OUR DAILY DOSE a film by Jeremy Seifert

Hailed by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century, water fluoridation is something most of us assume to be safe and effective. But new science has upended this assumption, revealing that fluoride is a developmental neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. The CDC tells us that drinking fluoride decreases tooth decay, at best, by 25%. That is one-half to one cavity per person over a lifetime. Is one less cavity worth risking a child’s long-term brain and thyroid health? It’s time to rethink this very old practice. In OUR DAILY DOSE, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert (GMO OMG) lays out the dangers of water fluoridation informatively and creatively, highlighting the most current research and interviewing top-tier doctors, activists, and attorneys close to the issue. Through thoughtful examination of old beliefs and new science, the film alerts us to the health threat present in the water and beverages we rely on every day. This is an eye-opening look at how we have less control over our health than we may have thought. http://www.ourdailydose.com

4 thoughts on “OUR DAILY DOSE a film by Jeremy Seifert

    1. Stuart, WordPress inserted the following here:



      Health and hygiene
      Posted byclareewilkesJuly 5, 2020Posted inPeriodic Blackwork
      fluorine and chlorine
      Fluorine and chlorine, the two elements at the top of Group 17, are both important for keeping us healthy. The elements themselves are highly reactive toxic gases and if inhaled cause severe lung damage. Several chemists were injured, some fatally, in attempts to isolate elemental fluorine, and chlorine gas was put to devastating use in the trenches of World War I. But in their ionic form or added to water, fluorine and chlorine have huge health benefits.

      Most toothpastes contain fluoride ions, F– (formed when an atom of fluorine gains one electron), and by brushing the fluoride-containing paste round our teeth we introduce the ions into any small cavities or soft areas that might be forming. The fluoride ions combine with calcium and phosphate ions from our saliva to form hard crystals of fluoroapatite that repair and protect our teeth.

      Fluoride is also present in the water we drink and ingesting it in this way also helps keep our teeth healthy. Most water sources naturally contain small amounts of fluoride ions leached from rocks and soil and since the 1960s (before it was added to toothpaste in the 1970s) fluoride has been added to the water supply in some areas of the UK, including the West Midlands and parts of East Anglia.

      The water that comes out of our taps is safe to drink because it is treated with chlorine or chlorine-containing compounds, killing bacteria (including those that cause cholera, typhoid and dysentery) and inactivating viruses. Experiments on the chlorination of water for public health began in the late 19th century, with the first permanent chlorination of the water supply in the UK being in Lincoln in 1905 to combat a typhoid outbreak. By the end of the 1900s, Life magazine declared chlorination of the water supply to be “probably the most significant public health advance of the millennium.”

      If you are interested in how much fluoride or chlorine there is in your water, and whether it is fluoridated, you should be able to find out from your water board’s website. For instance Anglian Water customers can enter their postcode to find out the specifics.

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      Stuart, tell me please, what would you say to a blog like the above one?

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