Thursday, October 3, 2013

Saying "I don't" is the magic - new research on antidepressants - Davis City Council in California voted out fluoride - Retired Dental Nurse does own research and changes her mind about fluoride - Swedish DENTAL researchers do study on fluoride and hip fractures - Ireland government report finds fluoride "should end immediately" but got suppressed from 2007 to now - UK study about fluoride causing dementia - Hamilton NZ voted fluoride out, but may be forced to put it back in - the 4th Tennessee City takes fluoride out -- Arizona town dealing with fluoride and Public Works Dept. - Letter to Canadian Editor by another professional---a water quality teaching master!!--who USED to be pro-fluoride, did his own research, and has not only changed, but has been involved to "right the wrongs" of fluoride....

How to Say No: Research Reveals the Best Way

October 03, 2013

The Violent Side Effects of Antidepressants that Many Ignore
October 03, 2013

Davis (City Council in California) rejects fluoride in city drinking water
By Darrell Smith The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 - 6:37 am

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Ex Dental Nurse Changes her Mind on Fluoridation
Thursday, 3 October 2013, 9:18 am
Press Release: Fluoride Action NetworkNZ

Ex Dental Nurse Changes her Mind on Fluoridation, and sets up group of current and former Dental Nurses For Ending Fluoridation

Ex Dental Nurse Lois Titchener is For Ending Fluoridation.

Lois Titchener graduated as a school Dental Nurse in 1969. She like many health professionals, current and former, has reversed her position on fluoridation after coming to the conclusion that fluoridation is potentially unsafe and definitely unnecessary.

“We were taught during our training that diet, oral hygiene and fluoride went hand in hand in oral health. One of my dental training officers who taught me this was the late Dr John Colquhoun. Dr Colquhoun later became famous for changing his mind on fluoridation after discovering that fluoridation did not have any impact on reducing dental decay.”

See Dr John Colquhoun’s essay on why he changed his mind here:

“I was aware, as a young Dental Nurse that there were opponents to water fluoridation but they were dismissed as mostly ‘crackpots.’ I personally argued for fluoridation against the late Dr Eva Hill at a public meeting over 30 years ago. We were taught in Dental School simply that this addition of Fluoride (we certainly were not told that it was Hydrofluorosilicic Acid) was an amazingly simple answer to prevention of tooth decay. And we did not need to question the matter.”  

Authorised by Robert Reid, FIRST Union, Private Bag 92904, Onehunga

“The real solution is good oral hygiene and a healthy diet. The excess consumption of sugary juices and carbonated sugar drinks along with processed and sugar laden foods have much to answer for – it’s about education. The decline in dental health education from dental clinics and children not having regular check-ups also plays a part. Hydrofluorosilicic Acid is not required to reduce dental decay. Fluoridation has created a false sense of security from the real issue.”

Mrs Titchener has setup a network of Current and Former Dental Nurses who are For Ending Fluoridation. If you are a current or former dental nurse and have reservations regarding fluoridation or would like to know more about fluoridation in New Zealand please contact Mrs Titchener at

All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence and discussion is welcomed.


Researchers Find That Drinking Fluoridated Water Gives No Additional Risks For Hip Fractures
October 2, 2013
"Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a paper titled “Estimated Drinking Water Fluoride Exposure and Risk of Hip Fracture: A Cohort Study.” 
"In this study a team of researchers, led by Peggy Näsman, Karolinska Institute, Department of Dental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, investigated possible adverse health effects on bone tissue from drinking fluoridated water. The study included a large cohort of Swedish residents---All individuals born in Sweden between January 1, 1900 and December 31, 1919, (who were) alive and living in their municipality of birth at the time of start of follow up were eligible for this study---(and) chronically exposed to various fluoride levels, with the hypothesis of a possible association between fluoride level in the drinking water and the risk of hip fracture. 
"With nearly half a million individuals participating in this study, this is believed to be one of the largest studies of its kind. The complete study is published in the OnlineFirst portion of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research..."

"Water fluoridation should end immediately," previously surpressed (sic) government report states

Posted: September 30, 2013
The "Joint Irish Houses of Parliament Draft report on Water Fluoridation in Ireland" was written in 2007 for the Department for Health and Children, but pro-fluoride activists have vehemently suppressed the document until it was published online this month.

The report warns of the harmful effects that water fluoridation has on the population and states that any supposed benefits to dental hygiene are minimal.

The Report states "The Department of Health's assessment of the overwhelming benefits of water fluoridation is not justified... We believe on the basis of the international studies there would be no long-term increase in dental decay if fluoride were not added to Irish drinking water" and "We note that dental health has improved to the same degree in countries where there is no water fluoridation."

The report continues, stating that the positive aspects of fluoridation have been over-stated, growing negative impact has not been properly recognized and no general health studies have ever been carried out. This is truly alarming, considering that four in ten 15-year-olds now suffer from fluorosis.

The fact that this report has been suppressed for the last six years shows that fluoridation supporters are desperately hanging on to an outdated practice with no scientific evidence to back up its effectiveness. The report says, "The practice of water fluoridation should end immediately. All of the available evidence suggests that not only will this lead to a marked reduction in fluorosis but that there would not be a significant rise in dental caries."

Fluoride in tap water cuts fillings - but does it raise dementia risk? Councils hail health findings as campaigners call for more research into long-term effects

  • Many of the areas with the lowest rates of fillings have added the powerful enamel-protecting chemical to their tap water
  • Campaigners claim the data should persuade more areas to sign up to mass fluoridisation scheme
  • Critics insist that there is evidence it could be putting youngsters at risk of dementia in later life
By Mark Howarth
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 Fluoride may return to Hamilton's water By: Frances Cook, | Latest Hamilton News | Friday September 27 2013 

TN City (Columbia) Board Approves Removing Fluoride from Water 

The Republic | Fri Sep 27, 2013 

"One year after Gilbert officials discovered the town had stopped adding fluoride to its drinking water because of an unreported equipment failure, the Public Works Department is under new management with the Sept. 23 arrival of a permanent director.

"Ken Morgan, previously deputy water-services director in Phoenix, took the helm of Gilbert’s utility operations following a period of turmoil that put two top-level officials out of a job last fall..."

Gilbert (Az.) group gears up to launch campaign against fluoridation

Source: The Republic | September 26th, 2013 | By Parker Leavitt 

'No new water fluoridation scheme in Canada since 1999'

Letter To the Editor, Posted September 26, 2013
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Thank you New Tecumseth Council for moving forward on the cessation of fluoridation issue.

As a water quality teaching master for the past 35 years, I've spent the last 10 righting the wrongs about the water fluoridation myth that I had condoned for the previous 25.

Since my active involvement, I, along with others have had a direct hand in reducing the water fluoridation rates in Canada to its current low of 32.5 per cent. The latest municipality to cease was Windsor in 2013 along with the four other major communities of Essex County in 2012. No new water fluoridation scheme has started in Canada since 1999. The sun setting trend for this outdated public health practice is clear.

New Tecumseth Council had it right several years ago but were bullied into reversing its decision.

What's egregious is that Ontario's local MOH's are ordered by the Chief MOH for the province to defend water fluoridation 'policy' with all possible zeal. Surely, if a public health policy is sound one must ask, why the need to defend it so vehemently?

The height of hypocrisy is that Simcoe County's own Dr Dick Ito, gained an academic credential for his master's thesis based on a finding of no effect by water fluoridation on decay rates in children of Brampton and Caledon after controlling for variables in the data. Yet this same individual stumps around the Province promoting water fluoridation for which academically he found "no effect." See ito-caledon-and-brampton-study-peel-region. One must question the veracity of his "professional" endorsement and certainly his motive.

Regardless, it's heartening to know that there are councils with 'Stone's' enough protecting drinking water quality first. Congratulations.

Peter Van Caulart, Dip.AEd.,CES,CEI
Director, Environmental Training Institute
Ridgeville (Niagara) ON

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