From Douglas Main, in Newsweek:
“On Tuesday of this week (Aug. 26), Israel officially stopped adding fluoride to its water supplies. The decision has “been lauded by various rights groups, but criticized by many in the medical and dental communities as a serious mistake,” as the Times of Israel put it.
The tasteless, colorless chemical is put into water for the purpose of reducing cavities, but critics say that it amounts to mass medication, and forces people to consume the substance whether they want to or not….” Continue reading
From Collective Evolution:
“The district of Muskoka, Ontario is home to about 60,000 and is a hot spot for Toronto resident cottages. On Monday October 21st, the district voted during a council meeting to end the practice of water fluoridation. With a vote of 10-9 in favor of ending the practice. Muskoka joined a long list of cities ending the detrimental practice of water fluoridation. It is projected that the city will save about $50,000 per year by ending water fluoridation. 
Growing awareness about the dangers of water fluoridation lends a hand to the success we continue to see all over the world with regards to fluoride being removed from the water supplies. Israel, Australia, Canada and the U.S. all feature a number of cities who recently joined, virtually the rest of the world, in removing fluoride from public water. Continue reading
From a news release via Intellihub:
Toronto City Hall. Photo Wikimedia commons
TORONTO — So far 350 people have confirmed their attendance on the Facebook page and over 1,000 have signed the online petition.
Hydrofluorosilicic acid has been added to the community water supply in Toronto for 50 years. It is a toxic waste byproduct of phosphate fertilizer production that is commonly used for fluoridation in The United States and Canada. It has been shown to cause leaching of lead from pipes and is contaminated with arsenic, mercury and radionuclides. Continue reading
From Doug Schmidt in the Windsor Star:
Councillors Ed Sleiman, Alan Halberstadt and Hilary Payne (left to right) listen in during the fluoridation debate at city hall in Windsor on Monday, January 28, 2013. Photo from TYLER BROWNBRIDGE / The Windsor Star. Caption: Windsor Star
“Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay.
“A lot has changed in the last 60 years … fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay,” said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority. Continue reading
From John Vidal, in The Guardian, via Cryptogon:
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“Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world’s population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages.
Humans derive about 20% of their protein from animal-based products now, but this may need to drop to just 5% to feed the extra 2 billion people expected to be alive by 2050, according to research by some of the world’s leading water scientists. Continue reading
From End All Disease.com
“Fluoride is no longer being added to Albuquerque’s drinking water. City officials argued supplemental fluoride is not necessary to meet current standards, but a local dentist said they should think twice.
“It is virtually indisputable that fluoride reduces, drastically reduces, the incidents of tooth decay in the general population,” Dr. Paul Dunn said. Continue reading