Three years of work by attorney Michael Connett has resulted in the first Citizen’s petition against the EPA approval of Fluoride in our water is going to trial. The Judge has dismissed EPA’s attempt to summary judgement.
VLA COMMENT-CD RE: FLUORIDE: There may be a miniscule amount of natural fluoride that exists in the soils and is released just like other minerals. I wonder FLUORIDE being less toxic in its natural state than the much more reactive state that is in the fluoride compounds added to water. I have only seen positive effects from people drinking Fiji water – the benefits of getting rid of the aluminum are so great, and I see it as a time/toxicity equation. That a 3-6 month intensive course of Fiji water to lower the body burden of aluminum is of such benefit, that it does not need to be consumed forever to reap benefits, and there are other likely ways to protect against any miniscule fluoride exposure (like taking vitamin c and other antioxidants) that it is worth consuming it if aluminum toxicity is suspected. Our studies show that ALL people with a level of greater than 1mcg/g of dry brain weight have pathology that is associated with Alzheimer’s, or autism (depending on the age) and no brains examined with these levels were healthy. All healthy brains had less than 1 mcg of aluminum per gram of dry brain weight. It is not debatable anymore.
In addition, people with the aggressive form of MS excreted far more aluminum in their urine than healthy people, and when their aluminum body burden was reduced by drinking silica rich mineral water, they did not have any progression of their disease. The study was not designed to measure improvement in their condition, but we would have likely seen improvement if the study was designed with that outcome. A facebook group has formed called Fiji Water Detox and Epilepsy support Group and parents are reporting that their children are stopping or drastically reducing the number of seizures per day when consuming Fiji water (sometimes the kids had hundreds of seizures a day which stopped overnight when they started drinking Fiji). The benefits far outweigh any risks, and getting the aluminum out should be the highest priority for anyone dealing with a chronic, complex, inflammatory health problem.
The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children twice for cognitive development over the course of 12 years. However, although the researchers found a potential connection to a child’s exposure to fluoride in utero, they found no significant influence from fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born.
NOTE: About 75% of Americans are exposed to fluoride through public water, but Mexico does not have a fluoridation program.
Earlier this year, even National Geographic stopped so low as to suggest anyone who questions water fluoridation is a conspiracy theorist.1 Yet, just last year Lancet Neurology released a study, authored by a Harvard doctor, among others, that classified fluoride as a developmental neurotoxin.2 Read more….
VLA Comment: It has also been published in NEWSWEEK
EXCERPT from Newsweek:
You might think, then, that fluoridated water’s efficacy as a cavity preventer would be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. But new research suggests that assumption is dramatically misguided; while using fluoridated toothpaste has been proven to be good for oral health, consuming fluoridated water may have no positive impact.
The Cochrane Collaboration, a group of doctors and researchers known for their comprehensive reviews—which are widely regarded as the gold standard of scientific rigor in assessing effectiveness of public health policies—recently set out to find out if fluoridation reduces cavities. They reviewed every study done on fluoridation that they could find, and then winnowed down the collection to only the most comprehensive, well-designed and reliable papers. Then they analyzed these studies’ results, and published their conclusion in a review earlier this month.
Latest Fluoride-Free Victories
- Clarksburg, West Virginia—Water Board members voted 2-1 last week to end fluoridation due to the growing number of studies showing negative side effects. The decision by the Clarksburg board will also end fluoridation for the city of Bridgeport and a number of other smaller communities.
- Oneida, New York—On Tuesday the Common Council voted 5-1 to reject fluoridation for the third time since 2002. For months, the council has held public hearings and debates on fluoridation, listening to an array of experts on both sides of the issue, including FAN’s Dr. Paul Connett and NY Dept. of Health’s Dental Representative Jay Kumar, who is a long-time promoter of fluoridation. Despite an aggressive lobbying campaign by the fluoride-lobby, the council and community couldn’t be ticked into believing that the practice was safe, effective, or necessary.
- Kingsville, Ontario—This Canadian City Council passed a motion last week reaffirming its stance in opposition to fluoridation. The issue was raised by the former Deputy Mayor, who urged the council to pass the motion to send a message to the provincial government, which is considering mandating the practice. The community of Lakeshore, Ontario also recently publicized their opposition to fluoridation, and will be sending a letter to provincial officials opposing a mandate.
Some STUDIES ON THE TOXICITY OF FLUORIDE AND SAFETY OF FLUORIDATION
National Resource Council of the National Academies. 2006. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards.
Luke J. 2001. Fluoride Deposition in the Aged Human Pineal Gland.Caries Research 35(2):125-128. See also Luke’s PhD thesis click here.
Luke showed that fluoride accumulates on the calcified deposits in the human pineal gland and lowers melatonin production in animals. No health agency in any fluoridating country has attempted to repeat Luke’s work despite the fact that melatonin levels have been related to many health problems. For example, Autistic children produce no melatonin.
Xiang Q, Liang Y, Chen L, et al. 2003a. Effect of fluoride in drinking water on children’s intelligence. Fluoride 36(2):84-94, and Xiang Q, Liang Y, Zhou M, and Zang H. 2003b. Blood lead of children in Wamiao-Xinhuai intelligence study [letter]. Fluoride 36(3):198-199.
Choi AL, Sun G, Zhang Y, Grandjean P. 2012. Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(10):1362–1368.
Choi AL, Zhang Y, Sun G, et al. 2015. Association of lifetime exposure to fluoride and cognitive functions in Chinese children: A pilot study.Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 47:96–101.
Bassin EB, Wypij D, Davis RB, Mittleman MA. 2006. Age-specific fluoride exposure in drinking water and osteosarcoma (United States). Cancer Causes and Control, May;17(4):421-8.
“a report from the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury.”
Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity
Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, affect millions of children worldwide, and some diagnoses seem to be increasing in frequency. Industrial chemicals that injure the developing brain are among the known causes for this rise in prevalence. In 2006, we did a systematic review and identified five industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene. Lancet Abstract
Second Look Website provides scientific and medical information on fluoride poisoning and related health effects in individuals. In recent years, they have been concentrating efforts on their developing program, The Fluoride Toxicity Research Collaborative (FTRC). This unique program seeks to help individuals suffering from fluoride illness, both chronic and acute.. Go to the FTRC WebCenter for more information about fluoride poisoning and suggestions for how you can help yourself.