GENRE: Email letter
TO: The Editor – The Mackay Telegraph
AUTHOR: Ailsa B
DATE SENT: Tue, May 7, 2013 at 1:02 AM
TITLE: Dialysis patients especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of fluoride
STATUS: No response.
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The Mackay Telegraph
Cc Member for Nudgee Jason Woodforth MP
Dialysis patients are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of fluoride.
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, “People with kidney impairment have a lower margin of safety for fluoride intake. Limited data indicate that their fluoride retention may be up to three times normal.” (Australian Drinking Water Guidelines 2011)
In Maryland, a spill of fluoride into the water supply might have gone undetected except for eight dialysis patients becoming ill.
A hospital spokeswoman said symptoms suffered by the victims – and by six other dialysis patients who developed symptoms similar to allergic reactions – “were consistent with fluoride exposure.”
The hospital’s recently-installed deionizer wasn’t fool proof!
Fluoride exposure pathways that put kidney patients at increased riskinclude fluoridated water, excessive tea consumption and fluorinated pharmaceuticals.
The Mackay region has many dialysis patients.
Perhaps those volunteers who expend commendable effort aiding them might consider adding voices of protest to the forced fluoridation of our, the people’s, water supply.