U.K. Town Moves Forward with Fluoridated Milk for Children

fluoridated_milkBy Derrick Broze

On Monday January 18, the Blackpool Council approved a plan to introduce fluoridated milk to school children via the town’s free breakfast program. The Council is attempting to tackle a dental health problem that has caused nearly half of all 12-year olds in Blackpool to have at least one decayed, missing, or filled tooth.

The Blackpool Gazette reports:

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet secretary for Blackpool Council, said: “Unfortunately the state of Blackpool’s dental health is very poor.

However, where some parts of the country can benefit from fluoride naturally appearing in their daily drinking water, in Blackpool we cannot.

What we do have is a method through the free breakfast programme that allows us to reach all primary school children as they are growing up and make the fluoride milk available to them there.

The proposal will allow for children to opt out and requires the schools to provide non-fluoridated milk. First proposed in 2013 the plan was delayed while studies were conducted. The studies found that children in the town have “lower than normal” levels of fluoride.

The Blackpool Council’s website states,

a proposal to introduce fluoridated milk, which contains fluoride to help reduce the risk of tooth decay, was approved by the Council’s Executive on Monday 18 January. The milk, which is recommended by the World Health Organisation, is the latest in Blackpool Council’s plans to tackle poor dental hygiene amongst children in the town.

Around 400 children in Blackpool are also admitted to hospital every year to have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic, at a cost to the NHS of thousands of pounds.

The Council also states that the fluoridated milk plan will come at no extra cost to the taxpayer thanks to the free breakfast program. They estimate that 8,400 students currently receive milk on a daily basis and many of them will now be drinking fluoridated milk. The plan would add .8 mg Fluoride per 189 ml of milk, or 4.2 parts per million. In April 2015 the U.S. government lowered the recommended levels of fluoride to 0.7 parts per million.

300Interestingly, under a section titled “Ethical Considerations” the Blackpool council writes “none.” The reason I find that interesting is because a simple search of studies on fluoridation will show that there are many health issues associated with the practice and thus dosing children with the chemical through their milk does raise some ethical questions.

The Blackpool Council also writes that the benefits of fluoridated milk have been proven by the European Union and the World Health Organisation. “This is why fluoride is widely used in many ways for example water or toothpaste and mouth washes. A well mineralised tooth is what everyone is trying to achieve to prevent decay,” the Council writes.

However, critics have long argued that any benefits of fluoride are only effective when applied topically, directly to the teeth. This would make water and milk fluoridation largely a waste of resources. Moreover, exposing the internal organs to fluoride might actually be harmful to health. The possibility of harmful side effects from water fluoridation is still heavily debated.

In 2015 Truth In Media reported that the Cochrane Collaboration, a  global independent network of researchers, professionals, and patients, narrowed the review down to the most comprehensive, well-designed and reliable papers, before analyzing and publishing their conclusion.

According to Newsweek:

The review identified only three studies since 1975—of sufficient quality to be included—that addressed the effectiveness of fluoridation in the population at large. These papers determined that fluoridation does not reduce cavities to a statistically significant degree, says study co-author Anne-Marie Glenny, a health science researcher at Manchester University in the United Kingdom.

The scientists also found “insufficient evidence” that fluoridation reduces tooth decay in adults (children excluded). “From the review, we’re unable to determine whether water fluoridation has an impact on caries levels in adults,” Glenny says.

Trevor Sheldon, dean of the Hull York Medical School in the United Kingdom, conducted a review of water fluoridation in 2000. Sheldon concluded that the process is not effective. “I had assumed because of everything I’d heard that water fluoridation reduces cavities but I was completely amazed by the lack of evidence,” he told Newsweek. “My prior view was completely reversed.”

Sheldon points out that some studies have actually shown that when water fluoridation was ceased, cavities went down a small percentage among schoolchildren.  This includes a 2001 study of two British Columbia communities that was included in the Cochrane review.

The Cochrane team also found that most studies confirming the effectiveness of fluoridation were completed prior to the widespread use of dental products such as mouth rinses and toothpastes. The study did find evidence that fluoridation was linked to a 26 percent decrease in cavities. However, this study was also done before the growth of modern dentistry. The researchers write, “We have limited confidence in the size of this effect due to the high risk of bias within the studies and the lack of contemporary evidence.”

In early June, the Health Research Board (HRB) completed an in-depth review of the effects of water fluoridation. The review was conducted at the behest of the U.S. Department of Health. After examining all internationally peer-reviewed papers on the topic of fluoride and health effects from 2006 to 2014, the HRB “found no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation is associated with positive or negative systemic health effects.”

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Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist, community activist, gardener and promoter from Houston, Texas. He is the co-founder of The Houston Free Thinkers, and co-host of Free Thinker Radio. Broze also hosts and produces a weekly podcast under the name the Conscious Resistance Live. His writing can be found on TheConsciousResistance.com, The Liberty Beat, Activist Post, and other independent media sources.

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61 Comments on "U.K. Town Moves Forward with Fluoridated Milk for Children"

  1. NO NO NO NO And NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Just eliminate the milk….it’s very cariogenic. Lactose is ideal food for tooth decay causing bacteria.

    • Raw milk is some of the most nutritious food on this planet, not carcinogenic. Just rinse your mouth after eating. For kids, milk has vial protein, calcium, colostrum and vitamin d and good gut biotics.

    • Or try raw milk without and the dead bacteria in it from processing and rBGH (not sure if Britain’s milk has that monsanto hormone in it).

    • As much as I’d like to agree with you, research shows that bovine milk is cariostatic; human breast milk is even more cariogenic – thought the stage at which infants nurse their teeth have not yet erupted.

      Formula milk has been shown to be much more cariogenic…

      • wisdom of the knowing | February 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm |

        car·i·o·stat·ic (kār’ē-ō-stat’ik),
        Exerting an inhibitory action on the progress of dental caries.

        • Yes. What’s your point?

          • wisdom of the knowing | February 1, 2016 at 7:17 pm |

            Point is just to give clarity to the words being used.
            these terms are technical and can be misread and hence improper understanding.
            I did not know the meaning so I looked them up and found out.

            I noticed the confusion between the words cariostatic, cariogenic, and carcinogenic.

            Mom’s milk is the best. Milk is also food for little people (babies) and little critters.

            Consumption of milk beyond a certain point/stage is not the normal natural thing.

            Lived on a ranch with lots of critters. There was a herd of nanny goats that provided milk for the babies who could not have mom’s milk.

            As for fluoride a nasty chemical poison that is toxic and a slow kill.
            The base chemical fluorine is a very unstable highly reactive element that is more toxic than chlorine. either gas will kill in a hugely nasty manned.


          • Ulrike Clarke | February 2, 2016 at 6:53 pm |

            Absolutely true.

    • wisdom of the knowing | February 1, 2016 at 6:46 pm |

      cariogenic |ˌkarēəˈjenik|
      adjective technical
      causing tooth decay.

  3. WTF!!! WHO WAS THE ABSOLUTE MORON THAT SIGNED THIS OFF??!!! This is daylight killing of children!!! Fluoride is a poison! This should be illegal!! I’m appalled!!

    • Unfortunately, they’re not morons. They know what they’re doing…


      • It is done deliberately to dumb down the population; to lower the IQ of children in order to make them into obedient robots that will serve the ruling elite without questioning anything.

    • Show me the evidence. All studies have shown no adverse affects on mobidity and mortality rates where there is fluoride in the water. Other poisons we give our children include vitamin A, and cobalt. Why because they, like fluoride are only toxic in higher concentrations. They would also die without them. Another extremely corrosive chemical called oxygen is killing us all but try living without it.

      • Sorry, Doug, but you haven’t completed your studies! Fluoride dumped into water supplies comes from manufacturing waste by-products usually from China. Still want to consume that? Fluoride was used by Nazi’s as tranquilizer for prisoners; causes brain damage (so one doesn’t observe or learn or even care to learn); creates acidic blood which assists all disease and cancers in growing; and more. As population has consumed more fluoride & brushed with it, people get more caries than ever & Dental industry ke4eps growing to “provide” ever more care for diseased teeth & gums over the years. You arrogantly begin your comment with “show me the evidence”. You co0uld do that for yourself with online searches & library books, if you weren’t so lazy.
        What makes you think anyone in this public format has time & space in here to fully educate you? Many of us have spent years observing, reading, searching for studies, implementing healthier habits for our own selves. You don’t sound curious, just dismissive & demanding. But, maybe you’re a little kid trying to sound like you fit into a PC group to identify with. If so, I highly recommend you take your health & educati9on into your own charge rather than simply sit & accept government rulings as absolute altruistic truths. Before it’s too late for you & your own children.

      • I deplore your ignorance. Where do you get your information?

        • From his communist-indoctrinated universities and pseudo “scientists” who conduct the so-called studies. Apparently the fluoride is working on him marvelously.

  4. How about stopping the sugar?

    • and brushing the teeth twice a day. But even sadder then this is the fact, yes fact we can heal a cavity with fermented cod liver oil and butter oil. This is one way and I think there are others… but why heal, cure and prevent when all we have to do is give a corporation money for a waste product and they can now make more money on the ignorance of a population?

    • Dear Sir, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.

      The problem isn’t a lack of fluoride, it’s all henchmen of the evil Nestle, Kraft, Haribo, Mars etc corporations cleverly wrapping their carcinogenic and sugar laden products in every corner of the globe.

      Oh no, all these plastic wrapped sugar chocolate sweeties couldn’t possibly have anything to tooth decay now could it?

      It’s because they’re not drinking enough fluoride.

      You can clearly tell that Blackpool’s local government have sold our their own people for some under-the counter money.

      • More misplaced blame. The parents could solve this problem by making their kids brush their teeth before school and bed.

        • Oral hygiene is necessary but it is insufficient to combat the adverse effects of sugar. Adding most artificial sweeteners (especially aspartame) takes us from the pan into the fire.

    • If you stop the sugar, it is usually replaced with poisons like aspartame… The bottles say NO ADDED SUGAR. if you look at the ingredients you will usually see an alternative sweetener…

  5. Don’t we always do ourselve in? They voted to dumb fown their own kids instead of simply teaching them to rinse their mouths with water after eating, changing the acidic condition which break down tooth enamel causing cavities ( no it’s not sugar that causes tooth decay, but refined sugar is bad for many other reasons including the fact that it does feed the bacteria that produce the acid waste by product which is what break down tooth enamel). Just rinse your mouth with water people (brushing helps too but its pH neutral water that does the real trick.

    • Adding raw baking soda to toothpaste can produce a residual buffering of mouth pH levels to above 6.7 or so (the threshold for enamel crystal lattice breakdown.)

      • Non flouride toothpaste please.

        • You can make your own from baking soda.It’s also dirt cheap.

        • Topical fluoride does…absolutely…reinforce tooth enamel by exchanging calcium ions with fluoride ions converting the enamel crystal to fluoroapatite….much more resistant to desolution by bacterial acids. Mucous membrane absorption and swallowed toothpaste will however create a systemic exposure. Stay away from sugar and white flour products, brush and floss effectively and you need not take the risk.

  6. This is obscene.

  7. Seems like Brits have become total morons like yanks. Stop with the goddam sweeties and pampering the kids. They will all blow up to be waddling tubs of imbecilic lard.

  8. Fluoride is not naturally used by ANY cellular metabolic process in the human body.

    • I just got false teeth at age 70. should have done it years ago. What a difference. I drink lots of coffee and NOT milk. My wife drinks raw milk from the neighbour farmer and has lots of ailmens so I told her to delete the milk and now she feels GREAT.

      • Interesting, even the raw milk has a negative effect. Is it cow or goat? I found the opposite to be true for me although I only eat raw foods and things I grow or raise myself. My system seems to be clean and unaffected by raw goat milk.

      • It would appear she is lactose intolerant. She did right to cut out the milk.

  9. Wholly crap. So lets see here, we have a situation where teeth are rotting so we will add a waste product from the aluminum processing industry that if dumped into a river, lake or ocean would be a crime, is a proven neuro-toxin that destroys the endocrine system, is proven NOT to fix anything and proven to also cause fluorosis…, check check check and check. Ok DO IT!

  10. HITLER… eat yr heart. Its the NWO.
    Sick , twisted lunatics are the ones who should be culled and dumbed do ,not the population at large

  11. Neurotoxin will cause all manner of terrible problems for kids as they grow up. A filled or lost tooth is nothing by comparison…

  12. I hope they also increased the amount of pus in the milk to balance out the taste.

  13. Because fluoridation is cheaper than vaccines as a way to shorten their life span.

  14. Will drinking liquid body wash in the shower help to keep me clean all day?

  15. Another program for enforced RETARDATION of Britain’s children. Retarded people vote these mind-controlling slave masters into power. It is a sadly continuing cycle, the things that are lacking are wisdom to wish to change things, and the courage to do that.

    Stop giving your kids refined sucrose. Considering that many breakfast cereals contain 35% and even higher refined sucrose content, when you stop shoving such sugar dummies in their mouths to ‘pacify’ them by sending their minds into a damaged torpor, you will see that they no longer get rotting teeth, simple. They will also have stronger immune systems, and much better intellects and personalities. Refined white sucrose sugar is poison.

  16. When my back hurts I eat Ben Gay. Works well and that goes for suntan lotion as well. Eating topicals in unregulated amounts is what modern medicine is all about!

  17. U.K. home of idiocracy by elite edict.

  18. This is wrong on so many levels. Its not like they are going to use the milk as mouthwash, they are going to swallow that crap!!!!! You scumbags who implimented this, you should know something. I know who you trully serve. Eternity is trully a very long time without end. So make the best of you holliday while it lasts and whats left of it. In the future when you long back to your holliday and pleasures, you must know one thing. It wont minish your pain, hunger, thrist and sleep deprevasion. And justfied outright!!!! You desreved your punishment and it will never ever cease.

  19. Ghouls come up with yet another way to tranquilize those troublesome poor children. Why not give them toothbrushes? Also, best way re4duce caries is alkaline mouth, rinse with baking soda, re4duce sweets (sugar grows bacteria & causes acidic mouth & gut). I say this because ghouls said the kids don’t practice hygeine. Anyway, notice even the royalty in GB have awful & sick looking teeth, too much tea & cookies?

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