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Promoting Fluoridation: An Open Letter to the Sebastopol City Council
by Jenny Miller
Tuesday Apr 30th, 2013 2:03 PM
Sonoma County is in the midst of an intense debate regarding the stated plans of the Board of Supervisors to move forward with fluoridating the water supply. There is a proposal being put before the Sebastopol City Council to include pro-fluoride information along with the water bills of residents. This is my open letter to the City Council about why they should learn the facts first.
Dear Sebastopol City Council Members,

I heard with alarm that you are considering a plan to add information about the benefits of fluoridation to residents' water bills. I wonder if you have taken the time to educate yourself about the harmful effects of mass medication with this industrial waste product? None of the proposed water additives are fluoride in its pure form, all of them are mixed with a variety of other toxins, and all are classified as "hazardous waste" by the EPA. These products are particularly harmful to infants, since when mixed with any form of baby formula concentrate (liquid or powdered) the resulting brew is 100 times more than the safe level for infants. (See attached article by Dr. Mercola, a leading medical researcher.) Even the ADA, which is a proponent of fluoridation, has cautioned mothers of the necessity of using bottled water instead of fluoridated water to make baby formula.

If the fluoridation proposal goes through in Sonoma County, it is unlikely that most mothers will be aware of this threat to their infants. Are you going to make sure that every mother in your district is knowledgeable about the toxicity of using tap water mixed with formula? The state legislature in NH passed a law saying just that, that every water recipient in the state had to be informed of this toxicity, with the information included in their water bill. What happened to the vision of having Sebastopol as a Toxics-free zone?

Let's say all the mothers in Sebastopol are informed about this toxicity (including those who only read Spanish or other languages, or who are blind and don't have easy access to written governmental warnings, or never learned how to read)? How will they know what bottled water is safe to use? Regular water filters do not remove fluoride, and low income parents cannot afford expensive reverse osmosis systems which do remove fluoride. Unfortunately, most bottled water also contains fluoride, and there is no requirement that it be labelled. Most likely, residents of Sonoma County and Sebastopol will wind up with the worst of both worlds--thousands of plastic water bottles littering our landfill, and the vast majority of infants still being exposed to dangerous levels of fluoride. Just one of the harmful side effects of increased fluoride exposure is lowered IQ in children. In a Harvard meta-study, published recently, they found that children in fluoridated areas had IQs that were an average of 7 points lower than children in non-fluoridated areas. Dr. Mercola does an excellent job of explaining some of the other hazards in the attached article.

Thanks for your consideration of these facts.
Sincerely,
Jenny Miller


http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/30/water-fluoridation-facts.aspx

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by Maureen Jones
( maureenj [at] pacbell.net ) Wednesday May 1st, 2013 8:27 AM
Advances in Dental Research 8(1);5-14, June, 1994

Intake and Metabolism of Fluoride
G.M. Whitford

"Overall, an average of 86.8% of the dose was retained by the infants, which is about 50% higher than would be expected for adults."

Page 10:
“While there appears to be no information on the renal handling of fluoride in the elderly, there is some for young children. Spak et al. (1985) concluded that their data from 4-to-18-year-old patients “…suggest that children have lower renal fluoride clearance rates than adults…” They thought that their findings were due to a higher extra-renal clearance by the developing bones of the children, an effect which has been demonstrated clearly in growing rats and dogs (Whitford, 1989). Ekstrand et al. (1992) studied the renal clearance and retention of orally administered fluoride in infants whose ages ranged from 38 to 411 days. They reported that the percentage of the dose that was retained, i.e., not excreted in the urine, increased as the dose (adjusted for body weight) increased. This suggested a dose-dependent mechanism for fluoride uptake by calcified tissues, a phenomenon not known to occur in adults. Overall, an average of 86.8% of the dose was retained by the infants, which is about 50% higher than would be expected for adults. The renal clearance values ranged from 3.8 to 9.3 mL/min. They concluded that “…the pharmacokinetics of fluoride in infants reveal(s) a completely different pattern compared to what has been found in adults.” There is a clear need for more information about the renal handling and general metabolism of fluoride in young children and the elderly.”

Sincerely,
Maureen Jones, Archivist
Citizens for Safe Drinking Water
http://www.Keepers-of-the-Well.org
San Jose, CA 95126

by Andrew J. Mackay
Friday May 3rd, 2013 12:02 AM
I won't get into the duplicity of this- people who triumph the rationalism of their politics while promoting ignorance in science and medicine- but I will debunk a couple claims made here.

You mention the Mercola study multiple times. None of its content is relevant to United States fluoridation. What the meta-study found is that in China and Iran, having a highly contaminated water supply (read: ten times the concentration of an American city) may cause IQ loss. These levels are toxic and if they were found in an American municipal water system they would be filtered out.

The CDC has indeed talked about fluoridation with infant formula, but says "if your child is exclusively consuming infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water, there may be an increased chance for mild dental fluorosis. To lessen this chance, parents can use low-fluoride bottled water some of the time to mix infant formula;" Two things from that:

1. The CDC at no point says that giving infants fluoridated tap water is dangerous.
2. Mild fluorosis is not dangerous, it's just a discoloration that many of us have. To say otherwise is like saying a birth mark is equivalent to a tumor.

Yes, fluoride is toxic. You know what else is toxic? Everything. Here's a fact- let's say you started drinking fluouridated water right now, just chugging it quart after quart. You would die due to the water's toxicity before any fluoride issues presented themselves.

If you object to the toxicity of the water supply, you should move for it to be turned off altogether.
by Knowledge is power
Friday May 3rd, 2013 5:50 AM
From: http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=42652e035a1b1baaae1f340b54694975
There is a video in the article. The transcript is here. Other videos are available at the above website.
The Fluoride Deception is the latest mini documentary from Mike Adams, executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center. Through the use of animation and motion graphics, it exposes the truth about where fluoride really comes from: The toxic byproducts of the phosphate mining industry!

Here is the transcript of this documentary:

Fluoride. Dentists say that drinking it can protect your teeth against cavities. Cities and towns all across the world actually dump it into the water supply, hoping to indiscriminately medicate the population through their tap water faucets.

The official story on fluoride sounds wonderful: Drink the stuff, and you won't get cavities, we're told. It's a nice story. But there's another side to this story -- the side you're never told. And it starts with the astonishing but verifiable fact that nearly all the fluoride dripped into municipal water supplies isn't naturally occurring fluoride at all.

In fact, it's actually a combination of hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride.

These two chemical are considered highly toxic by the EPA. They're actually classified as hazardous waste and when packaged for transportation, they must be labeled as poison and handled by workers wearing industrial safety gear.

So what are hexafluorosilicic acid and sodium silicofluoride, and where do they come from?

That's the part of this story that you probably won't believe. That is, not until you check it out yourself. Because the more you look into the mythology of fluoride, the more bizarre this story becomes.

And this bizarre story begins at phosphate mining companies. Phosphate is an important mineral used in fertilizers. It's mined from natural rock deposits scattered across the world, and the phosphate rock is then refined to produce phosphoric acid. If that name sounds familiar, that's because it's one of the main ingredients in carbonated sodas such as Coke and Pepsi. Phosphoric acid is often compared to battery acid. It's a highly acidic liquid that is believed to be the primary reason why drinking sodas can result in kidney stones and a loss of bone mineral density.

Phosphate rock is also used to create fertilizers. The problem is, phosphate is often contaminated with high levels of fluoride -- as much as 40,000 parts per million, or up to 4% of the raw ore. To remove the fluoride, sulfuric acid is added to a wet slurry of phosphate and water. This causes the fluoride to vaporize, creating highly toxic gaseous compounds such as hydrogen fluoride and silicon tetrafluoride.

These toxic fluoride chemicals used to be released directly from the smokestacks of phosphate mining operations, but the nearby farms suffered devastating losses of cattle and food crops which withered away and died due to... guess what? Fluoride poisoning.

In order to stop this environmental destruction, the phosphate mining industry put in place a way to capture the toxic fluoride chemical vapors so that they wouldn't be released into the air and kill the surrounding livestock and vegetation. This was accomplished by installing "wet scrubbers" that captured the toxic fluoride chemicals, preventing them from being released into the environment and killing the plant and animal life living nearby.

It is from these wet scrubbers that toxic fluoride chemicals are now harvested. They're collected, re-packaged, shipped to your local city, then dumped into the municipal water supply. So instead of these toxic fluoride chemicals being released by the phosphate mining smokestacks, they are instead captured, and then released into the water supply of large cities where the chemicals then contaminate the water of millions of people at a time.

This is called water fluoridation.

When dentists and doctors say they support fluoride in the water supply, what they're really saying is that they support the mass poisoning of the population with a highly toxic hazardous waste product that, if it weren't dripped into the water supply, it would have to be disposed of as highly toxic hazardous waste under strict EPA regulations.

Curiously, it is a violation of federal law to dump hexafluorosilicic acid or sodium silicofluoride into the water. Such an act, in fact, is considered an act of terrorism. Yet it is mysteriously allowed today as long as it is accompanied by a loosely-justified claim that "we're doing this to stop cavities."

But setting aside for the moment the inconvenient truth that water fluoridation involves the illegal act of dumping hazardous waste into the water supply, there's another important question in all this: Do these toxic fluoride chemicals actually prevent cavities?

Roughly ninety-nine percent of the municipal water pumped through any given city never ends up in the mouths of the people. Most water is used for showering, washing dishes, washing clothes, watering yards and filling pools. Almost none of the fluoride dripped into the water supply comes into contact with human teeth.

It does, however, end up downstream, where it contaminates rivers, streams and ultimately the oceans of our world. In this way, water fluoridation policies have become a convenient loophole through which the phosphate mining industry can dump its toxic waste byproducts into the environment without adhering to any EPA regulations whatsoever. Phosphate mining companies even turn a profit by selling their hazardous waste to cities, then labeling it "fluoride" even though this name is scientifically inaccurate.

All this raises an obvious question: If fluoride kills cows, and crops, and fish, and is considered a hazardous waste chemical by the EPA, then how could it be healthy to ingest?

And why don't doctors and dentists, even though they openly recommend fluoride -- sometimes with irrational exuberance -- know where fluoride really comes from? If dentists knew fluoride was derived from the chemical waste of the phosphate mining industry, would they still recommend that we consume it?

The truth about fluoride is a lot like the truth about Enron, or Goldman Sachs, or every other shocking revelation that nobody believed until it suddenly became obvious that we were all being fooled for so long. Fluoride is a clever scheme, where a hazardous waste chemical is dumped into the environment by passing it through the bodies of people first. We, the People, have become the toxic waste dump site of the phosphate mining industry, and chances are, your local dentist fully supports this entire process.

Over the last several decades, an astonishing twenty-four studies have established a statistical link between fluoride exposure and low IQs in children. One study conducted by the Center for Endemic Disease Control in China found that each additional milligram of fluoride detected in every liter of a child's urine was associated with a 0.59 point decrease in their IQ score. Another study found that fluoride exposure slashed the number of children achieving "high IQs" by more than 70 percent.

It shouldn't be surprising, of course, to learn that a consuming a hazardous chemical might impair brain function. Water fluoridation, in turns out, may be the root cause of the alarming drop in academic aptitude among children in first-world nations. Historically speaking, the mathematics that used to be taught to eighth graders in the 1950s are now college-level courses in 2011. Maybe the reason why Johnny can't read or spell is because Johnny's been drinking too much fluoride.

So I have three bits of advice for you. First, for your dental needs, always seek out a holistic dentist who understands the toxicity of fluoride and mercury. They will advise you NOT to drink toxic fluoride chemicals from your tap water.

Secondly, don't drink unfiltered tap water. In addition to the toxic fluoride chemicals, tap water is also usually contaminated with chlorine and even dangerous elements from old water pipes. Buy a good countertop water filter from a company like Aquasana. Or get a whole-house filter to remove chlorine and fluoride from the water entering your home.

Thirdly, help fight water fluoridation in your local city or town. If your city is like most cities, water fluoridation policies have been pushed by dentists and doctors who are technically ignorant of the origins and the composition of fluoride, and yet they seek to assert power over the composition your local water supply. They essentially attempt to mass-medication the entire population with what can only be called a "drug" -- a biologically active chemical that they claim can prevent a health condition.

And yet, has this "drug" called fluoride ever received FDA approval as a drug? Have the individual members of the population been individually assessed for their need for such a drug? Have medication doses and drug interactions been considered? Has anyone even been written a prescription for this drug?

The answer is no. Fluoride is an unapproved drug, being used in a highly illegal mass-medication scheme that provides an excuse for the real agenda of disposing of a highly toxic hazardous waste chemical. [THE FDA NEVER APPROVIED FLUORIDE IN OUR WATER!]

It's time to stop fluoride.

Demand an end to fluoridation in your local cities and towns. Call for those who purchase and handle fluoride to stop what they're doing. Question the safety of these toxic chemicals being dripped into the water supply. These are actions that endanger the public. They could be called acts of terrorism. And publicly shame the doctors and dentists who have taken part in this mass chemical poisoning, causing untold harm to populations all over the world.

Help us stop the fluoride poisoning of our world.

Learn more at NaturalNews.com. Join the Facebook group "No Fluoride." See more videos about fluoride at NaturalNews.TV. Visit FluorideAlert.org and other fluoride truth websites that are working to end the fluoride poisoning.

Thank you for listening. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.