U.K. Town Moves Forward with Fluoridated Milk for Children

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Editor’s Note: Wow, talk about the dumbing down of children… It’s public education, now with even more fluoride!

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By Derrick Broze

On Monday January 18, the Blackpool Council approved a plan to introduce fluoridated milk to school children via the town’s free breakfast program. The Council is attempting to tackle a dental health problem that has caused nearly half of all 12-year olds in Blackpool to have at least one decayed, missing, or filled tooth.

The Blackpool Gazette reports:

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet secretary for Blackpool Council, said: “Unfortunately the state of Blackpool’s dental health is very poor.

However, where some parts of the country can benefit from fluoride naturally appearing in their daily drinking water, in Blackpool we cannot.

What we do have is a method through the free breakfast programme that allows us to reach all primary school children as they are growing up and make the fluoride milk available to them there.

The proposal will allow for children to opt out and requires the schools to provide non-fluoridated milk. First proposed in 2013 the plan was delayed while studies were conducted. The studies found that children in the town have “lower than normal” levels of fluoride.

The Blackpool Council’s website states,

a proposal to introduce fluoridated milk, which contains fluoride to help reduce the risk of tooth decay, was approved by the Council’s Executive on Monday 18 January. The milk, which is recommended by the World Health Organisation, is the latest in Blackpool Council’s plans to tackle poor dental hygiene amongst children in the town.

Around 400 children in Blackpool are also admitted to hospital every year to have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic, at a cost to the NHS of thousands of pounds.

The Council also states that the fluoridated milk plan will come at no extra cost to the taxpayer thanks to the free breakfast program. They estimate that 8,400 students currently receive milk on a daily basis and many of them will now be drinking fluoridated milk. The plan would add .8 mg Fluoride per 189 ml of milk, or 4.2 parts per million. In April 2015 the U.S. government lowered the recommended levels of fluoride to 0.7 parts per million.

Interestingly, under a section titled “Ethical Considerations” the Blackpool council writes “none.” The reason I find that interesting is because a simple search of studies on fluoridation will show that there are many health issues associated with the practice and thus dosing children with the chemical through their milk does raise some ethical questions.

The Blackpool Council also writes that the benefits of fluoridated milk have been proven by the European Union and the World Health Organisation. “This is why fluoride is widely used in many ways for example water or toothpaste and mouth washes. A well mineralised tooth is what everyone is trying to achieve to prevent decay,” the Council writes.

However, critics have long argued that any benefits of fluoride are only effective when applied topically, directly to the teeth. This would make water and milk fluoridation largely a waste of resources. Moreover, exposing the internal organs to fluoride might actually be harmful to health. The possibility of harmful side effects from water fluoridation is still heavily debated.

In 2015 Truth In Media reported that the Cochrane Collaboration, a  global independent network of researchers, professionals, and patients, narrowed the review down to the most comprehensive, well-designed and reliable papers, before analyzing and publishing their conclusion.

According to Newsweek:

The review identified only three studies since 1975—of sufficient quality to be included—that addressed the effectiveness of fluoridation in the population at large. These papers determined that fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree, says study co-author Anne-Marie Glenny, a health science researcher at Manchester University in the United Kingdom.

The scientists also found “insufficient evidence” that fluoridation reduces tooth decay in adults (children excluded). “From the review, we’re unable to determine whether water fluoridation has an impact on caries levels in adults,” Glenny says.

Trevor Sheldon, dean of the Hull York Medical School in the United Kingdom, conducted a review of water fluoridation in 2000. Sheldon concluded that the process is not effective. “I had assumed because of everything I’d heard that water fluoridation reduces cavities but I was completely amazed by the lack of evidence,” he told Newsweek. “My prior view was completely reversed.”

Sheldon points out that some studies have actually shown that when water fluoridation was ceased, cavities went down a small percentage among schoolchildren.  This includes a 2001 study of two British Columbia communities that was included in the Cochrane review.

The Cochrane team also found that most studies confirming the effectiveness of fluoridation were completed prior to the widespread use of dental products such as mouth rinses and toothpastes. The study did find evidence that fluoridation was linked to a 26 percent decrease in cavities. However, this study was also done before the growth of modern dentistry. The researchers write, “We have limited confidence in the size of this effect due to the high risk of bias within the studies and the lack of contemporary evidence.”

In early June, the Health Research Board (HRB) completed an in-depth review of the effects of water fluoridation. The review was conducted at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health. After examining all internationally peer-reviewed papers on the topic of fluoride and health effects from 2006 to 2014, the HRB “found no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation is associated with positive or negative systemic health effects.”

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  • Mitch

    The main ingredient in RAT Poison is Floride!! WAKE UP PARENTS!!!

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  • Meltonmark

    Betcha Common Purpose is involved in this Council.

  • Nicholas Fowler

    this is sheer evil, nothing better describes it.. I have researched fluoride and it is a total scam, there are no studies that show it stops tooth decay rather, it is a neurological poison.. after the vaccine scam now they are introducing a poison into childrens milk??

  • Anothereno

    Try getting them to brush their teeth instead?

  • OldPoorRichard

    These kids need to brush their damn teeth! If they are so lazy that they can’t at home, if their parents are so neglectful that they’re not forced to at home, then the free lunch program should also furnish a fluoride RINSE after eating every morning. It is TOPICAL fluoride only that strengthens teeth. Fluoride is simply a systemic poison to the body when consumed and has no effect on tooth enamel. It needs to be washed around in the mouth by brushing or rinsing and spit out.

    Yet another crazy, dangerous idea to enrich connected businessmen at the expense of the public taxpayer and in this case at the expense of pupil health.

  • Jon Geissinger

    Fluoride attacks the pineal gland. Most people don’t know what that is; and after they are thoroughly fluoridated, they never will!

  • 1875

    These FACTS are indisputable because they are natural Biological-Chemistry Laws…

    Fluoride is NOT a nutrient for any metabolic body process.

    Since (FLUORIDE) F- is the MOST REACTIVE ION of any other element, it can EASILY REACT with many of the body’s minerals and chemicals.

    The body makes hundreds of thousands of chemicals every second utilizing a vast host of minerals, enzymes (i.e. other body chemicals) and nutrients. Even small amounts of Fluoride wreak havoc on natural body functions because the F- EASILY attaches to these body chemicals.

    This is “why” the CDC’s ASTDR states that half of the Fluoride we ingest
    accumulates in the body!!

    This is “why” Fluoride is used in many poisons and pesticides. It easily
    reacts with normal body chemicals which disrupt a healthy biological system.

    Bio-Chemists and Toxicologists recognize that Fluoride POISONS the system when ingested.

  • Ken, Megapolis

    Why drink milk? You deprive the calves. I got weaned half a century ago FFS.
    Listen, when I was a student I got introduced to alternative culture and I became a vegetarian. Eating cheese sandwiches twice a day saw me catching twice as many colds as previously. Later life saw me give up milk completely. I catch 1 cold a year. Yes my cough was horrid but that comes with the territory in Bonny Scotland LOL.
    I also avoid non fermented soy products. Most soy is GM. It also has estrogenic properties.
    I have yet to need a hip replacement due to calcium deficiency.