Lovely County Citizen, Feb. 2, 2011
LITTLE ROCK — House Bill 1205, subtitled the “Arkansas Water Additive Accountability Act,” will have the support of the Carroll-Boone Water District (CBWD) water operators, Office Manager Jim Allison said Monday.
The purpose of the bill, filed Jan. 24 by Rep. Loy Mauch of Bismarck, is “to establish criteria for substances added to public drinking water for purposes unrelated to potability; and for other purposes.”
The bill, if signed into law, will require public water operators to obtain proof of effectiveness, safety, purity and lack of adverse health effects from the supplier of any substance to be added to the water in order to prevent or treat disease.
Arkansas News, Jan. 24, 2011
LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed today by a freshman state legislator seeks disclosure of additives in public drinking water, including mood-altering drugs.
Rep. Loy Mauch, R-Bismarck, filed House Bill 1205, which would require the operators of public water systems to disclose information about any chemicals additives in drinking water, including their chemical composition.
The bill states that such regulation is necessary in part because “public policy discussions of the prospects of adding lithium to the public water to alter human mood imbalances, and statin drugs to affect human cholesterol … have increased.”
Washington’s Blog, Jan.13, 2011
Everyone agrees that the number of cavities have plummeted in the U.S. over the last couple of decades, after water fluoridation was introduced (that is why health officials call water fluoridation “one of the ten greatest public health accomplishments of the last century”).
That proves that water fluoridation fights cavities, right?
It would, of course, if the cavity levels have not also plummeted in countries which do not fluoridate their water.
Washington’s Blog, Jan. 9, 2011
Dartmouth University wrote in 2001:In a recent article in the journal NeuroToxicology, a research team led by Roger D. Masters, Dartmouth College Research Professor and Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government Emeritus, reports evidence that public drinking water treated with sodium silicofluoride or fluosilicic acid, known as silicofluorides (SiFs), is linked to higher uptake of lead in children. Sodium fluoride, first added to public drinking water in 1945, is now used in less than 10% of fluoridation systems nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) 1992 Fluoridation Census. Instead, SiF’s are now used to treat drinking water delivered to 140 million people. While sodium fluoride was tested on animals and approved for human consumption, the same cannot be said for SiFs.
Also requiring further examination is German research that shows SiFs inhibit cholinesterase, an enzyme that plays an important role in regulating neurotransmitters. “If SiFs are cholinesterase inhibitors, this means that SiFs have effects like the chemical agents linked to Gulf War Syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and other puzzling conditions that plague millions of Americans,” said Masters. “We need a better understanding of how SiFs behave chemically and physiologically.”The USGS also noted in a 2000 report:
Fluorosilicic acid is a byproduct of the phosphate fertilizer industry and is not manufactured for itself alone …
In other words, even though neither the EPA or any other government agency has studied the effects of long-term ingestion of fluorosilicic acid, it is being used instead of sodium fluoride because it is cheaper.
War On You: Breaking Alternative News
Via: The Daily News (Newburyport) Desmarais said while soluble sodium fluoride has traditionally proved easy to dissolve and add to the water supply, in recent years he’s found that 40 percent of the product they’ve been buying will not dissolve, and he doesn’t know why. Desmarais has sent the material out for testing on two separate occasions, but had no luck in determining what it contained. He has sent it back to the supplier and had a better quality product delivered following the complaint. But the next delivery presents with the same problem, he said. Never mind the fluoride toxicity issue. We all know about that. But wtf is this bonus material?