FLUORIDATION NEWS FLASHES.
“Medicating a population through the water supply is in
breach of accepted medical ethical codes, as there is
neither informed consent or a controlled dose”
4th July 2018
So, I gather that NZ now has a big conflict between its Ministry of “Health”
and the Hight Court ruling – and there is now an opening for legal
actions on the “breach of human rights” and public safety issues –
these are what stopped Fluoridation in 98% of Europe.
This could mean the end of Fluoridation NZ wide on legal technicalities,
and that would ripple across to Australia*, at least in terms of public
condemnation of the practice which is growing by the day.
* Some times know jokingly as NZ third island!
The criminalization of science whistleblowers:
An interview with Judy Mikovits, PhD
In 2014, Mikovits co-authored,
“Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the
Truth about Human Retroviruses
& Chronic Fatigue Syndrome“
“The fight for fluoridation in Oberon continues. – ADA NSW Advocacy and Policy Advisor and Specialist Paediatric Dentist Dr Sarah Raphael was interviewed on [TV] Ten’s ‘The Project’ last night (Tuesday, 5 June 2018) promoting the safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation for oral health and the prevalence of misinformation online. – Were you referring to us? – We hope so!
Full text → HERE
Lithium is a health hazard.
If it enters the water supply it cannot be filtered
out using reverse osmosis.
Leading science journal Nature Communications has
published an article on a “low-cost, highly energy-efficient”
aluminum battery developed by an international research
team led by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
professor Chen Chia-chun (陳家俊), the university said yesterday.
SAFER: The newly developed battery is unlikely to catch fire even if its casing cracks,
as aluminum oxidizes at a slow rate, professor of chemistry Chen Chia-chun said.
The world market for fluoride in drinking water is decreasing.
Novichok, which is up to eight times more powerful than VX gas ♦, which in turn is ten times more poisonous than deadly Sarin gas, is formulated to resist standard nerve agent treatments. Meaning “newcomer” in
Full text ⇒ HERE
FAN wins second round in court case and now it is all stations go to fund our lawsuit
On February 7, 2018, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), together with a coalition of environmental and health groups (see Plaintiffs below), won a second major victory in our legal case to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to end the deliberate addition of fluoride to the public water supply (water fluoridation).
Our victory was the ruling from Federal Judge Edward M. Chen, of the Northern District Court of California, when he dismissed EPA’s motion to limit discovery: Full text ⇒ HERE
Published online 16 Feb. 2018
Chronic treatment with fluoride affects the jejunum:
insights from proteomics and enteric innervation analysis
Toothpaste ⇓ ⇓ ⇓
SEQWATER announces a major shutdown of the fluoride dosing plant, for 4, (now 8) months.
TIME TO STOP THIS FORCED FLUORIDATION FARCE?
Queensland Health have advised that this “will have little impact on benefits” to our teeth, if we do not receive fluoridated water for about 4 – now 8 months. [ Nov, 2017 to Feb, now July 2018.]
After just 9 years of operation a major fluoride dosing plant requires major work.
The plant started up in late 2008.
This plant would supply water to well over 1 million people.
This announcement in October, 2017, seems to have been not reported by the Mainstream Media.
[We hope fear of litigation may mean fluoridation may not return-ever.]
As you all know your “Moms’ Team” is involved in suing the EPA to halt artifcial water fluoridation due to the now known neurotoxic effects on the brain including our children and the developing fetus.
This last week marked a milestone opinion by the Judge and a significant ruling for our coalition. The Federal Judge dismissed the EPA’s Motion to Dismiss, and now we are allowed to move to full Judicial review.
This next phase of our lawsuit is going to be expensive as now we will have mounting expenses AND we’ll need to engage more top talent and world-class experts.
We have been slowly pushing forward for over a year, but now that we’ve won this last major hurdle the pace has quickened.
Help us to victory!
Support us so that we can hire the top talent needed to do the work and bring an end to fluoridation all across the USA.
Moms, Dads and Citizens are taking on the Goliath of Federal government agencies and your support is needed to help us do this.
Your 2017 tax deductible donation of $25 or $100 or $2,018 is really needed… every dollar helps!
The National Team
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
New → November 2017
‘Biological Cleavage of the C–P Bond in
Perfluoroalkyl Phosphinic Acids in
Male Sprague-Dawley Rats and
the Formation of Persistent
and Reactive Metabolites’
→ HERE ←
Spanish Research – Nov 2017 ⇓
Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Metabolic Outcomes in Pregnant Women:
Evidence from the Spanish INMA Birth Cohorts
From Australian Dental Journal
Fluorosis – Carnarvon West Australia – Aboriginal Children +
‘ Plasma Concentrations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
at Baseline and Associations with Glycemic Indicators and
Diabetes Incidence among High-Risk Adults in
the Diabetes Prevention Program Trial ‘
Full text ⇒ HERE
Problem with fipronil [fluoride] eggs:
” …As a spokeswoman of the European Commission acknowledged on Tuesday,
appropriate permission runs out on 30 September 2017.
A request for extension was not placed…”
European supermarkets have moved to halt the
distribution of eggs from affected batches.
Fipronil is sold under a variety of brand names including:
Frontline, Regent, Termidor, Combat, and Maxforce.3
Companies that sell fipronil-containing insecticide products include
Bayer Environmen- tal Science, BASF Corporation, and Merial Limited.3
3 August 2017A damning critique and analysis of the NHMRC’s 2017
“Sham” review of water fluoridation and appeal for Royal Commission Inquiry:
by Merilyn Haines
Fluoridation in Israel
“Yaakov Litzman. I don’t care how big his kippah or black his hat
(or how much all my fellow charedim insist he is a tzaddik).
He wants to undo the one genuinely good thing his predecessor
Yael Germain did as health minister, which is reintroduce
the poison fluoride to the water supply.”
The Petition was submitted on 12th Nov. 2012
The Fluoride Action Network paid to have a
professional translation of the Court’s ruling:
see it here.
Israeli Supreme Court Backs Work of
Irish Scientist on Fluoride:
The court’s ruling is remarkable in that it goes even further
than the decision taken earlier this year by Yael German.
Safety of fluoridation of drinking water-Israel
⇑ Letter from Nachum Jacobs ⇑
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth,
but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
The holy Book AL QUR’AN contains 63 verses on water… ⇓
(All the Fs are for Fluoride)
Oakey residents begin class action against
Defence Department over toxic firefighting foam
About 450 residents are seeking up $200 million in damages
from the Defence Department over the contamination of soil and
water by toxic firefighting foam [Fluoride] used at the Oakey
Army Aviation Centre in south-east Queensland.
Plasma Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Concentration
and Menstrual Cycle Characteristics in Preconception Women
Wei Zhou,1* Lulu Zhang,2,3* Chuanliang Tong,4 Fang Fang,1 Shasha Zhao,1 Ying Tian,1 Yexuan Tao,2,3 Jun Zhang1 and for the Shanghai Birth Cohort Study
Our study found that increased exposure to PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, and PFHxS was associated with higher odds of irregular and long menstrual cycle and lower risks of menorrhagia in women who plan to be pregnant. In contrast, women with higher levels of PFOA, PFNA, and PFHxS were more likely to have hypomenorrhea.
Full text → HERE ← Important
Authorities are warning of an unfolding
public health emergency in Arnhem Land,
with dozens of young people sniffing
aviation fuel containing lead.
15 May 2017
Aviation fuel sniffing in Arnhem Land
sparks health emergency warning
More on aviation fuel ⇒ HERE
The first rule of radiological disasters is
that the government LIES to the public:
Click here for details on the nuclear tunnel accident
Anna L. Choi, 1 Guifan Sun, 2 Ying Zhang, 3 and Philippe Grandjean1, 4
Author Affiliations open
Although fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in animal models and acute fluoride poisoning causes neurotoxicity in adults, very little is known of its effects on children’s neurodevelopment.
This item NOT related to fluoridation ⇓
Lyme Disease – One Of The Most Controversial
Illnesses In The History Of Medicine.
Toxic Fluoride Spill
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill
We hope to see you all ⇒ HERE
FLUORIDE-CHANGES TO BRAINS, SPINAL CORD & SCIATIC NERVE IN RATS.
FLUOROSIS – COAL BURNING IN CHINA
When Gerry Adams And Ian Paisley Worked Together
10 February 2017
“Fluoride and the Brain” Now Available on DVD
In less than two weeks the US EPA will be ruling on our petition to ban the intentional addition of fluoride chemicals to the drinking water under provisions in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This petition was triggered by the ever-increasing number of studies that indicate that fluoride is neurotoxic and has the potential to lower IQ in children.
FAN was joined by other national groups in lodging this petition, including Food and Water Watch; Organic Consumers Association (OCA); International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT); American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM); Moms Against Fluoridation; and individuals.
The petition was written by Michael Connett, JD.
Michael is also featured in a new video
“Fluoride and the Brain.“
In this he explains that fluoride’s ability to lower IQ
in children is just the tip of an iceberg of over
300 animal and human studies that indicate
that fluoride is neurotoxic.
We are facing a truly global environmental crisis from
the Fukushima meltdown of 2011. Now, six years later,
it turns out that Tepco has no idea where the fuel rods are.
Radiation is spiking to “unimaginable” levels… it’s so “hot” that robots are fried in 3-4 hours. No human can survive the 500+ sieverts per hour, and robots are useless. Fuel rods have now melted through the containment vessel floor and there’s no solution in sight. The fake news media has almost a near-total blackout on all this, yet the world is on the verge of a “criticality event” at Fukushima that could contaminate the entire northern hemisphere for 100,000+ years.
Original text → HERE
See also ⇒ HERE
NSW – Legal
The anti-fluoride group in Lismore is hoping to bring down the entire Australian fluoride industry with a Federal Court challenge.
Solicitors working for Fluoride Free Northern Rivers have prepared a brief of evidence for the challenge, which has been sent to a barrister for an opinion.
FFNR legal consultant Al Oshlack said the barrister’s opinion would determine whether a successful challenge could be mounted in the Federal Court of Australia which could force state and local water authorities to shut down fluoride dosing plants.
Thirty Aust. Defence Bases contaminated with fluoride chemical (PFOA)PFOS and PFOA are increasingly being phased out of modern foams. Concentrations in human blood appear to be decreasing in the US, although they are still rising in China. Today they remain significant residual contaminants at many sites globally, for example, at many of the world’s 49,000 airports (including 450 civilian and military airports in Australia).
See → CRC CARE
Mackay♦ City Council are to be heartily congratulated on
becoming the 27th Queensland Council
to reject water fluoridation.
♦ Mackay ⇓
The Queensland Government has banned the chemical fire fighting foams that contaminate land and ground water across the country.
Queensland’s Environment Minister Steven Miles says the State Government’s strict new policy will put an end to any future use of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which was the source of contamination around the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, west of Brisbane.
[ NOTE: The ‘F’ in PFOS & PFOA is for fluoride ]
Dr Miles says existing stocks of some foams to be withdrawn from service and alternative, sustainable stocks must be acquired. “Queensland is adamant that firefighting foams containing highly persistent organic pollutants [PFOS and PFOA]… implicated in the contamination of the Oakey defence base need to be phased out,” he told reporters.
“The Government will require that any existing stocks of foams containing PFOS and PFOA are withdrawn from service at commercial and industrial premises, and similar products phased out and replaced, as soon as practicable with more sustainable alternatives.”
The Queensland Government does not have the jurisdiction to enforce the ban on Commonwealth defence bases, which are meant to have stopped using the foams after 2008 anyway.
In fact, Dr Miles says there are not that many industry sectors still holding stocks of the chemicals left.
“Remaining stocks of these chemicals are likely to be in emergency response systems, so that’s quite different to what we saw at the defence base,” he said.
“It’s likely that these chemicals exist in canisters that may have never been discharged but were there for large industrial fires.”
On the matter of the Oakey base, locals say they are still waiting for the Federal Government’s buy-back of affected land, after it was recommended by a Senate inquiry into the contamination.
Reports say Defence officials scheduled meetings for this month with locals, but they have now been postponed indefinitely.
There is no word yet on the outcomes of the other recommendations, which included blood tests for affected locals and ongoing mental health support.
See original → HERE
Just in-19 July 2016
The Gladstone Regional Council has decided to take
fluoride out of our region’s water.
The decision was met by applauds from the crowd in the chamber.
It’s expected to take 40 days to phase out.
Tracking Aluminium Used to Purify Tap Water
Kobe, Japan (SPX) 23 June 2016
a) Coming Election – Health Australia Party is OPPOSED to fluoridation
b) Whitewash draft NHMRC fluoridation information paper ??
Dear Members and Supporters
Health Australia Party
If you are looking for a party in the coming election that is opposed to water fluoridation, the HEALTH AUSTRALIA PARTY (HAP) has Senate candidates in Qld, NSW, WA and Victoria. Candidates and information about them is shown on their website.
HAP’s policy is water fluoridation is this –
“The HAP believes that sodium fluoride, hydrofluorosilic acid and other chemical products called “fluoride” are toxic chemical waste products that are classified as class 6 poisons and should not be placed into public water supplies. Medicating a population through the water supply is in breach of accepted medical ethical codes as there is neither informed consent, nor the ability to opt out. It is noted that 97% of the Western European population and the population of Japan drinks non-fluoridated water.”
Former Nudgee MP JASON WOODFORTH, who was the driving force who GOT MANDATORY FLUORIDATION LEGISLATION OVERTURNED IN QLD is running as a HAP Senate candidate in Qld.
All HAP’s policies can be read at https://www.healthaustraliaparty.com.au/index.php/policies/
Please be aware that the media has been attacking HAP lately claiming that they are opposed to vaccination – this not correct – while HAP does not support the Federal Govt’s No Jab No Pay legislation, the party is not anti – vaccination, it supports informed consent. It is believed the No Jab No Pay legislation will be challenged in the High Court in the not far off future.
LABOR, the LIBERAL-NATIONAL coalition and THE GREENS all support fluoridation.
We wish Jason Woodforth and the HEALTH AUSTRALIA PARTY Senate candidates all the very best in the coming election. Look for them on the Senate Ballot papers in Qld, NSW, WA and Victoria.
Upcoming NHMRC draft fluoridation information paper – a total whitewash?
The NHMRC is believed to be putting out their new draft information paper on fluoridation soon – possibly early August. It will be open for public feedback – probably for less than a month. The NHMRC will NOT ADVERTISE in the media when the paper is released, or when the public feedback period will be. We will let you know more when we know more.
The new NHMRC fluoridation is likely to be a WHITEWASH as, before he retired, former NHMRC CEO Warwick Anderson appointed 10 known fluoridation supporters and lobbyists to the NHMRCs Fluoride Reference Group (FRG) looking at the safety / health effects of fluoridation. The 10 known fluoridation supporters / lobbyists have a clear conflict of interest and should have not been appointed to the NHMRC FRG. There is not a single person who is opposed to fluoridation on the NHMRC FRG – although medical, dental, scientific and other professionals had applied.
The draft NHMRC review will be released soon (probably August 2016) with the final review not being released until early to mid-2017. Regardless of this, just mere months after this NHMRC review was started, the then CEO Anderson had put out a Press Release on the 25th Feb 2015 (yes Feb 2015!) stating “Based on the work already conducted in the review, NHMRC is expected to maintain its support for fluoridation of water supplies as effective and safe.” https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/media/releases/2015/ceo-statement-water-fluoridation.
To us, that seems like a Judge, at the very BEGINNING of a trial saying to the jury – the defendant is innocent!! We await with bated breath to see the new NHMRC fluoride review and will let you know when the public can give feedback.
Again, best wishes to the HEALTH AUSTRALIA PARTY in the election, it would be great to see some Senators who are opposed to fluoridation and who want to protect natural medicine disciplines and the right to informed consent.
Merilyn Haines on behalf of Queenslanders for Safe Water, Air and Food Inc.
Mob 0418 777 112
HAP FACEBOOK is https://www.facebook.com/HealthAustraliaParty/
7 OCTOBER 2015 Mosaic Fertilizer was fined $2 BILLION
Mosaic Fertilizer, one of the largest sellers of “fluorosilicic acid”
that cities add to public drinking water.
It is described by EPA a “hazardous waste.”
This is the same chemical as used in Australia!
This Change.org campaign is in support of the Citizen Petition to the FDA that was submitted yesterday by Attorney/FAN Executive Director Michael Connett, on behalf of both FAN and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). I urge you to read and share this document as it provides a wealth of information about fluoride that every parent, grandparent, and future parent ought to know. In clear terms, it describes
Southern California’s Aliso Canyon
PORTER RANCH METHANE GAS LEAK DISASTER
aerial video this week showing the tremendous, continuous release of methane
Los Angeles County will continue to live under a state of emergency
THE MASSIVE CALIFORNIA NATURAL GAS LEAK NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
We lost a Fluoride Fighting giant in 2015.
Professor Robert Isaacson (1928-2015) passed away on 10 August. Professor Isaacson was the leader of the research team that produced the animal study by Varner et al, published in Brain Research in 1998, which found that rats fed fluoride in water at 1 ppm for one year developed kidney damage, brain damage, a greater uptake of aluminum into the brain and the formation of beta amyloid deposits which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Isaacson was also a member of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science panel which authored the groundbreaking report of the toxicology of fluoride in 2006 (NRC, 2006). He attended and presented at the FAN conference in Canton, NY in the same year. His obituary can be found here . ←
Credit: Fluoride Action Network – NZ – Dec. 2015
HEADING FOR A NATIONAL SHOWDOWN IN NEW ZEALAND
The fluoridation issue has continued to heat up in New Zealand over the past year with local councillors, responsible for fluoridation, becoming increasingly concerned that fluoridation is neither safe nor effective.
According to a local Wellington newspaper:
Former Hutt City mayor and fellow board member David Ogden said the anti-fluoridation campaigners needed to be taken seriously. “Having been at a number of public meetings with the anti-fluoridation people there, they have some very strong arguments.”
Hutt City deputy mayor David Bassett said the lobby was winning over more and more councillors.”The whole vote is actually becoming closer and closer,” Bassett said.
And the situation summed up by another councillor:
“They come with their own group of professionals, eminently qualified and respected people in their area and it places local politicians in a very difficult position,” Laban said
Hutt City is one of the cities within the Wellington region, which is New Zealand’s national capital. Hutt City is one of only 23 councils out of 67 that has fluoridation. Presently in New Zealand, local councils are responsible for fluoridation… [ But for how long ? – April 2016 nasty plans are being pushed to take the powers from local councils!]
FISH CONTAMINATION – Cesium – 134 & 137:
Credit Natural News – Dec. 2015
In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Explosions launched enormous amounts of radioactive material into the air, most of which settled into the Pacific Ocean. Since then, radioactive material has continued to leak into the ocean from the plant.
Much of the radioactive material released is still circulating in the form of radioactive cesium. Cesium-134 has a half-life of two years, and essentially all of it in the Pacific Ocean comes from the Fukushima disaster. Cesium-137 has a half-life of 30 years. Much of the Cesium-137 in the Pacific dates to nuclear tests as far back as the 1950s.
EVERY FISH EXPOSED
Since radioactive cesium floats, it is easily swallowed by fish, and steadily moves up the aquatic food chain. As top predators, tuna tend to accumulate this and other toxins in their bodies.
In a 2012 study, researchers from Stanford University and Stony Brook University tested the radioactive cesium levels in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California. They found the radioactive element in every single fish tested.
F. in Israel
Ehud Leshem, MSc Strategic Consultant
Water, sewage, wastewater, planning & construction, arbitration and mediation.
1.) At the High Court on 12 Nov 2012, file (8173/12) was submitted against the State of Israel and the Minister of Health, to demand a halt to fluoridation of drinking water in Israel.
The petition was filed by Mr. Jacob Gurman, chairman of the Association of “Balance Returns” for the distribution of Health Education.
Engineer Ehud Leshem provided expert opinion in this case.
The High Court verdict dated 29 July 2013 stated that:
“… Petitioners have pointed out the dangers inherent in this policy and argued that the concept upon which the original regulations were founded, is obsolete and no longer accepted.”
“We have noted the State’s commitment that within a year the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water will be discontinued.“
2.) In 2014 after the cancellation of fluoridation by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry published the following statement on its website:
“With the abolition of compulsory fluoridation, Israel will join the absolute majority of countries where there is no mandatory fluoridation.
Moreover, according to the World Health Organization data, there is also a decrease in caries in countries that do not fluoridate their drinking water. At an international level, mandatory fluoridation only exists in Ireland.
There are countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden and the Czech Republic which prohibit to fluoridate the drinking water … “.
3.) In 2015 (after elections in Israel), the Israeli government was replaced and Mr. Yaakov Litzmann strongly pro-fluoridation, replaced Minister of Health Yael German (responsible for ending fluoridation). Litzmann decided to overthrow the ban on fluoridation without providing any scientific basis for doing this. Consequently, Engineer Ehud Leshem (formerly the Health Ministry’s district engineer) filed a complaint with the police (12 Aug 2015) in accordance with Article 262 and 221 of the Penal Code, 1977:
“whoever spoils or contaminates a water tank or reservoir or any other place, and makes them less suitable for the purpose they are normally used for shall be liable – to imprisonment for three years “.
‘Section 20 (1-21) of the Water Act 1959’. ’Hazardous Substances Act, 1993′, ‘Israel Standard 5438′. ’Part 4: Water Treatment Chemicals intended for drinking’. ’Public Health Regulations (sanitary quality of drinking water and drinking water installations), 2013′. ‘Renewal of approval for use of Fluorosilicic Acid in drinking water, 6 July 2003’.
Israeli Water Association (IAW~ISRAEL ASSOCIATION of WATER ) Israeli Water Association was established in 2000. Among its primary objectives was:
To present to decision makers informed professional opinions on water and sanitation.
6 Dec 2015, IAW President Avraham Israeli presented to the Minister of Health, Minister of Infrastructure, the chairman of the Water Authority and the director of Israel’s water corporations an unequivocal statement about the IAW’s opposition to the fluoridation of drinking water in Israel.
Thanks to your support, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) has been able to raise public awareness about the serious, permanent risks that fluoride poses to the developing brain. This was once a lonely battle — but, fortunately, that is starting to change.
In 2012, a team of Harvard scientists published a meta-review of available fluoride/IQ research (including many studies that FAN had translated into English) which concluded that elevated fluoride exposure is consistently associated with reductions in childhood intelligence.
In 2014, a study in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet concluded that fluoride is one of only 11 chemicals that can now be classified as a known developmental neurotoxin in humans.
And now, in what could be the most significant scientific development of them all, the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has announced that there is now sufficient evidence linking fluoride to impaired brain development to warrant an NTP investigation into fluoride’s detrimental effects on learning and memory.,,
NTP Holds Hearing on Proposed Fluoride/Brain Study
On December 2, NTP’s Board of Scientific Counselors held a hearing in which it considered the proposed fluoride/brain study. Thankfully, Doug Cragoe videotaped the entire hearing, which you can watch online here. ← ← ←
PFOA is now the subject of about 3,500 personal injury claims against
DuPont, including 37 claims for wrongful death.
7 OCTOBER 2015
FINED $2 BILLION:
The company that gets rid of highly toxic wastes by selling them as a “product” to municipal water departments across the country as cheap fluoridation chemicals has been fined $2 billion for gross violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, is one of the largest sellers of a toxic fluoride chemical, “fluorosilicic acid”, that cities add to public drinking water. Fluorosilicic acid is described by EPA in the Consent Decrees as a “hazardous waste” produced at Mosaic’s fertilizer plants. More than 200 million Americans drink these wastes every day.
For decades Mosaic has been selling fluoridation chemicals to public drinking water systems across the U.S. This Kafkaesque scheme, approved by EPA, benefits the polluter in the belief that it helps the teeth of the poor, according to FAN.
The fine was levied on October 1st by the EPA and U.S. Department of Justice. These wastes are produced at Mosaic’s six phosphate fertilizer plants in Florida and two in Louisiana.
“It’s outrageous that Mosaic is allowed to sell an EPA ‘hazardous waste’ to dump into the drinking water used in most major U.S. cities,” says FAN scientist Dr. Neil Carman.
Dr. William Hirzy, also with FAN, added, “This loophole needs to be closed by the EPA. It was not addressed in the Consent Decrees which allow Mosaic to continue selling a hazardous waste to the public disguised as a way to boost fluoride in drinking water.”
The RCRA laws govern the storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. Mosaic’s 60 billion pounds of improperly handled hazardous waste cited by EPA is the largest amount ever covered by a RCRA settlement. Mosaic’s wastes have also caused huge local environmental problems, due largely to their high fluoride levels. The fluoride, not captured in pollution control devices and sold for water fluoridation, ends up in their liquid and solid wastes. Other toxic constituents include arsenic, lead, cadmium, uranium and radium. Enormous quantities of these wastes have been stored for years in so-called gypsum stacks. They will never become non-toxic, and these open hazardous waste piles have regularly leaked into rivers and groundwater causing huge fish kills and other problems.
Water fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries
The Cochrane Library
14-21 June is fluoride awareness week
We are sorry to be 78 years late with this news!
– 1937 Denmark by Kaj Roholm –
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