FLUORIDES AND KIDNEY DAMAGE – Australia, USA, and Sri Lanka
Indigenous Australians have smaller kidneys
than non-indigenous Australians. Death rates from
chronic kidney disease are 7 to 11 times higher For
non-indigenous males and females respectively.
People With Kidney Impairment Are At Greater Risk From Fluorides.
Indigenous Australians have smaller kidneys than non-indigenous Australians ……
– A reduced number of nephrons and decreased renal reserve –
(Singh G, White A, Spencer J, Wang Z, Hoy W ).
Indigenous Australians are 6 times more likely than other Australians to be receiving dialysis or to have had a kidney transplant. Death rates from chronic kidney disease are 7 and 11 times as high for non-indigenous males and females respectively.
Australia’s peak medical advisory body, the Australian Government’s National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) advised in their Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2004 that:
“People with kidney impairment have a lower margin of safety for fluoride intake. Limited data indicates that their fluoride retention may be up to three times normal”
Indigenous Australians have high rates of kidney disease and also diabetes, (6 times higher than for non-Aboriginal Australians) which can lead to kidney disease, they are less able to cope with fluoridation, they will have higher plasma fluoride levels, and circulating for longer will accumulate more fluoride in their bodies (particularly bones) because of their decreased ability to excrete fluoride.
The Queensland Government’s proposal to fluoridate indigenous communities, some of which are currently using underground water of untested levels of existing natural fluoride, can be described as reckless stupidity – genocidal, and needs to be reversed immediately. [ Less polite language may be valid. ]
Inorganic fluoride. Divergent effects on human proximal tubular cell viability. R. A. Zager and M. Iwata. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA …