Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"WHO" Fluoride Chart - 2004

World Health Organization Data – Tooth Decay Trends
Fluoridation is Not effective in reducing tooth decay.
Tooth decay declined more in many non-fluoridated developed countries that in the US.
World Health Organization - Health Effects

DMFT (Decayed, Missing & Filled teeth) Status for 12 year olds by Country
- World Health Organization Data (2004) -
No water fluoridation, but salt fluoridation is common
More than 50% of water is fluoridated; no salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
Zurich, Switzerland
No water fluoridation, but salt fluoridation is common
UK (England & Wales)
11% of water supplies are fluoridated; no salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation, but salt fluoridation is available to a limited extent.
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
More than 50% of water is fluoridated; no salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
More than 50% of water is fluoridated; no salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
New Zealand
More than 50% of water is fluoridated; no salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation or salt fluoridation
No water fluoridation, but salt fluoridation is common
Data from WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Programme Department of Noncommunicable Diseases Surveillance/Oral Health WHO Collaborating Centre, Malmö University, Sweden

Monday, August 27, 2012

More Fluoride News

Town of Gilbert, AZ voted to add fluoride 12 years ago, and then during their annual water quality report recently, discovered there was "some" fluoride added to the water, but not the usual amount, so they put 2 administrators on leave, the public works director and the water manager, to do an internal investigation.  The public works director's wife led the anti-fluoride group 12 years ago, and that's causing the suspicions, even though the town manager says nobody can tell if it was done intentionally or by mistake.  It "appears" that the fluoride began being withheld from the water 13 months ago, about the same time 3 new city council members were elected, and they have "direct ties to the Tea Party."

Gilbert discovers fluoride withheld from water, puts 2 officials on leave

The city council in Santa Fe, NM, that voted fluoride out of their water is supposed to have a hearing and a vote on it Tuesday, Aug. 28th.  However, the sponsor of the anti-fluoride ordinance is changing his mind!! He's going to introduce a new ordinance tomorrow, one that allows fluoride to be put into the water, and then spend the next 3 years "educating" the public about it, promoting dental health, before taking it back out.  He says he changed his mind after talking to the local and state health dept. officials!!  Read the surprising development here, plus the 2nd article below it claiming that this is a "win for science" --  

Fluoride Removal Can Wait

Fluoride Reversal a Win for Science
August 25, 2012

  • Wichita, Kansas will still have fluoride on the ballot in November
  • Salina, Kansas will now have an anti-fluoride debate this coming Thursday, Aug. 30th, to introduce the idea to the city about removing it from their water 
  • Portland, Oregon has enough city council members to approve fluoride in the water without any verbal or written input from the public, but the Sept. 6th hearing is still scheduled.  However, the anti-fluoride group are deciding to spend the next 2 years gaining the required 30,000+ signatures to overturn the fluoride in their water in 2014.  They could try for 19,000 signatures, but it would have to be done within 30 days of the new fluoride ordinance being approved, which appears to be expected in spite of the hearing and/or vote on Sept. 12th, and they've decided to spend the next 2 years to gain more signatures instead.  

Now, below is a bio of the man behind the anti-fluoride movement in Portland, Oregon, and he used to be pro-fluoride while living in California, but when he moved to Oregon and heard more about it during a fluoride debate to keep it out of the city's water, he was intrigued, saying that because of his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology, he knew a bit about research methods, and studied the matter very thoroughly on his own.  After learning about the health issues fluoride causes, he became the leading grassroots activist against Portland having fluoride in the 1980's, succeeding in having it removed, and even though he's now retired (drug rehab counselor for the State of Oregon), he's leading the charge for the current battle against fluoride.  He says he doesn't look forward to it because of the infighting that happened last time, but it has be done (includes a video):

Anti-fluoride fight: Portland's Roger Burt on front lines for 34 years

August 23, 2012

Australian city going to Supreme Court re fluoridated water

If we understand the online article accurately, a town in Australia voted against fluoridating their water,  so the water plant had to build 4 different fluoride-dosing facilities to serve the other cities who buy water from them.  Then the health dept. and the water plant who sells the water to the other cities, somehow were able to issue a legal warning that the city council members, personally and individually, who had voted against fluoride, would be held liable to pay for those 4 facilities--estimated cost is at $2 million!! So one of them is taking it to their Supreme Court -- [if we've misunderstood the article, then please speak up to correct us, but this sounds unbelievable! Sure hope this kind of mentality does not spread, where anti-fluoride people end up being "punished" by being forced to pay out of their own pocket the costs of what it takes to keep the fluoride in the water!!]  And bully-ho for the guy who's taking it to their Supreme Court!!  Read the entire article here:

23 August, 2012 4:50PM AEST

New Signs with "Flu Shots Here" - Is there any alternative?

Use This to Remove Splinters -- and to Address Many Other Health Needs

Dr. Mercola, M.D., D.O., August 27 2012

Story at-a-glance

  • Baking soda is one of the safest and most versatile substances around; it’s useful not only for baking but for countless medicinal [ulcers, splinters, foot soak, exfoliator, detox bath] and household purposes
  • Taken internally, baking soda helps maintain the pH balance in your bloodstream; this is likely the basic premise behind its recommended uses against both colds and influenza symptoms
  • Baking soda is useful for treating minor ailments like sunburn and insect bites, it works as a natural deodorant [avoid parabens and aluminum, try a pinch of baking soda mixed with water instead] and toothpaste [plaque-busting tooth and gum paste, teeth whitener], and it can be used for cleaning virtually every room in your home
In their booklet “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Medical Uses,” published in 1924, Dr. Volney S. Cheney recounts his clinical successes with sodium bicarbonate in treating cold and flu:2
“In 1918 and 1919 while fighting the ‘flu’ with the U. S. Public Health Service, it was brought to my attention that rarely anyone who had been thoroughly alkalinized with bicarbonate of soda contracted the disease, and those who did contract it, if alkalinized early, would invariably have mild attacks.
I have since that time treated all cases of ‘cold,’ influenza and LaGripe by first giving generous doses of bicarbonate of soda, and in many, many instances within 36 hours the symptoms would have entirely abated.  
Further, [including]within my own household, before Woman’s Clubs and Parent-Teachers’ Associations, I have advocated the use of bicarbonate of soda as a preventive for 'colds,' with the result that now many reports are coming in stating that those who took 'soda' were not affected, while nearly everyone around them had the 'flu.'
Recommended dosages from the Arm & Hammer Company for colds and influenza back in 1925 were:
  • Day 1 -- Take six doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at about two-hour intervals
  • Day 2 -- Take four doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water, at the same intervals
  • Day 3 -- Take two doses of ½ teaspoon of baking soda in glass of cool water morning and evening, and thereafter ½ teaspoon in glass of cool water each morning until cold symptoms are gone

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Couple of Kitchen Ideas

Simple Trick Removes Pesticides from Your Vegetables & Fruits
August 20, 2012
Read how distilled white vinegar removes all chemicals and residue from the veggies and fruit:
Surprise! Chocolate CAN Be Good for You, at the Right Dose     

Story at-a-glance

  • Cocoa and chocolate come from the seed of the cacao plant, which contains a number of compounds that benefit your health, including epicatechin and resveratrol
  • I provide a video on how to make healthy homemade chocolate with no sugar that allows you to benefit from all of chocolate’s many benefits while avoiding the toxic additives of most all commercial chocolate.
  • Dr. Beatrice Golomb discusses the health benefits of chocolate, including how to identify a high-quality chocolate and how to determine your optimal chocolate “dose”
  • Polyphenols in cacao can help protect your heart by preventing the adverse effects of nitric oxide (NO) production and helping to counter your age-related decline in NO production
  • When selecting chocolate, choose one that is high in cacao/cocoa, low in sugar, organic, free of additives, and whose only fat is cocoa butter, which is the type of fat naturally found in cacao beans

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fluoride Battles - Wichita Kansas & Portland, Oregon

Wichita City Council (Ks.) puts fluoride to a public vote
After 32 speakers and pro-fluoride submitted 11,000 petition signatures, the city council was boxed in to either approve adding fluoride...or not...and because most of them felt it was not their place as 7 city councilmembers to make a final decision for a whole town on this issue, especially when the town has already voted it down multiple times, they decided to put it on the November ballot.  Good for them!!

Fluoride hearing set for Portland City Council on Sept. 6, vote Sept. 12

Remember Portland City Council had one person pro-fluoride, Mr. Leonard, even though he's leaving office in 6 months, saying publicly that if the pro-fluoride organization could find others on the city council who would support them, he'd support adding fluoride to the water without any input (debates, hearing, voting, etc.) from the public.  Also remember, it was estimated that it would cost Portland $5 million dollars to build the water facility to take care of fluoride, and take 5 years to complete, although it could be "rushed" to completion in 3 years.

Well, the mayor jumped on board with him, plus one more councilmember, and their public statements brought in 13,000 emails of opposition.  No wonder--here's only ONE example of what they've said:  "But Leonard said he is comfortable acting on a public health issue without a public vote. Historically, Portlanders have voted against fluoridation three times."

The way the article ends, it sounds almost like the anti-fluoride resident don't have a chance to stop what these 3 city officials intend to do>> "The Sept. 6 hearing will be at 2 p.m., Leonard said, with a vote Sept. 12. The ordinance would take effect 30 days later."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fluoride Updates

Oliver Springs (TN) seeks to stop putting fluoride in city water

August 20, 2012

Water fluoridation in Portland: Taking the choice out of parents' hands?

Urban Mamas

Demand for full tests on impact of fluoride (UK)

One woman’s curiosity reopens water fluoridation debate in Phoenix

Fluoride would cost $5 million and take 5-plus years: Portland City Hall roundup

Fluoride decision up to local councils

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
TABLELANDS Regional Council is still expecting to make its own decision on whether to fluoridate water supplies, despite the Queensland Government refusing to allow councils in other parts of the state to hold referendums on the issue.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

For Those Who Have an Open Mind to Learn More

55-year-old former model battles breast cancer with diet changes; refuses chemo and surgery

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Learn more:

New research - Morgellons proven to be a real disease

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Learn more:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dr. Mercola writes about Harvard fluoride study

Six Facts You Need to Know About Water Fluoridation

Reported effects of fluoride on your brain include:
Reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors Damage to your hippocampus Formation of beta-amyloid plaques (the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer's disease)
Reduction in lipid content Damage to purkinje cells Exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency
Impaired antioxidant defense systems Increased uptake of aluminum Accumulation of fluoride in your pineal gland

Monday, August 13, 2012

Secret pro-fluoride coalition pushing in Portland - why secret?

New coalition lobbies to fluoridate Portland's drinking water
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Portland's reign as America's largest bastion of fluoride-free water is facing a revolt.

A newly formed and hush-hush coalition of more than 50 high-profile organizations is quietly lobbying the Portland City Council to add fluoride to a drinking water supply serving about 900,000 residents -- not just in Portland but also Gresham, Tigard and Tualatin, which buy city water through wholesale contracts.

The coalition could make a public pitch in coming weeks but faces a short window for political support. It has the backing of city Commissioner Randy Leonard, who oversees the Portland Water Bureau but leaves office in less than five months.

Portland is the largest city in the country without fluoridated water. Cities such as San Jose and San Diego in recent years have approved or made the switch in hopes of reducing tooth decay, particularly among children.

In Portland, though, residents have voted against fluoridation three times, most recently in 1980.
"This falls under the category of something I think is a good idea," Leonard said Thursday, cautioning that he's unsure about political support. "It's something I think is not near-cooked enough yet to consider bringing forward. When it is, I think it'll be more appropriate for me to talk more about it."

Nonprofit Upstream Public Health is behind the push, which began in earnest nearly a year ago when it teamed with go-to political consultant Mark Wiener to make inroads with the City Council. Co-director Raquel Luz Bournhonesque was unavailable for an interview Thursday but in an email said there is a "growing dental health crisis in Oregon" and "there is no question that it is long past time for us to do something about it."

Supporters of the newly formed Everyone Deserves Healthy Teeth Coalition include the Oregon Dental Association, the Oregon Pediatric Society, the Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

"The hope is to fluoridate our water in Portland," said Nichole Maher, executive director for the Northwest Health Foundation. "I think that our poorest and most vulnerable children are paying pretty significant consequences."

Nationwide, two-thirds of the population receives fluoridated water. In Oregon, the rate is 22.6 percent -- 48th out of 50 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the metro area, only the Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton and Forest Grove fluoridate.

More than 35 percent of Oregon third-graders have untreated tooth decay, according to five-year-old CDC numbers. Compared to other states, which have different reporting periods, Oregon ranked fifth-worst.

Fluoridation has a long history, beginning in the United States in the 1940s to combat tooth decay. The CDC named it one of the 10 great public health interventions of the 20th century.

For nearly 50 years, the recommended level in drinking water was 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter. Last year, federal health authorities eliminated the range and set the recommendation at 0.7 milligrams per liter, noting that fluoride access has increased while also hoping to minimize overexposure that can cause white spotting on teeth.

Roger Burt points to that decision as an example of why Portland shouldn't fluoridate its water. He opposes fluoridation for health reasons, fearing it hurts child brain development, among other things.
Burt, 69, has been fighting local fluoridation for decades, helping persuade voters 32 years ago to overturn a 1978 decision that would have put fluoride in Portland water.

"I'm in favor of this issue coming out. I think a good airing and a good vigorous campaign would only benefit us. I truly believe the facts are on our side," he said. "I don't like the surreptitious way they set it up to try and surprise us. It's like an ambush. But that's acceptable political strategy."
Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said city staff have given Leonard's office technical information for fluoridation options.

Shaff said the city could inject fluoride at its Lusted Hill facilities, where ammonia and sodium hydroxide are added. That's about 10 miles downstream from the headworks at the Bull Run water supply, so any fluoride injection would go to all customers.

"There's no way not to provide it to everybody that gets water from us," Shaff said.

Wholesale customers reached Thursday hadn't heard of the effort.
"What I would support is A) being notified about it, B) learning about it and, C) having a public reaction from our citizens," Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden said.

Leonard said he decided to support fluoridation efforts after meeting with supporters.

He told them he'll promote an ordinance to fluoridate the water with City Council approval, without a public vote, if they find two other council votes and run a public awareness campaign.

"We're still in talks. I've talked to some on the council. I would not say we're at that place yet," Leonard said Thursday, while on vacation. "There's a difference between people saying they like the idea -- this is something I've learned in politics -- and they will vote for the idea."

FDA whistleblower - Video

Shocking Story Reveals How the FDA Is Recklessly Abandoning Drug Safety      
August 13, 2012

Story at-a-glance

  • Learn how the FDA bypassed or ignored safety issues on major drug approvals from Ronald Kavanagh, who was a drug reviewer for the FDA in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research from 1998 to 2008
  • He reveals some of the internal rules of the FDA that are clearly designed to thwart serious safety reviews from the get-go, and other loopholes frequently used by drug companies to circumvent safety investigations
  • Five years ago, a Subcommittee on Science and Technology report entitled “FDA Science and Mission at Risk” detailed how the FDA cannot fulfill its mission, in part because its scientific base has eroded and its scientific organizational structure is weak
  • The subcommittee concluded the FDA’s failures place the health of Americans and the financial health of the nation at grave risk 
We Now Know What Domestic Surveillance of Whistleblowers Looks Like
The following video features attorney, Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center and attorney for the FDA whistleblowers in the recently revealed FDA spy operation against them2.
"For the first time, we now have a glimpse into what domestic surveillance of whistleblowers looks like in this country with the modern technological developments," Kohn says. "The agency [sought] to destroy the reputation of these whistleblowers forever."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

What? Fluoride in Organic Farming of Grapes??

Fluoride: The Hidden Poison in the National Organic Standards
By Ellen and Paul Connett, Ph.D.

"...the use of fluoride in organic farming could undermine the public's confidence and safety in organic food - both here and abroad. This will become more obvious as the movement against fluoridation of public water picks up momentum worldwide. As it does more and more people will be asking questions about fluoride levels in their food. Unlike the List of Inerts, fluoride levels in organic food cannot be hidden..."

Kryocide® Advisory on Use of Cryolite to Control Insects on Grapes

"...Over the past few years, some wineries which export to Europe have experienced situations in which the 3 ppm limit was exceeded. Because of this, some wineries have again instituted a prohibition on the use of KRYOCIDE®/cryolite. It is important to note that this prohibition is a business decision based on European O.I.V. policies and NOT EPA actions..."

Is there fluoride in your grapes?

Thursday, August 09, 2012
Learn more:

"(NaturalNews) Most of the talk concerning fluoride exposure these days centers around the chemical's forced presence in many public water supplies, and how this is causing an epidemic of chronic health problems. But little do many people realize that fluoride exposure is also problematic throughout the food supply, including in fresh food crops that have been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides made from fluoride compounds.

"Grape growers in particular have long used a chemical known as cryolite, which also goes by the trade name Kryocide, to deter leaf-eating and other types of pests. This fluoride-based chemical is used on all sorts of food crops, in fact, including on many different fruits and vegetables consumed by millions of people. And because insects have yet to build up a resistance to cryolite, despite its having been in use for at least 50 years, the chemical has become a staple pesticide for many growers.

"Cryolite is very easily absorbed by the crops to which it is applied, which means that people who eat grapes, or who drink wine made from grapes that have been sprayed with cryolite, are inadvertently consuming untold amounts of toxic fluoride. It turns out that cryolite contains aluminofluoride ions that shed fluoride ions, which then pass through the blood-brain barrier and contaminate brain tissue..."

National organic standards permit use of fluoride on organic crops

"...Your best bet is to stick with organic grapes and wines sourced from outside California, whenever possible, or to personally contact individual wineries and grape growers to inquire about whether or not they use cryolite, bone meal, and other high-fluoride treatments on their grapes..."

Video on new diet soda study - causes more weight, not less

Story at-a-glance

  • Diet foods and drinks are widely promoted to help you lose weight but mounting evidence shows aspartame actually makes you fatter, increases dangerous visceral fat deposits, and adversely affects your blood glucose levels and worsens insulin sensitivity
  • The classic study conducted by the American Cancer Society 25 years ago of 80,000 women, which showed those who consumed diet sodas gained more weight than those that consumed regular sodas, is routinely ignored. Newer studies have also supported this early finding.
  • Recent animal research also shows exposure to aspartame in utero has a detrimental effect on learning and memory. Excitotoxins like aspartate and MSG have also been implicated in worsening fibromyalgia and irritable bowel symptoms
  • If you suspect an artificial sweetener might be to blame for a symptom you're having, a good way to help you weed out the culprit is to do an elimination challenge. Guidelines are included.

Monday, August 6, 2012

"Yahoo!" News headline today

Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study


"Honest Food Guide" - put on fridge, take with you shopping

The below article is a transcript of a conversation between the Health Ranger, Mike Adams, and a guest named "Ben" regarding a Q&A about the Honest Food Guide:
The Honest Food Guide empowers consumers with independent information about foods and health

Here's where you can download for free the Honest Food Guide:

The Honest Food Guide (HFG) is now available for downloading free of charge and is:
  • Free from the corruption and influence of various food industries (dairy, beef, junk foods, etc.)
  • Designed to benefit you, not Big Business
  • Offers genuine nutritional information, not watered-down information designed to boost the sale of milk, beef and grains

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Moms Against Fluoride on Facebook

Bottled Water - not required to post fluoride unless added during processing put out a story that said bottled water was harmful to children because it did not have fluoride in it to protect them: 

Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids' Teeth

August 1, 2012

As Americans rely less on tap water, lack of fluoride could be a concern, experts say  (

On August 3, 2012, NYSCOF posted this below article, giving a lot more government stats and quoting the ADA spokesman saying in the same above article that bottled water is NOT linked to tooth decay!  The below article also quotes the investigator of Iowa Fluoride Study, Steven Levy, with startling data, such as babies are swallowing over 6 milligrams of fluoride on a daily basis just from their food alone!  Levy gives a list of how much fluoride is in both foods and drinks, based on a USDA database:

Bottled Water NOT Linked to Tooth Decay, Dentists Admit
By nyscof

Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, weighs in on the same article that NYSCOF wrote about, mentioning that the drug Prozac has 18.4% fluoride in it, and emphasizing that "fluoride" in the water is NOT fluoride, but industrial waste chemicals, "...Much of it is imported from chemical companies in China, and it often contains over 100 different chemicals — including radioactive elements — which aren’t even fluoride!"

Mike Adams – Mainstream Media Pushes Malicious Fluoride Lie
August 3, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Note: direct quote below on "how" fluoride propaganda is collected

Milwaukee lowers fluoridation level and will advise parents about infant formula

Friday, August 03, 2012  (emphasis added below on key points)

Learn more:

(NaturalNews) Milwaukee alderman Jim Bohl wanted to stop fluoridation in his city. But he had to settle for a compromise. The city's aldermen recently voted to reduce the fluoride level from 1.1 to .7 parts per million. .7ppm is the proposed lower level for fluoridation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

"The CDC admitted that this large dose of fluoride has no evidence of benefit, but it does increase fluorosis risk..."

"In 1971, 30 local doctors reported illness from Milwaukee tap water. Patients suffered from a variety of skin, bowel, kidney, and nervous disorders as well as tiredness, headache, vomiting, and excessive thirst. In all cases, the illnesses went away when the patients stopped drinking the fluoridated tap water and switched to non-fluoridated water. At the time, Wisconsin fluoridation supporters and public health officials said nothing about this report. An estimated one percent of the general population is so sensitive to fluoride that fluoridated tap water makes them sick with allergic type reactions. These people often suffer for years until they figure out what is causing their problems...

"About a month after the Milwaukee doctors reported fluoride illness in 1971, a publication of the American Dental Association called the Dental News wrote "There is no evidence that fluorides in community water supplies causes allergic reactions, the American Academy of Allergy reported to the federal government."

"Some time earlier the U.S. public health service (forerunner of the CDC) had contacted 11 allergists, and apparently gave them limited and selected references on the issue and asked their opinion. None of the allergists had carried out any research on the subject. According to George Walbott, an expert allergist who had done extensive published research on fluoride:
"The release in the ADA Dental News is typical of the manner in which other resolutions and endorsements of fluoridation have been obtained: Scientists, competent in their own area but with no personal knowledge of the subject of fluoride are asked to express an opinion whereas those with valid information who have made extensive studies are bypassed. Propagation of the statement of the 11 members by the ADA constitutes a step backwards in the search for truth and in the genuine scientific evaluation of the effect of fluoridation on humans."

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fluoride's Humorous Turn of Events

UPDATED:  Santa Fe Panel Says No to Fluoride
Aug. 2, 2012

First, the Santa Fe City Council voted fluoride out of their water, and then was told by their city attorney that they'd done it illegally, since there was no public hearing on it first.  They organized a Utilities Committee Panel to study the issue, to comply with the city attorney's instructions, and last night the Panel voted against fluoride, to which the Santa Fe City Council voted in favor of accepting the Panel's recommendation.  August 28 will be the official public hearing and final vote by the city council.

Now check this out!  The Wikipedia page on "Water Fluoridation" has been edited down to one short paragraph.  It's both disturbing how fluoride gets "edited" to contain only the "annointed truth" accepted by the pro-fluoride side, but the below "edited page" also can tickle the funny bone:

Wikipedia:Water fluoridation

"The main Wikipedia page is now protected (no anonymous edits), because too many people were posting evidence contrary to the official narrative that water fluoridation poses no danger. The talk page reveals that citing the academic studies which suggest health risks is currently banned. The page on History of water fluoridation similarly has nothing on the health concerns that lead to its banning in several countries."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Distortions"/"Propaganda" of Anti-Fluoride on latest Harvard Study

Antifluoridation Bad Science

Aug. 1, 2012

"There is a movement in the US to oppose a public health measure that is backed by impressive evidence showing it is safe and effective, as well as highly cost effective. For as long as the government has supported this health measure, there have been those opposed to it, claiming (against the evidence) that it is unsafe, ineffective, and represents a violation of personal freedom and the right to refuse an unwanted medical intervention. I could be talking about vaccines and the anti-vaccine movement, but in this case I am talking about the fluoridation of public water supplies and the antiflluoridation movement.

"This social debate (there isn’t much of a scientific debate) crops up in the news every now and then – mostly prompted by an antifluoridation activist or group making noise, or by a local referendum to block fluoridation in a community. Recently there has been a Harvard study making the rounds of social media, Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The actual findings of the study do not show that there is any risk to public water fluoridation (if anything, they show that it is safe), but the study was seized upon by antifluoridation activists and distorted for their propaganda purposes. Unfortunately, the internet is now fertile ground for the spreading of propaganda..."

Amazing how pro-fluoride can twist words until you think you're going crazy!  "Did the study say what I thought I read it to say?"  The latest study about fluoride causing hardening of the arteries has received the same twist, to the point where it's not clear what the researchers really did conclude.  What's needed is a video interview with the researchers of both studies, and have them tell in their own words what the conclusions were, instead of the various interpretations that are surfacing about them.  That would clarify the studies' conclusions and end the confusion and name-calling against those who are anti-fluoride.  What do YOU think?