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Friday, 16 September 2011

Seeking to ban the rinse .. since 2011 ...

Learning and sharing IS caring.. 
thanks for coming by to learn .. 
and thanks for sharing the link for this blog with others..
 this recent report/video will be useful to you: 

I urge everyone to get involved in this issue,
sooner rather than later, because once you know the truth and
do nothing to help -- you are part of the problem...
Help by creating a poster and promoting this non-profit blog..
thanks .. on behalf of all of the young children in N.B. Canada ...
 If you ignore this important information,
you are complicit in this 'work' which is damaging children in NB..


... "Fluoride the Hard To Swallow Truth" mini-documentary..

[Interview with Dr. Dean Burk - Fluoride causes cancer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqK7XvfLg0&feature=related ]

Caution on fluoride dangers... click link:  http://www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=8D1299CC3E46CB378C44D0E39AC6AB7A 


Brochure from the school (2010):

[english side of brochure sent home with children regarding the weekly fluoride rinse in NB schools]

[french side of brochure sent home with children regarding weekly fluoride rinse program in schools in NB]

The fact is this 'fluoride' is not a natural compound.. it is actually 'sodium fluoride' and it is toxic [as stated on the packaging] .. nothing is being hidden.. it is for us to be aware and to be careful and use discernment with our children's health and to speak up and do the right thing when it comes to making this practice history in this Province [after 33 years] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLWk3cBnHOg&feature=related

If there is any doubt.. it needs to be taken out....

Please watch the short film link bellow regarding "The Fluoride Deception" with researcher/reporter/author - Christopher Bryson..   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHdLH_WyNzs

Christopher is discussing his thoroughly researched book based on nearly 10 years of fluoride industry investigation- his interviewer is Dr. Paul Connett, of Fluoride Action Network http://www.fluoridealert.org/

Do consider getting his book "The Fluoride Deception" yourself to read, or in to your local library... shop local if you purchase this book - help your local economy.. thanks!  Share the book with friends or people interested in learning (including teachers, activists).. it all helps to raise the consciousness on this issue..

Health Ranger (Natural News TV) = a link for the 'toxic truth' you have not been advised about (click link):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZ15m-D_n8&feature=player_embedded#!

Article from Greater Truth:  http://www.greaterthings.com/Lexicon/F/Fluoride.htm
[information that every mother should know]

Did you know about the connection between a child's brain developing and the impact of fluoride on the pineal gland?  Click this video link ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSZQ3ixu7a4
[up until the 1990s no research had been conducted on this issue with the pineal gland ~ 'third eye']

 Dr. Phyllis Mullenix speaks ..[1996] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hci7BnWydAo

and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_yRfsGviOA

Article:  "Fluoride and the Brain: An Interview with Dr. Phyllis Mullenix"...

Dr. Mullenix is an inspirational person... despite being maligned,
she has pushed on.. because she cares.. I love her for that.. the truth sets us free..


When you help the children to stay healthy
you are a hero in their eyes....
 we are all responsible for the
care of all our children's health and well-being.


Its important work ... because.... all New Brunswick's school children matter....

Letter-size postcard mailed to Mr. Jody Carr, Minister of Education for New Brunswick, Canada -- on behalf of all concerned parents / guardians in New Brunswick... you can write to him too ...

How to reach your Minister of Education directly:  http://www1.gnb.ca/legis/bios1/bio-E.asp?idno=256&legisNo=57&version=e 
.. Mr. Carr is a father in the Province of N.B. with two beautiful daughters..
appeal to his protective instincts and contact him..
I encourage others to contact Mr. Carr directly on behalf of this advocacy work ..
together we can accomplish a lot as individuals with voices to speak out..

..... as the new school year for children begins and the sodium fluoride rinse is rolled out (yet again) to our young children in Grades 1 to 4 .. it is also New Brunswick Government's launch of "Wellness New Brunswick Campaign" at: http://www.wellnessnb.ca/ .....  parents / guardians should inform themselves and others on a continuing 'grassroots' basis, and change how things are done in this province (things started in 1979 .. but research showing the harm fluoride does needs to be addressed) ... by removing the rinse and returning it to the government ..   Also, please check in with these Mums who are trying to make a difference because they care too... http://momsagainstfluoridation.org/  ...

A recent post from the Natural News:  (thank you to some more brave dentists) ... http://www.naturalnews.com/033845_dentists_water_fluoridation.html  

The packaging of the actual product disbursed throughout schools in New Brunswick Canada, copies here:

{ this is the small brochure enclosed with the box of sachets ... the outside of the box reads:  "do not administer without a prescription"}

Picture of the sachet (front):

Picture of the sachet (back):

Important to keep in mind - the instructions indicate mixing with 'tap water' when in fact many places in New Brunswick are already either adding:

1) fluoride (hydrofluorosilicic acid) already; or
2) in some cases, chlorine, http://doulton.ca/chlorine.html .. as well as "Aquamag" ... info here:  http://www.proproducts.com/Libraries/MSDS/E_ProChem_AquaMag.sflb.ashx   (its an agent for your pipes... http://www.magslurry.com/  ).

So depending on where you live imagine what is being given to your children ~~ an excessive (oral) exposure to unhealthy chemicals.

The U.S.A. company that provides this product does print ample warning on their packaging... as well, this is the link for their product with costs:  http://medicalproductslaboratories.com/public-health/fluoride-rinse-program.html ... boxes of 3mg packets run at $19.20 per box.... additionally the website for the product states:

(U.S.) Statement by the Commissioner of Food and Drugs Regarding School Based Use of Fluoride Preparations... The preparations and dietary supplements of fluoride are safe and effective in reducing the incidence of dental carries when used in accordance with the accepted methods. It is acceptable for fluoride mouthrinses and dietary supplements of fluoride to be dispensed and used in the schools by school children, if their use is supervised adequately. “It is the opinion of the Dental Drug Products Advisory Committee that appropriate personnel for the supervision of the procedures include dental auxiliaries, nurses, teachers, aids and volunteers if they have been instructed and given in-service training by professional personnel (a dentist, dental hygienist, or physician) in the following procedures: proper and secure storage, correct dosage, distribution methods, and supervision of the preventive treatment procedures.”

The budget costs per annum for this unnecessary toxic product I do not know .. I'm still waiting for a reply ...... please check back for posted updates and for further information.. I would appreciate comments about the experience your child has had with the sodium fluoride rinse.... I do appreciate receiving input.

To help understand the 'fluoride' industry, documentary "Fire Water" [Australian] .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfiCP3HYxFg  ... we are made up a large percentage water .. staying healthy needs to be our priority - and our water needs to be "fluoride free", as do our bodies .... at this time various communities across Canada are attempting to have the fluoridation process in their water supply stopped... check out this group:  http://www.cof-cof.ca/ ... many wonderful Canadians rising to this challenge.


Fluoride is more toxic than lead ..

Everything is connected...

Try for kindness towards others, plant seeds and share what you learn, please care for all your family..
.. send your Minister of Education a postcard - let him know you are concerned too!


Thanks for coming by...
Perhaps you are reading this blog and are an adult who grew up in this Province..
perhaps you have noticed your teeth have white splotches on them...
perhaps you have asked why that is....
perhaps no one has told you...
perhaps you have dental fluorosis...
perhaps the cause of your dental fluorosis is partly due to this fluoride rinse...
perhaps others like you have fluorosis because of this rinse which began in 1979...
perhaps you want to know more about it?
Click this link:  please watch this video from Australia...
watch this short film: "Dental Fluorosis" "Documentary by the Investigators"

perhaps you could tell others...

... short video here:  -----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOnnP8cvUnc&feature=player_embedded

MORE ABOUT FLUOROSIS------>>>> http://www.fluoridealert.org/dental-fluorosis.htm

Mount Allison University ... gymnasium .. Sackville NB Canada...
"mens sana in corpore sano"~ mind healthy body healthy~"

The Pineal Gland

The pineal gland was called the "third eye" by ancient people. It was thought to have mystical powers. This may be why the French philosopher Descartes decided that the pineal gland was the seat of the human soul, the location of what we call the mind. The pineal does contain a complete map of the visual field of the eyes, and it plays several significant roles in human functioning.  Also called the pineal body or epiphysis cerebri, the pineal gland is import...ant to this discussion for two reasons. First, it is the center for the production of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is implicated in a wide range of human activities. It regulates daily body rhythms, most notably the day/night cycle (circadian rhythms). Melatonin is released in the dark, during sleep. The recent melatonin craze sweeping through the health conscious community makes claims that the hormone slows the aging process (a defense against free radicals), prevents jet lag, is implicated in seasonal affective disorder, coordinates fertility, and allows for deep restful sleep patterns.

Melatonin is a very ancient hormone that is found throughout the animal kingdom. In reptiles and birds the pineal is close to the skin and needs no interaction with the eye to register day/night cycles (this is where the notion of the 'third eye" comes from). In these animals, the pineal gland is the master clock. In mammals, however, the pineal gland is subordinate to the eye/SCN system. Light severely curtails the production of melatonin.

Melatonin has been shown to inhibit the growth and metastasis of some tumors in experimental animals, and may therefore play a role in cancer inhibition. Removal of the pineal gland and/or reduction in melatonin output have been implicated in the increased incidence of breast cancer in laboratory animals. Patients who have breast cancer have lower levels of melatonin in the blood. The hormone has also been shown to be protective against genetic damage, and it has a stimulatory effect on the immune system.

The anticancer role of melatonin in humans is not established yet, but in a study involving blind women, melatonin production was found to be higher at all times. This finding was associated with the finding that breast cancer in this study was correspondingly lower for these blind women compared to the general population.    Read More:   http://www.wayfinding.net/pineal.htm

Some additional reading:
http://ffo-olf.org/20QuestionsNoOneIsAsking.html  This is an article from the Ottawa anti-fluoridation group .. I thought it worthwhile to also have a look into (click the link) to read the contents.

20 Questions That No One Is Asking

Question #1:
Are fluoride products used, like chlorine, to make drinking water safe, or is fluoride only put into drinking water for a specific health purpose, such as to prevent cavities?
It is common knowledge that the fluoride products put into drinking water are NOT used to make drinking water safe, as in the use of chlorine. They are used with a specific health purpose: to prevent or treat cavities in humans.
The Supreme Court of Canada (in Metropolitan Toronto v. Forest Hill Village, [1957] S.C.R. 569) ruled that fluoridation is “compulsory preventive medication” used for a “special health purpose.
The Canada Food and Drugs Act defines a drug as “any substance...for use in: the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease.”
Question #2:
Are fluoride products used in drinking water “regulated” by Health Canada to insure that they are safe and effective, as claimed, and to insure that they follow all of the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act?
Answer: NO.
Health Canada states that fluoride products used in artificial water fluoridation are unregulated medical treatment to prevent dental disease in petition 299 to the Auditor General of Canada: Health Canada does not regulate hexafluorosilicic acid or sodium silicofluoride products, that are the actual products used in water fluoridation, and which are allegedly used as a medical treatment, that is, to prevent dental disease.
There is therefore a “A Failure of Logic” in this measure or policy called water fluoridation. Swallowing controlled doses of government approved and “regulated” fluoride products are NOT RECOMMENDED by Health Canada: "Health Canada does not recommend the use of fluoride supplements in the form of drops or tablets" yet uncontrolled doses of “unregulated” fluoride ARE RECOMMENDED in the case of water fluoridation. Available from: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/environ/fluor_e.html
Question #3:
Is anyone permitted to make specific health claims (e.g., this product prevents cavities) for any product in Canada ?
Answer: NO.
The Canadian Food and Drugs Act is very clear: only drug and natural health products regulated by Health Canada may make specific health claims. Such health claims by other products is illegal.
Question #4:
Which government agency is responsible for the safety of fluoridation products?
We have asked Health Canada, provincial governments, and dental organizations, who is responsible for fluoridation products. They all claim that they are NOT responsible for the safety of these fluoride products used in drinking water. They all state that municipalities are legally responsible for the safety of these products because municipalities:
  1. decide to use artificial water fluoridation,
  2. choose and buy the products put into drinking water,
  3. actually put the products into drinking water.
So, who Claims Responsibility for Safety?
1. NOT the Chemical Manufacturer (National Sanitation Foundation)
The NSF International does not evaluate safety of the chemicals added to water for the purpose of the treatment or mitigation of disease in humans, and does not evaluate the product added to water but only the impurities within the product.
2. NOT HealthCanada
Although all drugs and health products must be regulated under the Food and Drugs Act, Health
Canada has not yet regulated these fluoride products. Although these products and materials are not currently regulated at the national level, Health Canada recognizes the importance that they be "effective and safe" http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/water-eau/drink-potab/mater/index-eng.php
3. NOT the Ontario Ministry of the Environment
The MOE has no jurisdiction over the manufacture or sale of drinking water treatment chemicals.
Mirek Tybinkowski, M.Eng., P.Eng, Water & Wastewater Specialist, Safe Drinking Water Branch, has confirmed this fact in a letter dated June 11, 2007.
4. NOT Dental Trade Organizations
Dissemination of information relating to the practice of dentistry does not create a duty of care to protect the public from potential injury. ADA court testimony: in the Superior Court of the State of California, Case #718228, Demurrer, Oct. 22, 1992,
“... We deny that we have any liability (in relation to water fluoridation) as alleged and note that the fluoridation of public water drinking supplies is a matter for the local council.” Australian Dental Association's CEO, Robert Boyd-Boland.
5. NOT the Public Health Service
“We conclude that the cited regulations do not individually or collectively impose an implied mandatory duty on the County to direct Pinch to notify consumers when water contamination occurs.” Guzman vs. Monterey County, http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S157793.PDF
Question #5:
Are municipal governments responsible for the safety of these products and their citizens?
Answer: YES
  1. Municipal governments make the decision to add these products to drinking water.
  2. Municipal governments buy the products.
  3. Municipal governments add the products to drinking water.
Question #6:
1. Is this another example of the federal and provincial government agencies downloading all responsibility to the municipal government?
2. Is it fair that organizations promoting artificial water fluoridation accept no responsibility and yet place all of the responsibility on municipal governments?
Municipalities could request that the federal government regulate these fluoridation products, relieving them of this onerous responsibility. Municipalities may also say “NO” to this policy on the basis of the Precautionary Principle: If in doubt, leave it out.
Question #7:
Is it legal to promote the use of an unregulated, unapproved fluoride product accompanied with specific health claims in Canada ?
Answer: NO
Only drugs and natural health products may make specific health claims, according to the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act. All drugs and natural health products must have a site and product license to ensure that both the manufacturer and the product satisfy all requirements of the Canada Food and Drugs Act.
This regulatory system under the Food and Drugs Act is regarded as the single most important element of the federal/provincial/territorial safety net system. according to the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), which is designed to help protect Canadians from unsubstantiated claims of safety and efficacy. See: http://www.napra.org/Content_Files/Files/Position_Statement_Sale_of_nonapproved_marketed_health_products_January2010.pdf
Currently, fluorosilicates are defined as mineral nutrients in the Food and Drugs Act. Yet, fluorosilicates are not in compliance with the Food and Drugs Act as a mineral nutrients for 2 reasons:
1. they do not have a site license to ensure that the manufacturer is following Good Manufacturing Practices ( GMP ),
2. they make specific health claims which are not permissible under the Food and Drugs Act
Question #8:
Is it ethical to promote the use of an unregulated, unapproved fluoride product which deprives citizens of informed consent, and without health monitoring by a trained professional medical practitioner for adverse side effects?
Answer: NO
Federal and provincial legislation, as well as ethical guidelines for all health professionals is very clear. Informed consent must be provided to all those given a product for specific health purposes to ensure that the recipient of the medication receives
  1. information regarding risks and benefits
  2. choice to refuse or accept drug
  3. assessment by a trained medical professional and assessment of side effects.
Artificial water fluoridation is unethical because it violates the above 3 principles.
Question #9:
Fluoride is in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Can you control how much water/fluoride is swallowed in a day, by the citizens of this community, from all these sources?
Answer: NO
You And Anyone Else Cannot Control the Daily Intake of Fluoride
Question #10:
Has the Medical Officer of Health done any health monitoring for fluorosis diseases of bones or soft tissues in this community?
Answer: NO
Question #11:
Should the use of a drug be decided by our neighbours in a referendum? a municipal council? or by a trained medical professional?
The decision to take a fluoride product used for specific health purposes should only be made by a patient and his/her trained medical professional, not by my neighbours or by a city council who are not qualified to determine my health needs or follow up with assessments to determine whether there have been adverse health effects.
Michelle Giddings (Head of Drinking Water Section at Health Canada, 2000) has said: “Referenda are frequently conducted in a heated acrimonious atmosphere, one not considered conducive to reasoned debate.” affidavit, Exhibit 1, page 9, Millership vs B.C.
Question #12:
What Canadian legislation specifically permits the addition of hazardous waste into drinking water?
Hydrofluorosilicic or hexafluorosilicic acid, H 2 SiF 6, is a Hazardous Waste because it contains too much fluoride (150 mg/L), too much arsenic (5 mg/L), and other toxic chemicals, which are proposed for “virtual elimination” as defined under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and because it is also defined as a class 8 corrosive substance under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. Here is the relevant legislation:
(a) the Hazardous Products Act 2010 [R.S., 1985, c. H-3];[1]
(b) the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999, c. 33 [CEPA Section 7, Division 8: Control of Movement of Hazardous Waste];[2]
(c) the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
(d) the Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulations (IMHWR);[4]
(e) Fluorosilicates are classified as UN 1778 in Schedule 1 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;[5]
(f) the US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 (49CFR),US Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure, SW846, Test Method 1311;[6]
(g) the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations[SOR/2001-269];[7]
(h) the Controlled Products Regulations [SOR/88-66] [8]
(i) Québec: Règlement sur les matières dangereuses c. Q-2, r.32;[9]
(j) Ontario : Workplace Hazardous Material Information System(WHMIS) [R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 860, s. 25].[10] In Ontario, the Ministry of Labour is responsible for the administration and enforcement of both the federal and provincial WHMIS legislation.[11] Until 2005, Ontario was the only jurisdiction in North America that accepted untreated hazardous waste).[12]
Fluorosilicates are a waste by-product of the phosphate fertilizer mining industry. They are a contaminant banned by the EPA. Air pollution law requires these industries to remove fluoride from the smoke stack emissions because they are extremely dangerous. They are scrubbed from the smoke stacks with wet scrubbers, and then stored in gypsum ponds until they can be sold to municipalities like ours for over $1,500 per ton. Otherwise, these companies would have to pay about $8,000-$10,000 per ton to dispose of it safely, in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Act 2010 of Canada and similar regulations in the U.S. Question #13:
Is artificial water fluoridation a good use of taxpayers' money?
Answer: NO
If you assume that the recent research is correct, and that fluoride works directly on the surface of the teeth, not by swallowing, this policy is a complete, total waste of taxpayer's money. Associated costs include not just the cost of fluoridation products, but the chemicals needed to neutralize this acid, the man hours used for training and administration, the capital costs of the equipment and maintenance, and health costs for fluorosis disease of bones, teeth, and soft tissues.
If you assume that the recent research is not correct, and that fluoride needs to be swallowed, it is still incredibly wasteful because less than 1% of fluoride is actually swallowed. The rest goes literally “down the toilet” and “down the drain” and into our lakes and rivers. Less than 1% of Fluoridated Water is [actually] Swallowed
The American Water Works Association www.awwa.org: We drink very little of our drinking water. Generally speaking, less than 1% of the treated water produced by water utilities is actually consumed or ingested by the residents of the city. The rest goes on lawns, in washing machines, down toilets and drains (sinks, showers, bathtubs, etc.), street sweeping, and in commercial and industrial processes as well as for putting out fires.
Question #14:
Is it true that there is a growing wave of cities in Canada stopping artificial water fluoridation?
39 communities across Canada have opted for cessation of fluoridation since 1990; the most recent ones to turn off the flow of hydrofluorosilicic acid or similar contaminant are:
  1. Cranberry Portage (MB) January 2009,
  2. Thunder Bay (ON) July 2009,
  3. Fort Saint John (BC) July 2009,
  4. Verchères (QC) unanimously voted to end fluoridation on Monday, February 7, 2011,
  5. Calgary (AB) voted 10 to 3 to turn Fluoride off on Tuesday, February 8, 2011,
  6. Waterloo (ON) turned it off in November 2010,
  7. Flin Flon (MB) June 2011, and
  8. Meadow Lake (SK) June 2011.
The full list is available at http://ffo-olf.org/ffo-olf.html#end
Question #15:
Is the MAC (Maximum Allowable Contaminant) guideline for fluoride recommended by Health Canada, a legal requirement?
Answer: NO.
The conclusion of the Walkerton Inquiry, led by Justice Dennis O'Connor, states: “matters as important as safe drinking water and public health should have been covered by regulations which, unlike guidelines, are legally binding,”
In Ontario, there is no legal requirement to remediate drinking water or warn citizens about the water which exceeds the MAC. According to the Technical Support Document for Ontario Drinking Water Standards, Objectives and Guidelines:
“Where supplies contain naturally occurring fluoride at levels higher than the MAC of 1.5 mg/L but less than 2.4 mg/L the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recommends an approach through local boards of health to raise public and professional awareness to control excessive exposure to fluoride from other sources.”[13]
Many communities in southwestern Ontario have fluoride levels which exceed the MAC and no government agency is required to remediate the water, or warn citizens that the water may be harmful to their health, or the health of their babies. The only recommendation in Ontario is to inform citizens NOT to use the topical fluorides, which may be the only helpful resource useful in the prevention of cavities, according to the recent research.
Question #16:
Is the MAC (Maximum Allowable Contaminant) defined as the level which is safe for all individuals, for a lifetime of use?
“Fluoride is one of the natural contaminants found in public drinking water supplies.”[14] A Maximum Acceptable Contaminant level standard has never been defined as a standard which
protects all citizens, for a lifetime of ingestion, from adverse health effects. It is a concentration of a contaminant that industry has deemed reasonable. Give them this website information: http://www.agswater.com/mclg.html
These guidelines, which are not legally binding, which do not represent a "safe" level for all citizens, for a lifetime of use, are NOT WORTH THE PAPER THEY ARE WRITTEN ON.
Question #17:
Is the MAC guideline created by Health Canada a guideline for determining the fluoride levels for artificial water fluoridation?
Answer: NO
This guideline refers only to fluoride found “naturally” in drinking water. Fluoridation products are in fact “man-made” - not “natural.” Natural fluorides are associated with high levels of calcium which afford some protection against fluoride toxicity.
There is no legal requirement for municipalities to fluoridate at any recommended level in Ontario. This legal requirement was removed from the Ontario SDWA (Safe Drinking Water Act), 2002, on June 5, 2006, Amendments to Ontario Reg.170/03.[15]
Drinking Water Guidelines for Artificial Water Fluoridation
Country 1950-2011 2011 Country 1950-2000 2000-2008 2008
U.S.A. 0.7-1.2 mg/L 0.7 mg/L Canada 1.0-1.2 mg/L 0.8-1.0 mg/L 0.7 mg/L
Question #18:
Why then are we being forced to drink tap water that contains a toxic waste product willfully placed there by our municipality when there are no valid, provable benefits to doing so?
Because some medical bureaucrats continue against all logic and against all current, available contrary evidence to insist that unregulated fluoride substances (fluorosilicates, not food grade, not pharmaceutical grade, nor medical grade, not laboratory grade fluoride) are a healthy, safe and effective way of delivering dental health to some underprivileged segment of the population.
  1. Available from: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/H-3/
  2. Available from: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/C-15.31/page-6.html#anchorbo-ga:l_7-gb:l_8
  3. Available from: http://www.ec.gc.ca/ceparegistry/documents/regs/g2-13911_r1.pdf
  4. Available from: http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/regu/sor-2002-301/latest/sor-2002-301.html
  5. Available from: http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=24374285-1&offset=8&toc=show#h
  6. Available from: http://www.ehso.com/cssepa/TCLPfaqs.htm
  7. Available from: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showtdm/cr/SOR-2001-269
  8. Available from: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/sor-88-66/index.html
  9. Available from: http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=3&file=/Q_2/Q2R32.htm
  10. Available from: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_900860_e.htm
  11. Available from: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/whmis/whmis_9.php
  12. Available from: http://www.cielap.org/pdf/hwfactsheet.pdf
  13. Available from: http://www.ontario.ca/drinkingwater/stel01_046947.pdf
  14. National Research Council [U.S.A.] 2006 Review: Fluoride in Drinking Water, p13.
  15. http://www.ontario.ca/ONT/portal51/drinkingwater/Combo?docId=STEL01_049278&breadcrumbLevel=1&lang=en

Question #19:
What about people with chemical sensitivities? Are they being reimbursed for the added expense of having to purchase alternate means of acquiring non fluorinated water?
Question #20:
What about people who have lost all of their teeth, or babies who do not yet have teeth? Are they getting any anti-caries benefit from ingesting fluoridated water that presumes to protect them from tooth decay?

It is now known - thanks to the meticulous research of Dr. Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England - that the pineal gland is the primary target of fluoride accumulation within the body.

"The soft tissue of the adult pineal gland contains more fluoride than any other soft tissue in the body - a level of fluoride (~300 ppm) capable of inhibiting enzymes.

The pineal gland also contains hard tissue (hyroxyapatite crystals), and this hard tissue accumulates more fluoride (up to 21,000 ppm) than any other hard tissue in the body (e.g. teeth and bone).

After finding that the pineal gland is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans, Dr. Luke conducted animal experiments to determine if the accumulated fluoride could impact the functioning of the gland - particulalry the gland's regulation of melatonin.

Luke found that animals treated with fluoride had lower levels of circulating melatonin, as reflected by reduced levels of melatonin metabolites in the animals' urine. This reduced level of circulating melatonin was accompanied - as might be expected - by an earlier onset of puberty in the fluoride-treated female animals.

Luke summarized her human and animal findings as follows:  "In conclusion, the human pineal gland contains the highest concentration of fluoride in the body. Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil. The results strengthen the hypothesis that the pineal has a role in the timing of the onset of puberty. Whether or not fluoride interferes with pineal function in humans requires further investigation."

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