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A recent study has discovered a startling link between fluoride intake and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid is a disease which causes the body’s thyroid gland to fail to produce adequate levels of important hormones. This causes a host of undesirable side-effects such as weight gain, depression, fatigue and in the worst cases cretinism which can cause severe mental and physical developmental delays in children. This can also lead to other disorders and diseases if left untreated or undiagnosed.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Kent and although it appears their findings were not well received by their peers, they are nevertheless impossible to ignore. The researchers discovered that fluoridation above 0.3 ppm (mg/l) is directly correlated with a 30% higher rate of hypothyroidism in those drinking the fluoridated water. Studying the cases of hundreds of residents across England between … Read More »
End Fluoride Toronto was established one and a half years ago and this week we have reached a very significant milestone together. A few days ago our change.org petition asking Toronto City Council to end artificial water fluoridation reached 5,000 signatures. This is amazing news. Even better, we are gaining more support everyday. The word is out and people are waking up to the reality of artificial water fluoridation here and across the world.
Europeans exercise a very important practice called the “Precautionary Principle” which states that “in the absence of scientific consensus that an action is not harmful, the burden of proof that the action is not harmful falls on those taking the action.” With the published Harvard study “Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” showing a potential adverse effect of fluoride on our children’s developing brains, why would our … Read More »
On December 8th, 2014, Ontario MPP Bob Delaney posted an update to his Facebook page on his recent “Private Members Resolution advocating Province-wide fluoridation of municipal drinking water.”
After Mr. Delaney received more than 100 negative comments about his proposal on his Facebook post (a record), all but two positive comments were deleted. Furthermore, MPP Delaney has banned any person with a view contrary to his own from being able to comment on his Facebook page at all.
Although I was happy that we have clearly made an impact on Mr. Delaney who took the time to direct his office staff to scrub dissenting comments, and that, in the very least, the voice of the people is being heard, that feeling was quickly overshadowed with a strong sense of indignation.
We the people are waking up to the reality of artificial water fluoridation, and … Read More »
This is a critical moment for the history of artificial water fluoridation in Ontario, Canada.
After years of hard work and many great successes to end artificial water fluoridation, Ontario MPP Bob Delaney has introduced a petition to the Ontario Legislature to “make the fluoridation of municipal drinking water mandatory in all municipal water systems across the Province of Ontario.”
You can see the video of Mr. Delaney’s motion in the Legislature on youtube here.
Mr. Delaney makes extraordinary false claims during his reading:
1) We are adding the same fluoride to the water that is “naturally found in water everywhere.” FALSE
We are not adding a natural fluoride to our drinking water. In Toronto, we are currently adding a toxic waste byproduct of the phosphate and aluminum industries to our water called hydrofluosilicic acid (HFSA). The fluoride found in most toothpastes is a filtered form of this chemical … Read More »
95 percent of the world has rejected or is in the process of removing fluoride from their drinking water. The latest large-scale halt of artificial chemical water fluoridation came from Israel on August 26, 2014. There Health Minister Yael German followed through with her announcement to end water fluoridation after 30 years of the practice.
While most of the world has opened its eyes to the dangers of artificial water fluoridation, Canada and the United States are still heavily fluoridating their citizens “to reduce tooth decay.” 2012 statistics show that 40% percent of Canada’s population and a whopping 67.1% of the United States population and are still receiving fluoridated water, despite the known dangers of doing so such as a recent report that the CDC has known since 2005 that the black community in America has much higher rates of damaging dental fluorosis.
While 95% of the … Read More »
When I first met Liesa Cianchino, I was impressed by her enthusiasm and outspoken opinion about the artificial fluoridation of Toronto’s water supply. Now I can see just how deep her devotion goes. She has a remarkable drive which has become more apparent after the announcement of her new lawsuit against the Region of Peel here in Ontario, Canada.
First and foremost, you have to understand that it takes a huge amount of conviction, and personal sacrifice to do something like sue an entire regional council over the claim (fact) that artificial water fluoridation poses many more risks than benefits to the general population. We have been inundated our entire lives with the false promise that adding hydrofluosilicic acid to the water supply (fluoride) that we then ingest into our bodies and brains is somehow magically going to save our teeth … Read More »
There is a huge amount of activity happening in the world of activism against artificial, chemical water fluoridation in Canada now. This movement is grassroots all the way, consisting primarily of a large array of smaller groups all fighting on different fronts in different communities across Canada.
With so much activity, more transparency, new peer-reviewed studies on the effects of artificial water fluoridation, and a general influx of information being spread to all Canadians, it feels like now is the time that artificial water fluoridation is finally coming to an end.
An extremely important event that will continue this strong momentum is coming up tomorrow Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Peel Region. A lawyer from a prominent law firm will be presenting a legal opinion directly to the Peel Council regarding the illegality of adding fluoride to the water supply as it is … Read More »
We are only 3 days away from this year’s Peaceful Assembly to End Artificial Water Fluoridation in Toronto! We have been very fortunate this past couple of weeks to receive an abundance of great news:
We have just reached over 4,000 signatures on the online change.org petition to end artificial water fluoridation in Toronto
The Toronto weather forecast is showing nothing but sunshine this Friday
Some amazing new flyers are available for download to help spread the word about artificial water fluoridation and to help reach the goal of 10,000 online signatures to be provided to all 44 Toronto City Councillors (If you would like to know what your local Councillor thinks about artificially fluoridated water, see our previous blog post).
We have two flyers available for download:
General Information Pamphlet PDF – The Pro? and Cons of Water Fluoridation
End Fluoride Toronto – The Pro … Read More »
Over the past few months, concerned citizens (including myself and Danny) have been contacting Toronto City Councillors regarding their stances on water fluoridation. While some were quite forthcoming with their thoughts, sadly, exactly half were completely silent on the issue. The city councillors who did not respond were contacted at least 2-3 times via e-mail and/or telephone, but still would not disclose a stance. Some also said they would respond, but never did, and others refused to respond unless I provided them with my telephone number and home address.
Of those forthcoming, several were concerned about the health risks associated with drinking artificially fluoridated water. For example, Jaye Robinson stated, “I’m concerned about the issue and, personally, I use a water filter at home”. Ron Moeser also stated, “I have been keeping up-to-date on this issue and have concerns with … Read More »
Our grocery stores are riddled with rows of toothpastes containing sodium fluoride and bottled beverages containing hydrofluorosilicic or hexafluorosilicic acid (the same type of fluoride found in certain cleaning products and our tap water). Many agricultural food products are highly contaminated with “fluoride” residue from conventional insecticides and pesticides. Fluoride’s use as an insecticide extends beyond the farm into the home and is often found in roach and other insect killers. But where does this chemical, that we ingest every single day and that we are told is good for our teeth, really come from?
In Toronto, the contract to purchase over $3,000,000 worth of “fluoride” in 2012 went to a chemical company called Min-Chem Canada Inc.. They sell the chemical Hydrofluosilicic Acid to the City of Toronto and that is the chemical that we know as fluoride.
Toronto Water then adds this chemical to our water supply, after the water has already finished … Read More »