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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

In the same breath

We can see a skunk as plain as the nose on your face here. And are you going to swallow this hype before you get the facts?

No fluoride for infants, but it is ok for your toddler. And then, guess what, you can get the killer pill Celebrex for your baby because fluoride gave this child arthritis.

And if you believe you are not already over-dosed with toxic fluoride, think again.

Fluoride DOES NOT prevent cavities. In most places, Seattle for example, the cavity rate has increased every year since they added fluoride to the water. Does this sound like prevention to you?

And now that the source is fertilizer waster, containing numerous toxic heavy metals like lead and arsenic,one has to wonder what junque science report the dentists and Pfizer fed the FDA this time. It all conmes at a price.

Fluoride destroys salmon too.

And wasn't it corrupt politician Gary Locke that moved to ban these toxic metals from fertilizer over in Moses Lake before he crafted his way into the governor's mansion?

My how things change, maybe...Afterall it is Gary Locke who defends state agencies that lie to him about the facts. It is just like I was told during the time I served on the Superior Court Juvenile Diversion panel, "Don't say anything that will hurt the system".

So you see it is the system that gets protected, not citizens, and certainly not children.

Fluoride does much more damage than causing arthritis! Check out PFPC or FAN for more information on what it really is and what it does.

FDA Approves Fluoride In Bottled Water
Food Chemical News

FDA announced last week it will allow fluoridation of bottled water to assist in the prevention of dental caries (cavities), prompting praise from the American Dental Association and concerns from anti-fluoride groups.

Bottled water containing between 0.6 and 1.0 mg/L total fluoride will be eligible to bear the following claim: "Drinking fluoridated water may reduce the risk of [dental caries or tooth decay]." The claimis not allowed with water intended for infants, FDA said.

The American Dental Association immediately praised the agency's decision. "Whether you drink fluoridated water from the tap or buy it in a bottle, you're doing the right thing for your oral health," saidADA executive director James Bramson. "Thanks to the FDA's decision,bottlers can now claim what dentists have long known--that optimallyfluoridated water helps prevent tooth decay."

However, FDA's decision didn't please groups opposed to fluoridation, who claim that fluoride can cause negative health repercussions even in the small quantities present in water. "Modern studies also link fluoride to arthritis, allergies, kidney and thyroid dysfunction, bone damage and cancer even at the low levels dentists claim is optimal to reduce tooth decay," said Paul Beeber, president of the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. "Adding fluoride to bottled water implies to the American public that FDA studies give fluoride a clean bill of health--and that's not true," he said.

New Fluoride Warning for Infants

Does your drinking water contain added fluoride? If so, keep it away from infants under the age of one. This directive was issued recently by an unlikely source: the American Dental Association (ADA).

In a November 9th email alert sent to all of its members, the ADA noted that "Infants less than one year old may be getting more than the optimal amount of fluoride if their primary source of nutrition is powdered or liquid infant formula mixed with water containing fluoride." The ADA went on to advise: "If using a product that needs to be reconstituted, parents and caregivers should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride."

The ADA issued this advice because babies exposed to fluoridated water are at high risk for developing dental fluorosis—a defect of the teeth which can result in staining and even corrosion of the enamel. In addition, on October 14th, the Food and Drug Administration stated that fluoridated water marketed to infants cannot claim to reduce the risk of cavities.

Dental fluorosis is not the only risk stemming from a baby's exposure to fluoride. In the same week that ADA issued its advisory, an article in the British journal, The Lancet, reported that fluoride may damage a child's developing brain. The Lancet review described fluoride, along with the rocket fuel additive perchlorate, as an "emerging neurotoxic substance" due to evidence linking fluoride to lower IQs in children, and brain damage in animals.

"Newborn babies have undeveloped brains, and exposure to fluoride, a suspected neurotoxin, should be avoided," notes Hardy Limeback, a member of a 2006 National Research Council panel on fluoride toxicity, and former President of the Canadian Association of Dental Research.

Fluoride is linked with other health problems as well, including weakened bones, reduced thyroid activity, and possibly, bone cancer in boys, according to a recent report from a team of Harvard scientists, the US National Research Council and other recent studies.

While most of western Europe has abandoned the practice of adding fluoride to water, most US water supplies remain fluoridated. In addition, some brands of bottled water sold in the US, such as Nursery Water, specifically market fluoridated water for young babies.

A recent investigation by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that over-exposure to fluoride among infants is a widespread problem in most major American cities. EWG's study found that, on any given day, up to 60% of formula-fed babies in US cities were exceeding the Institute of Medicine's "upper tolerable" limit for fluoride.

"Water is supposed to be safe for everyone. Why add a chemical that makes it knowingly unfit for young children? The US should follow Europe's lead and end fluoridation," says Michael Connett, Project Director of the Fluoride Action Network.

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Source:Fluoride Action Network (FAN) & Environmental Working Group (EWG)

FDA considers Celebrex for children as young as 2
Monday, November 27, 2006


WASHINGTON -- Despite Celebrex's well-documented link to higher heart risks, Pfizer Inc. wants permission to sell its painkiller to treat children as young as 2 who have arthritis.

Even as critics call for the drug to be removed from the market, Food and Drug Administration advisers will meet Wednesday to consider the company's request to expand Celebrex use.

Celebrex was the first of a class of new painkillers, called cox-2 inhibitors, approved in December 1998, and it is the last one to remain on the market. Merck & Co. pulled Vioxx from the market in 2004 after its studies showed the painkiller doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Arthur Levin, an FDA adviser who has been invited to the Wednesday meeting, has already said sales of Celebrex also should be halted.

In considering applications such as Pfizer's, the FDA balances a product's risks against its effectiveness. The drug maker is expected to present the results from clinical trials involving children to support its application.

Pfizer has already faced criticism for heavily promoting the painkiller, transforming Celebrex into a blockbuster product before all its risks were known.

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