Friday, February 21, 2014

Topeka Kansas' House Health & Human Services Committee - regarding a warning on the water utility statements about fluoride being in the water and warning parents to avoid using it for young children and infants

Fluoride opponents have their day at Statehouse

Dentists line up against bill requiring cities to post warning on water bill

Posted: February 19, 2014
By Ryan McCarthy
Lawmakers from the House Health and Human Services Committee heard lengthy testimony from opposing sides Wednesday about fluoride and its effect on water in Kansas.

Language in House Bill 2372 states that more research would need to be made on the exact effects of fluoride, but there is a possibility for harm to the brain and other important organs in the human body. It would require municipalities that fluoridate drinking water to include a statement to that effect on water bills.

Michael Connett, a lawyer, led bill proponents by discussing concerns with fluoride in water.
“As an initial point, infants do not need to receive fluoride,” he said.

Yolanda Whyte, testified about pregnancies and the effect of fluoride on children, a theme that Connett picked up on.

“They started doing studies and low and behold the children getting more fluoride have lower IQs,” Connett said.

The two cited a study done by Anna Choi, of Harvard University, that said fluoride in the water in China and Iran affected IQ. No such outcomes have been observed in the United States, which Connett said was due to lack of study.

“The problem with that approach is the absence of evidence does not equal the evidence of safety,” Connett said.

Some committee members questioned whether proponents had made a strong enough case for the bill, especially considering the lack of conclusive studies done in the United States.

“I hope you understand our concern about creating a bill or creating a requirement based off inconclusive science," said Rep. John Wilson, D-Lawrence, before adding, "but we’ve also made laws based off of inconclusive science."

Rep. Leslie Osterman, R-Wichita, asked how many other states are looking at an anti-fluoride bill.
Connett said that Kansas would be the first state to pass this kind of legislation.

After hearing from the proponents for the bill, a long list of opponents testified.

One of them was John Neuberger, professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at The University of Kansas School of Medicine. He represented the Kansas Public Health Association, which promotes and improves the population health in Kansas. 

He said many parts of the Harvard study weren’t conclusive. He said Choi's results were preliminary in nature and shouldn’t be used for setting drinking water policy in the United States.

Greg Hill testified on behalf of the Kansas Dental Association that every dollar invested in water fluoridation saves $38 in dental costs.

There also was opposition testimony from the Kansas Action for Children, Oral Health of Kansas and citations from the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Dental Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The committee took no action on the bill.

(plus 4 comments added at end of article)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dr. Gary Null article "Fluoride: Killing Us Softly" gives historically detailed timeline -- CBS-TV promoting fluoride toothpaste for babies & toddlers - FAN fluoride video, worth the repeat

Fluoride: Killing Us Softly

Video - "Fluoridation: Cease and Desist (2014 Documentary)"

Quotes from dentists who used to support fluoride -- and more about fast food's toxic chemicals ...

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Hundreds of brave dentists speak out against water fluoridation

 But what is often missing from reports about anti-fluoridation efforts is the fact that many medical professionals, including dentists, are also in agreement that fluoride ingestion is dangerous. In other words, these are not just concerned citizens without medical degrees that are raising an issue, but they are people that have been extensively educated in oral health.
“When I graduated from University, we weren’t given any information about where [fluoride] came from,” says Dentist Caree Alexander, a former Navy practitioner who also had a private dental practice for 20 years, in the documentaryFIRE WATER: Australia’s Industrial Fluoridation Disgrace. “We all assumed it was [pharmaceutical-grade] calcium fluoride.”
You can watch the official full-length documentary for free at:
Other prominent dentists that have spoken out against fluoride include Dr. Thomas Connelly from New York City; Dr. Andrew Harms, former president of the Australian Dental Association; Dentist Hardy Limeback, PhD, from the University of Toronto’s Department of Preventive Dentistry; Dentist Bill Osmunson from the Fluoride Action Network (FAN); and Dentist David Kennedy from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), just to name a few.
“My [published] work showed that fluoride accumulates in the human pineal gland and lowers melatonin production in animals,” says Dentist Jennifer Luke, PhD. “I find it extraordinary that no government promoting fluoridation has chosen to pursue these worrying findings.”

Subway to Remove Shoe Leather Chemical from Their Bread

February 19, 2014 

More fast food facts about chemicals in USA that is NOT used in Europe by the same fast foods - PLUS, a retired MD replies to Mike Adams' Food Forensic Lab tests, indicating that they are not conducted correctly...BUT, at the same time, take a look at what the retired MD said about fluoride, based on chemistry!! -- and then the BBC News announces what scientists at KU confirmed that alternative health experts knew a long time ago!!

10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes

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Heavy Metal Hysteria
Date: 02/12/2014    Written by: Jon Barron

"...Fluorine is another "toxin" that is essential for health -- but only at trace levels and only in its organic form. The organic form of fluorine combines with calcium (when in the presence of molybdenum) to form calcium fluorapatite, which is an essential component of healthy teeth and bones. Organic fluorine is present in tiny amounts in most foods, but is particularly abundant in tea and some seafood. Unfortunately, while the FDA is now asserting the health differences between organic and inorganic arsenic, they have not chosen to make the same distinction when it comes to fluorine, which means that many people are now saturated with inorganic fluoride in their toothpastes and drinking water. Unlike organic fluorine, inorganic fluoride does not contribute to bone and tooth health (it actually creates brittle bones and teeth)** and readily causes fluoride poisoning at even very small doses..."

** Sowers MF, Clark MK, Jannausch ML, Wallace RB. "A prospective study of bone mineral content and fracture in communities with differential fluoride exposure." Am J Epidemiol. 1991 Apr 1;133(7):649–660. 

High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
(BBC News reports about new study by researchers at KU, University of Kansas, and their findings on this)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
by: Ethan A. Huff

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Infograph on the fruit that provides healthy fat and protein .. Avocado

Avocado Uses and Health Benefits

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Zealand waiting to hear from their High Court as to whether adding fluoride to their water is legal ---Hummmmmm...maybe the "Highest Ranked Law Firm" in the USA who verified that Vermont's anti-GMO bill IS constitutional should be consulted on whether adding fluoride to our USA water is legal, since New Zealand has called on legal help, let alone whether it's even constitutional?? (see our "Economics & Politics" Blog for today's entry to know who that legal firm is if you're interested!)

Fluoride debate goes on ice      

Last updated 12:00 04/02/2014

The fluoridation debate in Palmerston North has been put on ice until the High Court rules on whether the practice is legal.

The city council's planning and policy committee yesterday recommended a wait-and-see approach.

A decision on a case taken against the South Taranaki District Council claiming that fluoridation is mass medication against tooth decay, being administered without informed consent - and is therefore illegal - is expected soon.

The meeting received a $10,000 review of fluoridation issues that was commissioned after a flurry of submissions to last year's annual plan calling for a review.

The report, presented by water engineer and consultant Andrew Watson, was anchored by three international reviews of scientific studies that concluded fluoridation was effective in reducing tooth decay. He said he was satisfied the science was clearly in favour of fluoridation, especially as a means of protecting the oral health of children from poorer families where high-sugar diets and poor teeth-brushing standards increased the risk of decay. But he accepted there were grounds for debate about whether water was the best way to make the benefits of fluoride available, because it took away personal choice.

Wellington dentist Stan Litras also made a presentation, arguing fluoridation was not effective, safe or cheap.

"It makes no significant difference to decay rates."

It was topical application of fluoride in toothpaste rather than swallowing it that made the difference, he said.

Two people also made public comments - Matthew Willey in favour, and Sasha Unverricht against.

Mayor Jono Naylor proposed the whole discussion should be deferred until the court decision was released.

"If the outcome is that it is deemed illegal, it is a moot argument whether you believe in it or not." He said the issue was a complex one, but it was only worth having the debate if the court ruled it was lawful.

The committee was unanimous in delaying the discussion.

Fluoridation opponent Rachel Keedwell said after the meeting that councillors had done the wisest thing.