Fluoride Free Water For Bathing

 A Shower Cubicle Can Be Considered As An ‘Exposure Chamber’

Showering or bathing in contaminated tap water poses even more of a risk
to your health than drinking it, so it isn’t enough to simply filter
the water you drink. Optimally, you may opt to install
in a whole home water filtration system.

FLUORIDATED WATER AND BATHING IMAGES

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Our skin absorbs everything we put on it 
including petrol,
oil, fluoride, insecticide, in fact MOST chemicals…

WHY WE RECOMMEND FILTERING BATH AND SHOWER WATER

If you can’t afford a whole-house filtering system, then at least filter your shower / bath water, since that’s going to be your most significant source of contamination.

Showering or bathing in contaminated tap water poses even more of a risk to your health than drinking it, so it isn’t enough to simply filter the water you drink. Optimally, you may opt to install in a whole home water filtration system.  

“Studies done by H.S. Brown, Ph.D., D.R. Bishop, MPH, and C.A. Rowan, MSPH in the early 1980s showed that anaverage of 64% of the total dose of waterborne contaminants is absorbed through the skin.
Also, studies by Dr. Julian Andelman, Professor of Water Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, found less chemical exposure from drinking contaminated water than using it to wash the clothes or take a shower (American Journal of Public Health, May 1984).”
 

“These 3 researchers [Brown, Bishop, and Rowan] used Fick’s Law to determine permeability constants for selected compounds. Then they calculated dose per kilogram for 9 different exposure situations and compared this to the oral dose per kilogram. They found that skin absorption contributed from 29 to 91 percent of the total dose, averaging 64 percent.”

That’s not saying 29 to 91 percent of the fluoride will be absorbed; that’s saying that 29 to 91 percent of all the chemicals absorbed into the body from water came through skin absorption and the rest from ingestion.

The actual amount that you will absorb through skin or through inhalation varies with more variables than even hot versus cold water. Even the amount of fluoride in the tap water varies and is not a set constant. Children will absorb a higher percentage since they have more surface area per body weight. A child is not an adult, but most toxicological data are based on occupational exposures for adults. I was unable to find a study on fluoride absorption specifically. I think one should be done.

 One EPA scientist said, “For instance, a shower cubicle can be considered an ‘exposure chamber’. Exposure to volatile contaminants absorbed via the lung would be about double the same amount from drinking water. In the bath, underarms, scrotal and vaginal areas as well as the groin absorb far greater amounts than in the normal unwashed forearm test.”

 “Surprisingly, ingestion is not the most efficient way to deliver toxicants into the system.
Dermal exposure and inhalation of the contaminants are absorbed directly into the blood stream.
Of the three modes of exposure, dermal exposures are the most efficient: virtually
100% of the contaminants are absorbed into the system.”

People who deny the dangerous effects of fluoride
may be suffering from  reverse gullibility.”

FLUOROSIS AND MORE WAYS TO CONTAIN IT.

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FLUORIDATION AND VITAMIN C

by John A. Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D. (1943-2000)

The indiscriminate fluoridation of water systems is not
the solution to the problems of tooth decay.
In the absence of sufficient Vitamin C,
fluoridation will lead to Vitamin C depletion, dental
 fluorosis, and to abnormal levels of metabolites in blood tissues.

Yiamouyiannis ff

The National Health Federation
P.O. Box 688, Monrovia, California 91017
e-mail: contact-us@thenhf.com
Washington,  D.C.,  20002

Abstract:  Vitamin C plays an important role in the orderly deposition of fluoride into various tissues. In higher fluoride areas, Vitamin C increases fluoride excretion and normalizes soft and hard tissue fluoride levels and thus prevents the development of fluorosis.  At lower fluoride levels, Vitamin C increases the incorporation of fluoride into teeth.  Fluoridation of water systems in not the solution to optimal incorporation of fluoride into teeth; in cases of Vitamin C deficiency, fluoridation may lead to fluorosis.

- 7 August 1974 -

While fluoridation of public water systems has been advocated and encouraged by the national and state public health services, a number of questions concerning the need to add fluoride to public waters have gone unanswered.

Mother’s milk, containing as little as 0.01 to 0.05 ppm fluoride confers as much caries resistance on the child as other infants consuming 1 to 2 ppm fluoride present in commercially prepared formulas (1, 2).

In unfluoridated areas, containing natural fluoride levels of 0.1 to 0.5 ppm and even less, there exists a certain part of the population that are free of caries.  In fact, in Nigeria, a population has been found where over 98% of the population is caries free and the fluoride level in their water is within the above range (3).

In a study at Great Lakes Naval Base, the previous life-long residence of caries-free recruits, were examined to determine if any trace elements could be correlated with the low incidence of caries.

The level of fluoride in the drinking water was not implicated.

It has also been noticed that primitive areas in which the people of the area eat unrefined food have a relatively low caries rate as compared to later when these areas became “civilized” and their diets begin to consist of more refined foods.

In these cases, caries rates often soar and addition of fluoride to the water supply is unable to restore the previous caries rate (5, 6, 7).

In areas and among people where nutrition is poor, mottling is observed at levels below the 1 ppm level used to fluoridate public water systems (at levels as low as 0.4 ppm fluoride).

This has been noticed in India (8) as well as among American Negroes whose mottling rate, in the 1-ppm range is higher than that of whites in the same area.

In a comprehensive study in Japan, the fluoride levels associated with the lowest incidence of caries ranged from 0.2 to 0.4 ppm  (9).

In the 1930’s it was found that the ingestion of fluoride causes scurvy-like symptoms and that this was associated with a decrease in the Vitamin C levels of various tissues. Similarities in the symptoms of scurvy and mild fluorosis were also observed  (10, 11).

In 1954, in an area containing 0.34 to 0.8 ppm fluoride in the water, 23% of the children 4-7 years old exhibited mottling (dental fluorosis). The Vitamin C contents in blood for normal children (without mottling) averaged 0.78 mg %. In the mottled enamel group, the blood Vitamin C levels of most children were extremely low (0.15 to 0.3 mg % in 29%, and 0.0 to 0.15 mg % in 31%. Treatment of these subjects with Vitamin C brought substantial improvement  (12).

In 1964-65, the death rate of guinea pig population in Australia had reached epidemic proportion. (The Guinea pig is the only non-primate known that cannot synthesize its own Vitamin C). This death rate was eventually attributed to slightly higher levels of fluoride in feed pellets. Symptoms of sub-acute Vitamin C deficiency were observed. Fluorosis was diagnosed as the cause of death (13). In rats and mice (both of which synthesize their own Vitamin C, no such death rate was reported. U.S.P.H.S. [United States Public Health Service] experiments are performed with rats – they do not use guinea pigs (14). Both in the U.S. (15) and Russia (16) Vitamin C is recognized as being capable of retarding the development of fluorosis.

In guinea pigs exposed to fluoride, Vitamin C was found to normalize altered blood Ca, P, and sugar levels, as well as fluoride levels and ash contents in teeth and bone, and fat glycogen, and fluoride levels in the liver. Fed to men exposed to elevated fluoride uptakes, 100mg of Vitamin C increased the excretion of fluoride from 3-5.5 mg/day to 6-8.5 mg/day (17).

Most important, however, are the following findings:

1.)  in guinea pig, fluoride added to the diet cannot make teeth more insoluble (caries-resistant) than the addition of Vitamin C to the diet and-

2.)  in low fluoride areas, dietary supplementation with Vitamin C leads to fluoride deposition in teeth equal to the of higher fluoride areas (18, 19).

In conclusion, it appears that Vitamin C is and essential factor in the deposition of fluoride in, as well as the exclusion of fluoride from, various tissues in the body.

While increased fluoride in teeth had been correlated to caries-resistant of teeth, adequate Vitamin C levels in the diet in areas of 0.1 to 0.5 ppm fluoride (and even 0.01 to 0.05 ppm in the nursing infant) leads to adequate uptake by the teeth. Indeed in animals that manufacture there own Vitamin C (e.g. rats), Fluoride is found not to have a caries protective effect until it reaches levels of 10-20 ppm (14); at these levels it acts as a strong antibacterial in the mouth.

The indiscriminate fluoridation of water systems is not the solution to the problems of tooth decay. In the absence of sufficient Vitamin C, fluoridation will lead to Vitamin C depletion, dental fluorosis, and to abnormal levels of metabolites in blood tissues.

Adequate intake of Vitamin C may explain why people or populations in low fluoride areas can be caries-free.

REFERENCES:

(1)           Y. Ericsson, U. Ribelius, Caries Research 5, 78 (1971);

(2)           F.J. McClure, Personal communication.

(3)           A. Sheiham, British Dental Journal 123, 144 (1967;

(4)           J.P. Quinn, NDRI-PR-68-03, (June 1968) 11pp. US Nat.Tech.

Inf. Serv. Reo. No. AD0839 129;

(5)           S.J. Barnaud Journal 2, Med. Trop. 29, 593 (1969);

(6)           J.A. Cran, Australian Dental Journal 2, 277 (1957);

(7)           F. Prader, Schweiz. Mschr. Zahnhk. 71 885 (1961);

(8)           R.S. Nanda, Indian Journal of Dental Research 60, 1470 (1972);

(9)           Y. Imai, Koku Eisei Gakkai Zasshi 22, 144 (1972);

(10)          P.H. Phillips, J. Biol. Chem. 100,

(Proc. Am. Soc. Biol. Chem. 8) Lxxix (1933);

(11)          P.H. Phillips, F.J. Stare, C.A. Elvenhem, J. Biol. Chem. 106, 41 (1934);

(12)          N.A. Ivanova, Voprosy Okhrany Materinstva I Detstva 4, 29 (1959);

(13)          F.F.V. Atkinson, G.C. Hard, Nature 211, 429 (1966);

(14)          N.M. Stiles, National Institute Of Dental Research,

Personal Communication;

(15)        J.W. Suttie, P.H. Phillips, The Pharmacology and Toxicology of Fluorine,

                J.C. Muhler, M.K. Hine, Ed.

(Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1959) pp 70-7;

(16)          V.S. Andreeva Voprosy Okhrany Materinstva I Detstva 4, 25 (1959);

(17)          R.D. Gabovich, P.N. Maistruck, Voprosy Pitaniya 22, 32 (1963);

(18)          D. J. Thompson, P. H. Phillips, J. Dent. Res. 45, 845 (1966);

(19)          D. Triers, C.G. Elliott, M.D. Smith, J. K. Dent. Res. 47, 1171 (1968);

(20)       W. Buttner, Advances in fluorine Research and Dental Caries Prevention,  J. L. Hardwick, H.R.Held, K.G. Konig, Ed. (New York Pergamon Press, 1965) pp. 19-30;

(21)        Hardwick & Bunting, J. Dent. Res. 50 (Supplement, Pt. 1), 1212 (1971)

John Y

MORE ON VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY & FLUORIDE

It is also worth noting the link between fluoride and other micronutrients;
in particular Vitamin C. – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for humans
and is required by the body to form collagen in bones,
cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It also aids in
the absorption of iron.[449]

It has been documented that in the absence of sufficient Vitamin C, water fluoridation will lead to Vitamin C depletion, dental fluorosis and to abnormal levels of metabolites in blood tissues.[450] Animal studies have also demonstrated the link between Vitamin C and fluoride intake.[451] The findings of this latter study support the previous observations noted by Yiamouyiannis. This fact should be of particular interest to the Irish health authority as a national health survey has documented the inadequacy of  Vitamin C intake in boys and girls aged from 5 to 12 years in Ireland.[452] A more recent study among adults aged 65 years and over, similarly showed a low intake of  Vitamin C in addition to inadequate intakes of calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin D.[453]

Alarmingly, it is possible that water fluoridation may itself  be contributing to Vitamin C depletion as well as dental fluorosis in Ireland. Interestingly, it has also been observed that in low fluoride areas, dietary supplementation with Vitamin C leads to fluoride deposition in teeth equal to that of higher fluoride areas with water fluoridation.[454],[455] It is plausible therefore, to assume, that exposure to fluoride compounds in drinking water may increase the associated risk of  Vitamin C depletion, a contributory factor associated in the development of both dental fluorosis and periodontal disease.

Indeed the coexistence of fluorosis and signs of  Vitamin C deficiency have been reported[456],[457] and it has been suggested that low concentrations of  Vitamins A, C and D tend to worsen the symptoms of fluorosis and accelerate the development of fluoride toxicosis.[458]

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)

1. 449 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research↵

2. 450 Vitamin C and Fluoridation- John A. Yiamouyiannis Ph.D.↵

3. 451 Verma RJ, Sherlin DM , Fluoride and Vitamin C, Human & Experimental Toxicology, 2001 Dec;20(12):619-23.↵

4. 452 Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA), 2001, Adequacy of micronutrient Intakes in Ireland, Results from the National Food Consumption Surveys,↵

5. 453 Irish Universities Nutrition alliance (2008), National Teens Food Survey↵

6. 454 D. J. Thompson, P. H. Phillips, Journal of Dental Research. 45, 845 (1966).↵

7. 455 D. Triers, C.G. Elliott, M.D. Smith, J. K. Dent. Res. 47, 1171 (1968).↵

8. 456 Krishnamachari K. A. V. R, and Laxmaiah N., Lack of effect of massive dose of vitamin C on fluoride excretion in fluorosis during a short clinical trial,
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 28: November 1975, pp. 1234-1236.↵

9. 457 Pandit, C. G., I. N. S. Raghavachari, D. S. Rao And V. Krishnamurthy. Endemic fluorosis in South India. A study of the factors involved in the production of mottled anamel in children and severe bone manifestations in adults. Indian J. Med. Res. 28: 559, 1940.↵

458 Suttie JW, Phillips PH: Fluoride ingestion and vitamin metabolism. In Fluorine and Dental Health: the Pharmacology and Toxicology of Fluorine. JC Muhler and MK Hine eds.

BloomingtonI, N: Indiana University Press, 1959, pp 70-77.↵

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Guinea pigs have a requirement for vitamin C,
because they can not cannot manufacture or store vitamin C
(lack of the enzyme L-gulono-gamma-lactone oxidase).
( THE SAME AS US HUMANS )

“…Then I happened across a report on fluoride and it’s negative effect
on collagen synthesis. I immediately switched to water without fluoride
and the results were magical. This may be unique to my chemistry.
But given the volume of research, it might be worth recommending…

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FLUORIDATION – ELEVATED CANCER IN BASEL

For 50-69 years old people from Basle the cancer death rate was
declining before water fluoridation and has changed to a
raising trend of cancer deaths after introduction
of the drinking water fluoridation.

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Switzerland Ends Fluoridation After 41 Years…

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Relations Between Water Fluoridation and Cancer in man and
animals and Effectiveness in USA and Europe.
© by Rudolf Ziegelbecker, Graz

Extract from the above web site

Translation:

Elevated Cancer Increments In Basle

After The Introduction Of Water Fluoridation

…Also water fluoridation in Basle is useless, as shown by KREUZER and myself (ZIEGELBECKER) at the SGSG-conference in Basle on 2 December 1989. The lessening of dental caries in Basle results from other reasons than fluoridation. The analyses of cancer data, however, which were made available to me by the sanitary department, yielded (in agreement with the results from far more comprehensive data from the USA) an alarming connection between fluoridation and cancer deaths in Basle. The diagram shows the change of the percentage of female cancer deaths among the female citizens over time, before and after the introduction of water fluoridation in Basle. During the 13 years before water fluoridation (1950-1962) the increase factor of the percentage of female cancer deaths was about 2.38. After introduction of the drinking water fluoridation (in May 1962) the increase factor raised in the following 21 years almost suddenly to 39.74 which is the 16-times larger value! With the males the situation is similar, the increase factor raised during the same time from 23.58 to 49.7.

3. Erhöhte Krebszuwächse in Basel nachEinführung der Fluoridierung:Auch

die Basler Wasserfluoridierung istnutzlos, wie von KREUZER und mir

auf der Basler SGSG-Tagung am 2. Dez. 1989gezeigt wurde. Der

Kariesrückgang in Basel hat andere Gründe als dieFluoridierung. Wohl

aber ergab die Analyse der mir vom Sanitätsdepartement zurVerfügung

gestellten Krebsdaten (in Übereinstimmung mit den Ergebnissen aus

weitumfangreicheren Daten aus denUSA) einen besorgniserregenden

Zusammenhangzwischen der Fluoridierung und den Krebstodesfällen in

Basel. Das nachfolgendeDiagramm zeigt die zeitliche Änderung des

Anteils der weiblichen Krebstoten ander weiblichen Bevölkerung vor

und nach Einführung der Wasserfluoridierung inBasel. In den 13

Jahren vor der TWF (1950-1962) lag der Zuwachsfaktor desAnteils

weiblicher Krebstoter bei 2,38. Nach Einführung der TWF (im Mai

1962)erhöhte sich der Zuwachsfaktor in den folgenden 21 Jahren

(1963-1983) nahezuschlagartig auf 39,74; also um das 16-fache. Bei

den Männern ist es ähnlich: DerZuwachsfaktor stieg in der gleichen

Zeit von 23,58 auf 49,7 an.

Fazit:Die falschen Lehrmeinungen über die Fluoridierung gehören

dringendkorrigiert, die Zensur der Kritik und der Boykott durch

dieZahnärzteorganisationen und “Fluorkommissionen” abgeschafft. Die

Fortsetzung dernutzlosen und Fluorose- sowie Krebs fördernden,

gesundheitsbelastendenTrinkwasserfluoridierung in Basel erscheint

unverantwortlich.

Résumé: The wrong doctrines about fluoridation should be urgently corrected, the censorship of critique and the boycott by dentists’ organizations and “fluoridation commissions” must be abolished. The continuation (remark: water fluoridation was stopped in Basle in 2003) of the [ineffectiveness of] effectless fluoridaton in Basle which promotes fluorosis and cancer and strains health appears to be  [irresponsible?] unresponsible.

More details from the attached Compendium of Summaries number 57, p.45:  Bei den 50 -69-jährigen Baslern war die Krebstodesrate vor Beginn der TWF überhaupt fallendund ist dieser Trend nach Einführung der TWF in einen steigenden Trend an Krebstotenumgeschlagen.

Translation:

For 50-69 years old people from Basle the cancer death rate was declining before water fluoridation and has changed to a raising trend of cancer deaths after introduction of the drinking water fluoridation.

4. Material sent to the EFSA by my father (who died in January 2009)  already in 2006 which contains a heavy critique of the EU’s Scientific Committees’ “Opinions” on the tolerable upper intake level of fluorides,

and in details even more competent information needed for an objective
risk assessment of chemicals used for drinking water fluoridation –
if desired I could send this material also to you.

Sincerely,

Rudolf Ziegelbecker Jr.

German version: FluoridBSTW

Fluorid im Basler Trinkwasser
Gemeinsame Untersuchung des Kantonalen Labors
Basel-Stadt und des Wasserlabors IWB

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FLUOROSIS AND MORE WAYS TO CONTAIN IT.

…What needs to be done?  An ideal way would be to supplement
the diet of 
children in the endemic areas with calcium,
magnesium and vitamin C. 
This was also the basis
of Chinese research work in early 1990’s…

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ENDEMIC SKELETAL FLUOROSIS IS A DISEASE CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE

INGESTION OF FLUORIDES THROUGH WATER, FOOD OR AIR.

The upper limit of optimum fluoride level in drinking water for a  tropical
country like India is 0.5 ppm.

The upper limit of safe total intake of fluoride from food and water per day
for an adult is 5 milligrams (WHO-2002).

The TOTAL daily intake through water and food determines the development of fluorosis.

First ever cases of endemic skeletal fluorosis and its neurological manifestations in the  world were recorded from Podili, Darsi and Kanigiri areas of Andhra Pradesh in 1937. Subsequently cases of fluorosis were recorded from Nalgonda and other areas of the Andhra Pradesh state and other parts of India. It is now estimated that 60 million people are living in these endemic areas and are at risk of contacting the disease and 2 million people are crippled because of it. Th& incidence of fluorosis affected districts in India are listed alphabetically: Assam2; Andhra Pradesh= 17; lBihart=8; Delhi4; Gujarat= All except Dang; Haiyana 12; Jammu & Kashmir=1; Kamataka 14; KeraI=3; Maharashtra= 10; Madhya Pradesh= 10; Orissa= 3; Punjab=13; Rajasthan= All 32 districts; Tamil 4adu 8; Uttar Pradesh= 7 and West Benga=4. Hence, skeletal fluorosis continues to be a major public health problem in India.

The factors, which govern the development of fluorosis, are the following:

1.     High levels of fluoride in drinking water supplies and in the foodstuffs grown in these endemic areas.

2.     Tropical weather and hard manual labor by affecting the intake of water.

3.     Poor nutrition and diets deficient in their content of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C aggravate fluoride toxicity. High intake of calcium reduces the amount of absorbed into the bones. Magnesium has peculiar relationship with fluoride and its optimum intake helps in elimination of fluoride from the body. Vitamin C is beneficial in some way in reducing fluoride toxicity. Diets deficient in calories and calcium intake increase the incidence of fluorosis (WHO-2002).

4.     Renal disease aggravates fluorosis by increased deposition of fluoride in the bones. A diseased kidney cannot handle fluoride excretion from the body and hence its increased deposition in the bones.
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5.     Presence of abnormal amounts of certain trace elements in the drinking water supplies such as strontium, uranium etc. Strontium levels in drinking water supplies in some endemic areas are high and strontium is a bone-seeking element like fluoride and both these aggravate the bony changes.

In a study of 94 drinking water samples from the endemic fluorotic villages of Prakasam and Nalgonda districts the fluoride and strontium levels are as follows: Fluoride levels ranged between 0.1 to 9.5 ppm for a mean of 2.009 ppm and strontium levels ranged between 4.91 to 9931.74 ppb for a mean of 1670.02 parts per billion. Any water strontium levels of over 1000 ppb are suspect. Increased levels of fluoride and strontium appear to playa role in the severe forms of fluorosis that is witnessed in some endemic areas of fluorosis in Andhra Pradesh especially in Prakasam where fluoride levels are not very high. Some elements like uranium are nephrotoxic and may aggravate fluorosis problem. Levels of trace elements such uranium, selenium, zinc, iron, lithium, lead, barium, aluminum etc were in abnormal concentrations in some of the drinking water supplies of villages in Prakasam and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh. Aluminum is known to increase fluoride absorption from the gut and hence its abnormal concentration in water supplies is harmful. The role of these other elements except those of strontium, aluminum and uranium in fluoride metabolism are not known at present time.

De fluoridation plants are based on adding aluminum compounds to the water containing high levels of fluoride. It may be noted hundreds of crores of rupees were spent on erecting these plants in 1980’s 1990’s and not a single one of them are working now. So is the fate of household de fluoridation units. Besides there is the risk of increased intake of aluminum which is being incriminated for the causation of Alzheimer’s disease as well as motor neuron disease for which there is no therapy like AIDS disease. Tea contains exceptionally high content of fluoride and each cup may add up to 2 milligrams of fluoride. Ideal solution for skeletal fluorosis is its prevention by providing safe drinking water and providing such water For cultivation of crops in these endemic areas, This appears to be only a very distant dream. Government of India envisaged health for all by 2000 in 1987 AD and planned provision of safe drinking water to all villages by that date. The plans failed miserably and now the authorities have become more pragmatic. One’ of the ‘millennium development goals’ of 2002 is to provide safe drinking water to half the rural population by 2015. Hence prevention of fluorosis is not possible in the near future and at least efforts must be made to lessen the suffering of the people by improving their nutrition.

The situation in certain parts of Andhra such as Nalgonda is very grim. When Daver first recorded cases of skeletal fluorosis from this region in 1945 AD and by Siddique in 1955 AD, there were no children with deformed limbs. These cases with deformed limbs were recorded in 1970’s. Rural nutrition in the past few decades has gotten worse in many parts of state and in other parts of the country. National institute of nutrition conducted surveys of status of rural nutrition in 715 villages of seven states in 2002 and 2003. Eighty villages in AP were studied and AP has the distinction of having highest incidence of dental fluorosis among seven states. The results of nutrition study are contained in National nutrition monitoring bureau reports 21 and 22, which reveal the appalling state of nutrition of rural population in the country. Sixty percent of the children below 6 years of age are malnourished and a third of them suffer from severe under weight problem. Only a third of the children studied were getting an optimum diet. Calcium intake is exceptionally low in all states and calcium does playa big role in Nalgonda having very high incidence of skeletal fluorosis in our country. Drinking water supplies of Nalgonda have a high content of fluoride because the calcium content of Nalgonda soils and rocks is low. This allows more fluoride to seep in to the water supplies (Netherland study- 1986). Siddiqui study revealed that avenge daily intake of calcium in Nalgonda individuals was only 300mg whereas it was 900 mg in Punjab. NNMB report of 2002 reveals that calcium intake of rural population is appallingly low in Andhra and hardly averages around 300 milligrams whereas it should be around 800-1000 milligrams in growing children. Hence, there are no children with deformed limbs in Punjab villages with simdar levels of fluoride in drinking water supplies. Nutrition status study of 50 children in Sharbanapuram village of Aler Mandal of Naigonda revealed that only one boy was normal as per BMI and percentile studies. Midday meal scheme has not helped these children in Nalgonda in this regard. Children hardly get 300 calories of diet and most of the times the food supplied is not even hygienically good. National family health survey-Ill by the government of India in 2006 in 29 states revealed that 45 % of the children below are undernourished and 57 % of women are anemic. All government policies to improve nutrition of rural folk have been a dismal failure so far.

What needs to be done? One has to be pragmatic. Ideal way would be to supplement the diet of children in the endemic areas with calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. This was also the basis of Chinese research work in early 1990’s. The best way would be to give a glass of milk and a banana to every school- going child in these endemic areas. Milk is perishable and can be adulterated. A pouch containing 300 ml of milk becomes very expensive. A tablet containing 5,0 milligrams of calcium, 300 milligrams of magnesium and 40 milligrams of vitamin C with vitamin D to improve absorption of calcium would be cheap and practical in addition to midday meal scheme, which needs to be improved. Since anemia is widely prevalent in rural population it may be advisable to add iron also to this tablet. The skeletal fluorosis was discovered in our country in Prakasam district seventy ears ago and this continues to be major health problem even today. All efforts to contain this disease have been a dismal failure so far. Unless pragmatic steps are taken this problem going to affect the lives of millions of people in our country for a long time to come.

There are three factors for the causation of skeletal fluorosis, Water, food and nutrition. Ask for Krishna water for drinking and cooking for every fluorotic village. Try for Krishna water for cultivation in future. Improve the nutrition of the population especially those of growing children by whatever means practicable. Avoid drinks such as tea, which is very rich in fluoride and also seafoods. Avoid analgesics, which could damage the kidneys and aggravate the problem in these areas where studies reveal a higher incidence of kidney disease.

PREFERRED FOODS IN FLUOROTIC REGIONS

A diet rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin C would greatly benefit the population living in areas where soil and water fluoride levels are high while measures to provide safe drinking water could benefit by reducing fluoride intake, a diet enhancing calcium, magnesium and vitamin C intakes would considerably reduce the basic pathology associated with fluorosis. However these food sources should be grown in no fluoride areas and provided for consumption in region with fluorosis.

Though there are several food sources only those which are commonly consumed in region of AP and which are affordable to the lower socio-economic groups are suggested. The resource for this compilation is the:-

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“Nutritive Value of Indian Foods” 

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FLUOROSIS INDIA

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Fluorides are filtered from the blood by the kidneys and excreted in the
urine.
Renal function is quite important and may be closely related to the
differences of susceptibilities to F toxicity in the general population.
F may accumulate more readily in individuals who have impaired
renal function and, therefore, affects them more seriously. 

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— DENTAL FLUOROSIS —

NOW THE MOST COMMON DENTAL

DISEASE IN AUSTRALIA

Dental F. 3 Photos DENTAL FLUOROSIS is the visible mottling of teeth.

(see photos above)

IT IS A PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION. IT AFFECTS HUMANS AND ANIMALS.

RECORDED ON THE TEETH OF MEXICANS IN 1888

Dental fluorosis also indicates the deposition of fluoride in the bones – skeletal fluorosis, causing brittleness in later life, – especially hip fractures in humans. It can occur after teeth formation but will NOT be recorded on the teeth after they are formed. Dental fluorosis is not reversible and in more severe cases, causes disfigurement, pitting, staining, positional defects, (malocclusion) brittleness, and facilitates decay.

In these cases fluoride causes the exact problem it is supposed to prevent.

The eruption of teeth, animal and human, is delayed in the presents of fluorides.

This delay accounts for the original statistical error – inferring that fluoride reduces decay in children’s teeth
[it just] skews the data…

MORE ON DELAYED ERUPTION

The fallacy on which the claim that fluoridation reduces dental decay relies almost exclusively on the direct comparison of the raw data on the prevalence of dental caries in 5 year-old children in fluoridated and unfluoridated areas.

 Indeed, in some locations – but by no means all – there may appear to be a slight difference, but this vanishes entirely in older children who have their permanent teeth. Predictably, pro-fluoridation lobbyists invariably avoid referring to this far more relevant age group in their attempts to convince listeners of the supposed beneficial effects of fluoride.

 Making a direct comparison of children’s teeth is difficult because there are many things that can affect a child’s dental health. But the greatest problem with this comparison is that fluoridation inhibits the rate at which the teeth of young children emerge from their gums.

 The delay may be from a few months to well over a year, so in fluoridated areas, the teeth of young children are fewer in number, and younger, than those of children in unfluoridated areas. This renders any comparison of crude data on dental decay in children of the same age completely unscientific and misleading – in scientific terms, it is a comparison between unmatched samples, and entirely meaningless.

 It is therefore improper to compare the dental health of same-age young children, because the effects of fluoridation must be compared on teeth of the same dental age, and not simply according to the chronological age of the children themselves...

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The eruption of teeth, animal and human, is delayed in the presents of fluorides.
This delay accounts for the original statistical error – inferring 
that fluoride reduces decay in children’s teeth
- it just skews the data…

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HOW TO AVOID FLUORIDATED WATER:

1.  Drink Rain Water (from tanks).
This is difficult if you live in a town house, a home unit or a rented property.

2.  Use Reverse Osmosis Filtration.*  (RO) This three-stage system it will need regular servicing and wastes 2-4 times the saved water to continually wash the filtering membranes.

3.  Use Steam Distillation. These systems produce clean water using electricity.

4.  Buy Bottled Water.

Bottled water is responsible for over 60,000 tones of greenhouse gas emissions every year. Only 35% of plastic PET gets recycled in Australia the rest becomes landfill. Many brands of bottled water are not fluoride free even if they are labelled “Spring Water.” There is a push to fluoridate bottled water. We can presume this will solve the problem for the bottlers who would otherwise need to install and maintain R.O. filters in their bottling factories, and make some dentists happy…

6.  Move To A Town With No Fluoride In The Water.
Many Australians allergic to fluoride have moved to Queensland only to find that Queensland is now being fluoridated… (thank you Anna)

TOTAL AVOIDANCE IS VERY DIFFICULT
IF THE CITY SUPPLY IS FLUORIDATED:

1.)  Absorption Though Skin:- Cleaning, swimming, showering/bathing and clothes washing will result in some assimilation through the skin.

2.)  Boiling water will NOT remove fluoride; indeed it will increase the concentration. This will occur due to evaporation e.g. electric jugs, kettles, aquariums and (wet, atmospheric) cooling towers.

3.)  Boiling water will remove chlorine, but NOT fluorides.

4.)  Carbon filters will only remove fluoride for the first 30-50 liters.
There is some fluoride reduction (30-40%) progressively failing over time.
Carbon filters are therefore NOT an option for fluoride removal.

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* Reverse osmosis relies on pressure and a semi-permeable membrane to remove contaminants from water. It can remove around 90% fluoride in your water. Contaminants are trapped by the membrane and flushed away as wastewater. The process requires between 2 and 4 litres of water to produce 1 litre of clean water.

PLEASE NOTE:

People living in the areas listed below (Brisbane) may need to
service their reverse osmosis filters more regularly
as they seem to fail in these areas:
Kallangur
Mt. Ommaney – through to St Lucia
Murrumba Downs
North Lakes
Plucks Rd. Arana Hills
Pockets of Samford
Redland Bay

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The best way to remove fluoride from water,
is to remove those from office who put it there,
and those who refuse to remove it -
Always vote them out of office:
If they won’t give you clean water,
do not expect clean politics.

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SAFE WORK AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

Five workers were killed and 18 others
were injured in the blast at 
chemical maker
Hube Global at the Gumi National Industrial 
Complex
in the industrial city, about 200 kilometers southeast of Seoul.



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More on     Chlorine dioxide – ClO2 +

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Hazardous chemicals – Safe Work Australia

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Working With Substances Hazardous To Health

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National Pollutant Inventory (Australian Government)

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FLUORIDATION AND CORROSION

 Corrosion Associated with Fluorination in Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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FLUORIDATION AND CORROSION

 Corrosion Associated with Fluorination in Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Hazards and City liability resulting from Hydrofluosilicic Acid

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FLUOROSILICIC ACID: A Mixture of Dozens of Elements And Compounds

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MDS – Sodium Fluoride - Full text→ HERE ←

Water Samples – Probably Carcinogenic

FLUORIDES – Toxic profile  - U.S. Dept. of Health Services

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Fluoride Accident South Korea

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   Hydrogen Fluoride kills 5   

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An estimated 8 tons of HF was released, 5 people including the 2 workers perished, 18 responders, workers, wound-up in the hospital, almost 3000 villagers from 2 villages downwind of the facility were treated for irritation, exposure.

 The gas leak has cost factories in the industrial complex about 17.7 billion won (US$15.9 million) in lost production, officials said. Hundreds of angry villagers in Gumi who suffered after the massive gas leak moved to a safer region with some residents reporting blood in their saliva. About 110 elderly people in Bongsan-ri village evacuated to a facility about 10 kilometres away

 … An accidental release of HF from one of these industrial facilities

could have sever consequences. HF is toxic to humans,

flora in certain doses and can be lethal as a dense vapor and aerosol

under certain acidental release conditions …

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WELDING FLUXES

 MORE ON WELDING FLUXES & FLUORIDE

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FLUORINATED PHARMACEUTICALS.

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Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Workers Exposed to Fluoride

Full text  → HERE 

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Odense University Denmark
Danish Cancer Registry, Danish Cancer Society Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Institute for Clinical Epidemiology Copenhagen, Denmark
*Correspondence to:

Philippe Grandjean, M.D., Institute of Community Health,
Odense University, Winslowparken 17, 5000 Odense, Denmark.

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DONATES full manufacturing rights to all the governments of the world.

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Published Research Findings – Why Most Are False

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CONFESSIONS OF A SCHOOL NURSE

Why Are We Being Fed By A Poison Expert?

PFASs Found in Wrappers Used For Desserts & Breads.

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Rife’s Microscope, the largest model of which consisted
of 5,682 parts and required a large bench to accommodate it,
overcame the greatest disadvantage of the electron microscope
and its inability to reveal specimens in their natural living state.

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FLUORIDATION MAKES US INFERTILE AND ILL

“Fluoride seeks out minerals such as magnesium and binds with it,
making magnesium unavailable to the body…”

F. Makes Us Infertile and Ill

by
Kevin Mugur Galalae
(2012)

THIS IS A
PEOPLE’S PROTECTION FORCE EMERGENCY PUBLICATION
IT CONTAINS LIFE AND DEATH INFORMATION
Please read this carefully in its entirety, distribute it widely.
This is a large PDF file – and little slow to load…

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Why Water, Milk & Salt Fluoridation Is Making Our Children Infertile, Feeble-Minded & Ill

We keep a copy of this in case the original is ‘lost’.
(Thank you Kevin Mugur Galalae)

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“Fluoride seeks out minerals such as magnesium and binds with it, making magnesium unavailable to the body and unable to do its work. The magnesium-fluoride mineral produced is called sellaite; it is almost insoluble and ends up taking the place of magnesium in hard tissues like bone and cartilage, but its brittleness makes the bone susceptible to fracture. The reduction in available magnesium causes a decrease in enzymatic action in the body.”
Excerpts from  ‘The Magnesium Miracle’ by Dr Carolyn Dean.

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and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics in Preconception Women

Wei Zhou,1* Lulu Zhang,2,3* Chuanliang Tong,4 Fang Fang,1 Shasha Zhao,1 Ying Tian,1 Yexuan Tao,2,3 Jun Zhang1 and for the Shanghai Birth Cohort Study

Our study found that increased exposure to PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and PFHxS was associated with higher odds of irregular and long menstrual cycle and lower risks of menorrhagia in women who plan to be pregnant. In contrast, women with higher levels of PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS were more likely to have hypomenorrhea.

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IODINE VERSUS FLUORINE +

“Iodine deficiency has been called the world’s
major cause of preventable mental retardation.”

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Iodine Versus Fluorine
The thyroid gland uses tyrosine and the natural element iodine to make
thyroxine (T4), a thyroid hormone containing four iodine atoms.

The other, much more biologically active thyroid hormone is tri-iodothyronine (T3),
which has three iodine atoms
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Lack of dietary iodine has long been identified as the problem in diminished thyroid hormone synthesis. 
According to the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders:

“Iodine deficiency has been called the world’s major cause of preventable mental retardation.

Its severity can vary from mild intellectual blunting to frank cretinism, a condition that includes gross mental retardation, deaf mutism, short stature, and various other defects… The damage to the developing brain results in individuals poorly equipped to fight disease, learn, work effectively, or reproduce satisfactorily.”

This crucial role of iodine is another reason why the thyroid gland is especially vulnerable today. Canadian researcher Andreas Schuld has documented more than 100 studies during the last 70 years that demonstrate adverse effects of fluoride on the thyroid gland.32 Schuld says:

“Fluorine, being the strongest in the group of halogens,
will seriously interfere with iodine and iodine synthesis, forcing more urinary
elimination of ingested iodine as fluoride ingestion or absorption increases.”
by John MacArthur

Through the Weston A. Price Foundation

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In China, entire villages are being relocated due to fluoride contamination.

Fluorides are acknowledged as the cause of thyroid cancer, Kaschin-Beck disease and iodine deficiency.

It has been known since the 1930s that the thyroid hormones control tooth eruption.

Fluoridation delays the eruption of teeth because of its hypothyroid effect.

Repeat: 

It has been known since the 1930s that the thyroid hormones control tooth eruption.

Fluoridation delays the eruption of teeth because of its hypothyroid effect.

Dental fluorosis is a sign of thyroid dysfunction.

Any anti-thyroid substance administered during the time of enamel formation

will produce the effects seen in dental fluorosis.

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Philippe Grandjean

  Water fluoridation in England linked to higher rates of under-active thyroid  

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 Natural Sources of Fluorides – plants/food-Olree 

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Factors Often Overlooked In Fluoridation Research

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Iodine is a halogen. The halogens are a series of non-metal elemants:
       Fluorine, F
       Chlorine, Cl
       Bromine, Br
       Iodine, I 
       Astatine, At

The problem is that fluoride is a “bully.” Any time an atom of fluoride
and an atom of any other halogen are in the same vicinity, the
fluoride will displace the other halogen and take its place.
        – Dr. Terry Tennant, MD, MD(H), PSc.,D

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THE PINEAL GLAND-A Selection from Researchers

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This is universal, probably throughout time and most likely throughout
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threat to their constant claims of fluoridation’s safety, but
to claim otherwise is to fly in the face of science.
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Perchlorate Abundant in Desert

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FLUORIDATION AND BOTTLED WATER

To Remove Fluorides Need Filtration Down To One Micron

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See also    CHLORINE AND ATRAZINE

See also info on  Chlorine dioxide

PLEASE NOTE:

People living in the areas listed below (Brisbane) may need to
service their reverse osmosis filters more regularly
as they seem to fail in these areas:

Kallangur
Mt. Ommaney – through to St Lucia
Murrumba Downs
North Lakes
Plucks Rd. Arana Hills
Pockets of Samford
Redland Bay

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TULSI PLANT FOUND TO CLEANSE WATER OF FLUORIDE

Research scientists at Rajasthan University have discovered that Tulsi can
replace some of the more expensive alternatives to fluoride removal.
The process is so simple, its downright exciting.

FLUORIDE AND THE TULSI PLANT

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Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) Found to Remove Fluoride from Water & Support Pineal Gland Health

FLUORIDE REMOVAL:

Research scientists at Rajasthan University have discovered that Tulsi Holy Basil, can replace some of the more expensive alternatives to fluoride removal.

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 Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) Found to Remove Fluoride from Water & Support Pineal Gland Health

A plant called Tulsi, or Holy Basil, which grows all over India might just be another answer to de-fluoridating water in poor countries all over the world. Research scientists at Rajasthan University have discovered that Tulsi can replace some of the more expensive alternatives to fluoride removal. The process is so simple, its downright exciting.

Tulsi (Holy Basil) Found to Cleanse Water of Fluoride

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/tulsi-plant-holy-basil-remove-flouride-water-support-pineal-gland-health/#ixzz2bScfBW99

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The researchers conducted the experiment in a village of Narketpally Mandal by soaking 75 mg of Holy Basil leaves in 100ml of water that had over 7 parts per million of fluoride. After soaking the leaves in the water for a mere 8 hours, the fluoride was reduced to just 1.1 parts per million. The World Health Organization says that ‘safe’ levels of fluoride in water are no higher than 1 part per million.

With the recent admittance by Harvard University that fluoride was bad for health, and the continuing news that points to fluoride being responsible for depleting brain capacity to causing ADD and ADHD, or even calcifying the pineal gland, (which inhibits important hormonal secretions like Melatonin and Seratonin, and DMT), it is wonderful news that such a simple remedy has been found.

Related Read:  4 Ways to Detox

FLUOROSIS IN INDIA

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FLUOROQUINOLONES: The Deadliest Antibiotics On The Market

Fluoroquinolones have fluoride as a central part of the drug.
Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and drugs with an attached
fluoride can penetrate into very sensitive tissues.  

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FLUOROQUINOLONES

Among the most well known is Cipro (made by Bayer), which

became a household name during the anthrax scare

that occurred shortly after 9/11.

Levaquin is a close second.

All antibiotics carry a risk of side effects, but the fluoroquinolones are in a class by

themselves when it comes to their potential to cause serious, permanent injuries and even death.

Given their potential to harm, they should be reserved for treating only the most serious bacterial infections that won’t respond to any other treatment; instead, they’re often offered for mild conditions like sinus, urinary tract and ear infections.

Fluoroquinolones: The Deadliest Antibiotics On The Market:

If your doctor hands you a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
(this could be not only Cipro or Levaquin but also Avelox or generics
ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, or others),
be very certain that your condition warrants the risks
that come along with taking these drugs.

Fluoroquinolones have fluoride as a central part of the drug.
Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and drugs with an attached
fluoride can penetrate into very sensitive tissues. 

The fluoroquinolones have the unique ability to penetrate your blood-brain barrier, entering your brain and damaging your central nervous system. Many of these drugs have already been removed from the market due to their toxicity, and those that remain are riddled with black box warnings required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In 2008, the FDA required seven fluoroquinolone antibiotics to add a black-box warning because they pose a risk of tendinitis and increase the risk of a tendon rupture by three to four times. 

But this is far from the only risk. Levaquin, for instance, which was the best-selling antibiotic in 2010, faces thousands of lawsuits a year from people who have been seriously harmed after taking it.1 The reactions can be body-wide, impacting your central nervous system, musculoskeletal, visual and renal systems, sometimes simultaneously. Among the serious reactions reported are

In a 2001 study by Dr. Jay Cohen, the following reaction rates were documented: 2

  • Nervous system symptoms occurred in 91 percent of patients (pain, tingling and numbness, dizziness, malaise, weakness, headaches, anxiety and panic, loss of memory, psychosis)

  • Musculoskeletal symptoms in 73 percent of patients (tendon ruptures, tendonitis, weakness, joint swelling)

  • Sensory symptoms in 42 percent of patients (tinnitus, altered visual, olfactory, and auditory function)

  • Cardiovascular symptoms in 36 percent of patients (tachycardia, shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations)

  • Skin reactions in 29 percent of patients (rashes, hair loss, sweating, intolerance to heat or cold)

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms in 18 percent of patients (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain)

In a letter to his Congressman, he wrote:

“These severe reactions are occurring in patients who are usually healthy, active, and young. Most often, the antibiotics are prescribed for mild infections such as sinusitis, urinary or prostate infections. Most reactions occur very quickly, sometimes with just a few doses of the fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Reactions are acute, severe, frightening, and often disabling.

Since the publication of my article with its 45 cases two and a half years ago, I have received e-mails from more than 100 people seeking help for their reactions. In most cases, their doctors have dismissed their complaints or outright denied that the reactions could occur with fluoroquinolones. Yet extensive medical workups do not find any other cause. Worse, there are no known effective treatments. Thus, these people suffer pain and disability for weeks, months, and years.“

Increased Antibiotic-Resistant Infection Rates

Also Linked to Fluoroquinolones

Overuse of these potent antibiotics has been linked to antibiotic resistant infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and the potentially life-threatening diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile (C. diff). According to some research, being given fluoroquinolones is the most important risk factor in developing Clostridium difficile–associated-diarrhea (CDAD). 3

Again, a large part of the problem is that these drugs, which are meant to be reserved for life-threatening infections that cannot otherwise be treated, are being vastly overused. In a study in BMC Infectious Diseases, it was found that nearly 40 percent of fluoroquinolone treatments at one medical center were unnecessary, while other research found 81 percent of fluoroquinolone prescriptions in two academic emergency departments were inappropriate based on institutional guidelines.4 As reported by The New York Times: 5

“In an interview, Mahyar Etminan, a pharmacological epidemiologist at the University of British Columbia, said the drugs were overused “by lazy doctors who are trying to kill a fly with an automatic weapon.”

The drugs are thought to be particularly dangerous for children under age 18, adults over 60, and pregnant and nursing women, as well as people with liver disease or those taking corticosteroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). But, they are often prescribed for these groups, anyway.

Writing in Forbes, contributor Melanie Haiken recalled taking her teenage daughter to the doctor and being handed a prescription for Cipro for her, even though she was under 18 and seeking treatment for an ear infection… 6 This prompted Haiken to dig deeper before giving her daughter the drug, but many others are completely unaware that the antibiotic they’ve just been prescribed has been linked to such deadly side effects. They assume it’s like any other antibiotic…

Avoid Cipro and Other Fluoride Antibiotics or Run the Risk of SERIOUS Side Effects

If your doctor prescribes you one of these dangerous antibiotics ask him or her to use another one. It is uncommon that this would be the only one that could be used. These dangerous antibiotics should be used as a last resort only. If you do wind up using them then read the package insert and all the warnings VERY carefully and stop them the moment you notice a side effect.

In today’s expansive age of online networking, there exists a large community of people who’ve experienced fluoroquinolone injuries. They often refer to themselves as the “Floxies,” and their numbers continue to grow as the prescriptions flow.

Quite a few of these Floxies are in the medical field themselves (or were, before they were poisoned), and are on a mission to help fellow fluoroquinolone victims. You, too, can help to get the word out by sharing this information with your friends and family, and advising them to consider alternatives before taking these drugs – especially if they’re prescribed for a minor condition.

You wouldn’t knowingly risk permanent blindness, personality changes or psychotic reactions to treat your ear infection, especially if there were a safer alternative… and there nearly always is. David A. Flockhart, professor of medicine and chief of clinical pharmacology at Indiana University School of Medicine, reports as many as one-third of patients taking a fluoroquinolone will experience some sort of negative psychiatric effect, such as anxiety, personality changes, or confusion. He has treated more than 100 patients with such psychiatric side effects, stating:

“The psychiatric effects of the fluoroquinolones are underappreciated by the medical profession as well as by the public. The bigger the gun you use, the more damage you can expect as collateral.”

Cipro, Levaquin and the related drugs in the class are very “big guns”

that should only be used in very special circumstances.

Please be absolutely sure yours is [not] one of

them before consenting to use these drugs.

 A ) Please do your own research on these Fluoride containing drugs

B) Petition to Require a Warning on All Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

C) More on fluorinated medications

D) FDA updates warnings for oral and injectable 
fluoroquinolone antibiotics due to disabling side effects

Fluoroquinolones have never been registered for use in food production
animals in Australia and must never be used for that
purpose while their use is prohibited.

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