Wednesday, May 23, 2018

More Evidence Links Fluoride to Thyroid Damage

Study Reveals More Proof Fluoridation Can Damage Human Thyroid Gland
 
Fluoride impairs thyroid hormones at lower water concentrations than dentists claim is safe, according to “Impact of Drinking Water Fluoride on Human Thyroid Hormones: A Case Control Study,” published in Scientific Reports (Feb 2018).
 
Left untreated an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can cause several health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease. (Mayo Clinic)
 
Researchers, Kheradpisheh et al., compared people with hypothyroidism to those without thyroid disease and found that fluoride in drinking water impairs thyroid hormones even at 0.5 milligrams per Liter (mg/L) – less than the US government and organized dentistry’s recommendation of 0.7 mg/L to ostensibly reduce tooth decay.
 
Many municipalities still artificially fluoridate up to 1.2 mg/L – the old guidelines – which contributes to the growing dental fluorosis epidemic (discolored teeth).
 
In fact, “Some studies have discovered the relation between dental fluorosis and thyroid disease,” write Kheradpisheh’s team.
 
They write “The major finding of this study is that TSH values [thyroid stimulating hormones] are higher with a higher fluoride concentration in the drinking water, even for generally low fluoride concentrations. This is seen both in cases of untreated hypothyroidism and in controls.” High TSH levels are a hypothyroid biomarker.
 
They detail many previous fluoride/thyroid damaging studies.
 
In 2006, the National Research Council published the first review of fluoride/thyroid literature and revealed substantial evidence that fluoride exposure can impact thyroid function in some individuals.  Chair of the NRC fluoride panel, toxicologist John Doull, said the “The thyroid changes do worry me,” according to a Scientific American article.
 
Kheradpisheh concludes his findings are “consistent with the Peckham study in England,”
 
Peckham found hypothyroidism prevalence was at least 30% more likely in practices located in areas with fluoride levels in excess of 0.3 mg/L.” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2015)
 
Peckham writes, “The clear [and significant] association found in our analyses between fluoride levels in drinking water and variations in hypothyroidism prevalence appears to confirm findings in earlier studies that ingestion of fluoride affects thyroid function…The findings of the study raise particular concerns about the validity of community fluoridation as a safe public health measure.”
 
Attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President says “It’s immoral that state and local legislatures mandate fluoridation or impede cities from stopping fluoridation which seems like a back-door mandate - e.g. NYS Fluoridation Law 1100a which should be repealed.”

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"The Knights of the Temple" in Santa Pudenziana di Narni International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "The meeting between the mysteries of the past and the works of contemporary creatives", this is the spirit with which the exhibition of contemporary art was born, the "Knights of the Temple", at the church of Santa Pudenziana in Narni, which was officially inaugurated on Saturday 19 May. At the event, curated and conceived by the journalist and art critic Sonia Terzino, took part: Roberto Banfi Rossi, Alvaro Caponi, Maria Grazia Conti, Daniela Dragoni, Graziella Ghiori, Stefania Gubbiotti, Massimo Ilot, Maria Elisa Imperiali, Rolando Oddi , Mariella Palombi, Stefano Pannacci, Sara Raccosta, Anna Rita Rossetti, Donatella Serafini, Antonella Sisinni, Mario Testa and the art photographer Renzo Cianchetti. "In the magic of secret Umbria - explains the art critic Sonia Terzino - we wanted to give life to a unique event of its kind, where the historical, artistic and cultural beauties of the Templar church of Santa Pudenziana meet the originality of the creators of the third millennium. Two forms of art in comparison that give each other light and warmth. But also a dive into the past to bring to light the mysteries and the charm of the green heart of Umbria, guardian of ancient jewels of inestimable value. Thus, past and present meet where always the only and absolute protagonist is beauty, caught in all its infinite nuances ". The exhibition can be visited until June 3 by appointment by calling the telephone number 340 9852238. Press office Prof. Sonia Terzino journalist and art critic