We may soon be free of artificial water fluoridation.
New legal research may force the closure of all
fluoridation dosing plants in Australia.
As in Israel - $4 billion class action-

Very few nations still use
artificial water fluoridation.

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 Fluoridation:

 “Weighed In The Balances And Found Wanting”

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SOME CONFOUNDING VARIABLES IN ‘CONTROLLED TRIALS’

(Not Comprehensive)

1.)  Many householders in fluoridated areas have made other arrangements for clean fluoride free drinking water, and therefore need to be excluded from fluoridation trials:  

(From ABS 2013 data, – 9.9% of Aussies use rainwater harvesting and 6.5% use bottled water as their main source of drinking water. But 32.4% of Aussies have water filters, and about one quarter of these may be fluoride filters – Reverse Osmosis.)  see below.

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2.)  Rodents are much used as laboratory animals, they manufacture their own Vitamin ‘C’, which means they need larger doses of fluoride (or other chemicals) to damage or kill them. Unlike us humans who must obtain Vitamin ‘C’ from our diets. (Most humans are deficient in ‘C’ which is aggravated by fluoride exposure.) Guinea pigs are therefor better for biomedical research. They may be more expensive to keep, but like us humans they cannot produce Vitamin ‘C’ and need it supplied in their diet.
If we must use animals for experiments, guinea pigs are therefor a better choice, and will provide more accurate results. Tadpoles and Daphnia are also very sensitive to fluorides.

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3.)  Residents moving between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas before and during trials need to be identified and excluded, e.g. military bases.
Fluoride damage for some people can take time, often many years. However some humans are very sensitive and will react to fluoridation in days. (Fluorosis of teeth will only be visible if fluorides are present at the time of teeth formation.) Fluoride delays the eruption of teeth in humans and animals creating more statistical confusion.

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4.)  Workers moving between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas on workdays also need to be identified and excluded from trials. – Some may take flasks to work; others may buy drinks at work.

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5.)  Food and drink, commercial and domestic, moving between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas will interfere with results. This will mostly be soft drinks, beer, bottled water, (more plastic bottles) – some imported from overseas, and wine. (Grapes are often sprayed with cryolite, a fluoride containing agricultural spray.)
See →  Food Standards Aust. & NZ.

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6.)  Uneven distribution of fluoridated water throughout city water mains. – Water engineers have raised this issue from the first proposal to add fluoride to drinking water. The inability to control individual doses renders the notion of an optimum concentration‘ and ‘dose’ an impossible target and therefore a scientific nonsense. Not all dosing equipment is operational full time, some ‘under dose’ or are quietly closed down – for long periods, especially some smaller dosing plants. Brisbane was without fluoridation for many months during 2018.  This makes a mockery of “scientific trials”. (We are happy for these shutdowns and we are working towards a permanent shut down – a fluoride free future for Queensland.) 

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7.)  The unrecognized difference between natural and artificial fluorides. Calcium fluoride occurs naturally, it is a problem as evidenced in many parts of the world, but the calcium acts as a buffer and renders it less injurious – but not harmless.

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8.)  People living at the end of a dead end streets: No explanation seems to exist, but readings especially after low or non-use periods (night time) have high/er readings of fluoride.

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9.)  Different dietary habits and nutrient status of residents: Body weight, infant formulae mixed with fluoridated water, rather than breast milk for babies, are yet more complications. Fluoride-pregnant women!  (Drinking using a straw = less contact with tooth enamel.)

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10.)  Climate, weather, geographic latitude and elevation cause personal water consumption variations.
Medicine by thirst is unscientific.

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11.)  Heavy manual labour resulting in higher water consumption, can be yet another variation. The NHMRC in 1954 was deeply concerned over sugar cane cutters (Queensland) because of their high water and tea consumption, (Tea is high in F.)  In Australian underground mines: There have been a number of studies that the NHMRC and FSANZ are desperate to avoid. ”The average fluid consumption per shift was 6.48 litres (over this mix of different shift lengths) with a standard deviation of 2.41 liters and range of 2.40 to 12.50 litres”

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12.)  Genetic background – e.g. Negro and Australian aborigines are more sensitive to fluorides, (low kidney function).  -  More → HERE

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13.)  Contaminants in the fluoride chemicals. See separate list below **

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14.)  Pets need clean water too! Dogs receive extra fluoride doses in some flea treatments:
 ‘FRONTLINE’ contains Fipronil  Fluoride → ‘Hidden Dangers In Your Dog’s Water’

5-amino-3-cyano-1-(2,6-dichloro-4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-4-fluoromethylsulfinyl pyrazole] 

(It seems strange that we the public are asking for the government NOT to spend money on fluoridation – and we are ignored, so who are they pleasing by doing so, what is the real motivation, we know it does not prevent tooth decay, so no honest dentist is driving this!)

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15.)  Fluorides are corrosive and will damage new or old, lead, concrete, cast iron, copper, stainless steel, asbestos and mixed lines. New concrete lined pipes absorb fluorides for some time, but then the concrete will erode. Lead pipes and solder joints will release lead in a fluoride environment, asbestos fibres are released into the water from thousands of kilometres of ‘fibro’ water pipes in Australian cities (1926 – 1986). [Not healthy for your intestinal tract - increase the risk of developing benign intestinal polyps.] The asbestos-cement mixture that drinking water pipes are made from releases asbestos fibres when subjected to vibration as well as to the friction flow of water and the corrosive action of fluorides and chlorine.

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16.)  Fluoride pollution from power stations, industry and vehicles and occasionally volcanoes:

         Air pollution - fluoride releases from industry: Anthropogenic sources of atmospheric fluoride can result from coal combustion by electrical utilities and other industries. Releases can also occur from refineries and metal ore smelters, aluminium production plants, phosphate fertilizer plants, chemical production facilities, steel mills, magnesium plants, and brick and structural clay manufacturers, as well as copper and nickel producers, phosphate ore processors, glass manufacturers, and ceramic manufacturers. ( All industrial chimneys should be fitted with scrubbers. to capture fluoride and other contaminants.)

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17.)  Living near the ocean has the advantage of providing some iodine from the sea air which will help overcome the reduced iodine effect that fluoridation creates.

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18.)  See→ FLUORIDE- & ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION-INDUCED
GENOTOXICITY & IMPAIRED MELATONIN SECRETION

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19.)  Other sources of fluorides: Tea, teflon, industrial pollution, toothpaste, dental treatments, agricultural  chemicals, fluorinated pharmaceuticals.   [including  diammine silver fluoride]  More

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As can be seen by the list of variables above, research into fluoridation, in the field, the library, the laboratory or via statistics, requires much knowledge. Many previous research outcomes have been compromised by poor designs which have ignored some of the factors listed here. Fluorides are extremely reactive, variables dangerous and in many ways a little unpredictable and underreported.   More sources of fluoride exposure: PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, PFAS, PTFOS, PFOA, PFHxA and PFBS etc. (All the ‘Fs’. are for fluoride.) Contaminants only recently being acknowledged.  ♦ 
Spiralling asbestos claims from the United States almost resulted in the collapse of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market in the 1990s. Is fluoridation and fluorinated fire fighting foams the next asbestos?
Much of $cience is not about our health or the environment but about patents,  politics, and profits, – all the usual priorities.

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20.)  Problems with fluorides for animals, people and plants are so many and varied that most of them go undiagnosed, and are often not mentioned in surveys, and many of the sources of fluorides are not recognised, including  accidents  Zinc & Fluorides.  

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21.)  Fluorides are absorbed through the skin when washing and showering. “The failure to account for inhalation, mucosal and dermal exposures to fluorides is a most significant flaw in fluoride research. It invalidates all dosage conclusions based solely on ingestion through tap water.” [If fluorides can not be absorbed through human skin, how can we expect them to penetrate tooth enamel? – Many medications are applied to the skin, including nicotine patches! ]

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22.)   Letter – Philip Heggen-Safe Drinking Water Act

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23.)   Even more disturbing than the lie about the “benefits” of having “optimally fluoridated water,” is that the majority of physicians in Australia do not know how to treat fluoride poisoning, nor do they even know how to look for it or diagnose it. 

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24.)  Deliberately subjecting people to tobacco smoke against their will, is socially unacceptable, and amongst sane members of society, deliberately subjecting people to fluoride pollution/medication, via tap water is also socially and legally unacceptable.

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25.)  It is hard to repair teeth made brittle by fluoridation.

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26.)  The two groups of per fluorinated compounds, fluoride based, (PFCs), the perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFSAs) and the perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) have raised alarm bells on a global scale. In particular, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) have been shown to be toxic and very persistent, posing a global contamination problem. – Fluorides in any form or quantity are environmental toxins, in water, air, food and medicines. All governments have a responsibility to deal with these health hazards urgently.  We need public announcements, not closed enquiries and cover-ups.

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27.)  Effect of Sodium Fluoride and Stannous Fluoride on the Rate of Corrosion of Dental Amalgams

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28.)  MSDS-Sodium Fluoride & Sodium Fluorosilicate Powder +

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29.)   “Safe and Effective”  definition  [ “It Ain’t Necessarily So” ]

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30.)  The World Heath Organisation has stated resevations on fluoridation.

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31.)  The lethal dose of NaF (the artificial fluoride) is 50 times smaller than that of CaF2 (the naturally-occurring fluoride) – Dr. Hardy Limeback, Biochemist and Professor of Dentistry, University of Toronto, former consultant to the Canadian Dental Association.

32.) Queensland Government – Code of Practice:
 
  BREACH OF VERSION 1.2 – SEPTEMBER 2013.  

“… If elimination is not possible, hazards should be controlled using substitution, isolation or engineered control methods…” [Dosing plant shutdown]

 

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 U.S. and Canadian studies found 25-33% of people are marginally deficient of vitamin C.
Up to 20% of some populations are severely deficient. College students, smokers, and older adults may be at higher risk of this deficiency. More disturbing unlike most mammals, humans have lost their ability to produce their own vitamin C.
According to Dr. Ronald Hunninghake (a world renowned vitamin C expert), every creature, when needed, can greatly increase production of vitamin C from their liver or kidneys except for humans, primates, fruit bats and guinea pigs. Dr. Hunninghake  points out how we still have the gene that makes the L-gulonolactone oxidase enzyme that converts glucose to vitamin C… but the gene is non-functional.  (Now there is a project for some laboratory.)

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As can be seen by the list of 32 variables above, research into fluoridation,
in the field, the library, and the laboratory, requires much knowledge.
Many previous research outcomes have been compromised by
poor designs which have ignored some of the above.
Fluorides are extremely reactive variables,
dangerous, and in many ways
are a little unpredictable.

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♦   All the ‘Fs’ Are Code For Fluoride. –  Fluoride is a “Protected Pollutant”
and it will only appear in the mainstream media when it is being promoted.

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Water Fluoridation: Risky Business for Council-Michael Lusk

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MORE RELATIVE READING

Judy Mikovits – The discovery that destroyed her career

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In 1945 the [US] government does a public test case of fluoridation, comparing fluoridated Grand Rapids with unfluoridated Muskegon, Michigan. The study is to last ten years. After one year, it becomes obvious to the government that fluorides do not conform to their public propaganda, and the study is terminated. The city of Muskegon is then fluoridated in 1947 to conceal the difference in effect. Other experiments are performed covertly on population areas, without the knowledge of the subjects.

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Organizations that once endorsed fluoridation,
but no longer do include [USA]:

Centre for Science in the Public Interest
Consumers Union (Consumer Reports)
National Down Syndrome Congress
New York Academy of Medicine
National Kidney Foundation
American Cancer Society

It is very difficult to respect the Australian dental and
medical authorities who after all the research into
fluorides, still promote water fluoridation.

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 Reverse Osmosis

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Clean Drinking Water From Thin Air
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ABC TV →   Fire Fighting Foams,  ← watch

Why is the word ‘fluoride‘ not used here?
Is the ABC intimidated by big business

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 *** Continued from (13.) above:

SILICOFLUORIDES ARE CONTAMINATED

WITH A VARIETY OF TOXIC CHEMICAL

IMPURITIES INCLUDING:

Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium,
Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Fluosiloxanes, 
Iron, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium,
Sulfides, Thallium & Radionuclides.

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As can be extrapolated from the above, in most situations
the harm done by fluoridation is probably greater
than the current research would suggest.

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