Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

Press Spin: The Shocking Attack on Common Sense of Americans

When any proposal is made to bring change and reform to Washington, DC regarding environmental regulation, slanderous articles appear calling the opposition names (baby killers, etc) and painting them as uncaring evil people who want to poison us.

This example focuses on raising every hot button drinking water issue…..

Environmental regulation must be based on rational decision making and must be economically susatinable. This is currently not the case. Let’s apply common sense, not this type of hysteria….click here.


Politics: Ron Paul’s views on global warming

From this web site (click here) it looks like Paul was not sure what to think, but now considers global warming a hoax.  In any case, it looks like he does not understand the underlying issues enough to talk intelligently about the topic. I do not consider Mr. Paul a serious candidate.

Levin: Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

Click here for an interview about the book. Click image below for more information.

NLC and USCM letter on USEPA lead rule



Buzalaf and Levy 2011: Fluoride intake of children: considerations for dental caries and dental fluorosis

Buzalaf, M.A. and S.M. Levy. Fluoride intake of children: considerations for dental caries and dental fluorosis. Monogr Oral Sci. 2011;22:1-19. Epub 2011 Jun 23.

Caries incidence and prevalence have decreased significantly over the last few decades due to the widespread use of fluoride. However, an increase in the prevalence of dental fluorosis has been reported simultaneously in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. Dental fluorosis occurs due to excessive fluoride intake during the critical period of tooth development. For the permanent maxillary central incisors, the window of maximum susceptibility to the occurrence of fluorosis is the first 3 years of life. Thus, during this time, a close monitoring of fluoride intake must be accomplished in order to avoid dental fluorosis. This review describes the main sources of fluoride intake that have been identified: fluoridated drinking water, fluoride toothpaste, dietary fluoride supplements and infant formulas. Recommendations on how to avoid excessive fluoride intake from these sources are also given.

Click here for the full paper (fee).