On July 20, 2012 Harvard university researchers published a study that reviewed various other studies on fluoride exposure and the developing brain. Their findings were that when children had high levels of fluoride exposure. They had lower IQ scores than children who had no exposure.
The study also stated that: “Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted” and “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean says. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”
I also had planned on giving them an answer to a question that had been asked from a council meeting held in the spring on fluoridation. That you can watch below.
I handed in a petition calling for an end to water fluoridation, that had 1263 signatures. Under the Ontario municipal act, a petition with either 500 or more signatures or 10% of the population signing it. Requires council to take action.
Hamilton’s city council took action. By asking Health Canada to regulate the chemicals used for fluoridation as either drugs or nutrients. This is a void question!
In a 1957 supreme court of Canada case (Metropolitan Toronto v. Forest Hill Village) fluoridation was ruled to be a “Compulsary preemptive medical treatment”. Which means that it is a drug, and we have the basic human right of “informed consent to a medical treatment”.
Dr. Peter Cooney the head dental officer for Health Canada also lied to our city council in the April 2012 council meeting. He stated that fluoride was not regulated under the food and drug act.
But fluoride and its salts appear clearly on the “new drugs” list (since 1999) under the food and drug act.
Here is the definition of a new drug according to the website.
This list represents substances and formulations which have been assessed by the Therapeutic Products Directorate on the basis of an application to market or further to promotion of products for medicinal purposes where safety and efficacy for such purposes have not been established.
This listing is not all-encompassing due in part to the complexity of Division 8 of the Food and Drug Regulations. It should be used as a guide only in determining the status of subsequent market entry drug products. This listing will be updated periodically.
“drug” includes any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in
A) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in human beings or animals,
B) restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in human beings or animals, or
C) disinfection in premises in which food is manufactured, prepared or kept
Fluoride, I should be calling it hydrofluorosilicic acid. Is clearly a drug and is clearly being used as a medical treatment.
On September 17th 2012, my request to present this information to the city council board of health was denied. For the reason that, city councilors did not want to be dealing with this issue every month. So they will not hear any new information or allow anyone to present on the issue until the next term in 2014. I want to add that back at the April meeting we were told if any new information arose, to please bring it forward.
Basically they do not want to put the work in, to ensure that the children in the city of Hamilton are not being harmed. Is there any wonder in why the amounts of people getting involved in politics are so low?
When people do get involved and try to bring information to our elected officials. They have to jump through hoops and play the political “mumbo jumbo” game.