In Wichita: Voters Put Their Foot Down And Say No To The Water Supply
Chemical Additive – 12 November 2012
Posted on November 12, 2012 by lucas2012infos | Leave a comment
(NaturalNews) Regular readers know that Natural News has been closely watching a situation in Portland, Ore., where city officials are pushing to add dangerous fluoride to the water.
City officials in Portland have done everything they can – openly and
behind closed doors – to force residents of both the city and the
surrounding area to accept fluoridation, though the citizenry has
obviously been getting along just fine without it.
A similar battle was being waged much further east, in Wichita, Kan.,
but the voters there put a stake through the heart of that effort on
Election Day, voting to reject fluoridation of that city’s water supply.
There, 59 percent of voters soundly rejected the initiative, sending a
message loud and clear that they aren’t prepared to allow city
officials to force such a dangerous substance literally down their
throats – despite concerted efforts by pro-fluoridation groups to
confuse them. Voters similarly rejected a fluoridation effort in 1964
and 1978, local radio station KAKE reported.
Fluoride impedes brain and cognitive development
Supporters said what they always do – that fluoride helps prevent
tooth decay and adding it to the water would save residents’ dental
While those “facts” remain highly questionable, the negative effects
of fluoride consumption, on the other hand, are well documented.
“The next time somebody tries to tell you that there is no scientific evidence proving that fluoride chemicals are harmful to human health, simply point them to a new study review recently published in the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences journal Environmental Health Perspectives
that shows, for something like the 25th time now, that fluoride damages
brain development and leads to significantly lower IQ levels in
humans,” writes Ethan Huff for Natural News.
The study review, citing researchers from Harvard and China,
noted there was “strong indications” that exposure to fluoride – for
young, developing children in particular – can lead to improper
cognitive and brain development.
“[O]ur results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride
exposures on children’s neurodevelopment,” wrote Anna Choi, a research
scientist at Harvard, and her colleagues in their report.
“Fluoride readily crosses the placenta. Fluoride exposure to the
developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by
toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to damage of a
Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network, pointed out that dozens of prior studies essentially reached similar conclusions.
‘I don’t trust the water’
“This is the 24th study that has found this association, but this
study is stronger than the rest because the authors have controlled for
key confounding variables and in addition to correlating lowered IQ with
levels of fluoride in the water,
the authors found a correlation between lowered IQ and fluoride levels
in children’s blood. This brings us closer to a cause and effect
relationship between fluoride exposure and brain damage in children,” he
“What is also striking is that the levels of the fluoride in the
community where the lowered IQs were recorded were lower than the EPA’s
so-called ‘safe’ drinking water standard for fluoride of 4 ppm and far
too close for comfort to the levels used in artificial fluoridation
programs (0.7 – 1.2 ppm),” he added.
But none of this hard data mattered much to the fluoride pushers in Wichita. There, pro-fluoridation group Wichitans for Health Teeth tried to compound the issue and muddy the waters.
Fortunately; however, most voters saw through the smokescreen.
“I pushed no, because it can mess up your teeth,” LaGina Walker, 34,
told the Wichita Eagle. “And I don’t trust the water, period.”
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