Monday, January 30, 2012

Updates on Fluoride

Pinellas Florida County Commissioners voted to take fluoride out of the county's drinking water, as of January 1, 2012, with a majority vote 4-3.  It was done for health reasons as well as to save money. They were still defending their vote when quoted in the "Palm Harbor Beacon" on January 28, 2012 >>

BUT, Pinellas Park City Council, with pressure from the proponents of fluoride (dental association, health officials, etc.), voted to have fluoride put back in, then admitting there was no money to do it, announced it'd be done with funding from the State of Florida for their fluoride program and water facilities, expected to be done this July.

Meanwhile, while the governor of New Jersey is proposing mandated fluoridated water state wide , here's a great article that gives details in a list of things that an opponent of fluoride has been doing, all by himself, to educate his city council and mayor about the health dangers of having fluoride in their town of Reading, Pennsylvania.  The city council claims to not be convinced yet >>

What's your thoughts on Pinellas Park City Council relying on state funding to put fluoride back into their water?  And what's your thoughts on a state mandate to have fluoride in all city drinking water?  Have you ever done any of the things that the Reading, Pennsylvania opponent of fluoride has done in trying to get rid of fluoride here in Utah?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Arkansas Opponents: Is Fluoride a Sacred Cow?

In addition to those fighting fluoride in the UK and Canada, here's more from those fighting the state legislative mandated fluoride in Arkansas - states that when their governor signed the mandated fluoridation statewide in March 2011, it had gone through both the house and senate in less than 7 days, in spite of the public's prior voting it down several times. 

In addition to public health issues, concern is that fluoridated water will also jeopardize Arkansas's animals, which includes pets, but more importantly tourism with Arkansas's horse-racing industry as well as their poultry industry.  The above website indicates that the horse-racing industry was already affected by fluoride poisioning in California, and includes this 2009 letter written to the then-governor Schwarzenegger:

"Although chickens don't usually live long enough to show long-term effects of water fluoridation..." (as per Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery’s Guide to Family Dental Care-1997 finding evidence that accumulation is usually slow), poultry producers, including Arkansas' Tyson, are already facing bone brittleness, lack of bone strength, calcification tissues, reproduction issues, such as lowered egg production, etc., that are all created by fluoridated water.

The chief summary question they ask is, "If this can happen to horses, what about our children and grandchildren? If water fluoridation is known to cause harm in horses, why is this type of investigation not being done for our children?"  (emphasis added)

Evidence of the same Colorado damage is given in this peer-reviewed, published report on fluoridated water damaging horses in Texas, causing colic, deformed and abscessed hooves, low thyroid functioning, elimination of sweating, urticaria over head and body, anemia, leg fractures, legs growing crooked, ligament deformities, lameness, teeth and gum disease, and chronic fluoride poisioning (very sad pictures): 

Yes, good point, why isn't there an investigation being done for our children and grandchildren being saved from fluoridated water??  EPA's own Water Safety Scientists, after 11 years of doing their own research on fluoride, voted against it ever being used, refused to have it in their office drinking water, and in 2005 demanded a Congressional moratorium on fluoride being used in all food, beverages, and water.  Why?  Because they are on record in 1997 as having their own evidence that fluoride causes cancer, genetic damage, neurological and brain impairment, bone pathology, and lowering IQ in children.  What more proof does America need?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fluoride Linked to #1 Cause of Death!!

All week Google Alert has been sending the current media articles about fluoride to me so I could keep updated.  As I browsed through all of them, it was interesting to note the various news items about it, and then came the blockbuster article about a newly published fluoride study that proved fluoride causes clogged arteries for heart disease!  Here's a summary of what's been going on this past week:
"...haven't read anything to make me concerned about it..."
  • Arkansas' governor signed a mandated order to fluoridate the state's drinking water last year, and the town of Eureka Springs will meet this week with the consulting engineers to discuss the cost of implementing it.  If you scroll down to the one comment made at the bottom of the article, it gives a very good break down on the cost, being against fluoride as a waste of taxpayer money --here's a copy/paste of the cost break down>>
               "For example, for every $1000 of fluoride chemical added to water, $995 would be directly wasted down the drain in toilets, showers, dishwashers, etc., $5 would be consumed in water by the people, and less than $0.50 (fifty cents) would be consumed by children, the target group for this outdated practice. That would be comparable to buying one gallon of milk, using six-and-one-half drops of it, and pouring the rest of the gallon in the sink."
  • And then comes the January 2012's major breakthrough>> "In their research, scientists examined the relationship between fluoride intake and the hardening (calcification) of the arteries. Studying more than 60 patients, the researchers found a significant correlation between fluoride consumption and the calcification of your arteries. Published in the January edition of the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications, the research highlights the fact that mass fluoride exposure may be to blame for the cardiovascular disease epidemic that takes more lives each year than cancer. In 2008, cardiovascular killed 17 million people." 

Is this something the above health officials should be reading and having concern about??

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Action Alert!! Pinellas Florida Needs Your Help!!!

After the Pinellas County Commission voted 4-3 to remove fluoride last month as a matter of a public health issue, and after the health officials tried to get them to vote for a portable-fluoride-van,

Go here to the website for Pinellas County Commissioners and contact all of them with the hard-core facts about fluoride>>>

Monday, January 9, 2012

More on FDA's NDI Being Redirected

From Natural Solutions Foundation in Panama -- January 5, 2012 - SILVER SPRING, Md.—

"Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) urged FDA to withdraw its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance in a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD - Senators Hatch and Harkin, the principal authors of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act  of 1994 (DSHEA), asked Dr. Hamburg to issue a new draft that, 'will provide needed clarification on what constitutes an NDI, but does not undermine the balance Congress struck in DSHEA to provide consumers with access to safe, affordable dietary supplement products.'

 "The Senators said the draft guidance undermines DSHEA in a number of ways. For example, they wrote FDA's belief that notifications are required for each supplement containing an NDI is contrary to the language of DSHEA, which they said requires one notification per new ingredient. 'The FDA's misinterpretation of this provision is far from harmless,' they wrote. 'Indeed, this burdensome requirement would impose substantial, additional costs on manufacturers without providing additional safety benefits and would undermine the access to safe, affordable dietary supplements that DSHEA was designed to ensure.'"


City Council to Pay for Fluoride-Free Water Vending Machine??

What?  First a portable-fluoride-van is proposed in Florida, by the "health" officials, where the city council voted out fluoride in their drinking water.  Now, there's a city council in California who votes next week on the same issue, and their water plant is proposing to keep fluoride in the water, but put up a self-serving kiosk outside the water treatment plant where people can drive-up to get their own fluoride-free water. 

Have to agree with those who advocate that the city-state-national governments stay out of it, provide pure/multiple-filtered water for everybody, and let the consumer seek out their own fluoridated toothpaste, mouthwash, food, beverages, and dental treatments.  The argument that "it's for the poor" can also be resolved by passing out the donated, fluoridated toothpaste/mouthwash/food/beverages/and dental treatments.  What do you think?
Fluoride debate at Olivehurst Public Utility District
January 07, 2012 12:24:11 AM
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

FDA's NDI - Got Stopped (temporarily)

Looks like there were enough of us pushing back the FDA's attack on DSHEA to get some action.  This article says that an organization by the name of Alliance for Natural Health accomplished the following>>> "...ANH-USA, together with a number of supplement trade organizations, went to Capitol Hill to plead our case about the FDA’s profoundly flawed NDI (new supplement) draft guidance in the offices of two powerful senators and longtime friends of natural health, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Our visit was preceded by all the letters you have been sending to Congress, which have immeasurably increased the visibility of this issue..."

The January 3, 2012 article states that the two senators contacted FDA and made them stop what they were doing, and then proposed that they work with the FDA to write a new draft that clarifies the new ingredient guidelines to be more "consistent with DSHEA."

Read the rest of their proposal here>>

Hummmmmmmmm.... just ran across this article about the FDA going through all the emails and comments made to them in regards to the NDI's, but it doesn't say anything about the two senators visiting them and making a it here, and then let us know what you've found regarding this topic>>>

Monday, January 2, 2012

Portable Fluoride Van? + Fluoride & High Crimes

Yeah, you read that right!  Pinellas County, Florida just voted out fluoride, but now the health officials are proposing the county commissioners vote on having a portable-fluoride-van to drive around town to give fluoride and dental services to children.  If they vote to do it, the van would cost county taxpayers $532,339 when it "only" cost the county $205,000 a year to pay for the fluoride chemicals to put into the tap water!

But scroll down to the bottom of that article and read the blog that only makes common sense:  the author, Winston Kao (chemist and researcher for organic foods), blogs that the argument of fluoride as a topical application to harden teeth is true, but "...of course, assumes that topical application is not immediately absorbed by your gums and the tissues in your mouth, which of course it does.."  Read the rest here>> 

What do you think?  Should Pinellas County Commissioners vote to have a fluoride-van now that they've saved their residents, and budget, from fluoride chemicals in their water?  One of the county commissioners is fighting the portable-fluoride-van if you'd like to support him.

Then I ran across this 2005 study about "Water Fluoridation and Crime in America," indicating that high crime areas also have a fluoridated water supply. It gives details supporting the original hypothesis that drinking fluoride causes mental and behavior problems that cause crime, which backs up the 1999 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies that says fluoridated water will increase the blood lead level in children that "...will cause learning disabilities, seizures, ADHD, and higher rates of behavior problems with violent crime and substance abuse..." Read the study here>>

What about you?  Any examples ever happen to you, or others you know, that caused concern about the tap water?

Jan. 1, 2012>>FDA vs. DSHEA

Ran across this 5-paged article that explains in more detail how FDA's new "guidelines" will affect a manufacture's "safety tests" on the ingredients in their supplements -
  • Has to be a year-long study
  • Has to be tested on animals
  • The animals have to consume, every day, the human equivalent of 240,000 mg of the ingredient (where humans would be taking 2,400 mg per day)
  • During another part of that year-long study, part of it must include a 90 day to 1,000 days test, which must have 2 different animals, one a non-rodent, i.e., young beagle dog
  • During the short-term testing, the animals have to consume, every day, the human equivalent of 2.4 million mg of the ingredient for a "safety margin study" -- since "...virtually no species can tolerate this high dose, so by default, FDA guidelines will make it impossible for certain...supplements to be sold..."
  • "...(these) safety thresholds are in excess of those required by pharmaceutical drugs despite studies showing supplements are far safer than drugs..."
  •  "...turns what was meant to be a simple notification system for new dietary ingredients into a preapproval scheme that Congress did not intend to create"
  • "...Congress recognized that dietary supplements are natural ingredients and therefore inherently safer than drugs and chemical food ingredients. It did not intend that the FDA would have the power to approve or reject dietary supplements
  • Includes a suggested form letter to use in contacting your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator, discouraging emails that can be ignored or even deleted
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