Navigation Links
Louisiana May Mandate Fluoridation Despite Evidence of Harm
Date:6/2/2008

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ignoring scientific evidence of harm, the Louisiana State Senate passed a fluoridation mandate bill which, if approved by the House, will require fluoride chemicals be added to most of Louisiana's public water supplies, ostensibly to reduce tooth decay. (The Advocate, 5/29/08)

However, a 2006 review of fluoride toxicology literature conducted by the prestigious National Research Council (NRC) reveals that ingested fluoride, even at low levels used for fluoridation, poses risks to infants, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and those with low thyroid function. Many cities are stopping fluoridation.

"Sadly, fluoridation proponents orchestrated and paid for a slick but inaccurate PR campaign. As a result legislators have only heard one side of the story," says Paul Connett, PhD, Executive Director, Fluoride Action Network.

Connett urges Louisianan's to contact their House representatives to stop the money-wasting fluoridation mandate at http://la.fluoridealert.org , or call their representative at 225-342-6945.

With American Dental Association funding, the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) hired public relations and lobbying firms to promote fluoridation, according to the Journal of the Louisiana Dental Association (Winter 2007).

In October 2007, the National Kidney Foundation withdrew its position paper on fluoridation to re-evaluate available literature. Yet, they are listed under Louisiana's "Healthy Smiles Coalition" as favoring fluoridation.

"Fluoridation proponents always pull out a dubious laundry list of supporters - virtually none of which have revisited their position since the groundbreaking NRC report was published," says Connett.

"Despite 60 years of fluoridation, no U.S. research has ever studied fluoridation's effect on many disorders such as arthritis, underactive thyroid, children's lower IQ and bone fractures, or Alzheimer's disease," says Connett.

The NRC reports babies are fluoride-overdosed and risk dental fluorosis (discolored teeth) from "optimal" fluoridation levels (approximately 1 part per million). Consequently, both the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control advise against mixing formula with fluoridated water.

"Fluoridated water is actually 250 times higher than the level in mothers' milk (0.004 ppm)," says Connett. "Parents who bottle feed their babies using fluoridated tap water will dose their babies with 250 times more fluoride than nature intended."

Over 1,700 professionals urge Congress to stop water fluoridation and conduct hearings, citing the new scientific evidence that fluoridation is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluorideaction.org/statement.august.2007.html


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fluoride Action Network
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Asbestos Verdict Upheld by Louisiana Court of Appeal, Announces Baron & Budd
2. Hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi to Receive More Katrina Recovery Grants
3. Louisiana Advisor to Speak Nationwide
4. Bright Options for Medicare Beneficiaries in Louisiana
5. Louisiana Tech professor is Small Times Innovator of the Year
6. Most Companies Oppose Single-Payer Health Care System, State Coverage Mandates
7. Virginia Committee Ignores Parental Rights, Health Concerns of HPV Vaccine Mandate
8. CAHI Releases Updated Health Insurance Mandates in the States
9. Cost of Massachusetts Health Insurance Mandate to Rise 85% -- $400 Mil -- in 09; CA Mandate Proposal Certain to Face Similar Increases
10. Massachusetts Teacher Facing Unaffordable Mandatory Health Insurance Speaks Out Against CA Mandate Proposal
11. MA Proponent of Health Insurance Mandate Says Mean Penalties Needed to Force People to Buy Insurance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of ... its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his ... July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health ... technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing ... form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder ... of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership ... rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional ... action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. ... a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) will ... 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Lilly will also ... investment community and media to further detail the company,s ... at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, media and the ... conference call through a link that will be posted ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Denmark , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound ... in the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug ... for regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage ... set to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people ... Learn more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/27/2017)...  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy ... one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, ... list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To ... soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader ... to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: