New research has revealed that tooth brushing alone is not enough to protect children from tooth decay caused by snacking on sugary foods and drink.
The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, looked at nearly 4,000 pre-school children and discovered that snacking habits are the behaviour most strongly associated with dental decay [1].
Researchers found under-five’s who snack throughout the day, compared to eating just at meal times, are far more likely to have signs of dental decay and that relying on tooth brushing alone to prevent it is not enough.
Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation said: “This research supports messages about snacking being unhealthy. Last week it was revealed that 170 children underwent operations in England every day to have rotten teeth removed [2] and this research confirms that snacking on sugary foods and drinks is the key contributing factor.
“It is clear that toothbrushing with fluoride toothpaste alone is not the magic wand that many people still believe it to be and preventing tooth decay must also involve changing diet and lifestyle. Almost every single one of these operations, and the pain and suffering associated with them, could have been prevented with effective behaviour changes to help protect children’s oral health.
“Snacking throughout the day on sugary foods and drinks means that children’s teeth come under constant attack from acid and can quickly lead to severe problems. Children’s snacking should be limited to no more than two a day, and unhealthy sugary snacks should be replaced with healthier foods such as fruit and vegetables. The Change4Life Food Scanner mobile app is a great step towards achieving this.”
Dr Carter continued: “Even though a child’s first set of teeth is temporary, the oral health behaviour children learn early on they take into the rest of their lives, so it is vital that they get into good habits as early as possible.”
Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attacks after eating or drinking anything containing sugars. Over time, the acid makes a cavity (hole) in the tooth. ‘Dental decay' is the same as tooth decay and is also known as ‘dental caries'.
The study authors also identified parental socioeconomic factors, such as education levels, as a more important factor on children’s dental decay than diet or oral hygiene. Social scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow used statistical models and survey data to predict dental decay by age five. They used data collected on diet and oral hygiene from repeated observation of children from age two to five.
They identified children at age two who brushed less than once per day, or not at all, had twice the chance of developing dental decay by age five compared with children who brushed their teeth twice per day or more often.
Lead researcher Dr Valeria Skafida, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political and Sciences says restricting sugar intake is desirable both for broader nutritional reasons and for children’s dental health. Dr Skafida said: “Even with targeted policies that specifically aim to reduce inequalities in children’s dental decay, it remains an ongoing challenge to reduce social patterning in dental health outcomes.”
Study co-author, Dr Stephanie Chambers, of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at University of Glasgow said: “Among children eating sweets or chocolate once a day or more, tooth brushing more often – once or twice a day or more – reduced the likelihood of decay compared with less frequent brushing.”
The research was supported by The British Academy, the Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates.

The Common Chemical That Causes More Cancer and Death Than Any Other Chemical On Earth

It is in our water and even in our toothpaste and yet we don’t pay very much attention to it. Fluoride is a very serious problem and it is causing many detrimental health issues whether you want to accept that or not.
For those who do not know, fluoride is a known carcinogen and is even listed by the Merck Index as the primary use being ‘rat and cockroach poison.’ No, I am not joking, fluoride is truly deadly. The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) actually released a document in more recent times titled ‘Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Fluoride and Its Salts.’

This document goes over the very apparent health hazards associated with the consumption of fluoride, their report states as follows:

Fluoride is the monovalent anion derived from the element fluorine. It is present in many salts, including sodium fluoride and stannous fluoride. When these salts are dissolved in water the free fluoride ion is released. Fluoride salts or other compounds that release fluoride ion may be added to drinking water to prevent dental caries.
Fluoride-releasing compounds are also added for this purpose to a wide variety of dental products including toothpastes and mouthwashes. The public is exposed to fluoride ion by drinking fluoridated water and by using fluoride-containing dental products and treatments. Exposure may also occur through naturally present fluoride in foods and beverages, and in some cases by inhalation of fluoride compounds in the air.
There are numerous studies in the published scientific literature investigating the potential carcinogenicity of fluoride. The human evidence consists primarily of epidemiological studies (ecological, cohort, and case-control) comparing cancer risks in exposed versus unexposed individuals. One ecologic study (Cohn, 1992) and one hospital-based case-control study (Bassin et al., 2006) have reported increases in osteosarcomas in young males exposed to fluoride in drinking water. The possibility that chance, bias, inappropriate analyses or confounding played a role in these findings could not be ruled out, however.
The animal evidence consists of several drinking water and diet studies conducted in rats and mice. Statistically significant increases in rare malignant bone tumors (osteosarcomas) were observed in male rats in drinking water studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP, 1990), but not in female rats or male or female mice similarly exposed. A statistically significant dose-related increase in thyroid tumors (adenomas and carcinomas, combined) was also observed in this male rat study (NTP, 1990). These findings were not replicated in a subsequent NTP study in male rats of the same strain receiving a somewhat higher fluoride dose, also via drinking water (NTP, 1992). Increases in benign osteomas were observed in two-year diet studies in male and female CD-1 mice (Maurer et al., 1993).
However, the possible contribution of retroviral infection reported in the male and female mice to the development of osteomas could not be ruled out. No treatment-related tumor findings were observed in two-year diet studies conducted in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats (Maurer et al., 1990). Pharmacokinetic studies of fluoride show that fluoride ion is readily taken up and incorporated into bones and teeth of humans and laboratory animals. Comparison of fluoride pharmacokinetics between humans and rodents indicates that rodents must be exposed to much higher levels of fluoride in diet or water than humans to achieve the same levels of bone fluoride levels.
Water fluoridation has been happening for many many years and throughout those years the question of its effectiveness and safety has been brought up on more than one occasion. It is something that you could consider to be highly controversial. There was a study done back in the 1990s on lab animals that showed there was evidence of cancer-causing potential in fluoridated drinking water. As mentioned above, there was a higher number of cases of bone cancer in the rats drinking it. We are essentially drinking ourselves to death.

In his book ‘Fluoride, The Aging Factor’ Dr. John Yiamouyiannis wrote as follows:

“Fluoride is a poison! It has been used as a pesticide for mice, rats, and other small pests. A 10-pound infant could be killed by 1/100 of an ounce and a 100-pound adult could be killed by 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride.”
If that isn’t enough to get you feeling a bit off about there being fluoride in your water then I don’t know what would. One study back in 2005 conducted at the Harvard School of Dental Health actually found a strong correlation between fluoride and you guessed it, bone cancer. Sodium fluoride inhibits enzyme activity and paralyzes white blood cells. There are actually around 500 peers reviewed studies going over the adverse effects of fluoride.

A Deep Dive Into the Conspiracy Theory That Governments Are Controlling Us with Fluoride

Is flouride in our water the biggest public health cover-up of our times, or just "truthers" having a rant? Wake up, sheeple!

On the World Wide Web, there are few black holes more enticing to fall down than the great fluoride conspiracy. Some would call it the ramblings of paranoid truth gurus who spend too much time maintaining their dreads and making YouTube videos about Atlantis. Others insist that it's the largest mass control experiment of our times.

Where does the truth lie in an argument taken up by both sides with near religious conviction? It's almost impossible to decipher. Perhaps it's somewhere between the two.

The idea, in a nutshell, is that governments put fluoride in our water supply in order to negatively affect huge populations, for their own financial gains. That fluoride is actually a strong tranquilliser in disguise. That the US want their citizens to be zombies. That Kellogg's, Nestle, Crest and other food companies – known as "The Fluoride Mafia" – are all in on it. That fluoride dumping is secretly wrapped up in Illuminati interests.

If you dig into why water fluoridation began, you find a convoluted, suspicious mess. According to the conspiracy theory, the name of the company with the biggest profit to be made from water fluoridation was ALCOA. The ALCOA Company had an unlimited supply of toxic waste – a byproduct of aluminium, AKA fluoride. At their lab, an ALCOA-sponsored biochemist did a test on rats that showed cavities were reduced with the fluoridated water and concluded that: "The case should be regarded as proved." In this historic moment in 1939, so the story goes, the first public proposal that the US should fluoridate its water supplies wasn't made by a doctor or a dentist, but an industry scientist working for a company that was also threatened by fluoride damage claims.

Another part of the theory is that, during the Second World War, industrial fluoride pollution increased because of the production and extensive use of ALCOA aluminium in aircraft manufacturing. It was after the Second World War that many governments began to put fluoride in our water supplies to protect people against cavities. Coincidence!?

Currently, about 372 million people (around 5.7 percent of the world's population) receive artificially fluoridated water in about 24 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, the US and the UK. Since the 1950s, there has been relentless debate over whether there's any real reason to do this. Early conspiracy theorists declared that it was a communist plot to weaken American public health. Many have argued from a moral and ethical view that the public haven't chosen to be consuming it and so it's against individual will. From an economic standpoint, public money is being used on something without definitive proof of benefits. Some dentists and medical professionals have even said fluoridation of water isn't the best way to reduce tooth decay.


The tangled conspiracy gets even darker with comments on Reddit threads such as "Hitler used fluoride first!!" and "They got this from the Nazis! Illuminati scum." The so-called "fact" that Hitler gave people in concentration camps fluoride water to keep them docile and unable to resist Nazi power is used often by the anti-fluoridation brigade. Many say this treatment was then repeated in Russian gulags.

Ian E Stephens, a writer for the Australian "alternative news" magazine Nexus (which covers "health breakthroughs, future science and technology, suppressed news, free energy, religious revisionism, conspiracy, the environment, history and ancient mysteries, the mind, UFOs, paranormal and the unexplained") claims he was told by chemist and researcher Charles E Perkins, who wrote the book The Truth About Water Fluoridation, that the Nazis envisioned a far-reaching plan of mass control and reduced population by using a medication in water that could cause sterility in women.

"Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotising a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him," Perkins wrote. He goes on to say: "I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years' research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine – any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically." There is no trace of a credible living source on Nazi history coming out in support of this theory.


To many in the new age community, this doesn't matter. They believe fluoride is instrumental in mind control because, they insist, it blocks the "third eye". Mystics and spiritual masters have concluded that the pineal gland, situated in the centre of the brain, is a connection between the body and the soul. They say: wake up, sheeple, the government-slash-Illuminati-slash-powers-that-be want us to stay on this spiritual plane. It's not in their best interests that we are conscious. If people get conscious, they'll stop turning up to their horrible jobs, eating meat and wasting food, and they'll live in collectives and spoil their ballot papers.

This might sound ridiculous to some, but it has a degree of basis in science. In the 1990s, a British scientist, Jennifer Luke, discovered that by old age, the pineal gland contains about the same amount of fluoride as teeth, and we now know that calcification of the pineal gland gets worse with age and can occur in children as young as two. This gland is in the brain – it maintains the body's sleep-wake cycle, regulates the onset of puberty in females and helps protect the body from cell damage. A huge review on fluoride toxicity published by the National Research Council in 2006 reported a range of negative side effects from fluoride, including "decreased melatonin production" and "other effects on normal pineal function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans".


Go on YouTube and you'll find plenty of people sharing "knowledge" of the spiritual dangers of fluoride and how to reverse the effects of a "calcified" pineal gland (many say you can't; it's too late). They say stop drinking tap water. Stop using regular toothpaste and find a fluoride-free one. Get a shower filter to cut the fluoride from your shower. Cut out meat because you can be sure as heck they've been guzzling the fluoride water, too. Tell your dentist you don't want fluoride-based products used. And after all that, detox.

However, there are more serious scientific objections to fluoride, and many are far removed from the assertions of David Icke disciples. Numerous studies researched by Harvard and China Medical University in Shanghai have shown that fluoride may be linked to reduced IQ in children, and even suggest that it could be toxic to a developing brain. Fluoride at high levels has been shown to destroy the male reproductive system in rabbits. Fluoride lowers the thyroid function. One study linked it to bone cancer in boys. A 2007 Nuffield Council on Bioethics report reached a conclusion that the benefit-to-risk ratio on water fluoridation is unclear due to lack of good evidence, that alternatives to water fluoridation exist and that the role of consent gets priority when there are potential harms.

Professors doing this research have been met with numerous attempts to discredit them. Stephen Peckham – director of the Centre for Health Services at the University of Kent, and professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of Toronto – has had his research of water fluoridation rejected from dental health journals. He's spoken out about being accused of "statistics-hacking" and for research that made the link between fluoride and hypothyroidism. Catherine Carstairs, a professor who wrote about the history of water fluoridation, was attacked and the Journal of Public Heath had to defend itself for publishing "strong... research even when [it does] not fit well with our preconceived ideas".

Why are efforts to uncover the effects of fluoride so vilified, and why is the atmosphere so toxic?


In fact, there has been a sea change in attitudes towards water fluoridation. About 10 years ago, York University found that tooth decay in children across Europe had fallen, regardless of whether or not there was fluoride in the water. The countries showing the biggest decrease – Sweden, Netherlands, Finland and Denmark – don't fluoridate their supplies.

Increasingly, water fluoridation is being rejected in local British areas. In 2014, Bolton refused to add fluoride to their water supply, with David Crausby, MP for Bolton North East, likening it to "mass medication". *That same year, Public Health England had to drop plans to fluoridate water in Southampton and parts of Hampshire because of fierce opposition from Southampton City Council. But still, Public Health England encourages fluoridation and the NHS website states that fluoride provides no significant health risk. Millions around the country still drink fluoridated water.

But what do the water companies think? I called United Utilities, who said that most water companies have to have a "neutral position" on fluoridation. "The water company is just obliged to fluoridate where asked," a spokesperson said. "We're just a contractor." But have they heard the conspiracies? I asked a Severn Trent Water spokesperson, who laughed and said: "Oooh yes, don't worry, we've heard all sides of the story very loudly, but to be honest we try and stay out of it. We don't want to get involved because then it makes it much too complicated." Complicated indeed.

In countries like Brazil, China and, unsurprisingly, the US, fluoridation still has a stronghold. Significantly, 194 million Americans are supplied with this water, including those who live in 43 of its 47 largest cities. It's there that the "truth" is being spread with most fervour.

Despite various claims by "truth gurus" being torn down – it's unlikely that Margaret Thatcher pumped fluoride into Northern Ireland to control the rebels or that pharmaceutical companies are pumping us full of fluoride via Prozac – the conspiracy rages ahead, while science slowly erodes fluoride's reputation. Will this be the next formaldehyde? The next lead? Don't forget that dentists and doctors once promoted cigarettes. Should we listen to YouTubers? What if this became the greatest public health conspiracy of our time – of all times?

@hannahrosewens

It wasn't the City council it was the people of Southampton who got organised to fight the then SHA who wanted to impose it. You can review the whole history on  https://hampshireagainstfluoridation.blogspot.co.uk/







Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Unfiltered fervour: The rush to get off the water grid

 by Nellie Bowles Waterloo Region Record
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Mukhande Singh, founder of Live Water, at Ukumehame Beach Park, near Lahaina, Hawaii. Singh, who believes public water has been poisoned, started selling spring water from Opal Springs in Culver, Ore., three years ago, but it was a small local operation until this year. - MARCO GARCIA,New York Times


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Unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water flows into a bottle at Opal Springs Water Company in Culver, Ore. - LEAH NASH,New York Times


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A refrigerator door dispenses water from a Zero Mass Water system, which extracts moisture from the air and stores the water, at a home in Oakland, Calif. On the West Coast and in other pockets around the country, many people are looking to get off the water grid, and start-ups have emerged in the last few years to deliver untreated water on demand. - JIM WILSON,New York Times

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SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a co-operative in this city's Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it's often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as "raw water" — unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water, $36.99 each and $14.99 per refill, bottled and marketed by a small company called Live Water.

"It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouth feel, nothing that overwhelms the flavour profile," said Kevin Freeman, a shift manager at the store. "Bottled water's controversial. We've curtailed our water selection. But this is totally outside that whole realm."

Here on the West Coast and in other pockets around the country, many people are looking to get off the water grid.

Startups like Live Water in Oregon and Tourmaline Spring in Maine have emerged in the last few years to deliver untreated water on demand. An Arizona company, Zero Mass Water, which installs systems allowing people to collect water directly from the atmosphere around their homes, began taking orders in November from across the United States. It has raised $24 million in venture capital.

And Liquid Eden, a water store that opened in San Diego three years ago, offers a variety of options, including fluoride-free, chlorine-free and a "mineral electrolyte alkaline" drinking water that goes for $2.50 a gallon.

Trisha Kuhlmey, the owner, said the shop sells about 900 gallons of water a day, and sales have doubled every year as the "water consciousness movement" grows.

What adherents share is a wariness of tap water, particularly the fluoride added to it and the lead pipes that some of it passes through. They contend that the wrong kind of filtration removes beneficial minerals. Even traditional bottled spring water is treated with ultraviolet light or ozone gas and passed through filters to remove algae. That, they say, kills healthful bacteria — "probiotics" in raw-water parlance.

The quest for pure water is hardly new; people have been drinking from natural springs and collecting rainwater from time immemorial. The crusade against adding fluoride to public water began in the 1950s among Americans who saw danger in the protective measures that had been adopted over decades to protect the populace from disease and contamination........................



Fluoride. Top 10 Deadly Facts. Fluoridated water Health and Public Policy

Yorkshire Water

Fluoridation

We're governed by Local Authorities and Public Health England on this issue. It is up to each local authority to conduct consultations on proposals of new fluoridation schemes. If local authorities carry out proper public consultation and can prove the public supports such a move, they can ask Public Health England to ask their local water company to fluoridate.
Any fluoride that is present in the water is naturally occurring. Go to our post code look up to check the fluoride levels in your water - click here

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.  From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americansbetween 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental caries.
But provocative new research suggests that cell-stimulating medications can “trick” teeth into repairing themselves. If these “small molecule” drugs work as well as scientists think they will, we may be on the cusp of a new era in which dental tissue and even entire teeth can be regrown.
And this is only one of several new approaches that hold promise for tooth regeneration......

How To Inspire Kids To Look After Their Teeth (And 7 Steps To Combat Fear Of The Dentist)


Take them to the dentist from when they are babies.

By Amy Packham

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3,000 children and teenagers in England and Wales had hospital operations to remove teeth last year, NHS figures show.

Councillor Izzi Seccombe, chairman of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Community Wellbeing Board, said the figures show we have an oral health crisis” and called for money raised from the sugar tax to be invested in “innovative oral health education so that parents and children understand the impact of sugar on teeth and the importance of a good oral hygiene regime”.

“Untreated dental care remains one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children and young people’s ability to speak, eat, play and socialise,” she added.

“These figures also highlight how regular check-ups at a dentist can help prevent tooth decay and the need for hospital treatment.”

With this in mind we’ve spoken to the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) and the Oral Health Foundation to create a guide for parents on how to teach kids about the importance of looking after their teeth is and how to make trips to the dentist less of a chore. ...................



15 Reasons To Avoid Fluoride

Monday, January 15, 2018

WDDTY - Researchers downplayed safety concerns about new vaccine—and was tested on 3,000 children

About the author: 
Bryan Hubbard
Nearly 3,000 children were given a new TB (tuberculosis) vaccine after researchers had reassured parents it was safe and effective—but neither claim was true, and was based on falsified data.

Researchers from Oxford University had 'cherry-picked' data from animal studies to give a positive spin to the new vaccine in order to win extra funding. As a result, 2,800 infants in South Africa were given the MVA85A TB vaccine when there was no evidence that it was safe.

The researchers had dismissed any results from four animal studies that hadn't been positive about the new vaccine, which was designed as a booster for the standard BCG jab. The researchers were granted a further £8m ($10.9m) funding and, in 2009, tested the vaccine on small children in South Africa.

But a 2015 review of the original trials discovered that the data had been 'cherry-picked'; worse, it seemed the MVA85A vaccine impaired the effectiveness of the BCG. Some of the animals given the two vaccines were dying quicker, but this was not reported in the trial results.

(Source: BMJ, 2018; 360: j5845)


Published on Jan 14, 2018

"...The scientific panel of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended that fluoride, potato protein, willow bark extract, lemon balm and pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) must not be used in any food product as they are unsafe for human consumption." "...Fluoride is found in foods that contain water. Untreated water has a high fluoride content which is residue from agriculture and industrial waste. The food processing industries that use this water have been told to test the level of fluoride in the water before use. Fluoride is found in liquids more than solids. It is most commonly found in a) Fruit juices; the highest content is found in apple and grape juice b) Sauces like tomato sauce c) Salads that are eaten raw and not properly washed d) Soda e) Toothpaste, mouthwash and dietary supplements. Excess fluoride in the body causes thyroid, arthritis, dementia, bone fractures and dental fluorosis." Source: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/food-and-recipes/090118/additives-make-your-food-highly-unsafe.html




Sunday, January 14, 2018



The True Cause and Cure for Cancer - MUST WATCH!

The dangers of fluoridated water.

Why Our Drinking Water Is Killing Us
The dangers of fluoridated water.
 
"Water Fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay", according to wikipedia.org. Fluoride happens to be the chemical compound that we find in our toothpaste, processed foods and in our public water supply. Fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1951 and by 1960, water fluoridation had became widely used in the United States, reaching about 50 million people. According Dr. Joseph Mercola, "If fluoride is really the panacea for dental disease that it's been portrayed as, then why is that the United States is one of the only developed countries that fluoridates their citizen's drinking water?" Dr. Mercola continues to say, "It's not because the other countries aren't aware of fluoride's supposed 'miracle' powers for your teeth..it's because they fully realize that adding a known poison to your population's water supply is probably not a good idea."

Obviously, fluoride isn't the beneficial product that citizens of the United States have been led to believe. Naturally, many people trust in their government and don't believe a chemical that is harmful to people would be distributed into the general population. However, it's one thing to be unaware of the poison you are putting into your body, but it's completely different to be aware of this poison and not take action. According to mercola.com, "Many assume consuming fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health." But according to a 500 scientific page review, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.

So a chemical compound that was just intended to prevent tooth decay has many extremely harsh side effects. I remember when I was a kid, my mother always told me not to ever swallow toothpaste because I could get very sick. Back then, I didn't understand the consequences with consuming fluoride.

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) reported: "Fluorosilicic acid is the most contaminated chemical added to public water supplies, and many impose additional risks to those presented by natural fluorides. These risks include a possible cancer hazard from the acid's elevated arsenic content and a possible neurotoxic hazard from the acid's ability -under some conditions -to increase the erosion of lead from old pipes." So fluorosilicic acid can certainly be labeled a great treat to humankind. Simply put, this chemical can lead to cancer and provides toxins to the brain. The question is, why is something so harmful still in our drinking water? Energyfanatics.com states, "Fluorisilic acid is a waste product of phosphate fertilizer industry and is heavily contaminated with toxins and heavy metals (including the cancerous arsenic, lead and cadmium) and radioactive materials. The website continues to state, "Dr.J. William Hirzy, EPA scientist, is reported to have said, 'If the stuff gets out into the air, it's a pollutant; If it gets into the river, it's a pollutant; if it gets into a lake, it's a pollutant; but if it goes right straight in your drinking water system, it's not a pollutant. That's amazing!'"

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So a product that pollutes the bodies of water on earth and contains cancerous elements is allowed in our public drinking water. Water is essential for human survival and your body needs it to function properly. The body is made up of seventy percent water so the water you put in your body will basically determine your overall health.

"There have been over 34 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage," according to the Institute for Vibrant Living, including lower IQ in children. Studies have also shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems including dementia, arthritis, bone fractures, increased tumor and cancer rate, disrupted immune system, bone cancer, genetic damage and so on. Cancer and arthritis are conditions that affect a good percentage of Americans on a daily basis. The fact that our drinking water contains elements that lead to cancer and countless other problems American citizens face on a daily basis is a disrespect to the integrity of people everywhere.

I see countless commercials regarding cancer research and the ongoing fight against cancer, but none of them ever mentioned that our drinking water contributes to the cancer our loved ones face everyday. I can imagine that the average person would never dream that the same water that's suppose to help them is slowing leading them to their own demise. It isn't easy information to swallow. Furthermore, if we wish to eradicate the diseases that plague our human condition, we have to stop putting harmful fluoride in our basic essentials of living. We all have the choice to take action, or do nothing. Fluoride is obviously a threat to human health and needs to be removed.