Newsweek: Water Fluoridation Linked to Higher ADHD Rates

“New research shows there is a strong correlation between water fluoridation and the prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the United States.

It’s the first time that scientists have systematically studied the relationship between the behavioral disorder and fluoridation, the process wherein fluoride is added to water to prevent cavities.”

Read the rest of the story.

Newsweek also published this story a few weeks ago that’s work checking out: Water Fluoridation May Increase Risk of Underactive Thyroid Disorder

Fluoridation loses badly in Canadian Costco poll

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Fluoridation loses badly 79% to 21% in Canadian Costco poll not skewed by fluoridationists’ massive PR blitz in the US.

http://www.costcoconnection.ca/connectioncaeng/20140708#pg16

The Guardian found similar results among their readers in March 2014, when 63% of readers voted no, fluoride should not be added to drinking water.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/poll/2014/mar/26/fluoride-drinking-water-public-health

Why Seattle Should End Fluoridation Town Hall Meeting

Thanks to the great crowd who turned out for Dr. Paul Connett’s presentation on why Seattle, and all of Washington, should end fluoridation immediately. And a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Connett for joining us and for his years of dedication raising awareness on this important issue.

If you haven’t already, please join our WASW email list (sign up to the right) and consider getting involved by educating your friends and family, writing letters and speaking to your local city council members, and becoming a member of our group or donating to WASW. You can also visit us and share our work on Facebook. We need great people like you!

Below are some resources mentioned last night:

Thank you again from the entire WASW team

Who is Fluoridated by Seattle Public Utilities

Seattle Public Utilities provides some or all of the water, pre-fluoridated, to the following wholesale customers:

CITIES
• Bothell (parts of)
• Duvall (in WD 119)
• Edmonds (parts of)
• Mercer Island
• Renton (parts of)

CASCADE WATER ALLIANCE
• City of Bellevue
• City of Issaquah
• City of Kirkland
• City of Redmond
• City of Tukwila
• Covington Water District
• Sammamish Plateau W & S District
• Skyway Water & Sewer District

WATER DISTRICTS
• Cedar River Water & Sewer District
• Coal Creek Utility District
• Highline Water District
• Lake Forest Park Water District
• Northshore Utility District
• Olympic View Water & Sewer Dist
• Shoreline Water District
• Soos Creek Water & Sewer District
• Woodinville Water District
• AND Water District Numbers: 20, 45, 49, 90, 119, 125

Source: Seattle Public Utilities 2010 Annual Survey of Wholesale Customers: Summary of Results

 

Town Hall Meeting: Why Seattle Should End Fluoridation

Please join Fluoride Action Network, WASW and Town Hall Seattle to discuss why Seattle (and other cities using Seattle water) should end fluoridation (includes Q&A)

Monday, March 17 at 7:00pm

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Town Hall Seattle (Downstairs), 1119 8th Ave (8th & Seneca); Use Seneca Street entrance, Suggested donation $10 at the door

Dr. Paul Connett, founder of the Fluoride Action Network, will discuss why Seattle should end fluoridation. This presentation will include a Q&A session. Dr. Connett will explore the negative effects of fluoride, including its impact on IQ levels, and a discussion of fluoridated water’s violation of a patient’s right to informed medical consent. If you’d like to share information about this event, here is a poster. We hope to see you there! For more information, please visit: http://www.townhallseattle.org/washington-action-for-safe-water-presentsfluoridated-water-in-seattle/

Fluoride and Autism

By WASW Board Member Audrey Adams – March 6, 2014

They say, “It takes one to know one”, and that is certainly true of we parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  We are a special group, and while I don’t feel special, I do feel that I especially need other ASD parents.  We know stuff that other parents just don’t know because we have been forced to learn it, studying and understanding “biomedical” this or that often with little more than a high school education, because we have to.

We are a special group, not because we’re smarter, but because we can’t survive—and our children can’t thrive—on the “norm” that the rest of the world takes for granted.  So every day we go the extra 100 miles that it takes to try to reduce the hell that our children endure daily.   They are so brave, so strong, but the pain is often just too much for them and then they are labeled a “behavior problem”.   The medical care and health advice we parents get from “professionals” is usually well-meaning, but often completely useless, and sometimes is downright dangerous.

One of the more dangerous bits of “professional advice” is about fluoride,  a chemical identified by the EPA as a developmental neurotoxin, yet pushed by pediatric dentists, pediatricians and virtually all in public health to protect teeth.  We ASD parents would trade teeth for brains any day, every day.

When my son (now 28) was 14, he had been suffering horribly with chronic intense pain, headaches and a multitude of other symptoms.  Eight specialists had already given up on him, having exhausted their series of tests (for their particular part of the body).  They couldn’t figure it out, couldn’t help him.

A mom I had met at an autism conference was the one who finally offered the critically-needed advice:  Stop giving him fluoridated water.  We had tried everything else, with some success, but his pain and resulting symptoms persisted.  But when I began to use reverse osmosis water for drinking and cooking, which takes out the fluoride, my son’s pain melted away in 3 days.

Three days.  I had been giving my son pain-producing tap water for 14 years and didn’t know it.  Both relief and guilt filled me.  Now, 14 years later, I erase that old guilt by trying to spare other kids the pain my son endured…and so I share my knowledge through Washington Action for Safe Water.  Safe water.  How were we parents to know it wasn’t?  We’ve been lied to for decades—fluoride is not safe.

Ironically, it was yet another ASD mom, years after switching to fluoride-free water for drinking and cooking, who helped me to recognize that my son was also reacting to fluoridation chemicals in the shower.  What a shock.  That was hard to believe, but it doesn’t take long to uncover the truth by doing several in-home, mom-conducted “clinical trials”.

I know you’ll want to learn more, so much more.  You’re in for a treat.  Dr. Paul Connett, perhaps the most respected speaker in the world on the science against water fluoridation, is coming to Seattle Town Hall on March 17 at 7:00pm.  http://www.townhallseattle.org/washington-action-for-safe-water-presentsfluoridated-water-in-seattle/

I’ll be there.  I hope you are too.

Audrey Adams
Mom to Kyle, 28, with autism and severe reactions to fluoride in water