20.6.07

The Medication of a Whole Population

On 12 May 2003, Charlotte Dovey said this in The Evening Standard:

"This week, leaked Government papers revealed plans to add fluoride to all drinking water in England and Wales...

Fluoride may... be linked to INCREASED RISKS OF OSTEOPOROSIS, KIDNEY PROBLEMS, AND EVEN CANCER, AND SOME SAY IT IS STEALTHY MASS MEDICATION...

ARTIFICIAL FLUORIDE IS ALSO FOUND IN PESTICIDES... ARTIFICIAL FLUORIDE IS FOUND IN TOOTHPASTES, TOOTH GELS AND MOUTH RINSES... HALF THE FLUORIDE INGESTED IS RETAINED IN THE BODY - IN THE BONES AND TEETH - the other half is excreted... Taken in quantity IT IS EXTREMELY TOXIC AND DANGEROUS. Just over 2 grams of fluoride (roughly a teaspoon) is enough to kill an 11st adult, while just 300mg (found in a tube of toothpaste) is enough to kill a 1st 6lb child...

Fewer than 2 per cent of Europe's population have fluoridated water. Last year THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT OUTLAWED THE SALE OF FLUORIDE TABLETS AND CHEWING GUM. This was based on fears that IT MIGHT INCREASE THE RISK OF OSTEOPOROSIS. FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY, SWEDEN, DENMARK AND HOLLAND HAVE ALSO REJECTED MASS WATER FLUORIDATION. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN MOUNTING OPPOSITION TO IT IN IRELAND.

A large review of the scientific literature on water fluoridation was recently published in the British Medical Journal. This showed that JUST ONE IN SIX PEOPLE DRINKING FLUORIDATED WATER APPEARS TO BENEFIT.

Fluordation has been linked to:

Dental Fluorosis: ALMOST HALF OF PEOPLE DRINKING FLUORIDATED WATER AT PERMISSIBLE LEVELS, ONE PART PER MILLION, EXHIBIT DENTAL FLUOROSIS. WHITE AND BROWN SPOTS APPEAR ON THE ENAMEL OF THE TEETH - CAUSING AN UNSIGHTLY 'MOTTLED' EFFECT. THIS IS THE FIRST SIGN THAT FLUORIDE HAS POISONED ENZYMES IN THE BODY. SOME DENTISTS UNDERSTANDABLY QUESTION THE WISDOM OF PREVENTING DENTAL DISEASE IN ONE IN SIX PEOPLE, ONLY TO CAUSE IT IN ONE IN TWO.

Skeletal Fluorosis: According to American research, THIS CRIPPLING DISEASE - SYMPTOMS INCLUDE PAINS IN THE BONES AND JOINTS, MUSCLE WEAKNESS AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS - MAY OCCUR IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE INGESTED 10-20MG OF FLUORIDE PER DAY FOR 10 TO 20 YEARS. IN THE MOST SEVERE CASES, THE SPINE BECOMES COMPLETELY RIGID.

Osteoporosis: Although fluoride exposure results in denser bones, THE BONE APPEARS TO BE WEAKER THAN NORMAL BONE. Scientists in America have reported that FLUORIDE IN STRENGTHS AS LITTLE AS 1 PART PER MILLION DECREASES BONE STRENGTH AND ELASTICITY. Additionally, in 1992, A STUDY OF ELDERLY PATIENTS IN UTAH FOUND 'A SMALL BUT SIGNIFICANT INCREASE' IN THE RISK OF HIP FRACTURE IN BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.

Cancer: In 1992, a study by the New Jersey Department of Health in the U.S. found A STRONG LINK BETWEEN FLUORIDATION AND BONE CANCER ( OSTEOSARCOMA) IN YOUNG MALES. THEY REPORTED THAT OSTEOSARCOMA RATES WERE THREE TO SEVEN TIMES HIGHER IN FLUORIDATED AREAS THAN NON-FLUORIDATED AREAS… AT VERY LOW LEVELS FLUORIDE CAN INTERFERE WITH THE MALE HORMONE TESTOSTERONE.

Kidney Problems: A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL UROLOGICAL RESEARCH HAS FOUND AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN HIGH LEVELS OF FLUORIDE IN THE WATER AND PAINFUL KIDNEY STONES. According to the study, UROLITHIASIS (KIDNEY STONES) WAS 4.6 TIMES MORE COMMON IN AN AREA WITH HIGH FLUORIDE THAN IN A SIMILAR AREA WITHOUT HIGH FLUORIDE…

A document signed by health and environment ministers last month concludes that OPPONENTS ARE IN THE MINORITY AND THAT 'THIS MINORITY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DEPRIVE HEALTH COMMUNITIES FROM OPTING FOR FLUORIDATION‘...

It seems the only way to avoid the fluoridated water is either to buy water filters or spend a small fortune on bottled drinking waters - as many of us already do."
In the 1964 film, Dr Strangelove, General Jack D. Ripper says this:

"Do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why, there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream... You know when fluoridation first began?... Nineteen hundred and forty-six... How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh?...

A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.”
Looks like one or two cinema folk knew the score even then, doesn’t it?

On 22 September 2009, Nirmala M Nagaraj said this in The Times of India:

"For good health, the quality of drinking water is critical. But in Karnataka, where much of groundwater sources are concentrated with fluorides and nitrates, the impact is devastating. DENTAL AND SPINE-RELATED AILMENTS ARE SHOWING UP IN MANY CITIES AND VILLAGES. In some of the fluoride-endemic districts like Kolar, Chitradurga, Gadag and Bellary, SMILES ON THE FACES OF YOUNG CHILDREN HAVE VANISHED AS THEY ARE AFFLICTED BY DENTAL FLUOROSIS...

Dean and director, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Dr S S Hiremath, said:

'More than 6% of the state's population is afflicted by dental flourosis. Children don't have proper teeth formation.'

After years of consuming fluoride, when the spinal cord starts compressing and even before the cause for disability is known, THE PATIENT IS PARALYZED. This is a shocking condition in some fluoride-intense districts like Tumkur, where many people in a few villages have spinal cord-related diseases...

Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Dr D Nagaraj, said:

'DUE TO FLUORIDE CONCENTRATION IN WATER, MANY PEOPLE IN DISTRICTS LIKE DHARWAD AND TUMKUR HAVE SPINAL CORD DISEASES. These are progressive diseases, after decades of consumption. PEOPLE ARE BATTLING WITH PERMANENT DISABILITIES'."
In June 2009, Gordon Brown made Andy Burnham his new Health Secretary.

In his very first speech in this position, Burnham said this:

“Let’s press ahead with fluoridation of water supplies, given the clear evidence that it can improve children’s dental health.”
A spokesman for the National Pure Water Association said:

“It is complete and utter madness. YOU CANNOT MEDICATE A WHOLE POPULATION. THIS IS POLITICAL and Andy Burnham has a conflict of interest because HE WAS OR IS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH FLUORIDATION SOCIETY WHICH IS BASED IN HIS CONSTITUENCY.” (Burnham was Vice President of the BFS from 2004 until his appointment as Health Secretary)
In 1994, the World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Oral Health Status and Fluoride Use, concluded thus:

"Experience has shown that it is not possible to achieve effective fluoride-based caries prevention WITHOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOME DEGREE OF DENTAL FLUOROSIS... Whatever methods are chosen to maintain the low level of fluoride in the mouth, THE RESULTS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOME DEGREE OF DENTAL FLUOROSIS."
This quotation was discovered, believe it or not, at the British Fluoridation Society's own web site.

Which would you prefer for your children, ladies and gents?

Mass medication, a 50 per cent certainty of mottled teeth and a distinct possibility of muscle weakness, interference with your testosterone levels, gastrointestinal disorders, kidney problems, osteoporosis, hip fractures, spinal cord-related diseases, bone cancer and paralysis, all curtesy of Big Brother? Or fluoride-free water, fluoride-free toothpaste and a good toothbrush used frequently?

Given Andy Burnham's call to 'press ahead with the fluridation of water supplies,' it looks like the 'clear majority' of people are no longer part of New Labour's equation, doesn't it? As a wise man once said, 'the more things change, the more they stay the same.'

PS. Fluoride, a chemical that was, not so long ago, considered to be a toxic waste, can have a soporific effect. It was used in both the Nazi concentration camps and the Soviet gulags to subdue the inmates.

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