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 fluoridate
their drinking water.
“Weighed In The Balances And Found Wanting”
~ SOME CONFOUNDING VARIABLES IN ‘CONTROLLED TRIALS’ ~
(Several hundred research papers on fluoridation are published every year.)
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.
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, ↔ Zebra fish and Daphnia magna are also very sensitive to fluorides.
The common marmoset ‹◊› – a small monkey, Callithrix jacchus, is also used because it does not manufacture Vit. C.
‹◊› Among monkeys, marmosets are known for their cooperative and social behaviour.
3.) Residents moving between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas before and during trials need to be identified and excluded, e.g. staff on military bases, itinerant workers and long distant truck drivers.
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. – Many towns and in Queensland are NOT fluoridated. Fluoride makes teeth brittle and therefore more inclined to breakage especially latter in life.
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.
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.
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 and medical nonsense. Not all fluoride ‘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.)
7.) The unrecognized difference between natural and artificial fluorides. – Calcium fluoride occurs naturally, [it has be found on Mars], it is a problem as evidenced in many parts of the world, but calcium and magnesium act as a buffers and render Calcium fluoride less injurious – but not harmless.
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 at first use.
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.)
10.) Climate, weather, geographic latitude and elevation cause personal water consumption variations.
- Medicine by thirst is unscientific.
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”.
12.) Genetic background – e.g. Negro and Australian aborigines are more sensitive to fluorides, (low kidney function). - More → HERE
13.) Contaminants in the fluoride chemicals. See the separate list below **
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’
(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!)
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. This laundry water will release asbestos into household air especially if a dryer is used… Mesothelioma Centre, report 10,000 people have died from the disease since the early 1980s. See also → (a), (b).