RE­SEARCH SHOWS

The Tribune (NZ) - - CONVERSATIONS -

The ev­i­dence from new re­search shows chil­dren who live in dis­tricts where the wa­ter sup­ply is sys­tem­at­i­cally flu­o­ri­dated suf­fer with adhd at a sig­nif­i­cantly higher rate.

‘‘An anal­y­sis showed that ...each one per cent in­crease in ar­ti­fi­cial flu­o­ri­da­tion preva­lence in 1992 was as­so­ci­ated with ap­prox­i­mately 67,000 to 131,000 ad­di­tional ADHD di­ag­noses from 2003 to 2011. ‘‘For those not fa­mil­iar with med­i­cal sta­tis­tics, this num­ber of ad­di­tional di­ag­noses is ex­tra­or­di­nary, con­clu­sively de­mon­strat­ing that flu­o­ride ex­po­sure among chil­dren and ado­les­cents has sig­nif­i­cant con­se­quences. Drink­ing flu­o­ri­dated wa­ter as a child in­creases the like­li­hood that the as­sim­i­la­tion and up­take of a toxic chem­i­cal will start a process of bioac­cu­mu­la­tion at a young age. As young bod­ies are smaller and more sen­si­tive, there is con­sid­er­ably less body mass to buf­fer flu­o­ride’s ad­verse ef­fects (such as flu­o­ride low­er­ing IQ). In the 1990s, a 14-year Har­vard Univer­sity study found a link be­tween flu­o­ride and bone can­cer. Kid­ney dis­ease, arthri­tis, thy­roid mis­func­tion, blad­der can­cer andAlzheimer’s dis­ease are all ad­di­tional risks as­so­ci­ated with flu­o­ride tox­i­c­ity.’’ Re­cently I have no­ticed, and now look for peo­ple on TV news with spot­ted or dis­col­orated teeth. This is called flu­o­ro­sis... a tooth enamel de­fect caused by too much flu­o­ride in­take.You will be sur­prised to see how the ap­pear­ance of many peo­ple’s teeth have been ru­ined by flu­o­ride.

Wally Richard Palmer­ston North

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.