Water-Flouridation: Kansas fights against it!
February 27, 2013 in Health
In the fight against flouride in our water’s drinking supply, water-flouridation, a group of republicans in the state of Kansas have petitioned to remove flouride from the drinking water to “preserve the intelligence of legislators in the capitol”. According to the HuffingtonPost in “Topeka, Kansas, Urged To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water To Protect Legislators’ IQs”, Mark Gietzen said “They are finding that it’s doing damage to children’s brains and lowering IQ. It is probably having the same effects on adults.” Mark Gietzen is the president of the Kansas Republican Assembly and referred to a study in which Harvard School of Public Health and the China Medical University combined 27 studies to confirm that flouride consumption has negative effects on the brain and cognitive development. Gietzen also told HuffingtonPost that flouride has it’s benefits for teeth and that the chemical can be obtained through the use of toothpaste and not in the drinking water.
“Lowering IQ is a terrible thing to do to a population,” Gietzen said. “I can’t believe I am alone in it being an urgent thing to take care of.”
If this is not a clear sign that flouride is indeed affecting the IQ and brain development of children, and perhaps even adults, then what is? You can read the full letter written from the Kansas Republican Assembly to the Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten, City Manager Jim Colson and all members of the Topeka City Council here.
This may be the first and just a small stepping stone needed to get rid of water flouridation from America’s drinking supply. Even the EPA states on it’s own website, the negative health effects of flouride consumption and says that the level used now is a “safe” level to consume. This is taken straight from their page.
“What are fluoride’s health effects?
Exposure to excessive consumption of fluoride over a lifetime may lead to increased likelihood of bone fractures in adults, and may result in effects on bone leading to pain and tenderness. Children aged 8 years and younger exposed to excessive amounts of fluoride have an increased chance of developing pits in the tooth enamel, along with a range of cosmetic effects to teeth.
This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for fluoride. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with fluoride in drinking water.”
Read the whole thing here: http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/fluoride.cfm
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 6:10pm Eastern Time
by Gil Vazquez