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Byron Bay upholds ban of toxic fluoride from water supply

Tap water

An outstanding ban on artificial water fluoridation has been upheld in the Australian coastal town of Byron Bay, located in New South Wales, following a heated encounter among local residents, scientists, dentists and city officials. The Fluoride Action Network reports that the Byron Shire Council ultimately ended up voting five-to-three to uphold the fluoride ban, relying on modern science which shows that ... Read More »

Bottled water found to contain over 24,000 toxic chemicals

Plastic water bottles

Widespread consumer demand for plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has led to some significant positive changes in the way that food, beverage and water containers are manufactured. But a new study out of Germany has found that thousands of other potentially harmful chemicals are still leeching from plastic products into food and beverages, including ... Read More »

Nestle’s wet dream: they mark up water 53 million percent

Nestle water

The directors of Nestle must be breathing a sigh of relief as the world targets Monsanto with a barrage of negative publicity, global protests, and grassroots campaigns. While we’re all distracted by Monsanto’s GMO corruption of the food supply, Nestle is taking steps to profit off of the natural world with patents on breast milk and medicinal plants, and the privatization of water,and giving the ... Read More »

Nestle CEO: Water is not a human right, should be privatized

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Gun control may be a hot topic, but what about water control? Recent comments from Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck imply that the world’s water will soon come under the control of corporations like his. Brabeck makes the astonishing claim that water is not a human right, but should be managed by business people and governing bodies. He wants water controlled, ... Read More »

China admits pollution brought about ‘cancer villages’

China pollution

A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county. The Chinese government has admitted for the first time that so called ‘cancer villages’ exist, as decades of pollution take their toll on the health of Chinese citizens. For years environmental campaigners in China have said that cancer rates in villages near factories and polluted rivers are far higher than ... Read More »

Cairns to halt water fluoridation (Australia)

Fluoride water Cairns

The Cairns City Council will remove fluoride from its water supply, saying it amounts to the “involuntary medication” of residents. But the council says it won’t be doing anything to determine if there’s broad community support for fluoridation to continue. “If people want to have access to fluoride, they need to take that up with their dentists,” a council spokeswoman ... Read More »

Coca-Cola admits Dasani is really just ‘purified’ tap water

Dasani

As more and more people wake up to the dangers of fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceuticals, and the many other toxic compounds found in municipal water supplies, the market for bottled water has exploded. But in the process, some major food and beverage corporations have unwittingly begun peddling that very same tap water in bottles as “pure,” a deceptive labeling term that ... Read More »

Scientists discover new technique to remove fluoride from drinking water

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Around the world, it is estimated that tens of millions of people are affected by both dental and skeletal fluorosis. In many cases, it is the addition of fluoride into drinking water supplies by governments that is the primary cause of both dental and skeletal fluorosis. Common techniques used for defluoridation are coagulation-precipitation, membrane process and ion exchange. The problem ... Read More »