January 3, 2012
In our current times, good news is often hard to come by.
In a climate where war with
Syria and Iran looms on the horizon, the world economic depression
worsens with each passing day, and civil liberties have become
something only spoken of in the past tense, there is hardly any
sunshine to be found amongst the dark clouds of a gathering tyranny.
decision by the Pinellas County Council provides hope not
just of a lonely ray of light, it might also provide anti-fluoride
activists with enough incentive and inspiration to take up their
cause within their own communities all across the country, sparking
a nationwide and, eventually, worldwide de-fluoridation campaign of
...were the four members courageous enough to vote “yes” to end the pollution of Pinellas County water supply, while Commissioners,
...voted to uphold the
NPR, of course, also
suggested that the evidence for fluoride safety and effectiveness
was overwhelming, a viewpoint which was typical of other mainstream
outlets including editorials published in
the Tampa Bay Times.
All of these outlets tended to ignore educated individuals such as Dr. Paul Connett (above video), who has reviewed the science and research (below video) surrounding fluoride and drinking water fluoridation and who has since been active in assisting communities in their effort to remove the toxic chemical compound from their water supplies.
Obviously, fluoride is neither safe nor effective as mainstream media outlets, dentists, and fluoride-proponents claim.
In fact, the side effects related to fluoride read like a laundry list of health problems from,
Not only that, but fluoride is not even successful at preventing tooth decay.
Most studies show drastically low levels of success, if
any at all. Even in these instances where fluoride shows a small
amount of success in preventing tooth decay, it must be
topically, not ingested in drinking water. As I mention in my book,
Seven Real Conspiracies, drinking fluoride to protect your teeth is
essentially the same as drinking sun block to prevent skin cancer.
The cost of annual
fluoridation is estimated at $205,000 in Pinellas County, while the
mobile van aimed at the establishment's favorite targets (poor
children) would cost around $532,000 a year; well over double what
fluoridation itself cost. Thankfully for everyone involved, this
lunacy was abandoned relatively quickly.
Many other cities, counties, and townships (close to 200 of them) have decided to do the same over the last few years due to the efforts of educated citizens, determined activists, and organizations like,
The anti-fluoride movement is on the rise, and there are many other communities who are beginning the fight against a practice that has been entrenched in our culture for far too long.
If your community is currently being fluoridated, I encourage you to find an organization or group of individuals dedicated to reversing this practice. If no such organization exists, you can always start one yourself.
Regardless, it is
important for you to get involved in your community and agitate for
safe drinking water and personal choice.