Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Environmental Groups challenge EPA's approval of fluoride food residues (Where's the American Dental Associaton on this?):

"EPA identified fluoride as the major toxicological endpoint of concern for exposure to (pesticide) Sulfuryl fluoride (slated to replace methyl bromide). In its Risk Assessment, which served as the basis for approval, EPA made an unprecedented decision to allow an acceptable dosage for infants (0.571 mg/kg bodyweight/day) which is five times higher than for adults (0.114 mg/kg/day).

This is the first time that Sulfuryl fluoride, ..., has been approved for food use. In its approval, EPA set the highest levels of fluoride residues 'in or on food' in US history. As a fumigant it will be used on over 40 foods that include nuts, dried fruit, rice, wheat, barley, etc.

"..children are already receiving excess fluoride from sources such as fluoridated water, toothpaste, and processed foods,..."

Monday, March 29, 2004

Fluoride - Not FDA Approved for Ingestion -

"Children’s sodium fluoride anti-cavity supplements were never found safe or effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They were never even tested. And the reason will astound you."
AP Wire | 03/29/2004 | South Carolina 91.2% fluoridated:

"Thirty percent of the state's children have untreated tooth decay, according to a 2002 DHEC study that included more than 21,000 students in kindergarten through third grade"
South Carolina 91.2% fluoridated: "For a state with a high poverty rate and a shortage of dentists, the cavity troubles run deep. "
HoustonChronicle :

"fluoride toothpaste, antiperspirant and sun tan lotions with SPF protection are all considered drugs since they alter the way the body works. "

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Dental cavities on the rise again; back to 'drill and fill':

"Dentists attribute the previous decline to widespread water fluoridation, along with more regular preventive dental care. 'But for reasons we don't fully understand,' says Billings, 'now the caries rate appears to be on the increase"
The Seattle Times: Local News: Dental program in rural Alaska under scrutiny:

"An Alaska tribal program to train rural residents to perform tasks usually done by dentists is under scrutiny by the American Dental Association (ADA). "

Thursday, March 25, 2004

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - Media Information:

"Early Childhood Caries (cavities) Reaches Epidemic Proportions"

"The caries level in 3- to 5-year-old U.S. Head Start children may be as high as 90 percent in some minority populations. "
acid in these drinks is a major factor behind increasing levels of tooth erosion in teenagers:

"'The British Dental Journal's research into carbonated drinks and the effect on children's teeth made disturbing reading,' said Councillor Warman.

'But fluoridation of the water supply is not the answer."

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Ballina council rejects fluoride. 25/03/2004. ABC News Online:

"Basically fluoride is now considered a poisonous substance."

Monday, March 22, 2004 McDonagh et al. 321 (7265): 855:

"the prevalence of fluorosis (white spotted, yellow or brown permanently stained teeth) at a water fluoride concentration of 1.0 ppm was 48%.
Future gets brighter for cosmetic dentistry - 2004-03-22 - Cincinnati Business Courier:

"A 2000 survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) -- the most recent conducted -- found that the number of cosmetic procedures dentists performed increased by as much as 200 to 300 percent during the previous five-year period. Local dentists say the increase is continuing, likely at an even higher rate. "

"Cosmetic dental procedures generally are not covered by insurance, and with porcelain veneers costing anywhere from $750 to $1,500 per tooth and laser whitening averaging $650 or more for a 90-minute session, they can't be considered inexpensive."
United Press International: New, clean, cheap way to help make drugs:

"The technique uses fluorine, the element best known for fighting cavities that also plays a pivotal role in modern medicine. Some 30 percent to 50 percent of all pharmaceuticals now contain fluorine, Dobier told UPI, because it helps boost their effectiveness."

National Institutes of Health:

"Fluoride protects the smooth surfaces " | News for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas | News 8:

"Cavities in my practice between the teeth are very common,? said pediatric dentist Dr. Linda Steele. ?I actually see more of that now than I?m seeing cavities on the biting surfaces of the teeth. "

Thursday, March 18, 2004

The Poor and Dental Care:

"Dentists group resists process to bring in indigent help. "
For some families, it's the only answer:

"'I have an older son; he's 22 now, and his teeth are bad because when he was young, I was working year-round and couldn't get Medicaid,' he said. Though he worked full-time, he didn't make enough money to pay dental bills, and as a result his, and his son's, teeth decayed badly, Boyles said.

But now that he's earning less, his family's health is in better hands, he said.

'One problem is not a lot of dentists want to take Medicaid because they don't get as much money,' he said. Even dentists who accept Medicaid patients may put off procedures for them, while they service their cash-paying or privately insured patients, he said."
Poor Americans Need Dentists Not Fluoride:

"'I'm here because I just got a call from an elderly lady,' Azuma said to the panel of doctors seated at the front of the auditorium. 'She told me that she suffers from abscessing gums. She needs five teeth pulled. She was sent a list of area dentists who were supposed to accept Medicaid patients. She has been refused at each one.' "

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

National Review: Water Fights: Believe it or not, the fluoridation war still rages:

"And the American Dental Association has done something really disgraceful. As I mentioned, the principal anti-fluoridation site is '' (Note the final three letters.) So what did the ADA do? It captured the addresses '' and ',' both of which divert the surfer to the homepage of the ADA. This is childish sabotage. A dental association confident of its position would not resort to such a tactic."

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Ups and Downs:

"Out of more than 1,800 water suppliers in Illinois, only three have met the state's recommended level of fluoride in water each month for the last 20 years or more, "
KRT Wire | 03/15/2004 | Thousands Start to Get Mandated Fluoride in Pierce County, Wash.:

"The Health Department projects it will cost $1.5 million to fluoridate all water systems under the order"

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Yakima Indian Reservation:

"The children's dentist for the Yakama Nation says most kids he sees average about 16 decayed or missing teeth by the time they start school."

"Research shows 80 percent of American Indian children ages 3 and 4 suffer from tooth decay, a rate four times higher than the national average. "

Yakama is fluoridated
Can Tooth Decay Be Predicted? Maybe, Say Finnish Researchers:

"They found that the combination of these three factors accounted for 81 percent of the tooth decay that occurred between ages 2 and 5. Children who ate candy frequently, who had precavity spots on their teeth, and whose mouths had the bacteria were more likely to have cavities by the age of 5. "
BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Indian villagers crippled by fluoride:

"People with paralysing bone diseases, stooped backs, crooked hands and legs, deformed teeth, blindness and other handicaps are a common sight. "

"The seriousness of the problem can be measured by the fact that the groundwater has 10 to 12 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride in contrast to a maximum permitted level of just 1.5 ppm."
P&G opens new flank, to launch Crest here - The Economic Times:

"Sources say that P&G is all set to launch its multi-billion global toothpaste brand, Crest, in India at a price of Rs 21-25 for a 135 gm pack. HLL and Colgate, which dominate the toothpaste market, offer a 200 gm pack at around Rs 40 at the premium end of the market."

"Crest was launched globally in 1955 as the world?s first fluoride toothpaste. It is a part of P&G?s global healthcare business unit which contributes 13% to its total turnover. It is currently one of the leading toothpaste brands in markets like North America , Western Europe and China . Crest is likely to be imported from one of the South East Asian countries like Thailand or China . Sources said the company may tie up with contract manufacturers. Esssel Propack currently supplies packaging to some of Crest?s larger markets globally including North America and China "

Tuesday, March 09, 2004


"Urging delegates to oppose moves to add fluoride to water supplies, he described fluoridation as a cop-out.

'It is an admission of failure by medical professionals and by the Government,' he said.

'They have failed to educate patients, they have failed to provide the necessary treatment and they have failed to provide enough dentists on the NHS. They have also failed to win the argument on healthy eating.'"
Fluoride additive approved -

"Fluoride additive approved
Union City voters OK plan for drinking water"

Monday, March 08, 2004

CourierPress: Editorials:

"Dentists group resists process to bring in indigent help"
ic CheshireOnline - Keep fluoride out of our drinking water: "Keep fluoride out of our drinking water Mar 8 2004

"WELSH Liberal Democrats voted overwhelmingly yesterday to oppose the fluoridation of water in Wales."

Sunday, March 07, 2004

The Wichita Eagle | 03/07/2004 | State won't force dose of fluoride:

"TOPEKA - The Legislature will not force Wichita to add fluoride to its water, says the chairwoman of a committee handling a bill that could do just that."

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Fort Saskatchewan fertilizer producer :

"Dentist fluoride expert Lennart Krook said at the hearing, he had evidence from a report challenging the common interpretation dental fluoride or high levels of it in people poses no health risk.
He said the instances of child bone fractures increases with the high level of fluoride."

Friday, March 05, 2004

Fluoride lawsuit survives legal challenge:

"VISTA ---- A lawsuit against the city of Escondido and the state over plans to fluoridate the city's water supply survived a legal challenge Thursday and appeared headed for a trial in April."

Thursday, March 04, 2004


"Fluoride supplementation also stimulates bone formation but does not decrease risk for fracture. It has not been approved by the FDA for osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Indeed, higher doses of fluoride seem to increase the fragility of bone"

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

National Children?s Dental Health Month - Mississippi State Department of Health: "48.7 percent (or about half) of third grade children in Mississippi public schools need dental care, and about 1 in 5 (14.9 percent) of these children need urgent dental care because of spontaneous pain, acute infection or 'pus', or an inability to chew food without discomfort"
Snapshot of Oral Health in Colorado: "60% (of third graders) have experienced dental decay (untreated decay plus fillings)."
Las Vegas SUN: Some good, bad news for Nevada children:

"In Clark County 68.2 percent of third graders had a history of tooth decay and 41 percent had decay that was never treated, according to the survey, which was conducted in February"
The Health Trust > Initiatives:

"Dental disease is a major public health problem for children in Santa Clara County. One-third of the county's children, about 43,000 students in public elementary school alone, have untreated tooth decay. By the time children are in the third grade, 72 percent have a history of decay."
2004 News Release:

"Nearly 70 percent of third grade children in Oklahoma have dental caries "
Oklahoma is 75% fluoridated

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

"The village's voters will decide March 8 whether the Union City municipal water supply will be enhanced with fluoride"

Water additive on Union City ballot -
Union, Michigan: Fluoridation will be on the ballot again after being first defeated by voters in 1959 and again about 30 years ago.

Choices ahead -
Fluoride causes health problems in many parts of the world

Intl. Workshop on Fluorosis Prevention and De Fluoridation of Water
Fluoridation fails this sweet-toothed reporter.

Accounting for My Decay (