Over 600 Professionals Call for an End to Fluoridation of Drinking Water

An historic moment in the battle against water fluoridation

It took about forty days for a dedicated team working with the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) in several countries and across North America to achieve an historic moment in the battle against water fluoridation.

On August 9, 2007, FAN released a statement signed by over 600 professionals calling for an end to fluoridation and a call to legislators in fluoridating countries to hold hearings to determine why, after the release of the landmark National Research Council report in 2006, aggressive promotion of fluoridation continues.

The signers include:

€ Arvid Carlsson, Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, 2000
€ Doug Everingham, former Federal Health Minister (1972-75), Australia
€ Two advisory board members of the UK government sponsored “York Review”
€ Dr. Theo Colborn, co-author, Our Stolen Future
€ Chris Bryson, author, The Fluoride Deception
€ The Board of Directors, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine
€ Two officers in the union representing EPA professionals in DC
€ The current president and six past presidents of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
€ Two Goldman Prize winners
€ Dr. Lynn Margulis, a recipient of the National Medal of Science
€ Ken Cook and Richard Wiles, President and Executive Director, Environmental Working Group (EWG)
€ Dr. Vyvyan Howard, newly elected President, International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)
€ Dr. Peter Montague, Director of Environmental Health Foundation
€ Dr. Ted Schettler, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network
€ Stephen Lester, Science Director, Center for Health, Environment, and Justice (CHEJ),
€ Pat Costner, retired Senior Scientist, Greenpeace International
€ Ron Cummins, Director, Organic Consumers Association
€ Sandra Duffy, Board President, Consumers for Dental Choice
€ Leo Cashman, Executive Director of DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome)
€ Dr. Sam Epstein, author, “Politics of Cancer” and Chairman, Cancer Prevention Coalition
€ Jay Feldman, Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides
€ Prominent members of the Collegios Medicos, Puerto Rico
€ Gary Liss and other leaders in the Zero Waste movement
€ Over 100 medical doctors
€ Over 100 dentists
€ Over 100 PhDs
€ Environmental leaders from over 30 countries, and
€ Legendary folksinger, songwriter and activist, Pete Seeger

The 600 signers represent a remarkable coming together of those concerned about fluoride and those concerned about mercury issues; doctors practicing conventional medicine and those pursuing alternative treatments and the public health and the environmental health communities. All believe that public health policy should be determined honestly with full attention paid to sound science and to ethical principles.

According to Dr. Paul Connett, the Executive Director of FAN, “What we are seeing here is the judgment of professionals across the world, not trapped by a ‘fluoridation belief system,’ that the information on the health effects contained in the National Research Council report of 2006, together with a growing number of peer reviewed studies showing that fluoridation has only weak or no benefits, leads to one conclusion: the meager benefits do not outweigh the serious risks and fluoridation must be stopped.”

Connett adds, “Now our task is to get health officials, regulators, and the media to exercise due diligence in this matter and seriously examine the information presented in the Professionals’ Statement. Fluoridation will only end in the US when officials in the Oral Health Division of the CDC are forced to defend, under oath, their zealous promotion of this practice. They appear to be oblivious to its ineffectiveness and the dangers it poses to the American people – and people in the handful of other fluoridated countries.”

To this end, FAN will shortly be organizing an ONLINE ACTION PETITION petition to Congress allowing citizens to add their support to the Professionals’ Statement and call for new Congressional Hearings.

August 9, 2007 is an historic day for this movement because it marks the day when those who promote fluoridation can no longer claim that they represent a single “authority” on this matter. Over 600 professionals have seen through their hollow rhetoric and are demanding an end to this outdated practice. August 9, 2007 marks the beginning of the end of fluoridation worldwide.

Connett concludes, “The Professionals’ Statement is the rock on which we will build the rest of our campaign.”

€ Send Your Online Message to Congress in support of the Professionals’ Statement

€ Professionals Statement to End Fluoridation

€ PRINT VERSION of Professionals’ Statement

€ Personal Quotes from some Signers of the Statement

€ Press Release

Media coverage

€ 8-9-07: I-Team: Fluoride Controversy. ABC 7-TV (Washington DC area).

€ 8-9-07: Congress Will Hear Protests from Health Professionals Over Fluoride. The People’s Media Company.

€ 8-9-07: Health experts bare teeth on fluoride. The Politico.

€ 8-9-07: Environmental Activists Want Congressional Hearings on Fluoride. CNSNews.com

€ 8-9-07: Professionals urge Congress: Stop fluoridation. Water Tech Online.

€ 8-9-07: LA water company takes 5 minutes for fluoride. ENVIROBLOG (a project of Environmental Working Group)

€ 8-10-07: KU prof among hundreds demanding hearings on fluoride. Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas).

€ 8-10-07: 600 pros urge Congress to stop fluoridation. WorldDailyNet.com

€ 8-11-07: Calgary Herald (Alberta, Canata)

€ 8-11-07: The Ottawa Citizen (Canada).

€ 8-11-07: The Gazette (Montreal, Canada).

€ 8-11-07: The Vancouver Sun (B.C., Canada).

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Radar reveals vast medieval Cambodian city

CHICAGO (AFP) – Archaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement centered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought, a study released Monday said.

ancient cambodian city

The medieval settlement surrounding Angkor, the one-time capital of the illustrious Khmer empire which flourished between the ninth and 14th centuries, covered a 3,000 square kilometer area (1,158 square miles).

The urban complex was at least three times larger than archaeologists had previously suspected and easily the largest pre-industrial urban area of its kind, eclipsing comparable developments such as Tikal a Classic Maya “city” in Guatemala.

Archaeologists have been trying to map the boundaries of the sprawling agricultural environs of Angkor in Siem Reap province since the 1950s, but the ancient remains have been subsumed by modern residential and agricultural developments, complicating the task.

So in 2000, a group of archaeologists from Australia, France and Cambodia who were working on the project turned to the US space agency NASA for help.

The agency obliged, providing radar images of the terrain that distinguished the contours of the landscape under the surface of the earth, identifying the location of roads, canals and ponds surrounding temples.

When the researchers combined the data with aerial photography and ground surveys, they were able to identify several thousand ponds and 74 long-lost temples.

The researchers concluded the complex irrigation network that provided the basis for the settlement’s rice agricultural extended 20-25 kilometers out from Angkor city, to the north and south to the border of Lake Tonle Sap.

The roads and canals, the defining features of the area, demonstrated that the urban settlement extended far beyond the walls of Angkor — a World Heritage site home to Angkor Wat and other renowned temples.

The settlement could have supported a population of up to half a million people, although there were signs that some of the terrain was sparsely populated, said Damian Evans, a graduate student in the archaeology department at Sydney University and author of the paper.

The study also yielded clues to support the theory that environmental disaster was the cause of the civilization’s collapse in the 14th century, Evans said.

“We saw signs that embankments had been breached and of ad hoc repairs to bridges and dams, suggesting that the system became unmanageable over time.

“Angkor was extensive enough, and the agricultural exploitation intensive enough, to have created a number of very serious environmental problems,” he said.

Deforestation, over population, topsoil erosion and degradation with subsequent sedimentation or flooding could have been disastrous for the medieval population, he said.

The paper appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UFOs Over Mexico City

Intl Airport & Jetliner Encounter

From Scott Corrales Inexplicata – The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

Source www.analuisacid.com
August 10, 2007

Reports From Airliner Personnel

By Ana Luisa Cid

According to information provided by researcher Alfonso Salazar, aviation technician Domingo Caballero observed three objects having a metallic appearance on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. as they flew over Mexico City International Airport at an estimated altitude of 10,000 feet. They flew from north to south and displayed an intense glow as they wove in and out of the clouds. Subsequently, two of the objects remained stationary while the third flew away toward the Mount Ajusco region.

Another report is dated August 4, 2007, when the crew of a Boeing 737 flying the Manzanillo-Mexico City route, witnessed an unidentified flying object with the shape of a horseshoe and having a metallic appearance on the San Mateo air corridor (north of Mexico City).

The airliner’s first officer – who said it was the first time he’d seen a UFO – says that the object remained static next to the air corridor at an approximate altitude of 9000 feet (2700 meters). This happened as they made their approach to MCIA at 5 p.m. and with good visibility. The skies were clear and cloudless.

(Translation (c) 2007. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid and Alfonso Salazar)