Fluoride in Peel – Two Views

Should the Region of Peel continue to add Fluoride to our water? Proponents say that it is an essential part of a comprehensive oral health program, while others claim it is a dangerous practice that must be stopped.

Earlier this year, Brampton Focus produced two episodes to listen to the opinion that water fluoridation is harming our residents and that it should be suspended immediately by our regional government; we also profiled the recent court action launched against the Region of Peel that claims adding Fluoride is unlawful.

Those episodes generated a tremendous amount of feedback from our viewers, both from those who agree fluoridation must be stopped, and from many who felt our coverage lacked the scientific opinions to back the claims.

After months of work, we are happy to bring you this very special episode of Brampton Focus, where it is all about the science. In this episode, you will hear from two undisputed experts on both sides of this issue.

First, Dr. A. K. Susheela, a medical doctor and Fluoride toxicity expert from India who has spent over 20 years studying the effects of Fluoride on populations that are exposed to it. Dr. Susheela has presented the results of her research to governments around the world, including the British Parliament. She is the executive director of the Fluorosis Research and Rural Development Foundation in Dehli, India.

Second, you will hear from Dr. Eileen DeVilla, the Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, who manages the operations of Ontario’s second-largest public health unit, serving the 1.4 million people who live in the region.

We encourage you to watch this episode and learn more about this issue.

 

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KSpencer
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KSpencer

Dr. Devilla’s presentation was very slick, but disingenuous. 1- The decades of research she claims to be the basis of the safety and effectiveness claims have repeatedly not stood up to examination. Most recently the international meta-review by the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration found that the claims were not supported by the low-quality and highly biased report, most of which they eliminated from consideration because of their unreliability. Safety at .7 – 1.2 ppm has never been verified. The initial 1940s Public Health Service (PHS) safety tests were short term controlled dose studies on “5 healthy young men.” The PHS 14… Read more »

Randy Johnson
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KSpencer – Talk about disingenuous comments. You discuss the 2015 Cochrane review which reported a Key Fact, “Our review found that water fluoridation is effective at reducing levels of tooth decay among children. The introduction of water fluoridation resulted in children having 35% fewer decayed, missing and filled baby teeth and 26% fewer decayed, missing and filled permanent teeth. We also found that fluoridation led to a 15% increase in children with no decay in their baby teeth and a 14% increase in children with no decay in their permanent teeth.” That’s a rather important omission – but that’s normal… Read more »

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KSpencer

Fluoridation sickens many, but not all. It disproportionately impacts those with genetic susceptibilities, non-white populations, and those suffering from malnutrition, making it an environmental justice issue. I suggest you check out the following recent statements, several with extensive scientific citations attached: – Oct 2016, Ambassador Andrew Young, Civil Rights leader: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016AndrewJYoung/10/prweb13768202.htm – April 2016, Dr. Mark Hyman, medical scholar: http://fluoridealert.org/news/mark_hyman_fluoride/   – April 2016, Erin Brockovich et al.: http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/brockovich-2016.pdf  – Feb 2016, Dr. Richard Shames et al.:  http://www.ehcd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016_02_11_ATALtrCWF.pdf – Dec 2015 Telemundo Atlanta 3 part expose: http://www.telemundoatlanta.com/3037_videos/3529482_video-agua-potable-o-veneno.html – Sept 2015 Lois Gibbs, environmentalist: http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/gibbs-2015.pdf – May 2015 Dr. Wm Owens, Black Pastors’ Coalition:… Read more »

Randy Johnson
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KSpencer – You provide statements from a few outliers who have rejected the scientific consensus. You list a page from the League of United Latin American Citizens which is a copy/paste statement from other anti-F sites (including false information like fluoridation = medication), and you don’t bother to check a group more qualified to evaluate the evidence. —> Hispanic Dental Association: “… it is the position of the Hispanic Dental Association to: “Endorse community water fluoridation in all communities—especially the Hispanic and underserved communities—as a safe, beneficial and cost-effective public health measure based on science for preventing dental caries and… Read more »

chris
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The anti fluoride /vaccine lobby will tell you fluoride causes every illness and disease from Asthma to Yellow fever. There are about 366 million people on Community fluoridated water in the world.Not forgetting the millions who have had the benifits of it in the last 70 years Now if fluoride was as bad as it is painted , Where are all the case studies on people who have suffered from proven illness/disease from CFW at .7PPM?. From the quality Major Dental and Medical Institutions. Opps There is none Wonder why. You would expect at least a million, out of that… Read more »

Dan Germouse
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Fluoride is highly toxic and a cumulative poison, like lead, arsenic, and mercury. I have asked many forced-fluoridation fanatics to tell me how much accumulated fluoride in the body they think is safe. So far not a single one of them has been able to answer the question.
https://forcedfluoridationfreedomfighters.com/a-preliminary-investigation-into-fluoride-accumulation-in-bone/

It is unlikely to just be a coincidence that the US, Australia, and Ireland, which have had high rates of forced-fluoridation for decades, also have high rates of joint problems, and poor health outcomes in general.

Randy Johnson
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Dan Germouse – You post the same unsupported nonsense all over the Internet. Provide specific citations and quotes that prove drinking optimally fluoridated water is not safe and causes any health issues. All you post are opinions. I have asked many fluoridation opponents (FOs) how much exposure to chloroform and other disinfection byproducts they think is safe? So far, not a single one of them has been able to answer the question. In addition to disinfection byproducts found in disinfected water, a variety of toxic drinking water treatment chemicals can be added to treat drinking water. These include ammonium sulfate,… Read more »

Chris Price
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Dan Maybe I can put your mind at rest The world health organisation recommends fluoridation at around 1mg/litre of water (although this varies slightly with different climates) and this is usually the benchmark for fluoridation of water supplies around the world. So.. Let’s equate this to an average 70kg human. An average human at 70kgs would need to orally consume 43,190mg of sodium fluoride every single day for 2 years before they started to see signs of toxicity. As the average standard for adding sodium fluoride to water is 1mg/litre, a 70kg human would need to consume 43,190 litres of… Read more »

Nicky
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Nicky

I sure as hell don’t need some self anointed minions telling me how to live my life. If I feel I need to ingest extra poisonous fluoride to benefit my oral health that is my decision and no one else. I need water to live period, not used as a conduit to transport someones idea of mass medication is for the greater good. As for the poor children, the poor are the biggest consumer of sugary drinks and not drinkers of fluoridated water . That’s why the manufacturers of these products focus their consumer marketing advertisements in poor disadvantage communities.… Read more »

Randy Johnson
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Nicky – Provide some evidence to support your claim that fluoridation is mass medication. As noted in another comment, fluoridation is no more “mass medication” than is water disinfection or any of the other water treatment methods. All water treatment processes add a variety of chemicals (toxic when undiluted) to disinfect, adjust pH, control corrosion, flocculate/coagulate contaminants, and fluoridate the water you drink. All residual chemicals – and the created disinfection byproducts – are carefully regulated to be within safe levels. Consider these facts: 1) Bottled water is regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration and inh Canada it… Read more »

Nicky
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Nicky

If you have a severe, self-inflicted paranoia about ingesting fluoride ions, chloroform, sodium hypochlorite or any other chemicals in your tap water, you are free to find other sources or take steps to remove any contaminants that offend your personal beliefs. You are not free to arbitrarily insist that any beneficial water treatment process be halted. Interesting comment Randy. I’m free to to find other sources or take steps to remove any contaminants that offend personal beliefs but I’m not free enough to turn on my tap and just drink water. Water treatment for health safety is a hell of… Read more »

Colin Varian
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http://fluoridedentalexperts.com/
This website will document how US “Dental Experts” such as Steve Slott, Johnny Johnson, Kurt Ferre, “Billy Budd” (aka Chuck Haynie), and others are misleading the public on matters of fluoride toxicity, water fluoridation, fluoride intake, as well as fluoride risks and benefits.

The information is taken from blogs, comment sections, and discussion boards.

UPDATE: Slott, Johnson, Ferre and Haynie have now formed the American Fluoridation Society. The purpose of the AFS is to provide “accurate” scientific information to concerned citizens and professionals. If the material on our website is any indication, the information dispensed will be anything but the truth.

Randy Johnson
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Colin Varian – You are kidding right? Apparently you are able to confuse the conclusions from the World Health Organization, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Dental Association, the American Medical Association, etc. with blogs, comment sections and discussion boards. That is not an unexpected outcome of how fluoridation opponents interpret scientific evidence – if it does not conform to their specific anti-F paranoia, it is by definition invalid.