Saturday, August 27, 2016

Troy Kent: City should question fluoridation

The real questions are about accountability, full disclosure, compliance with all of the laws established to protect consumers, and compliance with the industry standards established to protect us.

As the elected commissioner for Zone 2 in the city of Ormond Beach for the past 10 years, it is my duty and responsibility to ask the tough questions of our water chemical supplier about their products’ safety and effectiveness. Even if asking those questions means the editorial board at The News-Journal will characterize my efforts as “a waste of time, energy, and tax dollars.”

While the statements in the Oct. 30 Daytona Beach News-Journal, representing actions that the city of Ormond Beach and I took concerning the issue of fluoridation, were not inaccurate in themselves, they did mislead the reading audience by missing a most crucial point.

Our city continues to provide assurances that the product we use to fluoridate is both safe and effective; however, not one manufacturer of the hydrofluosilicic acid in the U.S. and Canada, including our current manufacturer/supplier, would back up our claims. Nor would any one of them provide the simplest of information about their product, including providing the product data that they are required to submit in order to merit certification for a water district in Florida to purchase their product.

The crucial point that was missed is not whether putting a vote to the citizens was too expensive at $45,000, but what difference it makes if the city cannot be trusted to perform the due diligence expected of stewards of the public water supply, and act on it. What I projected, and hope you will demand, is that the real questions are about accountability, full disclosure, compliance with all of the laws established to protect consumers, and compliance with the industry standards established to protect us. This certainly isn’t fulfilled by media statements that claim that everything has been proven.

What I learned is that since 1988 there are no federal safety standards for direct water additives, including the fluoridation chemicals; so despite the politically biased interferences from the EPA and CDC, they are not accountable, and neither are the dental trade associations, such as the American Dental Association.

All one has to do to confirm the hypocrisy of those promoting the public policy, while hoping you will ignore the actual product that shows up in the truck, is to request a toxicological study on the health effects of continued use of the hydrofluosilicic acid we inject into the public drinking water.

Then watch the scramble to tell us that scientific toxicological studies on the actual product itself are not necessary, that this category of product is different from anything else ever known because the consensus of scientists for more than 60 years of fighting is that we should trust in a theory that absolves scientists from looking at the actual product.

Let’s see: 65 years of conflict, and the media forgot to tell you that the proponents have no toxicological studies on the actual product used that support their claims.
Not good enough!

I believe that someone should be accountable for these claims of safety and effectiveness that are so freely distributed. I can guarantee you that the city of Ormond Beach does not have such proof.
The News-Journal editorial board took a moment to remind me and all the readers that two Pinellas County officials were voted out of office possibly because they voted fluoride out of their water supply.
Let me put it in black and white. I will not be bullied or threatened with the possibility of losing my elected position because I have real questions for our fluoride supplier and he/she will not respond. I ask the public, do you want an elected leader who makes their decisions based on fear of losing their elected post? I want someone who makes good, commonsense decisions based on all of the facts. A red flag goes up when the one group (the chemical supplier) who is supposed to have the answers to my questions will not respond. They owe that much to the public that purchases their product.
Kent represents Zone 2 on the Ormond Beach City Commission.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Stop Palm Coast from adding fluoride to the municipal water supply.

The first thing you should know is that the fluoride they put in our drinking water is not a pharmaceutical grade additive.
It is an industrial waste byproduct.


The “research science” done to support water fluoridation was underwritten by these massive companies:


Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
Aluminum Company of Canada
American Petroleum Institute
DupontKaiser Aluminum
Reynolds Steel
US Steel
National Institute of Dental Research

Convincing the general public that we need to add fluoride to our water supply was one of the most sophisticated cons of all time. It created a multi-billion dollar industry and enabled manufacturers to sell this worthless toxic byproduct of aluminum to local municipalities for a profit.

The main fluoride chemical added to water today is hydrofluorosilicic acid an industrial by-product from the phosphate fertilizer industry.

Fluoride given to rats has been proven to cause bone cancer, liver cancer, and a host of other physical ailments.

Dr. William Marcus, Senior Science Advisor to the EPA Office of Water, was fired because of his outspoken opposition to water fluoridation in the early 1990’s. He even claimed that they rigged their test results to show that fluoride did not cause cancer when in fact it did.

It is illegal to dump fluoride into our lakes and rivers, but it is perfectly fine to put in our drinking water and toothpaste.

The Fluoride Deception is a book based on ten years of research by BBC reporter Christopher Bryson on the history and dangers of water fluoridation, and is some of the source material for this post. His research is so in-depth and well documented, it is virtually irrefutable.

There is also a ton of information and independent research from all over the world atwww.FluorideAlert.org

Since 1997 the FDA requires all fluoride toothpaste sold in the U.S. carry this warning:

WARNING: Keep out of reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional help or call a poison control center immediately.

This is because a tube of toothpaste contains enough fluoride to kill a small child, and most young children swallow some toothpaste while brushing. 

Palm Coast is going to be deciding whether to artificially fluoridate the municipal water supply. It is unethical, immoral, and illegal to medicate people without their consent. Regardless of your views on the benefit to risk ratio of consuming artificially produced fluoride, the people who are going to be purchasing this water should have a say in whether or not it is medicated. Please ask the Palm Coast City Council to refrain from artificially fluoridating our water.

1. Studies have shown the consumption of fluoridated water is linked to many health issues

2. Drinking fluoridated water doesn't prevent tooth decay.
Fluoride works when applied directly to the tooth surface.

It unethical to forcibly medicate the whole of the public to treat a minority. 

Of these investigations, 50 of the 57 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ

As of April 2016, a total of 57 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and a total of 38 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning/memory in animals.

Of these investigations, 50 of the 57 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 37 of the 39 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and/or memory capacity of animals. 

The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 12,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain.

A vast body of fluoride research clearly demonstrates that certain subgroups in the population are particularly susceptible to fluoride toxicity. 
  • infants;
  • individuals with kidney disease;
  • individuals with nutrient deficiencies;
  • communities of color; and
  • individuals with polydipsia.

Sign the petition to stop Palm Coast from adding Fluoride to our water


Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fluoride in Palm Coast

1. Studies have shown the consumption of fluoridated water is linked to many health issues including:
2. Our community deserves access to clean, pure drinking water.It unethical to forcibly medicate the whole of the public to treat a minority. Water fluoridation violates our rights as individuals to choose whether to ingest fluoride or not. Once our water supply becomes tainted, only expensive advanced filtration systems can remove the fluoride.
3. Drinking fluoridated water doesn't prevent tooth decay.Fluoride works when applied directly to the tooth surface. To date 98% of European countries have banned water fluoridation due to the associated health risks. And still, data from the World Health Organization shows their tooth decay rates have declined at the same rate as the U.S. and other fluoridated countries. 
In fact, many health professionals have spoken out about their concerns regarding the effects of water fluoridation. 
We must tell the Palm Coast Commissioners, that if there is any doubt about adverse health effects caused by water fluoridation, then leave it out!
Please call our  commissioners and tell them we want to stay fluoride free! 



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Why Not Bottled Water

  • Bottled water is expensive.
  • Bottled water is hard on the environment.
  • Bottled water isn’t necessarily purer than tap water. An investigation by the Environmental Working Group found chemical contaminants in every brand tested -- including disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, and pain medication.
  • spring waters contain many of the same impurities found in drilled wells or even tap water
  • purified water is cleansed and purified through additional purification processes, typically reverse osmosis, distillation or deionization taking out all beneficial minerals.

Find out more about Multipure Drinking Water

Monday, August 15, 2016

High Arsenic Levels in Many Texans' Water

Tens of thousands of Texans live in places where the drinking water contains toxic levels of arsenic — a known carcinogen — and the state isn’t doing enough to discourage them from consuming it, according to a new report from an environmental group.

The Water Quality Association reported that the drinking water in rural Texas contains high levels of arsenic that has been contaminating the drinking water supply for more than ten years. In some cases these contaminants lead to cancer and can have irreversible health effects.

Multipure's Aquaperform is certified to reduce arsenic.



This is our "State of the Art"  filtration system the Aqualux . Reduces Arsenic.


Native American Water

NATIVE AMERICAN WATER IS WORST
by Edward Shields

If you believe that the water in Flint, Michigan was bad, the water for Native Americans is even worst. For example, Navajo water supply is more horrific than Flint, but no one cares because they’re Native Americans says FirstAmericans.com. According to Natives Daily, “In the western U.S., water contamination has been a way of life for many tribes. The advocacy group Clean Up The Mines! describes the situation in Navajo country, as being far worse than in Flint, Michigan. The latest assault was carried out by the massive toxic spills into the Animas and San Juan rivers when the EPA recklessly attempted to address the abandoned Gold King mine. There is no comprehensive law requiring cleanup of abandoned uranium mines, meaning corporations and government can walk away from them after exploiting their resources. 75 percent of abandoned uranium mines are on federal and Tribal lands.”
Multipure AquaRO (Reverse Osmosis) reduces Uranium.

Uranium & Nitrates in Drinking Water

Uranium in Wells


How Does Uranium Get Into Drinking Water? Uranium is a naturally occurring element in groundwater in some portions of Connecticut. However, there is little information on where uranium may be found. Uranium gets into drinking water when groundwater dissolves minerals that contain uranium. The amount of uranium in well water will vary depending upon its concentration in bedrock.





Nitrogen is the nutrient applied in the largest quantities for lawn and garden care and crop production.  In addition to fertilizer, nitrogen occurs naturally in the soil in organic forms from decaying plant and animal residues. 
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Multipure AquaRO (Reverse Osmosis) reduces Uranium and Nitrates

Friday, August 12, 2016

Chlorine, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Dr. Joseph Price wrote a highly controversial book in the late sixties titled Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine and concluded that the basic cause of atherosclerosis and resulting entities such as heart attacks and stroke, is chlorine. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Aquasana VS Multipure Aqualux for removal of Bacteria, Virus & Pharmcauetials

I recently called Aquasana after a customer called and asked questions that raised questions.

They said to get out chlorine you need to get the gallon rhino whole house system. There is  a limited NSF certification for a few contaminants. They were pretty vague and kept putting me on hold when I inquired about their certification. It uses UV light and is not certified for lead, pesticides and mercury "they say" because it can get that coming into the house through your pipes. 

The way to get the 401 NSF certification is to put in an additional 2 or 3 stage filtration system which is RO( Reverse Osmosis. I don't recommend this because it not only takes out all of the minerals it also drains your body of minerals. 

They say they also need to install a remineralizer that only adds calcium & magnesium. (Calcium, potassium, selenium and magnesium are necessary for good health). 
​and​, I would assume, there are other trace minerals in water that are beneficial)​. There are a few filters that have to be replaced yearly and semi-annually that can be costly.

This is our "State of the Art"  filtration system the Aqualux .
Some information that might be helpful in a blog I recently posted.

bought the Aqualux (price) for my home because it's NSF certified to take out emerging compounds which include pharmaceuticals, bacteria, viruses and arsenic and.. it doesn't strip the water of minerals like an RO system does As far as I know we are the only company certified under American National Standard NSF/ANSI 401 without using RO.

Aqualux NSF (scroll down to 401) 
There is one filter to change yearly

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Is drinking Water Safe For Pregnant Moms and Children?

A woman's exposure to minute quantities of certain pharmaceuticals while she is pregnant can harm the developing fetus. Such exposure at a critical time in the fetal growth cycle can cause deformities, cancer or subtle effects on a child's ability to learn. Some health specialists believe no dose of synthetic hormones is safe for the developing embryo and fetus. Read More:  There are sensitive stages of life when it’s best to minimize exposure, such as the elderly, the very young, and pregnant women. 

There is growing evidence that some of these chemicals disrupt the endocrine balance in various ecological species (endocrine disruptors) and can adversely affect fish and other aquatic species living in the contaminated waters.


Contaminants of emerging concern are increasingly being detected in surface waters, these compounds are in the surface water we drink. EPA does not have any guidelines about pharmaceuticals in drinking water. Underfunded and under attack, the EPA has failed to enforce water testing and treatment rules. About half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants.
That’s the finding of a new report by the International Joint Commission, a consortium of officials from the United States and Canada who study the Great Lakes. These compounds are increasingly being detected in surface waters, driven largely by advances in analytical detection technologies, enabling constituents to be measured down to levels that were previously thought not possible
New research finds that arsenic levels once deemed 'safe' for drinking water may actually harm expectant moms and babies.

We know that if these compounds are in surface water, and the surface water is used for drinking water, then the compounds will be in drinking water as well.

Drink for two when you're pregnant
Multipure Aqualux is Certified for NSF/ANSI Std. 42 (Aesthetics), Std. 53 (Health), Std. 401 (Emerging Compounds), and Protocol P231 (Bacteria and Viruses) and Arsenic.


American National Standard NSF/ANSI 401


NSF/ANSI 401: Emerging Contaminants/Incidental Compounds is an American national standard that verifies the ability of a water treatment device to reduce up to 15 of the emerging contaminants shown below. This list includes some prescription/OTC drugs, new types of herbicides and pesticides and chemicals used as flame retardants and detergents that have been found at trace levels in drinking water.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Why are chloramines used to treat drinking water? What concerns exist about using them?

Inorganic chloramines are increasingly chosen as secondary disinfectant treatments for drinking water in municipal water systems.
...chloramine may have other benefits compared to more potent and chemically active disinfectants by suppressing growth of biofilms that are a likely environment for colonization by pathogens such as Legionellabacteria....

Concerns

Chloramines, like other usually innocuous drinking water components such as nitrate, are harmful to kidney dialysis patients if the water is not properly pretreated. During dialysis, direct transport from water to blood occurs, which is a very different exposure condition than ingestion. Cases of hemolytic anemias and increased methemoglobin have occurred when chloramine was not sufficiently removed from the dialysis water. Medical instrumentation standards exist, and dialysis systems designed with water treatment make the water acceptable usually with reverse osmosis in the treatment train.

Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health including chloramines.




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Liquid Assets Documentary Trailer



Go here for the DVD: http://mediasales.psu.edu
Liquid Assets tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. Out of sight, beneath our feet, these systems are in disrepair across the country. Fixing them may be the largest public works project in our history.


Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern including Lead under Standard 53.