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"It was found that F impacts human thyroid hormones, especially TSH and T3 even in the standard concentration of less than 0.5 mg/L." -   Kheradpisheh et al. 2018

 

“…thyroid disorder during pregnancy is a danger to both mother and baby. For mothers, the risks include preeclampsia… For babies, the risks include preterm birth, decreased mental abilities, thyroid disorder and even death.” - March of Dimes

 

I recently spoke with a woman who is unable to consume fluoride due to a thyroid condition. She developed thyroid disease as a child while being treated with fluoride to prevent cavities. All three of her children were low birth-weight and preterm - and she narrowly survived toxemia. Preeclampsia and toxemia are a poisoning of the placenta, and fluoride build up is one suspected cause. 

 

The latest fluoride study looking at impact on thyroid hormones found that  0.5 mg/L (which is less than half what my city considered 'optimal' between 1981 and 2015) depresses thyroid hormones. This is consistent with research going back to at least the 1950s. The thyroid is very sensitive to fluoride exposure at any level. On a population level, you see ill effect above 0.3 ppm. The ppm designation is typically used for concentration and is the equivalent of mg/L which refers to dose.

 

Since 2015, the current US 'optimal' fluoride concentration in drinking water is 0.7 ppm. India considers any concentration over 0.5 ppm to be 'excessive.' I believe the actionable Indian contaminant level for fluoride removal is 1 ppm. The US EPA has an action threshold of 4 ppm. The politically set US EPA MCL/MCLG is eight times what is documented to cause harm to the thyroid. 

 

Call your politicians in your cities, state and in Washington, call the American Thyroid Association and call the AARP. Tell them enough is enough - get the F- out of our water!

 

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Dr. Hardy Limeback was one of twelve experts who served on the National Academy of Science, National Research Council’s (NRC) 2006 review of Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11571.html

 

Dr. Limeback’ statements are his own opinions, not the conclusions of the NRC Committee which he served on, and the document which he signed off on (above hyperlink to the document).

 

The NRC Committee was reviewing the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of fluoride in water that the EPA sets as safe to drink, NOT community water fluoridation (CWF). 

 

A Contaminant is anything in water other than water molecules. This includes odor, cloudiness, etc.

 

MCL definition:

The maximum contaminant level (MCL) is the enforceable standard that is set as close to the MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal) as possible, taking into consideration other factors such as treatment technology and costs. For fluoride, the MCLG and the MCL are both 4 milligrams per liter (mg/L, ppm [parts per million]).

 

The Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) is a health goal set at a concentration at which no adverse health effects are expected to occur and the margins of safety are judged “adequate.” 

 

The NRC Committee concluded that the ONLY adverse health effect at 4mg/L of fluoride in drinking water was severe dental fluorosis, a enamel effect which results in brown discoloration and pitting in the tooth enamel.

 

They also concluded that at 2mg/L, severe enamel fluorosis was virtually zero. 

http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/materials-based-on-reports/reports-in-brief/fluoride_bri...

 

All body organs and systems were evaluated in their 3 1/2 year review. Again, NO adverse health effects were found in any other organs or systems at 4mg/L of fluoride in water, except for severe dental fluorosis. This included IQ, endocrine, reproductive, carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, or any other claims being made here. 

 

Community water fluoridation is set at 0.7mg/L, a level 1/6th that of the MCL. 

 

Community water fluoridation is set at 0.7mg/L, a level 1/3rd of that where severe fluorosis disappeared. 

 

Just setting the the record straight for my fellow AARP members. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Johnny Johnson, Jr., DMD, MS

Pediatric Dentist

Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry 

President, American Fluoridation Society, a non-profit group of all volunteer dentists and physician 

www.AmericanFluoridationSociety.org

Twitter: @afs_FLUORIDE

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“…children who develop asthma or allergies later in life have altered immune responses to intestinal bacteria in the gut mucosal environment at an early age… also… the mother’s immune system may play a role in the development of asthma and allergies in children.” - Andreu Prados (2016)

 

Since autoimmune and inflammatory disease are my thing, I particularly like this latest study by Kuang et al. on adverse impact of prenatal and early postnatal exposure to fluoride on the spleen looking at immunology and mRNA (messenger RNA). Although focusing on the biology of dysfunction, it hints that a contributing factor to epidemic of autoimmune disease among American children may be from early fluoride exposure, which could possibly be from prescription fluoride drops for newborns and/or infant formula made with tap water. Apparently, fluoride interferes with  proper development of the spleen which has a life long impact on immune function. 

 

I agree with sirpac271999 that this study is particularly interesting to those of us with allergies and autoimmune disease because it suggests in more detail than ever before how fluoride causes the immune responses it does in the genetically vulnerable. This seems to be new information and is utilizing the latest science in biochemistry and epigenetics. Pay attention, folks - this isn't just about teeth. 

 

Peer reviewed, valid science published in a credible science journal in November 2017:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28846973/

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Absolutely! Water fluoridation is industrial waste management by dilution. There are hundreds of empirical articles available regarding fluoride induced pathology. However, many researchers report that they cannot get their articles published without some fluoride promoting language included. Thus, many articles start with some “fluoride promoting language”, but there is rarely any citation to these statements or there is a citation, but it leads to another unsubstantiated article or mere statements and not empirical evidence. Therefore, these promotional statements are just unsubstantiated blur to get the article published and the rest of the article is where the substance lies. For example see:

Fluegge, K. J. (2016). Community water fluoridation predicts increase in age-adjusted incidence and prevalence of diabetes in 22 states from 2005 and 2010, Journal of Water Health, 14(5), 864-877. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/27740551/?i=1&from=%22hexafluorosilicic+acid%22%5BNM%5D#fft
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Kuang, P., Deng, H., Cui, H., Chen, L., Fang, J., Zuo, Z., Deng, J. & Wang, X. (2017). Sodium fluoride (NaF) causes toxic effects on splenic development in mice, Oncotarget, 8, 4703-4717. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.13971

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There is no valid science to prove water fluoridation is either safe or effective, as noted by the Gold standard Cocgrane review, which noted that water fluoriation is based on very low quality pre-1975 observation only studies and non-clinical trials (Iheozor-Ejiofor, Worthington, Walsh, O'Malley, Clarkson, Macey, Alam, Tugwell, Welch & Glenny, 2015). Also, the FDA has never approved fluorides or conducted clinical trials for any safety or effectiveness. However, it has been shown that life expectancy has taken a nose dive in the United States, compared to other rich (non-fluoridating) countires (Case & Deaton, 2015). Thus, fluorides are un-approved drugs and we are forcibly fed such drugs without informed consent, which is a violation of basic ethical principles and multiple ethics codes, in addition to being the main culprit of multiple maladies and neurocognitive problems.

 

Informed consent arose from the Nuremberg Code (i.e. Nürnberger Kodex), which is a set of research ethics principles for human experimentation set as a result of the Nuremberg trials at the end of the Second World War (Schuster, 1997). Although it appears such principles pre-existed the Code (Chooi, 2011), the Nuremberg Code made these principles internationally known and ratified. It seems water fluoridation practice violates the Nuremberg Code, as well as several other ethics codes, because fluorides are unapproved drugs (i.e. not approved by the FDA) meant to treat the end consumer and not the water itself. Although water fluoridation is not Federally mandated and each state or local water board has its own policy, these governmental entities have not obtained individual consent from each person treated and have no way to control the dosage of such forced medication. Thus, it appears, water fluoridation is in violation of the Nuremberg Code, the UNESCO Code of Medical Ethics (WMA, 2013), the Helsinki Declaration, and the Safe Water Act, in addition to multiple other ethics codes, and basic ethical principles, such as the right to individual informed consent. 

 

Also, it appears fluorides and aluminum have a causative link to Alzheimer's disease. Mirza, King, Troakes and Exley (2017) provide a hands on study in reference to aluminum. An interesting point about any metal, such as aluminum, is that aluminum cannot pass the blood brain barrier (BBB) without an adjuvant, such as a fluoride, being present. The fact is that fluorides readily bind with aluminum or any other metal that then passes through the BBB (Dec, Łukomska, Maciejewska, Jakubczyk, Baranowska-Bosiacka, Chlubek, Wąsik & Gutowska, 2016).

 

Finally, a big fluoridation issue is policy-maker bias, because of political and venal interests. In researching fluoridation policy in Israel, Gesser-Edelsburg and Shir-Raz (2016) discuss ‘uncertainty bias’, or their term for the behavior of policy-makers, who do exactly what they accuse laypeople of doing, which is framing uncertainty in biased terms. Gesser-Edelsburg and Shir-Raz (2016) found that in order to establish mandatory regulation, health ministry officials in Israel expressed information in an unbalanced format, promoting the topic of fluoridation by framing it in exclusively positive terms. Thus, despite the lack of scientific support for fluoridation, and noted uncertainty regarding the efficacy or safety of water fluoridation, health officials continue to communicate it as 'unequivocally' safe and effective.

 

References:

Case, A. & Deaton, A. (2015). Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century. PNAS, 112 (49), 15078–15083, doi:10.1073/pnas.1518393112 Retrieved from http://www.pnas.org/content/112/49/15078.full

Dec, K., Łukomska, A., Maciejewska, D., Jakubczyk, K., Baranowska-Bosiacka, I., Chlubek, D., Wąsik, A. & Gutowska, I. (2016). The Influence of Fluorine on the Disturbances of Homeostasis in the Central Nervous System, Biological Trace Element Research, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s12011-016-0871-4 Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12011-016-0871-4

Gesser-Edelsburg, A. & Shir-Raz, Y. (2016). Communicating risk for issues that involve 'uncertainty bias': what can the Israeli case of water fluoridation teach us? Journal of Risk Research, 1-22. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1215343 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13669877.2016.1215343

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305985332

Iheozor-Ejiofor, Z., Worthington, H.V., Walsh, T., O'Malley, L., Clarkson, J.E., Macey, R., Alam, R., Tugwell, P., Welch, V. & Glenny, A. (2015). Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD010856. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010856.pub2 Retrieved from http://www.cochrane.org/CD010856/ORAL_water-fluoridation-prevent-tooth-decay

Mirza, A., King, A., Troakes, C. & Exley, C. (2017). Aluminium in brain tissue in familial Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology , 40, 30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2016.12.001. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28159219

Schuster, E. (1997). Fifty Years Later: The Significance of the Nuremberg Code. New England Journal of Medicine, 337, 1436-1440. Retrieved from http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199711133372006

World Medical Association (2013). Declaration of Helsinki: Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. JAMA, 310(20), 2191–2194. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281053 Retrieved from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1760318

 

 

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“Research published in 2010 identified that the concept of ‘fluoride strengthening teeth’ could no longer be deemed as clinically significant to any decrease in caries linked to fluoride use. Furthermore, research has suggested that systemic fluoride exposure has minimal (if any) effect on the teeth, and researchers have also offered data that dental fluorosis (the first sign of fluoride toxicity) is higher in U.S. communities with fluoridated water as opposed to those without it.” - IAOMT 2017 Position Paper Against Fluoride Use, p. 41

 

Although I'm not on board with all this screaming about 'fake news,' the self-censorship in our media is astounding. In September, there were two major stories that were all but unmentioned by the media. Apparently, even though the Washington Post and New York Times were each offered an exclusive on the findings of major NIH/NIEHS/EPA sponsored multi-year, mult-million dollar study on the impact of prenatal exposure to fluoride on IQ of children that validates the findings of dozens of  human and hundreds of laboratory studies - yes, any fluoride exposure even in extremely low doses consistent with doses of those living in 'optimally' fluoridated communities lowers IQ by up to 6 points - the major news desks declined the scoop and didn't say a word on the report.

 

The exceptions were mealy mouthed reports in CNN and Newsweek. I have it on good authority that the only reason those two wrote anything was because of insider support. The apparent reason why the rest of the major media outlets ignored this bombshell is because of sponsorship dollars from vested interests like Big Pharma and the toothpaste folks. The sugar industry also supports the myth of fluoride as a magic potion in order not to hurt their market. 

 

That the IAOMT Position Paper Against Fluoride Use was published just three days after the NIH report should have given the media a case of whiplash - but I haven't seen any news reports on this paper by a large international professional dental association based in the United States. Their position paper includes over 500 scientific citations documenting the harm done by the dental dogma around fluoride and recommends it not be used even in dental offices because of adverse impact on people and planet. 

 

Any reporter who cared to look would have found that per U.S. governement most recent statistics from 2011-12, over half of today's 15 year olds have some degree of dental fluorosis with more than one in five having at least two teeth with moderate to severe fluorosis which essentially guarantee crowns in young adulthood because these teeth are badly stained, brittle, and even pitted or deformed. Dental fluorosis is caused by fluoride poisoing during childhood and is associated with increased learning disabilities, bone breaks, and kidney disease. Kidney disease is also up per 2011-12 US statistics. 

 

God forbid a major news agency should report on this - it might hurt toothpaste and candy sales! 

 

2017 IAOMT: https://iaomt.org/for-patients/fluoride-facts/

2017 NIH IQ review on independent site:  http://www.mintpressnews.com/ada-study-fluoride-health-impacts/

2017 Dental fluorosis: 

http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2017/05/09/DC85141

2017 Politics: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/science-and-alternative-facts-about-fluoridation-false-dilemmas-and...

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Thanks for posting......I've heard of this before and believe its' true!   Now, for something else you probably ingest that WILL affect you.....read this below.

People need to know that the chemical sweetener Aspertame (also goes by other names) has been found to be the cause of Alzheimer's-type symptoms in many people.  People who eat and drink a lot of "diet" drinks and foods that have the Aspertame sweetener in them (including many yogurts) need to stop ingestion of that product immediately. Scientists (including Mercola) have found that by stopping the usage of Aspertame products, many of these patients bounce back to their near-normal selves again after a short period of time.  If you have been using Aspertame sweetened products, stop using them NOW. 

Here's a few links to verify:   (You're welcome).   ;-)

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/06/26/aspartame-methanol-alzheimers.aspx

https://www.theherbprof.com/InfoAspartameDisease.htm

http://wnho.net/prevalence_of_alzheimers.htm

The question is this:  If Aspertame is so dangerous to our health, WHY is still being produced and sold in the US?

My answer is this.....(sad to say) there's WAY too much tax money that would be lost if they did......just like all those Tobacco products that are being sold!!   Isn't that SICKENING???    ;-(

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“This is a very rigorous epidemiology study. You just can’t deny it...  Our study shows that the growing fetal nervous system may be adversely affected...” - Dr. Howard Hu, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (Sept. 2017) 

 

“Children are the primary victims of our failed fluoridation policy, and mothers are our last line of defense. To protect your baby's brain, we recommend mothers avoid drinking fluoridated water, swallowing fluoride supplements or toothpaste, and avoid fluoride dental treatments during and before pregnancy.” - Bill Osmunson, DDS, MPH (2017)

 

The 12 year multimillion dollar study sponsored by the NIH, NIEHS, and EPA that was conducted by internationally renowned researchers at University of Toronto, University of Michigan, McGill University, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health was designed to disprove any prenatal impact on IQ. It did the opposite. The study controlled for confounders and validated dozens of less rigorous human studies and I don’t know how many animal studies with the same findings - prenatal fluoride exposure damages the brain and reduces IQ by as much as 6 points on a dose-response trend line consistent with exposure in 'optimally' fluoridated communities. However, in typical research fashion, it concluded with “more research is needed.” 

 

Think about this. We have the evidence of harm and they want to do more studies on pregnant women? Get your own sisters, wives, and daughters to volunteer the brains of their unborn children for your experiment and leave my family alone, thank you very much! 

 

Community water fluoridation is human experimentation and must be ended immediately! 

 

Call your Congressman and the AARP. Tell them they work for us and we don’t want poison in our water!

 

Study: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/ehp655/

Review: http://fluoridealert.org/articles/fluoride-exposure-in-utero-linked-to-lower-iq-in-kids-new-study-sa... NIHstudy.jpgNIH study chartNIHstudyProfile.jpgNIH study profile 

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“Infants, children and adolescents are at high risk of diseases due to over intake of fluorides, through drinking water and/or fluoridated milk, as the deterioration of health is proportional to the dose and time of exposure.” - Romero et al. in “The impact of tap water fluoridation on human health.” Revista médica de Chile (Feb. 2017)

 

 Fluoride toxicity symptoms are threatening to steal away the golden years of the 'baby boomers,’ the first generation to be experimental subjects to lifelong water fluoridation.” - Susan Kanen, biochemist formerly with Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Aqueduct, water treatment plant for Washington, DC, whistleblower on lead in drinking water (2016)

 

The latest meta review of fluoridation is from Chile and published in their major medical journal. Like all modern scientific reviews (but not those  sponsored by political organizations in the US, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia defending their policy), the Chilean team of scientists found fluoridation of salt, milk and water to be ineffective in preventing cavities, but causal for asthmatic, skeletal, neurological, endocrine and skin diseases. You know, things like arthritis & brittle bones, learning disabilties & dementia, eczema & psoriasis, and thyroid disease & diabetes. 

 

  • The impact of tap water fluoridation on human health. Verena Romero, Frances J. Norris, Juvenal A. Ríos, Isel Cortés, Andrea González, Leonardo Gaete, Andrei N. Tchernitchin. Rev. méd. Chile vol.145 no.2 Santiago Feb. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872017000200012   

 

2017ChileanReport.jpgExcepts from 2017 Chilean report

 

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In the 21st century, chemical water fluoridation is totally outdated. It is based on the myth that ingesting fluoride reduces tooth decay.  It's junk science, a holdover from the 1950s when doctors recommended smoking cigarettes. It's time to end it.

 

 The Cochrane Collaboration review,  the gold standard of scientific rigor in assesing effectiveness of public health policy, in its 2015 review concluded..."Fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree in permanent teeth,"or baby teeth, The review criticized studies supporting fluoridation as being weak, biased and of poor quality.  It found no evidence to support the efficacy of ingesting fluoride to reduce cavities.  

 

Fluoridation chemicals are industrial waste products collected from pollution control scrubbers primarily from the phosphate fertilizer industry.  This acid is caught in scrubbers because it is so lethal and corrosive that releasing it into the air, a lake, a stream or any body of water, is an environmental crime.  However it is somehow, "legal," to dispose of this corrosive poison in municipal drinking water.  Fluoridation benefits industry.  Rather than paying the high cost of disposing of it's toxic waste, it earns a profit on it.   

 

Fluoride is not a nutrient and has no use in the human body.  Forcing toxic fluoridation chemicals on the population is unethical and illegal. Fluoride is a drug.  If it's not in your municpal water, you can only obtain fluoride with a doctor's prescription.  Your doctor cannot administer fluoride to anyone without informed consent. However, citizens are denied the right to informed consent when it comes to flouride in our tap water.  Although fluoride is a drug that is a known developmental neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor and carcinogen, it is forced upon the entire citizenry without informed consent and with no regard to dose, age or medical condition.

 

Public health policy must be based on sound science.  It needs to be effective and safe for everyone, including vulnerable subpopulations.  It's clear that artificial water fluoridation does not meet any of those criteria and that artificial water fluoridation must end.

 

 

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