Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ontario vs Quebec, one with fluoride, one without, but cavities are the same - plus Toronto fighting the fluoride battle now

Sunday Sep 15 | Posted by: nyscof

Fluoridation may not do much for cavities


When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn't be further apart. Ontario has the country's highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water.

But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a finding that is likely to intensify the ongoing controversy over the practice of adding fluoride to water as a public health measure.

Hundreds to Rally Against Water Fluoridation in Toronto, Ontario this Saturday

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Hundreds of Toronto residents plan to peacefully assemble at City Hall on September 21st, 2013 from 1-5pm to end water fluoridation in Toronto.

Toronto's Nathan Philips Square (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
By Ashley Jessica and Danny Lite
September 16, 2013  http://intellihub.com/2013/09/16/hundreds-rally-water-fluoridation-toronto-ontario-saturday/
Press Release
TORONTO — So far 350 people have confirmed their attendance on the Facebook page and over 1,000 have signed the online petition.

Hydrofluorosilicic acid has been added to the community water supply in Toronto for 50 years. It is a toxic waste byproduct of phosphate fertilizer production that is commonly used for fluoridation in The United States and Canada. It has been shown to cause leaching of lead from pipes and is contaminated with arsenic, mercury and radionuclides.

In the past two decades, a burgeoning body of research has linked exposure to artificially fluoridated water to serious health problems, including: cancer, thyroid dysfunction, skeletal and dental fluorosis, and cognitive impairment. Furthermore, recent peer-reviewed research demonstrates that exposure to fluoridated water may significantly lower IQ in children, even in low concentrations (Choi, Sun, Zhang & Grandjean, 2012; Ding et al., 2011).

Several major North America cities have recently voted to stop fluoridation of their water, including: Calgary Alberta, Albuquerque New Mexico, and Windsor Ontario. In 2011, Toronto City Council considered halting water fluoridation due to budget cuts, but ultimately voted in favor of keeping it.
On September 21st, 2013 concerned citizens of Toronto will gather to send a peaceful and powerful message: they do not want this unnecessary and harmful chemical added to Toronto’s water supply any longer!

Visit the campaign website at www.endfluoridetoronto.com
Join the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/206144699538716/
Sign the petition: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/toronto-city-council-stop-fluoridating-toronto-s-tap-water

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Tuesday 17 September 2013

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