Monday, November 11, 2013

HOW WATER FLUORIDATION INCREASES THYROID DISORDERS, INCREASING RISK OF DIABETES, NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS, STROKE AND CANCER.


 



Ireland has a major health problem with thyroid disorders. Iodine deficiency is also a recognised public health problem in Ireland.

According to the UCD School of Medicine dietary intake of iodine by Irish women is significantly less than the level recommended by the World Health Organisation. [1]

The U.S National Academy of Sciences and Medicine noted in their 2006 report on fluoride in Drinking water that:

“In humans, effects on thyroid function were associated with fluoride exposures of 0.05-0.13 mg/kg/day when iodine intake was adequate and 0.01-0.03 mg/kg/day when iodine intake was inadequate”

This equates to a total fluoride intake of 0.7 - 3.5mg per day where thyroid function may be impaired. These amounts are greatly exceeded in fluoridated communities and by a significant percentage of the population in Ireland due to consumption of tea made with fluoridated water.

According to data from the World Health Organisation, the US National Academies, the European Food Safety Authority and a recent publication in journal Food Research International, four cups of tea made with fluoridated water can contribute up to 9mg fluoride per day. [3]

Given these findings there is absolutely no doubt that drinking artificially fluoridated water greatly increases the health risks for individuals with thyroid disorders.

According to the U.S. National Research Council Scientific Committee “Secondary hyperparathyroidism in response to calcium deficiency may contribute to a number of diseases, including osteoporosis, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, degenerative neurological diseases, diabetes mellitus, some forms of muscullar dystrophy and colorectal cancer.” [4]


The Prevalence of diabetes in the Republic of Ireland is 60% higher than in non fluoridated Northern Ireland.
The Prevalence of hypertension is 30% higher in RoI compared to NI.
The Prevalence of coronary heart disease is 40% higher in RoI compared to NI.
The HSE has reported that over 725,000 in the RoI suffer from a neurological condition.
Irish female colorectal cancer incidence is 15% higher than the EU average and males 11% higher.[5]

[1] http://www.ucd.ie/news/aug06/080306_iodine.htm

[2] U.S National Research Council of the National Academies of Medicine and Science, Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006, page 263

[3] Laura Chan et al. Human exposure assessment of fluoride from tea (Camellia sinensis L.) Food Research International 51 (2013) 564–570

[4] U.S National Research Council of the National Academies of Medicine and Science, Fluoride in Drinking Water, 2006, page 251

[5] Cancer in Ireland 2011: Annual report of the National Cancer Registry

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