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50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation

50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation
1) Fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the purpose of medical treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies fluoride as a drug when used to prevent or mitigate disease (FDA 2000). 2) Fluoridation is unethical. Put another way: Does a voter have the right to require that their neighbor ingest a certain medication (even if it is against that neighbor’s will)? 3) The dose cannot be controlled. 4) The fluoride goes to everyone regardless of age, health or vulnerability. “Water fluoridation goes against leading principles of pharmacotherapy, which is progressing from a stereotyped medication — of the type 1 tablet 3 times a day — to a much more individualized therapy as regards both dosage and selection of drugs. 5) People now receive fluoride from many other sources besides water. 6) Fluoride is not an essential nutrient. 7) The level in mothers’ milk is very low. 8 ) Fluoride accumulates in the body. Swallowing fluoride provides no (or very little) benefit Related:  Health

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan - Prevention and Population Health - Department of Health and Human Services On 1 September 2015 the Minister for Health released the government’s Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2015–2019. The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 requires the Minister for Health to prepare a State public health and wellbeing plan every four years from September 2011. The vision of the Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2015-2019 is for a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health and wellbeing at every age. The Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2015-2019 outlines the government’s key priorities over the next four years to improve the health and wellbeing of all Victorians, particularly the most disadvantaged. As many chronic disease and injuries are preventable, the plan focuses on encouraging healthy living from the early years and all throughout life. The health and wellbeing priorities for 2015-2019 are: Downloads

Fluoride in Water Linked to Lower IQ in Children -- NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 Is this the end of water fluoridation? NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exposure to fluoride may lower children's intelligence says a study pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (online December 17, 2010). Fluoride is added to 70% of U.S. public drinking water supplies. According to Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network, "This is the 24th study that has found this association, but this study is stronger than the rest because the authors have controlled for key confounding variables and in addition to correlating lowered IQ with levels of fluoride in the water, the authors found a correlation between lowered IQ and fluoride levels in children's blood. The authors eliminated both lead exposure and iodine deficiency as possible causes for the lowered IQs. In the high-fluoride city, 15% had scores indicating mental retardation and only 6% in the low-fluoride city.

Ingredients in Herbal Essence Shampoo When we are wading through the hair jungle, the most common problem we run into as women are the ingredients to a shampoo. What do they mean??? Often we have to rely on television ads and magazine ads to tell us the truth about what this product will do to our hair. Lets take a look at the old formula of Herbal Essences before it was revamped into the product line it is now: Old Herbal Essences Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Benzoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5, Orange 4, Ext Violet 2 SLES and SLS are used in products because it is cheap and easily available.

Mercury in San Francisco Bay There's a hidden danger in San Francisco Bay: mercury. A potent neurotoxin that can cause serious illness, mercury has been flowing into the bay since the mining days of the Gold Rush Era. It has settled in the bay's mud and made its way up the food chain, endangering wildlife and making many fish unsafe to eat. Now a multi-billion-dollar plan aims to clean it up. But will it work? Explore: bay, kqed, mercury, pbs, QUEST, san francisco Category: Environment, Health, Television About the Author (Author Archive) Sarah Kass is a writer, director, and producer whose specialty is long-format documentaries, primarily for broadcast television.

Dangerous Chemicals in Deodorant & Antiperspirant: A Detailed Review of the Chemicals, Research & Avoidance Tips | Natural Cosmetic News The personal care industry has been hijacked by misleading messages and outright false advertising. More concerning is that companies are putting their profits before the health and well-being of their consumers. While the FDA is slow to react and enforce regulation that could ban harmful ingredients, consumers continue to use their “trusted” products. Deodorants and Antiperspirants are a hot topic. Spread across the internet is misinformation and confusion, and if there is one thing that requires clarity it is your health. Aluminum is one of the main concerns. Unfortunately, the clarity we desperately need is not so easy to come by. The following is a detailed list and explanation of dangerous chemicals commonly found in non-natural deodorants and antiperspirants: Aluminum Aluminum-based compounds are the active ingredients in antiperspirants. Parabens Although parabens have estrogen-like properties, the estrogens that are made in the body are hundreds of times stronger. Propylene Glycol

5 Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Deodorant Each day, as we get ready to play our part in society, we put on our favorite fragrances and cosmetics and unknowingly subject ourselves to toxic chemicals. Over time, these toxic chemicals can cause cancers, tumors, bronchial issues and other health related problems. According to the National Cancer Society, “Reports have suggested that these products contain harmful substances, which can be absorbed through the skin or enter the body through nicks caused by shaving. Some scientists have also proposed that certain ingredients in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants may be related to breast cancer because they are applied frequently to an area next to the breast.” Since our skin is our largest organ, we need to take measures to ensure that what we put on it is as natural as possible. Here are five harmful chemicals found in deodorant that can play a part in the diminishment of our health. 1. Aluminum compounds are added to deodorant to block the pores from sweating. 2. 3. 4. 5. Google+

ARPANSA - Radon Map of Australia Radon Map of Australia ARPANSA has prepared an updated interactive radon map of Australia that shows the average indoor radon levels for each census district. Download Fact Sheet ( PDF 453 kb) 1990 Australian Radon Survey Inhalation of the naturally occurring radioactive gas radon and its progeny can be a health concern. Updated radon map for Australia The survey found a very wide range of radon levels across Australia. This new interactive radon map displays interpolated values in census districts, for typical Australian homes. View larger map How to use the interactive map Use your mouse cursor to zoom in on the area you would like to view, then left click on the region to show a pop-up box with the average radon level (see example). The information provided in the interactive map can also be accessed via the CSV file below. Average radon level by suburb What does this mean for my family Useful Links Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view PDF files Top of Page

Homemade Breath Freshening Spray April 17, 2011 by wickedlywholesome I’ve had a gum-chewing habit since childhood and while I chew much less of it now than I did in the past, I don’t like the thought of chewing on a big wad of sugar or aspartame all the time. Homemade gum appears to be too complicated and possibly expensive, and I don’t have time to add another lengthy homemade item to my routine right now, so a quick spray it is. First, I bought a pack of two travel size spray bottles, the smallest I could find. I wasn’t willing to invest in a stainless steel bottle, but that would really be a better option. I’m not sure how many ounces the bottle actually holds, but I’d guess about 2 oz. 10 to 15 drops peppermint essential oil (or lemon, lime, orange – just make sure it’s an edible oil)8 drops liquid stevia3 drops grapefruit seed extract (optional – acts as a natural preservative)Water to fill bottle Place all in the bottle using a small funnel if necessary and shake well to combine. Like this: Like Loading...