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Harvard Study- "Fluoride Water Causes Cancer" !

this is just one of many articles- from 2005 no less, yet I still receive coupons in the mail for fluoridated water, and our counties talk about adding them for our 'dental health'. The truth could not be more diabolical...

If you care about your children, your community, your SELF, do not be fooled to believe POISON is GOOD.

Fluoride water 'causes cancer'
Boys at risk from bone tumours, shock research reveals

* Bob Woffinden
* The Observer,
* Sunday June 12 2005

Fluoride in tap water can cause bone cancer in boys, a disturbing new study indicates, although there is no evidence of a link for girls.

New American research suggests that boys exposed to fluoride between the ages of five and 10 will suffer an increased rate of osteosarcoma - bone cancer - bet-ween the ages of 10 and 19.

In the UK, fluoride is added to tap water on the advice of bodies such as the British Dental Association. The Department of Health maintains that it is a cost-effective public health measure that helps prevent tooth decay in children.

About 10 per cent of the population, six million people, receive fluoridated water, mainly in the Midlands and north-east, and the government plans to extend this, with Manchester expected to be next. About 170 million Americans live in areas with fluoridated water.

The increased cancer risks, identified in a newly available study conducted at the Harvard School of Dental Health, were found at fluoride exposure levels common in both the US and Britain. It was the first examination of the link between exposure to the chemical at the critical period of a child's development and the age of onset of bone cancer.

Although osteosarcoma is rare, accounting for only about 3 per cent of childhood cancers, it is especially dangerous. The mortality rate in the first five years is about 50 per cent, and nearly all survivors have limbs amputated, usually legs.

The research has been made available by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a respected Washington-based research organisation. The group reports that it has assembled a 'strong body of peer-reviewed evidence' and has asked that fluoride in tap water be added to the US government's classified list of substances known or anticipated to cause cancer in humans.

'This is a very specific cancer in a defined population of children,' said Richard Wiles, the group's co-founder. 'When you focus in and look for the incidence of tumours, you see the increase.

'We recognise the potential benefits of fluoride to dental health,' added Wiles, 'but I've spent 20 years in public health, trying to protect kids from toxic exposure. Even with DDT, you don't have the consistently strong data that the compound can cause cancer as you now have with fluoride.'

Half of all fluoride ingested is stored in the body, accumulating in calcifying tissue such as teeth and bones and in the pineal gland in the brain, although more than 90 per cent is taken into the bones.

MPs who have recently voted against fluoridation proposals in Parliament include Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and Michael Howard, the Conservative leader.

Anti-fluoride campaigners argue that the whole issue has become highly politically sensitive. If health scares about fluoride were to be recognised in the courts, the litigation, especially in the US, could be expected to run for decades. Consequently, scientists have been inhibited from publicising any adverse findings.

The new evidence only emerged by a circuitous process. It was contained in a Harvard dissertation by Dr Elise Bassin at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The dissertation, completed in April 2001, obviously had merit because Bassin was awarded her doctorate.

However it has not been published. Environmental organisations were repeatedly denied access to it, and even bodies such as the US National Academy of Sciences could not get hold of a copy. Eventually two researchers from the Fluoride Action Network were allowed to read it in the rare books and special collections room at Harvard medical library.

Bassin told The Observer her work was still going through the peer-review process, and she hopes that it will then be published.

Dr Vyvyan Howard, senior lecturer in toxico-pathology at the University of Liverpool, has studied the new material.

'At these ages the bones of boys are developing rapidly,' he said, 'so if the bones are being put together abnormally because fluoride is altering the bone structure, they're more likely to get cancer. It's biologically plausible, and the epidemiological evidence seems pretty strong - it looks as if there's a definite effect.'

There is at present no understanding as to why males should be affected rather than females.

A Department of Health spokesman said that the latest evaluation of research in the UK had identified no ill effects of fluoride.

So, Logically...

Children to get fluoride in school milk

By Sophie Goodchild, Home Affairs Correspondent
Sunday, 21 January 2001
 link to www.independent.co.uk

Local authorities are planning to give schoolchildren "dental milk" which has been treated with fluoride. A dozen school nursery and infant schools in South Yorkshire, including those in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield, are to be targeted by health officials advising headteachers and governors about the benefits of fluoridisation.

Local authorities are planning to give schoolchildren "dental milk" which has been treated with fluoride. A dozen school nursery and infant schools in South Yorkshire, including those in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield, are to be targeted by health officials advising headteachers and governors about the benefits of fluoridisation.

At present, fewer than two-thirds of children are registered with an NHS dentist.

The drink is to be introduced especially in areas where the water supply has not been treated with the chemical - which is thought to be responsible for an enormous improvement in dental health over the past three decades.

The move has angered some parents who warn that fluoride will cause side-effects such as discoloured teeth.

A report by York University, commissioned by the Government, revealed that 48 per cent of all children are showing signs of side effects from the chemical.

The plan is to have bottles of fluoride milk specially labelled which will then be provided to children whose parents have given written consent.

A study carried out in Scotland, where a similar scheme is in place, showed that decay rates fell by 48 per cent among five- and 10-year-olds drinking the treated milk.

John Green, a consultant in dental public health at the Sheffield health authority, said fluoride in milk was a "fall back" in areas where the water supply had not yet been treated.

"The decision would have to be taken by the school governors," he said.

"Levels of tooth decay are high in the area and you have to do something to reduce levels of disease. Anything we can do to help children is important."

Dr John Rental, the British Dental Association's chairman, said he welcomed any plan to improve the health of children's teeth but warned of possible legal action from parents of children given treated milk by mistake.

"The issue of public health measures is always loaded with problems about consent, safety and liability," he said.

"With fluoride, there is an issue if a parent has not given consent and then their child drinks another's fluoride milk. This is not the great salvation."

His views are shared by Sue King of the North and Midlands Against Fluoridation campaign group.

"This creates all sorts of problems. How are teachers going to monitor this for a start? The fact is that the Government has not done enough research into the side effects. It's very worrying."

In the meantime, ministers are drawing up plans to distribute millions of free toothbrushes and toothpaste to children in deprived areas.

The move is aimed at reducing the huge financial burden on the health service from children suffering the advanced - and often disfiguring - effects of tooth decay.

It will also help ministers meet their dental target which is to ensure that by 2003, 70 per cent of five-year-old children should have no tooth decay, and that the average five-year-old should have no more than one filled, decayed or missing tooth.

Levels of decay are strongly linked to social background and poverty. According to the British Dental Health Foundation, problems start extremely early. Four per cent of two year olds have some decay, rising to 30 per cent in four year olds.

The latest statistics from the Health Education Authority show that 17 per cent of all children have decayed teeth, a problem that increases with age. Most of the decay found by the authority had been left untreated by a dentist. In Scotland, 55 per cent of five year olds have decayed teeth.

The BDA launched its five point plan last week, demanding that the Government increase funding for NHS dentistry by more than 147m a year.