27 December 2011

Latest Flouride Research

A Review of the 2011 Fluoride Literature
by Tara Blank, PhD, Science and Health Liaison Officer for FAN.

Fluoride and Brain Damage
Evidence of fluoride's detrimental effects on the brain and central nervous system continues to mount. Among animal studies, chronic fluoride exposure in rats has been found to result in: detrimental changes in the sciatic nerve, spinal cord, and hippocampus and neocortex of the brain (Reddy et al., 2011); changes in the expression of several brain proteins, including those involved with cell signaling, energy metabolism, and protein metabolism (Ge et al., 2011); and changes in the structure and function of the synaptic interface, which would likely result in altered transmission of neural information (Zhu et al., 2011).
At least four more studies finding a link between fluoride exposure and decreased intelligence (IQ) of children were published this year, putting the total number of such studies at 25. Poureslami et al. (2011) found that children 7-9 years old living in a "high" fluoride city (2.38 mg F/L in drinking water) had significantly lower IQ scores than those living in a "low" fluoride city (0.41 mg F/L in drinking water). A previous study (Poureslami et al., 2010) had found that children 4-5 years old living in this "high" fluoride city had a daily fluoride intake of 1.71 mg. Frighteningly, this is actually less than than the average daily intake for similarly aged children in the United States (2.03 mg/day), according to a recent analysis by the U.S. EPA (2010).  
Another study similarly found a trend towards decreasing IQ in 12-14 year old children living in a "high" fluoride village (2.45 mg F/L in drinking water), compared to those living in a "low" fluoride village (0.29 mg F/L in drinking water) (Eswar et al., 2011). Taking a different approach, a study by Shivaprakash et al. (2011) found that the mean IQ score of 7-11 year-old children with dental fluorosis (66.6) was significantly lower than those without dental fluorosis (76.4), with girls being more negatively impacted than boys. Another study by Ding et al. (2011) found a very significant association between fluoride levels in children's urine and IQ scores, with an estimated 0.59 IQ points lost for each 1 mg/L increase in urinary fluoride. It is again disturbing that similar urine fluoride levels have been observed in children (NRC, 2006) consuming what is considered the average amount of fluoride ingested by children in fluoridated communities (EPA, 2010).
Two reviews on the neurotoxicity of fluoride were also published this year. According to Valdez-JimĂ©nez (2011), "The prolonged ingestion of [fluoride] may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. Therefore, it is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain [fluoride], particularly in children as they are more susceptible to the toxic effects of [fluoride]." Spittle (2011) concluded "there is no threshold for fluoride neurotoxicity in drinking water, and the only assuredly safe level is zero." More info ...

It is important to avoid any flouride exposure from water, food, or toothpaste. Subscribers to Frequency Foundation have access to frequencies that will remove it from the system, particularly from the brain. Political action is increasingly effective at eliminating this nuclear waste product from our food chain. Get involved.

11 December 2011

Feds May Be Coming to Your Church Soon

If You Go to Church, Heed This Warning

Posted By Dr. Mercola | December 06 2011 

Story at-a-glance

  • The CDC and HHS held an “off-the-record, not-for-press-purposes” phone conference with church and community leaders.
  • They want to administer flu vaccines in churches, synagogues and mosques.
  • They are encouraging church leaders to “influence” people to get the shots through clinics run by Walgreens, which would send pharmacists out to places of worship to mass-vaccinate people in the church/synagogue/mosque.
Recently the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, held an invitation-only call.
The call was co-sponsored by the U.S. Health and Human Services, the Office of Minority Health, and CDC.
Conspicuously, the end of the invitation read:
This call is off the record and is not for press purposes” -- but it became public when it showed up on the HHS website.
Fortunately one of our staff was able to get on the call.
The focus of the call was on getting faith-based organizations to sponsor flu clinics with Walgreens.
Basically, they want to move inside your church, mosque or synagogue, and set up shop, with your pastor, priest, imam and rabbi on hand to convince you to get a flu shot.
As an example, they cited a priest who stopped in the middle of mass to roll up his sleeve and get vaccinated, inspiring the rest of his parish to line up behind him.
         Read more .... 

07 December 2011

Update on Fluoride

Tampa, FL eliminated flouride in the water supply in October, 2022.

Fluoride is an extremely toxic carcinogen and induces neurological damage even in small doses. It should not be in our food and water. Children are being overdosed with flouride when they drink the water and add fluoride from toothpaste. Overdose means exceeding EPA standards which are not low enough. Just as in the case of radiation, no amount no matter how low is safe.

Fortunately, many scientists are banding together in the Fluoride Action Network to educate the public and they are having a significant effect.

Has fluoridation met it's Waterloo?  Since the October 25, 2010 victory in Waterloo, Ontario approximately 1,180,500 people have been freed from fluoridation by a city council or referendum vote ending the practice.  There have been victories in every month of 2011 so far, and since August victories have become a weekly event.  Clearly, the momentum is building to a head, and we may have finally reached fluoridation's tipping point.

Over the last year these communities (with approximate populations) have stopped adding fluoride to their drinking water:     
--Palmer, Alaska    (8,428)      
--Lawrenceburg, Tennessee  (11,000) 
--Churchill, Manitoba  (1000)     
--Pinellas County, Florida (700,000) 
--College Station, TX   (100,000)         
--Slave Lake, Alberta  (7,000)
--Hohenwald, TN  (4,000)                          

--Philomath, OR  (4,500)

--Spring Hill, TN  (30,000)                        
--Pottstown, PA  (15,500)
--Taber, Alberta (6,500)       
--Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan (5,000)
--Taumarunui, New Zealand  (5,000)    
--Fairbanks, Alaska  (30,500)
--Mount Clemons, Michigan (17,300)         
--Lago Vista, TX (6,500)
--Marcellus, MI  (1,100)                 
--Independence, Virginia  (1000)
--Calgary, Alberta  (103,000)              
--Yellow Springs, OH  (3275)
--Vercheres, Quebec  (5240)            
--Schuylkill Haven, PA (5,500)
--Sparta, North Carolina  (2,000)                       
--Tellico, TN  (900)
--Naples, NY (2,400)                              
--Spencer, Indiana (2,500) 
--Waterloo, St. Jacobs, and Elmira, Ontario  (103,000)
In the past week, three more North American communities stopped water fluoridation.   The first was in the Canadian community of Churchill, Manitoba.  On October 18th, a referendum vote was held and 58% of residents voted to stop the addition of fluoride to the water supply.  The vote was a result of three years of campaigning by local citizens along with the group Churchill No Fluoride.  While the referendum was non-binding, the Town Council is expected to follow the will of the majority and end the practice officially.  

Also in Canada, the City Council of Moncton, New Brunswick will be making a decision regarding fluoridation in the next month.  The campaign against fluoridation is being led by Fluoride Free Moncton.  The New Brunswick town of Saint John will also be taking up the fluoride issue in the near future.  If you live in New Brunswick, now is the time to get involved in these two campaigns! 
The Second victory this past week was in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. On October 20th, the board of directors for the Lawrenceburg Utility Systems voted unanimously to discontinue fluoridation, saving the city $22,000 a year.  The board's decision was influenced by a letter recommending an end to fluoridation submitted by Tennessee State Representative and Doctor, Joey Hensley.  Dr. Hensley has sent the same letter to every water director in his state, which is highlighted in this TV news interview.  

The third victory was in Palmer, Alaska.  On October 25th, the City Council voted 6-1 to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply.  The decision came after months of discussion, and consideration of the growing opposition to fluoridation in Alaska after Juneau and Fairbanks recently rejected the practice.  Bethel, Alaska is currently reviewing a similar ordinance banning fluoridation, and is also expected to make a decision within the next month.