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Thanks for your intelligent and educational posts.

 

If you look on the Periodic Table of Elements, you will see Fluorine, Chlorine and Bromine (a common baking additive) all displace Iodine ~ which is vital to healthy thyroid function. No wonder thyroid malfunction has become rampant! We once added iodine to our table salt to insure adequate levels. Now, that effort has been sabotaged.

 

And honestly, if fluoride worked in preventing cavities, wouldn't America be cavity-free by now?

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Adding additional contaminants to water is not required by law and should be seen as a hindrance in the goal to provide the cleanest most natural water to customers.

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Sometimes, by the time you get to 50 or 60, people seem to think it is time to be in poor health, need a joint replacement, have thyroid dysfunction and diabetes.  With all the evidence of Fluoride being an endocrine dysrupter and known boney deposits, I imagine if AARP would take a long hard look at this topic, you would have numerous supporters from all walks of life.  The young people of the nation are beginning to see the illogical addition of this to our water and are shaking their heads at us older adults wondering why we let this get by for so long.

 

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 "The evidence against the safety of this public health policy will keep mounting and never disappear again. My ignorance of fluoride in the beginning was a matter of chance. If you ignore this evidence today, it will be a matter of choice.” - Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, Head Toxicologist at Forsyth Dental Center (1999) 

 

ON HYPERACTIVITY 

See TODAY's study published in Environmental Health that correlates ADHD (hyperactivity) in children with fluoridation. This is only the latest in 20 years of studies on animals and humans proving that fluoride in utero or youth not only permanently mottles the teeth of some children, but also permanently scrambles their brains:

  1. 2015 Ecologic study: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/14/1/17/abstract
  2. 1995 Animal study: http://www.fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/mullenix-1995.pdf

I recommend this 1996 talk by Dr. Phyllis Mullenix, the author of the 1995 study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hci7BnWydAo

 

Fluoridation is wrecking our health and the health of our grandkids! 

Phone and write AARP... tell them to take a stand against water fluoridation, now! 

 

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THYROID: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action

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“The addition of fluorides to drinking water was, and is, a mistake.” - Dr. Robert Isaacson, 2006 National Research Council Scientist (2007)

 

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Did you see this week's Newsweek article on a nationwide English study? 

People living in fluoridated communities have significantly higher incidences of low thyroid. Over 50% more incidence in "optimally" fluoridated communities than in communities with <.3 ppm. http://www.newsweek.com/water-fluoridation-may-increase-risk-underactive-thyroid-disorder-309173 

 

That's not surprising. There are studies from the early 20th century connecting various thyroid and parathyroid conditions with fluorides in the water and mottled teeth. The 2006 NRC also confirmed that fluoride even at low concentrations disrupts endocrine function, i.e. thyroid hormones. Sadly, gung-ho dentists urged on by business who stood to profit convinced government that fluoride was some sort of magic bullet.  

 

Fluoridation is wrecking our health and the health of our grandkids! 

Phone and write AARP... tell them to take a stand against water fluoridation, now! 

 

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If AARP has ever taken on a cuase that could have a great impact on the health of our community .... THIS IS IT!!!

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Extremely important topic from my community and for those of us over 50 as well.  If you've ever gone to an orthopedic sturgeon and been told, you have arthritis, bone spurs, thickening and brittleness of the bones, osteosclerosis, then you most likely have damage from too much fluoride. It's called skeletal fluorosis in just about every other county.  It is a chronic crippling problem that by that point you are aware of it there isn't much you can do about it but suffer and bear the expense.  The mayo clinic did one study associating it with too much black tea, but they've pretty much been told to back off fluoride if they want to advance their careers.   the original studies in 1946 by the ADA also clearly demonstrated this problem in the lab rats. 

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Yes!! FLUORIDE - I am 61 and my wife is 65. This is an extremely important topic! I am retired with a degree in Environmental Sciences including Biological Chemistry with added studies in Nutrition.
Seniors are more at risk for all kinds of health complications, because as we ingest Fluoride in the water, foods, and from other sources, it accumulates.

The CDC states that half of the Fluoride we ingest, accumulates in the body!!

Since (FLUORIDE) F- is the MOST REACTIVE ION of any other element, it can EASILY REACT with many of the body’s minerals and chemicals.

See what the CDC says...

CDC - BONES and JOINTS
“…exposure to higher levels of fluoride may harm your health. Skeletal fluorosis can be caused by eating, drinking or breathing very large amounts of fluorides. This disease only occurs after long term exposures (because Fluoride accumulates with the ongoing daily bone formations of every age group) and can cause denser bones,
joint pain,
and a limited range of joint movement.
…severe cases, the spine completely rigid…”

CDC
“…fluoride can result in denser bones…
...these bones are often
more brittle
or fragile
than normal bone
and there is an increased risk of older men and women breaking a bone.
Some studies have also found a higher risk of bone fractures in older men and women at fluoride levels typically found in fluoridated water….”

CDC
40% of children suffer “dental fluorosis"

CDC - TOPICAL ONLY is effective
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) states that: “(Fluoride’s) actions primarily are topical for both adults and children”.

CDC - teeth breaking
“…in severe cases, the teeth are pitted and are fragile, and sometimes the teeth can break.”

CDC – The CDC’s ATSDR warns about consuming large amounts of fluoride in that “…it can cause stomach aches, vomiting, and diarrhea. Extremely large amounts can cause death by affecting your heart.”

I WANT MORE ARTICLES AND SUPPORT from AARP about exposing Fluoride's adverse health affects to the elderly (and young children or infants).
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Re: Fluoride - Demand AARP Take Action

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Fluoridation is an excellent issue for AARP to spearhead. This practice of adding toxic chemicals to raise the fluoride level to prevent tooth decay is NOT safe and is Not even effective!! And for seniors it jut adds more burden on our bodies especially our brains!! Fluoridation has become a political issue when  organizations like AARP need to look past the years of propaganda and endorsements and expose the harm out weieghs the supposed benefits! THANK you for opening up this topic ...AARP please take this on!!!

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