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Re: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
What nonsense. The United States Constitution guarantees rights of free speech to all citizens. Our government is [supposed to be] a government of, by, and for the people. Lay persons in the U.S. are totally enitled to enter into the realm of public policy and to debate health "experts".
And health "'experts" do not exist when it comes to artificial fluoridaiton of people. If they were experts we would not have rampant dental decay, rampant bone pathologies, etc. All people are biochemically very different. Neither the policy of, nor the toxicology of, fluoridation of people is taught in any U.S. or foreign medical school. It is a government policy, mentioned in U.S. dental schools, that was started by misguided dentists who saw a mistaken correlation that also had nothing to do with causation (fluoride in water does not affect dental caries even up to 6 ppm but indeed does cause dental enamel hypoplasia in children).
We now know with certainty that fluoridation of the bloodstream has nothing to do with dental caries and is in fact harmful, causing permanent, pathologic accumulation of bone fluoride during lifelong consumption. And infusing chemicals into any public water supply that do not purify (or prevent contamination of) the water is illegal. Ignoring these facts, although this is widespread and very common, is absurd.
Re: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
- If they do not, I recommend that you stop urinating in your bathwater - if it's the chloramines.
You are telling someone to stop urinating in their bathwater but don’t even know if they do such a thing in the first place. And it is none of anyone’s business in spite of fluoridationists presuming it is, as they do when presuming fluoridation of all people will harm none.
- Why don't you put calcium & magnesium in your bathwater if you're getting hives and you know this will help?
Of the many students I know, several complained about rashes when showering after silicofluoridation started in their city. One was helped by using a calcium-rich gel quickly after showering. There is no mechanism by which calcium and magnesium could be added to the bathwater in our modern society where water districts determine what water to supply to a home and how it is piped onto one’s property. Construction of a metal-infusing tank for bathwater that is also heated is an expensive proposition and I know of no one ever doing it. And why should this be required when all the city need do is stop purchasing and adding useless fluoridation chemicals that do not sanitize water (and do not prevent corrosion of metals into water) and are thus illegal?
- You don't drink seawater. – Irrelevant
It is most certainly relevant. Fluoridation of water supplies is conducted, not to treat human skin, but to be ingested, to elevate fluoride levels in peoples’ bloodstream where it is a contaminant (that fluoridationists argue can somehow by some unknown mechanism affect dental caries). Any rash caused by contact with silicofluoridated water on the skin, after ingestion, can also affect intestinal epithelia. But seawater contains 412 ppm calcium and 1,292 ppm magnesium, both of which minimize fluoride assimilation. AND sea water is not consumed as a beverage anyway, so any internal effects in artificial fluoride-allergic or sensitive people would not be a concern (fish consumption could also be avoided if it were necessary). But fluoridated water with little calcium ion most certainly is consumed, where fluoridationists demand it be piped into homes as their paid-for source of water for drinking, bathing, cooking, etc., regardless of fluoride sensitivity or whether anyone has kidney or bone disease, or other pathologic issues.
And seawater averages 1 ppm fluoride (along with the hghly concentrated divalent metals). That is only 1.4 times the recommended fluoride level of 0.7 ppm. Cities now allow however 1 ppm fluoride because it is dififcult to maintain levels at precisely 0.7, and this is the same as in seawater.
Re: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
Carry Anne, you accused the AARP of Criminal Behavior if they don't submit to your demands.
Your quote: ""Failure of organizations such as AARP, medical associations and the media to condem fluoridation based on their principles and on the evidence presented them is as criminal an act as is the drugging of the population with an enzyme poison and neurotoxin because of politics."
Most normal people would consider that "inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community." That would make you the troll wouldn't it.
Under your attack on me, your definition of "Astroturfing," because you would never go off topic, you are accusing me of "masking the sponsors of a message or organization."
I'll tell you right now, that is a slanderous lie against me. I will accept your apology anytime.
I am commenting under this thread because I don't like bullies. Your "demand" of the AARP, and your accusation of criminal behavior against them is nothing short of extortion.
Moreover, I think it is incredibly dangerous to allow a bunch of self professed experts to hijack a proven health initiative. "Experts," like yourself, who have graduated from the University of Google, who probably suffer from extreme hypochondria, and definitely paranoia, have no business pushing their way into the domain of health experts and public policy.
Re: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
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I never, ever, ever said I get hives from bathing in fluoridated water.
I got hives primarlly in the early stages of fluoridation poisoing when my city began fluoridation, concurrent with a resurgence of childhood eczema subsequently diagnosed as psoriasis. In my instance, bathing in fluoridated water when I had open lesions was extremely painful. I know others who have problems bathing in fluoridated water even without open lesions. I filter my bathing water to reduce exposure to fluoride and other chemicals and have done so for decades.
Regardless of my personal experiences, the scientific literature documents that the skin conditions are common in those who are intolerant of or who have low tolerance for fluoride. Moreover, since fluroide is an inflammatory drug, it is biologically plausible as well as documented in medical science that fluoride aggravates inflammatory conditions whether it's eczema, irritable bowel disease or arthritis.
Re: Seawater & Sadism: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
Thank you, for giving the question so much thought.
So that's a "Yes." You have walked barefoot in the ocean . . And that's a "No." You didn't get hives on your feet, even though the ocean has twice the level of fluoride as optimally fluoridated water.
You bathe in optimally fluoridated water, you get hives. You walk in the ocean, you don't.
To rationalize this paradox you offer several reasons.
1.) You don't drink seawater. -- Irrelevant
2.) The "type" of fluoride is different in seawater. Hmm, That's odd. Any high school chemistry student should be able to tell you that a fluoride ion is the same as any other fluoride ion regardless of the source.
3.) "The mineral make up of seawater is quite high. We know that minerals including calcium and magnesium diminish the toxic impact of fluoride." -- Why don't you put calcium & magnesium in your bathwater if you're getting hives and you know this will help?
4.) "The fluoridation chemicals added to municipal water are highly polluted with other substances." -- Ah yes, Phillis Mullenix. This is from the study you cite: "Metal concentrations were analyzed in three hydrofluorosilicic acid (HFS) and four sodium fluoride (NaF) samples .."
So, what she did was look at a whopping 7 samples total of fluoroscilicic acid & Sodium Fluoride, and I imagine this was supposed to be a comprehensive overview of every batch going into the hundreds of billions of gallons of water flowing throughout U.S. water distribution systems.
What she doesn't tell you, or you could figure it out for yourself, is that any contaminants which may exist in the raw products she tested, already in the parts per million, are diluted down even further when HFS & NaF are added to water at about 2 parts per million. So, in the end, you have parts per million of parts per million. The levels of contaminants in her study are so low in drinking water that they are below detection level. Astronomically lower than EPA guidelines.
Here's the part I like best. The ocean has far greater levels of every contaminant cited in the Mullenix study than you will find in your drinking water which has been fluoridated to the optimal level.
Are you sure you don't get hives on your feet when you walk on the beach?
5.) "Municipal water typically includes chlorine and often includes ammonia laced chloramine. The toxic impact of fluorides is multiplied when in the presence of chlorine and even more so with chloramine."
It's true, chloramines, which are a combination of organic material and chlorine, does give people hives. Public pool water, which can be chlorinated as high as 5 - 10 ppm Cl2, can contain very high levels of chloramines. And low levels of chloramines are used by some cities for water sanitization. This is because they last longer in the distribution system. I, personally, disagree with the practice.
You may be onto something there. I don't know enough about it to be sure, but you can easily find out if your city uses chloramines as a tool for water sanitization by asking. If they do not, I recommend that you stop urinating in your bathwater - if it's the chloramines.
6.) "Eczema and other rashes or skin lesions such as stomatitis are an accepted adverse reaction to fluoridethat have been noted as such in physician manuals and dental product inserts since at least 1950." -- Ah yes, Waldbott found cases of this stuff from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Is that what you mean when you say, "there is considerable emerging scientific evidence against fluoridation .?" Stuff from the 1960s that has never been repeated by anyone?
"I've previously offered a number of citations on these and don't need to repeat them again." -- And for some odd reason, nobody else can repeat Waldbotts results today either.
Carry Anne also says, "attacking any individual who reports any skin condition from fluoridated water . . . . . is sadistic."
Response: Of course they are. And in your mind the AARP is guilty of criminal acts if they don't submit to your demands. ("Failure of organizations such as AARP, medical associations and the media to condem fluoridation based on their principles and on the evidence presented them is as criminal an act as is the drugging of the population with an enzyme poison and neurotoxin because of politics.")
Of course they are, dear.
Personal Opinions replace the Scientific Consensus?
CarryAnne – You claim that you, "have answered every one of the questions posed by DavidF & RandyJ here and elswhere", and you "have been giving more thought to the specious distratction about seawater and fluoride provoked skin reactions"
If that is your claim, then all you have to do is copy/paste your specific answers (you are a master copy/paste artist) from "here and elsewhere" to the specific questions I just repeated. Once you do that, I will not be in jeopardy of misinterpreting your comments, and I'll re-ask my other specific questions I have net seen answered.
Your Feldman quote pretty much summarizes the anti-fluoride "evidence" as claims based on "information concerning specific reactions to fluoride, as seen in private practice, never reach publication"
Seawater & Sadism: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
“Fluoride is capable of producing any number of symptoms. They include drowsiness, profound desire to sleep, dizziness, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, wheezing (asthma), chest pain, hives, and various intestinal symptoms. Most of the information concerning specific reactions to fluoride, as seen in private practice, never reach publication.” - Hobart Feldman, MD, American Board of Allergy and Immunology (1979)
Although I have answered every one of the questions posed by DavidF & RandyJ here and elswhere, I have been giving more thought to the specious distraction about seawater and fluoride provoked skin reactions and have expanded my answer to that question:
- I don't drink seawater.
- The type of fluoride in seawater is different from the types used to artifically fluoridate community tap water. (Sauerheber 2013)
- The mineral make up of seawater is quite high. We know that minerals including calcium and magnesium diminish the toxic impact of fluoride.
- The fluoridation chemicals added to municipal water are highly polluted with other substances. (Mullenix 2014)
- Municipal water typically includes chlorine and often includes ammonia laced chloramine. The toxic impact of fluorides is multiplied when in the presence of chlorine and even more so with chloramine. (Naidenko 2009)
- Eczema and other rashes or skin lesions such as stomatitis are an accepted adverse reaction to fluoride that have been noted as such in physician manuals and dental product inserts since at least 1950. Chizzola maculae is a fluoride-specifc autoimmune reaction, a type of hives that some women and children experience in the early stages of fluoride poisoning. I've previously offered a number of citations on these and don't need to repeat them again.
Consequently, attacking any individual who reports any skin condition from fluoridated water which has a totally different composition from seawater by distracting the conversation with comments about the ocean in an attempt to discredit either the science or the individual is a political deception. Insisting that senior citizens with psoriasis or other inflammatory skin conditions bathe in fluoridated water because of dental dogma is sadistic.
Re: Political Deceits & Ethics: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
These are good arguments, Carry Anne.
You say, "Failure of organizations such as AARP, medical associations and the media to condem fluoridation based on their principles and on the evidence presented them is as criminal an act as is the drugging of the population with an enzyme poison and neurotoxin because of politics."
Wow! Now in your "Demand" that AARP submit to your wishes, you threaten them with being guilty of "criminal" acts. This sounds vaguely familiar. The same tactic was used by anti-fluoride Attorney Robert Reeves in his extortion of the National Kidney Foundation, threatening them with a "Public Relations Disaster," even if they weren't guilty of anything.
"Individual Human Rights." Good argument. However, since there has never been one documented case of harm to any person who drinks optimally fluoridated water, no one is ever harmed by drinking it, you are literally arguing for the "right" to have poorer oral health. That is not rational. Moreover you are attempting to impose your irrational mindset upon those individuals who could truly benefit from this health initiative. That's not cool, man.
By the way, you never answered the question. You said your rashes are inflamed when you bathe in optimally fluoridated water. The question is, have you ever taken a walk along the beach at the ocean and walked in the water?
Since ocean water has twice the concentration of fluoride as optimally fluoridated water, I'm wondering if your feet broke out in hives if you did.
Personal Opinions replace the Scientific Consensus?
CarryAnne - I am trying very hard to get your specific answers to specific questions precisely so I don’t misrepresent your views and come to a conclusion like “it seems like your personal opinions replace the Scientific Consensus” That’s how I would interpret your most recent tirade, but since you have not actually answered my questions, I will try again. I certainly don’t want to misrepresent your opinions.
~> Your continual reference to fluoridation as a “medical mandate” is irrelevant, and your claim that fluoridation is implemented “in order to protect prestige, power and paychecks” is unsupportable and libelous. I ask you – do you apply this accusation to every member of the organizations worldwide that publically recognize the benefits of community water fluoridation who have not publically disagreed with the consensus?
~> You have apparently stated you don’t believe in the concept of a Scientific Consensus as it relates to the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation. What exactly is your alternative? It seems from your statement, you believe that anything anyone with any level of training accepts as true is equally legitimate under the law (as long as it agrees with your beliefs), with no group of relevant experts needed to evaluate the evidence for quality, relevance, accuracy, etc. – correct me if I am wrong.
~> Who, exactly do you trust to evaluate this “emerging scientific evidence” and determine the “evolving medical opinion”? So far, as mentioned repeatedly, there have been no recognized science or health organizations that have recommended changing the scientific consensus – or whatever you believe replaces it – based on the most current evidence.
~> Do you accept application of Scientific Consensus to the evaluation and acceptability of conclusions in any other field of science or health – Climate change, vaccines, drinking water disinfection, etc.? If not, what exactly is your alternative?
~> Can you explain more clearly your apparent accusations of the ADA, EPA and ATA and their members as “[affected by] financial benefit, ignorant, willful blindness, morally corrupt, cowards &/or sociopaths"? (08-22-2018 06:59 AM), (08-19-2018 01:05 PM), (07-25-2018 11:30 PM) & (07-25-2018 11:30 PM)
~> Do you believe those accusations are also accurate descriptions of all members of the 100+ organizations in the world who either publically recognize the benefits of CWF or have not publically spoken out against it?
Political Deceits & Ethics: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action
Fluoridation is a medical mandate. Medical mandates are politics pretending to be science. Fluoridation forces contaminated product into the bodies of convenient consumers regardless of adverse individual or environmental impact in order to protect prestige, power and paychecks. The politicized narrative that supports fluoridation policy acts to suppress scientific evidence, silence medical opinions and stifle victim voices.
Consensus is not synonomous with majority, despite what those in the majority claim. Consensus is a political construct that means there are no substantial objections to a position. There are not only considerable professional, organizational and public substantial objections to the medical hypothesis of fluoride ingestion using municipal water as an appropriate dental treatment, there is considerable emerging scientific evidence against fluoridation policy that adds to the weight of the evidence that fluoridation damages the health of millions.
Similarly, a simple majority is nothing more than mob rule. The United States is a constitutional federal republic with a Bill of Rights that uses democratic principles which supposedly employs safeguards to protect minority rights and individual human rights.
Nevertheless, emerging scientific evidence, evolving medical opinion and voices of victims do not deter astroturfers or fluoride trolls who attempt to use political deceits and misrepresentation of fact in an attempt to intimidate people into ignoring the immorality and harmfulness of fluoridation policy, especially to vulnerable subgroups who include pregnant women & their fetuses, bottle-fed babies and young children, the elderly and those with chronic illness.
Failure of organizations such as AARP, medical associations and the media to condem fluoridation based on their principles and on the evidence presented them is as criminal an act as is the drugging of the population with an enzyme poison and neurotoxin because of politics.
"Adding fluoride to water to prevent cavities is as nonsensical as putting statins in water to lower cholesterol, Prozac to treat depression, or even aspirin to relieve headaches. Prescribing drugs isn’t one-size-fits-all. Virtually any can have harmful side effects, especially to vulnerable sub-populations like children, pregnant women and those who are medically fragile." - Rick North in "Water Fluoridation is an Emperor Without Clothes" (Lund Report, Sept 4, 2018)
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