Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
June 15, 2009

Finally US EPA & Europe Recognize Toxicity of Fluoride


Further to: Water Fluoridation Causes Cancer & Increases Tumor Growth Rate By 25% here is finally recognition of the toxicity of Fluoride salts. This is clearly precedent-setting following the news release below is the landmark decision of the European Court on the regulation of 'functional drinks' with regard to the practice of water fluoridation.

These are major decisions! This convergence of real science, as apposed to industry junk science, will make fluoride industry governmental and dental (mental) shills squirm.... As usual the mainstream Media is mum on the subject!

Please circulate this far and wide along with some excellent brochures from "People for Safe Drinking Water". This is immanently doable and undoubtedly one of the best ways to improve our health while concurrently removing toxins from the environment to boot! We need to create awareness to counter the mainstream propaganda and force the so called experts to stop damaging our health and environment by demanding them to simply stop deliberately polluting our water....


Chris Gupta
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Hi

Attached is a news release regarding the recent, unanimous and important decision by the state of California Environmental Protection Agency to consider mandating public warnings that fluoride and its salts, used in artificial water fluoridation, is a human carcinogen.

Also attached is a submission by Dr. Kathleen Thiessen, co-author of the US National Research Council 2006 Review of Fluorides in Drinking Water to the California EPA's Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

Carole
Research Coordinator - People for Safe Drinking Water

News Release Copy

Human and Animal Cancer Evidence Prompts Review of Fluoride

California EPA Committee Designates Fluoride as Priority for Review for Public Warnings about Risk of Cancer to Consumers

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On May 29, 2009, over protests by the lobbyists for the American Dental Association and the Personal Care Products Council who oppose further evaluation of fluoride as cancer-causing, the State’s Qualified Experts that comprise the Carcinogen Identification Committee, as advisors to California EPA’s Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), never-the-less established fluoride and its salts as meriting the highest priority they can recommend for further review toward including fluorides on a Prop 65 list of chemicals for which warnings for risks of cancer, birth defects, and reproductive toxicity are to be publicly posted.

Citing the passage of two pre-screenings that acknowledged the existence of animal and human cancer evidence, as well as widespread exposure, this recommendation places fluoride and its salts as one of the first of 38 chemicals that also passed at least one of the tests to be newly prioritized for Hazard Identification materials preparation.

This hazard identification process is similar to a risk assessment performed to establish a scientific point of safety for lifetime ingestion that is ordered by the Safe Drinking Water Act for chemicals in the water, with the exception that this process will evaluate fluorides from all exposures and restricts the assessment to only the risks of cancer, rather than all adverse heath effects.

Proposition 65 was enacted by voters of California in 1986 to assure that warnings of cancer, birth defects, and reproductive risks are publicly noticed so that consumers and workers are informed of the presence of such chemicals in the posted location, or of their inclusion in products, so that individuals may better control exposures and protections for themselves.

Prop 65 warnings are commonly seen at gas stations and dry cleaning establishments for environmental exposures to the chemicals present, and bars and restaurants that serve alcohol for products that may be ingested and cause birth defects or reproductive harm.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), another fluoride compound, was also separately recommended for the highest priority review.

PFOAs, while technically referring to a class of surfactants, are most commonly recognized by laypersons for their non-stick and non-penetration qualities, which are the basis and sister-chemicals of such products as Scotchgard, Teflon and GoreTex. Some of these products are now to be phased out of production, and restricted in future production, despite their high profitability.

Ranging from water and oil repellants, to non-stain carpets and couches, to waxed paper, this chemical class is listed as used in aircraft production processes, electronic products, personal care products, and thought to be essential in the automotive, chemical, medical, packaging and building/construction industries. Dupont, the primary producer of PFOAs, opposed the recommendation for priority review.

Chemicals that received a lower priority ranking are not expected to receive a timely review.

A summary of the chemical prioritizations can now be accessed here.

The Comment on Fluoride and Its Salts produced by Kathleen Thiessen, PhD, of SENES Oak Ridge, Center for Risk Analysis, on behalf of IAOMT can be accessed on OEHHA’s web site.

Contacts

Citizens for Safe Drinking Water

Jeff Green 800-728-3833

greenjeff@cox.net

www.Keepers-of-the-Well.org

or

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

David Kennedy, DDS

Fluoride Information Officer

Davidkennedydds@gmail.com

www.IAOMT.org

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The implications of the European Court of Justice decision on the regulation of 'functional drinks' with regard to the practice of water fluoridation.

"The ruling must be applied to fluoridated water. It establishes that

• Fluoridated water, as a 'near-water drink containing added minerals', is a functional food with recognisable pharmaceutical properties. As such, it must be regulated as a medicinal product.

• In the absence of a relevant medicinal marketing authorization for its supply to the public, fluoridation of public water supplies in the UK and Ireland must stop immediately

• All plans to further expand fluoridation in the UK must be suspended, pending mandatory review of its efficacy and safety and a decision on the propriety of awarding it a marketing authorization as a medicinal product.

• Fluoridated water must not be used in the preparation of any food for retail or wholesale purposes in the UK or Ireland

• Irrespective of any possible future award of a marketing authorization, no UK or Irish food manufacturer using fluoridated water in the preparation of their products may export them to any other EC country
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• No food manufacturer in external states practicing water fluoridation may export their products to any EC country if they use it to prepare their products.

This decision of the Court is binding on all EC member states, and is immediately enforceable in the national legislation of member states."

The complete ruling is can be read here.

 


posted by Chris Gupta on Monday June 15 2009

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