Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Dental clinic to assist low-income Lynn families:

Lynn, Massachusetts is fluoridated

"The Lynnway [dental clinic] location was selected for its easy accessibility, the overwhelming need in the community, and its proximity to public transportation routes, he said. "

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Times Argus: Vermont News & Information:

"In addition to problems with Medicare and Medicaid, the hospitals are bearing the costs of treating people who have no coverage at all — working people who do not qualify for Medicaid but who have no private insurance. Lack of insurance, a growing problem in the state and nation, creates a cascade of destructive effects. It is a leading cause of personal bankruptcy. It leaves hospitals and other providers with a mounting pile of unpaid bills. And it contributes to the poor health of people who are unable to access ordinary services, such as a trip to the dentist or a regular check-up."

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

GM rice 'could reduce reliance on phosphate fertiliser' - SciDev.Net:

Fluoride chemicals, silicofluorides, used by over 91% of US fluoridating communities are waste products of phosphate fertilizer manufacture:

"Phosphate fertilisers, which often contain the toxins fluoride and arsenic, are among the most environmentally damaging of all fertilisers. Their manufacture can cause atmospheric pollution, and the fertilisers themselves can pollute soil and rivers."

Friday, August 05, 2005

Report predicts falling SA dentist numbers. 03/08/2005. ABC News Online:

"The report also shows half of South Australia's children aged four to five have tooth decay, with more than 60 per cent of their cases untreated."

About 2/3 of Australia is fluoridated:

"Dental decay was the second most costly diet-related disease in Australia, with an economic impact comparable with heart disease and diabetes, according to the Australian Dental Association."