Apologies for reposting instead of reblogging this-I am unable to load wordpress properly at 28k. With much thanks to Laura for finding and sharing this!
I found this issue very fascinating partly because I live close to some of the mines that produce it as a waste product(and they still ejected county commissioners recently for voting to remove it from the the county water-shouldn’t we have enough in there from the ground the water is coming out of?) and because of the amazing response I got from some Dem activists I was working with when I started posting about it.
I am used to being amazed at the knee jerk responses of some Republicans I know who will parrot Rush no matter how insane or obviously not true the stuff they are saying may be, but I was, until the flouride controversy, kindof convinced that since Democrats are the intellectual party, the ones that are all about education, research, science etc they were smarter people overall, that they would analyze a controversy and research the facts-as I did.
I was astonished when my otherwise intelligent Dem associates went NUTS insulting and attacking me and others who posted about the dangers of adding flouride to tap water and why we thought it was better not to. They were rude, they did not check facts, do research-just the same knee jerk response as when I try to talk to my Tea Partying step grandma about how the Mexica used to RULE the land we live on here in Florida. (as Aztlan Underground says-We didn’t cross your borders-your borders crossed US!;-)
( it isn’t a real big deal if they come here to pick tomatoes-at least it doesn’t make them CRIMINALS-I could see making the world more fair so they could stay HOME and enjoy family and healthy normal lives instead of traveling to pick produce in order to afford to EAT.)
Just as she seemingly could not HEAR the facts about WHY illegal immigration exists and WHO it REALLY benefits (hint it IS NOT the immigrants!) my Dem pals seemed unable to read or process information that disagreed with their pre-conceived idea about flouride”helping poor kids” and people removing it being heartless and mean to the poor.
(most poor kids I know drink flouridated tap water, and by their 20’s they are missing many many teeth so I’m not feeling the love for the flouride given that way-maybe a flouride RINSE in school like us poor farm kids had in the 70’s would actually be effective?)
Anyway, it opened my eyes to the effect of programming and how most people really do live inside the box their society and family built for them and they apparently CAN’T see out.
I stopped using flouride tooth paste for a few years and I don’t recommend that-especially if you drink soda! I am not afraid of flouride used properly, but I wouldn’t want chamomile tea added to my tap water either and it is pretty innocuous/harmless. Adding stuff that is cumulatively toxic to our water supply seems to me like something we should all be able to agree is plain stupid, no matter what our other political beliefs-but I guess I am overly optimistic about some things.
600 Physicians, Dentists, Scientists and Environmentalists Call for an End to Fluoridation | Intellihub.com
A statement asking Congress to end water fluoridation in the United States has been released by the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Over 600 professionals, including a Nobel Prize winner, officers in the Union that represents Environmental Protection Agency professionals, and members of the National Research Council panel on fluorides toxicology, have signed the statement.
June 12, 2013
The report urges Congressional members to recognize that fluoridation is outdated, has serious risks that far outweigh any minor benefits, violates sound medical ethics, and denies freedom of choice.
It cites eight recent events that call for an urgent end to water fluoridation. Among them:
- A 500-page review of fluorides toxicology by the National Research Council of the National Academies, published in 2006.
- Evidence from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found 32 percent of U.S. children have dental fluorosis, which is caused by fluoride.
- The American Dental Associations 2006 policy change, which recommends not giving fluoridated water to infants for the first 12 months of life.
- A Harvard University study that found a five- to seven-fold increased risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer) among young men who were exposed to fluoride between the ages of 6 and 8.
- The CDCs recognition that fluoride is beneficial in reducing tooth decay when its applied topically, not taken systemically.
The statement calls for members of Congress to sponsor a new Congressional Hearing on Fluoridation that requires those who continue to support water fluoridation to provide scientific basis, under oath, for their continued recommendations.
According to one of the statements signers, Dr. Arvid Carlsson, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Fluoridation is against all principles of modern pharmacology. Its really obsolete.
Dr. Mercolas Comments:
This is truly excellent news! Slowly but surely, the truth about fluoride has been leaking out, and now it may finally have the chance to sink in and really prompt some major changes.
If you are new to the site, youre probably still under the impression that fluoridated water is a good thing, so this news may come as a surprise. In reality, fluoride is a dangerous poison that does not help to protect your teeth when you ingest it via your drinking water. As even the CDC has admitted, fluoride may help your teeth if its applied topically, but taking it in systemically does not.
What it DOES do, as this much-needed statement points out, is:
- Increase your risk of bone fractures
- Decrease your thyroid function
- Lower your IQ
- Cause arthritic-like conditions and dental fluorosis
- Possibly increase your risk of bone cancer
On top of that, the statement reveals that federal agencies have admitted that the industrial grade waste products used to fluoridate over 90 percent of Americas drinking water supplies (fluorosilicate compounds) have never been subjected to toxicological testing or FDA safety-tested approval for human ingestion.
The fact that Americans have been drinking fluoridated water for more than 50 years has really been a giant experiment, at the expense of your health.
You can learn the underlying corruption and abuses of power that have allowed fluoride to be shamelessly promoted in the United States in Christopher Bryons The Fluoride Deception. The publication of this book is one of the eight recent events thats referenced in the statement, simply because it reveals so clearly that industrial interests were behind the early promotion of fluoride.
How You Can Avoid Fluoride, and Help to Ban it in Your Water
If all goes well, this statement should make members of Congress take notice, and may prompt new regulations about fluoridated water.
Until then, you can protect yourself from fluoride by using only non-fluoride toothpaste and not receiving fluoride treatments from your dentist. To remove fluoride from your drinking water, you must use a reverse osmosis filter. Be sure that youre filtering not only the water that you drink, but also the water you use to wash vegetables, make ice cubes, and cook with.
If youre wondering how to keep your teeth healthy, remember that fluoride was never the answer in the first place. Eating right and avoiding processed foods (along with regular cleanings with your natural dentist) will ensure that your teeth stay healthy naturally.
Finally, if youd like to voice your opinion about ending water fluoridation, the Fluoride Action Network has an online petition that you can sign to call for a Congressional Hearing.
Remember, every voice makes a difference, so please feel free to forward this message to all of your interested friends and family members.
Together, we have the power to prompt some real changes for the good of your health, and the health of future generations!