Open Letter to the People of New Zealand

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Dear friends across the Tasman,

By now, most of you will be aware that Hamilton City Council recently voted 7-1 to end fluoridation. As per usual, the pro-fluoridation mafia is hitting back via their favourite propaganda outlet – the tame, unquestioning media. We write this letter to arm you with some counter-arguments to their unscientific, simplistic mantras. Listed below are the main garbage claims you will hear, over and over again, pumped out by the mainstream media:

Claim: When water fluoridation is discontinued, your community will be facing a dental crisis.

This claim is not based on good science. It is crudely designed to scare and/or guilt trip you, and your council members, for daring to end fluoridation (or even considering doing so). There is no conclusive evidence to prove that when artificial fluoridation ends, decay rates rise as a direct consequence. As highlighted by Connett, Beck & Micklem (2010), “There is no evidence that where fluoridation has been started and stopped in Europe there has been a rise in tooth decay. Indeed, two studies published in 2000, from Finland and the former East Germany, show that tooth decay continued to decline after fluoridation was halted. There have been similar reports from Cuba and Canada’s British Columbia. The ADA claims that in cases where fluoridation has been halted and no increase in tooth decay observed, other steps have been taken to fight tooth decay. Whether or not that is the explanation, European countries have clearly demonstrated that there are other ways of reducing tooth decay without forcing everyone to take a medicine in their drinking water” (p. 33). ”There now have been at least four modern studies showing that when fluoridation was halted in communities in East Germany, Finland, Cuba, and British Columbia (Canada), tooth decay rates did not go up” (p. 250).

Claim: The children and the less fortunate will suffer, if water fluoridation is discontinued.

In the year 2000, the University of York examined the evidence for assumed inequality reduction, and concluded: “The evidence about reducing inequalities in dental health was of poor quality, contradictory and unreliable.” So when your local brainwashed dentist makes this type of claim, you know it is based on shoddy evidence, or no evidence at all. Furthermore, you only need to compare tooth decay data between fluoridated and non-fluoridated countries to see that people in non-fluoridated nations are not suffering from ‘lack of access’ to fluoridated water. Here is what Nobel Laureate, Dr. Arvid Carlsson had to say about this matter in 2010: “Sweden rejected fluoridation in the 1970s… Our children have not suffered greater tooth decay, as World Health Organization figures attest, and in turn our citizens have not borne the other hazards fluoride may cause. In any case, since fluoride is readily available in toothpaste, you don’t have to force it on people.”

Claim: Water fluoridation is a highly effective public health measure for reducing tooth decay.

Again, the evidence for this is very weak. These resources will help you refute this dodgy claim: Resource #1; Resource #2; Resource #3.

Claim: The CDC identifies fluoridation as one of the top 10 public health achievements of the twentieth century

When you hear this, or read this, you can guarantee that whoever said it, or wrote it, has not critically analysed the source of the claim. Learn more.

Claim: Fluoridation is completely safe

To cite the York Review once more, “As emphasised in the report, only high-quality studies can fill in the gaps in knowledge about these and other aspects of fluoridation.” Now you may ask: Gaps in knowledge? You mean they are putting a known toxic substance into my water, without having a full body of knowledge to prove its safety, and not monitoring my daily dose or potential side effects? Actually, yes – welcome to the bizarre world of fluoride promotion. Key health studies have not been done (see: 50 Reasons, #45), so vital data is not available to scientifically confirm the claim of full safety. We invite you to examine the NRC Report (2006) to learn more about this matter. We have assorted key links below to make your research easier:

> Recommendations: pp. 8788101102130180204222223266267302303338339352353 | FAN
> Expert viewpoints: Panelist statements | Thiessen general comments | Thiessen interview | Limeback clarifications
> Reviews: Carton 2006
> Relevance to Margin of Safety: FAN | Connett 2008 | Connett 2011

Additional rebuttals of pro-fluoridation claims

Concise version | Extended version

Where can I follow the latest news on New Zealand’s fluoride wars?

Right here.

Final words of advice

We trust the information and resources above will help the people of New Zealand refute lies of the pro-fluoridation cartel, comprised of tooth-obsessed, unscientific maniacs, media lackeys, and bureaucratic goons. Our parting words of advice: a) Remember that the human body is more than a walking set of teeth. The pro-fluoridationists love to keep the debate focused exclusively on teeth. Don’t fall into that trap, although, always keep in mind the weak evidence behind their claims (see above); b) Consider the biochemistry and toxicology of fluoride more closely; c) Never forget that dental fluorosis is a biomarker of systemic fluoride toxicity, not just a ‘cosmetic effect’, as proponents would have you believe.

Sincerely,

The AFAM Research Division

Author: AFA Mildura

Administrator, Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura

92 thoughts on “Open Letter to the People of New Zealand

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  2. Permission to Post from Professor Peckham.

    As a Professor and Health Researcher I find pro-fluoridationists’ characterisation of those opposed to fluoridation as “quacks” offensive.

    My work is supported by the UK Department of Health, I am a member of the UK Faculty of Public Health and have a number of funded research projects from the National Institutes for Health Research in the UK.

    I have consistently opposed fluoridation policy due to the poor evidence base on its effectiveness, genuine concerns about potential health problems (requiring further research) and, therefore, the fact that imposing fluoridation is unethical.

    Professor Stephen Peckham BSc. MA(Econ)., HMFPH
    Director, Centre for Health Services Studies
    http://www.kent.ac.uk/chss/
     
    Professor of Health Policy
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Director, Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System
    http://www.prucomm.ac.uk
     
    University of Kent
    George Allen Wing
    Canterbury
    Kent
    CT2 7NF

    Critical Public Health
    Slaying sacred cows: is it time to pull the plug on water fluoridation? Stephen Peckham
    Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SH, UK
    Version of record first published: 15 Nov 2011
    To cite this article: Stephen Peckham (2012): Slaying sacred cows: is it time to pull the plug on water fluoridation?, Critical Public Health, 22:2, 159-177
    To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2011.596818

  3. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY: Auckland Anti-Fluoride Meeting

    Is fluoridation safe? Listen to the evidence from the team of doctors and dentists that ended fluoridation in Hamilton.

    Now that Hamilton has voted to ban fluoride from its drinking water, the country has become aware not only of the dangers of mass medicating the entire population with a toxic by-product of the fertiliser manufacturing industry … but also how we have been lied to by the fluoride apologists in the mass media and national government.

    Even if you agree that fluoride is (somehow) a “nutrient” (it isn’t … it is toxic, even in small doses), there is no justification, either legally or morally, to force it on an entire population, young and old alike.

    PROVEN: Fluoride is CUMULATIVE, and over time can and will causes a variety of degenerative illnesses.

    NO RELIABLE SAFETY STUDIES HAVE EVER PROVEN FLUORIDE SAFE. ON THE CONTRARY, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PEER REVIEWED STUDIES SHOWING THAT IT IS VERY, VERY DANGEROUS.

    Your dentists have been lying to you; the mass media have been lying to you; and “your” government has been lying to you.

    The fact that there is a debate on this issue is testimony to how ridiculous things have become, how devoid we are of honest government and honest media.

    It should never have happened in the first place.

    This entire “experiment” has got to be stopped … now.

    We at UNCENSORED MAGAZINE applaud the good people of Hamilton and urge you to come to the meeting in Auckland to learn the facts about fluoride and meet some new friends and neighbours.

    Together we will stop this barbaric practice … as so much of the world has already done.

    Is fluoridation safe? Listen to the evidence from the team of doctors and dentists that ended fluoridation in Hamilton.
    SAT 29th June @7PM
    – Freemans Bay Community Hall, in the Auditorium
    52 Hepburn Street, Freemans Bay AKL
    $5 door charge

    http://www.fluoride.org.nz
    http://www.fannz.org.nz

    Rebuttal: Minister’s Science Advisory Committee (NZ)
    https://afamildura.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/rebuttal-ministers-science-advisory-committee-nz/

  4. ROYAL SOCIETY’S CHIEF CALLED TO RESIGN OVER FLUORIDATION REVIEW DEBACLE    

    Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 4:59 pm
    Press Release: NZ Fluoridation Information Service
    Royal Society’s Chief Called to Resign over Fluoridation Review Debacle
    NZFIS Wellington 
11 October 2012

    Contrary to the claims that the Royal Society’s call for scientific information on fluoridation “did not elicit any new information indicating that a further review would be of value at present” the Society received almost 1000 pages of fully referenced scientific information showing fluoridation to be a significant health risk, as well as being ineffective at reducing tooth decay.

    This information included many of the IQ studies recently reviewed under the umbrella of the Harvard School of Public Health, by world-leading scientists in the field of developmental neurotoxicology. The review was published in the leading journal Environmental Health Perspectives, and its findings directly contradict the recent statement by Professor Skegg.

    Professor Skegg’s statement is simply a “complete fabrication”, according to Mark Atkin, CE of the NZ Fluoridation Information Service, who continues “It suggests the real reason the plug was pulled on the Royal Society’s review. The Society could not have maintained scientific integrity unless it recommended fluoridation be stopped, given the extensive scientific information we supplied. This would have directly conflicted with Professor Skegg’s blind support of public health’s entrenched fluoridation policy. Professor Skegg’s statement is simply propaganda – a betrayal of science and the statutory role of the Royal Society. Having put propaganda and personal beliefs above scientific integrity, he should resign immediately before he further damages the credibility of the Royal Society.”

    The claim of “extensive research over many decades indicating fluoridation is [safe and effective]” has been fully discredited by the York Review 2000 and the US National Research Council Review 2006. “Any scientist with any knowledge of the fluoridation issue would know this. There is a saying: ‘when a scientist abuses his position in society of trust and authority to mislead the public, he does not become a dishonest scientist – he simply ceases to be a scientist. This blind repetition of propaganda shows that Professor Skegg has ceased to be a scientist”, concludes Mr Atkin.
    About NZFIS

    The NZ Fluoridation Information Service was established in early 2011 to provide accurate and reliable information on fluoridation, in the face of the creation by the Ministry of Health of its lobby group the National Water Fluoridation Support and Co-ordination Service, misrepresenting itself as an objective information service, and the increasing levels of misinformation and propaganda issuing from the Ministry of Health, District Health boards, and the NZ Dental Association.

    © Scoop Media

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1210/S00084/royal-societys-chief-called-to-resign-over-fluoridation.htm

  5. Fluoridating water is a sneaky way of mass drugging the population, without informed consent. It isn’t right! People must have a choice in everything put into their own bodies and their family’s. By removing this toxin from drinking water, the choice is restored. Those that want fluoride can add it by using fluoridated toothpaste and thereby applying it directly to teeth, which is the most effective for dental purposes anyway. This would also end the over fluoridation that is causing discoloured and weakened teeth in children (dental fluorosis) as well as bone weakness, loss of cognitive abilities etc. Stop the madness!

  6. Again and again it has been shown that the best way to keep teeth strong and healthy is to use fluoride toothpaste have fluoride treatment provided by a dentist and a reasonable low sugar diet. ADDING FLUORIDE TO THE WATER SUPPLY IS NOT THE WAY TO GOOD HEALTH

  7. It’s not a conspiracy theory anymore. It’s a conspiracy, yes, and with so much evidence.

    It’s not a conspiracy theory that mainstream media do not want to touch the facts of Fluoridation. It’s fact that they get paid by the shills to report on it’s benefits.

    Though we do have freedom to believe whatever we want, this information of ‘efficiency and safety’ that has been debunked in almost all countries still continues in newspapers.

    I thought medias have to be honest or they will be sued for false information :/

    And yes, all what Diane has said is absolutely true. The health officials will just tell you to drink it, they won’t bother with the details. After all, they sold themselves to the Phosphate Companies.

    And what’s the real story behind Fluoride? I’m not a conspiracy theorist, and I do not want to pass my theory to others, but the public desires transparency in the government but they always fail to deliver.

  8. Hi AFAM, did you know that there are paid shills out there, who’s purpose is to infiltrate, confuse, dis-inform & spread propaganda?
    –> http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/i-was-a-paid-internet-shill-how-shadowy-groups-manipulate-internet-opinion-and-debate/

    Do not be surprised if they are doing it here (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) !!

    Anyone who’s properly informed of the fluoride fraud, will of course, do the best they can to protect themselves & their loved ones.

    It’s obvious why the crooks are trying to get this insane + fraudulent practise going. There’s soo much money involved, it’s also about control.
    We now do know that this neurotoxin can & does affect the “pineal gland” which is our third eye.
    You’d think the control freaks are doing this intentionally & deliberately! Sadly this seems to be true.
    The world is run by psychopaths.

    Plz keep up the good work AFAM of informing others out there. Do not let any infiltrators spoil it for you! I believe the good will ultimately prevail on this earth. It’s up to all of us, to help to make this world a better place to be.

    I hope that the criminal self serving elite/cabal will be locked up one day & be put to justice!

    God speed 🙂

    • We’ve been fighting these crooks for years, so yes. Good points you raise. We’ve seen all types – the obviously paid shills, to the plain moronic & wilfully ignorant; the brainwashed; and everything in between. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is who, but those who have a clear agenda are usually pretty easy to spot, as they follow clear patterns shared across the board (i.e. they’re all ‘reading from the same script,’ so to speak). Most people, however, are simply willing to trust the word of the local dentist, for no other reason than that dentist wears a white coat. I remember one encounter we had where we asked a Queensland dentist a very basic, neutral research question on fluoride, to which he did not know the answer. His patients then attacked us as follows: “HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED DENTISTS IN MY TOWN!?” Obviously this is an emotional, illogical reaction. Instead of attacking us, what they should have done is ask their dentist why he did NOT know basic information about fluoridation/fluoride, but still saw fit to advocate forcing the measure on his community and abuse any opponents of fluoridation (even those far more qualified than himself).

      • It’s basic psychology. You trust health professionals, but where it needs to hit is within the industry. How?

        Well I got a few ideas on how to make that possible.

        Firstly, they rely on people with academia and reputation. They are professional, and their personalities are what drives alot of people to see them.

        So for that, the academia side must be investigated. If there’s any dental students out there, then spill the beans (Anonymously of course)

    • Bloody idiots those bastards that influence politics.

  9. Australia and USA both in dental crisis and alzheimer’s disease crisis (kidney disease crisis also)
    Potent neurotoxins in the water supplies and hence also contaminating the food chain.

    Damage to Brains (kidneys and more)

    ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – Epidemic – Fluoride/Aluminium – By Doug Cross
    In addition to the fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides (hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., known as ‘fluoride’) they also add aluminium sulphate
    Australia already faces Alzheimer’s Disease (& Kidney disease) epidemics – STOP ‘WATER POLLUTION/FLUORIDATION’ immediately permanently & irrevocably for all time or face the ruin.

    Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is fast becoming the greatest public health issue, ever. In the UK the Alzheimer’s Society recently stated that one in three persons over the age of 65 will die from AD – and it’s increasing so fast that in thirty years time the prevalence is expected to treble (do the maths and shiver!). Your children will live with fluorosis, but they will die with dementia.

    Since the evidence that environmental exposure to ionic aluminium salts, such as the aluminium sulphate used in water treatment, is a leading cause of AD. There is a 50% and 150% increase in AD in areas where the water contains only half the permitted maximum of 0.2ppm. Fluoride in water – increases the speed at which it is absorbed and transferred to the brain. Adding Fluoride To Drinking Water Is Literally Insane. Fluoridation is bad on its own, but in the presence of aluminium its effects are becoming catastrophic as our ‘aluminium clocks’ tick away the countdown to Alzheimer’s – fluoride speeds up that lethal clock..

    By Doug Cross UKCAF http://ukcaf.org/


    CV http://www.intota.com/expert-consultant.asp?bioID=778541&perID=728108

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    One of the best-known chemical alterations produced by fluorides is a reduction in cholinesterases, including acetylcholinesterase. Fluorides also directly affect the actions of many of other important neurotransmitters in the brain. Fluorides seem to have a special attraction to acetylcholine. Nerve cells that synthesize this transmitter have numerous projections to many forebrain areas, including the neocortex and deeper areas of the brain that provide information to the neocortex. Not only do fluorides change the amount of the acetylcholine in the 7 brain, they selectively block certain receptors that respond to this transmitter. Fluoride reduces the number of one type of “nicotinic receptors” for acetylcholine. Some other nicotinic subtypes are not affected.10 Added to all of the other alterations in structure and function of the brain caused by fluorides, the opportunity for mental and behavioural changes are almost limitless. While the cholinergic system of the brain has been most studied in regard to the effects of fluoride, it is not the only neural transmitter affected. It is likely that all neural transmitter systems are affected by fluoride intake, directly or indirectly. Other anomalies related to fluoride intake are found in many other chemical systems of the brain.

    There is no known benefit of adding any form of fluoride to our drinking water. Who would want to increase chances of having a less than perfect child? Who would wish to take a chance on a possible reduction of their own mental capacity? Who would want to have their personality altered by fluoride induced alterations in their brain chemistry? Who would want to increase their odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease? Eliminating the addition of fluoride to our drinking water would remove these possibilities. The cost of doing this is zero. In fact it would enrich the communities now adding fluorides to their drinking water.

    Robert L. Isaacson Department of Psychology and
    Center for Developmental and Behavioral Neuroscience
    Binghamton University Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

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    “Fluorides also increase the production of free radicals in the brain through several different biological pathways. These changes have a bearing on the possibility that fluorides act to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11571&page=222

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    Studies show there may be grave implications for Alzheimers, Dementia, Attention Deficit Disorder, reduced IQ in children and more –  Neurotoxicity of Fluoride 1996               http://ffo-olf.org/neurological.html

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    ALZHEIMER’S IN AMERICA:
THE ALUMINUM-PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER CONNECTION 

From 2002 – August 19, 2002
    In Layman’s terms, it looked like fluoride and aluminum could cause Alzheimer’s.
    http://www.nofluoride.com/Alzheimer%27s_in_America.cfm

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    Editorial neurotoxic effects of fluoride   44(3)117–124 July-September 2011  Dr. Bruce Spittle   http://www.fluorideresearch.org/443/files/FJ2011_v44_n3_p00i-0vi_sfs.pdf
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    Harvard Study finds fluoride lowers IQ published in Federal Government Journal Published 15 August, 2012 http://www.fluorideaustralia.org/_img/Article000/art060_ehp.1104912.pdf
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    The International Society for Fluoride Research Inc.
    http://www.fluorideresearch.org  http://www.fluorideresearch.com  http://www.fluorideresearch.net

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    Fluoride & aluminium  in your water  Brain & Kidney Damage    http://www.frequencyrising.com/water_filters_fluoride_aluminum.htm  
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    Fluoride & The Brain  – Fluorides Damage To The Brain http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/health/brain/
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    Fluoride health effects     http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/health/

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    Psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow of Fox – TV’s Medical News Team says children with brain disorders should avoid fluoridated water http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/22/does-fluoride-in-drinking-water-hurt-your-brain/%23ixzz24K2CKJ5J

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    Fluoride & intelligence: the 36 studies – reduced IQ learning & memory impaired  
    http://www.fluoridealert.org/studies/brain01/
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    Health effects fluoride & the brain –  http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/science-watch01/ ~~                                                                              
    Neurotoxicity of fluoride  Dr. Phyllis Mullenix   http://www.fluoridealert.org/content/mullenix-interview/
    and more http://www.fluoridealert.org/?s=neurotoxicity+of+fluoride+dr.+phyllis+mullenix

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    I dub them Fluoride Ferals
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/04/23/07/09/cars-flipped-after-party-turns-feral
    This now is a constant: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/05/12/08/43/teenage-girl-stabbed-at-queensland-skate-park

    Violence in Schooles etc.
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/video/watch/17347174/violence-in-schools/

    http://www.wddty.com/fluoride-hyperactivity-and-violence.html

    Get used to this violence and criminality until you take the potent neurotoxins hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides & co contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., (and added aluminium sulphate also) KNOWN AS WATER FLUORIDATION – this of course also contaminates our entire food chain – NEUROTOXINS should be banned from our drinking water (& hence food chain) NOT ADDED BY A GOVERNMENT !!! Violence & criminality and silicofluorides (water fluoridation) http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/violencecriminality/silicofluorides-water-fluoridation-chemicals/ Alzheimer’s Disease EPIDEMIC fluoride – aluminium Wake up and end WATER FLUORIDATION/POLLUTION AS A MATTER OF EXTREME URGENCY AND END IT FOR ALL TIME !!!!!

    Do not continue to ignore the link with Silicofluorides and violence and criminality.  

    Fluoride Research on Water Fluoridation and Crime in the United States of America.
    If water fluoridation were ended, it might take a generation for the effects to recede.   If it continues to expand, the “signal” identified in this study may get lost in the “noise” of endemic violence.  
    http://www.fluorideresearch.org/381/files/38111-22.pdf

    In the documents attached to this Report 
    http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/violencecriminality/silicofluorides-water-fluoridation-chemicals/ you will find document headed ‘Yes, lead poisoning could really be a cause of violent crime’ – I had made additions which refer to the work of Professor Roger Masters – Silicofluorides (water fluoridation chemicals) and violent crime and enhanced lead uptake.
    See also:  Widespread Violence Tasmania and other States of Australia          
    http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2012/09/15/361611_todays-news.html
                                                                                 
    Violent Behaviour and Criminality – adverse health and behaviour from silicofluorides – Research Professor Roger Masters – Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government, Emeritus, Dartmouth College, Hanover, new Hampshire                http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rmasters/

    In addition to all else, also of great concern to me is the fact that the effects of these hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides on our aboriginal people appear to be even worse  – I have a lot of information in my report hereunder – also particularly see    http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/violencecriminality/silicofluorides-water-fluoridation-chemicals/
    and  http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/violencecriminality/news-media-reports-research/

    Some ‘tip of the iceberg’ information here:- http://fluorideinformationaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/report-water-fluoridation-pollution-must-end-diane-drayton-buckland-independent-researcher-14th-january-2013.pdf

    The disgrace of the Fluoridation Fraud/Fluoridation Dictatorship must end now !

    Australia & USA in dental crisis after decades of water fluoridation/pollution.

    The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., from phosphate fertiliser industries (and aluminium smelting industries) (known as water fluoridation, plus aluminium sulphate) into our drinking water supplies and hence also contaminating our food chain and using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.

    • @Di; Speaking from a point of view in Geelong, Victoria. Apparently kidney disease is affecting more younger patients, which is a concern. Alzheimers has always been a problem in this city where it was reported many years back that an aluminium producers fallout could be responsible for this. We also had chronic emphesema and asthma, with industry not only around the bay but fyansford cementworks,(which is now not a problem since it does not exist any more). My uncle worked there for 30 years and his death was due to emphesema, my cousins husband worked at Alcoa 30+ years died of cancer/emphasema. Where is the EPA in all of this conundrum? Surely they have a duty of care to look after the air we breathe as well as the water we drink and the chemicals we are ingesting through our bodies. What about food products which have accumulated chemicals along with preservative chemicals? Could this be the reason for the obese,diabetes, and other illnesses causing metabolic change problems? I firmly believe Governments don’t give a damn, they are only interested in the dollars and getting rid of harmful bi products from industry which they see as “job creation”.

  10. Taking a simplistic view of the whole matter. Incitec Pivot closed in Geelong for some time, little did we know for why. Out of the blue it was re-opened with you beaut “hydrofluorosilicic acid” new handling facilities, etc. in the name of jobs. (not). Suddenly, we are told, when in fact NHMRC in the past had stated toxicity tests need be done prior to this being released into our tap water. Barwon Water started putting these FSA’s in our tap water 2009. No testing. Bear in mind here, the then, Dr. John Carnie chief medical officer for Victoria was also on the board of NHMRC, (?vested interest),the new report had left out the bit about testing. Then we are advised no testing senstitivity available for “fluoride” poisoning. Tasmania has had fluoride for 60+ years; in dental crises; now we are told Geelong is to have a dental scheme $15maud to install. My friends this has nothing to do with the needy requiring fluoride. It is more to do with the getting rid of a toxic poisonous pullutant, saving the producer millions of dollars and costing us billions of dollars to buy their waste product. Now I could write in here all the links to all this writing I have done, however, k.i.s.s. is usually the best way to deal with these problems. I watch as many of my friends and others suffer daily with exacerbated health problems. It could easily have been dealt with by testing Geelong people prior and after to alleviate any doubts. How financially prudent would this have been? I would ask most of the people who are writing on this matter here; do they trust the politicians, do they question the ethics of Federal Parliament, do they know who they would want to elect come September? People, if you doubt all of them, why don’t you doubt their obvious lack of respect, integrity and ease with which they could possibly heal many ills with research into chemical toxicity in general, instead of us all being asked to donate to research which will fill the pockets of BIG Pharma, Universities, etc.. I am a skeptic inso far as I have lost all respect for the system which will not help those who suffer much systemic illness which POSSIBLY could have been avoided with a simple test.

    The thing that I most fear is the fact that the quality control of anything in this country has gone down the gurglar. We see imports which are harmful to babies, toddlers and children; imports which may have anything in them not detected until someone is ill. Labelling doesn’t apply to imports apparently. We saw baby formula topped up with plastic brought in from China via NZ for ?Nestle. I suggest governments cannot be trusted, nor their “ill health departments”; it is all about the dollars and frankly many of us are guilty of greed also.

    • Well said Sandra. We have some chemical info listed here… FYI: https://afamildura.wordpress.com/fluoridation-chemicals/

    • Only way to hurt them is to take their money away.

      • Some options:

        1. If your local dentist or doctor supports fluoridation, withdraw your business.
        2. If your local newspaper runs slime pieces on fluoridation, cancel your subscription.
        3. If your local member of parliament or council member supports fluoridation, notify them they will no longer receive your vote.
        etc

        If enough people do this, their hip pockets will start to hurt too much and they’ll get the message.

        • And stop paying taxes. As long you pay taxes to the tyrants, they will continue to be tyrants. They are using YOUR money AGAINST you. They are spending YOUR money to buy more equipment and to hire more people to control and enslave YOU.

  11. Those pushing the hazardous waste ‘fluoride’ are not interested in reading any of our information; the dental crisis in Australia and USA after decades of this pollution known as ‘water fluoridation’ would be enough alone, to convince any rationally thinking person.
    Our ‘dental research/schools’ at our universities are ‘sponsored’ by Colgate and other ‘big fluoride pushers’.
    When the fluoridation lobby have such massive political $ power, clout and control and a controlled mainstream media that is the only thing that has impeded the death of fluoridation pollution – it’s filthy and it’s obscene.

    Wall Street Journal says Dentists Are Big Political Players and do all they can to preserve their monopoly.” Huge donations to secure their political agendas.
    They boasted the largest single health-care PAC in 2008, gave nearly $13 million to state and local politicians in 2010, raising the question: What do dentists want? Alicia Mundy has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters. http://live.wsj.com/video/why-dentists-are-big-political-players/4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A.html#!4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A
    ~~
    An Australian Example of Fluoridation Dictatorship
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2011/AFN_2011N1_JanMar_AquaPura.pdf#page=5

    2007 The Australian Fluoridation News – Is there a case of Government Fraud?
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2007/AFN_2007N4_JulAug_AquaPura.pdf

    ~~
    Some brief Australia information and go back and read the rest of what has been posted.
    Australia wide in dental crisis after widespread high percentage fluoridation Australia wide for decades first commencing Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1953 and USA also in dental crisis after up to 67 years of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 (also in dental crisis). It’s a no-brainer – dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants have no place being dumped in the peoples’ water supplies & hence also contaminating entire food chain. All State Gov’s. & Federal Gov. (& Councils) must cease water fluoridation (pollution) immediately & irrevocably.

    Tasmania longest fluoridated/polluted State of Australia – first fluoride polluted in 1953 worst dental health and in crisis high saturation rate of fluoridation (hazardous waste pollutants) – 27th February, 2013 – Tasmania will receive an extra $12 million from the Federal Government to reduce public dental waiting lists. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-27/extra-dental-dollars-to-reduce-waiting-lists/4542450?section=tas

    Note Tasmania first fluoridated in 1953 POOR ORAL HEALTH PUTTING HOSPITALS UNDER PRESSURE – TASMANIA
    BY JODIE STEPHENS 26 Feb, 2012
    http://www.examiner.com.au/story/431159/poor-oral-health-putting-hospitals-under-pressure/

    DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN DECAY
    Dr Deborah Cole is chief executive officer of Dental Health Services Victoria. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/a-system-in-decay-20120107-1ppd0.html

    Geelong – fluoridated/polluted June, 2009
    GEELONG kids will have more to smile about thanks to a multi-million-dollar State Government plan to tackle tooth decay and gum disease.
    Health Minister David Davis yesterday launched the $14.9 million public dental plan, aimed at improving the oral health of young people across the state. http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/05/29/366034_news_pf.html

    REPORT WARNS $10B NEEDED TO FIX DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM February 28, 2012 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-28/national-dental-health-opens-denticare-debate/3856134

    NSW 96% ‘FLUORIDATED’ – Sydney since 1968 DENTAL CRISIS EXPOSES GREAT DIVIDE By Jonathan Pearlman and Gerard Ryle February 15, 2005
    Public dental health in NSW is in a state of serious neglect, with some patients waiting eight years for attention and the number of children needing hospital treatment doubling over the past decade.
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/Health/Dental-crisis-exposes-great-divide/2005/02/14/1108229934499.html
    ~~
    INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY Science Society Sustainability
    NO TO FLUORIDATION – 
DENTAL DISEASE INCREASES SIX‐FOLD BY FLUORIDATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/NotoFluoridation.php

    AUSTRALIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION INC. POLICY STATEMENT
    COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH PROMOTION FLUORIDE USE
    Extract: 2 Policy
. 2.1 Water Fluoridation The Australian Dental Association recommends :
    2.1.5 That Governments must adopt water fluoridation as part of Health Policy and actively promote its introduction, where it is feasible, as a public health measure.

    WHY DO THE ADA (& AMA) HAVE THE POLITICAL POWER AND CONTROL TO CHRONICALLY POISON A NATION?? With decade$ of water fluoridation/pollution and we are in dental crisis, why do you think the ADA & their associate$/intere$t$ continue with this fraud?

    Dentists and WHO experts have predicted a very large caries increase (‘a tide of caries’) after termination of fluoridation.49
    Analyses of the data, however, reveal a significant DECREASE in dental caries (caries decline) after suspension of water fluoridation in Japan,49,54 in the Netherlands,55 in Prague,49,56 in the German Democratic Republic,49 and elsewhere.
    Never has any real increase in dental caries been observed after water fluoridation was discontinued.
    Furthermore, many fluoride tablet measures were stopped also.
    In Graz23 (Austria), for instance, the dental caries of children had increased during the fluoride tablet actions in schools since 1956 and decreased after the stop in 1973. Rudolf Ziegelbecker
    Peterstalstrasse 29 
A-8042 Graz; Austria 
From 1998 full information: http://www.fluoride-journal.com/98-31-3/313-171.htm (link now dead)
    +
    Germany – Rejection of Fluoridation of Drinking Water
    http://www.dvgw.de/fileadmin/dvgw/angebote/publikationen/infoschriften/wasserinfo34_e.pdf
    ~~
    AS THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD – BELGIUM PROHIBITS FLUORIDE SUPPLEMENTS
July 29, 2002
    But the usefulness of fluoride has been doubted worldwide for a long time already. Over the years at least 12 Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Chemistry have warned of the associated health risks. To make children take fluoride is not only useless against caries, it is plainly dangerous. Tooth and bone decalcification as a result of fluoride even has a name – fluorosis. Fluoride is very reactive and it goes deep into the bones and cells where it is accumulated. Yes, the tooth surface becomes much harder, but the tooth itself becomes more brittle. From a lot of research it seems that fluoride causes joint problems, skeletal deformations, osteoporosis, and that it can even cause bone cancer. Also the brain cannot escape from it. Fluoride has a negative influence on the nervous system and the immune system, and in children it can lead to (chronic) fatigue, a lower IQ, learning disabilities, lethargy and depression.
    Full information: http://www.nofluoride.com/BelgiumBan.cfm
    ~~

    Dentists have Controlled CDC’s Water Fluoridation Stance for over 35 Years…
    Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the 1970’s, the dental health professionals in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have completely controlled the agency’s stance supporting water fluoridation.  No CDC toxicologists, minority health professionals, experts in diabetes, or others outside the Oral Health Division had any input into the agency’s position.
    The documents have drawn attention once again to the CDC’s and EPA’s fluoride safety statements, which appear at odds with current scientific knowledge.
    According to the Fluoride Action Network: “Law firms are now reviewing old and new documents believed to highlight a pattern of attempts to curtail discussions on fluoride toxicity and downplay the importance of professionals personally reviewing scientific reports about fluorides.”
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/23/hidden-documents-reveal-cdc-fluoride-support-controlled-by-dentists.aspx

    ~~
    Dentists laughing all the way to the bank – more dentists than ever before and one filling will cost you anywhere between $150 and $400 depending on size FOR ONE FILLING !! you can only imagine the rest of the charges that more and more of the population are unable to afford – and Private Health Insurance becoming unaffordable for more and more of the population – and those who think hazardous waste pollutants & co-contaminants S6, S7 poison Corrosive 8 hazardous waste known as ‘fluoridation chemicals’ are good for your teeth and brain and body – you need to re-examine your thinking power. Potent neurotoxins, toxins & carcinogens that these are should have been banned decades ago. Those on Centrelink at least can get some help at Queensland (Australian) Government dentists but the waiting list is very long. Australia is in dental crisis after decades of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing in Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1953 & USA in dental crisis after first commencing in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 – water fluoridation/pollution is a fraud – disposal of dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants into our drinking water supplies and hence contaminating our food chain has to be stopped for all time, the only answer ever was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc.. Chronically poisoning the population, pets and environment on the say so of Pro-fluoridation lobby groups with such political power, clout and control is obscene & should be criminal.

  12. afamildura – I am concerned by how many of your ‘scientific’ sources are printed in the journal “Flouride”. This is a sham journal run by a man from his home near Dunedin, seriously, check out the street address printed at the bottom of the. It is not affiliated with any reputable organisation and the “peers” used for peer review are highly questionable. It is not a good source of information.

    Please also remember that websites and books are not peer reviewed, and are not good sources of information either. You would not find it convincing if I told you to read this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Truth-About-HIV-Phillip/dp/1904015174, then to respond to each point to the author.

    If there is a debate to be had regarding flurodation, it is important that both sides are playing with the same deck. At the moment I am really struggling to find any useful information to support your position. If fluoridation is harmful at 1ppm, then that is fantastic world news, easily publishable in Science or Nature. If you position is strong there should be no difficult in finding studies to support it. So please leave ‘Flouride’, Paul Connell’s books, and website information out of the discussion.

    Doing so would be greatly appreciated by people like myself, who are experienced with research, and are very discriminating of the information we receive. It will also make your arguments more persuasive to less credulous readers, and I’m sure you don’t want to just preach to the choir.

    • (**** The 2006 NRC review, the most important report on the toxicology of fluoride published in the United States, cited Fluoride more than any other journal. **** Just so you don’t miss this bit).

      “Ironically, the one specialist journal, Fluoride, that deals with all aspects of fluoride research has not been readily available to mainstream readers of the medical or scientific literature. The International Society for Fluoride Research (ISFR), which publishes Fluoride, was set up in 1968 by Dr. George Waldbott (see chapter 13) as a forum for research on fluoride, particularly its biological effects. It is fair to say that both Waldbott and subsequent editors of the journal have been of an anti-fluoridation persuasion and have expressed that point of view in editorials. However, the editorial board covers a wide range of interests and includes a large representation from countries that have no interest in fluoridation but on the contrary suffer from an excess of fluoride in their groundwater.”

      “The journal provides a platform for the publication in English of work from such countries, some of which, by documenting the harmful effects of naturally occurring fluoride, argue by implication against artificial fluorida- tion. (All articles published in Fluoride after 1998, and for several previous years, are available online to read or download at no cost.) But many articles have little or no relevance to fluoridation. This has not stopped promoters of fluoridation from labeling the journal as an “anti-fluoridation magazine” and dismissing its entire contents. Many journals take editorial positions, but the editors of Fluoride have been careful of their own opposition to fluoridation and willing to publish well-written articles and guest editorials that take a pro-fluoridation position.”

      “The real issue is that Fluoride carries a lot of information on fluoride’s health effects that promoters prefer to keep hidden. For example, it was the first journal published in English to make available the IQ studies from China, and in two special issues it has recently published nineteen other articles on the brain, recently translated from the original Chinese versions (see chapter 15).”

      “Several U.S. reports on fluoride published by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Prevention; the National Research Council of the National Academies; and TOXNET, hosted online by the U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, cite papers published in Fluoride. The 2006 NRC review, the most important report on the toxicology of fluoride published in the United States, cited Fluoride more than any other journal. But for whatever reason, Fluoride has been kept off the list covered by PubMed, the most popular online search engine of the medical literature (it is, however, covered by the Science Citation Index).”

      “It is difficult to avoid the suspicion that the PubMed exclusion is an act of censorship, considering the hostility of powerful dental interests within the U.S. Public Health Service. Moreover, the exclusion smacks of a double standard when the same search engine covers dental journals such as Dentistry Today, which is considered by dentists as a trade magazine with little evidence of being a scientific journal.”

      – The Case Against Fluoride (http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_case_against_fluoride), pp. 232-233.

      (It seems Connett has checked his facts. You obviously haven’t.)

    • Addendum:

      This is a presentation from the Editor of the journal in question (http://www2.chem.ku.edu/aburgstahler/KUChemClubFluoridationForum03-27-2013/)

      “Our journal was cited more than any other journal by the National Research Council” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FRIdsxT3IGc#t=427s).

    • Hello Sparrow, how many years does it take not to look into the real science of hydrofluorosilicic acid, and criticise all and sundary who oppose it.

      “IF YOU DON’T LOOK YOU WON’T FIND!!!!!!”

      The mantra of the powers that be is PROPAGANDA PROPAGANDA PROPAGANDA PROPAGANDA PROPAGANDA:

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

      Joseph Goebbels

      http://thinkexist.com/common/print.asp?id=345877&quote=-if_you_tell_a_lie_big_enough_and_keep_repeating

      The ADA, WHO, AMA, EPA FDA CDC ……… says that water fluoridation is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE!

      The ADA, WHO, AMA, EPA FDA CDC ……… says that water fluoridation is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE!

      The ADA, WHO, AMA, EPA FDA CDC ……… says that water fluoridation is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE!

      The ADA, WHO, AMA, EPA FDA CDC ……… says that water fluoridation is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE!

      The ADA, WHO, AMA, EPA FDA CDC ……… says that water fluoridation is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE!

      You call this SCIENCE!!!!!

      Where is your stand alone A grade published peer reviewed papers proving that fluorides are “SAFE AND EFFECTIVE??????

      Show everybody just 1 published A grade peer reviewed paper please and we will all go away, because the public have been waiting for nearly 70 years for this information and what are your qualifications to say that this crap in the water supplies of the fluoridated countries of the world is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE at 1ppm?????

      My qualifications are that I actually have skeletal fluorosis.

      I have bone spurs on both my heels of my feet, OSTEOPHYTES in my cervical spine and my left forearm membrane is just like the x ray image in the link below, my spine is worse than the x ray image in the link below and I could go on and on if you like.

      I used to be employed as an aluminium/aluminum gravity die caster for nearly 15 years using SODIUM FLUORIDE every single day and I stopped working in this industy in 1986 and while there I drank gallons of fluoridated water so don’t come to me stating that water fluoridation is “SAFE AND EFFECTIVE.”

      I saw with my own eyes what SODIUM FLUORIDE did to aluminium/aluminum and now I’m paying for it every day until the crap is out of the water supply because I’m getting worse.

      So stop spreading the ADA, WHO, FDA…. PROPAGANDA because they, let alone you don’t have any evidence that shows hydrofluorosilicic acid is safe and effective to ingest at 1ppm at all.

      http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1200995

      What dosage of hydrofluorosilicic acid/fluoride from all sources did you have yesterday?

      What dosage of hydrofluorosilicic acid/fluoride from all sources did you have last week?

      What dosage of hydrofluorosilicic acid/fluoride from all sources will you have tomorrow?

      No-one has any idea, let alone yourself, so don’t give me that crap that 1ppm of hydrofluorosilicic acid/fluoride at 1ppm will not harm anyone SPARROW!!!!!!!!

      Does Fluoride Really Fight Cavities by ‘the Skin of the Teeth?’

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215121918.htm

      Do some real research and prove to the world that we are all wrong and stop parroting all that baseless crap that the public’s been fed ever since water fluoridation started.

      Repeating the old standard “SAFE AND EFFECTIVE” is not science SPARROW, so until the likes of you can convince the public that hydrofluorosilicic acid is SAFE AND EFFECTIVE with A grade published peer reviewed papers, the powers that be and you, don’t have a leg to stand on!

    • Sparrow. What is your evidence that Fluoride is a sham journal and that the peers used for peer review are highly questionable? Fluoride is the official journal of the International Society for Fluoride Research, is in it’s 46th year of publication and has editorial staff with tertiary affiliations. Of the 1077 references in the 2006 NRC report, 57 were from Fluoride. No other journal was quoted more frequently.
      Bruce Spittle
      Managing Editor, Fluoride

  13. Interesting to hear you’re deleting posts by critical thinkers and scientific skeptics who disagree this silly conspiracy theory.
    Didn’t think you lot would be into censorship but I seem to be mistaken. I bet this post gets deleted fairly swiftly.

    • You must be confusing us with another website, because we have never deleted a comment. Sometimes, posts go into the Spam filter, where we have to manually approve them. Haven’t you noticed the comments above from Zammbi? Obviously not agreeing with us, but not deleted or edited in any way.

      Which comments, and from whom, are you claiming were deleted?

    • PS. Actually, have to thank you. Just checked spam filter… 42 bloody spams! Deleted the real spam posts, and approved the rest. Have a look for yourself (above).

      So much for your deleting posts theory. 🙂

      • Ah sorry I had thought my comments were being blocked/deleted. Glad that was not the case.

        • Sorry about that. I hadn’t even checked the spam filter for a few days. There were so many real spam comments, I could hardly find the genuine ones. lol.

    • SPEAKING OF CENSORSHIP AND DELETING:-

      ANYTHING to do with the adverse effects and failure of water fluoridation/pollution is censored by mainstream media.

      All they have done is ridicule and name call anyone who speaks out against it.

      See this record of the garbage spewed by mainstream media – you know the ones that continue to ignore, ridicule, name call such as the tin foil hat brigade/internet whackjobs is their favourite names to call any of the informed & researched members of the population who want truth published about the harm and failure of water fluoridation/pollution.

      What the Courier-Mail says about itself: –
      For the Record
      The Courier-Mail is committed to accurate, fair and fearless publication of news and commentary.

      (sorry I just choked again re-reading that lie).

      They continue > But we acknowledge and aim to promptly correct errors when they occur. Corrections, clarifications and explanations the newspaper wishes to make will always appear in this space. If you are aware of an error in this newspaper, please contact the editor at editor@couriermail.com.au or call the editor’s office on 1300 304 020. Page 50 The Courier Mail January 5 – 6, 20l3

      What a disgrace – if this wasn’t so untrue, disgusting and sickening it would be comical. This is what it’s unresearched, unjournalistic employees of the un-news un-media think about Investigative Journalism and Journalistic Integrity.

      Please see the response from an un-journalistic about the most serious matter of Alzheimer’s Disease = Fluoride + Aluminium. This is appalling ! And you wonder why the population never receive the truth, but plenty of info about the bedroom antics and brawls of footballers and other celebrities, which is about all the mainstream news is capable of presenting.
      The Editor of the Courier Mail as always, didn’t even bother replying (never has been interested in anything against ‘fluoridation/pollution’ but happy to be in on the beat up, slander, ridicule of those against fluoridation/pollution’.

      ———- Forwarded message ———-

      From: Syvret, Paul
      
Date: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      Subject: Re: Letter to Editor – Alzheimer’s Disease Epidemic – Fluoride/Aluminium – Water Fluoridation/Pollution

      To: Diane Drayton Buckland

      Please stop sending me this shit. My mother was a medical professional who died of Alzheimer’s. she also supported fluoride. I find your bile quite deranged and offensive
      

Sent from my iPhone

      THIS IS WHAT I SENT HIM AND THE EDITOR
      
On 02/01/2013, at 5:42 PM,
      “Diane Drayton Buckland” wrote:
      Dear David and Paul,


      This Epidemic could strike anyone of us or our loved ones.


      ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE    – Epidemic –     FLUORIDE/ALUMINIUM
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED – Australia already faces Alzheimer’s Disease (& Kidney disease) epidemics –  STOP ‘WATER POLLUTION/FLUORIDATION’ immediately permanently & irrevocably for all time or face the ruin. 

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is fast becoming the greatest public health issue, ever. In the UK the Alzheimer’s Society recently stated that one in three persons over the age of 65 will die from AD – and it’s increasing so fast that in 30 years  the prevalence is expected to treble (do the maths & shiver!). Your children will live with fluorosis but they will die with dementia.
 
Since the evidence that environmental exposure to ionic aluminium salts, such as the aluminium sulphate used in water treatment, is a leading cause of AD. There is a 50% and 150% increase in AD in areas where the water contains only half the permitted maximum of 0.2ppm. Fluoride in water, increases the speed at which it is absorbed and transferred to the brain. Adding fluoride to drinking water is literally insane. Fluoridation is bad on its own, but in the presence of aluminium its effects are becoming catastrophic as our ‘aluminium clocks’ tick away the countdown to Alzheimer’s – fluoride speeds up that lethal clock..   



      Doug Cross   UKCAF       http://ukcaf.org/      
 

      CV   http://www.intota.com/expert-consultant.asp?bioID=778541&perID=728108

  14. I am replying to the OPEN LETTER TO THE PEROPLE OF NEW ZEALAND. What I write here is from personal experience over the 20 years that our town was fluoridated.
    #! “When Fluoridation ends community faces dental crisis”. This didn’t happen in our town. But not only did the cavities not increase but the ailments like arthritis, cancer, heart ailments, kidney problems, immune dysfunction, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. in our friends and animals decreased.
    #2 “Less fortunate will suffer”. I have no idea how this became one of the pro-fluoride groups mantras other than them grasping at straws. If any cumulative toxin, as fluoride is scientifically proven to be, is ceased, how could anyone suffer?
    #3 “Fluoridation is highly effective”. Well our own Surgeon General says there is a “silent epidemic” (silent because the ADA doesnt want people to know fluoridation doesn’t work). This silent epidemic is said to be from the masses of pitt and fissure cavities. If indeed fluoridation works as touted, that ingested fluoride is incorporated into the teeth and saliva. Then how does do they explain that this incorporation of fluoride, if fluoride stops cavities, must not go into these pitts and fissures and the salive must skip right over these places. There would be very few pitt and fissure cavites if their ‘THEORY” worked, let alone an epidemic. I would suggest they go to http://www.myspace.com/poisonedhorses and click on Profile and scroll down and see in living color what fluoride consumption did to my horses teeth. They never ate sugary foods to cause this damage. And before fluoridation and since fluoridation ceased, none of our new young horses have developed these dental problems. And fluoridation ceasing was the only change.
    #4 “Fluoridation is Safe” Go to http://www.myspace.com/poisonedhorses , click on profile and scroll down to see the first scientific necropsy report and tooth report. Then go to the two peer reviewed scientific published manuscripts in the journal FLUORIDE at: http://www.fluorideresearch.org/391/files/3913-10.pdf and http://www.fluorideresearch.org/392/files/39289-94.pdf What you see that happened to our horses is happening to humans too who consume fluoridated water. Horses drink so much more water over a much shorter period of time so they are lile the “Canaries in the Mines” as Dr. Krook, PhD, DDS from Cornell Uiveristy said.
    Wake up! Taking a known carcinogen and cumulative toxin into the body to make your teeth better is like eating your eye glasses so you can see better.

    Oh and zambi, you need to go to the peer reviewed journal FLUORIDE, The Quarterly Journal Of the International Society For Fluoride Research and do some due dilliengence on the real science of fluoride and what it does to the rest of the body when you consume it. http://www.fluorideresearch.org

  15. I’m in for Glass Steagle, I want these p-e-o-p-l-e we voted for who said they are there to w-o-r-k for us to do just that and stop taking their handouts. Then maybe, they really will work for us, and while we’re at it, get rid of the planned electricity, unnecessary, price hike. Enough all of you rats masquerading as leaders and elite. Sad bunch of liar’s who just don’t care that they are also harming their own grand children’s future.

  16. This is just the tip of the iceberg, among hundreds of issues used in the demise of the people by the oligarchy, ofcourse fluoride is poison the evidence is overwhelming, along with YES Vaccines, chemtrails, Gmo,s bank fraud, terrorism, false flag attacks, demise of sovereign nations. Start to destroy the scum from the top, Join the Citizens electoral council. Glass steagle is needed. NOW!

  17. Again, it’s psychologically manipulative propaganda that takes in easily led people to mislead them to make a right choice. All they have is words and money, but they don’t have integrity or honesty. They don’t want you to question it, they want you just to accept it like sheep.

    They use words that make you emotional like “Community Facing Dental Crisis”, “Highly effective public health measure”, “top 10 public health achievements of the twentieth century”, “completely safe”. Crisis, Community indicating suffering and stress, and sadness. Highly effective means oh wow, it’s been tested and shown to be highly effective. Top 10 meaning it’s been on an article, so therefore it refutes any genuine truths against it. Completely safe, gives off a relaxed feeling and confidence.

    They mislead the public and brainwash them all-in-one and use tactics like online media and journalists who are in for the money, not for the “HEALTH BENEFITS”.

    It doesn’t reduce tooth decay, that’s just psychological and there’s alot of questions and criticisms more than answers. Don’t you think it’s fishy when it’s capitalised and has investors in it to make money at the expense of causing injury?

    Can these proponents stop being machines and saying the same crap over and over and over again and admit they are wrong? Or maybe these people don’t have any shred of honesty and aren’t the people that they should be listened to.

    I read on the Herald Sun, 6/06/2013 that there was a piece from Yarra Waters saying that tap water saves you money, helps the environment and is ‘good for you’. Then they spin the mantra that it prevents tooth decay and strengthens teeth in the journalistic way.

    Maybe no-one is approaching the state health officials with paper evidence and airing their concerns. Maybe the change of parties, like the Australian Soverignty Party, who promises to remove Fluoride, may be an effective way.

    It’s also toxic waste and harmful to the environment because the human race took an element from mother nature, processed and refined it to make it in the levels/consistency of toxics with arsenic, lead, and radionuclides. that would cause health issues when not removed.

    http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/fact_sheets/engineering/wfadditives.htm

    The main point is consent. Forcing everyone to use this medicine is unconstitutional and once the studies are paid for showing that it’s ineffective and that the dental system needs reform, the governments who add Fluoride in conjunction with the water companies and the dental companies will have alot of explaining to do.

  18. Fluoride also makes you illogical because it affects your pineal gland, and this opposition to the poison has been going for about 60+ years.

    These cronies must go.

  19. Can the proponents also ignore the suffering people have being forced to drink this fraud and profit-making scam endorsed by the corrupt health government and sponsors?

    It may not affect you, but it affects others because every body is different. Would you discriminate on someone that hasn’t got a resistance to a toxic waste?

  20. How can Fluoride be a nutrient? It’s not natural at all. And even some natural things are very poisonous, especially when it’s extracted from Phosphate Rock, or bought cheaply from china via Alibaba or through some Chinese Corporate Wholesaler.

    Fluoride doesn’t make my teeth stronger. I’ve avoided tap water, and drinked fluoride-chlorine-purified Reverse Osmosis and Distilled water, and eaten fruits and vegetables, walked out in the sun to get Vitamin D and my teeth are stronger.

    Aren’t teeth a part of the skeletal system in our body?

    http://www.jabfm.org/content/22/6/698.full
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19308641
    http://naturalmedicinejournal.com/article_content.asp?edition=1&section=2&article=221

    Vitamin D is a REAL nutrient, not toxic waste disguised with money influences as a nutrient.

  21. Safe from the point of view of those pushing this on us. The real (independent) studies shed light in the darkness of one sided studies. We were told fruit juice is good for your children, then find out that the amount of sugar in said juices is worse than raw sugar, over half of what we eat is sugar, fluoride is not going to a damn thing about it, but the big mongrels pushing poison on us in all forms of our food and beverages and what they are doing to it and stopping doing to it, will,
    I HAVE A RIGHT NOT TO BE MEDICATED AGAINST MY WILL, is that too hard for people to grasp? If you want fluoride go get your fluoride pill and take, go for it, great, but I choose not to have fluoride, so stop pushing it down my throat.
    IT IS THAT SIMPLE, not shouting, strongly stating.

  22. Why aren’t they peer-reviewed studies on the positives and negative health consequences that is made by independent scientists and funded by the states?

    Like the one Australian Safe Water Letter Archive (?) posted.

    Why isn’t there any safety tests done on it, especially when the chemicals have, on occasion, burned through their storage containers because of it’s burning properties on occasions that the proponents can look up.

    One incident in Israel, one in NSW, one in Texas, Massachusetts.

    This chemical is not the same one that occurs in clean seawater, which is Fluoride, and the correct element that hasn’t been processed in factories and stuff, and in very low doses, and when I drink tap water I do feel momentarily dizzy.

  23. I rather accept truth and not the filth of the conflicts of interests/corruption in the Fluoridation Fraud / Fluoridation Cartel $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    News regarding the  disgraceful conflict of interests of VICE-President of British Fluoridation Society  from  Doug Cross  UK Councils Against Fluoridation http://www.ukcaf.org
    
 
    The hasty resignation of Andy Burnham from the British Fluoridation Society does not signal a retreat over the imposition of water fluoridation.
    Doug Cross UKCAF 15th June 2009
    The appointment of Andy Burnham, MP, Vice-President of the British Fluoridation Society (BFS), as Secretary of State for Health has revealed to the public just how dangerously out of touch the Prime Minister has become with public concerns. The revelation of Mr Burnham’s close relationship with the BFS on Tuesday last, apparently undisclosed in the Parliamentary Register of Members’ Interests, led to the immediate announcement of his resignation from the BFS.
    But he came bouncing back, unapologetic and fighting mad, with an outburst of brazen aggression that will surely have shaken any health professional who lives by the ethical code underlying the practice of medicine. At the National Health Service Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool Mr Burnham said that the Government had been too timid at times on the public health agenda, and exhorted the delegates to ignore public opposition to water fluoridation, saying “ don’t feel you have to wait for permission to invest in prevention . . . Let’s press ahead with fluoridation of water supplies, given the clear evidence that it can improve children’s dental health.”
    Website and pdf file available here:- http://www.ukcaf.org/a_conflict_of_interest__andy_burnham_quits_bfs.html

     Doug  Cross Environmental Analyst and Forensic Ecologist   Website http://www.ukcaf.org
    
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    Bulletin of the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
    Print version ISSN 0042-9686
    Bull World Health Organ vol.83 no.9 Genebra Sept. 2005
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0042-96862005000900012  
    POLICY AND PRACTICE 
    The effective use of fluorides in public health
    Sheila JonesI,1; Brian A. BurtII; Poul Erik PetersenIII; Michael A. LennonIV
    IBritish Fluoridation Society, Ward 4, Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, Charlestown Road, Manchester M9 7AA, England 
IIDepartment of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA 
IIIOral Health Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland 
IVDepartment of Oral Health and Development, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, England
    Competing interests: Sheila Jones is a paid officer of the British Fluoridation Society – a not-for-profit organization funded largely by United Kingdom government health promotion grants to support water fluoridation initiatives. Michael A. Lennon is unpaid Chairman of the British Fluoridation Society. 
    http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?pid=S0042-96862005000900012&script=sci_arttext

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    Censored! The British Fluoridation Society’s attempt to suppress information.
    How the Dental profession and the BFS tried to silence inconvenient evidence. Doug Cross, 15 June, 2009.
    http://www.ukcaf.org/censored_the_bfss_attempt_to_suppress_informatio.html

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    UK Government Health Departments fund the British Fluoridation Society .
    http://www.fluoridationfacts.com/news/pressrel/pr001203_006.htm

    ~~

    Fluoride, Gingivitis & Oral Cancer 
© 2002 PFPC 
Summary: 
Gingivitis and periodontal disease are the oral diseases requiring most urgent intervention. Over 90% of the U.S. population over 13 is affected. Strong links have been made to heart disease and low birth weight and infant mortality. For heart disease the association with gingivitis is stronger than the one for smoking or high cholesterol. As heart disease is the #1 killer in the US, many efforts are undertaken to reduce this alarming figure. In Canada large pictures of a diseased heart are placed on cigarette packs alerting to the fact that smoking causes heart disease. 
It is of great importance that warning labels and pictures of periodontal disease, oral cancer, diseased hearts, pituitary and thyroid glands, as well as Alzheimer’s brains – just to name a few – are placed on all oral care products containing fluoride. 
Why?

    Patents by the pharmaceutical company Sepracor disclose that concentrations of fluorides from fluoridated toothpastes and mouthwashes activate G proteins in the oral cavity, thereby promoting gingivitis and periodontitis, as well as oral cancer. Incomprehensibly, this vital information is being withheld from the public by all parties involved, including the company, at least two well-known Universities, and numerous oral disease experts. THIS INCLUDES A MUCH-DECORATED ADA SCIENTIST WHO WAS INVOLVED IN SETTING THE CDC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FLUORIDE INTAKE IN CHILDREN, SERVED AS HEAD OF A FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SUBCOMMITTEE THAT DECIDES WHICH DENTAL PRODUCTS TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, AND WHO CHAIRED THE PANEL ON SAFE USE OF FLUORIDE FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL . (CDC, 2001) 

http://www.npwa.org.uk/index.php?view=article&catid=37%253Ato-be-categorised&id=96%253Aa-bombshell-to-stop-fluoridation&option=com_content&Itemid=92

    ~~

    Suppression of data documenting fluoride’s adverse health effects and lack of benefit is wide-spread 

Scientists and professionals have been persecuted, censorsed, or harassed when they oppose water fluoridation. 

Unfortunately, fluoride toxicity has been a “faut pas” for many years, and anybody discussing this topic would be suspected to belong to the antifluoridation movement. Thus, the recently published Environmental Health Criteria 36 on Fluorine and Fluorides (WHO, 1989) only superficially discusses chronic toxicity, while beneficial effects and safety margins are dealt with in detail. As Temporary Adviser I was present at most of the Task Group meeting when the document was finalized. In accordance with the official fluoridation policy, information which could cast any doubt on the advantage of fluoride supplements was left out by the Task Group. Unless 1 had been present myself, I would have found it hard to believe. Thus, I am pleased that you have taken a personal interest in the problems of chronic fluoride toxicity. 
Philippe Granjean, M.D. 
Professor 

Source: http://fluoridation.com/censor.htm

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    FLUORIDATION: A HORROR STORY  
    By Wade Frazier
    Brief extract: In the fluoridation issue, the same conflicts of interest and corruption that pervade organized medicine are clearly seen.  The AMA has never has had much to do with promoting the public’s well being, instead promoting cigarettes and helping to cover up health disasters.  That dynamic can also be found in the American Dental Association (ADA), where its financial relationship with candy companies is similar to the relationship the AMA had for generations with the tobacco interests.  In 1995, the ADA received 15% of its money from trade groups such as the Sugar Association, Coca-Cola, and M & M.  The ADA actively promotes compulsory fluoridation.  The ADA was also guilty of stating that the ACLU endorsed fluoridation when it in fact did not.[34]  Since 1993, the ADA has had to drop many organizations from its list of fluoridation supporters, including the EPA.[35] 
    http://www.ahealedplanet.net/fluoride.htm

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    FLUORIDE DAMAGES TEETH Dated 2000
    Much research from many parts of the world has suggested that, far from protecting teeth, fluoride actually damages them. One of the largest studies into fluoride levels and dental caries ever carried out comes from Japan. In this study, researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University examined the teeth of 20,000 students and showed clearly that they had been harmed by fluoride.
    And now, as I write this in 2000, THE GOVERNMENT-FUNDED BRITISH FLUORIDATION SOCIETY is actively lobbying for a change in the law here to compel water companies to fluoridate tap water when Health Authorities demand it.
    Document sourced: http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/fluorideharm.html

    ~~

    DENTISTS AT THE CDC HAVE COMPLETELY CONTROLLED THE AGENCY’S STANCE SUPPORTING WATER FLUORIDATION.
    July 23, 2011

    Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the 1970’s, THE DENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) HAVE COMPLETELY CONTROLLED THE AGENCY’S STANCE SUPPORTING WATER FLUORIDATION.  No CDC toxicologists, minority health professionals, experts in diabetes, or others outside the Oral Health Division had any input into the agency’s position.
    The documents have drawn attention once again to the CDC’s and EPA’s fluoride safety statements, which appear at odds with current scientific knowledge.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/13/hidden-documents-reveal-cdc-fluoride-support-controlled-by-dentists.aspx
    ~~
    Why Dentists Are Big Political Players
    Why Dentists Are Big Political.player ..”: “Wall Street Journal says Dentists Are Big Political Players and do all they can to preserve their monopoly.”
    They boasted the largest single health-care PAC in 2008, gave nearly $13 million to state and local politicians in 2010, raising the question: What do dentists want? Alicia Mundy has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters.
    http://live.wsj.com/video/why-dentists-are-big-political-players/4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A.html#!4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A
    +
    New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation Inc. (NYSCOF) shared a link “Dental Crisis in America”: “AFTER 67 YEARS OF WATER FLUORIDATION AMERICA IS FACING A DENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. The American Dental Association does not support this comprehensive legislation introduced by Senator Sanders because it includes funding for Dental Therapists which would infringe upon dentistry’s lucrative monopoly.”

    +
    Dental Crisis in America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oaINr51MrM
    ~~

    Fluoridated Toothpaste:-
    Australian Government did this – All S5 POISON LABELS on fluoride toothpaste were removed, not for your health reason, no, it was to help commercial SALES that superceded the health and rightful Government protection of Australian people.
    Full document here: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2005/scientific_foibles_of_fluoride.htm

    ~~

    FLUORIDE-GATE cover-up    
    http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011508/opi_20080115024.shtml

    ~~

    DENNIS STEVENSON IS A FORMER PARLIAMENTARIAN AND MEMBER OF THE ACT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ‘FLUORIDATION INQUIRY’ (1989-91). The majority of inquiry members would not report the scientific, medical, dental and court evidence received in worldwide submissions proving that fluoridation causes disease, deaths, tooth decay and is useless and environmentally destructive. Dennis put this evidence in a 177 page Dissenting Report, part of this major government report, but longer than the 131 page section which attempted to suppress the evidence. http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/33574

    REVOLVING DOOR  INDUSTRIES & GOVERNMENT  http://rense.com/general45/bll.htm

    50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/50-reasons/

    THE STRONG EVIDENCE AGAINST THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THE PRACTICE OF FLUORIDATING PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES CONTINUES TO BE IGNORED BY THOSE CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES. The disingenuous actions of some scientist advocates of fluoridation and the general antipathy of science journals toward open examination of the subject raises serious questions regarding the objectivity constantly proclaimed for science. Perhaps the weight of evidence cited by proponents refers to the physical weight of the endorsements and not to a preponderance of scientific evidence.
    * Reprinted with permission, from American Laboratory, volume 12, number 9, page 10, 1980 by International Scientific Communications, Inc.
    Full document: http://www.rethinkingcancer.org/resources/magazine-articles/6_3-4/fluoridation.php

    HOW BERNAYS DUPED US INTO FLUORIDATION!
    Poison is Treatment: The Campaign to Fluoridate America by Professor James F. Tracy
    Global Research, June 23, 2012

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=31568

  24. @zammbi

    “Industrial fluoride ingested from treated water enters saliva at levels too low to affect dental caries. Blood levels during lifelong consumption can harm heart, bone, brain, and even developing teeth enamel. ”

    Richard Sauerheber, “Physiologic Conditions Affect Toxicity of Ingested Industrial Fluoride,” Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2013, Article ID 439490, 13 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/439490. Available online at:

    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2013/439490/

    • Thanks, I’ll have a read and discuss it with others in the skeptics group. But it sounds like it conflicts which what I’ve posted above. Which some of the studies I’ve posted above have reviewed hundreds of peer reviewed papers to get a conclusion that it is safe.

      • NO SAFETY DATA EXISTS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
        http://dianabuckland.webs.com/nosafetydatafl.htm
        How could it? we were not meant to consume in everything we eat, drink and bathe in S6,S7 poisons/Corrosive 8 hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc. (sourced from phosphate mining & aluminium smelting) & added also is aluminium sulphate. The dental crisis in USA & Australia after up to 67 and up to 59 years respectively of water fluoridation/pollution prove it’s an absolute shocking fraud and failure.

        After decades of widespread fluoridation Australia wide in dental crisis – headlines such as DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN DECAY – Dr Deborah Cole is chief executive officer of Dental Health Services Victoria/ REPORT WARNS $10B NEEDED TO FIX DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM February 28, 2012 & many more.
        The reputations and credibility of those pushing this hazardous waste known as ‘fluoridation’ will suffer if any of you continue with this chronic poisoning of the population, pets and environment with these hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicoluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., known as ‘water fluoridation’. Many ask why are Dentists and their interests (not to mention Corporate sponsored Dental Schools at Universities !) fighting to the death to force to keep and/or add these dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants in our water supplies ( & hence food chain) if it is supposed to be so effective & reduce caries by anywhere between 30 & 60% – because it is not effective & not safe – these pollutants fluorosilicic acid, hexafluorosilicate being used in many industries such as glass etching, wood preservative, sterilization, electroplating, acidizing, rust removal in textile field, lead refining, tanneries, fluorosilicate salt, in veterinary fields to combat insect infestation. How anyone could be so gullible, complacent or dare I say uncaring that you ignore this & continue to put the population in Harm’s Way, you will live to regret such a shocking & negligent decision. We must all take action for the health & safety of our population and that is to call an immediate and irrevocable ban on every Fluoridation/pollution plant.
        +

        Dentists have Controlled CDC’s Water Fluoridation Stance for over 35 Years…
        Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the 1970’s, the dental health professionals in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have completely controlled the agency’s stance supporting water fluoridation. No CDC toxicologists, minority health professionals, experts in diabetes, or others outside the Oral Health Division had any input into the agency’s position.
        The documents have drawn attention once again to the CDC’s and EPA’s fluoride safety statements, which appear at odds with current scientific knowledge.
        According to the Fluoride Action Network: “Law firms are now reviewing old and new documents believed to highlight a pattern of attempts to curtail discussions on fluoride toxicity and downplay the importance of professionals personally reviewing scientific reports about fluorides.”
        http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/23/hidden-documents-reveal-cdc-fluoride-support-controlled-by-dentists.aspx
        +
        Dentists laughing all the way to the bank – more dentists than ever before and one filling will cost you anywhere between $150 and $400 depending on size FOR ONE FILLING !! you can only imagine the rest of the charges that more and more of the population are unable to afford – and Private Health Insurance becoming unaffordable for more and more of the population – and those who think hazardous waste pollutants & co-contaminants S6, S7 poison Corrosive 8 hazardous waste known as ‘fluoridation chemicals’ are good for your teeth and brain and body – you need to re-examine your thinking power. Potent neurotoxins, toxins & carcinogens that these are should have been banned decades ago. Those on Centrelink at least can get some help at Queensland (Australian) Government dentists but the waiting list is very long. Australia is in dental crisis after decades of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing in Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1953 & USA in dental crisis after first commencing in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 – water fluoridation/pollution is a fraud – disposal of dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants into our drinking water supplies and hence contaminating our food chain has to be stopped for all time, the only answer ever was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc.. Chronically poisoning the population, pets and environment on the say so of Pro-fluoridation lobby groups with such political power, clout and control is obscene & should be criminal.

        The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., from phosphate fertiliser industries (and aluminium smelting industries) (known as water fluoridation, plus aluminium sulphate) into our drinking water supplies and hence also contaminating our food chain & using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.

        Fluoridation is an absolute Fraud & Failure.
        Some ‘tip of the iceberg’ compilation > http://fluorideinformationaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/report-water-fluoridation-pollution-must-end-diane-drayton-buckland-independent-researcher-14th-january-2013.pdf

      • I noticed above that you cited the York Review. The authors of this review stated, “We were unable to discover any reliable good-quality evidence in the fluoridation literature world-wide” (http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/fluoridnew.htm)… “Given the level of interest surrounding the issue of public water fluoridation, it is surprising to
        find that little high quality research has been undertaken” (http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/pdf/summary.pdf).

        i.e. It’s not the amount of studies that’s important, it’s the quality. Cheng et al. (2007) made a note of this poor quality of evidence (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2001050/), as did Awofeso (2012) (https://afamildura.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/public-health-ethics-2012-awofeso-phe-phs016.pdf).

        If you add that to the equation of all the key health studies that have not been done (see NRC recommendations: https://afamildura.wordpress.com/reports-reviews/) you come up with a picture of poor quality evidence, with numerous unanswered questions. Pretty pathetic.

      • I am not a scientist or a politician, what I am is someone who has ben poisoned near to death with fluorides.

        My initial exposures was from my avocation–a dental hygienist. Being now 62, I began this occupation when neither the dental nor the medical fields even thought or cared to wear gloves or mask protection. I became so ill, so quickly being nauseas, the well meaning doctors treated me with antibiotic for what they diagnosed as chronic sinus infection. Of course after taking these antibiotics I would then have to be treated for the inevitable yeast infection. From 2001-2006 I had 17 rounds of these two types of drugs, all still while being exposed to sodium, stannous (tin) and acidulated phosphate fluorides in my work place. It was not until years later I discovered all the drugs contained fluorides.

        A myriad of strange symptoms and “diseases” appeared in this once robust and very health minded individual…me. This is first hand experience of the hell fluorides reeked on my life and my well being. One has only to do a little research to know the damage and ill effects of being exposed to this most highly reactive halogen are more far reaching than whether or not it helps with caries!

        Besides the constant feeling of wanting to throw up but can’t, I suddenly seemed to develop ADD like symptoms. My focus and memory were effected–then my speech, as I began to struggle to recall the meanings of words. This went hand in hand with not being able to hold onto a thought long enough to even search for a word to express my self. It felt as if big pieces of who and what I knew myself to be were ripping off and disappearing into space somewhere, somehow. I was acutely aware of these sudden shortcomings and completely helpless to do anything to stop it from happening. I descended into Alzheimer’s like dementia.

        I now had to hold my hand out or people to make change for me because I could no longer remember what nickels ,dimes or quarters were worth. People would talk real loud and slow AT me because they thought I was mentally handicapped or slow. Where once I took pride in helping educate others about their oral hygiene, I could no longer even keep my body clean. One does not truly understand humility until you have been so humiliated.

        Because I had been a practicing right handed hygienist, this meant my left hand was always out of the mouth holding a mouth mirror for retraction. My right hand was the wick of absorption of fluoride into my body. My lungs inhaled it’s off gassing effects. ( I always wondered why the clear preparation I used to coat a tooth surface with before applying sealants caused my left eye to pull over to the left. I was having an eye stroke from the chemical fluoride). Because of the crossover at the brain stem, my left portion of my brain began to show the signs of this highly neurological toxin.

        I suddenly started having seizures. I asked the neurologist if fluorides could have anything to do with this. His reply, “No, fluorides are in toothpaste”, was prophetic of the readiness and unwillingness of many to believe something our mothers made sure we used daily, could turn out to be harmful and even deadly. Ever notice how stannous(tin) fluoride used to be the
        big buzz word and suddenly was quietly replaced with other types of fluorides? I believe it may have been known, even back then, fluorides pass the blood/brain barrier where they lodge in the pineal gland in the brain. There it attracts aluminum and tin. In some places that is being suspected of being a causative factor in development of Alzheimer’s disease. (Also please notice underarm deodorants are now available without aluminum in their formulas). And yes, these seizures were left brained from right hand exposure to fluorides).

        My right leg began to drag, my right side of my face began to droop. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and did not feel taking medication made any difference. Because Iodine is a much more, less, highly reactive halogen than fluorides, the cells receptor sites were not able to produce the hormone, Thyroxin, as readily. They were all blocked with fluorides. I consulted an endocrinologist and asked why I suddenly had fibromyalgia, fibrocystic breasts, fibrotic uterus, and fibroids in various places in my body. ( I had a huge fibroid tumor in my right hand –go figure)!!! I wanted to know what was affecting my fibrin cells. His reply, “Just a coincidence”, might have appeased his curiosity but not mine. I researched until I found proof that fluorides disrupt the way protein peptides are broken down. They distort the receptor sites causing hormones not to be able to be manufactured properly as they should. Now we are speaking lots of problems, all with different disease names and all with medications to “fix” them.

        Proof positive of fluorides effect on my health came from a most highly, improbable source–a hand surgeon’s office. I was there with no feeling to my hands, diagnosed as severe carpal tunnel syndrome. By the Grace of God, and indeed the answer to a prayer I had just prayed for answers and healing, I picked up a scientific journal in the doctors waiting room. I turned to an article which stated, CARPAL TUNNEL WAS DIRECTLY REALTED TO FLOURIDE EXPOSURE!!! I went home and goggled fluoride poisoning. Presto change!!! I discovered Second Look-Tides, a not-for-profit agency which helps people recover from fluoride toxicity. I read the check list of diseases and symptoms, some seemingly bizarre and obscure, and I knew my prayers had indeed been answered.

        Naively I called the FDA and spoke with an official, asking for a complete list of everything that had fluorides in it. The man choked laughing so hard. He said, “Lady you GOT to be kidding!!! It’s in everything.” Come to find out, over 1/3-1/2 of the scripted drugs and OTC medications have fluorides in them from preparation or for delivery into the body’s cells. Insecticides and pesticides are major vehicles for fluoride’s uses. Everything from some coated cookware, cleaning fluids, protective coatings, some of water, etc, etc, literally, ad nausea. We are inundated with fluorides in our daily lives. Since they are a known bio accumulative chemical, we all have our own toxic level.

        When yours has been reached, it is not a question of IF your body will react, but how. For those toxic, the tiniest bit of fluoride makes you react as if you have had a near lethal dosage. I can remember getting sick from brushing my teeth with fluoridated toothpaste. Strangely drinking ice tea even became as source of illness feeling for me since tea is a know natural bio accumulative of florides…in some causes with as much ad 400x the fluoride in fluoridated water.

        Now, some 15 years later, I have recovered most of my abilities, some of my health and am alive and cognitive of just how close I came to being an end stage victim of fluoride’s most insidious damages to my health and well being. One incident is truly the beginning of this road to enlightenment and discovery of fluoride’s extreme harmfulness on living beings and the very start of my reclamation of my life. During the very depths of full body muscle spasms which racked me without any let up, I used to have to rubber band a pen to my hand to try to be able to write. I would conscionably have to mentally “lock my spine” in place to remain upright for even a few minutes at a time.

        During one of these times I was “puking the pain”. This is what I called my writings about this mysterious malady which plague me without plausible explanation. I thought it was tears which wet my page, only to look up and catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I was not crying, as I thought, I was drooling. I decided I must be dying. I decided if that was the case, I was going to do so with dignity. So I put away all the medicines the doctors had given me for all this litany of ails and woes.

        I began to get well. Gradually I began regaining strength and vitality. I installed a radio frequency air purifier which used low grade low levels of ozone and my cells began to be cleaned out as my body literally dumped toxins from every cell of my being. I used a water purifier which removed toxins (one being fluorides I now know). I started responding to physical therapy, I began to be able to walk again and started doing yoga. Second Look-Tides helped me and I have never ever looked back until this very long letter right now. Not only is this a look back but it is a look forward! The future of what is to be is in your hands, will be your voices speaking, and you and that of your loved ones effected.

        Please know I have taken my time to painfully exam my past, horrific journey of fluoride exposure and poisoning so I might share my story with you. If you heed this as a warning, or dismiss it as the ranting of an anti fluoride zealot, it is all by choices. Do your homework. Spend time researching. Make intelligent informed decisions.

        For you who might want to know that most powerful of prayer I said which was literally answered by a breath of fresh air, know I heard it first spoken by, of all people, Oprah, the talk show host. I had been poised to write with the pen banded to my hand. I was mentally asking myself what I could do to get help and relief from this very real hell my life had become, when I heard the TV program that was on in another room. In a very loud and clear voice she said, “This is my favorite prayer for healing. Ask God to heal your life in everyway according to His plan. His Plan for my life is for:
        Peace of Mind
        Happiness
        Joyful Activity
        True Place
        and Unbroken Progress.
        Ask that your will not interfere with his plan for healing your life”.

        It somehow feels to me as if I needed to take my time now to post this to others. Yes, as if this is the collimation of this journey and maybe an answered prayer shared with others who might find need for healing. Bless you all and I certainly would not wish any part of this what happened to me on another soul.

        • HI Mo: Great post for which many thanks. In fact it is so poignant and well written that I would like to run it as a “Reader’s Story” in the next issue of The NZ Journal of Natural Medicine. Please get in touch with us through our website: http://www.naturalmedicine.net.nz
          Many thanks, again, Jon Eisen

    • Here is the current comments on this article which I’ll quote:

      “There are a few warning flags already. In the introduction the author mentions the ‘principal documented effects of ingested fluoride on teeth is fluorosis’. No mention of reduced cavities at all.

      Also his disclosure states “Conclusions were analyzed on the author’s personal time and do not necessarily reflect any institutional view” which probably means they are trying to distance themselves from his work.

      And, a quick google search of Richard D. Sauerheber reveals he is the “resident scientist” for Fluoride Class Action.com. So maybe not completely unbiased.

      I think really though we just need a little time for the people who do research water fluoridation, to review his work. Still makes some interesting points though.”

      But thanks for bringing up this article. If it does have merit then people should be able to repeat his results. Since this is a very new study there isn’t much feedback on this yet, so only time will tell. That said, there been thousands of studies so far, showing no issues with low levels of fluoride.

    • Ok this above comment can be ignored/deleted since now both posts no longer marked by the spam filter.

  25. I rather accept the peer reviewed evidence:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18584000
    “Fluoridation of drinking water remains the most effective and socially equitable means of achieving community-wide exposure to the caries prevention effects of fluoride. It is recommended that water be fluoridated in the target range of 0.6-1.1 mg/l, depending on the climate, to balance reduction of dental caries and occurrence of dental fluorosis”.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2925001/
    “Children from every age group had greater caries prevalence and more caries experience in areas with negligible fluoride concentrations in the water (<0.3 parts per million [ppm]) than in optimally fluoridated areas (≥0.7 ppm)."

    http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290%3Byear%3D2009%3Bvolume%3D20%3Bissue%3D3%3Bspage%3D350%3Bepage%3D355%3Baulast%3DDhar
    "It is very clear that fluoride in recommended concentrations is definitely beneficial to health. So as to capitalize on the beneficial effects of fluoride, judicious use of fluoride supplements is mandatory."

    http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/jas/2011/3315-3321.pdf
    "… it is found that the level of fluoride is far below the upper level recommended by WHO and by Bureau of Iraqi Standards. To prevent dental caries, it is recommended that drinking water in iraq should be fluorideated."

    http://www.ijird.com/index.php/ijird/article/view/727/619
    "1 ppm… Dental caries reduction".

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19772843?dopt=Abstract
    "Water fluoridation, where technically feasible and culturally acceptable, remains a relevant and valid choice as a population measure for the prevention of dental caries."

    http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v192/n9/full/4801410a.html
    "The review concluded that no associations between cancer and water fluoridation were able to be detected."
    "The outcomes examined included Down's Syndrome, mortality, senile dementia, goitre and IQ levels. Overall, the included studies examining other possible negative effects provided insufficient evidence on any particular outcome to permit confident conclusions."
    "The best available evidence suggests that fluoridation of drinking water supplies reduces caries prevalence, both as measured by the proportion of children who are caries free and by the mean dmft/DMFT score".

    http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1678-77572013000100013&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
    "The majority of samples from cities performing fluoridation had fluoride levels within the range that provides the best combination of risks and benefits, minimizing the risk of dental fluorosis while preventing dental caries".

    http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1678-77572013000100092&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en#B01
    "The benefit of the fluoridation of public water is proportionally larger in the segments of society that do not have access to other fluoride sources such as fluoride dentifrices and which, therefore, need it the most".

    http://www.bmj.com/content/321/7265/855
    "The evidence of a reduction in caries should be considered together with the increased prevalence of dental fluorosis. No clear evidence of other potential negative effects was found".
    "In the fluoridated areas there was a significant increase in the proportion of children without caries in 19 of 30 analyses".

    http://www.cdc.gov/FLUORIDATION/pdf/pollick.pdf
    "Scientific evidence supports the fluoridation of public water supplies as safe for the environment and benefi­cial to people."

    http://cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-67/issue-10/578.html
    "Ethically, it cannot be argued that past benefits, by themselves, justify continuing the practice of fluoridation".

    http://cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-66/issue-11/592.html
    "For Canadians, improving oral health by reducing dental caries is a good. Economic benefit to both society and to individuals is a good. The protection of vulnerable populations is a valued good. It is on the basis of this good that we would argue that CDA should continue to support water fluoridation."

    http://www.nature.com/ebd/journal/v8/n3/pdf/6400506a.pdf
    "These findings suggest that fluoride is effective in preventing caries in adults of all ages."

    • The peer-reviewed literature is critiqued and discussed within this book, supported by over 80 pages of citations. We recommend it to all: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_case_against_fluoride

      • The book is not a peer reviewed source. Again I’m only accepting peer reviewed science here.
        But as for that book, the same Paul Connett who seems to work with anti-vaccine people. Here is an interesting post about him and his book:
        http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2010/12/02/anti-fluoridation-crankery-how-1960s/

        While I’m not speaking for everyone from the NZ skeptics group, basically no one is going to accept what you say without the peer reviewed science behind you. So far I have searched far, and can’t find anything that shows any damage to the body when fluoride is less than 1 ppm.

        • how much water is not used for drinking? probably on 5% or less is drunk. from a money perspective, adding fluoride to water is a waste of money as 95% or more is flushed down the toilet, put in the washing machine, sprayed on gardens. it would be more effective to add it to salt or provide free fluoride tablets so those that feel they don’t need it can have a choice.

        • also look at the NZ health Dept stats comparing dental caries in flouridated and non flouridated areas. it shows there’s no difference, or MORE dental decay in fluoridated areas – compare auckland to chch for example. ALL your peer review links are void when looking at the real statistics.

          • “it would be more effective to add it to salt or provide free fluoride tablets”
            Maybe but that isn’t my problem. My problem is the anti science here.

            “ALL your peer review links are void when looking at the real statistics”
            My peer review research is based on positive statistics from all over the world. So no they are not void.

            “or MORE dental decay in fluoridated areas”
            Please show me the raw evidence.

          • Thanks I’ll have a look at the statistics and get back to you.

          • I had a talk to the skeptics group, I’ll just quote the results instead of me repeating it:

            “Well the problem with directly comparing the fluoridated and non-fluoridated stats is that it does not consider secondary factors, such as social economic group. Nevertheless, that stats show that overall area with fluoridation have 83.5% of the dmft of non-fluoridated areas.

            Interesting, in Canterbury the only areas with fluoridated water are Burnham Military Camp and Methven. The Army is really needs to invest in dental hygiene classes because the the non-fluoridated cantabrians had only 60% of that dmft of the fluoridated.

            Excluding the south island the benefit to fluoridation is more pronounced. In the North Island the fluoridated areas in the northern provinces had 70% of the fluoridated, midland provinces had 74% and central provinces had 73%

            In the South Island fluoridated areas actually had about 10% more dmft that non-fluoridated areas. This is most likely due to the influence of Christchurch.”

        • We’ll let Dr. Connett speak for himself (see below). This comment is taken from the original blog post that sparked the post to which you refer.

          /QUOTE

          December 1, 2010 (http://scienceblogs.com/illconsidered/2010/11/the-case-against-flouride/#comments)
          To date I have found these exchanges most disheartening. I am surprised that people that clearly present themselves as being “scientific” should invest so much vitriol attacking a book that none appear to have actually read. If this controversial issue could have been so easily resolved in favor of the orthodox position, we would not have had to write this book.

          I have spent 14 years of my life researching this issue – first as a professor of chemistry (specializing in environmental chemistry and toxicology)and since retirement in 2006 as director of the Fluoride Action Network.

          14 years ago I did not want to get involved in this issue, largely because I was extremely busy but also because I had succumbed to some of the prevailing attitudes and prejudices shared by some of the commentators above. It was a huge shock to me when I eventually read the literature rather than take the word at face value of the professional bodies and government agencies that promote this practice.

          In my years exploring this issue I have found that the loudest and most confident proponents of fluoridation are those who have studied very little of the primary literature for themselves. Proponents like the American Dental Association and other professional bodies have done a brilliant job of keeping their members away from the primary literature using two tactics: listing the number of “prestigious” agencies that endorse fluoridation and denigrating opponents of fluoridation as a bunch of “flat-earthers.” With the latter they received major help from the hilarious movie Dr. Strangelove. I was surprised to see both tactics in evidence from several of the commentators above.

          I would be more than happy to respond to scientific arguments and criticism of our painstakingly documented work with those who take the trouble to read it. I am sure those with scientific qualifications will have no trouble obtaining a free copy from the publisher Chelsea Green (see ChelseaGreen.com and search under fluoride) if they would like to write a review of the book either for this blog or some other media outlet.

          Paul Connett

          /UNQUOTE

          In fact, the original article was sparked by a guest post by Dr. James Beck, MD, PhD. Dr. Beck has a more recent piece here: http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/op-ed/Beck+Returning+fluoridation+would+health+risk/8432612/story.html

          • Thanks for replying.
            Usually people who can’t do a peer review article write a book. If the evidence shows that fluoride is as terrible as he says it is then he should have no problem to have a peer reviewed article released. Then the scientific community would have no problem accepting his evidence.
            I could also dig up books and articles around the net showing the positive effects from X people but to cut out the crap I only deal with peer review studies. Which is what I have posted.
            I personally don’t have problem with people writing books, but from what I’ve found when debating with creationists, anti climate change, anti vaccine, anti GMO, etc, is that anyone can write a book and not fully research in the evidence. There is no quality control like there is in a peer reviewed article.
            Anyway that is my feedback, I’ll stick with the evidence, and the evidence shows fluoride benefits outweigh the positives.
            Now if it should be salt and not water is something I don’t currently have a problem with.

            • There is a very easy solution to this… You read Dr. Connett’s book in full, then send him an email ( paul@fluoridealert.org ) with a response to all his arguments, explaining to him where he is wrong; present all of your own detailed counter-arguments. Once you have done that, report back to us with a summary of your correspondence. We will also email Dr. Connett to confirm that you have done this. Then, we’ll take the discussion from there.

              If you have all this spare time to read the peer-reviewed literature, and write these comments, surely you have enough time to read and respond to a book written by someone who has also examined the peer-reviewed literature. We would be happy to consider your full critique of Dr. Connett’s book; we will even make sure he receives it personally.

        • zammbi, Re: This time-coded presentation ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FRIdsxT3IGc#t=2772s ). Please respond, point by point (to the section on Benefits).

        • @zammbi: We just received this email from Dr. Connett himself, who was forwarded your comment via email.

          Quoted with permission…

          On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 7:02 PM, Paul Connett ( paul@fluoridealert.org ) wrote:

          /QUOTE

          1) There are books and there are books. Our book carefully reviewed the peer-reviewed and published literature. So our arguments are based on peer-reviewed studies – e.g. Warren et al. 2009 (the Iowa study). So zammbi wants the luxury of reviewing peer-reviewed studies and forming a judgment but will not allow three scientists to do the same.

          2) He says he is waiting for studies that show harm less than 1 ppm – this shows he knows little about toxicology. The difference between concentration and dose. Lowered IQ at 1.9 ppm (Xiang et al, 2003 a and b)offers no margin of safety for either range of doses experienced in a fluoridated community or range of sensitivity in a large population. This margin of safety argument is thoroughly explained in our book – pity he didn’t take advantage of that.

          3). He says he is waiting for studies that show harm less than 1 ppm. The absence of study is not the same as absence of harm. Ask him to please list the peer-reviewed and published studies in NZ or Australia that have compared any health end point between fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities.

          Why has there been no good faith attempt to reproduce the studies that have found harm in India and China?

          Why have there been no studies that have attempted to measure fluoride accumulation in bone in Australia despite the NHMRC 1991 recommendation?

          Ditto sensitivity to fluoride?

          Why no investigation of a possible relationship between exposure to fluoride and arthritis, hypo-thyroidism and kidney function?

          Why no follow up on Jennifer Luke’s findings on fluoride and the pineal gland?

          Why no use of the severity of dental fluorosis in children to investigate any childhood concerns?

          Our answer: those who promote fluoridation have no desire to find that this practice is causing harm. In other words they are working backwards. What is his explanation?

          Paul

          /UNQUOTE

          • Thank you afamildura. I wasn’t expecting Dr. Connett to reply. I’ll have a look into what he has said.

            • He is always happy to answer direct inquiries. Why don’t you simply write to him?

              I always find it is much better to contact a person directly to hear their side of the story; or ask for specific clarifications.

            • While I’m still online, perhaps I can save you some time:

              1. Where Dr. Connett refers to the examination of the primary literature as the basis for the formulation of the arguments presented in the book, perhaps this quote from Dr. CV Howard will help in confirming this point: “The text is approachable by non-scientists and specialists, although an extensive technical bibliography is provided for those who wish to delve deeper” (http://www.fluorideresearch.org/433/files/FJ2010_v43_n3_p170-173.pdf). Also, Dr. Arvid Carlsson (Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 2000) called it an “excellent book”, whilst Dr. Hardy Limback (National Research Council panelist, 2006) wrote, “Written with clear and easy-to-read prose, and supporting citations, The Case Against Fluoride carefully lays out the arguments against fluoridation and reasons why it should be discontinued” (http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_case_against_fluoride:paperback/praise/). So the logical question would be, why is it okay for these three credible professionals, in their own right, to read and review this book, but those like yourself feel it should be dismissed without even being read? I really don’t think Dr. Carlsson, for example, would waste his time or risk his reputation reviewing some conspiracy junk by calling it “excellent.” In fact, I think he may take offense at the notion.

              2. The difference between concentration and dose in the context of Margin of Safety; see: https://afamildura.wordpress.com/basics/ (under the relevant section). Also be sure to read ‘Thiessen’s general comments’, available via the same link. Again, a highly credible risk assessment expert and former National Research Council panelist. Or, if you prefer: “This is especially important for water fluoridation, as an uncontrollable dose of fluoride would be given for up to a lifetime, regardless of the risk of caries, and many people would not benefit” (Cheng et al. 2007 , http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2001050/).

              3. The absence of study. Okay, take the York Review (2000) for example. The authors wrote, “We were unable to discover any reliable good-quality evidence in the fluoridation literature world-wide… As emphasised in the report, only high-quality studies can fill in the gaps in knowledge about these and other aspects of fluoridation” (http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/fluoridnew.htm). This is NOT a clean bill of health for the fluoridation program. These are unresolved issues at all levels. Not a good model for public health policy. But it gets worse. Read: ‘Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards’ (2006)’; specifically read all the Research Recommendations, available via: https://afamildura.wordpress.com/reports-reviews/ — again, nowhere near enough is known about all the potential health issues. And on this page, please don’t miss the hyperlink titled “Limeback clarifications.” The last time I checked, the National Academy of Sciences doesn’t hire non-credible crackpots to work on its reports, so I’d listen to what he has to say. Also note Cheng et al. (2007): “In the case of fluoridation, people should be aware of the limitations of evidence about its potential harms and that it would be almost impossible to detect small but important risks (especially for chronic conditions) after introducing fluoridation)” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2001050/).

              4. As for the Chinese IQ studies, it worth noting page 223 of the NRC report (2006), which reads: “The possibility has been raised by the studies conducted in China that fluoride can lower intellectual abilities. Thus, studies of populations exposed to different concentrations of fluoride in drinking water should include measurements of reasoning ability, problem solving, IQ, and short-and long-term memory. Care should be taken to ensure that proper testing methods are used, that all sources of exposure to fluoride are assessed, and that comparison populations have similar cultures and socioeconomic status” (http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11571&page=223). Grandjean & Choi (2012) also acknowledged this “possible hazard” (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/files/2012/07/Media-Statement_Fluoride-9-12-12-Revised.pdf). Grandjean has been less than impressed with how the media has handled his team’s work, as you can read here: http://www.fluoridealert.org/articles/wichita_eagle/

              5. Re: the 1991 NHMRC recommendation (from Dr. Connett’s book, page 218): “In 1991, a panel of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommended that measurements of fluoride levels in bone be collected. In its recommendation, the panel wrote, “If skeletal fluorosis is occurring at all in Australians, it is likely to be slight, and it will most likely occur in those who drink large amounts of water, or whose renal function is impaired. Studies of bone fluoride collected at autopsy in selected individuals could provide needed reassurance that the current policy is not resulting in hazardous levels of accumulation in bone.” In the nineteen years since that recommendation was made, no Australian health authority has sought such reassurance.” I also recommend this page for further reading on this matter: http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/health/arthritis/ and also see: http://cof-cof.ca/2012/08/dr-hardy-limeback-bsc-phd-biochemistry-dds-concerned-that-fluoridation-can-harm-human-bone/

              6. Regarding the hypersensitivity comment. In 1991, the NHMRC also recommended as follows: “It is desirable to explore in a rigorous fashion whether the vague constellation of symptoms which are claimed to result from inges- tion of fluoridated water can be shown to be reproducibly developed in these “susceptible” individuals. These claims are being made with sufficient frequency to justify well-designed studies which can properly control for subject and observer bias” (see this letter for explanation and references: http://aswla.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/letter-to-the-editor-bitter-tears-deaf-ears-in-defense-of-maz/ )

              7. Thyroid disease. The NRC panel (2006) listed this as a “major” area for investigation: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11571&page=267

              8. Kidneys. Perhaps Thiessen can explain this, and other health concerns, better than me: “Dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis, and increased risk of bone fracture are all reasonably well known and acknowledged adverse health effects from fluoride exposure. However, EPA is also required to consider the “anticipated” adverse effects (which may occur at lower levels of fluoride exposure than the “known” effects) and allow for an adequate margin of safety. The proposed HHS recommendation for water fluoridation at 0.7 mg/L is not adequate to protect against known or anticipated adverse effects and does not allow an adequate margin of
              safety to protect young children, people with high water consumption, people with kidney disease (resulting in reduced excretion of fluoride), and other potentially sensitive population subgroups. In addition to the “known” adverse health effects of dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis, and increased risk of bone fracture, “anticipated” adverse health effects from fluoride exposure or community water fluoridation include (but are not limited to) carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, endocrine effects, increased blood lead levels, and hypersensitivity (reduced tolerance) to fluoride. These effects (described in more detail below) are not as well studied as the dental and skeletal effects, which should indicate that a greater margin of safety is necessary to ensure protection of the population—“in the face of uncertain evidence it is important to act in a manner that protects public health” (Tickner and Coffin 2006) (https://afamildura.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/sept7-2011-thiessen.pdf , p. 5).

              9. Pineal – more research required. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11571&page=264

              10. Dental fluorosis. I suggest reading this critique in full, with specific note of the usage of dental fluorosis in the discussion. http://www.fluoridealert.org/content/a-critique-of-the-york-review-by-paul-connett-phd/

              11. Some background on the Iowa study: http://www.fluoridealert.org/studies/ifs/

          • And again, Paul you nailed it. This person you wrote to doesn’t have a clue and doesn’t want to have one. He just wants to argue. He has way too much time on his hands. If he would use some of that time to do some real research on this subject, he may learn something. I suggest he read Paul’s book and look up each referenced study and read them word for word. Go to http://www.fluorideresearch.org and read the peer reviewed mansucripts in that journal too.

            I would like to add that since fluoride is cumulative, any amount consumed is accumulating in the body. Since true science, not arguable by anyone on either side of this issue, reveals that fluoride is just slighly less poisonous than arsenic and more poisonous than lead and cumulative like lead, anyone arguing that the small amount put into water, or less, is doing no harm is missing this very important point. It builds up in the body. My horses proved this, one after another, each getting sicker and dying from this accumulation. Dr. Krook, PhD, DVM called them the canaries in the mines for fluoride poisoning.

    • I rather accept the truth – that water fluoridation/pollution is an absolute fraud – not safe and not effective. A few examples thereof:-

      After decades of water fluoridation/pollution in every state of Australia first commencing in Tasmania (Beaconsfield) in 1953 we are in absolute dental crisis – as is the USA after up to 67 years of it first commencing Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1953. Water fluoridation/pollution is not safe and not effective and the Dental Industries continue to grow charging amounts for dental care that is becoming out of reach for more of the population than ever before -in Brisbane (water fluoridated/pollution December, 2008) for instance, just to have one ‘filling’ ranges from $160.00 up to $300 or $400.00 depending on the size of the cavity !   If ordinary people without health care cards have toothache if you haven’t got this huge amount of money to pay for fillings tough luck –  and public dental waiting lists (people with health care cards)  with variable waiting lists for different dental problems. FLUORIDATION/POLLUTION IS AN ABSOLUTE FRAUD and must be banned everywhere permanently and irrevocably.

      This from Dr. Young IS TOTALLY UNTRUE FROM THE FLUORIDATION PROPAGANDA MACHINE/WEB OF DECEPTION:- Dr Young said fluoridation was one of the few areas in medicine that was “absolutely black and white” and pointed to Townsville as a prime example.
      “Townsville has had fluoride in its water supply since 1964 and the only difference between Townsville and the rest of the state was that they had far better teeth,” she said.
      “Numerous studies have shown kids in Townsville have between 40-60% less tooth decay.”
       
      NOW FOR THE TRUTH:- ** go here > http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/ama-ada-dentists/ada-usa-au-ama/

      See documents under Townsville  – read everything but take particular note in the Response to claims Townsville fluoridated since 1965 residents have been guinea pigs for fluoridation –  note the Media Release from Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Dec. 4, 2007

      Townsville school kids to trial a treatment to stop tooth rot   !!!!! – water fluoridation/pollution is not effective and it’s certainly not safe – and this is in addition to having multiple dental vans visiting the schools and a very lucrative DENTAL INDUSTRY – get the picture??

      Townsville Dental Company buys stadium name rights Feb. 19, 2013        http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/02/19/375754_news.html

      and then see here >  http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/ama-ada-dentists/fluoridation-more-dentists/

      Addition: Also from Document by Glen Walker The Fluoridation Hoax Box – How Dangerous Can they Get? November – Dec. 2004 – Brief Extract: When the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Task Force researched fluoridation during 1997 the ADA presented their claims which were supported with a study by Spencer, Davies, Stewart and Slade (Adelaide University) .
      “Caries experiences among children in fluoridated Townsville and unfluoridated Brisbane” Published in Australian and New Zealand journal of Public Health 1966. Vol. 20 No. 6.
      Reading their 7 page official dossier presented to The Lord Mayor’s Task Force on Fluoridation, one finds on page 1:
      “Riordon reported on 11-12 year olds with different fluoride exposures in West Australia. “
      “He found higher caries prevalence in the permanent dentition in children in unfluoridated Bunbury than in children in fluoridated Perth”.
      So, on page one we find this study comparing populations of significant differences, a matter of failure to comply with rules of statistics which state such studies must be performed only with very similar populations.
      It is not scientifically acceptable to compare populations of such differences as Perth 1,244,320, Bunbury 28,000, and also at the same time be aware and consider the socio-economic factor that was also significantly different.
      Their main dental data related to Brisbane and Townsville, but here again we find a scientific and statistical error in comparing two cities of such different population and socio-economic differences.
      The population Factor
      Brisbane 1,000,000 – Townsville 90,000
      However, the authors after attempting a favourable fluoridation outcome with the Lord Mayor’s Task Force, expected the Committee to vote accordingly to fluoridate Brisbane’s drinking water supplies. The quality of their presentation collapsed on the final page of their “Research”.
      “A difference of 0.25 (one quarter) surface in the permanent dentition probably constitutes a minor effect at the level of an individual patient in the age range studied here”.
      On this kind of official dental study showing a difference of one quarter of a tooth surface per child, we now find the fluoride pushers want another similar study in Brisbane (Courier Mail 21st July, 2004).
      http://www.fluoridationfacts.com/ausfnews/novdec04/041200_hoax_box.htm

      ~~~~~

      Australia wide in dental crisis after widespread high percentage fluoridation Australia wide for decades and USA also in dental crisis after up to 67 years of water fluoridation/pollution. It’s a no-brainer – dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants S6 S7 poisons corrosive 8 have no place being dumped in the peoples’ water supplies & hence also contaminating entire food chain. All State Gov’s. & Federal Gov. must cease immediately & irrevocably.

      DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN DECAY -decades of fluoridation
      Dr Deborah Cole is chief executive officer of Dental Health Services Victoria.  http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/a-system-in-decay-20120107-1ppd0.html

      REPORT WARNS $10B NEEDED TO FIX DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM   February 28, 2012    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-28/national-dental-health-opens-denticare-debate/3856134

      Tasmania longest fluoridated/polluted State of Australia – first fluoride polluted in 1953 worst dental health and in crisis their population is also chronically diseased – 27th February, 2013 – Tasmania will receive an extra $12 million from the Federal Government to reduce public dental waiting lists. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-27/extra-dental-dollars-to-reduce-waiting-lists/4542450?section=tas
                                                         
      Tasmania first fluoridated in 1953   POOR ORAL HEALTH PUTTING HOSPITALS UNDER PRESSURE – TASMANIA
      BY JODIE STEPHENS 26 Feb, 2012  
      http://www.examiner.com.au/story/431159/poor-oral-health-putting-hospitals-under-pressure/          

      NSW 96% ‘FLUORIDATED’ – Sydney since 1968    DENTAL CRISIS EXPOSES GREAT DIVIDE   By Jonathan Pearlman and Gerard Ryle February 15, 2005
      Public dental health in NSW is in a state of serious neglect, with some patients waiting eight years for attention and the number of children needing hospital treatment doubling over the past decade.
      http://www.smh.com.au/news/Health/Dental-crisis-exposes-great-divide/2005/02/14/1108229934499.html
      ~~

      Geelong – fluoridated/polluted June, 2009
      GEELONG kids will have more to smile about thanks to a multi-million-dollar State Government plan to tackle tooth decay and gum disease.
      Health Minister David Davis yesterday launched the $14.9 million public dental plan, aimed at improving the oral health of young people across the state. http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/05/29/366034_news_pf.html

      100% FLUORIDATED KENTUCKY – ORAL CRISIS WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) – Twelve-year-old Jordan Rickett nervously waited his turn in the Whitley County Central Elementary School gym, watching as a classmate seated in a dental chair got his teeth examined. “He’s sure been there a long time,” Jordan said, fidgeting. “I hope it doesn’t take that long for me.” For children in parts of rural Kentucky where dentists are in short supply, the dentists come to them. A specially equipped truck packed with portable chairs, lights, tables and instruments rolls into school gyms as part of Seal Kentucky, a program aimed at improving access to dental care for underserved children. Jordan had four teeth sealed that day; the boy ahead of him, 11-year-old Larry Angel, had 15 that needed sealing. “Oral disease is reaching a crisis level for children across the country and here in Kentucky,” said Jim Cecil, administrator of Oral Health Programs for the Kentucky Department of Public Health. http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/fluoridated-kentucky-part-of-the-oral-health-crisis/
      ~~
      Free dental clinic draws thousands in need of care in FLUORIDATED SACRAMENTO, California, where dentists removed thousands of rotten teeth, One young attendee pulled her own teeth because dental care is so expensive 25 Aug. 2012
      http://www.kcra.com/Free-dental-clinic-draws-thousands-in-need-of-care/-/11798090/16269130/-/tgwae4/-/index.html
      ~~
      96% Fluoridated Georgia – About 4,000 people stood in line at First Baptist Church of Woodstock Friday morning for a free dental clinic.
      The clinic is providing free dental services to adults who cannot afford them, according to the Georgia Dental Association. The 1,000 dentists, hygienists and dental assistants volunteering at the event hope to treat 2,000 people on Friday and Saturday. Patients are being treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who cannot be seen Friday can be treated on Saturday, but they will have to stay in line all night, according to Dr. Richard Smith, one of the dentists participating in the clinic. Police cut off the line at 7:30 a.m. Friday. http://www.11alive.com/news/article/201349/1/Thousands-line-up-for-free-dental-clinic
      ~~
      Springfield Missouri Fluoridated
      Springfield Dentists to Decide What to Do With 3000 Pulled Teeth
      Springfield, Missouri – After the free dental clinic this weekend local dentist have to decide what to do with nearly 3000 pulled teeth. The dentists are submitting ideas at their super-secret dentist meetings this Thursday in the basement of Richard’s Candy House (which they super secretly own to drum-up more business). The ideas range from the absurd to the grotesque, to the perfectly sensible and back to grotesque. 
      http://www.faircitynews.com/2011/10/03/springfield-dentist-try-to-decide-what-to-do-with-3000-pulled-teeth/
      ~~
      Fluoridation Has Failed In New York State
      NEW YORK CITY (Fluoridated since the 1960’s) – Tuesday, February 01, 2011
      Information sourced: http://fluoridenews.blogspot.com/
      —  “Bleeding gums, impacted teeth and rotting teeth are routine matters for children….. Children live for months with pain that grown-ups would find unendurable. …I have seen children with teeth that look like brownish, broken sticks. I have seen teenagers who were missing half their teeth….,” writes Jonathan Kozol about life in the South Bronx (a NYC borough) in his 1991 book, Savage Inequalities. — NYC children of Chinese descent suffer a much higher prevalence and severity of tooth decay than the national average (63% vs 38%). (1) More NYC children required cavity-related hospitalizations, proportionately, than two of New York State’s largest non-fluoridated counties, Suffolk and Nassau (Long island) whether payment was made by Medicaid or privately. (2)
      — One New York City hospital charged from $900 to $12,000 to treat 96 children with severely decayed teeth, excluding the dentist and anesthesiologist fees. Children needed extensive work including stainless steel crowns, extractions, root canal therapy, fillings, other restorations, periodontal procedures, surgeries and/or more. (2) — According to New York University’s School of Dentistry, “The need for dental care is especially acute among impoverished (NYC) children, who have 60 percent more untreated cavities than their peers at higher socioeconomic levels.” (3)
      Source http://www.freewebs.com/fluoridation/fluoridationfailsnewyork.htm
      ~~
      Ohio Is 92% Fluoridated: “About 28 percent of 3- to 5-year-olds in Head Start programs have untreated cavities; by third grade, more than 50 percent of children have tooth decay.” “Lindy Cree, president of the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, said her staff sees children and teens every day who are suffering severe pain and embarrassment from decay, abscesses and gum disease. Sometimes, the problem is money; other times, it’s a family’s lack of awareness.” Either way, the children pay. 
”They don’t know that it shouldn’t hurt to eat,” Cree said. “But a cavity doesn’t heal itself.” A 9 year old was at the clinic yesterday, getting a filling for a small cavity and spacers for the braces she needs. She was brave and quiet amid 17 bustling dental stations, some of them filled with sobbing children who hurt. One family had driven two hours from southern Ohio to get help for their children, whose decay was so severe that they must return for surgical procedures.
      Source: http://fluoridenews.blogspot.com/
      http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/02/11/group-pushing-dental-care-for-ohios-kids.html?sid=101
      ~~

      Dental Crisis in America – After 67 years of water fluoridation foisted upon Americans by the American Dental Association and its constituents groups, a Dental Crisis exists in America.  Senator Sanders introduced legislation to remedy this situation which is endorsed by 37 groups but not the ADA because it includes funding for Dental Therapists which would infringe upon dentists lucrative monopoly.  The ADA prefers fluoridation because it doesn’t stop tooth decay and doesn’t hurt their bottom line.  In fact, dentists are making lots of money covering up fluoride-stained teeth with expensive veneers because American children are now over-fluoridated with up to 60% affected with dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. Veneers cost about $1,000.00 a tooth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oaINr51MrM
      ~~~~
      Wall Street Journal says Dentists Are Big Political Players and do all they can to preserve their monopoly.” Huge donations to secure their political agendas.
      They boasted the largest single health-care PAC in 2008, gave nearly $13 million to state and local politicians in 2010, raising the question: What do dentists want? Alicia Mundy has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters. http://live.wsj.com/video/why-dentists-are-big-political-players/4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A.html#!4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A

      ~~~
      For some Americans, dental care means a sturdy chair, a fluoride swish, and a free toothbrush. But for one in three Americans, it’s a nightmare, including astronomical bills, crippling credit card debt, panicked visits to the emergency room, and life-threatening disease. 
These hardships are chronicled in a new Frontline documentary, Dollars and Dentists, which airs tonight on PBS stations. Frontline correspondent Miles O’Brien takes us behind the scenes of the documentary that explores America’s broken dental system. Frontline is produced by our partner WGBH. You can find when “Dollars and Dentists” is airing on your local PBS station here.
      http://www.thetakeaway.org/2012/jun/26/one-third-americans-cant-afford-dental-care-says-frontline-documentary-dentists-and-dollars/?utm_source=sharedUrl&utm_media=metatag&utm_campaign=sharedUrl

      ~~~~
      Overcrowded Emergency Rooms In Central Texas – Fluoridated Austin, Texas
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
      Jenny Pearson knows her tooth abscess could be better treated at a dentist, the problem is she couldn’t get a dentist to accept her medicaid despite her pain. “Sitting there in tears telling her I hurt, she said go to the hospital,” Pearson said. “I can’t do nothing for you.” So Pearson turned to the ER, the only place by federal law that cannot turn her away . She first took the bus to Brackenridge. They were also busy. “We sat there for five hours and called a friend to come get me,” Pearson said. “He brought me here.” This is actually Pearson’s second time to come to the emergency room for her tooth abscess, a problem that needs follow up at a dentists office.
“She has made every effort on her part to try and arrange for proper follow up care and she got rejected because of her Medicaid and so she’s back now in the emergency department with her face all swollen up and again,” said Dr. Corey Jones St. David’s Hospital’s chief of emergency medicine. “This is not the place to be because we’re not oral surgeons.” In Texas, dentists don’t accept Medicaid from adults, but accessing dental care is not the only problem. (this link original article has also been disconnected).
      http://fluoridenews.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_archive.html

  26. I had to put pressure on this news media to publish my comments and now the ignorant shills/ fluoride ferals/rednecks emerging and doing their usual disgrace routines of ridiculing those against the dumping of dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants into our drinking water and hence also contaminating our food chain.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/national-news/8761398/Health-officials-alarmed-as-fluoridation-voted-out

  27. people hate to admit they are wrong or have been fooled – deep down they know fluoridation makes no sense – but they are too proud to back pedal – because they don’t want to admit they have been lied to for xx years

    I work for a council, I oppose fluoridation – but I am just a staff member – but every one in favour at work quotes the World Health Org and stats on fillings that have no correlation to fluoride – its bad science

    I cry on the inside – I just simply say – do the research – don’t listen to me – google fluoride and what it’s made of … and my two questions

    1) how do you control the dose? ( you cant we all in take diff amounts)

    2) why poison our food chain, all animals, fish, seas, rivers, and us for just teeth ? – it makes no sense

  28. part b

    To quote Dr. Phillip R.N. Sutton, Formerly Academic Associate and Senior Research Fellow, Department Oral Medicine and Surgery, Dental School, University of Melbourne, Author of The Greatest Fraud: Fluoridation (1996):

    “We are all affected by this potentially dangerous fraud: The convincing of Governments and people generally that it is ethical, safe and beneficial to medicate, compulsorily, many millions of people throughout their lives with small but uncontrollable doses of a cumulative and very toxic substance because of the notion that it reduces the prevalence of dental decay. All this, although neither its safety nor any scientifically-proved reduction in the number of decayed teeth has been demonstrated.”.
    http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/fia-report-archives/

    +

    Australian Fluoridation Dictatorship/Fraud
    The ADA asked for $200,000 and received $220,000 from Bligh’s Health Minister, Stephen Robertson to promote ‘fluoridation’ and their pals at the AMA sent a letter to Dr. Jeannette young, Chief Health Officer Queensland Health extract from FOI :- “The AMA believes the ‘strategic approach’ referred to in your letter must be for Government to mandate water fluoridation throughout the State.  The approach to encourage individual councils to adopt fluoridation of their own volition has failed.” These letters from ADA and AMA form part of this Report and can be accessed on the link
    http://fluorideinformationaustralia.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/report-water-fluoridation-pollution-must-end-diane-drayton-buckland-independent-researcher-14th-january-2013.pdf
    referred to page 88/89. Some view this allegedly, as tantamount to ‘conspiring’ to ‘mandate’ ‘water fluoridation’ and you can take no other action but to ban ‘water fluoridation/pollution’ now and for all time.

    +

    Wall Street Journal says Dentists Are Big Political Players and do all they can to preserve their monopoly.” Huge donations to secure their political agendas.
    They boasted the largest single health-care PAC in 2008, gave nearly $13 million to state and local politicians in 2010, raising the question: What do dentists want? Alicia Mundy has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters. http://live.wsj.com/video/why-dentists-are-big-political-players/4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A.html#!4ADDACA4-8F50-43D4-B694-D541A38FBF3A
    +
    Dental Crisis in America – After 67 years of water fluoridation foisted upon Americans by the American Dental Association and its constituents groups, a Dental Crisis exists in America.  Senator Sanders introduced legislation to remedy this situation which is endorsed by 37 groups but not the ADA because it includes funding for Dental Therapists which would infringe upon dentists lucrative monopoly.  The ADA prefers fluoridation because it doesn’t stop tooth decay and doesn’t hurt their bottom line.  In fact, dentists are making lots of money covering up fluoride-stained teeth with expensive veneers because American children are now over-fluoridated with up to 60% affected with dental fluorosis – white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth. Veneers cost about $1,000.00 a tooth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oaINr51MrM
    +
    For some Americans, dental care means a sturdy chair, a fluoride swish, and a free toothbrush. But for one in three Americans, it’s a nightmare, including astronomical bills, crippling credit card debt, panicked visits to the emergency room, and life-threatening disease. 
These hardships are chronicled in a new Frontline documentary, Dollars and Dentists, which airs tonight on PBS stations. Frontline correspondent Miles O’Brien takes us behind the scenes of the documentary that explores America’s broken dental system. Frontline is produced by our partner WGBH. You can find when “Dollars and Dentists” is airing on your local PBS station here.
    http://www.thetakeaway.org/2012/jun/26/one-third-americans-cant-afford-dental-care-says-frontline-documentary-dentists-and-dollars/?utm_source=sharedUrl&utm_media=metatag&utm_campaign=sharedUrl
    +

    Dentists have Controlled CDC’s Water Fluoridation Stance for over 35 Years…
    Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the 1970’s, the dental health professionals in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have completely controlled the agency’s stance supporting water fluoridation.  No CDC toxicologists, minority health professionals, experts in diabetes, or others outside the Oral Health Division had any input into the agency’s position.
    The documents have drawn attention once again to the CDC’s and EPA’s fluoride safety statements, which appear at odds with current scientific knowledge.
    According to the Fluoride Action Network: “Law firms are now reviewing old and new documents believed to highlight a pattern of attempts to curtail discussions on fluoride toxicity and downplay the importance of professionals personally reviewing scientific reports about fluorides.”
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/23/hidden-documents-reveal-cdc-fluoride-support-controlled-by-dentists.aspx

    +

    The Case Against Fluoride How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Power Politics That Keep It there by Paul Connett, Phd, James Beck, MD, PhD, H.S. Micklem, DPhil

    Quote from Albert W. Burgstahler, Phd., Professor Emeritus Of Chemistry, The University Of Kansas, Editor, Fluoride Research http://www.fluorideresearch.org

    It is my hope that this book The Case Against Fluoride How Hazardous Waste Ended Up In Our Drinking Water And The Bad Science And Powerful Politics That Keep It There by Paul Connett, PhD, James Beck, MD, PhD, H.S. Micklem, DPhil, will enable good science to prevail over dogma on this issue. This is important not only to end a significant health threat to fluoridated populations but also because it is critical for a civil society to be informed by honest science. This change can occur only if enough people – especially new generations of scientists, doctors and dentists – want it to happen.

    +

    From 1982 Former NIH (National Inst. of Health) scientist opposed to fluoride

    Statement by James B. Patrick, Ph.D. at the Joint Congressional Committee on Health and Appropriations Against the Inclusion of Fluoridation in the Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant, Held August 4, 1982.
    Dr. Patrick earned his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University majoring in chemistry. His experience as Antibiotics Research Scientist was with the National Institute of Health and Lederle Laboratories.
    Dr. Patrick is Senior Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Mary Baldwin College, Stauton, Virginia, 1967 to date. He is author of 28 technical papers and holder of 7 U.S. patents.
     
    A number of scholarly volumes and numerous technical articles have been written showing the biochemical and toxicological hazards of deliberately exposing the population to continuous dosages of such a potent chronic toxin as fluoride. I cannot summarize them in the time of space at my disposal here, but will confine myself to sketching three points…….
    For these three reasons, as well as for a number of others that I have not attempted to cover here. I strongly advise against the legislature of this Commonwealth having anything to do with fluoridation.

    It is a scientific disgrace that a well organized lobby of the American Dental Association ever managed to stampede American legislators into ignoring the highly technical but very cogent objection to fluoridation.

    Full Document: http://www.nofluoride.com/eight.cfm

  29. For our New Zealand Friends – more truth for you that you will never see in the corporate controlled mainstream media and their puppets:-

    part a

    NO SAFETY DATA EXISTS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
    http://dianabuckland.webs.com/nosafetydatafl.htm
    How could it? we were not meant to consume in everything we eat, drink and bathe in S6,S7 poisons/Corrosive 8 hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc. (sourced from phosphate mining & aluminium smelting) & added also is aluminium sulphate. The dental crisis in USA & Australia after up to 67 and up to 59 years respectively of water fluoridation/pollution prove it’s an absolute shocking fraud and failure.

    The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants into our drinking water supplies and hence also the contamination of our food chain and using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.  Stop this chronic poisoning of the population, pets and environment immediately.

    This is absolutely obscene that The Fluoridation Fraud has been allowed to continue by successive State and Federal Governments. End the Fluoridation Fraud/Fluoridation Dictatorship now and ban water fluoridation urgently and  irrevocably for all time.

    REMEMBER !!! After decades of water fluoridation /pollution Australia wide, (first commencing Beaconsfield, Tasmania in 1953 (Tasmanians also also have worst dental health in the nation and population are chronically diseased) Australia is in dental crisis, as is the USA after up to 67 years of water fluoridation/pollution.
    This Propaganda from Dr. Young IS TOTALLY UNTRUE:- Dr Jeannette Young, Queensland Health, Chief Health Officer said fluoridation was one of the few areas in medicine that was “absolutely black and white” and pointed to Townsville as a prime example. “Townsville has had fluoride in its water supply since 1964 and the only difference between Townsville and the rest of the state was that they had far better teeth,” she said. “Numerous studies have shown kids in Townsville have between 40-60% less tooth decay.”

    Water fluoridation (pollution with hazardous waste is a fraud, not safe and not effective);  
    NOW FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT TOWNSVILLE :- go here > http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/ama-ada-dentists/ada-usa-au-ama/

    See documents under Townsville – read everything but take particular note in the Response to claims Townsville fluoridated since 1965 residents have been guinea pigs for fluoridation – note the Media Release from Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry Dec. 4, 2007 –
    TOWNSVILLE SCHOOL KIDS TO TRIAL A TREATMENT TO STOP TOOTH ROT !!!!!! (they’ve had water fluoridation/pollution since 1965 !!!) and this is in addition to having multiple dental vans visiting the schools and a very lucrative DENTAL INDUSTRY – get the picture??

    Townsville Dental Company buys stadium name rights Feb. 19, 2013 http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2013/02/19/375754_news.html

    and then see here >  http://fluorideinformationaustralia.wordpress.com/ama-ada-dentists/fluoridation-more-dentists/

    Australia wide in dental crisis after widespread high percentage fluoridation Australia wide for decades first commencing Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1953 and USA also in dental crisis after up to 67 years of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 (also in dental crisis). It’s a no-brainer – dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants have no place being dumped in the peoples’ water supplies & hence also contaminating entire food chain. All State Gov’s. & Federal Gov. (& Councils) must cease water fluoridation (pollution) immediately & irrevocably.

    Tasmania longest fluoridated/polluted State of Australia – first fluoride polluted in 1953 worst dental health and in crisis high saturation rate of fluoridation (hazardous waste pollutants) – 27th February, 2013 – Tasmania will receive an extra $12 million from the Federal Government to reduce public dental waiting lists. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-27/extra-dental-dollars-to-reduce-waiting-lists/4542450?section=tas

    Note Tasmania first fluoridated in 1953 POOR ORAL HEALTH PUTTING HOSPITALS UNDER PRESSURE – TASMANIA
    BY JODIE STEPHENS 26 Feb, 2012
    http://www.examiner.com.au/story/431159/poor-oral-health-putting-hospitals-under-pressure/

    DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN DECAY
    Dr Deborah Cole is chief executive officer of Dental Health Services Victoria. http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/a-system-in-decay-20120107-1ppd0.html

    Geelong – fluoridated/polluted June, 2009
    GEELONG kids will have more to smile about thanks to a multi-million-dollar State Government plan to tackle tooth decay and gum disease.
    Health Minister David Davis yesterday launched the $14.9 million public dental plan, aimed at improving the oral health of young people across the state. http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/05/29/366034_news_pf.html

    REPORT WARNS $10B NEEDED TO FIX DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM February 28, 2012 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-28/national-dental-health-opens-denticare-debate/3856134

    NSW 96% ‘FLUORIDATED’ – Sydney since 1968 DENTAL CRISIS EXPOSES GREAT DIVIDE By Jonathan Pearlman and Gerard Ryle February 15, 2005
    Public dental health in NSW is in a state of serious neglect, with some patients waiting eight years for attention and the number of children needing hospital treatment doubling over the past decade.
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/Health/Dental-crisis-exposes-great-divide/2005/02/14/1108229934499.html

    An Australian Example of Fluoridation Dictatorship
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2011/AFN_2011N1_JanMar_AquaPura.pdf#page=5

    2007 The Australian Fluoridation News – Is there a case of Government Fraud?
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2007/AFN_2007N4_JulAug_AquaPura.pdf

    INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY Science Society Sustainability
    NO TO FLUORIDATION – 
DENTAL DISEASE INCREASES SIX‐FOLD BY FLUORIDATION http://www.i-sis.org.uk/NotoFluoridation.php

    AUSTRALIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION INC. POLICY STATEMENT
    COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH PROMOTION FLUORIDE USE
    Extract: 2 Policy
. 2.1 Water Fluoridation The Australian Dental Association recommends :
    2.1.5 That Governments must adopt water fluoridation as part of Health Policy and actively promote its introduction, where it is feasible, as a public health measure.

    WHY DO THE ADA (& AMA) HAVE THE POLITICAL POWER AND CONTROL TO CHRONICALLY POISON A NATION?? With decade$ of water fluoridation/pollution and we are in dental crisis, why do you think the ADA & their associate$/intere$t$ continue with this fraud?

    Dentists and WHO experts have predicted a very large caries increase (‘a tide of caries’) after termination of fluoridation.49
    Analyses of the data, however, reveal a significant DECREASE in dental caries (caries decline) after suspension of water fluoridation in Japan,49,54 in the Netherlands,55 in Prague,49,56 in the German Democratic Republic,49 and elsewhere.

    Never has any real increase in dental caries been observed after water fluoridation was discontinued.

    Furthermore, many fluoride tablet measures were stopped also.

    In Graz23 (Austria), for instance, the dental caries of children had increased during the fluoride tablet actions in schools since 1956 and decreased after the stop in 1973. Rudolf Ziegelbecker
    Peterstalstrasse 29 
A-8042 Graz; Austria 
From 1998 full information: http://www.fluoride-journal.com/98-31-3/313-171.htm (link now dead)

    +

    Germany – Rejection of Fluoridation of Drinking Water
    http://www.dvgw.de/fileadmin/dvgw/angebote/publikationen/infoschriften/wasserinfo34_e.pdf
    ~~
    AS THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD – BELGIUM PROHIBITS FLUORIDE SUPPLEMENTS
July 29, 2002

    But the usefulness of fluoride has been doubted worldwide for a long time already. Over the years at least 12 Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Chemistry have warned of the associated health risks. To make children take fluoride is not only useless against caries, it is plainly dangerous.

    Tooth and bone decalcification as a result of fluoride even has a name – fluorosis. Fluoride is very reactive and it goes deep into the bones and cells where it is accumulated. Yes, the tooth surface becomes much harder, but the tooth itself becomes more brittle. From a lot of research it seems that fluoride causes joint problems, skeletal deformations, osteoporosis, and that it can even cause bone cancer. Also the brain cannot escape from it. Fluoride has a negative influence on the nervous system and the immune system, and in children it can lead to (chronic) fatigue, a lower IQ, learning disabilities, lethargy and depression.

    Full information: http://www.nofluoride.com/BelgiumBan.cfm

  30. New Zealander’s listen to the great New Zealander Dr. John Colquhoun back in 1997 – do not listen to the fraud and propaganda by the Dental Fluoride Cartel $$$$$

    From 1997 Auckland New Zealand, Chief Dental Officer Dr. John Colquhoun
    Concerning the oft-repeated observation that fluoridation has enjoyed overwhelming scientific endorsement, one should remember that even strongly supported theories have eventually been revised or replaced. From the outset, distinguished and reputable scientists opposed fluoridation, in spite of considerable intimidation and pressure [68, 69].

    Most of the world has rejected fluoridation. Only America where it originated, and countries under strong American influence persist in the practice. Denmark banned fluoridation when its National Agency for Environmental Protection, after consulting the widest possible range of scientific sources, pointed out that the long-term effects of low fluoride intakes on certain groups in the population (for example, persons with reduced kidney function), were insufficiently known [70]. Sweden also rejected fluoridation on the recommendation of a special Fluoride Commission, which included among its reasons that: “The combined and long-term environmental effects of fluoride are insufficiently known” [71]. Holland banned fluoridation after a group of medical practitioners presented evidence that it caused reversible neuromuscular and gastrointestinal harm to some individuals in the population [72].

    Environmental scientists, as well as many others, tend to doubt fluoridation. In the United States, scientists employed by the Environmental Protection Agency have publicly disavowed support for their employer’s pro-fluoridation policies [73].

    The orthodox medical establishment, rather weak or even ignorant on environmental issues, persist in their support, as do most dentists, who tend to be almost fanatical about the subject.

    In English- speaking countries, unfortunately, the medical profession and its allied pharmaceutical lobby (the people who sell fluoride) seem to have more political influence than environmentalists.

    Learn more: http://www.fluoridation.com/colquhoun.htm

  31. Thank you sincerely AFAM for continuing to expose the Fluoridation Fraud/Web of Deception.

    Dentists laughing all the way to the bank – more dentists than ever before and one filling will cost you anywhere between $150 and $400 depending on size FOR ONE FILLING !! you can only imagine the rest of the charges that more and more of the population are unable to afford – and Private Health Insurance becoming unaffordable for more and more of the population – and those who think hazardous waste pollutants & co-contaminants S6, S7 poison Corrosive 8 hazardous waste known as ‘fluoridation chemicals’ are good for your teeth and brain and body – you need to re-examine your thinking power. Potent neurotoxins, toxins & carcinogens that these are should have been banned decades ago. Those on Centrelink at least can get some help at Queensland (Australian) Government dentists but the waiting list is very long. Australia is in dental crisis after decades of water fluoridation/pollution first commencing in Beaconsfield Tasmania in 1953 & USA in dental crisis after first commencing in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945 – water fluoridation/pollution is a fraud – disposal of dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants into our drinking water supplies and hence contaminating our food chain has to be stopped for all time, the only answer ever was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicofluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium etc.. Chronically poisoning the population, pets and environment on the say so of Pro-fluoridation lobby groups with such political power, clout and control is obscene & should be criminal.

    Fluoridation is an absolute Fraud and Failure. After decades of widespread fluoridation Australia wide in dental crisis – headlines such as DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN DECAY – Dr Deborah Cole is chief executive officer of Dental Health Services Victoria/ REPORT WARNS $10B NEEDED TO FIX DENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM February 28, 2012 and many more.

    The reputations and credibility of those pushing this hazardous waste known as ‘fluoridation’ will suffer if any of you continue with this chronic poisoning of the population, pets and environment with these hazardous waste pollutants fluorosilicic acid/silicoluorides and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., known as ‘water fluoridation’. Many ask why are Dentists and their interests (not to mention Corporate sponsored Dental Schools at Universities !) fighting to the death to force to keep and/or add these dangerously corrosive hazardous waste pollutants in our water supplies ( & hence food chain) if it is supposed to be so effective and reduce caries by anywhere between 30 & 60% – because it is not effective and not safe – these pollutants fluorosilicic acid, hexafluorosilicate being used in many industries such as glass etching, wood preservative, sterilization, electroplating, acidizing, rust removal in textile field, lead refining, tanneries, fluorosilicate salt, in veterinary fields to combat insect infestation. How anyone could be so gullible, complacent or dare I say uncaring that you ignore this and continue to put the population in Harm’s Way, you will live to regret such a shocking and negligent decision. We must all take action for the health and safety of our population and that is to call an immediate and irrevocable ban Queensland and Australia wide on every Fluoridation/pollution plant.

    The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants of lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, etc., from phosphate fertiliser industries (and aluminium smelting industries) (known as water fluoridation, plus aluminium sulphate) into our drinking water supplies and hence also contaminating our food chain and using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.

    An Australian Example of Fluoridation Dictatorship
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2011/AFN_2011N1_JanMar_AquaPura.pdf#page=5    

    2007   The Australian Fluoridation News – Is there a case of Government Fraud?
    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~fluoride/2007/AFN_2007N4_JulAug_AquaPura.pdf 

    End the Fluoridation Dictatorship/Fraud now and ban water fluoridation urgently and irrevocably for all time.

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