Friday, August 03, 2012
By: Doug Cragoe
[NaturalNews] Milwaukee alderman Jim Bohl wanted to stop fluoridation in his city. But he had to settle for a compromise. The city’s aldermen recently voted to reduce the fluoride level from 1.1 to .7 parts per million. .7ppm is the proposed lower level for fluoridation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The new lower level proposed for the U.S. is due to a large increase in fluorosis seen since fluoridation started in 1945. The addition of fluoride to the American diet plus fluoride toothpaste has increased fluorosis to 40 percent of children 12 to 15 years old, far beyond original estimates. Some cities have adopted the new, lower level.
The aldermen also voted to advise parents to use non-fluoridated water when preparing infant formula. Parents inadvertently give a very large dose of fluoride to infants when they use powdered infant formula mixed with fluoridated tap water. The CDC admitted that this large dose of fluoride has no evidence of benefit, but it does increase fluorosis risk. Fluorosis is often visible as spots on permanent teeth, affecting a child’s self esteem because their teeth look bad. Wisconsin public health officials and dentists opposed issuing this parental advisory because it casts doubt on their claim that fluoridation is safe and effective for everyone.
Milwaukee fluoridation history you won’t get from the mainstream media
In 1971, 30 local doctors reported illness from Milwaukee tap water. Patients suffered from a variety of skin, bowel, kidney, and nervous disorders as well as tiredness, headache, vomiting, and excessive thirst. In all cases, the illnesses went away when the patients stopped drinking the fluoridated tap water and switched to non-fluoridated water. At the time, Wisconsin fluoridation supporters and public health officials said nothing about this report. An estimated one percent of the general population is so sensitive to fluoride that fluoridated tap water makes them sick with allergic type reactions. These people often suffer for years until they figure out what is causing their problems.