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Harvard Study – Published in National Institute of Health Journal – Finds Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ
Yet Another Government Report Finds that Fluoride Lowers IQ in Kids
The Harvard School for Public Health reports:
For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment. In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
The study [click for abstract] was published online in Environmental Health Perspectives on July 20, 2012.
Read more at washingtonsblog.com
For years now the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District has been dumping millions of gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan.
We have spent over a billion on a “deep tunnel” that doesn’t work during a heavy rain.
Scott Walker says we should separate the sewers in Milwaukee, the cause of the problem. This can be done over the next 30 years, as they need replacing. So we can FINALLY stop dumping shit into the lake.
Walker has a plan. And Barrett has . . . ?
MMSD reports 16,250-gallon sewer overflow into KK River
Read more at JSonline.com
President Barack Obama has an ambitious plan for Washington bureaucrats to take command of the oceans—and with it control over much of the nation’s energy, fisheries, even recreation in a move described by lawmakers as the ultimate power grab to zone the seas.
The massive undertaking also includes control over key inland waterways and rivers that reach hundreds of miles upstream, and began with little fanfare when Obama signed an executive order in 2010 to protect the aquatic environment.
“This one to me could be the sleeping power grab that Americans will wake up to one day and wonder what the heck hit them,” said Rep. Bill Flores (R –Texas).
“This is pure administrative fiat,” said Sen. David Vitter (R –La.). “It’s very troubling.”
“This is purely a unilateral administrative action with no real congressional input or oversight,” Vitter said. “I think it clearly threatens to have a big impact on a lot of industry, starting with energy, oil and gas, and fishing.”
But in his zeal to curb sea sprawl, lawmakers say the president’s executive order also gives Washington officialdom unprecedented reach to control land use as well.
“The order says they shall develop a scheme for oversight of oceans and all the sources thereof,” Flores said. “So you could have a snowflake land on Pikes Peak and ultimately it’s going to wind up in the water, so as a result they could regulate on every square inch of U.S. soil.”
Read more by Audrey Hudson at Human Events
The largest state legislature in the U.S. recently passed a bill mandating infant fluoride warnings on all water bills in fluoridated communities.
On March 15, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 253-23 in favor of the bill.
Thanks to a 13-2 recommendation from the House Resources, Recreation, and Development committee, there was no debate over the bill on the House floor.
The bill will now go to the Senate.
According to the text of the billi , the warning would read:
“Your public water supply is fluoridated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your child under the age of 6 months is exclusively consuming infant formula reconstituted with fluoridated water, there may be an increased chance of dental fluorosis.
Consult your child’s health care provider for more information.”
Read more by Dr. Joseph Mercola
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County will stop adding fluoride to its drinking water, ending a cavity-fighting effort that riled critics of Big Brother government despite decades of advocacy by dental and medical experts.
After three hours of polarizing debate, the County Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to halt fluoridation to about 700,000 residents of the county and most Pinellas cities.
Read more by David DeCamp at tampabay.com
Upcoming federal change would drop levels in water
Rather than wait for new federal guidelines, city leaders have opted to quit adding fluoride to city water altogether.
The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously Monday for the change, which was requested by Alderman Amy Wurth.
Only one person at the meeting asked the board to continue the practice: Dr. Dennis Gardner, who urged Spring Hill not to “unravel” the advances that fluoridated water have made in preventing tooth decay since community water fluoridation began in 1945.
The change, which is expected by Nov. 1, would save the city $21,264 a year for the raw sodium fluoride.
–SNIP– The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in January announced plans to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water to reduce the possibility of children receiving too much fluoride.
Read more by Jill Cecil Wiersma and Kevin Walters, 8/16/2011 in The Tennessean
Metropolitan Water District of SoCal Sued for Illegal Use of an Unapproved Drug to Fulfill Fluoridation Program
Alleging willful misrepresentation and deceptive business practices by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, in the interest of millions of consumers, the California attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed Foli v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Case No. 3:2011cv01765 in the Southern District of California. The lawsuit cites that MWD of SoCal has made claims of safely and effectively treating and preventing dental disease in recipient consumers, while selecting and delivering a hydrofluosilicic acid drug through their water system that has never been approved for safety and effectiveness, nor in the expected dosages delivered by MWD through retail water districts, either topically, systemically through ingestion, or trans-dermal exposures through baths and showers.
In the legal action which may impact the decision-making of water districts across the country employing the same practices,
from San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011
Waukesha wants to buy water. Milwaukee starts making demands. Waukesha reads map, notices Oak Creek. Good for Waukesha.
Waukesha begins talks with Oak Creek, Racine for Lake Michigan water
By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel, 8/04/2011
The City of Waukesha begins negotiating Aug. 25 with Oak Creek and Racine for purchase of Lake Michigan water, officials said Thursday.
Negotiations with Milwaukee might get under way in the fall, but Waukesha will have to make a few promises first.
Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. on Thursday asked Waukesha officials to commit to negotiating a separate intergovernmental agreement before Milwaukee begins costly and time-consuming preparations for negotiating a water sale.
Read more at http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/126775393.html
The headline for this post came from http://twitter.com/#!/PaddyMacMke