Health Ministry Finds that Fluoridation Does Not Reduce Tooth Decay

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From Dental Health Magazine:

Statistics from a study conducted by the New Zealand Ministry of Health suggest that there are no advantages derived from fluoridation. These statistics actually match similar arguments set forth by the American Dental Association.

The latter organization conducted a large study on some 39,000 American children and found that they did not derive any advantages from the use of fluoride.

The process of fluoridation is the practice of adding fluoride minerals to a water source so that people can get exposed to the mineral through drinking water. Some bodies of water already have fluoride in them and do not need fluoride added.

The fluoride is allegedly added so that it can help in the prevention of cavity development. The practice of adding fluoride to water is suppose to allow many people, regardless of income, to receive healthy doses of fluoride. Yet, recent studies are revealing that the fluoridation practices do little in terms of cavity prevention, if anything at all…

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  • 5by5

    So this would be a confirmation of what our own government found in the National Institute of Dental Research study back in 1987, and which was backed up by the CDC report in 2000 which showed that 90% of tooth decay comes from fissures in the tooth's surface that aren't effected by fluoride.

    Add to this:

    - the Dartmouth Foundation for Neuroscience and Society study of 280,000 children, and the New York State Department of Children's Health study which 151,000 children both of which confirmed that the silicofluorides like Sodium Fluorosilicate that are widely used in water fluoridation significantly increased kid's absorption of lead.

    - the Chemical and Engineering News abstract of a Brain Research Study from 1998 which showed that test animals treated with the same amounts of fluoridation as is used commercially in our water supply, suffered neural injury and increased deposits of B-amyloid protein in the brain — a characteristic of humans suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

    Basically, it's making little Johnny as dumb as a Roman emperor drinking out of lead pipes, and trashing grandpa's memories.

    So I'm asking again, give me a SCIENTIFIC reason why this shit has to be in our water?

    I mean, those are BIG sample sizes and the research seems to be pointing in the same direction, and is being confirmed with repeatable experimentation in multiple places. If this is really about SCIENCE, and not giving a subsidy to the chemical corporations to dump their crap in our water instead of forcing them to safely dispose of it, then WHAT THE HELL are we doing continuing to put it into the water, when even the EPA's Office of Science and Technology admits there are no safety standards for its inclusion into the water supply?

    Prove to me that this isn't just another mega-corp giveaway that ends up hurting regular folks.

    I never thought twice about this until about a year ago when I happened to come across some research on this purely by accident. I was never in this conspiracy camp, I never had a horse in this race. But the SCIENCE and the HISTORY of this is compelling, and worthy of a closer, much more critical look, especially if these detrimental effects could even POSSIBLY be impacting our citizens.

    • NeoBrowski

      You’re right to be sceptical. There are instances of fluoridisation in the UK (the nanny state I live in). Parents should just make sure their kids brush their teeth! If they cant do that then we have no hope at all!
      Very important note!!!: The fluoride that is used in the UK is a bi product of the fertiliser industry……..why the government has chosen to buy it and feed it to us is beyond me?

      http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluoridation.htm

  • Anonymous

    You’re right to be sceptical. There are instances of fluoridisation in the UK (the nanny state I live in). Parents should just make sure their kids brush their teeth! If they cant do that then we have no hope at all!
    Very important note!!!: The fluoride that is used in the UK is a bi product of the fertiliser industry……..why the government has chosen to buy it and feed it to us is beyond me?

    http://www.fluoridealert.org/fluoridation.htm

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