Water is Life
Photo’s from Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research, showing how water molecules react to their environment:
How to Structure Water (a chapter from Dancing with Water)
Dr. Mercola Interview with water researcher and UW professor of bioengineering, Dr. Gerald Pollack: The Fourth Phase of Water – What You Don’t Know About Water, and Really Should
A chapter from Dr. Pollack’s newest book
Water Fluoridation: A Threat to Our Health and Environment
Fluoride is toxic. It is an endocrine disruptor, an enzyme inhibitor and causes brain, kidney and thyroid damage, calcifies the pineal gland and the bones – causing fractures (likely leading to premature death for seniors). Too much exposure to fluoride during the first 8 years of life causes dental fluorosis – a reflection of what’s happening in the bones (teeth grow out of bones) and a visible sign of fluoride poisoning. Dental fluorosis is common in Canada, even in unfluoridated communities.
Nature protects infants from high exposure to fluoride by limiting the concentration of fluoride in breast milk. As shown in Table B-3 on pg. 95 of Health Canada’s own Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guideline Technical Document on Fluoride, December 2010, INFANTS WILL OVERDOSE ON FLUORIDE (according to the pro-fluoridation CDA’s upper limit for fluoride toxicity) when some types of formula are mixed with fluoridated water.
Even the CDC, which also claims that water fluoridation is ‘one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century’, warns parents not to use fluoridated water exclusively for mixing infant formula. Many organizations and authors have warned parents to use only water that has no or low levels of fluoride.
Health Canada, promoter of water fluoridation, does not warn parents of the danger, despite the fact that their own technical document clearly shows that an increased risk of fluoride toxicity results from using fluoridated tap water (archived June 24 2013):
When medical Heather Gingerich M.Sc., medical geologist, director of the Canadian Chapter of the International Medical Geology Association and safe water advocate called Health Canada and asked why they did not recommend fluoride levels that would be protective of infants she was told that “they represent too small a proportion of the general population”.
Please note that I am not commenting on what type of water to use when mixing infant formulas, aside from the fact that when all else is equal unfluoridated tap water is preferable to fluoridated tap water.
Please also be aware that the fluoridation chemical used in most fluoridated communities is hydrofluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) – a hazardous toxic waste product that is highly corrosive, requires full personal protective equipment to handle, and is contaminated with arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and radionuclides. It is more toxic than naturally occurring calcium fluoride and the pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride used in toothpastes (do not swallow even a small amount of toothpaste!).
Health Canada, while actively promoting water fluoridation, does not bother to explain to municipal politicians (who make the final decision on whether or not to fluoridate a community’s tap water and are legally responsible for that decision) or residents the difference between these substances. In fact, Health Canada’s website gives the impression that water is being fluoridated with naturally occurring fluoride (which would be bad enough).
Thirty-seven human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ.
Canada’s Species at Risk Act states that conservation of wildlife species and their habitat should be supported, and that cost-effective measures to prevent the reduction or loss of species should not be postponed for lack of full scientific certainty.
Protecting habitat includes food supply. Fluoride disrupts the food web of protected species. Water fluoridation is therefore against federal law. Peel’s fluoridation at the level of 0.7ppm also far exceeds the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life.
For more information about Artificial Water Fluoridation:
Fluoride Free Peel:
Contact Peel Council (sample letter and email addresses):