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  • Why did Calgary cave to chemophobes over fluoridation?

    02/20/2016 4:16:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Andre Picard
    When Calgary city council decided to end water fluoridation in 2011, one outcome was clear: The number of cavities in children was going to go up. Five years later, we have the hard evidence that the perfectly predictable has indeed come to pass. A study published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology shows that Grade 2 students in Calgary had an average of 3.8 more cavities in 2013-14 than they did in 2004-05. In Edmonton (which continued to fluoridate its water), during the same time period, the number of dental caries (or cavities) increased by 2.1, on average....
  • Fluoridation: Don't Let the Poisonmongers Scare You

    06/04/2015 5:13:51 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Quackwatch ^ | March 30, 2013 | Bob Sprague, Mary Bernhardt, Stephen Barrett, M.D.
    Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in most water supplies. Fluoridation is the adjustment of the natural fluoride concentration to about one part of fluoride to one million parts of water. Although fluoridation is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay, the scare tactics of misguided poisonmongers have deprived many communities of its benefits. The history of fluoridation in the United States underlines its unique standing as a public health measure copied from a natural phenomenon. In the early 1900s, Dr. Frederick S. McKay began an almost 30-year search for the cause of the staining of teeth that was...
  • Government wants less fluoride in water

    04/27/2015 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government is calling for lower levels of fluoride in drinking water, the first update since the 1960s. The new recommendation is for 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water, which replaces the previous range of 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, according to the Health and Human Services Department on Monday. Americans have access to more fluoride through toothpaste and mouth rinses than when the recommendations were introduced in 1962, the agency said. Because Americans are using more fluoride, officials are worried about increases in cases of fluorosis, a condition that stains teeth exposed to too much fluoride. "The...
  • Aluminium poisoning may trigger Alzheimer’s disease, claims professor

    10/14/2014 1:01:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | October 13, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Professor Chrisopher Exley of Keele University claims that aluminium present in everyday items like cosmetics and food may be building up in the brain and causing Alzheimer's disease Aluminium poisoning may be fuelling Alzheimer’s disease, a leading professor has claimed.Professor Chrisopher Exley, of Keele University, said that exposure to the metal causes deposits in the human brain which can exacerbate other problems...Aluminium, he argues, is now added to or used in almost everything we eat, drink, inject or absorb. The metal is abundant in the Earth’s crust and is naturally absorbed from the soil by plants and foodstuffs. But aluminium...
  • Israel Bans Water Fluoridation

    08/26/2014 5:22:42 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 August 2014 | Alex Newman
    Israel Bans Water Fluoridation The New American 26 August 2014 Israeli authorities last week unveiled a nationwide ban on the controversial practice of adding the chemical fluoride, labeled a “neurotoxin” by a top medical journal this year, to public water supplies as a medical treatment. The decision by the Health Ministry to ban what critics call a dangerous, involuntary mass-medication scheme drew applause from many medical and some dental experts around the world. However, it also prompted outrage and vicious attacks by proponents of fluoridation, who say the chemical can provide benefits to children’s teeth. The ban is a...
  • Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb

    06/27/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    Fluoride Action Network ^ | 9/1997 | Chris Bryson & Joel Griffiths
    Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb by Chris Bryson & Joel GriffithsSome fifty years after the United States began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children’s teeth, declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.Today, two thirds of U.S. public drinking water is fluoridated. Many municipalities still resist the practice, disbelieving the government’s assurances of safety.Since the days of World War II, when this nation prevailed by building the world’s first atomic bomb, U.S. public...
  • Top Medical Journal Labels Fluoride a Neurotoxin

    05/22/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    Top Medical Journal Labels Fluoride a Neurotoxin The New American 22 May 2014 Most Americans drink fluoride every day as part of what critics refer to as an involuntary mass-medication program. Organized dentistry argues that it is good for children’s teeth. However, according to a recent report in one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the industrial chemical added to water supplies across much of the United States is actually a dangerous developmental neurotoxicant. Echoing the recent findings of another Harvard study suggesting that fluoride is associated with drastic reductions in the IQ of children, The Lancet journal...
  • Anti-fluoridation quacks should know there’s no debate

    05/06/2014 7:58:26 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 103 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Jacquielynn Floyd
    An angry reader — one of many — is impatiently waiting for me to explain myself after an earlier column in which I characterized anti-fluoride activists as delusional cranks. “You are promoting the mass medication of your community,” she wrote. “It makes absolutely no sense to put this hazardous waste into our drinking water. Why are you pushing for this insane practice? I look forward to your response.” I have a response, but she won’t like it: I am at an honest loss as to how to respond to crazy talk. If someone wants to believe flying saucers are beaming...
  • 'One in 68 kids has Autism'

    03/27/2014 12:12:50 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 159 replies
    AFP (Agence France-Presse) ^ | Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Sergei Supinsky
    One in 68 children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, US health authorities said Thursday. The latest US data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the "proportion of children with autism and higher IQ (is) on the rise," said a CDC statement. Previously, as many as one in 88 US children were known to have autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a developmental disorder that recent research suggests may originate in the womb. "This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in...
  • You Can’t Wish Away the Fertility Gap: We ignore it at our peril.

    03/27/2014 7:07:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/27/2014 | Bonnie Ramthun
    Jill Knapp begs us to “Please Stop Asking Me When I’m Going to Have Children.” Being that I am still a newly-wed and have just moved to a new city, I am in no rush to have a kid. This is an unacceptable answer to a lot of people. The constant reminders that your clock is ticking and that you don’t want to be confused for your child’s grandparents when they grow up are not making us move any faster. Having children is a big responsibility. What Jill doesn’t understand is that her fertility is not subject to whim...
  • Illinois honors communities for fluoride levels

    03/18/2014 5:10:25 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 12 replies
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Health officials are recognizing 430 Illinois communities for maintaining state-mandated fluoride levels in drinking water. The Illinois Department of Public Health presented the awards Monday in Springfield. Health experts say drinking fluoridated water from birth can reduce tooth decay by up to 65 percent. The department's director, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, says fluoridation saves money for families and the health care system.
  • Woodland to stop fluoridating water (WA)

    09/09/2013 5:59:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Associated Press and KGW staff ^ | August 21, 2013 | Associated Press and KGW staff
    <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. -- The city council of Woodland, Wash., has decided to stop fluoridating the city's water.</p> <p>The council voted 6-1 Monday night to remove the additive from the water supply.</p> <p>Even if fluoridation prevents tooth decay, councilman John Burke said the city shouldn't make a medical decision for citizens without their consent.</p>
  • Israel Outlaws Water Fluoridation

    08/19/2013 6:31:34 AM PDT · by Renfield · 39 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 8-9-2013 | Douglas Main
    Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that water fluoridation in the country must end by 2014, according to news reports. This landmark decision goes even further than legislation by the health minister Yael German earlier in the year that would have ended mandatory fluoridation nationwide, reports the Irish publication Hot Press. Israel is one of the few countries that widely fluoridates, besides the United States, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. Fluoridation, the addition of fluoride to public drinking water supplies to reduce cavities, is the subject of intense controversy, especially outside of the United States. But opposition to the practice,...
  • Portland, Ore., rejecting water fluoridation

    05/21/2013 10:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 12:42 AM EDT | Steven Dubois
    Early returns showed Portland residents voting to keep their city the largest in the U.S. without fluoride in the water. With more than half the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, the Multnomah County election website showed the fluoride proposal failing, 60 percent to 40 percent. Voters in Portland twice rejected fluoridation before approving it in 1978. That plan was overturned two years later, before any fluoride was ever added to the water. The City Council voted last year to add fluoride to the water supply that serves about 900,000 people. But opponents quickly gathered enough signatures to force a vote...
  • Windsor votes to remove fluoride from drinking water (Canada)

    01/30/2013 7:10:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 45 replies
    Windsor star ^ | January 28, 2012
    Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay. “A lot has changed in the last 60 years … fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay,” said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority.… “I want to be shown that when we ingest this, we are safe,” said Kimberley DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor. She and others said not a single study among those cited by fluoridation proponents looked specifically at the industry-sourced chemical...
  • Top 20 Fluoride News Stories of 2011 will make you say why?

    02/25/2012 3:16:14 AM PST · by nyscof · 16 replies
    PRNewswire ^ | February 1, 2012 | NYSCOF
    Misinformed fluoridation promoters falsely assure unquestioning and confused legislators that fluoride-laced water is safe for everyone and no credible evidence proves otherwise. However, hundreds of studies and an abundance of evidence prove them wrong. Here's what happened in 2011 1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends lowering water fluoride levels due to fluoride's harmful dental effects For over 6 decades, HHS assured Americans that artificially fluoridated water was safe for everyone to drink. But they were wrong. About 50% of U.S. adolescents have fluoride-ruined teeth or dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. So...
  • Jan. 25, 1945: CDC Honors 65 Years of Community Water Fluoridation

    01/25/2012 9:54:42 AM PST · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    CDC.gov ^ | January 25, 2012 | staff reporter
    Sixty-five years ago, on January 25, 1945, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, added fluoride to its municipal water system and community water fluoridation began. Since that day, this simple, safe, and inexpensive public health intervention has contributed to a remarkable decline in tooth decay in the United States, with each generation enjoying better oral health than the previous generation. After fluoride’s oral health benefits were discovered in the 1930s, the next step was to achieve optimal levels in community water supplies. Four communities had agreed to undertake community studies, but Grand Rapids was the first to begin implementation. After...
  • John Birch Society: Rick Perry Proposed Bi-National Health Insurance with Mexico

    09/05/2011 4:59:14 PM PDT · by Tempest · 166 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 September 2011 | Kelly Holt
    The article focused on Perry’s comments at a Border Summit speech in south Texas (8-22-01), days before the 9-11 attacks, about bi-national health insurance — Texas-funded coverage for both U.S. and Mexican border residents. The governor’s statement favored a study, required by the Legislature, about "the feasibility of bi-national health insurance.” The DMN continued, "Katherine Cesinger, spokeswoman for Perry’s campaign, downplayed the topic of bi-national health insurance. 'A bill was passed by the Legislature that authorized a study to look into this issue, which ultimately concluded there were numerous barriers to accomplishing that idea, and the Legislature took no further...
  • What’s In The Water?

    03/24/2011 7:09:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Priests for Life ^ | March 24, 2011 | Alveda King
    Many of us know the warnings that have been put out regarding second hand smoke. We know that if you are in the same room with a smoker that youÂ’re being exposed to the risks of lung cancer just like the smoker.This is also true with the water supply. Water filtration systems are effective in many regards but they are not filtering all dangers from our water.An article in a last yearÂ’s National Catholic Register discussed what is happening to the fish in our waterways because of the birth controls being used are then seeping into our water.With all the...
  • EPA Reverses Itself on Fluoride

    02/28/2011 6:18:08 PM PST · by DBCJR · 214 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 22, 2011 | By Deirdre Imus
    For decades, fluoride has been marketed and heralded as essential for good dental hygiene and used in most toothpastes and mouthwashes. In addition, parents have been routinely encouraged to give their kids cavity-fighting fluoride treatments when they visit the dentist. ... But that was then and this is now. In a surprising reversal, last month EPA’s announced that it intends to lower the maximum amount of fluoride in drinking water because of growing evidence supporting the chemical’s possible deleterious effects to children’s health. In 2006, the National Academy of Sciences report that found dental fluorosis – caused by too much...