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Please note: This website is mostly inactive. The nature of this
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magazine articles, dental health data and related publications, and
scientific literature. The Australian Fluoridation News has also moved
to another server based in Australia. However, the 'AFN' will be
backed-up on this website on a regular basis. The Webmaster, 7th August,
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THE DEATH OF GLEN WALKER,
AUSTRALIAN FLUORIDATION NEWS.
We regret to report the death of
Glen Walker on June 30th, 2009.
Glen was a dyed-in-the-wool
trooper, a staunch ally of the anti-fluoridation movement and a
man without compromise. If there was something that was wrong,
it was wrong. No middle ground, no grey areas, just the
Glen's loss will be felt keenly by
all of those who knew him, not only for his impressive and
detailed work on the subject of fluoridation, but more
importantly for the strength of his character. In fact, he was
more than a soldier in the field of battle, he was worthy of
being a 5-Star General. The world is a poorer place without you
in it, Glen.
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The Other Side
November 2003, The House of Commons voted by 284-181 to provide for
the extension of fluoridation. Their reasons were based upon bad
science, bad evidence and bad principles. Here are the facts some MPs are
The Big Issue
Fluorosed teeth counted as "sound and present" in UK dental
health surveys? Also see our
Press Release of October 2006.
Children being fed milk
containing the same type of fluoride used to manufacture nerve gas, rat
and cockroach poison?
Fluoride: A 'rough passage'?
Pictures of an intestine
damaged by fluoride.
Fluoridation cannot survive without unscientific claims being
made about it's safety & effectiveness.
"The intention of this site is for
FLUORIDE POISONED persons to share their experiences and support."
Party Parliamentary Group Against Fluoridation. The All-Party Group
is the focus within Westminster for opposition to the policy of
water fluoridation. MP's
and Peers meet regularly to discuss developments, and to organise
meetings with Ministers and other parties.
"Fluoride has several mechanisms of
toxicity. Ingested fluoride initially acts locally on the intestinal
mucosa. It can form hydrofluoric acid in the stomach, which leads to GI
irritation or corrosive effects. Following ingestion, the GI tract is
the earliest and most commonly affected organ system.
Once absorbed, fluoride binds calcium ions
and may lead to hypocalcemia.
Fluoride has direct cytotoxic effects and interferes with a number of
enzyme systems; it disrupts oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis,
coagulation, and neurotransmission (by binding calcium).
Fluoride inhibits Na+/K+ -ATPase, which may lead to hyperkalemia by
extracellular release of potassium.
Fluoride inhibits acetylcholinesterase, which may be partly responsible
for hypersalivation, vomiting, and diarrhea (cholinergic signs).
Seizures may result from both hypomagnesemia and hypocalcemia.
Severe fluoride toxicity will result in
multiorgan failure. Central vasomotor depression as well as direct
cardiotoxicity also may occur. Death usually results from respiratory
paralysis, dysrhythmia, or cardiac failure."