Monday, 15 September 2014

A question from a resident regarding fluoride in the water

Today's question from a local resident regarding fluoride in the water system.


I have been a dental hygienist for 40 years.  I was taught that fluoride in our drinking water is very useful in preventing tooth decay. So for many years I have been administering topical fluoride and speaking about the benefits of fluoride in our water supply.  Just recently I have come across some very upsetting literature on the manufacturing,processing and utilization and the "poisoning " that  fluoride is causing in our water supply.  As it explains in these web sites that I have listed below ,water fluoridation is a form of mass medicating, which has some very serious side affects.
I would like to know your position on this issue prior to the elections in October.
Thank you for your time
My Response to this great question is below:

Thank you for approaching me with this question that I can tell is very important to you.

I had not seen this video before, but I have seen similar that talk about the negative side effects of water fluoridation.  As well as articles I have come across over years of reading Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.

The video is very accurate in saying that the powers that be were so concerned with putting fluoride in the water to protect teeth that they didn't think of the body as a whole.  Not to mention that we're adding fluoride to, well everything.  Our lawns, gardens etc.

In the 1940's I could imagine that there were issues in getting appropriate dental care.  The Canada Health Act and health benefits didn't exist yet, or at least the way they currently (for most) exist now.

I've always considered my fluoride treatment at the dentist as something that will be beneficial to my dental health, but it's also for only 15 minutes 3 or 4 times a year.  I think it is an excessive venture to expose my whole body to fluoride with every glass of water I drink. 

Based on that, and the belief that I should have the option to add fluoride to my daily routine as my own decision I would vote to take fluoride out of the water supply.

I hope this answers your question.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to call.

Larry Storm
Candidate ward 5

Friday, 12 September 2014

Elect Larry Storm for Ward 5 2014

On Thursday September 11 at 12:00 noon I threw my hat into the ring to represent the citizens and residents of Ward 5 in Hamilton.

Hamilton is a dynamic city, a city of progress and ambition and opportunity.  And we're tenacious and dedicated.

But the time for change is approaching.  The time for new ideas and a new messenger for the thousands of voices in Hamilton.  I want to be that messenger.

We have an inner city that desperately needs our attention. A transit system that with input from Hamilton's best can be among the best transit systems in North America, without the complexity of Light Rail.

We need new members in council that will jump on opportunity with enthusiasm, with tact and with dedication.  We can not, for whatever good intentions let planning be taken over by very few people.  Hamilton dropped the ball on the Stadium.  I'm sure West Harbour would have worked, would have had the visibility that was hoped for, but we'll never know.

Hamilton needs affordable housing!  Hamilton home prices are out pacing affordability at an alarming rate.  We need to keep the Canadian dream of owning a home and not worrying about a roof over your head alive and welcome more homeowners into Hamilton.

We are losing entrepreneurs to start ups around the world.  We need to open up the rules to allow for micro facilities that may be as simple as a small machine shop, or lab in a converted shipping container.  We need to recognize that some of the fastest growing ventures start in basements, dining rooms and garages.  Not in high rises.  We need to welcome back the spark of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit back to the Steel Town!

Hamilton needs a 24/7 councilor and I'm that councilor!