Fluoride – help City council make an informed decision

  • Oct. 24, 2012 3:19 p.m.

I would like to congratulate the Mayor of Red Deer, Morris Flewwelling and City council for putting together an excellent presentation with Dr. John S Beck and Dr. Horne, including a Q & A session afterwards, regarding the pros and cons of fluoridation in our municipal water system. As a result of my research, I concur with Dr. Beck’s research on the harmfulness of fluoride in our municipal water. I do not agree with Dr. Horne’s statement, “That there are no negative health effects.” There is a monumental amount of evidence from around the world showing the harmfulness of fluoride.

First we need to understand the origin of fluoride in order to understand the present.

The practice of adding fluoride to municipal tap water across the U.S. began in 1945. The origins of fluoridation had nothing to do with protecting your dental health. My research found that the element used to make the bomb had the ingredient fluoride, as well as uranium. Read the declassified documents of the Manhattan Project, about the fluoride waste products from the aluminum industry, and the hazardous waste from hydrogen fluoride found in the phosphate fertilizer industry, which turns into hydrofluorosilicic acid, which is the primary source of aluminum fluoridation. These byproducts typically contain arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury (Dr. Mercola Video Library).

Why is water fluoridation, which began in 1945 and still continues today, allowed too despite the fact that the FDA has never approved it? (Environmental Science, U.S., History of Medicine Fact #8). The year before water fluoridation began in the U.S., the dental profession recognized that fluoride was detrimental to your health. In 1944, the Journal of American Dental Association reposted that using 1.6 and 4 ppm (parts per million) fluoride in water would cause 50% of adults to need false teeth. The world’s largest study looked at 400,000 students, revealing that tooth decay increased in over 25% with just 1 ppm fluoride in drinking water (healthy-cummunications.com).

Up until 2011 there have only been two studies dealing with the continued use of hydrofluorisilicic acid. These studies showed an increase in lead accumulation of bone, teeth, and other calcium-rich tissues. These heavy metals enter into areas of your body such as your brain (Dr. Mercola Video Library). It shows that fluoride is a neurotoxic chemical which interrupts the basic functions of nerve cells in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), infertility, birth defects, diabetes, cancer and lowered IQ. Aluminum tricks the blood-brain barrier and allows chemical access to brain tissue.

If fluoride is found in military nerve gas, is considered hazardous waste, and is a common ingredient of roach and rat poison, no wonder it causes soft tissue damage and bone erosion as it leaches calcium and magnesium from the body. It also will not evaporate from water, boiling or freezing won’t help remove it either (June 25th, 2012, S.D.Wells, Environment/Science, AbundantHope.net).

So far 33 Canadian cities and towns have voted to have the fluoride removed from their municipal water, (three in 2012, Outlier, Ont., Okotoks, Amhirstburg, Ont. Calgary removed their fluoride on Feb. 8th, 2011) let’s make Red Deer number 34.

There are numerous countries throughout the world as well, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Finland, India, and Great Britain to name a few who have all rejected the use after reviewing the negative evidence. Surely they can’t all be wrong.

There are enough dental products out there as a major source of fluoride exposure, particularly to children if you so desire.

So, why do we need mandatory fluorinated municipal water? I have absolutely no control on how much I am getting in my daily life. It is in my water, coffee, tea. How much am I getting drinking my eight glasses of water a day as well as everything else? It is on my plants, vegetables, grass, crops, etc. Research has shown it does not dissolve or vaporize. It goes down my drains, and ends up in the Red Deer River and streams. It affects the fish which we eat, the birds, the animals that ingest it, etc. which in turn we eat. It goes all the way down the food chain. Meanwhile we have all of these illnesses that affect us to which I can testify to a number of them on the list. The fluoride in our municipal water is not a natural product, but is a ‘drug’ that is put in our water supply through mandatory means. We are told never throw away your drugs as it is harmful to the environment, take them to your pharmacy, etc.

Attention Red Deerians and Central Alberta Towns, it is time to wake up and take a stand. Do your own research and help City council make the correct decision on Oct. 29th.

Poldi Olafson

Red Deer

Just Posted

WATCH: Lacombe and Red Deer Chambers prepare members for cannabis legalization

Luncheon speaker educates businesses on marijuana policies

Crime statistics released for final quarter of 2017

December of 2017 showed no hike in break and enters and a notable drop in theft of vehicles compared to December of 2016

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

James Barker Band is ‘Game On’

Country group heads to Red Deer this month

UPDATED: Red Deer will officially be the home of the Canadian Finals Rodeo

CFR has potential to bring in an economic impact of $20-30 million

WATCH: Red Deer Entertainment Awards honours Red Deer’s burgeoning talent

The awards looks to become more inclusive of the entire entertainment scene in year three

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Post interest rate hike debt tips

What to do about your debt and mortgages after the interest rate hike

Foreign workers sleeping in Alberta Burger King basement

Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant

Court application halts release of bread price-fixing documents

Bread price-fixing documents won’t be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip hop-rock band N.E.R.D. will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles

Heritage Minister wants zero tolerance for harassment in entertainment industry

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly had two meetings to discuss harassment in the film, TV and theatre worlds

Newly freed Diab wants reforms to Canada’s ‘lousy’ extradition law

French authorities dropped terrorism charges against Hassan Diab who was suspected of taking part in an attack in Paris in 1980

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

The argument was laid bare this week during Steve Bannon’s interview with the House Intelligence Committee.

Most Read