Friday, September 30, 2005

94% of Virginia is fluoridated:

Suffolk News Herald Online: "24 to 28 percent of children under age 5 have dental decay."

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Iowa is 91% fluoridated:

Keokuk's Gate City Daily Online: "I see patients with five or more abscessed teeth several times a month. Recently a lady presented with 12 infected teeth and a life-threatening cellulitis (treated in Keokuk Area Hospital's emergency room with intravenous drugs)."
Hospitals partner up to bring dental care to rural kids - "These children aren't necessarily eating too much sugar or failing to brush their teeth. But, as Muri pointed out, many of them are going untreated due to lack of dental insurance. Studies from 2000 indicated that 74 percent of kids in Montana don't have dental insurance."

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Cumbria in England is not fluoridated:

Mr Jones said: “In Cumbria, children’s teeth have improved over the last 20 years following some very poor results in the 1970s..."

Friday, September 09, 2005


"Some of the other reasons which cause kidney troubles could be environmental toxins, water with high mineral content, strong medicine given for various illnesses, fluoride..."

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The Observer | UK News | Decay bites ever deeper into poor children's teeth:

"Five-year-olds in some of the poorest parts of the country, such as Merthyr in Wales, North Kirklees in Yorkshire, and Argyll and Clyde in west Scotland, have an average of almost four teeth decayed, missing or filled, while their counterparts in Maidstone Weald in Kent, and Suffolk Coastal, near Felixstowe, have an average of under 0.5.

'The reason poorer children have worse teeth is a poorer diet,' said Aubrey Sheiham, professor of dental public health, UCL. 'We know if you change the taste threshold of a child, it stays with them for life. The question is how is the government going to confront the food industry?'"

Saturday, September 03, 2005

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ICT [2005/09/01]��Food is the first medicine:

"Ronald F. Schmid's book, ''Native Nutrition,'' a study of the effects of recent diet changes among Inuit from a traditional diet to foods like white flour and sugar, is worth reading. The result among Inuit: a dramatic increase in previously rare conditions such as diabetes and drastic tooth decay which, Schmid asserts, ''is tantamount to homicide.'' "

Friday, September 02, 2005

North Carolina is 85% fluoridated:

"2002 study, conducted by Raleigh-based North Carolina Division of Dental Health, showed that 52 percent of fifth-grade students and 33 percent of kindergarten students in Lee County suffered from untreated tooth decay.

The study, which consisted of children being screened by the Division of Dental Health, represents the most recent data available.

Similar studies done in neighboring counties also revealed a high segment of children with untreated tooth decay - 46 percent of fifth-graders screened in Chatham County and 41 percent of fifth-graders in Harnett County."