Monday, April 26, 2004

Greeley, Colorado, is fluoridated:

In one day:

"2700 children"

"72,000 teeth examined

"15,000 cavities treated with fillings"

Sunday, April 25, 2004

The - Fluoridation focus should be on kids:

"The National Institutes of Health says even in those communities with fluoridated water, tooth decay remains a major public health problem"

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Jonesboro Sun:

"The state of Arkansas children's dental health is in crisis and needs immediate attention"

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Chicago Tribune :

"Oral Health America announced the results of a survey of Cook County dentists that found three out of four of them turn away patients covered under Medicaid and Illinois KidCare insurance programs."

Wednesday, April 21, 2004


"residents of the fluoridated Republic are 40% more likely to suffer bone cancer than residents of non-fluoridated Northern Ireland"

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Dental health of Arkansas' children 'in a crisis':

"62 percent of the state's 75 counties use flouridated water. "

"It's sugar. It's all about sugar," Barrett said. "Getting sugar out of schools is very important."

"I literally have to teach people about how to feed their children and build the foundation of healthy teeth," Barrett continued. "Parenting is a lost skill. People just sit and wait for an agency to tell them how to do things."

Monday, April 19, 2004

Fluoridation is mandated in Illinois:

"Dental disease in Illinois students has reached epidemic proportions"
Contaminants: From The Tampa Tribune:


Symptoms of exposure: Joint pain and stiffness, calcified ligaments, bone damage, deformed spine and joints, muscular wasting, compression of spinal cord. "
Durham, North Carolina, is fluoridated:

"We have unbelievable dental needs among Durham children. I was just amazed at the amount of tooth decay that I saw when I started working with the poor and uninsured. It's impressive to me that children's teeth are so bad in the City of Medicine.' "

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Calcutta , India:

"People who bored 100 feet and consumed fluoride water ended up with crippled bones and brain damage"

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Dental van gives kids oral exam 04/13/04:

Topeka, Kansas, has been fluoridated for over 43 years:

"Still, the dental van does catch serious problems. Last year in Shawnee County, 55 percent of the more than 1,780 children screened were found to have fair to poor oral health. Nearly 200 had problems that needed immediate or emergency care"

Monday, April 12, 2004

Kansas City, Missouri, is fluoridated:

"The proportion of all children with evidence of Type I ECC (early childhood cavities) was high (31.5%),"

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Department of Health Press Releases: Marion County, Indiana (fluoridated):

"a health department funded Indiana University School of Dentistry study indicating that while Marion County children visit the dentist above national standards, they also have above average rates of cavities and other dental decay"

Friday, April 09, 2004

Fluoride Protest:

"The Green Party is encouraging Stroud residents to make a stand against the proposed fluoridation of water supplies."

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Financial Expert :

"the world's leading producer of concentrated phosphates and potash. This company's products are used primarily in fertilizers, feedstock and water fluoridation"

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

ENN News Story - ConocoPhillips to pay $70 million to settle Florida pollution suits:

"the Environmental Protection Agency designated the plant as a Superfund site, contaminated with fluoride"

Monday, April 05, 2004

Boston Globe Editorials / Decaying dental care:

"But in Massachusetts, the ugly truth is that just 12 percent of dentists are willing to treat Medicaid children, with the result that 70 percent of the state's poor children don't see a dentist." Massachusetts State faulted on poorest children's dental care:

"Citing preliminary results of a 2003 survey of third-grade students on MassHealth, the report said 65 percent have a history of dental disease, 40 percent have untreated decay, and 16 percent have urgent needs requiring immediate care"

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Ambient fluoride :

"Various industries emit fluorides such as aluminium smelters, steel works, power stations, brick tile manufacturers, and superphosphate manufacturers.

Fluoride is the most Phytotoxic of the recognised air pollutants"
Chicago Tribune | Ralph Nader still a gadfly in place he calls home:

"Nader used his celebrity status and wealth to play a role in issues ranging from managing a local hospital to trying to eliminate fluoride in the town water."

"'The Naders are controversial in town,' said local businessman Jedd Gould, who supports the family. At the end of a long town meeting, others 'might want to go home, but the Naders want to talk about fluoride in the water. They are not shy about making what they consider the right thing happen.'"

Saturday, April 03, 2004

ATSDR - Public Health Statements: Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorine:

"You may breathe in higher levels of fluoride in areas near coal-fired power plants or fluoride-related industries (e.g., aluminum smelters, phosphorus fertilizer plants) or near hazardous waste sites. "

"We do not know if eating, drinking, or breathing fluoride can cause reproductive effects in humans."
ATSDR - Public Health Statements: Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorine:

"Fluorides are normally found in very small amounts in the air. " / Massachusetts/ State faulted on poorest children's dental care:

"At least 70 percent of children under 18 who are covered by MassHealth are not receiving dental care."

Friday, April 02, 2004

The Monitor - McAllen, Texas:

This southern Texas city is fluoridated at .50 mg/L

"Because of cuts to the state’s Children Health Insurance Program, children with toothaches are showing up more often to school nurses..."

"Tooth decay, predictable and preventable, affects about 50 percent of first graders, Cazares said."
Times Online - Health: "Nigel Carter, the chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF), traces the decay in services back to the Seventies ? ironically, to when fluoride was introduced to toothpaste. Tooth decay fell suddenly by more than 40 per cent and the number of dentists was cut. ?The expected downturn in demand has been anything but that. It?s not just fill and extract today ? demands are much higher,? Carter says. "

"Any day now, the profession expects to see the results of an NHS manpower review of dentistry. It is likely to conclude what everyone already knows: that there is a shortage of dentists willing to work in the NHS"
Fluoride and Water:

"fluoride toxicity can occur when large amounts of fluoride are ingested during a short period of time. Children under age 6 account for more than 80% of reports of suspected overingestion. Although outcomes are generally not serious, several hundred children turn up in emergency rooms each year. Symptoms of fluoride toxicity may include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, increased salivation, or increased thirst. Symptoms begin 30 minutes after ingestion and can last up to 24 hours. If you suspect your child may have eaten a substantial amount of a fluoridated product or supplement, call the poison control center or 911. Be sure to keep toothpaste, supplements, mouth rinses, and other fluoride-containing products out of children's reach or in a locked cabinet. You should also supervise your young child's toothbrushing sessions to make sure that he doesn't swallow toothpaste or other fluoridated products. "
Yahoo! Health:

"In response to claims that water fluoridation is dangerous, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reviewed research on dental caries prevention and public policy, including fluoridation. It agreed with antifluoride activists that many studies in this area are of poor quality"