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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: US says too much fluoride in water

    01/07/2011 6:00:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 1/7/2011 | Mike Stobbe
    Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth. A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended limit for fluoride in water supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years. About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently. In some extreme cases, teeth can even be pitted by the...
  • Woman Singled out by the TSA, Cuffed to a Chair, Her Ticket Ripped up

    11/10/2010 8:18:34 PM PST · by citizenredstater9271 · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | GeorgeDonnelly
    The TSA chose Meg McLain for special screening. They wanted her to go through the new porno-scanners. When she opted out, TSA agents raised an enormous ruckus. When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport. Listen to her story as she told it on radio show Free Talk Live last night. Things are truly getting scary.
  • The UN Rights of the Child. The reality check

    11/05/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | Mainestategop and Mac Houlton UN RIGHTS OF THE CHILD TREATY IN A NUT SHELL... 1. First of all, the government (unelected in this case)will be the parent not you. Dont like it, you lose them. 2. Your child has a right to be forced to go to a communist indoctrination center (school) to be dumbed down, and conditioned to be a loyal marxist who will never question authority and grow up to be an illiterate factory worker 3. Your child has a right to grow up in a marxist country with no freedom of speech, freedom of the press and has the right...
  • Bilderberg Group Role In Economic Collapse?

    07/11/2010 6:21:26 PM PDT · by kindred · 20 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    For years, whispers of the secretive organization of world leaders known as the Bilderberg Group were considered fodder for conspiracy theories, but in the wake of massive economic upheaval, Europe's mainstream has joined the clamoring to find out what kind of financial wizardry has been going on behind the Bilderberg curtain. Daniel Estulin, author of the hot-selling book, "The True Story of the Bilderberg Group," has even been invited to present an unprecedented speech before the European Parliament in Brussels June 1 on the subject of the secretive cabal. "In Spain, Bilderberg is the 'it' topic," Estulin told WND. "The...
  • You Are Unpaid Participants in Fluoride Experiments

    05/02/2010 6:58:50 AM PDT · by nyscof · 41 replies · 963+ views ^ | May 2, 2010 | nyscof
    New York -- May 2, 2010 -- Sixty-five years ago today, officials added fluoride chemicals into Newburgh, NY's public water supply making residents guinea pigs in a failed experiment to discover whether fluoride could safely reduce tooth decay. It didn't. But political pressure declared it a success. Any high school biology student can find the flaws in this "study." Fluoride researchers are still using our bodies and tax dollars for their own benefit. Ten years later, 1955, researchers reported that newly fluoridated Newburgh children had more bone defects, anemia and earlier female menstruation than never-fluoridated Kingston children, according to the...
  • Chinese Fluoride In Mass. Water Raises Concern

    03/13/2010 6:30:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,248+ views
    Boston Channel ^ | 03/11/10
    Chinese Fluoride In Mass. Water Raises Concern Team 5 Investigates After Amesbury Pulls Sodium Fluoride From Water Supply POSTED: 6:12 pm EST March 11, 2010 UPDATED: 12:05 pm EST March 12, 2010 AMESBURY, Mass. -- Fluoride is added to the water most of us drink because the government believes it's a safe and inexpensive way to prevent tooth decay. However, Team 5 Investigates found the Amesbury Water Department pulled fluoride from its system amid concerns about its supply from China. Department of Public Works Director Rob Desmarais said after he mixes the white powder with water, 40 percent of it...
  • Fluoridation bill passes NJ Senate panel

    12/11/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 67 replies · 2,009+ views
    Water Tech Online ^ | 12/9/09 | Water Tech Online
     TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Senate’s health committee on December 7 passed a bill that would require fluoride to be added to public water supplies throughout the state, The Star-Ledger reported December 8. Environmental advocates, utility companies and some parents object to the bill (A3709/S2856), which would require public and private water utilities to start adding fluoride within a year of the law’s enactment. Some lawmakers say the bill would be too costly to the consumer, yet the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 6-0 with three abstentions to approve the bill. There are more than...
  • Push to fluoridate water in San Jose

    08/06/2009 12:46:15 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 6 replies · 889+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5 August 2009 | April Dembosky
    Push to fluoridate water in San Jose So far, tooth fairies have had it great in San Jose: The city is the largest in the country that doesn't fluoridate its water. But now a major effort is under way to shed that title. In a push toward better dental health in the valley, advocates have launched a campaign to raise the millions needed to upgrade the city's water infrastructure. Given the controversy that typically surrounds fluoridation efforts, they expect progress to be slow. So on Wednesday backers of the effort brought a top engineer from the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Fluoride Linked to Bone Cancer, Again

    05/04/2009 9:31:49 AM PDT · by nyscof · 59 replies · 1,453+ views
    April 2009 | NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation
    New York -- Blood fluoride levels were significantly higher in patients with osteosarcoma than in control groups, according to research published in Biological Trace Element Research (April 2009). Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, occurs mostly in children and young adults Sandhu and colleagues measured serum fluoride levels in three equal groups of age-matched and sex-matched patients. Group one had osteosarcoma; group two had non-osteosarcoma bone tumors; and group three had musculo-skeletal pain. (1) “Mean serum fluoride concentration was found to be significantly higher in patients with osteosarcoma as compared to the other two groups,” write Randhu’s team. “(T)his report proves...
  • Fluoride Damages Teeth

    04/22/2008 4:24:46 AM PDT · by nyscof · 177 replies · 982+ views
    4/14/08 | nyscof
    Fluoride exposure is rising and causing children’s tooth imperfections, ranging from white spots to brownish discolorations and pitting (fluorosis), dentist Elivir Dincer reports in the New York State Dental Journal. (1) “Such changes in the tooth’s appearance can affect the child’s self-esteem which makes early prevention that much more critical,” writes Dincer. Children, aged 2 to 7 years, can swallow about one-quarter milligram of fluoride with every brushing because their swallowing reflexes are not fully developed, reports Dincer. “Children from the age of 6-months to 3-years should not have more than one-quarter milligram of fluoride per day. Brushing the teeth...
  • Alien Impact Poisons Canadian Town[Meteorite]

    01/27/2008 10:43:44 AM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 54+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 25 Jan 2008 | Larry O'Hanlon
    Well water of the tiny Canadian town of Gypsumville, Manitoba (population 65) has been poisoned by an extraterrestrial. The invader: A meteorite which struck down almost a quarter-billion years ago, creating the 25-mile-wide (40-kilometer) Lake Martin impact crater. The ancient impact shattered the granitic ground so that extraordinary amounts of fluoride now taint the well water. Slightly higher than recommended amounts of fluoride can cause mottled teeth, while even higher concentrations can lead to neurological problems and softened bones. This is could be the first time a meteor impact has been tied to a modern health threat, say the geologists...
  • 2007 Pennsylvania Mandatory Fluoridation Bill Alert!

    11/18/2007 1:29:04 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Pennsylvania HB 1649 breezed through the PA House Health & Human Services Committee and the Rules Committee. As of Nov 8th, the bill now sits in the House Appropriations Committee. Action is needed to make sure this bill dies in committee! Call your State Representative, tell them that you oppose the bill and that it's too controversial of a topic to push through without hearings. Ask that they vote to send House Bill 1649 to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, where it can have balanced hearings. (No hearings have been held on the issue in nearly 20 years and...
  • Med Journal: Fluoridation Never Proven Safe or Effective & Possibly Unethical

    10/11/2007 4:25:03 AM PDT · by nyscof · 12 replies · 282+ views
    NYSCOF ^ | October 11, 2007 | NYSCOF
    New York – October 11 2007 - Researchers reporting in the Oct 6 British Medical Journal (BMJ) indicate that fluoridation, touted as a safe cavity preventive, never was proven safe or effective and may be unethical. (1) Cavity rates declined equally in fluoridated and non-fluoridated European countries over three decades. “This trend has occurred regardless of the concentration of fluoride in water or the use of fluoridated salt,” write Sir Iain Chalmers, editor of the James Lind Library, which was set up to help people understand the evidence base of medicine, KK Cheng, professor of epidemiology at Birmingham University, and...
  • Dentists Spread False Fluoride Data

    08/22/2007 4:54:18 PM PDT · by nyscof · 21 replies · 519+ views
    Fluoride Action Network ^ | 8/22/07 | Fluoride Action Network
    ADA Distributing Misleading Information on Two Federal Fluoride Reports, Says Fluoride Action Network New York -- In a statement released August 9, 2007, over 600 dentists, physicians, scientists and environmentalists urge Congress to stop water fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted. They cite new scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. ( Signers include a Nobel Prize winner, three members of the prestigious 2006 National Research Council (NRC) panel that reported on fluoride’s toxicology, two officers in the Union representing professionals at EPA headquarters, the President of the International Society...
  • FReep This Poll! Do you want fluoride added to your drinking water supply?

    08/22/2007 7:08:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 198 replies · 2,183+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | August 22, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Do you want fluoride added to your drinking water supply? Yes No Not sure Go to the North County Times/The Californian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • Fluoride Causing More Harm Than Good, studies show

    05/19/2007 1:34:47 PM PDT · by nyscof · 22 replies · 1,029+ views
    New York - May 2007 - Contrary to belief, fluoridation is damaging teeth with little cavity reduction, according to a review of recent studies reported in Clinical Oral Investigations.(1) Fluoride chemicals are added to 2/3 of U.S. water supplies in an attempt to reduce tooth decay and is in virtually 100% of the food supply. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control reports cavities are rising in our most fluoridated generation - toddlers. (1a) Pizzo and colleagues reviewed English-language fluoridation studiespublished from January 2001 to June 2006 and write, "Several epidemiological studies conducted in fluoridated and non-fluoridatedcommunities suggest that [fluoridation] may...
  • Home » content Fluoride returns to the City of Del Rio's water system

    10/25/2006 10:39:58 PM PDT · by balch3 · 9 replies · 452+ views
    Del Rio Live ^ | October 24, 2006 | Alejandra Valdez
    Del Rio’s drinking water supply will contain fluoride after all. City council flip-flopped on the issue Tuesday night (Oct. 24), voting 5-1 to reverse last month’s unanimous vote that had brought an immediate halt to fluoridation. In a room packed with citizens, physicians and dentists passionate about the matter, the return to fluoridation came after more than two hours of presentations, questions, discussions and heatedly expressed opinions. “I came here sort of with my mind made up. But after hearing all of this, I’m still not sure how to vote, so I think the best thing to do is to...
  • Fluoride debate may surge as treated water linked to cancer

    04/24/2006 10:05:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 713+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04.06.06 | Jessica Fargen
    Young boys who drink fluoridated tap water are at greater risk for a rare bone cancer, Harvard researchers reported yesterday. The study, published online yesterday in a Harvard-affiliated journal, could intensify debate over fluoridation and mean more scrutiny for Harvard’s Dr. Chester Douglass,accused of fudging the findings to downplay a cancer link. “It’s the best piece of work ever linking fluoride in tap water and bone cancer. It’s pretty damning for (Douglass),” said Richard Wiles of the Environmental Working Group, which filed a complaint with the National Institutes of Health against Douglass. Douglass, an epidemiology professor at Harvard’s School of...
  • Fluoride Report Confirms EPA Union's 20-year-old Concerns

    03/23/2006 12:03:36 PM PST · by nyscof · 6 replies · 332+ views
    US Environmental Protection Agency National HQ Union Chapter 280 | 3-23-2006 | J. William Hirzy, PhD
    The NRC reports that adults drinking 2 liters of water fluoridated at 4 mg/L (or 8 milligrams of fluoride) daily risk broken bones and joint pain. EPA employees reported this years ago; but were ignored.
  • Panel Urges Lowering of Allowable Fluoride

    03/22/2006 11:58:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 582+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2006 | WARREN E. LEARY
    WASHINGTON, March 22 — High concentrations of fluoride that occur naturally in a small minority of the nation's drinking water supplies can damage teeth and bones, and federal regulators should reduce the level that is considered safe for human consumption, a National Academy of Sciences panel said Wednesday. The 12-member panel, which spent almost three years studying the issue at the request of the Environmental Protection Agency, did not address the health effects of the much smaller amounts of fluoride added to the drinking water of 160 million Americans to prevent tooth decay. Instead, its report dealt with the 200,000...
  • Study Reveals Fluoridation is Ineffective

    02/15/2006 3:39:40 PM PST · by nyscof · 50 replies · 905+ views
    New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc ^ | 2/14/06 | New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation
    California Cavity-Epidemic Study Reveals Fluoridation is Ineffective New York – February 14 -- Fluoridated California communities have huge cavity rates and large dentist-neglected populations, according to a recent California study,1 reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation (NYSCOF). Although dentistry promises steep cavity reductions with fluoride-laced water supplies, that’s not happening in California which is in the midst of a cavity epidemic.2 For example: fluoridated Long Beach children have more cavities (75%) 3 than California state (71%) despite a state-wide fluoridation rate about one-fourth that of Long Beach. California is 27% fluoridated. Los Angeles County is 44% fluoridated,4...
  • Dentists are Fluoride Misinformed

    02/06/2006 4:12:48 AM PST · by nyscof · 15 replies · 408+ views
    Google Groups Flouride News Releases ^ | February 1, 2006 | Paul Beeber
    Dentists Are Fluoride Misinformed New York – February 1 -- Bottled water does NOT contribute to tooth decay despite dentists scientifically unverifiable cautions disseminated through the media. Studies actually show the opposite. America’s children are fluoride-overdosed, it’s ruining their teeth and researchers advise cutting back. The Centers for Disease Control reports from 1/3 to 1/2 of U.S. schoolchildren sport dental fluorosis1 – white-spotted, discolored and/or sometimes pitted teeth, caused by fluoride over-ingestion. The Academy of General Dentistry advises against fluoridated water for infant formula or food preparation because many studies show this ups children’s fluorosis risk.2 The U.S. Surgeon General...
  • Fluoride Foes Win the Year - Scientifically & Politically

    01/24/2006 3:11:50 AM PST · by nyscof · 69 replies · 1,703+ views
    Fluoride Action Network ^ | January 2006 | Fluoride Action Network
    New York - January 16, 2006 - Fluoride, added to water supplies, is touted as a tooth decay preventive. Science increasingly shows fluoridation is ineffective, harmful and a waste of money. But the politics of organized dentistry keeps fluoridated water flowing. Last year, 2005, was a very successful year for the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) and their affiliated groups for getting the truth out and bringing negative fluoride science to the media’s attention. Voters rejected fluoridation in at least nine referenda including Bellingham, Washington, where fluoridationists spent $260,000 to lose against a small group of volunteers armed with the truth...
  • Sweet solution to fighting cavities

    A two-year study in the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Dentistry found that CaviStat, a calcium/arginine-based product, was more effective than fluoride in fighting tooth decay when used in toothpaste form. The study, involving 726 children, found the group using CaviStat had 58 percent fewer cavities than those using over-the-counter fluoride toothpaste.
  • After 60 years, debate over fluoride still rages

    07/24/2005 9:38:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 990+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 07.24.05 | COLLEEN DISKIN
    After 60 years, debate over fluoride still rages Sunday, July 24, 2005 The 30 or 40 patients who come through the Morris County dental office of Dr. Leonard Lawrence each week can get their teeth cleaned, drilled and filled. What they won't get is any fluoride - not in his cements, polishes or fillings.He doesn't even recommend fluoride toothpaste - just good brushing, flossing and eating habits - because he thinks its cavity-fighting claims aren't proven. "The basic knowledge about fluoride is that it is a poison," he said. "That's why there's a warning on the back of the toothpaste...
  • Fluoride Linked to Bone Cancer, Again

    07/01/2005 3:59:37 AM PDT · by nyscof · 23 replies · 1,029+ views
    Yahoo Financial News ^ | June 27, 2005 | NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation
    Harvard Professors Cover-up of Fluoride/cancer Link Being Investigated Newly available research, out of Harvard University, links fluoride in tap water, at levels most Americans drink, to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer (1). The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a highly-regarded Washington DC-based organization, urges that fluoride in tap water be declared a known or probable cancer cause (2), based on this and previous animal and human studies. Elise Bassin, PhD writes, in her April 2001 Harvard doctoral thesis, “…for males less than twenty years old, fluoride level in drinking water [about 1 part per million] during growth is associated...
  • (Environmental) Group: Dentist hid fluoride-cancer link

    06/29/2005 2:53:06 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 15 replies · 559+ views
    Science Daily & UPI ^ | June 28, 2005
    An environmental group alleges a dentist who teaches at Harvard concealed a student's findings linking fluoride to bone cancer. The Environmental Working Group, which is based in Washington, planned to file a complaint Tuesday with federal regulators against Dr. Chester Douglass, the Boston Herald reports. Douglass is a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The group says that he received a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study a possible link between fluoride and bone cancer in adolescent boys. The EWG says a student, Dr. Elise Bassin, found a correlation and that...
  • Harmful Fluoride Levels Found in Instant Tea

    01/26/2005 5:13:25 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 23 replies · 1,460+ views
    WebMD Medical News ^ | 1/25/2005 | Jennifer Warner
    Jan. 25, 2005 -- Instant iced tea mixes may contain potentially harmful levels of fluoride, according to a new study.Researchers found some commercial iced tea mixes contain up to 6.5 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride, which is well above the 4 ppm maximum allowed by the EPA in drinking water and 2.4 ppm permitted by the FDA in bottled water and beverages.The results indicate constantly quenching your thirst with instant iced teas may increase your risk of a rare, but potentially dangerous bone disorder caused by getting too much fluoride in your system. When fluoride levels are too high,...

    06/12/2004 7:07:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 103 replies · 563+ views
    Red Flags ^ | 11.28.02 | Paul Connett, PhD
    November 28, 2002THE ABSURDITIES OF WATER FLUORIDATIONThis Practice Is Unethical, Unnecessary, Ineffective, Unsafe, And Inequitable. Any So-Called Expert On Fluoridation Who Thinks Otherwise Is Invited To An Open Public Debate On This Issueby Paul Connett, PhDWater fluoridation is a peculiarly American phenomenon. It started at a time when Asbestos lined our pipes, lead was added to gasoline, PCBs filled our transformers and DDT was deemed so "safe and effective" that officials felt no qualms spraying kids in school classrooms and seated at picnic tables. One by one all these chemicals have been banned, but fluoridation remains untouched.For over 50 years...
  • Fluoride issue stages a comeback

    04/17/2004 4:13:04 PM PDT · by writer33 · 37 replies · 392+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 04/17/2004 | Carla K. Johnson
    Health board revives proposal despite two defeats at the polls and a dedicated opposition Anti-fluoridation activist Betty Fowler hasn't missed a Spokane Regional Board of Health meeting in seven years. Each month, she sits in the audience and waits for the end of the meeting when she speaks briefly against adding fluoride to public water systems. Next Thursday, her pet issue will be on the official agenda. Fluoridation is back. The health board will hear a report on the topic because local advocates are bringing it to Spokane city voters in November. The advocates, a group called Fluoridation Works, think...