Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fluoride lowers IQ - BUT ONLY OUTSIDE OF USA???

Harvard now ridiculously insists that fluoride only lowers IQ levels outside the United States

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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(NaturalNews) Intense industry pressure to continue mass medicating Americans with fluoride chemicals via public water supplies has apparently influenced Harvard University researchers to backtrack on a recent study they conducted that verified fluoride chemicals lower IQ levels in children. We are now being told the absurd lie that fluoride is only detrimental to people in other countries, and that Americans need not worry about ingesting and bathing in the toxic brew here in the states.

A recent pro-fluoride article published by the industry-backed Wichita Eagle petitions Wichitans, who will soon vote on whether or not to fluoridate their local water supply, not to oppose the city's upcoming fluoride measure based on the Harvard study because the study's findings allegedly only apply to Chinese children. The piece encourages Wichitans to essentially ignore this and other science showing the dangers of fluoride, or at least pretend as though none of it applies to them.

And the reason these pro-fluoride fanatics are using to make the ridiculous claim that the Harvard study's findings do not apply in the U.S. is that the fluoride levels evaluated in China were supposedly far higher than they typically are in domestic water supplies. Thus, consuming or bathing in fluoridated municipal water poses little risk, they say, so drink up!

Fluoride levels used in Harvard study comparable to those used in U.S.

But is this even true? The Harvard review, which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, includes a comparison of IQ levels among children living in a village with an average fluoride concentration of 0.36 milligrams per liter (mg/L) to the IQ levels of children in another village with a fluoride concentration of 2.47 mg/L. Clearly, neither of these levels is above the federal government's maximum allowable concentration of 4 mg/L. (

A 2.47 mg/L concentration of fluoride, which is considered "high," is hardly "ten times what we see here in the U.S.," an erroneous claim made by pro-fluoride fanatic Larry Hund, a Wichita-based pediatrician and leader of Wichitans for Healthy Teeth, the primary group in Wichita pushing for water fluoridation. Some U.S. cities, in fact, have fluoride levels that exceed the 2.47 mg/L level of fluoride evaluated in the Harvard study, which means it most definitely has relevance in the current debate over whether or not to fluoridate. (

Even if you buy into the claim that the roughly 0.7 mg/L of fluoride that Wichita plans to add to its water supply is less than what was used in the Harvard fluoride study, there is still no solid evidence proving that even this lower level is safe. Since fluoride tends to accumulate in glands and tissue over time, any level of repeated exposure appears to be dangerous, not to mention the fact that the jury is still out about whether or not ingesting fluoride provides any legitimate oral health benefits whatsoever.

"The key takeaway for me in the (Harvard) study is, one, they didn't rule out the danger (of fluoride), and two, they said further research is necessary," said Don Landis, a spokesman for the group Wichitans Opposed to Fluoridation. "That's what we're saying; the science is not settled. No research is done on low-dosage fluoride, (and) the Harvard study is very valuable in pointing that out."

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fluoride Updates from FAN

Three more communities have voted to end fluoridation this year, increasing the number of fluoride-free citizens by another 5,000 people. All three towns are in Indiana--the Hoosier State—including the towns of Walkerton, North Liberty, and Lakeville. Walkerton was the first to vote the toxic chemical out of their water, and they did so because of the health concerns associated with overexposure to fluoride; a problem that now affects more than 41% of America’s adolescents. North Liberty ended fluoridation also due to concerns over health issues, but primarily because they border Walkerton and had purchased fluoridation chemicals in bulk along with Walkerton. When Walkerton ended fluoridation, the cost of chemicals was too high for North Liberty to purchase on their own. Separately, Lakeville councilors voted to end the practice solely due to the increasing cost of fluoridation chemicals.
Earlier this summer we reported the story that the pro-fluoride lobby had forced the Wichita City Council to take up the fluoridation issue. Wichita is one of the largest cities in the U.S. that has remained fluoride-free, primarily because the citizens have voted to keep it that way on several occasions. However, with the pro-fluoride lobby (ADA, PEW, Delta Dental) having hundreds of millions of dollars to burn through and absolutely no care or concern for the public will, they were able to bring the issue before the city council after having collected the 11,000 petition signatures necessary to get the issue before the council and on the ballot. Rather than vote to approve fluoridation unilaterally, the council placed the question on the November ballot.
There are now several organized groups in Kansas working to educate the public prior to this November fluoridation vote. There is Fluoride Free Kansas, Pure Water Wichita (Facebook), and Wichitans Opposed to Fluoridation. Kansas residents can also contact FAN’s local point person: DeAnna Havens. We urge you to get involved no matter where you live in Kansas, because if Wichita falls to the pro-fluoride lobby, there is no telling how many other communities may follow their lead.
The group Pure Water Wichita has invited the pro-fluoride lobby to a televised debate prior to the November election. It appears that the pro-fluoride folks have yet to officially respond with a challenger, so fluoride-free advocates have asked for members of the public to join in on the debate.
We will keep you informed on what is going on in Wichita, and will share video of the debate as soon as it is made public. Stay tuned and get involved if you live nearby!
Dr. Paul Connett went to Portland last week to support the movement to keep the city fluoride-free. Jim Lockhart of the Comcast cable access show “A Growing Concern” filmed Dr. Connett’s presentation, which included a full PowerPoint breakdown of the issue. The evening opened with words by Clean Water Portland Executive Director and FAN Point Person Kim Kaminski. Please watch and share this presentation with fluoride-free advocates around the world, as it’s a powerful and compelling argument against this unhealthy and unethical practice.
Portland residents are continuing their efforts to collect the nearly 20,000 signatures necessary to overturn the Portland Council’s vote for fluoridation. If you live in or near Portland, Oregon and would like to help this unprecedented campaign, please contact Clean Water Portland, attend their signature education meetings, or visit their website and download the official petition forms. Remember, you must use an official petition form, the signers must be registered voters and Portland residents.
We can only succeed with lots of help from as many of you as possible, so even if you don’t live in Portland, please spread the word about the campaign, and please urge anyone you know living near Portland to get involved immediately.
Earlier this summer--only weeks after Albuquerque ended fluoridation--the city council in Santa Fe, New Mexico (population 70,000) voted almost unanimously to end the fluoridation of their drinking water. Unfortunately, councilors didn’t use the appropriate legislative process, or hold a public hearing with the appropriate amount of public notification prior to their vote, resulting in the continuation of their fluoridation program. Over the past two months, councilors have been trying to decide whether to bring the fluoridation issue to a public vote or to pass a resolution ending fluoridation after several years of oral health education.
Now it appears like the council will simply go ahead with another resolution to quickly end fluoridation once and for all with a council vote. With almost all councilors opposed to fluoridation due to the health risks, overexposure, and costs, they decided to reintroduce a second prohibition resolution which they plan on voting on in late October.
If you are a New Mexico resident, or a medical or scientific professional, please contact the city council and urge them to continue their support for clean, fluoride-free water.
-The Huffington Post held an online fluoridation debate featuring FAN’s own Michael Connett. You can watch the discussion in its entirety here.
-Dr. William Hirzy was interviewed by CBS regarding his testimony in Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately, the City Council subcommittee voted to keep fluoride in the water, but efforts are being made to bring the issue to the full committee and even to the State House.
-FAN now has a Linkedin account. Please connect with us on this great social media tool.

Stuart Cooper, Campaign Manager

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2 Videos - More about the French GMO study by a medical doctor

First-Ever Lifetime Feeding Study Finds Genetically Engineered Corn Causes Massive Tumors, Organ Damage, and Early Death     
by Dr. Mercola, September 22 2012

By Dr. Mercola
"The first-ever lifetime feeding study1 evaluating the health risks of genetically engineered foods was published online on September 19, and the results are troubling, to say the least. This new study joins a list of over 30 other animal studies showing toxic or allergenic problems with genetically engineered foods.

"The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, found that rats fed a type of genetically engineered corn that is prevalent in the US food supply for two years developed massive mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious health problems. 
"The research was considered so "hot" that the work was done under strict secrecy. According to a French article in Le Nouvel Observateur,2 the researchers used encrypted emails, phone conversations were banned, and they even launched a decoy study to prevent sabotage!...

"Folks, if this doesn't get your attention, nothing will.

"Does 10 percent or more of your diet consist of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients? At present, you can't know for sure, since GE foods are not labeled in the US. But chances are, if you eat processed foods, your diet is chock full of genetically engineered ingredients you didn't even know about.

"The study in question includes photos and graphs. I highly recommend taking the time to actually read through this remarkable study,3 and look at the documented evidence. They really are not exaggerating when they say it caused massive tumors... They are huge! Some of the tumors weighed in at 25 percent of the rat's total body weight. This is the most current and best evidence to date of the toxic effects of GE foods."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

FDA approved Monsanto in spite of studies showing GMO's as being not safe - FDA officials include former official from Monsanto, so judge for yourself

Study on Monsanto GM corn concerns draws skepticism

LONDON | Wed Sep 19, 2012

(Reuters) - In a study that prompted sharp criticism from other experts, French scientists said on Wednesday that rats fed on Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage.

The French government asked the country's health watchdog to investigate the findings further, although a number of scientists questioned the study's basic methods and Monsanto said it felt confident its products had been proven safe.

Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said rats fed on a diet containing NK603 - a seed variety made tolerant to dousings of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller - or given water with Roundup at levels permitted in the United States, died earlier than those on a standard diet.

Experts not involved in the study were skeptical, with one accusing the French scientists of going on a "statistical fishing trip" and others describing its methods as well below standard.

The animals on the genetically modified (GM) diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage, according to the peer-reviewed study which was published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and presented at a news conference in London.

The researchers said 50 percent of male and 70 percent of female rats died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.

Monsanto spokesman Thomas Helscher said the company would review the study thoroughly. However, he added: "Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies performed on biotech crops to date, including more than a hundred feeding studies, have continuously confirmed their safety, as reflected in the respective safety assessments by regulatory authorities around the world."


Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are deeply unpopular in Europe but dominate major crops in the United States after Monsanto introduced a soybean genetically altered to tolerate Roundup in 1996.

Experts asked by reporters to review the scientific paper advised caution in drawing conclusions from it.
Tom Sanders, head of the nutritional sciences research division at King's College London, noted that Seralini's team had not provided any data on how much the rats were given to eat, or what their growth rates were.
"This strain of rat is very prone to mammary tumors particularly when food intake is not restricted," he said. "The statistical methods are unconventional ... and it would appear the authors have gone on a statistical fishing trip."

Mark Tester, a research professor at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics at the University of Adelaide, said the study's findings raised the question of why no previous studies have flagged up similar concerns.

"If the effects are as big as purported, and if the work really is relevant to humans, why aren't the North Americans dropping like flies? GM has been in the food chain for over a decade over there - and longevity continues to increase inexorably," he said in an emailed comment.

David Spiegelhalter of the University of Cambridge said the methods, statistics and reporting of results were all below standard. He added that the study's untreated control arm comprised only 10 rats of each sex, most of which also got tumors.


While supporters of GM crops say previous studies have overwhelmingly pointed to their safety, critics argue there is still limited information about the long-term effects since the crops have only been around for just over 15 years.

In France, where opposition to GMOs has led to a ban on growing such crops, the government said it had asked its health and safety agency to assess the study and had also sent it to the European Union's food safety agency (EFSA).

"Based on the conclusion ..., the government will ask the European authorities to take all necessary measures to protect human and animal health, measures that could go as far as an emergency suspension of imports of NK603 maize in the European Union," the French health, environment and farm ministries said in a joint statement.

Seralini, the scientist at the centre of the latest research, previously raised safety concerns based on a shorter rat study in 2009. His new study takes things a step further by tracking the animals throughout their two-year lifespan.

Michael Antoniou, a molecular biologist at King's College London, who helped draft the paper, told reporters at a London briefing that its findings highlighted the "need to test all GM crops in two-year lifelong studies".

"I feel this data is strong enough to withdraw the marketing approval for this variety of GM maize temporarily, until this study is followed up and repeated with larger number of animals to get the full statistical power that we want," he said.

Seralini believes his latest lifetime rat tests give a more realistic and authoritative view of risks than the 90-day feeding trials that form the basis of GM crop approvals, since three months is only the equivalent of early adulthood in rats.

France's Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament's commission for agriculture and known as an opponent of GM, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorizations of GM crops. "This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes," he said in a statement.

The study is also likely to create friction in the United States, where opponents of genetically engineered foods in California are fighting to have all GMOs removed from the food supply.

(Adiitional reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide in Paris and Carey Gillam in Kansas City, editing by Anna Willard and Janet McBride)


Monsanto And GMO Food Implicated In ‘Shocking’ New Cancer Study

September 19, 2012

The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals.

In the first ever study to examine the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, or the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto, scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumours and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females, compared with 23 and 14 months respectively for a control group.

“This research shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more aggressively – particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts,” said Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist at King’s College London, and a member of CRIIGEN, the independent scientific council which supported the research.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fluoride News - Michigan, New Mexico, California, Kansas

Anti-fluoridation group seeks (tv) debate opponent
By Annie Calovich
The Wichita Eagle
Published Monday, Sep. 17, 2012
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An anti-fluoridation group said Monday that it’s planning to be part of a televised debate about fluoride on public television in October and is looking for two people to debate on the pro-fluoridation side.

The group, Pure Water for Wichita, challenged the pro-fluoridation group Wichitans for Healthy Teeth to a televised debate in August. Don Landis, speaking for Pure Water for Wichita, said Monday that the groups had been exchanging e-mails, but Wichitans for Healthy Teeth did not firm up the details in a timely enough manner. He then asked for people from the community to apply to be part of the debate instead.

Wichitans for Healthy Teeth issued a statement in response saying that, in its last e-mail with Pure Water, “we were finalizing negotiations.

“It is disingenuous to claim that we are avoiding a debate when in fact, we began communicating about a public discussion with Pure Water for Wichita on August 23 and have responded multiple times to a representative of the group,” the statement said. “Several days have gone by without a reply from them.”

Michele Gors, president and CEO of KPTS, Ch. 8, said details will have to be completed in the next couple of weeks for the debate to be televised as scheduled from 8 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18.

The statement from Wichitans for Healthy Teeth said that it had accepted an invitation for a public forum to be moderated by the League of Women Voters on Oct. 23. Landis said his group hadn’t heard about it but would attend if asked.

Landis asked Wichita residents interested in debating on the pro-fluoridation side on KPTS to send an e-mail to by 5 p.m. Friday with a brief description of why they should be considered. He said that two people would be selected by a disinterested third party to debate two people who oppose fluoridation. He said he would reveal the identities of the two fluoridation opponents later.
Gors said she hoped that there would be a debate on what seems to be a complicated issue.
“I think it would be good for the community to hear both sides and get some of their questions answered,” she said.

Reach Annie Calovich at 316-268-6596 or

Opinion: Fluoride Propaganda by First Five of Sacramento

by Brian Lambert, published on September 18, 2012
Disclosure: Brian Lambert is a member of Fluoride Free Sacramento
Summary:  This article takes the "Sacramento Bee" to task on publishing DIS-information about fluoride in a prior article. Be sure to scroll down to read the comments section -- several have really good, detailed information not usually seen in print against fluoride.  Examples:  the author, Brian Lambert, states that "The issue for promoters is the liability" -- another commenter replies to being "tin foil hat" with this quote > "Observe which side resorts to the most viciferous name calling and you are likely to have identified the side with the weaker argument and they know it."Charles R. Anderson  -- and another commenter by the name of  Dr. R. Sauerheber gives many facts, one of which is the salmon collapse in Sacrament waters due to fluoride, same as the salmon collapse that happened in the Oregon waters back in the 1970's, BUT the salmon came back once fluoride was removed, based on researchers at the University of Oregon's studies!

FYI:  Sante Fe, New Mexico - City Council has decided NOT to let the public vote on fluoride, with the City Council making the final decision soon.

Fluoridation issue will be back in front of council soon

By Rick Charmoli, September 19, 2012

...The council discussed the opportunity Monday to apply for a grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. The purpose of the grant is to promote community water fluoridation, and through funds from the grant, communities may purchase the equipment for the program...

Council member Shari Spoelman said she knew it was a difficult decision but believed the council didn't have enough time to make it before the grant process deadlines. She also felt it was compelling that many cities in the nation as well as countries around the world don't fluoridate their water supplies, but she said she believed more research needed to be done. 

In order to be eligible for the grant, the council needs to present a vote in favor of fluoridation. This support of fluoridation must be attached to the application when it is submitted by Feb. 8. Prior to that, the city must submit a letter of intent by Jan. 31. 

Council member Tiyi Schippers said during the council discussion that while there is something to be said about the effectiveness of fluoridated water supplies on dental health, new research over the last 10 to 15 years offered interesting points of why not to fluoridate water supplies. 

While the council took no action on Monday, the issue will be back in front of them in the near future. Peccia said he and other staff will work at gathering data on the issue as well as trying to locate experts in favor of and opposed to fluoridation. Once that is done, a public hearing will be sceduled, probably sometime next month or in November.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NEW VIDEO - Sodium Fluoride

Fluoride sold as pesticide; Chinese factories export to U.S. cities for water fluoridation

Sodium fluoride exposed in new Health Ranger video; cities are poisoning their citizens with pesticide chemicals from China

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Monday, September 17, 2012

2-Hr hearing in Phoenix - Fluoride won

Push to end fluoridation of Phoenix water at impasse

J. William Hirzy, a chemistry professor at American University, testified that fluoride can cause health problems because it is so common in toothpaste, in certain food and drinks and from other sources besides water. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Danielle Verbrigghe)
PHOENIX -- An effort to get the nation's sixth-largest city to stop adding fluoride to water reached a dead end Tuesday.

After hearing from both sides, the City Council's Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee decided not to refer the matter to the full council.   During a two-hour hearing, opponents argued that fluoride can discolor teeth, interfere with thyroid function and harm brain development and IQ. Meanwhile, they said, fluoride is available in toothpaste and certain foods and beverages as well as used in dental checkups. 

 Jody Clute, said her doctor recommended avoiding fluoride after she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. "You're telling me to listen to you over my endocrinologist," she testified after the panel's decision.
"Councilman, what reasonable person would listen to their council member over their endocrinologist?"

Like most large cities across the country, Phoenix adds fluoride to its drinking water, paying about $582,000 a year to add the compound.  

Dr. Sara Bode, a pediatrician with Phoenix Children's Hospital, said fluoridation is especially important for low-income families that don't have access to regular dental treatment.   "To assume that by taking fluoride out of the water we can replace that with early, often, adequate dental care to use top, expensive, topical fluoride treatments, it's not a realistic goal and we don't see that in the population of our kids in Phoenix," she said.  

Councilwoman Thelda Williams, who voted in 1989 to fluoridate city water, reaffirmed her decision, saying she believes the benefits of fluoride outweigh the concerns.   "I just feel very strongly that I think what we're doing is the right thing to do. I think public health is the responsibility of government," Williams said.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called water fluoridation one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Fluoridating water supplies can reduce cavities by 20 to 40 percent, according to the American Dental Association.   "There's a long track record in history about the safety and efficacy of fluoride," said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. "It's safe and it saves money and it works."  

But J. William Hirzy, a chemistry professor at American University, said fluoride can cause health problems. He pointed to evidence that too much fluoride can cause a discoloration of tooth enamel known as fluorosis. While fluoridation advocates say fluorosis isn't harmful and is primarily a cosmetic issue, Hirzy said that the fluoride might have other effects on the body, including harming thyroid function and brain development. "There's so much fluoride in the environment now, that exposures are uncontrolled," Hirzy said. "And the easiest way to bring those exposures under control is to turn off fluoride at the water treatment plant."
Cronkite News,

Friday, September 14, 2012

Vitamins can fight fluoride's effects??

Fluoride damages reproduction, vitamin E, vitamin C protect against it

More Studies Link Fluoride to Brain Damage

"Fluoride Deception" Once Again!!

The following press release was sent out by FAN today.  Please share it with your local media's news department:

Legislators Are Mislead About Gravity and Extent
 of Fluoride Brain Risk

New York – September 14 -- Newly discovered and translated published studies reveal fluoride is linked to lower IQ, even at levels added to US water supplies, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Further, fluoridation promoters misrepresented newly published Harvard fluoride/IQ research.

Thirty-four studies now link fluoride to reduced IQ in humans. Dozens of other studies correlate fluoride to impaired learning and memory, altered neurobehavioral function, fetal brain damage, and altered thyroid hormone levels. Full studies available at FAN’s website

“Legislators who mandate fluoridation without carefully considering this research are doing a profound disservice to the health and welfare of their constituents,” says attorney Michael Connett of FAN.

Harvard researchers recently concluded, after reviewing 27 fluoride/IQ studies, that fluoride’s effect on children’s developing brains should be a “high research priority” especially in the US which has never investigated brain/fluoride effects. (emphasis added)

Fluoridation advocates, however, misinterpreted this research and mislead legislators in Phoenix, Portland, Wichita and elsewhere by stating the Harvard research isn’t relevant to Americans. Advocates claimed the Harvard study found only a ½ point difference in IQ, and that the fluoride levels were much higher [in China and India] than Americans experience.

That’s wrong. The Harvard team found that fluoride exposure was associated with a statistically significant reduction of 7 IQ points, not the ½ point claimed by advocate, Dr. Myron Allukian.  The Pew Children’s Dental Campaign and other fluoridation advocates, including Allukian and Portland Mayor Sam Adams, have stated the Harvard study focused on fluoride levels of 11.5 mg/l.  Only one of the studies, however, was at 11.5 mg/l. The majority of water studies examined by the Harvard team investigated fluoride levels which the US EPA says is safe – less than 4 mg/l. 

       One study, sponsored by UNICEF, found reduced IQ at just 0.88 mg/l a level within the “optimal” fluoride range added to the drinking water of over 200 million Americans.
       Seven found reduced IQs among children drinking water with fluoride levels between 2.1 and 4 mg/l — levels that 1.4 million Americans drink everyday.
       Four found effects at levels between 1.8 and 2.0 mg/l — levels that over 200,000 Americans drink everyday.

EPA’s conventional approach to risk assessment limits chemical exposure to levels ten times less than those known to cause adverse effects. With fluoride and IQ, the levels of fluoride in water and urine are — at most — just two or three times more than the amount experienced by tens of millions of American children.

Children with iodine deficiencies are particularly harmed by fluoride. And iodine deficiency has increased significantly, now affecting up to 12% of the US population.

“The question legislators should be asking themselves is ‘Do I wait until public health officials catch up with the scientific literature that now shows fluoride can cause serious neurological harm to children, or do I take my leadership role seriously and stop fluoridation immediately,” says FAN Executive Director, Paul Connett, PhD. "I think the latter is the only ethical answer."

Contact: Chris Neurath, FAN Research Director
SOURCE: Fluoride Action Network
Press Release online:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Votes are in --

Portland City Council voted today to add fluoride by March 2014.  Opponents are trying to raise the 20,000 signatures during the coming 30 days deadline to over turn it.

Phoenix City Council voted yesterday to continue adding fluoride. 

And Wichita, Kansas will have fluoride on the ballot this November.

Read the details here >>
Portland, Ore., approves adding fluoride to water

Behind-the-Scene Details: Fluoride @ Portland & Phoenix


The fluoridation battle rages on in Portland, Oregon as the city council prepares to vote this Wednesday. The battle has been receiving nationwide coverage because of the undemocratic process the council is taking to force fluoridation on it’s citizens; circumventing three separate previous votes by citizens to prohibit the practice. Even officials from two separate towns that get their water from Portland are questioning the rapid and “behind closed doors” process the Portland City Council has taken in an effort to approve this practice as quickly as possible and with only the support of fluoridation lobbyists. The council held the public hearing on fluoridation last week, where more than 275 locals testified, with more than 60% speaking in opposition to the practice. So many people attended that they overflowed into the halls and outside of City Hall, where video screens were set up so everyone could view the hearing. The pro-fluoride lobby was given over an hour to present their case, uninterrupted, then everyone else was given 3 minutes each initially, then only 2 minutes each to make their case in opposition. This is a tactic generally used by pro-fluoride decision-makers to stifle any actual debate or balanced discussion of the issue. This week, Dr. Paul Connett was invited to debate forced-fluoridation lobbyist Kylie Menagh-Johnson on the KBOO morning radio show “Healthwatch”. You can listen to the entire debate here. this week, the U.S. Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, made the following statement in regard to the Portland fluoridation battle: "It's a no-brainer. I support the right of the people to vote on it. It's outrageous that it is necessary to file an initiative to get it on the ballot." The citizens of Portland are already organizing an initiative to overturn the council’s expected approval of fluoridation on Wednesday. Clean Water Portland and FAN Oregon point person Kim Kaminski are behind the effort. If the council does approve fluoridation and citizens eventually overturn it, then it would be a huge blow and a huge embarrassment to the pro-fluoride lobby. Clean Water Portland will need all of the volunteers they can get to accomplish this task. Please sign up to volunteer. Please also take a few minutes to contact the Portland City Council to urge them to vote down the fluoridation resolution, or at least bring the question before the public. If you live in the Portland area, please join Dr. Paul Connett and Clean Water Portland for Fluoride Action Night on Tuesday, September 11th at the First Unitarian Church at 7pm.


Earlier this summer the Phoenix city council announced that they would be reassessing their water fluoridation program and holding public hearings to gather as much information as possible about the practice. Soon after this announcement, local community organizer and FAN contact Jody Clute put together Fluoride Free Arizona, and immediately started taking action to end the practice that costs the city’s 1.5 million residents over a half-million dollars each year. Just last week, Fluoride Free Arizona hosted an unprecedented two and a half hour Lincoln-Douglas style debate on fluoridation between FAN Executive Director Paul Connet, PhD, and local dentist and fluoridationist Howard Farran, DDS. The Director of the Phoenix College debate team moderated the event, and it featured PowerPoint presentations by both speakers, two opportunities for the speakers to cross-examine each other, and audience questions. You can watch the full debate here. Phoenix Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee, chaired by pro-fluoride Councilwomen Thelda Williams, held there hearing on fluoridation today. Leading the charge against fluoridation was Dr. William J. Hirzy, a chemist, a professor at American University, and a former Vice-President of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s employees union. His full testimony can be viewed here.!Sadly, the subcommittee of four voted unanimously to continue the fluoridation of Phoenix’s public water supply. While this is a temporary setback, Fluoride Free Arizona will continue to build momentum locally and at the state-level, and will not be ending their fight for fluoride-free water anytime in the near future. If you live in Arizona, please join Fluoride Free Arizona and help them bring their battle to not only City Hall, but also the State House. New Documentary on Fluoridation A new film highlighting the risks association with fluoridation has been made public and posted on YouTube. We understand it was unveiled at Portland City Hall last week and we wanted to share it all of you and urge you to share it as widely as possible with all of your friends, family, and local decision-makers. The film is entitled “An Inconvenient Tooth”, and features interviews with experts like Dan Stockin, MPH, and Paul Connett, PhD.

Sincerely, Stuart Cooper Campaign Manager Fluoride Action Network

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AZ. Water Plant without fluoride under investigation

Fluoridation flap sinks Gilbert officials

Sep. 08, 2012

...Two high-ranking Gilbert administrators are out of their jobs after municipal workers halted voter-mandated fluoridation for more than a year at one of the town’s two water-treatment plants...

Town Water Department administrators shut down the fluoride system on July 16, 2011, as leaks discovered about three years ago worsened, leaving a white, powderlike substance on the equipment, Frost wrote in a memo. A few minutes of exposure left workers with a burning sensation in the eyes, nose and skin, he wrote.

A month after fluoridation stopped, town administrators brought in several private-sector experts to evaluate the health impacts and test the fluoridation equipment, documents say...

Here's a comment at the end of the story>>

Mary Sparrowdancer
a day ago
So, let me get this straight. Two people are out of jobs for protecting the public from possible fluoride poisoning due to badly corroded fluoride equipment??? Just a few minutes exposure caused burning eyes, noses and skin in workers, but these two administrators lost jobs for protecting the public and their water. A fluoride error in Hooper Bay, Alaska, killed a man. Other fluoride errors have also resulted in deaths and severe illnesses. It seems like the city management is more interested in protecting fluoride than protecting the public.

Dr. Mercola - the new swine flu vaccine - be informed!

CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You?
Sept. 11, 2012
Dr. Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • With flu season just around the corner, it’s time to review the evidence and decide if you are going to listen to the media and public health authorities and choose to receive the flu vaccine for yourself or your family
  • Recent reports warn that a new variant strain of the H3N2 influenza A virus – H3N2v – has been identified in the U.S. in children and adults who were in direct contact with pigs at county fairs. Despite CDC assurances that the swine-origin variant H3N2 virus is still principally limited to pigs and poses a very limited threat for human-to-human transmission, the FDA recently reminded the public that the influenza A H3N2 virus is one of the three viruses that was selected last spring to be included in the 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine formulation   (emphasis added by blog owner)
  • The 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine distributed in the US will also contain the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus strain, along with an influenza B virus strain – B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus
  • The fast-tracked pandemic 2009 H1N1 swine flu vaccine turned out to be particularly reactive – far more reactive than previous seasonal flu vaccines. Will this season’s trivalent flu vaccine – containing both H1N1 and an H3N2 virus – be as reactive?
According to the US News Health media report:
"The reason the CDC is concerned about this particular virus is that it contains an element seen in the pandemic 2009 swine flu strain, H1N1, which may make it more likely for the virus to spread from person-to-person," US News Health reports.4
"All 29 cases were infected with strains of H3N2 'that contained the matrix (m) gene from the influenza A H1N1 pandemic virus,' Bresee explained. 'This 'm' gene may confer increased transmissibility to and among humans, compared with other variant influenzas viruses.'
In addition, the virus appears to have become more active recently, the CDC said. 'The virus was first detected in humans in July 2011, and since then there have been 29 total cases of H3N2 variant virus detected, including the 16 cases occurring in the last three weeks,' Bresee said.
...Each of the recent 16 cases were among people who had direct contact with pigs. In 15 cases, contact happened at a county fair... Fortunately, sustained person-to-person transmission of the virus hasn't happened yet, he added." [Emphasis by Dr. Mercola]
According to this media report (which does not explain the discrepancy between a detection of "29 cases" with the detected "154 cases" the CDC is reporting), symptoms of the H3N2 flu are similar to seasonal flu. However it's well worth noting that not one of the recent 16 cases required hospitalization. And no deaths have resulted from it so far. Last year, three people with underlying disease did require hospitalization.

Since this strain is a pig virus, the CDC sensibly advises limiting your contact with swine, and avoiding all contact with sick swine. If you do have contact with swine, make sure you wash your hands, and do not eat or drink in the vicinity of the animals.

While it's prudent to be aware that influenza viruses can be transmitted between animals and humans and a pandemic could occur, what we've repeatedly seen is that this slim possibility is massively over-sold, allowing drug companies to rake in billions of dollars for inadequately tested vaccines and other dangerous and/or ineffective anti-viral drugs.
In recent years we've seen a number of media hyped flu pandemics that never materialized. Sadly, each time a greater number of people ended up being harmed by the drugs and vaccines than died from the "pandemic" virus:
  • The non-existent 1976 swine flu pandemic: In 1976 the U.S. acted out the first swine flu pandemic scare, devising a vaccine program in which 45 million people were vaccinated for a swine flu epidemic that never came. The hastily created mass vaccination program resulted in hundreds of Guillain-Barre Syndrome paralysis victims and 25 deaths for a flu pandemic that failed to materialize. Within a few months, claims totaling $1.3 billion had been filed by victims, who were permanently disabled from the vaccine, and more people died from the vaccine than from the virus itself.
  • The 2005 bird flu hoax: Headlines warned the U.S. was facing a cataclysmic extermination event, with a calculated two million Americans succumbing to the bird flu. The best case scenario called for the death of 200,000 Americans. Then, as now, constant references to the tragedy of 1918 heightened the fear factor to a fever pitch, despite the fact that the scientific data did not support the aggressively hyped claims that instilled fear and panic in a lot of Americans.
  • The formula public health officials used to project the numbers of people who would die from the proposed 2005 bird flu pandemic as that they translated the minuscule number of deaths of bird handlers that had occurred worldwide into an impending extermination-level event from a virus that did not – and still does not – readily spread from birds to humans, nor between humans.
    Most of the people who acquire bird-origin influenza virus infection were, and still are, bird handlers in continuous contact with sick birds. However, when it comes to keeping the public in constant fear of infectious diseases, often common sense is thrown out the window...
  • Bird flu hoax repeats: In 2006, 2007, and again in 2008, media hyped warnings over the bird flu were repeatedly exposed as little more than orchestrated efforts to instill fear and line the pocketbooks of the pharmaceutical industry and various special interest groups connected with the pharmaceutical industry.
  • The 2009 swine flu hoax: After four consecutive years of bird flu warnings that just refused to come to fruition, the H1N1 swine flu became front-page news again. This turned out to be yet another faux threat that cost tax payers billions of dollars, and in which fast tracked pandemic H1N1 vaccines were pushed on millions of people. The 2009 H1N1 vaccine was one of the most reactive flu vaccines ever created and, just like its 1976 predecessor, harmed far more people than the virus itself.
In the case of the H1N1 pandemic vaccine, the adverse events were so serious, and so widespread that the tragic reality could not be ignored. There's no discussion about whether or not narcolepsy was caused by the vaccine; it's been proven to be a vaccine injury by experts in multiple countries.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has identified a brilliant strategy to help assess children who may be at higher risk for developing side effects from vaccines of all kinds. In her extensive experience it is often related to poor gut flora, which is typically transferred from the mother who was compromised due to an unbalanced diet, antibiotics and/or birth control pills. She maintains that children with compromised gut flora are at the highest risk for developing these infections and can often suffer neurological damage.

(Watch the 2 videos also included in this article)

West Nile Virus Advice from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz Health Scare! Wife Contracts West Nile Virus
Sept. 10, 2012

The TV doc said: “Four-fifths of people who get West Nile virus never knew they had it.

“I just gave her the vitamins we usually take. I gave her a little extra vitamin D. She slept a lot and over the course of a week she got better.”

Monday, September 10, 2012

Worth Repeating -- Read full article found below!!


Coconut oil zaps bacteria that causes tooth decay

UCLA study - too much sugar affects brain!

Why Half of America May Have Impaired Brain Function by 2030

Dr. Mercola, September 02 2012

Story at-a-glance

  • A new UCLA study shows that fructose impairs your memory and learning; this is the first study to demonstrate that excess fructose consumption can directly damage your brain
  • The research also indicates that omega-3 fats, specifically DHA, can mitigate fructose’s damaging effects on brain function
  • Concern over skyrocketing obesity rates have inspired a new four-part HBO documentary series called “The Weight of the Nation”, which can be viewed in its entirety for free
  • Dangerous type 2 diabetes drugs are again brought into the spotlight by a whistleblower who reports that Takeda Pharmaceuticals concealed and downplayed adverse events reports for its diabetes drug Actos, including hundreds of reports of heart failure; the drug has been banned in Germany and France and is the subject of hundreds of lawsuits, but continues to be sold in the U.S.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Just like the young man who owns "The Water Store" in Sandy, Utah (7800 S. 700 E.) who uses 12 filters on Sandy's tap water -- interesting free market business -- the NY one adds herbs, etc. to the water

New cafe taps into the demand for pure, fresh water


Coconut oil zaps bacteria that causes tooth decay

Thursday, September 06, 2012
by: Sherry Baker, Health Sciences Editor

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(NaturalNews) After decades of warning the public to stay away from supposedly artery-clogging coconut oil, mainstream science has recently produced studies showing that not only does coconut oil appear to be heart friendly, it also has a host of other health benefits. The latest research now reveals consuming coconut oil could save your teeth.

The reason? It turns out the oil is able to fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay, according to scientists who recently presented their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick in the UK. What's more, coconut oil appears to have a broad impact against many pathogens - making it an important, natural weapon in fighting infections which have grown increasingly resistant to antibiotics.The researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil by treating it with enzymes in a process similar to digestion to see how the oil would react once consumed. They found that coconut oil, once ingested, should be able to halt the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans. This type of bacteria is a primary cause of cavities because it produces tooth-damaging acid.In addition, the research team discovered the enzyme-modified coconut oil was also active against the yeast Candida albicans that can cause thrush and other health problems. Now the scientists are working to find out how coconut oil interacts with Streptococcus bacteria at the molecular level and which other kinds of harmful bacteria and yeasts it might be able to zap.

"Dental caries is a commonly overlooked health problem affecting 60-90 percent of children and the majority of adults in industrialized countries," Dr. Damien Brady, who is leading the research, said in a press statement. "Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations. Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection."For more information:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fluoride & Arthritis

Published on 2 Sep 2012 by fluoridealert

Current evidence strongly indicates that some people diagnosed with "arthritis" are in fact suffering from low-grade fluoride poisoning. Joint pain and stiffness are well known symptoms of excessive fluoride intake. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, too much fluoride causes "chronic joint pain" and "arthritic symptoms." (DHHS 1991). U.S. health authorities have long dismissed the relevance of this by insisting that fluoride only causes arthritic symptoms in patients with advanced forms of skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease caused by fluoride. Modern research clearly shows, however, that fluoride-induced joint pains can occur in the absence of obvious skeletal fluorosis. This makes fluoride's effects on joints extremely difficult to differentiate from common forms of arthritis. In cases where fluoride is the cause of a person's arthritic problems, reduction in daily fluoride intake for a period of several weeks or months can eliminate the symptoms in the absence of medical treatment. Correct diagnosis is thus critical to effective recovery.

Video - Portland Protestors on Fluoride

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Proof - Sodium Fluoride IS poison, intentionally

PROOF: Chinese industrial fluoride suppliers openly list sodium fluoride as 'insecticide' and 'adhesive preservative' in addition to water treatment chemical

Friday, August 31, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

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(NaturalNews) Fluoride-pushing doctors and dentists who try to contaminate your water supply with fluoride are promoting their deadly agenda with a clever lie... a lie you will see obediently repeated in every fluoride push. Here's how it sounds:
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the water. Our city's water is unfortunate enough to have a low level, so we are simply adjusting the fluoride in the water to its optimum levels to improve public health.

This lie is repeated almost verbatim, across every city that seeks to poison its citizens with fluoride. Why is it a lie? Here are the five false deceptions found embedded in the statement:

Deception #1) The fluoride ADDED to the water is not "naturally occurring fluoride." It's a chemical byproduct often purchased from chemical plants in China (see below).

Deception #2) The false idea that ingesting fluoride is somehow good for your teeth. At best, fluoride is a topical treatment which should be swished around your mouth and then spat out. And that's only if it's truly natural (mineral) fluoride, not the fluosilicic acid toxins being pushed as fluoride.

Deception #3) What cities call "fluoride" is actually a toxic cocktail of over 100 deadly industrial chemicals and heavy metals, many of which are purchased in bulk from China, where industrial processing plants are trying to get rid of their excess toxic waste by labeling it "sodium fluoride."

Deception #4) There is no such thing as a "low" level of fluoride or an "optimum" level of fluoride in drinking water. Pure drinking water should contain NO fluoride whatsoever.

Deception #5) Fluoride is "safe" for human consumption. Oh really? Then why is sodium fluoride labeled by its industrial manufacturers with stern safety warnings about causing severe harm to humans?

Chinese fluoride manufacturers openly admit to the toxicity of the chemical

Much of the so-called "fluoride" dumped into the public water supply in the USA, Canada, Australia and other nations actually comes from companies like this one in China: Fluoride Chemicals (Yunnan) Co., Ltd.

As you can clearly see on this industrial chemicals listing page of, the Fluoride Chemicals Yunnan Co. offers a 98% water treatment Sodium Fluoride product with the following description for its uses:

It is used in the manufacture of effervescing steel, and the smelting and refining of light metals. It is also used in fluorination of drinking water, as a wood preservative, an adhesive preservative. An insecticide, a protective coating for metals, a pickle for steels and other metals, a flux for soldering and welding, as well as a flux and pacifier for ceramic, glass and porcelain enamel. (

This company also manufacturers synthetic cryolite, the fluoride-pesticide that's being secretly sprayed on grapes and other crops, adding huge quantities of fluoride to your food (

Here's the description of synthetic cryolite, right from the industrial chemical supplier that sells it by the ton to U.S. food producers:

Uses: It's mainly used as a flux in the aluminum smelting by fused-salt electrolysis; also an opalizer in the manufacture of enamel; an opacifier and auxiliary solvent of glass and enamel; an insecticide of crops; a flux in aluminum alloy casting; and in the production of ferrous alloy and effervescing steel; as well as a wear-resistant filler for resin and rubber-boned abrasive wheels. (

"Highly corrosive to human skin"

Another supplier of sodium fluoride to municipal water facilities, the Shanghai Polymet Commodities Ltd. company in China, offers the following description of its bulk fluoride chemical:

Fluosilicic Acid / hydrofluosilicic acid:

Property: Colorless, transparent and smoky liquid with penetrating odor; highly acidic; soluble in water and volatile; with disinfecting action; corrosive to glass, ceramics, lead and other metals; highly corrosive to human skin and harmful to people's respiratory organs; keep it in a container made of plastics. (

Yet another industrial fluoride supplier from China describes its sodium fluoride as:

used as pesticides and bactericides in agriculture. Used as UF2 adsorbent in nuclear industry. (

Another sodium fluoride supplier describes their fluoride chemicals as "A colorless crystalline or white powder, ...dissolved in water, with toxic." (

This company goes on to describe the uses of its sodium fluoride chemicals as:

Be used as anti-corrosion agent in wood, medical corrosion, fusing in welding... manufacture of rimmed steel, treatment of hides and skins for leather industry, adhesive preservative, purification and coloring flux in the melting of light metals.

Here are two photos, taken right off the Alibaba website, showing how fluoride is promoted as an insecticide, a chemical for the nuclear industry, and a water treatment chemical all in one!

Fluoride pushers are criminals who seek to poison humanity

Keep all this in mind when your local politician says he's going to "adjust" the levels of "naturally-occurring fluoride" in your local water supply. He's lying to you. What he really means is that he's going to dump a toxic pesticide chemical into the water and poison you all.

Spread the word: Sodium fluoride is poison. That's one of the reasons why it works so well as a pesticide. Bureaucrats who try to dump this into the city water supply -- like Portland Mayor Sam Adams ( -- deserve to be arrested as heinous criminals who are unleashing weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. citizenry.

Keep reading for more news on fluoride, GMOs, chemtrails, vaccines and other chemical threats to your health and wellness. Share this story to help get the word out:

Fluoride is a chemical weapon. Those who ingest it are becoming "collateral damage" in the war for control over reality.

Also worth seeing: The Fluoride Deception video by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger:

Aaron Dykes unveils hidden footage of Austin fluoride treatment plant: