Caveat for Caries Prevention Carries Cancer Risks! FDA says NO to Fluoride for Human Consumption

THIS is a continuous document being updated as new developments occur. In this blog post where I italicized the “quotes”, I have boldfaced for emphasis and have also added my de-italicized notes in (parenthesis) for easier reading. This post is the result of about a dozen white papers read to garner useful information to City leaders to convince them to stop fluoridating our drinking water.
“The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that the carcinogenicity of fluoride to humans is not classifiable (group 3)”.
Partial ABSTRACT published 12/23/18 “Geographic variations showed that areas of high esophageal cancer incidence and those of high groundwater fluoride levels (risk of groundwater fluoride levels exceeding 1.5 mg/L, i.e. levels at which dental fluorosis occurs, ) have remarkably similar locations across Eastern Africa. In conclusion, poor oral health in combination with, or as a result of, high‐altitude susceptibility to hydro‐geologically influenced dental fluorosis may underlie the striking co‐location of Africa’s esophageal cancer corridor with the Rift Valley. The findings call for heightened research into primary prevention opportunities of this highly fatal but common cancer”.
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To: SenatorBobHallDistrict2@gmail.com <SenatorBobHallDistrict2@gmail.com>; j.d.sheffield@house.texas.gov <j.d.sheffield@house.texas.gov>
Cc: Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Craig Cummings <craig.cummings@arlingtontx.gov>; Teris Solis <teris.solis@arlingtontx.gov>; teris.solis@cityofarlingtontx.gov <teris.solis@cityofarlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:21:11 AM CDT
Subject: Correction to Houston: Request added language to Fluoride disclosure bills SB1030 and HB3552
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From: MRN Olenick <mrn_olenic@yahoo.com>
To: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:53:23 PM CDT
Subject: Re: Fluoridation of the water meeting in Arlington
Hi Kim,
I just called you and left a message.  I’m glad you’re out
there bringing the fight against fluoride to Arlington.
I need to point out up front that the Houston that stopped
fluoridating last year was Houston MO (pop. 2,075), not
Houston TX.  Since Houston MO is in Texas County, the
confusion is understandable.  But there’s a world of
difference between ending fluoridation in a small town
and accomplishing the same in a large metropolitan
area.  The main one being the amount of money and
energy the organized dental (and medical) establishments
will expend to oppose you.
As far as I know there is currently no bill before the
legislature intending to mandate statewide fluoridation.
There are two bills addressing other aspects of water
fluoridation (SB 1030) and (HB 3552). They can
be tracked at Texas Legislature Online.
The largest city to end water fluoridation in Texas (and
possibly the whole US) is College Station, which stopped
in 2011 based in large part on a finances argument.
If your council members continue to show a serious interest
it wouldn’t hurt to have them get in touch with some of the people
who were involved in that historic action.
Rae
512-371-3786
On Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:30:46 AM CDT, kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
I met with Arlington officials recently about allowing our HFSA industrial grade Fluoride Mosaic contract to expire without renewal or extension next year and educating the public to self Fluoridate.
We would save about $80K/yr which does not include the human hours in maintaining machinery, and daily testing of Fluoride levels.
Our natural F is .3 ppm and we add about .4 ppm to get to the .7 ppm goal.
Thank you Senator, Bob Hall, for filing your SB1030 to make the public aware of the costs in adding Fluoride or HSFA substitutes to our drinking water.
Thank you Representative J. D. Sheffield for also filing your HB3552 as I think you may be aware that Houston removed Fluoride by referendum in November of last year, however there was no public education to have them subsequently start self-Fluoridating topically.
Would either of you be able to add to the bill some language that would give the public a vote by water account number as to their preference to continue receiving added Fluoride in their drinking water?
Thank you for your response in this matter. I will do my best on social media to give attention to your bills so the general public will become aware and help contact their representatives as well to support your bills, thank you.
Sincerely,
Kim Triolo Feil
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To: Victoria Farrar-Myers <Victoria.Farrar-Myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Craig Cummings <craig.cummings@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:02:32 AM CDT
Subject: Two bills found and Q on public discussion
Here are the two bills that have a reference to Fluoride of which both cover public disclosures.
How do we start an Arlington public discussion on the topic of removing the added HFSA?
Click for options 86(R) SB 1030 – Introduced Version – Bill Text

Author: Hall

Caption: Relating to the duty of a water supply system to provide certain information to consumers regarding fluoride in drinking water.

Excerpt: contracts to   add fluoride to the drinking water; and                (5)  the annual cost of adding fluoride to the drinking   water distributed by the system, including the cost of the fluoride   additive, the labor for adding the fluoride, and any contracts   related to the fluoride additive.          (b)  A water supply system that does not maintain an Internet   website shall annually disclose the information required under   Subsection

 

Click for options 86(R) HB 3552 – Introduced Version – Bill Text

Author: Sheffield

Caption: Relating to certain notice requirements regarding fluoridation of a water supply system.

Excerpt: person in   charge of a public water supply system that furnishes for public or   private use drinking water containing added fluoride may not   permanently reduce the amount of fluoride in the water or   permanently terminate the fluoridation of the water unless the   owner, agent, manager, operator, or person provides written notice   to the customers of the system and the commission of the reduction   or termination at least 60 days before the reduction or   termination.

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On Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:27:05 AM CDT, Victoria Farrar-Myers <Victoria.Farrar-Myers@arlingtontx.gov> wrote:

Dear Kim—

The state discussion we had was one avenue to pursue since one state party has indicated a desire to ban the use of fluoride.
I believe we need to have further discussion with constituents to understand the majority sentiment in the city moving forward.
All my best—
Victoria
Sent from my iPad

On Mar 21, 2019, at 6:46 AM, kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

I was just somewhat confused at what we thought should be added on a bill in Austin since we (the state of Texas and the City of Arlington) currently have no bans or mandates to Fluoridate.
My understanding is if we just allow the Mosaic contract to expire and along with public education to self-Fluoridate topically, that would be all that is needed to move forward? Or do we need a council/mayor action and public comment period to take place first?
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March 19 2019, I am meeting with Councilwoman Victoria Farrar-Myers, our water director, Craig Cummungs and a couple other folk at 10 am this morning to discuss removing the fluoridation from our drinking water.
Abstract: 
This study provides diverse lines of evidence demonstrating that fluoride (F) exposure contributes to degenerative eye diseases by stimulating or inhibiting biological pathways associated with the pathogenesis of cataract, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. As elucidated in this study, F exerts this effect by inhibiting enolase, τ-crystallin, Hsp40, Na+, K+-ATPase, Nrf2, γ -GCS, HO-1 Bcl-2, FoxO1, SOD, PON-1 and glutathione activity, and upregulating NF-κB, IL-6, AGEs, HsP27 and Hsp70 expression. Moreover, F exposure leads to enhanced oxidative stress and impaired antioxidant activity. Based on the evidence presented in this study, it can be concluded that F exposure may be added to the list of identifiable risk factors associated with pathogenesis of degenerative eye diseases. The broader impact of these findings suggests that reducing F intake may lead to an overall reduction in the modifiable risk factors associated with degenerative eye diseases. Further studies are required to examine this association and determine differences in prevalence rates amongst fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities, taking into consideration other dietary sources of F such as tea. Finally, the findings of this study elucidate molecular pathways associated with F exposure that may suggest a possible association between F exposure and other inflammatory diseases. Further studies are also warranted to examine these associations”.
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PROFESSIONALS’ STATEMENT

November 15, 2018: http://fluoridealert.org/researchers/professionals-statement/signers09/

Professionals are asked to sign a new statement calling for the end of water fluoridation worldwide. This is a response to the new Mother-Offspring fluoride studies which, for the first time, identified the fetus as the most vulnerable to fluoride’s adverse neurotoxic (brain damaging) effects. Professionals can add their name to this statement by clicking the link below.

TEXAS SIGNERS

The following professionals have signed the Professionals’ Statement Calling for an End to Fluoridation. Due to the number, the U.S. signers have been divided by their state of residence.
— Original signers to the Statement do not have an asterisk preceding their name.
— See below for International and other U.S. signers.
– Professionals can add their name to this statement by clicking here.

* J. Albert Ackermann, PhD, PE, Schertz, TX
* Rachel Angell, RN, Terrell, TX
* Karen Asbury, MD, Plano, TX
* James Ash, DC, RD, Georgetown, TX
* Eliezer Ben-Joseph, ND, El Paso, TX
* Christine Bennett, RN, Austin, TX
* Charles Berce, Pharmacist, Houston, TX
* Daniel Bettiol, DC, College Station, TX
* Karen Birdy, DO, Fort Worth, TX
* Kathleen Bittner, RNC, Spring, TX
* Alvin Bloom, PhD, San Antonio, TX
* Natasha Bonner, DC, Allen, TX
* Jennifer Boudreaux, DVM, Temple, TX
* Dave Bryant, RN, Crowley, TX
* Matthew Buckley, DC, Austin, TX
* Rodney Burke, MS Health Care Administration, Denton, TX
* Lin Burress, RDA, Plano, TX
* Laura Burse, RN, San Antonio, TX
* Scott Buttyan, DDS, Carrollton, TX
* Marianne Calvanese, ND, Austin, TX
* Thomas Campbell, DC, BS, Beaumont, TX
Neil J. Carman, PhD, Clean air program director, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, Austin, TX
* Janet Carroll, RN, BS, LMT, Houston, TX
* Michael Chapman, DC, Lubbock, TX
* Nancy Clark, PhD (Chemistry), Bryan, TX
* Ann Morris Cockrell, Masters in Counseling and Psychology, Teacher for 34 1/2 years, Ingram, TX
Griffin Cole, DDS, Austin, TX
Stacy V. Cole, DDS, FAGD, FAACP, DAAPM, LMT, Forth Worth, TX
* Wes Combs, CRNA, Lufkin, TX
Susan E.K. Cook, PhD, Environmental Consultant specializing in water quality and toxicology, Aubrey, TX
* Melody Cooper, MPH, Austin, TX
* Donna Curry, RN, Bacliff, TX
* Tabitha Curry, RN, BSN, Buda, TX
* Brian Curtis, MD, USAF (RET), San Antonio / Boerne, TX
* Dolon Das, MD, Nephrologist, Sugar Land, TX
* Ty Davenport, DVM, Rockwall, TX
* Donald R. Davis, PhD, Austin, TX
* Eddie Davis, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), San Antonio, TX
* Jessica DeAses, RN, Conroe, TX
* Gina de Miranda, MA (Communications), Hondo, TX
* Jenna Downs, DC, Odessa, TX
* Todd Elsner, DC, Mansfield, TX
* Lorenzo Erickson, DC, Lewisville, TX
* Edward Fujimoto, DrPH (Doctor of Public Health), MPH, Austin, TX
* Cheryl Gainer, RN, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife, Carrollton, TX
William P. Glaros, DDS, FAGD, Past President, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine; Houston, TX
* Konjit Girard, MS (working on PhD), Lake Dallas, TX
* Jacob Godwin, LAc, MAOM, Austin, TX
* Mo Green, Dental Hygienist (1973-1998), Houston, TX
* Karen Greesen, RN, BSN, MA (Social Gerontology), San Antonio, TX
* Randy J. Griffin, DC, Midlothian, TX
* Sylvia Gutierrez, DVM, Plano, TX
* George Hardy, MD, Houston, TX
* Mary Harpster, RN, Fort Worth, TX
* Jay Harrison, DC, Grapevine, TX
* Patrick Hart, ND, MPH, Allen, TX
* Leslie Hatcher, RN, BSN, Southlake, TX
* Al Hays, PhD, Kingsbury, TX
* Steve Heath, JD, Dallas, TX
* Bernadette Herrington, RN, El Paso, TX
* Trace Hilton, PE, Grand Prairie, TX
* Christine Hinze, DVM, Galveston, TX
* Michael Holloway, DC, CAN, San Antonio, TX
* Kendall Hoover, BSN, RN, Heartland, TX
* Nikki Houston, RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist), Dallas, TX
* Kimberly Huang, Pharm.D, Plano, TX
* Cheryl Hughes, RN, Baytown, TX
* Debra Hughes, RN, MS, San Antonio, TX
Michelle Hughes, RN, Houston, TX
* Michael R. Jackson, DDS, FIAOMT, Dr. of Integrative Medicine-Dentistry, Fort Worth, TX
* Nathan Jackson, BS (Exercise Science), Certified Personal Trainer, Health/Fitness Instructor, Dallas, TX
* Paula Jackson, RN, Ferris, TX
Antone G. Jacobson, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
* Simara James, BS (Engineering), Richmond, TX
* Jane Jarosz, RN, Waco, TX
* Lynn Jennings, MD, Wichita Falls, TX
Marilyn K. Jones, DDS, Houston, TX
* Barbara Kaiser, RN, BSN, Cedar Park, TX
Renee D. Kelly, RDH, Holistic Periodontal Therapist for 39 years, Houston, TX
* Douglas Kennedy, Ed.D., Richmond, TX
* William Kiel, Retired Director of Geoscience Research, Alamo Heights, TX
* Marianne Kozero, RDH, San Antonio, TX
* Carol Krause, RN (retired), Sulphur Springs, TX
* Jessica L. Lambert, JD, San Antonio, TX
* Melanie Lancaster, RN, Canyon, TX
* Robert Laroche, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), San Antonio, TX
* Barbara Latham, RN, MSN, Pearland, TX
* Sita Lewi, LCSW – Medical Social Worker, Houston, Texas
* Meagan Lilly-Frank, DDS, San Antonio, TX
* Allison Low, OD, Katy, TX
* Tamara Loving, RN, Carrollton, TX
* Janelle Malik, RN, Houston, TX
* Jon Malveaux, PharmD, Dallas, TX
* Julia Martin, RDH, BS, McKinney, TX
* Melanie Martin, PA-C, Fort Worth, TX
* Laura Matchette, MS RD (Registered Dietitian), LD (Licensed Dietitian), San Antonio, TX
* Richard McCormick, DC, Austin, TX
* Dana McDonald, RD, CNSC, LD, Houston, TX
* Mary McKisson, RN, MSN, Caldwell, TX
* Jim McNabb, MD, Austin, TX
Marelyn Medina, MD, Urologist, The Family Urology Center, McAllen, TX
* Sandra Meeker, RN, MSN, Temple, TX
* Jesse Milonovich, BS, AS (Licensed Professional Engineer), Round Rock, TX
* Will Mitchell, LAc, Austin, TX
* Gary H. Moore, DC, San Antonio, TX
* Ken Mullins, DC, Austin, TX
* Rae Nadler-Olenick, BS, Journalist, Austin, TX
* Susan Nichols, MD, Houston, TX
* Jan Nix, DC, Denton, TX
* Susan O’Konski, Physical Therapist, MA Counseling, San Antonio, TX
* Krista Oppenhuizen, RDH, Austin, TX
* Robert L. Osmunson, EdD (Doctor of Education), Garland, TX
* Sonja Owens, RDH, Cresson, TX
* Randy Palha, RN, BSN, EMT, Austin, TX
* Donna Parker, BSN, Smiley, TX
* Forest Peltan, DC, Austin, TX
* Alice Peters, MSW, Houston, TX
* David Peters, OD (Doctor of Optometry), Lockhart, TX
* Sidney Phillips, RN, Borger, TX
* Mark Plaunty, RRT-NPS, Respiratory Care Advanced Practitioner, Neonatal Pediatric Specialist, Porter, TX
* Lawrence A. Plumlee, MD, toxicologist, Dallas, TX
James Presley, PhD, author of several books on health issues including a history of diabetes in the US. President, Friends United for a Safe Environment (FUSE, Inc.) a regional group incorporated in both Texas and Arkansas, Texarkana, TX
* Laura Pressley, PhD, Austin, TX
* Gary Rassner, DDS, Bastrop, TX
William J. Rea, MD, member, Board of Directors, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Dallas, TX
* Janice Riley, RN, Buda, TX
* Jo Ritter, RN, Conroe, TX
Perry O. Roehl, PhD(Geology), Distinguished Professor of Geology, Emeritus, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
* Frank Sainz, RN, Austin, TX
* Randy Schueller, PhD (Materials Science Engineering), Austin, TX
* Stefan Schuster, MS Geo Sci, MS CRP, Water resource planning professional with 20 years of experience, Austin, TX
* Hannah Singletary, RN, Houston, TX
* Terri Sloan, RN, Fort Worth, TX
Patricia Ann Smith-Willis, MD (Research), Environmental Health Center, Dallas, TX
* Roxanna Smock, LAc, Austin, TX
* Richard Speer, BArch (architect), Boerne, TX
* Jason Specht, DC, Abilene, TX
* Jeanette Springer, MEd, Dumas, TX
* June Staab, RN, Troup, TX
* Stephen Stage, RPh, BS, BA, North Richland Hills, TX
* Jennifer Steward, PharmD, Aledo, TX
* Stephen Stokes, MA, Dallas, TX
* Danielle Strama, DC, Austin, TX
* Juanee Surprise, RN, DC, NMD, DCBCN, Denton, TX
* Gilberto Sustache, MD, Sugar Land, TX
* Lara Sweeney, DC, San Antonio, TX
* Debra Swick, RN, MSN, Colleyville, TX
* Jerry Tennant, MD, Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine, Irving, TX
* Allen Thomas, DC, DABCO, Pharr, TX
* Robyn Thompson, MPH, MSW, San Antonio, TX
* Turley Thornton, BA (Zoology, Minor Chemistry), water operator (licensed), Lubbock, TX
* Ben Thurman, MD (alternative medicine), Fort Worth, TX
* Sharon Thurman, RN, Houston, TX
* Karen Tran, Pharm. D, Allen, TX
* Mary Traverse, DC, CAC (Certified Animal Chiropractor), Austin, TX
* Jennifer Trejo, ND, MBA, Grapevine, TX
* Patsy Underwood, RN, BS, Seabrook, TX
* Javier Valadez, MD, Dallas, TX
* Carol Vander Stoep, RDH, BSDH, Austin, TX
* Jennifer Vaughn, DC, Leander, TX
* William Waller, PhD, Argyle, TX
* Tatjana Walker, RD, San Antonio, TX
Carrie B. Waters, DVM, PhD, Director of Medical Resources, Waterskrauss, Dallas, TX
* Jennifer Welch, ND, Austin, TX
* Pam Wenzel, Founder ~ MySpaWater.com, Mckinney, TX
* Linda Westmacott, RN, Corpus Christi, TX
* Paul Wilke, DDS, AIAOMT, CAN, San Antonio, TX
* Karla Williams, RN, North Richland Hills, TX
* Rodney Wirrh, DC, Grand Prairie, TX
* Martha Witt, RN, Grapeland, TX
* Tucker Woods, DC, Hallsville , TX
* Donna Worbets, Dental Hygienist, Houston, TX
* Rey Ximenes, MD, Austin, TX
* Linda Yeatts, MD (family physician), Denton, TX

Please contact your legislators asap, to enact statewide Fluoridation bans so individual families aware of the risks do not have to remove it themselves, thanks.
Arlington Local Gov…Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jason M. Allen <jmallen@cbs.com>; Craig Cummings <craig.cummings@arlingtontx.gov>
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Abstract

“Fluorine is the world’s 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all elements. Fluoride is widely distributed in the environment, occurring in the air, soils, rocks, and water. Although fluoride is used industrially in a fluorine compound, the manufacture of ceramics, pesticides, aerosol propellants, refrigerants, glassware, and Teflon cookware, it is a generally unwanted byproduct of aluminium, fertilizer, and iron ore manufacture. ….. The authors conclude that available evidence suggests that fluoride has a potential to cause major adverse human health problems, while having only a modest dental caries prevention effect. As part of efforts to reduce hazardous fluoride ingestion, the practice of artificial water fluoridation should be reconsidered globally, while industrial safety measures need to be tightened in order to reduce unethical discharge of fluoride compounds into the environment. Public health approaches for global dental caries reduction that do not involve systemic ingestion of fluoride are urgently needed“.

Using the ctrl F function, further search in this publication…“There are 66 (stomach) enzymes which are affected by fluoride ingestion,

“Due to high negativity of fluoride, it interacts actively with positively charged (BENEFICIAL) ions such as calcium and magnesium.” These opposing interactions could explain this next quote from a John Hopkins Medicine publication, ….https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/geriatric_medicine_gerontology/_downloads/readings/section7.pdf “The use of fluoride to treat osteoporosis is appealing because fluoride results in a large increase in spine bone density; however, the increase in BMD (bone mineral density) has not been found to be consistently associated with a decrease in vertebral fractures. In fact, in one study, the group receiving fluoride therapy was found to have a higher rate of appendicular fractures.”

If it is not the opposing interactions of Fluoride to Calcium and Magnesium doing bone harm, then this next ResearchGate publication explains the unfortunate interactions between Fluoride and Aluminum in bone disorders….

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253654482_Interactions_between_fluorine_and_aluminum, “A distinct, well recognized and important role of fluorine in metabolic processes relates to the mineralization of hard tissues and prevention of caries. It has been confirmed that aluminum suppresses the uptake of fluoride and by modifying the metabolism of phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and fluorine favors the development of osteomalacia and osteodystrophia“.

Regarding the affinity that Fluoride has with dangerous-to-brain Aluminum,…

“The role of fluorine in aluminum neurotoxicity has been addressed by van
der Voet etal using cultured cells of the hippocampus obtained from rat fetuses and exposed to NaF (Fluoride) or AlF3 (Aluminum fluoride), either separately or in combination. When AlF3 was administered alone, the formation of connections between nerve fibers was abnormal. This effect was increased when AlF3 was combined with NaF.Apparently, aluminum interferes with the metabolism of the cytoskeleton in the nerve cells and the effect is potentiated (increase power of) by fluorine. The simultaneous administration of both elements produced aggregates of hippocampal neurons.
Here is a link in general about the Hippocampus irregularities relating to memory, depression, other mental illnesses, and epilepsy…

 

Regarding“the pineal gland, a calcifying organ that lies near the center of the brain but outside the blood-brain barrier, has been found to accumulate fluoride (Luke 2001)”.

As a post baby boomer, I feel the effects of aging. If we are to take care of our parents, we ALL need our mental faculties as the population of elders outweigh the population of our youth.

Since I blog about fracking, it is only fitting I submit this related publication, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312057754_Mechanisms_of_Fluoride_Neurotoxicity_A_quick_guide_to_the_literature. The drillers have acidizing processes that use hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid. The oil & gas mining industry’s waste water they have to dispose that is mishandled can result in ground water Fluoride contamination.
autism fluoride and fracking

 

Environmental Chemical Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of the Epidemiological Evidence

 “Other metals, including arsenic, fluoride, and manganese, are increasingly recognized as also being human neurodevelopmental toxicants”., 
So far you have read about the negative effects of Fluoride on the stomach enzymes, how its electronegativity opposes the positive charge of beneficial minerals, how the interaction of Fluoride to Aluminum is biotoxic to the bones, plays a role in autism rates, and neurotoxic to the brain.  You read about the calcifying pineal gland in the brain, and the risk fracking wastewater has to groundwater Fluoride contamination.
But wait there’s more…bad news….(read the 2/18/19 update on Got Renal Disease?)
Regarding bio-accumulation, women are more prone to higher exposures! And renal function is at risk too…..
2/17/2019 UPDATE: What autopsies revealed as Fluoride bone uptake….
fluoride bones first study autopsy2

https://academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article-abstract/17/5/133/2671617?redirectedFrom=PDF First report of human autopsies in a low Fluoride ingestion of .06 ppm starting with ave of 200 ppm found in bones by age 10 and increasing with age to an ave. of 1,250 ppm by ninth grade. Compare decades later at 1 ppm long term ingestion yielding bone uptake at 2,500 ppm in 20 years to a lifetime of 3-4,000 ppm. Note the City of Arlington TX delivers ave .7 ppm for its residents to ingest. Mathematically going from .06 ppm to 1 ppm (sixteen times the strength), yet seeing only an average tripling the bone uptake over a lifetime tells me that the bones can only uptake so much, so where is the rest going in our bodies that are not excreted? This dated article says at least 90% is excreted based on three people they tested. However, this article, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7428802 abstract says, “The apparent extra-renal clearance, which mainly represents clearance to the bone-pool, was also significantly higher during production of alkaline (109.2 +/- 20.2 ml/min) than of acid (86.3 +/- 21.3 ml/min) urine. It is suggested, that increased reabsorption of non-ionic hydrogen fluoride (HF) is responsible for the decreased renal clearance during acidic conditions”.

2/21/19 UPDATE Ope Records Request #

…On January 30 2019 at the evening city council meeting I spoke against a consent agenda item to renew the synthetic Fluoridation contract with Mosaic for HFSA. Mayor Williams responded that we were thinking of not adding it in the future. Please send any information on the future switch or future termination of fluoridating our drinking water thank you.

2/18/19 UPDATE:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29441828“The findings suggest that fluoride somehow interferes with renal anatomy and physiology, which may lead to renal pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the fluoride-associated nephrotoxicity”.
2018 https://www.texasgop.org/…/Report2-of-2018-Permanent… 245. Fluoride in Water Supply: The Republican Party of Texas supports banning the fluoridation of the
Texas water supply.
fluoride gop wants to ban

Link here

2/4/19 UPDATE:
The City of Arlington through open records informed me that they Fluoridate our drinking water with industrial grade HSFA in the amount of .391 pounds per every 100,000 gallons treated or 3.91 lbs per every million gallons. The goal is .7 ppm and the City bragged they reached that goal recently. Back in 2016 the ave was .57 ppm and in 2017 they reached .65 ppm http://www.arlington-tx.gov/…/arlington-water-receives-aw…/… I’m gonna start drinking distilled/purified cause carbon/charcoal home filters don’t take Fluoride out, only reverse osmosis or distilled water.
UPDATE February 2019
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To: Jim Parajon <Jim.Parajon@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Craig Cummings <craig.cummings@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:37:15 PM CST
Subject: Caveat for Caries Prevention Carries Cancer Risks-FDA says NO to Fluoride for human consumption
Mr Parajon, this is what I’m sending out to Arlington Texas Talk UNcensored on Facebook and Nextdoor which includes your response to an earlier email on this subject.
Please encourage your Arlington TX local and state representatives to cease drinking water Fluoridation using industrial, Hydrofluorosilicic Acid (HSFA). This is the kind that Arlington TX uses.
We should ONLY be using Fluoride of a pharmacy grade, Sodium Fluoride (NaF), topically in TOOTHPASTE and not be forced to drink it in our municipal water. The amount in our tap is too low to justify preventing cavities with the main caveat being that even in low amounts, it bio-accumulates and additives and interactions introduce other contaminants of concerns!
Note I have boldfaced for emphasis in this blog.
In the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, here is a publication….
Physiologic Conditions Affect Toxicity of Ingested Industrial Fluoride
“At a pH typical of gastric juice, fluoride is largely protonated as hydrofluoric acid HF. Industrial fluoride ingested from treated water enters saliva at levels too low to affect dental caries. Blood levels during lifelong consumption can harm heart, bone, brain, and even developing teeth enamel. The widespread policy known as water fluoridation is discussed in light of these findings”.
3.2 explains why dialysis patients can die when using fluoridated water. It goes on to say not to drink fluoridated water if you have stomach ulcers too.
It slams the CDC who misleadingly said (*see below) that NaF and HSFA were identical….”Thus, the mere absence of gross observable bone abnormality from natural fluoride at levels below the Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level (EPA MCL) of 4 ppm should never have led to the presumption that lifelong consumption of infused industrial fluoride at any purported concentration (>0) would have no possible pathologic consequence”.
In 3.3, I found that it  D O E S  bio-accumulate as well even in the natural Fluoride….
“Fluoride accumulates from consumption in a 1 ppm fluoride water region, in the absence of other known sources, to 2,500 mg/kg in twenty years and to 3-4,000 mg/kg lifetime [9].”
Cudos to the FDA who ONLY recommends both NaF and HSFA Fluoride as an additive for food packaging adhesive……
F D A  Regulatory Information:
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/11137276#section=Regulatory-InformationFDA Requirements 11.8.1 Fluosilicic acid is an indirect food additive for use only as a component of adhesives. For use only as bonding agent for aluminum foil, stabilizer, or preservative. Total fluoride from all sources not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the finished adhesisve. 21 CFR 175.105; U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Available from, as of November 10, 2003: http://www.ecfr.gov

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sodium_fluoride#section=FDA-RequirementsFDA Requirements 12.10.8 Sodium fluoride is an indirect food additive for use only as a component of adhesives. Limitation: For use only as bonding agent for aluminum foil, stabilizer, or preservative. Total fluoride for all sources not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the finished adhesive. 21 CFR 175.105; U.S. National Archives and Records Administration’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Available from, as of August 30, 2006: http://www.ecfr.gov

Per CDC:
“FDA Regulatory Criteria for Fluoride”
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate additives to community
drinking water, because its regulatory reach concerns the safety and efficacy of food, drugs, or cosmetic-related products.”
http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/factsheets/engineering/wfadditives.htm#a3

The NSF approves fluoride related issues and substitutes for the EPA….
—-wow—-
ASIDE from the awareness that the FDA is not on board in human consumption of Fluoride and how it bio-accumulates in the body when ingested, our Arlington City Council just approved yet another years worth of this HSFA from a bad actor distributor called Mosiac in Florida.
I set out to show them the differences in the Pharmaceutical NaF verses the cheaper, industrial grade HSFA. The above pubchem is where I found that there are differences in their Heavy Atom numbers.
HFSA has a Heavy Atom number of 7
NaF  has a Heavy Atom number of 2
In trying to understand which one may be more radioactive, have more Arsenic, or other heavier metals like Lead, I found a blog, https://blogs.sciencemag.org/…/02/17/heavy_atoms_heavy_prof… Heavy Atoms, Heavy Profits?  This blog was about how pharmaceuticals are starting to be fortified/modified by replacing isotopes of hydrogen with Deuterium, but that is for another discussion. It did lead me to some interesting questions I pose below…
Since HSFA comes from mined phosphoric (radioactive gypsum) ores (rocks) and then heated with sulfuric acid (ewe), my interest is if our bodies metabolize NaF more easily than the industrial HSFA.
  • Is the liver and kidneys working harder to process the industrial grade verses the pharmaceutical grade? 
  • Doesn’t heavier atoms make unstable radioactive nuclei that can invade human cells in which DNA is stored?

The mutation cancer risk is maddening! 

I thought I had metabolizing question answered here as to the differences in Naf verses HSFA…..
*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18514162 “Considered together with published reports, the present findings support the conclusion that the major features of fluoride metabolism are not affected differently by the chemical compounds commonly used to fluoridate water nor are they affected by whether the fluoride is present naturally or added artificially”.

BUT then I found this alarming Environmental Science & Policy publication….

“We then compared the total cost to our society for the use of HFSA versus USP NaF as fluoridating agent. The U.S. could save $1 billion to more than $5 billion/year by using USP NaF in place of HFSA while simultaneously mitigating the pain and suffering of citizens…

Highlights:
► Arsenic in current H2O fluoridating agents causes significant cancer treatment costs.
► Arsenic in USP NaF would result in 100–500-fold fewer cancers.
► USP NaF costs about 12 times as much as current fluoridating agents.
► U.S. savings as a society using USP NaF would be $1–5 billion annually.
► Costs and savings are not distributed evenly throughout society.”
So if the above Highlights “savings” can take place even though current fluoridation MCL’s are not exceeded…it IS safer to just not add it and promote tooth brushing.  
When the EPA sets the MCL’s, they also claim there is NO safe levels to Contaminants of Concern (COCs).  We hide behind MCL’s in an imperfect world balancing risk/benefit/costs but in this instance, Cities are allowed to make Home Rule decisions to Fluoride or not….this information convinces me we should NOT be having UNECESSARY Fluoridation additives in our drinking water. As it is the chlorination additives is a load on our bodies to process Halogens and Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs). This in an urban drilling industrialized town whose TTHMs have coincidentally almost tripled since the advent of allowing drilling in our neighborhoods.
I also learned that my carbon filter was not removing the Fluoride all these years that I thought that it was…only reverse osmosis and distillation removes it.
If we have to insanely keep Fluoride in the drinking water, I would pay the 12 times more ($12/year verses $1/yr for the pharmaceutical fluoride additive) to save on my liver, kidneys, and cancer risk peace of mind ….wouldn’t you?
The crazy part is that the CDC is claiming that the USP pharmaceutical grade of NaF does not restrict or regulate, Arsenic, Lead, etc. and we MAY…. MAY ? end up with more of the nasties than with the industrial grade…who to believe?

I’ve already sent Jim Parajon who responded to my concerns with CDC rhetoric this, Fluoride: Potential Developmental Neurotoxicity

In closing, my best argument against ANY added fluoridation to the drinking water is from a Canadian source….http://origins.osu.edu/article/toxic-treatment-fluorides-transformation-industrial-waste-public-health-miracle/page/0/1“However, it is now clear that the benefits of fluoride are primarily topical. Thus fluoridated toothpaste, rather than drinking water, has in all likelihood been the greatest contributor to fighting cavities, along with improvements in diet and overall dental health.

In fact, communities that have stopped fluoridation have not experienced an increase in dental caries. Furthermore, dental health in regions which have never fluoridated their water is not significantly different from fluoridated regions. In Canada, for example, non-fluoridated British Columbians actually have fewer cavities than fluoridated Ontarians….In all likelihood, the only significant problem that would arise from an end to fluoridation is that the Florida phosphate industry would have to find a different way—no doubt one more expensive and less convenient—to dispose of its toxic waste”.

Food for thought:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sodium_fluoride#section=Minimum-Potential-Fatal-Human-Dose  on 7.7 they reference an infant death on overdose ….

Minimum/Potential Fatal Human Dose

“It was/ estimated the certainly lethal dose for a 70-kg adult to be in the range 5 to 10 g of sodium fluoride (32 to 64 mg of fluoride/kg) based on reports of fatal poisonings. Children may be more sensitive … /It was/ reported that a dose of only 8 mg of fluoride/kg was responsible for the death of a 27-mo-old child”.

Krieger, R. (ed.). Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology. Volume 2, 2nd ed. 2001. Academic Press, San Die
Route of Elimination

Excreted rapidly, mainly in urine. About 90% of fluoride is filtered by the glomerulus and reabsorbed by the renal tubules.

from DrugBank
Volume of Distribution

Stored in bones and developing teeth after absorption. Fluoride is distributed into sweat, tears, hair, and saliva. Fluoride crosses the placental barrier and is distributed into breast milk.

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On Thursday, January 31, 2019, 1:08:40 PM CST, Jim Parajon <Jim.Parajon@arlingtontx.gov> wrote:

Ms. Feil,

In response to your comments regarding fluoride in the water, I wanted to share with you some information on the topic.  Our Water Utilities Director will be providing a staff report that provides additional information but in the  meantime, I wanted to provide a detailed fact sheet from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Campaign for Dental Heath from our city website that explains more about community water fluoridation and provides further resources.   Below is also relevant information that the City has had posted on its website about fluoride that you might find helpful.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls community water fluoridation one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th Century for its proven effectiveness at reducing the occurrence and severity of tooth decay.  Since 1945, when Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first community water system to fluoridate its water, thousands of communities have benefited from the practice of adjusting natural fluoride levels in their water supply to optimal levels recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service.

Arlington has been adding fluoride to its water since 1968. Fluoride levels in Arlington’s water are reported each year in its Consumer Confidence Report, which is available here: www.arlingtontx.gov/water/ccr.

Community water fluoridation graphic

Click on image to learn more about how fluoride works.

Below are some important facts for residents to know about water fluoridation.

  • Public health researchers estimate that the spread of community water fluoridation can be credited with a 25 percent reduction in tooth decay, even as other forms of fluoride, such as mouthwash or toothpaste, intake increased. Those results translate into reductions in suffering from dental pain, school absences and poorer school performance, studies show.
  • A 2014 study reported that 75 percent of people in the U.S. who were served by community water systems, more than 211 million people, had fluoridated water. That number is 66 percent of the entire U.S. population. In Texas, 2014 statistics show 79 percent of the 24.8 million residents who receive their water from community water systems were provided fluoridated water. Because of its value to public health, the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion included fluoridation in its Healthy People 2020 report, setting a goal of having 80 percent of people served by community water systems receiving fluoridated water by 2020.
  • Community water system fluoridation also remains a cost-effective way to reach residents who need its benefits, regardless of age or socio-economic status. A study from the National Association of Local Boards of Health estimates the cost of fluoridation for large water systems such as Arlington to be about $1 per person annually. A CDC study also shows for every $1 spent on fluoridation, communities save at least $38 annually in tooth decay treatment.
  • The list of prestigious institutions endorsing community water fluoridation is long. In addition to the CDC, it includes the U.S. Surgeons General, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and World Health Organization. Scientific research into water fluoridation has continued as its prevalence has increased through the years.
  • The chemicals used in community water fluoridation must meet the National Sanitation Foundation (“NSF”)/American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) Standard 60. Standard 60 requires that no additive to water increase the level of regulated impurities by more than 10 percent of the maximum contaminant level set by the EPA. These national standards, which set health effects criteria for water treatment chemicals, are developed by scientists, industry experts and key industry stakeholders. USEPA sets drinking water standards, so any chemical addition to the water must not degrade the water so it does not meet the federal standards.
  • For more information about community water fluoridation, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website at  https://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/index.html or the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Campaign for Dental Health website at https://ilikemyteeth.org/

 Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of Local Boards of Health, U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Roxanne Thalman <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jason M. Allen <jmallen@cbs.com>; Craig Cummings <craig.cummings@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 9:17:45 AM CST
Subject: Mosaic Fluoride Gypsum based trace radioactive! Mosiac co has DEQ bracing for a collapse of hazmat

No one has yet to contact me as promised after I spoke against the item on the consent agenda. You realize you can pull an item off? (I recall when Wolff was against the Truman 3H and yet voted for the Truman Cowboy Stadium padsite drillzone as a consent item).

I say let the Arlington TX families CHOOSE to add fluoride to consume and just continue using the fluoridated topical tooth paste! Our 2016 Arlington Water Report showed our fluoride ave at .57 ppm which is 1/8 of the MCL. Technically zero is the desired threshold. We do take offense to the City buying that which would normally be hazardous waste disposal from the fertilizer industry. I’m all for reuse, repurpose, yada yada for sustainability, but we already have the Halogens and the TTHMs Total Trhihalomethane disinfectant by-products that are carcinogens that we DON’T have control over in the risk/benefit game of municipal water treatment.By the way, our TTHMs almost tripled since fracking…coincidence? LESS is BEST in an Urban Drilling town… lets stop adding the fertilizer waste ACID (trace radioactive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1) fluoridation to our water how bout?

Roxanne I am disappointed you moved to approve the consent agenda items? when I spoke against another year of fluoridation.
Original 2016 blog:
In memory of the FLINT disaster reduce & or eliminate unnecessary corrosive effluents in our drinking water.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:11 AM
Subject: Fw: Deny item 5 on consent agenda for HSFA this Tuesday
Buzz below is a correction to the 100 times of arsenic down to 30 times. Even still, the added risk of extra lead since the Flint event makes us pause and realize that those older homes (like mine) cost $5,000 on average per household to replace and update plumbing.
No LEAD risk added to our drinking water is my simple request.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; “robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov Lana Wolff” <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; John Dugan <john.dugan@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; Ken Feil <kfeil@brazosmasonry.com>; Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:02 AM
Subject: Deny item 5 on consent agenda for HSFA this Tuesday

 

Please read these links and deny or table item 5 on the consent agenda. HFSA (Hydrofluosilicic Acid) is an industrial grade fertilizer waste product (with arsenic!) and has been added to our drinking for the purpose of fluoridation.
This needs to stop NOW as my husband had radiation treatment for cancer in 2013 and is already having to soak his teeth & gums in 1.1% Sodium Fluoride pharmaceutical grade as a lifelong dental cream regiment.
Fluoride dumbs down people….adding risk to higher lead levels also hurts our children’s IQ. We are smarter than this! At least buy a pharmaceutical grade…money up and spend our taxes more wisely.
In memory of the FLINT disaster reduce & or eliminate unnecessary corrosive effluents in our drinking water.
For the consideration of Arlington residents please pull this item off the consent agenda and either deny or table it and take the time to do your own research thank you.
Excerpts:
“Our petition asks that you exercise authority under section 6 of the TSCA, (15 United States Code, Chapter 53, Section 2605), to prohibit the use of HFSA as a water fluoridation agent. A commercially available substitute, pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride, delivers at least 100-fold lower levels of arsenic than does HFSA when water authorities choose to adjust their water supply to contain about 0.7 milligrams per liter of fluoride”.
 
“HFSA meets the criteria for classification as a hazardous waste (toxicity, reactivity and corrosivity) under 42 United States Code, Section 6901 et seq”.


“HFSA is highly corrosive and eats through stainless steel as well as glass containment. It is also known to accelerate corrosion of metallic as well as cement lined water distribution pipes, even when diluted. This highly corrosive nature of HFSA, even at concentrations in Ontario’s drinking water, is seen to leach out lead content from lead pipes, leaded solder, and leaded brass fittings, all contained within many water distribution and supply systems, thereby adding more lead content to the water we drink and use daily, beyond the trace levels of lead found within the HFSA itself. Maas et. al. 2007 published research in the Journal of NeuroToxicology indicating that over the first test week with chlorine flushing alone, lead concentrations nearly doubled (from 100 ppb to nearly 200 ppb), and when (hydro)fluorosilicic acid was added to the water, lead concentrations spiked by a factor of nine. Coplan et. al. 2007 published research in the Journal of NeuroToxicology to confirm and explain elevated blood lead levels and other disorders in children exposed to water disinfection and fluoridation chemicals. This research identified that living in communities with silicofluoride treated (HFSA treated) water is associated with neurotoxic effects. Silicofluoride, lead, and mercury are all scientifically recognized neurotoxins, which build up in our bodies over a lifetime of exposure and consumption”. 

–not verified—- on FACEBOOK Christian Paul wroteSay no to fluoride in our water.

Excess fluoride was discovered to lead to:

Skeletal fluorosis – a health problem caused by excess accumulation of fluoride in bone, characterized by pain and tenderness of major joints as well as brittle bones and increased risk of bone fractures.

Dental fluorosis – tooth discoloration and pitting

Thyroid dysfunction – fluoride competitively binds to iodine and slows the production of thyroid hormones (Peckham and Awofeso, 2014). This can lead to hypothyroidism, a disorder in which the body produces too little thyroid hormone, which can lead to a multitude of symptoms, including weight gain, depression, fatigue, and cognitive problems.

There is also evidence that supports that chronic fluoride exposure is a possible cause of uterine and bladder cancer (Peckham and Awofeso, 2014).

THERE IS UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT FLUORIDE TOXICITY CAN HARM THE BRAIN. FLUORIDE TOXICITY HAS BEEN RELATED TO:

1. DECREASED IQ AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN CHILDREN

-A multitude of studies have been published on the harm that it can create within the developing brain of children. In 2012, Harvard published a meta-analysis of 27 different fluoride studies, and found that fluoride exposure was associated with reduced IQ in children.

-Moreover, in 26 of these studies, there was a relationship between high levels of fluoride and reduced IQ.

-A review published in the Lancet concluded that fluoride is a neurotoxin that damages the developing brain, thus increasing the risk of autism, developmental delay, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

2. POOR SLEEP BY DAMAGING THE PINEAL GLAND

Fluoride can cross the blood brain barrier (the special protective layer between the blood vessels and the brain) and deposits itself in brain tissue. When fluoride binds to aluminum, another common molecule ingested regularly, it becomes even more permeable to the blood brain barrier and thus can damage neurons more easily.

-The pineal gland secretes a hormone called melatonin, which is important for regulating our sleep patterns. Melatonin is also a potent antioxidant and neuroprotector. Calcification of the pineal gland leads to impaired melatonin secretion. Reduced melatonin can lead to insomnia. Reduced melatonin levels are also observed in various diseases, such as dementia, mood disorders, severe pain, cancer, and diabetes type 2 (Hardeland, 2012).

3. POOR MEMORY AND LEARNING BY DAMAGING THE HIPPOCAMPUS

-Fluoride can induce neuron damage and increase inflammation in rat brains, especially within the hippocampus. The hippocampus is a region in the brain that allows us to learn and form new memories”.

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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