After testing water samples from the Little Bow River and the Travers Reservoir, Alberta Environment workers released a statement on July 19, 2015, claiming that the spill did not present a risk to human health. Thus, the Alberta government lifted the advisory regarding the possible water contamination shortly after.
Martinsville currently puts fluoride in its water. City Council Member Gene Teague says after discussing the issue in April, council decided to set it aside from the budget meeting and hold a public hearing.
Fluoride levels in more than 1,000 counties are too high, while arsenic poses a threat to about 600,000 mainlanders, magazine reports.
On June 17, Health Canada and the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water updated advice for parents of young infants using tap water to prepare infant formula during blue-green algal blooms.
A campaign group battling to keep water fluoridation out of Bedford have released a movie about the dangers of the additive.
A new study out of the U.K. proposes that fluoride may be causing thyroid issues, which links to weight gain, depression, fatigue, and more – with scientists warning authorities to refrain from adding the chemical to drinking water for the sake of public health.
Adding fluoride to water to medicate whole populations is unwise. Elderly patients, especially those with decreased kidney function, are particularly affected by the negative effects of this chemical.
I also trust the analysis of National Research Council scientist Dr. Kathleen Thiessen, whose affidavit is part of a 2015 legal suit in Canada protesting “gross disproportionality,” i.e., that the marginal benefit to some does not justify the risk of harm to others.
Dr. Thiessen has said, “The available data, responsibly interpreted, indicate little or no beneficial effect of water fluoridation on oral health.”
KAREN FAVAZZA SPENCER
Although the settlement signaled a hopeful end to Paulsboro’s most recent health scare, it also raised questions about how several neighboring towns in Gloucester County would address the issue.
City councillors in Prince George, B.C. voted unanimously last night to take fluoride out of the city’s tap water, in keeping with the results of last month’s referendum.
Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom.