11 Mar 2011

Daily Echo

Daily Echo
This fluoride saga goes on and on
AS the debate over the plans to add fluoride to Southampton's water supply gushes on, a new and perhaps more disturbing question has arisen. Are the people of the city and the surrounding region about to be used as guinea pigs in a study Into the side effects of adding the chemical to a new population?
The Department of Health has admitted to this paper that it plans to use the addition of fluoride to survey incidence of dental fluorosis, side effects of adding the chemical to water supplies that can in extreme cases cause mottling and pitting of teeth.
The news will not bring comfort to a population that is already extremely sceptical over the benefits and indeed even the need for the measures being taken in their name. So far this whole saga has done little to progress the cause of dental care, nor the relationship that medical authorities and In some cases politicians have with the public at large.
Promises to block the addition of fluoride and consultation campaigns that have badly misfired have brought to an all-time low the public's faith in those who are making decisions over what amounts to mass medication.
It is time these proposals were hatted and a full and transparent debate allowed to take place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Roll up, roll up, for the Fabulous Fluoride Fairground! Once you visit this crazy carnival, and allow Health Minister Andrew Lansley's Departmental roustabouts to put you on the fluoride merry-go-round, you won't be able to get off! So here's the inside story on the crazy experimental fluoridation circus they want your kids to join.

Suppose fluoridation starts in Southampton by the end of this year. If your kids are under around seven years old, up to half of them will probably get fluorosis by the time they are about twelve. But you won't know if they are going to get fluoride-damaged teeth for at least another five years, and more if they're younger. The fluoride pushers' sickening 'experiment' won't come up with any results for at least that long, but when the results do start to roll in, it'll be too late for you to pull your kids out.

Even if the Health Police do decide to stop fluoridating when they see the results (and how likely is that?), your new-born infants could develop fluorosis as teenagers until at least 2030, as yet more of your little 'guinea pigs' are fed into the mindless research machine until it eventually grinds to a halt.

Of course, the Health Police will deny that it's all down to them, and will want yet more 'research', until they at last forced to admit that, once again, there really is a problem with fluoridation, and finally shut down their obscene experiment. But that will still take another ten years - after all, reseach grants could be at risk, and we can't have that, can we?

Once you get on the fluorosis merry-go-round, you can't get off it until it stops, and that won't be until 2030 at the earliest. And if you get dragged onto the lethal bone cancer roundabout spinning alongside in this Alice-in-Wonderland fantasy fairground of excruciating experimentation, that one doesn't stop until 2040! More realistically, because this is a rare disease, the lunatics will demand even more 'research' before they're convinced. So Southampton's boy children will not be certain that they're finally clear until around the middle of the century.

Once you visit the Fluoridation Fairground, you're locked in. You'll be whirled around for at least twenty years, waiting for your kids' teeth to go brown. But if you've got young boys in the family, you'll be put onto the bone cancer one as well, and that will spin you along on a 40 year ride!

Is that what they really mean when they claim that fluoridation is 'cost-effective'? Just walk through the gate and you can stay as long as you like!

Winston Smith