MEXICO FLUORIDE CONTAMINATION
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- On August 10, 1981 regulations affecting the fluoridation and iodization of salt were published in the Mexican Official Journal (similar to the US Federal Register).
- On May 27, 1991 Mexico became the seventh country in the world to adopt salt fluoridation as a mass measure, following an agreement signed by the Health Secretariat, the Industry & Commerce Secretariat and the Mexican Association of Salt Industries. The laws were made upon the advice of “dental experts”, funded by Kellogg’s who also funded the implementation of the program.
- In Mexico, 250 mg of fluoride is added to each kilogram of salt destined for human consumption (table salt, cooking salt, breads and bakery products, processed foods, etc.)
- 250 tons of fluoridated salt are consumed each year.
- Mexico’s population is estimated to consist of 95.8 million people, and thus, the current consumption of fluoridated salt per person – child or adult – would be 7.14g per day.
- Dental fluorosis is serious problem in Mexico, affecting up to 100% of the population.
- To this date, no study documenting an overall approach of health effects of long-term exposure to fluorides has been conducted in Mexico.
Considering that over 5 million people already suffer from fluorosis in Mexico – and water fluoride contamination is widespread, it is simply incredible how the “dental experts” convinced the authorities of a fluoride “shortage” and to implement a national fluoridated salt program!
Although the areas with high fluoride in water were to be excluded from the National Program, data reveals that this was not the case and even states such as Chihuahua, long known to have high fluoride content in water, were included.
Maybe the reason for this outrageous nonsense is the fact that Mexico has “a few things to hide” and it is in the government’s best interest to hide any adverse health effects of fluoride, and to promote its “benefits”?
Mexico is one the biggest “fluorite” (fluorspar – calcium fluoride) manufacturers in the world, the mining industry being a major source of fluoride contamination and poisoning. Mexico produced 780,000 tons of fluorspar in 1989. San Luis Potosi, a state where fluoride poisoning is endemic, is Mexico’s largest fluorspar generator.
“There is a lot of support for the mines because they provide a lot of jobs.”
The Mexican Government also co-owns the biggest salt works plant in the world – Exportada de Sal S.A. (ESSA), found responsible for major fluoride pollution in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon (Pacific Ocean).
Notes & Quotes…
“Due to the agreement signed in May 1991 by the Mexican government and the industrial sector, the program is funded without interfering the finances of the public and industrial sector or the family revenue. This guarantees the continuity of the program – in the medium and long terms -, which is one of the essential conditions to achieve the epidemiological impact that is being pursued.” (Hernandez, CEDROS 1995)
“Objective. The aim of this study was to know the frequency of dental fluorosis in school children living in an area of Mexico City. Material and methods. We examined 44 permanent resident children and for we used the Dean’s Community Index for assessing dental fluorosis. The kappa index for inter-examiner was of 80%. Results. Fluoride concentration in drinking water was 1.03 + 0.23 ppm. Prevalence of dental fluorosis was 81.9%. In 20 children there was very slight, fluorosis in 5 was slight and 2 had moderate fluorosis. The prevalence was 81.9%. Conclusions. Our results show that dental fluorosis is present in the examined population and that the factors involved should be studied.” (Jiménez-Farfán et al, 2001)
“When all sources of ingested fluoride were added and total fluoride intake was calculated, the children, both in Mexico City and Veracruz, were ingesting amounts of fluoride well above the upper limits of the proposed safe threshold for fluoride intake.” (Martinez-Mier et al, 2003)
Prevention of dental caries through salt fluoridation in Mexico Dra. Lucíla Pazos Hernandez, National Coordinator of the Salt Fluoridation Program in Mexico
ESSA & Bitterns
Mexico has the biggest salt works plant in the world – Exportada de Sal S.A. (ESSA). The company makes salt from seawater which is pumped into concentration ponds measuring 33,000 hectars.
The plant is owned by the Mexican Government and Mitsubishi.
The salt plant creates an effluent called bittern (a liquor remaining after salt-boiling). The bitterns are disposed of into the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, a coastal lagoon of the Pacific Ocean.
Every winter the area is used for breeding by the gray whale. The area is also used by many migrating birds from the US and Canada.
In December 1997, 94 green turtles were found dead weeks after the company discharged its bitterns into the lagoon. When the bitterns were investigated to fluoride content, they contained over 100 mg per liter. ESSA had earlier claimed that the bitterns contained the same salts present as seawater, only more concentrated (20-fold).
F- was found to be 60.5 times higher than F- in sea water.
Every year over 24.6 Million cubic meters (m3) of fluoride-polluted bitterns (approx. 6.5 billion US gallons!) are discharged into the lagoon.
SOURCE: Tovar et al, 2002
Please note that in the US it is illegal to discharge such “bitterns”. However, they are often used as “de-icing salt” (Ventura County Star, 2002), and dumped on roads, contaminating the environment.
Barrandey OSE, Cabello AMV, Magaña RJ, Rodríguez DE – “Sal fluorurada, riesgo o beneficio para la población de la
ciudad de Chihuahua” Rev ADM 51(2): 80-89 (1994)
“The population of the city and the state of Chihuahua presents clinical data of dental fluorosis (Mottled Enamel) in different degrees of severity since the drinking water in this area contains variable levels of fluoride, however in adition to this the “National Program for Prevention of Dental Carities by Fluoridation of Salt”; includes the state for it’s distribution.
The levels of fluoride in several different sources of drinking water in the city of Chihuahua and in the most populated municipalities were determined in addition the incidence and degree of dental fluorosis in elementary school children was established; in order to justify the withdrawal of the mentioned national program as soon as possible and therefore to avoid an increase in the frequency and severity of dental fluorosis in the population.
Hurtado R, Gardea-Torresdey J – “Environmental evaluation of fluoride in drinking water at ’Los Altos de Jalisco’ in the Central Mexico region” J Toxicol Environ Health A 67(20-22):1741-53 (2004)
Hurtado R, Gardea-Torresdey J, Tiemann KJ – “Fluoride occurrence in tap water at ‘Los Altos de Jalisco’ in the Central Mexico region” Proceedings of the 2000 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research http://www.engg.ksu.edu/HSRC/00Proceed/gardea_torredey1.pdf
Martinez-Mier EA, Soto-Rojas AE, Urena-Cirett JL, Stookey GK, Dunipace AJ – “Fluoride intake from foods, beverages and dentifrice by children in Mexico” Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 31(3):221-30 (2003)
Soto-Rojas AE, Urena-Ciritt JL, Martinez-Mier E – “A
review of the prevalence of dental fluorosis in Mexico” Rev Panam Salud Publica 15(1):9-17 (2004) PDF
“The prevalence of dental fluorosis reported in Mexico ranged from 30% to 100% in areas where water is naturally fluoridated and from 52% to 82% in areas where fluoridated salt is used.”
Tovar LR, Guttierrez Ma E, Cruz G – “Fluoride content by ion chromatography using a suppressed conductivity detector and osmolality of bitterens discharged into the pacific ocean from a saltworks: Feasable causal agents
in the mortality of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, Baja California Sur, Mexico” Analytical Sciences Vol.18:1003 (2002) PDF
Ventura County Star – “A natural history of salt” July 21, 2002 http://www.southbayrestoration.org/news/article18.html
Wyatt CJ, Fimbres C, Romo L, Mendez RO, Grijalva M – “Incidence of heavy metal contamination in water supplies in northern Mexico” Environ Res 76(2):114-9 (1998)
Jiménez-Farfán MD, Sánchez-García S, Ledesma MC, Molina FN et al – “Dental fluorosis in children living in South-east Mexico City”
Original title: “Fluorosis dental en niños radicados en el suroeste de la Ciudad de México” Rev Mex Pediatr 68 (2): 52-55 (2001)
FULL TEXT in Spanish available here
Otiz, Castro et al – “ASSESSMENT OF THE EXPOSURE TO FLUORIDE FROM DRINKING WATER IN DURANGO, MEXICO, USING A GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM” FLUORIDE 31 (4):183-187 (1998) Click here
Alarcón-Herrera MT et al – ‘WELL WATER FLUORIDE, DENTAL FLUOROSIS, AND BONE FRACTURES IN THE GUADIANA VALLEY OF MEXICO” Fluoride 34(2): 139-149 (2001) Click here
Diaz-Barriga states that endemic fluorosis is an environmental health problem that affects 5 million people in Mexico.
Diaz-Barriga F, Navarro-Quezada A, Grijalva MI, Grimaldo M, Loyola-Rodriguez JP, Ortiz MD – “ Endemic fluorosis in México” Fluoride 30(3) 233-9 (1997)
MEXICAN MINING INDUSTRY REPORT 2000
EPA: Detailed Meeting Summary/Minutes Deming 2003
HORRIFIC CRIME, RAMPANT STREET CRIME & VIOLENCE, DRUG CARTELS & CORRUPTION IN MEXICO
Mexican authorities are hunting a 12-year-old gunman who has allegedly been used by drug cartels to torture and murder rivals.
The boy, known as “El Ponchis” [The Cloak], has been working for the South Pacific cartel, which has allied itself with rogue ex-government fighters to wage war against the massive La Familia cartel over the drug trade in southwest Mexico. He is said to work with a group of girls, including his sisters, who often help with disposal of bodies. The boy reportedly tortures his victims before killing them, and uses a special cutting technique when slitting the throat of a victim to leave their head attached to their body by just a thread. Videos have surfaced on the internet showing El Ponchis slashing the throat of one enemy and photos are circulating of him posing with various weapons. One video, briefly posted on YouTube, showed El Ponchis confessing to working for a branch of the Beltran Leyva [South Pacific] cartel. The youth tells an unseen questioner that his gang was paid $US3000 ($A3,001) per killing.
“When we don’t find the rivals, we kill innocent people, maybe a construction worker or a taxi driver,” El Ponchis is heard saying. Pedro Luis Benitez, the attorney general of central Morelos state, told a local radio station on Friday that police had detained a minor who allegedly worked as a gunman for a drug cartel and were looking for another. He did not say whether the minor who was detained was El Ponchis. While Benitez did not give the age of the suspects, he implied they were young enough to be playing with toy guns. “It is easy for them (criminals) to give them a firearm, making it appear as it if were a plastic weapon and that it is a game, when in fact it is not,” Benitez said. President Felipe Calderon, who launched the offensive against cartels in 2006, acknowledged several months ago that “in the most violent areas of the country, there is an unending recruitment of young people without hope, without opportunities.”
Suspects under 18 are prosecuted in a separate legal system for youthful offenders for most crime in Mexico. But there are growing calls for both that and the nation’s overcrowded adult prison system to be revamped.
Mexico has more than doubled the number of people in federal prisons in the last two years as part of the country’s crackdown on drug cartels, the country’s top cop said on Friday. While the federal prison system had about 4,500 inmates in 2008, there are now 11,000.
MORE ON HORRIFIC CRIME, RAMPANT STREET CRIME & VIOLENCE, DRUG CARTELS & CORRUPTION IN MEXICO ……….
But, without question, the city’s most serious problem is the general breakdown of law and order: Assaults, bank robberies, car-jackings, taxi-jackings, kidnappings — and policemen on the take –make living here, and traveling from one part of the city to another an often dangerous and terrifying experience.
Cardenas won last year’s election by promising to clean up the city. Rampant street crime and police corruption, he said, would be at the top of the list. But one year later, instead of getting better, crime seems to be getting worse……………………..see complete article here http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/latin_america/jan-june99/mexico_1-12.html
From: Diana Buckland, Kallangur, Queensland, Australia 07 32853573 firstname.lastname@example.org (14.11.2010)
POISON ON TAP – THESE ARE THE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ‘FLUORIDATION CHEMICALS’
Sodium Fluoride http://www.sciencelab.com/xMSDS-Sodium_fluoride-9927595
Sodium Silicofluoride http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9925037
PAUL CONNETT, PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY
The Case against fluoride http://fluoridealert.org/caseagainstfluoride.refs.html
Ann Bressington Independent Member South Australia – a Politician who cares about We The Peopledehttp://bressington.net/sub/Policies/Fluoride_in_our_drinking_water.htm
Report from FLUORIDE RESEARCH on WATER FLUORIDATION & CRIME in the United States of America
If water fluoridation were ended, it might take a generation for the effects to recede. If it continues to expand, the “signal” identified in this study may get lost in the “noise” of ENDEMIC VIOLENCE.
CHEMICAL IN FLUORIDATED WATER MAY CAUSE VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AND COCAINE USE, SCHOLAR SAYS 1998 ARTICLE http://www.actionpa.org/fluoride/violence.html
VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR AND CRIMINALITY – ADVERSE HEALTH & BEHAVIOUR FROM SILICOFLUORIDES
Prof. Roger Masters and Mary Sparrowdancer
NEUROTOXICITY OF FLUORIDE Dr. Phyllis Mullenix
JOINING HANDS IN HEALTH http://www.grammasintl.com/html/campaigns/jhih_videos.asp
Fluoride update 24.9.2010 Today Tonight producer Frank Pangallo
FLUORIDE TRUTH HITS THE TV IN AUSTRALIA
CHANNEL 7 & ABC FLUORIDE REPORT
PROFESSOR PAUL CONNETT & DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA
WHY EPA HEADQUARTERS UNION OF SCIENTISTS
OPPOSES FLUORIDATION http://www.nteu280.org/Issues/Fluoride/NTEU280-Fluoride.htm
http://www.bluenomore.com/ SOMETHING’S CHANGED IN OUR SKIES
The Toxic Metal connection to ADD, Aggressiveness, Impulsivity, Violence,
Delinquency, Criminality, and Mass murderers/Serial killers
B. Windham (Ed) -Chemical Engineer
Interpersonal and legal difficulties may result from mental health problems stemming from neurotoxicity, including job loss, family difficulties, and irrational, unusual, criminal or violent behavior.
Also www.dianabuckland.webs.com REPORT ON VIOLENCE, CRIMINALITY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT & “fluoride”
PETROL FUMES GIVE RATS ROAD-RAGE
BRAIN DAMAGE ET AL FROM CHEMICAL PESTICIDES
OP INSECTICIDES http://www.markpurdey.com/news_the_cause_of_bse.htm
FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY Dr. Lucire – Antidepressants, Anti-psychotics & SSRI’s http://www.lucire.com.au/SSRIs_main.aspx
Suicide, Violence & Mania – Dr. Breggin http://www.breggin.com/31-49.pdf
VIOLENCE, MURDER, SUICIDES http://www.ssristories.com/index.html Many of these drugs are fluoridated/fluorinated compounds
http://poisonfluoride.com/pfpc/html/index_drugs.html Fluorinated drugs
ASPARTAME’S PROVEN NEUROTOXICITY http://www.wnho.net/aspartametoxicity.htm A former federal investigator, U.S. Food & Drug Administration
CORRUPT TO THE CORE http://fairwhistleblower.ca/books/corrupt_to_the_core.html
Aviation Industry didn’t want this film made http://www.toxicairlines.com/
ARTHRITIS TRUST OF AMERICA – FLUORIDATION GOVERNMENTALLY APPROVED POISON http://www.arthritistrust.org/Articles/Fluoride.pdf
KIDNEY DISEASE A MASSIVELY INCREASING HEALTH PROBLEM IN AUSTRALIA costing a fortune! FLUORIDATION OF COMMUNITY WATER/KIDNEY DISEASE
Mark Diesendorf’s Publications on Fluoridation http://www.sustainabilitycentre.com.au/FluoridePublics.html
Professor of Chemistry Joel Kauffman University of Philadelpha
Institute of Science in Society
Mary Sparrowdancer Battle of Darkness & Light
Another Dentist speaking out about the absolute dangers of “fluorides”.
Fluoride compounds – 3 of the 6 worst air pollutants
corruption & conflicts of interests
Water Crimes – “Fluoridation” song by Trillion
See more extensive information on these websites also:-
www.fluoridealert.org/ FLUORIDE ACTION NETWORK
http://www.orgsites.com/ny/nyscof NEW YORK STATE COALITION OPPOSING FLUORIDATION
www.ukcaf.org United Kingdom Council Against Fluoridation
www.qawf.org Queenslanders for Safe Water, Air & Food
www.FluorideAustralia.org FLUORIDE AUSTRALIA
www.fluoridationnews.com FLUORIDATION NEWS
CALLING ON THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD to demand an immediate, permanent & irrevocable
end for all time to SILICOFLUORIDE POISONING OF THE PEOPLES’ WATER SUPPLIES WITH
TOXIC WASTE SOURCED FROM INDUSTRY (known as “WATER FLUORIDATION SCHEMES”).
COURT ACTION END SILICOFLUORIDE POISONS http://fluoridecourtaction.webs.com/
THE VACCINES FAR MORE DEADLY THAN THE SWINE FLU
MASS VACCINATIONS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins
THE GLOBAL MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT & ASSOCIATES=THEIR
VAX NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE: http://www.thinktwice.com/aluminum.pdf
VACCINE INGREDIENTS: http://www.vaccination.inoz.com/ingredie.html
PET VACCINES, MICROCHIPPING & MORE http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/Vaccinations.html
CANCER PREVENTION COALITION http://www.preventcancer.com/losing/nci/nci_epidemiological.htm
DR. KENNETH P. STOLLER Medical Director http://www.hbotnm.com/papers.html
Farmers Land Ownership Rights in Australia
QUEENSLAND NOT FOR SALE www.qldnotforsale.org.au