Fluoride Action Updates

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  1. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Permission granted by FAN to print.....

    How to Reduce Exposure to Fluorides:

    December 18, 2013

    Fluoride is everywhere. It’s in our drinking water, in and on our food, in our beverages, in our workplace, and even in our pharmaceuticals and anesthetics. So how can you reduce the level of fluoride you and your loved ones are exposed to? The Fluoride Action Network has created a handful of free online guides to help you, but before we share them here is an update on our annual fundraiser:
    After yesterday’s bulletin went out we raised $2,230 from 21 donors. To this sum we must add a challenge pledge of $1,605. So, in total, yesterday we raised $3,835 from 22 donors.
    Our current total is $44,036 from 296 donors. This is over half way to our mini-goal of raising $80,000 by Christmas Eve, when more pledges will kick in.
    To reach this mini-goal we will need another $35,924 in 7 days! This looks impossible but we have done impossible things before. We are hoping for some more angels to offer to double or even triple donations up to a certain chosen amount to help us achieve the "impossible."
    Thanks to all of you who have donated so generously, especially for the magnificent challenge pledges.
    If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation – large or small -you can either:
    • Donate by sending a check - payable to Fluoride Action Network – to: FAN, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
    Remember, a donation of $75 will get you the FAN Flash Drive. You can also choose one of our exciting gifts available at different donation levels.
    Please Donate Today

    How to Reduce Exposure to Fluoride
    When fluoride was first added to water in the 1940s in an experiment to prevent tooth decay, not a single dental product contained fluoride: no fluoride toothpastes, no fluoride mouth rinses, no fluoride varnishes, and no fluoride gels. In the past 60 years, as one fluoride product after another entered the market, exposure to fluoride increased considerably, particularly among children.
    Exposure from other sources has increased as well, such as: infant formula, processed foods, soups, and beer made with fluoridated water, food grown with fluoride-containing pesticides and fumigants (buy organic!), bottled teas, raisins, fruit juices, wine, mechanically deboned chicken, and pharmaceuticals that leave a fluoride metabolite, to name a few. Taken together, the glut of fluoride sources in the modern diet has created a toxic cocktail, one that has caused a dramatic increase in dental fluorosis (a tooth defect caused by excess fluoride intake) over the past 60 years. The problem with fluoride, therefore, is not that we are receiving too little, but that we are receiving too much.
    Here are several FAN guides to help you reduce your exposure to fluoride. Please share them with friends and family:
    Fluoride Content in:
    Of course, the very best way to avoid fluoride is to work with your friends and neighbors to get it out of your water - or keep it out of the water. That requires organization and education. We need education not fluoridation!
    The Fluoride Action Network is committed to educating citizen around the world about the risks associated with fluoride in an effort to ultimately reduce exposure to the toxicant. With your help we can continue to develop more free educational materials and guidebooks in this pursuit. If you find these resources helpful and would like to see more developed, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution--why not give it to FAN instead of Uncle Same!
    Sincerely,
    Stuart Cooper
    Campaign Manager Fluoride Action Network
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    As usual, permission granted to post. Latest victories and farm bill update. Anyone can voice an opinion on this issue to the Powers that be:

    February 7, 2014



    Before we get to the update on the 2014 Farm Bill, there is some good news to report from around the United States and Ireland:
    Latest Fluoride-Free Victories:
    • Wellington, Florida – Council members voted 3-2 on January 28 to end fourteen years of fluoridation. The decision came after hours of debate and testimony from medical experts and residents. Ultimately, a majority of councilors agreed that citizens shouldn’t be forced to ingest an unnecessary chemical in the public drinking water supply. While fluoridation has ended for now in Wellington, a number of pro-fluoride dentists from the region are working to overturn the council’s vote with the help of the Palm Beach Post newspaper.
    • Amherst County, Virginia – The Service Authority Board voted 3-2 in January to discontinue fluoridation due to conflicting opinions on what levels of fluoride really are “optimal.” Several Board Supervisors felt that the additive was unnecessary and a waste of resources. The board is currently being attacked for their decision by the local newspaper and some regional dentists and health officials.
    • Woodsville, Oregon – In January the Woodsville City Council considered the idea of adding fluoride to the drinking water. Prior to making a decision the council polled the residents and the response was overwhelming with 100% of respondents voting no to fluoridation. According to the City Administrator, “what public response we had was overwhelmingly negative,” which resulted in the council ending their fluoridation discussions. Despite the unanimous vote from residents in opposition, the Oregonian newspaper (which endorsed efforts to fluoridation Portland) wrote a misleading article on the vote entitled, “Wood Village Leaders Give Up on Fluoride After Vocal, If Small, Opposition From Residents.”
    • Sebastopol, California – City Councilors voted unanimously (5-0) on February 4 to oppose the fluoridation of Sonoma County’s drinking water. Even though the city would not be directly affected by fluoridation in the county, there was a concern that fluoride could eventually leach into their groundwater from surrounding communities putting residents at risk.
    • Bantry, Ireland – Town Councilors voted unanimously to call for an immediate end to fluoridation throughout Ireland. Skibbereen and Clonakitty also passed similar motions last year. Support for this historic vote was provided by the local group West Cork Fluoride Free.
    Sulfuryl Fluoride – Farm Bill Update
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to pass the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the “Farm Bill.” Today, President Obama signed the bill into law. As we explained before, the following language, which reverses the EPA’s proposed phase-out of the neurotoxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride, was added at the eleventh hour in conference committee last week after intense lobbying by the National Pest Management Association and Dow AgroSciences:
    Agricultural Act of 2014 - Sec. 10015 Regulation of sulfuryl fluoride.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall exclude non-pesticideal sources of fluoride from any aggregate exposure assessment required under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 346a) when assessing tolerances associated with residues from the pesticide. (PAGE 806 at http://www.agri-pulse.com/uploaded/Farm-Bill-conference-summary-2014.pdf)
    Legislative leaders in the Senate quickly scheduled a vote on the 1,000 page bill only days after the House of Representatives voted 251-166 in favor of the legislation (see FAN’s press release / see Beyond Pesticide’s press release).
    The U.S. will now remain one of only two countries in the world that allows this highly toxic fumigant to be sprayed directly on food, leaving unsafe levels of fluoride residue to be eaten by consumers and putting infants and children at risk of exceeding the EPA’s own reference dose for fluoride.
    Please take a few moments to use our automated system to send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper educating your neighbors about the terrible sulfuryl fluoride provision in the farm bill. We should at least warn everyone, and use this opportunity to call for an end to fluoridation:

    Send a Letter to the Editor to Your Local Paper


    International Fluoride-Free Teleconference
    Register today for this month’s International Fluoride Free Teleconference. The call will be this Sunday, February 9 at 5pm (eastern time), and will be on the issue of Infant Exposure to Fluoride. Dr. David Kennedy and Dr. Bill Osmunson will cover the latest science and research on fluoride's impact on infants, and I will explain how you can take action to implement infant warnings in your community.
    To learn more about fluoride’s impact on our most vulnerable citizens, please visit our web page on infant exposure. To hear directly from the experts, please join us on the call this Sunday by clicking the link below:
    Register Here

    Pete Seeger

    On Monday, January 27, legendary folk-artist and activist Peter “Pete” Seeger passed away at the age of 94. While many are familiar with Seeger’s songs and involvement in the civil rights and anti-war campaigns of the 60’s, less are aware of his opposition to fluoridation. Pete Seeger was a FAN member and signer of our Statement to Congress calling for an end to fluoridation in the U.S.

    He was an artist, a leader, a champion for social change, and an opponent to fluoridation. He will be missed.

    Stuart Cooper,
    Campaign Director
    Fluoride Action Network
  3. martin12

    martin12 Member

    I live in an area of Pennsylvania that allows local water providers the choice of including fluoride or not. I specifically chose the place I live in order to avoid fluoride in our water. I first learned about fluoride years ago, and I was astonished to learn about how horrible this chemical is for human beings. I have to wonder how it ever made it into our water in the first place. If you are on this thread you already know the horrors about fluoride so I won't rehash those, but I would be happy to see them get rid of it on a national level.
  4. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Yes, we in the battle would LOVE it to be abolished....I grew up in western PA and believe we got the "F" in the 50's.....join in with the FAN group with Dr. Paul Connett and support them and spread the word of this evil. It all started as a huge lie...and to get rid of waste by the chemical companies....This battle has been going on for over 50 yrs and MANY have died in the fight, books written and NOW with the internet, word can be spread to millions.....I first learned about this toxin in 1991 when I attended a lecture on chemicals at a health expo. jam
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  5. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Permission always granted to print the FAN news..... Here is the latest on this "TOXIN"....

    Before we update you on the latest fluoride-free victories, alerts, and news we would like to invite you to follow us on Twitter and “like” FAN’s Facebook page. We currently have more than 40,000 Facebook friends who use our page to get daily updates and to interact with fellow supporters from around the world. Please join today!
    Recent Fluoride-Free Victories:
    • Hernando County, Florida – County Commissioners rejected a proposal to fluoridate the drinking water for the entire county (more than 60,000 people) after hearing presentations from local citizens and health officials on both sides of the issue. A vast majority of those presentations were from residents who opposed the practice, with the primary proponent being retired dentist and pro-fluoridation radical, Johnny Johnson, who made the initial request for the introduction of the proposal. The Tampa Bay Times, which is known for printing incorrect and misleading information about fluoridation, is now attacking the commissioners for their vote, just as they did to officials in Brooksville and Pinellas County.
    • New South Wales, Australia – State legislators killed a bill that would have forced all communities within the state to fluoridate drinking water despite public opposition to the practice. The Labor Party introduced the legislation at the request of state health officials after local councils started voting against fluoridation, and others started debating whether to end the practice.
    Quick Campaign Alerts:
    • Councilors in Owen Sound, Ontario will be holding a second public hearing to consider ending fluoridation and whether they should put the question to a citizen vote on the next ballot.
    • A well-funded campaign has been launched in Hartford, Vermont to force the local water board to implement fluoridation.
    • The Water Authority in Albuquerque, New Mexico is considering a proposal to increase fluoride levels from 0.5 to 0.7ppm. There is a town hall meeting scheduled for April 10 and a tentative vote scheduled for April 23.
    • Residents in Forsyth, Missouri will be getting a ballot question on fluoridation sent to them as part of a newsletter. The Aldermen will consider the results at their April meeting.
    Do you have an upcoming hearing or vote on fluoridation in your town, region, or state? Let FAN know and we will share it with FAN supporters in your area. Just email the details to fluorideevent@gmail.com.


    Lancet IQ Article & Kansas Legislation

    An article was published in the March 2014 Journal Lancet Neurology in which medical authorities newly classified fluoride as a developmental neurotoxin. The prominent peer-reviewed medical journal published the article entitled “Neurobehavioral effects of developmental toxicity.” The authors point out that 27 studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water found an average lowering of IQ by seven points; twice that of the effects of secondhand smoke on children.
    See FAN’s Press Release on the Lancet Article
    The Lancet article has been covered in news stories throughout the U.S., but such an important development needs to be seen by as many as possible. Please use our automated system to send a letter-to-the-editor to your local newspapers about fluoride’s impact on IQ:
    Spread the News, Send a Letter
    Meanwhile, the Kansas legislature is currently considering a bill to require that warning statements are sent to consumers in fluoridated communities notifying them that “ingesting fluoride lowers I.Q in children.” Mark Gietzen, of the Kansas Republican Assembly, has spearheaded the campaign in support of the legislation. A public hearing was held that included favorable testimony from Dr. Yolanda Whyte, Dr. Charles Hinshaw, and FAN’s Special Projects Director Michael Connett. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted to table the bill after the hearing rather then kill it, creating an opportunity to gather more support before the deadline for action. Introduction of a similar bill is also being considered in the Senate.
    International Fluoride-Free Teleconference
    The next International Fluoride-Free Teleconference will be held on at 2pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday, March 9. It will feature a presentation by the Center for Self-Government, an educational non-profit in Tennessee that teaches community activism strategy and tactics. The emphasis will be on improving your political influence on local and state fluoride policy.
    Click Here to Register & Learn More
    The February teleconference was on infant exposure to fluoride and how citizens can take action to implement infant fluoride warnings in their communities. The call featured presentations from Bill Osmunson, DDS, David Kennedy, DDS, and myself (FAN’s Campaign Director). If you missed the call you can access the audio and accompanying materials by clicking here. You can also learn how to start your own infant warning campaign using FAN’s comprehensive resources.
    Sincerely,
    Stuart Cooper,
    Campaign Director
    Fluoride Action Network
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  6. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    PropureUSA.com out of Michigan sells sink top filters that filter out fluoride....I'm looking into the products now...I buy water every week and would love to save myself this work....
  7. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Permission granted to print: Two major victories, Canada and Ireland:

    Two Major Fluoride-Free Victories
    On March 10, the council in the Canadian city of Saint John, New Brunswick voted to end the fluoridation of the public drinking water. Faced with budget issues and looking to cut wasteful spending, councilors made a motion to axe the fluoridation program, saving the city $177,000 annually for the additive alone. The council vote was 5 to 5 on the motion, with the tie-breaking 6th vote in opposition to fluoride coming from Mayor Mel Norton. He believed that “health care was not a city responsibility and the city’s limited dollars should be spent on recreation and roads.”
    The Saint John metro area is home to approximately 130,000 people, and is the largest city in New Brunswick and second largest in the maritime provinces. According to local media, this vote means that there is now only one fluoridated town left in New Brunswick, the town of Oromocto (pop. 8,900). If Oromocto ended fluoridation, then New Brunswick would become the third Canadian province free from fluoridation. Both Yukon and Nunavit are currently fluoridation-free, and British Columbia and Quebec are not far behind, with only a handful of communities still practicing fluoridation.
    The second major victory took place this week in Ireland. On March 10, the Cork County Council, the largest county council in Ireland voted by a huge majority in favor of a motion calling on the federal government to ban fluoridation throughout the country. The vote had cross-party support and is expected to have a domino effect with other county councils.
    Ireland is the only country in the European Union and one of only two in the world with a national fluoridation mandate. However, a growing number of fluoride-free campaigns have gained momentum across the country, and six Cork town councils have already passed motions calling for an end to fluoridation. Prior to the vote in Cork County, the Agriculture Minister announced that the Irish government would appoint an international group of experts to review public water fluoridation, likely in response to the growing public pressure.
    Two Major Upcoming Events
    1)
    Presentation by Dr. Paul Connett: “Why Seattle Should End Fluoridation.”
    Monday, March 17 – Seattle, Washington
    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1465268410357753/
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    2)
    “March for Clean Water” Rally
    Saturday, March 22 – San Francisco, California
    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/591874114234734/

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  8. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've always wondered about the health of those in Grand Rapids, MI, the FIRST city to be fluoridated back in 1948 or thereabouts.....well, today in the DAMS Dental Truth the front page had Aliss Terpstra's story and here is a link if anyone cares to read it.....

    www.slweb.org/ftrcpersonalstories_aliss.html

    Personal testimony of nutritionist Aliss Terpstra about fluoride's toxic effects ...
    virtually all processed foods, dairy, conventional produce and meats, dental care.
  9. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    Permission always granted to print updates....in case anyone cares, here is the latest news:


    Before we get to the new article published recently in the Scientific World Journal calling for a worldwide reassessment of fluoridation based upon the latest science indicating lack of effectiveness and its many health risks, we wanted to remind you about the upcoming fluoridation conference.

    As we explained in our last bulletin, we have scheduled our fifth Citizen’s Conference on Fluoride for September 6 and 7. The conference will take place close to Washington, DC, and will be followed by the first ever fluoridation lobby day on Monday, September 8. (See past conferences)
    This conference aims to take the current momentum building up against fluoridation and deliver a 1-2-3 punch (information, organization, and action) against this practice in Washington, DC.
    Saturday - Sept 6. This will consist of the latest scientific information presented by the FAN team including (Bill Hirzy and Michael Connett). They will be joined by researcher Quanyong Xiang from the CDC in China. Xiang’s work on lowered IQ was one of the key papers reviewed by the Harvard university team (Choi et al., 2012).

    Sunday - Sept 7. It should be very clear by Saturday afternoon that the science of fluoridation’s risks should force an end to this practice. However, this science is being ignored by federal agencies which seem more intent on protecting the policy of fluoridation than the health of the American people. So Sunday will consist of organization. We will pose the question: How can we get Federal Agencies like the EPA and the DHHS to do an honest job reviewing the science on this issue?

    Monday Sept 8. We will be sending a delegation to the US EPA Office of Water. This office could end fluoridation tomorrow if they used standard regulatory procedures honestly in a risk assessment to determine a new safe drinking water standard goal (MCLG) for fluoride. We will also be lobbying Congress where we will begin a 9-month campaign to cut off funding for the CDC’s biased and ill-informed promotion of fluoridation. Our message: No taxpayers’ money should be spent on propaganda. Propaganda should be left to private entities like the ADA and Pew, who have a huge amount of money to spend on this matter.
    In addition to all this, you’ll have the opportunity to meet campaigners from around the country (and beyond) and the FAN team in person.

    Currently we are looking at a hotel in Crystal City (near the DC National airport) with a price range of $99 to $112 (including taxes) for double occupancy rooms.
    If you would like to attend this conference either on your own or as a representative of your local fluoride-free group please email FAN the number of people you expect in your party: Email Paul today.
    Journal Article Calls for Prohibition of Fluoridation

    This past week The Scientific World Journal published a review article by Dr. Stephen Peckham and Dr. Niyi Awofeso entitled, “Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention.”
    According to the authors, “available evidence suggests that fluoride has a potential to cause major adverse human health problems, while having only a modest dental caries prevention effect. As part of efforts to reduce hazardous fluoride ingestion, the practice of artificial water fluoridation should be reconsidered globally, while industrial safety measures need to be tightened in order to reduce unethical discharge of fluoride compounds into the environmentcoordinated global efforts to reduce adverse human health effects on fluoride need to start with ensuring that its introduction into water supplies is prohibited
    Watch Dr. Connett’s Presentation in Seattle
    A new video of Dr. Paul Connett’s complete presentation on the Case Against Fluoride has been made available for free online. It was filmed in Seattle at the Town Hall Theater on March 17, and is has great picture and sound. Please share this with your fellow campaigners, family, co-workers, and friends. Watch It Now

    Sincerely,
    Stuart Cooper
    FAN Campaign Director