Thursday, September 30, 2004

Chronic Disease - At-A-Glance - Oral Health

In the U.S. where dental health is a priority, over 60% of 15-year-olds and 75% of 17-year-olds have tooth decay - Latest News Detail: "Dental hygiene abysmally low in India: National survey

New Delhi, Sep 30 (UNI) More than 60 per cent of the population under 15 years suffer from tooth decay and gum diseases, according to a national oral health survey.

The survey, conducted by the Dental Council of India (DCI), says dental caries is prevalent in 63.1 per cent of 15 year olds and in 80.2 per cent of adults in the 35-44 age group."

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Residential water rates may double:

"In order to pay for a $2 million filtering system to lower fluoride levels in Smithfield's drinking water, council members are considering more than doubling residential water rates"

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Studies show increased soda intake leads to major tooth decay:

"Young Oklahomans are facing a growing health hazard most of us wouldn't expect these days: rotting teeth."

Oklahoma is 75% fluoridated.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Reducing Racial andEthnic Health (Florida Department of Health)

"The prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) has remained unchanged in the last 25

Sunday, September 26, 2004

The Sunday Mail QLD: Poll says No to fluoride [26sep04]:

"QUEENSLANDERS have voiced their overwhelming disapproval of fluoridating water supplies.

The results of a Sunday Mail online poll found three in four people did not want fluoride in their water. " / News / Local / Mass. / Clinics gritting their teeth:

Boston, Massachusetts, is 100% fluoridated

"A recent study by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children found that a quarter of the state's third-graders have untreated tooth decay. This is even more common among the nearly 95,000 children in Boston on MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program, which covers health-care costs for low-income residents. Of third-graders on MassHealth, the study said 40 percent have untreated decay, with 16 percent in need of immediate care."

Friday, September 24, 2004

EPA: Federal Register: Sulfuryl Fluoride; Proposed Pesticide Temporary Tolerances:

"This document proposes to establish temporary tolerances for
sulfuryl fluoride and inorganic fluoride residues resulting from
application of sulfuryl fluoride in or on walnuts and raisins under the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act"

3) Temporary tolerances are established for residues of fluoride
resulting from the post-harvest treatment with sulfuryl fluoride. The
tolerances are measured and expressed as ppm of fluoride. Total
residues of fluoride in or on raisins from use of cryolite on grapes
(addressed in paragraph (a)(1) of this section) or sulfuryl fluoride on
raisins shall not exceed the tolerance list in the following table.

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Commodity Parts per million Revocation
Raisins 30.0 4/01/06
Walnuts 12.0 4/01/06

2. Section 180.575 is added to read as follows:

Sec. 180.575 Sulfuryl fluoride; tolerances for residues.

(a) General. Temporary tolerances are established for residues of
sulfuryl fluoride resulting from the post harvest treatment with
sulfuryl fluoride.

Commodity Parts per million Revocation Date
Raisins 0.004 4/01/06
Walnuts 2.0 4/01/06

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Herald & Review Newspaper Website - Decatur, Illinois:

Macon County, Illinois, is 100% fluoridated

"The fund, established by the Human Service Agency Consortium Health Division in 1999, has helped more than 100 children by paying out nearly $50,000 - making up the difference between what parents can afford and what the dental work costs.

'Most of our cases have to be referred to a specialist, with bills ranging from $2,000 to $4,000,'"

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Britons told to cut down on sugar:

"Apart from being the major cause of tooth decay, it (SUGAR) is also causing obesity"

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Obese children become weighty problem in Thailand :

"Bad eating habits have spawned a host of chronic problems related to obesity like high blood pressure, cardio-vascular and respiratory diseases, Xinhua reports quoting local media...A study found that 18 percent of children below two, 66 percent aged three, and 81 percent aged five had tooth decay."

First person on the Lost Boys of Sudan:

400 refuge children from wartorn Sudan, despite never brushing their teeth, have little decay because of their healthy native diets

"Now it is not a simple matter of telling them to floss more or use a softer brush. He sheepishly told me, 'most of them have never seen a tooth brush'. He is not being figurative, it is the truth. The good side, their native diet in Africa had very little refined sugar, so decay is not a big issue."
Make No Bones About it, The Irish Times:

"She can also distinguish pre-Medieval from post-Medieval remains due to the 'phenomenal rise in the amount of caries' (tooth decay) after the introduction of refined sugar in the Medieval diet. "

"What we eat and the way we live can leave traces on our bodies even long after we're gone, discovers Darina Daly ."
A portal for the over 50's

"A study has found that, contrary to common perceptions, an unhealthy adult lifestyle is responsible for poor oral health in later years."

Friday, September 17, 2004

Is there too much junk food at Fuquay-Varina High?:

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, is fluoridated:

"Local dentist Mike Hamby said that he's seeing a lot of decay in teens' teeth that shouldn't be there. 'Their diet and oral hygiene are so poor they're getting cavities that fluoride would ordinarily prevent,'"

Wednesday, September 15, 2004


"A small metal part on a flow meter became corroded and 20 to 30 gallons of hydrofluorosilic acid � the chemical used to add fluoride � leaked into a containment system"

Monday, September 13, 2004

Real News by Real People:

"However, there aren�t even enough pediatric dentists presently in Humboldt County to treat all the children with severe cavities or dental trauma, let alone enough to provide needed check-ups for 1- to 3-year-olds, or to treat smaller cavities before they become painful or abscessed.

As a result, the pediatric community is stepping forward to ease the burden of local dentists."

Sunday, September 12, 2004 | 09/12/2004 | Is well water linked to cavities?:

"Southwest Ranches Mayor Mecca Fink said she grew up on well water and that she didn't get her first cavity until she was 25."

Saturday, September 11, 2004 - Life after CHIP: Listen to those who lost health care:

"A 5-year-old girl with cerebral palsy can't get any dental services through CHIP. A few weeks ago, the child had a swollen mouth because of new teeth growing in, but the family couldn't afford to go to the dentist."

While organized dentistry along with public health dentists are on a mission to fluoridate each and every one of us, whether we need it or not, children are living in pain because dentists won't fill their teeth unless private dentists volunteer to do it. Most of us want our taxdollars to aid poor children not fluoridate the masses costing multi-millions of wasted dollars every year.
Star-Telegram | 09/02/2004 | Doctors criticize CHIP cuts; state says neediest covered:

Fort Worth, Texas, is fluoridated: "In Fort Worth, an agency providing 'last resort' funding for children's emergency dental treatment had a 400 percent increase in patients in the past year."
American News | 09/10/2004 | Quick Hits:

South Dakota 89% fluoridation: "All too often, children living in low-income families also have poor dental health. Either the money or the services just aren't available to them. Thanks to portable clinics sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities and Delta Dental Plan many kids across the state can get necessary dental care - for free.
Kids have enough to deal with in school. This will be one less thing"
News Story:

Also in 91% fluoridated South Carolina: "In less than 50 operational days, the clinic saw 280 children and provided 500 fillings, 226 cleanings, 260 sealant treatments and 70 extractions, according to Carol Lepp, clinic director.
" We completed treatment plans on 126 children who are now on a six-month preventive care recall program," Lepp said. "The high numbers we experienced last year only verify the extreme need in our county.""
Island Packet Online: Dental dilemma: Lack of insurance limits preventative care:

91% of South Carolina is fluoridated.

"The 33-year-old father of four girls said he and his daughters use the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic as their regular dentist because, even though he works full time, he doesn't have dental insurance"

Incapable or unwilling to solve the epidemic of tooth decay in those who can't afford dentists, organized dentistry foists fluoridation on too-trusting legislators, who together believe they are easily solving a problem, when in fact, they wasting your money, compromising your health and failing to reduce tooth decay.
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Anthem Foundation of Ohio Grants $1.1 Million:

Ohio is 91% fluoridated but that huge expense doesn't stop the need for money to actually treat the poor -

"AF-Ohio awarded grants ranging from $36,000 to $250,000 to six organizations (see attached list) that will increase access to oral health care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals. "

"The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) in 1999, selected "preventive oral health care" as the focus of a multi-year grantmaking initiative after learning that oral health was the number one unmet health need in all of Ohio. Left untreated, oral diseases impact childhood development, reduce productivity and employability, increase health care costs, reduce employability, decrease overall health and can result in pain, malnutrition and even death."

Friday, September 10, 2004

Trinidad & Tobago :

"Environmental stress such as chemical pollutants, pesticides, mercury, and fluoride are also tough on the thyroid. A growing body of evidence suggests that fluoride, which is prevalent in toothpaste and water treatment, may inhibit the functioning of the thyroid gland. "
Fluoridation postcards violate NH election law:

"MANCHESTER � A city Health Department official yesterday said �a loose-knit group of health professionals� is responsible for producing and mailing a pro-fluoridation postcard that the state�s top election official said violates state law. "

"Gardner said the law requires someone to take responsibility for political messages put into print or broadcast. A violation of the law could result in a misdemeanor conviction against an individual, a felony against an organization, he said."

"The postcard makes for the second campaign-related misstep by pro-fluoridation forces in a week’s time."

Thursday, September 09, 2004 "Half of Irish children have tooth decay by age 12":

"A study conducted by the Government’s Oral Health Research Unit has found that half of Irish children have some level of tooth decay by the time they reach 12 years of age"

73% of Ireland's population drink tap water which is artificially fluoridated

WEAU | Working to Prevent Early Chidhood Cavities:

Wisconsin is 90% fluoridated

"Area dentists and hygienists volunteered their time to check for signs of Early Childhood Cavities, a severe form of tooth decay found in 30 percent of area Head Start toddlers."

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Some Yellowpoint area residents have unusually high levels of fluoride in their well water, which could lead to long-term health risks, say Malaspina research scientists | BCNG
: "Although fluoride is a familiar treatment at the dentist's office, the element is a poison - slightly less so than arsenic according to the Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products handbook - that accumulates in the bones over years, leading to skeletal fluorosis or brittle bones and joints in the elderly. Very young children are also susceptible to the ill effects of too much fluoride, such as discoloured or misshapen teeth.

'We've seen examples of that misshapen teeth in the area,' he said. 'The young and old can really be impacted by this issue.'"
The Joplin Globe - Online Edition:

Joplin City Council votes to fluoridate the city's water supply, which they won't even drink now.

"Johnson also pointed out that the council members had bottled water sitting in front of them.

"'You're not even drinking your own city water,' he said."

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Fluoridation Group confirms Fluoridation, No Benefit:

The New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation's "news release accurately states that we found no significant effect of fluoridated water on the permanent caries experience among 10- to 15-year-olds"

California Fluoridation Task Force News Release issued by
Delta Dental of California


Revenues:$3.87 billion (2003)
Net Income:18 million (2003)

Source: via Business Wire
Updated 06/24/2004 by company"
New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
Employees: zero
Revenue: Not much
Net Income: Operates at a loss from volunteers' pockets

And we still get more accurate information to the public than the fluoridationists do.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Democrat & Chronicle: Demand for dentists makes smiles bright:

"Demand for dentists makes smiles bright

Net income for general practitioners nearly triples in 15 years"

Friday, September 03, 2004

F- in Food


This table is for reference only and gives a general idea as to the high fluoride content in some foods and beverages.


Gerber's White Grape Juice

0.98 - 1.20mg/l
Minute Maid OJ

Gerber's Graduate Berry Juice

Dole Pineapple

Prune Juice

Cranberry Juice

Pear Juice

Red Grape Juice

Cherry Juice

Apple Grape Juice

Apple Juice

Soft Drinks

0.82 -0.98mg/l
Coca Cola Classic

Diet Coke



Hawaiian Punch

Hansen's Soda

Capri Sun

Publix Orange Juice

Gatorix Punch Concent.

Lipton Ice Tea


(L=Leafs, P=Prepared)

Coarse Tea(L)

Green Tea(L)

Refined Green Tea(L)

30-340 mg/kg
Black Tea(16 samples)

Tea (P)

De-caffeinated Teas(P)

Milk Tea(fr.Brick Tea)

Pu'er Brick Tea (L)

Bianxiao Brick Tea(L)

Herbal Teas (L)

1 Cup Black Tea

0.52 to 1.49 ppm
Cocoa Powder

Fruit & Vegetables

0.3 - 13mg/kg

Potato Waste

0.2 - 70.0 mg/kg






1 Cup Cooked Kale

1 Cup Cooked Spinach

1 Medium Apple

Sugar & Substitutes

13.0 mg/kg





Mech.De-bond Pork

2.0-3.0 mg/kg
Hand De-boned Pork

Mech.De-boned Beef

Hand De-boned Beef

Chicken Skin

Cooked Veal

One Big Mac


Lucerne 2%Milk

1 Cup Nonfat Milk




Canned Sardines



Some Canned Fish



Tap Water in fl.areas

Gerolsteiner Wasser

Vichy Water

Reverse Osmosis Water

Infant Foods

Unfluoridated Area

Fluoridated Area

Mixed Cereal

Oatmeal Cereal

Barley Cereal

Rice Cereal

Strained Meats

Chicken w/broth
Range 1.94-10.64ppm

Turkey w/broth
Range 0.34-0.43ppm

238 Infant Foods

Soy-based Infant Formula

(area w/0.7ppm in tap water)


Sea Salt


1 Teaspoon Bone Meal


328 mg/kg
Super Kelp Tablets

Dental Products

Aquafresh For Kids

Topical Fluoride Gel

Most Toothpaste

Radent Prophy Paste

Topex Fluoride Foam

School-based Oral Mouthrinse Program

Silver Fluoride Solutions

"This review confirmed that in non-fluoridated communities the use of fluoride supplements during the first 6 years of life is associated with a significant increase in the risk of developing dental fluorosis."

Thursday, September 02, 2004

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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Verizon Online - Business Center News:

Tulsa, Oklahoma, is fluoridated

"Many of the children that Mueller's clinic has treated so far have extensive problems.
In an upscale neighborhood with plenty of dentists, most children need a cleaning, fluoride treatment and braces. In poor neighborhoods, children have severe cavities, painful abscesses and broken-down teeth, he said.
'Dental disease is very much a disease of poverty,' Mueller said."
Risk of dental fluorosis associated to consumption of infant formulas:

"Conclusions: To limit F intakes to amounts < 0.07 mg/kg/day, it's necessary to avoid use of fluoridated water to dilute infant formulas."
Entrez PubMed:

"However, prolonged consumption (beyond 12 months of age) of infant formula reconstituted with optimally-fluoridated water could result in excessive amounts of fluoride being ingested during enamel development of the anterior permanent teeth and therefore may be a risk factor for fluorosis of these teeth."